Keedysville Town Council

September 7, 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 member Richard Walton and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

Minutes from August 2, 2010 were read and approved.

General Fund Report was $222,251.62.

The Mayor & Council heard a request from Jim Dorsey of Dan Ryan Builders to release Dan Ryan Builders from the $30,000.00 bond for Cannon Ridge East. Dan Ryan would still be obligated via a bond with Washington County to maintain the Stormwater Management Ponds until June 25, 2012. Assistant Mayor Levey made a motion to release Dan Ryan from the bond. Council Member Walton seconded. Motion was approved unanimously.

Discussion on the Ethics Policy was tabled.

Tony Crawford of the Maryland State Highway Administration discussed the possibilities of a Streetscape project for Main Street. He said that, while funds were currently extremely limited, because of the impending Main Street waterline replacement, options should be explored, including options for the Cistern at the intersection of Mt. Hebron Road and Main Street. He offered to do a walk-through of Main Street with representatives from Keedysville.

Line painting on Sumter Drive in Cannon Ridge was discussed. Quotes from FSM, Inc. of Jefferson, MD were discussed. The matter was tabled until the Cannon Ridge HOA would have a chance to consider the options.

Assistant Mayor Levey made a motion to accept the snow removal bid, for the winter of 2010-2011, from Willow Run Landscaping. Council Member Walton seconded. Motion was approved unanimously. The entity responsible for snow removal on Mt. Hebron Road was discussed. It is a Washington County road, not a Town road. Assistant Mayor Levey said he would contact the county about this.

Robert Watkins discussed an incident that happened along Mt. Hebron Road. A resident on Mt. Hebron Road had been discharging a fire arms in close proximity to Mr. Watkins. Mr. Watkins said that a bullet had hit his house. He saidhe was informed by the responding Sheriff's deputy that there was no state or county ordinance regarding discharging a firearm when not hunting. Mayor Hull and Assistant Mayor Levey said they would follow up with the Sheriff's department and the Town Attorney.

Meeting adjourned at 8:27pm.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator