A regular meeting of the Wilde Lake Village Board was called to order by Kevin McAliley, Chair, on April 1, 2019 at 6:35pm at Slayton House, Columbia, Maryland. Members present were Kevin McAliley, Chair; Laura Torres, Vice Chair; Mary Calder; Bess Caplan; Stephen Mowatt; Nancy McCord, Columbia Council Rep; Kristin Shulder, Village Manager; and Carole Black, Board Secretary. Also present were Missy Mattey, Executive Director, HCC Educational Foundation, and residents Susan Boyer and Susan Hellenbrand.
Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Ms. Calder, to approve the agenda for April 1, 2019. All in favor.
Ms. Caplan made a motion, seconded by Ms. Torres, to approve the minutes of March 18, 2019. All in favor.
Ms. Mattey spoke to the Board about the criteria for the Wilde Lake Performing Arts Scholarship that was established in 2013 with funds donated by WLCA. There have not been any qualified recipients based on the initial criteria that was set up. Ms. Mattey suggested that the Board consider changing some of the criteria so more students would qualify.
Susan Boyer had concerns about litter around the 7-11 and next to the Running Brook Neighborhood Center. Some suggestions were to increase lighting by the tot lot, more trash cans and clearing the trees and brush nearby. Another suggestion was to ask police to do more frequent patrols of the area.
Wilde Lake Performing Arts Scholarship Criteria
The Board discussed ways to improve the criteria for the scholarship so more students could qualify. Suggestions included lower the GPA, Wilde Lake residents preferred and open to all majors (programs of study). The Board expressed an interest in setting up an endowment.Ms. Shulder will contact Ms. Mattey.
Discussion: Property Standards Evaluator
Ms. Shulder informed the Board that there are funds available for the program. She added that there were mixed reactions by residents to the program when it was previously conducted.
Mr. Mowatt made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to move forward with the Property Standards Evaluator program in FY2020. All in favor.
Discussion: Strategic Planning
The Board agreed that they need more time forming goals. Members discussed developing a survey to get resident input. This issue will be discussed at the Board retreat when a full Board is in place.
Columbia Council Rep: The CA Board is working on strategic planning. CA opposes the Royal Farms gas station at Broken Land Parkway.
AC Liaison: Ms. Calder reported that there were 3 applications, which were approved.
Education: Ms. Calder reported that spring break is April 15-22. There will be a craft fair at Wilde Lake High School on April 6.
Health and Wellness: Ms. Torres reported that the mindfulness meditation class was successful. Feet First will have a 5 mile run as part of their 40th anniversary celebration on April 20.
Wilde Lake CARES: Ms. Caplan reported that the cleanup was successful. Greenfest is on April 13.
Neighborhood Reps: Mr. Mowatt is working on meeting with the HOAs. No report.
Manager: Ms. Shulder reminded the Board that there are still tickets available for Searching for Spring.
Chair: Mr. McAliley spoke to Brent Smith about plans for the 40th anniversary of Feet First.
Ms. Torres made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to adjourn the meeting at 8:36pm. All in favor.
Ms. McCord made a motion, seconded by Ms. Caplan, to adjourn to a closed session in accordance with the Maryland Homeowners Association Act, to discuss matters pertaining to employees and personnel. All in favor.