July 8, 2014 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
July 8, 2014

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

Burgess Smith and Commissioners Trimmer, Rittelmeyer and Kellar. Arriving late was Commissioner Spruill.

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

There was one guest and two residents in attendance. After review of the June 2014 minutes a motion to accept them as approved passed 2 – 0. Commissioner Rittelmeyer abstained.

After review of the June 2014 financials a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

Burgess Smith suggested moving $30,000 from the Water and Sewer checking account to the General Fund checking account to pay debt services down. All agreed and a motion to do so passed 3 – 0.

After a brief discussion on the streets Burgess Smith indicated he would call David Dunn of Frederick County for help and suggestions on how to begin repairs.

Weinberg residents were in attendance to ask the Council to take over the maintenance of the storm water management pond in their court. Burgess Smith explained that it is in the Public Works Agreement stating the HOA will be responsible. The Council agreed not to take it over.

One resident of Weinberg Court inquired on who is responsible for the sidewalks in the common area and was informed it is the HOA’s responsibility. She then informed the Council of Weinberg Court streets not being plowed this winter and Burgess Smith informed her it will not happen again and to let the town know if it does.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported he missed attending the last MML meeting and therefore the town will not be eligible for grant money this year.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on a recent RFP that he sent out for the construction of a new playground on the south side of the park. A brief discussion on a design was then held.

Commissioner Spruill would like to address some of the streets now that we are in a new fiscal year. Burgess Smith informed of an earlier discussion in the meeting before he arrived.

Commissioner Kellar reported on speaking with residents of Copper Oaks who would like to see upper Copper Oaks connect to lower Copper Oaks. It was explained to him why this cannot be done.

Commissioner Spruill reported he would like to address sidewalks in the near future and a discussion on areas of interest was held.

Commissioner Kellar had nothing to report with Planning and Zoning. He was approached by a resident with concerns on what would happen in town if the Fire Department closed. A brief discussion was held.

Commissioner Trimmer asked where the CIP Budget was and Burgess Smith informed him the first item of attention would be the streets. Commissioner Trimmer asked about the Town renting the bottom level of the Medical Center for a Town Hall. Discussion was held and it was decided for the Council to meet at 10:00 AM on Saturday to look at this location and one other perspective location. Commissioner Trimmer then asked if we were getting a Code Enforcement Officer. Burgess Smith indicated we will and that he will contact the CEZOA Association to inquire on obtaining one. Commissioner Rittelmeyer suggested contacting the Town of Walkersville for possibly splitting time with theirs.

Commissioner Trimmer reported on attending the MD Rural Water Convention and provided handouts from numerous meetings he attended.

Burgess Smith reported that MD Rural Water was in town to check for a leak at the corner of Liberty Road and S. Main Street. No leaks were found.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported the toilets in the park restrooms do not flush too well and thought it would be beneficial to have the lines cleaned from the restroom to the pump station.

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