January 23, 2024, Board Minutes

River Hill Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes

January 23, 2024


Opening (Agenda Item 2):

Mr. Bruening called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. The meeting was held remotely via Zoom. The following members attended: Kevin Bruening, Mark Combs, Moe Imran, Balbir Lakhanpal, and Rob Mekelburg. Eric Greenberg (Columbia Association Board Member) and Renee DuBois (Village Manager) were present. The following guests attended the meeting: Delegate Terri Hill, Leslie Barnett (CA Liaison), Sarah Rohbin, Kelly Cao, Shravan Ranger, Tim Hilton, Ron Briggs, Alex Tran, and Joel Hurewitz.


Approval of the (Agenda Item 3):


Mr. Bruening made a motion to approve the agenda. Mr. Imran seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. 5-0


Administrative Items

Announcement of Executive Session Held/to be Held (Agenda Item 4A)

A closed meeting of the Board of Directors was held on December 27, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. at Claret Hall, pursuant to Maryland Code Section 11B-111(4) (i) discussions of matters pertaining to employees and personnel. The vote to close the meeting was 5-0.


December 12, 2023, Minutes Approval (Agenda Item 4B)


Mr. Bruening made a motion to table the December 12, 2023, Minutes. Mr. Mekelburg seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


Delegate Terri Hill Presentation (Agenda Item 4C)


Delegate Hill presented Ho.Co. 4-24 Columbia Association Annual Charge-Lease Requirements, Governing Documents, and Income Tax Subtraction Modification.


CA Liaison Leslie Barnett (Agenda Item 4D)


Ms. Barnett shared several items related to CA programming opportunities for residents and encouraged participation in the Strategic Planning process.


Free Use of Claret Hall (Agenda Item 4E)

The Village in Howard and the Community Health Initiative have each requested a free use of Claret Hall.


Mr. Bruening made a motion to approve one free use of Claret Hall for each organization due to their support of recent Village activities. Each organization would be responsible for the set up and breakdown costs. Mr. Combs seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


Resident Speak Out (Agenda Item 5)



Old Business


New Business

Maryland Pre-Filed Legislation (Agenda Item 7A)


Discussion of Delegate Ho.Co. 4-24.


RHCA Ballot Questions (Agenda Item 7B)




Pre-Filed Legislation (Agenda Item 7C)







Committee/Liaison Reports

Development Advisory Committee (Agenda Item 8Ai)

Reported tour of Erickson Community and survey advertised in The Villager.


Traffic & Safety Committee (Agenda Item 8Aii)




Village Manager (Agenda Item 8B)

Encouraged Board Members to participate in the survey. Also discussed snow removal.


Council Representative (Agenda Item 8C)



Board Chairperson (Agenda Item 8D)


Board Speak Out (Agenda Item 9)



Adjournment (Agenda Item 10)

At 9:03 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.