Keedysville Town Council

April 7, 2008

The monthly meeting of the Keedysville Town Council was opened with the following members present: Mayor Hull, Asst Mayor Levey, Council Members, Brumage, Robertson and Town Administrator Simmons.

Minutes were read and approved.

The treasurer's report was as follows: $355,538.88

Mayor Hull advised that the discussions held regarding the possibility of a real estate tax increase revealed that an increase was not necessary for the upcoming fiscal year.

Update was given on the meeting held April 3, with representatives from Washington County Parks & Recreation, in regards to POS fund and the purchase of the old Keedysville Bank building. Meeting went well and the Town could receive up to 91,000 towards the purchase.

Update was given regarding the ongoing NO PARKING with SHA. All NPZ (no parking zones) have been reviewed and confirmed, the state will begin placing new signs designating all no parking zones on Main Street, look for signs to be complete within the next 2 weeks.

A resolution was read and introduced by Asst. Mayor Levey regarding the purchase of the bank property from Fonda Ghiardi for 225,000. A closing date has been tentatively set for May 6th. A second reading and passing of resolution will be held on 4/14.

Quotes for work needed to repair existing bathroom in old bank and bring into ADA compliance were reviewed, Bryan Smith of Smith Renovations submitted 3 quotes for various work. Quote were reviewed and will be discussed at a later time.

Cindy Brandenburg requested the Town donate to the Lupus Foundation in memory of Lee Brandenburg, A motion was made by Mary Robertson to donate $100 same as last year David Brumage 2nd motion, all agreed motion passed.

A motion was made by Barry Levey to donate $100 to the local Girl Scout troop, Mary Robertson 2nd motion, all agreed motion passed.

A request was made by Jeff Saylor of the Community Center (old School) for the Town to help out with the railing that needs to be installed at the newly replaced sidewalk. The committee has spent $11,000 to repair sidewalks and funds are low. The town suggested that a few bids be presented before and answers were given to the request.

Barry Levey voiced the concern over parking in front of the ball field; with the field being used more frequently the need to keep Taylor Drive clear of parked cars is becoming an issue. Mayor Hull said that he would order 6 NP signs for placement at ball field area.

Kristin Aleshire Washington County Commissioner was present at meeting and gave information regarding a possible county wide curb side recycling program that would be offered to homeowners and paid for by the county. A reminder that the Hotel/Motel tax revenues will be distributed soon and will likely be based on Town population. The town may receive a grant of $5000.

No further business to discuss.

Amy Simmons
Town Clerk