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 May 24, 2001 meeting of the Jefferson Streetscape Task Force

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

In attendance:
Ben Ahalt, Ronnie Ahalt, Mark Boyer, Mike Boyer, Jim Carpenter, Cal Ewing (Amoco), Greg Filar (NAI), Bob Fisher (SHA), Betty Hargett, Shorty Hargett, Al Hudak (Fred. Co. DPW), Gene Keller, John Leslie (NAI), Mary McCormack, Neil Parrot, Dave Phillips (SHA), Tony Poffenberger, Brick Remsburg, John Satterfield, Ken Wagester (LPDG), Bobby Whipp.

Jim Carpenter called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm.

Guests were introduced - Mark Boyer, Cal Ewing, Amoco Oil on Lander Road and Al Hudak, Frederick County Dept. of Public Works.

Agenda was approved.

Minutes from the April 26th meeting were approved as written.

Treasurer's Report: No report.

Web Committee Report: Nothing new to report.

Database Administrator Report: Waiting for updates from Mary.

Publicity Committee Report: Nothing going on.

SHA Liaison Report: Bobby relayed that the legislature reduced the Neighborhood Conservation Program by $4.5 million. This information supports the notion that we will be in competition for these funds now.

Old Business: Mr. Ewing and SHA reps discussed possibilities of improving and/or moving the entrance to the Community Center.

County Involvement: Al Hudak in attendance. Still sees the sidewalk ordinance as a topic that will come up in our efforts to secure Commissioner endorsement. Suggested we present our project at the next County Roads Board Meeting on June 4th. This is an advisory board to the DPW. Relay that there will be no money needed from the county. Mary to attend. (Subsequent - Mary unable to attend, Jim Carpenter spoke to board. Met with approval. Article in June 5th Frederick News Post stating support of Roads Board. Spoke with Mr. Hudak on June 27th and he suggests that we now write a letter to the Board of Commissioners stating that we appeared before the Roads Board with our project. Request support of Commissioners and emphasize that no money is needed from the county. The Commissioners should then send the letter to DPW where a brief will be prepared outlining the details. Mr. Hudak will be glad to look the letter over for us before sending - Jim, are you taking this one for action?)

Concept Planning: We looked again at the aerial view of the existing road and improvements as altered by the April 26th meeting notes. Parking is the issue at hand. Plans were made to walk the route on Saturday, May 26th with the intention of marking existing parking usage.

There are still a few stragglers in the way of responses from the community.

New Business: Email from Robert Slavin of the Brunswick/Middletown Gazette. Mary to contact him with information for an article. (Subsequent - after a few rounds of phone tag, Mary spoke with Mr. Slavin on Monday, June 25th. Answered his questions about the project. For more technical questions regarding the drainage issues along the route, suggested that Mr. Slavin get in contact with Dave Phillips. Article to come out in the issue delivered on July 5th.

Next meeting: Thursday, June 28, 2001, 7:00 p.m.