Keedysville Town Council

October 5, 2015

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

Minutes from September, 2015 were read and approved.

General Fund Report was $341,639.27.

Mayor Hull noted the announcements listed on the agenda.

Ms. Gudeman noted the upcoming meeting of the Main Street project task force scheduled for Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00. There was a brief discussion about possible old in-ground gas tanks along Main St.

Mayor Hull noted the quote for the broken piece of park equipment. The quote was quite high. It was decided to hire a local contractor to repair the equipment.

Mayor Hull noted the recent neighborhood watch meeting. He said that Sharpsburg was interested in joining with Keedysville to seek added police patrols. Mayor Hull said he spoke to Boonsboro's Town Manager, Megan Clark about possibly contracting with the Boonsboro Police Dept. She said she would speak to their Police Chief for his input.

Ms. Ellis said she was wondering if the Ruritan Club would be buying lights to decorate the tree in the park for Christmas. She said she was hoping that she, her husband Eric Ellis and Mayor Hull could do the decorating. Mayor Hull agreed.

Ms. Ellis noted that Eric is moving along quite nicely on his work at the park.

The Mayor and Council discussed the latest response from Dan Ryan Builders regarding the Stonecrest properties. Some frustration with DRB was expressed, regarding their restating their position without changes. Ms. Gudeman agreed to draft a new response to DRB.

Ms. Gudeman made a motion to donate $250.00 to help send Meeghan Dal Collo to New York for an education trip through the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. Mr. Lord seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Gudeman made a motion to donate $1000.00 to each of the following: the Boonsboro Ambulance & Rescue Service, the First Hose Company of Boonsboro, the Sharpsburg Area EMS and the Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Company. Ms. Ellis seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

The Mayor and Council declined to participate in the Mummer's Day parade.

Ms. Gudeman made a motion to accept the SHA Salt agreement. Ms. Ellis seconded. The motion passed unanimously. (The agreement will allow the town's snow removal contractor to purchase salt, on behalf of the Town, from the state, should the county run out.)

Meeting adjourned at 7:40p.m.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator