Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 11/2

Crest of the City of Baltimore

Bill Henry
Comptroller,
Baltimore City
204 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
(410) 396-5410

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT
Geoff Shannon, Public Relations Officer
(410) 387-5704
geoff.shannon@baltimorecity.gov

 

Baltimore, MD - The agenda for the Board of Estimates November 2nd meeting is now available. It can be found at the BOE Database or on the Comptroller’s website under the Board of Estimates tab.

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Items of Note

These are transactions we find interesting or may be of interest to the public, organized by agency. A separate list of items on the non-routine/discussion agenda are announced at the BOE meeting.

Audits

Page 1, Items # 1 and 2.  Department of Audits, Audit Reports, Maryland 9-1-1 Emergency System of Baltimore City, Maryland Actual Receipts and Expenditures Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2021 and Independent Auditor’s Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures for the Baltimore City Cable Television Franchise Agreement (January 2018 through January 2021). 

Baltimore Police Department

Page 5, BDC, Fourth Amendment to Lease Agreement.  This extends the term of a lease with the Police Department’s Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity (EEOD) Division through 10/31/25.

Pages 81-86, Items #34-44, Personnel Matters:

  • Items #34-39 creates employment contracts 
  • Item #40 creates Operations Officer III position—this will be the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Asset Management.  Among other things, this position will develop SOPs for monitoring expenditures, budgets, and procurement. 
  • Item #41 creates Operations Officer III position—this will be the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Records Management. 
  • Item #42 Reclassifies a vacant Accounting Assistant II to a Fiscal Technician.  This will be the BPD’s Purchasing Card program manager. 
  • Item #43 creates a Research Analyst Supervisor position.  This will be the Supervisor for the Data Driven Strategies Division. 
  • Item #44 classifies 35 new positions as Investigative Specialist I.  These are non-sworn investigators announced last April.

 Pages 89-93, BPD, Grant Awards:

  • Page 89, Grant from Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services for BPD’s State Aid for Police Protection formula grant program, amount is $17,589,775.  Term is 7/1/22-6/30/23.  
  • Page 90, Grant from US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs for FY22 Byrne Discretionary Grant Program to support the “Neighborhood Policing Program.”  Amount is $650,000; term is 7/1/22-6/30/23. This supports implementation of a Problem Oriented Policing model in the Fayette Street Outreach and Brooklyn/Curtis Bay neighborhoods. 
  • Page 91, Grant from Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services for BPD Warrant Apprehension Funding Program, amount is $3,250,000.  Term is 7/1/22-6/30/23. The Board Memo for this submission explicitly states the funds will be used for, among other things, “…to support overtime for warrant surges and sweeps…” 
  • Page 92, Grant from Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention for Baltimore Community Intelligence Centers Program, amount is $100,000.  Term is 7/1/22-6/30/23. This grant funds the continuing operations of the BCICs in the Eastern and Western Districts. 
  • Page 93, Grant from Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services for the Sex Offender Compliance and Enforcement in Maryland program, amount is $154,899. Term is 7/1/22-6/30/23. 

Employee Retirement System

Page 7, Employees’ Retirement System, Investment Advisory Agreement with Marquette Associates, Inc. 

Finance

Page 96, Dept. of Finance, FY22 Year End AAO Supplemental, Department of Public Works. This is an AAO for $2,275,000 for DPW—Administration. 

General Services

66-167, Item #6, Recommendation for Award for B50006199, Remove, Furnish, and Install Carpet and Various Types of Floor Coverings.  Recommended awardee, JB Contracting, Inc., award amount $2.1 Million. 

Labor Commissioner

Page 51, Labor Commissioner, MOU with Baltimore City Sheriff’s Department, FOP Lodge 22 for FY2023-2025.

Law Department

Page 109, Settlement Agreements and Releases, Ana Arias on behalf of minor Jordin Duenas v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners. Settlement amount is $167,5000 for injuries sustained when a student at William Paca Elementary was hurt on the school playground, after his parents had provided a doctor’s note asserting he should be restricted from physical activity due to a recent surgery. 

Page 110, Settlement Agreements and Release, Rachel Bloom v. Mayor & City Council.  Settlement amount is $350,000 for injuries sustained when a DPW pickup truck backed into and ran over Ms. Bloom on the Harbor Promenade on August 11, 2022.   

Mayor’s Office

Page 79, Item #31, vacant Operations Officer IV position to an Operations Manager I. This reclass is for the “Director of the Office of Governmental Transformation.”

Page 80, Item #32, two Grant Services Specialist IV positions and two Grant Services Specialist V positions. These positions will comprise a “Digital Services Team” and will be funded by ARPA grants from MORP.

Pages 168-169, Charitable Solicitation Applications. Mayor’s Toys for Tots/City Hall Tree Lighting and Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution. 

Mayor’s Office – Infrastructure Development

Pages 113-114, Resolution to Amend the 2011 Design-Build Procedures.  This Resolution adds the director of MOID to the Design-Build Executive Committee as chair of the committee; adds the Director of Rec & Parks to the committee and specifies who the voting members are; and allows members to send designees to meetings. 

Procurement

Pages 151-152, Item #11, Bureau of Procurement, Ratification of Contract No. B50004352 for Armed Security Guard Services with Metropolitan Protective Services, Inc. 

Page 164, Bureau of Procurement, Recommendation for Award for GS16830R, Councilman Harry S. Cummings Building HVAC Systemic Renovations.  Recommended awardee is J.F. Fischer, Inc., award amount is $9,913,000.

Page 167-168, Item #7, Recommendation for Award for B50006654, Online Vehicle Auction Services.  Recommended awardee is Copart of Connecticut, Inc.  This was deferred on 10/5/22.  

Public Works

Page 69, Item #14, Personnel Matters, DPW, Creation of Assistant Counsel position. Part of the function of this position is “…building an agency-wide compliance program.” Amount is $106,009.  

Real Estate

Pages 160-161, Department of Real Estate, Amended and Restated LDA with Choo Smith Youth Empowerment.

Sheriff’s Department

Pages 87-88, Item #46, Personnel Matters, Sheriff’s Department.  This is a retroactive employment contract renewal for Erin Smyth.

Transportation

Pages 192-194, DOT, Increases to Project No. 1246, Automated Traffic Violation Enforcement System, $7,560,000 for the contract with American Traffic Solutions for the school zone and work zone speed cameras, to continue ongoing services through 8/31/23 and to add three new cameras.

Pages 195-197, DOT, Increases to Project No. 1246, Automated Traffic Violation Enforcement System, $7,548,240 for the contract with Conduent State & Local Solutions, Inc. for the red light and commercial vehicle height enforcement cameras, to continue ongoing services through 8/31/23 and to add 21 new cameras.   


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Members of the public can submit Statements of Opposition. Statements must be received by noon on the Tuesday prior to the Board of Estimates meeting. 

Protests and Statements of Opposition must be submitted to BOE.Clerk@baltimorecity.gov, cc: james.knighton@baltimorecity.gov or by mail or hand delivery to Attn: Clerk, Board of Estimates Room 204, City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street. 

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The Board meets regularly on the first and third Wednesday of each month, with the exception of June and December. Please see the Comptroller’s website for a detailed BOE meeting schedule and associated submission deadlines.

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