May 13, 2014 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
May 13, 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 was three guests and eight residents in attendance.

After review of the April 2014 minutes a motion to accept them as approved passed 4 – 0.

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

Under unfinished business Burgess Smith presented a draft of the FY15 Budget and reviewed it. He indicated it will sit for 30 days before being adopted in. There is no increase in town taxes or water and sewer fees.

Burgess Smith reported Mr. Shoemaker has cleaned up the park and the small pavilion has been repaired.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on POS funds. They will meet in the near future to divide funds up. He has submitted three projects for a total of $50,000. He also reported on a preliminary approval on a playground by the soccer field. If approved it will be a 100% reimbursable project totaling $129,000.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported the grass in the park is getting high. He also reported there is a good bit of wood hidden in the tall grass at Copper Oaks Ct.

Commissioner Spruill reported the town has a chance to piggy back off the county for some road work. However, they are milling and replacing, not repairing.

Commissioner Spruill inquired with Burgess Smith on sending a letter to the resident at 2 N. Main St. Burgess Smith informed him he was waiting on the new code to be adopted in before sending the letter.

Commissioner Spruill inquired on the decision for a new town employee. Burgess Smith informed him a new person has started with the town.

Commissioner Trimmer informed Burgess Smith that S. Main St, where the water line was repaired needs to have the stones swept up. Gary will let the maintenance men know.

Commissioner Trimmer opened discussion on whether two men can keep up with everything in the town. Burgess Smith would like to give the new person a while to prove himself before looking for another employee.

Resident Ken Morgan questioned why the employees could not use a broom and shovel to clean the stones up and Burgess Smith informed him there are other things have priority first. Commissioner Rittelmeyer asked that all residents be patient.

Commissioner Kellar reported Planning and Zoning will meet on May 21st to address the property on S. Main St. Commissioner Rittelmeyer asked if the fee had been paid yet and if not feels Planning and Zoning should not meet with this resident.

Commissioner Kellar reported someone dumping construction material on the parking lot in the park. Commissioner Trimmer explained it was from the water line break and fix on S. Main St. He had the maintenance men dump it there because the park was too wet to drive across.

Burgess Smith read aloud Ordinance number 2014-1. This ordinance is to adopt in the revised codes. The Council then explained the process of revising the codes. All questions were answered. A motion to adopt Ordinance number 2014-1 was passed 4 – 0.

Resident Linda Kessell inquired on whose responsibility it was to clean the bathrooms in the park. She explained how she had to clean them for a function the school was holding recently. Gary reported it is the maintenance men’s responsibility and he will talk with them. A discussion on anchoring the porta pot down was then held.

Resident David Lee reported on water that runs off Southern States hill and into his yard. He explained there used to be a curb along the rear of his property and it was broken up during snow storms. Burgess Smith indicated he would have that curb replaced. Mr. Lee then explained how his vehicles drag coming in and out of his driveway. He would like to see something done. After a brief discussion, Burgess Smith told him the Council will discuss it.

Resident Shirley Morgan inquired on whether the curb painting had begun yet and what length they should be. She was informed painting has begun and the length by code is ten feet.

Burgess Smith then reported on a letter received from Joe Shelton, chairperson for the Civil War Re-enactment. The letter indicated they would not be using the large area of the park now. A discussion was held on the content of the letter and it was decided they could use Copper Oaks Ct. area and gather wood from fallen trees at no cost. Burgess Smith will send a letter to Mr. Shelton stating this.

Residents Tyler and Ashley Jordre was in attendance to discuss the parking problems at the north end of N. Second St. A discussion was held on parking signs and parking on both sides of the street vs. one side. Burgess Smith will get with the Fire Department to discuss how much room they will need to make their turns onto and off of Coppermine Rd.

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