October 12, 2010 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
October 12, 2010

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

Burgess Smith and Commissioners, Rittelmeyer, Eaves and Rensberger. Arriving late was Commissioner Brakebill.

There was one resident and one guest in attendance.

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

The September 2010 minutes was reviewed. There being no additions or corrections, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

The September 2010 financial statements was reviewed. CD 30260 and CD 30273 have reached their maturity date and it was decided to re-open two new five year CD’s at Woodsboro Bank Motion to do so passed 3 – 0. Burgess Smith announced the Auditors will be in attendance at the November Town Meeting to present the FY 10 audit and all Council members should have a copy.

Deputy Sutton reported the month of September was quiet and gave a brief update on the break-in of the concession stand and the Wood Street incidents.

Commissioner Rittlemeyer reported placing the date and time for Trick-or-Treat on the website and Mary reported placing a flyer at Trout’s Market, on the office door and one in each town truck rear window. Commissioner Eaves will have it placed on the Fire Department sign.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported the section of collapsed ground at Arnold Alley and N. Main Street has been repaired. He indicated there was a section of pipe at this location however it rusted away and the remainder of the pipe under Main Street is also rusted. He also reported on a letter from resident Mitzi Smith in reference to the curbs being painted red at Church Alley and S. Main Street. Commissioner Eaves would like to see the curbs in front of hydrants be painted as well. A brief discussion was held to determine the best solution. It was decided that Burgess Smith would show the maintenance crew where to paint but first he would like to draft a letter to the residents in the area and have the Council review it at the October Workshop meeting. Targeted date for painting the curbs will be in November.

Commissioner Eaves inquired on the status of payments from Bowers Lumber for the town water they used during their fire and the New Midway Fire Department member that drew water from a hydrant to refill the fire truck after filling a personal pool. Burgess Smith informed him he had not sent any letters out yet.

Commissioner Rensberger reported the dumpster at the corner of Elizabeth Street and N. Main Street has been moved back from the intersection. He also reported on the park grants indicating they are moving slow at this time. Commissioner Rensberger then explained what is being done and marked with a surveyor at the soccer field and wetlands.

Commissioner Brakebill reported he expects Mr. Superczynski to have the documents from the Public Hearing on Water Resource Element and Municipal Growth Element with him at the Planning and Zoning meeting for review. If time allows they will continue with the educational training needed by all Planning and Zoning members.

Burgess Smith reported speaking with State Senator David Brinkley who is going to forward contact information to him for response to the letter recently received from Maryland Department of the Environment. Burgess Smith indicated that if he did not receive anything then he would draft a letter himself to negotiate the fine.

Burgess Smith reported he is going to get with RB Stine to repair the damage to the creek bed in the park. He has the permit and will provide Mr. Stine with a copy. Commissioner Rensberger would like to speak with Mr. Stine in reference to building a temporary bridge to the upper side of the park for when work is being done to the soccer field. Burgess Smith agreed he should speak to Mr. Stine.

Burgess Smith will be drafting a letter to the Copper Oaks Ct. Residents to inform them of a deadline for repairs to walks, trimming of trees and taking down trees that are still posing a problem. He also would like to get a contractor to plant two trees in the island and remove stumps.

Burgess Smith reported an ad for part time office help will run in the October 15th and 16th editions of the Frederick News Post.

Resident Ray Dorsey asked about the low hanging branches on N. Second Street by the townhouses. Mary informed him she has notified the Code Enforcement Officer to look at the situation. Mr. Dorsey also wanted to know if anyone had looked at the dip at Smith Alley that he inquired on during the September meeting. Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported looking at the area and explained what he felt would fix the problem. Mr. Dorsey reported how the standing water turns to ice in the winter and how his wife has already slid out into Main Street from it.

Burgess Smith announced the Maryland Municipal League Frederick County Chapter Meeting is being held on October 28th and to let Mary know if you are attending so she can respond. The Maryland Municipal League Frederick County Chapter Legislative Dinner/Meeting will be held on December 17th at the Cozy Restaurant in Thurmont, MD and he asked that anyone interested in attending to let Mary know so she can make the payment.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro