Village Board Meeting April 20, 2020


A virtual meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order by Kevin McAliley, Chair,on April 20, 2020, at 6:36pm through Zoom. Members present were Kevin McAliley, Bess Caplan, Bill Santos Laura Torres, Nancy McCord, Columbia Council Rep, Kristin Shulder, Village Manager, and Carole Black, Board Secretary. Also present were Carl McKinney, Covenant Advisor; Danielle Johnson, Kimco Realty; and Laurie Thorner.


Ms. McCord made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to approve the agenda for April 20, 2020. All in favor.


Ms. McCord made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to approve the minutes of March 2, 2020. All in favor.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Danielle Johnson, Kimco Realty

Ms. Johnson provided information on an application for exterior alteration for the Wilde Lake Village Center. Kimco is requesting permission to remove and replace the fountain in the courtyard of the Village Center. The current fountain is not functioning and has been causing a drainage issue in the courtyard. A new fountain will alleviate the drainage problem. The footprint of the fountain will remain the same. The trees that were dead and had to be removed will be replaced. The Board will discuss this under Order of Business.

Resident Speakout

Laurie Thorner, who is a resident of Wilde Lake and owns a business in the village center, thanked the Board for all they have done for the community.


Request to Refer Kimco Application to the RAC for Review

Ms. McCord made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to refer the Kimco application to replace the fountain in the village center to the RAC for review. All in favor.

Request for Close ARC Case: 5609 Thicket Lane

Mr. McKinney recommended that this case be closed as the maintenance violations have been resolved.

Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Ms. McCord, to close the ARC case at 5609 Thicket Lane. All in favor.

FY2021 Budget

Ms. Shulder shared a memo from CA regarding changes to their budget, which would impact funds for the villages. She asked to table the budget until more details are available.

Mr. Santos made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres to table the FY2021 budget. All in favor.

Request for Operating Funds: Clean and Recoat Dance Studio Floor

This item will be tabled at this time.

Certify FY2021 Election Results

Board of Directors

Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres,  to appoint Kevin McAliley and Laura Torres to the FY2021 Village Board. All in favor.

Columbia Council

Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Mr. Santos, to appoint Nancy McCord as the Wilde Lake representative to the CA Board of Directors.

All in favor.


Columbia Council Rep: Ms. McCord reported that plans for the neighborhood centers have been put on hold. At its last meeting, The CA Board discussed how to proceed with reopening facilities.

AC Liaison: A written report was submitted. Ms. Torres provided additional details.


Wilde Lake CARES:

Ms. Caplan reported that the tree giveaway and pull and plant has been cancelled. They will try to reschedule he tree giveaway for the fall. The plant swap will be rescheduled for the fall

Education: Mr. Santos reported that the online learning has started.

Health and Wellness: Ms. Torres reported there are no plans for programs at this time.

Neighborhood Reps: No report

Manager: Ms. Shulder reported that the Facility Manager is working on rescheduling rentals that had to be cancelled because of the pandemic..

Chair:  Mr. McAliley reported that he will provide testimony at the County Council budget public hearing for the same requests that were provided to the County Executive.


Ms. McCord made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to adjourn the meeting at 7:36pm. All in favor.


Submitted by

Carole Black

Board Secretary

Approved 05/04/20

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