Mayor and City Council Meeting
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 5:45pm to 8:00pm

Agenda

1.

SPECIAL WORK SESSION

5:45 P.M.

  1. Consideration of a bid recommendation to approve laundry and dry cleaning services for the Police Department.

FIFTEENTH MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

MONDAY, JULY 23, 2018 – REGULAR – 6:00 P.M.

 

  1. Call to order
  1. Invocation – Reverend Warren H. Litchfield
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  1. Roll call
  1. Approval of Minutes
  1. Fourteenth Meeting of the Mayor and City Council, Monday, July 9, 2018
  1. Report of the Mayor and City Council
  1. General Public Hearing
  1. Agenda items
  1. Consideration of a bid recommendation to approve laundry and dry cleaning services for the Police Department
  1. Second public hearing with possible action 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
  1. Second public hearing with possible action on 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
  1. Second public hearing with possible action 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
  1. Closed Session
  1. Possible adjournement to Closed Session to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice on a legal matter.  The authority for this Closed Session is contained in the General Provisions Article Subsection 3-305 (b) (7).

Minutes

 
Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland
Work Session Minutes - Regular - Monday, July 23, 2018
 

 

Present:

 

Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Michael R. Leszcz, Council President; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; Keith R Syndor, Councilmember; Valerie M.A. Nicholas, Councilmember; Frederick Smalls, Councilmember; Marty Flemion, City Administrator; LouAnn Crook, Chief of Staff; Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; Dave Cope, Fire Marshall; Chief Richard McLaughlin, Police Department; Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications; Christy Fang, City Engineer; Lisa Woods, Deputy Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Robert Love, Deputy Director of Economic and Community Development; Kimberley Rau, Clerk and Larry Taub, City Solicitor.

 

 

Meeting called to order at 5:45 p.m.

 

 

1. Consideration of a bid recommendation to approve laundry dry cleaning services for the Police Department. Chief Rich McLaughlin presented the recommendation to award laundry/dry cleaning service contract as outlined in a memorandum dated July 23, 2018. Due to the unexpected closing of Montgomery Cleaners, it was necessary to rebid the contract. Bid packets were mailed to all dry cleaners within a three mile radius. The sealed bids were opened on July 16, 2018 and are outlined in the memorandum. It was recommended the contract be awarded to Dry Clean Town for the low bid with a possible two year renewal. Councilmembers were in agreement to award the contract at the regular meeting at 6:00 p.m.
 
Meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.
 
 
Fifteenth Meeting of the Mayor and City - Regular - Monday, July 23, 2018

 

 

Present:
 

Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Michael R. Leszcz, Council President; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; Keith R Syndor, Councilmember; Valerie M.A. Nicholas, Councilmember; Frederick Smalls, Councilmember; Marty Flemion, City Administrator; LouAnn Crook, Chief of Staff; Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; Dave Cope, Fire Marshall; Chief Richard McLaughlin, Police Department; Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications; Christy Fang, City Engineer; Lisa Woods, Deputy Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Robert Love, Deputy Director of Economic and Community Development; Kimberley Rau, Clerk and Larry Taub, City Solicitor.  There were twelve members of the public present.

 

President Leszcz call to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

On motion by Councilmember Smalls, seconded by Councilmember Sydnor, the Minutes of the Fourteenth Meeting of Monday, July 9, 2018, were approved on a unanimous roll call vote
 
Under Report of the Mayor and City Council:
 

Condolences extended to the family of Fire Fighter Flynn killed today fighting a house fire in Howard County.

 
Congradulations to the Golden Shovel award winners Dennis and Marsha Raymond.
 
CATS fundraiser at Sullivan's on Thursday, July 19, 2018.
 
Sunday, July 22, 2018, Patuxent Greens flooded from the rain for the second time this year.  

 
Saturday, July 14, 2018, event to highlight the need for organ transplants for veterans to be given a second chance at life.  
 
Annual Family Day at the 629th Maryland National Guard, Odell Road, Laurel on Saturday, July 27, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
 
Sunday, August 26, 2018, Cut Above Barber Shop giving free harircut to all city residents and distributing school supplies as long as they last.

Skate with the Cops on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Emancipation Park. 

 
Laurel Regional Hospital Foundation Meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2018: Laurel and Bowie Foundations have been folded.  The Bowie McCeney Trust will come back to the Laurel community $2.6 Million Dollars.  The statue of Bowie McCeney will also be repaired.
 
Fun in the Sun on Sunday, August 5, 2018, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Greenview Drive Pool.
 
Mayor's Baseball Olympics on Sunday, August 5, 2018, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at McCullough Field.
 
National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gude Lake.
 
My Time with the Mayor on Monday, August 13, 2018, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Robert J. DiPietro Community Center.
 
All Star Game for the National Negro Baseball League on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 1:00 p.m. at Bowie Bay Sox Stadium - free tickets available.
 
President Leszcz announced there would be no meetings of the Mayor and City Council during the month of August
 
Carreen Koubek, Chairman of the City of Laurel 4th of July Committee expressed her appreciation to the Mayor and City Council on the support for the 40th Anniversary to celebration.  Mayor and Councilmembers were presented with momentos for the occassion.  Ms. Koubek announced and thanked all the local businesses for their help and announced the award winners: 4th of July Committee Member of the Year - Traci Crouse; Business of the Year - Danneman's Auto Services and the Mayor Robert DiPitro Award for City employee award - Thomas Helms and Lt. Erik Lynn.  Former Mayor Robert J. DiPietro served as grand marshall of the parade this year to commemorate his starting the parade during his tenusre.  Alissa Proto, a 12 year old at the time, asked then Mayor DiPietro to start a city fireworks celebration, saying she would vote for him if he did.  

 
President Leszcz opened the General Public Hearing at 6:23 p.m. and closed it with no one present who wished to speak.
 
Consideration of a bid recommendation to approve laundry and dry cleaning services for the Police Department.  On motion by Councilmember Sydnor, seconded by Councilmember DeWalt, the laundry and dry cleaning services contract was approved on a unanimous roll call vote.
  
President Leszcz read the title of 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, into the record for the second reading.  The public hearing was opened at 6:24 p.m. and closed with no one present who wished to speak.  On motion by Councilmember Smalls, seconded by Councilmember Nicholas, Ordinance No. 1930 was adopted on a unanimous roll call vote.  Mayor Moe concurred with this action.
 

President Leszcz read the title of 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, into the record for the second reading.  The public hearing was opened at 6:26 p.m. and closed with no one present who wished to speak. On motion by Councilmember Nicholas, seconded by Councilmember Smalls, Resolution No. 3-18 was adopted on a unanimous roll call vote.  Mayor Moe concurred with this action.

 
President Leszcz read the title of 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, into the record for the second reading.  The public hearing was opened at 6:27 p.m. and closed with no one present who wished to speak.  On motion by Councilmember DeWalt, seconded by Councilmember Sydnor, Resolution No. 4-18 was adopted on a unaimous roll call vote.  Mayor Moe concurred with this action.
  
President Leszcz read the following statement regarding the djournment to Closed Session to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice on a legal matter. The authority for this Closed Session is contained in the General Provisions Article Subsection 3-305 (b) (7).  On motion by Councilmember Sydnor, seconded by Councilmember Nicholas, the Mayor and City Council adjourned to Closed Session at 6:30 p.m. 
 
The regular meeting was reconvened at 6:45 p.m. and then adjourned with no further business to be addressed.
 
 
Kimberley A. Rau, MMC
Clerk to the Council
 
 
Kimberley A. Rau, MMC
Clerk to the Council

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