Mayor and City Council Work Session
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm

Mayor and City Council Work Session at 5:30pm

Comments can be submitted in writing to the Laurel Clerk at [email protected] by 2:00pm.

Agenda

***VIrtual Work Session Agenda - Zoom***

A. Ordinance No. 1957, and ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland, amending the Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

B. Ordinance No. 1955, Revitalization Overlay Application B Street Redevelopment Application.

 

 

 

Minutes

Present: Craig A. Moe, Mayor; Keith R. Sydnor, Council President; Carl DeWalt, Councilmember; Michael R. Leszcz, Councilmember; Valerie M.A. Nicholas, Councilmember; Brencis Smith, Councilmember; William Goddard, City Administrator; LouAnn Crook, MMC, Deputy City Administrator; Rob Ferree, Director of Public Works; S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services; Christian Pulley, Director of Economic and Community Development; Robert Love, Deputy Director of Economic and Community Development Joanne Barr; Sara Green, Chief of Staff to the Mayor; Kevin Frost, Director of Information Technology; James Cornwell-Shiel, Deputy Director of information Technology; Chief Russ Hammill, Police Department; Joanne Barr Director of Parks and Recreation; Larry Taub, City Solicitor, Kenya Barno, Administrative Specialist and Kimberley A. Rau, MMC, Clerk.

 

1. Agenda Items

 

A. Ordinance No. 1957, and ordinance of the Mayor and City Council of Laurel, Maryland, amending the Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

 

S. Michele Saylor, Director of Budget and Personnel Services, presented the ordinance. This ordinance amends the FY2020 General Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program, which was previously amended through Ordinance No. 1956 on June 8, 2020. There ae additional revenues and savings in various department expenditure budgets the Administration proposes to allocate these funds to provide a transfer to the CIP for cash funding of projects and an additional contribution to the pension Fund. Excess collections in various revenue line items and savings are proposed to be used to transfer from the Unassigned Fund Balance of $350,000 to increase the balances of the following designated reserves each by $50,000: Employee Insurance Reserve, Vehicle Fuel Reserve, Utility Reserve, Street Maintenance, Emergency Services Equipment and to increase the Fleet Acquisition Reserve by $100,000; and to create an Economic Impact Reserve of $250,000. Additionally, there are intradepartmental transfers in the Department of Parks and Recreation, Red Light Camera Enforcement revenue and expenditures did not meet projections have been adjusted; due to the COVID-19 additional funding was required in the Office of Emergency Management; insurance proceeds transferred to the CIP for future vehicle purchases; the Laurel Police has used State Awarded Seized Currency which is reflected in the General Operating Budget. The total change is $925,000 for a total General Operating Budget of $4,385,500. Council agreed to introduce and hold the first public hearing at the regular meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. President Sydnor asked the Council to consider Suspending the Council Rules and acting on this ordinance during the regular meeting.

 

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

 

 

 

Kimberley A. Rau, MMC
Clerk to the Council

 

Approved: September 28, 2020

 

 

 

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