December 13, 2011 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
December 13, 2011

The Woodsboro Town Council met today at 7:00 PM in the Firehall with the following members present:

Burgess Smith and Commissioners Brakebill, Spruill, Rittelmeyer and Trimmer.

There was one resident and one guest in attendance.

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

After review of the November 2011 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3-0 with Commissioner Brakebill abstaining.

After review of the November 2011 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4-0.

Burgess Smith reported he has not researched information on homeowners associations abolishing yet but will contact the town attorney.

Deputy Sutton reported having 50 service calls and 3 thefts for the month of November.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported receiving pictures from the Rec Council of the on deck batting cages they wish to install and asked them to provide drawings of the area where they wish to install them. He also reported the Rec Council has been painting the shed at pavilion number 4 and he feels it looks good. Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported he does not have anything new to report on the Lions Club tree planting project or the wetland project. He did report having approval from POS for the walking path and will process the paperwork. Also mentioned was the skating pond and how shortening the pipe has allowed it to fill to a good level.

Commissioner Trimmer reported the pump at the pumping station in the park had failed and after conversing with Burgess Smith it was agreed to order a new one. Commissioner Trimmer had Marc order one.

Commissioner Trimmer inquired on the Memorial Tree for Mr. Reese that is to be planted in the park and Burgess Smith reported he has spoke to Mr. Barrick who will order a red oak tree and the cost will be $200.

Commissioner Spruill reported on the November Planning and Zoning meeting. The group met with a couple to discuss the property at the corner of Rt. 194 and Coppermine Road that they were interested in purchasing. The couple inquired on placing a driveway entrance onto Coppermine Road and the Planning and Zoning Commission informed them they could not. Commissioner Spruill indicated there would be no December meeting.

Commissioner Brakebill opened discussion on the painting of crosswalks throughout the town and shared current FCPS bus routes with the Council. Commissioner Brakebill feels what the town currently has is sufficient, but thought that one added on S. Main Street where children cross from the Liquor Store to the Post Office would be beneficial. He will get pricing for the work to be done in the Spring. Commissioner Brakebill asked all Council members to let him know by the end of December if one should be added at another location. He also feels that making the corners at crossovers ADA/wheelchair compliant should be done.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer asked when the speed bumps on North Second Street would be removed for winter. Burgess Smith reported they can be taken up very easily and he will have them taken up before a snowfall.

Commissioner Trimmer inquired on putting Christmas lights on the flag pole at the monument. Gary and Mary will remind Dave to get them up.

Dr. James Murphy, property owner of 309 South Second Street was in attendance to inquire on tying his water line into the water main on South Second Street. It currently ties into his rental home on South Main Street. He asked the Council what procedure he needed to follow to do so and Burgess Smith and Commissioner Trimmer informed him to simply come in and pay the tap fee. Commissioner Brakebill informed him if the existing buildings use is changed or if any development is done, there would be additional paperwork and fees.

There being no further business, a motion to adjourn was passed 4-0.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro