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Posted on: June 28, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn’s Wrap Up of the June 25th QAC Commissioners’ Meeting

Todd MohnThe June 25th  regular meeting started at 5:30 pm.  

DPW Action Items

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1. 2011 Comprehensive Water & Sewerage Plan Amendment 11-13, Ponchock Property - Renewal of Motion - This is for a sewer service map amendment for the unserved property in Bay City. - APPROVED

2. Historic Christ Church Property,  RFPs' for Consideration to Transfer - This includes the five (5) responses received for the discharge of this "surplus" property.  -  NEXT ACTION: Commissioners Steve Wilson and Chris Corchiarino will serve on a Commissioner subcommittee along with staff to conduct interviews with each respondent and report back to the full Board.

3. BMC Agreement UPWP Contract for FY2020 - This is the annual work program grant and FY2020 budget with the Baltimore Metropolitan Council and Baltimore Regional Transportation Board.  The grant is 80% Federal -20% Local.  The Local 20% is covered via staff participation time. -APPROVED

4. Water & Sewerage Allocation Policy Enforcement of Time Limits & Recapture Provisions -  This is a follow-up item to advising six (6) project developers (back in February) that their time limit for developing has expired and the recapture of their reserved/unused sewer allocation was being considered.  One of the six has paid (Penguin Ventures) and one relinquished (RVG Shopping) their reserved allocation.  The remaining four have requested extensions, Mears, Enclave, Perry's Retreat and Chesterhaven Beach.  The following 3 actions as conditions of granting a 2-year extension to these remaining four developers are proposed: 

1) Their current 10% deposit becomes non-refundable and they must place another non-refundable 10% down.  -  TABLED

2) Schedule a hearing (for July 23) to amend the water & sewer plan to amend the allocation policy to consider reverting back to the non-refundable status once again for all projects.  - APPROVED

3) Table any new allocation requests until a decision is made at this hearing.  - APPROVED


ACTION ITEMS

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5.  Correctional Officers Retirement Systems (CORS) - This is the Transfer and Participation Agreement for the Detention Center Staff to be covered and transferred to CORS.  -APPROVED

6.  Draft Standard Operating Policy - These are updates to several existing County polices including: Employee Assistance Program, Commercial Driver's License Reimbursements, Identification Badge Policy, Telephone Usage and Meal and Work Breaks.  All have been vetted by various staff committees.  - APPROVED

7.  Vehicle Replacement - Maintenance Truck, Public Landings - This is for the purchase of a 2019 Ford F350 utility truck in the amount of $45,395 via a pre-established government contract through the State of Maryland Department of General Services.  Includes snow plow package and accessories.  - APPROVED

8.  FY20 Department of Parks Vehicle Purchase - This is for the purchase of a 2019 Ford F350 pickup for $30,965 via a pre-established government contract through the State of Maryland Department of General Services.  - APPROVED

9.  BOE request to transfer between major state categories - This is a BOE request to transfer $320,000 between major state categories, to increase Transportation from an equal reduction to Fixed Charges.  - APPROVED

10. MACo FY 2020 dues - Annual MACo Dues and Assessments Invoice for $15,113. - APPROVED

11.  Community Partnerships for Children & Families nomination appointments - These are the Community Partnerships/LMB's recommended Board and agency representative appointments to their Board.  They included:  Angie Marsh, Colleen Thomas, and Anna Fox for a three-year term, Karla Altamirano and Michelle Johnson to a second three-year term and Lauren Scearce, Juvenile Services, Jason Mullen Chesapeake College and Maynard Nash, County Ride as agency representatives for the Board.  All terms begin July 1st 2019.  - APPROVED

12.  Budget Amendment CC-28 - This is for a Port Security Grant for the Sheriff's office to add a non-federal match of $19,761 in order to receive the $59,284 federal grant.  The Port Security Grant Funding Program is for the enhancement of SWAT and water response capabilities.  - APPROVED

DESK Item #13.   Citizen Tax Bill Letter - This is the draft cover letter that goes with the Tax bills which will be mailed out next month. - APPROVED

Desk Item #14.   Certification Statement for Teacher Salary Incentive Grant Program (ie. Kirwan Commission) - This is the certification form and calculation showing that QACPS have committed to an overall increase above 3% for teacher salaries (actual value is 3.66%).  This provides an incentive grant from the State of $544,458 also for salaries for covered employees.   This form has been signed by Dr. Kane. - APPROVED

Desk Item #15.   Certification of the BOE Annual Budget - This is the annual school budget summary of revenue sources for current expenses, construction and debt service.  This has been signed by Dr. Kane and John Pfister at the BOE and has been reviewed/approved by Jon Seeman. - APPROVED

INFORMATIONAL/CORRESPONDENCE

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1. Blackwater Distilling, Inc Memorandum Opinion & Order

2. MDE Public Notices

3. DHCD Request for Funding Approved - Colby/Willow Branch & Grove Creek Broadband Project

4. FY 2020 Impact Fee Schedule (Planning & Zoning)

5. DE&TD - Monthly Department Report for May 2019

6. P&Z Notification to Adjacent Property Owners

7. Citizen Thank you letter for model train museum support

8. Citizen letter re: Housing Authority complaint

PRESENTATIONS

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I.  Shore Health Update - Ken Kozel and Patti Willis

II. Mid Shore Behavioral Health Yearly Update - Kathryn Dilley

LEGISLATIVE

Public Hearings

County Ordinance 19-08 - the Repeal of Section 4-15, "Ownership Disclosure" of the Code of Public Local Laws of Queen Anne's County - Hearing Held/ Record Open for two weeks

County Ordinance 19-09 - Amendments to Chapter 13 of the Code of Public Local Laws of the Queen Anne's County Regarding the Use of School Bus Monitoring Cameras by School and Law Enforcement Officials - Hearing Held/ Record Open for two weeks

County Ordinance 19-10 - Concerning the Repeal and Re-Adoption with amendments of the Local Public Laws of Queen Anne's County, Chapter 14, CHESAPEAKE BAY CRITICAL AREA ACT, Official Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Overlay Map Number 56  - This is a map change related to the petition for growth allocation on lot 7 in the Matapeake Industrial Park.  It converts 2.122 acres of LDA to IDA.  The Commissioners have conceptually approved this change and the Critical Area Commission has now also approved this change.   - Hearing Held/ Record Open for two weeks

Available to be Introduced -

County Ordinance 19-12 - County Transfer Tax  -   This is a clarification of the current law that sellers must pay transfer tax on property of a first time home buyer unless the parties to the sale have another express agreement to pay the transfer tax.   -INTRODUCED by Commissioner Corchiarino

Have a great weekend!  -Todd.


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