April 11th, 2023 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
April 11th, 2023

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, Crum and Case.

There were four guests and eight residents in attendance.

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

After review of the March 2023 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.

After review of the March 2023 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.

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

The first line of business was a Public Hearing to adopt the Chicken Code.  Burgess Barnes presented and read the code to those in attendance.  A motion to adopt the code was passed 4 – 0.

Also presented during the Public Hearing was a change in Sec. 14-23, Brush, Grass and Weeds. It was proposed that the height of grass be lowered from eighteen inches to eight inches in height.  Burgess Barnes read the revised code to those in attendance and then read one comment emailed in from residents Tracey and Gerald Sando, Main Street.  After a discussion, a motion to pass the revised code passed 3 – 1.  Commissioner Crum opposed.

Under Old Business, Burgess Barnes opened discussion on Verizon adding antennas to the Adams Street water tank. He informed the Council that Verizon agreed to a 3% yearly increase vs. a 2% yearly increase.  A motion passed to allow Verizon to install the antennas on the tank at a rate of $2,000 monthly with a 3% annual increase.  Motion passed 4 – 0

Reports from the Commissioners:

Commissioner Case had nothing to report.

Commissioner Crum had nothing to report.

Commissioner Eckenrode had nothing to report.

Commissioner Cutshall inquired on the fallen tree on Adams St and was informed it was the homeowners responsibility and that it was already cut up.

Commissioner Crum reported the new playground equipment is due in the first of August and the old equipment that is being replaced needs to pulled out by then.

Under New Business, Burgess Barnes opened the floor for nominations of two Commissioner seats.  Jesse Case nominated John Cutshall. Nomination accepted.  Mike Hillman nominated Judy Katz; nomination declined.  Dana Crum nominated Ben Marshall who was not in attendance.  Dana Crum nominated Rachel Dizk; nomination declined.  There being no more nominations, a motion to close them passed 4 – 0.

Under Comments from the Public:

Judy Katz, Copper Oaks Drive, informed the Council that she still has not seen the walk behind sweeper known as a Billy Goat on her street.  She also spoke about a tree which had fallen during a storm on April 2nd and was upset that debris from the tree had been swept to the front of her home. Ms. Katz then read a letter from a neighbor in reference to this fallen tree.

Bill Rittelmeyer, Copper Oaks Court, inquired on when the bathrooms in the park would be opened.  He was informed they are all open.

Joe Williams, a guest in attendance, came to inquire on using the stage in the park on July 4th for a music festival.  He presented a handout to the Council.  Burgess Barnes informed him he cannot do fireworks as proposed in the handout. After a brief discussion, a motion to allow Mr. Williams use of the stage and the surrounding area of the park passed 4 – 0.

Burgess Barnes reported there is someone interested in using the stage for yoga classes.

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