September 13, 2022 | Town Council Meeting Minutes
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Corporation of Woodsboro
Mary E Rice | Town Clerk
P.O. Box 88
Woodsboro MD, 21798
Phone: (301) 898-3800
Town Council Meeting Minutes
September 13, 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 Eckenrode, Cutshall, Crum and Case.
There were three guests and eleven residents in attendance.
Burgess Barnes called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
After review of the July 2022 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.
After review of the August 2022 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.
After review of the July 2022 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.
After review of the August 2022 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.
There was no unfinished business to discuss.
Commissioner Case reported the September 12th Planning and Zoning meeting was canceled and will be held on October 3rd.
Commissioner Crum reported on a virtual meeting with the Woodsboro New Midway Rec Council she attended.
Commissioner Eckenrode reported the asphalt work on the bridge is completed but the ground still needs to be filled in.
Commissioner Cutshall reported Sandy Spring Bank is offering a much higher interest rate than the town is receiving with Woodsboro Bank and would like to move funds to Sandy Spring Bank. Mary informed him, in order to receive that higher rate, you need to have other deposits with that bank.
Burgess Barnes reported on the numerous grants the town has applied for. The grants are for work being done in the park.
Burgess Barnes gave an update on Woodsboro Days and suggested the town purchase a generator for the music festival and then it will go into inventory for the maintenance department where another one is needed.
Burgess Barnes opened discussion on the town’s current meter reading program. The one program used to read meters is now obsolete and not supported any longer. Mary reported she has been able to maintain it for the past couple of years but that won’t last forever. The original system was installed in 2006. Burgess Barnes reported the new system will allow for online payments, something a lot of residents have been asking for. After a brief discussion, a motion was passed to obtain additional information on the new system and report back to the Council.
Burgess Barnes reported the power at 605 S. Main Street still needs to be disconnected.
Judy Katz, Copper Oaks Drive resident inquired on street sweeping. She feels the streets need to be done one more time. She then inquired about a certain food vendor asking if they could be at the music festival. Burgess Barnes informed her they would be there.
Meghan Euliano, 202 S Main Street resident opened discussion on changing the code to allow chickens in town. Burgess Barnes explained the procedure for changing the code. Commissioner Case will contact the Zoning Administrator to inquire on getting the topic on the October 3rd Planning and Zoning agenda.
Ida Lee, 7 S. Main Street resident inquired about warning signals for tornados or chemical emergencies. Burgess Barnes will inquire with the Fire Department.
Ken Morgan, 5 Wood Street resident reported on low hanging limbs over the sidewalk in front of 614 S. Main Street, tall grass around 300 S. Main Street and grass and weeds between the sidewalk and gutters along Main Street. Mary will bring this to the Code Enforcer’s attention.
Renee Elswick, 107 S. Second Street resident had questions on the meter reading system and the code pertaining to chickens.
Burgess Barnes introduced Mason Carter who is running for County Council seat in the November election.
There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting passed 4 – 0.