Keedysville Town Council

November 5, 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 Gina Ellis and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

Minutes from October 1, 2012 were read and approved.

General Fund Report was $327,937.92.

Mayor Hull noted that street sweeping would take place on Wednesday, November 14.

Mayor Hull updated the Council regarding traffic calming in Cannon Ridge. He said that the Cannon Ridge HOA was requesting six speed humps on Sumter Dr. Five would be located at the stop signs at each of the intersections and one would be located on the hill midway between Yankee Dr. and Rebel Lane. It was noted that the pavement sealing, that was done used all of the funds in the "Contracted Road Work" budget line for FY 2013. It was considered to use funds from the "Snow Removal" line, if any funds remained after the winter. Mr. Walton made a motion to defer any further action on the speed humps until the April 2013 meeting of the Mayor and Council. Mr. Levey seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Bishop gave a status update on the cable franchise agreement with Comcast. He noted a meeting held with Josh Bokee, from Comcast and Town Attorney, Ed Kuczynski at which modifications were made to the proposed agreement from Comcast. Mr. Bokee would be taking the proposed modifications back to Comcast and would be contacting the Town and Mr. Kuczynski with Comcast's response.

Mr. Hull ask for a status update on the land swap with Miguel Cid. Mr. Bishop informed the Mayor & Council that a mylar plat had been produced by Renn Engineering, that Mr. Cid had signed it and that the plat had been forwarded to Seterus, Inc., Mr. Cid's mortgage company, for their signature.

Mr. Bishop informed the Mayor & Council that he had spoken to representatives from RJM Engineering, who had been contracted by the State of Maryland to do a feasibility study of making the sidewalks on Main St. ADA compliant, or as the representatives said "redoing the sidewalks".

Mr. Bishop informed the Mayor & Council that the 2012 Washington Co. Hazard Mitigation Plan was completed and at Town Hall.

Mr. Bishop presented a quarterly Budget-Actual review report to the Mayor & Council. He said that this report would be prepared each quarter for the Mayor & Council's review.

Mr. Levey noted that the weeds had been mowed by the Town at the Stone Crest subdivision because the owner of the property did not respond to requests to do so. He raised the possibility of being more proactive in keeping the property mowed.

Bob Watson asked whether the World War I monument would be moved to the cistern after the repairs were completed. Mayor Hull said that minutes from previous meetings would be researched to find out what the original motion said. Ms. Ellis said she understood that the monument would be moved to the cistern.

Ms. Ellis noted the plaque listing Keedysville residents who served in World War II that her husband, Eric had found at an auction. The plaque was purchased jointly by Mr. Ellis & Austin Flook and donated to the Town. Ms. Ellis said that Mr. Ellis offered to hang it in Town Hall.

Shannon French informed the Mayor & Council that Rockingham Dr. had been blocked on Halloween and non-residents were not being allowed to bring their children to the subdivision to Trick or Treat. Mayor Hull noted that they were not permitted to block the street.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator