Keedysville Town Council

February 6, 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, Victoria Gudeman and Tim Robertson and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

Minutes from January 3, 2012 were read and approved.

General Fund Report was $305,474.47.

Mayor Hull noted the announcements.

Discussion of the sign dedicating the ball field to Lee Brandenburg took place. An estimate would be procured from Kenney signs. Tom Clemens said he would provide the name of the company that produces the signs for Antietam Battlefield.

No news regarding the franchise agreement with Comcast.

Mr. Bishop presented an ad and bid specifications for the 2012 mowing bids for Council approval. Mayor Hull suggested adding the Town Hall phone number to the ad and Mr. Levey suggested adding the location addresses to the bid specifications. Those changes would be made and the ad placed with the intention of awarding a bid at the March Mayor & Council meeting.

Fencing around the newly leveled field by the library was discussed. Various options and their respective costs would be researched.

The Mayor & Council meeting for September was scheduled for Tuesday, September 4 because of the Labor Day Holiday.

Because of the condition of the field next to the library, a revised quote for weed treatment from Antietam Tree and Turf would be sought.

Mr. Robertson discussed the Community Outreach meeting. He noted the County's Emergency Notification System available on the County's website. He said emergency services asked about automatic alarms at the water treatment plant, booster pump station and the water tower. He said that the sheriff's department said that daytime burglaries were up in the South County area and that in response that there is now a sheriff's deputy dedicated to the area. Lastly, he asked that the residents inform him or Mr. Bishop of any problems that could be brought up at the Community Outreach meetings.

Mr. Clemens asked the Council to send a letter to the Washington County Commissioners in support of a proposed bike path on the railway bed from the Hagerstown City Park to the C&O canal at Weverton. Mr. Levey made a motion to send the letter. Ms. Gudeman seconded. Motion passed unanimously. Mr. Robertson said he would compose the letter. Mr. Walton made a motion to donate $200.00 to the Korean War Veterans Association for the purpose of erecting a monument in Hagerstown. Mr. Robertson seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Walton made a motion to donate $250.00 to the REACH cold weather shelter. Ms. Gudeman seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Bishop asked if a water cooler could be purchased to replace the current cooler rented from Roaring Spring, in order to save on the rental fee. The council agreed and a cooler will be purchased.

Randy Burns asked if the Town could remove four picnic tables in the park that are in disrepair and purchase four new ones. Mr. Hull said that he would help remove the old tables, but replacing them would need to be dealt with at some point in the future.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator