Keedysville Town Council

January 3, 2012

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 Tim Robertson and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

Minutes from December 5, 2011 were read and approved.

General Fund Report was $310,255.02.

Mayor Hull noted the announcements listed on the agenda.

Mayor Hull noted the gratitude of the Keedysville librarian, Sally Hull, for the donation for the library's holiday party.

It was noted that there was no news regarding the sign honoring Mayor Brandenburg and also no news regarding the franchise agreement with Comcast.

Mr. Bishop asked about having Randy's Multi-Service, the contractor who cut the grass at the parks in 2011, continue to cut the grass for 2012. The Council felt this was not a good idea because the contract was only awarded for one year. They then agreed to add language to the 2012 bid request stating an option of extending the contract for multiple years. Also, mowing specifications of the storm water management ponds was discussed. Mr. Bishop would put together an ad and bid specifications for the Council to review and approve at February's meeting, with the bid award to take place at the March meeting.

After discussion, Mr. Levey made a motion to agree to the one year service contract for the boiler and a/c units at Town Hall, with Your Comfort Services. Mr. Walton seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

After discussion and to satisfy the requirements of the water infrastructure upgrade loan from USDA, Mr. Levey made a motion to increase the Town's fidelity bond from $5000 to $100,000. Mr. Walton seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mayor Hull introduced Resolution 2012-0, a resolution to issue a $1,922,200 bond to finance the water infrastructure upgrades. After discussion, Mr. Robertson made a motion to adopt the resolution. Mr. Walton seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator