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City Council Agenda 10-16-2016

Closed Session

5:00 pm Closed Session regarding development of an emergency plan.

1. SUBJECT: Public Safety in Council Chambers
Recommendation that Council consider a motion to go into closed session for the purpose of a briefing on a matter concerning public safety.
a. Authority:
i. Section 3-305(b)(10) to discuss public security, if the public body determines that public discussion would constitute a risk to the public or to public security, including:
ii. the deployment of fire and police services and staff; and
iii. the development and implementation of emergency plans.

2. SUBJECT: End of Closed Session
Recommendation that Council consider a motion to end the closed session.

3. SUBJECT: Report on closed session.


Open Session

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 Work Session on September 19, 2016
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

3. SUBJECT: Meeting Minutes from on September 26, 2016
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

4. SUBJECT: Request from Dorchester Lodge #223 and Progressive of Dorchester Temple #224 for permission to hold their 99th Annual Organization Weekend and Parade on Saturday, October 22, 2016 starting at Maces Lane Middle School at 3:00 pm; closed parking on Pine Street between Cross Street and Cedar Street from 12 noon until 6:00 pm; parking allowed on the west side of Pine Street from 9:00 pm until 2:00 am (Sunday); and a variance from the noise ordinance.
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

5. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Power Boat Racing Association to use Great Marsh Park from Friday May 26th, through Sunday May 28th, 2017 for the Cambridge Classic Power Boat Regatta (exclusive use from Friday afternoon to Sunday night); permission to erect small pop-up tents, a variance from the noise ordinance, permission to serve alcohol in the park, and that parking be prohibited on the first block of Somerset Avenue and Bay Street near the park
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.


Old Business

6. SUBJECT: Market Feasibility Study of Sailwinds/Port Property Development
Recommendation: That Council authorize the Mayor and City Manager to execute a contract with Delta Assoc. for a Market Feasibility Study in the amount of $32,500.00. (continued from 8-22-16)


New Business

7. SUBJECT: Purchase of Tasers
Recommendation: That Council authorize the City Manager to execute a five-year contract approved as to form by the City Attorney with Taser International for $32,095.

8. SUBJECT: Historic Preservation Commission Membership
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Accept the resignation of Mr. Gaver Nichols
B. Appoint Mr. Herschel Johnson
C. Reappoint Mr. Ron Berman

9. SUBJECT: Request from Michael Baugh, Agent for JWB Properties, LLC, that Council waive outstanding fines, charges and penalties on 528 High Street and 810 Pine Street, Cambridge, MD.
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Hear Mr. Baugh's request;
B. Deny the request; and
C. Consider adopting A Resolution of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland to Establish an Administrative Standard Operating Procedure for the Reduction or Waiver of Certain Fees and Costs Levied Against Real Property Sold at Tax Sales Where the Citations Are Issued Subsequent to the Date of the Tax Sale, reflecting the direction that Council approved on June 20, 2016 with regard to City fees and fines charged to redeem property tax certificates and a waiver for non-profits that acquire, rehabilitate, and promote home ownership for low and moderate income individuals.


Meeting Reports

10. SUBJECT: Traffic and Safety Committee September 21, 2016 notes

11. SUBJECT: Traffic and Safety Committee Recommendations
Committee recommendations that Council:
A. Approve the Department of Public Works (DPW) to install a "School Bus Stop Ahead" sign on Bayly Rd. in the appropriate location to give adequate warning to vehicular traffic.
B. Approve the Cambridge Police Department (CPD) to provide adequate notice to the residents on Vue D' Leau St. regarding the City's code as it pertains to the parking of boat trailers/campers on the street, and parking on sidewalks, then begin enforcement of said code.
C. Begin the public process to consider changing Vue D' Leau St. to a one-way street in the direction of Water St. to William St.
D. Approve changing the posted speed limit from 35 mph to 25 mph between Park Ln., and Washington St.; yellow striping be installed with a white line to designate a pedestrian walking area from Washington St. to the beginning of the sidewalk near Cosby Ave., install a street light on the pole near Park Ln.
E. Approve DPW to install the appropriate signage ("Road Closed When Flooded") near and around the Water St. area to warn motorists.

Public Comment

Mayor and Council

Adjourn