Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 11/1
Thursday Oct 26th, 2023
204 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Geoff Shannon, Public Relations Officer
Baltimore, MD - The agenda for the Board of Estimates November 1st meeting is now available. It can be found 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.
Bureau of Budget Management Research
SB-23-14056, Carryover of Unexpended Appropriations for Fiscal 2023.
SB-23-13825, Grant Award from the Maryland Judiciary Administrative Office of the Courts, Adult Drug Treatment Court Grant for Fiscal Year 2024. Period of agreement is from 7/1/2023 to 6/30/2024. Transaction amount is $500,000. “This grant will fund related personnel cost for the maintenance of the Problem-Solving Courts Programs that benefit and serve individuals and families with mental health and substance use disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system.”
SB-23-12731, Resolution: Emergency Procurement. “The Comptroller's Office, in consultation with other cities agencies, seek to clarify, codify and streamline emergency reporting requirements in the interest of public transparency.” This item was deferred from the 10/18 Board of Estimates meeting.
Information and Technology
SB-23-13813, Provider Agreement with Enoch Pratt Free Library for Digital Literacy Campaign. Period of agreement is 5/1/2023 to 8/21/2025. Transaction amount is $636,400. “Address the digital divide among seniors in Baltimore City, by modernizing the fundamental infrastructure within the City’s senior centers and building upon efforts to address health outcomes for some of the City’s most vulnerable residents.”
SB-23-13879, Settlement, Britney Buckson v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, et al., Case No. 24-C-22-003437. Amount is $30,000. “On August 22, 2020 (the “Plaintiff”) sustained injuries during a collision with a Baltimore City Department (BPD) police vehicle.”
SB-23-13876, Settlement, Allstate Insurance Company a/s/o Yosef Green Case No. C-03-cv-22-005037 Circuit Court for Baltimore County. Amount is $75,000. “On May 24, 2022, a flood in the home owned by Yosef Green and insured by Allstate Insurance Company, resulted in damages to Mr. Green’s structure, personal property, and to his loss of use of the real property.”
SB-23-13905, Settlement, Jason Gregory Guest v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore; 03-CV-22-002556, Amount is $50,000. “On January 14, 2018, Jason Gregory Guest (“Plaintiff”) sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff alleges the accident was caused as a result of ice that had formed on the roadway as a consequence of a broken water meter that had been leaking into the roadway for several days.”
SB-23-13887, Settlement. David Dismel v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Case No. 24-C-22-003360. Amount is $91,000. “David Dismel alleges in his Complaint seeking a trial by jury, that on February 15, 2021, he tripped in and over a broken portion of a City curb in the 2300 block Pennsylvania Avenue. The break was small but had been present for at least five years prior to the accident, putting the City on “constructive” notice of the defect.”
SB-23-13904, Settlement, Maier v. Paul Sinchak, et al. Circuit Court for Baltimore City – Case No. 24-C-22-003716. Amount is $225,000. "Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver exited the vehicle with a handgun and pointed it at the officers, then returned to his vehicle and fled. A vehicle pursuit ensued, resulting in the driver again stopping his vehicle, exiting, and brandishing a weapon at police officers. A gun fight between the driver and BPD officers commenced. During this, Plaintiff was in her vehicle stopped at a red light at the intersection of East Fayette Street and North Caroline Street. One of the rounds fired by the officers entered through Plaintiff’s front windshield, struck her steering wheel, and injured her.”
SB-23-13906 Settlement, Rasheeda Shabazz v. Inmer Xavier Berrios, et al., Case No. 24-C-22-003580, $30,000. “On August 31, 2019, Rasheeda Shabazz (“Plaintiff”) sustained injuries during a collision with a BPD vehicle operated by BPD Officer.”
SB-23-13785, Resolution: Emergency Procurement. "The Law Department, in Consultation with the Administration, is proposing a resolution to streamline the City’s emergency procurement process to ensure timely reporting to the Board of Estimates in the interest of public transparency." This item was deferred from the 10/18 Board of Estimates Agenda.
Neighborhood Safety and Engagement
SB-23-13657, MONSE, FY24 Baltimore City Safe Streets - Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention Grant Acceptance. Transaction amount is $3,600,000. “Grant funds will support a portion of the operating costs (staffing/program materials/equipment) for each of the ten Safe Streets sites."
SB-23-13982, Solicitation Number RFQ-000163 – Residential Water and Sewer Service Program. The Board is requested to approve a Equipment Maintenance/Service Contract Rescind HomeServe USA. “The BOE approved the initial award on June 7, 2023. After this, the Bureau of Procurement (BOP) notified the vendor to sign the City’s “one-pager agreement and furnish additional post-award documentation. The vendor conveyed its inability to sign the City’s one-pager agreement due to disagreement on the scope of services of the water and sewer program."
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.
Members of the public can also submit statements of support to the Board of Estimates. Statements of support can come from anyone in the public in support of any item listed on the stated Board of Estimates agenda. Please indicate if you would like to address the Board or only wish to have your statement of support noted.
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 or Support 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.