February 12, 2013 | 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.

Woodsboro Planning & Zoning Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month as needed at 6:00 PM at the meeting room behind St. Johns Church, 8. N. Second St. Please contact the town office to be added to the agenda one (1) month prior to the meeting if you have business to discuss.  If there are no topics brought forth to be placed on the agenda 1 month before this meeting, the committee will not meet that month.

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
February 12, 2013

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

Burgess Smith and Commissioners Brakebill, Rittelmeyer, Spruill and Trimmer.

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

There was one guest and no residents in attendance.

The first line of business was a presentation by Mr. Seamus Mooney of Frederick County Department of Emergency Preparedness. Mr. Mooney provided a handout and discussed the new Alert Frederick County notification system. After a brief discussion a motion to join as a Municipal Partner passed 4 – 0. Mr. Mooney will contact Mary to get the system set up.

After review of the January 2013 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.

After review of the January 2013 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.

Burgess Smith informed the Council that he still needs to speak with Doug Remsberg in reference to becoming a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Commissioner Trimmer indicated Earl Powell, resident of Woodsboro has also showed interest. Burgess Smith would like to offer the position to Mr. Remsberg first.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer asked if there was a count taken on the tree sleeves and Mary informed him there is not. April 6th is the planting date and he will need an approximate count by then. He will need 900 total sleeves for the project. Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported he will also need to purchase the herbaceous plants. It was decided that Commissioner Rittelmeyer purchase the plants and the Town re-imburse him.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on emailing an RFP to three local companies to plant trees in the park. He then reiterated where the trees would be planted.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer inquired on the status of the pavilions and asked Burgess Smith if he contacted Mr. Bob Shoemaker. Burgess Smith informed he has met with Mr. Shoemaker and discussed a solution. Commissioner Rittelmeyer would like to see a per post cost and reminded Burgess Smith to evaluate pavilion #4 as well.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on the website. He informed the Council that updates are no longer appearing on the website and he would like to do another overhaul on it and get a gentleman he knows to perform the work. A motion to take the website in a different direction, using Bill’s direction, and spending up to $400 passed 4 – 0.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer informed the Council that Playground Specialist would be delivering the mulch for the playground and working on the borders at the playground and exercise stations on February 21st.

Commissioner Spruill reported he has yet to hear from Mr. Caywood in reference to Planning and Zoning. Burgess Smith will contact Mr. Caywood. Commissioner Spruill then asked the Council if there were any specific items needing attention. Commissioner Brakebill informed him of numerous items that could be looked at.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer asked the Council if anyone else was receiving emails in reference to not signing the Statement of Support for Mr. Ron Pitts. After a brief discussion it was decided that Commissioner Rittelmeyer respond to the emails.

Commissioner Trimmer opened discussion on an email from Delegate Schultz and feels we need to pay attention to the sick leave policy bill.

Commissioner Trimmer opened discussion on budget items and informed the Council that the Fire Department was thinking about selling their Coppermine Road property and if that happened they would turn the current town office space back into a kitchen. He asked the Council to think of alternative space should this happen.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro