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June Work Session

Hello everyone!  We had a long but productive meeting last night and I'd like some input on: 
Sanctuary City Resolution First of all, Council Member Ivey asked us to consider implementing a Sanctuary City policy in Cheverly.  We just started the conversation has started the conversation about Sanctuary Cities and whether we would like to consider a policy related to it.  We are just starting the discussion and would like your input!  
Feral Cats Secondly, I have been hearing from a lot of neighbors with concerns about the feral cats on their streets.  I would like to look into adopting a policy that would put more clarity around care and responsibility for these animals especially regarding Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR).
US Mayor's Climate Initiative Finally, Council Member Riazi and I are proposing that Mayor Callahan sign onto the US Climate Mayors and will be talking about it at the July Work Session.  We would like some input from all of you about what types of actions/policies you …

Bladensburg Concrete Batching Plant

The Mayor and Town Council held a special meeting, Monday, June 19 at 7:30 pm to learn more about the application for a special exception for a concrete batching plant being developed on the current concrete block plant owned and operated by Ernest Maier.  Presenting were, Brendan Quinn, owner of Ernest Maier, Debbie Scanlon the Town Administrator for the city of Bladensburg, and Chris Melendez, the Vice President for the Port Town Community Development Corporation.  (Please note that all comments herein are written down to the best of my memory and I apologize for any errors or incomplete information)

The meeting was scheduled in order to decide whether or not the Town of Cheverly should send a letter to  Parks & Planning prior to the scheduled June 23 hearing.  However, the impression is that the meeting may be cancelled and the issue sent directly onto the Zoning Board.

Brendan Quin presented his proposal that his company which currently owns 16 acres of land around Bladensburg…

June Town Meeting Notes

The June town meeting started a little early with SHA coming to take comments about improving Rt. 202 between Rt. 50 and Rt. 450.  They took our questions and comments and then gave us post it notes to make comments about what we would like to have improved.  These comments will probably not turn into action in the near term but it is good for us to stay on their radar.  Please let me know if you have any questions/comments here(link) MAYOR AND JACK WHEAT AWARD PRESENTATIONS The awards presentations came up first and we were really lucky to have kids there cheering on their moms for the incredible work they're doing.  Please see below for the summaries about both of the awards and their recipients. Volunteer of the Year: Cheverly Refugee Assistance Effort     This year the Town of Cheverly welcomed 16 Syrian and Afghanistan families and 28 students to our community and schools.  The support for this effort was simply overwhelming.   While the entire Town of Cheverly could be given t…