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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 08/06/2020

At the August 6, 2020, Mayor and Board of Aldermen Public Meeting, the Board approved the following items:

  • Dedication of public parkland in the Sycamore Ridge development. Per the City’s Land Management Code, the developer is required to provide 10.5 acres of land for a public park and has submitted a plan to dedicate 11.13 acres. Of those 11.13 acres, 3.76 acres are in a forest conservation area and therefore require Board of Aldermen approval.
  • An ordinance concerning an expansion of mobile food units. As food truck operators traditionally rely on large events for a significant portion of their revenue, the COVID related cancellation of these events has had a significant negative impact on these small businesses. In an effort to assist food truck operators during this time, this ordinance provides a temporary expansion of the hours during which mobile food units may operate in residential areas, from 2 hours to 12 hours per day, and expands the use of commercial properties.
  •  A resolution to authorize hazard pay for certain City employees for duties performed related to COVID. This program would utilize federal CARES Act funding received through Frederick County in response to the current COVID emergency. This resolution provides for a program that would extend hazard pay to certain City employees that meet eligibility requirements established under CARES Act guidelines.
  • A resolution regarding Equity as a fundamental value. This resolution solidifies the work or prior administrations to achieve equity by and through their work and calls on the current and future administrations to recognize equity as a fundamental value and to apply equity as a guiding principle in all actions undertaken by the Board.

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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