Mayor and City Council Meeting
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

Agenda

SPECIAL WORK SESSION

6:00 P.M.

 

  1. Discussion about the Youth Services Bureau with Pamela Creekmur, Prince George’s County Health Officer. 

 

 

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016 – REGULAR – 7:00 P.M.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to be heard at this meeting please sign the speaker list provided on the table at the side of the Council Chamber.  The President has the right to limit the amount of time each speaker has for each agenda item.  Each speaker will have TWO MINUTES to speak for each agenda item.

 

 

  1. Call to order.

 

  1. Invocation – Reverend Warren H. Litchfield.

 

  1. Pledge of Allegiance.

 

  1. Roll call.

 

  1. Approval of Minutes of the Nineteenth Meeting of September 26 and Twentieth Meeting of October 12, 2016.

 

  1. Report of the Mayor and City Council.

 

  1. Mayoral reappointments: Bobbi McCeney, Tree Board and Barbara Borchardt, Tree Board.

 

  1. General Public Hearing.

 

  1. Second public hearing and possible action on Ordinance No. 1869, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel amending the City Code Chapter  9 “Miscellaneous Provisions and Offences,”. Sec. 9-20 “Grocery Cart Storage.”

 

  1. Second public hearing and possible action on Ordinance No. 1882, an 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.

 

  1. Second public hearing and possible action on Ordinance No.1884, an ordinance to amend Section 17-76, of the Laurel City Code to designate all of Old Sandy Spring Road and Brooklyn Bridge Road from Patuxent Road to the I-95 Overpass as Snow Emergency Routes.

 

 

 

Minutes

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016 – REGULAR – 7:00 P.M.

 

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with President Ricks presiding.  Reverend Litchfield gave the Invocation.  Mayor Moe led the Pledge of Allegiance.  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, MMC, Chief of Staff; Kimberley Rau, MMC, Clerk; Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works; Jack Brock, Director of Community Development; Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation; Dave Cope, Fire Marshal; Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications; Chief McLaughlin, Police Department and Karen Ruff, City Attorney.  There was a public attendance of approximately four people.

 

A special work session was held before the regular meeting and a discussion was held with Pamela Creekmur, Prince George’s County Health Officer about the Youth Services Bureau. 

 

On motion by Councilmember Crary, seconded by Councilmember Nicholas, the Minutes of the Nineteenth Meeting of September 26 and Twentieth Meeting of October 12, 2016, were approved on a unanimous roll call vote.

 

Under Report of the Mayor and City Council:

 

  • Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Open House was held on Sunday, October 23, 2016.
  • Maryland Municipal League Fall Legislative Conference held in Solomon’s, Maryland, October 27 – 28, 2016.

Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Annual Awards Banquet held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the American Legion.  Congratulations to Michael Kirkoff who was selected Fire Fighter of the Year

  • Condolences extended to the Bill and MayLynn Bayles on the recent passing of their daughter Trisha.
  • Condolences extended to the family and friends of Ruth Block a long time resident of the city.
  • Maryland Million scheduled for Saturday, October 30, 2016 at Laurel Park.
  • Environmental Affairs Committee will meet on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to review the website for the committee and discuss a number of issues like fracking.
  • Condolences to the family of Betty Booze.
  • 1st Annual McCeney Walk was held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 starting at 10:00 a.m. from the Laurel Museum.
  • Ethics Commission Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

 

Mayor Moe submitted the following reappointments in a memorandum dated October 26, 2016:  

Bobbi McCeney, Tree Board

Barbara Borchardt, Tree Board

Patsy Faddis, Tree Board

 

            On motion by Councilmember Leszcz, seconded by Councilmember Crary, the mayoral appointments were confirmed on a unanimous roll call vote.

 

            At this time Mayor Moe recognized Walter Tigler, Tigler Monuments, who has done many outstanding things for the City, but most recently the 9/11 Memorial.  On top of the 911 Memorial is steel from the Twin Towers.  Mr. Tigler was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and a City pin. 

 

Mr. Tigler expressed his appreciation for being included in such a special project.

 

President Ricks opened the General Public Hearing at 7:15 p.m.

 

Steve Greer, 7210 Old Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, said he counted twenty-five cars that generally parked along the even side of Old Sandy Spring Road, from Dorset Road to the dead-end.  He said in the neighborhoods off Sandy Spring Road there are nurses, police, etc., that need to get out during emergencies.

 

  President Ricks closed the General Public Hearing at 7:18 p.m.

 

President Ricks read the title of Ordinance No. 1869, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel amending the City Code Chapter  9 “Miscellaneous Provisions and Offences,”. Sec. 9-20 “Grocery Cart Storage”, into the record for the second reading.  A third public hearing will be held on this legislation to allow the local store an opportunity to provide comment.  The public hearing was opened at 7:18 p.m.  A third public hearing will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

 

President Ricks read the title of Ordinance No. 1882, an 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, into the record for the second reading. 

 

Public hearing opened at 7:20 p.m. and closed with no one present who wished to speak.

 

On motion by Councilmember Crary, seconded by Councilmember Leszcz, ORDINANCE NO. 1882, AN 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, was adopted on a unanimous roll call vote.  Mayor Moe concurred with this action.

 

President Ricks read the title of Ordinance No.1884, an ordinance to amend Section 17-76, of the Laurel City Code to designate all of Old Sandy Spring Road and Brooklyn Bridge Road from Patuxent Road to the I-95 Overpass as Snow Emergency Routes, into the record for the second reading.  The public hearing was opened at 7:23 p.m. and closed with no one present who wished to speak.

 

On motion by Councilmember Leszcz, seconded by Councilmember Crary, ORDINANCE NO.1884, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 17-76, OF THE LAUREL CITY CODE TO DESIGNATE ALL OF OLD SANDY SPRING ROAD AND BROOKLYN BRIDGE ROAD FROM PATUXENT ROAD TO THE I-95 OVERPASS AS SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES, AS AMEDNED, was adopted on a unanimous roll call vote.  Mayor Moe concurred with this action.

 

There being no further business to come before the Mayor and City Council the meeting was adjourned at 7:24 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                    _______________________________

                                                                                    Kimberley A. Rau, MMC

                                                                                    Clerk to the Council

 

 

Approved:

 

 

______________________________

Kimberley A. Rau, MMC

Clerk to the Council

 

 

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