River Hill Board of Directors
December 2, 2019
Opening (Agenda 1):
Tony Miceli, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. The following members were in attendance: Harjeet Jandu, Matthew Levine, and John Wan. Jeff Du, Student Member, and Susan Smith, Village Manager, were in attendance. Dave Dalpe, Angela Ling, and Adam White were absent. Evamarie Lambright, Covenant Advisor, was present and departed the meeting at 8:30 p.m. Mr. Du left the meeting at 8:17 p.m. Renee DuBois, Council Representative, arrived later in the evening.
Approval of the Agenda (Agenda 2):
Mr. Miceli made a motion to approve the agenda with the following changes: remove #3A – November 4, 2019 Minutes, remove #4 – Kimco Realty and Table #7A – Streets for All in Howard County to the next meeting. Mr. Levine seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.
Resident Speak Out (Agenda 5):
School Redistricting (Agenda 6A):
Mr. Levine made a motion to accept and file the email vote agreeing to sponsor a Pointers United meeting at the River Hill Meeting Room on Sunday, November 24. Mr. Wan seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.
Mr. Levine made a motion for the association to sponsor a community get-together at the River Hill Meeting Room on Sunday, December 8 for Pointers Run residents affected by the school re-districting. Mr. Jandu seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.
Mr. Levine informed the Board that it is likely that a group of Howard County residents will file a lawsuit against the Board of Education regarding the redistricting decision. He estimated that approximately 10 – 20% of the Pointers Run neighborhood students affected by the redistricting decision will attend Swansfield Elementary School. He suggested that the Board create an Education Committee.
Neighborhood Centers (Agenda 6B):
The Board asked Ms. Smith to provide cost data associated with the neighborhood centers and to prepare a list of ideas to be discussed at the January 2020 meeting with the CA Board.
Teen Advisory Committee Report (Agenda 8A):
Mr. Du reported that the annual Breakfast with Santa events will be held on December 7. TAC members or their substitutes will participate and help with set-up, clean-up, crafts, games, and cookie decorating.
Covenant Advisor Report (Agenda 8B):
Ms. Lambright informed the Board that the Resident Architectural Committee and the Architectural Committee will be working on revisions to the Architectural Guidelines over the next few months. The effort will include expanding the types of exterior changes that can be Fast Tracked. Ms. Lambright explained the association’s responsibilities with respect to rental properties and reviewed the covenant enforcement process.
Executive Session: Legal and Personnel Matters (Agenda 9):
Mr. Levine made a motion to move into Executive Session for the purpose of legal and personnel matters at 8:17 p.m. Mr. Wan seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0). Mr. Du departed the meeting.
Mr. Miceli made a motion to adjourn the Executive Session at 8:54 p.m. Mr. Levine seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0).
Ad Hoc Playground Committee (Agenda 10Cii):
Development Advisory Committee (Agenda 10Ciii):
Traffic & Safety Committee (Agenda 10Civ):
Watershed Committee (Agenda 10Cv):
Manager’s Report (Agenda 10D):
A written report is on file with the original minutes.
Council Representative Report (Agenda 10E):
Ms. DuBois reported that the CA Board had the following topics scheduled for upcoming meetings:
December 12, 2019 – Village 4th Quarter Statements
January 1, 2020 – Operating Budget
January 16, 2020 – Neighborhood Centers with Village Boards
January 23, 2020 – Easements
February 13, 2020 – State Delegation & FY20 Budgets
February 27, 2020 – FY20 Budgets
Board Chairperson Report (Agenda 10F):
Board Speak Out (Agenda 11):
Adjournment (Agenda 12):
Mr. Levine made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 p.m. Mr. Jandu seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.
Submitted: Susan M. Smith, Village Manager
Minutes Approved: January 6, 2020