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Supplemental Material
Next Meeting: 2022-09-14The City Council is in recess until Wednesday, September 14.
2022-07-27City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 27, 2022 This will be a Hybrid Meeting.
2022-07-20City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 20, 2022Information added 7/19
2022-07-13City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 13, 2022Information added 7/15
2022-07-06The City Council will convene in Closed Session at 6:00 PM and will reconvene in Open Session at 7:30 PM

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 6, 2022
2022-06-29The City Council will NOT meet on June 29, 2022.
2022-06-22City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 22, 2022
2022-06-15City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 15, 2022Agenda Item 3 revised on 6/15
2022-06-08City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 8, 2022
2022-06-01City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 1, 2022Agenda revised on 6/1
2022-05-25City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 25, 2022Information added 5/23
2022-05-18City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 18, 2022Information added 5/13
Agenda revised on 5/18
2022-05-11City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 11, 2022Agenda Revised on 5/9
Agenda Revised on 5/11
2022-05-04City Council Meeting Agenda - May 4, 2022
2022-05-02City Council Budget Work Session - Monday, May 2, 2022Revised reconciliation sheet posted 5/2
2022-04-27City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 27, 2022Information revised 4/26
2022-04-25City Council Meeting Agenda - Monday, April 25, 2022 (Budget work Session)Information added 4/26
2022-04-20City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 20, 2022Information added 4/20
2022-04-18City Council Meeting Agenda - Monday, April 18, 2022 (Budget Work Session)Information added 4/19
2022-04-13City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 13, 2022Information added 4/8
2022-04-06City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 6, 2022Information added 4/6
2022-03-30The City Council will NOT meet on March 30.
2022-03-23City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 23, 2022Information added 3/19
2022-03-23City Council Vote to Convene in Closed Session (6:00 PM)
2022-03-18City Council Administrative Function Session (regarding the City Manager's evaluation).Administrative Function Sessions are closed to the public.
2022-03-16City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 16, 2022Agenda Items revised on 3/14
Information added on 3/14
Information revised on 3/16
2022-03-09City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 9, 2022Information added 3/9
2022-03-02City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 2, 2022Agenda revised and information added 2/26
2022-02-23City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 23, 2022Agenda revised 2/18
2022-02-16City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 16, 2022Information added 2/16
2022-02-09City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 9, 2022Information added 2/9
2022-02-02City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 2, 2022Information added 1/29
2022-01-26City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 26, 2022Information added 1/27
2022-01-19City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 19, 2022Revised and additional information posted 1/18.
2022-01-18Community Meeting on Staff Recommended ARPA Spending Plan
2022-01-13City Council Closed Session - Thursday, January 13, 2022Agenda Items revised 1/12
2022-01-12City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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City Council Special Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 6:00 PM

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA

6:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS (Sign up for public comments will close at 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Link to register to view or comment.

VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Providing for an Appointment to the Task Force on Sustainable Banking and Investments

2. Ordinance Amending the Annual Budget in Order to Provide Additional Compensation to City Employees in Recognition of Their Efforts During the Last Year

ADJOURNMENT

(The Joint Priorities Meeting with the 20th District Delegation  will begin at 7:00 PM.)

 

City Council and District 20 Delegation Joint Priorities Meeting - Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA

7:00 PM
Welcome and Overview – Mayor Kate Stewart

7:10 PM
Public Comments – District 20 Residents and Organizations*

(Opportunity for the community to inform the Delegation of needs and priorities. Speakers are limited to 3 minutes each. Advance sign up by 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting is required.)
Zoom Registration Link

7:40 PM
Presentation of Takoma Park Legislative Priorities

8:00 PM
Delegation Comments

8:45 PM
Summary and Closing

9:00 PM
ADJOURN

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

REVISED AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

PRESENTATION

1. Presentation of FY 2021 Audit

2. Presentation of Police Pension Plan Actuarial Valuation

3. Presentation of Update from the Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority (CDA)

4. Presentation of Update from the Old Takoma Business Association

5. Presentation of Proposal from Adventist Healthcare for Primary Care Facility

9:00 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

Public Comment Sign Up Link

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

ADOPTION OF MINUTES: 6/16; 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28; 9/8, 9/22, 9/29; 10/6, 10/13, 10/20

VOTING SESSION

6. Second Reading Ordinance Awarding Contract for Organizational Workforce Needs and Risk Assessment Study Services and Budget Amendment

7. Second Reading Ordinance Amending the Takoma Park Code to Require Installation and Maintenance of Window Guards in Certain Rental Housing

8. Single Reading Ordinance Approving the Purchase of Police Vehicles

9. Single Reading Ordinance Approving a Contract for Construction Management Services

10. Second Reading Ordinance Regarding Council Compensation

11. Resolution Providing for the City Council's Winter Recess

WORK SESSION

12. ARPA Status Update

13. Housing and Community Development Director Update (including Annual Reports from the Takoma/Langley CDA and the Old Takoma Business Association)

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

REVISED AGENDA (PDF)

*Agenda revised to remove work session and add a closed session.

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

PRESENTATION

1. New Ave Bikeway – 60% Designs for Section B

7:50 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

Public Comment Sign Up Link

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

2. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the Purchase of a Loader for Public Works

3. First Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code, Chapter 2.04 to Provide for Adjustments to the Salary and Compensation of the Mayor and Councilmembers

4. First Reading Ordinance Amending the Takoma Park Code to Require Installation and Maintenance of Window Guards in Certain Rental Housing

5. First Reading Ordinance Awarding Contract for Organizational Workforce Needs and Risk Assessment Study Services

6. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding Contract for Compensation and Pay Equity Study

CLOSED SESSION

The City Council will vote to convene in closed session after the voting session, at approximately 9:00 PM, to discuss matters related to collective bargaining with AFSCME Local 3399. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(9). After the closed session, the Council will not reconvene in open session.

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

REVISED AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

7:45 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

Public Comment Sign Up Link

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

ADOPTION OF MINUTES: 6/2; 6/7; 6/9; 6/14; 6/16; 6/23; 6/30

VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Adopting 2022 Legislative Priorities

2. CONSENT AGENDA

Cover Memo and Resolutions

Committee Ward and Demographic Summary

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

B. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Emergency Preparedness Committee

C. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Grants Review Committee

D. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Recreation and Community Engagement Committee

E. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Sustainable Maryland Committee

F. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Sustainable Investment and Banking Task Force

WORK SESSION

3. Update on Review of Public Safety Task Force Recommendations

ADJOURNMENT

Closed Session Meeting Agenda - Friday, October 22, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the closed session vote as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

4:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Link to view the closed session vote on Zoom.

4:30 PM
VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council will vote to convene in closed session on Friday, October 22, at 4:30 PM to consult with the City Attorney to obtain legal advice regarding the City’s audit contract with CohnReznick and 2021 engagement letter with CohnReznick. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(7). After the closed session, the Council will be adjourned for the evening.

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

REVISED AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

7:35 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

Public Comment Sign Up Link

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

ADOPTION OF MINUTES: 5/3; 5/5; 5/12; 5/19

VOTING SESSION

1. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Use of $250,000 from the Housing Reserve Fund to Support the Renovation of Hillwood Manor Apartments at 1110 Linden Avenue

2. CONSENT AGENDA

Cover Memo and Resolutions

A. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Board of Elections

B. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Commission on Landlord-Tenant Affairs

C. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Ethics Commission

D. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Tree Commission

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

F. Resolution Providing for Reappointments to the Noise Control Board

WORK SESSION

4. Update on Election Planning and Options

5. Legislative Priorities

6. Council Compensation

7. Discussion of Appointments to City Committees

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

PRESENTATION 

1. Parking Management Task Force

8:30 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

Public Comment Sign Up Link

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

2. & 3. Second Reading Ordinance Approving Traffic Calming for the 7900 Block of Takoma Avenue; Reading Ordinance Approving Traffic Calming for Auburn Avenue

WORK SESSION

4. Discussion of Council Compensation

5. Committee Appointments

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA REVISED(PDF)

6:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council will vote to convene in closed session on Wednesday, October 6, at 6:30 PM to discuss matters related to collective bargaining with AFSCME Local 3399. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(9). After the closed session, the Council will reconvene in open session for the regular meeting at 7:30 PM.

7:30 PM
RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD:

7:40 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

Public Comment Sign Up Link

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

1. Second Reading Ordinance Approving FY22 Budget Amendment No. 2

2. Second Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code, Personnel Chapter, 4.04.320 Holiday Leave, to Add Juneteenth (June 19) as a Recognized Legal Holiday

3. & 4.  First Reading Ordinance Approving Traffic Calming for the 7900 Block of Takoma Avenue; First Reading Ordinance Approving Traffic Calming for Auburn Avenue

WORK SESSION

5. Discussion of Committee Member Selection and Appointment Process

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

7:40 PM
PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. & 2. Traffic Calming on the 7900 Block of Takoma Avenue; Traffic Calming on Auburn Avenue

7:55 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

Public Comment Sign Up Link

  • Public Comments on Voting Items
  • General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

3. Resolution Regarding Redistricting Criteria

4. First Reading Ordinance Approving FY22 Budget Amendment No.  2

5. First Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code, Personnel Chapter, 4.04.320 Holiday Leave, to Add Juneteenth (June 19) as a Recognized Legal Holiday

6. Second Reading Ordinance Code Amendment – Boards and Committees (Revised 9/28)

WORK SESSION

7. & 8 Traffic Calming on the 7900 Block of Takoma Avenue; Traffic Calming on Auburn Avenue

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

6:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

PRESENTATION AND WORK SESSION

  1. Presentation on Redistricting Process and Discussion of Redistricting Criteria

Presentation

7:30 PM
CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

7:35 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

Public Comment Sign Up Link

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

2. First Reading Ordinance Code Amendment – Boards and Committees (Revised 9/16)

3. Resolution Establishing a Sustainable Investment and Banking Task Force

4. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase of an EV Street Sweeper (correction posted 9/17)

WORK SESSION

5. Discussion of FY22 Budget Amendment No. 2

6. Discussion of Ordinance Designating Juneteenth (June 19) as an Annual Day of Remembrance and a Paid City Holiday (Amending Takoma Park Code, Personnel Chapter, 4.04.320 Holiday Leave)

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Closed Session - Thursday, September 16, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

Link to view the City Council Vote to go into Closed Session 

6:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council will vote to convene in closed session on Thursday, September 16, at 6:00 PM to discuss matters related to collective bargaining with AFSCME Local 3399. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(9). After the closed session, the Council will not reconvene in open session.

 

City Council Meeting - Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

WELCOME TO THE NEW CITY MANAGER

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD - Proclamation of September as Emergency Preparedness Month; Proclamation Recognizing Doris Rodgers Day; Proclamation of Car Free Day (September 22)

INTRODUCTION OF 2021-2022 YOUTH COUNCIL

8:00 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

Public Comment Sign Up Link

• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

ADOPTION OF MINUTES: March 24; April 7, 12, 14, 19, 26, 28

WORK SESSION

1. Update on American Rescue Plan Funding

2. Discussion of Committees (Code Amendments)

3. Discussion of Proposed Resolution Establishing a Sustainable Investment Task Force

4. Discussion of EV Street Sweeper Purchase

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD - Proclamation of Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

Public Comment Sign Up Link

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Authorizing Submittal of MML Legislative Action Requests

2. Resolution Regarding Continuation of the Laurel Avenue Streetery

3. and 4. Second Reading Ordinance Approving FY 2022 Budget Amendment No. 1; Second Reading Ordinance Approving FY 2022 Stormwater Budget Amendment No. 1 (correction posted 7/24)

5. Second Reading Ordinance Amending the Takoma Park Code, Title 7, Purchasing and Taxation, Chapter 7.04 General Provisions, Chapter 7.08 Source Selection and Contract Formation, Chapter 7.16 Real and Personal Property, and Chapter 7.32 Admissions and Amusement Tax (correction posted 7/24)

5-A. Resolution of Support for FY22 State Revitalization Program National Capital Strategic Economic Development Fund (NED) Grant Award (added 7/28)

6. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Single Reading Ordinance Approving a Contract for Sports Officiating Services

B. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the 2021-2022 Youth Council (revised 7/28)

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

WORK SESSION

7. Discussion of Committees (Code Amendments)

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF) 

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

PUBLIC COMMENTS
(Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. ) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance. 

Link to register to comment

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

1.  Second Reading Ordinance Awarding a Contract for Consulting Services for Redistricting

2 and 3. First Reading Ordinance Approving FY 2022 Budget Amendment No. 1 and First Reading Ordinance approving FY 2022 Stormwater Budget Amendment No. 1

4. First Reading Ordinance Amending the Takoma Park Code, Title 7, Purchasing and Taxation, Chapter 7.04 General Provisions, Chapter 7.08 Source Selection and Contract Formation, Chapter 7.16 Real and Personal Property, and Chapter 7.32 Admissions and Amusement Tax (correction posted 7/18)

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.)

5. Resolution Regarding Subdivision of 7402 Garland Avenue Property

6 and 7. Resolution Approving FY22 Wage Adjustment for Staff Represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400 and Resolution Approving FY22 Wage Adjustment for Non-Union-Represented Staff

WORK SESSION

8. Contract for Sports Officiating Services

9. Discussion of Committees (Code Amendments)

10. Discussion of Continuation of Laurel Avenue Streetery (revision posted 7/18)

11. Update on Appointments to the 2021-2022 Youth Council

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Special Meeting - Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

6:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Link to view the special meeting on Zoom.

PRESENTATION AND WORK SESSION

1. Final Report from the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

REVISED AGENDA (PDF)

6:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

PRESENTATION

1. Montgomery Housing Partnership Hillwood Manor Project

Possible Council Recess and Reconvene at 7:30 PM

7:30 PM
CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

7:35 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

Public Comment Sign Up Link

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

2. First Reading Ordinance Awarding a Contract for Consulting Services for Redistricting

WORK SESSION

3. Subdivision of 7402 Garland Avenue Property

4. Discussion of Legislative Priorities

5. Continued Discussion of Purchasing Code

6. FY 2022 Budget Amendment No. 1 (rev-7/13)

7. Discussion of Resolution to Accept Local 400 Reopener Agreement and Resolution Regarding Wages for Staff Not Covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

 AGENDA (PDF) 

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

PUBLIC COMMENTS
(Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. ) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance. 

Link to register to Comment

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Authorizing Submission of a Maryland Revitalization Grant Application for Acquisition Funds and Architectural Fees for 6530 and 6600 New Hampshire Avenue

2. Resolution Regarding Proposed Boundaries for the Minor Master Plan

WORK SESSION

3. Presentation and Discussion of Election Options for 2022 and 2024

4. Contract for Redistricting Consultant

5. Discussion of Committees

6. Discussion of Purchasing Code Amendments

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

REVISED AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

7:45 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

Public Comment Sign Up Link

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Update on COVID-19 Response

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL PRESIDENT TOM HUCKER

COG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHUCK BEAN - Presentation of COG/CAO Committee Proclamation

TAKOMA PARK CITY TV VIDEO – 10-minute video of Suzanne Ludlow over the years

VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Recognizing Retiring City Manager Suzanne Ludlow

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

 REVISED AGENDA (PDF) (revised on 6/23)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

PUBLIC COMMENTS
(Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. ) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance. 

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Authorizing Execution of an Employment Agreement with Jamal T. Fox as City Manager

2. Resolution Designating a Resident Agent for the City of Takoma Park

3. Resolution Extending the Task Force on Reimagining Public Safety and the Terms of Its Members

4. Resolution Recommending Disapproval of the Takoma Junction Development Site Plan by the Montgomery County Planning Board (cover memo revised 6/21)

5. Emergency Ordinance Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract with a Non-Profit Housing Organization and Use up to $270,000 from the Housing Reserve Fund for a Housing Project at 1202 Holton Lane (Agenda item added 6/23)

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

REVISED AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

Juneteenth Proclamation
Proclamation of World Refugee Day
Proclamation of Pride Month

7:45 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

1. Second Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code Chapter 8.36 Commercial Management Districts and Authorities (Takoma/Langley CDA)

2. Ordinance Extending Member Terms for Boards, Commissions, and Committees

3. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Execution of a Contract for the Lunch and Learn Program

4. Resolution Authorizing Submission of Grant Application to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (Takoma Park Recreation Center)

5. Resolution Authorizing Submission of Grant Application to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (Washington-McLaughlin Senior Housing Campus)

6. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the Purchase of Energy Efficiency Services for Multifamily Buildings

7. Ordinance Continuing the Suspension of Sections of the the Takoma Park Code Which Restrict Posting of Signs in the City

WORK SESSION

8. Review of Takoma Junction Redevelopment Site Plan (Cover Memo) (revised 6/7)

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Special Meeting Agenda - Monday, June 14, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

6:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Link to view the special meeting on Zoom.

PRESENTATION AND WORK SESSION

1. Proposed Boundaries for the Minor Master Plan

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION SESSION – 6:30 PM

The City Council will meet in administrative function session at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, June 9, to discuss relocation benefits included in the new City Manager’s contract.
(Administrative function sessions are closed to the public.)

 AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

• Recognition of Youth Council Graduates
Proclamation of Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week

PRESENTATION

1. Presentation on Maple Avenue Complete Street Project (Toole Design Group)

PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Link to sign up.)
(Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting. ) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance. 

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

2. Resolution Expressing Appreciation for the Takoma Park Senior Leadership Team (Cover Memo)

3. First Reading Ordinance Amending Takoma Park Code Chapter 8.36 Commercial Management Districts and Authorities (Takoma/Langley CDA)

4. Single Reading Ordinance Approving FY 2022 Community Grant Awards

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.)

A. This item will be pulled from the consent agenda to be voted on separately: Single Reading Ordinance Approving Extension of Contract for Auditing Services

B. Ordinance Regarding City Manager’s Emergency Authority

C. Resolution Regarding Resumption of Quasi-Judicial Hearings for City Boards and Commissions

WORK SESSION

6. Contract for the Lunch and Learn Program

7. Discussion of Committees and Extension of Member Terms

8. City Manager’s Presentation/Briefing on the American Rescue Plan Act

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Special Meeting Agenda - Monday, June 7, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook, or sign up to view the meeting on Zoom).

AGENDA (PDF)

7:00 PM
PRESENTATION AND WORK SESSION

Link to view the meeting on Zoom.

1. Pending Montgomery County Building Energy Performance Standards

Background information on BEPS
Takoma Park Covered Buildings
Montgomery County Presentation on BEPS

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

PRESENTATION

  1.  Grants Review Committee Recommendations on FY22 Community Quality of Life Grants

8:10 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.)

  • Public Comments on Voting Items
  • General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

  • Update on COVID-19 Response
  • Notice Reinstating the Legal Time Requirements for Requests Received Under the Maryland Public Information Act

VOTING SESSION

2.  Single Reading Ordinance Approving Purchase of Police Mobile and Field Radios

WORK SESSION

3. Discussion of Reauthorization of the Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority

4. Extension of Contract for Auditing Services

5. Resumption Rescinding Resolutions 2020-12 and 2020-18 Regarding Quasi-Judicial Proceedings by the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees

6. Rescission of City Manager’s Emergency Authority

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

 AGENDA (PDF)

5:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

5:30 PM
VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council will vote to convene in closed session on Wednesday, May 19, at 5:30 PM to consult with the City Attorney to obtain legal advice regarding the Takoma Junction Redevelopment Project and to consult with the City Attorney and staff regarding pending litigation. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(7) and (8). After the closed session, the Council will recess and then reconvene for the regular meeting at 7:30 PM.

7:30 PM
RECOVENE IN OPEN SESSION

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

UPDATE FROM THE YOUTH COUNCIL

PRESENTATION

  1.  Legislative Advocate’s Report on the 2021 Legislative Session

PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance. Sign up link.

• Public Comments on Voting Items
• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

2-4. Second Reading Ordinances Adopting the FY 2022 Tax Rates and Budget (Cover Memo)

5. Resolution Approving Request to Close Laurel Avenue for the Washington Opera Truck Performance on May 28

WORK SESSION

6. Update from the Urban Forest Manager and Implementation Plans for Directives from the Tree Canopy Resolution

7. Discussion of Procurement (Purchase of Police Field Radios)

8. Discussion of Committees

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.)

  • Public Comments on Voting Items
  • General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

1-3. First Reading Ordinances Adopting the FY 2022 Tax Rates and Budget (Cover Memo)

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 Approving a Photocopier Lease

B. Single Reading Ordinance Approving Purchase of a Building Access Control System

C. Resolution Authorizing Closure of Anne Street on Saturday, June 26, for the Summer Mercado

WORK SESSION

5. Request to Close Laurel Avenue for the Washington Opera Truck Performance on May 28

6. Discussion of Committees

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

 AGENDA (PDF)

5:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Zoom link to view the closed session vote.

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council will vote to convene in closed session on Wednesday, May 5, at 5:00 PM to consult with the City Attorney to obtain legal advice regarding the Takoma Junction Redevelopment Project and to consult with the City Attorney and staff regarding pending litigation. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(7) and (8). After the closed session, the Council will reconvene for the regular meeting at 7:30 PM.

7:30 PM
COUNCIL WILL RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

• Public Comments on Voting Items

• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

1. Consent Agenda

A. Single Reading Ordinance Approving the Purchase of a Leaf Vacuum

B. Single Reading Ordinance Approving the Purchase of Bus Shelters

C. Single Reading Ordinance Approving the Purchase of Street Furniture and Trash/Recycling Containers

WORK SESSION

2. Request to Close Anne Street on Saturday, June 26, for the Summer Mercado

3. A. Discussion of Procurement Items (Photocopier Lease)

3. B. Discussion of Procurement Items (Building Access Control System)

4. Discussion of Committees

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Budget Work Session - Monday, May 3, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
BUDGET WORK SESSION

Link to view the budget work session on Zoom.

  1. Budget Reconciliation

9:30PM
ADJOURNMENT

City Council Budget Work Session Agenda - Monday, April 26, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

Link to view the budget work session on Zoom.

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

7:30 PM
BUDGET WORK SESSION

1. Operating Budget

2. Preliminary Budget Reconciliation

9:30 PM
ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

PUBLIC HEARING (Sign up for the public hearings will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.)

1. and 2. Public Hearing on the FY 2022 Tax Rate (Constant Yield Tax Rate) and Public Hearing on the FY 2022 Budget

PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments and for the public hearing will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.)

• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

WORK SESSION

3. Procurement Items

A.  Leaf Vacuum

B.  Bus Shelters

C. Streetscape Furnishings

4. Continued Budget Reconciliation

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Closed Session - Thursday, April 22, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the closed session vote as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

6:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Link to view the closed session vote on Zoom.

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council will vote to convene in closed session on Thursday, April 22, at 6:00 PM to consult with the City Attorney to obtain legal advice regarding the Takoma Junction Redevelopment Project. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(7). After the closed session, the Council will be adjourned for the evening.

City Council Closed Session and Budget Work Session - Monday, April 19, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

REVISED AGENDA (PDF)

6:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION

The City Council will vote to convene in closed session on Monday, April 19, at 6:00 PM to consult with the City Attorney to obtain legal advice regarding the Takoma Junction Redevelopment Project. The meeting will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, §3-305(b)(7). After the closed session, the Council will reconvene at 7:30 PM for the budget work session. (If needed, a second vote and closed session is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 22, at 6:00 PM.)

7:30 PM
BUDGET WORK SESSION

Link to view the budget work session on Zoom.

1. Capital Items

9:30PM
ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

REVISED AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

FOR THE RECORD

  • Update from the Youth Council

PUBLIC HEARING

1. Public Hearing on Recommended FY 2022 Budget

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments and for the public hearing will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

• General Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Update on COVID-19 Response

WORK SESSION

2. Continued Discussion of Committees

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting - Presentation and Breakout Sessions - Monday, April 12, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

ZOOM REGISTRATION – In addition to the options above, the public can register and view the presentations on Zoom. Zoom registration is required to participate in the breakout sessions. Contact Jessie Carpenter (jessiec@takomaparkmd.gov or 240-723-0437) if assistance is needed. 

Zoom Registration Link

6:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

6:00 PM
INTRODUCTION

 PRESENTATION

 Takoma Junction Redevelopment Project

  • Introduction – Suzanne Ludlow (Takoma Park City Manager)
  • Economic Development Setting – Samira Cook Gaines (Takoma Park Economic Development Manager)
  • Takoma Junction Redevelopment Project - Neighborhood Development Company Representatives
  • Montgomery County Development Review Process – Elza Hisel-McCoy (Chief, DownCounty Planning, Mont. Co. Planning Department)
  • City Staff Review of Project – Rosalind Grigsby (Takoma Park Planning Manager)
  • Summary – Suzanne Ludlow 

Links of Interest:

7:15 PM

BREAKOUT GROUP SESSIONS (There are three sessions. Participants may register for up to two (2) breakout sessions on Zoom. Breakout sessions will last approximately 20 minutes each.)

  • Stormwater Management, Trees, and Sustainability
  • Parking
  • Public Space

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

6:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

6:00PM
PRESENTATION

1. City Manager’s Presentation of Recommended FY 2022 Budget

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

Arbor Day Proclamation

PRESENTATION

2. Recreation Center Redevelopment Community Engagement Final Report

8:30 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS (MUST SIGN UP BY 5 PM ON THE DAY OF THE MEETING)
(link to sign up for public comments)

  • PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS
  • OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

  • Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

3. Second Reading Ordinance Approving FY21 Budget Amendment No. 5

WORK SESSION

4. Continued Discussion of Committees

5. Update on City Manager Search

6. Update on Reimagining Public Safety Task Force

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

PRESENTATION

1. Briefing on Minor Master Plan Process and Memorandum of Agreement between the Montgomery County Planning Board and the City of Takoma Park

8:00 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.) Please note: requests to share slides, video, or photos during the meeting must also be sent to the Mayor at least 24 hours in advance.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

2. Second Reading Ordinance Amending the Stormwater Management Code

3. First Reading Ordinance Approving FY21 Budget Amendment No. 5

WORK SESSION

4. Code Enforcement Update

5. Pre-Budget Briefing on Vehicle Replacements, Technology, Recreation Department Plans

6. Preparation for Redistricting

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

Proclamation of Meat Out Day (March 20)

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

7:45 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS (LINK TO SIGN UP TO COMMENT - MUST SIGN UP BY 5 PM ON THE DAY OF THE MEETING)
(link to sign up for public comments)

  • PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS
  • OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

  • Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

1. and 2. Second Reading Ordinance Approving Traffic Calming for the 8000 Block of Wildwood Drive; Second Reading Ordinance Approving Traffic Calming for Darwin Avenue

3. and 4. Resolution Regarding Stormwater Management; First Reading Ordinance Amending the Stormwater Management Code

5. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing the City Manager to Enter Into a Contract with Housing Initiative Partnership and Use $200,000 from the Housing Reserve Fund for a Housing Project at 320 Lincoln Avenue (revision posted 6:11pm, 3/16)

WORK SESSION

6. Police Department Annual Report

  • Report (corrected report posted 3/30)

7. Continued Discussion on Committees – Purpose and Charges of Committees

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

PRESENTATION

1. Complete Safe Streets Committee Recommendations on Traffic Calming and Sidewalks

PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.)

  • Link to sign-up for Live Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

• Presentation on CDC's Social Vulnerability Index Applied to Takoma Park

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

2 and 3. First Reading Ordinance Approving Traffic Calming for the 8000 Block of Wildwood Drive and First Reading Ordinance Approving Traffic Calming for Darwin Avenue

4. Resolution Regarding Budget Hold List Items (revised 3/10)

5. Resolution Regarding Tax Duplication

WORK SESSION

6. Stormwater Management Fee System, Draft Resolution, and Draft Amendment to the City Code

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda -Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

YOUTH COUNCIL UPDATE

PUBLIC COMMENTS (LINK TO SIGN UP TO COMMENT - MUST SIGN UP BY 5 PM ON THE DAY OF THE MEETING)
(link to sign up for public comments)

  • PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS
  • OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

1. Resolution Recognizing Retiring Library Director Ellen Arnold-Robbins

2. Resolution Adopting Council Priorities

3. Second Reading Ordinance Approving FY 2021 Budget Amendment No. 4

4. Resolution Regarding Budget Hold List Items (Revised 2/27) (This item will be moved to the work session for discussion)

5. Single Reading Ordinance Awarding Contract for Police Promotional Process

WORK SESSION

6. Discussion of Traffic Calming Requests on Darwin Avenue and the 8000 Block of Wildwood Drive

7. Continued Conversation on Committees – Purpose and Charges of Committees

8. Update on Process for City Manager Search

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

PUBLIC HEARING

1. Traffic Calming

A. 8000 Block of Wildwood Drive

B. Darwin Avenue

2. Stormwater Management Fee System

8:30 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.)

  • Link to sign-up for Live Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

  • Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

3. Resolution Providing for Appointments to the Task Force on Reimagining Public Safety

4. First Reading Ordinance Approving FY 2021 Budget Amendment No. 4

WORK SESSION

5. Discussion of Resolution Adopting Council Priorities

6. Stormwater Management Fee System and Draft Code Amendment

7. Police Promotional Process Contract

8. Property Tax Adjustment Options

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD:

  • Recognition of Montgomery College Scholarship Recipients

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

PRESENTATION

  1. Crossroads Farmers Market Update

8:00 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS (LINK TO SIGN UP TO COMMENT - MUST SIGN UP BY 5 PM ON THE DAY OF THE MEETING)
(link to sign up for public comments)

  • PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS
  • OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

VOTING SESSION

2. Resolution Establishing February 23 as Lee Jordan Day in Takoma Park

3. Single Reading Ordinance Amending Police Vehicle Purchase Ordinance

WORK SESSION

4. Update on City Committee Review

5. Update on City Manager Search

6. Discussion of Budget Hold List Items

7. Discussion of Draft Resolution Adopting Council Priorities for 2021-2022

(Information presented at the 2/3/2021 Council meeting):

8. Discussion of FY 2021 Budget Amendment No. 4

9. Appointments to the Task Force on Reimagining Public Safety

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

6:00 PM
PRESENTATION

1. Bibliotheca Remote Library Locker System (presentation has been postponed)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

7:45 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.)

  • Link to sign-up for Live Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

  • Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

WORK SESSION

2. Discussion of City Manager Search

3. Stormwater Management Fee System

4. Continued Discussion of Council Priorities for 2021-2022

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

PUBLIC COMMENTS (LINK TO SIGN UP TO COMMENT - MUST SIGN UP BY 5 PM ON THE DAY OF THE MEETING)
(link to sign up for public comments)

  • PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS
  • OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

  • Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

1. Second Reading Ordinance Approving FY21 Budget Amendment No. 3

WORK SESSION

2. Update on Recreation Center Redevelopment Community Engagement Process (revised on 2/2)

3. Discussion of Council Priorities for the 2021-2022 Term

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

Shepherds of Zion Ministries International Church Proclamation
Holocaust Remembrance Day Proclamation

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

7:50 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.)

  • Link to sign-up for Live Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

  • Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

1. Second Reading Ordinance Code Amendments to Police Employees’ Retirement Plan (Deferred Retirement Option Program and Credit for Military Service)

2. First Reading Ordinance Approving FY21 Budget Amendment No. 3

WORK SESSION

3. Report Out on Council Retreat

4. Update on City Manager Search

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Meeting Agenda - January 21, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

6:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

VOTE TO CONVENE IN CLOSED SESSION
(link to view the closed session vote on Zoom)

The City Council will vote to convene in closed session at 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 21, to receive legal advice regarding various government operations. The session will be closed pursuant to Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article, Section 3-305(7). The Council will reconvene in open session at 7:30 PM.

7:30 PM
COUNCIL TO RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION

CHANGES TO THE AGENDA / AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

PRESENTATION

1. Election Report from the Board of Elections

8:00 PM
PUBLIC COMMENTS (LINK TO SIGN UP TO COMMENT - MUST SIGN UP BY 5 PM ON THE DAY OF THE MEETING)
(link to sign up for public comments)

  • PUBLIC COMMENTS ON VOTING ITEMS
  • OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

VOTING SESSION

2. First Reading Ordinance Code Amendments to Police Employees’ Retirement Plan (Deferred Retirement Option Program and Credit for Military Service) (revised on 1/15)

3. Resolution Ratifying Collective Bargaining Agreement with AFSCME

4. Resolution Regarding Wage Adjustments for Staff Members Not Otherwise Addressed

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.)

(Link to cover memo and four ordinances listed below.)

A. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase of a Replacement Pickup Truck for Food Waste Collection

B. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase of Mobile Computers for Police Vehicles

C. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing Purchase of Four Replacement Police Vehicles

D. Single Reading Ordinance Authorizing a Contract for Public Computers, Software, and Support

WORK SESSION

6. ZTA 20-07, R-60 Zone - Uses and Standards

7. FY21 Budget Amendment No. 3 (revised on 1/21)

ADJOURNMENT

City Council Remote Retreat Agenda- Saturday, January 16, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook. Link to watch the Retreat on Zoom.

AGENDA (PDF)

10:00 AM  - Welcome and Goals for Meeting

10:10 AM  - COVID-19 Response and Plans for 2021

11:10 AM - Housing and Economic Development – A Livable Community for All

12:15 PM - Lunch Break

12:35 PM - Climate Change and Sustainabilty Work

1:35 PM - Update on Racial Equity Work and a Look Ahead

2:15 PM - Key Updates on Priorities:
• Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce
• City Manager Search
• Resident Committee Restructuring
Redistricting

3:00 PM - Review Major Projects

3:30 PM - Discussion of Other Priorities

4:30 PM - Wrap Up and Adjourn

City Council Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Due to the public health crisis, the meeting will be held remotely. The public may view the meeting as always: on City TV (RCN – 13, HD 1060; Comcast/xfinity – 13, HD 997; Verizon Fios – 28), on the City Council Video Page of the City Website; on YouTube, or on Facebook.

AGENDA (PDF)

7:30 PM
CHANGES TO THE AGENDA/AGENDA SCHEDULING UPDATE

FOR THE RECORD

Proclamation Regarding the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

7:45PM

PUBLIC COMMENTS  (Sign up for public comments will be open until 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.)

  • Link to sign-up for Live Public Comments

COUNCIL COMMENTS

CITY MANAGER COMMENTS

  • Update on COVID-19 Response

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

 

WORK SESSION

1. Discussion of Code Amendments: Police Retirement Plan Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) and Military Service Credit

2. FY 21 Financial Review; Review of Hold List; Discussion of Property Tax Assistance Options

3. Collective Bargaining Agreement with AFSCME (revised 1/6)

4. Wage Adjustments for Staff Members Not Otherwise Addressed (revised 1/6)

5. Discussion of Proposed Purchases

6. Discussion of Appointment of Fifth Member to the Tree Commission

ADJOURNMENT

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