Keedysville Town Council

June 5, 2017

The monthly meeting of the Keedysville Town Council was called to order at 7:05pm with the following members present: Mayor Ken Lord, Assistant Mayor Barry Levey, Council Members Gina Ellis, Judy Kerns and David Bajuscak and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

The change in the section of the April minutes that was in question at the May meeting were read. The April minutes were approved. Minutes from May, 2017 were read and approved.

General Fund Report was $172,684.61.

Mayor Lord noted the announcements as listed on the agenda.

Mr. Levey made a motion to adopt the resolution to support the placement of a portion of Ben Estes property into a conservation easement. Ms. Ellis seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Levey made a motion to adopt the proposed FY 2018 Budget. Ms. Ellis seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Kerns made a motion to inform MD SHA that the draft MOU for the pedestrian lighting was acceptable with the Town. Mr. Levey seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

There was a discussion about a Keedysville flag. Preferred elements for the flag will be decided upon.

There was a discussion about shirts for the Mayor & Council. Mock ups will be sought from BJ's custom designs with a blue shirt and a gray shirt.

Ms. Kerns noted that the 250th anniversary of the establishment of Keedysville. She asked that an event be planned to commemorate the occasion. She said that she would be willing to help plan the event.

Mr. Bishop noted that the Boonsboro Fishing Derby did not happen, so the donation approved at the May Mayor & Council meeting was not sent.

Mr. Lord asked Ms. Kerns to look for sign companies at the MD Municipal League convention that might be able to produce signs for Keedysville.

Mr. Levey made a motion to donate $500.00 to Fairview Cemetery. Ms. Kerns seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Bishop read a thank you note from Cindy Brandenburg for the donation made to the Lupus foundation.

Ms. Ellis said a roofing contractor that she had hired looked at the roofs in the park and was told that the roof on the band pavilion should be replaced soon.

Ms. Ellis asked about the status of the book drop to be placed in front of Town Hall. Sue Gemeny said the design work is in process.

Washington County Commissioner Wayne Keefer spoke about the possibility of adding a full time equivalent deputy to the Washington County Sheriff's Department to serve the communities of Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Cascade and Williamsport. It would require and expenditure from each of the towns. Much discussion was had. The Mayor & Council expressed great interest in this possibility.

Mayor Lord introduced the Flood Insurance Rate Map ordinance.

Dian Thomson asked about the placement of a mirror on a pole at the intersection of Antietam Dr. and Mt. Vernon Lane. She was told nothing had been done. She also noted the tree at the intersection of So. Main St. and Dogstreet Rd. that hindered visibility. Mr. Levey said he would get with the homeowner and have it trimmed.

Ms. Gemeny said that Keedysville Historical Society had an old school desk from the Keedysville School that it would like to place in Town Hall. The Mayor & Council approved. She also asked that updated Apple Valley Waste recycling guidelines be made available to the residents. Mr. Bishop said that they would be included with the July water bills.

Mr. Bajuscak made a motion to donate $100.00 to the Ruritan Strawberry Festival. Mr. Levey seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Robert Watkins noted that a car has been seen parking on the basketball court in Taylor Park. One option presented placing signage. He also asked that parking in the Taylor Park be restricted to paved areas.

Randy Burns noted an area on the bridge on Main St. in need of repair. Mr. Levey said that SHA is aware of it.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30p.m.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator