Keedysville Town Council

July 2, 2018

The monthly meeting of the Keedysville Town Council was called to order at 7:01pm with the following members present: Assistant Mayor Barry Levey, Council Members Judy Kerns and Matt Hull and Town Administrator Rick Bishop.

The minutes for June, 2018 were read and approved.

General Fund report was $373,078.16.

Assistant Mayor Levey noted the announcements as listed on the agenda.

Rob Smith discussed the parking for the AYAL softball games. He said that during the recent tournament parking became a problem. He added that during the regular games he did not see a problem. Bryan Smith added that during the games, the alley behind his house is being blocked by parked cars, but he is not to concerned because he makes arrangements ahead of time to move his vehicles prior to the games. Mr. Smith also said that he is concerned that the softball participants have been told that parking on Main Street is an option. The Council said they would tell AYAL that tournaments could no longer be held in Keedysville due to the parking problems.

Mr. Levey made a motion to adopt the FY2019 Budget Ordinance. Ms. Kerns seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

The purchase of the property at 15 South Main Street was discussed. Mr. Levey noted the Town is currently in a waiting game.

The Keedysville signs were discussed. Mr. Bishop said that he spoke with Dave Felker of SHA about putting a guardrail between the sign and the road on the north end of town. Mr. Felker again suggested the composite structure that would imitate stone. He said he would check on the possibility of SHA allowing a guardrail. He said the main concern would be the perpetual maintenance of the guardrail. As to the south end of town, it was noted that the owner of the property where the current sign on the south end of town is fine with the sign where it is but does not want the sign to be any wider than 8 feet. The Council agreed that they would be happy with the signs in the same locations as they currently are using a smaller sign on the south end of town to accommodate the property owner and a sign with composite construction on the north end of town to accommodate SHA.

Ms. Kerns discussed the 250th Anniversary Celebration. She displayed the logo for the celebration designed by Laura Oates and the USPS postmark to be used for the day. She said that work for the walking tour brochure was ongoing, but she is hoping to get more permission slips returned from residents. She said she would be making some phone calls to residents and ask them to send the slips in. She said that the food pavilion in the park will be need to be cleared in July and help is needed. She said the Sheriff's department will set up a display and the librarian will be doing time capsules.

One quote was presented for the refinishing of the doors on Town Hall. Another quote was expected but had not arrived. The Council wanted to get other quotes.

Mr. Levey made a motion to donate $100.00 to the Town of Boonsboro's National Night Out event. Mr. Hull seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Hull presented a possible design from a number of years ago for a monument to honor those servicemembers who have served in the Middle East. It would be placed in Taylor Park where the World War I monument previously stood.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55pm.

Richard Bishop
Town Administrator