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City Council Agenda

January 11, 2016
7:00 pm Mayor to Convene Council in Regular Session

Agenda

1. Council to approve or amend agenda as presented


Consent Calendar

2. SUBJECT: Minutes for December 14, 2015 Council meeting
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

3. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Main Street for Second Saturday - Early Childhood Advisory Council Event
Recommendation: That Council approve subject request.

4. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Main Street for Paddy on Poplar Event
Recommendation: That Council approve subject request.

5. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Main Street for Cambridge Farmers Market events
Recommendation: That Council approve subject request.

6. SUBJECT: 2016 Chesapeake Bay Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Towns Grant Program
Recommendation: That Council approve submission of a grant application to The Chesapeake Bay Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Towns (G3) Grant Program in the amount of $75,000.000 for green stormwater improvements on High Street.

7. SUBJECT: 2016 Maryland Smart Energy Communities - Existing Communities Grant Program
Recommendation: That the Council approve submission of a grant application to the Maryland Energy Administration's Maryland Smart Energy Communities (MSEC) program for an amount to be determined by the granting agency for additional solar panels on the Public Safety Building.

8. SUBJECT: Marina Fees
Recommendation: That Council approve continuation of the current marina fees at rates for FY 2016/2017


Public Hearing(s)

9. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1062 amending Section 4.2.3(A)5 of the City's Unified Development Code to eliminate the reference to compliance with commercial locations for home day care, to require the owner to reside in the property and to establish the Planning Commission as the reviewing board
Recommendation: That the Mayor open the public hearing; that Council hear from the public; and that the Mayor close the public hearing.

10. SUBJECT: Community Development Block Grant Application for funds to improve City properties at Route 50 and Maryland Ave.
Recommendations:
A. That the Mayor open the public hearing; that Council hear from the public; and that the Mayor close the public hearing.
B. That Council adopt Resolution 16-001 authorizing the submittal of an application for the Community Development Block Grant funds in the amount of $325,000 for the following project: clean-up and restoration of 101 and 103 Sunburst Highway (Route 50) near the intersection of Maryland Avenue and authorizing and empowering Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley to execute any and all documents required for the submission of this application.


Unfinished Business

11. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1062 amending Section 4.2.3(A)5 of the City's Unified Development Code to eliminate the reference to compliance with commercial locations for home day care, to require the owner to reside in the property and to establish the Planning Commission as the reviewing board.
Recommendation: That Council give subject ordinance a second reading and adopt ordinance.

12. SUBJECT: Hearn Building Stabilization Project at 509 Race Street
Recommendation: That Council receives a verbal update.


New Business

13. SUBJECT: First Reading on Revised Ordinance 1055 regard regulations of PODS
Recommendation: That Council introduce Ord. No. 1055

14. SUBJECT: Bond refinancing of the 2005 and 2006 Bonds
Recommendation that Council approve:
A. Proceeding with the bond refinancing and
B. Execution of the engagement letters with Public Advisory Consultants and Funk and Bolton.

15. SUBJECT: 2016 Budget Amendments
Recommendation: That the Council:
A. Approve budget appropriations totaling $231,567 for the unbudgeted grants and donations received between July 2015 and December 2015 as listed in Exhibit 1.
B. Increase the Police, Fire, Economic Development, and Marina budgets as listed in Exhibit 1.

16. SUBJECT: Council Meeting Schedule
Recommendations that Council:
A. Approve the following Council meeting changes effective February 8, 2016:
B. Regular meeting start time at 6:00 pm;
C. Closed sessions start time 5:00 pm; and
D. Work sessions start time at 5:00 pm or 6:00 as posted.
E. Direct Staff to publicize these changes.


Mayor and Council:

17. SUBJECT: 739 Pine Street and 710 Washington Street
Recommendation: That Council concur with a Dorchester County intent to donate subject properties to Anchor Point, Inc. for services to low income people.
18. SUBJECT: Committee Reports
A. Finance Committee: Minutes of Dec. 10 and 17, 2015 Meeting
B. Sailwinds Committee: Minutes of Dec. 29, 2015 meeting.


Mayor's and Commissioners' Comments