Keedysville Town Council

February 1, 2010

The monthly meeting of the Keedysville Town Council was called to order at 7:00 pm with the following members present: Mayor Matt Hull, Assistant Mayor Barry Levey, Council members, David Brumage, Richard Walton and Rob Smith and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

Minutes from January 4, 2010 were read and approved.

The treasurer's report was as follows: $192,404.99.

Administrator Bishop gave a report from the meeting at the County Administrator's office about informing the public about the tax differential method for the tax set off.

Mayor Hull informed the Council that he spoke to Fred Frederick about the Bostetter property and that an annexation application would probably be arriving soon.

Mayor Hull informed attendees about the executive session of the Council to approve the MOU for the ARRA funds available to the Town in the amount of $12,680.00.

Richard Bishop was sworn in as Town Administrator.

TCouncilman Walton informed Council about responses to questions about incumbency from the Town's Bond Counsel, Lindsey Rayder.

Administrator Bishop gave an update, for Karen Gardner, about the grant for the tree planting along the Little Antietam Creek behind the Town Hall. Several Councilmen had some questions that were to be forwarded to Ms. Gardner for response.

Don Weigel questioned the validity of the 100 year flood plain. Mayor Hull referred him to the Planning Commission.

Keith Moore from Frederick Seibert Associates presented the Mylar subdivision plat for the Allegheny Power substation for approval. Assistant Mayor Levey moved to approve. Councilman Brumage seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Payment for a consulting bill for Amy Simmons for Project Open Space was approved.

A motion to make payment for lawn treatment by Antietam Tree and Turf was made by Councilman Brumage and seconded by Richard Walton. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Weigel discussed wind turbines for roof tops.

Frank Guske asked about who handles which parts of building inspections. He was informed by Mayor Hull that the Town handles structural inspections and the County handles plumbing and electrical inspections.

No further business to discuss. Meeting was adjourned at 7:55pm.

Amy Simmons
Town Administrator