21 May 2007 | Approved: 25 June 2007
Mayor Compton called the regular and organizational meeting to order at 8:56 p.m. In attendance were Councilors Darrell Anderson, Charlie Challstrom, Georgette Cole, Kathie Evans, Marida Hines, and David Stopak. Also present were; Treasurer Mary Challstrom, George Paine, Betsy Klinger, John Klinger, and David Neumann.
Cator/Harrison Property Annexation:
Charlie Challstrom gave a status report.
Kathie Evans moved to approve Ordinance No. 2007-02, a zoning text amendment that creates an RR-4 Cluster Zone in the Town of Washington Grove. Georgette Cole seconded the motion. Vote: 5-0.
Kathie Evans moved to approve Resolution No. 2007-03, authorizing the annexation of the Harrison Property. Georgette Cole seconded the motion. Discussion… Vote: 5-0.
Kathie Evans moved to approve Ordinance No. 2007-04, establishing the zoning of the Harrison property. Betsy Klinger seconded the motion. Vote: 5-0.
New Council Members Swearing In:
Mayor Compton delivered the oath of office to Councilor Charles Challstrom and Councilor Marida Hines.
- Comcast filing with the FCC – David Stopak moved to approve a Resolution appointing Attorney Frederick Elrod to represent the Town of Washington Grove, as well as other municipalities, against a filing by Comcast with the Federal Communications Commission. The filing contends that there is effective internet/tv/telephone competition in all the municipalities in Maryland and therefore, Comcast should be relieved of current restrictions. Charlie Challstrom seconded the motion. Vote: 6-0.
- Road Bid Opening – Georgette Cole opened the only bid that the Town received in response to requests sent out in April. The bid was from AB Veirs & Sons for the amount of $20,675.00. Charlie Challstrom moved to accept and authorize AB Veirs to do our road repairs. Darrell Anderson seconded the motion. Vote: 6-0.
- Mayor Pro-Tem – Charlie Challstrom moved to elect Darrell Anderson as Mayor Pro Tem. David Stopak seconded the motion. Vote: 6-0.
- Piedmont Crossing Site Plan – Mayor Compton reported that the site plan may be reviewed by Park & Planning as early as June 28, 2007. He also reported that the developer, Toll Brothers, would like to have a meeting of limited attendance with Town residents. Toll Brothers would like to hear and discuss concerns about the current site plan. The meeting will be scheduled for May 30, 2007 at 7:30 PM in the Council Room. This announcement will go in the next Bulletin.