WALKERSVILLE BURGESS & COMMISSIONERS TOWN MEETING
November 12, 2003
The town meeting of the Walkersville Burgess & Commissioners was called to order on Wednesday, November 12, 2003, at 7:30 p.m. Those in attendance included Burgess Ralph Whitmore, Commissioners Sam Eyler, Joe Magluilo, Don Schildt, Chad Weddle, and Debbie Zimmerman, Public Works Supervisor Dennis Miller, Town Manager Gloria Rollins, Public Works Director Bob DePaola, Planner Susan Hauver, 6 citizens, and 1 press. The meeting commenced with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioner Debbie Zimmerman made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Don Schildt, to approve both the regular and closed legal minutes of the October 22, 2003 meeting. The motion passed by a vote of 4-0-1, with Commissioner Magluilo abstaining..
Russell Horman, the attorney representing the applicant, stated that they agree with the recommended changes by the Planning Commission for text amendment for recycling points in the limited industrial zoning district.
There were no other public comments on the text amendment.
Commissioner Weddle made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Schildt, to adopt Ordinance 2003-09 per town Planning Commission and town attorney David Severn’s recommendations.
The motion passed by a vote of 5-0.
Commissioner Magluilo made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Zimmerman, to introduce Ordinance 2003-12, which addresses industrial performance standards for site plans. The motion passed by a vote of 5-0.
Citizens Dan Thomas and Eric Howard commented that it was a great idea to raise the commissioner position salary to $3,600.
Commissioner Weddle made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Magluilo, to adopt Ordinance 2003-10 to be effective for commissioners elected in the May 2004 election. The motion passed by a vote of 5-0.
4. PUBLIC HEARING ON ORDINANCE 2003-11 AND CHARTER RESOLUTION 2003-05
Commissioner Weddle made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Magluilo, to introduce ordinance 2003-11 and Resolution 2003-05 which updates the filing time for Certificates of Candidacy to comply with the new election date and changes the election date to the second Monday in September with the polls open 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The motion passed by a vote of 5-0.
5. CITIZENS QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
Commissioner Schildt made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Weddle, to purchase a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup for $21,568 and a 2004 Chevrolet Blazer for $22,875. Both vehicles are priced under the Maryland State contract. . The motion passed by a vote of 5-0.
Commissioners directed staff to get the Chevrolet S-10 Pickup and the Ford Contour inspected and prepared to be sold by sealed bid.
Commissioner Schildt made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Eyler, to advertise to sell the above car and pickup by sealed bid with the minimum bid for the car $3,000 and the minimum bid for the pickup $2,000. The motion passed by a vote of 4-1, with Commissioner Magluilo opposed.
7. PERSONNEL POLICY MANUAL
Commissioner Weddle will review the current draft of the Personnel Manual and make his recommendations at the December meeting.
Commissioner Magluilo made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Schildt, to reappoint John Zimmerman to the Planning Commission. The motion passed by a vote of 5-0.
Commissioner Magluilo made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Zimmerman, to pay the attached bills. The motion passed by a vote of 5-0.
10. COMMISSIONERS’ CONCERNS
Commissioner Schildt stated he is disappointed in the post office situation, in reference to the update from Ms. Rollins that the town has been removed from the "new post office" list.
Commissioner Eyler asked the status of salaries for Planning Commission members. Commissioner Magluilo will bring up this topic at the December meeting.
Commissioner Zimmerman reminded all of the town holiday tree lighting celebration on December 3.
Commissioner Magluilo is sick and tired of the speeding on Diamond Drive and wants troopers out there writing tickets.
11. CITIZENS CONCERNS
Harold Roderuck stated that Allegheny Power is on Glade Road using big poles rather than underground conduit. Ms. Rollins told Harold that Brian Manville of Allegheny Power notified her that this is what the Sun Meadow developer was willing to pay for.
Commissioner Schildt made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Eyler, for a closed meeting to discuss land acquisition. The motion passed by a vote of 4-1, with Commissioner Weddle opposed.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Gloria Long Rollins