Mayor and City Council Meeting
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

AGENDA

WORK SESSION

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 – 7:00 P.M.

 

 

  1. Resolution No. 6-17, a resolution set the dates, times and polling places for Early Voting in the City of Laurel for General Elections.
  2. Resolution No. 7-17, a resolution to set the dates, times and polling places for Early Voting in the City of Laurel for General Elections.
  3. Consideration of a bid recommendation – Automatic Speed Enforcement Contract with Brekford.
  4. Consideration of a bid recommendation for Whitecoat & Pool Repairs – Greenview Drive and Municipal Pool.
  5. Consideration of a bid recommendation – Street Patching.
  6. CIP Budget Amendment.
  7. Resolution No. 5-17, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Laurel approving the designation of a sustainable community and an application therefor.
  8. Ordinance No. 1903, Text Amendment No. 245, an ordinance amending Laurel City Code, Chapter 20 to amend Section 20-1.9 to define Brewery and to amend Section 20-9.5 “Industrial Zones” to permit a Brewery by Special Exception in the I-G Zone.

Agenda

AGENDA

WORK SESSION

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 – 7:00 P.M.

 

 

  1. Resolution No. 6-17, a resolution to set the Polling Places for regular voting in the City of Laurel General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

 

  1. Resolution No 7-17, a resolution to set the dates, times and Polling Places for early voting in the City of Laurel General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

 

  1. Consideration of a bid recommendation – Automatic Speed Enforcement Contract with Brekford.

 

  1. Consideration of a bid recommendation for Whitecoat & Pool Repairs – Greenview Drive and Municipal Pool.

 

  1. Consideration of a bid recommendation – Street Patching.

 

  1. CIP Budget Amendment.

 

  1. Resolution No. 5-17, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Laurel approving the designation of a sustainable community and an application therefor.

 

  1. Ordinance No. 1903, Text Amendment No. 245, an ordinance amending Laurel City Code, Chapter 20 to amend Section 20-1.9 to define Brewery and to amend Section 20-9.5 “Industrial Zones” to permit a Brewery by Special Exception in the I-G Zone.

 

Minutes

MINUTES - WORK SESSION - REGULAR

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 – 7:00 P.M.

 

 

Attendees:  Michael R. Leszcz, Council President; H. Edward Ricks, Councilmember; Donna L. Crary, Councilmember; Valerie M.A. Nicholas, Councilmember; Marty Flemion, City Administrator; LouAnn Crook, Chief of Staff; Kimberley Rau, Clerk; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Jack Brock, Director of Community and Economic Development; Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation; Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works; Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications; Dave Cope, Fire Marshal; John Shay, City Solicitor.  There were no members of the public present.

 

Kimberley Rau, Clerk presented Resolution No. 6-17, a resolution to set the Polling Places for regular voting in the City of Laurel General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  Councilmembers were in agreement to introduce and hold the first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Kimberley Rau, Clerk presented Resolution No 7-17, a resolution to set the dates, times and Polling Places for early voting in the City of Laurel General Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  Councilmembers were in agreement to introduce and hold the first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Chief Rich McLaughlin, Police Department presented the bid recommendation – Automatic Speed Enforcement Contract with Brekford.  Rich presented recommendation dated February 22, 2017.  3 year term, automated speed enforcement.  7 sites at this point.  Councilmembers were in agreement to award contract at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation presented the bid recommendation for Whitecoat & Pool Repairs – Greenview Drive and Municipal Pool as outlined in a memorandum dated February 27, 2017.  Councilmembers were in agreement to award the contract at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works presented the bid recommendation – Street Patching, as outlined in a memorandum dated February 16, 2017. Funding is included in the FY17 GOB at $70,000; savings of $7,000 in mobilization fees.  Councilmembers were in agreement to award the contract at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services presented the CIP/Budget Amendment.  Hazard Mitigation is a new project – City of Laurel is required to provide its own assessment as part of the Prince George’s County Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Overall net increase of $40,000 to the CIP.  Requested the Council suspend the Rules at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Jack Brock, Director of Community and Economic Development presented Resolution No. 5-17, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Laurel approving the designation of a sustainable community and an application therefor.  Endorsement of the application for the renewal and allows City Administrator to sign the applicable documents.  Must be submitted by April 1, 2017.  Councilmembers were in agreement to introduce and hold first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Jack Brock, Director of Community and Economic Ordinance No. 1903, Text Amendment No. 245, an ordinance amending Laurel City Code, Chapter 20 to amend Section 20-1.9 to define Brewery and to amend Section 20-9.5 “Industrial Zones” to permit a Brewery by Special Exception in the I-G Zone.  Klaus applied for the text amendment in order to have a microbrewery as a special exception.  Text Amendment provides definition of a brewery and includes a table of industrial uses.  The applicant is proposing to produce 1,000 barrels in the first year.  Applicant is looking at purchasing property on Lafayette Avenue.  Suggested to remove the line that says “low alcohol content”.   Question about where the sludge from the microbrewery will be disposed.

 

Councilmember Ricks announced another Ward 1 Cleanup on April 1, 2017, 300-400 block of Montgomery Street, starting at 9:00 a.m.

 

There being no further business to come before the Mayor and City Council the meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Kimberley A. Rau, MMC

Clerk to the Council

 

Approved:

 

 

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