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7:00 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PUBLIC HEARING
 
7:00 pm 
PRESENTATION
 
 7:10 pm
7:40 pm
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
  • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  • (ii) For the Record: Proclamation of Emergency Preparedness Month in Takoma Park
  • (iii) Public Comments
  • (iv) Council Comments
  • (v) City Manager’s Comments
  • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
WORK SESSION
 
8:10 pm 
 
8:40 pm - BREAK - Scheduled 10-minute recess.
 
8:50 pm
  • (4) Temporary Traffic Calming Measures Related to the Carroll Avenue Bridge Closure - (TO BE POSTED, CHECK 9/4/2015)
 
9:30 pm
10:00 pm ADJOURN

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6:00

CALL TO ORDER

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council is scheduled to vote to convene in closed session to receive legal advice related to terms and conditions to be included in a letter of intent with NDC for the redevelopment of the Takoma Junction property. The session is closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, Section 3-305(b)(7). Following the closed session, the Council will reconvene in the Auditorium for the public meeting.

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

7:30

  • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  • (iii) Public Comments on Voting Items Only
  • (iv) Public Comments
  • (v) Council Comments
  • Council Straw Poll on Additional Attorney Review of an Ordinance Restricting Commercial Use of Disposable Plastic Carryout Bags
  • (vii) Adoption of Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

8:00

  • (6) CONSENT AGENDA

WORK SESSION

8:20

 8:40 BREAK

WORK SESSION

8:50

9:30

10:00

ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

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7:30 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
  • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
  • (iii) Additional Public Comments
  • (iv) Council Comments
  • (v) City Manager’s Comments
  • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
 
SPECIAL SESSION
 
8:00 pm*
 
WORK SESSION
 
 8:30 pm
8:50 pm
 
BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess
 
9:00 pm
9:30
10:00
 
ADJOURN
 
*All times are estimated.

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7:00 pm

CALL TO ORDER

PUBLIC HEARING

7:30

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
  • (iii) Additional Public Comments
  • (iv) Council Comments
  • (v) City Manager's Comments
  • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
8:00
 
REGULAR MEETING
 
  • (5) CONSENT AGENDA - Items on the Consent Agenda will be voted on as one motion without discussion unless a Councilmember requests removal of an item for individual discussion and consideration.
8:20
8:40
 
BREAK
 
8:50
 
COUNCIL RELOCATION TO THE AZALEA ROOM
 
The Council will move to the Azalea Room for the discussion of Library Renovation Options
 
WORK SESSION
10:00
 
ADJOURN
 
 
*All times are estimated.

 

 
7:00 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PRESENTATION
7:30 pm
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
  • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
  • (iii) Additional Public Comments
  • (iv) Council Comments
  • (v) City Manager’s Comments
  • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
SPECIAL SESSION
 
 8:00 pm
8:10 pm   BREAK - Scheduled 10-minute recess
 
WORK SESSION
 
8:20 pm
9:15 pm  ADJOURN
 
7:00 pm 
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PUBLIC HEARING
 
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
(i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
(ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
(iii) Additional Public Comments
(iv) Council Comments
(v) City Manager’s Comments
(vi) Adoption of Minutes
 
SPECIAL SESSION
 
8:00 pm
WORK SESSION
 
8:15 pm
9:30 pm ADJOURN
 
7:30 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
(i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
(ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
(iii) Additional Public Comments
(iv) Council Comments
(v) City Manager’s Comments
(vi) Adoption of Minutes
 
REGULAR MEETING
 
8:00 pm
  • (4) CONSENT AGENDA
WORK SESSION
 
 8:15 pm
8:45 pm
 
VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
 
The City Council is scheduled to vote to convene in closed session to enable the City Attorney to provide general legal advice on police matters. The session is closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, Section 3-305(b)(7). Following the closed session, the Council will meet with the City Attorney in administrative function session.
 
8:45 pm ADJOURN
 
6:00 pm 
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
 
The City Council is scheduled to vote to convene in closed session to discuss cable franchise negotiations and to receive legal advice regarding the negotiations. The session is closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, Section 3-305(b)(7). Following the closed session, the Council will reconvene in the Auditorium for the public meeting.
 
7:30 pm
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
  • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
  • (iii) Additional Public Comments
  • (iv) Council Comments
  • (v) City Manager’s Comments
  • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
SPECIAL SESSION
 
8:00 pm
WORK SESSION
 
8:15 pm
8:45 pm
9:00 pm ADJOURN
 
7:30 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
(i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
(ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
(iii) Additional Public Comments
(iv) Council Comments
(v) City Manager’s Comments
(vi) Adoption of Minutes
 
REGULAR MEETING
 
8:00 pm

 

 
7:00 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PRESENTATION
7:30 pm
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
(i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
(ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
(iii) Additional Public Comments
(iv) Council Comments
(v) City Manager’s Comments
(vi) Adoption of Minutes
 
REGULAR MEETING
 
8:00 pm
COUNCIL VOTE TO CONVENE AS THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT BOARD
WORK SESSION
 
8:15 pm
 8:45 pm ADJOURN
 
7:30 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
  • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
  • (iii) Additional Public Comments
  • (iv) Council Comments
  • (v) City Manager’s Comments
  • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
REGULAR MEETING
 
8:00 pm
COUNCIL VOTE TO CONVENE AS THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT BOARD
8:30 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.  
 
WORK SESSION
 
8:45 pm
 9:30 pm ADJOURN
 
7:00 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PRESENTATION
 
7:30 pm
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
  • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  • (ii) Public Comments
  • (iii) Council Comments
  • (iv) City Manager’s Comments
  • (v) Adoption of Minutes
WORK SESSION
 
 8:00 pm
 
 
8:45 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.  
 
9:00 pm
 
9:30 pm ADJOURN
 
7:30 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
BUDGET WORK SESSION 
 9:30 pm  ADJOURN

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7:00 pm

CALL TO ORDER

PRESENTATION

7:30 pm

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

(i) Agenda update/additional agenda items

(ii) Public Comments

(iii) Council Comments

(iv) City Manager's Comments

(v) Adoption of Minutes

WORK SESSION

8:00 pm

8:30 pm BREAK - Scheduled recess

8:45 pm

10:00 pm

ADJOURN

 
7:30 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
BUDGET WORK SESSION 
 
(1) Public Works, Stormwater, CIP and ERR
 
(2) Library
 
 9:30 pm  ADJOURN

Reception for City Manager Suzanne Ludlow

Join the City Council on Monday, April 13, at a light reception for newly appointed City Manager, Suzanne Ludlow, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Community Center Atrium Lobby.

 
 
7:00 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PUBLIC HEARING
7:30 pm
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
  • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
  • (iii) Other Public Comments
  • (iv) Council Comments
  • (v) City Manager’s Comments
  • (vi) Legislative Update
  • (vii) Adoption of Minutes
REGULAR MEETING
 
8:00 pm
10:00 pm ADJOURN
 
7:30 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
(i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
(iii) Public Comments
(iv) Council Comments
(v) City Manager’s Comments
(vi) Legislative Update
(vii) Adoption of Minutes
 
WORK SESSION
 
 8:00 pm
8:30 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.  
 
PRESENTATION
 
 8:45 pm
 9:30 pm ADJOURN

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7:30 pm

CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  • (ii) For the Record
  • (iii) Public Comments on Voting Items
  • (iv) Public Comments
  • (v) Council Comments
  • (vi) City Manager's Comments
  • (vii) Legislative Update
  • (viii) Adoption of Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

8:00 pm*

  • (3) CONSENT AGENDA

8:15 pm

BREAK - Scheduled brief recess

WORK SESSION

8:30 pm

10:00 pm

ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

 
7:00 om
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PRESENTATION
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
 7:30 pm 
  • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  • (ii) Public Comments
  • (iii) Council Comments
  • (iv) City Manager’s Comments
  • (v) Legislative Update
  • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
WORK SESSION
 
8:00 pm
9:00 pm ADJOURN
CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION SESSION, 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., to discuss matters related to the selection of a City Manager. Administrative Function Sessions are closed to the public.
 
 
7:30 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
(i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
(ii) Public Comments
(iii) Council Comments
(iv) City Manager’s Comments
(v) Legislative Update
(vi) Adoption of Minutes
 
REGULAR MEETING
 
8:00 pm
WORK SESSION
 
8:10 pm
 
8:40 pm
 
BREAK - Scheduled 10-minute recess
 
8:50 pm
 
9:15 pm  ADJOURN

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6:30 pm

CALL TO ORDER

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session to meet with representatives of TPSS Co-op to discuss its expansion plans; the potential relocation of the Co-op business to a new site within the proposed development at Takoma Junction; and the Co-op's financial capacity to carry out out such expansion and relocation. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article § 3-305(b)(4). Following the closed session, the City Council will reconvene for its open session at 7:30 pm

7:30 pm

PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
(i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  
(ii) Public Comments
       
(iii) Council Comments
 
(iv) City Manager’s Comments
 
(v) Legislative Update
 
(vi) Adoption of Minutes
 
WORK SESSION
 
8:15 pm
 

9:00 pm - Break

9:10 pm

10:00 pm

ADJOURN

 
7:00 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
 
The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session to meet with Keystar Eco Housing, one of the three finalist developers seeking to redevelop the City-owned property in Takoma Junction. The session is being closed so as not to compromise the competitive proposal process by revealing the financial capacity and financing structure of the proposal to the other finalist developers. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article § 3-305(b)(14). Following the closed session, the City Council will reconvene for its open session.
 
7:30 pm
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
(i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
 
       
(iii) Public Comments on Voting Items
       
(iv) Other Public Comments
 
(v) Council Comments
 
(vi) City Manager’s Comments
 
(vii) Legislative Update
 
(viii) Adoption of Minutes
 
REGULAR MEETING
 
8:00 pm
 
WORK SESSION
 
8:20 pm
 
8:40 pm - BREAK - Scheduled 10-minute recess. 
 
8:50 pm
 
10:00 pm
 
ADJOURN
 
7:00 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
DEPARTMENT ROUNDTABLES (Download the Presentations
 
(1) Public Works 
 
(2) Lifelong Takoma
       
(3) Library
      
(4) Police
      
9:00 pm
 
ADJOURN
 
4:00 pm (The closed session vote will take place in the Auditorium at 4:00 p.m.)
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
 
 
The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session to meet separately with each of the three finalist developers seeking to redevelop the City-owned property in Takoma Junction. The session is being closed so as not to compromise the competitive proposal process by revealing the financial capacity and financing structure of each of the proposals to the other finalist developers. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article § 3-305(b)(14). Following the closed session, the City Council will adjourn for the evening.

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7:00 pm

CALL TO ORDER

Report Distribution: Fiscal Year 2015-2nd Quarter Report

DEPARTMENT ROUNDTABLES (Download the presentations)

(1) Finance

(2) Information Systems

(3) Communications

(4) Housing and Community Development

(5) Recreation

9:00 pm

ADJOURN

 
7:00 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PRESENTATION
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
8:00 pm
(i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
(ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
(iii) Other Public Comments
(iv) Council Comments
(v) City Manager’s Comments
(vi) Legislative Update
(vii) Adoption of Minutes
 
REGULAR MEETING
 
8:45 pm
9:00 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess. 
 
WORK SESSION
       
 9:10 pm
10:00 pm ADJOURN
 
7:30 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
(i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
(ii) Public Comments
(iii) Council Comments
(iv) City Manager’s Comments
       -Report Distribution: COLTA Annual Report
(v) Legislative Update
(vi) Adoption of Minutes
 
PRESENTATION
 
8:00 pm  
 
 
 9:00 pm ADJOURN
Administrative Function Session – Monday, January 26, 6:00 p.m. The City Council will meet in administrative function session to participate in an emergency preparedness training and exercise. Administrative function sessions are closed to the public. After the session, the City Council will attend the farewell reception for Brian Kenner, the departing City Manager.
 
FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR DEPARTING CITY MANAGER, BRIAN KENNER between 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Community Center Atrium Lobby. The public is invited to join the City Council at this farewell reception for Mr. Kenner.
 
 
7:30 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
(i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
(ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
(iii) Other Public Comments
(iv) Council Comments
(v) City Manager’s Comments
(vi) Legislative Update
(vii) Adoption of Minutes
 
PRESENTATION
 
 8:00 pm  
REGULAR MEETING
 
9:00 pm
  • (5) CONSENT AGENDA 
9:20 pm ADJOURN

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6:00 pm

CALL TO ORDER

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session to consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto (wooded portion of the Washington McLaughlin School property) and to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice on the topic. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article § 3-305(b)(3) and (7). Following the closed session, the City Council will reconvene for the presentation and public hearing.

7:00 pm

PRESENTATION AND PUBLIC HEARING

(1) Washington Adventist Hospital Petition to Relocate

8:00 pm*

PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
(i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
       
(ii) Public Comments
 
(iii) Council Comments
 
(iv) City Manager's Comments
 
(v) Legislative Update
 
(vi) Adoption of Minutes
 
8:30 pm
 
VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
 
The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session to consult with legal counsel regarding Washington Adventist Hospital's petition to relocate before the Maryland Health Care Commission and to discuss pending or potential litigation (including administrative proceedings) before the Commission (pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article § 3-305(b)(7) and (8)). Following the closed session, the City Council will adjourn for the evening.
 
ADJOURN
On Monday, January 12, 2015 from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. the City Council will meet with three members of the 20th District Delegation for an informal discussion and dinner in the Hydrangea Room of the Takoma Park Community Center. Download Meeting Notice
7:00 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
PRESENTATION
 
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
7:30 pm
  • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
  • (iii) Other Public Comments
  • (iv) Council Comments
  • (v) City Manager’s Comments
  • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
 
REGULAR MEETING
 
8:00 pm
 
8:45 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess. 
 
WORK SESSION
 
9:00 pm
10:00 pm ADJOURN
 
7:30 pm
 
CALL TO ORDER
 
PRELIMINARY MATTERS
 
(i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
- Brief Update on Relocation of Washington Adventist Hospital
(ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
(iii) Other Public Comments
(iv) Council Comments
(v) City Manager’s Comments
(vi) Adoption of Minutes: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24
 
SPECIAL SESSION
 
8:00pm
WORK SESSION
 
8:15 pm
8:45 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess. 

9:00 pm

9:45 pm
10:00 pm ADJOURN