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City Council Agenda 07-11-2016

5:00 pm Closed Executive Session for Personnel Matters

5:30 pm Closed Executive Session for Property Negotiations

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 June 13, 2016 Council meeting
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

3. SUBJECT: Request from Harriet Tubman Organization to use Cannery Way on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm for a D. K. Lewis, Fire Artist, Demonstration and Talk, and a variance from the noise ordinance
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

4. SUBJECT: Request from the Del-Mar-Va Boy Scout Council to use Court Lane on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm for their annual Cubmobile, a variance from the noise ordinance, and use of six trash cans
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

5. SUBJECT: Request from Dorchester County Department of Social Services for permission to use the City-owned lot on the corner of Race and Cedar Streets on Thursday, August 18th from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm (event: 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm for a Fatherhood BBQ, a variance from the noise ordinance, permission to erect a tent, and use of the electrical outlets
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

6. SUBJECT: Request from Dorchester County Department of Social Services for permission to use the City-owned lot on the corner of Race and Cedar Streets on Saturday, October 22nd from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm for their Second Annual Family Fun Fest, a variance from the noise ordinance, and use of the electrical outlets.
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

7. SUBJECT: Request from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for permission to hold their Challenge Walk MS on Saturday, September 10 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm in Cambridge, a variance from the noise ordinance, permission to erect a tent at Long Wharf.
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

8. SUBJECT: Request from Character Counts Mid-Shore for permission to use Great Marsh Park as the start and finish line for their Six Pillars Century 2017 Blackwater Tour on Saturday, May 6th from 6:00 am until 700 pm; set-up on Friday, May 5th from noon until 7:00 pm.
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

9. SUBJECT: FY 2017 "Gun Violence Reduction Grant - Cease Fire Council" Award
Recommendation that Council appropriate $4,338 in grants from the Governor's Office on Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) to help the police department reduce gun violence and increase the Police Department Budget by the same amount.

10. SUBJECT: Supplemental Re-Appropriation to the General Fund
Recommendation: That Council
A. Re-appropriate $2,802,457 into the fiscal year 2017 General Fund budget and increase the Police department budget by $21,969 and Department of Public Works budget by $2,780,488
B. Re-appropriate $36,000 into the fiscal year 2017 Sewer Fund budget and increase the Sewer budget by $36,000.

Ordinances for Second Reading, Public Hearing and Adoption

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 continue the public hearing and consideration of adoption until July 25, 2016.

12. 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. Give Ordinance No. 1085 a second reading;
B. Hold a public hearing; and
C. Adopt Ordinance 1085.

13. 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. Give Ordinance No.1086 a second reading;
B. Hold a public hearing; and
C. Adopt Ordinance 1086.

14. 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. Give Ordinance No. 1087 a second reading;
B. Hold a public hearing; and
C. Adopt Ordinance 1087.


Charter Resolution for Adoption

15. 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. Open the public hearing, take public comment and close the hearing; and
B. Adopt Charter Resolution CR-2016-04.

16. SUBJECT: Charter Resolution No. CR-2016-05 A Resolution of the Commissioners of Cambridge to Amend the Charter of the City of Cambridge by Amending Charter Sections 3-10, 3-13, 3-18, 3-20 and 3-21 for the Purpose of Eliminating Primary Elections, to Provide for a Change in the Date of the General Election, to Provide for General Election Run-Off Should No Candidate Receive More Than Fifty Percent of the Votes Cast in the General Election, and to Amend the Effective Date of the Term of Office for Commissioners and Mayor
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Open the public hearing, take public comment and close the hearing; and
B. Adopt Charter Resolution CR-2016-05.

17. SUBJECT: Term Limits


Old Business

18. SUBJECT: Bay Communications Cable (BBC) Television Franchise Agreement
Recommendation that Council approve subject agreement increasing Franchise Fee by 1% effective July 1, 2016 and another 1% effective July 1, 2017.

19. SUBJECT: Selection of the Market Analysis Services for the Sailwinds Port Property
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Receive a staff report on the Sailwinds Advisory Group recommendations for a market analysis firm;
B. Hold a public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing;
C. Authorize staff to enter into an agreement with Delta Associates for the preparation of a market analysis for the Sailwinds Port Property in a not-to-exceed amount of $32,500.


New Business

20. SUBJECT: Application for a FY 2017 Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, State Revitalization Program Grant in the amount of $318,000 for Maryland Ave Streetlights
Recommendation: That Council authorize submission of subject grant application.

21. SUBJECT: Application for a FY 2017 Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, State Revitalization Program Grant from Maryland DHCD in the amount of $50,000 for Façade Improvements
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Receive a status report on the current Façade Improvement Program;
B. Receive a staff report on an application for the FY 2017 Façade Improvement Grant;
C. Hold a public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing; and
D. Authorize submission of the grant application.

22. SUBJECT: Application for a FY 2017 Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, State Revitalization Program Grant from Maryland -DHCD in the amount of $150,000.00 for Façade Improvements in conjunction with the American Legion
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Receive a staff report on an application for the FY 2017 Façade Improvement Grant;
B. Hold a public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing;
C. Authorize submission of the grant application.

23. SUBJECT: Application to FY 2017 Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, State Revitalization Program Grant from Maryland DHCD for a grant in the amount of $425,000.
Recommendation: That Council authorize submission of subject grant application

24. SUBJECT: Request from Dorchester County for a letter of support of a grant application to the Department of Housing and Community Development Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, State Revitalization Program Grant from Maryland -DHCD for the Hearn Building Phase II Permanent Stabilization in the amount of $500,000.
Recommendation: That Council approve subject request.

25. SUBJECT: Request from the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy for a letter of support of grant application for restoration of the Phillips Packing Company Factory F Project
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Receive an update on the project
B. Approve a letter of support for their application to Dept. of Housing and Community Development/Strategic Demolition Grant.

26. SUBJECT: Prioritization of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DCHD) Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, State Revitalization Program Grants
Recommendation: That Council prioritize six (6) potential grant applications.


27. SUBJECT: Oak Hill Sewer Service
Recommendation that Council:
A. Authorize the payment of $93,000 to the Dorchester County Sanitary District from City of Cambridge Impact Fund account to purchase low pressure force mains, and grinder pumps, that are currently owned and maintained by the Sanitary District for 17 Oak Hill properties;
B. Direct the City Attorney to prepare an agreement and authorize the Acting Mayor and City Manager to execute the agreement which has been approved as to form by the City Attorney and as to content by the City Manager.
C. Appropriate $330,000 ($237,000 for construction + $93,000) from the City of Cambridge Impact Fund account to cover the equipment purchase from the Sanitary District, and complete construction for all 28 Oak Hill residents.


Notices

General Municipal Election on July 12, 2016 at Sailwinds Park - Governors Hall from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm. Election for Mayor and Commissioners of all wards.

Public Comment

Mayor and Council