Keedysville Town Council

June 6, 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 Member Richard Walton and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

Minutes from May 2, 2011 were read. Mayor Hull asked that the minutes reflect that Hotel-Motel tax revenues were being used for the sign for Town Hall. The minutes were then approved.

General Fund Report was $219,580.29.

Mayor Hull announced that due to advertising requirements, the Bostetter Annexation hearing was moved to Tuesday, July 5 at 6:30pm.

Discussion about the heat pump for the library and the associated MEA grant was had. Administrator Bishop noted that it was in process, but it was a long and involved process.

Mr. Bishop noted that the tree behind Town Hall would be removed the week of June 13th.

Mr. Bishop noted that the sign for Town Hall would be ready in about three weeks.

Mr. Levey made a motion to donate $250.00 to the REACH Caregivers. Mr. Walton seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Walton made a motion to donate $150.00 to the Keedysville Day Camp. Mr. Levey seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

The mowing at the storm water management ponds in Rockingham was discussed. Steve Johnson and Wes Worrell from the Rockingham HOA were present to express concern about the discrepancy between stated requirements for grass height between the Town and Washington County. The grass mowing around the sign and trees at the entrance to Rockingham was also discussed. Better information on both situations will be sought.

A proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 was presented. Mr. Levey made a motion to adopt the budget. Mr. Walton seconded. The motion passed unanimously. Mr. Walton asked that a notes of why budget changes were necessary be kept with future budgets.

Mayor Hull introduced a change to the zoning ordinance regarding moveable sheds and announced the scheduling for the hearing for 6:30pm on August 1, 2011.

Eric Ellis expressed concern that the residents on Main St. are required to maintain their sidewalks while the two subdivisions were nor required to have sidewalks when developed. He suggested that this be considered when planning future developments.

Mr. Ellis also asked about the status of the cistern and monuments. Mr. Levey said that nothing would be done until after the waterline replacement was completed.

Ginny Danko asked for support from the Town to help keep the Southeastern Senior Site at the Keedysville Community Center. The site will be advertised on the Town website.

Meeting adjourned at 8:18 pm.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator