June 10, 2014 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
June 10, 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, Spruill and Kellar. 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 guest and one resident in attendance.

After review of the May 2014 minutes a motion to accept them as approved passed 3 – 0.

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

The first line of business was the adoption of the FY15 Budget. After review of the budget by Burgess Smith, Commissioner Trimmer made a motion to adopt the budget as presented. Prior to voting Commissioner Trimmer questioned the submittal of a CIP Budget. Discussion was held and Commissioner Trimmer withdrew his motion until a CIP budget is produced. Another discussion was held and it was decided to table discussion on a CIP budget until the Workshop meeting. Commissioner Trimmer then made a motion to accept the FY15 Budget as presented. Motion passed 3 – 0.

Commissioner Spruill opened discussion on speeding vehicles on Second Street early Saturday morning. He feels the speed bumps need to be installed again. Commissioner Trimmer was opposed to one being installed at the north end of North Second Street and Commissioner Spruill agreed and indicated one needs to be at another location in town. Burgess Smith will have the maintenance department put the one back on North Second Street closest to Elizabeth Street.

Commissioner Spruill opened discussion on parking on North Second Street. Resident Ashley Jordre inquired on replacing the existing parking sign stating “no parking in this area”. It was agreed to replace that sign with one that states “no parking from here to corner” and paint the curb at the North Second Street entrance into Trout’s Restaurant.

Commissioner Trimmer reported the new employee in town is an asset to the town and needs to be commended. All agreed.

Commissioner Trimmer reported the water leak at Forest Heart would be repaired on Wednesday. A discussion on who was responsible for expenses was held. Burgess Smith indicated the town would be responsible for installing the new cut off valve and the property owner would be responsible for work performed from the curb in.

Commissioner Kellar reported on a recent meeting with the resident of 1 South Main Street who is remodeling a building for a home based business. Burgess Smith announced that we need to have a Zoning Administrator. A brief discussion was held.

Commissioner Kellar posed a question on Commissioner Rittelmeyer’s email asking if the grant money was being used for the installation of more trees in the park. Burgess Smith informed him it is not and explained what it would be used for.

Burgess Smith opened discussion on the renewal of the Comcast Franchise contract. All agreed not to raise the fee.

Commissioner Spruill reported that 2 North Main Street has cut the trees and bush back a little but still needs to do more. Burgess Smith informed that the letter was just recently mailed and to give them time.

Resident Scott Brakebill was in attendance to discuss his lot line. He is working with a neighbor to acquire a section of land and move his lot line. This would allow him the space required to construct a garage. Mr. Brakebill provided drawings and informed the Council of a conversation he had with a Planner in Frederick County. In doing this it would be considered an Addition Plat and not a sub-division. All agreed there should not be a problem in doing so. Commissioner Kellar will get with Dan Caywood, Chairman of Planning and Zoning to get his thoughts.

Resident Brakebill also informed the Council of an incident at the school one evening that involved a group of teens. He was not happy with how the Deputies handled the situation and suggested the town have a Deputy attend meetings again or send monthly reports.

The guest in attendance inquired on parking at UCC church on North Second St. He asked where people could park if the parking lot was to fill up. Commissioner Spruill suggested they park on North Second Street but asked that they don’t block steps that lead up to homes.

Burgess Smith informed the Council of the neighbor to UCC who has concerns with the churches parking lot. The neighbor believes the water run-off is damaging the foundation of her building. A discussion was held on the process for the church went through for the parking lot.

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