1. Call to order
A. Invocation - Reverend Warren H. Litchfield
B. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America
A. Approval of Minutes of the Fifteenth Meeting of July 23, 2018.
D. Approval of Minutes of the Closed Session on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
B. Consideration of a bid recommendation for the fleet acquisition of a 2018 Chevrolet Isuzu Cab and Chassis for Paint Machine - Department of Public Works.
C. Consideration of a bid recommendation for the fleet acquisition of one Stake Body Truck with lift gate - Department of Public Works.
D. Consideration of a recommendation to renew Employee Health Benefit Insurance with Cigna Healthcare and Aetna Dental.
A. Ordinance No. 1931, Text Amendment No. 250, an ordinance to amend the Laurel Unified Land Development Code; Chapter 20 Land Development and Subdivision, Article I Zoning, Division 5 Zoning Districts, Section 20-7.8, Section 20-8.3, Section 20-9.5, and Section 20-12.3., of the City Code to Allow for a House of Worship in certain Commercial, Office Building, Industrial, and Mixed Use Zones as a permitted use; and providing an effective date.
C. Introduction and first public hearing on Resolution No. 5-18, a resolution
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; Lou Ann Crook, Chief of Staff; S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Dave Cope, Fire Marshal; Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications; Chief Rich McLaughlin, Police Department; Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation; Christian Pulley, Director of Economic and Community Development; Bryan Lau, Deputy Director of Information Technology; Lisa Woods, Deputy Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Kimberley A. Rau, Clerk and Larry Taub, City Solicitor. There were fifteen members of the public present.
Clerk Kimberley Rau called the roll.
Approval of Minutes:
On motion by Councilmember Nicholas, seconded by Councilmember Sydnor the Minutes of the Fifteenth Meeting of July 23, 2018, were approved on a unanimous roll call vote.
Dedication of the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksfield, PA was held on Sunday, September 9, 2018, on the 17th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks. This memorial is to honor the 40 people that lost their lives when they decided to overtake the terrorists and caused the plane to crash into a field. The 93 foot tower on the site has 40 wind chimes to represent the 40 heroes.
Back to School event sponsored by Councilmember Sydnor and Cut Above Barber Shop held on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Appreciation to Audrey Barnes and her staff for issuing the press release.
Councilmember Nicholas distributed 165 book bags to those in need and still has some if needed.
City Hall in the Park at Centennial Park on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Negro League Baseball Game on Saturday, August 18, 2018, held at the Bowie Bay Sox Stadium. Mayor Moe was one of the people selected to throw out the first ceremonial pitch.
Back to School Family Event held at Gude Lake on Saturday, August 18, 2018, sponsored by the City and the Laurel Board of Trade.
Condolences extended to Pastor Sonjya King, St. Mark's United Methodist Church on the passing of her mother.
Sips on C Street, Laurel, hosted an event with Congressman Anthony Brown during which 14 young people were placed into service academies.
Condolences to the family and friends of Cliff Collins and the family and friends of Patty Johnson who was the daughter of former City employee Paul Johsnon.
Retirement Celebration for Marty Flemion, City Administrator will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018. The regular Mayor and City Council meeting will start at 5:00 p.m. A reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Prince George's County Volunteer Rescue Service honored Robert "Pop" Grant for his volunteer service to the community.
Appreciation extended to Christian Pulley, Director of Economic and Community Development and her staff for the networking events and the Block Party held to benefit the residents of Ellicott City.
Cops Camp graduation on Friday, August 13, 2018, 3:00 p.m. Gude Lake. Another successful Cops Camp.
City of Rockville Mayor and City Council toured the the City of Laurel's Emergency Operations Center last week.
Annual City of Laurel Volunteer Picnic held on Friday, August 24, 2018, 5:30 p.m. at the Greenview Drive Cabana.
Mayor Summer Jobs Program just ended. Another successful summer with great students. Three participants have gone on to become full time employees with the City of Laurel.
St. Mark's Emancipation Day Celebration held on Saturday, September 3, 2018. Considering bringing back the parade for next years celebration.
Capital Cricket Championship held on Saturday, September 3, 2018, in Anne Arundel County off of Brock Bridge Road, Laurel.
St. Mary of the Mills 175th Anniversary and Block Party held on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Mayor Moe was presented with a beautiful painting of the church that will be hung in an appropriate place at the Municipal Center.
City of Laurel Employee Community Relations Yard Sale on September 22, 2018, Laurel Municipal Center, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Prince George's County Councilmember Mary Lehman, Family Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Fairland Aquatics Center.
On motion by Councilmember Nicholas, seconded by Councilmember Smalls, the recommendation for the renewal of the Employee Health Benefit Insurance with Cigna Healthcare and Aetna Dental, was approved on a roll call vote with Councilmember DeWalt ABSTAINING.