March 14th, 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
March 14, 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 Case.  Absent from the meeting was Commissioner Crum.

There were four guests and seven residents in attendance.

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

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

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

Under unfinished business, Burgess Barnes reported the new playground equipment will be installed in early August.  He also reported town flags for the new flag poles at the monument are coming.

Burgess Barnes reported there is approximately $10,000 remaining in a grant fund that needs to be used. He suggested several ideas where these funds can be used.

Commissioner Cutshall had nothing to report.

Commissioner Eckenrode had nothing to report.

Commissioner Case reported on the recent Planning and Zoning meeting informing everyone they approved a site plan that will be presented to the Council for their approval.

Under new business, Mr. Scott Nichols representative with Smartlink and Verizon Wireless was in attendance to discuss putting antennas on the Adams Street water tower.  Mr. Nichols provided a handout to the Council for discussion.  The Council will discuss it further at the April 11th meeting.

Burgess Barnes presented a site plan for the new town hall.  After a brief discussion, a motion to approve the site plan passed 3 – 0.

Burgess Barnes reminded everyone of the upcoming election in May.  Nominations will be taken at the April 11th town meeting.

Burgess Barnes reminded everyone of the upcoming Public Hearing to change the codes on chickens and grass height.

Burgess Barnes reported on the Easter Egg hunt that will be held in the park on April 1st with a rain date of April 8th.  Start time will be 3:00 PM.

Under comments from the public, resident Judy Katz, Copper Oaks Drive, had concerns about the debris along the curbs in her neighborhood. She indicated that she has never seen so many problems as in the last few years.  Burgess Barnes reminded her she moved into an area with a lot of pine trees.

Resident Ken Morgan, Wood Street, had concerns about the street being swept in front of the post office on Main Street.

Resident Brenda Hedges, Short Street, inquired about the pickle ball lines that are to be painted on the tennis court.  She was informed they are coming.  She also shared concerns about how people take care of their properties.

Resident Mitzi Smith, Adams Street, began by reminding the Council that at last months meeting a Council member told Ms. Katz that the maintenance men would attend to her street the next day. She also feels there should be more cross walks throughout town and informed the Council where she would like to see them.  Ms. Smith also reported on low lying areas in the walking path that accumulate water and mud and do not cleaned off anymore.  She also reported the website is never up to date.

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