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City Council Agenda 06-20-16

5:30 pm Closed Session for Personnel Matters

6:00 pm Mayor to Convene Council in Regular Session


Agenda

1. Council to approve or amend agenda as presented.


Consent Calendar

2. SUBJECT: Meeting Minutes from Council meeting on June 13, 2016
Recommendation that Council approve as submitted.

3. SUBJECT: Resolution No. 16-011 to Approve a Project by new Beginnings Youth and Family Services at Bay Country Apartments and Parkside Village Apartments on Greenwood Avenue to Provide an Experiencing Art Program in Cambridge, Maryland
Recommendation that the Council adopt subject Resolution.

4. SUBJECT: Resolution No. 16-012 to Approve a Project by Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation, Inc. to install Enhanced Architectural Lighting at the Choptank River Lighthouse in Cambridge, Maryland
Recommendation that the Council adopt subject Resolution.

5. SUBJECT: Job Description for Investigative Technician
Recommendation that Council approve the job description an Investigative Technician (PSC No. 09-009).


Ordinances for Introduction

6. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1085 An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland ("The Commissioners"), To Amend Section 11-11 Entitled "Prohibited Parking Generally" of Article II "Parking" of Chapter 11 "Motor Vehicles and Traffic" of the Code of Laws of the City of Cambridge
Recommendation that Council:
A. Introduce by reading of title only, Ordinance No. 1085, and
B. Schedule July 11, 2016 for second reading, public hearing, and adoption.

7. SUBJECT: Ordinance No.1086 An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland ("The Commissioners"), To Amend Chapter 12 "Offenses - Miscellaneous" of the Code of Laws of the City of Cambridge by Adding a New Section 12-16 Entitled "Unlawful Urination and/or Defecation Prohibited on Public or Private Property"
Recommendation that Council:
A. Introduce Ordinance No.1086, by reading of title only, and
B. Schedule July 11, 2016 for second reading, public hearing, and adoption.

8. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1087 An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland for the Purpose of Establishing Standards for the Granting of Partial Abatements of Real Property Taxes for Vacant Commercial Structures Under Certain Conditions Specifying the Duration and Extent of the Abatement and Establishing Eligibility Requirements
Recommendation that Council:
A. Introduce, by reading of title only, Ordinance No. 1087, and
B. Schedule July 11, 2016 for second reading, public hearing and adoption.

Ordinances for Second Reading, Public Hearing, and Adoption

9. SUBJECT: An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland, to: (1) Retain No Off-Street Parking Requirements within the Core Sub District of Downtown/Waterfront Development District; and (2) Allow for No Off-Street Parking within the Other Sub-Districts of the Downtown/Waterfront Development District, Provided the Applicant Can Demonstrate That No Additional Off-Street Parking Is Required for the Particular Use and/or Adjacent Streets Can Adequately Accommodate the Parking Needs of the Proposed Use.
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Ordinance No. 1076 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing;
C. Adopt Ordinance No. 1076.

10. SUBJECT: An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland, to Amend Section 4.4.5 (Standards) of the Unified Development Code to Make the Form Based Code Standards of the Downtown General District Applicable to the Civic Sub-District.
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Ordinance No. 1077 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing;
C. Adopt Ordinance No. 1077.

11. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1078 to Revise Section 9.2 to Add New Land Use Definition Section to Provide Parameters for the New Cottage Industry of Short Term Rentals Via the Internet.
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Ordinance No. 1078 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing;
C. Adopt Ordinance No. 1078.

12. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1079 to revise Section 5.1.4 to include fence standards for commercial lots
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Ordinance No. 1079 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing;
C. Adopt Ordinance No. 1079.

13. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1080 to revise Section 6.5 to providing clarification between freestanding signs and multi-tenant signs, reorganizing language and removing repetitive review criteria
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Ordinance No. 1080 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing;
C. Adopt Ordinance No. 1080.

14. SUBJECT: An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland, to Amend Section 2.4.2.D.1 of the Unified Development Code by Removing the Prohibition Against Enlarging, Extending or Structurally Altering Non-Conforming Uses, and to Impose Standards by Reference Applicable to the Alteration of a Non-Conforming Use of a Structure.
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Ordinance No. 1081 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing;
C. Adopt Ordinance No. 1081.

Budget Ordinances and Resolutions

15. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1084 of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland ("the Commissioners) to Amend Section 4-42 to Establish the Non-Owner Occupied Registration Fee by Resolution
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Ordinance 1084 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing; and
C. Adopt Ordinance 1084.


16. SUBJECT: Resolution No. 16-009 to Amend and Establish the Schedule of Fees Charges by the City of Cambridge
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Resolution No. 16-009 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing; and
C. Adopt Resolution No. 16-009.

17. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1082 Adoption and Approval of the FY 2017 Operating and Capital Budget which appropriates the necessary funds for the operation of the government and administration of the City
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Ordinance No. 1082 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing;
C. Adopt Ordinance No. 1082.

18. SUBJECT: Resolution No. 16-010 to Adopt Positions and Salary Controls and Schedules of Salary Grades and Steps for General Employees and Sworn Officers for Fiscal Year 2017
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Resolution No. 16-010 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing; and
C. Adopt Resolution No. 16-010.

19. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1083 of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland ("the commissioners"), to Amend Section 18-1, of Chapter 18 "Water" of the Code of Laws of the City of Cambridge, to Amend the Rates for Water Service
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Resolution Ordinance No. 1083 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing; and
C. Adopt Ordinance No. 1083.


Charter Resolutions:

20. SUBJECT: Charter Resolution CR-2016-01 A Resolution of the Commissioners of Cambridge to Amend the Charter of the City of Cambridge by Substituting the Term and Position of "City Manager" for All References to "Clerk," "Clerk-Treasurer," "Treasurer," "Town Clerk," "Town Clerk and Treasurer," or "Town Clerk, Treasurer and Collector of Cambridge" Throughout the City Charter.
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Charter Resolution CR-2016-01 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment and close the hearing; and
C. Adopt Charter Resolution CR-2016-01.


21. SUBJECT: Charter Resolution No. CR-2016-02 A Resolution of the Commissioners of Cambridge to Amend the Charter of the City of Cambridge by Amending Section 3-7 Entitled "Supervisor of Elections."
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Charter Resolution CR-2016-02 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment and close the hearing; and
C. Adopt Charter Resolution CR-2016-02.

22. SUBJECT: Charter Resolution No. CR-2016-03 A Resolution of the Commissioners of Cambridge to Amend the Charter of the City of Cambridge by Amending Section 3-5
Entitled "Commissioners; Number, Election, Tenure, Qualifications" to require 6-month residency within the ward prior to the election, to establish documentation to be submitted, and to require residency within the ward during the duration of the term of office.
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Charter Resolution CR-2016-03 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment and close the hearing; and
C. Adopt Charter Resolution CR-2016-03.

23. SUBJECT: Charter Resolution No. CR-2016-04 A Resolution of the Commissioners of Cambridge to Amend the Charter of the City of Cambridge by Amending Section 3-6 Entitled "Same; Election" to Provide for a Change in the Date of Elections of Commissioners to the Tuesday Following the First Monday in November, Beginning in 2020, so as to Coincide with the Presidential Elections."
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Charter Resolution CR-2016-04 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment and close the hearing; and
C. Adopt Charter Resolution CR-2016-04.

24. SUBJECT: Charter Resolution No. CR-2016-05 of the Commissioners of Cambridge to Amend the Charter of the City of Cambridge by Amending Section 3-10 Entitled "Primary Election" and Section 3-13 Entitled "General Elections" to Eliminate Primary Elections, to Provide for a Change in the Date of the General Election, and to Provide for a Run-Off Election Should No Candidate Receive More Than Fifty Percent of the Votes Cast in the General Election
Recommendation that Council:
A. Introduce, by reading of title only, Charter Resolution CR-2016-05, and
B. Schedule July 11, 2016 for second reading, public hearing and adoption


Old Business

25. SUBJECT: Cannery Park Stream Restoration
That Council receive a public presentation of the conceptual design for the stream restoration from the City's consultant, Biohabitats, Inc.

New Business

26. SUBJECT: Mayor and City Council Primary Elections
Recommendation: That Council receive the Certified Primary Election results for primary election held on June 14, 2016.

27. SUBJECT: Bay Communications Cable Television Franchise Agreement
Recommendation that Council approve subject agreement increasing basic cable television rates by 1% effective July 1, 2016 and another 1% effective July 1, 2017.

28. SUBJECT: Properties under Tax Certificates
Recommendation that Council:
A. Approve a negotiated agreement with Michael Baugh to reduce code violation citations and abatement liens placed on 528 High Street, amounting to a reduction in costs from $11,189.80 to $5,339.80, subject to his bringing the exterior of the property up to the International Property Maintenance Code within 90 days or pay the full costs of citations and fees;
B. Request the County notify potential buyers and buyers of tax certificates of their responsibility to clear any liens that may accrue between the time of purchase of the tax certificate and foreclosure;
C. Direct staff to notify holders of the already issued tax certificates of responsibility to clear liens accumulated since purchase of the tax certificate and opportunity for tax lien holders only to reduce liens accrued between the time of purchase and the date of the notification; and
D. Adopt consistent terms of reduction of liens for current tax certificate holders as outlined in the report.

29. SUBJECT: Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) Enforcement
Recommendation that Council:
A. Authorize the Acting Mayor to send a letter to HPC requesting that HPC agree to not require repairs under § 4.5.6 Demolition by Neglect of Dorchester County owned properties acquired for the purpose of sale on condition that the County offer the properties in the Historical District for sale within 60 days of foreclosure, and
B. Designate a Council representative to present Council's request to HPC.

30. SUBJECT: FY 2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Application for $10,729 for Body Cameras
Recommendation that Council:
A. Receive a staff report on an application for the FY 2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Application;
B. Hold a public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing;
C. Authorize submission of the application

Committee Reports

31. Joint City/County Meeting Notes: June 6, 2016

32. Police Board Meeting Notes: May 25, 2016

33. Sailwinds Advisory Committee Notes: June 6, 2016

Public Comment
Mayor and Council Comments