October 12, 2021 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland

October 12, 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 two guest and ten residents in attendance.

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


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


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


Burgess Barnes reported on the Music Festival and its remarkable success.


Burgess Barnes reported meeting with the Town Clerk to discuss a Code Enforcement Officer and they decided to wait until the first of the year to run an ad.


Burgess Barnes reported on his work to obtain a grant to build the town’s town hall. He also reported an elevations plan has been sent to the Engineer firm to begin preparing things for County approval.


Burgess Barnes reported the town has received $472,000 of the ARPA funds and we have until September 2024 to use them. The second half of the funds will come in May 2022. Commissioner Crum asked if there was a list of what it can be used for, and Burgess Barnes will provide the website link.


Burgess Barnes reported that to date the State has not determined if they will issue FEMA funds for damage caused by hurricane IDA.

Commissioner Cutshall reported on a complaint he received with signs on Second Street. The North Second Street sign is on the South side corner. He asked for it to be moved to the appropriate corner.


Commissioner Cutshall reported the park is a disaster. There is debris piled up on the long foot bridge and needs cleaned up.


Commissioner Cutshall asked if the mulch pile would be completely gone before the music festival.


Commissioner Cutshall reported on how rough South Second Street is from Liberty Road down to Barrick Lane. He would like to see something done with it during the next budget.


Commissioner Eckenrode reported on a streetlight out in front of 100 Copper Oaks Court.


Commissioner Crum reported on a tree that has fallen in the park.


Commissioner Case asked for an update on the storm drain on South Second Street. He was informed estimates are forthcoming.


Resident Shirley Morgan reported there is a white truck and camper that are untagged sitting on Wood Street. She also inquired on the POD that is sitting in a yard at the corner of Wood Street and Barrick Lane.


Burgess Barnes reported on a camper in the park. He contacted the Sheriff’s office to have it removed.


Resident Ken Morgan asked if the streets would be swept before winter. He was informed the town is working on it.


Resident Judy Katz had questions on the upcoming Music Festival.


Resident Lily Umberger was in attendance to discuss the storm water management pond in Weinberg Court. She reported the development’s HOA was responsible for its maintenance in the beginning but was wondering if the town could now take it over. She also inquired on why the residents are responsible for fixing their sidewalks.


Commissioner Eckenrode introduced the new newspaper Editor, Mr. Mike Hillman. Mr. Hillman then spoke briefly on the paper and thanked Burgess Barnes for his article.


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