The Bel Air Town Commissioners will consider a resolution Monday night to finance vehicle and equipment purchases in fiscal year 2013. The resolution would authorize obtaining financing from BB&T for up to $255,000 to purchase four police vehicles, a pick-up truck, and a dump truck in the town’s fiscal year 2013 budget. Monday night’s agenda also includes bid awards for police vehicles as well as emergency equipment and computers for those vehicles.
Town commissioners will also consider a resolution approving a town flood mitigation plan – to minimize probable flood damage at various locations within the Town of Bel Air that can be susceptible to flooding during significant rain events. The Departments of Planning and Public Works established a committee of community stakeholders, engineers and Town staff to draft a Flood Mitigation Assistance Plan and conducted public information meetings to glean input to the plan. The Federal Emergency Management Administration and the Maryland Emergency Management Administration have reviewed and approved the Town plan pending the Commission’s acceptance.
Another resolution for consideration Monday night is aimed at helping the Humane Society of Harford County raise funding for furniture, fixes and equipment for its proposed new shelter. A community-wide campaign is underway to raise $1,500,000 to fund the cost of furniture, fixtures and equipment for the proposed new Humane Society shelter. The adoption of the resolution will permit the Humane Society of Harford County to apply for $50,000 in Community Investment Tax Credits to help fund the Capital Campaign project for the proposed new shelter and apply to the Department of Housing and Community Development of the State of Maryland for approval of the project and an allocation of tax credits for business entities and individuals that contribute to the project, under the Department’s Community Investment Tax Credit Program. The Department of Housing and Community Development requires approval by all governing bodies of the county in which the designated area to be benefited by the proposed project is located.
Monday night’s agenda also includes bid awards for an e-mail server, message archive system, and CISCO switches, as well as an award of contract for engineering services, ratification of contract change order for the parking garage entrance, and a presentation by Michael Blum and Don Stewart of the Bel Air Independence Day Committee.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in Bel Air Town Hall.
The full agenda is listed below:
Commissioners of Bel Air
Agenda August 20, 2012
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
a. Michael Blum and Don Stewart – 4th of July Committee
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
6. NEW BUSINESS
a. Resolution 987-12 – Humane Society
c. Award of Bid – Police Vehicles
d. Award of Bid – Police Vehicle Emergency Equipment
e. Award of Bid – Police Vehicle Computers
f. Award of Bid – E-mail Server
g. Award of Bid – Message Archive System
h. Award of Bid – CISCO Switches
j. Award of Contract – Engineering Services
k. Ratification of Contract Change Order – Parking Garage Entrance
7. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. The Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission and Boom Theatre Company are sponsoring a play by William Shakespeare (“As You Like It”) on August 30 and 31 at 6 pm and September 1 at 3 pm in Shamrock Park. Free to public, no animals or alcoholic beverages are permitted.
b. The Bel Air Rotary Club is sponsoring a Croquet Charity event at Rockfield Manor on September 9th, rain or shine, at 11 am. For more information www.belairrotaryclub.org or 410-836-6272.
c. The Bel Air Festival for the Arts will be held rain or shine in Shamrock Park on September 16th, 10 am-5 pm. Admission is free and a shuttle bus will run from the MVA parking lot to the Park.
d. The Harford County Wine Festival will be held at Rockfield Manor on September 29th, 12 noon to 7 pm. For more information www.rockfieldmanor.com or 410-638-4565.
8. PUBLIC COMMENTS
9. COMMISSIONERS’ COMMENTS