June 1, 2009 Commissioners Meeting Minutes

June 1, 2009
8:00 p.m.

Commissioner President Michael Acierno, Commissioner Robert Heritage, Commissioner Katherine Farquhar, Town Clerk Cate McDonald, Academy Manager Andrea Scanlon, Treasurer Susan Johnson. Present during all or portions of the meeting was Town Resident Barbara Ray, Gazette Reporter Terri Hogan

Minutes: The May 2009 Commissioners Meeting Minutes were approved. The Annual Town Meeting Minutes were approved.

Financial: The May financial report was reviewed. The Academy Pepco bill has a $2,288.00 credit due to unmetered readings; credit will be used over time.

Academy Update: No new rentals; rental inquiries are down.

Clyde Unglesbee Memorial: Commissioners discussed option to honor Clyde by planting a tree with a memorial plaque. Commissioners will talk to the family at an appropriate time to find out their wishes.

Resident suggestion to memorialize Clyde and other Town residents: Town to establish a beautification program that allows people to donate trees and plantings with plaques to memorialize individuals and even families. This will help maintain the beauty of Brookeville for the coming generations.

Street Signs: Resident request to re-install 3 “High Street” signs that were stolen. Clerk authorized to replace signs.

Landscaping: Due to the quality of work provided and Residents complaints, the Town will not renew the landscaping contract when it expires and will not use the optional leaf collections. Town will survey Residents about decreasing leaf collections and “Volunteer Day” to help cut landscaping costs.

309 & 311 Market St: Commissioners Acierno, Heritage, and Farquhar will attend tomorrow’s scheduled hearing on the status of 309 Market St.

Heritage Days: The Schoolhouse will be open Saturday, June 24th as part of Heritage Days. Donna Will will be at the Schoolhouse dressed as a period schoolteacher.

Schoolhouse: Commissioner Acierno working with The Sandy Spring Museum and Maryland Historic Trust for options to fund the roof and ground work to prevent further water damage.

August Picnic: Commissioners will survey Residents about the Sunday, August 23rd Annual Town Picnic for ideas and suggestions.

The meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

Cate McDonald
Town Clerk