TOWN OF BLADENSBURG
March 8, 2005
I. CALL TO ORDER: Mayor McGrory called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with Council Members Ficklin, James and Watson present. Council Member Hoffman was excused.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Council Member James moved to approve the February Worksession Minutes as presented. Council Member Ficklin seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
III. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
Project List: The Project List was reviewed and updated.
Website: Council Member James moved that Town Staff move forward developing the Town website, coordinated by Lt. Owens and Chief Moss. Council Member Watson seconded the motion. Discussion: Compensation and whether the work would be performed on or off duty was discussed. The motion passed unanimously.
Budget Revenues: Treasurer Rawlings presented and gave an overview of preliminary Budget Revenues.
Budget Approval Ordinance: Mayor McGrory presented draft Ordinance 1-2005 to amend the FY 05 Budget. There was discussion on the percentage change in line item amounts that would be allowed without Council approval. The amended Ordinance will be read at the Council Meeting.
Charter Review: Mayor McGrory moved toapprove the changes outlined by General Code Publishers in pages 1-3 of their recommendations correcting spelling errors, correct uniform capitalization, spell out numbers one through nine, 10 and above in numerical form, impose consistent sub-sectioning, impose consistent citation of dates, use General Code style amendment for amendments, become Council Members consistently spelling change of Manor, correct Quincy, change less persons to fewer persons, change candidates for Mayor to candidate for Mayor. Council Member Ficklin seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Comments on Articles I and II are due to Mayor by March 31.
Town Administrator: The Job Description will be on the March Council
Meeting Agenda for approval.
Resolution Supporting Addition at Elizabeth Seton: The Town Clerk will draft a resolution for the Council Meeting.
IV. NEW BUSINESS:
Fund Request for Girl Scout Spring Break Camp: Council Member Watson moved to approve $300 for the camp. Council Member James seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
V. CLARIFICATION OF STAFF REPORTS: Staff responded to individual questions concerning reports.
VI. ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Chair entertained announcements on upcoming events.
VII. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, at 9:50 p.m., Council Member James moved to adjourn the meeting to go into closed session to discuss contract negations, following a showing of Who Moved My Cheese? Council Member Ficklin seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Pat McAuley, Town Clerk