September 14, 2021 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland

September 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, and Case. Absent from the meeting was Commissioner Crum.


There were two guest and six residents in attendance.

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


After review of the August 2021 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.


After review of the August 2021 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.


Burgess Barnes gave an update on the Music Festival.


Burgess Barnes reported the town will receive $60,300 for the stage and $18,075 for a new bridge.


Burgess Barnes reported the town was approved for $947,817 through the American Rescue Plan Act.  These funds can only be used for broadband internet, water, sewer, back pay on salaries and grants to businesses.  We will receive half the funds now and the other half in May 2022.  We have until December 2024 to use the funds.


Burgess Barnes reported he submitted $250,000 for grant funds to get electric, water and sewer run to the east side of the park.


Commissioner Cutshall inquired on the following, the mulch pile at the park, the newly planted trees in the park, a damaged storm drain at S. Second and Church alley, the drain along Coppermine Rd, the meeting with the Engineer and the Architect and a Code Enforcement Officer.


Commissioner Eckenrode had nothing to report.


Commissioner Case inquired on the cost of the mulch.


Burgess Barnes reported the damage to the bridge in the park caused by Ida (storm) may be covered through FEMA.


Burgess Barnes presented a quote to replace six swings in the park.  The Council agreed to spend up to $1500 for the swings and their installation.


Resident Shirley Morgan was in attendance and opened discussion on a sea container at the corner of Woods Street and Barrick Lane.  


Resident Ken Morgan inquired on a street sweeper.  Burgess Barnes will get estimates from contractors to do our streets.


Resident Rick Bontz thanked the Council for repairing the drain along Coppermine Rd.  He then reported there are still speeders on Main Street and asked what can be done.  He also opened discussion on the past storm, Ida, and how the creek restoration project in the park handled the storm.  Lastly, he opened discussion on a neighbor’s barking dogs. He reported the dogs bark non-stop for hours.  


Resident Judy Katz was in attendance with numerous concerns.  She asked if mud from Ida would be cleaned up in the park and was informed only if it is on the walkways.  She also questioned if anyone looked at how snow can be plowed in front of her home.  She then inquired on advertising for the music festival, asked for clarification on the expense report and had concerns about a detour onto Renner Road.


A representative from the local newspaper was in attendance and informed everyone the new name for the paper will be Walkersville/Woodsboro News Journal and the website is  


Mr. Shawn Carey and resident JoAnn Howell was in attendance representing the WNMRC.  They had questions about the Music Festival and concerns that it may interfere with a baseball game being held that morning.


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