Keedysville Town Council

March 2, 2009

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

Minutes were read and approved.

The treasurer's report was as follows: $135,456.89

An update was given on the Library all work has been complete, opening day is set for Tuesday, March 3rd. New hours are as follows Tuesday & Wednesdays 3-7 and Saturdays 9-12.

Council member Richard Walton brought the issue of the front doors up, Mr. Walton questioned what was being done to insure that the doors were being protected against further deterioration agreed to take on the responsibility of having doors repaired.

Matthew Detora a local Boy Scout updated the Mayor and Council on his plans to landscape the newly remodeled Library to earn his Eagle Scout badge. Richard Walton made a motion that the Town fund the project, motion was 2nd by David Brumage. All agreed, motion passed. Project is set to start the weekend of May 16th.

Assistant Mayor Barry Levey introduced for the 2nd time an ordinance to increase Water Rates. The proposed rate increase would increase the cost of every 1,000 gallons over the 6,000 gallon base from $4.00 to $5.00. A motion was made by Barry Levey and 2nd by Richard Walton to increase Water Rates. All agreed motion passed. Rate change would go into effect and show on the June 09 billing. A notice would be placed in water bills at go out at the end of the month.

The newly completed Keedysville Standard Water Specification was introduced along with a Resolution to accept document. A motion was made by David Brumage to accept Specification motion was 2nd by Richard Walton. All agreed motion passed.

Water Easement documents that were prepared by Town Attorney were reviewed. Mayor and Council signed 1 document and reviewed another with property owners. Third agreement would be mailed to property owner.

Richard Walton presented Speed Sentry data from the last 4 months. Unit has been posted at 76 North Main Street. Data shows that police patrols do factor in speed control.

Mowing bids were reviewed and were tabled till April meeting.

No further business to discuss.

Amy Simmons
Town Clerk