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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.

City Council Rolling Agenda

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, October 25, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, October 18, 2017Information added 2017-10-16
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, October 11, 2017Information added 2017-10-11
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, October 4, 2017
City Council Closed Session Meeting Agenda - Monday, October 2, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, September 27, 2017Revision added for Item 1 - Bikes on Sidewalks
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, September 20, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, September 13, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Revision added for Item 3 - Youth Council
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 26, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - July 19, 2017Items 2 and 3 revised since posting
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 12, 2017Items 1 and 2 revised since posting
Council Discussion - Process and Criteria for Police Chief Recruitment - Thursday, June 29, 2017Additional information added 2017-06-28.
No Wednesday Evening Council Meeting on 6/28/17 - The City Council will be attending the Maryland Municipal League Summer Conference.
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (updated June 19)
Council Discussion - Goals for Police Department and Process for Police Chief Recruitment - Monday June 19, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 14, 2017
City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 7, 2017 (Item 4 updated 2017-06-01)
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)

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City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

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 Comments
vii. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Establishing the City Council’s Goals and Priorities for the Takoma Park Police Department

2. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding a Contract for Executive Search Services for a Police Chief

3. Resolution Ratifying the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (Local 400)

4. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding a Contract for On-Call Engineering Services

B. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding a Contract for Mentoring Services to Making a New United People (M.A.N.U.P.)

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

D. Resolution Providing for an Appointment to the Arts and Humanities Commission

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

WORK SESSION

5. Discussion of Selecting a Development Partner for the New Hampshire Avenue Recreation Center

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 19, 2017

Items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

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 Comments
vii. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Authorizing Submission of Legislative Action Requests to the Maryland Municipal League

2 & 3. Second Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 2018 Budget Amendment No. 1 and Second Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 2018 Stormwater Budget Amendment No. 1 (revised since posting)

WORK SESSION

4. Discussion of 2017 City Election

5. Discussion of Resolution Establishing the City Council’s Goals and Priorities for the Takoma Park Police Department

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 12, 2017

Items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

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 Comments
vii. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

1.  and 2. First Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 2018 Budget Amendment No. 1 and First Reading Ordinance Adopting Fiscal Year 2018 Stormwater Budget Amendment No. 1

3. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding Contract for Construction of Ethan Allen Streetscape Improvements

4. 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.)

A. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding Contract for Services with EduCare Support Services. Inc. for Food Pantry Program

B. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding Contract for Services with Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington, Inc. for Food Pantry Program

C. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the Purchase of IT Server Equipment, Software and Installation

WORK SESSION

8:15 PM

5. Presentation of Development Partner Proposals for Takoma Park Recreation Center

9:15 PM

6. Discussion of MML Legislative Action Requests

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

Council Discussion - Process and Criteria for Police Chief Recruitment - Thursday, June 29, 2017

PDF Agenda

 I. Process for Police Chief Recruitment

a. Proposed plan for Council participation in recruitment

 II. Criteria/Qualifications/Characteristics

a. Review notes from prior discussions and public input on criteria
b. Discuss further criteria for a police chief

 III. Exploration of City-Police relationship in Rockville and Gaithersburg

a. Discussion of if and how Council would like to explore these jurisdictions’ policing operations

 IV. Next Steps

Documents of Interest:

Council Discussion - Council Discussion - Goals for Police Department and Process for Police Chief Recruitment - Monday, June 19, 2017

PDF Agenda

 I. Goals for Police Department

a. Overall goals

i. Identify the goals for the police department to enumerate in a Council Resolution

 II. Role of Community

a. Role of Chief’s Advisory Committee

i. Who participates

ii. Requirements

b. Need for other Committees? A Police Commission?

i. Who participates

ii. Requirements

 III. Process for Police Chief Recruitment

a. Role of Council in:

i. Establishing criteria/qualifications/characteristics

ii. Selection of finalists

iii. Final selection

b. Role of Community in the process:

i. Public hearing

ii. Survey

iii. Youth discussion group

 IV. Next Steps

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

Reception to Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month
7:00 – 7:30 PM
Takoma Park Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue. The public is invited to attend

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Public Hearing on Qualities and Characteristics of a Police Chief

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

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

8:20 PM
VOTING SESSION

2. Second Reading Ordinance Authorizing Bond Issuance under Maryland Local Government Infrastructure Program to Finance Library and Community Center Renovations and Roadway/Streetscape Improvementsion 

3. Second Reading Ordinance Authorizing Execution of a Contract for Services to Perform the Annual Audit of the City’s Financial Statements and Prepare the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

4. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Single Reading Ordinance Approving FY 2018 Community Grant Awards

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

C.  Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Recreation Committee

D.  Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Safe Roadways Committee

 

8:25 PM
WORK SESSION

5. and 6. Update from the Executive Director of the Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority and Update from the Executive Director of the Old Takoma Business Association

7. Presentation of Development Partner Proposals for the New Hampshire Avenue Recreation Center

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 Agenda Meeting - Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

Reception to Honor Susan Silber, Esq. upon Her Retirement as City Attorney
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Atrium Lobby and Azalea Room
The public is invited to attend

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. Council Comments
  5. City Manager Comments
  6. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Recognizing Susan Silber, Esq. for Her Years of Service as City Attorney

2. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase of Decorative Streetlight Fixtures

B. Single Reading Ordinance Approving a Contract with Capital Flexipave

C.  Single Reading Ordinance Approving a Grant Agreement with the Takoma Park Folk Festival

D. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Execution of a Contract for Services to Perform the Annual Audit of the City’s Financial Statements and Prepare the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

E. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the Purchase of Email Licenses

WORK SESSION

3. Presentation and Discussion of Community Grant Award Recommendations

4. Discussion of Emergency Tree Fund 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, June 7, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

6:00 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council is scheduled to vote at 6:30 p.m. to go into closed session to discuss a personnel matter. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, Section 3-305(b)(1). Following the closed session, the City Council will reconvene in the Auditorium

7:30 PM
PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Public Hearing on Bond Issuance under Maryland Local Government Infrastructure Program to Finance Library and Community Center Renovations and Roadway/Streetscape Improvements

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

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

2.  First Reading Ordinance Authorizing Bond Issuance under Maryland Local Government Infrastructure Program to Finance Library and Community Center Renovations and Roadway/Streetscape Improvements

3.  Second Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 2017 Budget Amendment No. 3. (revised 2017-06-06)

WORK SESSION

4. Discussion about Police Department Operations and Practices (revised 2017-06-01)

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 24, 2017

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 Gun Violence Awareness Day (June 2)
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. Resolution Renaming Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day
  2. First Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 2017 Budget Amendment No. 3
  3. CONSENT AGENDA

A.  Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a Contract Agreement with CHEER (Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research) for the Lunch and Learn Summer Program

B.  Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the Repair and Upgrade of the Auditorium Projection System

C. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Cooperative Purchase Contract Related to Low to Moderate Income Energy Efficiency Improvements 

8:15 PM
WORK SESSION

4.  Folk Festival Update
5. Discussion of City Traffic Calming Practices and Recent Projects
6. Discussion of Having Police Officers at City Council Meetings

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, 17, 2017

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. Council Comments
  5. City Manager Comments

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. Second Reading Ordinance Adopting the FY 2018 Tax Rate

COUNCIL TO CONVENE AS THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT BOARD

  1. Second Reading Ordinance Adopting the FY 2018 Stormwater Management Budget
  2. Second Reading Ordinance Adopting the FY 2018 Budget
  3. Resolution Establishing Policy Objectives Associated with the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
  4. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the Repair and Upgrade of the Auditorium Projection and Touch Panel Control System - POSTPONED

B. Resolution Providing for an Appointment to the Arts and Humanities Commission 

C. Resolution Providing for Appointment to the Grants Review Committee 

8:15 PM
WORK SESSION

6. Presentation of the New Hampshire Avenue Bikeways Concept Plan

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 10, 2017

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. For the Record: Recognition of Committee Volunteers
  3. Public Comments on Voting Items
  4. Public Comments
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. First Reading Ordinance Adopting the FY 2018 Tax Rate

COUNCIL TO CONVENE AS THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT BOARD

  1. First Reading Ordinance Adopting the FY 2018 Stormwater Management Budget
  2. First Reading Ordinance Adopting the FY 2018 Budget 
  3. Second Reading Charter Amendment Resolution “Nominations and Elections”
  4. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Single Reading Ordinance Approving the Purchase of Police Radios

B. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Facade Advisory Board

C.  Resolution Providing for Appointment to the Emergency Preparedness Committee

8:45 PM
WORK SESSION

6. Presentation of Summary Results of Takoma Junction Community Consultation Feedback

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 Budget Work Session - Monday, May 1, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

7:30 PM
BUDGET WORK SESSION

  1. Overview of Departmental and Non-Departmental Budgets
  2. Budget Reconciliation

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 3, 2017

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. Council Comments
  5. City Manager Comments
  6. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. Resolution on the Subdivision Application for the NE Quadrant of Ethan Allen and Jackson Avenue (Plan #120170120)
  2. Resolution Requesting that the Montgomery County Planning Board Modify Setback Rules in Areas with Uneven Property Frontage Lines
  3. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding a Community Partnership Contract to Crossroads Community Food Network

B. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding a Contract for Dry Weather Outfall Sampling

C.  Single Reading Ordinance Awarding a Contract for Tree Planting Services

8:05 PM
WORK SESSION

4. Legislative Advocate’s Report on the 2017 Legislative Session

8:45 PM
BUDGET WORK SESSION

5. Final Budget Reconciliation

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, April 26, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

7:30 PM
PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Public Hearing on the Constant Yield Tax Rate
  2. Public Hearing on the FY 2018 Budget
  3. Public Hearing on Charter Amendment “Nomination and Elections” (Regarding Election Date Change)

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

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

4. First Reading Charter Amendment “Nominations and Elections” Resolution

5. Resolution Authorizing a Temporary Partial Closure of the Unit Block of Grant Avenue for the Grant Avenue Market

WORK SESSION

6. Discussion of City Traffic Calming Practices and Recent Projects

BUDGET WORK SESSION

7. Budget Reconciliation

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 Budget Work Session - Monday, April 24, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

7:30 PM
BUDGET WORK SESSION

  1. Discussion of Programs Advancing Council Priorities

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 Budget Work Session Agenda - Monday, April 17, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

7:30 PM
BUDGET WORK SESSION

  1. Discussion of Capital Projects

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, April 19, 2017

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 National Poetry Month
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments
  7. Adoption of Minutes

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Committing the City Council to Systematically and Deliberately Apply a Racial Equity Lens in Decision-Making

2. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Resolution Providing for Reappointments to the Commemoration Commission

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

WORK SESSION

3. Discussion of Police Chief Recruitment: Characteristics, Qualifications, and 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.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

7:30 PM
PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Public Hearing on the City Manager’s Proposed FY 2018 Budget

7:45 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. Council Comments
  5. City Manager Comments
  6. Adoption of Minutes

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

2. CONSENT AGENDA

A.  Single Reading Ordinance Approving a Contract for Renovation of the IT Server Room

B. Single Reading Ordinance Approving a Contract for Replacement of Police Interview Room Video System

C. Single Reading Ordinance Approving a Lease Agreement for Two Electric Vehicles for the Neighborhood Services Team

3. Resolution Encouraging Takoma Park Landlords to House Refugees

WORK SESSION

4. Piney Branch Elementary School Feasibility Study

5. Update on Library Renovation

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, April 5, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

7:30 PM
PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Public Hearing on Proposed Charter Amendment “Nomination and Elections”

7:45 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 - Arbor Day Proclamation
  5. Council Comments
  6. City Manager Comments

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

8:00 PM
PRESENTATION

2. Presentation of the City Manager’s Proposed FY 2018 Budget

9:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

3. Resolution Providing Comment on the Subdivision of Ethan Allen/Jackson Avenue (Parcel 952) (this item has been postponed)

4. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Additional Funding for the Door Security Hardware and ID Software Project

5. Resolution Ratifying Execution of a Consent Order in the Matter of City of Takoma Park v. Marcial Properties, Inc.

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

*All times are estimated.

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City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
Public Comments on Voting Items
Public Comments
For the Record
Council Comments
City Manager Comments

8:00 PM
PRESENTATION

1. Update from the Village of Takoma Park

2. Safe Roadways Committee Annual Report and Traffic Calming Recommendations (Cover Sheet and Traffic Calming Recommendations)

VOTING SESSION

3 and 4. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding a Contract for Construction of the Sligo Mill Overlook Playground and Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase of Play Equipment for the Sligo Mill Overlook Playground

5. Resolution Affirming Support for MCPS CIP Budget Amendment “Outdoor Play Space Maintenance Project” FY 2018

WORK SESSION

6. Subdivision Application for the Property on the NE Quadrant of Ethan Allen Avenue and Jackson Avenue

Draft Resolution Commenting on the Subdivision

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

City Council Closed Session - Thursday, March 16, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

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 litigation related to 1) Winding Hill Way, and 2) the Washington-McLaughlin Property (Fairview Investment lawsuit). The session will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(7) and (8). The Council will not reconvene in public after the session.

City Council Meeting - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION SESSION - at 6:00 PM, the City Council will hold an administrative function session to receive a briefing from the City Manager regarding a personnel matter. (Administrative function sessions are closed to the public.) The Council will convene in the Auditorium at 7:30 PM for the public meeting.

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
Public Comments on Voting Items
Public Comments
For the Record
Council Comments
City Manager Comments

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

1. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding a Contract for HVAC Controls for the Community Center and Auditorium

2. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Board of Elections

B. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Safe Roadways Committee

8:00 PM
WORK SESSION

3. Discussion of Stormwater Requirements, Proposed Projects, and the Stormwater Fee  - Agenda Item Cover Sheet

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

City Council Meeting - Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda

7:30 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

PRELIMINARY MATTERS

Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
Public Comments on Voting Items
Public Comments
For the Record
Council Comments
City Manager Comments
Adoption of Minutes

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

1. Item Postponed

2. CONSENT AGENDA

A.  Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Noise Control Board

B-J. Resolutions Regarding State Legislation:

B. Resolution Opposing HB 532 (SB 1133) Election Law – Qualifications of Voters – Proof of Identity

C. Resolution Opposing SB 842 (HB 1354) Voter Registration Integrity Act

D. Resolution Supporting HB 1362 (SB 835) Maryland Law Enforcement and Governmental Trust Act

E. Resolution Supporting SB 740 (HB 1325) Oil and Natural Gas – Hydraulic Fracturing – Prohibition

F.  Resolution Supporting HB 514 (SB 184) Energy Efficiency Programs – Calculation  of Program Savings and Consideration of Cost Effectiveness

G. Resolution Supporting HB 110 Electric Vehicles and Recharging Equipment – Rebates and Tax Credits – Extension

H. Resolution Supporting HB 406 (SB 315) Clean Cars Act of 2017

I. Resolution Supporting SB 422 (HB 602) Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2017

J. Resolution Supporting HB 1374 State Highway Administration Neighbor Notification Act

8:00 PM
WORK SESSION

3. Presentation and Work Session Regarding Subdivision Application for the Property on the NE Quadrant of Ethan Allen Avenue and Jackson Avenue

4. Review of New Hampshire Avenue Plans and Next Steps

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

City Council Meeting - Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 – City Council Administrative Function Session to discuss legal services and the Council-City Attorney relationship, 6:00 PM. Administrative function sessions are closed to the public. (The City Council meeting will follow, at 7:30 PM.)

ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

7:30 PM
PUBLIC HEARING

1.Public Hearing - City Election Date Change and Sharing Polling Places with Montgomery County in the 2018 General Election

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

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

8:30 PM
VOTING SESSION

2.  Second Reading Ordinance Approving Extension of PILOT (Payments in Lieu of Taxes) Agreements for 8624-8626 Flower Avenue; 1001, 1003 and 1005 University Boulevard; and 641 Houston Court

3. Resolution Encouraging Takoma Park Landlords to House Refugees 

4. CONSENT AGENDA (to be rescheduled to March 8)

A. Resolution Opposing HB 532 (SB 1133) Election Law – Qualifications of Voters – Proof of Identity

B. Resolution Opposing SB 842 (HB 1354) Voter Registration Integrity Act

C. Resolution Supporting HB 1362 (SB 835) Maryland Law Enforcement and Governmental Trust Act

D. Resolution Supporting SB 740 (HB 1325) Oil and Natural Gas – Hydraulic Fracturing – Prohibition

E. Resolution Supporting HB 514 (SB 184) Energy Efficiency Programs – Calculation of Program Savings and Consideration of Cost Effectiveness

F. Resolution Supporting HB 110 Electric Vehicles and Recharging Equipment – Rebates and Tax Credits – Extension

G. Resolution Supporting HB 406 (SB 315) Clean Cars Act of 2017

H. Resolution Supporting SB 422 (HB 602) Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2017

8:45 PM
WORK SESSION

5. Discussion of Policy for Operating Wheelchairs and Bicycles on Sidewalks (Proposed Amendment to City Code)

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

City Council Meeting - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. First Reading Ordinance Approving Extension of PILOTs (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) for 8624-8626 Flower Avenue; 1001, 1003 and 1005 University Boulevard; and 641 Houston Court
  2. Resolutions Regarding State Legislation

A. Resolution Supporting HB 285 (SB 265) - Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Membership Act

B. Resolution Supporting HB 979 - Property Tax Credit - Public Safety Officers

C. Resolution Supporting HB 238 – Housing – Workforce Housing Grant Program – Mandatory Funding

D. Resolution Supporting HB 257 (SB 359) – Maryland Meals for Achievement for Teens Act of 2017; HB 287 (SB 361) – Hunger-Free Schools Act of 2017; and HB 288 (SB 360) Free School Meals for Students from Low- and Middle-Income Families Act)

WORK SESSION

  1. Discussion of Proposal to Create a Scatter Garden
  2. Police Department Annual Report (revised on 02/22)
  3. Proposed Police Mutual Aid Agreement with the City of Laurel

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda 

At 6:00 PM, the City Council will hold an Administrative Function Session regarding legal services. Administrative function sessions are closed to the public. (The City Council meeting will follow, beginning 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

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. Resolution Affirming FY 2018 Council Priorities
  2. Single Reading Ordinance for Replacement of Salt Dome Cover
  3. Single Reading Ordinance for Resurfacing a Portion of the Lower Level Parking Lot at the Community Center
  4. (tentative) Resolution(s) Regarding State Legislation
  5. CONSENT AGENDA

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

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

8:15 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Montgomery Housing Partnership Request for Extension of PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) Agreements for 8624-8626 Flower Avenue; 1001, 1003 and 1005 University Boulevard; and 641 Houston Court
  2. Discussion of Policy and Standards for Painting Curbs
  3. Overview of City Boards, Commissions and Committees

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

City Council Closed Session - Monday, February 6, 2017

Agenda items link to PDF documents, if available.

PDF Agenda 

 7:00 PM
ROLL CALL / CALL TO ORDER

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session to consult with counsel: 1) to receive legal advice and discuss pending litigation regarding Winding Hill Way; and 2) to discuss joining litigation to preserve municipal authority. The session will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(7) and (8).

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Execution of a Contract for Services for Housing and Economic Development Strategic Plan
  2. Second Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 2017 Budget Amendment No. 2
  3. Resolution(s) Regarding State Legislation (will be posted by 5 PM today)
    1. Draft Resolution Commenting on HB 431 - Transportation - State Highway Administration - Sale or Lease of Highway Naming Rights

WORK SESSION

  1. Discussion of Nuclear-Free Takoma Park Committee Recommendation on the City’s Banking
  2. Discussion of a Personal Property Tax Bill for a Particular City Business
  3. Report Out from the City Council Retreat and Discussion of Council Priorities

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

8:00 PM
WORK SESSION

  1. Follow Up on the Tree Commission/City Council Joint Meeting and Tree Commission Recommendations
  2. Discussion of Committee on the Environment Background Papers and the Tree Canopy Goal Recommendation
  3. Discussion of Proposed Vendor for Housing and Economic Development Strategic Plan

9:30 PM
ADJOURN

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PDF Agenda (revised January 20, 2017)

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

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

8:00 PM
VOTING SESSION

  1. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Execution of Contract for Services with iCanShine
  2. First Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 2017 Budget Amendment No. 2

WORK SESSION

8:15 PM

  1. Board of Elections Update (Election Synchronization)

    8:30 PM
    ADJOURN

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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
PRESENTATION

  1. Crossroads Farmers Market Update – 2016 Highlights

VOTING SESSION

  1. Resolution Authorizing Distribution of City of Takoma Park Scholarship Funds for Montgomery College Students

8:30 PM
ADJOURN

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