Keedysville Town Council

September 6, 2016

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

Mayor Lord noted the announcements as listed on the agenda.

Minutes from August, 2016 were read and approved.

General Fund Report was $447,183.20

Matt Powell, of Dan Ryan Builders was present to request a re-plat of the Stonecrest subdivision, moving the entrance area to Lot 1. He said the deeds would include language stating that care of the entrance area and feature would be the responsibility of the residents of Stonecrest. Asst. Mayor Levey made a motion to accept the re-plat. Ms. Ellis seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Powell also discussed the possibility of reducing the bond for the project. Mr. Levey made a motion to table the bond reduction until the next Mayor & Council meeting.

Mr. Bishop noted that the striping on Sumter Dr. and remarking the chevrons on the speed humps in town will take place in the coming months as soon as the contractor can schedule it.

The Council agreed to install a metal guard rail by the culvert at the intersection of Bedrock Lane and Columbine Drive.

Street sign replacements needed around Town were discussed.

Ms. Ellis asked if something could be done about the missing fence and drop off along the sidewalk at 10-14 North Main Street.

Mr. Levey made a motion to appoint Matthew Rhoads to fill the position on the Planning & Zoning Commission being vacated by Don Weigel. Ms. Ellis seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Levey made a motion to make a donation of up to $150.00 for the wounded veteran's luncheon. Mr. Bajuscak seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Judy Kerns asked if it would be okay with the Mayor & Council to change the hours of operation of the Keedysville Library. Matt Hull said that the hours were set by the Washington County Library. Mayor Lord asked for a decision to be made at a later time after more information was gathered.

Ms. Ellis made a motion to increase the hours of operation for Town Hall and the hours of work allowed for the Town Administrator to 32 hours per week and to fund the Administrator's healthcare. The new hours of operation for Town Hall would be Monday-Wednesday, 8:00-4:30 and Thursday-Friday, 8:00-noon. Mr. Levey seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

John Burtner requested that the Council draft a document that allows him, Tim Burtner and Dustin Gordon to use the bridge over the creek at the Water Treatment Plant to access their properties. After much discussion, the Council agreed to consult with the Town attorney to investigate their options.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35p.m.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator