November 28, 2011 Special Meeting Board Minutes

Tony Miceli, Chair, called a Special Meeting to order at 7:03 p.m., on November 28, 2011, at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, MD 21029.  Members present were Cynthia Asoka, Todd Harrison, Kenny Kan, Zachary Marks, and Dipper Wettstein.  Sean Salisbury, Student Member, and Susan Smith, Village Manager, were present. Chao Wu and Michael Cornell, Council Representative, were absent. Mr. Salisbury left the meeting at 7:18 p.m.

Approval of the Agenda (Agend a 2):

Mr. Kan made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of a Student Member Report following Resident Speak Out.  Ms. Asoka seconded the motion.  The motion passed (6-0-0).

Administrative Items (Agenda 3):

Ms. Asoka made a motion to approve the November 7, 2011 minutes.  Mr. Wettstein seconded the motion.  The motion passed (6-0-0) (Student Advisory Vote – in favor)

Resident Speak Out (Agenda 4):

Ann Fornaro, 5900 Whaleboat Drive, asked for an update on the plans for the Gateway School site and expressed concerns about traffic and the need for sidewalks.  Mr. Miceli provided an overview on the issues and the efforts that the Village Board and Master Plan Committee are making.  They invited Ms. Fornaro to attend an upcoming Master Plan Committee Meeting.

Student Member Committee Report (Agenda 5):

Mr. Salisbury provided an update on the Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) which is helping run the Breakfast and Lunch with Santa events on December 3.  The next TAC meeting is November 29 at 7 p.m.  Mr. Salisbury asked whether the Board had any items they would like shared at the next school assembly.  Mr. Miceli informed Mr. Salisbury that the State Highway Administration will be installing a traffic light at Sheppard Lane and making improvements to the traffic signal at the exit from River Hill High School onto MD 108.  The Board discussed speed cameras in school zones.

Executive Session (Agenda 6):

At 7:19 p.m. Mr. Kan made a motion to move into Executive Session for the purposes of potential litigation and personnel matters.  Ms. Asoka seconded the motion.  The motion passed (6-0-0).  At 9:31 p.m. Mr. Wettstein made a motion to adjourn the Executive Session. Mr. Harrison seconded the motion.  The motion passed (6-0-0). At 8:30 p.m. Mr. Wettstein made a motion to adjourn the Executive Session.  Ms. Asoka seconded the motion.  The motion passed (6-0-0).

Board Speak Out (Agenda 8): 

Ms. Asoka reported that residents on Whistling Winds Walk had asked the Zoning Board to reconsider their decision regarding the River Hill Garden Center (ZB1083M) and that the request for reconsideration was declined.  The residents have decided not to appeal.  Mr. Kan reported that the Donaldson Funeral Home has agreed to address the concerns raised by St. Louis Church.  Mr. Kan did not have any specifics.

Adjournment (Agenda 10):

Mr. Wettstein made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:32 p.m.  Ms. Asoka seconded the motion.  The motion passed (6-0-0). 

Minutes submitted by: Susan M. Smith, Village Manager

Minutes Approved:  December 5, 2011

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