May 11, 2021 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland

May 11, 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 Rittelmeyer, Commissioners Smith, Cutshall, Boyer and Crum. 


There were two guests and three residents in attendance.

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


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


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


Commissioner Smith suggested the town use the Relief Fund money from the State to update the water tank at Russet Leaf Terrace and other infrastructure pertaining to water and sewer to save the taxpayers money in the future.  He also suggested speaking with the plant operator to inquire on where he feels the funds could best be used.


Commissioner Cutshall inquired on the motorcycles at JR Sports Bar. Burgess Rittelmeyer informed him he has spoken to the Liquor Board about it.


Commissioner Boyer had nothing to report.


Commissioner Crum reported reaching back out to the company who painted the basketball court and they informed her they would be back to wash down the court on Monday (5-10-21) and repaint on Tuesday (5-22-21).  Burgess Rittelmeyer reported they have only painted the gray area.  Commissioner Crum will get with them again.


Burgess Rittelmeyer reported on the American Relief Plan and informed the Council that Woodsboro falls under a Non-Entitlement Unit (NEU).  A lengthy discussion was held.  Burgess Rittelmeyer provided a few footnotes for the new Council that will take office on June 8, 2021.  

He suggested they talk with the plant operator for a tour of the facilities for a better understanding of the water and sewer operation.  He also informed the new council members coming in that someone needs to obtain the MD Open Meeting Certification.  He also suggested Council members get involved in the Maryland Municipal League (MML).


Resident Barbara Keyser was in attendance to discuss the blue handicap curb in front of St. John’s UCC.  She asked that the town not paint the curb blue or put the handicap signs up.  

She informed the Council that church member who park there are not necessarily handicapped but unable to walk too far.  They do not have handicap plates or placards.  Burgess Rittelmeyer suggested painting the curb yellow and putting signs up indicating parking in front of the church is for church attendees only on Sundays from 8:00 until 12 Noon.  A motion to do so passed 4 – 0.


Commissioner Crum opened discussion on a music festival in the park.  Mr. Joe Williams was in attendance and provided a handout.  Mr. Williams led a discussion on details of the event and indicated he would form an Incorporation for insurance purposes.  He will attend the June meeting with updates and further discussion.


Burgess Rittelmeyer reported that Woodsboro Bank has approved the water and sewer loan and the first payment will be at the end of May.


Burgess Rittelmeyer presented the proposed FY22 Budget.


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