Council Meeting This Monday
Neighbors --The Council will meet this Monday evening, October 4, 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 Mayor will be absent from this meeting due to a family commitment. Ward 1 Councilmember Joel Bierman will preside, as Mayor Pro Tem.
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.
Presentation: Prince George’s County School Board representative --District 3 School Board representative Pamela Boozer-Strother will provide an update on the public schools and the school board in the current school year.
Of Interest: Gas-powered leaf blowers -- Legislative Resolution 21-O-04 to prohibit use of gas-powered leaf blowers by January 1, 2024
There will be a public hearing regarding Legislative Resolution 21-O-04 to prohibit use of gas-powered leaf blowers. This legislation has been introduced and the Council is continuing to consider amendments. While I anticipate from the Committee on Policy, Rules, and Municipal Structure that they will request further continuance (delay of consideration), it is possible the legislation could be adopted. If you have views on this legislation, please participate to make your views known.
Other Items on the Council Agenda include:
Consent Agenda -- There is 1 item on the Consent Agenda—A block party and street closure for 40th Avenue in Ward 2 from 2-8 p.m. on October 16.
Mayor, Council and Committee Comments and Reports
2nd Reading and Adoption of Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Adjustments – “True-up” of prior fiscal year
Speed Camera Legislation – Introduction Legislative Resolution 21-O-07 to authorize the placement of speed cameras on highways in residential districts with a maximum posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour, allowing speed cameras on Baltimore Avenue adjacent to the Town. This is not currently on the agenda, but will be added.
Town Administrator and staff reports
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 Pro Tempore Biermann 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All electronic comments must be submitted by 12 p.m. on October 4, 2021. Comments received will be read by the Town Clerk during public comment.
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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