September 10, 2012 Commissioners Meeting Minutes

Town of Brookeville Commissioners Meeting Minutes
September 10, 2012

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

Minutes: The June Commissioners Meeting Minutes were approved.

Financial:  the Financial Report was not available.

Academy Report:  rentals are currently slow.  Yoga will have one class this Fall on Thursday mornings.  Vinyl flooring replacement will need to be done soon as there was a toilet leak that damaged part of the flooring.
The MEA grant money was received.
Roberta Staat still undecided about renting the schoolhouse.

Olney Community Night – Oct 3rd: Academy Manager not be able to host table at Community Night; the Commissioners are not available that night.  Academy Manager will ask the long term Academy renters if they can host the table.  Town will donate an Academy rental for the auction.

Holiday Party:  December 8 from 6pm-10pm was confirmed for the Town’s Holiday Party

Inn at Brookeville – SHA update: Commissioner Acierno talked with SHA about the potential development at the Inn at Brookeville and the preliminary conclusion from SHA is as long as the development is not in the path of the road re-alignment, it should not be an issue.   Commissioner Acierno asked the BPC to send all current information they have about the potential development to SHA and to contact MD Planning Commission.  The Commissioners discussed the need to hire a lawyer to protect the Town’s interest with their concerns being diluting SHA / MoCo interest in the Bypass; a weak review of the potential development; and if the Town’s current resources are up to the task of this potential development.

Large item pickup:  the Commissioners reviewed the options of a dumpster or Waste Management bagsters.   Commissioner Daley will discuss with SUMC the possibility of using the Church’s parking lot for the bagster, which will benefit the Church as they are able to use the bagsters as well.  If so, the Town will order 10 bagsters and have them in 2 locations in Town.

Walking path and Schoolhouse:   the weeds are overgrown this summer at the one-room schoolhouse and along the walking path between North and Water Streets.  This will be a large project that the Commissioners authorized to have a landscaper tidy-up.  Town Clerk will solicit a bid for the mulching and weeding.

2014 Celebration:  Sandy Heiler hosted a meeting September 5th  and came up with a list of ideas for Brookeville’s bicentennial celebration.  A 2 day celebration was tentatively selected for Aug. 23-24, 2014.

Open Discussion: none

The meeting adjourned at 9:30p.m.
Cate McDonald