November 24, 2014 | Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
November 24, 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 Trimmer, Rittelmeyer, Kellar and Spruill.

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

There were no residents or guest in attendance.

The first line of business was hiring a Code Enforcement Officer. After a brief discussion it was decided to hire Mr. John Keyser as a contractor for the part time position at $35 an hour. It was decided to have him begin in December 2014 to review the code book and begin enforcing the codes in January 2015. A motion to join the CEZOA Association for $25 was passed 4 – 0.

After review of the October 2014 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.

Mary asked those interested in attending the MML Legislative Dinner on December 5th to let her know by Wednesday morning.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported the new playground is complete and the new volleyball net installed. The reimbursement forms have been mailed.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on the skating pond. Because the grass and weeds is so high and it is too wet to mow we may not be able to have it open this year. Burgess Smith suggested waiting until it freezes and then trying to get the grass and weeds under control.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer inquired on when the ditch would be opened up. Burgess Smith informed him as soon as it dries enough to get the equipment on it.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer asked that the maintenance men remove the plastic sleeves off the trees by route 550 and the skating pond on both sides of the creek. They can then take them to the recycle center.

Commissioner Kellar opened discussion the Creagerstown Rd. sign on Main St. He feels this sign needs to be relocated. A discussion was held.

Commissioner Kellar inquired on the status of the drain pipe and sidewalk that needs attention at 200 South Main St. Burgess Smith will meet with Mr. Shoemaker to get a price and report back to the Council.

Commissioner Spruill suggested the speed bump on North Second St. be taken up with the upcoming snow in the forecast. Burgess Smith will have the maintenance crew take care of it.

Commissioner Spruill reported on a company going door to door in town soliciting for power through their company and wondered if there was an ordinance against solicitors.

Commissioner Trimmer opened discussion on the purchase of a Line Driver for the paint sprayer. The cost would be approximately $6000. Burgess Smith suggested waiting until closer to Spring to purchase one. All agreed.

Burgess Smith reported on the two buildings at the WWTP that the Council would like to see torn down. He informed them that there is a lot of plumbing and electric in the buildings and he would prefer to have plumbers and electricians look at them first.

Burgess Smith reported the salt building is complete and has salt in it. He informed the Council that the lumber from the old dock could not be used and therefore it could be hauled away. With that said, Mary asked if she could have it if she hauled it away. All agreed she could.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported there are two porta pots on the soccer field parking lot. Mary informed the Council the town has began using a new porta pot vendor and the old vendor still has to pick their porta pot up.

Burgess Smith and Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported they would not be available for the December 9th meeting. It was decided to cancel that meeting and resume with the Workshop meeting on December 22nd.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on Christmas bonuses for the town employees. A motion to give each employee $100 passed 4 – 0.

Burgess Smith inquired on an employee’s health insurance. Mary informed him the town was no longer paying the premium.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro