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April 21, 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 a moment of silence.

The Alderwomen presented a Proclamation signed by the Mayor to the Frederick Woman’s Civic Club in honor of their 100th anniversary.

IV. The Mayor announced that bills paid March 22, 2011 through April 1, 2011 totaled $2,379,656.59. Total bills paid since July 1, 2010 were $74,105,409.88.

V. The minutes from the March 17, 2011 Mayor and Board Public Meeting were previously distributed. On a motion made by Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderman O’Connor the Board unanimously approved 5-0 the March 17, 2011 Public Meeting minutes.

VI. The Mayor announced that a Closed Session had been held on April 13, 2011 and read into the record a summary of that session, which is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes, as required under Section 10-509 of the State Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

VII. During Mayor’s comments Mayor McClement welcomed his daughter, who was visiting from Kansas, to the meeting.

VIII. During aldermanic business/comments Alderman O’Connor stated that it was a pleasure to be with the Frederick Woman’s Civic Club for their 100th anniversary celebration earlier in the week. He continued by giving a brief list of the City meetings and events he had recently attended and stated that he is grateful to the voters for giving him the opportunity to serve in a job that brings him much enjoyment. Alderwoman Krimm welcomed a Hood College student to the meeting, who was working on a journalism assignment. She continued by encouraging everyone during this Holy Week to do something locally for those who are less fortunate, and suggested that one way to do this is by making a donation to the Frederick Food Bank. Alderwoman Aloi offered her congratulations to the Frederick Woman’s Civic Club. Alderwoman Aloi stated that she was planning to attend the Rescue Mission ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of their new building and added that the Rescue Mission is welcoming volunteers all weekend to help serve food. Alderwoman Russell stated that the Frederick Woman’s Civic Club are a generous supporter of the Child Advocacy Center. She continued that April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and acknowledged the Center’s dedication in raising awareness of child abuse in our community. Alderwoman Russell continued by encouraging everyone to recycle paper towel rolls and similar products found in their homes. Alderwoman Young stated that next weekend, April 29 – May 1, 2011, Frederick City will be participating in the recognition of the 150th anniversary of the issue of secession for the State of Maryland from the Civil War. She encouraged everyone to take advantage of the many opportunities available to commemorate this historic event.

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 and A.2, Agreements between City and Developers. The approved items are:

A.1. Approval of release of Sandy Spring Bank LOC #1437086200-593 posted in the amount of $49,987.91 posted by Lakefront, LLC, as guarantee of completion of improvements to Whittier Lakefront Center, further described in PWA dated 02/10/05.

A.2. Approval of release of Federal Insurance Bond #8206-78-42 posted in the amount of $1,948,024.20 by TCG Frederick Homes, LLC, as guarantee of completion of improvements to the North Market Revitalization project, further described in PWA dated 05/08/08 and acceptance into the City system of Lord Nicken’s Street, Sta 10+00 to 15+66.59; Emma Smith Alley, Sta 10+00 to 17+48.19; Walker Alley, North, Sta 10+00 to 16+11.67; Walker Alley, South, Sta 10+00 to 13+18.46; Grinage Alley, Sta 10+00 to 12+79.15; Dixon Alley, Sta 10+00 to 12+81.02; and Daley Alley, Sta 10+00 to 11+37.86.

On a motion made by Alderwoman Young and seconded by Alderwoman Krimm, the Board unanimously approved 5-0 consent agenda items B.1 and B.2, Acceptance of Grants. The approved items are:

B.1. Acceptance of a $135,536 HUD Supportive Housing Program grant for the operation of the Frederick Transitional Shelter.

B.2. Acceptance of a $65,895 HUD Supportive Housing Program grant for the operation of the Frederick Transitional Apartments.

X.1. On a motion made by Alderwoman Aloi and seconded by Alderman O’Connor, the Board unanimously approved 5-0 a budget transfer requesting approval of a grant funded transfer of $130,000 to cover expenditures under the Weatherization Assistance Program. There were no public comments.

X.2. On a motion made by Alderman O’Connor and seconded by Alderwoman Krimm, the Board unanimously approved 5-0 the issuance of a purchase order to SHI International Corporation for the purchase of Microsoft Office 2010 upgrades for the total amount of $83,160.90 based on the Microsoft Select (LAR) State of Maryland Contract. There were no public comments.

X.3. On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderwoman Young the Board unanimously approved 5-0 a Franchise Agreement with Comcast of California I Maryland I Pennsylvania I Virginia I West Virginia, LLC. 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 the Retiree Benefit Trust of The City of Frederick and the Retiree Health and Welfare Benefit Plan. There were no public comments.

XI. On a motion made by Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderman O’Connor the Board unanimously approved 5-0 the reappointment of Arthur Dee to the Airport Commission for a term of June 15, 2011 to June 14, 2015. On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderwoman Krimm the Board unanimously approved 5-0 the appointment of Cherise A. Blackwell to the Fair Housing Commission for a term of April 21, 2011 – April 20, 2014. On a motion made by Alderman O’Connor and seconded by Alderwoman Krimm the Board unanimously approved 5-0 the appointment of Kate A. McConnell to the Historic Preservation Commission for a term of April 21, 2011 – April 20, 2014. On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderwoman Young the Board unanimously approved 5-0 the appointment of Rob Fox to the Parks and Recreation Commission for a term of April 21, 2011 to April 20, 2014. On a motion made Alderwoman Young and seconded by Alderman O’Connor the Board unanimously approved 5-0 the following appointments to the Weinberg Center for the Arts Board of Directors: Jennifer Charlton-Shuldes for a term of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014, C. Richard Miller for a term of April 21, 2011 to June 30, 2013, and Hilda Staples for a term April 21, 2011 to June 30, 2012. On a motion made by Alderman O’Connor and seconded by Alderwoman Aloi the Board unanimously approved 5-0 the appointment of Frederick County Commissioner C. Paul Smith to the Frederick Community Action Agency Board of Directors.

XII. During Aldermanic business/comments Alderwoman Young stated that she had attended the Grand Opening of the new Lowe’s store. She continued that it is a beautiful store and that she is especially pleased with the large number of jobs created by the opening. Alderman O’Connor wished everyone a safe and blessed holiday. Alderwoman Krimm stated that spring is her favorite season in Frederick because of the beauty of the flowering foliage, and she encouraged everyone to enjoy it. Alderwoman Aloi stated that she had the pleasure of being with the Koi Ami Congregation for their Seder meal earlier in the week. She continued that it was a wonderful experience and she encouraged everyone to step out of their place of comfort, learn about other people, and possibly experience a very nice surprise.

XIII. During Mayor’s comments Mayor McClement stated that he was honored to be the guest speaker at the Ft. Detrick Earth Day Celebration today and added that it was an informative and enjoyable event. He continued by wishing everyone a happy and safe Holy season. Mayor McClement stated that recently he was walking through Baker Park and enjoyed hearing some very positive comments from some young adults who love Frederick and hope to some day live here.

XIV. There were no committee reports.

XV. There were no director reports.

XVI. During citizen comments, upon invitation by the Mayor, Hood College freshman Jessica Quigley introduced herself and shared her academic plans along with her enthusiasm for Frederick.

There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:48 p.m.

Submitted in action format,

Marsha A. Bowers
Legislative Clerk





























Mayor and Board of Aldermen
Closed Session Summary
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
Office of the Mayor, City Hall
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On a motion made by Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderman Aloi, the Board voted 5-0 to convene in Closed Session in the Mayor’s Office at City Hall to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of appointees, employees, or officials over whom it has jurisdiction pursuant to Section 10-508(a)(1)(i) of the State Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

Present: Mayor Randy McClement, Alderwomen Young, Aloi, Krimm, and Russell and Alderman O’Connor.

Others present: City Attorney Saundra Nickols, Director of Budgeting and Purchasing Katie Barkdoll, and Marsha Bowers Legislative Clerk

Item 1: Effects of proposed reorganization on personnel

No action was taken.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:38 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Marsha A. Bowers
Legislative Clerk