Village Board Meeting December 7, 2020

This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Please email Kristin Shulder, Village Manager, at [email protected] for login information if you would like to attend.


A virtual meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order via Zoom by Kevin McAliley, Chair, on December 7, 2020 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 Lynn Coleman, Bob Marietta, Elizabeth Homan, Shelly Bilello and Travis Hopkins, Howard Community College; Corey Chang, and Greg Overcamp, Ayers Saint Cross Architects.


Mr. McAliley asked to add Discussion of Wilde Lake Middle School Pathway Easement.

  • Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to approve the amended agenda for December 7, 2020. All in favor.


  • Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Mr. Campbell, to approve the minutes of November 2, 2020. All in favor.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: HCC Math and Athletic Center

Greg Overcamp, Project Manager, presented views of the new center which is replacing the current Athletics building. The building will have 4 levels, with the athletic center at the lowest level. There will be a separate wing for the Math center. The project is funded equally by the state and county. Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2021, with the building scheduled to open in the Fall of 2024.


Request for Free Use (Faulkner Ridge Neighborhood Center): Columbia Community Care/Equity

Columbia Community Care, a volunteer organization that distributes food to families in need is requesting use of the neighborhood center to store and distribute donations.

  • Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to approve free use of FRNC through the end of March to Columbia Community Care. All in favor.

FY 2020 Audit Management Responsee

  • Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to confirm that the WLVB reviewed the comments in the governance and management letters and action has been taken to address the comments. All in favo

Discussion: WLMS Pathway Easement

Mr. McAliley was notified by Deb Jung, District 4 Howard County Council Rep, that there was no formal easement on the former Columbia Flier building property to allow the pathway from WLMS continue to Little Patuxent Parkway. She has requested an amendment to the resolution which allows the County Executive to sell the property to include this easement. Note: The resolution was approved at the County Council meeting held on December 7.

FY2021 2nd Quarter Financial Report

  • Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Mr. Campbell, to accept the FY2021 2nd Quarter Financial Report. All in favor.

Discussion: Amend Management Contract – Excess Cash Reserves for FY2021

  • Ms. Shulder suggested that the Board request an amendment to the Management Contract to waive the cash reserves requirement for FY2021.
  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, that the WLVB request an amendment to the management contract to waive the cash reserves requirement for FY2021. All in favor.

January 2021 Meeting Date

  • Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to change the January meeting date from January 4 to January 11, 2021. All in favor.


Columbia Council Rep: Ms. McCord reported that no decision has been made yet on the Symphony of Lights case.


Wilde Lake CARES: No report

Education: No report.

Health and Wellness: No report

Neighborhood Reps: No report

AC Liaison: The RAC continues to meet via Zoom.

Manager: Written report attached to the minutes

Chair: No report

  • Ms. McCord made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to adjourn the meeting at 8:09pm. All in favor.

The Wilde Lake Village Board adjourned in executive session on to discuss matters pertaining to employees and  personnel  in accordance with Section 11B-111 (4) (i) of the Annotated code of Maryland at 8:10 pm.



Submitted by

Carole Black

Board Secretary

Approved 01/11/21

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