April 21, 2015 | Town Council Meeting Minutes
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Corporation of Woodsboro
P.O. Box 88
Woodsboro MD, 21798
Phone: (301) 898-3800
Town Council Meeting Minutes
April 21, 2015
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, Kellar and Spruill.
There was one guest and six residents in attendance.
Burgess Smith called the meeting to order and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
After review of the March 2015 minutes a motion to accept them as presented was passed 4 – 0.
After review of the March 2015 financials a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.
Under old business Commissioners Rittelmeyer and Spruill had nothing to report.
Commissioner Kellar updated the Council on his Code Enforcement research and informed them of Walkersville’s anonymous driven operation. Many Council members seemed favorable of this way.
Commissioner Trimmer inquired on the replacement of a water cap on South Second Street and the storm drain on North Second Street. Mary informed him both things have been taken care of.
Also under new business, Nominations were taken for two Commissioners seats. Nominated was Mr. Carl Piechowski and Mr. Chris Spruill. With no other nominations, Burgess Smith closed them.
Under new business, Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported receiving a call in reference to the bathrooms being closed and a handle broke on a door in the park. He thought it would be a good idea to hang signs on the bathrooms indicating they were closed for remodeling. He also reported on projects that he will submit for POS grant funds totaling $100,000.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on the flag in the park. There was not a flag flying on opening day. It was decided to get a new one and see if the maintenance men can put a light shining on it.
Commissioner Rittelmeyer opened discussion on the Rec Council using the permanent porta pot building for a storage building since the town is not using it for its purpose. After a brief discussion, a motion to have them take the old building in pavilion 4 down in return for using the other building was passed 4 – 0.
Commissioner Spruill asked that the speed bump be reinstalled on North Second Street near Elizabeth Street. Burgess Smith reported on a complaint for speeders on North Adams Street and would like to see a speed bump be installed there. It was decided to put speed bumps at these two locations. The signs that are at the north end of North Second Street can be moved to North Adams Street.
Commissioner Spruill opened discussion on a call he received from a resident on South Main Street in reference to replacing their sidewalk and curb. The resident was inquiring on who is responsible for the curb. Burgess Smith informed him it is the resident’s responsibility. Commissioner Spruill inquired on damage to the street while replacing it and Burgess Smith informed him if the homeowner messes the street up then they have to repair it.
Commissioner Spruill reported the only missed areas of crack sealing that he saw was on Elizabeth Street. He will get pictures.
Commissioner Kellar had no new business to report.
Commissioner Trimmer reported there is a need for more trash cans in the park. It was decided to purchase more.
Commissioner Trimmer reported on the small generator from the WWTP being missing.
Commissioner Trimmer asked that two items be in the FY 16 budget. A line driver for the line striper and a new computer for the town office. Mary informed the Council that if a written agreement is sent to the line driver company by mid May that they would honor the sale price. A motion to send a letter for the line driver was passed 4 – 0. Mary will get pricing for a new computer.
Burgess Smith opened discussion on repairs needed for the street sweeper. The cost is approximately $2,700. He also reported on the oldest mower needing replaced now. The cost of a new mower is $10,114. A motion to order parts for the sweeper and a new mower totaling $13,000 was passed 4 – 0.
Discussion was held on constructing a building to store the street sweeper in. Commissioner Rittelmeyer would like to submit the project through POS funding. He asked that the maintenance men get a ballpark price to him by April 29th.
Burgess Smith opened discussion on the Marketside project at the south end of town. He does not agree with giving them a discount on water and sewer tap fees. Commissioner Kellar thought we should have something in writing indicating the minimum square footage for a townhouse be 1600 square foot or better and he would also like to see some warranty criteria.
Burgess Smith informed the Council that he received a letter from the County about problems with the Lancaster properties entrance.
Comments from the public was taken in reference to the new Marketside project at the south end of town. Many residents was in attendance to express their concerns and dislikes of the development. Mrs. Shirley Morgan inquired on the capacity at the WWTP and was informed we currently average 108,000 gallons a day and the plant was built to handle 250,000 per day. After a lengthy discussion it was decided to hold the May town meeting in the fire hall, if available, for more residents to attend and voice their concerns.
There being no further business, a motion to adjourn was passed 4 – 0.
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro