Keedysville Town Council

May 2, 2011

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 Richard Walton and Victoria Gudeman, Town Attorney Ed Kuczynski and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

Minutes from April 4, 2011 were read and approved.

General Fund Report was $211,844.76.

Mr. Kuczynski introduced the annexation of the Bostetter property on the north end of Town. The Mayor & Council decided to hold the annexation hearing at 6:30pm before the next Mayor & Council meeting on June 6.

Mr. Levey made a motion to contract Air Mechanical Systems to install the heat pump at the library. Mr. Walton seconded. Motion passed unanimously. The Mayor & Council requested that the 5 year warranty on the compressor be questioned.

Mr. Levey made a motion that Antietam Tree & Turf be contracted to remove the large tree behind Town Hall as long as they would be removing the chippings. Mr. Walton seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Levey made a motion to purchase the proposed sign from Kenney signs for $5871.85. Ms. Gudeman seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Hotel Motel tax money is being used for.

Mayor Hull noted the clean up behind Town Hall and the repair to the stone wall by the ball field.

Mayor Hull introduced adoption of the Washington County Animal Control Ordinance for Keedysville as an emergency ordinance, with an effective date of January 1, 2011. Mr. Walton made a motion to adopt the ordinance. Ms. Gudeman seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Levey made a motion to donate $100.00 to the Lupus Foundation of America. Mr. Walton seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Levey made a motion to donate $1000.00 to the Boonsboro Ambulance & Rescue Service. Ms. Gudeman seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Levey made a motion to donate $300.00 to Fairview Cemetery. Mr. Walton seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mayor Hull asked about the status of the soil erosion plan for the field leveling by the library. Mr. Levey said he had signed the plans earlier.

Gina Ellis raised concerns about debris burning within the Town limits.

Mayor Hull noted that residents of Maryland may only have two yard sales per year before obtaining a vendor's license.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm.

Submitted,
Richard Bishop
Town Administrator