River Hill Board of Directors
January 9, 2017
Opening (Agenda 1):
Richard Thomas, Vice Chair, called the Board meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. The following members were in attendance: Robert Choi, Harjeet Jandu, Mavourene Robinson, and Liyan Zhang. Council Member Chao Wu, Student Member Jennifer Zhang, and Susan Smith, Village Manager, were in attendance. Mr. Zagnit arrived at the meeting at 7:10 p.m. and left the meeting at 8:10 p.m. Ms. Zhang left the meeting at 8:20 p.m. Michael Cornell, Board Chair, was absent. A list of attendees is on file with the Minutes.
Approval of the Agenda (Agenda 2):
Mr. Wu made a motion to approve the agenda. Mr. Zhang seconded the motion. The motion passed (5-0-0). (Student Advisory Vote – in favor).
Administrative Items (Agenda 3):
Mr. Wu made a motion to approve the December 5, 2016 Minutes. Mr. Choi seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-1). Student Advisory Vote – abstained.
Resident Speak out (Agenda 4):
Cleveland Wilson (Helmsman Way) asked whether the River Hill Garden Center was closing and inquired how the new development will impact the traffic flow on MD 108. The Board informed Mr. Wilson of a Board work session with representatives from the State Highway Administration at the meeting on February 6, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Simpson Oaks Development Update (Agenda 5A):
Ms. Smith reported she had received responses to the email sent on November 7, 2016 and provided an update. A written update will be provided to the Development Advisory Committee.
Review of Villages FY16 Cash Reserves & Financial Performance (Agenda 6A):
Ms. Smith reviewed the Columbia Association (CA) reports on the villages’ FY16 cash reserves and financial performance.
Executive Session (Agenda 7):
At 8:20 p.m., Mr. Wu made a motion to move into Executive Session to discuss potential litigation. Mr. Jandu seconded the motion. The motion passed (5-0-0).
Mr. Wu made a motion to move out of Executive Session at 8:48 p.m. Mr. Zhang seconded the motion. The motion passed (5-0-0).
Manager’s Report (Agenda 8A):
A written report is on file with the original minutes. It was the consensus of the Board to not take a position on Howard County becoming a sanctuary county (Council Bill 9 – 2017). It was the consensus of the Board not to take a position on the proposed Bikeway. There was discussion about how to run the work session with SHA.
Board Chair’s Report (Agenda 8B):
Council Representative’s Report (Agenda 8C):
Mr. Wu reported that CA is considering the FY18 budget. He will send out a summary. Pond maintenance is a part of the strategy.
Liaisons/Student Member (Agenda 8D):
Board Speak Out (Agenda 9):
Adjournment (Agenda 10):
Mr. Wu made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:26 p.m. Ms. Robinson seconded the motion. The motion passed (5-0-0).
Minutes submitted by: Susan M. Smith, Village Manager
Minutes Approved: February 6, 2017