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 December 7, 2000 meeting of the
Jefferson Streetscape Task Force:

Held at the Jefferson Community Center, 7:00 pm.

In attendance:

Ben Ahalt, Ronnie Ahalt, Mike Boyer, Jim Carpenter, Mark Crampton, Joe Dade, Bobby Fisher, Betty Hargett, Shorty Hargett, Gene Keller, Mary McCormack, Dave Phillips, Tony Poffenberger, Brick Remsberg, Rosemary Rosensteel, John Satterfield, Charlie Smith, Mike Summers, Bobby Whipp

Jim Carpenter called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.

Agenda was approved.

Minutes from the November 14th meeting were approved as changed.

Treasurer's Report: Mary McCormack No report.

Web Committee Report: Jim Carpenter will remove names from the town meeting comments on the site. Also will not post minutes prior to approval by the task force.

Database Administrator Report: John Satterfield has updated the list of owners. Created sheets for distribution to task force members for door-to-door meetings.

Publicity Committee Report: Tony Poffenberger No report.

SHA Liaison Report: Gene Keller/Dave Phillips Surveys are chugging along. Expect a December 29th finish. Topography will be coming and then will be able to come up with displays. Giant maps of the house locations along Route 180 were given to John Satterfield.

Utilities Liaison Committee: Jim Carpenter Report attached. Jim went to ribbon cutting in Burkittsville. Joyce Brown, the mayor of Burkittsville gave some hope of funding availability for burying of cable. Committee is looking into cost of hookups to homeowners.

Old Business: Reviewed County Sidewalk Ordinance - Article 1-15-4. Letters of permission are revocable. Disagreement as to whether Right of entry is revocable or irrevocable. County support will help ordinance.

Wish List/Comments Discussion: none

New Business: Discussions with other streetscape projects (Burkittsville, Brunswick, Rosemont). Bobby pointed out that Brunswick and Rosemont are not Streetscape, Neighborhood Conservation Projects.

Assignments for owner/resident presentations: This took up the rest of the meeting time. Handed out to members of the task force the names and addresses of the owners we had not heard from prior to this. Members will contact these owners for the purpose of securing 100% approval of the initial project concept.

Outline for presentations: Did not get to this but copies of the draft were handed out. Purpose of the outline is to keep the presentations to the owners by the members consistent.

Next meeting: Thursday, January 11, 2001, 7pm.

Adjourned at 9:15 pm.