January 11, 2011 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
January 11, 2011

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

Commissioners Brakebill, Rittelmeyer and Rensberger. Absent from the meeting was Burgess Smith and Commissioner Eaves.

There were no residents or guest in attendance.

In the absence of Burgess Smith, Commissioner Brakebill, President Pro-Tempore, called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The December 2010 minutes was reviewed. A motion to accept them with two corrections passed 2 – 0.

The December 2010 financial statements were reviewed. A motion to accept them as presented passed 2 – 0.

Commissioner Brakebill reported receiving a phone message in reference to a frozen water meter at 200 S. Main St. A brief discussion was held.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported speaking with the resident who had inquired on the street by NZ Cramer’s and informing him it is not in town limits. Commissioner Brakebill inquired on the sinking of asphalt at S. Second St. and Liberty Rd. and Commissioner Rittelmeyer informed him he has not contacted the contractor yet.

Commissioner Brakebill then reported School Alley and the section of 3rd Street in front of his home are not plowed until last if at all. He asked if it could be done when the rest of 3rd Street is plowed. Mary will bring this to the attention of the maintenance crew.

Commissioner Rensberger reported on the ice on Gravel Hill Rd. during the second Friday snow storm. He reported a van pulling a trailer sliding into his garage and displacing it from the foundation. He would like to see Gravel Hill Rd. taken care of first. Mary will bring this to the maintenance crew’s attention.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on projects that need attention throughout the town and do not fit in the budget but the money is in the bank to do them. He would like to look at some projects when going through the budget process this year. A brief discussion on areas needing attention now to save money later was then discussed.

Commissioner Rensberger reported on projects in the Park. The bridge project is nearing completion and the new bridge is open for use. The old bridge is closed off and being reinforced. The contractor doing the restroom and fishing pier has moved in and footers are poured for the restroom. The pier and restroom are both ADA compliant and the pier does not require handrails. Commissioner Rensberger spoke with the contractor on this and they decided to install rope railings for safety. Commissioner Rittelmeyer inquired on a sidewalk to the fishing pier and Commissioner Rensberger informed him he is saving enough money to do that project. Commissioner Rittelmeyer also asked for clarification on the construction bridge and how it would connect with the old bridge. Commissioner Rensberger gave an explanation on this project. Commissioner Rensberger then informed everyone the soccer field enlargement project and the wetland project may interfere with the Cross Country course in the Park and at least one large pine tree may have to be removed.

Commissioner Rensberger then inquired on giving a key to the contractors working in the park. A discussion on keys being handed out was held and it was decided to table it for further discussion at a Workshop Meeting.

Commissioner Brakebill reported a Planning and Zoning Meeting is scheduled for January 12th. He reported the WRE/MGE is still in a working progress and it does not have to go back to the Planning and Zoning Commission for any approval. He then reported on an email from Denis Superczynski in reference to Mr. Mark Lancaster applying for De-annexation of his property off Coppermine Rd. A brief discussion was held and Commissioner Brakebill will respond to Mr. Superczynski’s email.

Commissioner Brakebill then inquired on the holiday banners being taken down on Main Street. Mary informed him they have already been taken down.

There being no further business, a motion to adjourn was passed 2 – 0.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice