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City / County Meeting Minutes

June 25, 2014
Meeting Minutes - Between City & County Councils

June 25, 2014


The City Council and the County Council met in an open work session on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at
6:00 PM at Old Salty's Restaurant, Fishing Creek, MD. Those in attendance were Mayor Stanley,
Commissioners Sydnor, Cooke, Thomas, Councilmen Newcomb, Travers, Bradshaw, Price, Odie Wheeler and Ed Kinnamon.

Commissioner Sydnor started by discussing the agreement between the City and the County dated
September 24, 2002 which outlined an agreement between the two political bodies which stated in part
the County would at the end of a three year period disconnect from the City's sewer line or be subject to
a possible fine of up to $1,000 per day. Odie confirmed the arrangement and continued to explain a
second issue. In March 2013, the County tapped into a sewer line coming from the hanger area without
the City's knowledge. Upon confirming this did happen, the County was billed for a sewer hook-up and
service. This matter is now closed as the County paid the bill in full which was received on June 16, 2014.

The sewer line however, is still connected despite the agreement with stated penalties from 2002.
The next matter discussed was the condition of Cordtown Road. The last time the County paved the
road, the paving was stopped at the City limits. The road was taken into the City after the County had
advised the Airport runway was going to be enlarged and Cordtown Road was going to be moved. Since
moving of the runway has been put on hold, the County has no immediate plans for the road. The City
feels the road was accepted in good faith on the pretext the road would be moved. After some
discussion a suggestion by Councilman Travers was perhaps the County could tar & chip the remaining
portion of Cordtown Road in lieu of paving it since it was felt at some future time the road would be
moved making way for a longer runway. This suggestion was mentioned as being done as a tradeoff of
potential payment of penalties by the County to the City as referenced in the previous paragraph.
The matter of having the City and County ED Departments come together to prepare an Economic
Development package whereby both Departments would benefit by working together in bringing
businesses to the area was discussed. It was noted these Departments have had difficulties in working
together in the past.

There was discussion by the City relative to having the County assist on the waiving of tipping fees on
demolition debris brought by the City to the landfill. Councilman Newcomb stated the County cannot
provide this due to the costs involved of operating the landfill. The City has taken down several houses
in the Washington Street/Center Street area and it was felt there could be some assistance in working
together to rid the blight in these areas. It was suggested that an Executive Meeting should be
scheduled to discuss this matter further.

The Maces Lane School project was discussed. Since the church that was given the school property has
not been able to further their project and the Assessment Office has revoked their property tax
exemption the property was up for tax sale at the recent Sale in June. According to the County, the
agreement they had with the Church was that failure to comply in using the property would cause it to
revert to the County.

Commissioner Sydnor would like to schedule a meeting with the County Council to bring them up to
speed and discuss the time frame and future of the Sailwinds Project regarding the Wharf repair. It was
noted the lease with the State will expire July 7, 2014 and will run month to month after that. In the
discussion with the County, future use and for how long will be items to discuss.

There was discussion regarding the Oak Hill Sub-division sewer project scheduled for later this year and the Sanitary District's cooperation. Currently the SD #4 owns the equipment which the City would like to obtain.

The meeting concluded at 8:25 PM.

Edwin C. Kinnamon, Clerk/Treasurer