Mayor and City Council Work Session
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Agenda

WORK SESSION

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2022, 6:00 P.M. ZOOM

 

 

 

  1. Alley Street Alley Project Briefing

 

  1. Bid Recommendation - Purchase of Police In-Car Camera System-Axon Enterprise, Inc.- Department of Information Technology

 

  1. Bid Recommendation- Police CAD/RMS Redundant Network Connection - Motorola Solutions, Inc. - Department of Information Technology

 

  1. Bid Recommendation - LIVE Broadcasting Unit Lease – LiveU - Department of Communications

 

  1. Fleet Acquisition - (2) 2021 Ford F-150 Trucks- Apple Ford - Department of Public Works

 

  1. Resolution No. 1-22, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland to establish a City of Laurel Advisory Committee relating to the redistricting of City Ward Boundaries

 

  1. Ordinance No. 1991 (Text Amendment No. 261) Unified Land Development Code (ULDC) Updates Phase 5

 

  1. Ordinance No. 1992- 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, 2021, through June 30, 2022, and to provide an effective date.

 

Minutes

 

WORK SESSION MINUTES

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2022, 6:00 P.M.

Present: Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Brencis Smith, Council President; Martin Mitchell, Councilmember; Keith R. Sydnor, Councilmember; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; James Kole, Councilmember; Christian Pulley, Chief Administrative Officer; Joanne Barr, Deputy City Administrator; Sara Green, Chief of Staff to the Mayor; Chief Russell Hamill, Laurel Police Department; Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications; Steve Allen, Fire Marshal; Robert Love, Director of Economic and Community Development; Brian Lee, Director of Public Works; S. Michele Saylor, Chief Financial Officer; Kevin Frost, Chief Information Officer; Bill Bailey, Director of Parks and Recreation; Chrissy Cornwell, Emergency Services Manager; Joyce Jackson, Deputy Director of Communications; Lisa Woods, Deputy Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Deputy Chief Mark Plazinski, Laurel Police; Larry Taub, City Solicitor and Kenya Barno, Administrative Assistant I.

Mayor Craig Moe presented Alley Street Project Briefing. Resolution 9-21 has adopted the Executive Policy 2021-02 which was a City of Laurel Policy. The policy established guidelines and the process for determining ownership and maintenance of the alleys in the City of Laurel. The City currently has 25 dedicated alleys. The City has been using these alleys for years without knowing the ownership. Only discussing alley 8 tonight. The has been working with the community and KCI Engineers on this project.

Brian Lee, Director of Public Works, explained research and information over the years have shown the need to do something more permeant with this alley. Has stopped trucks from using the alley due to the weight and the alley does not saturate the water well. This will be a pilot project to see how you would like to move forward with other alley projects in the city.

Representative from KCI, Steve Jarrick explained in May of 2021, they completed a property line survey as well as a topographic survey. This is to pick up the elevations. In June 2021, they met with the community to discuss options for upgrading the alley. This included a standard paving section and potential storm water upgrades, including permeable surface and permeable pavers. The community voted on concept number one which is traditional pattern.

Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology, presented the bid recommendation for the purchase of Police In-Car Camera System-Axon Enterprise, Inc. as outlined in a memorandum dated December 19, 2021. As part of the 2021 police vehicle technology uplift, the transition to Axon fleet camera system will continue. This purchase includes ten cameras' systems, maintenance support and cloud software service. The funding is provided in the FY2022 Capital Improvement Program. The first-year upfront cost is $9,030.00. The subsequent years of service will be obligated in the police annual fiscal year operating budget. Total cost of the contract is $50,400.00. The purchase will be

 

made under the State of Maryland 2012 Technology Hardware contract with Axon Enterprise, Inc. of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology presented the bid recommendation for the Police CAD/RMS Redundant Network Connection - Motorola Solutions, Inc. as outlined in a memorandum dated December 22, 2021. Two years ago, the city went on board with Prince George's County Cabin Records and Management Systems (CADMS). The CAD is the computed dispatch for example: If someone calls into the Police Department it will get entered in the computer and it can dispatch cars. This also connects to the county network 911 system. The record management part is for tickets, arrest etc. This will be done by a fiber connection that runs down U.S. Route 1 to Hyattsville.

Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications, presented the bid recommendation - LIVE Broadcasting Unit Lease — LiveU, as outlined in a memorandum dated December 19, 2021. The Department of Communications is requesting to lease a LIVE broadcasting unit for Laurel TV. The project will allow the Department of Communications to get critical information to the public, especially during a health crisis and the Municipal Center had to be evacuated. This equipment would give a dedicated line that would fortify the live social media production. Funding for this project is available through the Public Education and Government or peg fund account from Ordinance No.1992. The amount of this equipment would be $35,820.00 per year.

Brian Lee, Director of Public Works, presented the Fleet Acquisition - (2) 2021 Ford F­150 Trucks - Apple Ford, as outlined in a memorandum dated December 20, 2021. This purchase will replace two vehicles that have exceeded their vehicle. The accepted quote is from Apple Ford of Columbia, Maryland, a vendor under the Baltimore County contract. The net price for both vehicles is $61,000.00.

Mayor Moe presented Resolution No. 1-22, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland to establish a City of Laurel Advisory Committee relating to the redistricting of City Ward Boundaries. The City of Laurel Charter establishes a two-ward system. The 2020 census shows there are 30,060 residents with 16,446 residents and in Ward 2 and 13,614 residents in Ward 1, with a difference of 2,832. A citizens group will be created to review and make recommendations to the council.

Robert Love, Director of Economic and Community Development, presented the revised Ordinance No.1991 and explained the changes in Section 20-28.6 Art in Public Places would only be in new developments.

Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services, presented Ordinance No. 1992, 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, 2021, through June 30, 2022, and to provide an effective date. This is the third amendment to the Operating Budget and the Capital Improvement Program with a total net change of $298,000. The amendment provides for the Department of

 

Communications new project utilizing Public Equipment Grant (PEG) funding, additional funds to complete the police vehicle upfitting and to replace radios, insurance proceeds to appropriate for an emergency repair to the City's fiber line on West Street, transfers funds in the Hazard Mitigation CIP project at Riverfront Park Erosion Repair and funding the Laurel Police Department CAD/RMS Redundancy System.

There being no further business to come before the Mayor and City Council the meeting was adjourned at 7:14 p.m.

 

 

Kenya D. Barno

Administrative Assistant I

 

Kimberley A. Rau, MMC

Clerkt to the Council

 

Approved: February 14, 2022

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