Mayor and City Council Meeting
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

SIXTH MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018 – 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 Fourth Meeting of January 10, 2018 and the Minutes of the Work Session on February 7, 2018.

6. Report of the Mayor and City Council.

7. Oath of Office – Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Officers.

8. Mayoral appointments:

a. Kenneth P. Dahms to the Ethics Commission

b. James Agbai to the Youth Services Commission                

9. Bid Recommendations.

a. Consideration of a bid recommendation for Fleet Acquisition – One (1) Cargo Van and One (1) Paint Machine.

b. Consideration of a bid recommendation for plastering and pool repairs – Municipal Pool.

10. General Public Hearing.

11. Legislation

          A. Third public hearing with possible action on Resolution No. 2-18, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel opposing the High-speed Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (SMAGLEV) System between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland.

 

 

Minutes

SIXTH MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018 – REGULAR – 7:00 P.M.

 

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with President Leszcz presiding.  Councilmember Smalls led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America.  Roll was called with Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Michael R. Leszcz, Council President; Carl W. DeWalt, Councilmember; Keith R. Sydnor, 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; S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works; Christian Pulley, Director of Economic and Community Development; Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation; Chief Rich McLaughlin, Police Department; Joyce Jackson, Assistant Director of Communications; Kimberley A. Rau, Clerk and Lawrence Taub, City Solicitor.  There was a public attendance of approximately fifteen people.

 

On motion by Councilmember Sydnor, seconded by Councilmember DeWalt, the Minutes of the Fourth Meeting of January 10, 2018 and the Minutes of the Work Session on February 7, 2018, were approved as submitted.

 

Under Report of the Mayor and City Council:

 

Mayor Moe administered the Oath of Office to the 2018 Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Officers.

 

On motion by Councilmember Nicholas, seconded by Councilmember Smalls, the Mayoral appointments of Kenneth P. Dahms to the Ethics Commission and James Agbai to the Youth Services Commission were approved on a unanimous roll call vote.

           

Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works presented the bid recommendation for Fleet Acquisition – One (1) Cargo Van and One (1) Paint Machine, as outlined in a memorandum dated February 7, 2018.  Funding for the purchase of these vehicles is provided for in the Capital Improvement Program (2018-2023). Criswell Fleet Sales was awarded the State of Maryland Contract for the purchase of one (1) Dodge Ram Pro-master Van and Kelly-Creswell has the government discount for the truck mounted paint machine.   It was recommended the Mayor and City Council approve the purchase of these vehicles for a total cost of $100,352.00.

 

On motion by Councilmember Sydnor, seconded by Councilmember Smalls, the Fleet Acquisition was approved for a total Cost of $110,352.00, to Criswell Fleet Sales for the purchase of the Dodge Ram Pro-master Van and Kelly-Creswell for the truck mounted paint machine, on a unanimous roll call vote.

 

Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation presented the bid recommendation for plastering and pool repairs – Municipal Pool, as outlined in a memorandum dated January 26, 2018.  The Department of Parks and Recreation is continuing with its plastering and repair schedule to ensure operations of the aquatic facilities.  In an effort to expedite work that must be completed prior to opening this summer season, companies were solicited and had an opportunity to view the site and provided sealed bid packets.  Funding for this project is included in the Capital Improvements Program in Major Facility Maintenance.  It was recommended the Mayor and City Council accept the proposal supplied by Subcomm Polls for $68,924.00 with a 10% contingency for a total of $75,816.40.

 

On motion by Councilmember Sydnor, seconded by Councilmember Smalls, the proposal from Subcomm Pools was accepted for a total cost of $75,816.40, on a unanimous roll call vote.

 

President Leszcz opened the General Public Hearing at 7:36 p.m.

 

City Health Officer Dr. Unegbo introduced himself and his wife to the Mayor and City Council.  He invited the Mayor and Council to the Mix & Mingle Reception at the University of Maryland Laurel Regional Hospital on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Amy Knox, 606 Prince George Street, Laurel, said a neighbor recently had a water main break that required WSSC to make repairs.  While making the repairs, WSSC damaged the curb and gutter.  She asked when they can expect WSSC to make the repairs.

 

President Leszcz closed the General Public Hearing at 7:42 p.m.

 

President Leszcz read the title of Resolution No. 2-18, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel opposing the High-speed Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (SMAGLEV) System between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, into the record for the third reading.  The public hearing was opened at 7:43 p.m.

 

Gerald Belski, 806 Primson Avenue, Baltimore MD and Chris Schmid, 6783 Queensgate Road, Baltimore, both spoke in opposition to the resolution.

 

At 7:52 p.m. on motion by Councilmember Nicholas, seconded by Councilmember Smalls, the Mayor and City Council adjourned to Closed Session to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice.  The authority for this Closed Session is contained in the General Provisions Article Subsection 3-305 (b) (7).  The Mayor and City Council reconvened the regular meeting at 8:06 p.m.

 

There being no further business to come before the Mayor and City Council the meeting was adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                    ______________________________

                                                                                    Kimberley A. Rau, MMC

                                                                                    Clerk to the Council

 

 

Approved:

 

 

______________________________

Kimberley A. Rau, MMC

Clerk to the Council

 

 

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