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23 November 2009 | Approved: 7 December 2009

Mayor Anderson called the regular meeting of the Town Council to order at 8:32 p.m. In attendance were Councilors Charlie Challstrom, Joe Clark, Georgette Cole, Sylvie Favret, Marida Hines and Ted Kelly. Also in attendance were Maintenance Supervisor Jim Fletcher, Treasurer Mary Challstrom and Town residents Chris Brown and Bruce Rothrock.

Approval of the Agenda

Georgette Cole moved, Ted Kelly seconded that the agenda be approved. Vote: 6-0.

Reschedule December Council Meetings

Because of conflicts with Holiday schedules/travel, the Mayor and Council changed the regular meetings of the Town Council in December to the 7th and the 21st. There will be an Executive Session on the 7th.

Maintenance Report

Jim Fletcher reported that he found another leak in the sprinkler compressor. He asked the Council for guidance about relocating the compressor. After much discussion, the sense of the Council was to move the compressor and install hydraulic hoses where possible thus lessening the noise and the vibration. Jim will talk to Guardian Fire Protection about this. Jim also mentioned that, coincidentally, the compressor for the bubbler at Maple Lake seems to have burned out. He will look into this tomorrow.

Council Reports

  • Town Council Reports – November 2009 pdf
  • The new Roadside Tree Law was discussed. It was determined that because all road rights of way in Washington Grove are Town-owned property, Article D of the new law was not applicable. Therefore, a blanket permit for the Town, using Dan Landry as our expert, would be sufficient for the DNR. Georgette will talk to Dan.

Mayor’s Announcements

  • LOS Update: Mayor Anderson reported that the Town won a temporary injunction to stop the transfer of this property from Toll Brothers to M-NCPPC. A hearing for a permanent injunction for the same is set for December 7, 2009. Discussion…
  • Deer Park Bridge: Mayor Anderson reported that he would meet with CSX on December 1st and that a public hearing/information session was scheduled for December 2nd at Bohrer Center in Gaithersburg.

New Business

As follow up to the code violation remedies in progress, the code inspector will be called to inspect 103 Brown Street.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 p.m.

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