September 2005

TOWN OF BLADENSBURG
COUNCIL MEETING
September 12, 2005

I. CALL TO ORDER: Mayor McGrory called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with Council Members Hoffman, James, and Watson present. Council Member Ficklin arrived at 7:30 p.m.

II. OPENING PRAYER: Mrs. Holloway gave the opening prayer.

III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Ms. Kyman from the County Executives Office led the Pledge of Allegiance.

IV. PRESENTATIONS: Mayor McGrory and Council Member Hoffman presented Certificates of Appreciation to Sheila Rice and Tracy Stone (Promotion Committee), and Russ Maske, Mike Scanlon (BLDC).

V. PROCLAMATION: Mayor McGrory proclaimed October 27, 2005 Marion Hoffman Day in the Town of Bladensburg.

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Marion Hoffman moved to approve the July Council Meeting minutes as presented. Council Member Watson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

VII. ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSIONS: Mayor McGrory announced two closed sessions, after the July and September Worksessions, to discuss personnel issues.

VIII. MAYOR & COUNCIL REPORTS: Updates were given on events attended. Mayor McGrory announced he would not run for re-election.

IX. STAFF REPORTS: Staff gave updated on the previous months activities by Department. Copies of reports are in the Town Office.

X. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Ordinance 7-2005: Noise Ordinance: Mayor McGrory summarized the Ordinance as a second reading. Council Member Watson moved to adopted the Ordinance as presented. Council Member Ficklin seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Emergency Ordinance 8-2005: Amendment to the FY06 Budget: Council Member Hoffman read the Ordinance that will transfer funds from the General Fund to the Town Administrators Budget for Professional Services. Council Member James moved to adopt the Ordinance as presented. Council Member Ficklin seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Council Discretionary Funds: Mayor McGrory moved to appropriate his funds as follows: $300 for AWS Paddlesport Regatta, $100 for Port Towns Boys and Girls Club, and $100 for Choices for Success. Council Member Ficklin seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

CDBG Agreement for PY 31: Council Member Ficklin moved to approve the Mayors signing the agreements with Prince Georges County. Council Member Hoffman seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Vote on Ratification of Town Center Goals: Council Member James moved to ratify the Town Center Goals for the proposed Sector Plan Amendment. Council Member Hoffman seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

XI. NEW BUSINESS:

Approval of Election Judge: Council Member James moved to approve Walter George as an Election Judge. Council Member Hoffman seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

XII. PUBLIC COMMENT: There were no public comments

XIII. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, at 9:30 p.m., Council Member Hoffman moved to adjourn; Mayor McGrory seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,
Pat McAuley, Town Clerk