Frederick City Council met in regular session on March 14


By Kathleen Guill - [email protected]



The Frederick City Council met in a regular session at 5:30 p.m. March 14 at the Memorial Civic Center, 110 S. 17th St. in Frederick.

The meeting was called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance followed.

Officials present were Mayor Eddie Whitworth and councilmen Jim Smith, Robert Meador and Kevin Ouellette.

Staff present were City Manager Robert Johnston, City Treasurer Fabian Reyes, City Clerk Lupe Arumugam and City Attorney Pat Kent.

Councilman Chris Cole was absent.

The council unanimously voted to approve the minutes of the Feb. 28 regular meeting as well as the following claims:

* General government in the amount of $43,553.87,

* Airport in the amount of $1,090.67,

* Capital improvement in the amount of $3,303.19, and

*Frederick Economic Development Authority in the amount of $1,734.88.

The council convened a public hearing regarding the alleged nuisance at 313 E. Lucille Ave. — the former Winlen Oaks Nursing Home. The council unanimously voted to declare the property a nuisance and scheduled an abatement for April 25 with demolition occurring any time after June 1 if the owner of the property fails to provide a plan to restore the property.

There was no new business.

Johnston discussed the final touches taking place on the 14th Street project.

Sod is in place and asphalt is scheduled soon, Johnston said. The city should receive the final invoice for the project by the March 28 regular session, he said.

Johnston also said that the bridge replacement work is underway and going well.

The council unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting and move into the agenda for the regular session for Frederick Public Works Authority.

Officials present were Chairman Eddie Whitworth and Trustees Jim Smith, Robert Meador and Kevin Ouellette.

Staff present were General Manager Robert Johnston, Finance Director Fabian Reyes, Secretary Lupe Arumugam and City Attorney Pat Kent.

Chairman Chris Cole was absent.

The board unanimously approved:

* Minutes of the Feb. 28 regular meeting,

* Claims in the amount of $402,602.59, and

* Transfer to the general fund, capital improvement fund in the amount of $110,775.00.

The board unanimously voted to ratify the general manager’s emergency bid acceptance for wooden electric poles.

The board unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting.

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By Kathleen Guill

[email protected]

Reach Kathleen Guill at 580-379-0588, ext. 2602.

Reach Kathleen Guill at 580-379-0588, ext. 2602.

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