June14, 2022 | Town Council 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
June 14, 2022
The Woodsboro Town Council met today at 7:00 PM in the fellowship room of St. John’s UCC with the following members present: Burgess Barnes, Commissioners Eckenrode, Cutshall, and Case. Absent from the meeting was Commissioner Crum.
There were two guests and five residents in attendance.
Burgess Barnes called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
After review of the May 2022 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.
After review of the May 2022 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.
The first line of business was an introduction to Burgess Barnes’s selection for Code Enforcement Officer. Mr. Donald Strawsburg was in attendance and introduced himself. He then gave a brief history of his work experience. Burgess Barnes reported he will also be a supervisor to the town’s maintenance department. A motion to hire Mr. Strawsburg as the town’s Code Enforcer/Supervisor passed 3 – 0.
Burgess Barnes opened discussion on the FY23 Budget that was presented at the May 10th Town Meeting. With no changes being made a motion to accept the FY23 Budget as presented passed 3 – 0.
Commissioner Cutshall opened discussion on electric bicycles being ridden on the sidewalks.
Commissioner Cutshall inquired about a CD at the bank that will soon expire. It was decided to
discuss it at the July meeting.
Commissioner Eckenrode reported a leak in the park beside wellhouse three will be repaired
Commissioner Case reported on a missing bolt at the East Side playground equipment. He also reported that a resident of the Woodbury sub-division informed him their HOA is not meeting. Commissioner Case was informed the town cannot control the HOA’s.
Burgess Barnes reported on the POS Grant for the park. We were awarded everything except the sign for the disc golf course. He also reported on an additional grant awarded to the town to install a bathroom and electric on the East side of the park.
Burgess Barnes reported the town settled on the 605 S. Main Street property on June 2, 2022. He has met with one demolition company and was informed the electrical lines need to be detached from the building first. He also informed the Council that the Fire Department would
like to do some drills in the building before it is demolished. It was suggested they obtain a certificate of liability for insurance. A motion to allow the Fire Department to have drills passed 3 – 0.
Under comments from the public, Bill Rittelmeyer from Copper Oaks Ct inquired on where the funds for the bathroom project was coming from. Burgess Barnes informed him it was a one- time grant.
Brenda Hedges from Wood Street inquired on putting lines on the tennis court for pickle ball. It was suggested by Bill Rittelmeyer to reline the tennis courts and then add the pickle ball lines. Ms. Hedges also opened discussion on how well the no parking signs worked to move vehicles
off Main Street for the street sweeper. Burgess Barnes informed her the signs worked very well. Ms. Hedges asked if signs could be placed on all streets. She also reported on a school sign near Powell Alley and S. Main that is exceptionally low, trash at the High’s store and surrounding area and grass clippings being blown into the road.
Ken Morgan from Wood Street inquired on speed humps for the town. Commissioner Cutshall informed him that he is waiting on quotes. A brief discussion was held, and Burgess Barnes reminded residents to contact the Sheriff’s Office to report speeders. Mr. Morgan also reported on low hanging limbs on Cornell Drive.
There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting passed 3 – 0.