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

Agenda

TENTH MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

MONDAY, APRIL 9, 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. Pledge of Allegiance.
  3. Roll call.
  4. Approval of Work Session Meeting Minutes of April 4, 2018 and Minutes of the Ninth Meeting of March 26, 2018.
  5. Report of the Mayor and City Council.
  6. General Public Hearing.
  7. Consideration of a recommendation to renew the Red Light Camera Automated Enforcement Contract.
  8. Consideration of a recommendation for the extension of Contract LA 17-03 – Espina Paving, Inc., Add Citywide Asphalt Patching Repairs.
  9. Consideration of a recommendation for Fleet Acquisition – Police Department – Three (3) marked police cars.

Minutes

TENTH MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL – REGULAR

MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018 – 7:00 P.M.

           

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. with President Leszcz presiding. Councilmember Nicholas led the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America. Roll was called with 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; Chief Rich McLaughlin, Police Department; Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works; Lawrence Taub, City Solicitor and Ana Navarro, Administrative Assistant. There was a public attendance of approximately twelve people.

On motion by Councilmember Smalls, seconded by Councilmember DeWalt, the minutes of the April 4, 2018 Work Session and the minutes of the Ninth Meeting of March 26, 2018, were approved, as submitted, on a unanimous roll call vote.

President Leszcz opened the General Public Hearing at 7:04 p.m.

Bradley DiPietro, 710 Montgomery Street, expressed his concern over a Facebook post posted on March 29, 2019 regarding an alley behind Peggy’s Way.

Wendy Geagan, 14103 Greenview Drive, spoke on behalf of Patuxent Green residents. Is requesting documentation on appeal charges for the City of Laurel. She also is asking that the City waive these fees.

Sumit Bhetlacharya, 8492 Winding Trail, Small business owner is building a social media platform to connect Americans with their politicians. Mr. Bhetlacharya spoke on his desire to meet with the Mayor and Council to discuss this social media platform.

Robert DiPietro, also expressed his concern over the Facebook post regarding Peggy’s Way alley.

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

Under Report of the Mayor and City Council:

  • Councilmember Nicholas wants to give condolences to the family of the Herndon Town Councilmember who died in a car wreck.
  • Councilmember Nicholas thanks everyone who attended the Mayor’s Open House on Sunday, April 8, 2018.
  • Councilmember Sydnor conducted a voter registration drive at Laurel Town Center on Saturday, April 7, 2018. He thanks the property manager for allowing him to do that.
  • Councilmember Sydnor refereed for the Special Olympics. Maryland State Special Olympics tournaments were held in Frederick, Maryland on Saturday, April 7, 2018 and Sunday, April 8, 2018.
  • General Assembly last day in session was Monday, April 9, 2018. Legislator passed modifications to the highway user revenue formula.
  • Councilmember DeWalt apologized and responded to concerns regarding the Peggy’s Way Facebook post.
  • Councilmember Leszcz congratulated all the organizations that attended the City’s Open House on Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Councilmember Leszcz attended an Eagle Scout Award court of honor on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Congrats to Nicholas Hunter Horsman on receiving the award.

 

President Leszcz read the consideration of a recommendation to renew the Red Light Camera Automated Enforcement Contract.

 

On motion by Councilmember Sydnor, seconded by Councilmember DeWalt, the Consideration of a recommendation to renew the Red Light Camera Automated Enforcement Contract was approved on a unanimous roll call vote.

 

Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works presented the Consideration of a recommendation for the extension of Contract LA 17-03 – Espina Paving, Inc., Add Citywide Asphalt Patching Repairs.

 

On motion by Councilmember Smalls, seconded by Councilmember Sydnor, the Consideration of a recommendation for the extension of Contract LA 17-03 – Espina Paving, Inc., Add Citywide Asphalt Patching Repairs, was approved on a roll call vote with Councilmember Smalls, Sydnor, Nicholas, and Leszcz voting YES, Councilmember DeWalt voting No.

 

Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works presented a consideration of a recommendation for Fleet Acquisition – Police Department – Three (3) marked police cars.

 

On motion by Councilmember Sydnor, seconded by Councilmember Nicholas, Consideration of a recommendation for Fleet Acquisition – Police Department – Three (3) marked police cars was approved on a unanimous roll call vote

 

There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

 

                                             Ana R. Navarro

                                                           Administrative Assistant

 

Approved:

 

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Kimberley A. Rau, MMC

Clerk to the Council

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