July 18th, 2023 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Council Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at the meeting room behind St. Johns Church, 8. N. Second St. These public meetings start at 7:00 PM. The public is encouraged to attend. Please contact the Town Office at least two (2) weeks prior to a Council Meeting if you would like to get a topic on the agenda.

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Regularly scheduled Woodsboro Planning & Zoning Meetings are held on the first Monday each month at the meeting room behind St. Johns Church, 8. N. Second St. The public is welcome to attend these meetings, which start at 6:00 PM.

Woodsboro Planning & Zoning Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month as needed at 6:00 PM at the meeting room behind St. Johns Church, 8. N. Second St. Please contact the town office to be added to the agenda one (1) month prior to the meeting if you have business to discuss.  If there are no topics brought forth to be placed on the agenda 1 month before this meeting, the committee will not meet that month.

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Mary E Rice | Town Clerk
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Woodsboro MD, 21798

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
July 18th, 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 and Rittelmeyer.  Absent from the meeting was Commissioner Case.

There was three guests and six residents in attendance.

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

After review of the June 2023 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

After review of the June 2023 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

Under unfinished business Burgess Barnes reported on speaking with the skatepark company, the electric company that will run electric to the east side of the park, the engineer working on the town hall and the company that will be doing the tennis / pickle ball court.  He also reported on an email from Maryland Municipal League pertaining to speed cameras.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on a leak in the park and was informed the plant operator knows about it.

Commissioner Eckenrode had nothing to report.

Commissioner Cutshall had nothing to report.

Under new business, Mr. Mike Hahn, HOA President for Woodbury was on the agenda but was not in attendance.

Carol Tressler and Howard Sparkman, Woodbury Drive, was in attendance to discuss parking their landscape work truck and trailer on the street.  They reported receiving a notice from the Code Enforcement Officer informing them they could not leave the truck there overnight.  They

asked for an exception.  After a brief discussion it was decided to allow them to park there until it could be researched.  A motion to allow the truck and trailer to sit there until the August 8th meeting passed 3 – 0.

Mr. Troy Linton, South Main Street, was in attendance to ask for a reduction in his water/sewer bill and explained it was high due to a leaky toilet that he did not hear.  The Council explained to him that the town has expenses to get the water to the residents and that if a reduction was given to one then they would have to give to every resident and the town cannot afford to do that.  The consensus was to not give a reduction on the bill.

Mr. Stephen Shugarts, Adams Street and a new resident to the town, was in attendance because he was interested in the town.  Burgess Barnes asked Mr. Shugart to be an alternate on the Planning and Zoning Commission and he graciously accepted.

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