April 14, 2003 Commissioners Meeting Minutes

April 14, 2003

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

MINUTES: The March minutes were read and accepted as amended.

FINANCIAL REPORT: The financial report was reviewed and accepted.


1. Planning Commission – The Commissioners approved a building permit for a house addition to be constructed at the home of Bruce and Toni Evans located at 204 Market St.

2.Operations and Maintenance:

Public Maintenance. Commissioner Unglesbee made a motion that the town purchases a service contract for the Academy elevator from Premier Lifts at a cost of $490 per year. The repair work that previously has been done would be covered under this contract. Commissioner Heritage seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. President Allan asked Ms. Johnson to find a contractor to clean the gutters of the Academy. He also asked Ms. Johnson to order a street sign for the new Water Street. Regarding the three historic interpretative signs partially funded by the Historic Preservation Commission, President Allan said that he has prepared the text for the signs for the Newlin millstone, Brookeville Angel, and the Schoolhouse. He is planning to speak with Signs by Tomorrow about sign design options. He said he would like to have them installed by the annual meeting in May.

3. Bypass – The County Executive has included money for the next phase of the bypass in his new transportation program. Apparently, the availability of these funds to the County is a function of whether or not Governor Ehrlich signs off on a special car registration tax approved by the General Assembly and specific only to Montgomery County.

4. Web Site – The redesigned web site is almost complete. All of the links have been changed and Ms. Johnson has been working with the technical support person on the transition.

5. Schoolhouse – The old roof has been removed and the new one should be installed this week should the weather cooperate.


Congressman Al Wynn held his annual 4th District art reception and awards ceremony at the Brookeville Academy on April 14th. A Sherwood senior won top prize and his work will hang in the Capitol Building with other award winners from around the country. Congressman Wynn is also giving the town an American flag that has been flown over the Capitol.

The meeting adjourned at 9:40 p.m. The next meeting is on May 12, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. at the Brookeville Academy.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan L. Johnson