June 28, 2010 | Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
June 28, 2010

The regular scheduled Workshop Meeting of the Woodsboro Town Council was held on Monday, June 28, 2010 at the Town Hall with the following members present:

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

There was one resident and two guests in attendance.

Burgess Smith called the meeting to order.

The first item for discussion was on the Lehigh Quarry. Mr. Brad Hill of Comus Construction and Mr. Andrew Dipasquale of Miles and Stockbridge was in attendance to discuss several options that could allow the town to obtain an additional water source. Mr. Hill indicated there is no hurry on making a decision for he wants to come up with a well thought out plan. Burgess Smith is concerned with security, Commissioner Rittelmeyer indicated Woodsboro in a small town financially and Commissioner Brakebill was concerned about the town wells if the quarry was allowed to fill up. Mr. Hill indicated there is no concern for our wells by the quarry filling up and if we don’t have the finances to purchase it then annex it into the town. Commissioner Rittelmeyer questioned what Comus would be expecting if annexed into town. Mr. Hill indicated zoning rights. Burgess Smith informed the gentlemen the town is willing to think about it and discuss it further.

The May 2010 Workshop minutes was reviewed. With no corrections or additions a motion to accept them as presented passed 2 – 0.

Burgess Smith informed the council he received the permit to fix the creek bed and will contact RB Stine to obtain another bid.

Commissioner Brakebill reminded the Council we still need to provide the Copper Oaks Ct. residents an explanation. Burgess Smith announced he still has 30 days to do so and is obtaining information.

Discussion was held on the trees of Copper Oaks Ct. and Commissioner Rittelmeyer gave some ideas on types of trees that could be planted. He reminded everyone that two residents cut their trees down and really did not want to, now they want to replant something. Commissioner Brakebill thought we by passed an important issue; according to code, can trees be planted between the curb and sidewalk. Burgess Smith feels if we put a box in the ground to allow the roots to grown down instead of out that it will create other problems. Commissioner Rittelmeyer feels the issue at hand is fixing the sidewalks and other damage at curbs and road intersections. Commissioner Rittelymeyer indicated there are still two trees that need to come down; the first one on the left as you turn into the Court and the one in front of 102. He thought maybe the town should have the Code Enforcement Officer go through town to survey sidewalk damage.

Commissioner Brakebill reported several properties in town not being maintained. After a short discussion it was decided to have the Code Enforcement Officer in town to evaluate. Mary will call him.

Commissioner Brakebill reminded the Council we still need to vote on the recommended zoning fee schedule and suggest reviewing all fees before holding the Public Hearing. He also indicated the WRE/MGE is the next Public Hearing.

Commissioner Brakebill announced the State is requiring all Planning and Zoning members to have training. Mr. Superczynski has offered to hold two; 45 minute sessions at upcoming Planning and Zoning meetings and all are welcome to attend.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on going through town fixing bad areas of streets and drains. Burgess Smith would like to wait until next year after town taxes are raised.

Burgess Smith announced the resignation of Appeals Board member Ed Higinbotham and how a new member will be needed.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on a budget item. He pointed out that only $5000 had been allotted for a Planning and Zoning clerk and feels that won’t go far. He reminded the Council of an earlier discussion on Mary going part time and her salary still being at full time on the budget. Burgess Smith indicated he left her salary at the full time amount and will use part of it for the Planning and Zoning clerk.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro