Keedysville Town Council

September 5, 2017

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

Mayor Levey noted the announcements as listed on the agenda.

Minutes for August, 2017 were read. It was noted that Assistant Mayor Levey was not listed in attendance but was there. Minutes were approved with that addition.

Sheriff Doug Mullendore was present to discuss the Washington County Strategic Highway Safety Plan. It would be a three-year plan with updates. The Sheriff asked the Council to review and adopt the plan. (A copy of the plan is attached to the minutes.) Assistant Mayor Levey made a motion to endorse the plan. Ms. Ellis seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

General Fund report was 264,547.84.

Ms. Kerns asked Sheriff Mullendore about the need for Keedysville to have an emergency management plan. He said definitely. He said that Charlie Summers, Director of Washington County Emergency Services could help the Town put a plan together.

Mr. Levey made a motion to adopt the MOU between the Town and SHA for the placement of pedestrian lighting as part of the Urban Reconstruction Project. Ms. Kerns asked if the MOU had been blessed by Town Attorney Ed Kuczynski. Mr. Levey said that he believed the draft MOU had been okayed by Mr. Kuczynski, but he would check.

The Council reviewed the proposed road salt agreement between the Town and SHA. They had no comments.

Ted Ellis spoke at length about the history of Keedysville and specific dates. He presented information that he believes dates the establishment of Keedysville as 1738 due to a warrant for a tract of land covering most of Keedysville. The ensuing discussion led to the suggestion that this evidence needs to be presented to the National Historic Registry.

Ms. Ellis noted the grand opening of Doey's Hospice House in Hagerstown.

Meeting adjourned at 8:27pm.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator