April 9, 2019 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
April 9, 2019

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, Commissioners Smith, Boyer, Spruill and Piechowski.

There was two guest and five residents in attendance.

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

After review of the April 2019 minutes, a motion to accept them as presented passed   4 – 0.

After review of the April 2019 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 4 – 0.

Commissioner Smith suggested moving $30,000 from the GF checking account into the GF Money Market, number 24638.  A motion to move the funds was passed 4 – 0.

Under unfinished business, Burgess Rittelmeyer reported speaking with the paving company in reference to work that will be done on Main Street.  He also contacting a slurry paving company and they will get back to him.  Burgess Rittelmeyer stated the patching part of the work will be done before the Memorial Day parade.

Commissioner Smith had nothing to report.

Commissioner Piechowski gave a report on what residents would like to see done using POS grant funds. A handout on cameras was distributed for reference.

Commissioner Piechowski opened discussion on the disc golf group using the park.  He reported how they were clearing paths and leaving the brush pile up; he wondered if this could be a fire hazard.  Commissioner Piechowski reported on the addition of baskets on the course, alcohol use while on the course and surrounding area and the profanity that is used. Burgess Rittelmeyer will contact the disc golf group and ask them to attend a meeting.

Commissioner Boyer had nothing to report.

Commissioner Spruill had nothing to report.

Under New Business Burgess Rittelmeyer opened the floor to take nominations for two Commissioner seats.

Commissioner Boyer nominated John Cutshall, second by Donald Trimmer.

Commissioner Boyer nominated Dana Crum, second by Chris Martin.

Burgess Rittelmeyer nominated Carl Piechowski, second by Commissioner Smith.

Nominations were closed with three candidates, John Cutshall, Dana Crum and Carl Piechowski.  Burgess Rittelmeyer thanked Commission Spruill for his time on the Council.  Commissioner Spruill chose not to run for re-election.

Burgess Rittelmeyer announced there will be no April Workshop. The next meeting will be May 14, 2019.  The FY20 budget will be presented at this meeting.

Discussion was opened on the current trash hauler contracted by the town. After a brief discussion on issues the town is having, it was decided to obtain bids for a new contract.

Burgess Rittelmeyer asked if anyone had anything for the budget.

Commissioner Spruill went on record as a resident to report a dog problem in town. He reported a dog at 2 S. Second St. jumped the yard fence that contained it and attacked his dog.  His wife, who was walking their dog was also injured. The owner was apologetic and offered to pay for vet bills.  He also reported on a dog at 10 N. Second St. biting someone. Mr. Spruill contacted Animal Control to report his wife’s incident. Chris Martin reported on his dog getting attacked by two smaller dogs that were being walked by a young boy. One dog was being led on a leash and the other dog was dragging its leash. Commissioner Smith reported on his wife getting bit by a dog in the Woodbury sub-division. He said the dog ran out of the garage and bit his wife in the leg. She was walking on the sidewalk. Mr. Brad Hill, Comus Quarry, reported on coyotes roaming the woods on his property. He is currently working with DNR to get them under control.

Burgess Rittelmeyer will review the code.

Mr. Matt Skogebo with Juturna Springs, opened discussion on work he and Brad Hill have done with Frederick County to open the diving back up at the quarry. They wanted to speak with the two Commissioners who were absent for their last presentation. Ken Kellar asked if the Council could create a new zoning to accommodate what they want to do. The Council thought Maryland Municipal League could better answer this. Commissioner Smith thought it would be best to

advertise a meeting for the residents of the town to voice their opinions.  Burgess Rittelmeyer suggested Brad and Matt attend the May 14th meeting to answer questions from the public. Ken Kellar will put something in his paper referencing a meeting. Ken Kellar asked if Planning and Zoning would meet for annexations first and then make a recommendation to the Council. Commissioner Smith informed annexations are done through town council.

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