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June 2, 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. Tim May, Pleasant View Church of the Brethren.

On behalf of the Mayor, Alderwoman Russell presented a proclamation for National Garden Clubs Week to representatives of several garden clubs in the City.

IV. The Mayor announced that bills paid May 5, 2011 through May 16, 2011 totaled $1,861,000.68. Total bills paid since July 1, 2010 were $81,544,907.57.

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

VI. There were no Executive Sessions to announce.

VII. During Mayor’s comments Mayor McClement offered his appreciation to the fire fighters and police officers who responded to a fire today at a home on South Street where a resident perished.

VIII. During aldermanic business/comments Alderwoman Aloi stated that she was grateful for all people who give of themselves every day for the good of others, specifically the City police officers and the employees of the Department of Public Works who were in attendance at the meeting and those listening. Alderwoman Krimm welcomed the City employees and police officers present at the meeting.

IX. On a motion made by Alderman O’Connor and seconded by Alderwoman Russell 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 American Southern Bond #B98815019204 in the amount of $311,805.83 posted by TCG Venezia, LLC, as guarantee of completion of improvements to the Frederick Revitalization, 126 S. Carroll Street, further described in PWA dated 01/12/09.
A.2. Release of Frederick County Bank LOC#1005120972 in the amount of $26,082.92 posted by Damon E. Barbour as guarantee of completion of improvements to 300 & 302 Catoctin Avenue, further described in PWA dated 04/02/08.

A.3. Release of United States Surety Co. Bond #10758 in the amount of $237,916.40 posted by ACE, LLC, as guarantee of completion of public improvements to Ballenger Creek Center, Phase 2 and acceptance of Ballenger Center Drive, Station 1+65 to 13+50 into the City’s system.

On a motion made by Alderwoman Young and seconded by Alderwoman Krimm the Board unanimously approved 5-0 consent agenda item B.1, Committee/Commission Recommendations. The approved item is:

B.1. A recommendation by the Recreation and Parks Commission to allow the Maryland Wineries Association to serve alcohol at their “Eat*Drink*Go Local Frederick” event on Carroll Creek Urban Park Amphitheater on July 9, 2011.

On a motion made by Alderwoman Aloi and seconded by Alderwoman Krimm the Board unanimously approved 5-0 consent agenda items C.1 – C.3, Acceptance of Grants. The approved items are:

C.1. Acceptance of a $25,000 grant from the Maryland Historic Trust.

C.2. Acceptance of a $30,000 Maryland Affordable Housing Trust grant for health and life safety repairs in housing units being weatherized by the FCAA.

C.3. A Provider Service Contract for Breast and Cervical Cancer Grant with Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

On motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderwoman Krimm the Board unanimously approved 5-0 to move agenda item X.6 to follow agenda item X.1.

X.1. The Board considered a Special Ordinance to adopt the Budget for FY 2012. On a motion made by Alderman O’Connor and seconded by Alderwoman Young the Board unanimously approved 5-0, Special Ordinance S-11-08 with the following amendment: to eliminate the proposed furlough days and use funding from a combination of the remainder of the budget stabilization fund and the Mayor’s contingency fund to balance the budget. Public comments were received.

X.6. The Board considered a Resolution concerning the Policies and Procedures Handbook for Employees of The City of Frederick. On a motion made by Alderwoman Aloi and seconded by Alderwoman Young the Board unanimously approved 5-0 Resolution 11-14 with the changes to Section VI. Benefits - Holidays noted by the City Attorney. Public comment was received.

The meeting continued with the published agenda.

X.2. On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderwoman Krimm the Board unanimously approved 5-0 a Second Amendment to the Lease for Trinity School of Frederick, Inc., 6040 New Design Road, Frederick. Public comment was received.

X.3. On a motion made by Alderwoman Aloi and seconded by Alderman O’Connor the Board unanimously approved 5-0 an Agreement for Parking with the Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc. There were no public comments.

X.4 On a motion made by Alderwoman Young and seconded by Alderwoman Aloi the Board unanimously approved 5-0 an Agreement with the Board of County Commissioners of Frederick County for the purpose of enhancing public safety communications by allowing the County to install and maintain a monopole and certain other telecommunications equipment on the City's property located at 100 Hill Street. There were no public comments.

X.5 On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderman O’Connor the Board unanimously approved 5-0 an Agreement with the Board of County Commissioners of Frederick County for the purpose of enhancing public safety communications by allowing the County to install and maintain certain telecommunications equipment on and around the City's water tower located at 750 Vernon Avenue. There were no public comments.

XI. On a motion made by Alderman O’Connor and seconded by Alderwoman Krimm the Board unanimously approved 5-0 the appointment of Stephen R. Parnes to the Historic Preservation Commission to fill the unexpired term of Josh Russin for a term of June 2, 2011 to December 2, 2012. On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderwoman Aloi the Board unanimously approved 5-0 the appointment of Richard L. Stup to the Planning Commission as the alternate member to fill the unexpired term of Steve Stoyke for a term of June 2, 2011 to July 1, 2014. On a motion made by Alderwoman Young and seconded by Alderwoman Aloi the Board unanimously approved 5-0 the appointment of Kathy Rossen to the Personnel Board as the alternate member to fill the unexpired term of Joleen Hart with a term of June 2, 2011 to May 20, 2015.

XII. During Aldermanic business/comments the Aldermen individually thanked one another and agreed that they had worked together through a difficult and challenging budget process to achieve some compromise and agree on priorities to approve the budget.

XIII. During Mayor’s comments Mayor McClement offered his thanks and appreciation to Katie Barkdoll, Director of Budget and Purchasing, for her work in preparation of the Budget, as well as Gerry Kolbfleisch, Director of Finance, and the Department Directors. He then thanked the City employees, especially those in attendance at the meeting as the backbone of City operations. The Mayor continued by offering his appreciation to the Aldermen for their due diligence and continued willingness to have discussions.

XIV. There were no committee reports.

XV. There were no director reports.

XVI. Public comment was received from Kevin Groeboek, Charlie Snyder, on behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police, and Bill Ashton.

There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:13 p.m.

Submitted in action format,

Marsha A. Bowers
Legislative Clerk