AUGUST 13, 2013
Wilbur Levengood, Jr.; Vice President Jefferson L. Ghrist; Member Larry C.
Invocation by Reverend Doug Morley,
President Levengood called for public comments, and there were none.
Legislative session: Third
Proclamation of August 16-18, 2013 as Caroline Summerfest Days was read into the record by Sue Simmons, Director, Department of Recreation and Parks, and declared unanimously on motion by Mr. Porter, seconded by Mr. Ghrist. The Commissioners also reviewed the Summerfest schedule of events.
· The open and closed session minutes of July 30, 2013 were approved by unanimous consent;
· The Lease Renewal for the Department of Emergency Services Office space was approved by unanimous consent;
· The Employment Agreement for Mary Berneski, Part-time Public Safety Dispatcher, was approved by unanimous consent;
· The Memorandum of Understanding with the Circuit Court and the Caroline County Health Department for the Drug Court Program was authorized by unanimous consent;
The Letter of
Commendation to Jeff Wright for recently demonstrating civic pride in the Town
· The Certification for Cooperative Local-State Library Aid Programs was approved by unanimous consent;
· The Request for Use of the Courthouse Green for an annual youth event was granted by unanimous consent;
· The Construction Contract with Dissen and Juhn for improvements to Ganey’s Wharf was authorized by unanimous consent;
· Purchase Order #60322 to Dissen and Juhn, in the amount of $215,645 for improvements to Ganey’s Wharf was authorized by unanimous consent;
· The Letters of Re-appointment to Bob Willey, Berl Lovelace, and Sonny Callahan to the Ethics Commission were authorized by unanimous consent;
· The Joint Federal/State Application for the Alteration of Floodplain, Waterway, Tidal or Nontidal Wetland for Garland Road Bridge Replacement was authorized by unanimous consent;
The County Road
Right-of-Way Easement Agreement for
· The Request for Permission to Apply for Entry Level Training Grant for the Sheriff’s Office from the Local Government Insurance Trust was authorized by unanimous consent.
· The Annual Audit Letter for the Library;
The Memorandum of
Understanding with the
· Subscription Services Contract and Lease Renewal with Verizon;
· Disposition of Tennant Property request;
· Public Information request related to the Hillsboro Boat ramp;
· Drafted the Maryland Environmental Services proposal; and
· A contract with the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems and Medical Claim Aid.
· Mr. Porter inquired about a former tire recycling program sponsored by the State and held at the Hobbs landfill, and was informed that Maryland Environmental Service is working with the State to organize a Tire Amnesty Program, possibly for this fall;
· Mr. Porter also stated that he participated in the Marty Gangemi Memorial Golf Tournament and Fundraiser, which was a big success;
· Mr. Ghrist stated that he met with members of the Fraternal Order of Police; and
· President Levengood stated that he plans to attend the Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference later in the week.
The Commissioners took a moment to coordinate their upcoming schedules and invitations lists.
Levengood called for public comment
and Harry Cole,
At 11:00 a.m., following a brief recess, and on motion by Mr. Porter, seconded by Mr. Ghrist, the Commissioners unanimously adjourned regular session and convened in Closed session for the following purpose: Legal Advice Regarding Office of Law Projects; under the authority of 2009 Maryland Code, State Government 10-508(a)(7); with the Commissioners; Amy Kreiner, Minutes Recorder; Ken Decker, County Administrator; Sara Visintainer, Chief of Staff; and Heather Price, County Attorney, in attendance.
President’s report: President Levengood stated that during the closed session, the Commissioners received legal advice regarding the bonds and other matters. The Commissioners also provided direction regarding a pending request for legal services.
There being no further business, the Commissioners adjourned their meeting at 11:47 a.m.
Amy L. Kreiner