Town Meeting Minutes
Minutes of Town Meeting
September 3, 2019

President John P. Griffin, Sr. called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Present were Town Commissioners Charles M. Rhodes, Jr. and Edward C. Raffetto, Jr. and Town Administrator/Clerk, Nancy J. Lindyberg. He dispensed with the Pledge of Allegiance.  The minutes of August 19, 2019 were approved as submitted.

Committee Reports:

Planning & Zoning:  Janet Rochester said that the next Planning and Zoning Meeting will be Monday, September 9, 2019.

Board of Appeals:
  Nothing to report

Budget Status Report
:  Each Commissioner has a copy.

Unfinished Business
Animal Control Ordinance Workshop:  Date of workshop still to be determined.
Acquisition of 9.95 Acres Adjacent to WWTP-Settlement Date 9/10/19
:  Commissioner Rhodes stated that a contract has been signed with Queenstown Bank for the acquisition of the 9.95 acres adjacent to the Waste Water Treatment Plant and all parties agreed on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 as the settlement date.
New Business:

Correspondence:  The Town received a notice of the Eastern Shore Association of Municipalities 2019 regional fall member meetings.  District 2 meeting will be Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Chesapeake Community College at 6:00pm.  None of the Commissioners is available to attend.

CHVFC Easement-8/21/19 Recordation:
  An easement granted by the Town of Church Hill to Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company was recorded August 21, 2019.  The easement conveys, for a nominal consideration, right to the Fire Company to use property owned by the Town for the public purpose of allowing the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company Inc. to locate a water tank thereon and to install and maintain a sewer line to its property and for ingress and egress for maintenance.

New Commercial Lease for Church Hill Theatre:
  Commissioner Rhodes said that he, Town Attorney, Elissa Levan and David Bowering, who is on the Board of Directors for the Church Hill Theatre, have agreed to the terms of a lease presented by the Town to the theatre.  Commissioner Rhodes made a motion to authorize President Griffin to sign the Lease Agreement.  Commissioner Raffetto seconded the motion.  The motion passed 3-0.

GoDaddy Internet Service Provider Conversion:
  A representative from GoDaddy, our internet service provider for our website, contacted the Town with an offer of upgrading the contract for a less expensive cost.  Commissioner Rhodes moved to authorize Ms. Lindyberg to pursue the offer and learn more information regarding same.  Commissioner Raffetto seconded the motion.  The motion passed 3-0. The Commissioners approved the change, contingent on further information to be obtained.

Other:  Council of Governments meeting will be held on September 11, 2019 at the Commerce Street Creamery Café & Bistro, 110 N. Commerce Street in Centreville at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will be hosted by Queen Anne's County.

Sewer System:

Flow Reports:  Each Commissioner had a copy of the report.



Commissioner Rhodes moved to adjourn the meeting.  Commissioner Raffetto seconded the motion.  The motion was pass 3-0.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

The next Town Meeting will be Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Lindyberg
Town Administrator/Clerk

I hereby certify that the forgoing is a true and accurate record of the open Town Meeting held by the Town Commissioners of Church Hill on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

John P. Griffin, Sr., President