Mayor and City Council Meeting
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Agenda

AGENDA

WORK SESSION

THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2018 – 6:00 P.M.

 

 

  1. Ordinance No 1930, an ordinance to amend the Operating Budget of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland, for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
  2. Resolution No. 3-18, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of the City of Laurel, Maryland supporting the City’s participation in the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Main Street Maryland Program and applying for designation through the program.
  3. Resolution No. 4-18, a resolution to approve an Inter-Local Agreement for enhanced 9-1-1 public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Service between the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, MD and Prince George’s County, Maryland.
  4. Consideration of a recommendation to lease Multi-Function Copiers.

 

Minutes

Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland
Work Session Minutes - Regular - Thursday, July 5, 2018
 

 

Present:



Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Michael R. Leszcz, Council President; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; Keith R Sydnor, Councilmember; Frederick Smalls, Councilmember; Valerie M A Nicholas, Councilmember; Marty Flemion, City Administrator; Kimberley Rau, Clerk; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; Christian Pulley, Director of Economic and Community Development; Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications; Dave Cope, Fire Marshall; Bill Bailey, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation; Lisa Woods, Deputy Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Sara Greene, Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Lawrence Taub, City Solicitor.  There were no members of the public present.

 

 

Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

1. Ordinance No. 1930, an ordinance to amend the Operating Budget of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland, for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  Lisa Woods, Deputy Director of Budget and Personnel Services presented the first budget amendment to the FY2019 Operating Budget, an increase of $1,256,663.00 for a total budget of $33,328,249.00.  Ordinance No. 1930 will be introduced and the first public hearing held at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, July 9, 2018.

 

2. Resolution No. 3-18, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland supporting the City's participation in the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Main Street Maryland Program and applying for designation through the program.  Christian Pulley, Director of Economic and Community Development presented the legislation supporting the City's participation in the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Main Street Maryland Program and apply for designation through the program.  The City will be eligible for grant funding through the program, for which members are given priority.  Letters of support have been received from the Laurel Board of Trade and the Prince George's Economic Development Corporation for the City's participation.

 
3. Resolution No. 4-18, a resolution to approve an Inter-Local Agreement for enhanced 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Service between the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, MD and Prince George's County, Maryland.  Chief McLaughlin presented the Inter-Local Agreement for Enhanced 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) between the City of Laurel and Prince George's County, Maryland.  He explained that public safety technology is changing rapidly and the nation's 911 call centers are about to embark on the biggest technology upgrade.  Councilmembers were in agreement to introduce and hold the first public hearing on this legislation at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, July 9, 2018.
 
4. Consideration of a recommendation to lease Multi-Function Copiers.  Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology presented the recommendation as outlined in a memorandum dated June 20, 2018.  The City's five-year copier lease is due to expire on August 5, 2018.  After review and consideration is it recommended the Council approve a 5-year copier lease with Digital Copier Associates in Lanham, Maryland for the NJPA Cooperative purchasing price of $139,080.00.
 
5. Status update regarding Smalls Cell Tower Legislation.  Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology expects to present a franchise agreement first to the Council and then the ordinance, hopefully in August.  He said AT&T is currently talking with the City.  FCC is going to take this up and could rule that 5G is coming.
 
6. Consideration of a recommendation to purchase a Backhoe - Department of Public Works.  Joseph Ajayai, Deputy Director of Public Works presented the recommendation for the purchase of a backhoe, as outlined in a memorandum dated June 28, 2018.  Funding for the purchase is provided for in the CIP.  it was recommended the City approve the purchase of this purchase to Groff Tractor in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, through the NJPA contract for a Case 580 Super N Loader Backhoe for a total cost of $95,617.20.

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