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Current Legislation

Legislative Public Hearing
Monday, April 21, 2014

at 7:30 p.m.
George Howard Building
3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043

 

Council legislative public hearings, legislative sessions, and legislative work sessions are held in the Banneker Room, George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Council monthly meetings will be held in the C. Vernon Gray Conference Room.

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INTRODUCTION
FINAL CONSIDERATION
TABLED
ARCHIVED LEGISLATION 

 

INTRODUCTION 

 

Appointments

CR30-2014
Introduced by: Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION confirming the appointment of Susan M. Hailman to the Commission on Aging.
Final Action:
Votes
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CR31-2014
Introduced by: Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION confirming the appointment of Opel T. Jones, I to the Human Rights Commission.
Final Action:
Votes:


CR32-2014
Introduced by: Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION confirming the reappointment of Katherine Elicker to the Environmental Sustainability Board.
Final Action:
Votes:


CR33-2014
Introduced by: Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION confirming the reappointment of Richard J. Green to the Advisory Board on Consumer Affairs
Final Action:
Votes:


CR34-2014
Introduced by: Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION confirming the reappointment of Andrew A. Monjan, Ph. D., M.P.H. to the Commission on Aging.
Final Action:
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Financial

SAO3-FY2014
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
AN ACT transferring $2,000,000 from the General Reserve, Contingency Fund to the Department of Public Works and increasing the General Fund budget of the Department of Public Works and the County by an additional $1,300,000 for unanticipated expenses for snow removal; and declaring, under section 610(b) of the Howard County Charter, that this transfer is necessary to meet a public emergency affecting life, health or property.
Final Action:
Votes:


TAO3-FY2014
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
AN ACT transferring $100,000 in grant funding from Capital Project C0214, Category Contingency Fund, to Capital Project C0337, Ellicott City Improvements and Enhancements, for the Ellicott City Streetscape Program grant.
Final Action:
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General

CB12-2014
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa, Council Member
AN ACT amending the Howard County Code to require developers conducting presubmission community meetings in accordance with Section 16.128 and 16.205 of the County Code to send notification to any school within a three-mile radius of the subject property; and generally relating to presubmission community meetings.
Final Action:
Votes:


CB13-2014
Introduced by: Courtney Watson, Council Member
Co-sponsored by: Calvin Ball, Council Member Jennifer Terrasa, Council Member

AN ACT requiring County Boards and Commissions and the Howard County Housing Commission to publicly post minutes and agendas of all open meetings; and generally relating to Boards and Commissions.
Final Action:
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CB14-2014
Introduced by: Jennifer Terrasa, Council Member
Co-sponsored by: Calvin Ball Council Member, Courtney Watson Council Member

AN ACT amending the building code to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending the Equal Business Opportunity Commission to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending the human rights provisions to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending housing and community development programs to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending the Howard County Cable Television Systems Franchise Act to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending towing provisions to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; amending recreations and parks provisions to conform terms relating to persons with disabilities; and generally relating to people with disabilities.
Final Action:
Votes:


CB15-2014 (ZRA 145)
Introduced by the Chairperson at the request of the
Howard County Independent Business Association, Inc.

AN ACT amending the Howard County Zoning Regulations’ NT (New Town) zoning district’s Definitions, Requirements and Restrictions pertaining to Gasoline Service Stations; amending the criteria for Conditional Use Gasoline Service Stations; and generally related to Gasoline Service Stations.
Final Action:
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CR35-2014
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION declaring that a portion of certain real property consisting of 0.6113 acres located on Guilford Road and owned by Howard County, Maryland is no longer needed by the County for a public purpose; authorizing the County Executive to convey the property to The Salvation Army in exchange for the acquisition of 0.6113 acres of adjacent property owned by The Salvation Army; waiving the advertising and bidding requirements of Section 4.201 of the County Code in connection with the property’s conveyance; and providing that the County Executive is not bound to terminate the County’s interest in the property if he finds that the property may have a further public use.
Final Action:
Votes
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CR36-2014
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION pursuant to Section 4.201 of the Howard County Code, authorizing the County Executive to convey certain real property owned by the County shown as Parcel A, containing approximately 1.7386 acres to the Howard County Housing Commission; waiving the advertising and bidding requirements of Section 4.201 of the Howard County Code; and providing that the County Executive is not bound to convey the land if he finds that the land may have a further public use.
Final Action:
Votes:


CR37-2014
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION adopting Howard County’s Annual Action Plan for housing and community services to qualify for the receipt of federal Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership Program funds.
Final Action:
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CR38-2014
Introduced by: Courtney Watson, Councilperson
A RESOLUTION requesting the Howard County Environmental Sustainability Board to review the potential environmental impacts of locating Composting Facility & Mulch Manufacturing uses on agricultural land in Howard County and make a recommendation to the County Council by a certain date and requesting the County Executive to provide appropriate county resources to support this effort.
Final Action:
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CR39-2014
Introduced by: Calvin Ball
A RESOLUTION, creating a task force to study standards and related parking issues for locating fueling stations and to recommend standards for locating facilities.
Final Action:
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FINAL CONSIDERATION 

 

Appointments

CR24-2014
Introduced by: Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION confirming the appointment of Dr. Anand Mattai to the Board of Directors of the Howard County Mental Health Authority.
Final Action: Withdrawn 4/7/2014
Votes: Unanimous


CR25-2014
Introduced by: Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION confirming the appointment of Anthony E. Molinaro, Jr., P.E., to the Board of Electrical Examiners.
Final Action: Passed 4/7/2014
Votes: Unanimous


CR26-2014
Introduced by: Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION confirming the reappointment of Denny Patrick to the Howard County Agricultural Land Preservation Board.
Final Action: Passed 4/7/2014
Votes: Unanimous
 

 

General

 

CB8-2014
Introduced by: The Chairperson
AN ACT to amend the compensation of the members of the Howard County Board of Appeals; and generally relating to the Howard County Board of Appeals.
Final Action: Passed 4/7/2014
Votes: Unanimous


ENRCB9-2014   Amendments 1, A1A2, A2A2, A3A2, Amended 2, {3}, {4}, 5
Administrative Explanation 
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
AN ACT establishing a tax credit against the County tax imposed on real property located adjacent to Route 1 that is renovated, upgraded, or rehabilitated, under certain conditions; establishing the amount, terms, conditions, and duration of the credit; providing for an application procedure and administration of the credit; and generally relating to property tax credits.
Final Action: Passed as amended 4/7/2014
Votes: Unanimous


CB10-2014 
Administrative Explanation
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
AN ACT allowing certain fees-in-lieu to be used to create urban tree canopy; defining certain terms; allowing certain fees-in-lieu to be used for the maintenance of existing forests in accordance with State law; and generally relating to forest conservation in Howard County.
Final Action: Passed 4/7/2014
Votes: Unanimous


ENRCB11-2014   Amendments 1, 2, 3
Administrative Explanation
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
AN ACT changing the name of the Historic District Commission to be the Historic Preservation Commission; defining certain terms; allowing for certain single-site historic districts; clarifying certain membership of the Commission; extending certain voting deadlines; clarifying the advisory role of the Commission; clarifying certain powers of the Commission and staff; clarifying certain appeal provisions; and generally relating to the Historic District Commission.
Final Action: Passed as amended 4/7/2014
Votes: Unanimous


CR27-2014 
Administrative Explanation
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION adopting the Howard County Historic Preservation Plan.
Final Action: Passed 4/7/2014
Votes: Unanimous


CR28-2014
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION recommending the denial of Elizabeth Mullinix’s request to terminate a Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation easement on property located on the south side of Carrs Mill Road, containing approximately 142 acres, more commonly known as the “Clevenger Farm”.
Final Action: Passed 4/7/2014
Votes: Unanimous


ENRCR29-2014   A1A1, Amended Amendment 1
Administrative Explanation
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive
A RESOLUTION declaring that a total of approximately 22.58 acres of real property owned by Howard County and identified as the Mears Property and located along Lennox Road in Jessup is no longer needed for a public purpose; authorizing the County Executive to sell the property; waiving the bidding requirements of Section 4.201 of the Howard County Code; allowing the County to consider certain conditions when reviewing bids to purchase the property; and providing that the County Executive is not bound to convey the property if he finds that the land may have a further public use.
Final Action: Passed as amended 4/7/2014
Votes: Unanimous
 

TABLED 

CR150-2011
Introduced By, Greg Fox
A RESOLUTION proposing to add a section to Article VIII. “Centralized Purchasing” of the Howard County Charter to limit the exercise of the power of eminent domain so that the power is used only for public purposes and not for private economic development, and submitting this amendment to the voters of Howard County for their adoption or rejection in accordance with Article X of the Howard County Charter and Article XIA of the Maryland Constitution.
Last Action: Tabled 10/3/2011
Votes: YEAS – Council Members Fox, Sigaty, Terrasa and Watson
NAY – Council Member Ball


CR117-2013
Introduced by: The Chairperson at the request of the County Executive A RESOLUTION declaring that a total of approximately 0.841 acres of real property owned by Howard County and identified as a portion of the right-of-way of Dorsey Run Road is no longer needed for a public purpose; authorizing the County Executive to waive the advertising and bidding requirements of Section 4.201 of the Howard County Code in order to convey the property to Coastal Sunbelt Produce; and providing that the County Executive is not bound to convey the property if he finds that the land may have a further public use and submits his finding to the County Council for its consideration.
Last Action: Tabled 10/7/2013
Votes: Unanimous