January 12, 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
January 12, 2010

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

Burgess Smith, Commissioners Rittelmeyer, Eaves and Rensberger.
Absent from the meeting was Commissioner Brakebill.

There was one guest and one resident in attendance.

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

The first line of business was Deputy Sutton with a recap of law enforcement calls in and around town.

The December 2009 minutes was reviewed and a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

The December 2009 financial statements was reviewed and a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

Burgess Smith reported the two valves needed at the WWTP was two thousand dollars cheaper than anticipated. He also reported he will be at the Planning and Zoning meeting on January 13th and that a letter went out to all members asking for their attendance.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported he had a price of approximately $250 for a pedestrian crossing sign that would be placed in the middle of the road. It was decided to place the sign by the school.

Commissioner Eaves had nothing to report.

Commissioner Rensberger presented the Civil War Markers for everyone to see and asked if the town would like to have a dedication ceremony. It was suggested by Burgess Smith to wait for installment until March and have a dedication in April or May during the Memorial Day parade. Commissioner Rensberger will consult with the Historical Society for their thoughts.

Burgess Smith reported he will speak with Denis Superczynski for dates on Public Hearings.

Burgess Smith opened bids for sludge hauling. The first bid opened was from Frederick Septic Co. with a bid of $8.75 per wet ton. The next bid opened was from Fogle’s Septic Co. with a bid of $20.00 per wet ton. After a brief discussion a motion to award the contract to Frederick Septic Co. with a start date of February 1, 2010 was made. Motion passed 3 – 0. Burgess Smith will write a letter to Fogle’s Septic and Mary will contact Frederick Septic to inform them of the start date.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported the website now has a notice of the upcoming Crime Prevention/Neighborhood Watch meeting on the rolling banner.

Resident Ryan Trout was in attendance to discuss a format for the evenings meeting on Neighborhood Watch. Burgess Smith will begin with a brief history of the changes in Woodsboro. Mr. Trout also made an announcement of the upcoming second annual Pancake Supper being held at Trout’s Restaurant on February 16th from 4 – 7pm.

Burgess Smith asked the Council if they thought the Goose Patrol should continue in the park during the winter months. All agreed it should.

Commissioner Rensberger opened discussion on a Code Enforcement packet he previously handed out and asked if everyone had a chance to review it. He would like the town to pay for the membership so our Code Enforcement Officer can join this organization. After a brief discussion it was decided to proceed forward with doing so. Mary will process the paperwork.

Mary questioned if the Town would allow and fund her membership into the MD Clerks Association. Burgess Smith denied the request and Commissioner Rensberger asked Mary to copy the literature for further review.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer asked if everyone had a chance to look at the trees which are causing problems in Copper Oaks Court and if not to please do so.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro