TOWN OF BLADENSBURG
October 2, 2006
I. CALL TO ORDER: Mayor James called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. with Council Members George and Mendoza present. Council Member Ficklin arrived momentarily.
II. PRESENTATION FROM PREPAID LEGAL ASSOCIATES: The group gave a presentation on employee benefits related to attorney fees available through their company.
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Council Member Mendoza moved to approve the September 2006 Worksession minutes as presented; Council Member George seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
IV. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Shepherd Street between Crossroads and King Pawn: There is confusionover the Towns right of way in this area and there have been some problems with private use of the road by the nightclub.It was suggested that the first step is to do a survey. Council Member Ficklin moved to do a survey of the street and amend the budget to pay for the survey. Council Member George seconded the motion. (Council Member Watson arrived during the discussion.) The Town attorney suggested going first to MNCPPC to get the status of the road. Council Member Ficklin withdrew the motion. Council Member George moved to get the status of the road before a survey is done. Council Member Ficklin seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
Park Place Towers: Town Administrator Sarumi gave an update on her meeting and communication with the potential developers of the property. She requested that the development be placed on the Project List and that the Mayor and Council, Chief Moss and she visit a similar project that the group has undertaken in New Jersey. Council Member Watson suggested another meeting here with the group prior to a visit to the project in Union City, New Jersey. The Mayor and other Council Members agreed to move forward with the visit. A date will be determined.
Paving of Part of 5305-5412 Area of Shepherd Street: A cost estimate of $40,000 was given by the Town Engineer for the project. The Administrator will obtain a consolidated street improvement plan. A timeline for developing the plan will be presented at the November Worksession and it will be put on the Project List.
Job Title Director of Office of Code Enforcement: Council Member Ficklin moved to change the title of the Code Enforcement Supervisor to Director of Office of Code Enforcement. Council Member Watson seconded the motion. The Town Administrator reminded the Council that it needs to approve the updated job description, re-affirm the title and clarify where the office falls in the government structure. This motion was tabled and put on the Monday agenda.
Project List: The list was reviewed and updated.
V. NEW BUSINESS
Recreation Council: Council Member Watson moved to change the Recreation Council fund requests to October 1-November 30th for FY07 year only. Council Member Mendoza seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
George Mendoza moved to approve $300 for the AWS Paddlesports Regatta. Council Member George seconded the motion and it passed unanimously.
VI. CLARIFICATION OF STAFF REPORTS: Individual questions were addressed by staff.
VII. ANNOUNCEMENTS were made of upcoming events.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further public business, is was moved and seconded to go into closed session to discussion legal issues.
Pat McAuley, Town Clerk