October 25, 2010 | Town Workshop Meeting Minutes
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Corporation of Woodsboro
Mary E Rice | Town Clerk
P.O. Box 88
Woodsboro MD, 21798
Phone: (301) 898-3800
October 25, 2010
The regular scheduled Workshop Meeting of the Woodsboro Town Council was held on Monday, October 25, 2010 at the Town Hall with the following members present:
Burgess Smith, Commissioners Brakebill, Rittelmeyer and Rensberger. Absent from the meeting was Commissioners Eaves.
There was two guests in attendance.
Burgess Smith called the meeting to order.
The September 2010 minutes was reviewed and a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.
The first line of discussion was with Mr. Brad Hill of Comus Construction in reference to the water in Lehigh Quarry. Burgess Smith informed Mr. Hill the town has already sent topographical surveys to Maryland Department of the Environment and water samples have been taken. Mr. Hill explained his plans with the Quarry and indicated he wants the town to have the water. Discussion was held on the next steps to be taken. It was suggested by Mr. Hill to have his attorney and the town attorney discuss the project. Burgess Smith indicated he would speak with Mr. Hill’s attorney and would also contact the town attorney to begin formalities of the town obtaining the water source.
The next line of business was with Mr. Tim Bourcier of MPG, Urban Planning Services. Mr. Bourcier provided handouts to the Council detailing his services and credentials that could be used in assisting the Planning and Zoning Commission as a Town Planner. Mr. Bourcier’s rates are $85 an hour plus .50 a mile for travel. He can also work on a “cost per project” fee. Discussion was held on Mr. Bourcier’s current schedule and how/when the Town of Woodsboro could use his services. Mr. Bourcier also does “on call” services and will forward that contract to the Council for review. Commissioner Rittelmeyer feels we do not have a need for a Town Planner at this point
will soon. Mr. Bourcier’s opinion is to avoid things coming in and not being ready for them. He thinks we should at least have our Fee Schedule together.
Commissioner Brakebill reported he is still waiting on Denis Superczynski to finish the amendments and is hoping to have them at the November Town Meeting.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer had nothing to report.
Commissioner Rensberger reported on the projects at the park. The pond aerator is still on the list and is hoping to have a survey of the soccer field by the next meeting. The wetland area will be sprayed in the next couple of weeks and then again in the Spring. Upgrades to the soccer field should begin this Fall. Yet to come is the fishing pier, recyclable toilet and a sign in reference to motorized vehicles.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer inquired on winterizing the park and Mary informed him a procedure is in place.
Burgess Smith opened discussion on bulk trash pick-ups. He informed the Council the County will no longer provide one and asked their opinion on Woodsboro having only one or still doing two. It was agreed to provide two per year. Mary will discuss dates with the trash hauling company and set two up for the same time each year. It was decided to do them in April and October.
Burgess Smith shared a letter from the Walkersville Safe and Sane Committee that was asking for a donation. The Council all agreed not to send a donation.
Burgess Smith provided a handout on the budget to actual and gave an explanation on a few items.
There being no further business a motion to adjourn the meeting passed 3 – 0.
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro