Mayor and City Council Meeting
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

1. Call to order

A. Invocation - Reverend Warren H. Litchfield

B. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America

C. Roll call

2. Approval of Minutes

A. Approval of Minutes of the Twenty-First Meeting of November 26, 2018.

B. Approval of Minutes of the Closed Session on Monday, November 26, 2018.

C. Approval of Minutes of the Work Session on December 4, 2018.

3. Report of the Mayor and City Council

A. Reporting on various community events, meetings and announcements.

4. Report of the City Administrator

A. William Goddard, City Administrator

5. Mayoral Appointments

A. Martin A. Flemion, Public Safety and Transportation Committee and Angela R. O'Neal, Arts Council.

6. General public hearing

A. Members of the public are asked to sign the speakers list at the back of the Council Chambers. Council President calls the speakers from the sign in sheet. Each speaker is asked to give their name and address for the record. Each speaker is allowed three minutes to speak

7. Legislation

A. Introduction and first public hearing on Ordinance No. 1934, an ordinance to amend the General 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.

B. Introduction and first public hearing on Resolution No. 6-18, a resolution to establish the City of Laurel 150th Anniversary Committee and to provide for its membership and responsibilities.

Minutes

Twenty-Second Meeting of the Mayor and City Council Meeting - Regular - Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Present:

Craig A Moe, Mayor; Frederick Smalls, Council President; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; Keith R. Sydnor, Councilmember; Valerie M A Nicholas, Councilmember; Lou Ann Crook, Deputy City Administrator; Chief Rich McLaughlin, Police Department; Dave Cope, Fire Marshal; Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation; S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Christian Pulley, Director of Economic and Community Development; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; Sara Greene, Chief of Staff; Larry Taub, City Solicitor and Kimberley Rau, Clerk.  There were four members of the public present.

Reverend Warren H. Litchfield gave the Invocation.

Mayor Moe led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

Clerk Kimberley Rau called the roll.

Minutes of the Twenty-First Meeting of November 26, 2018, were approved on motion by Councilmember DeWalt, seconded by Councilmember Sydnor.

Minutes of the Closed Session on November 26, 2018, were approved on motion by Councilmember Sydnor, seconded by Councilmember DeWalt.

Minutes of the Work Session on December 4, 2018, were approved on motion by Councilmember Sydnor, seconded by Councilmember DeWalt.

Report of the Mayor and City Council:

Mayor Moe and all five Councilmembers attended the Prince George's County Municipal Association Legislative Dinner held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md.

Annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, was well attended.  Appreciation extended to Joanne Barr and her staff for coordinating these wonderful holiday events for the community.

Breakfast with Santa held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9:00 a.m. at Partnership Hall, was a sold out event.

Inauguration of Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, the first female County Executive in Prince George's County held on Monday, December 3, 2018, along with District 1 County Councilmember Tom Dernoga/

Wreaths Across America on Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers

Laurel Board of Trade held a fundraiser on Saturday, December 15, 2018, for a family of a single mother with five children.  Appreciation extended to Maureen Rodgers and the members of the Laurel Board of Trade.

Councilmember Sydnor had the opportunity so speak during an Awards Ceremony at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School for students with a 4.0 grade point average.

Public Lighting of the Menorah held on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Laurel Library.  

Councilmember Sydnor congratulated Council President Smalls on Army's win over Navy in a game over the weekend in the 118th game they've played.

Condolences to the family and friends of Sue Poe a life-long Laurel resident and former City employee.  Mayor Moe has lowered the City flag until December 15, 2018, to honor her service to the City.  

Laurel Volunteer Fire Department and Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad held a "Fill the Truck" event this weekend to collect toys for families in need this holiday season.  

City Offices will close on Friday, December 14, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. for the Employee Holiday Party.  

Tuesday, December 25, 2018, City Offices will be closed for the Christmas Holiday and on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, for New Years Day.  

Mayoral Appointment of Martin A. Flemion, Public Safety and Transportation Committee and Angela R. O'Neal, Arts Council, were approved on motion by Councilmember Nicholas, seconded by Councilmember Sydnor.

President Smalls opened the General Public Hearing was opened at 7:16 p.m. and closed it with no one present who wished to speak.

President Smalls read the title of Ordinance No. 1934, an ordinance to amend the General Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program of the Mayor and City Council of Luarel, Maryland, for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, into the record for the first reading.  The public hearing was opened and closed with no one present who wished to speak.

The Council Rules were suspended on motion by Councilmember Nicholas, seconded by Councilmember DeWalt.

On motion by Councilmember Nicholas, seconded by Councilmember DeWalt, ORDINANCE NO. 1934, AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE GENERAL 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, was adopted on a unanimous roll call vote.  Mayor Moe concurred with this action.

President Smalls read the title of Resolution No. 6-18, a resolution to establish the City of Laurel 150th Anniversary Committee and to provide its membership and responsibilities, into the record.  The public hearing was opened and closed at 7:18 p.m. with no one present who wished to speak.

The Council Rules were suspended on motion by Councilmember Sydnor, seconded by Councilmember DeWalt.

On motion by Councilmember Sydnor, seconded by Councilmember DeWalt, RESOLUTION NO. 6-18, A RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE CITY OF LAUREL 150TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE AND TO PROVIDE ITS MEMBERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITIES, was adopted on a unanimous roll call vote.  Mayor Moe concurred with this action.

There being no further business to come before the Mayor and City Council the meeting was adjourned at 7:18 p.m.

 

Kimberley A. Rau, MMC
Clerk to the Council

 

Approved: January 14, 2019

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