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June 16, 2011
7:00 p.m.
City Hall


I. Mayor McClement presided. Present were Alderwomen Karen Young, Shelley Aloi, Carol Krimm, and Kelly Russell and Alderman Michael O’Connor. Also present were City Attorney Saundra Nickols and Marsha Bowers Legislative Clerk.

II. Mayor McClement led the Pledge of Allegiance.

III. The Invocation was given by the Rev. Paul Mundey, Frederick Church of the Brethren.

IV. The Mayor announced that bills paid May 17, 2011 through May 31, 2011 totaled $1,951,695.39. Total bills paid since July 1, 2010 were $83,496,602.96.

V. The minutes from the May 19, 2011 Mayor and Board public meeting were previously distributed. On a motion made by Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderman O’Connor the Board approved 5-0 the May 19, 2011 public meeting minutes.

VI. There were no Executive Sessions to announce.

VII. There were no Mayor’s comments.

VIII. During aldermanic business/comments Alderwoman Russell invited everyone to attend the 52nd Frederick Police Academy Graduation at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on Friday, July 1st at 2:00 PM. Alderwoman Young paid tribute to the Women’s Giving Circle for its contributions to the community. Alderwoman Krimm reminded everyone to use caution while driving since children are out of school for the summer. Alderwoman Aloi encouraged everyone to participate in “48 Hours to Meet the Need” on June 16th & 17th and “Convoy of Hope” on June 18th.

IX. On a motion made by Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderwoman Young the Board unanimously approved 5-0 consent agenda items A.1 - A.3, Agreements between City and Developers. The approved items are:

A.1. Release of PNC Bank LOC #18105556 in the amount of $9,130 posted by Frederick Business Properties as guarantee of completion of forest conservation improvements to Frederick Research Park, Lot 1, further described in FCA dated 05/24/00.

A.2. Release of Wells Fargo Bank LOC #NZS648295 in the amount of $322,314.41 posted by RIV 402 Subsidiary, LLC, as guarantee of completion of SEC measures to Riverside Corporate Park, Lot 402, further described in PWA dated 10/12/09.

A.3. Release of Wells Fargo Bank LOC #NZS648297 in the amount of $54,390.46 posted by RIV 402 Subsidiary, LLC, as guarantee of completion of public improvements to Riverside Corporate Park, Lot 402, further described in PWA dated 10/12/09.

On a motion made by Alderwoman Young and seconded by Alderwoman Krimm the Board unanimously approved 5-0 consent agenda item B.1, Acceptance of Grants. The approved item is:

B.1. Acceptance of a grant for Tourism Reinvestment in Promotion and Products in the amount of $3,000.

Consent agenda item B.2. was pulled by Alderwoman Krimm and voted on separately. On a motion made by Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderwoman Russell the Board unanimously approved 5-0 the acceptance of a $30,000 Summer Green Jobs for Youth grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

X.1. The Board considered the approval of the 2011 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan. Alderwoman Russell moved to approve the plan as submitted. The motion failed due to the lack of a second. On a motion made by Alderwoman Young and seconded by Alderwoman Krimm the Board unanimously approved 5-0 the 2011 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan with the following change: to amend the Plan Budget to give an additional $20,000 to the three public service organizations: The ARC of Frederick County, The Religious Coalition, and the Frederick Community Action Agency, distributed proportionately as in the submitted Plan. There were no public comments.

X.2. On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderwoman Aloi the Board unanimously approved 5-0 Special Ordinance S-11-09 to amend the FY11 Budget for a Tourism Reinvestment in Promotion and Products grant. Public comment was received.

X.3. On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderwoman Aloi the Board unanimously approved 5-0 a Memorandum of Understanding with the Maryland State Highway Administration for Motter Avenue improvements and issuance of a purchase order in the amount of $529,257 for the acquisition of City right-of-way for the project. There were no public comments.

X.4. On a motion made by Alderwoman Aloi and seconded by Alderwoman Young the Board unanimously approved 5-0 renovations to the Weinberg Center for the Arts. There were no public comments.

X.5. On a motion made by Alderman O’Connor and seconded by Alderwoman Russell the Board unanimously approved 5-0 Project Change Order #2 to Purchase Order 100737 in the amount of $104,645.45 for additional work in conjunction with the Frederick Municipal Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower Project (CIP # 380077). There were no public comments.

X.6. On a motion made by Alderwoman Aloi and seconded by Alderwoman Russell the Board unanimously approved 5-0 Ordinance G-11-14 to amend the Code of The City of Frederick, Appendix A, Land Management Code, by amending Section 404, Table 404-1, permitted uses in the General Commercial (GC), Downtown Commercial/Residential (DB), and Manufacturing/Office (MO) zoning districts. Public comment was received.

X.7. On a motion made by Alderman O’Connor and seconded by Alderwoman Aloi the Board unanimously approved 5-0 an Agreement for Parking with the Board of Education of Frederick County. There were no public comments.

X.8. On a motion made by Alderwoman Young and seconded by Alderman O’Connor the Board unanimously approved 5-0 to write off certain accounts deemed to be uncollectible. There were no public comments.

X.9. On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderwoman Young the Board unanimously approved 5-0 inter-departmental budget transfers to cover accounts that may exceed budget in FY2011. There were no public comments.

X.10 On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderman O’Connor the Board unanimously approved 5-0 an intra-departmental budget request to transfer funds in the amount of $6,000.00 from the Police Department Supplies account to the Capital Equipment account for training and purchase of two new K-9 dogs. There were no public comments.

X.11 On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderwoman Young the Board unanimously approved 5-0 to receive public comment, accept the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $66,513.00 and approve the Memorandum of Understanding with Frederick County Sheriff’s Office regarding the division of the money from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. There were no public comments.

XI. There were no appointments.

XII. During Aldermanic business/comments Alderwoman Aloi repeated her reminder regarding “48 Hours to Meet the Need” and “Convoy of Hope”. Alderwoman Young stated that HandsOn Frederick will be hosting the National 9/11 Flag 10th Anniversary as it makes its only stop in Maryland on July 18th at Frederick Community College.

XIII. During Mayor’s comments Mayor McClement stated that he will be attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Baltimore for the next few days. He continued that he and the Aldermen will be attending the Maryland Municipal League Conference in Ocean City, June 26-29. Mayor McClement then wished everyone a Happy Father’s Day.

XIV. There were no committee reports.

XV. There were no director reports.

XVI. There were no general citizen comments.

There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:31 p.m.

Submitted in action format,

Marsha A. Bowers
Legislative Clerk