TOWN OF BLADENSBURG
April 11, 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 was excused.
II. OPENING PRAYER: Mrs. Holloway gave the opening prayer
III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
IV. DOUBLE DUTCH DEMONSTRATION
V. PORT TOWNS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS, Mr. Carter and Mr. White introduced 5th grade students who participated in fund raising for the tsunami victims and collected over $3000.
VI. TAG PROGRAM DONATIONS: Mac McKenna, Balfour Beatty Construction, and Mike Shapiro, owner of King Pawn, donated $3,000 and $1,000 respectively to the Towns new program.
VII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Council Member Hoffman moved to approve the March 8th Worksession minutes as presented. Council Member Watson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. Approval of the March Council Meeting minutes was tabled.
VIII. MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS: Council and Mayor gave updates on meetings and events attended.
IX. STAFF REPORTS: Staff gave updates on the previous months activities. Copies of full reports are available in the Town Office.
X. ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLOSED SESSION: Mayor McGrory announced there was a closed session concerning contract negations after the April Worksession; no Council actions were taken.
XI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Approval of Job Descriptions: Council Member James moved to approve job descriptions for Patrol Corporal, Public Works Foreman, and Public Works Director as presented. Council Member Watson seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Appointment of Election Judges: Mayor McGrory moved to approve Doris Fink as Chief Judge of Election and Janet ONeil as Election Judge. Council Member Hoffman seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Inclusion of Laurel in Police Mutual Aid Agreement: Council Member Hoffman moved to approve the Mayor signing the amended Police Mutual Aid Agreement that adds the City of Laurel as a party to the agreement. Council Member James seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Ordinance 1-2005 Amending the Budget Adoption Ordinance for FY05: Council Member James performed the second reading of the Ordinance. Council Member Hoffman moved to approve the Ordinance. Council Member James seconded the motion. The motion failed: Mayor McGrory and Council Member Hoffman in favor; Council Member James and Watson opposed.
Resolution 4-2005: Abolishing the Position of Assistant Chief of Police: Council Member Hoffman moved to approve Resolution 4-2005. Council Member James seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
CDBG FUNDING: Council Member Watson moved to approve the Mayor signing an agreement with Prince Georges County to use the County as a conduit for CDBG funds. Council Member Hoffman seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
XII. NEW BUSINESS
COUNCILS PROJECTS: Council Member James moved that his discretionary funds of $500 be used for the Wm. Wirt Middle School Choirs trip to Atlanta for music competition. Council Member Hoffman seconded the motion. Council Member Hoffman and Watson respectively amended the motion to include $100 from each of their funds for the same cause. The motion passed unanimously.
XIII. PUBLIC COMMENT: The Mayor entertained comments and concerns from the audience.
XIV. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, Council Member Watson moved to adjourn. Council Member James seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Pat McAuley, Town Clerk