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City Council Meeting Minutes

April 25, 2016
The City Council met in regular session on Monday, April 25, 2016 in Council Chambers. A quorum being present, Acting Mayor Donald J. Sydnor called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Those Commissioners in attendance were Commissioners Cooke, Thomas, and Hanson. Commissioner Vickers was absent. Acting Mayor Sydnor asked for a moment of silence. Commissioner Hanson led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Agenda

1. Council to approve or amend agenda as presented

A motion by Commissioner Thomas to amend the agenda to include two items: (14) Request from Masons Pride of Cambridge Lodge for parking on Pine Street on April 30th and (15) Request from Patrick Fanning and Jamie Summers to change the date of the Beer Festival was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and approved 4:0.

Consent Calendar

2. SUBJECT: Minutes from the April 11, 2016 Council meeting
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

3. SUBJECT: Request from The American Legion for permission to hold their annual Memorial Day Services at Long Wharf on Monday, May 30th from 11:00 to 12:30 pm and a variance from the noise ordinance
Recommendation: That Council approve as requested.

4. SUBJECT: Request from Hyatt Regency Resort to change the time of the fireworks on Saturday, June 25, 2016 to 10:00 pm for approximately 8 minutes (originally approved between 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm)
Recommendation: That Council approve as requested.

5. SUBJECT: Resolution regarding post-closing bond compliance disclosures
Recommendation: That Council adopt a resolution of the Commissioners of Cambridge approving the substantially final form of, and authorizing and directing certain officials to finalize and execute, on behalf of the City, written post-issuance continuing disclosure undertaking compliance procedures designed to ensure compliance with applicable post-closing provisions of SEC Rule 15c2-12; and determining various matters in connection therewith (Resolution 2016-004)

6. SUBJECT: Resolution regarding post-closing bond compliance procedures
Recommendation: That Council adopt a resolution of the Commissioners of Cambridge for the purpose of approving the substantially final form of, and authorizing and directing certain officials to finalize and execute, on behalf of the City, written post-issuance tax compliance procedures for non-conduit tax-exempt obligations that are designed to promote compliance with applicable post-closing provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and related U.S. Treasury Regulations; and determining various matters in connection therewith (Resolution 2016-005)

7. SUBJECT: 2016 Community Legacy Façade grant program
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Appropriate $50,000 from the 2016 Community Legacy Façade grant to the General Fund, and
B. Increase the Economic Development Division budget by $50,000 for façade improvement grants to local citizens.

A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 2 through 7) as presented was seconded by Commissioner Cooke and approved 4:0.

New Business

8. SUBJECT: Auditing services
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Accept the proposal from the TGM Group for the auditing services to TGM Group for the Fiscal Years ending June 30, 2016 through June 30, 2018 and
B. Authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement with TGM Group.

A motion by Commissioner Cooke to approve the recommendation as presented was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and approved 4:0.

9. SUBJECT: Banking services
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Accept the proposal from 1880 Bank for banking services as the City's primary bank;
B. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate with 1880 Bank to maximize interest income from cash deposits and an agreement with 1880 Bank for banking services; and
C. Agree to the City maintaining banking relationships with The Talbot Bank, Hebron Savings Bank, Provident State Bank, and PNC (MLGIP), as well.

A motion by Commissioner Cooke to approve the recommendation as presented was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and approved 4:0

10. SUBJECT: Capital Improvement Program for FY17
Recommendation: That Council receives the Five Year Capital Improvements Program for FY17.

The Capital Improvement Program for FY17 was received by Council.

11. SUBJECT: Consolidation of dispatch operations.
Recommendation that Council approve the Letter of Agreement and Memorandum of Understanding between the City and County to consolidate the City police dispatch operations into the County 911 operations effective July 1, 2016.

A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the recommendation as presented contingent on the City Attorney and County Attorney finalizing the documents without substantial changes was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and approved 4:0.

12. SUBJECT: Sailwinds Broker - Request for Proposals (RFP)
Recommendation: That Council authorize the release of an RFP for a market feasibility study and real estate broker services for the anticipated Sailwinds/Port property development RFP.

A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the recommendation as presented with the exception of modifying the MOU to allow of submission of proposals for a marketing feasibility study and/or a broker marketing services or both was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and approved 4:0.

Requests from the Public

13. SUBJECT: Request for Letter of Support from Habitat for Humanity Choptank
Recommendation: That Council approve the request and authorize the Acting Mayor to sign letter supporting Habitat for Humanity Choptank's Community Development Block Grant application through Dorchester County for $300,000 to make critical repairs of homes of income-qualified homeowners in Dorchester County.

A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the recommendation was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and approved 4:0.

Public Input

14. SUBJECT: Request from Masons - Pride of Cambridge Lodge - to allow parking on the west side of Pine Street (near Bethel AME Church) on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.

A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the request was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and approved 4:0.

15. SUBJECT: Request from Patrick Fanning to change the date of the Cambridge Craft Beer Festival from Saturday, May 7th to Saturday, May 14th.
A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the request was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and approved 4:0.


A motion by Commissioner Hanson to adjourn the meeting was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and approved unanimously.

With no further business, Acting Mayor Donald Sydnor adjourned the meeting at 7:00 pm. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, April 25, 2016, insofar as I personally am aware.



Donald J. Sydnor
Acting-Mayor