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October 2, 2017 Minutes

CALL TO ORDER

A regular meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order by Kevin McAliley, Chair,on October 2, 2017 at 6:30pm at Slayton House, Columbia, Maryland. Members present were Kevin McAliley, Chair; Jeff Friedhoffer, Vice Chair; Bess Caplan; Wulah Cooper (left at 8pm); Laura Torres; Nancy McCord, Columbia Council Rep; Kristin Shulder, Village Manager and Carole Black, Board Secretary. Also present were Milton Matthews, President, Columbia Association; Daniel D’Amore, Division Director CA Open Space; Gregg Birdsall, Regional Director of Operations, Kimco; Sang Oh, Ned Howe, Mackenzie Kisiel, Miguel Iraola, Enterprise Homes; Toshar Sura and Chris Lienhard, WLHS It’s Academic Club; and resident Bob Tenenbaum.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  • Ms. Shulder requested the withdrawal of Item #5 (Operating Funds for the website redesign) and the addition of a presentation by the Enterprise Homes.
  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to approve the amended agenda for October 2, 2017. All in favor.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to approve the minutes of September 11, 2017. All in favor.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Plaque Honoring Bill Finley – Bob Tenenbaum
  • Mr. Tenenbaum provided some background information on Bill Finley, who was Columbia’s developer. He provided maps on the proposed location for the plaque. Funding for the plaque is by Mr. Finley’s widow. Final approval for the plaque and the installation location is by CA.   

Resident Speakout

 There were no residents who wished to speak out.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

            CA Senior Advisory Committee Appointment – Wilde Lake Representative

  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to appoint Genie Wessel as the Wilde Lake representative to the CA Senior Advisory Committee. All in favor.
  • The Board will recommend the appointment of Elizabeth Johnson as an at-large member to the Committee.

            Wilde Lake Village Center Trash Dumpster

  • Gregg Birdsall, the regional property manager for Kimco, discussed the concerns about the strong odor from the newly installed trash dumpster behind Chinese restaurant. Mr. Birdsall agreed to investigate enlarging the enclosure behind the Melting Pot on the other side of the village center and removing the trash dumpster from behind the Chinese restaurant.
  • There was also a discussion about the landscaping behind the Melting Pot. There is a problem with the shade from the trees and the lack of grass. Mr. Birdsall will work with their landscaper to come up with a new landscaping plan.

            Request for a Donation: WLHS It’s Academic Club

  • Dr. Sura and Mr. Lienhard, advisors for the club, explained they need funds for the various competitions that the club participates in.  
  •  Ms. McCord made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cooper, to donate $300 to the WLHS It’s Academic Club. All in favor.

            WLHS Memoriam for Laura Wallen

  • The Board decided to make a donation to the Dream Outside the Box organization that Ms. Wallen supported.
  • Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to donate $100 to the Dream Outside the Box organization. All in favor.

REPORTS

Columbia Council Representative                                                                    

No report

AC Liaison- Mr. Friedhoffer reported that there were 12 applications approved in September. Genie Wessel will serve as acting chair of the RAC in Phil Schulz’s absence.                              

Committee Reports                                                                                        

  • Education: Mr. Friedhoffer reported that WLMS cannot participate in the Future City program this year due to an age regulation.   
  • Neighborhood Reps: Ms. Torres reported that her goal is to send out monthly emails to the reps to keep them involved.
  • Wilde Lake CARES

Ms. Caplan reported that she and Mr. McAliley participated in the Children and Families in Nature planting at Wilde Lake park. Ms. Caplan had recently participated in a panel discussion with the Watershed Stewards Academy. The Committee has organized a fall clean up on October 21, 9am-11am.  

Manager- A written report was submitted

  • Ms. Shulder thanked the Board for their involvement at the Wilde Lake picnic, which was a big success.                                                                                    

Board Chair – Mr. McAliley confirmed that the new Starbucks in the village center is now open for business.  He and Ms. McCord will attend the Plan Howard Academy. The CA budget meeting went well and Wilde Lake was well represented. Mr. McAliley is working on getting the Bikeshare program to come to Wilde Lake.                                                                                                         

ADJOURNMENT

  • Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to adjourn the meeting at 8:45pm.  All in favor.  

Submitted by

Carole Black

Board Secretary

Approved 11/06/17

September 11, 2017 Minutes

CALL TO ORDER

A regular meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order by Kevin McAliley, Chair,on September 11, 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; Kristin Shulder, Village Manager and Carole Black, Board Secretary. Also present were Carl McKinney, Covenant Advisor; Andy Stack, CA Board of Directors Chair; Judy Templeton, Vanita Leatherwood, HopeWorks of Howard County; Sang Oh, Ned Howe, Mackenzie Kisiel, Miguel Iraola, Enterprise Community Partners; and residents Genie Wessel and Elizabeth Johnson.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  • Ms. Shulder requested the addition of a Free Use Request from Bowen McCauley Dance. She also suggested cancelling the reports and member comments section due to the long agenda. Mr. Friedhoffer suggested stopping the meeting at 9pm.
  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to adjourn the meeting no later than 9pm and adding the additional agenda item proposed by Ms. Shulder. The amended agenda for September 11, 2017 was approved unanimously.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to approve the minutes of August 7, 2017. All in favor.
SPECIAL GUEST: Andy Stack, CA Board of Directors
  • Mr. Stack provided an annual report for FY17 of CA Board projects and accomplishments. He also provided a list of Board goals for FY18. Two major projects in FY2017:
  • Phase II of the Swim Center and Phase I of the Athletic Club. Phase III of the Swim Center will done next summer and Phase II of the Athletic Club will be a six-month project in FY 2018. Other issues include NT zoning in Downtown, plans for the Downtown lakefront and commercial architectural covenants. 
SPECIAL GUEST: Sang Oh, Enterprise Community Partners

Ned Howe, of Enterprise, explained that Enterprise is under contract to purchase the five sites owned by Community Homes Housing Inc. They plan to redevelop the properties, two  of which are in Wilde Lake (Rideout Heath and Roslyn Rise).  Their focus will be on affordable housing. The number of low income units will remain the same but they will add some market rate units.  

Resident Speakout

 There were no residents who wished to speak out.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

            CA Senior Advisory Committee – Wilde Lake Representative

  • Two Wilde Lake residents, Genie Wessel and Elizabeth Johnson were present to provide their interest in becoming the Wilde Lake representative to the Committee. The Board will make an appointment at the October 2 Village Board meeting.

            RAC Appointment

  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to appoint Genie Wessel to the RAC. All in favor.

            Request for Free Use: HopeWorks   

  • Vanita Leatherwood, Director of Community Engagement for HopeWorks (formerly the Domestic Violence Center), was requesting free use of the theater for a performance. They are able to pay for the rehearsal time.
  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cooper, to make Slayton House available for the requested performance by HopeWorks, with the understanding that the rehearsal hours would be an additional cost.  All in favor.

            FY2018 First Quarter Financial Report                                                         

  • Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cooper, to accept the FY2018 First Quarter Financial Report. All in favor.

            Request for Free Use – Bowen McCauley Dance Program for Parkinson’s Disease Patients and Caregivers.

  • This group is in need of space while Vantage House is undergoing renovations from September 14 through December 21.
  • Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to approve free use of space for the Bowen McCauley Dance program for the time requested. All in favor. 

The Wilde Lake Village Board adjourned in executive session on a legal matter in accordance with Section 11B-111 (4) (i) of the Annotated code of Maryland at 7:57 pm.

The Board reopened the meeting at 8:17pm.

REPORTS                                                                                                                                

Columbia Council Representative                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No report

AC Liaison- Mr. Friedhoffer reported that there were 3 applications approved in August.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Education

Mr. Friedhoffer met with the Running Brook PTA. The Robotics Club received a grant of $16K from the State Department of Education.   

  • Neighborhood Reps

Ms. Torres reported that she continues to work with the reps to distribute information.

  • Wilde Lake CARES

Ms. Caplan reported that the Watershed Stewards Academy needs to do another outreach activity. They will have a table at the Wilde Lake picnic. Lori Lilley of Howard County EcoWorks is waiting for a grant to install rain gardens for HOAs in Wilde Lake. Columbia Families in Nature will have a plant and pull event on September 24.

Manager- A written report was submitted

Ms. Shulder spoke about the success of the 50 Artists’ Reunion reception on September 10 and about the picnic on September 16.                                                                                                                    

Board Chair – Mr. McAliley will be on the realtor bus tour of Wilde Lake hosted by Weichert Realtors. He reminded everyone about the BikeAbout on September 23 in Owen Brown. Town Center will help advocate for upgrades for at Running Brook pool. There are ongoing discussions for the county bikeway.                                                                  

MEMBER COMMENTS                                                                                                                                                                                                           
ADJOURNMENT
  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to adjourn the meeting at 8:48pm.    All in favor.

 

Submitted by

Carole Black

Board Secretary

Approved 10/02/17