May 11, 2010 | Town Council Meeting Minutes
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Corporation of Woodsboro
P.O. Box 88
Woodsboro MD, 21798
Phone: (301) 898-3800
May 11, 2010
The Woodsboro Town Council met today at 7:00 PM in the Firehall with the following members present:
Burgess Smith, Commissioners Rittelmeyer, Brakebill and Rensberger.
Absent from the meeting was Commissioner Eaves.
There was four guests and four residents in attendance.
Burgess Smith called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The April 2010 minutes was reviewed and a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.
The April 2010 financial statements was reviewed and a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.
After a review of the bank accounts, it was decided to take $60,000 from the General Fund checking account and make a new Money Market for the General Fund.
The first line of business was Public Hearing on text amendments to the sign ordinance. Commissioner Brakebill explained the handouts on these amendments and Planning and Zoning Administrator, Denis Superczynski was on hand to answer any questions. Commissioner Brakebill noted these changes do not make any current signs more non-compliant than they already are. He also suggested adding additional text to section A.6 indicating banners, pennants or flags displayed by the Town of Woodsboro on public or private property would be permitted. Mr. Superczynski will produce a Resolution to put the text amendments into action. He will also provide a “clean” version of the text amendments with the edit to Mary. Motion to approve the draft version of the text amendments with the edit by Commissioner Brakebill passed 3 – 0.
Deputy Sutton was in attendance and gave stats for the months of March and April.
Next line of business was the can recycling bin at the Park. Burgess Smith explained to Ms. Terry the Council only approved the recycling bin at the park and not the additional recycling cans that were placed around the park. He indicated the Town would approve one by the soccer field only. Ms. Terry indicated she would pull the recycling bin out. Commissioner Rensberger asked that she wait until we see if the one by the soccer field worked first and explained how watchful the Town is on things being placed in the Park. Commissioner Rittelmeyer asked Ms. Terry if the additional cans would be out 24/7 and she indicated they would. He then suggested putting them out only when the concession stand was open and putting them inside the concession stand when it’s closed. Burgess Smith and Commissioner Rensberger both agreed with Commissioner Rittelmeyer.
Under New Business the FY 11 budget was presented. Burgess Smith opened the floor for discussion and informed everyone of the 90% cut to the General Fund revenue by the State on Highway Users Revenue. He explained his reasoning for a 10% increase on Water and Sewer usage. Sewer fees will increase 10% for usage over 11,000 gallons. Usage under that will not change. The limit used to be 12,500 gallons. Water will also increase 10%. Commissioner Brakebill suggested dropping the limit on sewer usage to 10,000 gallons and Burgess Smith indicated he would rather wait until September and then re-evaluate.
Commissioner Rensberger reported on the installation of the Civil War Marker frames that were installed at Gravel Hill Rd and Main St. The artwork panels will go in the morning of the Memorial Day Parade for the dedication ceremony.
Commissioner Brakebill reported that Mr. Ryan Trout is using the vacant building on North Second Street as his campaign office. Mr. Trout inquired on placing signs in the window and Commissioner Brakebill suggested he read through the new sign ordinance. He also encouraged the Board to read through the emails from Town Attorney, John Clapp in reference to the Judicial Review recently filed by several Municipalities. Also reported was Turning Point Real Estates attendance at the April Planning and Zoning meeting where their Site Plan was approved. Commissioner Brakebill then presented a recommended Fee Schedule from Planning and Zoning for the Board to review.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on a damaged storm drain in the Woodbury sub-division. This damage occurred during the February snow storms and Donald Gladhill was called to repair it.
Burgess Smith reminded everyone the May Workshop Meeting would be held in the Firehall in order to have adequate seating. This is due to the expected turnout of Copper Oaks Court residents to discuss the tree issue.
Resident Paul (PJ) Donahue inquired on the pine tree that was planted by the playground equipment at the end of Copper Oaks Court and asked when the tree stump was going to be removed. Burgess Smith will look at the tree and remove the stump.
There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting passed 3 – 0.
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro