Keedysville Town Council

September 8, 2015

The monthly meeting of the Keedysville Town Council was called to order at 7:00pm with the following members present: Mayor Matt Hull, Assistant Mayor Barry Levey, Council Members Victoria Gudeman, Gina Ellis and Ken Lord and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

(The recorder was turned on at 7:07pm. Not recorded were the announcements, the reading of the minutes from September and the introduction of Ms. Gudeman regarding the SHA Main St. project.)

Minutes from August, 2015 were read and approved.

General Fund Report was $347,872.22

Ms. Gudeman gave an update on the SHA Main St. project. She said that the design was at 30% completion. She noted an upcoming meeting between the Town and SHA, the date of which is to be decided. It will be a time for the Town to offer comments on the design as it is to date. She noted that there are two "rain gardens" that are currently in the design. She said that SHA said they would maintain the "rain gardens". She also said that any current flooding issues that the Town experiences are not being addressed by the project.

Ms. Gudeman made a motion to donate chicken, in an amount up to $250.00, for the Wounded Warrior Lunch. Mr. Levey seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Ellis asked if a cleaning person could be hired to clean Town Hall. Tracie Grim would be approached. It was agreed to pay $50.00 per cleaning.

Ms. Ellis asked Mr. Bishop if SHA had been contacted about the tree trimming on the south end of Main St. He said yes he had.

Ms. Ellis noted that street sweeping did not take place in August.

Ms. Ellis noted a piece of play equipment at Taylor Park that needed to be repaired.

Mr. Lord asked for an update on the discussions with Dan Ryan Builders regarding the Stonecrest properties. Mr. Bishop said that DRB had not responded to the latest proposal from the Town.

Ms. Ellis said that Eric Ellis had ordered trees for the park.

Mr. Bishop said that Antietam Tree was intending to remove the trees in park near the end of October. He was asked to contact Antietam and request to have them removed by the end of September.

Mr. Bishop noted that Susquehanna Bank had been purchased by Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T).

Mr. Bishop noted the recent thefts from porches on Main St. He said that a number of residents had contacted him and expressed their concerns. He suggested that one possible action to take would be to hire deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Department for extra patrols. Much discussion ensued and Mr. Levey said that he would check with the Sheriff's department regarding the Town's options. Mr. Bishop said he would put a notice in the newsletter and on the Town website.

Robert Watkins asked if no parking signs could be installed by the basketball court in the park.

Meeting adjourned at 7:47p.m.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator