A regular meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order by Kevin McAliley, Chair,on December 2, 2019 at 6:32pm at Slayton House, Columbia, Maryland. Members present were Kevin McAliley, Chair; Stephen Mowatt, Vice Chair, Bess Caplan, Bill Santos Laura Torres, Kristin Shulder, Village Manager, and Carole Black, Board Secretary., Nancy McCord, Columbia Council Rep, was absent. Also present were Megan Williams, Constituent Services Liaison, Office of the County Executive; China Williams, Special Assistant to Councilmember Deb Jung, Howard County Council, District 4; Joe Stellone, Grassroots; Greg Reed & Caren Garfield, Kimco Realty; and Rebecca Beall, Chair, Harper’s Choice Village Board.
Megan Williams and China Williams addressed some of the issues that were of concern by the Board.
The County Executive will hold a citizens’ public hearing on the FY2021 Howard County Budget on December 9. The Board was encouraged to testify on these and other issues of concern for Wilde Lake.
There were no residents who wished to speak out.
Request for Donation: Grassroots
Discussion of Village Green- Rethinking the Space
Discussion: Community Feedback Survey
County Executive Citizens’ Budget Hearing Fy2021
Columbia Council Rep: No report.
AC Liaison: A written report was submitted. Ms. Torres provided additional details.
Wilde Lake CARES:
Ms. Caplan reported that 14 people participated in the clean up. There will be a restoration project at Running Brook Elementary School as part of their 50th anniversary celebration. Ms. Caplan is planning an invasive species removal project in the open space. The spring plant exchange will be the last weekend in April.
Education: Mr. Santos reported that he met with Running Brook and Bryant Woods PTA presidents. He provided information on the recent redistricting plan.
Health and Wellness: Ms. Torres reported that Genie Wessel is working on increasing the number of pickleball players. She is working on a Reiki workshop.
Neighborhood Reps: Mr. Mowatt was invited to attend the Cove HOA meeting. He also attended the legal meeting on covenant enforcement.
Manager: Ms. Shulder reported that the PSE has completed all inspections.
Chair: Mr. McAliley attended the recent zoning board hearing on the Enterprise Homes proposed project for Roslyn Rise.
Mr. Santos made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to adjourn the meeting at 8:55pm. All in favor.