Keeping Up With the Audits Hyattsville Treasurer Ron Brooks had good news for the city council at the July 18 meeting. The fiscal year 2014 audit was officially closed on July 8 with no major findings. After starting three years behind on audits when he took the job, Brooks expects to finish the fiscal year […]
Keeping Up With the Audits
Hyattsville Treasurer Ron Brooks had good news for the city council at the July 18 meeting. The fiscal year 2014 audit was officially closed on July 8 with no major findings. After starting three years behind on audits when he took the job, Brooks expects to finish the fiscal year 2015 audit by October.
Although Brooks expects to seek an extension on the fiscal year 2016 audit, which is due in December, he said he expects the city to be completely back on track for fiscal year 2017.
The city council will hold a public hearing on August 1 at 7 p.m. to gauge the public’s opinion on a possible issuance of refunding bonds for the University Town Center special taxing district. The aggregate principal amount will not exceed approximately $17,700, and the interest rate would not exceed 5 percent per annum. Brooks said this a good opportunity for the town center.
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The city council voted unanimously Monday to approve a contact with Team Cam for ADA accommodations on Nicholson Street.
The city agreed to install ramps and complete sidewalks on Nicholson Street, following a complaint from a resident who could not get around due to the current state of the street.
The contract with Team Cam is not to exceed $18,000 and all the finished ramps will be in compliance with Federal ADA Regulations.
Be on the lookout for a new speed camera on Baltimore Avenue.
Over the past several years Hyattsville has received speed cameras as part of the Speed Camera Monitoring laws passed during the 2014 legislative session.
The newest installment is on the 5800 block of Baltimore Avenue near DeMatha Catholic High School on the southbound side of the road. The camera will issue only warnings until July 26.
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The city’s public works department is looking into purchasing a street sweeper to increase efforts against litter and general debris pollution across the city.
Lesley Riddle, the public works director, said the street sweeper is one of the most effective tools in preventing storm water pollution. The city has not had a street sweeper since 2012.
The proposal is for a Stewart-Amos Street Sweeper, Starfire S4 for an amount not to exceed $203,000.
The city is also considering a program to let neighboring municipalities use the cleaner for an agreed-upon hourly driver and equipment rate and is pursuing grant funding as well.