Ordinance No. O-03-2020 Adopted – County Pesticide Law

The Kensington Town Council adopted Ordinance No. O-3-2020 at the February 8, 2021 Town Council Meeting.

  • Ordinance No. O-03-2020 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF KENSINGTON TO AMEND CHAPTER VIII, “HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS”, BY ENACTING ARTICLE 9, “PESTICIDES”, TO INCORPORATE CHAPTER 33B, of the Montgomery County Code entitled “Pesticides”, which contains various provisions to protect the health of the public AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.
  • The Ordinance will take effect on March 1, 2021.

Charter Resolution CR-01-2020 Adopted

The Kensington Town Council Adopted Charter Resolution CR-01-2020 at the February 8, 2021 Town Council Meeting.

  • Charter Resolution No. CR-01-2020 – A Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Town of Kensington Amending Article VII, “Registration, Nominations and Election”, Section 703, “Removal”, Section 704, “Duties”, Section 705, “Notice of Elections”, Section 706, “Appeal of the Actions of the Board of Supervisors of Elections”, Section 707, “Registration”, Section 708, “Nominations”, Section 709, “Election of the Mayor and the Council Members”, Section 710, “Conduct of Elections”, and Section 712, “Vote Count”, to make provisions for resolving a Tie Vote, remove an invalid provision with respect to eliminating Voters from the Supplemental List, provide that no Election will be held and the qualified Candidates will be Declared Elected by the Supervisors of Elections if the number of qualified Candidates is not more than the number of seats to be filled, change how Notice of Elections is given, to allow for Publication in the Town Journal and posting to the Town’s website, any Town Listserv, and at Town Hall, limit Appeals of Supervisors of Elections decisions to Candidates and other qualified voters and set a time limit, extend the deadline to qualify as a Candidate to the third Monday in May in the event that no Candidate has timely filed for an office, clarify that qualifications for office are determined at the time of filing of the Certificate of Nomination, allow the Council by Resolution in an Emergency to postpone an Election until such time as it can be safely held, and to make other changes, allow the Council by Resolution to Authorize vote by mail, and allow placement of drop boxes for receipt of ballots.
  • The Charter Amendment will become effective on March 30, 2021.

Ordinance No. O-01-2021 Introduced

The Mayor and Town Council Introduced Ordinance No. O-01-2021 at the January 11, 2021 Town Council Meeting. The Public Hearing has been set for Monday, February 8, 2021, 7:00 pm.

An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the Town of Kensington Amending Chapter 2,  “Government and Administration”, Article 2, “Elections”, Section 2-201, “General Voter Registration”, Section 2-202, “Distribution of Absentee Ballots”, Section 2-203, “Procedures of Absentee Voting”, and Section 2-204, “Canvassing of Absentee Ballots” of the Town Code to delete any requirement that a voter provide a reason for voting by Absentee Ballot and to delete an invalid provision with respect to eliminating voters from the supplemental list.

Charter Resolution No. CR-01-2020 Introduced

The Mayor and Town Council Introduced Charter Resolution No. CR-01-2020 at the December 14, 2020 Town Council Meeting. The Public Hearing has been set for Monday, January 11, 2021, 7:00 pm.

Charter Resolution No. CR-01-2020 – INTRODUCTION OF A CHARTER RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF KENSINGTON AMENDING ARTICLE VII REGISTRATION, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS, SECTION 703, “REMOVAL”, SECTION 704, “DUTIES”, SECTION 705, “NOTICE OF ELECTIONS”, SECTION 706, “APPEAL OF THE ACTIONS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS”, SECTION 707, “REGISTRATION”, SECTION 708, “NOMINATIONS”, SECTION 709, “ELECTION OF THE MAYOR AND THE COUNCIL MEMBERS”, SECTION 710, “CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS”, AND SECTION 712, “VOTE COUNT”,  TO MAKE PROVISION FOR RESOLVING A TIE VOTE, REMOVE AN INVALID PROVISION WITH RESPECT TO ELIMINATING VOTERS FROM THE SUPPLEMENTAL LIST, PROVIDE THAT NO ELECTION WILL BE HELD AND THE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE DECLARED ELECTED BY THE SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS IF THE NUMBER OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES IS NOT MORE THAN THE NUMBER OF SEATS TO BE FILLED, CHANGE HOW NOTICE OF ELECTIONS IS GIVEN, TO ALLOW FOR PUBLICATION IN THE TOWN JOURNAL AND POSTING TO THE TOWN’S WEBSITE, ANY TOWN LISTSERV, AND AT TOWN HALL, LIMIT APPEALS OF SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS DECISIONS TO CANDIDATES AND OTHER QUALIFIED VOTERS AND SET A TIME LIMIT, EXTEND THE DEADLINE TO QUALIFY AS A CANDIDATE TO THE THIRD MONDAY IN MAY IN THE EVENT THAT NO CANDIDATE HAS TIMELY FILED FOR AN OFFICE, CLARIFY THAT QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE ARE DETERMINED AT THE TIME OF FILING OF THE CERTIFICATE OF NOMINATION, ALLOW THE COUNCIL BY RESOLUTION IN AN EMERGENCY TO POSTPONE AN ELECTION UNTIL SUCH TIME AS IT CAN BE SAFELY HELD, AND TO MAKE OTHER CHANGES, ALLOW THE COUNCIL BY RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE VOTE BY MAIL, AND ALLOW PLACEMENT OF DROP BOXES FOR RECEIPT OF BALLOTS.

Ordinance No. O-03-2020 Introduced

The Mayor and Town Council Introduced Ordinance No. O-03-2020 at the December 14, 2020 Town Council Meeting. The Public Hearing has been set for Monday, January 11, 2021, 7:00 pm.

ORDINANCE No. O-03-2020 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF KENSINGTON TO AMEND CHAPTER VIII, “HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS”, BY ENACTING ARTICLE 9, “PESTICIDES”, TO INCORPORATE CHAPTER 33B, of the Montgomery County Code entitled “Pesticides”, which contains various provisions to protect the health of the public AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.

 

Freedom, Justice and Equality for All

The Town of Kensington joins other cities and Towns in the State of Maryland supporting the Maryland Municipal League President, Ryan Spiegel’s June 9th racial injustice statement condemning all forms of bigotry, racism and hatred.

Statement by MML President Ryan Spiegel regarding racial injustice with the unanimous support of the Executive Committee – June 9, 2020

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, along with so many others throughout our nation, are a tragic reminder of the terrible legacy and ongoing effects of systemic racism.  The Maryland Municipal League condemns racism, bigotry, and hatred in all forms.  We are committed to the values written into the U.S. Constitution that express freedom, justice, and equality, which should be at the heart of every level of government in America, especially the municipal governments that are closest to the People.

MML is proud of its diverse leadership and membership and of the hard work that municipal government officials and employees do everyday throughout Maryland, but the work to meet the promise of America comes up short for many.  We will continue working to support the 157 cities and towns of Maryland and the 1.5 Million Marylanders who live in them, providing a platform for education, research, and sharing of experiences as municipalities confront the realities of society’s racial disparities and both conscious and unconscious biases – whether in education, housing, criminal justice, health, jobs, or other aspects of American life.  We explicitly stand against anti-blackness.

MML is there for our members who are working to invest in improvements and reforms to local government operations, to acknowledge the good things that municipalities and their personnel are already doing, and to ensure public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic while protecting the right to peaceably assemble.  In solidarity with our members and with all who have worked to end racism and discrimination, MML also regularly endeavors to improve its own organizational operations to align with these principles.

We encourage any of the mayors, councilmembers, or other municipal officials in Maryland to reach out to us if we can be of assistance in your efforts to connect, share, educate, learn, and better our communities as we Reimagine a Tomorrow in which no one is subjected to fear, violence, or other disadvantage simply because of the color of their skin.

For a full list of municipalities that have endorsed this statement, including the Town of Kensington, click here.