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City Council Agenda 08-08-2016

6:00 pm Mayor to Convene Council in Regular Session


Agenda

1. Council to approve or amend agenda as presented


Report on Closed Sessions


Consent Calendar

2. SUBJECT: Approval of Minutes of July 25, 2016 Council Meeting
Recommendation that Council approve as submitted.

3. SUBJECT: Job Description for IT Assistant
Recommendation: That Council approve the job description for an Information Technology Assistant.

4. SUBJECT: Request from Gerry Boyle representing Ironman Maryland for permission to hold the annual Ironman Maryland event at Great Marsh Park from Sept. 27 - October 2 and a variance of the noise ordinance at Great Marsh Park and Long Wharf park with street closures on the day of the event October 1, 2016
Recommendation: That Council approve as requested.

5. SUBJECT: Request from Eastern Shore Area Health Center for permission to hold a health and fitness fair on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm (close street at 12 noon for set-up and through 5:00 pm for breakdown) on Race Street between Muir Street and Poplar Street, and a variance from the noise ordinance.
Recommendation: That Council approve as requested conditioned on the hiring of a police officer to monitor and manage traffic with the street closure.

6. SUBJECT: Request for a variance from the noise ordinance for Family Movie Night at the Sailwinds Park Amphitheater on Friday, September 23 from 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Recommendation: That Council approve as requested.

7. SUBJECT: Request from Dorchester Skipjack Committee for permission to hold the Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race from Long Wharf on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9:00 am until 12 noon (set-up at 7:00 pm) closing the parking lot, and a variance from the noise ordinance
Recommendation: That Council approve as requested.

Charter Resolution for Introduction

8. SUBJECT: Charter Resolution 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.
Recommendation that Council:
A. Receive a staff briefing on the recommended Charter Resolution 2016-03
B. Reintroduce Charter Resolution 2016-03 A Resolution of the Commissioners of Cambridge to Amend the Charter of the City of Cambridge by Amending Section 3-5 Entitle "Commissioners, Number, Election, Tenure, Qualifications.
C. Set August 22, 2016 for a second reading and public hearing.

Old Business

9. SUBJECT: Governors Hall - Time Extension
Recommendation that Council:
A. Receive a staff report on negotiations with representatives from Sailwinds of Cambridge, Inc. regarding possible extension of the current August 16, 2016 termination date of their management contract for Governors Hall;
B. Hear from the Board of Sailwinds of Cambridge, Inc.; and
C. Decide whether to the extend the termination date, and if so under what terms.


New Business

10. SUBJECT: County/Cambridge/Hurlock Economic Development Project
Recommendation that Council authorize the Mayor to send a letter to the Dorchester County Council President and Hurlock Mayor requesting formation of a joint committee to oversee a joint project to attract industrial businesses to the County.

11. SUBJECT: FY2018 Program Open Space Community Parks and Playgrounds (CP&P) Program Grant from Maryland Department of Natural Resources in the amount of $1,800,000
Recommendation that Council:
A. Receive a staff report on an application for the FY 2017 DNR CP&P Grant;
B. Hold a public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing;
C. Authorize submission of the grant application.

12. SUBJECT: Request from the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) for a letter of support of an application to the Rural Maryland Council in the amount of $50,000 for Phillips Packing Company-Factory F - Food and Farming Exchange program.
Recommendation: That Council authorize the Mayor to send requested letter.

13. SUBJECT: Request from the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) and Cross Street Partners (CSP) for a letter of support of an application to the Maryland Historical Trust for tax credits in the amount of $3,000,000 for the Phillips Packing Company, Factory F structure rehabilitation.

14. SUBJECT: Annual Street Resurfacing Program
Recommendation that Council:
A. Approve FY 2017 Street Resurfacing Plan
B. Authorize staff to go out to bid for Street Resurfacing

15. SUBJECT: Award of Contract - Gateways Properties Pavement Removal
Recommendation that Council award the contract for the removal of asphalt pavement and replacement with topsoil to low bidder Barkers Landing Excavation for the amount of $ 53,066.

16. SUBJECT: Council Committees and Assignments
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Conceptually approve creation of an Ordinance Committee and Volunteerism Promotion Committee and direct the City Attorney to draft enacting resolutions to include the membership and duties as described in the report;
B. Authorize the Mayor to send a letter to Dorchester County and to the City of Hurlock inviting formation of a joint industrial business attraction project with a joint jurisdiction oversight committee as described in the report;
C. Schedule Sept. 12, 2016 for consideration of:
• The duties of committees as described in the staff report, and
• Council assignments.


17. SUBJECT: Invitation from Dorchester County to submit ideas for potential Maryland legislation for the 2017 Maryland General Legislative Session
Recommendation: That the Council designate the Mayor and two Council Members to meet with staff and draft ideas to be submitted to the County Council and to appear with staff in annual meeting of the Dorchester County Council with the Maryland Department of Transportation


Notices

Rescue Fire Company's Seafood Feastival to be held August 13, 2016 at Sailwinds Park.


Public Comment


Mayor and Council