August 26, 2019 | Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

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Town Workshop Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland

August 26, 2019


The regular scheduled Workshop Meeting of the Woodsboro Town Council was held today in the St. John’s Fellowship Hall with the following members present: Burgess Rittelmeyer, Commissioners Smith, Boyer, Crum, and Cutshall.

There were no guests and four residents in attendance.

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

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

Burgess Rittelmeyer dispensed from the normal order of business to allow a resident, who for medical reasons could not stay until the end of the meeting, to speak.  Ms. Katz, Coppermine Drive, was not happy with the mess the maintenance employees of the town left on her sidewalk and yard after a recent bad storm went through Woodsboro.

Commissioner Smith had nothing to report.

Commissioner Cutshall reported on the storm drain project.  He and the town’s maintenance employees will be loosening the storm drain grates so Pleasants Construction can begin cleaning them the first week of September.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported on branches hanging over the path close to the bridge that is near Copper Oaks.  He also reported on a tree at the end of Copper Oaks Ct. that has a branch that needs to be taken down.

Commissioner Cutshall inquired on where to put the debris for the storm drains.  Burgess Rittelmeyer informed him to dump them at the soccer field parking lot.

Commissioner Boyer had nothing to report.

Commissioner Crum had nothing to report.

Burgess Rittelmeyer informed everyone what the stakes in the park are for.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported settlement on the lot the town is purchasing to build a town hall on is scheduled for August 28th.  He wanted to reiterate that the design for the new town hall will be an open process. Upon the committee developing a preliminary plan, the Council will review it, make changes if needed and make the final decision.

Burgess Rittelmeyer asked Mary to inform all sludge hauling bidder that awarding the contract will be delayed.  It will now be awarded on September 10th and the contract will begin on September 16th.

There was no new business to discuss.

Resident Donald Trimmer asked where the Kent property was located.  A brief discussion was held on where the water and sewer connections would be.

Commissioner Cutshall asked who put the car counter lines across the street.  Burgess Rittelmeyer believes they are for a traffic study for the Israel Creek project.

Resident Zachary Strausbough had questions on cars being broken into.  All agreed cars need to be locked and if your car is broken into, call the police.  Burgess Rittelmeyer reported this has been going on for years, it is nothing new.  A discussion was then held on Code Enforcement in town.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported on a large tree in the park that is dead.  It needs to come down and the town does not have the equipment to down a tree of this size. It was suggested calling Baker Tree Service or R&K Tree Service.

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