Village Board Meeting September 8, 2020


A virtual meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order via Zoom by Kevin McAliley, Chair,on September 8, 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; MacKenzie Kisiel, Real Estate Development Manager, Enterprise Community Development, Inc.; David Blalock, Senior Construction Manager; Ashise Mayer, Project Manager; and Rob Vogel, Civil Engineer, Lonn Tremblay, Chair, RAC.


Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Mr. Campbell, to approve the agenda for September 8, 2020. All in favor.


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

Special Guest: Mackenzie Kisiel, Real Estate Developmnet Manager, Enterprise Community Development, Inc.

Ms. Kisiel provided an update on the redevelopment of Roslyn Rise. The goal is to create a modern, green community for mixed income residents. The current development will be completely torn down and rebuilt. It will increase from 58 units to 153 units. There is a presubmission community meeting on October 13 at 6pm.

Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021. Arrangements will be made for relocation of current residents during cnstruction.


Discussion on New Town Visionary Workshops

Ms. Torres and Ms. McCord attended workshops with CA representatives on the future of Columbia. It included discussion on diversity, equity, inclusion, affordability, open space amenities as well as watershed and erosion issues. There was also discussion on the redevelopment of office and retail space in the village centers.

Discussion: Non-Residential Application Review Process

The Board discussed the membership of the Architectural Review Panel, which serves as an advisory panel for non-residential applications, such as the village center and Roslyn Rise redevelopment. They discussed options:

  • RAC reviews and makes recommendations
  • Wilde Lake Architectural Committee reviews and makes decision
  • Appointment of Architectural Consultant

Ms. Tremblay did not feel that the RAC has the expertise to make recommendations and recommended that a professional be added to the AAP.

Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to have the RAC serve as an Advisory Board to the Architectural Committee with the addition of up to 3 professionals. The Board, at its discretion, can appoint up to 3 advisory members to the RAC for this process. All in favor.

FY2020 Amended 4th Quarter Financial Report

Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Mr. Friedhoffer, to approve the FY2020 Amended 4th Quarter Financial Report. All in favor.

Discussion: Luminaria Project

Mr. Campbell and Ms. Caplan presented information from Jeff Chamblee, a  former Village Board member, who organized a similar event several years ago. Mr. Campbell will chair the project, scheduled for October 6, which is National Night Out.

Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to support Wilde Lake residents holding a luminaria event on National Night Out. All in favor.


Columbia Council Rep: no report


Wilde Lake CARES: Ms. Caplan reported that John McCoy, Stormwater Management Director, who is now back at work at CA, indicated that the flooding problem on Stoneboat Row, is a homeowner issue. Howard County came out to inspect the situation and CA will come out to look at the drain under their property. There are also stormwater problems at Running Brook Elementary school and in Faulkner Ridge.

Education: Mr. Friedhoffer heard back from Tony Esposito, Principal at Running Brook Elementary School to schedule a meeting. He will also set up a meeting with Marcy Leonard, Principal at Wilde Lake High School. Ms. Caplan noted that you can join the PTA even if you don’t have a child in school.

Health and Wellness: No report.

Neighborhood Reps: No report.

AC Liaison: The RAC continues to meet via Zoom. There were 14 applications in August.


Staff is reaching out to regular renters.

Chair: No additional report


Mr. Friedhoffer made a motion, seconded by Ms.Torres, to adjourn the meeting at 9:11pm. All in favor.


Submitted by

Carole Black

Board Secretary

Approved 10/05/20

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