Todd Mohn’s Wrap Up of the June 28th County Commissioner
The Commissioners June 28th meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session for Boards & Commissions.
The regular meeting was called to order at 5:15 p.m.
The Commissioners announced the following appointments to the Police Accountability Board:
Mr. Karl Milligan, Chairman for a five-year term to begin July 1, 2022, end July 1, 2027.
Mr. Douglas Womack, Member for a four-year term to begin July 1, 2022, end July 1, 2026.
Mr. Bernie Sadusky, Member for a four-year term to begin July 1, 2022, end July 1, 2026.
Mr. Willie Comegys, Member for a four-year term to begin July 1, 2022, end July 1, 2026.
Ms. Janet Pauls, Member for a four-year term to begin July 1, 2022, end July 1, 2026.
Mr. James Thompson III, Member for a four-year term to begin July 1, 2022, end July 1, 2026.
Ms. Connie Loureiro, Member for a four-year term to begin July 1, 2022, end July 1, 2026
APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
- Deed of Dedication – Coon Box Road – Lands of Jeremy N and Nichol Davis
This is a fee simple Deed of Dedication on Coon Box Road Plat of Administration Subdivision of the Lands of Jeremy N. and Nichol B. Davis Portion of Coon Box Road – 25’ right-of way (to the center of the right-of-way). APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT
- Systematic Replacement of Fleet Equipment – One (1) Crew Cab Dump Truck
The Roads Division is requesting to purchase one (1) Freightliner Crew Cab with dump body, from Freightliner of Delmarva, of Delmar, MD, in the amount of $203,749.63, via the State of Delaware Contract GSS22617-Hvy trucks. As part of this purchase, unit #552, a 1997 International 4900 Crew Cab Dump Truck with 214,830 miles will be disposed of via Gov Deals. This purchase was programmed in FY2022 and adequate funding is available in the FY2022 Capital Equipment Budget. APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT
- SKI Phase 3 – Community Mains – Resolution Accepting Common-Law Dedication of Rights of Way
This is a resolution to accept two platted rights-of-way within the Kentmorr Subdivision. It is recommended to adopt and execute the Resolution to accept the dedication of two roadway street beds within the Kentmorr Subdivision shown as Kent Avenue and Chesapeake Avenue (from Orchid Street to Azalea Street) for the sole purpose of providing public sewer service to certain existing and platted residential lots. APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT
2. FY23 Operating Equipment Purchase – Public Landings Chevy 2500
The Public Landings Division is requesting to purchase a 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 V8 Extended Cab Truck from Hertrich Fleet Services for $39,918, utilizing the Maryland Statewide. This purchase will replace a 2008 Ford Ranger with over 180,000 miles. Funding shall come from the Public Landings Operating Account for Auto Vehicles in the amount of $27,000. The remaining balance due of $12,918 shall come from Public Landings Prior Year Fund Balance. APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT
3. FY23 Capital Equipment Purchase Parks – Chevy 2500
Parks and Recreation is requesting to purchase two (2) 2023 Chevy Silverado 2500 V8 Extended Cab Trucks from Hertrich Fleet Services, $99,150, utilizing the Maryland Statewide Contract. This purchase will replace a 2002 Chevy 2500 truck and a 1996 Chevy S 10 truck. Funding shall come from the Capital Project Budget #40221 Capital Equipment
account. APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT
4. FY23 Capital Equipment Purchase Parks – Ford F-350
Parks and Recreation is requesting permission to purchase a 2021 used Ford F-350 Crew Cab 4x4 Plumbers Utility Truck with 7,943 miles on it from Apple Ford in Columbia, Maryland for $66,650, utilizing the Baltimore County Contract #0004504. This purchase will replace a 2002 Chevy 2500 box Truck that has recently was taken out of service for safety. Funding shall come from the Capital Project Budget #40221 Capital Equipment account. APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT
5. Eastern Shore Heritage, Inc. Grant Support Letter
Eastern Shore Heritage, Inc., which is the managing entity for the Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area, is applying to the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority for a FY2023 management grant in the amount of $52,833 and a small grant block grant of S25,000. In addition to management support for the heritage area, the management grant will allow ESHI to continue to offer technical and financial (through grants) support to our local museums and other organizations that promote, interpret, and protect the many resources in the Heritage Area APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT
6. FY2023 Impact Fee Schedule
The County collects impact fees when new homes or new non-residential buildings are constructed based on the square footage of the new building. When new residential construction occurs, impact fees are collected for Public Schools, Public Parks, and the Volunteer Fire Departments. Non-residential development impact fees are collected for the Volunteer Fire Departments. On July 1st of each year, the amount of the residential development impact fee is automatically adjusted to account for inflationary increases in construction costs. Section 1 8:3-6.B(1) establishes the utilization of the most recent twenty—city annual national average data from the Engineering News Record (ENR) Construction Cost Index for this inflationary adjustment. This year the increase is 8.2%. This increase is automatic each year; however, the County Code allows the Commissioners to waive the inflation adjustment for any given fiscal year. Last year, the inflationary adjustment was 5.9%, and the Board unanimously voted to set the impact fee at 3% for FY22. The following options are actionable:
1. Take no action, and the 8.2% increase will go into effect on July 1, 2022;
2. Make a decision to implement an increase that is less than 8.2%.
3. Make a decision to keep fees flat at a 0% increase (carrying over the same rates that went into effect for FY22).
The Board motioned for a 0% increase to the impact fee schedule FY 2023. APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT
Desk Item 1 - AMENDED Letter of Support and matching funds commitment Letter for Ferry Feasibility Study - At the May 10 meeting, the Board voted to sign a letter of support and approve funding of up to $25,000 should the EDA grant be awarded for this study. Additional counties have now provided matching funding for the Chesapeake Bay Ferry Feasibility Study EDA grant request, which reduces our overall potential commitment down to $18,333.33. The EDA has requested that we revise the letter of support the reflect the lower amount. Requesting signature by President Corchiarino. APPROVED 3-1 ABSTAINED 1 ABSENT
Desk Item 2 – Proclamation 22-38 – This is a proclamation commending Krista Pettit for over 20-years of dedicated work with Haven Ministries. COMMISSIONERS MORAN READ THE PROCLAMATION
Desk Item 3 – Annual Budget Certification Statement – This is the annual budget certification statement for the QAC Public School System. Requesting signature by President Corchiarino APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT
- Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation – MALPF
- Application for University of Maryland – Wye Research & Education Center State Discharge Permit Application No. 22DP2800, NPDES Permit MD0065170 Queen Anne’s County
- Planning and Zoning Monthly Report – May 2022
1.Mid Shore Behavioral Health – Kathryn Dilley
Mr. Dilley gave an overview of the services her organization provide and requested the Board sign the QAC-Core Service Agency Letter of Agreement – FY 2023. APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT
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