September 13, 2011 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
September 13, 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 in attendance.

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

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

After review of the August 2011 Financial Statements a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.

Burgess Smith then reiterated a few items in the August minutes.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported the path in the park is completed and the Lions Club is still working on a plan for planting trees. Also reported was a meeting with DNR and Soil Conservation in reference to the Wetland project. The groups are still working on a plan and it will take four months to complete this plan. Barrick & Sons aerated and reseeded the soccer field and asked that we stay off it for a while.

Commissioner Trimmer reported on contacting neighboring Municipalities for references on Municipal Code Corporation and received great reviews from all. The Council then agreed to move forward with hiring the company to update the town codes.

Commissioner Trimmer opened discussion on Trick-or-Treating in town. It was decided to hold it on October 31st from 6 – 8 PM. He then suggested a “set” date be established for every year. After a brief discussion, a motion to hold Trick-or-Treat on October 31st every year from 6 – 8 PM was passed 4 – 0.

Commissioner Spruill reported he was expecting representatives from Lancaster Builders to attend the meeting to discuss their property on Coppermine Road however they did not attend. A discussion was then held on past discussions between Lancaster Builders and Planning and Zoning in reference to their property.

Commissioner Brakebill opened discussion on the curb and sidewalk at 608 Scarlet Oak Ct. He spoke with the owner and informed him that curbs and sidewalks are the property owner’s responsibility. The property owner indicated he would like to look at the As Builts for the street.

Commissioner Brakebill presented a proposal in the amount of $1518 from Hoover Paving and Grading to repair the storm drain at 100 S. Main St and Church Alley. He explained what the situation was and what the proposal entailed. A motion to accept the proposal of $1518 passed 4 – 0. Commissioner Brakebill then inquired on whether the sidewalk, curb and gutter codes had all the details for the property owner at 100 S. Main St. to replace his. He will review the code to make sure.

Commissioner Brakebill reported the Legion bank had been cleared and the low hanging limbs had been trimmed.

Commissioner Brakebill reported on a request from a resident to paint the crosswalks in town again. Commissioner Brakebill then suggested adding a crosswalk at the Woodbury subdivision where the school bus stops. He thought a good place would be at the corner of 505 S. Main St. and the Post Office. A discussion was held and Commissioner Brakebill will check on the type of paint and specs. He also suggested the maintenance guys do the painting and Burgess Smith suggest getting prices before deciding.

Commissioner Spruill asked if anyone had addressed the issue of low hanging limbs over the sidewalk along Elizabeth St. that stretches from N. Second St. to Main St. and the overgrown bank along Creagerstown Rd. Burgess Smith indicated he has not yet but will.

Commissioner Trimmer asked if the Town would be interested in selling the fishing pier that was removed from the pond. Commissioner Rittelmeyer suggested we sell it and Burgess Smith agreed but does not think we should sell it yet.

Resident Lisa Sichert from Copper Oaks Ct. was in attendance with concerns of the dead tree in the entrance island and the stumps along the road on both sides as you enter the Court. She also indicated the pine tree on the corner of the vacant lot needs to be trimmed for better visibility pulling onto Coppermine Rd. Burgess Smith will assess things.

Ms. Sichert presented pictures and informed the Council of the mess in her yard when the Electrical Company was there to repair the power to the well pump. A brief discussion was held and Burgess Smith asked her to please notify him at the time of an incident when something happens. She then asked if it was the homeowner’s responsibility to trim the trees along the street. Burgess Smith informed her the trees on the homeowners property is their responsibility to trim. Ms. Sichert suggested a notice be sent to homeowners. Burgess Smith thought it would be a good idea to put a notice in with the water bills asking residents to trim their trees according to code. She then suggested we contact the corner lot property owner and have him clear his sidewalk when it snows.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer feels it would be a good idea to put a clause in every contract indicating that a percentage of the final payment will be held pending final inspection.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro