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City Council Agenda

February 8, 2016 -- 6:00 pm
6:00 pm Mayor to Convene Council in Regular Session


Agenda

1. Council approve or amend agenda as presented.

Consent Calendar


2. SUBJECT: Minutes for January 25, 2016 Council meeting
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

3. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Main Street to hold Taste of Cambridge on the 500 Block of Poplar Street and the 400 Block of Race Street on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm.
Recommendation: That Council approve subject request and grant a variance from the noise ordinance.

4. SUBJECT: Request from LaTesha Macer to hold an MS Walk starting and ending at the Refuge Temple of God on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
Recommendation: That Council approve subject request.

5. SUBJECT: Police Department Budget Amendment
Recommendation: That Council approve a budget amendment appropriating $2,746.75 into the General Fund and increasing the Police Department budget by the same amount for the purchase of tasers.


Ordinances - Introduction and First Reading

6. SUBJECT: First reading of Ordinance for text amendments to various sections of the UDC to be coordinated with the City of Cambridge's Building Code.
Recommendation: That Council introduce Ordinance No. 1065.

7. SUBJECT: First reading of Ordinance to remove the on-site residency requirement for the property owner of small commercial businesses in the NC Zone Districts and require that these properties have property manager that is a resident of Dorchester County. (Sec 4.2.3 B.1.).
Recommendation: That Council introduce Ordinance No. 1066.

8. SUBJECT: First reading of Ordinance for technical corrections to the UDC (a) to Remove Group Home as a conditional use in the OS Zone District within the Permitted Use Table #1 and the UDC text. (Sec. 4.2.3 A. 6.) and (b) make requirements for a Day Care Home within the Downtown/Waterfront Development District consistent with the requirements for a Day Care Home elsewhere in the City. (Section 4.4.4 B. add language similar to Section 4.2.3 A.5).
Recommendation: That Council introduce Ordinance 1067.

9. SUBJECT: First reading of Ordinance to remove the monetary limitations for repairs and maintenance for non-conforming structures; provided these improvements do not increase the building's non-conformity. (Section 4.4.2 E.).
Recommendation: That Council introduce Ordinance 1068.

10. SUBJECT: First reading of Ordinance to amend the Council regular legislative session time to 6:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays, and to designate the third Monday of each month as the day for scheduling work sessions or public hearings
Recommendation: That Council introduce Ordinance 1070.


Ordinances - Second Reading and Adoption

11. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1069 Finding that a two-acre parcel of property is no longer needed for public use and terminating the City's right to use or improve said two-acre parcel of property located on the Cambridge Port Property (also known as Sailwinds Property) for a period of Thirty Years and Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of a Lease Agreement to Yacht Maintenance Company, Inc. and Approved Assigns, for a Period Not to Exceed Thirty Years.
Recommendation: That Council give subject ordinance a second reading and adopt ordinance.


New Business


12. SUBJECT: Mid-Year Budget Review.
Recommendation: That Council receive subject report.

13. SUBJECT: Quarterly Financial Report (October 1 through December 31, 2016).
Recommendation: That Council receive subject report.

14. SUBJECT: Public Works Budget Amendment
Recommendation: That Council approve a budget amendment appropriating $30,360.00 in grant money from the Maryland Smart Energy Communities (MSEC) to the General Fund and increasing the Public Safety Building budget by the same amount for installation of LED lighting in the Public Safety Building.

15. SUBJECT: Police Chief's Annual Report.
Recommendation: That Council receive subject report.

16. SUBJECT: Repairs to the Empowerment Center.
Recommendation: Hear a report from staff on needed repairs to the city building located at 615 B Pine Street, and leased to the Pine Street Committee for the Empowerment Center.

17. SUBJECT: Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund Grant Application.
Recommendation: That Council approves submission of a grant application to Maryland's Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund in the amount of $700,000.00 for improvements to Cedar Street from Dorchester Avenue to Race Streets.

18. SUBJECT: 2016 Chesapeake and Coastal Service Grant Program Application.
Recommendation: That the Council approve submission of a grant application to the Chesapeake and Coastal Service program as a part of Maryland's Community Resiliency Grant arm of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in the amount of $40,000 for studies, designs, and practices addressing potential sea rise impacts on city infrastructure.


Committee Reports

19. Finance Committee

20. Police Board


Notices

21. SUBJECT: Notice of City Council Goals Work Session on Friday, February 12 (5:00 pm to 9:00 pm) and Saturday, February 13 (9:00 am until noon) at the Public Safety Building.


22. SUBJECT: Notice of City Council Work Session on Sailwinds Development RFP on Wednesday, February 17 at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers.

Public Comments


Mayor's and Commissioners' Comments