July 26, 2010 | Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
July 26, 2010

The regular scheduled Workshop Meeting of the Woodsboro Town Council was held on Monday, July 26, 2010 at the Town Hall with the following members present:

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

The June 2010 Workshop minutes was reviewed. With no corrections or additions a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

Commissioner Brakebill provided a handout of the proposed Fee Schedule changes. A brief discussion was held on acquiring a contracted Planner, reducing the fees and charging the applicant for the cost of the contracted Planner. All other fees was discussed and it was decided that Commissioner Brakebill revise the proposed fees to be distributed.

Commissioner Brakebill also handed out a brief description of what is needed in a part time Planning and Zoning employee. Commissioner Rensberger opened discussion on getting part time help for writing RFP’s and Grant reimbursement paperwork. All felt that Commissioner Rensberger would have to write his own RFP’s and reimbursement paperwork for he knows what projects are being submitted. After a brief discussion it was decided to hold off on running the ad in the paper for a part time employee and solicit for resumes by word of mouth.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer provided a handout on his assessment of the Copper Oaks Ct. trees and their damage. Burgess Smith felt one major factor to consider when new trees are planted is the height of the trees. Commissioner Rensberger disagreed and felt the circumference and the roots are the most important factor. Commissioner Rensberger will ask around for a guideline on species to plant. A discussion was then held on the “standard” of vertical displacement with sidewalks. Commissioner Rensberger felt if the Council was going to assess and have residents in the Copper Oaks Ct. subdivision fix their sidewalks that an assessment of the entire town should be done and all vertically displaced sidewalks be fixed. After a discussion, Commissioner Rensberger said he would send a list of sidewalks in need of repair to

Commissioner Rittelmeyer. Commissioner Rittelmeyer will also walk the entire town to assess the sidewalks. Burgess Smith will draft a letter to the Copper Oaks residents for the Council to review at the next meeting. Commissioner Rensberger feels he needs to highlight questions residents had in the letter and Commissioner Brakebill feels a copy of the current code should be attached to the letter.

Burgess Smith informed the Council of the New Midway Fire Department drafting water from the hydrant at the Woodsboro Fire Department to refill their tanker after filling a members swimming pool. The approximate gallons of water taken was 750 and would cost $3.30. Burgess Smith would like to charge them an extra $100. In the future he would like to see a fine imposed for taking town water in the amount of $500. It was decided that Burgess Smith send a letter with an invoice for $103 for the water taken by a New Midway Fire Department member. Burgess Smith will speak with town attorney John Clapp on a fee structure for taking town water. He will also speak with Richard Priddey in reference to the water used on the Bowers Lumber fire and charge Bowers for that water.

Burgess Smith reminded the Council to continue thinking about the Quarry.

Commissioner Rensberger distributed a handout of notes from the Maryland Municipal League Convention he attended.

Commissioner Rensberger opened discussion on the recent break in at the concession stand in the park. He questioned if Town funds should be spent for better security or if it was the Rec Council’s responsibility. Commissioner Rensberger will wait to see what the Rec Council suggest.

Commissioner Rensberger gave a quick recap on projects. Proposed is to take Field 2, which is currently an adult field, and turn it into three children sized fields. Commissioner Rittelmeyer would like to see how the fields would be laid out and has concerns about foul balls and Copper Oaks Ct. residents. Burgess Smith has reservations on doing away with the adult field by cutting it down. Commissioner Rensberger feels it cuts the adults out from playing ball and only asked the Board for their comments for he has mixed feelings. Discussion was then held on where the Dog Park would be located and Commissioner Rensberger pointed the location out on a map. Commissioner Rittelmeyer then asked if he could have a copy of the paths and their distances.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro