Mayor and City Council Meeting
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Agenda

AGENDA

WORK SESSION

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017 – 7:00 P.M.

 

 

  1. Presentation by Jacqueline Beale, Hope Connection.

     

  2. Ordinance No. 1920, an ordinance to amend the City of Laurel Police Retirement Plan as it relates to distributions below the limit set forth in Code Section 411(a)(11)(A).

     

  3. Ordinance No. 1921, an ordinance to amend the City of Laurel Employee Retirement Plan as it relates to distributions below the limit set forth in Code Section 411(a)(11)(A).

     

  4. Ordinance No. 1922, an ordinance to amend certain project budgets in the FY2018-FY2023 Capital Improvement Program.

     

  5. Consideration of a recommendation for the purchase of one (1) Refuse Truck and one (1) Bucket Truck.

     

  6. Consideration of a recommendation to award a contract for Telecommunications Fiber Construction to Fiberplus Inc. of Jessup, MD.

Minutes

MINUTES

WORK SESSION

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017 – 7:00 P.M.

 

 

Attendees: Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Michael R. Leszcz, Council President; H. Edward Ricks, Councilmember; Donna L. Crary, Councilmember; Valerie M.A. Nicholas, Councilmember; Frederick Smalls, Council President; Marty Flemion, City Administrator; Lou Ann Crook, MMC, Chief of Staff; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Nathan Grace, Planner; Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works; Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation; Dave Cope, Fire Marshall; Chief McLaughlin, Police Department; E. Mike Greene, Personnel Officer and Lisa Woods, Department of Budget and Personnel Services and Kimberley A. Rau, MMC, Clerk.  There were no members of the public present.

 

Jacqueline Beale, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for Hope Connections gave a presentation on the services offered.  She also announced the opening of their new satellite facility in Prince George’s County.  Hope Connections provide support to people with cancer and caregivers with a place to explore ways of coping with the stress of or cancer diagnosis and treatments.

 

 Support - Our support groups provide people with cancer and caregivers with a place to explore ways of coping with the stress of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.  Our licensed clinicians help support group participants learn how to take an active role in their own health and well-being. Support - Our support groups provide people with cancer and caregivers with a place to explore ways of coping with the stress of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.  Our licensed clinicians help support group participants learn how to take an active role in their own health and well-being. Support - Our support groups provide people with cancer and caregivers with a place to explore ways of coping with the stress of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.  Our licensed clinicians help support group participants learn how to take an active role in their own health and well-being. E. Michael Greene, Personnel Officer, presented Ordinance No. 1920, an ordinance to amend the City of Laurel Police Retirement Plan as it relates to distributions below the limit set forth in Code Section 411(a)(11)(A).  He explained that if an employee leaves without giving instructions on their pension contribution, the City would have the ability to put the money into an IRA in their name.  There is an employee the City hasn’t been able to reach and is in need of this option.  The ordinance was reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees as well as the Laurel FOP.  Council was in agreement to introduce and hold first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

E. Michael Green presented Ordinance No. 1921, an ordinance to amend the City of Laurel Employee Retirement Plan as it relates to distributions below the limit set forth in Code Section 411(a)(11)(A), saying it’s the exact same ordinance as the previous one.  Councilmembers were in agreement to introduce and hold first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services presented Ordinance No. 1922, an ordinance to amend certain project budgets in the FY2018-FY2023 Capital Improvement Program.  Councilmembers were in agreement to introduce at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works presented the recommendation to purchase one 25 yard Refuse Packer, 1 Bucket Truck from Grand Turk of Baltimore, Maryland, for a total of $273,674.00.  Councilmembers were in agreement to award the purchase at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology presented the recommendation for the fiber built-out for a total cost of $64,000.00.  Fiberplus Inc. of Jessup, Maryland currently has the State of Maryland contract.  Next built out will be from the Armory to the Public Works Facility and will cross U.S. Route 1.  Also connecting to the Main Street Pool.  Councilmembers were in agreement to award the contract at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Consideration of a recommendation for the purchase of one (1) Refuse Truck and one (1) Bucket Truck.

 

There being no further business to come before the Mayor and City Council the meeting was adjourned at 7:44 p.m.

 

 

Kimberley A. Rau, MMC

Clerk to the Council

 

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