Village Board Meeting, October 3, 2022

Wilde Lake Village Board Meeting Minutes October 3, 2022

CALL TO ORDER: A virtual Zoom meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order by Kevin McAliley, Chair, on October 3, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Members present were Kevin McAliley; Tina Horn, Vice Chair; Steve Campbell; Chuck Yarbrough; Sagrario Ortiz; Bill Santos, Columbia Council Rep; Bess Caplan, WL CARES; Kristin Shulder, Village Manager; and Dale Wasmus, administrative assistant taking notes. Also in attendance was Special Guest, Marty Oltmanns, Columbia Association, Aquatics Director; as well as Wilde Lake residents Bruce Johnson and Bill Musser.  

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Mr. Campbell made a motion to approve the October 3, 2022 agenda. Ms. Horn seconded the motion. All in favor.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Ms. Horn made a motion to approve the September 12, 2022 minutes. Mr. Campbell seconded the motion. All in favor.

SPECIAL GUEST: Marty Oltmanns, Aquatics Director, Columbia Association, gave an update on the Bryant Woods hot tub which is getting close to the end of its useful life and will need replacing in the next two to three years. The approximate cost will be $200,000 to $300,000. Aquatics is proposing replacing the baby pool with outdoor table tennis equipment. Mr. Oltmanns asked the WLVB to think about what the community would like to do with the space? 

RESIDENT SPEAKOUT: Mr. Bill Musser spoke about the early closing rotation schedule of the three Wilde Lake neighborhood pools. Mr. Bruce Johnson also spoke about the early closing rotation of the Wilde Lake pools. Mr. Johnson has a petition signed by community members who are in favor of including Running Brook pool in the early closing rotation.  

WL CARES REPORT: Ms. Bess Caplan gave an update on the recent activities that WL CARES has been busy planning. There were two recent walks, with approximately six people attending each walk. On October 9, a shared weed pull with Harper’s Choice is planned. There is a tentative date of November 19 for a community wide clean-up. Ms. Caplan asked Board members to consider whether they would like to sponsor a spring tree giveaway.  


  1. Wilde Lake Pools Early Closing Rotation Recommendation to CA Aquatics.

A brief discussion was held regarding this topic. Mr. Oltmanns stated that he would like to get input from the WLVB by the end of the year. Board members wanted more time to get information, including input from the Town Center Village Board.   Ms. Horn made a motion to table this discussion for one month. Mr. Yarbrough seconded the motion. All in favor. 

  1. CA FY2024 Budget Request from WLCA. The WLVB discussed their budget requests; specifically,

Fabric air duct for the HVAC system in the Dance Studio, Village Green improvements, and the Stream Restoration project that was recently completed in HC, TC and WL but did not include part of the stream that is between CA-owned property in WL and the Beaverbrook property. Mr. Yarbrough made a motion to send the top three budget item requests through to CA. Mr. Campbell seconded the motion. All in favor. 

CLOSED SESSION:  At approximately 8:30 p.m. Mr. McAliley called for a motion to convene the closed session.

The open session was resumed at approximately 9:38pm.  

ADJOURNMENT:  Ms. Horn made a motion to adjourn the meeting at approximately 9:40pm, Mr. Yarbrough seconded the motion.  All in favor.  

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