October 13, 2020 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Regularly scheduled Woodsboro Planning & Zoning Meetings are held on the first Monday each month at the meeting room behind St. Johns Church, 8. N. Second St. The public is welcome to attend these meetings, which start at 6:00 PM.

Woodsboro Planning & Zoning Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month as needed at 6:00 PM at the meeting room behind St. Johns Church, 8. N. Second St. Please contact the town office to be added to the agenda one (1) month prior to the meeting if you have business to discuss.  If there are no topics brought forth to be placed on the agenda 1 month before this meeting, the committee will not meet that month.

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland 

October 13, 2020 


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 RittelmeyerCommissioners Smith, Cutshall, Crum and Boyer.   


There were two guests and no residents in attendance. 


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


The first line of business for the evening was an amendment to the FY20 budget.  One amendment was to reflect $89,188 used from reserve funds to pay for the new town hall lot. The second amendment was for $130,059 used from reserve funds to pay for the streets project.  A motion to adopt Ordinance 2019-3 showing these amendments passed 4 – 0.   


The next line of business was with Ms. Eva Webb, a representative with Linton Shafer Warfield and Garrett, P.A.  MsWebb presented the audit and answered all questions. 


After review of the September 2020 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0. 


After review of the September 2020 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0. 


Commissioner Smith opened discussion on delinquent water and sewer accounts and how to handle those accounts with an outstanding balance.  Commissioner Cutshall suggested setting up a tier method of payment.  Burgess Rittelmeyer suggested mailing the certified letters and omitting the shut off clause in hopes residents would come in to pay or inquire on a payment plan.  It was decided to charge the $10 administrative fee to all who are mailed a certified letter.  The Council decided to defer further discussion until the November meeting. 


Commissioner Cutshall inquired on the storm drain project. 


Commissioner Cutshall opened discussion on renting two message signs for trick or treat.  One for each end of Main Street.  Prices will be researched. 


Commissioner Boyer and Planning and Zoning Administrator, Susan Hauver spoke about parking at the new town hall when it is completed.  Susan reported on her finding in the code indicating we would not have to do a code amendment.  She also reported having the site plan with the corrections back from Terra Solutions Engineering.  


Commissioner Boyer reported the Planning and Zoning Commission was still in need of a regular member and an alternate member.  He suggested the Council appoint Heath Barnes as the regular member and Jeff Crum as the alternate.  After a brief discussion, a motion to appoint Mr. Barnes and Mr. Crum passed 4 – 0. 


Commissioner Crum opened discussion on the basketball court project.  The Council needs to choose two colors.  After discussion it was decided to use blue and gray.  If those colors were not available Commissioner Crum was to pick the colors. 


Commissioner Crum inquired on the bees at the concession stand asking if they had been taken care of.  Mary informed her they were. 


Burgess Rittelmeyer reported on the property beside the WWTP.  He contacted the County, and they placed a stop work order on them. 


Burgess Rittelmeyer suggested moving the November town meeting to November 17th.  All agreed. 


Burgess Rittelmeyer opened discussion on the leaves and pine needles in Copper Oaks.  It was reported to him that residents are blowing their leaves and pine needles into the road for the maintenance dept. to gather up.  All Council members agreed leaves and pine needles are the homeowner’s responsibility to gather up in their yard and along the curb in front of their homes.  The town will not come through to do this. 


Burgess Rittelmeyer gave a brief recap on an establishment in town with violations against their liquor license.  Commissioner Smith suggested writing a letter to the Liquor Board to discuss these violations.  Burgess Rittelmeyer indicated he would call and speak directly with them. 


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