Keedysville Town Council

March 6, 2012

The monthly meeting of the Keedysville Town Council was called to order at 7:02 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 February 6, 2012 were read and approved.

General Fund Report was $297,222.76.

Discussion about naming the ball field in honor of Lee Brandenburg was had. Wording for the sign and where the land for the ball field came from was discussed. Both issues would be considered.

Mowing bids were discussed. Mr. Walton moved to accept the bid from Randy's Multi-Services for the park mowing and the bid from Willow Run Farm and Landscaping for the Storm water management ponds. Mr. Robertson seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Levey moved to proceed with the weed treatment proposal from Antietam Tree & Turf. Mr. Walton seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Bishop informed the Mayor & Council that Mr. Robertson composed the letter to the Washington County Commissioners in support of the rail trail proposal. The letter was sent.

The curbside recycling participation rate has been 60%.

Mayor Hull introduced an ordinance to accept three storm water management ponds in Cannon Ridge as Town property.

Mayor Hull presented a proposal from Smith Renovations for repairs to the pavilion in Taylor Park in the amount of $2614.00. Mr. Levey made a motion to accept the bid. Mr. Walton seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Street sweeping was discussed. It will be scheduled for every other month.

A change to the composition of the Board of Trustees for LGIT was discussed. The Council would consider it at the next meeting.

Gina Ellis asked about repairs to the cistern plaza at Mt. Hebron Rd. and No. Main St. Mayor Hull said nothing has been planned yet.

Ms. Ellis also asked when the last date to file for candidacy in the Keedysville election would be. It is April 9, 2012.

Mr. Walton presented a proposal to present to the Boonsboro Keedysville Regional Water Board regarding cost sharing for the new booster pump station and the water treatment plant.

Randy Burns said that the Ruritan would be repairing the picnic tables in Taylor Park that were repairable.

Don Wiegel raised concerns about fracking and the safety of the Town's water supply.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45p.m.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator