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March 6, 2017 Minutes

CALL TO ORDER

A regular meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order by Kevin McAliley, Chair,on March 6, 2017 at 6:30pm at Slayton House, Columbia, Maryland. Members present were Kevin McAliley, Chair; Jeff Friedhoffer, Vice Chair; Bess Caplan; Wulah Cooper; Laura Torres; Nancy McCord, Columbia Council Rep; and Kristin Shulder, Village Manager. Also present were Valerie Barnard, Columbia Association, Assistant Director Marketing and Sales Training; Kris Jagarapu, Chief, Howard County Traffic Engineering Division; Gail Holm, Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy, and residents MaatenRe Ramin, Melvin Robinson, and Jeff Churilla.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to approve the agenda for March 6, 2017. All in favor.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to approve the minutes of February 6, 2017. All in favor.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Valerie Barnard, Columbia Association Communications & Marketing Department: New Membership Structure
  • Ms. Barnard explained why changes are being made to the CA membership structure. The new, simplified plans will go into effect on May 1, 2017. She answered questions about price increases and month-to-month/annual contracts. Haven rates & structures will remain the same. There are FAQs about the new membership structure on the CA website.
SPECIAL GUEST: Kris Jagarapu, Chief, Howard County Traffic Engineering Division
  • Mr. Jagarapu discussed recent and ongoing traffic projects in Wilde Lake, including the water main project on Little Patuxent Parkway, new sidewalk & crosswalk at Gov. Warfield Parkway & Twin Rivers Road and upgraded street lights along GWP to Banneker Road.  He addressed resident and Board member concerns regarding the timing of the light at LPP and Columbia Road, the stop sign at Ten Mills & Reedy Brook, left turn at 108 to Ten Mills and back ups on West Running Brook Road at RBES.  To contact the traffic division and/or report problems:  traffic@howardcountymd.gov, 410/313-2430 or Tell HoCo.

Resident Speakout

  • Manteen Rae, Cross Fox resident, told the Board that she has been working with the County regarding parking on Cross Fox Lane.  “No Parking” will be designated on the apartment side of Cross Fox Lane.
  • Melvin Robinson, Bryant Gardens resident, told the Board that the condo association recently discovered that it has been paying for the electricity to light the tunnel that crosses under TRR from Roslyn Rise to Bryant Gardens.  The BGCA property manager has contacted CA but has not had a response. 
  • Gail Holm, Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy, is helping with the 50 Trees project.
ORDER OF BUSINESS

            FY2017 Third Quarter Financial Report

  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to accept the FY2017 Third Quarter Financial Report as presented. All in favor.

Expense Reimbursement Policy for Board Members

  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to approve the Expense Reimbursement Policy for Board Members. All in favor.
  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cooper, to retroactively approve Mr. McAliley’s request for reimbursement for the recent Wilde Lake HOA gathering, All in favor.                                   

Discussion: Volunteer Center Serving Howard County 50-50 Challenge

  • Volunteers can be used for the 50 Trees project, CARES plant exchange, Columbia Cleanup day, invasive species removal and neighborhood reps. 

REPORTS

            AC Liaison Report – A written report was submitted.

            Committee Reports

            Education: Mr. Friedhoffer and Ms. Caplan judged the Science Fair at WLHS.

            WL CARES Report; The Board will give a tree to the Mall who will install a plaque acknowledging Wilde Lake’s 50th anniversary. 

            Neighborhood Reps: Ms Torres is continuing to make calls.  She hopes to get the reps together in late spring.  She attended the Hollow Oaks HOA meeting. 

            Manager: A written report is attached to the minutes.

Ms. Shulder mentioned that CA has started work on the Swim Center renovations which will go through the summer.                                 

Chair: Mr. McAliley reported that the trees at Ten Mills & Whetstone will be removed.  Kevin was invited to read to 1st graders at RBES.  Barbara Kellner agreed to review the VHS tapes.  Wilde Lake Village Center is being considered for a bike to work day location.             

ADJOURNMENT
  • Since there were no objections, the meeting adjourned at 9:00pm.

 

Submitted by

Carole Black

Board Secretary

Approved 03/20/17

February 6, 2017 Minutes

CALL TO ORDER

A regular meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order by Kevin McAliley, Chair,on February 6, 2017 at 6:35pm at Slayton House, Columbia, Maryland. Members present were Kevin McAliley, Chair; Bess Caplan; Wulah Cooper; Laura Torres; Nancy McCord, Columbia Council Rep; and Carole Black, Board Secretary. Jeff Friedhoffer, Vice Chair; and Kristin Shulder, Village Manager; were absent. Also present were Michael McCall, President and CEO, Inner Arbor Trust; and resident Jeff Churilla.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  • Mr. McAliley requested adding Ms. McCord’s report be moved to first item under Order of Business. Mr. McAliley also noted that Bernice Kish, Wilde Lake Representative to the CA Senior Advisory Committee, would not be attending the meeting; however, she sent a written report.
  • Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to approve the amended agenda for February 6, 2017. All in favor.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to approve the minutes of January 9, 2017. All in favor.
Columbia Council Rep Report
  • Ms. McCord reported that the CA Board has not taken a position on the sanctuary bill. The Columbia 50th birthday celebration will have a kick-off event outside Seasons 52 at the Mall on March 19 at 11am. The first three months will be a looking back, and the second three months will be looking forward.
SPECIAL GUEST: Michael McCall, President and CEO, Inner Arbor Trust

Mr. McCall provided a visual presentation of almost completed Crysalis and the other proposed “functional art” structures planned for the Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods, including the caterpillar, which provides a “green” barrier to concert goers at Merriweather Post Pavilion. There will also be a butterfly terrace with outdoor seating, food and restrooms.

The Crysalis is high performance stage, which will also be used as a secondary stage for Merriweather.  The Columbia Orchestra is scheduled to perform on June 21, the summer equinox. The IAT has received $6 million from the County and $1.6 million from CA. The IAT is seeking additional funds from CA.

Resident Speakout

There were no residents who wished to speak out.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

            Architectural Guidelines: Proposed Changes Regarding Native Plants (CA Watershed Advisory Committee)

  • The Board reviewed the “Suggested Guidelines for Watershed Friendly Landscaping” provided by the WAC. This information will be put on the Wilde Lake website and sent out as a separate email for resident information.
  • Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cooper, to include the suggested guidelines for watershed friendly landscaping in the Wilde Lake Architectural Guidelines. All in favor.

Native Plants Sale Partnership and 50 Trees for 50 Years Project

  • Ms. Caplan distributed a proposed flyer and application for the 50 years program. The class of the Watershed Stewards Academy is interested in volunteering to help with distributing a planting the trees. The target date is April 29.
  • Regarding the native plant sales partnership presented by Joanne Heckman at the last meeting, Ms. Heckman asked for the Board’s support and advertising this partnership with David’s Natural Market and Ms. Heckman to sell donated native plants.
  • The Wilde Lake Village Board acknowledges the partnership between David’s Natural Market and Joanne Heckman to sell native plants and donate a portion of the proceeds to non-profit organizations. The WLVB agrees to advertise this partnership in our e-newsletters. Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres to approve this statement. All in favor.                                

Student Member Job Description and Application

  • The Board reviewed the job description and application. Ms. Torres suggested including specific duties. Mr. Cooper felt there were too many responsibilities listed. Ms. Caplan suggested changing the title to “possible” responsibilities.
  • Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cooper, to approve the Student Member Job Description and Application as amended.  All in favor.
REPORTS

            AC Liaison Report

  • The RAC met on January 10.  Seven applications were recommended for approval as submitted and subsequently approved by the AC Liaison.  No applications were received by the deadline for the scheduled January 24 meeting.  However, a late submission for an existing alteration was approved on the 24th as a Fast Track because of pending settlement.  The approval was made by the RAC Chair and AC Liaison.

            Committee Reports

            Education: Troy Todd, Principal at Running Brook Elementary School, was recognized as Howard County Principal of the Year.

            WL CARES Report

  • Ms. Caplan reported that she is working on  plant exchange flyer. John McCoy and Bob Marrietta  will donate native plants.  

            Neighborhood Reps:

  • Ms Torres has been working on contacting the list of neighborhood reps. So far she has received positive responses from people currently on the list. Ms. Torres also attended the Hollow Oaks  annual meeting.

            Manager: A written report is attached to the minutes.

Chair: Mr. McAliley referred the Board to check out the online calendar of events for the 50th Birthday celebration. He noted that Silhouette Stages will perform “Lucky Stiff” at Slayton Hosue in March. Michael Cornell, who is on the River Hill Village Board, is in the cast.

Mr. McAliley will meet with HOA condo presidents on Wednesday. Faulkner Station is seeking stormwater remediation from the county. Ms. Caplan is assisting with this.

Mr. McAliley attended the ribbon cutting for the parking garage at HCC.

Mr. McAliley also discussed CEPPA, which tracks the square footage of building construction by Howard Hughes. When it hits a certain number, we will get an additional path from the mall to the village center.

ADJOURNMENT

Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cooper, to adjourn the meeting  at 8:40pm. All in favor.

 

Submitted by

Carole Black

Board Secretary

Approved 03/06/17