The Aberdeen City Council will vote Monday night on a pair of ordinances which would dissolve two of the city’s long-running advisory groups – the Ripken Stadium Management Board and the Swim Center Advisory Committee.
One of the proposed ordinances states that “the Ripken Stadium Management Board has served the City of Aberdeen and its citizens faithfully over the past decade presiding over the operation and maintenance of Ripken Stadium,” but that “it is no longer prudent to occupy the time and talent of the outstanding individuals who are members of the Ripken Stadium Management Board with matters that pertain to the Stadium.”
Similarly, the other ordinance states that the City Code established guidelines of how the Aberdeen Swim Center was to be operated as a City facility, but “the City has since contracted for the operation of the Aberdeen Swim Center by a third party entity” and “duties of the Swim Center Advisory Committee as outlines in Section 147-5 of this Chapter are largely being administered by the third party entity which operates the Aberdeen Swim Center.”
Another ordinance on the agenda for Monday night’s city council meeting would “authorize and empower the city of Aberdeen, to borrow, upon its full faith and credit, and to issue and sell its bonds or other form of indebtedness therefore, in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed ten million dollars ($10,000,000) to be designated as “city of aberdeen refunding bonds, series 2011” (the “refunding bonds”), the proceeds thereof to be used for the purpose of refunding” the following bonds:
1. Infrastructure Bond, 2000 Series A – construction of City Hall
2. The Ripken Complex Infrastructure Bonds, 2001 Series A construction of The Ripken Stadium and associated public water, waste water, road and parking facilities.
3. The Ripken Complex Infrastructure Bonds, 2001 Taxable Series A – purchase of land upon which to construct The Ripken Stadium and Ripken Youth Baseball Academy
4. Infrastructure Bond, 2002 Series B-1 – completion of infrastructure at Ripken Stadium
5. Infrastructure Bond, 2002 Series B-2 – construction of maintenance shop for the Department of Public Works
The city council is also expected to introduce and adopt resolutions concerning The Highland School Project and Sustainable Maryland Certified.
The Appearance & Preservation Most Beautiful Yard Award will be presented Monday night to Richard & Carrie Garrity.
Also Monday night, the council will receive presentations on the Harford County Dept. of Community Services Annual Action Plan (CAPER) and Inner County Outreach by Pastor Nathaniel Johnson, and will present a proclamation in Recognition of Flowers by Lucy and a proclamation in Recognition of Constitution Week.
The city council will also vote on bid approvals for a four-wheel drive pickup truck and mower.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Aberdeen City Hall.
The full agenda is listed below:
CITY OF ABERDEEN COUNCIL AGENDA
Monday, September 12, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Call to Order – Roll Call
Opening Prayer – Pastor Melvin Taylor, Word of Faith Outreach Ministries
Pledge of Allegiance – Councilman Garner
Approval of Minutes: Council Meeting, August 22, 2011
Appearance & Preservation Most Beautiful Yard Award to Richard & Carrie Garrity – Mary Law
Harford County Dept. of Community Services Annual Action Plan (CAPER)
Presentation from Inner County Outreach – Pastor Nathaniel Johnson
Proclamation in Recognition of Flowers by Lucy
Proclamation in Recognition of Constitution Week
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. 11-R-09, The Highland School Project (For Introduction and Adoption)
2. Resolution No. 11-R-10, Sustainable Maryland Certified (For Introduction and Adoption)
3. Ordinance No. 11-O-02, Public Ethics Ordinance (For Deferral)
4. Ordinance No. 11-O-08, Repeal of Chapter 134, Ripken Stadium Mgmt. Board (For Adoption)
5. Ordinance No. 11-O-09, Repeal of Chapter 147, Swim Center Advisory Committee (For Adoption)
6. Ordinance No. 11-O-10, Refinancing CDA Loans (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
a) Traffic Speed Trailer
5. Business from Director of Finance
6. Business from Director of Public Works
a) Bid Approval – 4WD Pickup Truck
b) Bid Approval – Mower
7. Business from City Manager
BUSINESS OF COUNCIL:
1. Business from the City Council
2. Business from the Mayor
Next Council Meeting: Monday, September 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.