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City Council Minutes

November 30, 1998
 

The City Council met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor David J. Wooten presiding.

Those Commissioners in attendance were: Commissioners Rice, Watkins, Saunders and Vickers.

Mr. Kinnamon led in the Lord's Prayer.

Commissioner Watkins moved to approve the minutes of the November 16th City Council meeting; seconded by Commissioner Vickers. Motion carried unanimously.

He then made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 23rd City Council meeting; seconded by Commissioner Rice. Motion carried unanimously.

RENDER DECISION ON REZONING REQUEST FOR 208 MARYLAND AVENUE

Pursuant to the Findings of Fact, Commissioner Rice moved to allow the rezoning for this particular parcel within the PWCD District from R-Residential to C-R Commercial Retail; seconded by Commissioner Watkins. As a point of clarification, Mr. Collison advised that this is just approval of the Findings of Fact. The final approval will need the vote of at least four Commissioners. (At this point in the meeting there were only three Commissioners present.) Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVE BUDGETED EXPENDITURES FOR C.E.M.S.

Mr. Kinnamon advised these expenditures were held over from last week for a further explanation. Commissioner Saunders advised that she had spoken with Ms. Windsor and this is coming out of contingency money in their budget. She then made a motion to approve the expenditures; seconded by Commissioner Watkins. Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVE 1999 HOLIDAY CALENDAR

Commissioner Watkins noted that the calendar is very similar to the one for this year. Commissioner Saunders felt "it is a bit much" and has never agreed with it.

Commissioner Watkins made a motion to approve the 1999 holiday calendar as submitted; seconded by Commissioner Vickers. Motion carried 3 to 1 with Commissioner Saunders voting against.

MAYOR MAKES APPOINTMENT TO THE HOUSING AUTHORITY

Mr. Jack Glessner came to the podium at the Mayor's request and stated that he moved into the area about three and one-half years ago. He has some time to devote to the community and wanted to become more involved and was glad the Mayor asked him to consider a position on the Housing Authority Board. Mayor Wooten thanked him for being willing to serve and gave him a big welcome on behalf of the Council.

REQUEST TO ALLOW STORAGE TRAILERS AT WAL-MART

The manager of Wal-Mart requested permission to have storage trailers at their store until December 20th due to increased business volume and layaway considerations during the holiday season. Commissioner Rice made a motion to waive the trailer ordinance for the time frame from December 1st through December 20th; seconded by Commissioner Watkins. Motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Rice requested that they be as inconspicuous as possible.

Mr. Pritchett mentioned that he was at the site today and the only problem he has was when you get to the seventh trailer, the fire lane is blocked and there needs to be a minor "shuffling" to correct it.

APPROVE BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION

Commissioner Saunders made a motion to approve the budget amendment; seconded by Commissioner Rice. Motion carried unanimously. (She had conferred with Commissioner Swafford about the budget amendments over the weekend.)

APPROVE BUDGET AMENDMENTS FOR D.P.W.

Commissioner Saunders made a motion to approve the budget amendments; seconded by Commissioner Watkins. Motion carried unanimously.

APPROVE BUDGETED EXPENDITURES OVER $250.

Commissioner Saunders made a motion to approve everything as submitted; seconded by Commissioner Watkins. Motion carried unanimously.

REQUEST FROM COMMISSIONER SAUNDERS & COMMISSIONER VICKERS

Commissioner Saunders made a motion to go into Executive Session this evening's regular session regarding a real estate matter, with the help of Mr. Pritchett; seconded by Commissioner Rice. Motion carried unanimously.

Commissioner Vickers made a motion to go into Executive Session after this meeting to discuss a personnel matter; seconded by Commissioner Watkins. Motion carried unanimously.

COMMENTS FROM THIRD WARD

Commissioner Saunders questioned the minutes of the November 23rd meeting (specifically page 11,0123, paragraph 7). The way the paragraph reads is "like the Council voted to not only take the weeds up, but to repair her sidewalk." She realizes that the minutes were already approved earlier this evening (she arrived late), but she asked "consideration to have that worded more clearly so it don't come back to haunt us or the next Council."

Commissioner Watkins made a motion to go back to the minutes of November 23rd and amend his motion to indicate the correct wording be placed in the minutes indicating that the Council, in working with the people on Maryland Avenue, did not indicate that they would completely fix it back; seconded by Commissioner Rice. Motion carried unanimously.

(In listening to that part of last week's tape, Mr. Pritchett stated, "on a raised sidewalk due to root damage, we don't even attempt to pull the root out from under the concrete. That's done when the concrete is removed, we remove the root and that was in the letter agreed that we would do that aspect of the repair .... that's no problem once the concrete is up. 11)

Commissioner Saunders then referenced Mr. Pritchett's memo regarding Council's consideration to allow a door to be cut in the rear of the old pump house on Water Street and Yacht Club Drive to store park equipment (lawn mower, etc.). Commissioner Vickers made a motion to grant this request; seconded by Commissioner Watkins. Motion carried unanimously.

She then referred to a memo from Mr. Wheeler requesting Council's permission to attend a seminar conducted by Local Government Insurance Trust to update local governments on Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations on December 7th. Commissioner Saunders made a motion to direct Mr. Kinnamon to let Mr. Wheeler go to this; seconded by Commissioner Vickers. Motion carried unanimously.

COMMENTS FROM SECOND WARD

Commissioner Watkins invited everyone to the auction this Saturday at Bethel Church at 10:00 a.m. He thanked Wal Mart for their donation to be auctioned off.

With no further business, meeting adjourned at 7:22 p.m.

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting of Monday, November 30, 1998 insofar as I personally am aware.

Edwin C. Kinnamon, Clerk-Treasurer