September 8, 2015 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
September 8, 2015

The Woodsboro Town Council met today at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall with the following members present:

Burgess Smith and Commissioners Rittelmeyer, Kellar and Piechowski. Absent from the meeting was Commissioner Spruill.

There was two guests and ten residents in attendance.

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

Sheriff Jenkins was in attendance to discuss crime in town. He provided a handout of Incident Reports and explained how there has been a 24% reduction in Part One Offenses and a 29% reduction in Part Two Offenses. He asked that if anyone sees a traffic violation to please call the Sheriff’s office with a vehicle description and tag number. When asked about suspected drug activity he indicated to call him directly and he would anonymously inform the drug enforcement unit. Sheriff Jenkins then gave a report on heroin use in Frederick County and said that 80% of crime is related to a drug problem. He then reminded the Town Council that the Extra Duty Program with the Sheriff’s Department is still available.

After review of the August 2015 minutes a motion to accept them as presented was passed 3 – 0.

After review of the August 2015 financials a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported he is awaiting confirmation on POS funds. The Department of Public Works has not met yet.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported the park is looking much better but the restrooms still are not completed.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported that at a previous MML meeting there was a discussion on Tax Equity. Burgess Smith informed him that he is attending a meeting in reference to this on September 10th.

Commissioner Kellar had nothing to report.

Commissioner Piechowski inquired on what he should do if he gets a call from a resident that does not have water. Burgess Smith asked that he call him.

Commissioner Piechowski opened discussion on the well at the park. Burgess Smith reported he spoke to Mr. Roger Wilson with Frederick County. Burgess Smith would like to see Marc reach out to them. Burgess Smith will talk with Marc Angleberger, Plant Operator.

Resident Lori Norris was in attendance to discuss the handicap parking space and red curb in front of 208 N. Main Street. Burgess Smith explained to her that the County required the business to put a handicap space in and that was the widest part of the shoulder for it. The rest of the curb was painted red because there isn’t enough space for a vehicle to park there and it is a safety issue with vehicles coming out of Coppermine Rd. Mrs. Norris suggested shifting the white lines east on Main Street to give a wider shoulder on the west side of Main Street. This would give a few more parking spaces on the street. Burgess Smith will look into it.

There being no further business, a motion to adjourn was passed 3 – 0.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro