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May 5, 2011
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. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Girl Scout Troop 81404.
III. The Invocation was given by Rabbi Dan Sikowitz, Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick.
IV. The Mayor announced that bills paid April 2, 2011 through April 18, 2011 totaled $3,162,288.96. Total bills paid since July 1, 2010 were $77,267,698.84.
V. The minutes from the April 7, 2011 Mayor and Board regular public meeting and the April 13, 2011 closed session were previously distributed. Alderwoman Krimm asked for the following correction to the April 7, 2011 minutes: under agenda item X.5 add Aloi after “the motion was seconded by Alderwoman”. On a motion made by Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderwoman Young the Board approved 4-0-1 the April 7, 2011 public meeting minutes with the proposed correction. Alderman O’Connor was not present at that meeting and abstained. On a motion made by Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderman O’Connor the Board unanimously approved 5-0 the April 13, 2011 closed session minutes.
VI. There were no Executive Sessions to announce.
VII. During Mayor’s comments Mayor McClement welcomed Girl Scout Troop 81404 and offered his thanks to them for leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
VIII. During aldermanic business/comments Alderman O’Connor stated that his wife was featured in an article in today’s Frederick News Post as the recently appointed Development Director of the Frederick Arts Council. Alderwoman Young shared the top line results of the Citizen Satisfaction Survey from earlier in the year. She continued that she believes this information is important in setting priorities as they look at the budget. Alderwoman Russell stated that May is National Bike Month and that May 20th is Bike to Work Day. Alderwoman Aloi stated that today is the National Day of Prayer and offered her thanks to everyone who consistently prays for our Nation. Alderwoman Krimm welcomed the Girl Scout Troop 81404 and stated that she had been both a Girl Scout, and a Girl Scout leader, and in addition was camp trained. The Mayor welcomed a Boy Scout who was in attendance at the meeting.
IX. On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell 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 Lyndon Property Bond #SRE1000648 in amount of $10,010.75 posted by Crum Home Farm, LP, as guarantee of completion of 2.38 acres of afforestation to North Crossing, further described in FCA dated 01/22/04.
A.2. Release of Fidelity & Deposit Bond (Un-numbered) in the amount of $25,300.00 posted by Clarc Properties, Inc., as guarantee of completion of improvements to Center Park, Lot 13, further described in PWA dated 08/12/96.
A.3. Release of PNC Bank LOC #18105131 posted by Morgan-Keller, Inc., as guarantee of completion of improvements to Governor’s Choice, Lot 16, further described in PWA dated 05/21/05.
X.1. On a motion made by Alderwoman Aloi and seconded by Alderwoman Young, the Board approved 4-1-0 with Alderwoman Russell opposed, Resolution 11-06 to amend Section 133 of The City of Frederick Charter entitled “Probation”. There were no public comments.
X.2. On a motion made by Alderwoman Krimm and seconded by Alderman O’Connor the Board unanimously approved 5-0 Special Ordinance S-11-06 to amend the budget in the amount of $2,500 for a donation from Celebrate Frederick. There were no public comments.
X.3. On a motion made by Alderwoman Aloi and seconded by Alderwoman Krimm the Board unanimously approved 5-0 a contract and issuance of a purchase order to EMH Environmental Inc. for the Monocacy Water Treatment Plant Filter Media Rehabilitation in the amount of $48,800 (Bid # 11-07). There were no public comments.
X.4. The Board considered an Ordinance to amend Chapter 25, Article IX of the Frederick City Code, entitled "Water and Sewer Allocation". On a motion made by Alderwoman Russell and seconded by Alderman O’Connor the Board unanimously approved 5-0 Ordinance G-11-11, with the change of the effective date to be May 28, 2011. Public comment was received from Jeremy Holder.
XI. There were no appointments.
XII. During Aldermanic business/comments Alderwoman Aloi offered her thanks to those in the community who are in the process of finding creative ways of filling in the gaps that have been left for those less fortunate. Alderwoman Young commented on the elimination of Osama Bin Laden and how much safer, hopefully, we will all be as a result of that act. She continued that she was reminded that when our country puts its mind to something there is nothing we can’t accomplish, which in turn gives her great hope that this Administration can find creative ways to deal with the difficult challenge of balancing the City’s budget. Alderwoman Russell stated that as a result of the work of the Bicycle Ad Hoc Committee’s application to the League of American Bicyclists, The City of Frederick has received an Honorable Mention as a bicycle friendly city.
XIII. During Mayor’s comments Mayor McClement stated that the Frederick Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, May 7th in downtown Frederick and urged everyone to use caution while driving in the area. He continued by wishing all the mothers a Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 8th and reminded everyone to honor their mothers.
XIV. There were no committee reports.
XV. There were no director reports.
XVI. During citizen comments David Cook offered his compliments on “Frederick 101”, a program designed to educate residents on City services and departments, and expressed his hope that it will be offered again in the future.
There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:46 p.m.
Submitted in action format,
Marsha A. Bowers