Tim O’Donnell, President of the Board of
Commissioners, called the June 2, 2014 Town
Meeting to order at
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Minutes of the May 19, 2014 Town Meeting were
approved as presented.
cited attendances to include the Mother Seton
Carnival. They thanked deputies for their service
at the carnival.Recognition was made on the work being done
on the square - glad to see grant money being used
and most of the garden plots are being utilized
which is encouraging.
Briggs commented that there are four properties so
far that are participating in the Community Legacy
grant. Flyers will be posted around town to
advertise the grant.He cited the meetings attended to include
the Parks Committee meeting; Community Heritage
Day meeting; meeting with Boy Scout troop 727 at
the Scott Farm and meeting with the Sustainable
Maryland Certified Administrator.
25 chairs for June 13th concert in the park
ball court needs to be turned over
court –area that gets like a sludge slippery
muddy area - unsafe
and weed control across from Jubilee
control needed at median along Silo Hill Parkway
around soccer goals on field behind Community
Building need trimmed
from Mount Saint Mary’s to the Town i.e.
sidewalk/trail. Mayor would like to proceed and
investigate with Boards approval. Unanimous
consent by Board.
Gardens – clean between garden beds
Keith Suerdieck to Planning Commission
made by Commissioner Sweeney and second by
5-0 in favor
report – Commissioner
on May 2014 cash activity. Detailed report at
- Commissioner Sweeney reported that the planning
commission met on
May 27, 2014
. They accepted Mr. Adams resignation letter; went
over the subdivision and additional plans for the
Hobbs’s property; went over site plan for Dollar
General Store and requested that they stay within
the towns architectural guidelines.
Transfer related to Emmitsburg Little League
the last town meeting there was a request for a
$1,000 contribution for Emmitsburg Baseball press
box repair. In the FY2014 budget Parks,
Recreation and Culture department there is an
unused amount of $1,000 budgeted for Capital
Outlay designated specifically for ball fields.It is recommended by Town staff that this
line is utilized for this purpose in the current
fiscal year if so approved by the Commissioners.
There was unanimous consent from the Board for
staff to use the available money designated for
ball fields instead of a budget transfer. Public
Topper, 330 North Seton Ave. and Mary Topper, 28
Federal Ave – commented that Emmitsburg will
be hosting the state tournament on July 5th
and request the presence of the commissioners.
this time Commissioner Staiger left the town
meeting for the evening at 8:12 p.m. Commissioner
Sweeney asked Commissioner Staiger if he had
anything for the budget. Commissioner Staiger
replied “no he was good”.
was the second review of the FY 2015 budget.
Commissioner O’Donnell asked Board if they had
any questions or concerns for town staff. Mr.
Haller entertained questions from the
commissioners.Discussion ensued over some capital
improvements. Mayor Briggs would like to bring
some things to the Board in the future on ADA
improvements. There were some questions involving
grants for parks. Mr. Haller stated he sent
request to the commissioners to get suggestions.
Commissioner Mellor would like to see monies for
playground equipment for either Silo Hill or Emmit
Gardens. Mr. Haller stated that has already been
applied for through POS. Commissioner Mellor asked
about the Community Parks and Playgrounds grant.
Mr. Haller stated that staff will know what they
are getting from POS before the deadline for
Community Parks and Playgrounds is needed to be
in. Mr. Haller said that the minutes from the
Parks committee are suppose to be turned in after
every meeting, then staff can use that as a guide;
staff had no minutes. Commissioner Mellor
interjected that was not true. Mr. Haller asked
where they were. Commissioner Mellor replied that
she sent them to Ms. Willets; she sent the minutes
from the last meeting today. Mr. Haller explained
that the minutes are to be put in a notebook.
Commissioner Mellor proceeded to state that no one
told her the procedure. Mr. Haller stated it is in
the town code. Commissioner
O’Donnell asked for the proper procedure for the
parks committee meeting minutes. Mr. Haller said
he will have someone from staff contact
Commissioner O’Donnell and Commissioner Mellor
with that information. Commissioner O’Donnell
directed staff with the Mayors support to come
back to Board with a timeline of items staff is
pursuing for the park.
to accept the FY 2015 budget as presented.
made by Commissioner Blanchard second by
4-0 in favor
Commissioner Staiger absent
June 16 2014
Update for new WWTP by design and inspection
Bicycle Helmet Ordinance(board would like a deputy here to
answer any questions)
was a brief discussion about putting up the
Sweeney would like them in before concerts; placed
about 50 feet away centered on the bandstand. At
this time Mayor Briggs also announced that they
are still looking for an alternate for the
III.Public Comments – none
IV.SIGN APPROVED TEXT AMENDMENTS AND/OR
RESOLUTIONS - none
With no further business, the June 2, 2014
Town Meeting was adjourned at 9:01 p.m.