Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 3/15
Thursday Mar 9th, 2023
204 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Geoff Shannon, Public Relations Officer
Baltimore, MD - The agenda for the Board of Estimates March 15th meeting is now available. It can be found on the Comptroller’s website under the Board of Estimates tab.
This agenda was produced by our new, automated BOE portal. The agenda will continue to look a little bit different each week. There are still formatting and processing modifications we are working through. Let us know if you have questions or feedback!
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.
SB-23-10833, Biennial Performance Audit of Baltimore City Police Department for the Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2021 and June 30, 2020. Objectives were to evaluate whether the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Crime Laboratory and Evidence Control has effective and efficient processes and controls over receiving, processing, and sending results for items they receive for analysis in a timely manner, and Follow up on prior findings and recommendations. The findings will be presented at the Board of Estimates meeting.
Baltimore Development Corp
SB-23-10740, Lease - Baltimore Arena Parking Garage, Approval of this Lease is requested in order to support the redevelopment and operations of the newly renovated CFG Bank Arena. The term of the Lease is thirty years, running concurrent with the Arena Lease. The Tenant will pay rent in the amount of $1.5 million per year escalated at 2% in years 1-5; $1.75 million starting in year six with 2% escalation annually thereafter. Initial capital repairs will be made by the Tenant per the Lease in an amount not to exceed $3.5 million. Amount of lease increase is $1,500,000.
SB-23-10452, City Council Bill 22-0299 Tax Credits Historic Properties Application Extension. Extends the period within which applications may be accepted for the historic improvement tax credit and providing for a special effective date February 28, 2028.
SB-23-10821, Council Bill 22-0214, Franchise - Underground Snow Melt System. Grants a franchise to the Johns Hopkins Hospital to construct, use, and maintain an underground snow melt system, subject to certain terms, conditions, and reservations; and providing for a special effective date. Location is 1700 block East Monument Street.
SB-23-10797, Council Bill 22-0300: Waterfront Management District and Waterfront Management Authority - Renewal Through April 23, 2027.
SB-23-10782, BlueOps, Inc., Agreement for ARPA Monitoring and Compliance Services. To secure the services of BlueOps, Inc, who will be responsible for providing MOED with programmatic and fiscal compliance monitoring services on the administering of the American Rescue Plan Act funds as mandated. Amount is $189,425.
Equity & Civil Rights
SB-23-10646, Prevailing Wage Rate Recommendation 2023. This study applies to wage rates that must be paid to laborers, mechanics, and apprentices on all Prevailing Wage city contracts that are awarded by the Board of Estimates.
SB-23-10840, Fiscal 2024 Budget Planning Calendar.
SB-23-10753, Settlement Request, Angela Lee v. MCCB, Plaintiff alleges she was attempting to catch her MTA bus along N. Calvert Street near E. Pleasant Street and had descended from the curb to get on the bus she was struck by a City pick-up truck driven by a DOT. Plaintiff fell and sustained a fractured pelvis. Settlement amount is $30,000.
SB-23-10747, Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, LLC v. Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners. Settlement amount is $50,000.
SB-23-10610, Factual Findings & Disciplinary Recommendations - WC 1403 Metra Industries. “It has been brought to the attention of the BOE, via protests by M/WBEs, that Metra has had repeated issues with making payment and/or late payments to M/WBEs. Metra is an experienced prime that should be fully aware of the City’s requirements regarding prompt payment.”
SB-23-10762, Adam Starkman v. MCC, Plaintiff, a 28-year-old medical resident at the University of Maryland Medical System, alleges that on 7/13/2021 he was injured when his Spin scooter drove over a raised mound in the roadway surface of the crosswalk on the south side of Conway Street at its intersection with S. Charles Street.
Address the Board
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
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. A Statement of Opposition means a written statement by a member of the public expressing opposition to an item presented on a Board of Estimates agenda for a vote, provided that the person submitting the statement of opposition is a City resident or taxpayer, or a spokesperson for a City resident or taxpayer, or is directly and specifically affected by a pending matter or decision of the Board, and (d) that is distinct from a Protest.
Protests for contract awards must be received by noon on the Monday prior to the Board of Estimates meeting. A protest is a written challenge to the award of a bid to a particular bidder that has been presented to the Board of Estimates on an agenda for a vote. Anyone submitting a protest must be registered as a procurement lobbyist with the Board of Ethics in accordance with Baltimore City Ethics Code, §8-12.
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.
The complete regulations on procurement, protests, minority and women-owned business enterprises, and debarment/suspensions can be found on the Comptroller's website.
Protests and Statements of Opposition must be submitted to BOE.Clerk@baltimorecity.gov by mail or hand delivery to Attn: Clerk, Board of Estimates Room 204, City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street.
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Background Information. Requests for background documents for any Board of Estimates items should be made through Geoff.Shannon@baltimorecity.gov.