January 24, 2011 | Town Workshop Meeting Minutes
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Corporation of Woodsboro
P.O. Box 88
Woodsboro MD, 21798
Phone: (301) 898-3800
January 24, 2011
The regular scheduled Workshop Meeting of the Woodsboro Town Council was held on Monday, January 24, 2011 at the Town Hall with the following members present:
Burgess Smith, Commissioners Brakebill, Rittelmeyer, Eaves and Rensberger.
There was one guest in attendance.
Burgess Smith called the meeting to order.
The first line of business was the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Mr. Marc Angleberger was in attendance to discuss the Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) of approximately 5000 gallons. Mr. Angleberger provided pictures of the SSO, explained the functions of the Treatment Plant and the clean up process. Mr. Angleberger informed the Council the bacteria level is low and the filters need attention. It was decided to have our hauler, Frederick Septic haul the necessary loads into the plant to bring the bacteria level back up and to have Siemens do the needed filter work. Mr. Angleberger then provided some preventative maintenance ideas to prevent this from happening again and informed the Council of steps needed now to bring the WWTP back into compliance.
The next line of business was for a Water/WWTP Operator. Mr. Angleberger agreed to be the Plant Operator for the Town. He has twenty one years experience as a Licensed Operator, was Mr. Priddey’s back up for the past eighteen years and is currently an employee with FCPS as a Water Treatment Operator. It was decided that Mr. Angleberger write up a brief description of the duties he will be required to perform as a Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. A suggestion to have Mr. Angleberger as the Plant Operator until the end of June 2011 was presented. A motion to hire Mr. Angleberger until the end of June 2011 at the rate of $4166.67 per month passed 4 – 0.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer asked for an estimated figure on repairing the filters and the clean up. Mr. Angleberger estimated it to be $5000 to $6000. Commissioner Rensberger thought it would be a good idea to first figure out what happened and Burgess Smith informed him we don’t have time. MDE wants the spill taken care of immediately. It was decided to take samples now and then proceed forward with clean up. All agreed.
The November 2010 minutes was reviewed. With no corrections to the minutes a motion to approve them as presented passed 4 – 0.
Commissioner Brakebill reported there was no December Planning and Zoning meeting due to a lack of agenda items. Also reported was, Mr. Superczynski is targeting the February Town Meeting to present the WRE/MGE. Commissioner Brakebill then recapped a series of emails from Town Attorney, John Clapp. After a brief discussion, all agreed to proceed forward with the Judicial Review. Burgess Smith will contact Mr. Clapp with this decision and inform him that Mary will be forwarding a list of email addresses for all Council members to be included in the emails. A motion stating the Woodsboro Town Council is not in favor of a continuance as requested by the BoCC passed 4 – 0. Commissioner Brakebill then reported he forwarded the Council’s feelings on the de-annexation of the Lancaster property to Mr. Superczynski but did not receive a reply.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported Ms. Sandy Saylor has been updating the website for the Town and not billing for her time. He contacted her in reference to this and she informed him she is purposely not billing because of what the Town does for the Rec. Council. After a brief discussion, it was decided to send her a $100 Visa Card in appreciation of her time. Mary will take care of getting the Visa Card and a Thank You card.
Commissioner Rensberger reported the recyclable toilet is up to roof level and the construction entrance is completed. He has received one bid on the soccer field from RB Stine and Mr. Shoemaker who was asked to bid refused bidding. Commissioner Eaves will speak with Mr. Shoemaker and ask him to reconsider.
Commissioner Eaves had nothing to report.
Burgess Smith provided the Budget to Actual report and a brief discussion held.
There being no further business a motion to adjourn passed 4 – 0.
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro