Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 5/10
Wednesday May 3rd, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Baltimore, MD - The agenda for the Board of Estimates May 10th 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.
Budget Management Research
SB-23-11325. Fiscal 2024 Ordinance of Estimates. The Board is requested to approve the Fiscal 2024 Ordinance of Estimates for transmittal to the Baltimore City Council.
SB-23-11569. Grant Award from MD Energy Administration FY23 Maryland Smart Energy Community, $60,000 grant award for Electric Vehicle Chargers for fleet vehicles.
Housing & Community Development
SB-23-11293, Grant Agreement with Cherry Hill Development Corporation using casino Local Impact Grant funds. “On November 3, 2022, Cherry Hill Development Corporation (CHDC) was awarded of $150,000 in Casino Local Impact Grant funds to support Cherry Hill Development Corporation's Blight Reduction & Homeownership Initiative (BRHI).”
SB-23-10978, Transfer of Funds - Capital Budget Appropriation 6244 Baltimore Homeownership Incentive Program. “This is the transfer of funds for that will support the bond funded homeownership incentive program in FY23. These incentives programs provide grants and forgivable loans for closing costs and down payments for eligible homebuyers in Baltimore City.”
SB-23-11631, Side Letter: Department of General Services (DGS) and AFSCME Local 44 (Local 44), Tool Allowance Program for the Automotive Trade Employees. “The program has been developed to attract and retain automotive trade employees by providing financial assistance to defray the annual expenses associated with the purchase, upgrading, expansion and maintenance of the personal tool inventory necessary to perform assigned job duties.”
SB-23-11472, MORP, M-R American Rescue Plan Act. Non-Construction Consultant Agreement with Guidehouse, Inc. This is the second contract with Guidehouse. The first was $1,979,146 from May 4, 2022, and ending May 15, 2023.
SB-23-11594, DOP – Planning. FY24-29 Final Capital Improvement Program Recommendations.
SB-23-11595, Vendor Lien - 2012 Edmondson Avenue. “On June 27, 2022, the City acquired the Tax Sale Certificate for 2012 Edmondson Avenue in the total amount of $156,306.43. Shield of Faith International Ministries has offered to purchase the Tax Sale Certificate, file a petition to foreclose, acquire title to the property, and return it to productive use. The purchase price of $2,900 covers flat taxes and water for the property.”
SB-23-11213, Land Disposition Agreement for Roundview Road. The City is proposing to sell the 5.1-acre parcel known as the former Patapsco Elementary School located at 844 Roundview Road in the Cherry Hill Community to the Cherry Hill Community Development Corporation (CHCD). Transaction amount $260,000. This item was deferred from the April 19th Board of Estimates meeting.
SB-23-11518, Extension - Informal - Requirements Contract SCON-002239 – Collection of Delinquent Parking Fines - Memo 0208. “On November 18, 2015, the Board approved the initial award. The City is currently conducting a new procurement process for the collection of delinquent parking fines. An extension of three (3) months is being requested to complete the procurement process.”
SB-23-11440, Transfer of Funds - Century Engineering, Inc. Project 191 Task No. 25 BD No. 37014 - On Call Consultant Services Resurfacing Reconstruction. Transaction amount is $249,807.54.
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.
Attend the Meeting
In person. Join us on the second floor of City Hall in the Hyman Pressman Board Room, 100 N. Holliday St.
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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.
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Background Information. Requests for background documents for any Board of Estimates items should be made through Geoff.Shannon@baltimorecity.gov.