June 7, 2010 Board Minutes

River Hill Board of Directors Meeting

June 7, 2010


Frank Saletel called a regularly scheduled meeting of the River Hill Village Board to order at 7:00 p.m., on June 7, 2010, at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, MD 21029.  Members present were Asmi Panigrahi and Tony Miceli.  Susan Smith, Village Manager was present. Frank Saletel, Trevor Greene, Todd Harrison, and Michael Cornell were absent.

Approval of the Agenda (Agenda 2):

Ms. Panigrahi made a motion to approve the agenda with the deletion of the following items:  Facility Use Report (6A), Council Representative Report (7B), Administrative Items (8). Mr. Miceli seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously (3-0-0).


Resident Speak out (Agenda 3): 


River Hill Pool Staff (Agenda 4): 

John Herdson, Aquatics Director for CA, introduced Kelly Baugh, CA’s west side Pool Supervisor; Rachel Zimmerman, River Hill Pool Manager; Alex Dannelly, Pheasant Ridge Rapids Head Coach, and Caitlin McGing, Head Coach, Pointers Run Piranhas Head Coach.  Mr. Herdson asked for the community’s help in catching “pool hoppers.” CA is offering a $100 reward when an arrest is made.  Mr. Saletel inquired about the use of security cameras. Mr. Herdson also discussed:  the new pool schedule which does not impact the River Hill pool; the new admission policy that enables non-CA residents to pay $20 – adult, $15 – child; the expected arrival of the bees in the volleyball court; and pool attendance. Mr. Herdson asked for the Association’s assistance in educating residents on other pool options as part of the effort to reduce crowding at the River Hill pool. 


Old Business (Agenda 5):

  1. CA Tot Lot Elimination Program – To obtain clarification on the status of this program, Mr. Saletel will send an email to Michael Cornell and Denis Ellis with a copy of the correspondence received from Phil Nelson.


New Business (Agenda 6): 

  1. Newsletter Advertising Rates – Ms. Smith reviewed proposed modifications to the advertising rates for the clickable links for classified ads and full color ads on the inside front /back pages and the back page (copy of proposal on file with the minutes).   Mr. Miceli made a motion to approve the advertising rate changes as proposed. Ms. Panigrahi seconded the motion. The motion passed (3-0-0).  The Board discussed the timing of posting the updates to the website. Mr. Miceli recommended posting all updates on the 1st of each month, regardless of the delivery date of the newsletter.  This will be discussed at the next meeting.


Reports (Agenda 7):

  1. Village Manager – Ms. Smith distributed copies of her report.  It was the consensus of the Board to wait until the fall to advertise for new Board Members. The Board discussed the creation of a Teen Advisory Committee that will be chaired by the Teen Representative on the Village Board.  Asmi Panigrahi will work on a draft charter.  Ms. Smith will follow-up with Darrell Drown, Board of Education, and Bill Ryan, RHHS Principal, regarding bus stop and pedestrian safety issues.
  2. Liaison Areas – Mr. Miceli reported: the state law signs still need to be installed, the asphalt islands have been painted, he is waiting to hear from CA about contributing funds to install bike lanes along Great Star Drive, on pedestrian safety issues in the Village Center.


Board Speak Out (Agenda 9): 

Ms. Panigrahi inquired about the website.  Mr. Miceli discussed the installation of tables and chairs and WiFi in the Village Center to encourage visitors to stay.  Mr. Saletel expressed possible concerns if a hotel is planned as part of the Gateway School redevelopment project.  

Adjournment (Agenda 10):

Mr. Miceli made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m.  Ms. Panigrahi seconded the motion.  The motion passed (3-0-0).


Minutes submitted by: Susan M. Smith, Village Manager

Minutes Approved:  June 21, 2010 (as amended)

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