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City Council Meetings - Agendas

Agendas and agenda items for current calendar year meetings are available in the table below. Meeting agenda packets from previous calendar years may also be accessed via tables below; use the pulldown menu to select the year you are interested in.

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Takoma Park publishes a rolling agenda that includes a list of future City Council meetings with tentative agendas, along with a schedule of Council-appointed board, commission and committee meetings.

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Current Calendar Year City Council Agendas

Agenda and Agenda Items (PDF)Supplemental Material
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 7, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 3, 2017
City Council Budget Work Session - Monday, May 1, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
City Council Budget Work Session - Monday, April 24, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 19, 2017
City Council Budget Work Session Agenda- Monday, April 17, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 5, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Information added 2017-03-21
City Council Closed Session - Thursday, March 16, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Information added
2017-03-10
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 8, 2017Information added 2017-03-03
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 1, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 15, 2017Information added 2017-02-10
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Information revised 2017-07-08
City Council Closed Session Agenda - Monday, February 6, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (revised on 01/20)
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 11, 2017Agenda items 4 and 5 revised 2017-01-07 (see agenda page)

City Council Agenda Archive

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City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda 

6:00 PM
VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session to consult with counsel to receive legal advice and discuss pending or potential litigation regarding the Washington-McLaughlin property (including lawsuit filed by Fairview Investment Fund); Winding Hill Way; and potential amicus brief on lawsuit challenging Montgomery County lawn care pesticide law. The session will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(7) and (8).

Following the closed session, the Council will meet with the City Attorney in administrative function session concerning the lawyer-client relationship. The Council will reconvene for the public session at 7:30 PM.

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Discussion of Takoma Junction Redevelopment

VOTING SESSION

  1. Resolution Exercising Council’s Option as Set Forth in the Takoma Junction Development Agreement, Section 4

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda 

6:00 PM
VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session to discuss matters related to upcoming collective bargaining negotiations with the City’s two bargaining units. The session will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(9). The Council will reconvene for its public meeting at 7:30 PM.

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments
  3. For the Record
  4. Council Comments
  5. City Manager Comments
  6. Adoption of Minutes

8:20 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. Resolution Approving the Purchase of 126 and 128 Lee Avenue by Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless/Coalition Homes
  2. Second Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase of a Replacement Truck for Public Works
  3. Resolution Providing for the City Council’s Winter Recess

8:15 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Status Report on Council Priorities
  2. Discussion of Green Team Priorities (revised version posted 2016-11-27)

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council / Tree Commission Joint Meeting Agenda - Monday, November 14, 2016

PDF agenda

Handouts (attachments to the agenda)

Comments Prepared by the Tree Commission (November 14, 2016)

MEETING AGENDA

7:30 PM
1. Introductions (10 minutes)

7:40 PM
2. Role of the Tree Commission (15 minutes)

  • What improvements can be put in place to help the Tree Commission do its work?
  • Discussion of opportunities to increase transparency, communication, and documentation.
  • Should the role of the Tree Commission be expanded?

7:55 PM
3. Role of the Urban Forest Manager (new title for the City Arborist) (15 minutes)

  • Responsibilities and Expectations

8:10 PM
4. Priorities for the City (20 minutes)

  • Discussion of opportunities for outreach and education.
  • Tree Commission recommendation to devote more resources and attention to maintaining current canopy and caring for newly planted tree replacements.

8:30 PM
5. Discussion of Issues Related to Pepco, WSSC, and other Public Utility Projects (15 minutes)

8:45 PM
6. Tree Ordinance (15 minutes)

  • How's it working overall?
  • Should there be a process for appeals other than appeals of tree permit decisions?
  • Should there be a process for hardship appeals?

9:00 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda 

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record - Proclamation of Small Business Saturday
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. Second Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code 13.12.030(C) Related to Parking Meter Zones

8:10 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Discussion of Proposal to Request Letters of Interest Regarding the New Hampshire Avenue Recreation Center
  2. Check In on Affordable Housing Initiatives

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments

8:00 PM
WORK SESSION

1. Presentation of the FY 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

2. Presentation of the Actuarial Valuation for the Police Pension Plan

3. Discussion of Options for Bonding

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda (revised on 10/31)

Administrative Function Session: After the meeting adjourns, the City Council will meet with the City Manager in administrative function session to discuss her evaluation and goals. Administrative function sessions are closed to the public.

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record - Proclamation Recognizing Veterans DayMunicipal Government Works Month;  Sholla IT Center
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM
PRESENTATION

  1. Proposal to Establish a Scatter Garden

8:20 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. First Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code 13.12.030(C) Related to Parking Meter Zones
  2. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding FY 2017 Community Grants
  3.  Removed from the agenda
  4. Resolution Endorsing FY 18 Community Development Block Grant Project (formerly Item 5)

8:40 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 – The City Council will have an informal dinner with Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, President of Montgomery College, and members of her staff at 6:30 PM in the Hydrangea Room. Members of the public may observe.

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record - Proclamation Recognizing the 70th Anniversary of Montgomery College (link added on 10/25/16)
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM
PRESENTATION

  1. Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, President of Montgomery College

8:20 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase and Installation of a Truck Engine for Public Works
  2. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase of Two Replacement Trucks for Public Works
  3. First Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase of a Replacement Truck for Public Works
  4. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the Purchase and Installation of a Wireless Microphone System for the Auditorium
  5. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the Purchase of Door Security Hardware and ID Software

8:45 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Follow Up on Police Community Relations

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 – The City Council will have an informal dinner with Chuck Bean, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, at 6:30 PM in the Hydrangea Room. Members of the public may observe.

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments

8:00 PM
PRESENTATION

1. Executive Director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Chuck Bean

Power Point Presentation

8:20 PM
VOTING SESSION

2. Resolution Providing Direction on Conversion to LED Street Lighting (Revised 2016-10-19)

3. and 4. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Execution of a Contract for Construction of a Bump-out and Concrete Pad to Accommodate a Bikeshare Station; Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase and Installation of Two Bikeshare Stations (Revised 2016-10-19)

5. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Noise Control Board

8:30 PM
WORK SESSION

6. Presentation and Discussion of Grants Review Committee Recommendations for FY 17 Community Grants (Revised 2016-10-19)

9:00 PM

7. Discussion of Community Partnership Liaison

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record - Proclamation of October 14 as “Hal Shay Day” in Takoma Park
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM
VOTING  SESSION

  1. Resolution in Support of Funding for a Paramedic at the Takoma Park Fire Station (revised 2016-10-12)

8:15 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Briefing on Parking Management Study Open Houses and Discussion of a Housekeeping Amendment to Takoma Park Code Chapter 13.12 Parking Meters
  2. Discussion of Opting Out of Proposed Montgomery County Code Provisions Regarding Vacant Property Registrations and Foreclosed Property Registrations
  3. Update on Takoma Junction Redevelopment

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

Green Team - Joint Meeting of the City Council and the Committee on the Environment - Monday, October 3, 2016

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

7:15 PM
Purposes of meeting:

To discuss updated joint Green Team priorities and
To identify specific areas that the Committee can assist Council to build in environmental concerns to a Council priority, strategy or outcome.

Draft agenda items:

1. Introductions (5 minutes)
2. Committee on the Environment (COE) update on efforts in past year (10 minutes)
3. City Council perspectives on sustainability within current priorities (15 minutes)
4. Review of updated joint green team priorities from 2015 (30 minutes)
5. Discussion of specific areas for joint action: affordable housing, economic development, other (20 minutes)
6. Wrap-up and next steps (10 minutes)

Recommended Green Team actions:

  • Identify 2-3 specific shared specific areas for joint action, and
  • Approve or revise updated Green Team priorities.

Meeting materials:

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - October 5, 2016

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM
WORK  SESSION

  1. Discussion of Safe Roadways Committee Recommendations, Including the Request to Allow Bicyclists to Ride on Sidewalks
  2. Follow Up to the Conversation on Youth Success - Recap/Discussion

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. Resolution Naming the City-owned Parcel of the Washington-McLaughlin Property “Dorothy’s Woods”
  2. CONSENT AGENDA
    1. Resolution Providing for Reappointments to the Ethics Commission
    2. Resolution Providing for a Reappointment to the Tree Commission

8:15 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Discussion with Legislative Advocate (revised 9/27)

9:00 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

The City Council will meet in administrative function session after the meeting. Administrative function sessions are closed to the public.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION SESSION

The City Council will meet in administrative function session at 6 PM regarding the City Manager’s evaluation. Administrative function sessions are closed to the public.

7:30 PM*
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM*
VOTING SESSION

  1. Resolution to Proceed with Changing the Date of City Elections

8:30 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Update from the Emergency Preparedness Manager and the Emergency Preparedness Committee

8:45 PM

  1. Update on Streetlight Conversion Research

9:15 PM

  1. Results of Pavement Condition Study

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

ADA Notice

The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Voting Session and Work Session of the City Council

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

Agenda (PDF)

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION SESSION

The City Council will meet in administrative function session at 6 PM to discuss the City Manager’s evaluation. Administrative function sessions are closed to the public.

7:30 PM*
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record - Car Free Day Proclamation
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes:7/6/16; 7/13/16

8:00 PM*
VOTING SESSION

  1. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Additional Expenditures for Development if the Flower Avenue Green Street Design

8:10 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Discussion of Request to Name the City-Owned Wooded Parcel by the Washington- McLaughlin Property

8:30 PM

  1. Discussion of Results from the September 12 Work Session on Changing the Date of City Elections

9:00 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

Agenda Revised on 09-14-16

ADA Notice
The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

Monday, September 12, 2016 - Work Session / Conversation on Changing the Date of City Elections

Agenda (PDF) 

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

WORK SESSION ON PROPOSED ELECTION DATE CHANGE

Agenda Item Cover Sheet - For Items 1,2 & 3

1. Takoma Park Board of Elections Presentation

2. Opportunity for Public Comments and Questions

3. City Council Discussion and Direction on Next Steps

9:00 PM
ADJOURN

 

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Public Hearing, Voting Session and Work Session of the City Council

Agenda  (PDF) 

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Public Hearing on Priority Needs and Proposed Projects for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

7:45 PM*
PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
    • Introduction of Ashley Johnson-Hare, Community Development Mgr. Housing
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:15 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. Resolution Supporting the "Unity in the Community" Initiative
  2. CONSENT AGENDA
    1. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Facade Advisory Board
    2. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Arts and Humanities Commission
    3. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs

8:20 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Update on Status of Road And Utility Projects
  2. Discussion of Legislative Priorities
  3. Update on Takoma Junction Redevelopment (Rev. 2016-09-01)
  4. Police Community Relations Update

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Agenda items link to agenda packet documents if available.

Agenda (PDF)

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session to consult with legal counsel to obtain legal advice regarding access to Winding Hill Way. The session will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(7). The Council will reconvene for its public meeting at 7:30 PM.

7:45 PM
PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:10 PM*
VOTING SESSION

  1. Resolution Authorizing Execution of a Development Agreement with Neighborhood Development Company for Redevelopment of Takoma Junction
  2. Resolution Establishing the Community Consultation Process Advisory Committee for the Takoma Junction Redevelopment and Appointing Members to the Committee
  3. Second Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code, Title 8, Business, to Restrict the Commercial Use of Plastic Single-Use Carryout Bags
  4. Second Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 2017 Budget Amendment No. 1
  5. Second Reading Ordinance Extending Permit Parking Area 6 to Include the 1100 Block of Kingwood Drive
  6. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Detailed Design Development for the Library Renovation Based on the June 2016 Concept Design
  7. Resolution Affirming Authority to Exceed Contracted Amount of Attorney Fees Related to the Takoma Junction Project
  8. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Execution of a Grant Agreement with the Takoma Park Independence Day Committee, Inc.

B. Resolution Providing for the City Council’s Summer Recess

C. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the Purchase of Seven Vehicles for the Police Department

D.  Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase and Installation of Police Vehicle Equipment

E. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing a Contract with Complus Data Innovations, Inc. for Parking Ticket Management

F. Resolution Providing for Appointment to the Committee on the Environment (Marti Ittner)

G. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Emergency Preparedness Committee (Fred Levenson, Donald Pinkston)

WORK SESSION

  1. Discussion of Initial Programming for the Housing Reserve Fund (deferred from July 20)

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

Agenda revised July 26, 2016. All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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 7:30 PM*
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM*
VOTING SESSION

  1. First Reading Ordinance Extending Permit Parking Area 6 to Include the 1100 Block of Kingwood Drive
  2. Resolution Commenting on Revised Site Plan Application for 6413 Orchard Avenue
  3. Resolution Adopting the Streetscape Manual
  4. Second Reading Ordinance Approving the Franchise Agreement with RCN
  5. Resolution Authorizing an Agreement with Montgomery County Concerning the RCN Cable Franchise

8:20 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Discussion of Initial Programming for the Housing Reserve Fund
  2. Discussion of Alternatives for Election Synchronization and Related Draft Charter Amendments
  3. Review of Options for LED Conversion of Streetlights in Takoma Park

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

ADA Notice
The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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7:30 PM
PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Public Hearing on Extension of Permit Parking Area 6 to Include the 1100 Block of Kingwood Drive

7:45 PM
PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:15 PM*
VOTING SESSION

  1. First Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code, Title 8, Business, to Restrict the Commercial Use of Plastic Single-Use Carryout Bags
  2. First Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 2017 Budget Amendment No. 1
  3. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Arts and Humanities Commission

B. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Grants Review Committee

8:30 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Presentation and Discussion of Development Agreement with Neighborhood Development Company (NDC) for Redevelopment of the City Lot in Takoma Junction
  2. Discussion of Library Concept Design

10:00 PM
ADJOURN

All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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7:30 PM
PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM*
VOTING SESSION

  1. Resolution Submitting Legislative Action Requests to the Maryland Municipal League
  2. First Reading Ordinance Approving the Franchise Agreement with RCN
  3. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Board of Elections

B. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Committee on the Environment

C.  Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Safe Roadways Committee

8:15 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Presentation by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Division Chief of Operations, Stephen R. Jones, Jr.
  2. Discussion about Negotiations between Neighborhood Development Company (NDC) and the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op (Co-op)
  3. Discussion of Revised Site Plan Application for 6413 Orchard Avenue
  4. Status Update from the City Manager on Various Projects (Purple Line, New Hampshire Avenue Recreation Center, Bus Rapid Transit, John Nevins Andrews School, etc.)
  5. Discussion of Request to Expand Permit Parking Zone 6 to Include the 1100 Block of Kingwood Drive

10:00 PM
ADJOURN

#Agenda revised July 1, 2016. 

All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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7:30 PM
PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM*
VOTING SESSION

  1. Second Reading Ordinance Extending the Owner Occupied Group House Registration Program
  2. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Execution of a Grant Agreement with the Takoma Park Independence Day Committee

B. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Execution of a Grant Agreement with the Takoma Park Folk Festival Committee

C. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing a Contract for Installation of Permeable Pavement in Front of the Community Center

D. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Execution of a Contract with MANUP (Making a New United People) for the 2016 Lunch and Learn Summer Camp Program

8:15 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Discussion of Legislative Action Requests for Submission to the Maryland Municipal League

9:00 PM
ADJOURN

All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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7:30 PM
PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM*
VOTING SESSION

  1. Second Reading Ordinance Eliminating the Area B Permit Parking Program
  2. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding a Contract for Preparation of the FY 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  3. Resolution Establishing Guidelines for the Community “Quality of Life” Grant Program
  4. Resolution Establishing Guidelines for the Community Partners Program
  5. Resolution Establishing Priorities for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

8:35 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Presentation of Parking Study Report (includes Old Town, Ward 1 and 2)
  2. Discussion of Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code, Title 8, Business, to Restrict the Commercial Use of Plastic Carryout Bags

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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7:30 PM
PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM*
VOTING SESSION

  1. First Reading Ordinance Extending the Owner Occupied Group House Registration Program
  2. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Contracted Services for Website Development (Phase II)

B. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Recreation Committee

8:10 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Police Department Policy on Investigative Surveillance Equipment
  2. Discussion of the Draft Streetscape Manual

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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7:30 PM
PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments
  3. For the Record: Proclamation Recognizing Immigrant Heritage MonthProclamation Declaring June 2 as Gun Violence Awareness Day
  4. Council Comments
  5. City Manager Comments

8:00 PM*
WORK SESSION

  1. Discussion of Legislative Priorities
  2. Discussion of Follow-up to the Community Conversation on Affordable Housing Policy
  3. Discussion of Proposed Revisions to Community Grants Program

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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7:30 PM
PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record: Proclamation Recognizing the Centennial of the Takoma Park Horticulture Club
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM*
VOTING SESSION

  1. Second Reading Ordinance Adopting the FY 2017 Tax Rates

COUNCIL VOTE TO CONVENE AS THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT BOARD

  1. Second Reading Ordinance Adopting the FY 2017 Stormwater Management Budget
  2. Second Reading Ordinance Adopting the FY 2017 Budget
  3. Second Reading Ordinance Establishing a Housing Reserve Fund
  4. Second Reading Ordinance Approving the Franchise Agreement with Comcast
  5. Resolutions Giving Direction on the Cable Memorandums of Understanding with Montgomery County
  6. First Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code, Title 8, Business, to Restrict the Commercial Use of Plastic Single-Use Carryout Bags
  7. First Reading Ordinance Terminating the Area B Permit Parking Program
  8. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Resolution Providing for Reappointments to the Nuclear-Free Takoma Park Committee

B. Resolution Providing for an Appointment to the Committee on the Environment

8:30 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Discussion of Proposed Extension of Owner Occupied Group House Registration Program

9:00 PM
ADJOURN

All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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7:30 PM
PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. For the Record: Bike to Work Day Proclamation; Snow Angel Appreciation Proclamation
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM*
PRESENTATION

  1. Update on 21st Century Community Learning Center at Essex House

8:20 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. First Reading Ordinance Adopting the FY 2017 Tax Rates

MOTION TO CONVENE AS THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT BOARD

  1. First Reading Ordinance Adopting the FY 2017 Stormwater Management Budget
  2. First Reading Ordinance Adopting the FY 2017 Budget
  3. First Reading Ordinance Establishing a Housing Reserve Fund
  4. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the Purchase of Equipment for the Multimedia Lab

8:40 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Report Out on the April 15 Bi-County Takoma/Langley Crossroads Walking Tour
  2. Election Synchronization Update and Review of Draft Charter Amendment
  3. Discussion of Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code, Title 8, Business, to Restrict the Commercial Use of Plastic Single-Use Carryout Bags

10:00 PM
ADJOURN

All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 – CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION SESSION, 6:00 PM (Council Conference Room).  The Council will meet in administrative session with the City Attorney to discuss the City Attorney’s evaluation. Administrative function sessions are closed to the public.

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Constant Yield Tax Rate Public Hearing

2. Public Hearing on the FY 2017 Budget

7:45 PM
PRELIMINARY MATTERS

  1. Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
  2. Public Comments on Voting Items
  3. Public Comments
  4. Council Comments
  5. City Manager Comments
  6. Adoption of Minutes

8:15 PM
VOTING SESSION

3. First Reading Ordinance Approving the Franchise Agreement with Comcast

4. Single Reading Ordinance Extending the Contract for Flower Avenue Green Street Design

5. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing a Contract for Updating the Pavement Condition Study

6. Resolution Authorizing the Closure of Grant Avenue for the Grant Avenue Market

8:35 PM
WORK SESSION

7. Discussion of Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code, Title 8, Business, to Restrict the Commercial Use of Plastic Single-Use Carryout Bags

8. Discussion of Takoma Junction Redevelopment Process Committee and Appointment Process

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

ADA Notice: The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings. Anyone with a disability who 1) wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations at a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing; or 2) cannot attend a public meeting but would like to record an audio comment to be played during the public comment period of the meeting, is invited to contact Jason Damweber, Deputy City Manager, at jasond@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7202 at least 48 hours in advance.

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