TOWN OF BLADENSBURG
July 11, 2005
I. CALL TO ORDER: Mayor McGrory called the meeting to order at 7: p.m. with Council Members Ficklin, Hoffman, James and Watson present.
II. OPENING PRAYER: Council Member Ficklin gave the opening prayer.
III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: BVFD Chief led the Pledge of Allegiance.
IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Council Member James moved to approve the minutes as presented. Council Member Ficklin seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
V. BVFD: Chief Kuenzli gave an update on Fire Department activities.
VI. MAYOR & COUNCIL REPORTS: Mayor and Council gave updates of the previous months meetings and events attended.
VII. STAFF REPORTS: Staff gave updates on the previous months departmental activities. Copies of reports are in the Town Office.
VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
ATHA Priorities: Council Member Watson moved to approve the Bostwick/Town Center & Market Masters House as Bladensburgs two ATHA Priorities. Council Member Hoffman seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Emergency Ordinance 6-2005: Council Member Hoffman read the ordinance that will enable the purchase of three police vehicles. Council Member Hoffman moved to approve Ordinance 6-2005 as read. Council Member Watson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Certificate of Approval for Fire Department Refinancing: Following Council Member Watsons reading of the Certificate, Council Member Watson moved to approve the document; Council Member Hoffman seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Noise Ordinance: Mayor McGrory read a summary of the proposed ordinance. There will be a second reading and vote at the September Council Meeting.
Police Department Job Descriptions: Council Member Ficklin moved to approve Police Department Administrative Assistant and Aid job descriptions as presented. Council Member James seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Grant Applications: Mayor McGrory moved that the Town shall submitted a revised Priority Place Application, Community Legacy Application, Maryland Heritage Areas Grant Application during the next available application period for each of these funding/support opportunities. Council Member Watson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
IX. NEW BUSINESS:
August Recess: Council Member Ficklin moved to approve an August recess from regularly scheduled Council Meetings. Council Member Ficklin seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
X. PUBLIC COMMENT:
The Mayor entertained public comment.
There being no further public business, Council Member Hoffman moved to go into closed session to discuss a personnel issue. Council Member Watson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
Pat McAuley, Town Clerk