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City Council Minutes

February 9, 2009

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Council Meeting

February 9, 2009

 

 

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 9, 2009 in Council Chambers. A quorum being present, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Those Commissioners in attendance were Commissioners Knox, Sydnor, Stout, Thomas, and Hanson.

 

Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley asked for a moment of silence. Commissioner Hanson led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 26, 2009 Council meeting as distributed. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously.

 

Discussion on Proposed City Election and Resignation of Commissioner Knox-Mayor Stanley said in executive session this evening, the Council discussed Commissioner Knox's resignation. Commissioner Thomas made a motion that City Council accept Commissioner Knox's rescission of his resignation effective January 26, 2009 (date of submission) and that the City refund all filing fees to candidates who have filed. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0. Commissioner Knox thanked the Council for giving him another opportunity. He apologized to anyone in the community if he caused any inconvenience. He will reimburse anyone for any expenses they have incurred.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

For the purpose of receiving public input and comments on the proposed amendment to the Section 9-210 of Article 2B of the Annotated Code of Maryland now pending before the State Legislature (Senate Bill No. 333, and House Bill No. 425), which amendment would exempt the City of Cambridge from the 300-foot setback requirement for issuance of Class B Liquor Licenses issued by the Dorchester County Board of License Commissioners-Rob Collison said the City was asked by Senator Colburn to take public comment on the proposed modifications to the liquor licensing laws within Dorchester County. Of the multi-topic amendment, the only topic the City has vested interest in, is the proposal to exempt the City of Cambridge and the City of Secretary from the 300-foot setback required for a Class B (restaurant) for on-premises consumption. The law current reads that they cannot issue a license to any type of restaurant which is located within 300 feet of a church or a public school. The proposed legislation would exempt the cities of Secretary and Cambridge from the 300-foot setback. The City will take comments on just that aspect of the bill. Advertisements were run in the local papers. Council will keep the record open for written comments through 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 17, 2009. The information will be forwarded to the State on February 18, 2009.

 

Edmond McLaughlin said he has two vested interests in having this buffer being eliminated. A restaurant is far more likely to be successful if they can sell appropriate drinks to patrons. They will pay taxes and then he will pay less taxes. It is well know in the restaurant business that they do better if other restaurants are around. A significant portion of a restaurant's profit results from the profit they make from the selling of alcohol. People are making a major investment in our downtown. Some are risking $1 million or more. The downtown is the heart and soul of a community. It is a business district. One of the uses of government is to create an atmosphere where businesses can develop and thrive. The City is working on updating their Comprehensive Plan. In reviewing the documents for the update, 3 of the 5 primary issues directly apply to this situation. The first is under-utilization of the Cambridge waterfront and downtown. Another is unfulfilled retail and service and entertainment needs for all residents and visitors. The other is need for job creation and employee retention. It seems to him that Cambridge has a significantly greater chance of successfully implementing this Comprehensive Plan if we eliminate the 300-foot buffer. He asked Council to relay to our legislators in Annapolis that we would like the 300-foot restriction to go away and to please help us make that happen.

 

Chad Malkus, president of Cambridge Main Street, said on behalf of the many businesses and volunteers that are part of Cambridge Main Street, they would ask that the City Council continue their ongoing support of amending this law. Council has been fantastic in showing their support throughout this process. If this law had not been effect, the restaurant would be open now and possibly other restaurants would be looking to locate in our downtown. Forty jobs would have been created more than 6 months ago. It is crucial that downtown be able to have restaurants to make it a restaurant designation as it is an Arts and Entertainment District and a shopping destination. Downtown cannot survive without having a variety of restaurants. He asked that Council continue to support Senator Colburn's excellent bill as well as the House bill. It will help Cambridge move forward.

 

Wendell Foxwell said he is in favor of exempting Cambridge from the 300-ft buffer. We need the jobs and the people. He doesn't think Grace Church has anything against it. One thing he thinks everyone forgot tonight is what the word 'church' means. A lot of local people in small groups are disgruntled with the bigger churches and forming smaller groups and opening places. People are holding services in the library. He asked if that is considered a church. He read in the newspaper that Easton is having the same problem. He thinks when they go to Annapolis they should defined what the word 'church' really means. Rob Collison said he does not think the word 'church' is defined in the proposed statute. He thinks that has been an issue that has created some questions.

 

William Wallace, Sr., Pastor of Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, spoke against the proposal, primarily because of the religious implications. He has not yet heard or read a lot about where the 'church' stands on this. He understands very clearly that the United Methodist Church has a Book of Discipline and a Book of Resolution that very clearly speak against the evils of alcoholism and the consumption of alcohol as it contributes to the evils of society in which we live in. If we allow this proposal to go forward, then that says that the potential is that within a relatively short period of time, there could be an establishment across the street from 425 High Street in Cambridge. If you give an inch, people will eventually take a mile. He is totally against this. The other reason he is against this is simply because perhaps everyone present went to church yesterday and acknowledged the presence of God in their lives. God speaks against the evils and injustices that are done within a country and within a city. He asked Council to listen to the voice of God and do not allow themselves to be prostituted by an economic standard that bases it rationale on passing of this piece of legislation because of the economics. He believes it is possible that they could have restaurants that are successful without selling liquor. He believes that God will orchestrate it in such a way that it can happen. The other thing that concerns him is that this is a very clever way to disguise and create an atmosphere for future clientele. We are not a community in which young people do not have access to whatever is available. He is not in opposition to the restaurant. He is in opposition to the selling of liquor in the restaurant. Young people will pass there and see their parents, brothers, sisters and friends go in and out and perhaps be a part of that with them. The future is that we tend to learn by the environment in which we are accustomed to. People will be visiting this establishment for the sole purpose of it being convenient to have an alcoholic beverage. He submits that it is now time for the church to rise up and speak its voice in any of these matters that are not conducive to a healthy, wholesome environment for its citizens.

 

Portia Johnson Ennels read a memo she sent to the Senate when she heard about Senate Bill 333. She asked each Senator to vote nay for the bill. Senator Colburn is presenting a bill in which he did not attend any public hearings presented by the Dorchester County Board of License Commissioners. He did not hold any public hearings. The bill has different issues that should not have been grouped together. The exemption of the 300-ft buffer would include schools as well as churches. As a rule, schools fall under a "Drug-Free Zone" which includes alcohol that take precedent for any change that would include schools. This action is being taken for one group of people-Cambridge Main Street. At no time should a bill be presented for special interest groups because it does not serve the entire city or county. What was said at the public hearings and petitions were sent to the Board against such a change. This is one time the silent majority should have been listened to before this action was taken. Senator Colburn denied the public to have a voice. She asked the Senators to vote nay. She sent it before she heard about the House bill but she did send an e-mail to the House of Delegates. She received replies from some of the Senators and Delegates.

 

Rob Collison clarified that the original legislation was limited to the Cambridge Main Street or the Arts and Entertainment District. As a result of a joint meeting between the City and County Councils on November 17, 2008 and some other meetings, the legislation evolved and is now City-wide. It is not limited to a particular district. It would still pertain to a bona-fide restaurant. Under the State Code, a bona-fide restaurant seats 75 people or more. The sales of food must exceed the sales of alcoholic beverages.

 

Dave Harp, a former president of Main Street, said he thinks they have the best interest of Cambridge at heart. The Main Street goals include a vibrant downtown because that is the heart of the City. They are looking for an increase in employment and starting jobs for young people. They are also looking at the tax benefits. Right now, downtown has a 40- to 50-percent vacancy rate. They cannot do something about it without having restaurants. A study was done that has not been published yet. It is an analysis of the retail economic environment of downtown. An intercept survey and a telephone survey were done. The number one request for people for downtown Cambridge was restaurants. He thinks Cambridge needs to support this and appreciates the support of the Council on this issue.

 

Jim Duffy, Executive Director of Cambridge Main Street, said Dave Harp and Dr. McLaughlin talked about the larger picture and how it fits into the whole of downtown and the City's comprehensive planning process. He said if you ask Barbara Helish, who is opening Bella Luna on High Street, or Amanda Bramble who just opened Jimmy and Sook's, if they would have opened their restaurants without a liquor license, they will tell you no. The State reviewed the project that started this whole discussion at 450 Race Street and awarded it the largest Neighborhood Business Works loan that Cambridge had ever received. They made the loan contingent on the fact he would get a liquor license in that facility. If he doesn't get a liquor license, he cannot get his loan money from the State. The purpose of the program is to help revitalize downtowns. The economic reality of having restaurants downtown requires that we make this change. Downtown started with one-, two-, and three-person retail shops. Now we have new restaurants coming in. When you get to that new category and this nightlife, you start knocking off fifteen, twenty-five, or forty jobs on a project. That puts us in a position to make a greater difference for this community. Kids can earn a little money for college by bussing tables. Single moms or dads can earn a few extra bucks. There are more opportunities for folks who have had troubles. They will submit a petition in the coming weeks in support of this change. They also have letters from economic development experts and from others talking about how important this change is to our downtown. One project started the conversation but there is more at stake.

 

Tony Thomas said he is all for this bill passing. There was a question in his mind when it first came up that it was strictly for one person. Now that it is for the whole county, it could not come at a better time. We need more restaurants downtown. On Friday and Saturday, his restaurant, Canvasback, and Jimmy and Sook's across the street, were totally packed. It was a good feeling to see people going from one restaurant to the other. He thinks we have good restaurants coming here. Downtown Cambridge can be a great destination. We need better lighting and police protection. Cambridge will be successful but we need cooperation of the whole City. Noise variances are another issue. These restaurants are going to bring in entertainment. He would like to see music constantly playing on the street. The parking is great. The one-way street is fantastic. You will have more restaurants when you have a downtown that looks nice and this City can be proud of. He would love to see this law passed.

 

Carol Levy spoke as a business owner and somebody who lives there. We have to have restaurants. If we are going to continue to develop downtown and have places to live upstairs, the people will have to have places to walk out their door and go someplace nice. We have started that, but without liquor, we will not get there. She thinks that if people have addiction issues (drug, alcohol), they don't usually visit restaurants. They are hopefully getting help. She feels we all have to be responsible for ourselves. If we feel we are capable of going out and having a nice drink or two, that is the way it should be. The people in Annapolis are like that. A lot of recovering people can handle it. By not having restaurants that serve alcohol, will not fix the problem. She thinks they are talking about two very separate things.

 

Brett Summers thanked Tony Thomas for his words of support. They are all in this together to try to change downtown. They are trying to open another restaurant that brings a lot of business downtown. Barbara from Bella Luna conducted employment interviews two weekends ago. She will probably hire twenty people. When she started, she had people lined up ready to interview for jobs. Within the first hour, she had 100 applicants. By the end of the day she had 140 applicants. After three days, she had about 250 applications for twenty jobs. That says a lot about the people in this community who are seeking jobs. These are good jobs in the hospitality industry. We need more of this. We are at the cusp of making this all happen. The small businesses will feed off the traffic that comes in for the restaurants. If this legislation does not pass, he thinks it will all stop. That is the last thing any of us wants. This amendment takes away some of the impediments to having restaurants on those blocks and on Pine Street and other areas that will have restaurants.

 

Ricky Travers said he appreciates Council having this hearing. It was said earlier that the silent majority has not had a chance to speak. He has attended every hearing except one. He thinks there have been five hearings throughout the County on this. Without a doubt, he has gotten the most positive comments. He received some negative comments, but by far, it was very heavy with positive comments from a group of aggressive people who are truly dedicated to seeing this move through for the City. He appreciates Senator Colburn drafting the bill and going forward with it. Downtown is much better off that it was 10 years ago. He does not want to seem them go backwards. In the economic times we are in, we need all the advantages that we can get. He feels very good about this bill moving forward.

 

Rob Collison said the record will remain open for written comments up until 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 17, 2009. They should be delivered to City Hall at 410 Academy Street. Mayor Stanley announced that at 4:30 pm on February 17th, the Council will hold a public meeting in Council Chambers to go over all the comments that have been made. They will then be able to make a recommendation to Senator Colburn. Commissioner Thomas made a motion to hold a special session on February 17, 2009 at 4:30 pm. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

APPOINTMENTS

Gail Buchalter, SNIP/TUCK, to Request Permission to Use City Building for a Pet Microchip Fundraiser-SNIP/TUCK is a non-profit organization dedicated to spaying and neutering feral cats. They are hoping that Council could supply them with a facility to do a microchip fundraiser which is putting an identification chip in pets. They will do it at a low cost so the community can benefit and they can raise some money. She was hoping to use the old fire house. They need two rooms. One room must be able to be closed so the cats cannot escape. They have a veterinarian on board and have their own insurance that travels with Dr. Lewis. They need parking spaces, a place to do paperwork for the microchip and registration form, and a space to do the actual chipping which is done with a syringe. They would like four hours on a Saturday. Commissioner Knox asked if they had liability insurance in case somebody stumbles and falls. Gail Buchalter said she will look into it. Ed Kinnamon said the City will have to see what the responsibility each party would have. There are not any small rooms downstairs in the old firehouse. He would frown on them using the upstairs. Fire equipment is being moved into the building on a temporary basis to get out of a spot they are paying rent on. Therefore, he does not think the downstairs would be available at this time. Council will contact Ms. Buchalter if they find an appropriate space.

 

Jane Devlin, James B. Richardson Foundation, to Request a Letter of Support for a Capital Grant Application-The foundation put in two applications in the past three months. They were not funded through Community Legacy during the most recent round; however, they were funded through Community Investment Tax Credits. This request is for $50,000 from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority. Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to grant the letter of support. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Representatives from Cambridge Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to Hold 5K Walk on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 9:00 am Beginning and Ending at Long Wharf Park-Dawn Wayman said each year their chapter participates in a regional day of service. This year they are serving victims of domestic violence. They would like to give the Mid-Shore Council of Family Violence and the Life Crisis Center care packages to give victims of domestic violence. To fund this project they would like to have a 5K walk in Cambridge. They spoke to Lt. Doyle who has indicated that their proposed route will work. Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the request for the walk on March 14, 2009 beginning at 9:00 am. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Public Comment, Second Reading and Vote on Ordinance for Making Park Lane One Way in a Westerly Direction Between High Street and Willis Street-Rob Collison said this ordinance would amend Chapter 11 of the City Code. The first reading was held on January 26, 2009.

 

Gary Gordy said he has lived on the corner of High Street and Park Lane for the past 25 years. He doesn't see why there should be any changes. Nobody has gotten hit by a car on Park Lane. Everything has been fine with the kids. We should be talking about cleaning up the streets. A few of his neighbors say the same thing. They should keep it the way it is. He disagrees with the change.

 

Wendell Foxwell said he goes along with what the gentleman just said. If you cut that off, you have to go down Leonard Lane or Greenwood Avenue or to Washington Street where you have more traffic. He doesn't see any reason for the change.

 

Portia Johnson-Ennels said if you live on the last street on Park Lane (Camper St.) and you would like to go to Fairmont Avenue, you would have to go all the way down to Greenwood Avenue, and come around to Camelia Street to get to Fairmont Avenue. This is making it very inconvenient for people who live there. She thinks this should be taken into consideration. There will be added expenses with the price of gas going so high. A lot of people do not know that the City wants to make this change.

 

Commissioner Sydnor said this change was initiated by the Department of Public Works. Commissioner Knox said the Sanitation Crew suggested it for safety purposes. Steve Johnson said from what they have observed, they feel the pedestrians on Park Lane are not safe because of the lack of sidewalks. They made the suggestion that the street be made one-way. It is currently one-way to Hubbard Street and they suggested making it one-way all they way to Leonard Lane. The problem here is that it causes interference with tractor-trailers trying to get to Parks and Recreation. The furthest you could make it one-way is to Willis Street. Commissioner Knox said the Traffic and Safety Committee met and determined it was a safety issue. Commissioner Thomas said it has been well analyzed. Commissioner Thomas made a motion to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The proposed ordinance will become effective March 1, 2009.

 

Award Contract for Great Marsh Boat Ramp Renovation-Steve Johnson said the City has roughly $275,000 in the FY09 budget for this project. The bids came in at about $388,000. The City Engineer had a discussion with DNR and they are going to re-allocate some funds that we did not use for dredging. We now have $390,000 to use toward the contract. If they use the low bidder, the project will be fully funded by DNR. It is a reimbursable grant. Commissioner Stout made a motion to award the contract to the lowest bidder, E & J Crandell, in the amount of $388,430. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Request from April Morris to Use a Pier at Long Wharf on Saturday, April 11th at 2:00 pm for a Wedding-April Morris said she would like a private ceremony with no more than 20 people for no longer than 45 minutes. There will not be any decorations on the pier. Commissioner Knox made a motion to approve the request. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Commissioner Thomas suggested that the area be posted a few days before the event to tell the public that it will be a private event.

 

Request from Eastern Shore Hospital Center for Permission to Hold Their 7th Annual HOPE Run/Walk on Saturday, May 2, 2009-Chief Malik said the event has been done in the past. A representative from CPD sits on the planning committee. Commission Hanson made a motion to approve the request. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Request from Dorchester County Recreation and Parks Board to Hold Their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Great Marsh Park on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 11:00 am (Rain date: Sunday, April 5th at 2:00 pm)-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the request. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0 with Commissioner Thomas abstaining because he participates in running the event.

 

Discuss Revising Marina Slip Fees to Charge by Boat Length in Lieu of Slip Length-Steve Johnson said they would like to increase the occupancy of the marina by encouraging folks who are on the waiting list and have a shorter boat to accept a 50-ft slip. Presently, if they take a 50-ft slip, we have to charge them the rate for that slip which is substantially more money. We can increase the occupancy of the marina by charging by 'categories' of boat lengths as opposed to slip length. A few smaller boats are currently in 50-ft slips so we would reduce their rate. He thinks we can fill at least 25% of the 50-ft slips. There are some disadvantages to putting a small boat in a large slip because as the slip gets longer, it also gets wider. You have a problem with lines. Scott Fitzhugh, the Dockmaster, does a very good job of trying to place boats in a slip that is optimum for the boat. Some folks could conceivably be asked to move. Commissioner Sydnor said from the analogy that Mr. Johnson provided, in order for it to be cost profitable, you could not put a 20-ft boat in a 50-ft slip. Steve Johnson said he does not know that we have any 20-ft boats, but you could. He thinks the Dockmaster would prefer to put a 20-ft boat in a 35-ft slip and then put the 35-ft boat in a larger slip. It would be better for the boats. Commissioner Stout asked what the City's obligation to the owner of a 35-ft boat occupying a 50-ft slip would become the following season when a larger vessel would potentially want to occupy that slip. Steve Johnson said they would have first option for that slip because they are already there. The City has not encountered that problem yet. Commissioner Knox said he thinks this would give the City a much more competitive edge so they can generate the much-needed revenue. Commissioner Stout made a motion to make the change to go with the idea of categories to increase the number of boats in the marina. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. Mayor Stanley said the fee will be based on boat length overall. The motion passed 4:0 with Commissioner Sydnor abstaining.

 

Demolition Order for 619 High Street-Steve Johnson said the property has been before the Housing Board of Review many times. They have ordered it demolished twice. The most recent demolition order was in early December. The property owner was given 30 days to get a demolition permit and has failed to do so. He is asking the Council to order the property demolished and then when we have the funds, the City will demolish the structure and send the bill to the property owner to be reimbursed. If the City is not reimbursed, after 2 years the City can collect the money at tax sale. Commissioner Stout said the architecture of this building is period. It has a historic look that one would ideally like to preserve. It contributes character to the neighborhood. He has no idea what the condition is inside the house. He asked if the Neighborhood Conservation Plan that Mr. Weldon is working on could apply to this property. Steve Johnson said the building has severe structural issues. It would be extremely expensive to repair this property-far more than what the property is worth. That is why the HBOR upheld the demolition twice. The property owner attended the hearing; they were aware of the findings. Commissioner Thomas made a motion that the order of demolition be approved for 619 High Street. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 3:2 with Commissioners Stout and Sydnor opposed.

 

Appoint Members to Police Board-Mayor Stanley announced that in executive session prior to tonight's meeting, Council discussed the appointments to the Police Board. The appointments are as follows: Nathaniel Buddy Mowbray, Sr. (5th Ward); Raymond Robbins (4th Ward); Brian Manning (3rd Ward); Andrew Allen (2nd Ward); Wayne Bromwell, Sr. (1st Ward); and Kisha Petticolas (Mayor's appt.). Commissioner Stout made a motion to approve the slate of names for the Police Board. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Budget Amendments for DPW-Commissioner Sydnor asked about the budget amendment to transfer $50 into the account to cover the Hepatitis A shot for one employee when there is currently $307.53 in the account. Steve Johnson said other shots are needed in the near future. Mayor Stanley questioned the transfer from DPW Professional Services to get the department through FY09. Steve Johnson said the recent audit of the City indicated that the City had employees that are under independent contractor contracts. A recent IRS ruling indicated that you can no longer do that. They have to be contract employees. There are two employees at DPW who are affected by that change. Therefore, they need to move funds into the proper account so that they are sure the contractual employees are covered. Commissioner Sydnor asked if the salaries changed. Rob Collison suggested that this issue be resolved in a closed executive session because it pertains to personnel. Commissioner Sydnor said the explanation of transferring the money to get through FY09 is very vague. He asked where the money is being transferred from and for what reason. Steve Johnson said the transfer was necessary to renew the two employment contracts. They have found they are spending more money on telephones than they anticipated. They are not asking for additional funds. The same holds true for Public Works Administration equipment and parts. They propose to take the funds from road resurfacing. Not only do they have to be concerned about the general fund, they have to be concerned about the sewer fund. The public safety building is costing more for utilities than anticipated. This is the first full year of operation in the building. They had a very expensive repair to a compaction door on one of the garbage trucks that they did not anticipate in the vicinity of $32,000. Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to table the discussion until they can find out the balances of these accounts. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

 

The Council, Ed Kinnamon, Rob Collison, and Chief Malik thanked Steve Johnson for the service he has rendered to the City of Cambridge. His last day of employment will by February 13, 2009. Steve Johnson said he enjoyed working with the present and past Mayors and Commissioners. He thanked them for their kind words.

 

Commissioner Hanson thanked Chief Malik and the Police Department for their help in an issue that they had with an elderly person this past weekend. The department worked very hard in getting this person located and back to safety.

 

Ed Kinnamon said the Council received a memo from Chief Hurley requesting permission for RFC to apply for a Homeland Security Grant. It could mean up to $100,000 with a 5% match. Commissioner Knox made a motion to approve the request. Commissioner Sydnor seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Pam Wingate asked Commissioner Sydnor why he abstained from the vote on the marina. Commissioner Sydnor said realizing the financial situation that the marina is in, there are a lot of funds that are being taken from the general fund that have to pay for the marina funds which should be an enterprise fund. It should generate its own revenue. The idea is a good idea but he is not sure it will help us increase the revenue from the marina.

 

 

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 8:40 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, February 9, 2009, insofar as I personally am aware.

 

 

 

Edwin C. Kinnamon

Clerk & Treasurer