November 15, 2010 Board Minutes

Frank Saletel, Board Vice Chair, called a regularly scheduled meeting of the River Hill Village Board to order at 7:06 p.m., on November 15, 2010, at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, MD 21029. Members present were Trevor Greene, Tony Miceli, and Asmi Panigrahi. Todd Harrison arrived at 7:28 p.m. Susan Smith, Village Manager, was present. Michael Cornell, Council Representative, was absent.

Approval of the Agenda (Agenda 2):
Mr. Miceli made a motion to approve the agenda wit the Administrative Items (#9) to be deleted. Ms. Panigrahi seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously (4-0-0).

Resident Speak Out (Agenda 3):
Mr. Ron Sams, spoke about the formation of Howard County Civitan Club. The Civitan Club is an international community service organization focused on the needs of helping people with developmental disabilities. Thirty people are needed in order to charter a club in the County. They are working to collaborated with other local organizations such as Humanim and Athelas. The organization holds two meetings per month, one which is educational and another that is a business meeting. Junior Civitan Clubs can be formed at local high schools and would require faculty oversight. It was the consensus of the Board to include an article about the organization in the next newsletter.

Teen Advisory Committee Report (Agenda 4):

The members of the Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) provided an update on the Halloween Event. Teen volunteers had a large presence at the event. The TAC members reviewed lessons learned.

Old Business (Agenda 5):
A. Budget Testimony (County) – The Board discussed items for the County’s FY12 Budget. Mr. Miceli will provide Ms. Smith with additional items to be included in the testimony. The following items were identified: street tree trimming, bike lanes on Great Star Drive and in the community, lights at pedestrian crossings, and traffic engineering measures such as speed bumps.
B. Social Media – Mr. Greene provided an update on the Walkabout. He has created a blog for the Virtual Walkabout: riverhillmasterplan.blogspot.com. Forty people had already visited as of November 15. Ms. Smith discussed the use of Patch.com to publicize Association sponsored events.

Executive Session (Agenda 7):
Mr. Harrison made a motion to move into Executive Session at 8:02 p.m. for a discussion of personnel matters. Mr. Greene seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously (5-0-0. Mr. Miceli made a motion to close the Executive Session at 9:52 p.m. Mr. Greene seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously (5-0-0).

Reports (Agenda 8):
A. Village Manager – A copy of the written report is on file with the original minutes.
B. Board Chair – Mr. Harrison commented that he felt the meeting of the Board Chairs was a positive meeting despite the concerns raised by the Town Center Community Association. He asked for feedback from the Village Managers regarding this matter. Mr. Harrison will be unable to attend the December 6 Board meeting.
C. Council Representative – Written report provided (on file with minutes).
D. Liaison Areas – None.

Administrative Items (Agenda 9): Deleted.

Board Speak Out (Agenda 9):
None.

Adjournment (Agenda 10):
Mr. Miceli made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m. Ms. Panigrahi seconded the motion. The motion passed (5-0-0).

Minutes submitted by: Susan M. Smith, Village Manager

Minutes Approved: December 6, 2010 (as amended)

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