October 9, 2018 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
October 9, 2018

The Woodsboro Town Council met today at 7:00 PM in the fellowship room of St. John’s UCC with the following members present:

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

There was one guest and two residents in attendance.

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

Ms. Eva Webb, Audit Principle with Linton Shafer Warfield & Garrett, was in attendance to present the FY18 financial statements.  A review of the statements was held.

After review of the September 2018 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.

A review of the September financial report was done. Commissioner Smith questioned the landfill, trash hauling and real estate tax figures. Mary will review them and report back. Commissioner Spruill suggested numbers be reviewed before approving.  Approval was deferred until the September workshop meeting. Mary will investigate figures and present the financial statement at the September workshop meeting for approval.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported the office was relocated and operational by noon on Friday, September 28th.  He ordered a drop box that will be delivered in the next 4 – 6 weeks.  Burgess Rittelmeyer reported there are still a few signs that need be ordered to guide people to the new location. Commissioner Boyer suggested ordering restricted area signs for the main building and filter pit.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported Eric Sparkman was hired as the town’s new maintenance employee.

Commissioner Smith reported asking the maintenance department to clean up at the entrance of the driveway to the Adams Street tower.  Mary informed him they have already cleaned up.  He

also inquired on the pink marks on the roads.  Burgess Rittelmeyer informed him he sprayed the marks on the road.

Commissioner Piechowski reported compiling the radar sign data on a spreadsheet that he shared with the Council.  He will meet with Mary to show her how to insert the data.

Commissioner Boyer reported on receiving a complaint about the banana plant in front of 1 S. Main Street.  The complainant was concerned about sight distance as you enter Main St off of W. Elizabeth St.

Commissioner Spruill reported the walkways in the park are covered with mud and needs to be cleaned up.

Commissioner Smith inquired on the project at Platinum Automotive.  Commissioner Boyer informed him nothing has been started yet.

Commissioner Spruill inquired on the cars parked on a lot off Dorcus Alley.

Commissioner Piechowski asked if we could get help with the organizing and scheduling of the storm drain and road projects instead of one person trying to do it all.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported starting the roads project approximately two years ago and spending over thirty five thousand with them. Kercher is behind with work and cannot get to the town before Spring of 2019.  There are also streets that Kercher will not touch.  Burgess Rittelmeyer has been in contact with Thurmont Paving to obtain a bid. He hopes to have this bid by the October 2018 workshop meeting. He will meet with them in the near future.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported on a company he hired to run a camera through the towns storm drains. They found the drains are full of bricks and dirt. The bricks are from the walls of the storm inlets. The company suggested cleaning a few a year due to the cost.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported the roof at the treatment plant building is leaking badly. A contractor looked at it and informed him that it should have been replaced fifteen years ago.

Burgess Rittelmeyer opened discussion on the purchase of a new truck and piggy backing on the Counties fleet contract.  Delivery of the truck would be five to six months. A discussion was held on looking at other dealerships.

A resident in attendance suggested the Council raise property taxes to help with the cost of all the projects the town is facing.  He also reported on the mud on the paths.

A resident from Scarlet Oak Ct was in attendance and reported on the road sinking in front of 612 Scarlet Oak Ct.  Also reported was a drain that needs attention in front of 609 Scarlet Oak Ct.  Burgess Rittelmeyer will look at the areas.

There being no further business, a motion to adjourn the town meeting and go into closed session passed 4 – 0.