Keedysville Town Council

November 6, 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 and Judy Kerns and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

Minutes for October, 2017 were read and approved.

General Fund report was $308,681.03.

The announcements as listed on the agenda were noted by Mayor Lord.

Mr. Levey made a motion to accept the Trash Removal bid from Apple Valley Waste for the period February, 2018-January, 2021. Ms. Kerns seconded. Motion approved unanimously.

Mr. Levey made a motion to accept the Park Pavilion Roof Replacement bid from Right Choice Roofing. Ms. Ellis seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Ellis made a motion approve the Community Deputy Agreement with Washington County for additional patrolling in Keedysville by the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Ms. Kerns seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Ellis asked for the Town to make a donation to Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley. Mr. Levey made a motion to donate $400.00 to the organization. Ms. Kerns seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Ellis asked that an ad be placed in the Herald-Mail newspaper thanking Nutter's Ice Cream and the Keedysville Ruritan Club for their help with the Ice Cream Social to support BCA of Cumberland Valley. It was decided for Ms. Ellis to contact Harry Nogle and have him put the thanks in his column.

Mr. Bishop presented the Town's Financial Statement for FY 2017, as prepared by Smith Elliott Kearns & Company. He noted that for the first time, there were no findings and it was a "clean" statement.

Mayor Lord noted the Pre-Legislative Day that will be hosted by Del. Neil Parrot on December 5. The Mayor said that if the Council had any legislative priorities to be presented, they could let him know at the M&C meeting on December 4th.

Mr. Bishop advised the Council that the Keedysville Planning & Zoning Commission, due to lack of things to do, decided to switch to from monthly meetings to quarterly meetings. The first of the quarterly meetings would be held on Monday, January 8th. Interim meetings would be called as needed, with at least seven day's notice. Also, the Commission could go back to monthly meetings if circumstances change.

Matt Hull noted that are instances of pets not be cleaned up after in the park. He asked if something could be put in the newsletter. Mr. Bishop said he would add a notice.

Mayor Lord noted his request to put up a "No Trespassing" sign and a "Property Under Video Surveillance" sign at the end of the lane to the water tank.

Ms. Kerns noted that she and Mayor Lord rode in the Mummer's Parade in Hagerstown. She said that Keedysville and Hagerstown were the only municipalities represented in the parade.

Ms. Kerns asked about the book swap structure to be place in front of Town Hall. Sue Gemeny that it is being constructed and will be placed.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50pm.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator