A virtual meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order via Zoom by Kevin McAliley, Chair, on April 5, 2021 at 6:31pm. Members present were Kevin McAliley, Chair; Laura Torres, Vice Chair, Steven Campbell, Bess Caplan, Jeff Friedhoffer, Nancy McCord, Columbia Council Rep; Kristin Shulder, Village Manager, and Carole Black, Board Secretary. Also present were Carl McKinney, Covenant Advisor; Tim Lattimer, Tracey Manning, and Bob Marrieta, CA Climate Change and Sustainability Advisory Committee; Susan Tucker, Wilde Lake representative to the Watershed Advisory Committee; and resident Tina Horn.
Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Campbell, to approve the agenda for April 5, 2021. All in favor.
Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to approve the minutes of March 15, 2021. All in favor.
Tim Lattimer provided some background on the formation of the committee. The vulnerability assessment will involve review of the infrastructure, people and the environment. The committee will start with Wilde Lake as the project pilot. Community members will be involved as well as the Watershed Advisory Committee. An engineering and planning firm as been hired to review the data. The goal is to complete the project by Fall 2021.
Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Campbell, to support the efforts of the CCSAC. All in favor.
Tina Horn was in attendance but did not have any comments.
ARC Resolution: 10261 Wilde Lake Terrace
Mr. McKinney recommended keeping the property flagged at the Village level but not move forward with the litigation. He will continue to monitor the progress at the property.
Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to approve a resolution to remove the flag from the CA assessment files and restore access to CA facilities and programs. All in favor.
Certification of 2021 Election Results: Wilde Lake Village Board of Directors
Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to certify the 2021 Election results for Wilde Lake Village Board of Directors and appoint Kevin McAliley and Laura Torres to the FY2022 Village Board. All in favor.
Update on Wilde Lake Beaverbrook Stream Restoration Project
Ms. Caplan and Mr. McAliley have been in contact with a Wilde Lake resident who works for a company that does work on stream restoration. Ms. Caplan has met with representatives from the Beaverbrook HOA. Easements are needed to get access to the Beaverbrook parcels. Funding will be needed to move forward on this project.
Columbia Council Representative: Ms. McCord thanked everyone for all they have accomplished since she has been CA representative.
Wilde Lake CARES: Ms. Caplan reminded the Board of upcoming events on April 17 and April 24 as well as Columbia Cleans Day on May 1. Volunteers will be needed. There are 100 trees available for the tree giveaway. So far, 66 people have signed up. Any extra trees will be planted in the open space.
Education: no report. Mr. Friedhoffer will work with the next chair of this committee.
Health and Wellness: Ms. Torres would like to plan an outdoor event such as a bike ride around Wilde Lake, which would be family friendly. Mr. Friedhoffer offered to assist with this.
Neighborhood Reps: Mr. Campbell will share the information on the committee with the next chair.
AC Liaison: Ms. Torres provided updates for the March applications.
Manager: Ms. Shulder commended the two Election co-chairs, Elizabeth Lopez and Lonn Tremblay.
Chair: Mr. McAliley testified at the County Executive’s hearing on March 9. He spoke about bike and pedestrian pathway funding, the Wilde Lake stream restoration project and signage for the path from Twin Rivers Road to Little Patuxent Parkway. He also gave support to the Howard EcoWorks.
Ms. McCord made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer,
to adjourn the meeting at 7:58pm. All in favor.