Mayor and City Council Work Session
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Agenda

A. Agenda Items

1. Resolution No. 1-20, a resolution to amend the Council Standing Rules.

2. Resolution No. 2-20, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel to approve a License Agreement with New Cingular Wireless, LLC for placement of small wireless facilities in City rights-of-way.

3. Possible adjournment to Closed Session to discuss public security. The authority for this Closed Session is contained in the General Provisions Article Subsection 3-305 (b) (10).

Minutes

Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Keith R. Sydnor, Council President; Valerie M.A. Nicholas, Councilmember; Brencis Smith, Councilmember; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; Valerie M A Nicholas, Councilmember; Michael R. Leszcz, Councilmember; Lou Ann Crook, MMC, Deputy City Administrator; Sara Green, CMC, Chief of Staff to the Mayor; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; Chief Russel Hamill, Police Department; Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works; S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Larry Taub, City Solicitor and Kimberley A. Rau, MMC, Clerk to the Council. There was one member of the public present.

 

Before the regular agenda, Mitzi Betman, 150th Anniversary Committee Kickoff event held on Monday, January 13, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

 

A. Agenda Items

1. Resolution No. 1-2020, a resolution to amend the Council Standing Rules. President Sydnor presented the resolution to remove language from the Council Standing Rules that states a majority of the Council must agree on spending funds from the Council Expense Allowance. Councilmembers agreed to introduce and hold the first public hearing on Resolution No. 1-2020 at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

 

2. Resolution No. 2-20, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel to approve a License Agreement with New Cingular Wireless, LLC for placement of small wireless facilities in City rights-of-way. Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology, presented Resolution No. 2-20 an agreement with AT&T. The Agreement is under the guidance of the FCC Rule that was issued last year. He explained that the agreement is what was previously called a franchise agreement, now a license agreement. He explained the licensing fees and explained how the Internal Review Committee would work. Councilmembers agreed to introduce Resolution No. 2-2020 and hold the first public hearing at the Mayor and City Council Meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

 

3. Closed Session to discuss public security. The authority for this Closed Session is contained in the General Provisions Article Subsection 3-305 (b) (10).

Closed Session. President Sydnor read a statement regarding the Closed Session saying the Council has determined that a public discussion would constitute a risk to the public or to public security. On motion by Councilmember Leszcz, seconded by Councilmember DeWalt, the City Council adjourned to a Closed Session at 7:20 p.m.

 

The Mayor and all five councilmembers reconvened the Work Session at 7:50 p.m.

 

There being no further business to come before the Mayor and City Council the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

 

Kimberley A. Rau, MMC

Clerk to the Council

 

Approved: January 13, 2020

 

 

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