May 23, 2016 | Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

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Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
May 23, 2016

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, Kellar, Spruill and Piechowski.

There was no residents or guest in attendance.

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

After review of the March 2016 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented was passed 3 – 0 with Commissioner Piechowski abstaining.

After review of the April 2016 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented was passed 4 – 0.

Burgess Smith opened discussion on the Public Hearing for a text amendment. Susan Hauver, Zoning Administrator, will take care of all paperwork and advertising.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer inquired on the sign posts for Mr. Trout’s project in the park. Mary informed him they are completed. He asked for them to be in the park on May 27th for installation.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer reported on a recent meeting with the Rec Council.

Commissioner Piechowski had nothing to report.

Commissioner Spruill inquired on whether or not the town had ever developed a relationship with another town in another country. Burgess Smith suggested he inquire with Mr. Drenning who knows the history on Woodsboro.

Commissioner Kellar reported that after the Public Hearing on the text amendment the next step would be meeting with the Board of Appeals. All members of the BOA has been contacted.

Commissioner Kellar provided a letter from SHA in reference to an Environmental Wetland Study.

Commissioner Kellar opened discussion on Liens against homes. His goal is to see all five Council members agree on a procedure. He would like to see our Attorney create a kit for town use. Burgess Smith suggested he pursue it.



Burgess Smith reported on speaking with Mr. Roger Wilson with the Frederick County Government in reference to helping the town with a plan to upgrade our streets. Mr. Wilson provided him with some contact information. Commissioner Kellar feels the water lines should be replaced when upgrading the roads.

Commissioner Rittelmeyer inquired on the storm drain that needs replaced from South Main Street down along Liberty Road. Burgess Smith will get with Mr. Shoemaker again.

Burgess Smith provided a quote from Keyser/Garver well drillers for drilling a new well. The quote was for $13,000. He reminded the Council that the wall of the well house would still need to be moved back along with all plumbing and electrical components and that quote was close to $90,000. Burgess Smith will contact other contractors.

Commissioner Piechowski inquired on the Trout property at the south end of town. Burgess Smith informed he spoke with Mr. Trout and the builder has decided not to build. Commissioner Kellar suggested rezoning the property and Burgess Smith thought we should wait a few months.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Rice
Corporation of Woodsboro