Todd Mohn’s Wrap Up of the January 10th County Commissioner Meeting
The January 10th meeting started at 4:45 p.m. with a closed session for Boards & Commissions. and for Land Acquisition.
The regular meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.
- Board of Electrical Examiners
This Board currently has one (1) vacancy due to a resignation. We have received one new applicant, Mr. Tim Reedy. This appointment will serve the remainder of the vacated term and expire on 06/30/2024. Motion to appoint Mr. Tim Reedy APPROVED 5-0
- Stipend for Animal Control Commission
A motion was made to provide a stipend to the Animal Control Commission (ACC) as follows: $2,000 Chair and $1,500 for each member per year and for the ACC to resume in-person meetings for at least 50% of their meetings, both effective on 7/1/23. APPROVED 5-0
- Mr. Wayne Humphries – Character Counts Pillar of the Month Proclamation 23-01 “Fairness” -COMMISSIONER DUMENIL READ THE PROCLAMATION
- Ordinance 23-01 – Public Facilities Bond Authorization of 2023
This is a public local law to authorize and empower Queen Anne’s County to borrow not more than seven million dollars ($7,000,000) for the public purpose of financing or refinancing certain public facilities. The net proceeds from the sale of the bonds authorized to be issued hereunder shall be used and applied for financing or refinancing one or more of the following projects which shall include without limitation, design, engineering, planning, fiscal, and legal expenses related thereto. Capital projects approved by the Board of Education including projects including construction, improvement and/or renovation of one or more administrative buildings and other renovations and improvements at one or more schools, including a roof replacement at Queen Anne’s County High School and other capital projects approved for bond funding in the County’s Capital Budget for Fiscal Year 2023 or as otherwise approved by the County Commissioners. -COMMISSIONER WILSON INTRODUCED
- Public Hearing – Ordinance 22-13 – Comprehensive Rezoning Requests and Rezoning of the Reduced Growth Area ………. 7-51
As part of the County’s Comprehensive Plan update process, property owners were provided the opportunity to have their property re-evaluated for change to a different land use and zoning district. At the November 10, 2022 Planning Commission meeting, the Planning Commission considered the proposed zoning map changes in relation to Comprehensive Plan, the staff memo and zoning maps, public comment, and applicant testimony. The members voted unanimously to send a favorable recommendation to the County Commissioners regarding the Comprehensive Rezoning Requests (CRR) and Growth Area rezonings as outlined in this Comprehensive Rezoning Summary Table. The Commissioners introduced Ordinance #22-13 and scheduled this public hearing. The presentation in the book outlines each request in detail. -RECORD WILL BE LEFT OPEN FOR TWO WEEKS FOR ADDITIONAL PUBLIC COMMENTS.
- Capital Equipment Purchase – Zero Turn Mower
The Department of Parks and Recreation is requesting to purchase two Zero Turn Mowers from Atlantic Tractor in Queen Anne, Maryland for $33,400.00 utilizing the USA Government Discount. This purchase will replace two 2005 Kubota Mowers. APPROVED 5-0
- Capital Equipment Purchase – Kubota RTV
The Department of Parks and Recreation is requesting to purchase one Kubota RTV from Burke Equipment in Felton, Delaware for $30,754.85, utilizing the Sourcewell Discount 031121. This purchase will replace one 2005 Kubota RTV900. APPROVED 5-0
- Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Compliance Confirmation for Locally Operated Transit Systems
This is the required document from Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) setting
the new requirement for Queen Anne’s County being a Large Urbanized Area (UZA) under the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, as Grasonville South is included in the Baltimore Metropolitan Region. The law states that we start a Transit Safety Committee and develop a Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) which has been completed. The MTA requests that our (PTASP) be approved by the County Commissioners by signing the included safety plan. APPROVED 5-0
- Property Lien for Nuisance Violation 3809 Main Street Grasonville, Md
An independent contractor hired by the Zoning Office cut the grass at the above referenced address after the property owner ignored repeated attempts by the Zoning Inspector to get the site to comply with Queen Anne’s County Code Chapter 19 Article II § 19-2.L.(2) which states: A person may not allow any vegetation to grow higher than 12 inches on any lot or parcel that is: (a) Less than three acres in size; and (b) located in an approved or recorded residential subdivision or any part of which is within 200 feet of a neighboring residence.
Staff recommended approval of Resolution #23-01 to place a lien on the property located at 3809 Main St., Grasonville, MD in the amount of $260.00 for this Nuisance Violation. APPROVED 5-0
- Budget Amendment #CC-31 – Aging – Assisted Living
This amendment is to increase the Assisted Living budget to reflect the amount received through our grant award. The total grant award for FY23 was $54,338.00 of which $38,436 is currently budgeted in 60300000-33210. This amendment also decreases the transfer into Aging/Assisted Living by $1,790.00 as it is not required due to the increased grant revenue.
No additional County Funds needed. APPROVED 5-0
- Budget Amendment #CC-32 – Police Recruitment & Retention Grant
This amendment increases grant revenue along with the corresponding expenditures in relation to the Police Recruitment and Retention (PRAR) grant awarded to the Sheriff’s Office. The FY23 budgeted grant revenue is currently $55,000 but should be $69,500 per the grant award. APPROVED 5-0
- Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Block Grant Program
Letter of Satisfaction
- Thank you card – Cassandra Hosler
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