Baltimore City Council
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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/26/2007 5:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: City Hall
Published agenda: Not available Published minutes: Not available  
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06-0371 0 Urban Renewal - Canton Industrial Area - Amendment _OrdinanceUrban Renewal - Canton Industrial Area - Amendment _ FOR the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Canton Industrial Area to revise the boundary of the existing Urban Renewal Plan and revising exhibits to reflect the changes in the Plan; waiving certain content and procedural requirements; making the provisions of this Ordinance severable; providing for the application of this Ordinance in conjunction with certain other ordinances; and providing for a special effective date.    Action details Not available
06-0509 0 Planned Unit Development - Amendment - Cylburn Hills OrdinancePlanned Unit Development - Amendment - Cylburn Hills FOR the purpose of approving certain amendments to the Development Plan of the Cylburn Hills Planned Unit Development.   Action details Not available
EA07-0185 0 Benjamin G. Glenn, Sr.Executive NominationBenjamin G. Glenn, Sr. Member - Planning Commission - 2nd DistrictAssigned  Action details Not available
07-0593 0 City Streets - Closing - Certain Streets Lying Within the Freedom and Claremont Homes ProjectOrdinanceCity Streets - Closing - Certain Streets Lying Within the Freedom and Claremont Homes Project FOR the purpose of condemning and closing certain streets lying within the area bounded by Sinclair Lane, Erdman Avenue, Federal Street, the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Right-of-Way, and Shannon Drive, as shown on Plat 114-A-16 in the Office of the Department of Public Works; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0594 0 Release of Right of Way - a Portion of a 16-Foot Wide Right of Way Granted to the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore Through the Property of the Maryland Port AdministrationOrdinanceRelease of Right of Way - a Portion of a 16-Foot Wide Right of Way Granted to the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore Through the Property of the Maryland Port Administration FOR the purpose of authorizing the release and surrender by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore of all its interests in and to a portion of a 16-foot wide right of way granted to the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore through the property of the Arundel Sand and Gravel Company currently owned by the Maryland Port Administration, as shown on Plat R.W. 20-33198 prepared by the Right of Way Division. The location and course of the portion of the 16-foot wide right of way to be released being shown on Plat R.W. 20-33198A prepared by the Survey Control Section; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0595 0 City Property - Grant of EasementsOrdinanceCity Property - Grant of Easements FOR the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to grant Perpetual Easements for a proposed 115 KV Underground Duct Bank through the parcels of land known as Lot 4/5 of Block 7427, Lot 1/2 and 2A of Block 828, and Block 812 as shown on plats numbered R.W. 20-36215, R.W. 20-36216 and R.W. 20-36217, prepared by Dewberry & Davis LLC, and filed in the Office of the Department of Public Works; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0596 0 1% for Public ArtOrdinance1% for Public Art FOR the purpose of establishing a Public Art Commission; providing for its composition, functions, powers, and duties; requiring the allocation of certain construction-project funds to be used for artwork; defining certain terms; abolishing the Civic Design Commission; and generally relating to public construction projects.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0597 0 Historic Restorations and Rehabilitations - Tax CreditOrdinanceHistoric Restorations and Rehabilitations - Tax Credit FOR the purpose of extending the automatic termination of the tax credit for certain improvements to historic properties; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to tax credits against the Baltimore City real property tax.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0598 0 Revenue Obligations - Water Projects - Maximum Aggregate Principal AmountOrdinanceRevenue Obligations - Water Projects - Maximum Aggregate Principal Amount FOR the purpose of increasing the maximum aggregate principal amount of revenue obligations that may be issued by the City under Ordinance 04-687; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0599 0 Revenue Obligations - Wastewater Projects - Maximum Aggregate Principal AmountOrdinanceRevenue Obligations - Wastewater Projects - Maximum Aggregate Principal Amount FOR the purpose of increasing the maximum aggregate principal amount of revenue obligations that may be issued by the City under Ordinance 02-332; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0600 0 Sale of Property - Freedomway North and Freedomway WestOrdinanceSale of Property - Freedomway North and Freedomway West FOR the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at either public or private sale, all its interest in a certain parcel of land known as the former beds of Freedomway North and Freedomway West and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0601 0 Employees' and Elected Officials' Retirement Systems - Post-Retirement Benefit IncreasesOrdinanceEmployees' and Elected Officials' Retirement Systems - Post-Retirement Benefit Increases FOR the purpose of altering the process under which the frequency of the distribution of retirement benefits is determined; requiring retirement dates to be on a certain day of the month; recodifying certain provisions dealing with member contributions; consolidating and altering the accounting procedures for certain funds; providing for a sunset date for certain existing post-retirement benefit provisions; altering certain retirement payment options; altering certain post-retirement increases to periodic benefits; authorizing the Board, under certain circumstances, to serve in a fiduciary capacity for other City trust funds; making the provisions of this Ordinance severable; correcting, clarifying, and conforming certain language; and generally relating to the administration of retirement benefits.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0602 0 Building Code - Green Building RequirementsOrdinanceBuilding Code - Green Building Requirements FOR the purpose of requiring certain non-residential buildings and certain multi-family residential buildings to achieve certain standards for energy efficiency and environmental design; requiring certain applicants for building permits to submit certain plans relating to energy efficiency and environmental design; requiring that compliance with certain energy efficiency and environmental design standards be a condition of certain building permits and occupancy permits; requiring certain regulations to implement these requirements; defining certain terms; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the construction of buildings.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0603 0 Maritime Industrial Overlay District - Repealing "Sunset"OrdinanceMaritime Industrial Overlay District - Repealing "Sunset" FOR the purpose of repealing the automatic termination of the Maritime Industrial (Zoning) Overlay District.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0604 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Convalescent, Nursing, and Rest Home (Assisted Living) - 643 Tunbridge RoadOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Convalescent, Nursing, and Rest Home (Assisted Living) - 643 Tunbridge Road FOR the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the establishment, maintenance, and operation of a convalescent, nursing, and rest home (assisted living) on the property known as 643 Tunbridge Road, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0605 0 Planned Unit Development - Amendment 3 - York Road and Belvedere Avenue (Belvedere Square)OrdinancePlanned Unit Development - Amendment 3 - York Road and Belvedere Avenue (Belvedere Square) FOR the purpose of approving certain amendments to the Development Plan of the York Road and Belvedere Avenue (Belvedere Square) Planned Unit Development.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0606 0 Historic Restorations and Rehabilitations - Tax CreditOrdinanceHistoric Restorations and Rehabilitations - Tax Credit FOR the purpose of extending the automatic termination of the tax credit for certain improvements to historic properties; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to tax credits against the Baltimore City real property tax.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0607 0 Baltimore Development Corporation - Procurement ProceduresOrdinanceBaltimore Development Corporation - Procurement Procedures FOR the purpose of requiring that the processes for requesting or soliciting quotes, bids, or proposals, or for contracts made or proposed by the Baltimore Development Corporation comport with the procurement requirements imposed on City agencies.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0608 0 Fire and Police Employees' Retirement System - Fallen HeroesOrdinanceFire and Police Employees' Retirement System - Fallen Heroes FOR the purpose of modifying, for purposes of the line-of-duty death benefit, the determination of a member's compensation; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the Fire and Police Employees' Retirement System.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0609 0 Fire and Police Employees' Retirement System - TransfersOrdinanceFire and Police Employees' Retirement System - Transfers FOR the purpose of authorizing certain transfers of service previously acquired in a former system; and generally relating to the Fire and Police Employees' Retirement System.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0610 0 Historical and Architectural Preservation - Interior ProtectionsOrdinanceHistorical and Architectural Preservation - Interior Protections FOR the purpose of extending certain historical and architectural preservation procedures and protections to apply to the interiors of covered structures; conforming related references; correcting and clarifying certain language; and generally relating to historical and architectural preservation.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0611 0 Historical and Architectural Preservation - Special ListOrdinanceHistorical and Architectural Preservation - Special List FOR the purpose of imposing certain safeguards on structures being considered for the Special List; imposing a deadline for the Commission's making a decision; correcting, clarifying, and conforming certain language; and generally relating to the proposal and adoption of the Special List.Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0257R 0 A Tribute to Walter Sondheim Jr. - Baltimore City's Renaissance ManCity Council ResolutionA Tribute to Walter Sondheim Jr. - Baltimore City's Renaissance Man FOR the purpose of expressing our deep appreciation for the contributions of the father of modern Baltimore, Walter Sondheim Jr., for his dedication as a champion for Baltimore's downtown renaissance, his tireless efforts to desegregate Baltimore City schools, for being a leader with vision and determination who helped build Baltimore into the great City that it has become, for helping to bring social and economic prosperity to the city of Baltimore, and for showing us all, by example, that with an optimistic outlook, we can all work together to achieve great things.Adopted  Action details Not available
07-0258R 0 Investigative Hearing - Baltimore Fire Academy - Training Safety City Council ResolutionInvestigative Hearing - Baltimore Fire Academy - Training Safety FOR the purpose of requesting the Chief of Fire and the Chief Safety Officer of the Baltimore Fire Department and the Director of Training of the Baltimore Fire Academy to address the City Council on the Academy's level of compliance with national standards for training supervision, safety protocol, and professional instruction; to present a detailed report on areas of non-compliance; and to submit a comprehensive report on procedures to be adopted to attain compliance and to ensure the safety of firefighter recruits. Assigned  Action details Not available
07-0259R 0 In Support of State Legislation - House Bill 1016 and Senate Bill 595- Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Solar Energy City Council ResolutionIn Support of State Legislation - House Bill 1016 and Senate Bill 595- Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard - Solar Energy FOR the purpose of supporting this legislation that would alter renewable energy portfolio standards by requiring that certain portions of electricity in the standard be derived from solar energy; urging the Honorable Chairs and Members of the House Economic Matters Committee and the Senate Finance Committee and requesting the Chairs and Members of the Baltimore City Senate and House Delegations to the Maryland General Assembly to support passage of the legislation; and petitioning the Governor to sign the measure into law. Adopted  Action details Not available
07-0260R 0 In Support of State Legislation - House Bill 839 - Environment - Recycling - Bottle Deposits, Returns, and RefundsCity Council ResolutionIn Support of State Legislation - House Bill 839 - Environment - Recycling - Bottle Deposits, Returns, and Refunds FOR the purpose of supporting this legislation that would require bottle deposits, returns, and refunds on certain beverage containers; requiring a certain person to pay a refund under certain circumstances; requiring counties in the State to open at least one redemption center and requiring the redemption centers to be certified by the Department of the Environment; urging the Honorable Chair and Members of the House Environmental Matters Committee and the Honorable Chair and Members of the Baltimore City Delegations to the Maryland General Assembly to support passage of the legislation and petitioning the Governor to sign the measure into law.Adopted  Action details Not available
07-0261R 0 In Support of State Legislation - Senate Bill 632 - Maryland Gang Prosecution Act of 2007 City Council ResolutionIn Support of State Legislation - Senate Bill 632 - Maryland Gang Prosecution Act of 2007 FOR the purpose of supporting this legislation that would prohibit a person from participating in a specified criminal gang knowing that the members of the gang engage in or have engaged in a specified pattern of criminal gang activity; prohibiting a person from willfully promoting, furthering, or assisting in a criminal offense committed for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a criminal gang; urging the Honorable Chair and Members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, and the Honorable Chair and Members of the Baltimore City Delegations to the Maryland General Assembly to support passage of the legislation and petitioning the Governor to sign the measure into law. Adopted  Action details Not available
07-0262R 0 School Closings - Let's Give Charter Schools a Chance to GrowCity Council ResolutionSchool Closings - Let's Give Charter Schools a Chance to Grow FOR the purpose of requesting that the Baltimore City Public School System establish a process to determine the best way to utilize closed school buildings, by giving communities the option of utilizing them and providing communities the option of opening new or expanding current charter schools.Assigned  Action details Not available
EA07-0182 0 Douglas McCoachExecutive NominationDouglas McCoach Director - Department of Planning - 4th DistrictConfirmed  Action details Not available
EA07-0183 0 Wilbur E. "Bill" CunninghamExecutive NominationWilbur E. "Bill" Cunningham Member - Planning Commission - 14th DistrictConfirmed  Action details Not available
EA07-0184 0 Pierce J. FlaniganExecutive NominationPierce J. Flanigan Member - Parking Authority Board - 1st DistrictConfirmed  Action details Not available
06-0438 0 Mopeds and Motor Scooters - Registration and OperationOrdinanceMopeds and Motor Scooters - Registration and Operation FOR the purpose of reauthorizing the use of certain mopeds and motor scooters, subject to certain conditions; reinstating registration requirements for these vehicles; prohibiting certain uses of these and other vehicles; defining certain terms; imposing certain penalties; clarifying certain language; authorizing enforcement and administration by the Department of Transportation; and generally relating to mopeds, motor scooters, dirt bikes, and unregistered motorcycles and similar vehicles.Advanced to 3rd Rdr., Adopted Comm. Report  Action details Not available
06-0478 0 Special Enforcement Officers - Transportation DepartmentOrdinanceSpecial Enforcement Officers - Transportation Department FOR the purpose of authorizing the appointment of Special Enforcement Officers from among employees of the Department of Transportation; and generally relating to Special Enforcement Officers.Advanced to 3rd Rdr., Adopted Comm. Report  Action details Not available
06-0504 0 Building Code - Design Professionals - Permits - ViolationsOrdinanceBuilding Code - Design Professionals - Permits - Violations FOR the purpose of authorizing the Building Official to require the use of a registered or licensed design professional or other specialist or expert for certain work; modifying the circumstances under which a permit may be revoked and future permits withheld for certain violations; correcting, clarifying, and conforming certain language; and generally relating to building permits and sanctions for violations by owners, contractors, and design professionals.Advanced to 3rd Rdr., Adopted Comm. Report  Action details Not available
06-0514 0 Vacant Building ReceiversOrdinanceVacant Building Receivers FOR the purpose of extending the provisions authorizing vacant building receivers to apply to all vacant buildings, as defined; and generally relating the appointment of and procedures applicable to vacant building receivers.Advanced to 3rd Rdr., Adopted Comm. Report  Action details Not available
07-0574 0 City Property - Naming the Baltimore City Police Department Headquarters to be the Bishop L. Robinson Headquarters OrdinanceCity Property - Naming the Baltimore City Police Department Headquarters to be the Bishop L. Robinson Headquarters FOR the purpose of naming the Baltimore City Police Department Headquarters, located at 601 East Fayette Street, to be the Bishop L. Robinson Headquarters.Advanced to 3rd Reader on same day  Action details Not available
06-0436 0 Sale of Property - 251-253 South Ann Street (Block 1754, Lot 26)OrdinanceSale of Property - 251-253 South Ann Street (Block 1754, Lot 26) FOR the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at either public or private sale, all its interest in certain property known as 251-253 South Ann Street (Block 1754, Lot 26) and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.Advanced to 3rd Rdr., Adopted Comm. Report  Action details Not available
06-0521 0 Sale of Property - An 85-Foot Wide Portion of Fort AvenueOrdinanceSale of Property - An 85-Foot Wide Portion of Fort Avenue FOR the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at either public or private sale, all its interest in a certain parcel of land known as the former bed of an 85-foot wide portion of Fort Avenue, extending from Fort McHenry National Monument, Northwesterly 130.3 feet, and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.Advanced to 3rd Rdr., Adopted Comm. Report  Action details Not available
06-0527 0 Baltimore City Landmark List - Saint Matthew United Church of ChristOrdinanceBaltimore City Landmark List - Saint Matthew United Church of Christ FOR the purpose of designating Saint Matthew United Church of Christ, 2320 Mayfield Avenue, as a historical landmark.Advanced to 3rd Rdr., Adopted Comm. Report  Action details Not available
06-0528 0 Baltimore City Landmark List - Baltimore City CollegeOrdinanceBaltimore City Landmark List - Baltimore City College FOR the purpose of designating Baltimore City College, 3320 The Alameda, as a historical landmark.Advanced to 3rd Rdr., Adopted Comm. Report  Action details Not available
06-0553 0 Downtown Management District and Downtown Management AuthorityMayor and City Council Res.Downtown Management District and Downtown Management Authority FOR the purpose of renewing and continuing the Downtown Management District and Downtown Management Authority, subject to certain conditions, for an additional 5 years; generally relating to the activities and authority of the Downtown Management District and Downtown Management Authority; and providing for a special effective date.Advanced to 3rd Rdr., Adopted Comm. Report  Action details Not available
07-0574 0 City Property - Naming the Baltimore City Police Department Headquarters to be the Bishop L. Robinson Headquarters OrdinanceCity Property - Naming the Baltimore City Police Department Headquarters to be the Bishop L. Robinson Headquarters FOR the purpose of naming the Baltimore City Police Department Headquarters, located at 601 East Fayette Street, to be the Bishop L. Robinson Headquarters.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
06-0375 0 Rezoning - 2/40 East Wells Street OrdinanceRezoning - 2/40 East Wells Street FOR the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 2/40 East Wells Street, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the M-2-2 Zoning District to the R-8 Zoning District.Advanced to 3rd Reader, for Final Passage  Action details Not available
06-0538 0 Rezoning - 1001 South Lakewood AvenueOrdinanceRezoning - 1001 South Lakewood Avenue FOR the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 1001 South Lakewood Avenue, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the M-2-2 Zoning District to the B-3-2 Zoning District.Advanced to 3rd Reader, for Final Passage  Action details Not available
05-0073 0 Health - Indoor SmokingOrdinanceHealth - Indoor Smoking FOR the purpose of prohibiting smoking in certain enclosed areas; defining certain terms; providing for certain exceptions and waivers; imposing certain penalties; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to smoking in enclosed areas.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
06-0372 0 Rezoning - Certain Properties in the Brewer's Hill AreaOrdinanceRezoning - Certain Properties in the Brewer's Hill Area FOR the purpose of changing the zoning for certain properties in the Brewer's Hill Area, as outlined in yellow on the accompanying plat, from the M-3 Zoning District to the R-8 Zoning District; as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the M-3 Zoning District to the B-2-2 Zoning District; as outlined in blue on the accompanying plat from the M-2-2 Zoning District to the R-8 Zoning District; and as outlined in orange on the accompanying plat, from the M-2-2 Zoning District to the B-2-2 Zoning District.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
06-0548 0 Supplementary MVR Capital Appropriation and Special Fund Appropriation - CBD Sidewalk Reconstruction Project - $1,029,000OrdinanceSupplementary MVR Capital Appropriation and Special Fund Appropriation - CBD Sidewalk Reconstruction Project - $1,029,000 FOR the purpose of providing a Supplementary MVR Fund Appropriation in the amount of $503,000 and Special Fund Appropriation in the amount of $526,000 to provide funding for the Sidewalk Reconstruction Project in the Central Business District; and providing for a special effective date.Held for 1 meeting  Action details Not available
06-0563 0 Zoning - Conditional Use - Amending Ordinance 06-343OrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use - Amending Ordinance 06-343 FOR the purpose of amending Ordinance 06-343 to revise the Exhibit date.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available