November 14, 2011 Commissioners Meeting Minutes

November 14, 2011

Commissioner President Michael Acierno, Commissioner Sue Daley, Commissioner Katherine Farquhar, Town Clerk Cate McDonald and Treasurer Susan Johnson. Academy Manager Andrea Scanlon was away.  Present during all or portions of the meeting were Town Residents Fred Teal, Debbie Wagner, and Gazette Reporter Terri Hogan.

Minutes: The October Commissioners Meeting Minutes were approved.

Financial:  the Financial Report was emailed prior to the meeting.

Open Discussion:  Fred Teal, Jr. and Debbie Wagner came with the GPC Challenge award plaque from the EPA and to discuss Green Energy.

Propane Tank:  Academy Manager looking for the 1996 Ph IA Archeology Report that the MD Historic Trust needs in order to have an underground propane tank installed.  Commissioners will wait for more information from Academy Manager before deciding on an above or below ground propane tank for the Academy.

Academy Update:   Academy report was e-mailed prior to the meeting.

Status of Bicentennial Grant: Sandy Heiler submitted the grant prior to the deadline.  Michael Yesenko, of Market Street, volunteered to be the grant manager.  Mrs. Heiler is working on a DAR grant and then will work on a Heritage grant.  The Commissioners wanted to express their sincere gratitude to Sandy Heiler and Michael Yesenko for all their hard work.

Parking on Water St:  Recycling was not picked up along Water St. last week due to the street’s entry being blocked by parked cars on both sides of the street.    A notice will be placed in the newsletter to remind residents about parking on the side streets as the roads are narrow.

MML Montgomery Chapter:  Annual Legislative Dinner will be December 15th.  The Town would like to invite Sen. Montgomery and Del. Zucker as their guests.  Town Clerk will coordinate with Laytonsville about our sponsorship of Montgomery and Zucker.

Holiday Party:  invitations will be mailed to arrive the day after Thanksgiving.  Town will sponsor a non-perishable food drive to benefit Olney Help.

309 & 311 Market: MoCo does not have the money to clean up the properties as the owner has not done so.  The Town will contact the County Attorney to see if the Town can pay for the clean-up and have a lien placed against the properties to recoup the money.

Open Discussion:  Town Clerk will ask snow removal contractor to plow and remove snow from the street in front of the Academy.  This will enable cars to park in front of the Academy during events.  Town Clerk asked if the Town should use its street address and have a mail box installed for mail delivery.  This will save money as the Town pays for a P.O. Box.

The meeting adjourned at 9:20p.m.

Cate McDonald