Mayor and City Council Work Session
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

1. Agenda Items

A. ORDINANCE NO. 1938 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE LAUREL CITY CODE, CHAPTER 2, “ADMINISTRATION,” ARTICLE IV, “PUBLIC ETHICS, ”SECTION 2-56, TO ALLOW FOR CERTAIN TECHNICAL CHANGES, TO SPECIFY AND CLARIFY REQUIREMENTS FOR FILING A FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT IN CONNECTION WITH A CANDIDACY FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE, AND SPECIFYING THE PROCESS FOR THE REVIEW OF A FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT IN CONNECTION WITH A CANDIDACY FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE, BY THE CITY ETHICS COMMISSION AND THE BOARD OF ELECTION SUPERVISORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

B. ORDINANCE NO. 1939 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

C. Resolution No. 3-19- A Resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel for the Purpose of Providing Healthy Food Options at City Facilities and Vending Machines

D. Bid Recommendation to Purchase Mobile Data Terminals (MDT's)

Minutes

Work Session Agenda, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Present:

Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Frederick Smalls, Council President; Carl W. DeWalt, Councilmember; Keith R. Sydnor, Councilmember; Valerie M.A. Nicholas, President Pro Tem; Michael R. Leszcz, Councilmember; William Goddard, City Administrator; Sara Greene, Chief of Staff to the Mayor; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Deputy Chief Keven Gray, Police Department; Larry Taub, City Solicitor and Kimberley Rau, MMC, Clerk. 

Ordinance No. 1938, an ordinance to amend the Laurel City Code, Chapter 2, “Administration,” Article IV, “Public Ethics, ”Section 2-56, to allow for certain technical changes, to specify and clarify requirements for filing a Financial Disclosure Statement in connection with a candidacy for elective office, and specifying the process for the review of a Financial Disclosure Statement in connection with a candidacy for elective office, by the City Ethics Commission and the Board of Election Supervisors; and providing an effective date. Larry Taub, City Solicitor, said this ordinance has been approved by the State Ethics Commission and is ready for adoption. Jim Hester, Chairman of the City Ethics Commission is present to answer any questions. The Councilmembers were in agreement to introduce and hold the first public hearing on Ordinance No. 1938, at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m. 

Ordinance No. 1939, 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. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services, said the ordinance is the second amendment to the FY 2019, Operating Budget. The amendment provides for intradepartmental transfers in the Department of Public Works and the Department of Parks and Recreation; to integrate with the Prince George's County CAD/RMS system for safety and interoperability; however, the current Mobile Data Terminals do not comply with Prince George's County system requirements. The replacement of the current Mobile Data Terminals is necessary and requires additional funding in the Capital Improvement Program. The Councilmembers were in agreement to introduce and hold the first public hearing on Ordinance No. 1939, at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Resolution No. 3-19, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel for the purpose of providing Healthy Food Options at City Facilities and vending machines.  President Nicholas discussed this legislation with the Mayor several months ago. She is pleased that the legislation is moving forward and asked her colleagues to join her in sponsoring the legislation. The Councilmembers were in agreement to introduce and hold the first public hearing on Resolution No. 3-19, at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, March 11, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology, presented the recommendation to purchase Mobile Data Terminals (MDT's), as outlined in a memorandum dated February 27, 2019. The Department of Information Technology is recommending the City upgrade the current MDT's to the latest model. The City currently has 60 MDT's. The majority will not meet the required specification for the County's CAD/RMS software. Also, the current MDT's do not have integrated FPS which will be required to maintain the automatic vehicle locator functionality. The current model CF-31 is approaching end of life and none of the current MDT's will be supported in two years. It was recommended the Mayor and City Council approve the purchase of sixty Panasonic CF-33 rugged laptops from the State of Maryland contract price of $363,420.00. The pricing includes a full-five year warranty. Councilmembers were in agreement to award the purchase at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, March 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

There being no further business to come before the Mayor and City Council the meeting was adjourned at 7:31 p.m.

 

Kimberley A. Rau, MMC
Clerk to the Council

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