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Commissioners of St. Mary’s County Meeting Minutes (Tuesday, February 13, 2018)
Generated by Sharon Ferris on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Members present

  • Commissioner President James R. Guy
  • Commissioner Michael L. Hewitt
  • Commissioner Tom Jarboe
  • Commissioner Todd B. Morgan
  • Commissioner John E. O’Connor
  • Dr. Rebecca Bridgett, County Administrator
  • Sharon Ferris, Recorder

1. WELCOME
Commissioner President Guy called the business meeting of the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County to order at 9:00 am in the Chesapeake Building Meeting Room, Governmental Center.

Approval of Consent Agenda
I move to approve the Consent Agenda which contains the minutes of February 6, 2018, as presented.
Motion by Commissioner Todd B. Morgan, second by Commissioner John E. O’Connor
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Commissioners Guy, Hewitt, Jarboe, Morgan, O’Connor

2. MAIN AGENDA ACTION ITEMS
A. ST. MARY’S COLLEGE OF MARYLAND – State of the College
Present: Dr. Tuajuanda C. Jordan, President
Charles C. Jackson, Vice President
Dr. Jordan described the mission of St. Mary’s College and presented an overview of college, the resources it has to offer not only to the students but to the community, and plans for the
future.

3. LEGISLATIVE UPDATES
A. OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY – Legislative Update
Present: David Weiskopf, Acting County Attorney
HB 331 – Public Facility Bonds – A hearing has been set for March 6 at 1:00 p.m. in the Appropriations Committee.


Motion 1: I move to approve and sign the letter of support for HB 331 – St. Mary’s County
Public Facility Bonds.
Motion by Commissioner Michael L. Hewitt, second by Commissioner Tom Jarboe.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Commissioners Guy, Hewitt, Jarboe, Morgan, O’Connor


Motion 2: I make a motion to approve the reappointments of the nominees of the Library Board. Motion by Commissioner Tom Jarboe, second by Commissioner Todd B. Morgan.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Commissioners Guy, Hewitt, Jarboe, Morgan, O’Connor


Motion 3: I make a motion requesting the St. Mary’s County Delegation withdraw HB136.

Motion by Commissioner Tom Jarboe, second by Commissioner Todd B. Morgan.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Commissioners Guy, Hewitt, Jarboe, Morgan, O’Connor


Motion 4: I move to have county staff, at the direction of the County Administrator, do a thorough legal review and procedural vetting of a proposed MOU between the CSMS and the SMC Library Board of Trustees, place it into a proper legal document for consideration, send it to the St. Mary’s County Library Board of Trustees for their consideration as a board, and place it on our next available agenda for consideration, ensuring that it is posted and available for public view at least 48 hours in advance to action being taken by the CSMC.
Motion by Commissioner John E. O’Connor, second by Commissioner Michael L. Hewitt.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Commissioners Guy, Hewitt, Jarboe, Morgan, O’Connor


4. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
A. DRAFT AGENDAS FOR FEBRUARY 27 AND MARCH 6, 2018. There will be no meeting of the Commissioners on February 20, 2018.
B. DEPT. OF HUMAN RESOURCES – Award Recommendation for Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage I move to approve a three year contract for Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision coverage with CareFirst beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2021, with two (2) one (1) year renewal options.
Motion by Commissioner Todd B. Morgan, second by Commissioner John E. O’Connor.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Commissioners Guy, Hewitt, Jarboe, Morgan, O’Connor

5. COMMISSIONERS’ TIME
The Commissioners highlighted events attended over the past week and provided general
comments.

MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION
I move to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing Real Property and Litigation Strategy.
Motion by Commissioner Tom Jarboe, second by Commissioner Todd B. Morgan.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Commissioners Guy, Hewitt, Jarboe, Morgan, O’Connor

6. EXECUTIVE SESSION
A. LITIGATION
Present:

  • James R. Guy, President
  • Tom Jarboe, Commissioner
  • Michael L. Hewitt, Commissioner
  • Todd B. Morgan, Commissioner
  • John E. O’Connor, Commissioner
  • Dr. Rebecca Bridgett, County Administrator
  • David Weiskopf, Acting County Attorney
  • Jeanette Cudmore, Chief Financial Officer
  • Brandon Hayden, Procurement Manager
  • Mike Rynd, Karpinski, Colaresi & Karp, P.A (via conference call)
  • Sharon Ferris, Recorder

Authority: §9-512(a)(2) of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland
Time Held: 10:21 am – 10:44 am
Location: John Savich Meeting Room
Purpose: To discuss litigation strategy.

B. REAL PROPERTY
Present:

  • James R. Guy, President
  • Tom Jarboe, Commissioner
  • Michael L. Hewitt, Commissioner
  • Todd B. Morgan, Commissioner
  • John E. O’Connor, Commissioner
  • Dr. Rebecca Bridgett, County Administrator
  • David Weiskopf, Acting County Attorney
  • Arthur Shepherd, Director, Dept. of Recreation and Parks
  • Sharon Ferris, Recorder

Authority: §9-512(a)(6) of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland
Time Held: 10:46 am – 10:49 am
Location: John Savich Meeting Room
Purpose: To discuss litigation strategy.

C. LITIGATION
Present:

  • James R. Guy, President
  • Tom Jarboe, Commissioner
  • Michael L. Hewitt, Commissioner
  • Todd B. Morgan, Commissioner
  • John E. O’Connor, Commissioner
  • Dr. Rebecca Bridgett, County Administrator
  • David Weiskopf, Acting County Attorney
  • John Dietrick, Director, Dept. of Public Works and Transportation
  • Catherine Pratson, Director, Dept. of Human Resources
  • Sharon Ferris, Recorder

Authority: §9-512(a)(2) of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland
Time Held: 10:53 am – 11:24 am
Location: John Savich Meeting Room
Purpose: To discuss litigation strategy.

7. ADJOURN
The meeting adjourned at 11:24 am. Minutes approved by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County on 2/27/18-SLF
Sharon Ferris, Administrative Assistant

8. BUDGET WORK SESSION
A. DEPT. OF FINANCE
Present: Jeannette Cudmore, CFO
Patty Steigman, Deputy Director
The Commissioners received a follow-up from the February 6, 2018 work session regarding capital projects, discussed revenues and reviewed Elected Officials Operating Budget for FY2019.

9. ADJOURN

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