AGENDA
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019
COUNCIL CHAMBERS - 8 p.m.
I.

Call meeting to order

II.

Pledge of allegiance

III.

Quorum

IV.

Agenda Additions/Deletions/Amendments

V.

Citizen Participation

VI.

Presentations


A.

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Presentation

Executive Director Chuck Bean, will present to Council an overview of COG programs and resources
VII.

CITY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

VIII.

Council Announcements

IX.

City Manager's Report

X.

Consent Agenda

A.

Approval of April 10 Special Meeting Minutes

B.

Approval of Proclamation P-10-19

Proclaiming June 17-23, 2019 as Pollinator Week in the City of Bowie
C.

Approval of Resolution R-39-19

Authorizing Entering into an Agreement with the Prince George's Financial Services Corporation to Administer a Revolving Loan Fund
D.

Approval of Resolution R-43-19

Approving Variance Application BV-4-19, a Request by Travis and Josiland Chambers to Allow the Construction of Approximately 85 Linear Feet of Six Foot High Wooden Fencing Along Mount Oak Road, When According to the Prince George’s County Zoning Ordinance, Such Fencing Shall Not be More Than Four Feet High, at 15901 Agatha Terrace
E.

Approval of Resolution R-45-19

Authorizing the Issuance of a Purchase Order to Frederick Ward Associates for Professional Services-Development Plan Review, Engineering & Design Services
F.

Introduction of Ordinance O-5-19

Amending Bowie City Code Chapter 26, “Zoning”, Article I “In General” Section 26-2 “Fences”, to Implement Additional the Authority Granted by Prince George’s County by CB-01-2019. To Impose stricter Restrictions on Fences Than Those Set Forth in the County’s Zoning Ordinance; to Make Various Corrective and Clarifying Amendments to Chapter 26, Article II, “Municipal Zoning Authority”; and to Repeal Chapter 26, Article III, “Service Volume Standards for City Streets”
XI.

Old Business

A.

Approval of Emergency Ordinance O-4-19

Amending the Adopted Budget for the Fiscal Year Beginning July 1, 2018 and Ending June 30, 2019, to Authorize the Transfer of Certain Amounts in the FY 2019 Budget to Pay For Anticipated Expenses – Public Hearing/Eligible for Action
XII.

New Business

A.

Bowie Golf Course Analysis Presentation

Mr. Joel Weiman with McDonald Design Group, Inc. will present the analysis to Council
B.

Business Personal Property Tax

Council will discuss a bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly that allows municipalities to provide 100% tax credit to dealerships inventory of vehicles – Public Hearing/Eligible for Action
C.

Introduction of Charter Amendment CAR-2-19

Amending Section 58 Of The Charter Of The City Of Bowie (The “Charter”) In Order To:  (1) Provide That The Council Shall Determine Certain Matters By Ordinance And May Determine Certain Matters By Resolution Pertaining To General Obligation Debt Of The City; (2) Confirm That General Obligation Debt Of The City May Be Sold By Private Negotiated Sale Without Advertisement Or Publication Of Notice Or Sale Or At Public Sale After Solicitation Of Competitive Bids; (3) Authorize Or Provide For The Methods By Which General Obligation Debt May Be Bid For In Connection With The Sale Of The Same By Solicitation Of Competitive Bids At Public Sale; (4) Provide For The Manner In Which Any Notice Of Sale Or Summary Thereof May Be Published And That Any Notice Of Sale May Be Made Available By Methods Other Than By Publication; And (5) Provide That The Powers Set Forth In Section 58 Of The Charter Are Additional And Supplemental To Any Other General Obligation Borrowing Authority Applicable To The City; Providing For Compliance With Certain Provisions Of The Annotated Code Of Maryland And The Charter Regarding The Amendments Provided For Herein; Providing That This Title Constitutes A Fair Summary Of This Charter Amendment Resolution; And Otherwise Generally Relating To The Charter Amendments Provided For Herein
XIII.

Adjournment

Note:  The Ethics Commission has advised that under certain circumstances, members of the public may qualify as lobbyists when they testify before the City Council. If so, the Bowie Ethics Ordinance requires that certain information be filed with the Ethics Commission. Please review the information about lobbying that is provided with the City Clerk. If you have any questions about lobbying, please contact the Ethics Commission or the Assistant City Manager.


This meeting will be televised live on Verizon Channel 10 and Comcast Channel 71 and 996, repeated on 6/19/19 and 6/22/19 at 7 p.m., and web-streamed live

For a closed-captioned version of the meeting video, please go to https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofbowiemd/playlists and select the 2019 Council Meetings list. Once the meeting video opens, be sure to click on “CC” button to turn on closed captioning.


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