August 14, 2012 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Woodsboro MD, 21798

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Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
August 14, 2012

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

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

Prior to calling the meeting to order the Council met with the Tom Reese family at the Woodsboro Regional Park to dedicate a tree in Tom’s memory.

Once back at the firehall Burgess Smith called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was four residents and no guest in attendance.

After review of the July 2012 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

After review of the June 2012 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

Commissioner Trimmer provided a handout and reported on meeting with a MD Rural Water representative to evaluate the road depressions in Scarlet Oak Ct. There didn’t appear to be any leaks detected in the water or sewer lines. Town Engineer Andy Porter has been contacted and will investigate the depressions further. A brief discussion with residents was then held.

Commissioner Spruill reported he provided Dan Caywood’s contact information to the gentleman who is interested in starting a recycling center and Mr. Caywood referred him to Denis Superczynski of Frederick County Planning Division. Commissioner Spruill also reported he is still working on a process plan for residents when needing help with Planning and Zoning issues. He also informed the Council he will be absent from Town Meetings from September through December 2012.

Commissioner Brakebill asked for a status update on the line striping. Burgess Smith informed him nothing has been started yet and he will meet with the Maintenance Department to have them begin now. Commissioner Brakebill also mentioned purchasing additional Christmas banners for the south end of Main Street. All agreed it would be a good idea and they will discuss it at a later meeting.

Burgess Smith reported the dump truck is in need of having some sandblasting and repainting done to the bed. Commissioner Brakebill suggested looking into getting the bed sprayed with a Rhino liner. Burgess Smith will have John get estimates on all work.

Burgess Smith opened discussion on trapping of animals in town. Currently the Maintenance employees deliver the trap to residents and then go back and pick up the trap with captured critters to relocate them. A discussion was held on whether to continue this practice or stop. A motion was made to stop loaning the trap out and instead provide a list of companies who do this type of work to the residents. Motion passed 3 – 0.

Resident Ida Lee was in attendance voicing her concerns with the property at 102 S. Adams Street that has become a junk yard atmosphere. She also had concerns with 203 S. Main Street that has high grass and weeds. Burgess Smith will write letters to each property owner asking them to clean their properties up. Ms. Lee then inquired on campers in town and was informed they are legal if not on the streets.

Resident Kathy Zeender was in attendance inquiring on the status of the Lancaster property behind her home. Commissioner Brakebill briefed her on the past history of the property and meeting with Planning and Zoning.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro