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January 22, 2018 Minutes

CALL TO ORDER

A regular meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order by Kevin McAliley, Chair,on January 22, 2018 at 6:30pm at Slayton House, Columbia, Maryland. Members present were Kevin McAliley, Chair; Jeff Friedhoffer, Vice Chair; Wulah Cooper; Laura Torres; Kristin Shulder, Village Manager, and Carole Black, Board Secretary. Bess Caplan and Nancy McCord, Columbia Council Rep were absent. Also present were Carl McKinney, Covenant Advisor; Lisa Kim, County Council District 4 candidate; and Grace Fielhauer, Special Assistant, Howard County Executive Constituent Services Team.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to approve the agenda for January 22, 2018. All in favor.  
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • Mr. Cooper made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to approve the minutes of December 4, 2017. All in favor.
SPECIAL GUEST: Grace Fielhauer, Special Assistant, Howard County Executive Constituent Services Team
  • Ms. Fielhauer provided information about various Board concerns. Regarding continuation of the Wilde Lake path through the parking lot behind the vacated Columbia Flier building, the county will continue to work on this issue. There will be markers and bollards to identify the pathway to Little Patuxent Parkway as well directional fingerboards. Regarding the Trump sign on Route 108, Ms. Fielhauer explained that the sign was on private property and not in the right of way or an obstruction. Therefore it is under the rule of freedom of speech. In regard to concerns about panhandlers, especially those with small children, this should be reported to the police and information about county services can be provided.

Resident Speakout

  • Lisa Kim introduced herself as a candidate for District 4 County Council. She has attended meetings regarding the APFO, which concerns restrictions on development in the county.  
ORDER OF BUSINESS

            RAC Appointment

  • Nancy Glass was unable to attend the meeting regarding her appointment to the RAC. She will attend the meeting in February.

           FY2018 Second Quarter Report  

  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cooper, to approve the FY2018 Second Quarter Financial Report.  All in favor.       

        Request for Capital Funds to Purchase Lobby Furniture

  • Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to approve $3113 to purchase  lobby furniture. All in favor.

            Request for Capital Funds to Purchase a Copier

  • Mr. Cooper made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to approve $5774.88 to purchase a new copier. All in favor.

            Request for Free Use: Maryland Department of Health (Regional Camp Directors Meeting)                  

  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cooper, to approve the free use for the Maryland State Department of Health. All in favor.       
REPORTS

Columbia Council Representative                                                                    

  • Ms. McCord was absent. No report.

AC Liaison- Mr. Friedhoffer reported that there were 5 applications approved in December, three residential and two non-residential.                                                                                                                

Committee Reports                                                                                        

  • Education: Mr. Friedhoffer reported that there is a new principal at Running Brook Elementary School. He is still working with the Robotics Club. There is a competition in mid-March.     
  • Neighborhood Reps: Ms. Torres reported that there has been no progress with the Neighborhood Rep program. There was a discussion about Ms. Torres starting a new committee or project.

            Manager- A written report was submitted

  • Ms. Shulder announced staff changes at Slayton House. She is also working on changes in the employment handbook to comply with the new Maryland Working Healthy Families Act.

            Chair – Mr. McAliley reported that there was a concern with dog droppings near the tennis courts. Ms. Shulder noted that CA has been contacted and signs will be put up outside the tennis courts and regular cleanups will be scheduled. Alta will try to address this with their residents as well.  Mr. McAliley also noted that there are ongoing discussions about the process for bringing Bikeshare to Wilde Lake Village Center.  At the Bike Advocates meeting, he met someone who would like to do bike safety sessions. It was suggested that there be a partnership with one of the schools  to make it easier for children to bring their bikes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

ADJOURNMENT

  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to adjourn the meeting at 7:50pm.    All in favor.  

 

Submitted by

Carole Black

Board Secretary

Approved 02/05/18

December 4, 2017 Minutes

CALL TO ORDER

A regular meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order by Kevin McAliley, Chair,on December 4, 2017 at 6:30pm at Slayton House, Columbia, Maryland. Members present were Kevin McAliley, Chair; Jeff Friedhoffer, Vice Chair; Bess Caplan; Wulah Cooper;  ; Nancy McCord, Columbia Council Rep; Kristin Shulder, Village Manager, and Carole Black, Board Secretary. Laura Torres was absent. Also present were Carl McKinney, Covenant Advisor; and residents Yolanda Epps, Genie Wessel, and Christine Sheeler.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to approve the agenda for December 4, 2017. All in favor.  
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to approve the minutes of November 4, 2017. All in favor.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Downtown Columbia Video
  • Mr. McAliley presented a small portion of a video shown to the Planning Board of a visualization of the future area to be developed in downtown.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Genie Wessel, Wilde Lake Representative to CA Senior Advisory Committee
  • Ms. Wessel submitted a written report from the last SAC meeting on November 16. The Board suggested she provide a written report to include in the e-newsletter.
Resident Speakout
  •  Christine Sheeler expressed concerns about traffic issues on Green Mountain Circle, mainly in regard to speeding. She felt that some form of traffic calming is needed. Ms. Shulder will contact Ms. Sheeler to discuss the procedure to initiate traffic calming with DPW. Ms. Sheeler also asked about the process for getting additional street lights. She was given the contact information for that as well.  
ORDER OF BUSINESS

Appointment of 2018 Village Elections Chair

  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to appoint Yolanda Epps as the 2018 Village Elections Chair. All in favor.  

Request for ARC Resolution: 10365 May Wind Court

  • Mr. McKinney recommended that remove the flag on this property as all repairs were completed.
  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to remove the flag on the property at 10365 May Wind Court. All in favor.

Slayton House Courtyard – Proposed Alterations

  • CA Open Space has submitted a proposal to renovate the courtyard in front of the Dance Studio in order to fix the heaving sidewalk in that area. Mr. McKinney recommended that this application be referred to the RAC for review instead of convening the AAP.
  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to refer the application for the Slayton House courtyard to the RAC for review. All in favor.
  • Mr. McKinney also reported that an application will be submitted by Watermark Place to reconfigure their parking garage. He recommended that this also be referred to the RAC for review.
  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Cooper, to refer the application by Watermark Place to the RAC for review. All in favor.

FY2017 Audited Financial Statements

  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to accept the FY2017 Audited Financial Statements. All in favor.

   Request for Operating Funds for the Website Re-Design

  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to approve the requested funds for a redesign of the WLCA website and the creation of a separate camp website. All in favor.

County Executive’s 1st FY2019 Citizens’ Budget Hearing

  • The Board discussed their testimony for the budget hearing on December 11, including street trees, Howard County EcoWorks, Bikeway, WLVC pathway connectivity and traffic calming (Green Mountain Circle).

REPORTS

Columbia Council Representative

  • Ms. McCord discussed an issue regarding a political sign on Route 108.
  • She also discussed the proposed condo buildings to replace the American Cities building and behind Whole Foods.  Ms. McCord noted her concerns about adequate parking and accessibility to activities at the lakefront. CA has not yet taken a position on this.

AC Liaison- Mr. Friedhoffer reported that there were 9 applications approved in November, one of them was approved with modifications.    Committee Reports

  • Education: Mr. Friedhoffer reported that he has a report on the state of the school at Running Brook Elementary School. He isalso working on a robot with the Robotics Club at WLMS.
  • Neighborhood Reps: No report.
  • Wilde Lake CARES

Ms. Caplan reported that CA planted 6 trees by the tot lot next to Snowy Reach.  She is working on a date for the plant exchange in the spring and another tree giveaway.

Ms. Caplan also provided updates on the WAC. There is the possibility of a new Advisory Board for Climate, which may replace the WAC or be a separate advisory board. This will be a discussion on the January agenda.

Manager- A written report was submitted

  • Ms. Shulder polled the Board if they were interested in pursuing the cost of online voting for village elections. The general consensus was that the Board was interested in pursuing this.

Chair – Mr. McAliley and Mr. Friedhoffer will be part of the Howard County Realtors bus tour in August. The new property director for Alta Wilde Lake is Gifty Johnson. Mr. McAliley attended a presentation by Erickson on the proposed new senior development near River Hill.    

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

Submitted by

Carole Black

Board Secretary