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City Council Agenda 11-14-2016

5:00 pm Closed Executive Session (personnel)

SUBJECT: Closed Session regarding personnel matters.
Recommendation: That Council consider a motion to go into closed session to consider personnel matters.

SUBJECT: Consideration of closing a closed session
Recommendation: That Council consider a motion to end the closed session.


6:00 pm Mayor to Convene Council in Regular Session

SUBJECT: Report on the Closed Session regarding personnel matters
Recommendation: That the Council hear a report on the closed session regarding personnel matters.

Agenda

Council to approve or amend agenda as presented

Public Comment

Consent Calendar

2. SUBJECT: Meeting Minutes from Council Meeting on October 24, 2016
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

3. SUBJECT: Request from the Cambridge Christmas Committee for a variance from the noise ordinance and Police Officers for street crossings and traffic control during their Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Spring Valley on Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm
Recommendation: That Council approve the request as submitted.

4. SUBJECT: Request from Pleasant Day Medical Adult Day Care Center for permission to have a banner hung across Race Street from November 17th through December 1st for their 17th Annual Festival of Wreaths
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

5. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Main Street to block the 500 block of Poplar Street and the 400 block of Race Street on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, a variance from the noise ordinance, permission to sell alcohol outside, and permission to install pop-up tents for Second Saturday December
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

6. SUBJECT: Re-appropriation of Façade Improvement Grant
Recommendation: That Council re-appropriate $50,00 into the fiscal year 2017 General Fund budget and increase the Public Works/Economic Development budget by $50,000.

7. SUBJECT: Acceptance of Grants for Police Services
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Accept s $131,774 in grants from the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP);
B. Appropriate same to the 2017 General Fund budget; and
C. Increase the Police Budget by $131,774 for a victim of crime advocate program ($120,000) and a K-9 Drug Dog including training.

8. SUBJECT: Acceptance of Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Grant
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Accept an MDE Grant in the amount of $392,955 for replacement of pumps and
B. Appropriate $392,955 to the Municipal Utilities Commission (MUC) capital budget.

9. SUBJECT: Police Department Reorganization
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Approve a reorganization in the Police Department shifting Sergeant positions among divisions within the Police Department and
B. Adopt Resolution No. 16-014 a Resolution of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland, to Amend Resolution No. 16-010 Which Adopted Positions and Salary Grades and Steps for General Employees and Sworn Police Officers for Fiscal Year 2017.

10. SUBJECT: Municipal Government Works Proclamation
Recommendation: That Council authorize Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley to sign the proclamation and forward it to the Maryland Municipal League.

Ordinances for Introduction:

11. SUBJECT: Ordinance 1088 -- An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland to Amend the Permitted Land Use Table #2 of the Unified Development Code to Permit Marine Repair Shops (excluding savage) in the DWDD, "General" Sub-Zone as a Special Exception on Non-Waterfront Lots
Recommendation: That Council introduce Ordinance No. 1088.

12. SUBJECT: Ordinance 1089 -- An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland to Amend the Permitted Land Use Table #2 of the Unified Development Code to Permit an Auto Repair Shop in the Downtown Waterfront Development District, "General" Sub-Zone as a Special Exception on Non-Waterfront Lots
Recommendation: That Council introduce Ordinance No. 1089.

13. SUBJECT: Ordinance 1090 -- An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland to Amend the Permitted Land Use Table #2 of the Unified Development Code to Permit Residential and Commercial Mixed Use Development in a "Side by Side" Configuration in the Downtown Waterfront Development District, "Maryland Avenue Gateway" Sub-District
Recommendation: That Council introduce Ordinance No. 1090.


Old Business

14. SUBJECT: Council Policy on charging fees and fines on properties for which tax certificates have been purchased
Recommendation: That Council consider adopting Resolution 16-015 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 including a waiver for non-profits that acquire, rehabilitate, and promote home ownership for low and moderate income individuals.

15. 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 Mr. Baugh's request; and
C. Consider action consistent with recommended Resolution No. 16-015 - confirming a reduction in code violations and abatement liens placed on 528 High Street and reducing fees and fines on 528 High Street from $11,189.80 to $5,339.80 and on 810 Pine St. from $ 9,025.00 to $3,812.50.

16. SUBJECT: Policies for General Fund Operating Reserves and Municipal Utilities Commission (MUC) Operating Reserves and MUC Capital Reserves
Recommendations: That Council:
A. Conceptually approve the Reserve Policy for the General Fund Operating Reserve and Municipal Utilities Commission (MUC) Operating and Capital Reserve and
B. Direct the City Attorney to draft policy resolutions for Council adoption.

17. SUBJECT: Budget Policy
Recommendations: That Council:
A. Conceptually approve the City Budget Policy and
B. Direct the City Attorney to draft policy resolutions for Council adoption.


New Business

18. SUBJECT: Habitat for Humanity Choptank
Recommendation: That Council receive a presentation from Nancy Andrew on the mission and programs of Habitat for Humanity Choptank

19. SUBJECT: FY 2017 1st Quarter Financial Report
Recommendation: That Council receive subject report.

20. SUBJECT: Appropriation to MUC Budget from Reserves
Recommendation: That Council authorize the MUC to move $90,000 from Reserves to the operating budget for unanticipated main repairs to cover expenses associated with the leak on a water main near Harbor Haven.

21. SUBJECT: Award of Contract- Oak Hill Area Sewer Connections
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Award the contract for the Oak Hill Sewer Connections to Barkers Landing Excavation for the amount of $104,312.35;
B. Allow the Dept. of Public Works to purchase E-One grinder pumping stations and control panels directly from the local distributor at a cost of approximately $80,000;
C. Request a recommendation from MUC for connecting properties in the Oak Hill area on private wells to the public water system.


Meetings

22. City/County Coordinating Meeting - Oct. 3, 2016


Notices

Mayor and Council