December 10, 2019 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland

December 10, 2019

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 Rittelmeyer, Commissioners Smith, Cutshall and Boyer.  Absent from the meeting was Commissioner Crum.

There were seven guests and two residents in attendance.

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

After review of the November 2019 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

After review of the November 2019 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3– 0.

Commissioner Smith would like to have the plant operator schedule the jet vac septic company to clean certain areas in the system before the Holidays.  All agreed.  Commissioner Smith will contact the operator to get it scheduled.

Commissioner Cutshall reported he has quotes for the storm drains and would like to look at them in a couple of months instead of performing work in the winter.  He also feels the cost should be spread out over a few years.

Commissioner Boyer reported a pole light out in front of 106 Creagerstown Rd.

Mr. William Holtzinger was in attendance representing Platinum Auto.  He explained how Frederick County is making them put restrooms in their new building. This was not on the original approved plan. The question is, where they would tie in for water and sewer. It was decided they should tie into the front existing building. Commissioner Smith would like to have a note documented indicating if the lot was ever sub-divided, than the lines from the front existing building would have to be capped and a new tie in done at the mains. The tap fees would be the existing rates at the time of sub-division. A motion was made to allow Platinum to connect their water and sewer lines to the front existing building. Motion passed 3 – 0.


Representatives with Dewberry were in attendance to discuss future development plans on the Trout property at the south end of town. The group proposes 48 single-family homes on 5400 square foot lots. The homes would be one to one and a half story homes with a square footage of 2200. Discussion was held on providing the town with a 50 gallon a minute well, finding water for the said well, how the homes will be placed along Main Street, road width and parking. It was decided to have the group attend the January 2020 Workshop meeting for further discussions.

A motion for the Council to go into a closed session was passed 3 – 0.

After completion of the closed session and there being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting passed 3 – 0.