June 3, 2019 Minutes

River Hill Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes

June 3, 2019



Opening (Agenda 1):

Tony Miceli, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. The following members were in attendance: Dave Dalpe, Matt Levine, and Adam White. Renee DuBois, Council Representative, and Susan Smith, Village Manager, were in attendance. Angela Ling, Board Member, arrived at 7:08 p.m. Harjeet Jandu, Board Member, arrived at 7:14 p.m.


Approval of the Agenda (Agenda 2):

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


May 13, 2019 Minutes (Agenda 3A):

Ms. DuBois made a motion to approve the May 13, 2019 Minutes as submitted. Mr. White seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0).


Summer Sunrise Drive/River Run Bike Lanes Update (Agenda 4):

Chris Eatough, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Howard County Office of Transportation (OOT), and Albert Engel, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner, OOT provided an update on the project. The bike lanes will be put in as a part of the road-resurfacing project scheduled for late summer or early fall. Mr. Eatough assured the Board that a process to accommodate overflow parking for special events at the River Hill outdoor pool will be provided. OOT is currently coordinating with other county departments to finalize these details. At all times, parking along Summer Sunrise Drive east of Velvet Path will be permitted. There will be no markings on River Run. A diagram showing the proposed bicycle improvements is on file with the original Minutes.


Resident Speak Out (Agenda 5):



Ruby Tuesday Redevelopment Plan (JPMorgan Chase & Core States Group) (Agenda 6):

Matthew McCool, Vice President, Real Estate Project Manger Senior, Chase Consumer Banking, introduced representatives from Core States Group. They presented plans for the redevelopment of the Ruby Tuesday site. They plan to subdivide the property and either sell or lease the portion with the former restaurant. A copy of the presentation is on file with the original Minutes.


Resident Speak Out (Agenda 7):




New Business (Agenda 8):



Board Member Training (Agenda 9A):

Ms. Smith reviewed the training policy and distributed acknowledgement forms for the May and June training for signature.


Ad Hoc Playground Committee (10Ai):

Ms. Ling and Ms. Smith will conduct visits to tot lots in the Pointers Run neighborhood that have been suggested for updates and in locations that are central to the neighborhood. The board will need to request funds as part of CA’s FY21/22 budget process.


Development Advisory Committee Report (Agenda 10Aii):



Teen Advisory Committee (Agenda 10Aiii):

Three (3) students have applied for the Student Member Committee. The committee will interview the students June 17 – 21. The candidates will be interviewed by the full Board at the July 1 meeting. Following appointment of the Student Member(s), the interviews for the Teen Advisory Committee will be conducted.


Traffic & Safety Committee (Agenda 10Aiv):

Although the committee has not been active recently, Mr. Miceli noted the Traffic & Safety Committee needs a new chairperson. He mentioned that Jack Guarneri, Bicycle Advocates of Howard County, had met with Erickson Living and shared the concerns regarding the left turn into the site from MD 108.


Watershed Committee (Agenda 10Av):

Mr. White reported that 5 large trash bags of invasive plants were removed from the open space during the Pull & Plant event on June 1. The group planted ferns, wild ginger and 4 trees. Eight (8) people participated. The committee is planning to use funds remaining from the Chesapeake Bay Trust grant to install a sign at the rain garden (adjacent to the River Hill Meeting Room). Mr. White noted that there will be no Watershed Palooza in fall 2019. Members of the Board expressed disappointment and Renee DuBois and Harjeet Jandu volunteered to organize the event.


Village Manager’s Report (Agenda 10B):

A written report is on file with the original minutes.


Board Chair Report (Agenda 10C):

Mr. Miceli asked that the Covenant Advisor contact the condominiums across Great Star Drive and request tree trimming as it is difficult to walk on the sidewalk.


Council Representative Report (Agenda 10D):

Ms. DuBois noted that CA is starting the 2-year budget cycle. The CA Board is looking at a variety of options to reduce expenditures, including Haven on the Lake, Fairway Hills Golf Course, and the outdoor pools.


Board Speak Out (Agenda 10):



Adjournment (Agenda 9):

Mr. Levine made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:12 p.m. Ms. Ling seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0).


Submitted by: Susan M. Smith, Village Manager


Minutes Approved:  July 1, 2019

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