December 14, 2021 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Regularly scheduled Woodsboro Planning & Zoning Meetings are held on the first Monday each month at the meeting room behind St. Johns Church, 8. N. Second St. The public is welcome to attend these meetings, which start at 6:00 PM.

Woodsboro Planning & Zoning Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month as needed at 6:00 PM at the meeting room behind St. Johns Church, 8. N. Second St. Please contact the town office to be added to the agenda one (1) month prior to the meeting if you have business to discuss.  If there are no topics brought forth to be placed on the agenda 1 month before this meeting, the committee will not meet that month.

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland

December 14, 2021


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, Crum and Case. 


There were four guests and seven residents in attendance.

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


After review of the November 2021 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.


After review of the November 2021 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.


Before the start of business, Burgess Barnes informed the attendees that when speaking they would have to approach the podium, state their name, address, and then proceed with their concern.


Burgess Barnes reported a site plan for the new town hall should be completed and to the town by January 3, 2022.


Burgess Barnes then opened discussion on the ARPA Funds and projects he would like to see the funds used for.  Those projects include grants to local businesses, employee bonuses, booster pump replacement, filter overhauls, micro strainer replacement, UV system upgrade, new well pumps, decanter replacement, tractor, generator batteries and security cameras.  Of those listed items, a motion to give employee bonuses passed 4-0.  A motion to do a filter overhaul passed 4-0. A motion to replace the micro strainer passed 4-0. A motion to replace the decanter passed 4-0. A motion to purchase a tractor passed 4-0.  A motion to perform the booster pump replacement in the Spring of 2022 passed 4-0.  A motion to set aside $50,000 for business grants, subject to Council approval passed 4-0.


Commissioner Case inquired on the storm grate at Church Alley and S. Second St. asking if it can get fixed where it protrudes up.  Mary will call the contractor.

Commissioner Crum inquired on whether the boy scouts were notified to clean the ditch along State Route 550.  She was informed Commissioners Cutshall and Case cleaned it up.  Commissioner Cutshall inquired on the Bank cleaning up along the 194 bypass like they used to do and was informed the State has already taken care of it.


Commissioner Eckenrode had nothing to report.


Commissioner Cutshall opened a brief discussion on placing flashing crosswalk signs at the school indicating there is a lot of speeders on that road.  Burgess Barnes suggested he get a price on them.  Commissioner Cutshall then commended the street sweeping company for the excellent job they did.


Under comments from the public, Judy Katz, 332 Copper Oaks Drive, reported the Kiwanis Group is wrapping gifts at the mall and taking Santa pictures with pets.


Bill Rittelmeyer, 114 Copper Oaks Court, thanked the Council for using the ARPA funds on water and sewer infrastructure.  He indicated that he was not sure how many businesses in town limits was affected by COVID and informed everyone that Casey’s pizza is not in town limits, but a lot of residents thinks it is.  He also reminded Burgess Barnes of an upgrade to a control panel at the WWTP.  Burgess Barnes informed him that it was outside the timeframe for reimbursement.


Rick Bontz, 208 N. Main Street, opened discussion on two manholes near his home that make a loud bang when trucks hit them and he would like to see them raised up.  


Carol Tressler, 104 Woodbury Drive, shared her interest in becoming a Planning and Zoning Committee member.  After a brief discussion, a motion to approve Ms. Tressler as a member passed 4-0.  Burgess Barnes indicated that JR Delauter would accept nomination as a member. A motion to accept Mr. Delauter passed 4-0.  Bill Rittelmeyer was asked to fill the Alternate seat in which he obliged. A motion to accept Mr. Rittelmeyer as the alternate passed 4-0.

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