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Posted on: July 18, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 07/16/2020

At the July 16, 2020 Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • A contract with C. William Hetzer, Inc. to relocate Taxiway A – Phase 1 at the Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK). This work will relocate the taxiway to allow 400 feet of separation from the runway. This allows the airport to meet standards for group III aircraft, with a wingspan of 79 -117 feet, which the final Master Plan Update for Frederick Municipal Airport identified as critical aircraft in the FDK fleet mix. This project will increase the competitiveness of the airport by modernizing and enhancing safety and capacity.  In addition, the Board approved two task orders with Delta Airport Consultants for design and construction services in conjunction with this project. 
  • A resolution to declare racism a public health crisis in the City of Frederick. This resolution identifies negative impacts and challenges and inequities for minority residents and declares the City’s commitment to address health inequities, education, employment practices, economic mobility, and other factors that impact the social determinants of health for minorities in our community.
  • An amendment to the City’s agreement with Frederick County concerning the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and a related agreement with the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs, Inc. The City entered into an agreement with Frederick County on June 19 by which the City was awarded approximately $5 million in CARES Act funding. This amendment, together with the agreement with the Religious Coalition, reallocates $830,000 of these funds to the Religious Coalition to administer a Rental Assistance Grant on behalf of the City. The grant will make rent relief available to City residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 
  • A First Amendment to the Parkland Use Agreement with Jemal’s Frederick LLC. The City currently holds a Parkland Use Agreement for the property knows as Union Knitting Mills which allows tenants of the building to provide outdoor dining space along Carroll Creek. The owners of the building have identified tenants who wish to lease the remaining space and who also wish to provide outdoor dining opportunities.  This amendment modifies the agreement by expanding the space available for this purpose. A related Right-of-Way Encroachment Agreement allows use of adjacent City-owned right-of-way. As this area is not part of Carroll Creek Linear Park, it is not covered under the Parkland Use Agreement, thus necessitating this separate agreement.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding for installation of a mural to honor Mr. Raymond “Scotty” Scott, Sr. At the request of Mr. Scott’s family, the City has entered into an agreement with artist Ron Layman to create a mural in memory of Raymond Scott. The mural will be installed on the brick façade of McCurdy Field, facing Scholls Lane in the area where Mr. Scott operated his business, known as Scotty’s Bus, for many years. This project requires no financial assistance from the City. 

More information on all agenda items can be found on the City website under Public Meetings/Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

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