February 11, 2014 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
February 11, 2014

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

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

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

There were no guests or residents in attendance.

After review of the January 2014 minutes a motion to accept them as approved passed 3 – 0. Commissioner Spruill abstained.

After review of the January 2014 financials a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.

Under Old Business, Burgess Smith reported talking to Mr. Shoemaker in reference to repairing the small pavilion in the park, he has handled the situation with the plowing incident and spoke to the maintenance men about keeping the wastewater treatment plant gate locked.

Commissioner Trimmer reported he has not had time to inquire on a new gate for the plant yet.

Mary reported that a disc golf team member visited the office to inform her that the disc golf team will be taking care of the expenses to fix the disc golf baskets in the park. Burgess Smith will send him a thank you letter.

Commissioner Spruill feels the streets will need some attention after this winter. After a brief discussion it was decided that Commissioner Spruill contact Mr. David Dunn of Frederick County to inquire on who paved Coppermine Road and the possibility of the Town going through the County for the work.

Commissioner Trimmer reported on a pot hole at the south corner of Gravel Hill Road and Main Street. Mary will ask the maintenance men to take care of it.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on damage to trees in the park from the recent ice storm. A brief discussion was held on hiring a contractor for clean up. Commissioner Rittelmeyer asked that the maintenance men at least clear the paths from debris once the snow melts.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported 1200 trees will be planted in the park on April 12th and that he received the FY15 POS paperwork. He asked the Council member to begin thinking of things for in the park.

Under New Business, Commissioner Spruill reported the house at 102 E. Elizabeth Street will be auctioned on February 21st.

Commissioner Trimmer opened discussion on purchasing property for a new town hall. He asked if the Council wanted to pursue this or should he stop his search. Burgess Smith explained to him that it all depends on the financial obligations. Commissioner Trimmer reported he knows of a few places that could be discussed at a later date.

Burgess Smith reported on a business owner in the Industrial Park constructing a new accessory structure and now he would like to provide water and sewer to it. Burgess Smith spoke with the Town Attorney and reported on his findings. Commissioner Trimmer would like to see this building metered separately. Burgess Smith indicated it would not be metered separately but would have its own cut off valve. Burgess Smith will draft a letter and present it to the Council for input before mailing it. Burgess Smith opened discussion on the construction project being done at 1 S. Main Street. In speaking with the Attorney there was things discovered that are in code violation with this property. Burgess Smith explained his findings and will send the property owner a letter explaining to him what needs done in order to be in compliance. It was then decided to send other residents in town a letter asking for their cooperation in cleaning up their properties.

Commissioner Kellar reported he is trying to have a Planning and Zoning Meeting on February 18th. He then inquired on hiring a Code Enforcement Officer. It was decided to discuss this again in the Spring.

Burgess Smith opened discussion on the Re-enactment. It was reported that registration for re-enactors would be capped at 1500. A discussion on this number was held. Burgess Smith then opened discussion on the trash and the fees that will be charged for this event. Commissioner Trimmer made a motion to ask for $2000. Another discussion was held. Upon the completion of this discussion, Commissioner Trimmer withdrew his motion until Burgess Smith can calculate the cost for trash removal.

There being no further business, a motion to adjourn and go into closed session was passed 3 – 0.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro