September 14, 2010 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
September 14, 2010

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

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

There was two residents and one guest in attendance.

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

The July 2010 minutes was reviewed with no action taken at this time.

The July 2010 financial statements was reviewed with no action taken at this time.

Burgess Smith announced the town would be getting $10,277.23 reimbursement on the February snowstorms through FEMA.

Commissioner Eaves reported the hydrant in Copper Oaks Ct. has been repaired and water samples from the quarry have been taken.

Upon the arrival of Commissioner Rensberger and another quick review of the August minutes, a motion to approve them as presented passed 3 – 0.

Commissioner Brakebill reported a September meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission was not held and the Public Hearing on the WRE/MGE will be held on September 27, 2010. He also reported a gentleman who inquired on providing Planning and Zoning services for the town will be in attendance at the October Workshop meeting.

Commissioner Rensberger reported receiving proposals back on topographical work for FY10 and FY11 and is expecting proposals in the next week on a recyclable toilet and fishing pier. He also announced his step mother has volunteered her time to help with a design for the wetland preserve. Commissioner Rittlemeyer thought it would be good to incorporate an Arboretum into the project. Commissioner Rensberger inquired on help he could obtain to layout the exercise stations. Burgess Smith suggested he approach Mrs. Peggy Trimmer who utilizes the park

on a daily basis and is also a retired physical education teacher. He also reported receiving a letter from the Board of Public Works on FY11 approval, which is the final approval for the exercise stations, wetland preserves and enlargement of the soccer field projects.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on a disruption at Arnold Alley and N. Main St. where the street has washed out into a drain. He would like to get this dug up and a section of pipe installed. Commissioner Rittelmeyer has contacted Hoover’s Paving and Grading for a price to have this repaired. He does not believe it is a sinkhole. Commissioner Rittelmeyer also inquired on the review of sidewalks by the Code Enforcement Officer. Mary reported she is trying to get in touch with him.

The August Financial statements was reviewed again and a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.

Deputy Sutton reported reviewing the State Police report on the break in at the park and is still researching it through the Frederick County Bureau of Investigations. Also reported was the ongoing work with the Fire Marshall’s on the Bowers Lumber fire. Deputy Sutton reported that calls were down this month. A brief discussion was then held on the thefts that occurred on Wood Street.

Under old business Burgess Smith opened discussion on the trees in Copper Oaks Ct. and hand delivering letters and other information to all residents on August 28th. He suggests that a letter be sent to the residents who need to do repairs, trim and take down trees. Commissioner Rittelmeyer suggested having the maintenance men trim the trees on the street side of the park trees. Burgess Smith would like to have the Code Enforcement officer walk through to evaluate the height of grass.

There was no New Business to report.

Under comments from the public resident Ray Dorsey inquired on the issue of the drain at Trout’s Restaurant. Burgess Smith reported he is still researching the issue. He would like to contact Mr. Charles Henry Crum who knows a lot of history in the town. He also reported on low hanging limbs on N. Second St. near the townhouses and a bad dip at the end of Smith Alley at S. Main St. He reported cars dragging over it and floods when it rains hard. Commissioner Rittelmeyer will look at it.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro