Council Meeting This Tuesday
The Council will meet this Tuesday evening, September 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Council meeting will be conducted entirely remotely with no in-person meeting attendance. Join the meeting as noted in the Zoom and other connection information. The Agenda for the meeting, including many supporting details, is posted via the Agenda Center on the Town's website (http://www.upmd.org/agendacenter). I urge you to review the full Agenda of the meeting for items of interest to you.
Of Interest: Gas-powered leaf blowers
--Public Hearing – I have announced a public hearing regarding Legislative Resolution 21-O-04 to prohibit use of gas-powered leaf blowers by January 1, 2023. If you have views on this legislation, please participate. The format of this public hearing will be a period of public comment prior to Council consideration of the Resolution, during which participants will have the opportunity to speak on this subject alone (public comment on other subjects may be made during the regular Public Comment period which will occur earlier in the meeting. This will follow the standard rules for Public Participation (below).
--Adoption of Legislative Resolution 21-O-04 to prohibit use of gas-powered leaf blowers by January 1, 2023. I anticipate from the Committee on Policy, Rules, and Municipal Structure that they will propose amendments to this legislation and request continuance (delay of consideration) to an October Council meeting.
Other items on the Council Agenda include:
Consent Agenda -- There are five items on the Consent Agenda. Consult the Agenda for details.
- Replace an existing driveway and patio at 6715 Adelphi Road
- Repair an existing sidewalk and resurface steps at 4404 Van Buren Street
- Install a 10’ x 10’ shed at 4315 Woodberry Street.
- Replace existing driveway at 7000 Forest Hill Drive.
- Block Party/Street Closure for Underwood Street between 40th and 41st Avenues.
Public Comment (on subjects other than gas-powered leaf blowers)
Council and Committee Comments and Reports
Trees, Parks, and Environment Committee Chair Chris Aubry to summarize the Committee’s 2020 Annual Report and discuss with Council.
Town Code Revision – Discussion of proposed changes to Chapters 1-4 of the Town Code.
Gas-powered leaf blowers –
Public Hearing on Legislative Resolution 21-O-04 to prohibit use of gas-powered leaf blowers by January 1, 2023.
2nd Reading and possible adoption of Legislative Resolution 21-O-04 to prohibit use of gas-powered leaf blowers by January 1, 2023.
Employment Agreement – Amend the Town Administrator’s employment agreement to enable accrual of annual leave in accordance with Personnel Manual.
Town Administrator Report
Participants who join the video/audio conference will be muted during the meeting except for Mayor, Council, and staff. Participants can turn their video on during the meeting, so we can all see each other, or can turn it off if they would rather. Participants will have the opportunity to speak during Public Comment - agenda item #6. During that time, all participants will be taken off mute. If you would like to comment, please state your name and Mayor Carey will call on you to speak. Public comments will be limited to three minutes.
Public comments or questions may also be made by emailing the Town Clerk Andrea Marcavitch at email@example.com. All electronic comments must be submitted by 12 p.m. on September 7, 2021. Comments received will be read by the Town Clerk during public comment.
Please share this with neighbors who may not be on the Mayor’s email list. University Park residents wishing to be added to this list or removed from it can subscribe or unsubscribe via the Notify Me feature on the Town website at www.upmd.org. You may email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With best regards,
Lenford C. Carey
Mayor, Town of University Park
(240) 338-2826 – Cellular is best, as I am teleworking
(301) 927-4262, Extension 100 - Office