Mayor and City Council Work Session
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

 

 

1. Bid Recommendations

     A. Fleet Acquisition - Refuse Truck Discussion

     B. Fleet Acquisition - DPW Stake Body Truck Discussion
 
     C. Fleet Acquisition - Paint Machine Cab and Chassis Discussion
 
     D. Employee Benefit - Health and Dental Insurance
 
2. Ordinances
 
     A. Ordinance No 1931, Text Amendment 250 Action, Discussion, Information
 
     B. Ordinance (Draft) to amend Election Laws Discussion
 
     C. Ordinance No 1932 Small Cell Towers
 
3. Resolutions
 
     A. Resolution No 5-18 Education Advisory Committee
 
4. Closed Session
 
  

Minutes

Work Session Minutes - Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

 

Present: Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Michael R. Leszcz, Council President; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; Keith R Syndor, Councilmember; Valerie M. A. Nicholas, Councilmember; Frederick Smalls, Councilmember; Marty Flemion, City Administrator;

 

On motion by Councilmember Smalls, seconded by Councilmember Nicholas, the Mayor and City Council adjourned to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice, on a unanimous roll call vote. The legal authority for adjourning to Closed Sesion is contained in the General Provisions Article Subsection 3-305 (b) (7).   The Mayor and City Council reconvened the work session at 7:30 p.m. with Mayor Moe and all five councilmembers present.  

 

Ordinance No 1932, an ordiancne to amend the Unified Land Developement Code to allow for telecommunications towers in the City's rights-of-way.  Marty Flemion, City Administrator, presented the legislation, explaining the Administration has been working very closely with City Solicitor Larry Taub and Joe Van Eaton, Best Best and Krieger on this particular issue. He explained that this is enabling legislation that may change even before introduced and possibly after due to the laws changing quickly.  Mr. Joseph Van Eaton, Best Best and Krieger, Attorney at Law, gave the PowerPoint Presentation regarding Wireless Facilities in Rights of Way. Basic set of rules to allow addressing requests for small cell towers in the City's righs of way.  He has advised the Administration to enact the legislation with some basic standards and then develop detailed regulations to be used at the staff level to determine what can go where.  Councilmembers were in agreement to introduce the legislation and hold the first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

 
Joseph Ajayi, Department of Public Works, presented the bid recommendation for the Fleet Acquisition - Refuse Truck, as outlined in a memorandum dated August 23, 2018.  Councilmembers were in agreement to award the bid recommendation for the purchase of the Refuse Truck at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
 

Joseph Ajayi, Department of Public Works, presented the bid recommendation for the purcahase of a Stake Body Truck, as outlined in a memorandum dated August 24, 2018.  Councilmembers were in agreement to award the contract at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Joseph Ajayi, Department of Public Works, presented the bid recommendation for the purchase of a Chevrolet Isuzu Cab and Chassis for the Paint Machine, as outlined in a memorandumd ated August 24, 2018.  Councilmembers were in agreement to award bid recommention at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018.

 

Lisa Woods, Deputy Director of Budget and Personnel Services, presented the Health and Dental Insurance as outlined in a memorandum dated August 21, 2018. Mayor  Moe thanked Lisa Woods for negotiating with the insurance company and reduce the increase originally quoted.  The councilmembers were in agreement to award the recommendation at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

 
Ordinance No 1931, Text Amendment 250, an ordinance to amend the Unified Land Development Code to allow for a House of Workship in Certain Zones.  Robert Love, Deputy Director of Economic and Community Development presented the legislation.  Councilmembers were in agreement to introduce and hold first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
 
Councilmember Keith Sydnor presented draft legislation to allow 17 year olds to vote in City of Laurel Election and to allow for same day voter regisration on Election Day.  After some discussion, additional research on this issue was requested.
 
Resolution No 5-18, a resolution establishing an Education Advisory Committee.  Lou Ann Crook, Chief of Staff, presented the legislation.  Councilmembers were in agreement to introduce and hold first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. 
 
 
Kimberley A. Rau, MMC
Clerk to the Council

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