October 26, 2015 | Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

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Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
October 26, 2015

The regular scheduled Workshop Meeting of the Woodsboro Town Council was held today at the Fire Hall with the following members present:

Burgess Smith, Commissioners Rittelmeyer, Spruill, Kellar and Piechowski.

There were 6 guest and two residents in attendance.

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

After review of the September 2015 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented was passed 4 – 0.

The first line of business was the presentation of the FY15 Financials. Representatives of Linton Shafer Warfield & Garrett, P.A. gave the presentation. A motion to accept the FY15 Financials as presented passed 3 -0 with Commissioner Piechowski abstaining.

A Public Hearing on a text amendment to the NMX zoning was held. Ms. Susan Hauver, Town Zoning Administrator provided a review of the text amendment. Necessary changes, additions and deletions were made. A motion to change the minimum lot area from 6,000 to 8,000 square feet, the minimum lot width from 60 feet to 65 feet, front depth from 20 to 25 feet, and rear depth from 25 to 30 feet passed 4 – 0. A motion to change the width of streets from 22 to 24 feet passed 4 – 0. At this time Commissioner Spruill wanted it noted that, this development is not about keeping a small town atmosphere, it’s about someone coming into town to make money and it upsets me greatly. A motion to accept the ordinance as amended passed 3 – 1. Commissioner Spruill voted against it.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer gave a report on the POS grants.

Commissioner Kellar reported he informed the property owner at 200 S. Main Street that the town was in the process of obtaining bids to repair the storm drain that runs along her building. The property owner would like to see a sidewalk on the other side of the street and wondered if this could get done during the construction.





Commissioner Spruill had nothing to report.

Commissioner Piechowski asked for an update on getting the rock out of Well 3. Burgess Smith informed him that he asked the plant operator to obtain bids.

Burgess Smith updated the Council on the email received from a contractor with AT&T asking for a reduction in their antenna rental. He reported speaking with Walkersville and Middletown and they informed him they do not respond to those types of request. After a brief discussion it was decided to hire a consultant to evaluate our contract and rental fee to see if we are on the high or low side for a rent base.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer inquired on where things stand with the purchase of a new tractor. Resident Donald Trimmer suggested the town look at purchasing a skid loader instead of a tractor. Burgess Smith will meet with the maintenance men to discuss this.

Commissioner Piechowski inquired on the outcome of the brick mailbox that was knocked over in Copper Oaks Place. Mary will check with the maintenance men to see if it has been moved off the street yet. Mary then informed the Council that she is in the process of getting registered for the foreclosure listing.

There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the meeting passed 4 – 0.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro