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City Council Agenda 05-09-2016

6:00 pm Mayor to Convene Council in Regular Session


Agenda

1. Council to approve or amend agenda as presented


Public Hearings

2. SUBJECT: FY 2017 Community Development Grant Application in the amount of $685,000 for the purpose of streetscape and infrastructure improvement to the 300 block of High Street
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Hold public hearing on subject application;
B. Approve subject application; and
C. Authorize the Acting Mayor to sign a resolution of support for the project.

3. SUBJECT: Fiscal Year 2017 Real and Personal Property Tax Rates
Recommendation that Council:
A. Hold a public hearing on whether to maintain the current Real Property Tax rate of .7989 per $100 of assessed property value rather than lowering the rate to .7945 thus maintaining a "constant yield" in property tax revenues;
B. Approve maintenance of the current real property tax rate rather than a lower "constant yield" rate; and
C. Adopt a Resolution of the Commissioners of the Cambridge, Maryland, to adopt and approve the Tax Rates for FY 2017, Effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.


Consent Calendar

4. SUBJECT: Minutes from the April 25, 2016 Council meeting
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

5. SUBJECT: Request from Dorchester County YMCA for permission to hold their annual Firecracker Kid's Triathlon on Monday, July 4th from 6:00 am until 11:00 am and a variance
Recommendation: That Council approve as requested.

6. SUBJECT: Request from American Cancer Society for a variance from the noise ordinance during Relay for Life on Friday, May 20, 20165 from 6:00 pm until 12 midnight at Cambridge South Dorchester High School
Recommendation: That Council approve as requested.

7. SUBJECT: Request from Stephen Lantz and Melissa Coenen to hold their marriage ceremony in the grassy area of Long Wharf Park on July 9, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Recommendation: That Council approve request.

8. SUBJECT: Request from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, to hold a clean-up day at Cornish Park on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm
Recommendation: That Council approve request.

9. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Main Street and C-SD Golf Team for a variance from the noise ordinance and use of five rolling trash cans during Second Saturday on June 11, 2016 from 5:00 pm until 8:30 pm in Craig's parking lot on Race Street.
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

10. SUBJECT: Historic Preservation Training and Education
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Authorize staff to submit an application to the Maryland Historical Trust for a Certified Local Government Grant for training and education in the amount of $4,200, and
B. If awarded, authorize staff and HPC members to attend the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions Annual Forum in Mobile, Alabama

11. SUBJECT: City Mayor and Commissioners Election
Recommendation: That Council approve the Dorchester Board of Elections list of judges for City of Cambridge primary and general elections.

Old Business

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


New Business

13. SUBJECT: May 3, 2016 Fire at American Legion Post 91
Recommendation that Council hear a report on the fire and the Legion's efforts to recover (to be taken immediately following Item 1)

14. SUBJECT: FY 2017 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget
Recommendation that Council:
A. Receive the FY 2017 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget
B. Approve the schedule for considering and adopting the budget
C. Set May 23, 2016 at 6:00 for a public hearing on the FY 2017 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget

15. SUBJECT: Quarterly Financial Report (January 1 through March 31, 2016).
Recommendation: That Council receive subject report.


16. SUBJECT: Grant Appropriations
Recommendation: That Council appropriate:
A. Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) grant funds in the amount of $36,000 to the Sewer Fund for the remaining work on the Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) upgrade;
B. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) grant funds in the amount of $3,911 of grant funds to the Marina Fund for maintenance at the Marina; and
C. The Maryland Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant No. MD-16-CD-8 in the amount of $325,000 to the General Fund for the purpose of cleaning up and greening of two commercial properties previously acquired by the City through Maryland's Smart Growth Impact Fund (SGIF), at the intersections of Maryland Ave. & Rt. 50, other Byrn St. & Rt. 50.

17. SUBJECT: Gateway Demolition Contract Award
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Receive a recommendation from Staff on award of contract for Gateway Demolition (report to be filed Friday, May 6, 2016 following bid openings on May 5, 2016);
B. Consider awarding the contract based on the May 6, 2016 report.


Requests from the Public

18. SUBJECT: Request to declare the following City property as property no longer needed for public purpose: Unimproved Lot, containing 1,715 sq. ft., located at 705 Pine Street, Cambridge, MD; Tax Map 302, Parcel No. Mr. Eddie Beasley is requesting that the City Council consider the sale of the property to him for redevelopment purposes.
Recommendation that Council:
A. Take and consider public comment on whether the subject property is needed for public purpose;
B. Receive report from City Manager that Department Heads have identified no need of subject property for public purpose;
C. Make a finding that aforesaid property is no longer needed for public use;
D. Direct the City Attorney to prepare a resolution declaring aforesaid property is not no longer needed for public use to be brought back to Council for adoption; and
E. Authorize the City Attorney to proceed with publication notice required for sale or transfer of property.

 

Committee Meetings:

19. Finance Committee

20. Sailwinds Committee

21. City/County Coordinating Meeting  -- Postponed until May 23, 2016


Public Comment


Mayor and Council