August 22, 2011 | Town Workshop Meeting Minutes
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Corporation of Woodsboro
P.O. Box 88
Woodsboro MD, 21798
Phone: (301) 898-3800
August 22, 2011
The regular scheduled Workshop Meeting of the Woodsboro Town Council was held on Monday, August 22, 2011 at the Town Hall with the following members present:
Burgess Smith, Commissioners Brakebill, Rittelmeyer, Spruill and Trimmer.
Burgess Smith called the meeting to order.
The July 2011 minutes was reviewed and a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0. Commissioner Brakebill abstained.
Burgess Smith then reiterated a few items in the July minutes.
Burgess Smith reported meeting with the property owner of 103 S. Main St. to look at his shut off valve for water. He reported the top of the valve is only below ground level slightly and he will fix it himself with the help of the property owner.
Burgess Smith reported he has sent all information requested by the Attorney General in reference to the fine on violations with the WWTP. He has not heard back from them to date.
Commissioner Spruill asked Burgess Smith if he had spoken to Dorsey Meats in reference to euthanizing animals on Sundays. Burgess Smith indicated he has not but will do so on Tuesday but reminded Commissioner Spruill that he is not violating any codes or laws so there isn’t much the town can do.
Commissioner Brakebill reported on a curb issue at 608 Scarlet Oak Ct. and provided a printout of pictures. He met with the property owner to evaluate water run off, curb and the road. Commissioner Brakebill explained to the resident that the curb is the homeowner’s responsibility but he would bring the issue before the Council. After a discussion it was decided that the
homeowner repair the curb first and then the Town would come back to do the necessary road work. Commissioner Brakebill will meet with the property owner again.
Commissioner Brakebill also reported on a sinkhole starting at the corner of 100 S. Main St. at the drain. The property owner wants to put in a new curb and sidewalk but would like to see this issue resolved first. After a discussion it was decided that Commissioner Brakebill obtain bids to repair it. Commissioner Rittelmeyer suggested forwarding a list of contractors used in the past to Commissioner Brakebill. Mary will send him a list with contact information.
Commissioner Brakebill also reported on a letter he received with concerns on the overgrown bank along Adams Street at the Woodsboro Legion and low hanging limbs from the backside of Dorcus Alley. Burgess Smith will meet with Legion representatives and ask them to clean the bank off and will meet with the property owner at Dorcus Alley to get the low hanging limbs taken care of. Commissioner Trimmer asked about the hill along Creagerstown Road and Burgess Smith indicated he will send the property owner a letter asking him to clear that hill off. Commissioner Spruill reported on low hanging limbs over the sidewalk between N. Second St. and Main St. that need to be trimmed.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on calling and leaving a message with Mid-Cities Construction in reference to taking the silt fence down at the soccer field. Burgess Smith reported there are still ruts made by them that need to be fixed.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported Hoover’s Paving and Grading will be doing the path work on Tuesday and they will also fix the low lying area of the path where mud lays.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported he has a meeting with DNR, Soil Conservation and MDE to look at the wetland area so they can review and approve the excavation and fill plan. He is concerned that if they have to approve things it will cost more than we have in grant funds. Commissioner Rittelmeyer had Barrick & Sons provide a quote to disc and reseed the area and then trees can be planted there.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported meeting with the Glade Valley Lions Club to determine an area in the park where trees can be planted. He reported they will plant approximately 100 bare root saplings. The Council discussed areas in the park they felt would be good.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported the bridge by the pond has holes in the wood and he had Hoover’s Paving and Grading look at it. Burgess Smith informed him the maintenance guys are already repairing it but eventually we may have to do something else with it.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported there are still a number of things that need done in the park and one is to get disc golf hole number one reinstalled..
Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported there are ruts at the pond where Shoemaker pulled the dock out. Burgess Smith will look at it.
Commissioner Spruill reported Planning and Zoning did not meet in August but he had a request to meet with a property owner who wants to replace their fence.
Commissioner Spruill opened discussion on the speeders on N. Second St. He reported that in a matter of a few hours he counted five speeders. Burgess Smith suggested he contact the Sheriff’s Department direct to report it. Commissioner Spruill will contact Deputy Sutton on the issue.
Commissioner Trimmer questioned the $11,000 in the budget for police patrol and Burgess Smith informed him he budgeted for it in case extra patrol was needed.
Commissioner Trimmer asked if there was still MML meetings held. Commissioner Rittelmeyer informed him of when and where they are now held and when the next one is.
Commissioner Trimmer reported he is going to inquire with Marc to see how many manhole sealers are needed. Commissioner Rittelmeyer asked if the well in Copper Oaks Ct. was back in service yet and Commissioner Trimmer informed him it is not. Electrical lines to the well need to be dug up and repaired first.
Burgess Smith provided a copy of the budget to actual to all Council members.
There being no further business a motion to adjourn the meeting passed 4 – 0.
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro