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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Todd Mohn's Wrap Up - County Commissioner Meeting July 13

The July 13th meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session for Personnel, Boards and Commissions and Consult with Counsel.

 

The Regular meeting was called to order at 5:35 pm 

                                                                                                                                          

  1. Compensation Study                    

The Commissioners requested the County Administrator & Director of Human Resources develop a salary study focused on critical workforce needs and to provide a recommended plan to keep pace with local and regional salary and wage markets.   APPROVED 5-0

 

  1. Local Management Board appointments             

Motion to appoint Justin Hoyt, Cameron Ronayne, Sara Shelley, and Karla Tryon to the Board of the Queen Anne’s County Community Partnerships for Children and Families to serve a three-year term ending on June 30, 2024.   APPROVED 5-0

 

DPW

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Admin/Engineering

  1. Extinguishment and Relocation of Drainage Easement                                       

233 Mattapex Plantation Lane

This is a Declaration of Extinguishment and Relocation of a Drainage Easement on Lot 6 at 233 Mattapex Plantation Lane.   THIS ITEM WAS WITHDRAWN       

 

Roads Division

  1. Worcester Road – Information Meeting Request       

The Kent Island Estates Roads Association along with multiple property owners along Worcester Road, have requested and petitioned the County to commence with a public information meeting to improve this road to public standards using the special assessment process.  It is recommended to schedule a public informational meeting for the proposed Worcester Road Improvement Project on July 28, 2021, at 7 pm, at the Kent Island Estates Community Hall. APPROVED 5-0

 

ACTION ITEM

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  1. Animal Transportation Vehicle – Cargo Transit Van            

This is a state contract procurement for a new transportation vehicle for the Animal Services Division.  In 2020, Animal Services transferred 179 animals to other Maryland Animal shelters/rescues and sent approximately 148 animals to Veterinary hospitals for emergency visits,
general sick exams, or spay/neuter surgery. Animal Services had $30,000 approved in the FY22 Capital Budget for a new cargo transit van. It is recommended to procure a 2021 Ford Transit Connect cargo van using the State of Maryland’s General Services procurement contract for $22,335. APPROVED 5-0

 

  1. CDBG COVID-Round 1 – Grant # CV-1-8 Grant Agreement Amendment      

With the implantation of the new Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP),
CDBG has allowed us to amend our original grant agreement to use the funds for other
needs in conformance with program regulations. After further discussions with the
Queen Anne’s County Area Agency on Aging it was discovered that the funds could be
used to help support the Home Delivered Meals program
 A Notice of Substantial Amendment was placed in the Bay Times/Record Observer on May 7, 2021 and we received no comments on the plan to reallocate funding from its initial purpose to Home Delivered Meals. APPROVED 5-0

 

  1. Property Lien Nuisance Violation                    

This is a property lien for a nuisance violation on land described as: map 30, Parcel 32, 102 Massey Avenue, Church Hill ($400.00) for high vegetation (over 12 inches).  APPROVED 5-0

 

  1. Support letter for Senior Center Capital Grant         

This is a letter to Secretary Rona Kramer of the Maryland Department of Aging in support of the
application for the Senior Citizens Activities Centers Capital Improvement Grants Program. This grant will provide up to $800,000 towards the Senior Center portion of the new YMCA project. APPROVED 5-0

 

  1. Chesapeake College Revised FY22 Budget                              

Chesapeake College received an increase in FY 2022 State funding of $895,052 resulting from the Senator John A. Cade Funding Formula & Budget Reconciliation & Financing Act: FY 2022.  The college has now prepared a revised FY 2022 budget plan. The revised budget proposal does not require any additional support from the college’s five support counties. The college’s Board of Trustees met on June 10, 2021 and approved this revised budget which includes a 5% across-the-board salary increase.  As part of this revised FY2022 budget proposal, the college is also requesting use of the college fund balance ($1.2 million) for five specific projects.  The projects are Website Development, Design, Implementation, and Governance Project, Chesapeake College Strategic Repositioning & Rebranding Project, Electronic Document Management System-Software and Hardware, Learning Resource Center Furniture Replacement in Public Areas (LRC), Learning Resource Center (LRC) Carpet Replacement and Paint Second Floor.   APPROVED 5-0

 

6.  DESK ITEM - This is a contract with MUSCO Lighting to install athletic field lights at White Marsh Park in the amount of $1,284,148.00, utilizing the Keystone Purchasing Network Agreement KPN-201901-01.  This project will install new lights on the Bermuda soccer fields, Parks and Recreation will submit POS Grant in the amount of $1,000,000.  This is a new POS “payback”grant received from the state that must be used this fiscal year. The remaining funds to complete the project will come from FY22 county fund balance in the amount of $284,148.00. APPROVED 5-0

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

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  1. MDOT – Transportation priorities for CTP Response letter                    
  2. MDOT – SHA Project MD 835C in Stevensville Topographic Surveys                   
  3. MTA – Contraflow response letter          
  4. MDE – Water Sampling results               
  5. MDE – review of Amendment 11-16 to the 2011 QAC CWSP              
  6. Water Appropriation & Use Permit         
  7. MDE – Notice of application public notice         
  8. Sudlersville Awarded $513,000 USDA Grant for Water Improvements                  
  9. Clean Chesapeake Coalition May 26, 2021 meeting handouts                
  10. BOE appointment of an implementation coordinator                  
  11. QAC Planning Commission 2020 Annual Report Worksheet

 

PRESENTATIONS

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  1. Character Counts Proclamation – July – Citizenship            
  2. LGIT Grant Award for MD Certified Flagger Instructor Training    
  3. DES Update                

 

LEGISLATIVE

 

County Ordinance 21-02 - Major and Minor Multifamily Dwellings and Nonresidential Height Requirements in the Urban Commercial (UC) Zoning District in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland DISSAPPROVE 4-1

 

County Ordinance 21-03 - Self-Storage Uses in the Town Center (TC) Zoning District in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland APPROVED 5-0

 

County Ordinance 21-05 - the Expansion of the Kent Narrows Commercial Management and Waterfront Improvement District Established Under Article IV of Chapter 5 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Queen Anne’s County APPROVED 5-0

 

 

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