September 10, 2019 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland

September 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 Crum.  Arriving late was Commissioner Boyer.

There were no guests and fourteen residents in attendance.

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

After review of the August 2019 minutes, a motion to accept them with one correction passed 3 – 0.

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

Commissioner Smith reported speaking with the town’s water and sewer operator in reference to the adjoining property on the south side of the WWTP.

Commissioner Cutshall reported on the storm drain project being done by Pleasants Construction. A discussion was then held on the condition of the drains.

Commissioner Cutshall reported the banana trees in front of 1 S Main Street are going to cause an accident. Motorists coming off West Elizabeth Street onto Main Street have a hard time seeing past them.  Burgess Rittelmeyer will send the resident another email.

Commissioner Crum reported she has been updating the website.

Burgess Rittelmeyer opened discussion on the selection of another sludge hauler. The Council reviewed the 3 bids that were submitted.  The first bidder, Denali Water Solution bid $24.90 per wet ton for one year and their 3 year bid was, $24.90 the first year, $25.90 the second year and $26.90 the third year.  Second bidder and the town’s current hauler, Westminster Septic bid $11.00 per wet ton for one year and their 3 year bid was $9.75 with no increase per year. Third bidder, Frederick Septic Co. bid $14.36 per wet ton for one year and their 3 year bid was $14.10 with no increase per year.  After a brief discussion, a motion was made to award a 3 year contract to Westminster Septic for $9.75 per wet ton.  The motion passed 4 – 0. The new contract will begin on September 16, 2019.


Burgess Rittelmeyer opened discussion on a new town attorney and clarified that Ms. Brandy Peeples in not affiliated with the town’s retired attorney, Mr. John Clapp. After a brief discussion a motion passed 4- 0 to contact Ms. Peeples asking if she would be the town’s attorney.


Adams St residents Mr. & Mrs. Beyer was in attendance to ask if there could be something wrong with the town’s water. They indicated their water is dirty and will at times get a white film on top.  Ms. Younkins, resident of Copper Oaks II reported hers also leaves a brown film in the toilet. Ms. Lookingbill of Adams St also reported dirty water.  Burgess Rittelmeyer and Commissioner Smith both thought it would be a good idea to have the water operator obtain samples for testing.


Resident Ken Morgan was in attendance to report S Second St from Barrick Lane to Liberty Rd has dips all over it. He also asked if the town’s street sweepers vacuum works. He reported it leaves gravel 12-14” off the curb.  Mr. Morgan also reported on a pine tree near 7 Wood St that is blocking a street light. After a brief discussion, it was decided to have the maintenance men sweep the streets slowly and trim the pine tree blocking the street light.


Mr. & Mrs. Beyer also inquired on the entrances to the new town hall property once it’s built. They asked if an entrance/exit would be on Adams St. indicating that vehicle headlights will shine right into their home. A brief discussion was held.


Ms. Lookingbill, Adams St resident asked if anyone walked north on Adams St from the driveway that goes up to the water tower toward W Elizabeth St.  She reported there are a lot of holes that should have been addressed and were not. She would like to see them looked at.  Burgess Rittelmeyer will look at them.


9 Wood St resident reported the drainage ditch that runs from well house 2 down to her home is getting deeper, wider and eroding.  It was decided to have the maintenance men clean it out, put large rock and rip rap in it to fix it.


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