Mayor and City Council Meeting
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Agenda

1. Call to order. 

2. Invocation – Reverend Warren H. Litchfield.

3. Pledge of Allegiance.

4. Roll call.

5. Approval of Minutes of the Thirteenth Meeting of May 30, 2018.

6. Report of the Mayor and City Council.

7. General Public Hearing.

8. Introduction and first public hearing on 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.

Minutes

 
Fourteenth Meeting of the Mayor and City Council Meeting - Regular (Monday, July 9, 2018)
 

 

Present:  Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Michael R. Leszcz, Council President; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; Keith R Syndor, Councilmember; Valerie M. A. Nicholas, Coiuncilmember; Frederick Smalls, Councilmember; Lou Ann Crook, Chief of Staff; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications; Chief Rich McLaughlin, Police Department; Bill Bailey, Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation; Lisa Woods, Deputy Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Christy Fang, City Engineer; Robert Love, Deputy Director of Econimic and Community Development; Kimberley Rau, Clerk and Larry Taub, City Solicitor.  There were no members of the public present.

 

 

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

 

1. Call to order

 

A. Invocation - Reverend Warren H. Litchfield

 

B. Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America - Mayor Craig Moe

 

C. Roll call - Clerk Kimberley Rau

 

 

2. Approval of Minutes

 

A. Approval of July 5, 2018 Work Session Minutes - Motion made by Councilmember Smalls, seconded by Councilmember Sydnor
 
B. Approval of May 30, 2018, Mayor and City Council Meeting - Motion made by Councilmember Sydnor, seconded by Councilmember Smalls

 

 

3. Report of the Mayor and City Council
 
Maryland Municipal League Convention in Ocean City, Maryland, June 10 - 13, 2018
 
Coucnilmember Sydnor hosted a Summer Safety Session for teens at the Laurel Library on June 30, 2018, highlighting fire works safety, swimming, beign home alone
 
Councilmember Smalls met with President Bradford Sims, Capital College, Springfield Road, Laurel, discussed offerings at the college - Masters, BA and AA programs.  Also stressed stronger relationships with the lcoal high schools.
 
Speedy recovery to resident Jim Collins; City Administrator Marty Flemion and Director of Public Works Rob Ferree
 
Grand Opening of the Laurel Manor House, 1110 Montgomery Street, Laurel, on June 3, 2018
 
50th Anniversary of Bormell, Grice and Associates
 
Grand Opening of the Double TT Diner
 
Fox 5 Zip Trip in Laurel on Friday, June 1, 2018
 
E. Michael Greene, Personnel Officer reitred from the City on June 30, 2018 after 40 years of service
 
Grand Opening of the Flavor Garden, 906 Montgomery Street, Laurel on June 30, 2018
 
Congratulations to the Laurel Fourth of July Committee members, espcially Carreen Koubek, members of the Police Department, Public Works
 
Mayor Moe welcomed his nephew Scottie Moe to Laurel for a visit with his grandparents Bob and Barbara Moe
 
 
4. Mayoral appointments
 
A. Appointment of Krystiana Bonheur to the City of Laurel Planning Commission
 
B. Chief Travis Pearcy, LVFD Rep., Public Safety and Transportation

 

C. Cpt. Clyde Williams, LVRS Rep., Public Safety and Transportation
 
Mayoral appointments confirmed on motion by Councilmember Smalls, seconded by Councilmember DeWalt

 

5. General public hearing.  President Leszcz opened the public hearing at 6:09 p.m. and closed it with no one present to speak.  Arriving later in the meeting, Mr. Brian White addressed the Mayor and City Council introducing his partner and staff of White's Barber Company on Main Street.  He expressed his desire to get more involved in the community.
 
6. Recommendations for action
 
A. Consideration of a recommendation to lease Multi-Function Copiers - Kevin Frost, Director of Information Tecnhology presented the recommendation to lease Multi-Function Copiers. 5 year lease. Discussed at length at the July 5, 2018 work session. City Solicitor has reviewed and approved the lease.  On a motion by Councilmember Sydnor, seconded by Councilmember Nicholas the lease was approved for Multi-Function Copiers.
 

 

B. Consideration of a recommendation for purchase of a Backhoe for the Department of Public Works - Christy Fang, Deputy Director of Public Works presented the recommendation to purchase a Backhoe for the Department of Public Works. Discussed at the July 5, 2018 work session.  On motion by Councilmember DeWalt, seconded by Councilmember Sydnor, the purchase of a Backhoe was approved as presented.
 

 

7. Agenda items
 
A. Introduction and first public hearing on 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 to June 30, 2018
Council President read title into the record for the first reading. The public hearing was opened at 6:19 p.m. and closed with no one present who wished to speak. A second public hearing with possible action at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
 

 

B. Introduction and first public hearing on 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.  President Leszcz read the title into the record for the first reading. The public hearing was opened at 6:20 p.m. and closed with no one present who wished to speak. A second public hearing with possible action is scheduled for the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
 

 

C. Introduction and first public hearing on 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, Maryland and Prince George's County, Maryland.  President Leszcz read the title into the record for the first reading. The public hearing was opened at 6:21 p.m. and closed with no one present who wished to speak. A second public hearing with possible action scheduled for the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.



The meeting adjourned at 6:22 p.m.

 

 

 

Kimberley A. Rau, MMC

Clerk to the Council

 

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