October 14, 2014 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
October 14, 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. Absent from the meeting 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 September 2014 minutes a motion to accept them as presented was passed 3 – 0.

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

Burgess Smith reported he mailed a letter to Peter Franchot, Comptroller for the State of Maryland, thanking him for his support on obtaining grant funds for the park.

Burgess Smith asked that the bond being held for Mr. Eaves to put a sidewalk in be released. The sidewalk has been completed. A motion to do so was passed 3 – 0.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reminded the Council that he will mark the dead ash trees with orange paint so the maintenance men can remove them.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on an upcoming meeting with Playground Specialist to discuss the construction of the new playground.

Commissioner Trimmer opened discussion on fixing the drain pipe along Rt. 550 at Forest Heart. It was decided that Burgess Smith run an ad in the paper.

Commissioner Trimmer reported on the roadway sinking on Church Alley. Burgess Smith will have the maintenance men repair it. Commissioner Rittelmeyer suggested also repairing the area on S. Main Street where we previously had a leak.

Commissioner Kellar reported the speed limit sign on Copper Oaks Drive has been fixed.

Burgess Smith opened discussion about a tractor trailer parking on S. Main Street. He approached the driver and asked him not to park there.

Burgess Smith opened discussion on cleaning out a few drainage ditches. The maintenance crew has obtained pricing on renting a track skid loader. It was suggested to rent one for two days. A motion to rent a track skid loader for two days passed 3 – 0.

Resident Jason Boyer was in attendance to ask for a speed limit sign to be installed on Creagerstown Road on the N. Main Street side. He also asked if the road sign could be moved to the other side of N. Main Street. Burgess Smith will look at it. Mr. Boyer then suggested placing a speed bump on Creagerstown Rd. The Council was hesitant on this due to the trucks that are in and out of NZ Cramers. Burgess Smith suggested contacting the Sheriff’s office about speeding vehicles.

Mr. Boyer also opened discussion on Woodsboro Days 5K run that is mapped out to go behind the old mill. He indicated it is very muddy in that area and thought maybe the town could lay some millings in the area. Burgess Smith reported that area is not in town limits. Discussion was held on whether it was or not. Commissioner Kellar suggested it be researched.

Mr. Boyer then inquired on what would need done if he ever decided to sell the house that is on the old mill’s deed. The Council informed him he would have to come before the Town of Woodsboro’s Planning and Zoning Commission for approval and then go to the County.

Mr. Boyer also had concerns with the crack sealing on Creagerstown Rd. He informed the Council that they used a rubberized substance that oozes out and goes back in after trucks go over it.

Resident Joel Rensberger was in attendance to inquire on running a business out of his home. He assured the Council the business/office will be in his home and not in the newly renovated barn on his property. The Council agreed to release a Zoning Certificate to Mr. Rensberger.

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