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City Council Agenda 02-22-2016

6:00 pm Mayor to Convene Council in Regular Session


Agenda


1.  Council to approve or amend agenda as presented


Consent Calendar

2.  SUBJECT: Minutes from the February 8, 2016 Council meeting

Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.


3   SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Eateries to hold their 5th Annual Cambridge Craft Beer Festival on the 300 block of High Street on Saturday, May 7th from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm (street closure from 12 noon until 7:00 pm); beer (under Cambridge Main Street liquor license)

Recommendation: That Council approve subject request and grant a variance from the noise ordinance.


4. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Eateries to hold their 5th Annual Belgian Beer Festival on the 300 block of High Street on Saturday, November 12th from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm (street closure from 12 noon until 7:00 pm); beer (under Cambridge Main Street liquor license)

Recommendation: That Council approve subject request and grant a variance from the noise ordinance.


5.  SUBJECT: Request from Shore Shakespeare Company to perform Macbeth in Long Wharf Park On May 20th and May 21st

Recommendation: That Council approve subject request and grant a variance from the noise ordinance.



6.  SUBJECT: Request from Erica Butler to hold her wedding in the parking lot of Long Wharf Park on Saturday, July 16th and erect a tent.

Recommendation: That Council approve subject request with stipulations outlined by Oden Wheeler.


Ordinances

Introduction and First Reading

7.  SUBJECT: Ordinance to amend the Unified Development Code to allow administrative review of permitted uses with conditions conditional with noticing posting requirements, to standardize and clarify the review development review process and to remove the Planning Commission from the review of group homes (Ordinance 1071).

Recommendation: That Council introduce Ordinance No. 1071.

8.  SUBJECT: Ordinance to amend Section 2.4.2 of the Unified Development Code to include language regarding non-conforming commercial lots (Ordinance 1072)

Recommendation: That Council introduce Ordinance No. 1072.

 

9.  SUBJECT: Ordinance to amend Section 5.1.1.C Table #3 of the Unified Development Code to require minimum lot sizes in the downtown/waterfront development district (Ordinance 1073)

Recommendation: That Council introduce Ordinance No. 1073.


10.  SUBJECT: Ordinance to amend Section 6.5.9 of the Unified Development Code to remove the amortization clause for non-conforming off premise signs (Ordinance 1074).

Recommendation: That Council introduce Ordinance No. 1074.

Public Hearing, Second Reading and Adoption

11.  SUBJECT: 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 (Ordinance 1070)

Recommendations:


  1. That the Mayor open the public hearing session, hear from the public, and close the public hearing session;

  2. That Council give ordinance a second reading; and

  3. Council adopt Ordinance No. 1070.


Requests from the Public

12.  Request from the Phyllis Como representing the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91, that Council authorize the Mayor to issue a Proclamation proclaiming May 2016 as Poppy Month.

13.  Request from Sailwinds Park, Inc. that Council:


  1. Authorize Sailwinds Park, Inc. to submit grant application to MHAA for planning of improvements to the Gateway property at Maryland and Route 50 in the amount of $50,000;

  2. Approve offering the CDBG grant that the City has already received for the required match;

  3. Issue a letter of support for the application; and

  4. Schedule a joint meeting with the Sailwinds Park, Inc. board and the City Council on a regular agenda of Council for an update on Gateway Park planning work and the role that the Council wants Sailwinds Park, Inc. to play the future.


Old Business:


14.  SUBJECT: Hearn Building

Recommendation: That Council hear a Staff update report.


New Business


15.  SUBECT: 2016 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Grant Application

Recommendation: That the Council approve the submission of a grant application to the MHAA in the amount of $100,000 to fund the acquisition and installation of new bricks as a part of the 300 Block of High Street Reconstruction Project.

16.  SUBJECT: Mayor’s State of the City Address

Committee Reports

17.  Sailwinds Committee: Feb. 9, 2016 Meeting

18.  Finance Committee: Feb. 11, 2016 Meeting (including Empowerment Center repairs report)

Public Comments

Mayor’s and Commissioners’ Comments