Village Board Meeting August 3, 2020


A virtual meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order via Zoom by Kevin McAliley, Chair,on August 3, 2020 at 6:30pm.  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; Greg Reed and Caren Garfield, Kimco Realty; resident Dave Gardner; and Lin Eagan, Inner Arbor Trust.


Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to approve the agenda for August 3, 2020. All in favor.


Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to approve the minutes of July 6, 2020. All in favor.

Special Guests: Greg Reed and Caren Garfield, Kimco Realty

Ms. Garfield explained that a tenant is interested in renting the space in the corner below the Vista apartment building. They need the entire space so a new location needs to be found for a trash dumpster. She suggested the space behind the UPS store and in front of Slayton House, which was previously used. This was not acceptable to the Board because of previous problems with odor and blocking the view of the entrance to Slayton House. Mr. Friedhoffer suggested creating an enclosure in the parking lot behind Feet First. Kimco will look into this option and any other possible locations.

Mr. Reed also brought up the problems with renting the space vacated by the Melting Pot. This would require substantial improvements to the building which would affect all the current tenants in the building. (e.g. new sprinkler system, not ADA because there is no elevator to the second level. Kimco will be looking into other possible options and come back to the Board with a proposal.

Special Guest: Lin Eagan, Inner Arbor Trust Board of Directors

Ms. Eagan gave the background for the lawsuit involving CA, IAT and the IMA, regarding use of Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods by the Symphony of Lights event. The main issue is land use. In order to allow use of the space by IMA, the Symphony of Lights would have to be a walking event, with no cars. CA has asked for an injunction against IMA to prevent them from using CA owned property for cars.


Amended Management Contract

Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Campbell, to accept the the amendments to the Management Contract.  All in favor.

Requests for Operating Funds: Air Purifiers for the Theatre and Dance Studio

Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to approve funds for the air purifiers. All in favor.

Revised FY2021 Budget

Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to approve the FY2021 revised budget. All in favor.

FY 2022 CA Budget Requests

The Board discussed their priorities for budget requests, including the theatre lighting system.. Ms. McCord noted that there would be limited funds for most of the requests.

Discussion: National Night Out October 6, 2020

The Board discussed whether to participate in this event. Suggestions included a caravan similar to July 4th and encouraging residents to put out luminaria.

Discussion: Stormwater Management Concern: Stoneboat Row

Residents on Stoneboat Row are having flooding problems and are asking for stormwater remediation. They have contacted WAC representative Susan Tucker and John McCoy, CA Watershed Manager. Ms. Tucker recommends an overhaul of the stormwater infrastructure.  Although the use of raingardens would help, they can’t handle high intensity storms. Ms. Caplan recommended contacting the county for assistance.

Discussion: Former Columbia Flier Building Redevelopment

Mr. McAliley provided updates following a recent community meeting held by the county. The property will not be considered for housing.


Columbia Council Rep: Ms. McCord asked the Board if they wanted to write a letter of support for CA in the Symphony of Lights lawsuit.

Ms. Torres will draft a brief statement regarding protecting the land involved.


Wilde Lake CARES: No report. Ms. Caplan is assisting residents of Stoneboat Row in getting remediation for their stormwater issue.

Education: Mr. Friedhoffer sent emails to the principals of the Wilde Lake schools. Ms. Caplan suggested having virtual assemblies with guest speakers and having volunteer readers.

Health and Wellness: No report.

Neighborhood Reps: Mr. Campbell reported there are now 22 people signed up to be reps.

AC Liaison: The RAC continues to meet via Zoom.


Ms. Shulder is working on the audit. There are 2 special camp online programs.

Chair: No additional report


Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms.Torres, to adjourn the meeting at 8:53pm. All in favor.


Submitted by

Carole Black

Board Secretary

approved 09/08/2020

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