12 August 2002 | Approved: 9 September 2002
Mayor John Compton called the meeting of the Town Council to order at 7:37 p.m. In attendance were Councilors Betsy Klinger, Peggy Odick, David Stopak, and Nick Suzich. The following Town residents were also present: Treasurer Mary Challstrom, Bill Saar, Ed Roberts, and Carolyn & Bud O’Connor. Also present was Renee Miller from the Asbury Wellness Center.
Bill Saar was asked to appear to talk about the Website and so that the Mayor and Council could thank him in person for all of his work on the Website. Renee Miller from the Asbury Wellness Center gave a short presentation about the Center and left information packets for Town residents. Amy Porter presented 2 examples of playground equipment for the Town to consider purchasing with the Program Open Space funds.
Approval of Minutes
Peggy Odick moved, David Stopak seconded, that the Town Council minutes of July 8, 2002 be approved. Vote: 4-0.
Peggy Odick moved, David Stopak seconded, that the Treasurer’s report be accepted. Vote: 4-0.
Mayor Compton announced the following:
- The "Humpback Bridge" project has been fast-tracked by the County. We will have to keep an eye on this project and make sure that the Town has appropriate input.
- Washington Gas made an error in digging on Chestnut Avenue. They have corrected the problem and agreed to make reparations to the root systems of the affected trees.
- Mr. Roberts’ brick patio at 6 Circle must not encroach on Town property. The Mayor also asked Mr. Roberts to move the pile of blue stone off of Town property and told him to expect some trimming to occur in the next couple of weeks.
- Cator property land use is in the Shady Grove Sector Master Plan Review. (17050 Railroad Street)
Casey Property at Mill Creek Status Report
Mayor Compton talked about M-NCPPC Legacy Open Space issues with the historic part of the upper field. There was some discussion by Park & Planning about a passive park on the land. That field, along with the surrounding wetlands, would be used to satisfy the “park that never was” in the Amity area from the old Master Plan. Mayor Compton also talked about an agreement where M-NCPPC owns the property, we maintain/manage it and jointly make decisions on use issues. A discussion about annexation ensued.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:25 p.m.