Board or Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The April meeting of the Laurel Environmentla Affairs Committee will be held at the Pavilions at Riverfront Park at the end of Avondale Street at 6 P.M. on Aprll 28, 2022.





  1. Call to order – James Kole, Chairman
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Minutes from February 22, 2022, meeting
  4. Report and discussion of progress in finding new members for the EAC
  5. Review of Years 2 and 3 projects and initiatives of the Three Year Action Plan.
  6. Discussion and decision on which of the Year 1 action items to focus on once progress has been made on item 6 (Actively seek new  members for the Environmental Affairs Committee)
  7. Report from Environmental Programs Manager
  8. Public Hearing
  9. New Business

            a. Create a subcommittee for webpage redesign

  1. Next Meeting – May 24, 2022
  2. Adjournment





Attendees: James Kole, Bill Bailey, Kyla Clark, Cynthia Wood, Laura Christoplos, Monta Burroughs, Michele Blair, Mike Leszcz



  1. Call to Order

    The meeting was called to order by Chairman James Kole at 6:05 PM


  1. Approval of Minutes from
  • Tuesday October 26, 2021: On a motion by Kyla Clark, seconded by Cynthia Wood the minutes were approved.
  •  Thursday January 27, 2022: On a motion by Kyla Clark, seconded by Chairman Kole the minutes were approved.


  1. Review of Proposed Mission and Vision Statements


Cynthia inquired about the Green Living Landing page. Michele told her where it was and talked about plans for the page.

Discussion about the farmers market was tabled for a future meeting.

Kyla would like to update the web page with photographs of the current members.

The current focus is on item number six of the Year One Action Plan. Finding members for the vacant spots on the committee.

Subcommittees were discussed. The chair of each subcommittee would be a member of the EAC and decide where and when the subcommittee would meet. Hopefully the subcommittees will generate and channel more public involvement.


If you have any edits or revisions, you would like to see email them to Laura or James.


  1. Report from Environmental Programs Manager


The new Big Bellies with messaging are in. Any suggestions for the messaging are appreciated. We are trying to build a library. Parks and Rec will pour the concrete pads on 3 new sites, then Big Belly will move the old ones and place the new ones. They should be in place by the end of March.

The EV charging stations for public use should be authorized next week.

The City is pursuing Bee City certification with help from the City’s Green Team ( the EAC). Michele will work with the subcommittee on this.


  1. Public Hearing


James would like to have a Public Hearing at future meetings. We need a more robust campaign to fill the remaining seats on the committee, and to get more public participation.


  1. New Business


We don’t have a Vice Chair as the resolution requires.

Mike Leszcz said he is the appointed liaison from the Board of Trade.


  1. Next Meeting


March 22, 2022 at 6 pm via zoom.


  1. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 6:31 pm


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