CALL TO ORDER
A regular meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order by Kevin McAliley, Chair,on March 20, 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; Kristin Shulder, Village Manager and Carole Black, Board Secretary. Nancy McCord, Columbia Council Rep; was absent. Also present was resident Nancy Oppenheim.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
- Ms. Shulder requested the addition of Appointment of Nancy McCord as FY’18 Columbia Council Rep.
- Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to approve the amended agenda for March 20, 2017. All in favor.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
- Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to approve the minutes of March 6, 2017. All in favor.
There were no residents who wished to speak out.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
Appointment of Columbia Council Rep for FY2018
- As per the Amendment to the Bylaws, if there is only one candidate for Columbia Council Rep, that candidate is deemed elected.
- Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres to appoint Nancy McCord as the Columbia Council Rep for FY2018. All in favor.
Request for Donations: Bryant Woods & Running Brook Elementary Schools, Wilde Lake Middle and Wilde Lake High Schools
- Ms. Shulder recommended donating $1000 to each of the Wilde Lake Schools. Ms. Caplan recommended that Bryant Woods be given an additional $500 since they had not requested any additional funds for FY2017. Mr. Friedhoffer recommended that the donation for Running Brook be divided so that $500 be assigned directly to the school fair $500 to the PTA.
- Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to gift $1000 to each of the Wilde Lake Schools with an additional $500 to Bryant Woods Elementary and divide the donation for Running Brook so that $500 be assigned directly to the school fair. All in favor.
Request for Operating Funds: Wilde Lake 50th Birthday Giveaways
- Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to approve $2700 to purchase wine glasses and sunglasses as giveaways for the Wilde Lake 50th Birthday events. All in favor.
Request for Capital Funds: Lobby and Reception Area Furniture
- Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to approve $5000 for the purchase of furniture for the lobby and reception area. All in favor.
FY 2018 Draft Budget
- Ms. Shulder presented the FY2018 draft budget. This will be available for public review and the final budget will be voted on at the April 17 meeting.
- Ms. Caplan reminded everyone about the cleanup at Wilde Lake Park on Saturday.
- Ms. Torres is working on updating the Neighborhood Rep list.
- Ms. Shulder updated the Board on issues raised by Melvin Robinson of Bryant Gardens at the last Board meeting. Ms. Shulder reported that CA will install a separate electric meter so that Bryant Gardens will not have to pay for the cost of the lights in the tunnel. There is also an issue about a pathway that runs through Bryant Gardens property which needs to be repaired. CA Open Space will work with Bryant Gardens to discuss options for the pathway.
- Mr. McAliley received a thank you card from Horizon Foundation for the WLVB testimony in support of the bike pathway program.
The Wilde Lake Village Board adjourned in executive session on a personnel matter in accordance with Section 11B-111 (4) (i) of the Annotated code of Maryland at 7:20 pm.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 410/313-2430 or Tell HoCo.
- 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.
AC Liaison Report – A written report was submitted.
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.
- Since there were no objections, the meeting adjourned at 9:00pm.