Keedysville Town Council

August 7, 2017

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.

Washington County Sheriff Doug Mullendore was present to seek the support of the Mayor and Council for the addition of a full time equivalent deputy to serve Keedysville, Williamsport, Sharpsburg and Clear Spring. The time spent in Keedysville would be 8 hours per week. The Washington County Commissioners have agreed to purchase the necessary vehicle and equipment. For its share, Keedysville would be responsible for an initial fee of $3665.75 for uniform and equipment, and an annual amount of $13,184.40 salary, etc. The possibility of Keedysville teaming with Sharpsburg to merge their two coverages, totaling 16 hours, to have more flexibility and a variety of coverage times was discussed. The coverage would begin in 2018. The Town would be able to decide what sort of coverage it wanted. Mr. Levey made a motion to approve $16,850.15 for the deputy coverage. Ms. Ellis seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

The minutes for June, 2017 were read and approved.

General Fund report was $279,868.49.

It was noted that no meeting was held in July as only Ms. Ellis and Ms. Kerns were present.

Ms. Kerns made a motion to adopt a resolution designating Washington County as the enforcement agency for Floodplain Management Regulations for the Town. Mr. Levey seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Bajuscak made a motion to adopt the Floodplain Management Ordinance. Mr. Levey seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Kerns spoke about the celebration for the 250th anniversary of the establishment of Keedysville. She is looking into purchasing plaques for the historic buildings and developing an historic walking tour of the Town. She would seek grant funds for the project. She has a number of possible events and activities for the celebration.

Mr. Bishop noted the ongoing project to update the Washington County Hazard Mitigation plan.

Mr. Levey made a motion to allow the Maryland State Highway Administration to, as part of the Main St. Urban Reconstruction project, change the flow of storm water from a collection point at the intersection of Taylor Dr. and Main St. through a line running along the railbed to the Little Antietam Creek at the rear of 3/5 No. Main St., to a line that will discharge near the bridge on So. Main St. This will alleviate the hardship on the owner of 3/5 No. Main St. that would be caused by the need to rip up the porch and trench through the rear of the property to replace the pipe. Ms. Ellis seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Levey made a motion to donate $1,000.00 each, to Boonsboro Fire, Boonsboro Rescue, Sharpsburg Fire and Sharpsburg Rescue. Mr. Bajuscak seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Levey made a motion to donate $100.00 to the National Night Out in Boonsboro. Ms. Ellis seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

It was agreed to reschedule the September M&C meeting to Tuesday, September 5 because of the Labor Day Holiday.

Ms. Ellis asked if the Mayor & Council would be willing to donate the food to a Ruritan bingo to support breast cancer awareness. She would also like the Town to hold an ice cream social in Taylor Park to support the cause. Mr. Levey made a motion to donate $400 for the breast cancer awareness events and the chicken for the annual wounded warriors luncheon. Ms. Kerns seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

The Council approved the updated Zoning Map.

Ms. Kerns noted the "Who's Your Cousin" program at the Keedysville Library and the new Library hours.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15pm.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator