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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Todd Mohn’s Wrap Up of the July 12 County Commissioner Meeting

Todd Mohn’s Wrap Up of the July 12 County Commissioner Meeting

 

The Commissioners July 12th meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session for Boards & Commission and to consider the investment of public funds.

 

The regular meeting was called to order at 5:25 pm.

                                                                                                                                                

Blue Heron Golf Course Advisory Committee Appointments

A motion was made to reappoint Mr. Jim Riggins and to appoint Mr. Kevin Carr for two-year terms that will begin on July 1, 2022, and expire on June 30, 2024.   APPROVED 5-0

 

Local Management Board - Community Partnerships for Children Appointments

A motion was made to reappoint Colleen Thomas and to appoint Pastor Mark Famell, Ashley Kaiser, Patrick Kirk and Deyanira Juliet Murga for 3-year terms that will begin on July 1, 2022, and expire on June 30, 2025.   APPROVED 5-0       

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

 

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  1. Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) Agreement – Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Contract for FY2023                                                  

As a Member of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council each year the County executes a contract relating to our involvement and participation with the proposed work program. In turn, the agreement provides for financial support for our work with the BMC. The BMC will reimburse the County for 80% of the work done by staff on joint planning projects and studies. This year the focus area projects include:
 • Investigating Safe Transportation Highway Systems
 • Identify Skills and Technology to Support Regional & Local Transit Operations
 • Planning for Expansion of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
 • Planning for Connected and Automated Vehicles
 • Establishing a Vision for an Integrated Regional Bicycle Network

The total estimated maximum budget relating to joint projects and the work program with the BMC over the next year is $60,000. The BMC will financially support the County’s involvement up to $48,000 (80% of the total). The County will provide a 20% match of $12,000 through staff time and participation.  Staff recommends approval and execution of the Unified Planning Work Program Agreement with the Baltimore Metropolitan Council for FY 2023.  APPROVED 5-0

 

  1. Deed of Dedication – The Enclave at Prospect Bay West                 

This is a Deed of Dedication for “Masters Way” within the Subdivision for The Enclave at Prospect Bay West (40’ right-of-way). The roadway has been completed to County Standards and approved by staff for acceptance into the County’s Road Inventory.  Staff recommends signature by Commission President Corchiarino.  APPROVED 5-0

 

ACTION ITEM

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1.    Signature Requested for Matapeake Industrial Park Grant Semi Annual Progress Report – Grant Number MD-11-ED-70 

This is the Semi-Annual Progress Report for grant number MD-11-ED-70 in regards to the Matapeake Industrial Park.  The grant has been in effect since 2011 when the original award of $575,000 was made. The Park is adjacent to the Matapeake Beach and
 Clubhouse facility.  For the grant reporting year ending 6/30/2022, 20 new jobs were created for a total of 51 new full-time jobs and 77 total new jobs at the Matapeake
Business Park since 2011. In order to finalize this report, a signature from the President of the Board of County Commissioners is required on the attached CDBG Semi-Annual Progress Report form. APPROVED 5-0

 

2.    James Tolson Subdivision – Amended Perpetual Protective Agreement Deed of Forest Conservation Easement                           

This is an Amended Perpetual Protective Agreement Deed of Forest Conservation Easement for the James Tolson subdivision Forest Conservation Plan.  The applicant has proposed a forest conservation plan amendment to address lot access issues, specifically for lot 3. This Amended Perpetual Protective Agreement Deed of Forest Conservation Easement would shift 0.03 acres of existing protected land from the southwest corner of lot 3, located adjacent to Old Love Point Road, and transfer it north and to the east on lot 3 so that it runs parallel along an existing gravel driveway right-of-way. All reconfigured protected land will remain within lot 3 parcel boundaries, while other protected areas from the original easement would remain unchanged. Staff recommends review and signature for the Amended Perpetual Protective Agreement Deed of Forest Conservation Easement.  APPROVED 5-0

 

3.   Samuel Kern – Administrative Subdivision #22-01-0281 – Third Amended Deed of Open Space Easement                                     

This is Third Amended Deed of Open Space Easement for the Samuel Kern administrative subdivision.  The applicant has proposed an administrative subdivision to reconfigure lot lines between lots 1 and 4, in which lot 1 will convey 0.776 acres of land to lot 4. Due to this reconfiguration, existing deeded open space on lot 1 would require relocation to accommodate this lot line adjustment. This proposed Third Amended Deed of Open Space Easement would shift 0.776 acres of open space from the area between lots 1 and 4 and relocate it to the southeast corner of existing deeded open space.  Additionally, due to the land conveyance, the required open space would increase by 4.397 acres to an overall total of 35.473 acres. Staff recommends review and signature on the Third Amended Deed of Open Space Easement.  APPROVED 5-0

 

4.   Barry Waterman – Citizen Sponsored Text Amendment #22-03 – Repeal of Woodland Provisions                                                             

TA/CO #22-03 is a citizen sponsored application submitted by Barry Waterman. This proposed amendment would repeal specific woodland disturbance limits that are found in Article IX, Resource Protection Standards. These provisions are separate from the existing Critical Area Law and the Forest Conservation Act.  At the June 9, 2022 Planning Commission meeting, after reviewing the proposed language, staff memo, and listening to the applicant’s testimony and public comments the members voted 4:1 to send a favorable recommendation to the Board.  Staff is recommending to introduce and schedule a public hearing regarding TA/CO 22-03 as favorably reviewed by the Planning Commission.  INTRODUCED PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR AUGUST 9, 2022

 

5.   Lisa P. Schrader – Citizen Sponsored Text Amendment #22-05 – Major Extraction on a noncontiguous Parcel. TA/CO #22-05 is a citizen sponsored application submitted by Lisa P. Schrader. This proposed amendment would allow, by conditional use, major extractions on a Noncontiguous Parcel of Open Space within the Agricultural (AG) and non-Critical Area Countryside (CS) Districts.

At the June 9, 2022 Planning Commission meeting, after reviewing the proposed language, staff memo, and listening to the applicant’s testimony and public comments the members voted 4:1 to send an unfavorable recommendation to the Board. Staff is recommending to introduce and schedule a public hearing regarding TA/CO #22-05 as unfavorably reviewed by the Planning Commission.     NO ACTION WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT 

 

6.   Jemal’s Kent Narrows, LLC – Citizen Sponsored Text Amendment #22-07 – Bonus Density for Mixed Use Residential Density in the Waterfront Village Center (WVC) District

TA/CO #22-07 is a citizen sponsored application submitted by Jemal’s Kent Narrow’s, LLC. This proposed amendment would allow for a bonus of a maximum mixed-use residential density of up to 25 dwellings per acre for redevelopment of properties within dilapidated or abandoned structures by meeting the existing bonus density standards within the Waterfront Village Center (WVC) District. It also proposes to alter the purpose statement of the WCV District by adding the term residential to mixed-use in the list of intended uses.  At the June 9, 2022 Planning Commission meeting, after reviewing the proposed language, staff memo, and listening to the applicant’s testimony and public comments the members voted 4:1 to send a favorable recommendation to the County Commissioners regarding the proposed amendment with a recommendation that the proposed term “residential” be removed from the purpose statement.

Staff is Recommending to introduce and schedule a public hearing regarding TA/Co #22-07 as favorably reviewed by the Planning Commission.  INTRODUCED PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR AUGUST 9, 2022

 

7.  A Wilson Walls Farm, LLC – Minor Subdivision #21-11-0273 Termination of Open Space                                                                         

This is a Termination of Open Space Easement document for the A. Wilson Walls Farm, LLC Minor Subdivision.  The applicant (Rick Walls) is proposing a minor subdivision to convert existing Lot 1 from a cluster lot designation to a slide lot designation.  Lot 1 would maintain its current location and area of 1.5 16 acres. In addition, the plan proposes creating a second slide lot (Lot 2), totaling 2.00 acres, which would be located on Parcel 19 southeast of Lot 1. Whereas the cluster subdivision technique within the Agricultural zoning district (AG) requires the preservation of deed restricted open space, slide lot subdivisions do not require open space to be set aside. By removing the cluster lot from Parcel 19, the current deeded open space requirement becomes unnecessary, thus the applicant is proposing to remove the 157.636 remaining acres of open space on Parcel 19 from deeded easement.  Staff is recommending execution of the Termination of Open Space Easement document for the A. Wilson Walls Farm, LLC Minor Subdivision #21-11-0273.  APPROVED 5-0

 

8.  Chesapeake College Revised FY2023 Budget and Fund Balance Request

Chesapeake College is pleased to report an increase in FY 2023 State funding of $1,295,019 resulting from the Senator John A. Cade Funding Formula & Budget Reconciliation & Financing Act for FY 2023. The college has prepared a revised FY 2023 budget plan as a result of this increase in State funding. The revised budget proposal does not require any additional support from the five college support counties. The college’s Board of Trustees met on April 27, 2022 and approved this revised budgetThe revised proposal provides an additional salary increase to full-time employees of 3% which brings the total increase for employees to 5% for FY2023. A top priority in the revised budget is to fund the recommendations from the compensation study completed in FY 2022. The college continues to experience challenges retaining our highly skilled and proficient workforce as well as successfully bringing new employees to the College to maintain high demand areas in operations and instruction.  

 

The college is also requesting use of the college fund balance of $100,000 for two specific projects. These projects include: 

 

Queen Anne Technical Building Program Statement Consultants
 Chesapeake must submit a Program Statement Part I and Part II to the State agencies in December 2022 for consideration of the project for funding starting in fiscal year 2025. Normally large state funding capital project appropriations are allocated over three fiscal years. (Design FY2025, Construction FY2026 and FF&E FY2027. Examples of consultants that may be needed on this project are civil engineering, HVAC and architectural services.
                                                                                                   Amount of Request. $50,000

Applicant Tracking, Onboarding and Professional Development Human Resource Software and Implementation
 The college currently uses an applicant tracking system called Hire Touch. The support for this software is ending on 12/31/2022. The college will need to replace and update the software to support applicant tracking. The college is searching to replace the current system with a much more comprehensive HR management suite of software solutions.

Amount of Request: $50,000

APPROVED 5-0

9.  Audit Engagement Letter                                   

This is a standard letter we receive annually for the County’s financial audit which outlines the terms and conditions of the engagement. The attached letter is for 3 years (FY22-FY24) and locks the County into the specified rates with our auditor, UHY LLP.  For the FY23 and FY24 audits, we will receive a similar engagement letter reviewing the terms for those years.  Staff recommends execution of the Audit Engagement Letter by President Corchiarino.

APPROVED 5-0

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

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  1. Circuit Court Adult Drug Program Approval Letter                    
  2. QAC Plumbing/HVAC Board Meeting Minutes May 26, 2022

 

PRESENTATIONS

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I.    MACo Update - Laura Price & Michael Sanderson

II.   Character Counts Pillar of the Month – Citizenship- Kelly Huber 

III.  Mr. Jim Flaherty – Presentation of Check to Commissioners for Pickleball

 

Or you can watch the entire meeting here https://youtu.be/T5kjh3IL74I

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