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Date: March 14, 2017

Place: Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue

Time: 7:30 PM

Present: Chris Richardson, Scott Livingston, Nancy Pines, Greg Chernack, Pat Xeller, and Ashley Kavanaugh

Agenda Item: Greetings and Introductions

Chair Chris Richardson called the meeting to order and welcomed those in attendance.

Agenda Item: Approval of February Council Meeting Minutes

Chair Richardson moved that the minutes from the February meeting be approved; there was a second, and the motion passed.

Agenda Item: Resident Comments

There were no resident comments.

Agenda Item: Monthly Financial Report

The Town Manager presented an overview of the Town’s current financial status, and entertained questions from the Council.

Agenda Item: Manager’s Report

The Town Manager noted she had recently attended a meeting with County Executive Ike Leggett as well as other municipal managers.

There was one building permit issued this month for a fence replacement at 7506 Brookville.

Several tree permit removals were issued including trees at: 3606 Thornapple, 3518 Thornapple, 3817 Leland, and 7205 Brookville Road. All were private trees deemed to be hazardous.

The Town Manager recently met with a safety expert from the State Highway Association, and walked all the major intersections within Section 5. SHA will be looking into the crash history for corners at Thornapple, Underwood, Williams, and Woodbine at both Brookville and Connecticut, as well as the recent placement of a large box associated with the pedestrian crosswalk on Connecticut Avenue between Williams and Woodbine. Section 5 was not consulted regarding its location, and we have requested it be moved as it considerably limits visibility.

There was a discussion of the status of the Purple Line project. There are no new developments as far the legal proceedings, but the project could face more delays due to springtime owl nests. Federal law protects forested areas during times of nesting for birds. The Maryland Transit administration has until March 31st to clear 43 acres of trees, including an area around the Georgetown Branch Trail or they will need to wait another five months to allow for the new nests to remain undisturbed.

The Town Manager is working on a preliminary budget for review at the April meeting. This year’s annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd. As of now, there have been no new nominations for Council seats.


Chair Richardson adjourned the meeting. The next meeting will be held April 4, 2017, at 7:30 PM at the Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue. The Village Hall has handicapped access. Everyone is welcome.