Weekly Announcements!

Contents

  1. Town Council Actions
  2. Pool Update
  3. Communications Committee Meeting
  4. Pool Committee Meeting
  5. Public Safety Committee Meeting
  6. Swim Team Committee Meeting

Council Actions

Monday, February 5

The Somerset Town Council met this past Monday, February 5. The recording of the meeting can be found on the Town website at:

https://townofsomerset.com/government/council_agendas___minutes.php

The Council took the following actions at the meeting:

  • Approved a permit application amendment, submitted by Daniel Bremer-Wirtig and Rebecca Lamadrid, to replace the driveway at the property located at 5613 Warwick Pl. The applicant sought a variance from the Town Code which requires all new or replacement driveways to be constructed of permeable materials due to the slope of the existing driveway.
  • Approved a permit application, submitted by William Feeney, on behalf of David and Jasmine Rosner, for the construction of a second-story addition on the existing home at the property located at 5515 Greystone St.
  • Approved a permit application submitted by Robert Herman, on behalf of 3612 LLC for the construction of a rear-yard addition to the existing home, construction of a patio, construction of a front porch, and the relocation of an HVAC unit on the property located at 5529 Surrey. The applicant sought variances of 7.6’ and 9.6’ from the front setback requirements, for the construction of the front porch and front porch steps, respectively.
  • Continued a hearing to consider a permit application submitted by David Kelly on behalf of David S. Kelly Development Co., Inc. for the construction of a new home at the property located at 4815 Cumberland Ave. The Council will continue the hearing at the March 4, 2024 Council meeting.

Pool Construction Update

Despite the recent favorable weather, our progress on the town pool construction has faced a temporary setback due to the aftermath of snow, rain, and subsequent melting. During this period, a portion of the silt fence was compromised. We have taken proactive measures, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services, to fix the fence and reinforce it for future weather events.

At their recommendation, American Pool has erected a new super silt fence. Montgomery County has additionally requested a new sediment control permit, which American Pool has applied for, and is currently under review. Construction will begin again once we complete the following steps with Montgomery County:

  1. Inspector reviews fence (scheduled for Monday the 12th); and
  2. A sediment control permit is granted.

Fortunately, these weather challenges have happened early enough to potentially give us time to catch up on the project. I will continue to provide updates as the project progresses.

Communications Committee Meeting

Monday, February 12, 5:00 pm

This upcoming Monday, February 12, at 5:00 pm, the Communications Committee is meeting via Zoom. The Zoom link and agenda can be found below.

Topic: Communications Committee Meeting

Time: Feb 12, 2024 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Town of Somerset

Communications Committee Meeting Agenda

Monday, February 12, 2023 5:00 p.m.

Zoom 

1. Call to Order

a. Attendance

b. Announcements

c. Date for next meeting: March 11, 2024, 5:00 pm

2. Budget

3. Privacy/confidentiality issues for the Town Journal and Town social media 

4. Town website and social media

a. Report from Town staff

5. Resource Guide/Directory 2024 update

6. Town Journal update

7. Lecture series

8. Other Business

9. Adjournment 

Public Safety Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 pm

This upcoming Tuesday, February 13, at 7:00 pm, the Public Safety Committee is meeting via Zoom. The Zoom link and agenda can be found below.

Topic: Public Safety Meeting

Time: Feb 13, 2024 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Public Safety Committee Agenda 

February 13, 2024 7:00 pm  

Meeting to be held via Zoom  

1.  Call to order 

2. Approval of January 31, 2024, and October 10, 2023 meeting minutes  

3. Pedestrian Safety Working Group (proposal).  

4.  PSC Budget submission for FY 2025 

5.  Town police/security program 

6. Adjournment 

Pool Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 13, 7:30 pm

This upcoming Tuesday, February 13, at 7:30 pm, the Pool Committee is meeting via Zoom. The Zoom link and agenda can be found below.

Topic: Pool Committee Meeting

Time: Feb 13, 2024 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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February 13th 2024 Pool Committee Meeting Agenda 

1. Approve the January Minutes

2. Update from American Pools

3. Pool Rules

4. Budget Request—Summer Programming

• Town Olympics

• Teen Night

• Stroke & Technique Clinic

• Other?

5. Fees— MemberSplash can have multiple categories/amounts

o Guests 

o Stroke & Technique Clinic 

o Morning Swim o Water Aerobics

o Group Event (aka party) 

• Guidelines & Rules

• Total numbers

• Adult to kid ratios

• repercussions for violating

6. Placeholder items for future meetings:

• Vending Machines @ the Pool 

• Do Not Enter sign for bridge

• Three dangerous parking spaces

• Food Trucks • Kitchen cleaning including fridge—requirement to label things in fridge with date and weekly cleanout by Town staff

7. Next meeting—April 9th at 7:30 via Zoom unless deemed necessary to meet in March

Swim Team Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 15, 10:30 am

This upcoming Thursday, February 15, at 10:30 am, the Swim Team Committee is meeting via Zoom. The Zoom link and agenda can be found below.

Topic: Swim Team Committee Meeting

Time: Feb 15, 2024 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Passcode: 284109

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Somerset Dolphins 2024 Season – Planning Meeting 2/15/2024

1. Budget/Program Review and Town of Somerset Support Request 

2. Pre-Season Reunion Party Planning

• Friday, February 23 6pm to 8pm

• Invitation to collect RSVPs

• Assigning To-Dos – pizza orders, drinks, swag to sell (?), other to-dos?

• Program – update on coaches; pool; registration; spiritwear sales; other 

3. Registration 

• Pricing and Setup 

4. 2024 Calendar Items

• Start of Swim Practice Backup Plan

• Scheduling Team Photo 

5. MCSL Updates 

6. Hiring Coaches (Head, Assistant(s), Junior, Minis) 

7. Spiritwear Selections

• Preview selections

• Extras to purchase for Concessions and for Coaches gifts 

8. Other Items to Discuss 

9. Next Meeting & Next Steps

• Set dates/times for meeting

• Follow-up assignments