April 28, 2014 | Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
April 28, 2014

The regular scheduled Workshop Meeting of the Woodsboro Town Council was held today at the Town Hall with the following members present:

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

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

There was one guest in attendance.

After review of the March 2014 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0. Commissioner Trimmer abstained.

Mr. Jerry Blank was in attendance to discuss the high water bill at 11223 Creagerstown Rd. After a brief discussion it was decided the water bill would be paid in full.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported he received a grant through Maryland Municipal League to attend their annual convention.

Commissioner Spruill inquired on whether a letter had been written to the owner of 2 N. Main Street in reference to the bush and tree limbs hanging over the sidewalk. Burgess Smith informed him he had not written the letter yet.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported he is sending in the final reimbursement paperwork for the Fields and Meadows Grant.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported he will be submitting paperwork for POS grant funds for three projects and that the funding is now a 90/10 split. The three projects reported was, an aeration system in the pond, new electric timers for the tennis courts and a makeover on the volleyball courts. A meeting for POS will be held on May 29th in Walkersville.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on attending the recent MML meeting and shared a handout showing additional Highway Users Revenue to the town. He also reported on speaking to Mr. David Dunn of Frederick County in reference to using their contractors for crack sealing and slurry sealing. Mr. Dunn will forward information to Commissioners Rittelmeyer and Spruill.

Commissioner Spruill had nothing to report.

Commissioner Kellar inquired on the Memorial Day Parade held by the Woodsboro American Legion and asked what the town’s role would be. Burgess Smith explained. He then asked what the procedure of a Public Hearing would be and Burgess Smith explained.

Commissioner Kellar opened discussion on the spray painting in the park and indicated he still needed to contact local authorities about it. After a brief discussion it was decided not to contact local authorities.

Commissioner Kellar reported on a damaged guardrail at Rt. 194 and Coppermine Rd. He was informed it was not town property.

Commissioner Trimmer provided a flyer for the Fun Run being held in the park on May 9th by the New Midway/ Woodsboro Elementary Schools.

Commissioner Trimmer reported that at the April Town Meeting he was made responsible to get a few task in town taken care of. He reported the trees are cleaned up in the park, potholes in the streets are repaired, banners on Main Street are down and the maintenance department is currently painting curbs.

Mary opened discussion on street signs at the north end of N. Second St. She reported on a visit from a Deputy indicating our No Parking signs are contradictive and need to be changed. It was decided that Mary order new signs to fix it.

Commissioner Spruill opened discussion on parking during church services at St. John’s UCC church on N. Second St. He reported people are parking in neighbor’s parking lots and along the street instead of using their parking lot behind the church. After a brief discussion it was decided that Commissioner Kellar would contact the church about this.

Commissioner Spruill reported on a truck that parks over the sidewalk at the townhouses that are at the end of N. Second St.

Commissioner Spruill reported on people who are making load noises with lawn equipment during church hours. He would like to see something done. A brief discussion was held.

Burgess Smith reported a business owner on Council Drive inquired on obtaining a driveway through the sewer plant to get to his property. The Council was against this.

Burgess Smith reported the May Workshop meeting is scheduled for Memorial Day. All agreed to cancel the meeting.

Burgess Smith presented the FY15 General Fund and Water and Sewer budget. A discussion was held on both funds with a few minor adjustments being made.

There being no further business, a motion to adjourn and go into closed session passed 4 – 0.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro