April 20, 2004 Commissioners Meeting Minutes

April 20, 2004

ATTENDING: President Richard Allan, Commissioners Robert Heritage and Les Unglesbee, Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson and resident Debbie Grippaudo were in attendance. The meeting began at 8:00 p.m. at the Brookeville Academy.

MINUTES: The minutes for March were approved.

FINANCIAL REPORT: The financial report was reviewed and accepted.


1. Operations and Maintenance:
Public Maintenance. – Commissioner Unglesbee reported that he contacted Montgomery Sanitation, a solid waste vendor, which services the Town of Laytonsville and several other municipalities, and requested a proposal for trash and recycling services for the Town.
Commissioners Heritage and Unglesbee reported that Greenskeeper, the Town’s maintenance landscape contractor, has not cleaned the gutters or the sidewalks on the west side of Market Street. Greenskeeper also has not cleaned up the fence line at Rotter’s property. Mrs. Johnson was directed to contact Greenskeeper and to review and clarify its performance requirements under the existing contract. Commissioner Heritage and Unglesbee also raised the subject of several homeowners who are not keeping their property clean and trash free. They also indicated that some homeowners have abandoned cars on their property. President Allan said he would review the Town’s options and communicate with the owners involved.

2. Schoolhouse Restoration-President Allan reported he will be meeting with Miche Booz, Suzanne Friis and Walter Blank on April 23 at 4:00 p.m. at the Brookeville schoolhouse to discuss Phase II restoration plans dealing with the interior of the building. He announced that the schoolhouse will be open for the County Heritage Days weekend on June 26th from 12-4 p.m. Resident Diane Allan will oversee the opening with several other volunteers.

3. Maryland Municipal League, Montgomery Chapter- It was reported that President Allan will be inducted into the Municipal Officials Hall of Fame for having served for 20 or more years as an elected official at the Maryland Municipal League’s Convention in Ocean City in June.

4. Budget – President Allan reported he would work on a preliminary 2004-2005 budget to review during an upcoming work session of the Commissioners to be scheduled.


Resident Debbie Grippaudo raised had questions about the process for replacing the siding on her house. She was informed that she would need to submit a Historic Area Work Permit to the Historic Preservation Commission.

President Allan reported that the Town of Brookeville was listed as among the best “small” neighborhood in the Washington area in the April issue of Washingtonian magazine.

Mrs. Johnson reported that the traffic problem on Route 97 (Georgia Ave) in Brookeville was on Fox 5 news several weeks ago. No one in town was interviewed for this.

The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m. The next meeting is on May 10, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. at the Brookeville Academy.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan L. Johnson