City Council Meeting--Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 – 7:30 PM
Proclamation of Lee Jordan Day (February 23)--Lee Jordan Film Event (PDF)
This Sunday at 3pm the City will celebrate Lee Jordan Day with a viewing of a documentary on his life and contributions to our community at the Community Center.
Ann Ceikot will update the Council on MD’s legislature.
1. Traffic Calming – Second Avenue Speed Hump (PDF)
We will hear about the proposed speed hump installation at Second Avenue.
2. 2022 Election Re port Cover Memo (PDF)
We will hear from the Election Board about the 2022 Election. Turnout was very good this past election in Ward 1 as it was in 2020 as well. Everyone on the Council is interested in how we can support residents from other wards in increasing their turnout. When I have spoken to elected officials who serve Wards 5 and 6, they believe that it is harder to get support from other levels of government because of the low voter turnout.
3. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Amendment to the City Attorney’s Contract (PDF)
As I stated last week,”The attorney fees for the firm the City works with have gone up. The firm that we work with, Karpinski, Cornbrooks, and Karp, P.A., is very knowledgeable about many of the different issues that our city seeks counsel on and it works with other municipalities similar to ours.”
4. CONSENT AGENDA - Cover Memo and Resolutions (PDF)
We will vote to fill the vacant positions on Boards and Committees. I worked with Council Members Honzak and Dyballa on reviewing the applications. As will be noted, we did a fair job of attracting applications from a diverse age group however, we need to do a better job this June of recruiting a more racially diverse group.
5. Traffic Calming – Second Avenue Speed Bump (PDF)
While I support the work that the residents of Second Avenue has done to make their part of the neighborhood safer, the City needs to work towards enacting a more equitable system to install traffic calming measures.
6. Overview of Traffic Calming and Sidewalk Request Processes (PDF)
Staff Response to the Complete and Safe Streets Committee Recommendations (PDF) (presented on 10/12/2022)
In this report we will hear about what the staff requires in order to move forward with the recommendations from the CSSC. I am in favor of most of what the CSSC recommended and would like to see them get the support that need to make our community safer and more equitable.
7. Recommended Board/Committee Appointments - See item 4