November 9, 2021 | 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
November 9, 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 three 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 October 2021 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.
After review of the October 2021 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.
Under unfinished business, Burgess Barnes reported he should soon be getting a Design Concept approval to the Council.
Town Clerk, Mary Rice presented a handout for street sweeping in the town. The price would be between $1440 – $1920 per sweep depending on how many trucks it took. A motion to approve having the streets swept three times a year passed 4 – 0.
Burgess Barnes opened discussion on the ARPA Grant money and how he would like to see it spent. He proposed allotting $50,000 for businesses in town. Businesses would need to apply for funds up to $5,000 if approved. He also proposed presenting the town staff with funds. Discussion on the grant funds was tabled until the December meeting.
Burgess Barnes reported both hydrants on Copper Oaks Drive are back in service.
Commissioner Case inquired on the storm drain repair work at S. Second St. and Church Alley. Mary informed him proposal should be in soon.
Commissioner Crum reported on an email she received in reference to graffiti in the park.
Commissioner Eckenrode had nothing to report.
Commissioner Cutshall inquired on $13,000 entry in the financial statement’s enterprise fund. Mary will research this and get him an answer.
Burgess Barnes reported the POD at the corner of Wood Street and Barrick Lane has been removed.
Burgess Barnes opened discussion on pavilion rentals in the park. After a brief discussion it was decided to raise the rental fee to $75 with no security deposit collected. Motion to do so passed 3 – 1 with Commissioner Crum opposing.
Resident Judy Katz asked if the hydrants on Copper Oaks Drive was working, and Burgess Barnes informed her they were. She also reported the maintenance men cleaned up pine needles on Copper Oaks Drive and did a wonderful job. She then had some questions on the new Town Hall and Burgess Barnes answered them.
Resident Ken Morgan reported S. Second Street is very rough and would like to see something done with it.
Resident Marsha Thompson inquired on a stretch of roadway at the north end of town that is littered with bottles and other trash. It was determined the section of roadway was a State Road. Discussion was held on getting it cleaned up. Burgess Barnes will contact the boy scouts to see if they are looking for a project.
There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting passed 4 – 0.