May 16, 2011 Annual Town Meeting Minutes

May 16, 2011

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

Minutes: The April Commissioners Meeting Minutes were approved.

Financial:  The Financial Report was not available.

Academy Update:   The artist, Roberta Staat, has moved her items into the schoolhouse; she will use the schoolhouse for May and then again later in the year.   Ms. Staat is also using the Academy for a workshop in July.

Academy roof will need repairs; the Commissioners will budget for roof repairs once the BA loan is paid off.

All needed safety inspections have been performed; one sprinkler will need to be replaced.

May Election: Katherine Farquhar was reelected; Suzanne Daley was elected to her 1st two-year term as Town Commissioner.   Commissioner Heritage will be retiring this June.

Update on 309 & 311 Market: heavy equipment was brought in but so far no work has begun.  Commissioner Heritage reported that the bobcat used by the owner the other day was to make room for a dumpster.

Picnic:  the date was set for Sunday, August 28th from 4p.m.-7p.m.

Fire Pit:  someone used the fire pit recently and left a fire smoldering.  The Commissioners will consult with Fire Marshall regarding the correct verbiage for a sign to be posted by the fire ring.

Open Discussion:  The Town Directory needs updating this Fall.

The War of 1812 Committee will be asked to report to the Commissioners during the June Meeting.

Commissioners ok a sponsorship donation for the Sandy Spring Museum’s Strawberry Festival.

There was a question raised on whether the Town has an official seal, which it appears the Town does not have.

The meeting adjourned at 7:55p.m.

Cate McDonald
Town Clerk