Jefferson Streetscape Task Force

Jefferson, Maryland

A project of  the
Jefferson Ruritan Club
in cooperation with
local organizations and residents
and the
Maryland State Highway Administration.

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Minutes from the July 6, 2000 meeting of the Jefferson Streetscape Task Force:

Held at the Jefferson Community Center, 7 pm.

In attendance:

Ben Ahalt, Mike Boyer, Jim Carpenter, Joe Dade, Betty Hargett, Shorty Hargett, Connie House, Dave House, Gene Keller, Mary McCormack, Tony Poffenberger, Brick Remsberg, John Satterfield, Mark Summers

Jim Carpenter called the meeting to order at 7:09 pm.

Agenda was approved.

Minutes from the June 22nd meeting were approved.

Treasurer’s Report: First mailing was donated ($10.45 value). Jim has received $200 in pledges for sponsorship of the website.

Web Committee Report: Jim Carpenter has been reserved for website. The entire SHA presentation is on the site. Other organizations and persons are welcome to have a link to their websites added.

Database Administrator Report: John Satterfield Database of owners on Maryland Route 180 between Old Holter Road and Route 340 is complete. After discussion later in the meeting, John is to obtain the information on the owners fronting Lander Road from 180 to the Community Center also.

Publicity Committee Report: Connie House Ruritan VP Larry Putman enthusiastically approved the joining of the Ruritan membership effort with the Streetscape Task Force in one booth at the carnival. A sign up sheet was passed to get volunteers to sit in the booth. Hours of operation will be approximately 5:30 pm until close. Comment cards will be developed. Mary’s address to be used so citizens can mail the cards in after the carnival is over. Handouts will be developed with information on the project. Article is finished for publication in the newspapers and mailing to the community. Jim C. to obtain prints of Streetscape ideas to display at the booth. Tony P. to create an artistic poster with the prints. The general communications plan is to do a mailing before the carnival, booth at carnival, mailing before walk-thru and then door-to-door interviews, especially with our elderly citizens.

SHA Liaison Report: Gene Keller Bobby Fisher will meet with us at our July 18th meeting. Boundaries of the project may change. Stress Lander Road connection.

Wish List Discussion: Members of the task force handed in their written wish lists to Mary. Lists were read aloud. Mary will compile the lists and other comments as they come in, keeping track of number of times the wish has been submitted.

Next meetings: Tuesday, July 18th, 7 pm and Thursday, August 17th 7 pm.

Adjourned at 8:00 pm.


Subsequent to the meeting: Our first mailing can be joined with the Ruritan bulk mailing regarding the carnival. Jim, Connie, Tony and Mary are making sure the article is reading and getting the copies made. The Ruritan BOD approved $500 for future mailings and supplies.