OMCA Board Meeting

April 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Other Barn
5851 Robert Oliver Pl
Columbia, MD 21045
Ginny Thomas/Bill McCormack Jr.

April 18, 2017

Oakland Mills Board of Directors Meeting

7:00 p.m.

The Other Barn


** 2nd Revision- see Architecture Committee

The agenda for the April 18 Board Meeting was sent to the community on April 6.  Below is an important message from the OM Board Chairs regarding an agenda item.


*Hi Oakland Mills residents,


Last week the Village Board sent you the agenda for our Tuesday, April 18th meeting. The Board and residents will be briefed by Marsha McLaughlin, former Director of the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning.


Ms. McLaughlin will cover the following:

  1. Overview of Village Center Revitalization process added to the NT (New Town) zoning regulations in 2010;
  2. Rationale for streamlining the Village Center Revitalization process;
  3. Timing for revisions in relation to consultant review of all County development regulations and 2018 elections;
  4. Suggestions for streamlining;
  5. Howard Hughes Corporation’s control of Village Center covenants;
  6. Design review;
  7. Discussion and next steps.


We welcome your involvement in this important meeting.  Please contact us at the below email addresses if you have any questions.



Bill McCormack – william.r.mccormack@verizon.net

Ginny Thomas – cgthomas65@verizon.net

Co-Chairs of the Village Board



7:00 p.m.        Opening of meeting

                                    Approve the agenda for tonight’s meeting

                                    Approve the minutes from the March 28, 2017 meeting


7:05 p.m.        Resident Remarks


*New Business

7:15 p.m.        Discussion of Council Bill 29-2009 (which sets procedures for redeveloping a village center in the New Town zoning district, which includes Columbia’s village centers) and Oakland Mills Development Issues,

Report from Marsha McLaughlin, Consultant to OMCA Board


8:15 p.m.        Old Business


8:20 p.m.        Board Co-Chair Remarks, Virginia Thomas and William R. McCormack


8:25 p.m.        Manager’s Report, Sandy Cederbaum

Draft FY18 Budget

Final FY18 budget will be discussed at the April 25, 2017 Board Meeting


9:00 p.m.        Architecture, Kay Wisniewski

**Architecture Committee will discuss a request for three 15 day violation letters to be sent to property owners.

Arts Advisory, Paul Verchinski

Education Committee, Jonathan Edelson and John DiTomasso

Housing Committee, Bill McCormack

Neighborhood Enhancement Advisory Committee, Lynn Engelke

Safety & Security Committee, Judy Gottsagen and Steve Gottsagen                                


9:15 p.m.        Board Bulletin Board          


9:20 p.m.        Adjourn


Upcoming Events:  for details on all events visit:  oaklandmills.org

All events listed below are held at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD 21045


April 18, 6 – 7 p.m., NEAC Committee Meeting

April 18, 6 – 7 p.m., Education Committee Meeting

April 18, 7 p.m., OM Board Meeting

April 21, 10 a.m., Lively Arts For Little Ones Presents “Silly Goose and Val”

April 25, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Oakland Mills Volunteer of the Year Reception honoring Oakland Mills residents Gerry Witte and Phil Engelke

April 25, 7:00 p.m., Oakland Mills Board Meeting

April 29, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., OM Election Day voting hours

April 29, 9:00 a.m., Oakland Mills Plant Sale