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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

Meeting DateAgenda and Agenda Items (PDF)Supplemental Material
2016-07-27Agenda (revised 7/26)
1. Vote. Resolution Authorizing Execution of a Development Agreement with Neighborhood Development Company for Redevelopment of Takoma Junction (revised 7/26)
2. Vote. Resolution Establishing the Community Consultation Process Advisory Committee for the Takoma Junction Redevelopment and Appointing Members to the Committee (revised 7/26)
3. Vote. Second Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code, Title 8, Business, to Restrict the Commercial Use of Plastic Single-Use Carryout Bags
4. Vote. Second Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 2017 Budget Amendment No. 1 (revised 7/26)
5. Vote. Second Reading Ordinance Extending Permit Parking Area 6 to Include the 1100 Block of Kingwood Drive (revised)
6. Vote. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Detailed Design Development for the Library Renovation Based on the June 2016 Concept Design
7. Vote. Resolution Affirming Authority to Exceed Contracted Amount of Attorney Fees Related to the Takoma Junction Project (added 7/22)
8A. Vote. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Execution of a Grant Agreement with the Takoma Park Independence Day Committee, Inc.
8B. Vote. Resolution Providing for the City Council’s Summer Recess
8C,D. Vote. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the Purchase of Seven Vehicles for the Police Department and Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase and Installation of Police Vehicle Equipment
8E. Vote. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing a Contract with Complus Data Innovations, Inc. for Parking Ticket Management
8F. Resolution Providing for Appointment to the Committee on the Environment
8G. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Emergency Preparedness Committee
9. Discussion of Initial Programming for the Housing Reserve Fund
2016-07-20Agenda
1. Vote. First Reading Ordinance Extending Permit Parking Area 6 to Include the 1100 Block of Kingwood Drive
2. Vote. Resolution Commenting on Revised Site Plan Application for 6413 Orchard Avenue
3. Vote. Resolution Adopting the Streetscape Manual
4. Vote. Second Reading Ordinance Approving the Franchise Agreement with RCN
  • RCN franchise agreement and settlement agreement
    5. Vote. Resolution Authorizing an Agreement with Montgomery County Concerning the RCN Cable Franchise
    6. Discussion of Initial Programming for the Housing Reserve Fund
    7. Discussion of Alternatives for Election Synchronization and Related Draft Charter Amendments
    8. Discussion of Takoma Junction Development Agreement and Ground Lease
  • Agenda Item #7 - Supplemental Information - Election Logistic Estimate for 2018

    2016-07-13Agenda
    1. Public Hearing on Extension of Permit Parking Area 6 to Include the 1100 Block of Kingwood Drive
    2. Vote. Ordinance restricting retailers’ use of disposable plastic bags.
    3. Vote. First Reading Ordinance Authorizing FY 2017 Budget Amendment No. 1
    4A. Vote. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Arts and Humanities Commission
    4B. Vote. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Grants Review Committee
    5. Presentation and Discussion of Development Agreement with Neighborhood Development Company (Revised on 07/07)
    6. Discussion. Concept Designs for the Library
    View the new concept designs and a virtual walkthrough on the Library Project Page (Scroll down the project page to see the July 7, 2016 update.)
    City Manager Comments
    2016-07-06Agenda
    1. Vote. Resolution Authorizing Submission of Legislative Action Requests for Consideration by the Maryland Municipal League (Revised 2016-07-06)
    2. Vote. First Reading Ordinance Approving the Franchise Agreement with RCN
    3A. Vote. Resolution Providing for Reappointments to the Board of Elections
    3B. Vote. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Committee on the Environment
    3C. Vote. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Safe Roadways Committee (Revised 2016-07-06)
    4. Presentation by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Division Chief of Operations
    5. Discussion about Negotiations between Neighborhood Development Company (NDC) and the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op
    6. Discussion on Revised Site Plan of 6413 Orchard Avenue
    7. Status Update from the City Manager on Various Projects
    8. Discussion on Extending Permit Parking Area 6 to Include the 1100 Block of Kingwood Drive
    Agenda Item 7 - Supplemental Information
    City Manager Comments
    2016-06-22Agenda (revised 6/17)

    1. Vote. 2nd Reading Ordinance Extending the Owner Occupied Group House Registration
    2A. Vote. Ordinance Authorizing Grant Agreement with the Takoma Park Independence Day Committee
    Single Reading Ordinance Approving Reimbursement to the Takoma Park Folk Festival for Certain Expenses for the 2015 Festival (revised 6/22)
    2C. Vote. Ordinance Authorizing Contract for Installation of Permeable Pavement on Maple Avenue
    2D. Vote. Ordinance Authorizing a Grant Agreement with MANUP for the Lunch and Learn Summer Camp
    3. Discussion of Legislative Action Requests to Submit to MML
    City Manager Comments
    2016-06-15Agenda

    1. Vote. 2nd Reading Ordinance Eliminating the Area B Permit Parking Program
    2. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Contract with CohnReznick LLP for Preparation of the City’s CAFR
    3, 4, 5. Vote. Resolutions adopting new guidelines for existing grants programs
    6. Discussion. Presentation of Parking Study of Old Takoma
    7. Discussion. Ordinance restricting retailers’ use of disposable plastic bags
    Agenda Item 1 - Supplemental Information & Amendment
    Agenda Item 4 - Supplemental Information & Revised Guidelines
    City Manager Comments
    2016-06-08Agenda

    1. Vote. First Reading Ordinance Extending the Owner Occupied Group House Registration Program
    2A. Vote. Consent Agenda. Ordinance Authorizing Contracted Services for Website Development (Phase II)
    2B. Vote. Consent Agenda. Recreation Committee Appointment Resolution
    3. Discussion - Police Policy on Investigative Surveillance Equipment
    4. Discussion - Streetscape Manual
    Proclamation - Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week
    City Manager Comments
    2016-06-01Agenda (updated 06/01)
    1. Discussion of Legislative Priorities
    2. Discussion of Follow-up to the Community Conversation on Affordable Housing
    3. Discussion of Proposed Revisions to Community Grants Program
    2016-05-18Agenda
    1, 2, 3, 4. Vote. Second Reading Budget Ordinances and Ordinance Establishing a Housing Reserve
    5. Vote. Second Reading Ordinance Granting a Non-Exclusive Cable Franchise to Comcast of Potomac, LLC
    6. Vote. Resolution Giving Direction on the Agreements with Montgomery County Regarding Cable Franchises
    7. Vote. Ordinance Restricting Retailers’ Use of Disposable Plastic Bags
    8. Vote. First Reading Ordinance Terminating the Area B Parking Permit Program
    9A. Vote. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Nuclear-Free Takoma Park Committee
    9B. Vote. Resolution Providing for an Appointment to the Committee on the Environment
    10. Discussion of Proposed Extension of Owner Occupied Group House Registration
    2016-05-11Agenda (updated 05/10)
    1. Update on 21st Century Community Learning Center at Essex House
    2, 3, 4, 5. Vote. Adoption of the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2016
    6. Vote. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the Purchase of Equipment and Software for the Multimedia Lab
    7. Report Out on the April 15 Bi-County Takoma/Langley Crossroads Walking Tour
    8. Update on synchronizing City elections with Maryland statewide general elections and inclusion of City candidates and ballot questions on the statewide ballot
    9. Discussion. Amendment to the Takoma Park Code, Title 8, Business, to restrict the use of disposable plastic shopping bags
    2016-05-04Agenda
    1. Final Budget Reconciliation
    2. Discussion of Eliminating the Area B Parking Permit Program
    3. Report Out on the April 15 Bi-County Takoma/Langley Crossroads Walking Tour
    2016-04-27Public Hearing, Voting Session and Work Session
    2016-04-25Budget Work Session
    2016-04-20Public Hearing and Work Session
    2016-04-18Budget Work Session (New material added 2016-05-09)
    2016-04-13Public Hearings and Work Session
    2016-04-11Budget Work Session
    2016-04-06Presentation, Voting Session and Work Session
    2016-03-23Closed Session, Voting Session and Work Session (updated 03/18)
    2016-03-16Voting Session and Work Session (updated 03/15)
    2016-03-09Regular Meeting and Work Session
    2016-03-06Closed Session
    2016-03-02Special Session and Work Session
    2016-02-24Regular Meeting and Work Session (updated 2/23)
    2016-02-17Work Session
    2016-02-10Closed Session, Regular Meeting and Work Session (updated 02/05)
    2016-02-03Special Session and Work Session (updated 02/02)
    2016-01-27Closed Session, Presentation, Regular Meeting and Work Session
    2016-01-20Work Session
    2016-01-13Regular Meeting and Work Session

    City Council Agenda Archive

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    Monday, December 14, 2015 - Regular Meeting, Work Session and Closed Session of the City Council

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    7:30 CALL TO ORDER

    PRELIMINARY MATTERS

    REGULAR MEETING (VOTING ITEMS)

    8:00 pm

    WORK SESSION

    8:05 pm

    9:00 pm

    VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION AND ADJOURNMENT

    The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session to consult with legal counsel regarding Washington Adventist Hospital's petition to relocate and to discuss pending or potential litigation, including administrative proceedings before the Maryland Health Care Commission (pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(7) and §3-305(b)(8)). The Council will not convene in public after the closed session.

    Monday, December 7, 2015 - Special Session and Work Session of the City Council

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    7:30 pm CALL TO ORDER

    PRELIMINARY MATTERS

    • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
    • (iii) General Public Comments
    • (iv) Council Comments
    • (v) City Manager Comments
    • (vi) Adoption of Minutes

    SPECIAL SESSION (VOTING ITEMS)

    8:00 pm

    WORK SESSION

    8:10 pm

    BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.

    WORK SESSION

    9:10 pm

    9:30 pm ADJOURN

    Monday, November 30, 2015 - Regular Meeting and Work Session

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    7:30 pm

    CALL TO ORDER

    PRELIMINARY MATTERS

    • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
    • (iii) General Public Comments
    • (iv) Council Comments
    • (v) City Manager’s Comments
    • (vi) Adoption of Minutes: 11/16; 10/12

    8:00* pm

    REGULAR MEETING (VOTING ITEMS)

    (1) Resolution Welcoming Syrian Refugees

    (2) First Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase of Equipment for the Colby Park Playground

    (3) First Reading Ordinance Authorizing a Contract for Renovation of the Colby Park Playground

    8:30 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.

    8:40 pm

    WORK SESSION

    (4) Discussion of Council Procedures

    9:30 pm

    ADJOURN

    *All times are estimated.

    Monday, November 23, 2015 - Work Session and Closed Session of the City Council

    7:30 pm

    CALL TO ORDER
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    • (ii) Proclamation Recognizing the 95th Anniversary of Boy Scout Troop 33
    • (iii) General Public Comments
    • (iv) Council Comments
    • (v) City Manager’s Comments
    • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
    WORK SESSION
    8:00 pm

     9:00 pm  VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION AND ADJOURNMENT 

    The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session to consult with legal counsel regarding Washington Adventist Hospital's petition to relocate and to discuss pending or potential litigation, including administrative proceedings before the Maryland Health Care Commission (pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(7) and §3-305(b)(8)). The Council will not convene in public after the closed session.

    CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION SESSION – Following adjournment of the closed session on November 23, the City Council will meet in administrative function session to discuss matters of organization. Administrative function sessions are closed to the public.

    Monday, November 16, 2015 - Final Meeting of the Out Going Council Swearing-In of the Incoming City Council

     
    7:30 pm
     
    CALL TO ORDER - OUTGOING COUNCIL
     
    (1) Public Comments
     
     
    (2) Council Remarks
     
     
    (3) Adoption of Minutes
     
     
    ADJOURN
     
    7:45pm
     
    ADMINISTRATION OF THE OATH OR AFFIRMATION OF OFFICE
     
    Oath or Affirmation of Office - Mayor – Ms. Barbara H. Meiklejohn, Clerk of the Montgomery County Circuit Court, will administer the Oath of Office to Kate Stewart as Mayor
     
    Oath or Affirmation of Office - Councilmembers - Mayor Stewart will administer the Oath or Affirmation of Office to Incoming Councilmembers
     

    Monday, November 9, 2015 - Regular Meeting of the City Council

    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) General Public Comments
    • (v) Council Comments
    • (vi) City Manager’s Comments
    • (vii) Adoption of Minutes
    REGULAR MEETING (VOTING ITEMS)
    8:00 pm
    8:15 pm ADJOURN

    Monday, October 29, 2015 - Regular Meeting and Work Session of the City Council

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

    Monday, October 19, 2015 - Presentation, Special Session and Work Session of the City Council

     
    7:00 pm 
     
    CALL TO ORDER
     
    PRESENTATION
     
     
    7:30 pm
     
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
     
    • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
    • (iii) General Public Comments
    • (iv) Council Comments
    • (v) City Manager’s Comments
    • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
     
    SPECIAL SESSION (VOTING ITEMS)
     
    8:20 pm 
     
    WORK SESSION
     
    8:45 pm
     
    9:00 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.  
     
     
    9:10 pm
    9:30 pm
    • (5) Discussion of Amendments to the Noise Ordinance (postponed)
    10:00 pm ADJOURN

    Monday, October 12, 2015 - Regular Meeting and Work Session of the City Council

     
    7:30 pm
     
    CALL TO ORDER
     
    7:30 pm
     
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
    • (iii) General Public Comments
    • (iv) Council Comments
    • (v) City Manager’s Comments

    • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
     
    REGULAR MEETING (VOTING ITEMS)
     
    8:00 pm
    • (5) First Reading Ordinance Providing for Traffic Calming on the 600 Block of Boston Avenue (to be rescheduled)
     
    WORK SESSION
     
     8:15 pm
     
     
    9:00 pm
     
    BREAK - Scheduled 10-minute recess. 
    9:15 pm

    10:00 pm  ADJOURN

    Monday, October 5, 2015 - Closed Session, Public Hearing, Presentation, and Work Session of the City Council

     
    6:00 pm 
     
    CALL TO ORDER
     
    VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
     
    The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session at 6:00 p.m. to receive legal advice regarding a development agreement with NDC for the City-owned lot in Takoma Junction. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article § 3-305(b) (7). Following the closed session, the City Council will reconvene for the public portion of the meeting.
     
    PUBLIC HEARING
     
    7:00 pm
    PRESENTATION
     
    7:10 pm
    7:30 pm
     
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    WORK SESSION
     
    8:00 pm
    8:10pm
    8:30 pm
     
    9:00 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.
     
    9:10 pm
    9:50 pm
    10:00 pm ADJOURN

    Monday, September 28, 2015 - Presentation, Regular Meeting and Work Session of the City Council

    7:00 pm
    CALL TO ORDER
    7:00 pm
    PRESENTATION
    8:00 pm
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
    • (iii) General Public Comments
    • (iv) Council Comments
    • (v) City Manager’s Comments
    • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
    REGULAR MEETING (VOTING ITEMS)
    8:30 pm
    9:00 pm
    BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.
    WORK SESSION
    9:15 pm

    ADJOURN

    Monday, September 21, 2015 - Closed Session and Work Session of the City Council

     
    6:30 pm
     
    CALL TO ORDER
     
    VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
     
    The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session to receive legal advice regarding a development agreement with NDC for the City-owned lot in Takoma Junction. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article § 3-305(b) (7). Following the closed session, the City Council will reconvene for the public portion of the meeting.
     
     7:30 pm
     
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
     
    WORK SESSION
     
     8:00 pm
    8:30 pm
    8:45 BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.  
     
    9:00 pm
    9:30 pm
    10:00 pm ADJOURN

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - Presentation, Regular Meeting and Work Session of the City Council

     
    7:00 pm
     
    CALL TO ORDER
     
    7:00 pm PRESENTATION
     
     
    7:30 pm 
     
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
     
    (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    (iii) Public Comments on Voting Items
    (iv) Public Comments 
    (v) Council Comments
    (vi) City Manager’s Comments
     
    REGULAR MEETING (VOTING ITEMS)
     
    8:00 pm 
    • (2) Resolution Commenting on Site Plan for 6413 Orchard Avenue **Action on the resolution has been postponed.

     
    8:30 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.  
     
    WORK SESSION
     
    8:45 pm
    10:00 pm ADJOURN

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - Public Hearing, Presentation and Work Session of the City Council

     
    7:00 pm
     
    CALL TO ORDER
     
    PUBLIC HEARING
     
    7:00 pm 
    PRESENTATION
     
     7:10 pm
    7:40 pm
     
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    WORK SESSION
     
    8:10 pm 
     
    8:40 pm - BREAK - Scheduled 10-minute recess.
     
    8:50 pm
     
    9:30 pm
    10:00 pm ADJOURN

    Monday, July 27 - Closed Session, Regular Meeting and Work Session

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    6:00

    CALL TO ORDER

    VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

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

    PRELIMINARY MATTERS

    7:30

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

    REGULAR MEETING

    8:00

    • (6) CONSENT AGENDA

    WORK SESSION

    8:20

    8:40 BREAK

    WORK SESSION

    8:50

    9:30

    10:00

    ADJOURN

    *All times are estimated.

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    The City of Takoma Park is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in public meetings.  Anyone planning to attend a City of Takoma Park public meeting or public hearing, and who wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations is invited to contact Emily Cohen at 301-891-7266 or EmilyC@takomaparkmd.gov at least 48 hours in advance.

    Monday, July 20, 2015 - Special Session and Work Session

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

    Monday, July 13, 2015 - Public Hearing, Regular Meeting and Work Session

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    7:00 pm

    CALL TO ORDER

    PUBLIC HEARING

    7:30

    PRELIMINARY MATTERS

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

     

    Monday, July 6, 2015 - Presentation, Special Session and Work Session of the City Council

    7:00 pm
    CALL TO ORDER
    PRESENTATION
    7:30 pm
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
    • (iii) Additional Public Comments
    • (iv) Council Comments
    • (v) City Manager’s Comments
    • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
    SPECIAL SESSION
     8:00 pm
    8:10 pm   BREAK - Scheduled 10-minute recess
    WORK SESSION
    8:20 pm
    9:15 pm  ADJOURN

    Monday, June 22, 2015 - Regular Meeting and Work Session of the City Council

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    7:30 pm
    CALL TO ORDER
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    • (ii) For the Record: Noting of Proclamations issued by the Mayor
    • (iii) Public Comments on Voting Items
    • (iv) Additional Public Comments
    • (v) Council Comments
    • (vi) City Manager’s Comments
    • (vii) Adoption of Minutes
    REGULAR MEETING
    8:00 pm
    • (1) Second Reading Ordinance Adopting an Employee Classification and Compensation System.
    • (2) First Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code, Title 5, Elections. Council to vote on first reading ordinance.
    • (3) Resolution Ratifying a Collective Bargaining Agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400. Council to vote on resolution.
    • (4) Resolution Ratifying a Collective Bargaining Agreement with AFSCME. Council to vote on resolution.
    • (5)CONSENT AGENDA
      • A. Resolution Providing for an Appointment to the Recreation Committee
      • B. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Arts and Humanities Commission
      • C. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Board of Elections
      • D. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Safe Roadways Committee
      • E. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Payment of Grant Funds to Montgomery College for the FY15 ACES (Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success) Program
    WORK SESSION
     8:15 pm
    • (6) Discussion of Police Community Relations
    9:00 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.
    9:10 pm
    • Discussion of Police Community Relations (continued)
    9:30 pm
    • (7) Discussion of Update to the Strategic Plan (FY 2016 – FY 2018)
    10:00 pm ADJOURN

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    Monday, June 15, 2015 - Public Hearing, Special Session and Work Session of the City Council

    7:00 pm
    CALL TO ORDER
    PUBLIC HEARING
    7:00 pm
    7:30 pm
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
    (iii) Additional Public Comments
    (iv) Council Comments
    (v) City Manager’s Comments
    (vi) Adoption of Minutes
    SPECIAL SESSION
    8:00 pm
    WORK SESSION
    8:15 pm
    9:30 pm ADJOURN

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    Monday, June 8, 2015 - Regular Meeting, Work Session and Closed Session of the City Council

    7:30 pm
    CALL TO ORDER
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
    (iii) Additional Public Comments
    (iv) Council Comments
    (v) City Manager’s Comments
    (vi) Adoption of Minutes
    REGULAR MEETING
    8:00 pm
    • (4) CONSENT AGENDA
    WORK SESSION
     8:15 pm
    8:45 pm
    VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
    The City Council is scheduled to vote to convene in closed session to enable the City Attorney to provide general legal advice on police matters. The session is closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, Section 3-305(b)(7). Following the closed session, the Council will meet with the City Attorney in administrative function session.
    8:45 pm ADJOURN

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    Monday, June 1, 2015 - Closed Session, Special Session and Work Session of the City Council

    6:00 pm
    CALL TO ORDER
    VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
    The City Council is scheduled to vote to convene in closed session to discuss cable franchise negotiations and to receive legal advice regarding the negotiations. The session is closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, Section 3-305(b)(7). Following the closed session, the Council will reconvene in the Auditorium for the public meeting.
    7:30 pm
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
    • (iii) Additional Public Comments
    • (iv) Council Comments
    • (v) City Manager’s Comments
    • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
    SPECIAL SESSION
    8:00 pm
    WORK SESSION
    8:15 pm
    8:45 pm
    9:00 pm ADJOURN

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    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Regular Meeting and Work Session of the City Council

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    7:00 pm

    CALL TO ORDER

    PRESENTATION

    7:30 pm

    PRELIMINARY MATTERS

    Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update

    Public Comments on Voting Items

    Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update

    Public Comments on Voting Items

    Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update

    Public Comments on Voting Items

    Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update

    Public Comments on Voting Items

    8:00 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.  

    Monday, May 18, 2015 - Presentation, Special Session and Work Session of the City Council

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    7:00 pm

    CALL TO ORDER

    PRESENTATION

    7:30 pm

    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    Public Comments on Voting Items
    Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    Public Comments on Voting Items
    Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    Public Comments on Voting Items
    Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    Public Comments on Voting Items

    8:00 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.  

     

     

     

    Monday, May 11, 2015 - Regular Meeting and Work Session of the City Council

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    7:00 pm

    CALL TO ORDER

    PRESENTATION

    7:30 pm

    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    Public Comments on Voting Items
    Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    Public Comments on Voting Items
    Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    Public Comments on Voting Items
    Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    Public Comments on Voting Items

    8:00 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.  

     

     

     

    Monday, May 4, 2015 - Presentation and Work Session of the City Council

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    7:00 pm

    CALL TO ORDER

    PRESENTATION

    7:30 pm

    PRELIMINARY MATTERS

    • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    • (ii) Public Comments
    • (iii) Council Comments
    • (iv) City Manager’s Comments
    • (v) Adoption of Minutes

    WORK SESSION

    8:00 pm

    8:45 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.

    9:00 pm

    9:30 pm ADJOURN

    Monday, April 27, 2015 - Public Hearing, Regular Meeting and Budget work Session of the City Council

    7:00 pm CALL TO ORDER
    PUBLIC HEARING
    7:30 pm
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
    • (iii) Other Public Comments
    • (iv) Council Comments
    • (v) City Manager’s Comments
    • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
    REGULAR MEETING
    8:00 pm
    BUDGET WORK SESSION
    8:10 pm
    10:00 pm ADJOURN

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    Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Budget Work Session of the City Council

    7:30 pm
    CALL TO ORDER
    BUDGET WORK SESSION
     9:30 pm  ADJOURN

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    Monday, April 20, 2015 - Presentation and Work Session of the City Council

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    7:00 pm

    CALL TO ORDER

    PRESENTATION

    7:30 pm

    PRELIMINARY MATTERS

    (i) Agenda update/additional agenda items

    (ii) Public Comments

    (iii) Council Comments

    (iv) City Manager's Comments

    (v) Adoption of Minutes

    WORK SESSION

    8:00 pm

    8:30 pm BREAK - Scheduled recess

    8:45 pm

    10:00 pm

    ADJOURN

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    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Budget Work Session of the City Council

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

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    Monday, April 13, 2015 - Public Hearing, Regular Meeting and Work Session of the City Council

    Reception for City Manager Suzanne Ludlow

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

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

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    Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Budget Work Session of the City Council

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    Monday, April 6, 2015 - Work Session and Presentation of the City Council

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

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    Monday, March 23, 2015 - Regular Meeting and Work Session

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    7:30 pm

    CALL TO ORDER

    PRELIMINARY MATTERS

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

    REGULAR MEETING

    8:00 pm*

    • (3) CONSENT AGENDA

    8:15 pm

    BREAK - Scheduled brief recess

    WORK SESSION

    8:30 pm

    10:00 pm

    ADJOURN

    *All times are estimated.

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    Monday, March 16, 2015 - Presentation and Work Session of the City Council

    7:00 om
    CALL TO ORDER
    PRESENTATION
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
     7:30 pm
    • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    • (ii) Public Comments
    • (iii) Council Comments
    • (iv) City Manager’s Comments
    • (v) Legislative Update
    • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
    WORK SESSION
    8:00 pm
    9:00 pm ADJOURN

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    Monday, March 9, 2015 - Regular Meeting and Work Session of the City Council

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

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    Monday, March 2, 2015 - Closed Session and Work Session

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    6:30 pm

    CALL TO ORDER

    VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

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

    7:30 pm

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

    9:00 pm - Break

    9:10 pm

    10:00 pm

    ADJOURN

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    Monday, February 23, 2015 - Closed Session, Regular Meeting and Work Session of the City Council

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

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    Thursday, February 19, 2015 - City Council / Department Roundtables

    7:00 pm
    CALL TO ORDER
    DEPARTMENT ROUNDTABLES (Download the Presentations)
    (1) Public Works
    (2) Lifelong Takoma
    (3) Library
    (4) Police
    9:00 pm
    ADJOURN

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    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - Closed Session of the City Council

    4:00 pm (The closed session vote will take place in the Auditorium at 4:00 p.m.)
    CALL TO ORDER
    VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
    The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session to meet separately with each of the three finalist developers seeking to redevelop the City-owned property in Takoma Junction. The session is being closed so as not to compromise the competitive proposal process by revealing the financial capacity and financing structure of each of the proposals to the other finalist developers. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article § 3-305(b)(14). Following the closed session, the City Council will adjourn for the evening.

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    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - City Council / Department Roundtables

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    7:00 pm

    CALL TO ORDER

    Report Distribution: Fiscal Year 2015-2nd Quarter Report

    DEPARTMENT ROUNDTABLES (Download the presentations)

    (1) Finance

    (2) Information Systems

    (3) Communications

    (4) Housing and Community Development

    (5) Recreation

    9:00 pm

    ADJOURN

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    Monday, February 9, 2015 - Presentation, Regular Meeting and Work Session of the City Council

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    Monday, February 2, 2015 - Presentation of the City Council

    7:30 pm
    CALL TO ORDER
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    (ii) Public Comments
    (iii) Council Comments
    (iv) City Manager’s Comments
           -Report Distribution: COLTA Annual Report
    (v) Legislative Update
    (vi) Adoption of Minutes
    PRESENTATION
    8:00 pm
     9:00 pm ADJOURN

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    Monday, January 26, 2015 - Presentation and Regular Meeting of the City Council

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

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    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - Presentation, Public Hearing and Closed Sessions of the City Council

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    6:00 pm

    CALL TO ORDER

    VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

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

    7:00 pm

    PRESENTATION AND PUBLIC HEARING

    (1) Washington Adventist Hospital Petition to Relocate

    8:00 pm*

    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    (ii) Public Comments
    (iii) Council Comments
    (iv) City Manager's Comments
    (v) Legislative Update
    (vi) Adoption of Minutes
    8:30 pm
    VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
    The City Council is scheduled to vote to go into closed session to consult with legal counsel regarding Washington Adventist Hospital's petition to relocate before the Maryland Health Care Commission and to discuss pending or potential litigation (including administrative proceedings) before the Commission (pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article § 3-305(b)(7) and (8)). Following the closed session, the City Council will adjourn for the evening.
    ADJOURN

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    Monday, January 12, 2015 - Presentation, Regular Meeting and Work Session of the City Council

    On Monday, January 12, 2015 from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. the City Council will meet with three members of the 20th District Delegation for an informal discussion and dinner in the Hydrangea Room of the Takoma Park Community Center. Download Meeting Notice
    7:00 pm
    CALL TO ORDER
    PRESENTATION
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    7:30 pm
    • (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    • (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
    • (iii) Other Public Comments
    • (iv) Council Comments
    • (v) City Manager’s Comments
    • (vi) Adoption of Minutes
    REGULAR MEETING
    8:00 pm
    8:45 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.
    WORK SESSION
    9:00 pm
    10:00 pm ADJOURN

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    Monday, January 5, 2015 - Special Session and Work Session of the City Council

    7:30 pm
    CALL TO ORDER
    PRELIMINARY MATTERS
    (i) Additional Agenda Items/Agenda Scheduling Update
    - Brief Update on Relocation of Washington Adventist Hospital
    (ii) Public Comments on Voting Items
    (iii) Other Public Comments
    (iv) Council Comments
    (v) City Manager’s Comments
    (vi) Adoption of Minutes: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24
    SPECIAL SESSION
    8:00pm
    WORK SESSION
    8:15 pm
    8:45 pm - BREAK Scheduled 10-minute recess.

    9:00 pm

    9:45 pm
    10:00 pm ADJOURN

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