August 10, 2010 | 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.

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Woodsboro MD, 21798

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
August 10, 2010

The Woodsboro Town Council met today at 7:00 PM in the Firehall with the following members present:

Burgess Smith, Commissioners Rittelmeyer, Brakebill, Rensberger and Eaves.

There was two residents and one guest in attendance.

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

The July 2010 minutes was reviewed and a motion to accept them with one correction passed 4 – 0.

The July 2010 financial statements was reviewed and a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.

Deputy Sutton gave his report on calls for the month of July. He indicated a normal month with the exception of two high profile calls.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on sidewalks in town. He reported walking through the town taking an assessment and suggested having the Code Enforcement Officer walk them for an assessment. Burgess Smith suggested the Council do a review before the August Workshop meeting.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer shared a proposal he obtained from Hoover’s Paving and Grading. A quote to replace the pipe at S. Second St. and Liberty Rd. is for $5800 and a quote to repair the sinkhole at N. Main St. and Coppermine Rd. is for $600. Commissioner Rittelmeyer suggested getting these two problem areas taken care of correctly. A motion to proceed forward with Hoover’s proposals and repair these two areas was passed 4 – 0.

Burgess Smith reported on a sinkhole at the entrance into Trout’s Restaurant that is off Coppermine Rd. Burgess Smith and Commissioner Rittelmeyer will both look at it and
Commissioner Rittelmeyer will also have Hoover’s look at it. Commissioner Rittelmeyer inquired on a follow up with RB Stine to have them finish the work on the drainage area at Trout’s Restaurant and Burgess Smith suggested tabling it until the Workshop meeting.

Commissioner Eaves reported on a hydrant leaking in Copper Oaks Ct. After looking at it, he authorized Donald Gladhill to purchase the parts needed and do the repair.

Commissioner Rensberger reported on the POS/CPP grant funds. He will be meeting with the Principal of Woodsboro Elementary School in the near future. Burgess Smith asked for an explanation of the Joint Users Agreement and Commissioner Rensberger provided that.

Guest attendant, County Commissioner Blaine Young asked if the school is placing the liability on the town and if so can the Town place signs stating to play at your own risk. Commissioner Rensberger reported FY10 and FY11 are both in process; he has requested proposals and received a few. Town resident Donald Trimmer questioned why the Town is purchasing equipment for the school and not the park. Commissioner Rensberger reminded him it is being purchased through grant money and that residents on the west side of town must cross Rt. 194 for a playground; it is a public benefit to have one on this side. Commissioner Rittelmeyer agreed that things should be purchased for the park before the school. Burgess Smith indicated this does not take monies away from the park. A brief discussion on items that could potentially be purchased for the park was discussed. Commissioner Rensberger reported the only projects funded will be core projects for this budget year and that the town is working and submitting project by project as a precaution.

Commissioner Brakebill reported Planning and Zoning is currently reviewing the WRE/MGE and it is in the 60 day review period. Denis will be at the meeting on August 11th and will conduct the first training class. The updated draft Fee Schedule was reviewed and one conflict was found. Commissioner Brakebill will get with Denis in reference to this. He asked that Council member review it and be prepared to vote at the August Workshop meeting.

Burgess Smith reminded everyone of the upcoming MML meeting and asked that anyone interested in attending to let Mary know.

Frederick Co. Commissioner Blaine Young informed the Council he has been visiting all the Municipalities and has an open door policy. He was a Council member with Frederick City and knows the trials and tribulations between the County and Municipalities. A discussion was then held on fire tax and Commissioner Young gave an update on the County Budget.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro