9 May 2011 | Approved: 13 June 2011
Mayor Anderson called the regular meeting of the Town Council to order at 8:47 p.m. In attendance were Councilors Joe Clark, Georgette Cole, Sylvie Favret and Bill Robertson. Also present were Town Treasurer Mary Challstrom and resident Charlie Challstrom.
Approval of Agenda
Georgette Cole moved to approve the agenda. Sylvie Favret seconded the motion. Mayor Anderson added the Treasurer’s Report and a motion to transfer funds.
- Georgette Cole moved, Joe Clark seconded that the Treasurer’s Report for April be accepted. Vote: 4-0. Joe Clark moved, Georgette Cole seconded the motion to transfer funds from savings to checking in order to pay bills. Vote: 4-0.
- Treasurers Report 2011-05 pdf
Approval of Minutes
Georgette Cole moved, Joe Clark seconded that the Town Council minutes for April 11, 2011 be approved. The minutes were approved with one change.
Mayor’s Appointment to the HPC
Mayor Anderson brought forth Gail Littlefield to fill the vacancy on the Historic Preservation Commission. Georgette Cole moved to approve the Mayor’s appointment of Gail Littlefield to the HPC. Joe Clark seconded the motion. Vote: 4-0.
Zoning Text Amendment to Amend Article VII, Sections 3 and 4: Mayor Anderson pointed out the change in language about non-compliance and reminded the Council that this should be considered a first step in a process to control mansionization and that the Historic Preservation Commission is working on the 2nd step. Georgette Cole moved to approve Ordinance 2011-01. Sylvie Favret seconded the motion. Vote: 4-0.
McCathran Hall Rental Policy
Georgette Cole moved to approve Resolution No. 2011-03; Regulations for the Use and Rental of McCathran Hall. Sylvie Favret seconded the motion. A discussion ensued. This is a good revision that is a step in the right direction. Everyone agreed that this document should be reviewed regularly to be sure it is meeting the needs of users, residents and the Town. Vote: 4-0.
Resolution – Deer Park Bridge
Georgette Cole moved to introduce Resolution No. 2011-04; Resolution Regarding National Gateway Clearance Improvement Project (2). Joe Clark seconded the motion. Mayor Anderson stated that there was a responsibility to support the action at the Special Town Meeting. There was added discussion about the reason for this action, process, budget implications, fiduciary responsibilities and the language presented at the Special Town Meeting. Vote: 4-0.
Sylvie Favret moved to adopt Resolution No. 2011-04. Georgette Cole seconded the motion. Vote: 4-0.
Mayor Anderson turned the remainder of the meeting over to Mayor Pro Tem Georgette Cole and then left the building.
Zero Turn Mower Purchase – Discussion/Decision
Joe Clark suggested that Lawn & Power machine and the Hustler X-One be dropped from the discussion because the warranties cannot compare to the other two (2) machines. He asked that the Council just compare the Hustler Demo and the Toro from Gaithersburg Equipment Company. He went on to talk about availability and about emergency braking systems on the machines.
Joe Clark moved to buy the Hustler Demo machine from G.L. Cornell. Bill Robertson seconded the motion. Vote: 4-0.
Joe Clark asked about getting the word out about the Annual Town Meeting, Town Elections and the Party via the Grove Alert System. The Clerk will send out this email.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 p.m.