The Aberdeen City Council is expected to vote Monday night on a resolution, which, if adopted, would annex into the city a property slated to be developed into a new technology campus adjacent to Battelle on Route 22.
The Aberdeen Technology Campus, LLC and Route 22 Properties are proposed to be annexed and developed as an multi-unit office park, with ancillary commercial uses, such as a bank and restaurant. The annexation plan calls for new ingress and egress points on Route 22, a new water tower to be constructed on Battelle property by Presbyterian Home of Maryland, Inc., and potential revenue of nearly $600,000 for the city once the Aberdeen Technology Campus is at full build-out.
The city council may also vote Monday night on a proposed fortune telling ordinance, which would permit fortune telling businesses within the city in certain areas and under certain circumstances. Under the proposed ordinance, fortune telling businesss would need to be approved as a Special Exception in a B-3 District, cannot operating within 1,000 feet of a school or another fortune telling business, and may have restrictions on signage and hours of operation placed upon them by the Board of Appeals.
Also on the agenda Monday night is the presentation of a proclamation in recognition of Auxiliary Police member Ronald Davis. The Aberdeen City Council session begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
The full agenda is listed below:
COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
Monday, February 14, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Call to Order – Roll Call
Opening Prayer – Pastor Calvin Wilson, New Life Christian Fellowship Church of God
Pledge of Allegiance – Councilwoman Young
Approval of Minutes: Council Meeting, January 31, 2011
1. Proclamation in Recognition of Ronald Davis, Auxiliary Police
PUBLIC HEARINGS: None
PUBLIC COMMENT: No more than five (5) minutes shall be given to any individual speaking unless the Council determines otherwise.
1. Resolution No. 10-R-18, Aberdeen Technology Campus, LLC & Rt. 22 Properties (For Adoption)
2. Ordinance No. 11-O-01, Amendment to Dev. Code, Repeal Article III, Fortune-Telling (For Adoption)
BUSINESS OF THE CITY:
1. Unfinished Business
2. New Business
3. Business from Director of Planning & Community Development
4. Business from Chief of Police
5. Business from Director of Finance
6. Business from Director of Public Works
7. Business from City Manager
BUSINESS OF COUNCIL:
1. Business from the City Council
2. Business from the Mayor
Next Council Meeting: Monday, February 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
Next Council Work Session: Monday, March 21, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.