May 14, 2019 | Town Council Meeting Minutes

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Town Council Meeting Minutes

Woodsboro, Maryland
May 14, 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 one guest and three 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.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported CD 35936 that was going to mature on April 7, 2019 was deposited into the Street MM.

Under old business:

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported on the milling and paving currently being done on Main Street and informed the Council there is more jobs to be done but it should all be completed by the end of the week.  Resident Donald Trimmer reported they are doing a great job. He also reported that if there is a problem with a dog to call Animal Control.

Commissioner Smith had nothing to report.

Commissioner Piechowski had nothing to report.

Commissioner Spruill reported a Facebook post thought the money being spent on the streets should have been spent on the sidewalks.

Commissioner Boyer reported Platinum Auto is moving forward on their building.

Commissioner Boyer also reported on a van taking water from a hydrant on Creagerstown Rd and asked if the town ever flushes their hydrants. He was informed the town’s water and sewer operator coordinates the flushing.

Under new business:

Burgess Rittelmeyer presented a proposed FY20 Budget for the general fund and the water and sewer fund. Burgess Rittelmeyer has money in the budget for a new computer in the office and a new software program for accounting and utilities. Also in the budget is money for a new 4-wheel drive utility ATV. Commissioner Smith moved the $10,000 for the ATV out of Capital Outlay Equipment and put it into Parks Upkeep of Grounds. Burgess Rittelmeyer also reported on rebidding the garbage collection service.

Commissioner Spruill inquired on raising the Council’s compensation. A discussion was held and it was decided not to change the compensation.

The water and sewer FY20 Budget was reviewed and Burgess Rittelmeyer indicated we will have to rebid the sludge hauling again. He also pointed out a $50,000 plant supply expense to replace the old computer system that runs the WWTP.  Commissioner Smith said the expense should be moved into repair and maintenance. It was decided to only move $48,000.

Burgess Rittelmeyer reported the general fund and the water and sewer budgets balance.

Mr. Roger Wilson, liaison for Frederick County was in attendance.  Burgess Rittelmeyer asked him about contractors to perform line striping on the streets when they are completed. Mr. Wilson will speak with the counties DPW group.

Mr. Wilson inquired on the Israel Creek project and Burgess Rittelmeyer gave him a recap of the project with a timeline.

Mr. Wilson informed the Council, the Monocacy Bridge should be completed around August. He also spoke briefly on a mono rail from DC to Frederick.

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