14 June 2010 | Approved: 12 July 2010
Mayor Anderson called the regular meeting of the Town Council to order at 7:32 p.m. In attendance were Councilors Joe Clark, Georgette Cole, Sylvie Favret, Marida Hines, Ted Kelly and Bill Robertson. Also present were Treasurer Mary Challstrom and residents Charlie Challstrom and Paula Puglisi. Candidate for County Executive Doug Rosenfeld was present as well.
Approval of the Agenda
Joe Clark moved, Georgette Cole seconded that the agenda for June 14, 2010 be approved. Mayor Anderson removed the Maintenance Supervisor Update and added an Executive Session at the end of the agenda. Vote: 6-0.
Candidate for County Executive Doug Rosenfeld explained his initiative to stop the current County Executive’s Smart Growth Plan. He answered a few questions and asked for support. Paula Puglisi came to talk about the separation of church and state with regards to starting the Annual Town Meeting with a religious invocation. She expressed her opinion that Town government functions should not include this practice and asked that it be discontinued. A discussion ensued. The Mayor and Council concluded that taking a moment of silence would be a good substitute.
Approval of Minutes
Joe Clark moved, Marida Hines seconded that the Town Council minutes for April 12 & 26, 2010 be approved. Vote: 5-0 (Bill Robertson abstained as he was not on the Council in April.)
Georgette Cole moved, Joe Clark seconded that the Town Council minutes for May 10 & 17, 2010 be approved. Vote: 6-0.
Approval of Council Reports from April 2010 for Posting on the Website
Joe Clark moved, Georgette Cole seconded that the Council Reports from April 2010 be approved for posting on the Town website. Vote: 5-0 (Robertson abstained).
There was a brief discussion about going into budget reserves, the second $50K donation, road funds, drainage and graveling.
Joe Clark moved, Ted Kelly seconded that the Treasurer’s report for May 2010 be accepted. Vote: 6-0.
Georgette Cole moved, Bill Robertson seconded the motion to transfer funds in order to pay bills. Vote: 6-0.
Budget Transfer Resolution FY 2010 (3)
Georgette Cole moved to accept Resolution 2010-07. Ted Kelly seconded the motion. Vote: 6-0.
- Deer Park Bridge – The federal stimulus monies for this project have not yet been released so things are on hold for now. The Gaithersburg West Master Plan contains language about a “new” Deer Park Bridge and it is not clear where/when/how this language was added. Further research is needed before any challenge comes from the Town.
- LOS Condemnation Update – Mayor Anderson reported the encouraging news that the deadline for submitting deposition challenges on previous rulings had passed with no challenges filed. The trial for the value of the land is scheduled for October 14 – 17, 2010.
- Casey 6 & 7 Update – Mayor Anderson reported that the Roberts Oxygen land that Montgomery County wishes to purchase for the move of the service parks will likely have to be condemned. There will be a public hearing to authorize this expenditure. The move of the service parks is reportedly going to cost approx. $134.4 million dollars.
The Mayor and Council re-scheduled the Public Hearing on Ordinance No. 2010-06 for July 26, 2010.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.