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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Summary of Public Meeting Decisions - 04/16/2020

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

  • An Ordinance to amend the FY 2020 Position Schedule. This action will convert a part time Body Worn Camera Administrator position in the Police Department to a full time Technology Specialist Position in order to provide assistance with daily tasks in the Technology Services Division, while still administering the body worn cameras program.
  • An Agreement with Gray & Pape, Inc, in the amount of $70,790 to provide architectural historian consultant services. These services will be utilized to complete a revision and update of the Frederick Historic District National Register. This nomination update will include a detailed and inclusive historic context.
  • An Ordinance to authorize the acquisition of the property located at 213 Bishops Glen Drive. This property will provide affordable housing under the recently adopted 2019-11 Affordable Housing Program. , which is funded through the Community Development Block Grant and administered by the City. City Code requires the Board approve an ordinance for property acquisition.
  • The Board considered an Agreement with GreenPlay, LLC for $229,999 to prepare a Comprehensive Park and Recreation Master Plan, which would guide the future development and redevelopment of the City’s parks, facilities, and recreation programming. Due to current and anticipated fiscal constraints brought about by the COVID-19 crisis, the Board voted to table this item and revisit it in approximately six months when the City’s financial situation is more clear.
  • A purchase order for $144,656.84 to Playground Specialists, Inc. for improvements to Sophie and Madigan’s Playground. This purchase will enable the City to begin construction on a playground at Westside Regional Park in memory of Sophie and Madigan Lillard, as outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding with Sophie and Madigan’s Playground, Inc.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding with Adeyemi Fagbohun to paint and install a mural on the exterior outfield wall at Harry Grove Stadium. Funding for the mural, which celebrates Frederick County Sports Heroes, will be provided through private donations. 
  • A contract with CPE, Inc. for the Paving Repair Program. This contract provides for asphalt patching of streets as needed. Funds in the amount of $162,000 have been budgeted for year one of the contract.
  • First Amendment to a Land Lease Agreement with GTP Towers II, LLC. This item pertains to an existing ground lease for space at 9450 Gambrill Park Road. A sublessee, New Cingular Wireless, had requested to modify, upgrade and add equipment. This amendment captures those modifications within the lease.
  • A Contract with Alden Bailey Restoration Corp. for $748,440 for replacement of the City Hall roof. The current roof has significant damage and deterioration, causing leaks which threaten to damage fixtures and technology within the building. Some downspouts have been determined to be inadequate to heavy rains. This contract will provide for replacement of the entire slate roof, chimney flashing, downspouts, deteriorated wood framing and fascia. In addition, the chammies will be repaired and repointed.
  • A supplemental agreement with State Highway Administration for Fairview Avenue Bridge replacement. This agreement will allow the City to obtain federal funding for replacement of the bridge, which has been evaluated and designated Structurally Deficient and Functionally Obsolete.
  • First Amendment to a Memorandum of Understanding with Frederick County for transfer, improvement and maintenance of public roads relative to the Keller Property. The City and County previously completely an MOU with the County concerning these roads; this amendment further clarifies the limits of ownership and maintenance of portions of the intersection of Yellow Springs Road and Rocky Springs Road/Walter Martz Road.
  • Quit Claim Deed from Frederick County for a portion of Gas House Pike. In accordance with an MOU regarding the Renn Property annexed into the City in 2017, the quit claim deed transfers any existing rights of these road sections from Frederick County to the City.
  • A Resolution concerning climate emergency. Through this resolution, the City commits to consider climate change in all significant actions, implement climate emergency mobilization efforts to address global warming and to establish an ad hoc Climate Emergency Mobilization Workgroup.
  • Memorandum of Understanding with Child Care Choices concerning a Child Care Incentive Program. This MOU will access funds from the City’s Child Care Reserve Fund to be awarded to childcare providers who meet credentialing standards under the Maryland EXCELS quality rating system.
  • A Resolution to amend the Policies and Procedures Handbook for City employees. This resolution implements provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, passed by Congress to provide certain financial relief and protections to employees during the current Coronavirus crisis. In addition, the resolution addresses issues concerning employee leave brought about by the Coronavirus crisis.

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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