December 8, 2003 Commissioners Meeting Minutes

December 8, 2003

ATTENDING: President Richard Allan, Commissioner Les Unglesbee, and Clerk-Treasurer Susan Johnson, were in attendance. The meeting began at 8:00 p.m. at the Brookeville Academy.

MINUTES: The minutes for November were read and accepted as amended.

FINANCIAL REPORT: The financial report was reviewed and accepted.

1. MML Chapter Update – President Allan attended the annual Maryland Municipal League Montgomery County Chapter dinner meeting at Rockville=s Glenview Mansion with the State legislative delegation representatives for Montgomery County. He indicated that while the event did not seem as well attended as the previous year, key elected officials were there. Brookeville sponsored District 14 delegates Karen Montgomery and Herman Taylor. President Allan was able to speak to a number of delegates and Senators regarding the importance of funding the Brookeville Bypass.

2. Bordly Drive -The road is now open to traffic. Terri Hogan from the Olney Gazette ran an article on the front page concerning the completion of this important project. The commissioners are hopeful that many commuters will choose Bordly Dr. rather than Market St. as their route of choice.

3. Bypasses – President Allan reported that the Montgomery County Council met to discuss and decide on specific transportation priorities for the coming year. The Brookeville Bypass went into the meeting listed as #seven. The council was only going to send forward six projects. In addition to Delegate Karen Montgomery=s lobbying, President Allan sent several e-mails to the council members and at the end of the day, the Bypass was moved up a notch and included in the final cut.


Salem United Methodist Church requested information on the procedure for putting up a new sign advertising their website. The commissioners stated that any sign proposal should be presented to them with size, wording and placement indicated.

Resolution for Heritage Area – Commissioner Unglesbee made a motion seconded by President Allan that the Town support through a resolution the County=s proposed Heritage Area under the new State plan. The Town is a key part of the historic communities selected for this program and it has been involved in the development of this program. The resolution was passed.

The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m. The next meeting is on December 8 at 8:00 p.m. at the Brookeville Academy.

The meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m. The next meeting is on February 9, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. at the Brookeville Academy.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan L. Johnson