September 28, 2015 | Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

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Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
September 28, 2015

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 Rittelmeyer, Spruill, Kellar and Piechowski.

There were no 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 August 2015 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented was passed 4 – 0.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported that he has not heard anything on POS funds yet.

Commissioner Piechowski inquired on a quote for removing the rock from the well.  Burgess Smith informed him he is in communication with Plant Operator, Marc Angleberger.

Commissioner Kellar informed Commissioner Rittelmeyer that he knew of a gentleman that had creek bed restoration done and can share his information if so needed.

Commissioner Kellar opened discussion on 407 Copper Oaks Place.  The brick mailbox has been knocked over and is in need of clean up.  Burgess Smith informed Commissioner Kellar that the town cannot go on or touch private property.  It was decided that the town push the bricks back into the driveway to get them off the town’s street.  Commissioner Spruill provided Mary with some information on the properties mortgage company and she will contact them.

Commissioner Kellar reported that Zoning Administrator, Susan Hauver suggested holding a Public Hearing on the text amendment for the Trout property in October.  The text amendment was presented by Commissioner Kellar and after discussion it was decided to hold the Public Hearing on October 26, 2015.  An ad will run in the paper on October 9th and 16th.

Commissioner Spruill opened discussion on housing chickens in town.  He was informed by Burgess Smith that it is against town code and they are not permitted.  He asked if enough people in town attended a meeting in support of having them would it be considered.  Commissioner Rittelmeyer replied that anything would be considered.

Burgess Smith reported the John Deere tractor is in need of replacement.  He presented prices on a new Kubota tractor, a used tractor and a skid loader.  It was decided to get a used tractor with a 3 point hitch and PTO.  Burgess Smith will look for something used and also have the maintenance men look.

Burgess Smith reported on the well in the park that has a rock lodged in it.  Marc would like to have Keyser/Garver well drillers drill the rock out.  The building will have to be modified in construction to be able to get the drill to it.  He does not have any pricing and Commissioner Rittelmeyer would like to see pricing before performing the work.

Burgess Smith opened discussion on curb stops at the Rosewood Condos.  He reported speaking to the contractor who suggested turning the water off in the streets only and not installing them.   Resident Ron Hart was in attendance representing the Condos and reported that every building with a water hook up should have a curb stop to turn water off instead of using the shut offs on the main water line in the streets.  After a brief discussion on the matter it was decided to turn the water off in the street to install the curb stops and fix the leak inside the condo building at the same time.  Burgess Smith will coordinate with Marc Angleberger to get the job done.

Commissioner Piechowski inquired on what the outcome was with the resident asking for a waiver on the administrative fee that was applied to his bill after receiving a certified letter for not paying on his water and sewer bill.  Burgess Smith replied that he needs to come to a town meeting to speak with the Council and that he has been told that is the procedure.

Commissioner Kellar inquired on the status of the drain pipe that needs replaced along Liberty Rd at 200 S. Main Street.  Burgess Smith said he is waiting on a price from Mr. Shoemaker.

Resident Donald Trimmer asked if the maintenance men could clean the stones up in front of 203 S. Main Street.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro