City Council Agenda


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COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
May 15, 2017
7:00 p.m.

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Opening Prayer: Pastor Cordell Hunter

5. Approval of the Minutes:
A. Council Meeting Minutes- May 1, 2017

6. Recognitions: None

7. Proclamations: (Presented by Mayor Martin)
A. EMS Week; May 21-27 2017

8. Presentations:
A. Official Election Results: Election Board Chair, Mr. George Diebel

9. Appointments:
A. Tyler Buck: Tourism Advisory Board (CM Martin)

10. Oath of Office: (Administered by Mayor Martin)
A. Tyler Buck: Tourism Advisory Board

11. Comments from Citizens on Agenda Items:

12. Resolutions:
Annexation Resolution: 282; Tydings Island. Second Reading and Adoption (CP Gamatoria)
A RESOLUTION BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND, ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE MARYLAND CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE XI – E AND THE PROVISIONS OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND, LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE SUBTITLE 3 – AMENDMENT OR REPEAL OF CHARTER AND SUBTITLE 4 ANNEXATION, WHICH AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF A MUNICIPALITY TO ANNEX PROPERTY, IN THIS CASE PROPERTY KNOWN AS TYDINGS PARK ISLAND, AND BY AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY; SPECIFICALLY APPENDIX A OF THE HAVRE DE GRACE CHARTER BY ADDING “SUBSECTION A.31 THE FIRST 2017 ADDITION TO THE CITY BOUNDARIES,” ALONG WITH THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE ACRES OF LAND WHICH WILL ENLARGE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE BY ANNEXING THE LAND OF TYDINGS PARK ISLAND CONSISTING OF A TOTAL OF 200 ACRES MORE OR LESS, MOSTLY WATER BOURNE, ADJOINING THE EXISTING CORPORATE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF HAVRE DE GRACE.

13. Ordinances:
Ordinance 988; Second Reading and Adoption: An ordinance concerning the tax rate (CP Gamatoria)
AN ORDINANCE BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE, MARYLAND, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND TAX-PROPERTY ARTICLE TITLE 6, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND, AND CHARTER SECTION 37A, FIXING THE TAX RATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2017 TO JUNE 30, 2018 ON EACH ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) OF ASSESSABLE REAL PROPERTY, PERSONAL PROPERTY; AND PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL SPECIAL TAX LEVIED WITHIN THE CRITICAL AREA SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT AND SETTING THE SERVICE CHARGE FOR THE SEMI-ANNUAL PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT OPTION.

Ordinance 989; Second Reading and Adoption: An Ordinance concerning the Water and Sewer Rate (CP Gamatoria)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF HAVRE DE GRACE ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND, AND THE CITY CHARTER SECTIONS 33 AND 34 AND CITY CODE CHAPTER 196 AND EXHIBIT A THERETO, ESTABLISHING THE CITY WATER AND SEWER RATES AND SERVICE PARTICIPATION FEES FOR THE USERS OF THE CITY WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM.

14. Old Business: None

15. New Business:
A. Youth and Family Run; Mt. Zion Baptist Church: June 24, 2017 (Mrs. Scott)
B. Fence in City right of way- 400 Webb Lane (CM Hitchings)

16. Motion to Adjourn Sine Die

17. Oath of Office (Administered by The Honorable Paul Ishak)
A. William T. Martin
B. Monica A. Worrell
C. Jason G. Robertson
D. David A. Martin

18. Call to Order

19. Roll Call

20. Motion to move into Closed Session- Selection of Council President

21. Reconvene

22. Roll Call

23. Motion for election of Council President

24. New Business:
A. Appointment:
1. Stephen Gamatoria Jr.: Independence Day Commission (CM Worrell)
2. Oath of Office administered by Mayor Martin

B. Budget Amendment 2017-05 ( Traffic Enforcement and Safety Equipment)

25. Directors Report:
A. Mr. Patrick Sypolt: Director of Administration
B. Mr. Ben Martorana : Director of Planning
C. Mrs. Erika Quesenbery Sturgill: Economic Development
D. Mr. George DeHority: Director of Finance
E. Mr. Tim Whittie: Director of Public Works
F. Teresa Walter: Chief of Police

26. Business from Mayor Martin

27. Business from Council:
A. Council Member Gamatoria:
B. Council Member Hitchings:
C. Council Member Glenn:
D. Council Member Worrell:
E. Council Member Robertson:
F. Council Member D. Martin:

28. Business from Council President Elect:

29. Comments from Citizens

30. Adjournment