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April 7, 2011
I. Mayor McClement presided. Present were Alderwomen Karen Young, Shelley Aloi, Carol Krimm and Kelly Russell. Also present were City Attorney Saundra Nickols and Marsha Bowers Legislative Clerk. Alderman Michael O’Connor was not present due to a personal matter.
II. Mayor McClement led the Pledge of Allegiance.
III. The Invocation was given by Alderwoman Aloi.
The Mayor presented a Proclamation to the Child Advocacy Center in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.
IV. The Mayor announced that bills paid March 5, 2011 through March 21, 2011 totaled $2,420,435.38. Total bills paid since July 1, 2010 were $71,725,753.29.
V. The minutes from the March 2, 2011, 2:00 p.m. and the March 2, 2011, 5:35 p.m. Closed Sessions and the March 3, 2011 Mayor and Board Public Meeting were previously distributed. On a motion made by Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderwoman Young the Board unanimously approved 4-0 the March 2, 2011, 2:00 p.m. Closed Session minutes. On a motion made by Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderwoman Russell the Board unanimously approved 4-0 the March 2, 2011, 5:35 p.m. Closed Session minutes. On a motion made by Alderwoman Young and seconded by Alderwoman Aloi the Board unanimously approved 4-0 the March 3, 2011 Public Meeting minutes.
VI. No Closed Sessions were announced.
VII. During Mayor’s comments Mayor McClement recognized the success of the Clustered Spires Golf Course, under the direction of Head Professional Don Frost.
VIII. During aldermanic business/comments Alderwoman Young stated that the General Assembly will adjourn on April 11th, and added that the Frederick County Delegation and the City Administration had worked hard on several items to either reduce expenses or gain incremental revenue. She continued that she, along with the Mayor and Alderwoman Krimm, had made presentations to the State and local media in an attempt to get back highway user revenues. Alderwoman Young offered her thanks to the following City employees for their assistance in putting together her presentation: Marc Stachowski, Keith Brown, Mike Winpigler, Kari Melvin, Katie Barkdoll and Zack Kershner. Alderwoman Russell stated that Foursquare Day is April 16, 2011 and encouraged everyone to become a Foursquare user. She continued by stating that she had attended the Frederick County Human Relations Commission Awards Program on April 4, 2011 where Frederick City Police Chief Kim Dine was given the Theodore W. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award. Alderwoman Russell then read the nomination. A copy is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes. Alderwoman Aloi stated that she and Alderwoman Young attended the Ft. Detrick volunteer recognition lunch. She continued by offering her thanks to the volunteers at Ft. Detrick as well as those in the City who continue to volunteer their time for the good of others. Alderwoman Krimm stated that road construction on I-70, Phase 2D, will begin in the near future. She continued that this is a $40 million interstate project that is estimated to be completed in the summer of 2013 and encouraged everyone to slow down while driving through this construction zone.
IX. On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderwoman Young the Board unanimously approved 4-0 consent agenda items A.1 – A.3 Agreements between City and Developers. The approved items are:
A.1. Approval of release of Cash Funds in the amount of $25,000 posted by Hood College as guarantee of completion of a water service upgrade to the Hood College site, further described in PWA dated 02/23/11. This PWA/Surety has been replaced, in its entirety, by a PWA/Surety dated March 7, 2011.
A.2. Approval of release of Frederick County Bank LOC #1003129371 in the amount of $20,670.68 posted by Maurabe, LLLP, as guarantee of completion of improvements to East Street Industrial Park, Section 1, Lot 2C, per PWA dated 03/17/05.
A.3. Approval of release of Gulf Bond #B2-1862418 in the amount of $524,106.68 posted by Tasker’s View, LLC, as guarantee of completion of public improvements to Tasker’s Chance, Section 3B, further described in PWA dated 10/20/03 and acceptance of Bel Aire Lane, Sta. 0+00 to 9+85.98; Whiskey Creek Circle, Sta. 0+00 to 8+36.45; Whiskey Creek Circle “B,” Sta. 0+00 to 2+87.38; Featherstone Place, Sta. 0+00 to 5+43.39; Twin Eagle Court, Sta. 0+00 to 5+43.39; Quail’s Nest Way, Sta. 0+00 to 3+63.08; Wild Fig Court, Sta. 0+00 to 3+99.39; Mountain Creek Circle, Sta. 0+00 to 9+67.88; Leather Fern Way, Sta. 0+00 to 2+88.13; Swallow Pointe Court, Sta. 0+00 to 1+94.77; and Royal Bonnet Place, Sta. 0+00 to 1+77.12.
Consent agenda item B.1. was pulled by Alderwoman Aloi and voted on separately. On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderwoman Young, the Board unanimously approved 4-0 consent agenda item B.1. The approved item is:
B.1. Approval of the Second Amendment to ARRA Weatherization Assistance Program Subgrantee Agreement with the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
Consent agenda item B.2. was pulled by Alderwoman Aloi and voted on separately. On a motion made by Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderwoman Russell, the Board unanimously approved 4-0 consent agenda item B.2. The approved item is:
B.2. Approval of a Multifamily Section 8 Contract Renewal with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the continued operation of five (5) HUD-subsidized housing units.
X.1. On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderwoman Aloi, the Board unanimously approved 4-0 to accept of the FFY 2010 State Homeland Security Grant Program sub-award from the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners in the amount of $120,000. There were no public comments.
X.2. On a motion made by Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderwoman Aloi, the Board unanimously approved 4-0 a Memorandum of Understanding for the FFY 2010 State Homeland Security Grant Program sub-award from the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners. There were no public comments.
X.3. On a motion made by Alderwoman Aloi and seconded by Alderwoman Russell the Board unanimously approved 4-0 Special Ordinance S-11-04 to amend the budget for FY 2011 to include revenue and associated expenditures for the State Homeland Security Grant Program sub-award from the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners. There were no public comments.
X.4. On a motion made by Alderwoman Young and seconded by Alderwoman Aloi the Board unanimously approved 4-0 Special Ordinance S-11-05 to amend the budget for FY 2011 to include revenue and associated expenditures for a U.S. Department of Energy ARRA Grant passed through the Maryland Clean Energy Center. There were no public comments.
X.5 On a motion made by Alderwoman Young and seconded by Alderwoman Aloi the Board approved 3-0-1 with Alderwoman Russell abstaining Ordinance G-11-09 for the purpose of restricting parking in order to facilitate garbage collection, snow removal, and street cleaning. Public comment was received.
X.6. On a motion made by Alderwoman Aloi and seconded by Alderwoman Russell the Board unanimously approved 4-0 Ordinance G-11-10 to amend the Notice Provisions in Section 301 of the Land Management Code to eliminate the requirement to post a public notice sign for 10 days for Historic Preservation Commission applications for administrative approval. There were no public comments.
X.7. On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderwoman Young the Board unanimously approved 4-0 Resolution 11-09 to support the East Frederick Vision Document. There were no public comments.
X.8. On a motion made by Alderwoman Young and seconded by Alderwoman Aloi the Board approved 3-0-1 with Alderwoman Russell abstaining, the revision to the Frederick Community Action Agency position titles. There were no public comments.
X.9. On a motion made by Alderwoman Aloi and seconded by Alderwoman Krimm the Board unanimously approved 4-0 the issuance of a purchase order to Thales Incorporated in the amount not to exceed $498,750 for replacement equipment and work associated with the Runway 23 Localizer Replacement Project (CIP # 380079) at the Frederick Municipal Airport. There were no public comments.
X.10 On a motion made by Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderwoman Aloi the Board unanimously approved 4-0 Resolution 11-10 to support the application by Brooklawn Senior Apartments LLP to the State of Maryland for financing of a rental housing development. There were no public comments.
XI. On a motion made Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderwoman Young the Board unanimously approved 4-0 the appointment of Lori Tauraso to the Frederick Community Action Agency Board of Directors.
XII. During Aldermanic business/comments Alderwoman Aloi expressed her concern for the impending approval of the Federal budget. She stated that this will affect the Frederick area, and asked for the community to lift this issue in prayer. Alderwoman Young spoke of the recent tragedy in Japan. She continued by offering her condolences to the Japanese people and stated that she is impressed by the strength and stoicism they have exhibited.
XIII. There were no Mayor’s comments.
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 9:02 p.m.
Submitted in action format,
Marsha A. Bowers
Frederick County Human Relations Commission – Theodore W. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award
Kim C. Dine, Chief of Police of the Frederick Police Department is beginning his fourth decade of policing. Chief Dine retired as an Assistant Chief from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC, where he started in 1975 and rose through the ranks from patrol officer to commander (Deputy Chief) and Assistant Chief.
During his three year tenure as First District Commander, a command of approximately 400 personnel serving downtown Washington, DC, including Capitol Hill, the Southwest Waterfront, and a variety of neighborhoods in parts of all quadrants of the city, from public housing to the White House, homicides declined 60% and community policing flourished. His last assignment as an Assistant Chief included command over Internal Affairs, the Force Investigation Teams, the Disciplinary Review Division, the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, and management and supervision of the Memorandum of Agreement MPD has with the Department of Justice which created groundbreaking reforms in the agency as a result of Chief Charles Ramsey's and the Metropolitan Police Department's initiation of this historical agreement.
His experience and the team of outstanding officials, as well as sworn and civilian personnel in the Frederick Police Department, has allowed the agency to build a new strategy of community policing and raise the bar of respect, responsiveness, and results and service to our community to new heights.
Chief Dine was appointed to Chief of Police in Frederick in 2002. Since then, the outstanding women and men of the FPD have accomplished much, including but not limited to:
· Reduced Part I crime 6 out of the last 8 years, in spite of a growing population
· In 2003, gained national accreditation for the first time in the Department's history, from the Commission on Accreditation in Law Enforcement (CALEA); gaining re-accreditation in 2006, and again in 2009-along with Flagship Agency Status designated by CALEA.
· Through three different administrations, worked with the Mayor and Aldermen, instituted a city-wide community policing strategy meeting with communities across the City on a monthly basis, in addition to the initiation or creation of a variety of other programs, such as the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program (G.R.E.A.T), Know Five in Frederick-recognized by the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, and working with the States Attorney from Frederick County, the United States Attorney from Baltimore, MD, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, helped bring Project EXILE to Frederick to maximize jail time for felons carrying guns.
· Produced an anti-gang strategy effective in combating gangs and which has facilitated acquiring anti-gang grants due to this well-articulated strategy
· Built trust and communication with our minority communities, including the signing of an historic MOU with the Frederick County (MD) Branch of the NAACP
· Increased the number of bi-lingual officers and assisted with compensating those officers for that skill
· Reorganized the agency to maximize resources and accountability; enhanced evidence tracking, internal investigations, minority recruiting, cold case homicide investigations, and made our accessibility to and communication with our residents a top priority and as such, at an all time high
· Created a Mental Health Task Force to build partnerships with mental health professional and improve our service to those suffering from a mental health crisis
· Created a ListServe for all residents to sign up and receive crime information and press releases
· Instituted a first time ever internship with the Maryland School for the Deaf, creating a lasting partnership resulting in continued in-service training for our officers to enhance our ability to serve our Deaf community
· Worked with the City to initiate a camera protection program in City Parking decks to combat crime, graffiti, drugs, and terrorism
· Produced the first ever Strategic Plan for the Agency
Chief Dine holds a BA from Washington College in Chestertown, MD and an MS from American University in Washington, DC. Dine's graduate study at American University included study abroad at the University of London Imperial College of Science and Technology Institute on Drugs, Crime, and Justice in England. Chief Dine is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and is a member of a number of organizations, to include the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association.
Dine is a sports enthusiast and wrestled throughout his high school and collegiate career, assuming duties as co-captain of the team and assistant coach his senior year. He is married to a former NASA scientist and now stay-at-home mom with their daughters.