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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Todd Mohn’s Wrap Up of the September 13th County Commissioner Meeting

The Commissioners September 13th meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session for Boards & Commissions and Personnel. The regular meeting was called to order at 5:35 pm.

 

Spending Affordability Commission                                  

There are two vacancies and two applicants for this Board. Linda Kohler and Bernard Sadusky are seeking reappointment for a term to expire on September 30, 2024. APPROVED 5-0

 

Social Services Board                                               

There are two vacancies and one applicant for this Board. Pastor Mark Farnell is seeking reappointment for a term to expire June 30, 2025.   APPROVED 5-0

 

Council for Children & Youth – Confirmation of Appointments

The Council recommended the appointment of the following individuals as new council members for 3-year terms beginning January 1, 2022: Dana Barnhart, Rena Marie Brooks, Judy Corchiarino, Amanda Ensor, Angie Price, Allison Wood.
 They also recommended the reappointment of the following existing members for 3-year terms beginning January 1, 2022; Carolyn Blades, Dawn Fraser, Eric Johnson.

APPROVED 4-0-1 Abstention  

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Item#                                                                                                                                      

  1. Systematic Replacement of Fleet Equipment – One (1) Tractor Mower    

The Roads Division is requesting to purchase one (1) John Deere Utility Tractor with Alamo Mower, from Atlantic Tractor of Queen Anne, MD, in the amount of $129,483.99, via the Sourcewell Contract #1 10719-JDC (PG 1P CG 70). Adequate funding is available in the FY2023 Capital Equipment Budget.  APPROVED 5-0

 

  1. Systematic Replacement of Fleet Equipment – One (1) Hydroseeder

The Roads Division is requesting to purchase one (1) Hydroseeder, from Turf-Equipment and Supply Company, of Jessup, MD, in the amount of $52,542.30, via the Sourcewell Contract #052417-FNN. Adequate funding is available in the FY 2023 Capital Equipment Budget. APPROVED 5-0

 

3.  Systematic Replacement of Fleet Equipment - Containers 

The Solid Waste Division is requesting to purchase four 40-yard containers, from Mid-Atlantic Waste Systems, of Easton, MD, in the amount of $45,202.32, via the VSA Virginia Sheriffs Contract #22-03-0721. This purchase will replace four (4) open top containers in unsafe conditions that average 20-years old. Adequate funding is available in the FY2023 Capital Equipment Budget.  APPROVED 5-0

 

4.  Kent Crossing Shopping Center & Senior Independent Living Project – Request for Water and Sewer Allocation                                       

Reliable Real Estate Services is the contract purchaser of the Virginia Bell farm situated between the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department and Phase I of the Four Seasons’ development. The proposal is to demolish the remaining farmhouse and any out-buildings and construct a shopping complex consisting of l2,600-ft2 of retail space, 2,500-ft2 office space, l0,750-ft2 of restaurant, two fast food pads of 2,700-ft2 and 4,200-ft2, a grocery store, and a 104-unit senior independent living facility. The current proposal will require l7,483-gpd of sewer and water allocation. The cost of the allocation at current rates is $1,025,057. This project received growth allocation and there were three major conditions placed upon the granting of Growth Allocation in 2005.They include:

• Fee in lieu for an amount $132,000 toward future improvements to the Rt 18 and Rt 552
 intersection
 • Installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Rt 18 and Piney Creek Service Road
 • A $50,000 payment to Parks and Recreation to be used for preservation of parkland on Kent Island.

Available sewer allocation remaining per the latest “Schedule A” is 44,196 gallons. APPROVED 5-0

 

ACTION ITEM

Item #                                                                                                                                      

  1. Proclamation 22-46 – Character Counts Pillar of the Month “Responsibility”

COMMISSIONER DUMENIL READ

 

  1. Proclamation 22-43 – September National Senior Center Month        

COMMISSIONER MORAN READ

 

  1. Resolution 22-12 Nuisance Violation - 203 Riverside Dr. Chester,                                                                                                 

This Resolution 22-12 is to place a lien on the subject property so the County can be reimbursed for the cost of the grass cutting. APPROVED 5-0

 

4.  FY 23 LPPI Grant Project Recommendations                            

Parks and Recreation is recommending the following projects to be completed from the $1 million grant from DNR- Local Parks and Playgrounds Infrastructure (LPPI) FY23 budget:

Court Work Capital Project Account
 Renovate the Courts at Round Top Park to host two Pickleball and one Basketball court                                  $177,165.00
 Replace Basketball Court Lights at Pinkney Park                                         $137,190.00
 Color Coating on Basketball Court at Pinkney Park                                      $ 21,547.00

Playground Capital Project Account
 Skate Park                                                                                                      $500,000.00

Athletic Field Work Project Account
 Add roof covers to the Dug Outs at OLP, Rt.1 8, and Batts Neck Park               $164,098.00                                                                                                                                       

The next step is to submit these project applications to DNR and Board of Public works for approval.  APPROVED 5-0

 

  1. CBEC Thin Layer Placement Dredging Pilot Project – Grant Funded Engineering Services                                                                                                                        

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) has an ongoing coastal resiliency project. Sustainable Science LLC, Denton, MD, is providing engineering, design and permitting services for the whole project, including a component to design and permit suitable areas for innovative and beneficial use of dredge material on existing marshland know as thin layer placement.  A 100% state grant funded pilot project has been proposed to determine the feasibility of thin layer placement at CBEC of material dredged from Price Creek, near Queen Anne Colony. The Public Landings Division recommends approval to enlist engineering services up to $35,000 from Sustainable Science LLC, as a sole source vendor. This work is contingent upon award of a $35,000 MD-DNR Waterway Improvement Fund grant request submitted on September 6, 2022. No County funds are needed for this project. APPROVED 5-0

                                                                                                     

6.    Blue Heron Golf Course Front Nine Greens Renovation Contract             

The Blue Heron Golf Course is requesting to contract the Front Nine Greens Renovation Project to McDonald & Sons Golf Course Builders. The project was reposted for three (3) weeks to seek 

additional competitive bids. However, only one of six potential contractors submitted a bid (McDonald & Son put forth the same contract price for the work as they submitted in July.)

The total project is cost $644,858.47. The total cost includes contracted services in the amount of $306,689.74 and $338,169.13 for materials to be purchased by the Department.

Adequate funding is available in the Blue Heron Golf Course Capital Project Budgets: Irrigation (30007) and Course Improvements (30011).  APPROVED 5-0

 

7.  FY23 Artificial Turf Field Contracts                            

Parks and Recreation is requesting to contract Field Turf USA, Inc to design and install two artificial turf fields, one at Church Hill Park and one at Batts Neck Park utilizing the Keystone Purchasing Network Agreement, KP #201801-01, is as follows:

Batts Neck Park

  • Design and install one artificial turf field      $1,391,873.91
  • Cement Stabilization Allowance                    $   121,086.00
    • (If soil is not compatible)
  • Total for Batts Neck Park                               $1,512,959.91

Church Hill Park

  • Design and install one artificial turf field      $1,495,769.82
  • Cement Stabilization Allowance                    $   150,505.00
    • (If soil is not compatible)
  • Total for Church Hill Park                             $1,646,274.82

 

Grand Total Requested for two Artificial Turf Fields     $3,159,234.73

 

Work would begin in November 2022 and would be completed in the Spring of 2023. Funding to come from Parks Artificial Turf Capital Project, 40915, in the amount of $263,725, the remaining amount of $2,895,509.73 would come from a combination of Parks Impact fees and County Fund Balance. APPROVED 5-0

 

DESK ITEM - Capital Request for FY23 Vehicles Area on Aging - This is a request to purchase three Chevy Equinox’s that were approved in the FY23 Capital Budget for a total of $105,000. Of this amount $60,501 is grant funded through the Maryland Department of Aging ARPA grant which was received and approved recently through Budget Amendment #CC-13 – Senior Centers. The three vehicles requested will replace a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 97,460 miles, a 2013 Dodge Journey with 110,952 miles and a 2001 Chevy Blazer with 143,300 miles which have all exceeded their useful life cycle. Two will be used for the Home Delivered Meal program and one for all Kramer center staff of the department for client home visits, client transports and meetings.  APPROVED 5-0

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

Item #                                                                                                                                                 

  1. Thank you, card – Scott MacGlashan                               
  2. MDE letter – Whitemarsh Park and Bloomfield Property Water and Sewer 
  3. Kent Narrows Development Foundation letter – Kent Narrows Waterway Vessels Exceeding Safe Speeds                                                                 
  4. Plumbing/HVAC Board July Report                               
  5. Thank you, letter– Mid Shore Community Foundation   
  6. Thank you, letter – Mid Shore Community Foundation    
  7. Notification to Adjacent Property Owners – Portable Classrooms Lighthouse Christian Academy                                                                                 

 

LEGISLATION

Item #                                                                                                                                                 

  1. Hearing County Ordinance No. 22-10              

A BILL ENTITLED AN ACT CONCERNING Revisions to the Queen Anne’s County Ethics Ordinance, Chapter 8 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Queen Anne’s County; FOR THE PURPOSE of revising Chapter 8 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Queen Anne’s County to comply with the requirements of House Bill 363 (2021) and House Bill 1058 (2021); revising the requirements regarding conflicts of interest, gifts and financial disclosure; defining “Quasi-Governmental Entity”; and generally revising and updating the Queen Anne’s County Ethics Ordinance to comply with the requirements of State law.  Record Open for Two Weeks

 

  1. County Ordinance No. 22-11     

A BILL ENTITLED AN ACT CONCERNING Treatment Charges for Septage; FOR THE PURPOSE of revising the provisions regarding treatment charges for sewage septage; providing that such charges will be established under the Queen Anne’s County Sewer System Rate Schedule and may be amended from time to time by Resolution of the County Commissioners of Queen Anne’s County; and generally revising and updating the provisions on septage treatment charges in Queen Anne’s County; BY AMENDING Section 24-120 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland; 

Commissioner Dumenil introduced

 

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