Keedysville Town Council

October 2, 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.

Mayor Lord asked for a moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Minutes for September, 2017 were read and approved.

General Fund Report was $279,565.72.

Mayor Lord noted the announcements as listed on the agenda. Ms. Ellis noted the Ice Cream Social scheduled for October 7 to benefit BCA of Cumberland Valley.

Representatives from MD State Highway Administration were present to discuss the various alternatives to rock breaking for the Main Street Urban Reconstruction Project. They requested that the Mayor & Council allow SHA to remove the phrase "No blasting" from the bid documents and contracts. This would not necessarily allow blasting. Each instance of blasting would still need to be applied for and SHA would lend technical assistance to the Town for the applications. Mr. Levey made a motion to allow SHA to remove "No blasting "from the bid documents and contracts, with the understanding that blasting will only be allowed with the approval from the M&C. Ms. Ellis seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Kerns spoke about a walking tour brochure for the Town and the possibility of obtaining a HCWHA mini grant for it. She said that, as the minimum amount for the grant was $500 with a 50% match from the Town, for a total of a $1,000 project. Also, the application was due in a couple of weeks. She didn't think it was a wise use of resources to seek the grant for printing of a walking tour brochure for the Town. She asked for the M&C to authorize $600 for the brochures. Mr. Bajuscak made a motion to authorize $600 for the brochures, pending approval by the M&C of a draft of the brochure. Ms. Ellis seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Ellis said she had spoken to Danny Garling about repairing the wall in Taylor Park along Main St. Mayor Lord noted that SHA had recommended waiting until the Main St. project in that area was completed.

Ms. Ellis asked about the replacement of the park pavilion roofs. Mr. Bishop said the POS grants were supposed to be awarded on October 4th.

Mr. Bishop presented bid specifications for the Refuse Removal Contract for the M&C's approval. He said the plan was to have bids in and ready for award at the November M&C meeting. Mr. Levey made a motion to advertise the bids. Mr. Bajuscak seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Philip Post noted that he was disappointed that glass recycling has been discontinued. Mr. Bishop noted the Board of Zoning Appeals hearing for 18 South Main Street scheduled for October 17.

Carl French asked if Antietam Drive would be plowed back to his residence. He was told yes.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45pm.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator