WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018 – 6:30 P.M.
1. Prince George’s County Department of Environment - Bear Branch Stream Restoration – Joanna Smith.
2. Ordinance No. 1929, an ordinance adopting the Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland, for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 and to levy property taxes; and to authorize the collection of such taxes
Department of Budget and Personnel Services
Department of Communications
Department of Economic and Community Development
Department of Information Tech
Laurel Police Department
Office of the Fire Marshal & Permit Services
Emergency Services Management
Department of Public Works
Department of Parks and Recreation
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018 – 6:30 P.M.
Attendees: Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Michael R. Leszcz, Council President; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; Keith Sydnor, Councilmember; Valerie M.A. Nicholas, Councilmember and Frederick Smalls, Councilmember; Marty Flemion, City Administrator; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Christian Pulley, Director of Economic and Community Development; Joann Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation; Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications; Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works; Dave Cope, Fire Marshal; Chief Richard McLaughlin, Police Department; E. Michael Greene; Lisa Woods, Department of Finance; Pat Haag, City Administrator’s Office; Bill Bailey, Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation; Sara Greene, Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Kimberley Rau, Clerk.
President Leszcz called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and said he was going to start with the budget review at 6:30 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment will give the Bear Branch Stream Restoration presentation. After the presentation, the budget review will resume.
S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services presented the FY2019 Revenues by category, expenditures by line item category and expenditures by department category in pie graphs. It is a balanced budget as required by state law at $34,228,093.00.
At 7:00 p.m. Prince George’s County Department of Environment - Bear Branch Stream Restoration – Joanna Smith, Project Engineer. Austin Meyers, Century Engineering, Design Engineer for the project. Present the project before they start the design. Presentation showed the current condition, what’s planned for the project and what’s expected after completion of the project. They will be coordinating with WSSC. There will be meetings held with the communities in the area. The first step was to present the project to the city.
Ms. Smith noted that Century Engineering is working with the County on a Patuxent Watershed Assessment.
President Leszcz reconvened the Work Session resumed at 7:20 p.m.
FY2009 special taxing district started. That tax rate hasn’t been increased, but incrementally added areas into the district. Councilmember Smalls said a circulator has been discussed and suggested raising funds to start this transportation. Mayor will send the criteria for a special taxing district to the council. He said it’s reviewed each cycle.
Responding to a question from Councilmember Smalls, Ms. Saylor said 5% of the movie theatre ticket sales are received under the Amusement Tax, nothing for the refreshments.
Mayor/Community Promotion – Sara Green, Executive Assistant to the Mayor
Council/Clerk/Elections – Kimberley A. Rau, Clerk
City Administrator – Marty Flemion, City Administrator
Department of Budget and Personnel Services – S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services
Department of Communications – Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications
The work session was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Kimberley A. Rau, MMC
Clerk to the Council