October 1, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Dipper Wettstein, Board Chair, called the regularly scheduled meeting to order at 7:06 p.m., on October 1, 2012, at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, MD 21029.  Members present were Todd Harrison, Kenny Kan, and Tony Miceli. Kaede Johnson and Tiffany Kan (Student Members), Michael Cornell (Council Representative), and Susan Smith (Village Manager) were present. Jenny Chu, DengFeng Liu, and Liyan Zhang were absent.

 Approval of the Agenda (Agenda 2):
Mr. Wettstein made a motion to move Agenda Item 4. – Resident Speak out before Agenda Item 3. Administrative Items.  Mr. Miceli seconded the motion the motion passed (4-0-0). (Student Advisory Votes -2 in favor.)

Mr. Wettstein made a motion to remove Agenda Item 5. – Scout Troop 618 – Chartering from the Agenda because not all members were in attendance and to include this on the October 1, 2012 Agenda.  Mr. Miceli seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0). (Student Advisory Votes – 2 in favor).

Mr. Wettstein made a motion to approve the revised Agenda.  Mr. Kan seconded the motion.  The motion passed (4-0-0). (Student Advisory Votes – 2 in favor).

 Resident Speak Out (Agenda 4):
Steve Collen, Boy Scout Troop 618, spoke in favor of reconsideration of the decision not to charter the troop.

General discussion about chartering. Mr. Cornell, Council Representative, volunteered to be the Chartering Organization’s Representative for Scout Troop 618.

Mr. Cornell made a motion to approve chartering Boy Scout Troop 618.  Mr. Harrison seconded the motion.  The motion passed (3-1-0). (Student Advisory Votes – 2 in favor). 

Administrative Items (Agenda 3):
Mr. Kan made a motion to table the September 10, 2012 and September 24, 2012 Minutes.  Mr. Harrison seconded the motion.  The motion passed (4-0-0). (Student Advisory Votes – 2 in favor.)

 CA FY14 Budget (Agenda 5B):
Ms. Smith reviewed the recommended budget request items.

Mr. Kan made a motion to submit the recommended items to CA for consideration.  Mr. Harrison seconded the motion.  The motion passed (4-0-0). (Student Advisory Votes – 2 in favor.)

 CA Proposed Legislation (Agenda 5C):
Ms. Smith provided an update on the status of the Villages obtaining counsel on this matter.  Mr. Kan and Ms. Smith will attend the November 1, 2012 meeting with the Howard County delegation.

Manager’s Report (Agenda 8A):
Ms. Smith reported that the Beer Tasting event was cancelled due to a lack of ticket sales.  Ms. Smith reported that the State Highway Administration (SHA) does not yet have the public commenting/social media tools for the bicycle commuter route project ready for implementation.  Ms. Smith reported that she had been in contact with the Howard Hughes Corporation and requested reconsideration of the decision regarding the caterer parking pad.

Board Chair Report (Agenda 8B):
Mr. Wettstein reported that 3 individuals have expressed interest in serving on a village Watershed Committee and asked Ms. Smith to coordinate dates with John McCoy, CA’s Watershed Manager.

Council Representative Report (Agenda 8C):
None.

Liaisons (Agenda 8D):
Kaede Johnson reported that the RHHS Student Government Association was going to meet with the Board of Education to discuss plans for the school year.  He also reported that RHHS is looking for partnerships with local businesses.  Mr. Miceli recommended that Ruby Tuesday’s manager is interested in strengthening connections with the community.

Tiffany Kan reported that the Howard County health fair will be in the first week of June and therefore the June 22 date will work for the River Hill fair.  She also reported that she had attended the Laurel Health Fair and had obtained lots of good ideas.

Board Speak Out (Agenda 9):
None.

Adjournment (Agenda 10):
Mr. Wettstein made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 p.m.  Mr. Kan seconded the motion.  The motion passed (4-0-0).  (Student Advisory Votes – 2 in favor.)

Minutes submitted by: Susan M. Smith, Village Manager

Minutes Approved:  November 5, 2012

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