Mayor and City Council Meeting
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Agenda

 

  1. Bid Recommendation- Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s)-OEM
  2. Bid Recommendation- Generator- Granville Gude Park-OEM
  3. Bid Recommendation- Ammunition- LPD
  4. Fleet Acquisition- 2021 Ford F-450 Crew Cab Dump Body-DPW
  5. Ordinance No. 1982- Amend Employee Plan Vesting Years- BAPS
  6. Ordinance No. 1983- Amend Chapter 7- DPW
  7. Ordinance No. 1984- Amend Chapter 18- Air Conditioning-Rental Units- FMPS
  8. Charter Resolution No. 174– Continuation of Virtual Meetings- Mayor

Minutes

MINUTES

WORK SESSION - REGULAR

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2021, 6:00 P.M. ZOOM

Attendees: Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Valerie M.A. Nicholas, Council President; Michael R. Leszcz, Council President; Keith R. Sydnor, Councilmember; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; LouAnn Crook, City Administrator; Christian Pulley, Deputy City Administrator; Sara Green, Chief of Staff to the Mayor; S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget, and Personnel Services; Chief Russel Hamill; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; Brian Lee, Director of Public works; Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications; Melanie Wieringa, Deputy Director of the Office of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services; Bill Bailey, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation; Chrissy Cornwell, Emergency Services Manager; Larry Taub, City Solicitor and Kimberley Rau, Clerk.

Bid Recommendation- Automatic External Defibrillators (AED's)

Chrissy Cornwell, Emergency Services Manager, presented the bid recommendation as outlined in a memorandum dated August 6, 2021. The recommendation to approval the purchase of thirty-one (31) Stryker LIFEPACK CR2 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED') to replace the thirty-ne (31) older models that have come to the end of their life cycle. The City is entering the last phase of the AED replacement program which began 3 years ago and is funded through the Capital Improvement Program. It was recommended the Mayor and City Council approve the contract for a total cost of $49,285.50, Council agreed to award this contract at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Bid Recommendation- Generator- Granville Gude Park

Chrissy Cornwell, Emergency Services Manager, presented the bid recommendation as outlined in a memorandum dated August 26, 2021. It was recommended the Mayor and City Council approve the purchase of a backup generator at the Granville Gude Lakehouse. The City's network configuration designates the Gude Lakehouse a network hub for southern part of the city. A power outage at the Lakehouse would eliminate operations at the Robert J. DiPietro Community Center and its associated cameras and wireless. In addition, any other facility expansion in that area of the city would operate through the Lakehouse. As a result, the Granville Gude Park Lakehouse is designated as critical infrastructure and it is vital for the city to place the Granville Gude Park Lakehouse on a backup generator power. Funding for this purchase is included in the Capital Improvement Program for a total cost of $47,593.00. Council agreed to award this contract at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Bid Recommendation- Ammunition

 

Chief Russell Hamill presented the bid recommendation, presented the bid recommendation as outlined in a memorandum date august 11, 2021.The Laurel Police Department is requesting permission to purchase ammunition for Fiscal Year 2022 to be used in accordance with the training standards of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission. Funding for this purchase is included in the FY2022 Operating Budget. It was recommended the Mayor and City Council approve the purchase of ammunition in the amount of $59,973.06 through the Maryland State Contract price with The Gun Shop. Council agreed to award this purchase at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Fleet Acquisition- 2021 Ford F-450 Crew Cab Dump Body

Brian Lee, Director of Public Works, presented the fleet acquisition as outlined in a memorandum dated August 20, 2021, for a 2021 Ford F-450 Crew Cab 4x4 Dump Body. Funding for this vehicle is included in the Capital Improvement Program. It was recommended the Mayor and City Council approve the purchase at the Mayor and City Council Meeting for a total cost of $76,822.00, to Apple Ford of Columbia, Maryland. Council agreed to award this contract at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Ordinance No. 1982- Amend Employee Plan Vesting Years

Michele Saylor, Director of Budget, and Personnel Services presented the legislation to amend the vesting years for employees in the City's retirement plan from five (5) years to ten (10) years for eligible employees hired on or after October 1, 2021, and to change the required employee contribution rate from four and one-half (4.5%) to five percent (5%). This change comes at the recommendation of the City's Board of Trustees. Council agreed to introduce and hold the first public hearing on this legislation at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Ordinance No. 1983- Amend Chapter 7

Brian Lee, Director of Public Works, presented the legislation to amend the City's Code Chapter 7, to address the excessive accumulation and illegal dumping of discarded bulk items. Council agreed to introduce and hold the first public hearing on this legislation at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Ordinance No. 1984 - Amend Chapter 18- Air Conditioning-Rental Unit

Mayor Moe presented the legislation to amend the City Code, Chapter 18, Property Maintenance Code, to require landlords to provide and maintain air conditioning and/or HVAC services for rental housing located in the City. Council agreed to introduce and hold the first public hearing on this legislation at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Charter Resolution No. 174— Continuation of Virtual Meetings

 

Mayor Moe presented the legislation to amend the Charter of the City of Laurel to allow the Mayor and Council to continue holding virtual meetings. Council agreed to introduce and hold the first public hearing on this legislation at the Mayor and City Council

Meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

 

There being no further business to come before the Mayor and City Council the meeting was adjourned at 6:49 p.m.

 

Kimberley A. Rau, MMC

Clerk to the Council

 

Approved: 11/21/2021

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