Mayor and City Council Work Session
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Agenda

1. Agenda Items

A. Update from Michele Blair, Environmental Program Manager

B. Bid Recommendation - Laurel Police Department - Enterprise Fleet Management Lease

C. Bid Recommendation - Laurel Police Department - Sig Sauer P320 Pro Handguns Purchase

D. Bid Recommendation - Department of Parks and Recreation - Riverfront Park Washout Area Repairs

E. Ordinance No. 1973, Map Amendment No. 914, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland to approve Map Amendment No. 914 for rezoning from R-5 Zone to R-T Zone the properties known as 7222 and 7302 Contee Road, Laurel, Maryland 20707 submitted by Ribera Development LLC.; and providing an effective date.

F. Ordinance No. 1974, Text Amendment No. 258, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council Of Laurel, Maryland to amend Laurel City Code, Chapter 20 "Land Development and Subdivision Regulations,” Article I “Zoning,” §20-1.7 “Definitions” to update the definitions for various terms used in Chapter 20; §20-6.13 “Table of Residential Uses”, §20-6.23 “Accessory Structures, Bulk Regulations”, §20-7.8 “Table of Commercial Uses”, §20-8.3 “Table Of Office Building Uses”, §20-9.5 “Table of Industrial Uses”, §20-12.3 “Table of Mixed Use – Transportation Oriented Uses”, §20-20.10 “Wireless Telecommunication Facilities”; and providing for an effective date.

G. Ordinance No. 1975, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland (the “City”) authorizing and providing for the issuance of the City’s General Obligation Term Note (Series 2021b) in the principal amount not to exceed $1,497,573.00 to finance the purchase of replacement vehicles and implement environmental programs; providing that such notes shall be issued upon the full faith and credit of the City; providing for the levy of annual taxes upon all assessable property within the City to pay the debt service on such notes; providing for the form, interest rate, maturity date and other provisions of such notes; and for related purposes.

H. Ordinance No. 1976, 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, 2020 through June 30, 2021

I. Ordinance No. 1977- An Ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland to Amend Chapter 9, “Miscellaneous Provisions and Offenses,” to Add a New Article X, “Disposable Plastic Bags,” to Prohibit Disposable Plastic Bags from Being Provided to Customers in Retail Establishments at the Point of Sale, and to Provide for Penalties for the Violation of this Ordinance.

J. Resolution No. 6-21- A Resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland, Pursuant to Section 312 of the Charter of the City of Laurel Entitled “Meeting; Oath of Office” to Allow for Virtual Meetings.

K. Possible adjournment to Closed Session to consul to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice. The authority for this Closed Session is contained in the General Provisions Article Subsection 3-305 (b) (7).

Minutes

Work Session Minutes, Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 6:00pm via Zoom

Present: Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Valerie M.A. Nicholas, Council President; Keith R Sydnor, Councilmember; Michael R. Leszcz, Councilmember; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; LouAnn Crook, City Administrator; Christian Pulley, Deputy City Administrator; Sara Green, .chief of Staff; Chief Russel Hamill; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; Brian Lee, Director of Public Works; Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation; Robert Love, Director of Economic and Community Development; Bill Bailey, Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation; Joyce Jackson, Assistant Director of Communications; Michele Blair, Environmental Program Manager; Kenya Barno; Administrative Assistant; Steve Allen, Fire Marshal; Larry Taub, City Solicitor and Kimberley Rau, Clerk.

1. Agenda Items

  1. Update from Michele Blair, Environmental Program Manager.

Michele Blair, Environmental Program Manager, updated the Mayor and City Council on the City's Environmental initiatives.

  1. Bid Recommendation - Laurel Police Department - Enterprise Fleet Management Lease.

Chief Hamill presented the Intent to Purchase Agreement regarding the on-going leasing contract with Enterprise Fleet Management, as outlined in a memorandum dated May 19, 2021. Submitting the "Intent to Purchase" document at this time may lock in a lower cost on this purchase for the vehicles slated to be leased in the 2022 budget cycle. The contract for lease is with Enterprise Fleet Management, which includes outfitting the vehicles via Priority Install, via the Source well Purchasing Cooperative through the award of RFP #060618-EFM. Funding for this lease acquisition is included in the adopted FY2022 Operating Budget. Council agreed to approve this item at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, June 14, 2021.

  1. Bid Recommendation - Laurel Police Department - Sig Sauer P320 Pro Handguns Purchase.

Chief Hamill presented the bid recommendation for the purchase of Sig Sauer P320 Pro Handguns, as outlined in a memorandum dated May 10, 2021. The Laurel Police Department is requesting permission to upgrade the department's handguns. The 90 Sig Sauer P320 Pro Handgun is at $455 each with a buyback option of $325 for each old P229R trade: up to 87 old guns. Funding for this purchase is included in the adopted FY2022 Operating Budget. It was recommended the Mayor and City Council approve the purchase from the Firing Line, Inc. which is a sole authorized Sig Sauer/Law Enforcement dealer in this region. Council agreed to award the bid recommendation at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, June 14, 2021.

      D. Bid Recommendation - Department of Parks and Recreation - Riverfront Park Washout Area Repairs.

Joanne Barr, Director of Parks and Recreation, presented the bid recommendation to complete repairs to the washout at Riverfront Park, as outlined in a memorandum dated May 24, 2021. The Department of Parks and Recreation along with Century Engineering prepared a request for proposal to complete the repairs. Four companies were contacted with two providing bids and two declining to bid. The project will address the significant deterioration and erosion along the south side of Riverfront Park embankment. Funding for the project is included in the FY2021 Capital Improvement Program. It was recommended the Mayor and City Council approve the bid submitted by LCCI Construction Management, LLC., of Berwyn Heights, Maryland for $47,000 which a 10% contingency for a total of $51,700. Council agreed to award this contract at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, June 14, 2021.

  1. Ordinance No. 1973, Map Amendment No. 914, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland to approve Map Amendment No. 914 for rezoning from R-5 Zone to R-T Zone the properties known as 7222 and 7302 Contee Road, Laurel, Maryland 20707 submitted by Ribera Development LLC.; and providing an effective date.

Robert Love, Director of Economic and Community Development, presented Ordinance No. 1973, Text Amendment No. 914, to approve the rezoning from R05 Zone to R-T Zone the properties known as 7222 and 7302 Contee Road, Laurel, submitted by Ribera Development LLC. A Map Amendment Application, survey plat, and Statement of Justification were submitted to the City on April 20, 2021, requesting a rezoning for future redevelopment of 8.38 acres of the property into a residential townhouse community. Councilmembers agreed to introduce the legislation and hold the first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, June 14, 2021.

  1. Ordinance No. 1974, Text Amendment No. 258, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council Of Laurel, Maryland to amend Laurel City Code, Chapter 20 "Land Development and Subdivision Regulations," Article I "Zoning," §20-1.7 "Definitions" to update the definitions for various terms used in Chapter 20; §20-6.13 "Table of Residential Uses", §20-6.23 "Accessory Structures, Bulk Regulations", §20-7.8 "Table of Commercial Uses", §20-8.3 "Table Of Office Building Uses", §20-9.5 "Table of Industrial Uses", §20-12.3 "Table of Mixed Use —Transportation Oriented Uses", §20-20.10 "Wireless Telecommunication Facilities"; and providing for an effective date.

     Robert Love, Director of Economic and Community Development, presented Ordinance No. 1974, Text Amendment No. 258, amending the nified Land Development Code to reflect modern uses and the appropriate locations of those uses. Council agreed to         introduce and hold e first public hearing on this legislation at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, June 14, 2021.

  1. Ordinance No. 1975, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland (the "City") authorizing and providing for the issuance of the City's General Obligation Term Note (Series 2021b) in the principal amount not to exceed $1,497,573.00 to finance the purchase of replacement vehicles and implement environmental programs; providing that such notes shall be issued upon the full faith and

 

credit of the City; providing for the levy of annual taxes upon all assessable property within the City to pay the debt service on such notes; providing for the form, interest rate, maturity date and other provisions of such notes; and for related purposes.

S. Michele Saylor, Chief Financial Officer. Presented Ordinance No. 1975, an ordinance authorizing the issuance of the City's General -)bligation Term Note to finance the purchase of replacement vehicles and implement environmental programs. Council agreed to introduce ‘ft.rdrid hold the first public hearing on this legislation at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, June 14, 2021.

  1. Ordinance No. 1976, 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, 2020, through June 30, 2021

S. Michele Saylor, Chief Financial Officer, presented Ordinance No. 1976, an ordinance amending the Operating Budget for Fiscal year July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, to include a State of Maryland grant awarded to the Department of Economic and Community Development for Main Street businesses and to provide additional funding for a city-wide traffic and parking analysis. Council agreed to introduce and hold the first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, June 14, 2021.

      I. Ordinance No. 1977, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland to amend Chapter 9, "Miscellaneous Provisional and Offenses" to add a new Article X, "Disposable Plastic Bags," to prohibit disposable plastic bags from being provided to          customers in retail establishments at the point of sale, and to provide for penalties for the violation of this ordinance.

Mayor Moe presented Ordinance No. 1977, to prohibit the sale of disposable plastic bags in the City of Laurel. He explained the effective date will be January 1, 2022. The city will initiate an educational campaign before implementation. Council agreed to introduce and hold the first public hearing on this legislation at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, June 14, 2021.

      J. Resolution No. 6-21, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland, pursuant to Section 312 of the Charter of the City of Laurel entitled "Meeting; Oath of Office" to allow for virtual meetings.

Mayor Moe presented the legislation. Council agreed to introduce and hold first public hearing on this legislation at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, June 14, 2021.

      K. Possible adjournment to Closed Session to consul to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice. The authority for this Closed Session is contained in the General Provisions Article Subsection 3-305 (b) (7).

     On motion by Councilmember Leszcz, seconded by Councilmember Sydnor, the Mayor and City Council adjourned to Closed Session to 116,.;onsult with counsel to obtain legal advice at 6:57 p.m.

   

     The Mayor and City Council reconvened the Work Session at 7:54 p.m. and then adjourned

Kimberley A. Rau, MM
Clerk to the Council

 

Approved: 9/13/2021

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