June 13th, 2023 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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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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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
June 13th, 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 was one guest and nine residents in attendance.

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

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

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

Burgess Barnes opened discussion on the FY24 budget.  A motion to approve the FY24 budget as presented passed 4 – 0.

Outgoing Commissioner Crum gave a final report on the parks grant projects and indicated she has all the paperwork ready to hand over to the next Parks Commissioner.

Burgess Barnes performed the swearing in of newly elected Commissioners Cutshall and Rittelmeyer.

Burgess Barnes assigned the Commissioners with their departments.  Parks will be led by Commissioner Eckenrode, Streets will be led by Commissioner Cutshall, Planning and Zoning will be led by Commissioner Case and Water and Sewer will be led by Commissioner Rittelmeyer.

Burgess Barnes opened discussion on assigning a new President Pro Tempore.  He suggested this be Commissioner Eckenrode.  A motion to appoint Commissioner Eckenrode as President ProTempore passed 4 – 0.

Commissioner Cutshall opened discussion on putting additional 25mph speed limit signs on Main Street.  He would like to see at least four more installed.  Burgess Barnes is researching

speed cameras and believes the State will help fund obtaining them.  The town would then have to have a police officer from another jurisdiction issue the fines.

Commissioner Cutshall also discussed the weeds growing along Main Street on the South end of town.  It was decided he would speak with the town’s code enforcement officer to coordinate with the County since it is not in town limits.

Commissioner Cutshall feels the town needs more crosswalks on Main Street and explained where he would like to see them.

Commissioner Eckenrode reported receiving phone calls about the maintenance men mowing the wetlands in Copper Oaks Ct.  He would like to address this later.

Commissioner Case opened discussion on putting “no thru traffic” or “local traffic only” signs at alleys in town.  Another suggestion was to make them one way only streets.  The Council will discuss this later.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer had nothing to report.

Burgess Barnes asked the Council to move the July meeting due to a conflict with scheduling.  It was decided to hold the July town meeting on Tuesday, July 18th.

Burgess Barnes reported on grant funds obtained to install a bathroom and electric on the East side of the park.  The town was awarded $214,000 for the project.  Burgess Barnes is meeting with the water and sewer operator on Friday to determine the best place to tie into the towns water and sewer system.

Burgess Barnes reported on receiving a $130,000 grant to go toward the construction of a skatepark in the park.  He also mentioned that he would like to put the skatepark in a different location than originally thought.  Commissioner Eckenrode will coordinate a meeting to determine the best location.

Burgess Barnes reported he has submitted for reimbursement on the stage and bridge projects that are now complete.

Burgess Barnes reported the improvement plans for the new town hall are ready for submittal.

Burgess Barnes reported the Memorial Day festivities went well and all that attended had a great time.

Under new business Burgess Barnes presented a Resolution to adopt the Frederick County Floodplain ordinance as the town always had.  A motion to adopt the resolution passed 4 – 0.

Resident Rick Bontz, N. Main Street, reported he contacted a gentleman from the Sheriff’s Department, and they will be bringing a portable speed detection sign to town and placing it in front of his house.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer inquired on the website and Burgess Barnes explained to him the problems over the past month.

Mitzi Smith, Adams Street, feels Mr. Ben Marshall should be invited to the meeting when a location for the skatepark is being considered.

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