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City Council Agenda March 28, 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 March 14, 2016 Council meeting
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

3. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Little League for permission to hold their opening day parade on Saturday, April 9th (rain date: Apr. 16) starting at 9:00 am (line-up at 8:00 am) and a Police Officer to lead the parade.
Recommendation: That Council approve the parade and an officer to lead it.

4. SUBJECT: Request from Hyatt Regency to display fireworks on Saturday, June 25, 2016 somewhere between 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm for approximately 8 minutes.
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

5. SUBJECT: Request from the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 87 to request permission to utilize City property located at the corner of Schoolhouse Lane and Chesapeake Court for parking, to have the corner of Cross Street and Schoolhouse Lane blocked off, a variance from the noise ordinance for their 3rd Annual Bike Show on Saturday, May 14th (rain date: May 21st) from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm.
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.


Ordinances - Adoption

6. SUBJECT: 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.) (Ordinance No. 1066).
Recommendation: That Council give ordinance a third reading and adopt Ordinance No. 1066.
7. 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 No. 1073).
Recommendation: That Council give ordinance a third reading and adopt Ordinance 1073.


Old Business

8. SUBJECT: Comcast Rate Increase.
Recommendation: That Council approve a Comcast Cable Television rate increase of 1% effective July 1, 2016 and another 1% effective July 1, 2017 and instruct the City Manager to give notice of said changes to Comcast by April 1, 2016.

9. SUBJECT: Sailwinds Property Development
Recommendation from the Sailwinds Committee that Council:
A. Direct Staff with input from the Sailwinds Committee to develop a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for one master developer RFP with general language regarding proposed uses and site configurations as identified in the property Transfer Agreement, the 2020 Plan, the City of Cambridge Comprehensive Plan, and in the UDC, to be brought back for Council consideration and approval;
B. Approve a general schedule as identified in the Council Agenda Report, leading to selection of a master developer with which to negotiate in October, 2016;
C. Direct Staff and the Sailwinds Committee to regularly schedule briefings between the City and Maryland State MDOT officials on the status of the project; and
D. Direct Staff with input from the Sailwinds Committee, to develop an RFP for a real estate broker to market the RFP to the most advantageous prospective developers and development teams.

10. SUBJECT: Governor's Hall
Recommendation: That Council direct the City Manager and City Attorney to negotiate an amendment to the City Agreement with Sailwinds of Cambridge, providing for continued operation of Governor's Hall during repair of adjacent wharf.

11. SUBJECT: Hearn Building
Recommendation: That Council receive a verbal update from Staff.

12. SUBJECT: City Water Pressure
Recommendation: That Council receive a written and verbal report.


New Business

13. SUBJECT: Katie Parks, Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, to give a briefing on the Phillips Packing Company, Factory F Reuse
Recommendation: That Council receive a written and verbal report.

14. SUBJECT: Gateway Property
Recommendation: That Council hear from the Committee and provide direction on the planning process.


15. SUBJECT: Appropriation of Drug Forfeiture Money for Cambridge Police Department
Recommendation: That Council approve the appropriation of $50,000 from Drug Forfeiture funds and increase the Police Department budget by $50,000 for purchase of PSSI licenses and training.

16. SUBJECT: Bonds Refunding
Recommendation that Council approve A RESOLUTION OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF CAMBRIDGE (THE "CITY") AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF A SERIES OF ITS GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED ELEVEN MILLION DOLLARS ($11,000,000.00) PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF SECTIONS 19-301 TO 19-309, INCLUSIVE, OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND (THE "ENABLING ACT"), SECTION 19-207 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND, SECTION 3-42 OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE, AND, AS APPLICABLE, ORDINANCE NO. 939, PASSED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY (THE "COMMISSIONERS") ON JULY 25, 2005, APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY (THE "MAYOR") ON JULY 25, 2005 AND EFFECTIVE ON JULY 25, 2005, AND ORDINANCE NO 948, PASSED BY THE COMMISSIONERS ON OCTOBER 16, 2006, APPROVED BY THE MAYOR ON OCTOBER 16, 2006 AND EFFECTIVE ON OCTOBER 16, 2006, SUCH BONDS TO BE DESIGNATED AS PROVIDED HEREIN, THE PROCEEDS OF THE SALE THEREOF TO BE USED AND APPLIED FOR THE PUBLIC PURPOSE OF CURRENTLY REFUNDING IN WHOLE OR IN PART THE CITY'S OUTSTANDING PUBLIC FACILITIES BOND OF 2005 AND/OR PUBLIC FACILITIES BOND OF 2006 AND PAYING COSTS OF ISSUANCE; PRESCRIBING THE FORMS AND TENOR OF THE BONDS AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE ISSUANCE AND SALE THEREOF AT PUBLIC SALE BY SOLICITATION OF COMPETITIVE BIDS, INCLUDING THE FORM OF THE OFFICIAL NOTICE OF SALE AND ALL OTHER DETAILS INCIDENT TO THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE ACTING MAYOR OF THE CITY OR THE CITY MANAGER, WITH THE ADVICE OF THE FINANCE DIRECTOR, TO DETERMINE CERTAIN MATTERS PROVIDED FOR HEREIN IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING THE PREPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF A PRELIMINARY AND A FINAL OFFICIAL STATEMENT IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OF THE BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE SELECTION OF A BOND REGISTRAR AND PAYING AGENT FOR THE BONDS AND PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN DETERMINATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH ENGAGEMENT; AUTHORIZING THE PREPARATION, EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A CONTINUING DISCLOSURE UNDERTAKING PURSUANT TO SEC RULE 15C2-12 AND COVENANTING TO PROVIDE CONTINUING DISCLOSURE RELATING TO THE BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE DISBURSEMENT AND INVESTMENT OF THE PROCEEDS OF THE BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ANY TAXES NECESSARY FOR THE PROMPT PAYMENT OF THE MATURING PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS; PROVIDING THAT THE FULL FAITH AND CREDIT AND UNLIMITED TAXING POWER OF THE CITY SHALL BE IRREVOCABLY PLEDGED TO THE PAYMENT OF SUCH PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST; PROVIDING THAT THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS ALSO MAY BE PAID FROM ANY OTHER SOURCES OF REVENUE LAWFULLY AVAILABLE TO THE CITY FOR SUCH PURPOSE; MAKING CERTAIN COVENANTS AND DETERMINATIONS RELATING TO THE TAX-EXEMPT STATUS OF THE BONDS; PROVIDING THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS RESOLUTION SHALL BE LIBERALLY CONSTRUED; AND GENERALLY RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE, SALE, DELIVERY AND PAYMENT OF AND FOR THE BONDS AUTHORIZED HEREBY

Notices

17. Cambridge City Council and Dorchester County Council Dinner Meeting on March 30th at 6:00 pm at Portside Seafood Restaurant to discuss items of shared interest without decisions.

18. Cambridge City Council and Dorchester County Council meeting on April 5th at 6:25 pm in the Dorchester County Office Building to discuss and consider County property tax differential or rebate to be established by the County.

Public Input

Mayor and Council