August 13, 2019 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland

August 13, 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, Boyer and Crum.  Arriving late was Commissioner Cutshall.

There were two guests and six residents in attendance.

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

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

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

Commissioner Smith reported 111 S. Main and 203 S. Main are grown up and need to be trimmed.

Commissioner Cutshall reported the weeds along S. Main, from the park and ride to the cemetery need trimmed.  Mary informed him she had already mentioned it to the maintenance men.

Commissioner Cutshall asked if the radar sign could be placed in front of his home on S. Main Street to monitor the speeders. He also asked about putting a camera in the sign so that tickets could be issued. Burgess Rittelmeyer informed him that at a recent County/Mayors meeting he attended, a Mayor explained how the Sheriff needs to approve radar signs with cameras and he won’t. He also mentioned the only place they can be placed is near schools and construction zones.

Commissioner Cutshall reported the trees along Copper Oaks Ct. need trimming.  Burgess Rittelmeyer said that as a resident, he will take care of them.

Commissioner Boyer reported Platinum Auto, 609 S. Main Street has started construction of their building and asked who would inspect it to ensure it is being built according to plans.

Commissioner Crum opened discussion on zebra mussels invading a quarry in Carroll County.

Burgess Rittelmeyer informed the Council that Commissioner Crum will be taking over updates and postings on the town’s website.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported closing on the property being purchased for a town hall is August 28, 2019.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported on the streets project.

Commissioner Cutshall reported meeting with a company, Pleasants Construction, Inc., who will clean and camera storm drains.  They will also draw plans showing where the drains are. He reported the cost will be $3,300/day and they will work 10 hour days and possibly do 1000 feet per day.  This should take approximately 7 – 10 days.  After review of their proposed cost, a motion was made to contract them for 10 days at the cost of $3,300 per day.  Motion passed 4 – 0.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported the town’s attorney, Mr. John Clapp will be retiring. Mr. Clapp provided the name of an attorney that can take his place.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported the County is making changes with recycling.  County residents should soon be receiving a letter in the mail.

Burgess Rittelmeyer opened discussion on forming a committee to design a new town hall. This will be a preliminary design for the Council to review, change and make the final decision on. Burgess Rittelmeyer asked Jason Boyer, Planning and Zoning Commissioner, Susan Hauver, Zoning Administrator and Mary Rice, Town Clerk.  Resident Donald Trimmer, past Burgess and Commissioner for Woodsboro will also be asked.  Burgess Rittelmeyer indicated the committee meetings will be open to the public and all are encouraged to attend or submit ideas.  Commissioner Cutshall feels we should start looking now for ways to finance it.  He reported the town could get tax free bonds.

Commissioner Cutshall inquired on the start of the Israel Creek project. He was informed they are not able to start until SHA has an office.

A resident from Wood Street would like letters sent to residents who pour grease down their drains. After discussion, it was decided to stuff a flyer in the water and sewer bills informing the residents of the problems created by pouring grease down drains.  She would also like to see more than one emergency number listed on the website. A discussion was held.

Resident Ken Kellar inquired on the stakes in the park and was informed they are for the creek project.  Mr. Kellar also informed the Council that he spoke with Brad Hill, the owner of the quarry where diving was taking place, about the zebra mussels. Mr. Hill explained they are not able to live in his quarry due to the high pH level.  Mr. Kellar then opened discussion of the Zebroski property at the south end of town.

Pastor Neil representing the Covenant Family Church, the group that purchased the Fire Department Complex on Coppermine Rd, was in attendance to announce they will finally be moving to the property on October 5, 2019.  Pastor Neil also opened discussion on building a recreational field for the community to use.

There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting passed 4 – 0.