November 9, 2022 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland

November 9, 2022

The Woodsboro Town Council met today at 7:00 PM in the fellowship room of St. John’s UCC with the following members present:


Burgess Barnes, Commissioners Cutshall, Eckenrode and Case. Absent from the meeting was Commissioner Crum.


There was four guests and six residents in attendance.

Burgess Barnes called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.


After review of the October 2022 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.


After review of the October 2022 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.


Under unfinished business, Burgess Barnes reminded everyone of the Public Hearing being held on January 10, 2023, during the town meeting. He also reported that the skate park group was approved to move forward with planning.


Commissioner Case reported on a piece of hardware that is broken on the playground where the hand drums are. He also reported that Halloween was awesome this year.


Commissioner Eckenrode had nothing to report.


Commissioner Cutshall asked if a contract for the water meter project was signed yet. He was informed that it has been signed.


Burgess Barnes reported that Halloween was great. There was two deputies and a great crowd in town.  He also reported there was a nice turnout and great weather for the Music Festival in the park.


Under New Business, Burgess Barnes gave an update on some vandalism occurring in the park. A brief discussion was held, and Commissioner Case inquired about more police presence. Burgess Barnes informed him that he contacted the Sheriff’s Department.


Burgess Barnes reported that someone has painted around the manhole cover with white paint near the corner of N. Main Street and Coppermine Road and that this cannot and should not be happening.  Burgess Barnes purchased black paint and painted over it. He reported how it is startling to motorists as they approach it at night.


Burgess Barnes informed the Council of the MML Legislative Dinner being held on December 14, 2022, at Maryland National Golf Club in Middletown.  Please let Mary know by December 1st  if you plan to attend.


Under Comments from the public, Judy Katz, 332 Copper Oaks Drive, complimented Burgess Barnes on a job well done with the Music Festival in the park.  She also spoke about interest rates at banks. She feels the town could get better rates somewhere else and that the money could be used for numerous things in town.


Joe Williams who resides on Gravel Hill Rd opened discussion on the Music Festival and the music side of it.  He reported emailing the town numerous times inquiring about having music on Saturday as well as Sunday.  Burgess Barnes indicated that he doesn’t want to compete with the other festivities happening throughout the town on Saturday.  Mr. Williams would like to see kids and locals performing on Saturday.  Commissioner Case thought the town should at least discuss it and Mr. Williams indicated he would need to know by the first of the year.  Burgess Barnes explained it would be at least February before he could get on the agenda.  


Mitzi Smith, 203 Adams Street, reported on dogs in the park that are not on a leash and dog owners leaving poop bags laying throughout the park.  She also feels the town needs to add additional crosswalks in town.  She would like to see one at the Woodbury sub-division, one at the entrance of High’s and Coppermine Road and one at N. Main Street and Coppermine Road.  Ms. Smith also thought the Music Festival in the park was great. Ms. Smith asked if the Code Enforcement Officer provided reports to the Council.  She was informed that he keeps records on everything, and the Council can review them at any time.  Other questions pertained to the park vandalism and town hall.


Tom Jones, 19 Wood Street, was in attendance to discuss the possibility of a 13–14-year-old travel baseball team using field 2 in the park.  He reported the baselines would have to go from 60’ to 90’.  The Council was in favor of the team using the field and asked Mr. Jones to get a letter from the Rec Council indicating they agree since they maintain the infield.  

There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting passed 3 – 0.