CALL TO ORDER
A regular meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order by Kevin McAliley, Chair,on August 7, 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. Bess Caplan and Nancy McCord were absent. Also present were Mary Kay Sigaty, Howard County Council; Marty Oltmanns, CA Aquatics; Deb Jung, Brent Coleman, WLMS PTSA; PFC Gabe Simcox, Howard County Police; Lori Lilly, Director of Howard County Eco Works; Julia Singleton, Council District Aide; and residents Eric Van Buskirk and Ginger Scott.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
- Mr. Friedhoffter made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to approve the agenda for August 7, 2017. All in favor.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
- Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to approve the minutes of July 3, 2017. All in favor.
SPECIAL GUEST: Howard County Councilperson Mary Kay Sigaty
- Ms. Sigaty said that she was excited to see Slayton House as an ARTSites location. She serves on the HCAC ARTSites panel. She commented on how great the Village Center looks and expressed appreciation for the efforts of the Village Board and Architectural Committee while the VC was being redeveloped. She is working with DPW to improve visibility of the middle school pathway from the new intersection on LPP. She reported that there is interest in the former Columbia Flier building which includes housing. She announced that there is a new Housing Commission Director. Ms. Sigaty introduced Julia Singleton who is the District 4 Aide. Ms. Sigaty attended the Alta Wilde Lake ribbon cutting at the end of July and suggested a reception at Slayton House for Alta residents.
SPECIAL GUEST: Marty Oltmanns, Columbia Association Aquatics Director, Funding for Swim Center Renovations and Running Brook Wading Pool
- Mr. Oltmanns asked for the Board’s support to fully fund the Swim Center renovation. The CA Aquatics Committee supports funding for the Swim Center. Specifically, additional funding is needed for a new wading pool due to the extra cost for the roof. Mr. Oltmanns showed the Board a video for a “water playground” system called Water Journey. CA would like to install Water Journey at 2 outdoor pools (east side/west side). He asked whether the Board would like to see this type of amenity at Running Brook pool in place of the existing wading pool. He explained that there are limited options for expansion of the Running Brook bathhouse and that it is in better condition than bathhouses at some other CA outdoor pools.
Eric Van Buskirk is on the Faulkner Station Community Association Board. He asked for the Board to support John McCoy’s recommendation for bio-retention facilities in Faulkner Ridge. He provided a written explanation for the need for the facilities.
Ginger Scott thanked Nancy for her notes. She and Tom oppose wine/beer sales from carts on Fairway Hills Golf Course. She provided written testimony explaining their objections.
Deb Jung is running for Howard County Council. She is a Clarys Forest resident whose children attended Wilde Lake High School. She served as the WLHS Booster Club president.
Brent Coleman is the Wilde Lake Middle School PTSA president. He announced that there will be a block party at the school on August 31.
Wilde Lake Community Resource Officer Gabe Simcox told the Board that Wilde Lake has significantly less crime than other Villages. Laura reported seeing alcohol containers along the Wilde Lake Park pathway.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
Howard EcoWorks: Community Partnerships for Clean Water Grant
- Lori Lilley, Director, Howard EcoWorks described the goals of the organization. She would like community support, particularly Wilde Lake HOAs, for the Chesapeake Bay Trust grant.
- Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to send a letter of support for the CBT grant. All in favor.
Assessment Share Formula Proposal
- The Board reviewed and discussed the Manager’s written recommendations for modifications to the draft proposal.
- Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cooper, to accept the recommendations. All in favor.
FY2019/FY2020 CA Budget Requests
- Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cooper, to request funding for Slayton House Theatre sound and lighting system replacement/upgrades, two bio-retention facilities in Faulkner Station, Water Journey at Running Brook pool, expand the fence area at Faulkner Ridge pool and funding for the Swim Center wading pool. All in favor.
Columbia Council Representative
No report (not present)
Mr. Friedhoffer met with the new WLHS principal. He submitted a grant to help fund the Robotics Club. He has been working with the WLMS Future Cities program.
- Neighborhood Reps
Ms. Torres reported that reps have been slow to respond to efforts to reach out. There was no interest in participating in National Night Out.
- Wilde Lake CARES
No report (not present)
Manager- A written report was submitted
Ms. Shulder thanked the Board for their support while she was out on medical leave. She commended the WLCA staff on doing a great job in her absence.
Board Chair – Mr. McAliley announced that he has been nominated to serve on the Howard County Planning Board. Appointment is scheduled for September.
ADJOURNMENT (no later than 9:00pm)
Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to adjourn the meeting at 8:55pm. All in favor.
CALL TO ORDER
A regular meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order by Kevin McAliley, Chair,on July 3, 2017 at 6:35pm 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 Carole Black, Board Secretary. Kristin Shulder, Village Manager; was absent. Also present were Carl McKinney, Covenant Advisor; Jane Dembner, Columbia Association Director of Planning and Community Affairs; Lynn Schwartz, Columbia Association Director of Finance; and residents Wendy Van Antwerp, Ann Wallace, Charles and Connie Cartania, Dorothy and Matthew Plantz, Tim and Karen Lowrey, Bill Santos and Rose and Marlon Vaughn.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
- Ms. Caplan requested the addition of Funding for July 17 meeting. This will be added under Order of Business.
- Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to approve the amended agenda for July 3, 2017. All in favor.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
- Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to approve the minutes of June 5, 2017. All in favor.
2017 Wilde Lake Garden Contest Winners
Ms. Wallace announced the names of the winners of the 2017 Wilde Lake Garden Contest:
Second Place, Townhouse: Wulah Cooper, Wilde Lake Terrace
First Place, Townhouse: Anne Barker, Wilde Lake Terrace
Honorable Mention, Single Family: Jeff Friedhoffer, The Mending Wall
Third Place, Single Family: Rose Vaughn, Spotted Horse Lane
Second Place, Single Family: Connie and Charles Cartania, Rivulet Row
Dorothy Plantz, Spring Pools
First Place, Single Family: Mitch Vitullo, Reedy Brook
David and Chris Reed, Rain Garden, Reedy Brook
Shared Space: Tim and Karen Lowrey, Twin Rivers Road
ORDER OF BUSINESS
Request to Close Case: 5002 Ten Mills Road
- Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cooper, to close the case at 5002 Ten Mills Road. All in favor.
Request to Close Case: 10361 Barcan Circle
- Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to close the case at 10361 Barcan Circle. All in favor.
Request for Funds for July 17 meeting
- Ms. Caplan requested funds to purchase refreshments for the July 17 community meeting.
- Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cooper, to allocate up to $100 to purchase refreshments for the meeting. All in favor.
SPECIAL GUEST: Sgt. James Zammillo, HCPD, Supervisor, Neighborhood Community Resource Unit
Sgt. Zammillo, formerly the Wilde Lake Community Resource Officer, is now the Supervisor of the Community Resource Program. He asked the Board for input on any problems or concerns. Ms. Caplan noted that teens who purchase snacks at the 7-11 in Running Brook throw their trash along the path when leaving the store. Sgt. Zammillo noted he would have the bike patrol monitor the path. Sgt Zammillo also noted that the crime report system has been improved so that they can pinpoint locations of problems, such as graffiti, and enforcing banning notices. They are also working with the drug unit to access the tip line. Sgt. Zammillo added that he will encourage PFC. Simcox come to Board meetings more frequently. He would like to have a coffee with a cop meeting in the village center.
They are now looking for space in Wilde Lake to have an office for the CRO and have a presence in the village center.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Jane Dembner, Director of Planning and Community Affairs, Columbia Association: Open Space Assessment Report and Maps
Ms. Dembner provided a power point presentation on the Open Space report. The report and the maps are available on the CA website. https://www.columbiaassociation.org/about-us/planning-development/#1493133208681-f97ba0dd-f52b
Bill Santos, who is on the Columbia Association Aquatics Advisory Committee, supports the improvements to the Running Brook pool. However, he asked for the Board’s support for extending the fence at Faulkner Ridge pool to accommodate the large crowds at the swim meets.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Jane Dembner, Proposed Assessment Share Formula Review
Ms. Dembner provided information on the recommendations of the Assessment Share Review Committee for changes in the formula for assessment allotments to each of the villages. The committee recommended a three-year phase in of the changes. Ms. Dembner asked that Board provide any comments to CA by August 15.
AC Liaison Report
June RAC meetings were scheduled for the 13th and 27th.
Seven applications were on the agenda, considered and recommended for approval on the 13th. An additional application for a compost bin was Fast Track approved prior to the meeting.
Also on the 13th the RAC agreed to hear two additional applications submitted after the deadline. One was recommended for approval, the second for approval with modification. (Two of five existing alterations were recommended for disapproval.) The AC Liaison concurred with the RAC recommendations.
Prior to the 27th, two Expedited applications were approved by the AC Liaison due to earlier than expected settlement dates.
This left but a single application on the agenda for the 27th. Therefore the RAC members conferred by email and passed their recommendation for approval to the AC Liaison.
The RAC’s next scheduled meeting is July 11. No applications have been received to date.
Education: Mr. Friedhoffer reported that he is working on a proposal to the State Board of Education to get $10K for the Wilde Lake High School Robotics Club.
Neighborhood Reps: Ms. Torres reported that she is not getting responses from the reps and is looking for ideas to get people to respond to spread the word about National Night Out.
Wilde Lake CARES: Ms. Caplan reported that there were 47 registered for the Lake meeting. Door hangers have been distributed.
Administrator’s Report: In Ms. Shulder’s absence, Ms. Black provided updates on events, etc. Performances of Legally Blonde by the camp will be July 13 and 14. Contact Rachael Strube about tickets.
Chair: Mr. McAliley provided the Board with his notes from the Board retreat.
Mr. Cooper made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to adjourn the meeting at 9:10pm. All in favor.