March 10, 2020 | 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
March 10, 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 Rittelmeyer, Commissioners Smith, Cutshall, Crum and Boyer.
There were one guest and six residents in attendance.
Burgess Rittelmeyer called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
After review of the February 2020 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.
After review of the February 2020 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.
Commissioner Smith had nothing to report.
Commissioner Cutshall presented paperwork from Pleasants about the drainpipe project and said he hopes to begin in April. It was suggested Commissioner Cutshall ask representatives of Pleasants to attend the April workshop meeting.
Commissioner Boyer presented rough numbers for a site plan at the new town hall lot. It was decided he set meetings up at the lot to discuss a site plan. It was decided to stay under a $50,000 budget.
Commissioner Boyer also reported the maintenance men are doing a great job cleaning up the town.
Commissioner Crum reported on an email she received from a Lieutenant at the local fire department asking for a high-resolution copy of the town crest. Mary will look for one.
Commissioner Crum also reported on some things at the park that need attention. One concern was holes in the basketball court. Burgess Rittelmeyer asked her to obtain a price from a contractor to repair it for a possible upcoming POS project.
Burgess Rittelmeyer presented two proposals to remove dead trees in the park. After reviewing them it was decided to accept All Branched out proposal. A motion to accept All Branched Out proposal of $7,000 passed 4 – 0.
Commissioner Smith mentioned a resident’s trash not being picked up and Burgess Rittelmeyer informed him it must be at the curb.
Burgess Rittelmeyer handed out a document showing County and Municipalities property taxes and reported Woodsboro’s property taxes have not been raised in 25 years. He is proposing a tax rate of 2 cents per $100 of assessed value which will generate just less than $24,000 more per year. He will present the FY21 Budget at the April 27th Workshop meeting and will hold a public hearing at the May 12th Town meeting.
Burgess Rittelmeyer also proposes a 5% increase on the water and sewer utilities which will generate approximately $15,000 per year more.
Burgess Rittelmeyer also reported he will not hold a March Workshop meeting, April Town meeting or a May Workshop meeting.
Resident Jodi Herche reported she has not heard from Mr. Lancaster about the streetlights yet.
Mr. Max Timberlake of the WNMRC was in attendance and presented drawings of the warmup pitching mounds that are currently inside the fence of the ballfield. He would like to have them moved to outside of the fence. Discussion was held on where to move them. His next discussion and presentation of a plan was making the storage shed 5’ wider. Mr. Timberlake suggested keeping the fence on the inside of the poles when replacing it on field 1.
There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting passed 4 – 0.