January 27, 2014 | Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
January 27, 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 Kellar, Spruill and Trimmer. Absent from the meeting was Commissioner Rittelmeyer.

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

There was one resident and no guest in attendance.

After review of the November 2013 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

Burgess Smith opened discussion on the code update proofs. It was decided to contact Municode and have them precede forward the finalization of the codes as written in the proofs.

Burgess Smith presented a quote for a new handheld device to read water meters. The old one is no longer supported by Badger and a new one is needed. A motion to purchase a new one at $8,150 was passed 3 – 0.

Commissioner Spruill inquired on when the sidewalk would be laid at the recently sold lot adjoining his property. Burgess Smith informed him it would not be done until after construction was completed.

Commissioner Spruill opened discussion on his neighbors barking dogs in the middle of the night. It was suggested that he and another neighbor phone complaints into Animal Control and that they would impose a fine.

Commissioner Kellar reported on visiting Computer Enhancements to inquire on Wi-Fi in the park. He was informed that it can be done.

Commissioner Kellar reported he would like to have a Planning and Zoning meeting soon to have the Committee meet the newly appointed Zoning Administrator. All agreed this should be done.

Commissioner Trimmer asked if the maintenance men could spread some salt on the Fire Department’s Complex parking lot. Burgess Smith agreed to have them do it and will get with them.

Commissioner Spruill inquired on the status of the property owner on Main Street who wants to have a business office on his property. Commissioner Kellar reported the property owners intentions are not in compliance with the code. Commissioner Spruill then inquired on the dumpster and was informed the owner filed and paid for a zoning certificate to have it there through January.

Commissioner Spruill then asked for an update on the property at 403 S. Main Street that was being looked at for a town hall. He was informed of a recent pipe breaking and flooding the house.

Burgess Smith opened discussion on the accusation of one of the town’s snow plows hitting a parked car on S. Second St. He had John, maintenance employee for the town; bring the company truck with the snow plow to S. Second Street to compare the height of the plow in its stationary and plowing position. After numerous photos and time spent investigating, Burgess Smith feels the towns plow could not have hit this car. He mailed a letter to the resident reporting his findings.

Resident Sheridan Smith was in attendance to discuss a problem with the snow being thrown back onto sidewalks already shoveled. Burgess Smith informed him that we need to put the snow somewhere. Commissioner Trimmer indicated the men drive too fast and that causes the snow to be thrown back further from the blade. He also reported on times when snow is thrown back into resident’s yards. He feels the men need to slow down. Mr. S. Smith also had concerns with the white truck being on Adams Street and doing damage because it is too large a truck for the size of roadway. Burgess Smith will meet with the maintenance men and ask them to slow down and keep the white truck off Adams Street.

Commissioner Trimmer reported the MD Rural Water Convention is coming up in Ocean City and he would like to attend. All agreed he should.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro