TOWN OF BLADENSBURG
February 8, 2005
I. CALL TO ORDER: Mayor Pro Tem James called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with Council Members Ficklin, Hoffman and Watson present. Mayor McGrory arrived momentarily; Mayor Pro Tem James continued as Chair.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Council Member Hoffman moved to approve the January 2005 Worksession minutes as presented. Council Member Watson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
III. AUDIT REPORT: Diane Mock, auditor, reviewed the Towns 2004 Uniform Financial Report, explaining the format change due to GASBI requirements. She reviewed her management letter to the Town which including recommendations for more uniformity in the chart of accounts, reconciliation of withholding accounts, development of a policies and procedures manual, and improved grants record management.
IV. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
Alternative High School Update: Council Member Hoffman gave an update on the expanded day and evening programs.
Project List: The list was reviewed and updates were given.
Budget Schedule: Council Member Hoffman moved to approve the Budget Schedule as presented. Mayor McGrory seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
TAG Program: Mayor McGrory moved to support a grant application for TAG funding through the Livable Communities Program. Council Member Hoffman seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
V. NEW BUSINESS:
Town Retirement Plan: Mayor and Council will await a recommendation from management staff who will review the defined benefit plan model submitted by Sgt Flynn
Resolution in Support of PGCMAs Building Livable Municipalities Legislative Agenda for 2005: The resolution will be voted on at the February 14th Council Meeting.
Police Employee Retention Suggestion: Mayor McGrory moved to approve Chief Moss proposal to incorporate a PFC rank for Officers after two years of service, with no monetary compensation, to be given at the Chiefs discretion. Council Member Watson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. A resolution outlining this policy will be voted on at the February 14th Council Meeting.
Request for Support for HB 415: This bill asks for more funding for the Heritage Areas program. Council concurred not to take a position at this time.
IRS Requirements for Take Home Cars: Town Administrator Sarumi will draft a policy.
VI. CLARIFICATION OF STAFF REPORTS
Public Works set up responsibilities for meeting in Town facilities was discussed.
Upcoming events were announced.
There being no further business, Council Member Hoffman moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 p.m. Council Member Watson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Pat McAuley, Town Clerk