Mayor and City Council Meeting
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

FORTY-SECOND MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017 – 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 three minutes to speak for each agenda item.

 

 

  1. Call to order.
  2. Invocation – Reverend Warren H. Litchfield.
  3. Pledge of Allegiance.
  4. Roll call.
  5. Approval of Minutes of the Fortieth Meeting of September 25 and the Forty-First Meeting of October 11, 2017.
  6. Report of the Mayor and City Council.
  7. Mayoral appointments.

                  Margaret A. Chenault, Chair Board of Appeals

                  Marlene Collins, Board of Appeals

                  Tim Abell, Community Redevelopment Authority

                  Fred Frederick, Community Redevelopment Authority

                  Lt. Calvin Parks, Ret. Emergency Services Commission

     8. General Public Hearing.

     9. Second public hearing and possible action on 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).

   10. Second public hearing with possible action on 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).

 

Minutes

FORTY-SECOND MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017 – REGULAR – 7:00 P.M.

 

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with President Leszcz presiding.  Reverend Litchfield gave the Invocation.  Mayor Moe led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll was called with Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Michael R. Leszcz, Council President; H. Edward Ricks, Councilmember; Donna L. Crary, Councilmember; Valerie M. A. Nicholas, Councilmember and Frederick Smalls, Councilmember present.  Also present: Marty Flemion, City Administrator; Lou Ann Crook, Chief of Staff; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; Christian Pulley, Director of Economic and Community Development; S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works; Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation; Dave Cope, Fire Marshall; Chief Rich McLaughlin, Police Department; Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications; E. Michael Greene, Personnel Officer; Karen Ruff, City Solicitor and Kimberley Rau, Clerk.  There was one member of the public present.

 

On motion by Councilmember Smalls, seconded by Councilmember Ricks, the Minutes of the Fortieth Meeting of September 25, 2017, were approved on a unanimous roll call vote.

 

Report of the Mayor and City Council:

 

  • Laurel Senior High School football team is heading to the playoffs with a 6-2 record. Win or lose has a football team and they are enjoying a winning season.  According Principal Jones they have a 6-2 record and heading to the playoffs.  Win or lose in the playoffs, let’s give the team some recognition.
  • Congratulations to James and Josh Kole, 322 Carroll Avenue, on receiving the Golden Shovel Award.
  • Saturday, October 13, 2017, Annual Banquet for the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department.  Congratulations to the recipients of the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department LVFD Fire fighter o year chief grant and fire fighter Kluckhuhn
  • Appreciation to Famous Dave’s for hosting the Special Olympics Tip a Cop on
  • Over 200 residents participated in the Electronic Recycling & Shredding event held at the Public Works Facility on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
  • Trick or Treat on Main Street on Thursday, October 26, 2017, starting at 6:00 p.m.
  • Maryland Million was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Laurel Park.
  • Prince George’s County Municipal Association (PGCMA) Meeting held on Thursday, October 19, 2017, hosted by the City of Laurel.
  • Condolences extended to the Marton family on the passing of Robert Marton.
  • Condolences to the family of Peggy Slane.
  • Condolences to Donnie Rutherford and his family on the passing of his brother, Jimmy.
  • Maryland Municipal League Fall Conference held in Rockville, Maryland, October 12 – 14, 2017.
  • Trick of Treat in the City of Laurel on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
  • Discover Laurel Day on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers.
  • Baltimore Gas & Electric (BG&E) has advised that some gas meters will be relocated.  Homeowners will be notified by BG&E.
  • Lovely Ladies of Laurel are hosting a 5K on Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to raise money for breast cancer research.
  • Prescription Drug Take Back on Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Laurel Police Department.
  • Halloween Spooktakular at the Robert J. DiPietro Community Center on Saturday, October 28, 2017, starting at 2:00 p.m.
  • Harvest Moon Hayride on Friday, November 3, 2017, at Riverfront Park.
  • City of laurel election 11/7, early voting 8 – 5
  • City Offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 in observance of Veterans Day.

 

Mayoral appointments:

 

Margaret A. Chenault, Chair Board of Appeals

Marlene Collins, Board of Appeals

Tim Abell, Community Redevelopment Authority

Fred Frederick, Community Redevelopment Authority

Lt. Calvin Parks, Ret. Emergency Services Commission

 

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

 

Mayor Moe read a proclamation into the record proclaiming Economic and Community Development 10/26 – 28/ 2017 economic development week in the City of Laurel and reaffirm the ….. He then presented the proclamation to Christian Pulley, Director of Economic and Community Development.

 

Christian Pulley, Director of Economic and Community Development described the agenda for Discover Laurel Day

 

President Leszcz opened the General Public Hearing at 7:18 p.m. and closed it with no one present who wished to speak.

 

President Leszcz read the title of 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), into the record for the second reading.  The public hearing was opened at 7:19 p.m. and closed with no one present that wished to speak. 

 

On motion by Councilmember Ricks, seconded by Councilmember Nicholas, 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), was adopted on a unanimous roll call vote.  Mayor Moe concurred with this action.

 

President Leszcz read the title of 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), into the record for the second reading.  The public hearing was opened at 7:20 p.m. and closed with no one present who wished to speak.

 

On motion by Councilmember Ricks, seconded by Councilmember Crary, 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), 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 7:21 p.m.

 

                                                                                    ______________________________

                                                                                    Kimberley A. Rau, MMC

                                                                                    Clerk to the Council

 

Approved:

 

 

______________________________

Kimberley A. Rau, MMC
Clerk to the Council

 

 

 

 

 

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