January 30, 2012 Board Minutes

Prior to the start of the meeting, Mr. Cornell, River Hill’s Columbia Council Representative, presented information about the plans for Symphony Woods Park.  Plans include an interactive fountain, and restrooms.  Toby’s Dinner Theater is also proposed to be relocated to the Park/Merriweather area.  He reported that the Columbia Association has asked the County to allow CA and the Howard Hughes Corporation to jointly submit their plans.  This will enable changes to Merriweather Post Pavilion to be considered in conjunction with the park plans.  They are expecting the plans to be submitted in Spring 2012.

Tony Miceli, Chair, called the regularly scheduled meeting to order at 7:20 p.m., on January 30, 2012, at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, MD 21029.  Members present were Cynthia Asoka, Todd Harrison, and Dipper Wettstein.  Michael Cornell, Council Representative, and Susan Smith, Village Manager, were present. Kenny Kan, Zachary Marks, and Chao Wu were absent.  Mr. Salisbury attended the meeting from 7:40 – 7:55 p.m.

Approval of the Agenda (Agenda 2):

Mr. Harrison made a motion to approve the agenda as presented.  Mr. Wettstein seconded the motion.  The motion passed (4-0-0).

Administrative Items (Agenda 3):

Mr. Harrison made a motion to approve the January 23, 2012 minutes as presented.  Mr. Wettstein seconded the motion.  The motion passed (4-0-0).

Resident Speak Out (Agenda 4):

None.  Gary Sauers, Morning Light Trail, attended the meeting.

Pre-Budget Work Session (Agenda 5): 

Ms. Smith reviewed the Association’s mission, functions, and staff responsibilities.  Ms. Smith provided an overview of current staffing, the relationship to positions included in the 2008 Singer Study, and the relationship to the proposed Allocation Model.  Ms. Smith discussed some of the revisions to the draft Model being developed by the Village Managers.

Executive Session (Agenda 6):

At 7:55 p.m. Mr. Wettstein made a motion to move into Executive Session for the purpose of personnel matters and potential litigation.  Ms. Asoka Seconded the motion.  The motion passed (4-0-0).  Mr. Wettstein made a motion to adjourn the Executive Session at 8:53 p.m.  Ms. Asoka seconded the motion.  The motion passed (4-0-0).

Board Speak Out (Agenda 7):

Mr. Cornell reminded the Board that the Aquatics Master Plan Information Session will be held at Claret Hall tomorrow, January 31, at Claret Hall.  Ms. Asoka and Mr. Wettstein plan to attend.  Mr. Miceli recommended that more shade be provided at the River Hill outdoor pool.

Mr. Miceli recommended that rather than eliminating tot lots that as equipment breaks or is vandalized that it not be replaced.  He suggested that then tot lots will naturally be eliminated.  Ms. Smith explained that safety is a priority and CA routinely inspects the equipment and repairs/replaces the equipment as needed.

Adjournment (Agenda 10):

Mr. Wettstein made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:06 p.m.  Ms. Asoka seconded the motion.  The motion passed (4-0-0). 

Minutes submitted by: Susan M. Smith, Village Manager

Minutes Approved: February 6, 2012 (As Amended).

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