Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 12/21

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 December 21st meeting is now available. It can be found at the BOE Database or on the Comptroller’s website under the Board of Estimates tab. 

 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, Department of Audits, Audit Report, Biennial Performance Audit of Baltimore City Parks and Recreation for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2021 and June 30, 2020. 

Baltimore Police Department

Pages 31-32, BPD, MOU with MONSE and University of Baltimore. $260,000 grant for Neighborhood Safety & Engagement and UB to manage and evaluate the effectiveness of a Neighborhood Policing Plan for Greater Baybrook.

Page 59, BPD, No-Cost Time Extension for Grant Award from US Department of Justice.  This will allow BPD and its partner agencies an additional 10 months (through 9/30/23) to spend their Justice Assistance Grant funds. 

Pages 122-123, Item #29 and 30, BPD, Personnel Matter, Retroactive Employment Contracts for Nawsath Asharaff. Two late contracts; the first is retroactive to 7/1/21 and the second has a start date of 7/1/22. 

Budget & Management Research

Pages 68-72, BBMR, Supplemental Appropriations:

  • Page 68, $10 Million for IT capital projects
  • Page 69, $6.3 Million for elevator and escalator repairs and replacements at the Convention Center
  • Page 70, $17.1 Million for HVAC and fire protection improvements in City Hall and the Wolman Building
  • Page 71, $17.6 Million for Perkins-Somerset-Oldtown public infrastructure and the Vacants Initiative
  • Page 72, $4 Million for the Walbrook Junction/Edmondson Village Center project.

Page 75, BBMR, Midtown Community Benefits District Bylaws Change.  This item amends the MCBD’s by-laws to allow additional members on the Board and “…clarifications to the limits of the Board President’s powers…” among other changes.

City Council

Page 11, City Council. CB 22-0293, authorizing the sale of the Filbert Street garden.

Employees’ Retirement System

Page 64, Independent Auditor’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting and Other Matters, and Fire and Police Employees’ Retirement System’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. 

Pages 91-92, Independent Auditors’ Reports for Employees’ Retirement System and Elected Officials’ Retirement System. 

Finance

Pages 76-81, Dept. of Finance, Update to Administrative Manual Policy 118-1.  This will replace the City’s Electronic Communication Policy (from 2016) with an Acceptable Use Policy.

Pages 95-98, DHCD, Loan Agreement with Uplands Rental Phase IIB Nine, LLC.  This is a series of three loans, totaling $3,232,124 and relating to the sale of 4601 Edmondson Avenue for redevelopment as part of the final phase of construction of rental units in the Uplands redevelopment plan.

Health Department

Page 17, Healthy Teen Network, amount is $140,000, term was 1/1/22 through 6/30/22.

Page 18, Johns Hopkins Medicine/Bayview Medical Center, amount is $540,705, term is 1/1/22 through 12/31/22.

Pages 19-20, Grace Medical Center, Inc., amount is $95,000, term was 4/1/22 through 6/30/22

Pages 21-22, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, amount is $234,189, term was 7/1/21 through 6/30/22.

Page 24, CDBG-47 Ratification Grant Agreement with Community Mediation Program, Inc.  Grant amount is $60,000. Term was 7/1/21-6/30/22.

Housing and Community Development

Pages 25-26, Ratification Agreement with United Way of Central Maryland.  This is a $200,000 grant for construction of the childcare center at Excel Academy. The term was 6/21/21 through 12/21/21.

Pages 28-29, Grant Agreement with South Baltimore Community Land Trust.  This is a $750,000 grant for acquisition and construction of affordable housing in Curtis Bay. 

Pages 65-67, Loan Agreement with Uplands Rental Phase IIA Four, LLC.  This is a series of three loans, totaling $4,663,239 and relating to the sale of 4625 Edmondson Avenue for redevelopment as part of the final phase of construction of rental units in the Uplands redevelopment plan.

Labor Commissioner

Page 41, Labor Commissioner, Side Letter Agreement for MAPS MOU. This allows reimbursement for Smartwatches and exercise equipment as part of MAPS employees’ health benefits.

Law Department

Page 36, Revision to Board of Estimates Rule 27.01.03.04, Withdrawals and Deferrals. 

Pages 37-38, Jamar Bowles v. BPD, former Officer Daniel Hersl, et al. Settlement amount is $330,000.

Pages 39-40, Alex Holden v. BPD and Officers Jason Giordano and Jimmy Shetterly.  Settlement amount is $315,000.

Pratt Library

Pages 105-110, Items #4-12, Pratt Library, Personnel Matters. Series of nine personnel actions for the Library:

  • Pages 105-106, Item #4, Reclassification of Volunteer Services Coordinator to HR Generalist II
  • Page 106, Item #5, Reclassification of Operations Officer II to Operations Officer IV;
  • Pages 106-107, Item #6, Reclassification of Library Associate II to Operations Officer II; this is for a “branch leadership role”
  • Page 107, Item #7, Creation of Training Assistant Classification and Reclassification of Data Entry Operator II Lib to Training Assistant; this is to provide support for the Pratt Center Technology Training Registration Help Desk
  • Page 108, Item #8, Reclassification of Librarian Supervisor I to Librarian Supervisor II; this is to allow oversight of operations of multiple branches
  • Pages 108-109, Item #9, Reclassification of Office Support Specialist III to HR Business Partner; this will create the position of Deputy Director of Human Resources
  • Page 109, Item #10, Reclassification of Operations Officer I to Operations Officer IV; this will create the position of Director of Projects and Special Initiatives
  • Pages 109-110; Item #11, Reclassification of Library Center Supervisor to Operations Assistant III
  • Page 110, Item #12, Reclassification of Library Associate II to Operations Officer II; this is for a “branch leadership role.”

Procurement

Pages 48-49, Item #5, Bureau of Procurement, Award of Contract 06000 for Creative Impact/Scorecard with Clear Impact.  Award amount is $150,000 and end-user is BBMR. 

Page 54, Payment of Outstanding Invoice, $232,844 to EccVia Inc. for licenses for software that allow the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services to report data on the provision of housing services to HUD.

Page 55, Payment of Outstanding Invoices, $17,000 to CapLuck, Inc.  for data management software for the Mayor’s Office of African-American Male Engagement. 

Recreation & Parks

Page 95, Authorize and Approve Transfer of $500,000 to the Baltimore Civic Fund for Charm City Live scheduled for August 29, 2023.

Page 97, Authorize and Approve Transfer of $723,908 to the Baltimore Civic Fund for the 2023 AFRAM Festival scheduled for June 16-18, 2023.


Notices

To attend the meeting:

In person. Join us on the second floor of City Hall in the Hyman Pressman Board Room, 100 N. Holliday St.

Streaming. All meetings are streamed live on Charm TV and posted after on Charm TV's Youtube channel.

Listen in. Members of the public can call in via Webex by dialing (408)-418-9388; access code: 2332 609 9051 

Watch on television. Watch Charm TV, channel 25.

To address the board:

Procedures for addressing the Board have changed. Rules for submitting Protests and Statements of Opposition are available at the Comptroller's website. Protests (written challenges to the award of a bid) must be received by noon on the Monday prior to the Board of Estimates meeting. 

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. 

The complete regulations on procurement, protests, minority and women-owned business enterprises, and debarment/suspensions can be found on the Comptroller's website.

Schedule:

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.

BOE Database:

Th Baltimore City Board of Estimates (BOE) Database provides both transparency and easy access to searchable information for the BOE, Comptroller’s Office, internal agency customers and the public. It can be found at https://comptroller.baltimorecity.gov/boe/summarie

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