November 8, 2011 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
November 8, 2011

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

Burgess Smith and Commissioners Rittelmeyer and Trimmer. Arriving late was Commissioner Spruill. Absent from the meeting was Commissioner Brakebill.

There was one resident in attendance.

Burgess Smith called the meeting to order and asked for a moment of silence in memory of Mr. Tom Reese, employee of the Town who recently passed away. He then led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on a previous Rec Council meeting he attended and explained to the Council how the Rec Council would like to install cages for the on deck batters at the small field and put water fountains in the dugouts.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer provided a handout to the Council for the tree planting project the Lions Club is doing in the park. A brief discussion was held.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported he hasn’t heard anything on the Wetland Project. He indicated if the project can not financially be done he will contact Mr. Mike Kay who is helping the Lions Club to assist the Town.

Commissioner Trimmer reported codes are still being sent to Municicode Company for updating.

Burgess Smith reported Mary is searching for the person responsible for the property at 106 N. Main Street where the owners were evicted.

Burgess Smith reported he wrote a letter to Mr. Richard Kline, owner of the lot on the corner of Rt. 194 and Coppermine Rd. asking him to trim the trees.

Resident Fred Jackson, 225 Cornell Drive, was in attendance to inquire on the homeowners association in the Woodbury sub-division and inquired on what the Town would take over if the Homeowners Association abolished. Burgess Smith would like to review the Public Works Agreement and speak with the Town Attorney before answering this question. Mr. Jackson informed the Council of problems with teenagers at the tot lot which is behind his house.

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

The October 2011 Financials was reviewed and Burgess Smith indicated he would like to evaluate the General Fund during the next budget review to reduce taxes and put the savings into the Water and Sewer Fund. A motion to approve the Financials as presented passed 3 – 0.

Commissioner Spruill reported they did not have a Planning and Zoning meeting in October but will have one in November to discuss the property at the corner of Rt. 194 and Coppermine Road. Discussion will be on potential sub-division that a potential buyer would like to do.

Commissioner Spruill reported receiving all positive comments and gratitude for the speed bumps that were placed on North Second Street.

Burgess Smith reported on the snow in October and informed the Council that he hired Mr. Donald Gladhill to help Dave with the streets.

Commissioner Trimmer inquired on assistance with snow plowing and Burgess Smith reported he hopes to have a new employee before snowfall and that Mr. Gladhill has agreed to help the town when needed.

Commissioner Trimmer inquired on the skating pond in the Park and asked if we were going to allow it to fill up. Commissioner Rittelmeyer suggested shortening the overflow pipe by two to three inches so it wouldn’t fill too high. Burgess Smith will have Dave install the plug back in the drain pipe.

Commissioner Trimmer opened discussion on planting a tree in the park in memory of Tom Reese a town employee who recently passed away. All agreed one should be planted and a discussion of its location was held. Burgess Smith will contact Barrick and Sons for the tree and it’s planting.

There being no further business, a motion to adjourn was passed 3 – 0.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro