Keedysville Town Council

January 10, 2018 Special Meeting

A special meeting of the Keedysville Town Council to Discuss Brandenburg Field Use Improvements and Usage was called to order at 7:00pm with the following members present: Council Members Gina Ellis, Judy Kerns and Dave Bajuscak and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

In the Mayor & Assistant Mayors' absences, Mr. Bajuscak presided the meeting.

Mr. Bajuscak informed the Council and attendees that the attendees from each interested party would have ten minutes to present their desires and that the Council would go to a closed session to make a decision on a schedule for use of the field and to set parameters for improvements to the field.

Ray Olberholzer and Amy Rudy of Antietam Youth Athletic League, said that currently their league has no home and would like to upgrade the field to softball game conditions so that their league would have a place in the southern part of Washington County to play games. They said they would like to use the field three weekdays and one weekend day each week.

Ernie Harr and Jeff McAboy, of South County Little League, said that they would like to use the field as a place for their younger participants to practice. They said that their league is also looking for future playing fields for games. They asked to use the field as much as possible.

Mr. Bajuscak noted that Boonsboro Area Athletic Association Lacrosse requested to use the field two evenings per week.

A fair amount of discussion was had.

The Council then went to closed session to create a schedule of use and set parameters for field improvements.

The Council decided on the following schedule for use of Brandenburg Field:

The Council decided that they would like to allow AYAL to improve the field by installing fencing, scraping the infield, and painting and repairing the dugouts and bleachers and that they would like the Town to pay for supplies for the improvements, but the league would be responsible for the cost of the fencing. Also, they would like the Town to supply one portable toilet. Additional toilets would be the responsibility of the league. However, they wanted to get input from the Mayor & Assistant Mayor.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20pm.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator