December 14, 2010 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
December 14, 2010

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

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

There was one guest in attendance.

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

Deputy Sutton reported November’s calls and indicated that all of the calls was for patrol checks.

The December 2010 minutes was reviewed. There being no additions or corrections, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.

The December 2010 financial statements was reviewed. There being no additions or corrections, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.

After review of the bank accounts, it was decided to merge CD 30609 with the $52,000 from CD 30510 that was placed in the General Fund checking and deposit it into a new CD.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on an email from a resident inquiring on the maintenance of a road by NZ Cramer. The road is not in town limits and will not be maintained by the Town. Commissioner Rittelmeyer inquired on the painting of the curbs at the Lutheran Church on Main Street and Burgess Smith stated he would be looking at them. Commissioner Brakebill inquired with Commissioner Rittelmeyer on the sinking of blacktop at the corner of Liberty Road and S. Second Street that Hoover repaired.

Commissioner Eaves inquired on letters that was to be sent to Bowers Lumber Company and New Midway Fire Department. Burgess Smith indicated he has not sent any letters to date.

Commissioner Rensberger reported on construction at the entrance to the park and shared a map of the new soccer field. Burgess Smith questioned erosion after the earth is moved from one side to the other and asked if there was going to be a retaining wall. Commissioner Rensberger reported there will not be a need for one. Commissioner Rensberger also reported there will be a few trees removed and stump grinding done. The total cost of the project should come into a price range in the low $20,000 mark with funds left over for goals. The six acres of grass has been sprayed and will be sprayed again in the Spring. He also gave a report on the handicap fishing pier and the waterless toilet.

Commissioner Brakebill reported the State has been in contact with Denis and the Town in reference to the WRE/MGE. Commissioner Brakebill was hoping to have a Resolution to present but that will be at a later date. He also reported the December Planning and Zoning meeting was cancelled due to lack of agenda items. He informed the Council of an email he received on the APFO. The newly elected BoCC asked for an extension on the Judicial Review so they could review the material. All Municipalities agreed with this. Commissioner Brakebill also reported on a meeting being held at Winchester Hall on December 16th at 3:00 PM to discuss the APFO litigation. He then informed the Council that Mark Lancaster of Lancaster Builders and Charles Jenkins may approach the Town asking for De-Annexation of the property on Coppermine Road.

Burgess Smith informed the Council the Town has no back up motors to the salt spreaders and if one would break down we would be sitting idle instead of plowing the streets. He presented a price of $210 for a motor that would replace the small spreader on the red truck. All agreed we should get one and Commissioner Eaves even thought it would be a good idea to get other back up parts.

Burgess Smith reported meeting with Mr. Barrick to get two trees replaced in the Copper Oaks Court entrance.

Commissioner Brakebill inquired on the hiring of a part time employee and Burgess Smith informed him that he is currently reviewing resumes.

Burgess Smith informed the Council that the December Workshop meeting is scheduled for December 27th. A brief discussion was held on holding it or canceling it. A motion to cancel the December 27th Workshop meeting was passed 4 – 0.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro