ROCK HALL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

REGULAR MEETING January 9, 2020

PRESENT: Jacobs, Andrews, Jones, Edwards, Collyer (Resele, Dempsey)

ACTIONS TAKEN BY VOTE TO:

· Approve agenda for meeting

· Approve minutes from December 12 meeting

· Spend up to $3,000 to repair HVAC system in RH Village restrooms

OTHER:

· Jacobs recognized excellent work by Chief Dempsey and RHPD

· Annual RHPD report presented and is available at Municipal Building

· Several Recreation & Parks board members sworn in

· From Andrews, Planning & Zoning administrator Chris Jakubiak advises: (a) revisions in Town zoning code overdue; (b) Critical Area map needs revisions; (c) Comp Plan will need updating next year; and (d) Town needs to become knowledgeable about effects of sea-level rise

· Reports and discussions included snow fence, snow plow, road salter, Blue Heron Park repairs, potholes, alleged speeders on S. Hawthorne, activities for reconstituted Museum Board, RFP for County IT services in the works, upcoming CDBG income survey project, proposed trash collection contract, safety signage when repairing Town roads, stop signs at Lawton / Beach / Rte. 20 intersection, barrier at end of Rte. 20

· Annual financial audit report likely ready in February

· Town Manager’s 2020 goals: Town-wide safety inspections and follow-ups; make Municipal Building secure; employees’ skill training and cross-training; setting goals for each employee and performance evaluations; 5%  budget reduction; and his office’s support for all Town projects

· Possible tax differential or tax rebate from County based on duplication of police and planning and zoning services (i.e., double taxation) discussed; Jacobs to follow-up

Compiled by Gren Whitman and Janice Plotczyk

FULL PROCEEDINGS CAN BE VIEWED @ https://5bbb19a5c6aad.streamlock.net/vod/_definst_/mp4:rock_hall_md/2020-01-09_1533780_Regular_Business_Mee.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wowzaplaystart=0

NOTE: There was no reporter from Kent County News at this meeting