Mayor and City Council Work Session
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm

Monday, June 8, 2020, Work Session at 5:30pm

Comments can be submitted in writing to the Laurel Clerk at [email protected] or call in during the public hearing at 240-294-1308.  If you have any questions, contact Clerk Kim Rau at 301-725-5300. 

 

Agenda

1. Agenda Items

A. Ordinance No. 1956, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

B. Bid Recommendation - IT HP Servers.

C. Resolution No. 12-20, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland to adopt/City of Laurel Appendix 1: City of Laurel, Maryland, Flood Hazard Addendum to the Prince George's County /City of Laurel Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Minutes

Present: Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Keith R. Sydnor, Council President; Valerie M A Nicholas, Councilmember; Brencis Smith, Councilmember; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; Michael R. Leszcz, Councilmember; William Goddard, City Administrator; Kimberley A. Rau, MMC, Clerk. (Social distancing six feet apart due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. No members of the public were present.)

 

Participating via teleconference: LouAnn Crook, MMC, Deputy City Administrator; Sara Green, Chief of Staff to the Mayor; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Christian Pulley, Director of Economic and Community Development; Audrey Barnes, Director of Communications; Dave Cope, Fire Marshal; Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works; Steve Allen, Emergency Services Manager; Chief Russel Hamill, Police Department and Larry Taub, City Solicitor.

 

1. Agenda Items

 

A. Ordinance No. 1956, an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland 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, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

 

Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services, said this is the first amendment to the FY2020 Operating Budget of $465,000, due to financial activities of the 4th of July Committee and the 150 Anniversary; savings in expenditure budgets of the Office of the Mayor, Vehicle Maintenance, Street Lighting Maintenance, and Snow and ice Removal; a reduction in revenue in the Admissions and Amusement Tax and Racetrack Impact Aid due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders; grant for Census 2020 outreach; additional funding for Information Technology and Fleet Acquisition projects for a total budget of $3,460,500. Councilmembers agreed to act on the amending legislation at the regular meeting starting at 6:00 p.m.

 

B. Bid Recommendation - IT HP Servers.

 

Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology, presented the recommendation for the purchase of HP Servers, as outlined in a memorandum dated May 29, 2020. The current servers have been in service around the clock for five years and are no longer under warranty. Cost of the Servers is $71,937.15, includes a five-year support and maintenance. Funding is included in the CIP. The purchase will be made on a State of Maryland contract with ePlus of Fulton, Maryland. Councilmembers agreed to award the bid at the Mayor and City Council Meeting starting at 6:00 p.m.

 

C. Resolution No. 12-20, a resolution of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland to adopt/City of Laurel Appendix 1: City of Laurel, Maryland, Flood Hazard Addendum to the Prince George's County /City of Laurel Hazard Mitigation Plan.

 

Steve Allen, Emergency Manager, presented Resolution No. 12-2020, saying it effectively adopts the addendum to the 5 year a Hazard Mitigation Plan. This updates the Flood Mitigation Projects within the City, and was needed to clarify for MEMA and FEMA, to document more specifically the projects in the Flood Mitigation Pan. Councilmembers were in agreement to adopt the resolution at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Council Meeting starting at 6:00 p.m.

 

There being no further business to come before the Mayor and City Council the meeting was adjourned at 5:47 p.m.

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