Mayor and City Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

1. Call to order

A. Invocation - Reverend Warren H. Litchfield

B. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America

C. Roll call - Clerk Kimberley Rau

2. Approval of Minutes

A. Approval of Minutes of the Seventeenth Meeting of Monday, September 24, 2018.

B. Approval of Minutes of the Closed Session on Monday, September 24, 2018.

3. Report of the Mayor and City Council

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

4. General public hearing

A. Members of the public are asked to sign the speakers list at the back of the Council Chambers. Council President calls the speakers from the sign in sheet. Each speaker is asked to give their name and address for the record. Each speaker is allowed three minutes to speak

5. Legislation

Minutes

Eighteenth Mayor and City Council Meeting - Regular - Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Present

 
Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Michael R. Leszcz, Council President; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; Keith R. Sydnor, Councilmember; Frederick Smalls, Councilmember; William Goddard, City Administrator; Audrey Barnes, City Administrator; Chief Rich McLaughlin, Police Department and Kimberley A. Rau, Clerk.  There were no members of the public present.

 

President Leszcz called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  

 

Mayor Moe led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America

  

Clerk Kimberley Rau called the roll. 

  

On motion by Councilmember Smalls, seconded by Councilmember Sydnor, the Minutes of the Seventeenth Meeting of Monday, September 24, 2018, were approved on a unanimous roll call vote.
 
On mtoion by Councilmember Sydnor, seconded by Councilmember Smalls, the Minutes of the Closed Session on Monday, September 24, 2018, were approved on a unanimous roll call vote.

 

Report of the Mayor and City Council:
 
Councilmember Carl DeWalt had the proviledge to meet candidate Paul Simon at a business forum on Main Street this week.  He also had the honor on to address a group of children between 7-10 yers old at the Auburn School in Silver Spring about what it's like to serve as a councilmember. 
 
Maryland Municipal League Fall Conference, Wednesday, October 10 - 12, 2018, at the Westin in Annapolis Maryland.
 
Councilmember Sydnor attended the Maryland Municipal League Outreach Committee Meeting on Saturday, Septmber 29, 2018.
 
Councilmember Sydnor spoke at the Prince GEorge's County STudent Government Association about voting and what motivated him to become an elected official.  He also held a voter registration drive at several barbershops on Main treet.



Principals Breakfast on Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8:00 a.m. at the Laurel Municipal Center.


Get-well wishes to Mrs. Cardamone.



Funeral services for The Honorable Regina Dean are scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. for viewing and funeral services at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethany Community Church.



Mayor Moe particiated in a press conference today at the Laurel Welcome Center on I-95 along with the State Highway Administration to announce the changes in the "move over" law to iclude waste/recycling trucks that went into effect on October 1, 2018.  
 
McCeney March held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at the Laurel Musem.



Riverfest moved from Riverfront Park to the Quill lot on Main Street due to the soggy condition of the park after the heavy rains in recent days.



Ethics Commission Annual Report was submitted to the Mayor and City Council by October 1, 2018, as required by state law and has been placed on the City's website.



Mayor Moe attended the 70th Anniversary Celebration for Newsbacks Bar.  



Laurel Volunteer Fire Department Open House on Sunday, October 14, 2018, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.



33rd Running of the Maryland Million  at Laurel Park on Saturday, October 20, 2018.  



Historic District Commission Guidelines and Procedures for people who live in the Historic District



City of Laurel will participate in Walk Maryland Day on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 12:00 noon, starting at the Laurel Municipal Center.



Mayor Moe read Proclamation 2018 - 18 into the record proclaiming October DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, in the City of Laurel.  He then presented the proclamation to Chief McLaughlin for all his department does to raise awarness about domestic violence.  Chief McLaughlin accepted the proclamation and said the Laurel Police Department has been selling plush K-9 Hero Dogs as a fundraiser so that the proceeds can be given to a non-profit organization.  The first recipient will be the Community Advocates for Family and Youth and will receive a $500.00 check.
 
Mayor Moe read Proclamation 2018 - 19 into the record proclamaining the month of October, NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, in the City of Laurel.  He then presented the proclamation to Chief Richard McLaughlin for all his department does to raise awarness of breast cancer.


Mayor Moe read Proclamation 2018 - 20 into the record proclaiming October 20, 2018, COMMUNITY MEDIA DAY, in the City of Laurel.  He then presented the proclamation to Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications.
 
President Leszcz opened the General Public Hearing at 7:21 p.m. and closed it with no one present who wished to speak.



Meeting adjourned at 7:21 p.m. with no further business to come before the Mayor and City Council
 
 
 
Kimberley A. Rau, MMC
Clerk to the Council
 
Approved:
 
 

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