June 14, 2011 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Regularly scheduled Woodsboro Planning & Zoning Meetings are held on the first Monday each month at the meeting room behind St. Johns Church, 8. N. Second St. The public is welcome to attend these meetings, which start at 6:00 PM.

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
June 14, 2011

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

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

There was three residents and nine guests in attendance.

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

After review of the May 2011 minutes a motion to accept them as presented was passed 3 – 0.

After review of the May 2011 Financial Statements a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

The first line of business was the swearing in of Commissioner Spruill. Burgess Smith thanked Commissioner Rensberger for his four years of service before Ms. Sandra Dalton, Clerk of the Circuit Court swore Commissioner Spruill in.

Deputy Sutton provided a report for the month of May. Dawn Spruill, resident of Woodsboro informed him of the multiple speeders on Second Street.

Mr. Denis Superczynski of Frederick County was in attendance to assist with the WRE/MGE. A brief discussion was held on the process of the Woodsboro Comp Plan and the addendum of the WRE/MGE. Mr. Superczynski felt it would be a good idea for the Town Council to renegotiate the Appropriations Permit due to more accurate water accountability from installing the new water meters and MDE’s methodology. Mr. Superczynski also presented a Resolution for when we are ready to adopt the updated Comp Plan.

Commissioner Brakebill suggested that we delay adopting the updated Comp Plan due to having two new Commissioners on Board that need to review it. He would like to delay the voting until the July 2011 Town Meeting. A motion to table voting on the updated Comp Plan until the July 2011 meeting passed 3 – 0.

Burgess Smith reviewed the FY12 Proposed budget informing everyone in attendance of the sewer fee that will increase from $81.25 to $100 per quarter. He explained this had to be done because the Town has lost one cell antenna rental on the tower and our fee for a water/wastewater operator has increased. He also announced the Town will go with the Constant Yield for property taxes. A motion to approve the FY12 budget as presented passed 3 – 0.

Under New Business Burgess Smith opened discussion on the Rec Council’s idea of doing a Pitch A Tent night at the baseball field in the Park. Burgess Smith is concerned with liability and Commissioner Rittelmeyer questioned if it was a Rec Council event. Ms. Sandy Saylor, Baseball Commissioner with the Rec Council was on hand to answer all questions and explain the event. Commissioner Rittelmeyer felt that because it was not a sanctioned event through the Rec Council that liability may be an issue. Ms. Saylor indicated she would be able to get it a sanctioned event. She then announced the date has been moved to July 16th due to time constraints. Burgess Smith said he would be in favor if it is covered by the Rec Council and they have a waiver. Ms. Saylor indicated she already has a waiver and it is a family event. Discussion was then held on the Special Event Form and Burgess Smith explained how it came into existence and would like for the form to be filled out by the Rec Council. Commissioner Rittelmeyer asked if we would be charging the $50 fee. A motion was then made to not charge the fee contingent upon insurance. Motion passed 3 – 0.

The next line of business was the opening of a bid for sludge hauling. Burgess Smith announced only one bid was received and it was from Frederick Septic our current hauler. Frederick Septic’s bid for one year was $13.75 a wet ton and the three year bid was for $12.75 a wet ton. A motion was made to accept a three year bid for $12.75 a wet ton. Motion passed 3 – 0.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer gave a recap of the Frederick County/Maryland Municipal League meeting he recently attended. Discussions were held on the Mitigation Fee and Heritage Park.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer will be sending an update on the new Commissioners to Sandy Saylor in order for her to update the website.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported how he has received many comments about the S. Second St. / Liberty Rd. dip at the stop sign. He suggested we put cold patch on it for now. Burgess Smith will get with the maintenance guys to have this done.

Commissioner Brakebill reported they did not hold a June Planning and Zoning meeting due to the lack of a quorum. He reported next month being an important month and they will need to hold a meeting.

Commissioner Spruill reported he appreciates the support of the town in electing him and is anxious to get started as a Council member.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer thanked Mr. Superczynski and Commissioner Brakebill for all their hard work on updating the Comp Plan and preparing the WRE/MGE.

There were no comments from the Public.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro