June 23, 2014 | Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
June 23, 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 Spruill, Kellar and Rittelmeyer. Absent from the meeting was Commissioner Trimmer.

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

There were four guests in attendance.

After review of the April 2014 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

The first line of business was with Mr. Tom Poss of the Verdant Development Group, Mr. Andrew Brown of JF Brown and Associates and Mr. John Trout, owner of the property at the south end of town. The gentlemen were in attendance to discuss a preliminary plan for development on Mr. Trout’s property. After discussion it was decided they would come back before the town with an official concept plan.

Mr. Jim Gugel and Mr. Denis Superczynski of Frederick County Planning was in attendance to discuss the Counties past role in supporting the town with Planning and Zoning, mainly the Zoning Administrators position. It was decided that Ms. Susan Hauver would fill the role for the town of Woodsboro as well as the Town Planner. Mr. Gugel indicated the County would be on hand for a second opinion if needed.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on restrooms in the park. Commissioner Rittelmeyer asked if the restrooms were sanitized on a routine basis. Burgess Smith informed him he would speak with the maintenance men to get this done. Commissioner Rittelmeyer then inquired on some fallen walls in the restroom and Burgess Smith explained to him what happened. Commissioner Rittelmeyer stressed that he would like to see timed locks on the restrooms.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported that Ms. Sandy Saylor would no longer be able to update the website and explained why. He reported that he can manage it for now but the town needs to revise things.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer then opened discussion on the parking issue on N. Second St. near Coppermine Rd. Burgess Smith informed him the problem has been resolved.

Commissioner Kellar inquired on what involvement the Planning and Zoning Committee would have with the plan for development on the south end of town. Burgess Smith informed him that there would be a lot of discussion and decisions made through the Town Council before it went to the Planning and Zoning Committee.

Burgess Smith opened discussion on the upcoming Civil War Re-enactment taking place on the weekend. He felt it would be a good idea to lock the park gates and restrooms. After a brief discussion it was decided not to close the park or the restrooms. Commissioner Rittelmeyer suggested hanging signs up at the park entrance indicating there was no Civil War Re-enactment parking allowed.

Burgess Smith opened discussion on the Town renting the downstairs portion of the Medical Center for a Town Hall and asked the Council to think on it.

Burgess Smith reported he is currently reviewing the Comcast contract and noted a couple of conflicts. He will finish reviewing it and meet with a Comcast representative.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro