SPECIAL NOTICE ON TRASH COLLECTION
Please be advised that effective April 2, 2020, residential trash removal will begin at 6:00 am per the Town Administration until further notice. This decision was made due to the change in time and the warming weather conditions that will occur in the spring and summer.
Residents utilizing the town’s trash removal service are required to have their trash out by the 6:00 am starting time or risk being missed during that day’s pick up. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Should you have any questions regarding this notice, please call the Town Hall at 410-835-8872.
TOWN OF PITTSVILLE
20 Mar 20
PITTSVILLE, MD—- Due to the matter and dealing with the coronavirus, the President of the Town Commission has authorized
the closure for use of the Town’s municipal park located off Pearl Street until further notice.
This decision has been taken with the hope and desire of eliminating as much as possible the congregation of more than ten (10) people in one area.
The President of the Town Commission of Pittsville in order to safeguard and protect the staff and residents of Pittsville has determined that the Town Hall will be closed to the public until further notice pending additional guidance from the State of Maryland.
Specifically, the Town Hall will not be open to the public: however, the public can telephone, email or send USPS letters to the Town.
The staff will continue working on town matters during normal hours of operation.
Payments for services being rendered and municipal citations can still be made by mail or using of the drop box located in front of Town Hall.
All town meetings are cancelled pending further review.
Those of you who need to interact with the town should do so electronically or by USPS. The town’s phone number is 410-835-8872.
ALL BUSINESS ITEMS MUST BE SCHEDULED ON THE AGENDA THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE TOWN MEETING IN ORDER TO BE HEARD.
TOWN OF PITTSVILLE COMMISSIONERS
March 16, 2020
1.) Call to order
-Pledge of Allegiance
2.) Minutes of meeting on February 10, 2020
3.) Treasurer’s Report of Balances of General and Utility Accounts for February 2020.
4.) Public Safety Report
Police/Code Enforcement Report
5.) Town Manager/Circuit Rider
6.) Town Engineer Report – Robert Duma
7.) Old Business:
8.) New Business:
9.) Commissioners/Public Comments
10.) Adjournment of meeting. Next meeting date will be April 20, 2020
TOWN OF PITTSVILLE
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
February 10, 2020
The regular meeting of the Pittsville Town Council was held on Monday, February 10, 2020. President George Whited, Jr. called the meeting to order at 7:33p.m. Council members present were Sean McHugh, Erika Lecates and Bethany Miller. Also present was Town Manager, Joseph Mangini and Town Attorney, Paul Wilber.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The minutes for the January 2020 meeting were read and approved on a motion by Council member Erika Lecates and seconded by Council member Bethany Miller. All were in favor. Motion carried.
The Utility account financial statement for January 2020 was read and approved on a motion by Commissioner Lecates and seconded by Commissioner McHugh. All were in favor. Motion carried. The General account financial statement for January 2020 was read and approved on a motion by Commissioner McHugh and seconded by Commissioner Lecates. All were in favor. Motion carried.
The financial statements for the remaining accounts were verbally stated by Commissioner President, George Whited, Jr.
Public Safety Report:
The Fire/EMS Report was not given.
The Police/Code Enforcement Report was given by Chief of Police, Robert Harris.
He requested the Town Council approve a Resolution to prohibit trucks with Compression Exhaust Brakes within the Town Limits.
Chief Harris has received complaints concerning parked vehicles at the intersection of Chatham Manor Way and Old Ocean City Road in regards to the School Bus stop. He suggested the Town Council consider a Resolution for installing No Parking signs at that location. Dawn Toner recommended addressing the PTA in regards to this issue and hopefully it can be resolved. Chief Harris was in agreement.
Town Manager/Town Engineer Report:
Mr. Mangini stated Wicomico County contacted the Town of Pittsville in regards to the Recycle Center. Hopefully work will begin in the near future.
The Comprehensive Plan is now complete and has been approved.
The next step is to update the zoning codes. A consultant will be hired to propose a rezoning of the town. The cost will be approximately $20,000.00. Tracey Gordy, Maryland Department of Planning, will advise if a grant is available.
Mr. Mangini, the Town Manager, will be holding a Social Hour on February 12, 2020 at the Lions Club beginning at 6:00pm. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
MDE received an updated memo regarding the progress occurring at the Water Treatment Plant along with a breakdown of the expenses incurred by the Town of Pittsville. The purpose of this update is due to the Grant Applications which will be submitted to MDE by January 31, 2020. These applications include ongoing work at the Water Treatment Plant, Water Meters and a new well.
The Town of Pittsville received an invitation to attend the Regional Planning Commissioners Workshop. It will be held on February 21, 2020 from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Salisbury University. All citizens and professional planners and local officials are welcome. Please register by February 18, 2020.
The Special Events Committee is looking for members to volunteer with this project.
Mr. Mangini stated he will be giving a State of the Town Address on March 16, 2020 at the next Town Council Meeting.
Tracey Gordy will start the procedure for the Sustainable Community Program Obligation. It will consist of a fifteen (15) page action plan which the Town of Pittsville will receive in approximately six (6) months. At that time, a Special Committee will need to be appointed.
The Town of Pittsville will be reimbursed for the Circuit Rider Position in the amount of $8,000.
The Social Media Training will be held on March 11, 2020 at the Town Hall at 6:00pm.
The Solar Panel Project new plat plan revision was completed by the Town Engineer and submitted to MDE. Although the Town of Pittsville has not received a response at this time, hopefully the project will begin in the Fall of 2020.
Old Business: None
Commissioner Lecates made a motion to go forward with a Resolution on Compression Exhaust Brakes in the Town of Pittsville.
Commissioner McHugh seconded the motion. All were in favor.
The Recycle Center was discussed. Commissioner President, George Whited, Jr., stated the recycle center will be similar to Willards in regards to safety and illegal dumping with cameras being installed.
Dawn Toner is keeping a calendar of upcoming events with various organizations. Please coordinate with her to avoid any conflicting dates and times for any Town Events.
The Community Yard Sale will be held on May 2nd and 3rd. Commissioner Miller made a motion to waive the yard sale fee for this event. Commissioner Lecates seconded the motion. All were in favor.
Commissioner Lecates mentioned the Lions Club is sponsoring a Parents Night Out of February 14, 2020 from 6:00 to 10:00pm.
Commissioner Lecates stated the Strawberry Festival will be held on Sunday, June 6, 2020. An interest meeting at the Lions Club will be held on February 20, 2020 at 7:00pm.
Chief of Police, Robert Harris, stated the grant for the new Police Officer was submitted by Valerie Mann to the Department of Justice for review and approval.
There being no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned on a motion by Council member Lecates and seconded by Council member Miller. The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm.
Following the meeting a work session was held to discuss the Town Manager’s proposal to increase water rates.