September 9, 2020 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland 

September 9, 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 was no guest and two residents in attendance. 


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


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


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


Commissioner Smith had nothing to report. 


Commissioner Cutshall inquired about the Historical Days and was informed it is a Historical Society event. 

 Commissioner Boyer reported the Planning and Zoning Commission will be meeting on September 10th to look at the parking code for businesses and the site plan for the new town hall lot. 


Commissioner Crum opened a discussion on an email referencing an air quality report for the Laurel Hill Quarry. Burgess Rittelmeyer will forward the email to all council members.  Commissioner Crum also opened a discussion on an email concerning POS and will forward it to Burgess Rittelmeyer and Mary. 


Burgess Rittelmeyer opened a brief discussion on the storm drain project. 

 Under new business, Burgess Rittelmeyer opened discussion on activity on the property beside the WWTP.  He reported the property had been sold and the new owners are hauling dirt in.  Commissioners Cutshall and Smith feel either the Environmental Protection Agency or Maryland Department of the Environment should be notified to ensure they are compliant with regulations.  Burgess Rittelmeyer will reach out to Frederick County first. 


Burgess Rittelmeyer opened discussion on a letter handed out to each council member from a resident at 208 N Main Street.  The letter references a storm drain pipe that goes under their driveway and the drainage ditch that proceeds it. The homeowner has concerns about how the work was performed and the sediment that is still in the ditch.  Burgess Rittelmeyer will investigate it. 


Resident and newspaper reporter Ken Kellar asked for clarification on the ordinance change that will require a public hearing.  He also had questions about the POS project.  Burgess Rittelmeyer explained. 


Resident Heath Barnes was in attendance and opened discussion on a truck that sits in front of 15 N Main Street in the red zone and blocks the fire hydrant. He also indicated the truck blocks drivers’ sight when pulling out of the bank parking lot.  After a brief discussion, Burgess Rittelmeyer suggested putting a No Parking, violators will be towed sign up and then towing the vehicle.  Mary will order the sign and have it installed. 

 Burgess Rittelmeyer informed the council he will be purchasing and treating the cattails in the pond. He reported they have taken over and need to be thinned out.  The product he will use is not harmful to aquatic life. 


A motion to cancel the September 28, 2020 Workshop meeting passed 4 – 0. 


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