ROCK HALL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING REPORT ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING May 6, 2019

PRESENT: Dawn Jacobs, Beth Andrews, Tim Edwards, Eleanor Collyer (Charles MacLeod)

ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE TO:
• None

ACTIONS TAKEN WITHOUT VOTE TO:
• Mayor Dawn Jacobs sworn in by Clerk of Circuit Court Mark Mumford
• Councilwoman Eleanor Collyer sworn in by Jacobs
• Because Councilwoman-elect Carolyn Jones was not present, selection of Vice Mayor tabled until M&C’s May 9 meeting
• Council agreed with these liaison assignments: Edwards and Collyer, Water and Sewer plus Streets and Sanitation; Andrews, Planning and Zoning; Jones, Parks and Recreation; Collyer and Jacobs, Museum Board
• Police Department presently reporting to Jacobs, as acting Town Manager
• Ethics Commission and Communications Board to be considered in near future, as well as, possibly, a financial advisory board

OTHER
Jacobs made several announcements, proposals, and suggestions, including:
• M&C meetings to be governed by Town Charter and Roberts’ Rules of Order
• Sequence of M&C meetings to include (1) “conversation meetings” for informal discussions among and between M&C and residents; (2) workshop meetings for discussions by M&C; (3 and 4) Utility Board and Regular (business) meetings for decisions by M&C
• M&C immediate priorities will be (1) FY2020 Town budget; (2) attention to Town’s water and wastewater treatment systems; (3) hiring new Town Manager; and (4) how to reconstitute Town planning and zoning office
• M&C should take informational tours of Town properties, marinas, businesses, etc., to determine problems and possible solutions
• Seeking suggestions and help from residents re: “Good of the Town”
• Surveys of residents and businesses to assemble needed economic and demographic information for planning purposes
• Re-evaluate Clerk-Treasurer’s staffing situation

Compiled by Gren Whitman

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