October 11, 2011 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
October 11, 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, Trimmer and Spruill.

There was one resident and three guests in attendance.

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

The first line of business was with Linton Shafer Warfield & Garrett, P.A. to present a draft of the FY11 Financial Statements. Again this year the Town was given an unqualified opinion which is the best we can receive. The statements were reviewed and all questions were answered. A motion to accept the FY11 Financial Statements as presented passed 4 – 0.

Deputy Sutton reported on calls for the month of September.

After review of the September 2011 minutes a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.

After review of the September 2011 Financial Statements a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0. A motion to close Water & Sewer MM 23895 and put the funds in the Water & Sewer checking account in order to avoid monthly penalties was passed 4 – 0.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported he has someone looking at the recyclable toilet to make it like a porta pot by installing a tank. He felt we could possibly sell the parts that will be removed. Burgess Smith indicated we would not be able to sell them.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on a meeting with the Lions Club and DNR on the planting of trees. DNR informed them of grant money they could obtain to plant trees in the flood plain area. Commissioner Rittelmeyer feels they should stay away from that area.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported Barrick and Sons aerated and seeded the soccer field again.

Commissioner Trimmer reported Donald Gladhill has begun work on the barrier wall at the fire hydrant on N. Main Street.

Commissioner Trimmer reported speaking with Municipal Code Company; the Planning and Zoning and Administrative sections have been sent to them and it will take at least 12 – 18 months to get a final draft of the book.

Commissioner Spruill reported the Planning and Zoning Committee met in September. He informed them the Town Council would prefer they listen to Mr. Lancaster’s new plans and then report to the Council.

Commissioner Brakebill reported Hoover’s Paving and Grading has finished the project on S. Main Street and Church Alley.

Commissioner Brakebill opened discussion on painting crosswalks. Commissioner Rittelmeyer provided him with handouts. He also researched the MD State Highway guidelines. He would like to review the material further and report back to the Council at the Workshop meeting.

Burgess Smith reported he called Barrick and Sons in reference to the tree in the island at Copper Oaks Court and Barrick will replace it.

Burgess Smith reported sending letters to the N. Main Street residents asking one to trim the trees and one to clean the bank along Creagerstown Rd up. A discussion raised by resident Sid Sichert concerning the trees that need trimmed along Copper Oaks Court was held. Mr. Sichert volunteered to remove the branches if the residents would trim their trees. Burgess Smith would like to wait a couple weeks to see if they comply with the request they received in their water bills. Burgess Smith will contact Barrick and Sons to see if he can grind the stumps and he will send a letter to the property owner at the corner of Copper Oaks Court and Coppermine Rd. asking him to trim the trees for better sight distance when pulling out of the Court onto Coppermine Rd. Burgess Smith then suggested making a flyer for all Copper Oaks Court residents informing them the town truck would be parked in the Court on an undetermined Saturday for them to put their tree trimmings in.

Burgess Smith reported the speed bumps for N. Second Street was in and asked the Council where they would like them to be installed. It was decided to place one between Mr. Hines house and St. John’s Church and one 20 feet south of Arnold Alley. Burgess Smith will take care of them installed in the next couple of weeks.

Commissioner Spruill opened discussion on the late night gatherings that seem to get a bit loud at a resident on N. Second Street and asked if the Town had a noise ordinance. Commissioner Rittelmeyer explained how enforcing such an ordinance is nearly impossible and believes the noise would fall under a disturbance ordinance. Burgess Smith suggested contacting Deputy Sutton in reference to “Rowdy House”.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro