Mayor and City Council Meeting
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Agenda

1. Call to order

A. Call to order - Council President Valerie M.A. Nicholas

B. Roll call - Clerk Kimberley A. Rau, MMC

2. Minutes

A. Approval of the Minutes of the Thirty-Third Meeting on June 14, 2021 - Regular

3. Report of the Mayor and City Council

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

4. General Public Hearing

A. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the City of Laurel will be holding virtual meetings. The public is asked to submit written testimony on agenda items to the Laurel City Clerk at [email protected] by 2:00 p.m. on meeting days and to register for the Zoom meeting information.

5. Recommendations

A. Consideration of a bid recommendation for a City-wide radio system - Department of Information Technology.

B. Consideration of a bid recommendation for the purchase requisition of Lexipol Services - Laurel Police Department.

6. Legislation

A. Second public hearing with possible action on 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.

B. Second public hearing with possible action on 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.

C. Second public hearing with possible action on 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.

D. Second public hearing with possible action on 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

E. Second public hearing with possible action on 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.

F. Second public hearing with possible action on 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.

G. Introduction and first public hearing on Ordinance No. 1979, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland, to amend the Laurel City Code, Article I, "In General", Section 2-1 - Legal Holidays, to add "Juneteenth Freedom Day" as a City holiday and providing an effective date.

H. Consideration of a bid recommendation for a City-wide Radio System

7. Adjournment

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