June 11, 2019 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
June 11, 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 and Spruill.  Absent from the meeting was Commissioner 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.

After review of the May 2019 minutes, a motion to accept them with one correction passed 3 – 0.

After review of the May 2019 financials, a motion to accept them as presented passed 3 – 0.

Burgess Rittelmeyer opened discussion on the FY20 general fund and water/sewer budgets that was presented at the May meeting.  No changes were made.  A motion to accept the FY20 budgets as presented passed 3 – 0 with one Commissioner absent.

Ms. Shannon Magluilo, Deputy Clerk with the State of Maryland was in attendance to swear in Ms. Dana Crum and John Cutshall new Commissioners for the Town of Woodsboro.  Burgess Rittelmeyer welcomed them and thanked outgoing Commissioner Spruill for his eight years of service.

Burgess Rittelmeyer opened discussion on the appointment for President Pro Tempore.  A motion to appoint Commissioner Smith was passed 3 – 0 with Commissioner Smith abstaining.

Commissioner Smith opened discussion on trees hanging over sidewalks and the road. The code states that trees should be trimmed to the height of nine foot above any sidewalk or road.  It was

decided to put a note on all water bills.  Discussion was then held on the banana plants on Main Street and how they block motorist view when coming off West Elizabeth Street onto Main Street.  Burgess Rittelmeyer will send the homeowner an email.

Commissioner Smith opened discussion on the condition of the parkland at Copper Oaks Court.  He knows the ground is wet but it needs to be kept up with.  Commissioner Boyer suggested taking the tractor with the sickle bar and cutting it so the sun and air can dry it out.  He also suggested cutting the small sapling trees down as soon as they start to grow.

Burgess Rittelmeyer assigned seats to the four Commissioners.  Commissioner Boyer will remain the Planning and Zoning Commissioner, Commissioner Smith will remain the Streets Commissioner, Commissioner Cutshall will be assigned Water and Sewer and Commissioner Crum will be the Parks Commissioner.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported on the crack sealing and slurry paving project.  Commissioner Crum inquired on how residents will find out about it.  Burgess Rittelmeyer informed her he has put signs up and notes on cars.  The paving company will also assist.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported the lines on the road will be done a couple weeks post paving. They will be thermoplastic instead of paint for durability.  The cost will be around $10,000 for approximately six miles of striping.  Cross walks will be approximately $15,000. Slurry Seal is $3.75 per sq. yard and there is approximately 50,000 sq. yards to be done.

A resident from Scarlet Oak Ct reported new paint markings on her street and asked if more was being done.  Burgess Rittelmeyer reported he did not spray additional marks.

Resident Ken Kellar reported mud on the walking paths in the park.  He thinks it is from the field and not the creek overflowing.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported there will be no June Workshop.

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