Keedysville Town Council

March 5, 2018

The monthly meeting of the Keedysville Town Council was called to order at 7:00pm with the following members present: Mayor Ken Lord, Council Members Gina Ellis and Judy Kerns and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

The minutes for February, 2018 were read and approved.

General Fund report was $357,230.38.

Mayor Lord noted the announcements listed on the agenda.

Mayor Lord noted the Washington County Mayor's meeting. He said among the items discussed were upgrades to the county 911 service.

Ms. Kerns made a motion to accept the revised cost for the pedestrian lighting cost share with SHA with the Town's share being $315,739.47. Ms. Ellis seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Ms. Kerns and Dian Thomson discussed plans for the 250th Anniversary of Keedysville celebration. Ms. Thomson said the first meeting of the anniversary committee would be Friday, March 9th. She said they have met with James Favata to discuss the video history of Keedysville. She said they have reached out to the Rohersville Band. She said that the grant application for the Bowman Grant would be submitted soon. She said the dates for the celebration will be September 29, 2018 and, possibly, September 30, 2018. Ms. Kerns said that they are reaching out to First Energy for financial support. She added that they are asking the local churches to participate in the celebration. Future meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, March 14th and then every other Wednesday.

Mayor Lord noted that Megan Clark, the Town Manager for Boonsboro, is leaving her position. He said that she has been very instrumental helping with the Boonsboro/Keedysville Water Advisory Board. He wishes her well.

Regarding signs for the Town, Mr. Bishop said that Asst. Mayor Levey is working with Stu Mullendore of HBP to design a sign.

Mr. Bishop noted that the metal roofs on the park have been replaced.

Regarding the possible purchase of the property at 15 So. Main St., Mayor Lord noted that Town Attorney, Ed Kuczynski, advised that a Phase 1 or Phase 2 study be done for the property. It was decided to get an appraisal for the property.

Dog walking at the ball field was discussed. It was decided to temporarily suspend dog walking on the field. A notice would be posted. Also, an item would be added to the newsletter reminding resident's that all dog's must be leashed when in public areas and to clean up after their animal.

Meeting adjourned at 7:43pm.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator