Work Session

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Mayor and City Council

Town of Ocean City, Maryland

 

Call to Order

 

THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL PRESIDING

Attendee Name

Organization

Title

Status

Arrived

Lloyd Martin

Ocean City

Council President

Present

 

Mary Knight

Ocean City

Council Secretary

Present

 

Dennis Dare

Ocean City

Council Member

Present

 

Tony DeLuca

Ocean City

Council Member

Present

 

John Gehrig Jr.

Ocean City

Council Member

Present

 

Matthew James

Ocean City

Council Member

Present

 

Mark L. Paddack

Ocean City

Council Member

Present

 

Richard W. Meehan

Ocean City

Mayor

Present

 

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: City Manager Doug Miller, City Solicitor Guy Ayres, Finance Director Chuck Bireley, City Clerk Diana Chavis, Planning and Community Development Director Bill Neville, Chief Building Official Jake Doub, Members of the Press and Interested Parties.

 

Council President Lloyd Martin called this Work Session to order at 1:20 PM in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 301 N. Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842.

Notice and Report on Closed Session

A.              Closed Session - Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 10:15 AM -  1:00 PM to discuss Legal, Contractual and Personnel Matters

Convened into Closed Session 1) to discuss (i) the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation or performance evaluation of appointees, employees or officials over whom it has jurisdiction; or (ii) any other personnel matter that affects one or more specific individuals; 2) consult with counsel to obtain legal advice; and 3) before a contract is awarded or bids are opened, discuss a matter directly related to a negotiation strategy or the contents of a bid or proposal, if public discussion or disclosure would adversely impact the ability of the public body to participate in the competitive bidding or proposal process.

 

Motion to convene into Closed Session by Council Member Deluca; seconded by Council Secretary Knight. The vote was unanimous with Council Members James, Dare and Paddack absent for the vote.

 

Council President Lloyd Martin reported on Closed Session. Persons present were Mayor Rick Meehan, City Manager Doug Miller, Council President Lloyd Martin, Council Secretary Mary Knight, Council Members Dennis Dare; Matt James, Tony DeLuca, John Gehrig and Mark Paddack (arrived 10:36), City Solicitor Guy Ayres (arrived 10:35), City Clerk Diana Chavis, Bayshore Development President Buddy Jenkins, Bayshore Development Legal Counsel Hugh Cropper, Bayshore Development CFO Tim King, MGH CEO Andy Malis and Group Creative Director John Patterson, Tourism and Marketing Director Donna Abbott and Board Candidate Joseph Kostelac.

 

Motion to adjourn Closed Session at 1:15 PM.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Matthew James, Council Member

SECONDER:              Mary Knight, Council Secretary

AYES:              Martin, Knight, Dare, DeLuca, Gehrig Jr., James, Paddack

Acknowledgements and Recognitions

A.              Oath of Office for Ethics Commission Candidate Joseph Kostelac

Motion to appoint Joseph Kostelac to the Ethics Commission.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Mary Knight, Council Secretary

SECONDER:              Matthew James, Council Member

AYES:              Martin, Knight, Dare, DeLuca, Gehrig Jr., James, Paddack

B.              Introduction of Chief Building Official Jake Doub

Planning and Community Development Director Bill Neville introduced CBO Jake Doub.

Comments from the Public

John Medlin spoke in opposition of the proposed line of credit.

New Business

A.              Bank Line of Credit Bid Solicitation Recommendation presented by Finance Director

The Town's financial advisors, Wye River, recommended the town enter into an unsecured $2.5 million revolving line of credit at the lowest cost pricing of 2.90% fixed for the initial 3-year term with funds used to finance asset acquisitions. The town will be reimbursed during the next bond issuance to pay off the line of credit.

 

Motion to approve proposed line-of-credit award to Bank of Ocean City.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Mary Knight, Council Secretary

SECONDER:              John Gehrig Jr., Council Member

AYES:              Martin, Knight, Dare, DeLuca, Gehrig Jr., James, Paddack

Adjourn

Motion to adjourn at 1:40 PM.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Matthew James, Council Member

SECONDER:              Tony DeLuca, Council Member

AYES:              Martin, Knight, Dare, DeLuca, Gehrig Jr., James, Paddack

 

Approved by Mayor and Council this _____ day of _______________, 2019.

 

 

 

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Diana L. Chavis, CMC

City Clerk