The liaison participates in council discussions, works on special projects, attends civic association meetings and talks with various city entities.
Some locals and College Park City Council members said they are frustrated at the company for its lack of community engagement in the development process.
A study in Wisconsin found not mowing lawns for a month increased bee diversity five-fold.
The vote came after a public hearing where residents expressed their views on the city's intention to purchase the Calvert Road property, with some raising concerns over city spending.
The city council will vote during their March 8 council meeting on whether or not to acquire the property.
Tests will be available to pick up between Feb. 7 and 11 at local locations.
The city welcomed new members, Susan Whitney and Stuart Adams, and bid farewell to five-term council members, Monroe Dennis and Robert Day.
City council members have concerns about how the redistricting could affect the city's relationship with UMD.