January 12, 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
January 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 Rittelmeyer, Commissioners Cutshall, Smith and Boyer. Absent from the meeting was Commissioner Crum.
There were no guests and four residents in attendance.
Burgess Rittelmeyer called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
After review of the December 2020 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.
After review of the December 2020 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.
Commissioner Smith had nothing to report.
Commissioner Cutshall informed Burgess Rittelmeyer who was trying to find out the hardness of the town’s water, that his neighbor recently had theirs tested and it was a 14.
Commissioner Boyer reported the next Planning and Zoning meeting will be held on February 1st at St. John’s UCC social hall, beginning at 6:00 PM.
Burgess Rittelmeyer opened discussion on eliminating the Workshop meeting. After a brief discussion, a motion to eliminate the Workshop meeting and keep the 4th Monday of the month open for a second meeting if needed, passed 3 – 0.
Burgess Rittelmeyer opened discussion on the past snowstorm and reported he thought the maintenance men did a great job. Others thought it could have been handled better. Burgess Rittelmeyer will speak with the maintenance men.
Burgess Rittelmeyer opened discussion on possibly purchasing a small salt brine tank to lay down salt brine before snowstorms start. Resident Michael Cornell was in attendance to explain how and what the salt brine does and will obtain pricing for the Council. It was suggested to table the discussion until pricing was obtained.
Burgess Rittelmeyer reported the Israel Creek project is almost complete. There are still a few small items to complete. The State reported back to Burgess Rittelmeyer about having the town’s maintenance men mow certain areas and now they want to stick with the original plan. He also reported there is a good bit of debris collecting against the larger bridge and he will have the maintenance men clean it up.
Burgess Rittelmeyer reported on the new town hall. Mr. Lee Miller with Terra Solutions Engineering sent a list of architects to Mary and she is in the process of contacting them for pricing. After discussion, a motion to allow Burgess Rittelmeyer to spend up to $20,000 on architectural expenses passed 3 – 0.
Resident Ken Kellar was in attendance and informed the Council of a lesson that could be learned from an incident in Walkersville when they were building a wrestling facility. Plans to the facility continued to change and that drove the cost of architects and such up.
There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting passed 3 – 0.