Tony Miceli, Board Vice Chair, called the regularly scheduled meeting to order at 7:05 p.m., on September 24, 2012, at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, MD 21029. Members present were Jenny Chu, Todd Harrison, DengFeng Liu, and Liyan Zhang. Kaede Johnson (Student Member), Michael Cornell (Council Representative), and Susan Smith (Village Manager) were present. Kenny Kan and Tiffany Kan (Student Member) and Dipper Wettstein were absent.
Approval of the Agenda (Agenda 2):
Mr. Harrison made a motion to approve the agenda with the removal of Agenda Item 7C. CA FY14 Budget. Mr. Liu seconded the motion. The motion passed (5-0-0). (Student Advisory Vote – in favor.)
Administrative Items (Agenda 3):
Mr. Miceli made a motion to table the September 10, 2012 Minutes. Mr. Liu seconded the motion. The motion passed (5-0-0). (Student Advisory Vote – in favor.)
Resident Speak Out (Agenda 4):
The following representatives from Boy Scout Troop 618 expressed disappointment in the Board’s decision to not charter the troop and requested reconsideration: Alan Nadleback, Steve Collen (Troop 618 Committee Chair), Toni Pannia, and Rick Mitchell (Scout Master, Troop 618). They explained that the troop is very diverse and that the leadership is not tolerant of intolerance within the troop. They provided copies of the forms that scouts and volunteers are required to sign and explained that until reaching the Eagle Scout Board of Review, a scout would not be asked about sexual orientation or belief in a higher power.
Bicycle Commuter Route Presentation (Agenda 5):
James Dooley, State Highway Administration (SHA), presented plans for bicycle corridors crossing Howard County. Three routes have been identified: southern route (using/paralleling MD 32), northern route (using MD 108, MD 103, and county roads), and MD 175. The northern and southern routes are anticipated to be implemented in the near term. Using funds from a MD Bikeways Grant, a signage plan is being developed. The southern route will travel through the River Hill, using Great Star Drive, Summer Sunrise Drive, River Run, Ripe Apple Lane, Grateful Heart Gate, Quiet Night Ride, and Grace Drive. SHA will implement a pilot project using social media to get the word out to the public and to solicit input. Mr. Dooley encouraged the Association to provide feedback and to share the information with residents. The Board raised concerns about the chokers/pedestrian crossings on Summer Sunrise Drive and the need for bicycles to be able to trigger the light at the Grace Drive/Cedar Lane intersection.
CA Proposed Legislation (Agenda 6A):
Mr. Harrison made a motion in support of the Association spending a maximum of $800/village to obtain legal counsel for an independent opinion on the impact of the proposed legislation on the villages and residents. Mr. Miceli seconded the motion. The motion passed (5-0-0). (Student Advisory Vote – in favor.)
Mr. Harrison made a motion to request a maximum of $800/village from the Villages’ Contingency Fund to pay for counsel on this matter. Mr. Zhang seconded the motion. The motion passed (5-0-0). (Student Advisory Vote – in favor.)
FY13 1st Quarter Report and Variance Analysis (Agenda 7A):
Ms. Smith reviewed the reports and noted an error in the Detailed Statements of Activities that needed to be corrected. Mr. Harrison made a motion to approve the FY13 1st Quarter Financial Reports contingent on the Detailed Statements of Activities being changed to reflect the portion of the CA Assessment Share allocated for medical insurance. Mr. Zhang seconded the motion. The motion passed (5-0-0). (Student Advisory Vote – in favor.) Mr. Zhang made a motion to approve the FY13 1st Quarter Variance Analysis as presented. Mr. Miceli seconded the motion. The motion passed (5-0-0) (Student Advisory Vote – in favor.)
Free Use Request (Agenda 7B):
Ms. Smith presented the request from Hope Foundation of Haiti for a free use of Claret Hall. Mr. Zhang made a motion to approve the free use. There was no second to the motion. Therefore, the motion failed for lack of a second.
Manager’s Report (Agenda 8A):
A copy of the written report is on file with the original minutes. Mr. Zhang will coordinate with Ms. Smith regarding the newsletter article about the Donaldson Funeral Home.
Board Chair Report (Agenda 8B):
Council Representative Report (Agenda 8C):
Liaisons (Agenda 8D):
Kaede Johnson reported on a leadership day at River Hill High School.
Board Speak Out (Agenda 9):
Mr. Miceli suggested that the chartering of Boy Scout Troop 618 be reconsidered. It was the consensus of the Board to place this on the October 1, 2012 agenda.
Adjournment (Agenda 10):
Mr. Miceli made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:53 p.m. Mr. Harrison seconded the motion. The motion passed (5-0-0). (Student Advisory Votes – 1 in favor.)
Minutes submitted by: Susan M. Smith, Village Manager
Minutes Approved: November 5, 2012