Mayor and City Council Meeting
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 7:00am to 8:00am

Agenda

AGENDA

WORK SESSION

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016 – 7:00 P.M.

 

  1. Draft ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel amending the Code of the City of Laurel, Chapter 7 “Garbage, Trash, Weeds, Etc.,” Article II “Refuse Collection and Disposal Service” by repealing and reenacting with amendments Sec. 7-23 “Supplemental Collections; Prohibited Materials” to clarify that property owners are responsible for supplemental residential collection services provided to property they own.
  2. Ordinance No. 1869, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel amending the Code of the City of Laurel, Chapter 9 “Miscellaneous Provisions and Offenses”, Sec. 9-20 “Grocery Carts – Storage” amend the title and, allow the Mayor to establish policies with respect to cart retrieval, hauling and disposal fee schedule.
  3. Economic Development Program.
  4. Draft ordinance to amend the Snow Emergency Routes.
  5. Consideration of a bid recommendation for the purchase of one (1) Marked Police K-9 SUV and one (1) unmarked police car.

Minutes

MINUTES

WORK SESSION

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016 – 7:00 P.M.

 

 

The Work Session was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with President Ricks presiding.  Roll was called with Craig A. Moe, Mayor; H. Edward Ricks, Council President; Valerie M.A. Nicholas, Councilmember; Michael R. Leszcz, Councilmember; Donna L. Crary, Councilmember and Frederick Smalls, Councilmember present.  Also present: Marty Flemion, City Administrator; Lou Ann Crook, Chief of Staff; S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Jack Brock, Director of Economic and Community Development; Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation; Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works; Chief Rich McLaughlin, Police Department; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology and Karen Ruff, City Attorney.

 

Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works presented the draft ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel amending the Code of the City of Laurel, Chapter 7 “Garbage, Trash, Weeds, Etc.,” Article II “Refuse Collection and Disposal Service” by repealing and reenacting with amendments Sec. 7-23 “Supplemental Collections; Prohibited Materials” to clarify that property owners are responsible for supplemental residential collection services provided to property they own.  Issues with collections when a renter called for special pickup, moved out and the bill wasn’t paid.  Owner is contacted once it’s determined the renter has moved out and not paid the bill.  Councilmembers were in agreement to introduce at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

 

Marty Flemion, City Administrator presented Ordinance No. 1869, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel amending the Code of the City of Laurel, Chapter 9 “Miscellaneous Provisions and Offenses”, Sec. 9-20 “Grocery Carts – Storage” amend the title and, allow the Mayor to establish policies with respect to cart retrieval, hauling and disposal fee schedule.  Also attached is a copy of the Policy and Procedures.  Councilmembers were in agreement to introduce and hold first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

 

Jack Brock presented the Economic Development Program – Commercial Corridors, expand the use of the Overlay Zone to I, II and III.  Like the Main Street Program the same incentives were available.  Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services said after reviewing the preliminary numbers from the FY16 budget she’s comfortable with recommending $250,000.00 which will require council action to move the money.  FY 2015 Audit showed $10,464,000.00 in the unassigned fund balance.  Jack Brock said the new person in his department will be handling the marketing of this program.  Councilmembers were in agreement to move forward with introduction and first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, October 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. 

 

Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works presented the draft ordinance to amend the Snow Emergency Routes.  With the City acquiring Old Sandy Spring Road and Brooklyn Bridge Road it’s necessary to add them to the Snow Emergency Route.  Marty Flemion explained that they Administration is currently considering legislation to give the Director of Public Works the authority to set the snow emergency routes, just like with the authority to determine locations for stop signs.  Councilmembers were in agreement of introducing and holding first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works presented the bid recommendation for the purchase of one (1) Marked Police K-9 SUV and one (1) unmarked police car, as outlined in a memorandum dated October 3, 2016.  Councilmembers were in agreement to award the contract at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

 

There being no further business to come before the Mayor and City Council the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Kimberley A. Rau, MMC
Clerk to the Council

 

 

 

 

 

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