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City Council Minutes

January 25, 2010

Cambridge Maryland SealMINUTES

Council Meeting

                            January 25, 2010

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, January 25, 2010 in Council Chambers.  A quorum being present, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. Those Commissioners in attendance were Commissioners Knox, Sydnor, Stout, Thomas, and Hanson.  Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley asked for a moment of silence.  Commissioner Hanson led in the Pledge of Allegiance.   

Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 11, 2010 Council meeting as submitted.  Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously.

APPOINTMENTS

A Group of Citizens to Thank Council for Their Generosity-Octavene Saunders thanked the organizations and citizens who contributed to the Christmas Day dinner that was served to 62 individuals at the Empowerment Center and delivered to 34 individuals at their homes. She presented a plaque to the City Council for their personal contributions.

Pine Street Committee to Give Their Annual Report-Octavene Saunders reported on their programs (some year-round), fundraisers, building use, funding sources, money spent in the community, and volunteers.

Suzette Stitely to Give Update on the Humane Society of Dorchester County-Dorchester County is doing their own dog control.  The Humane Society would like to operate a small, limited-admission, no-kill shelter that offers other pet-related services also.  Several fundraisers and a membership drive are planned.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Open Bids for Sidewalk Replacement Project - Maple Street District-Bids were received from the final companies (total bid price listed):

RJM Services, Inc.............................................................................................. $107,425

Barlow Concrete Construction Inc....................................................................... $91,635

Harper & Sons, Inc............................................................................................ $156,868

Stone Concrete and Excavating.......................................................................... $102,965

Metro Paving Corporation.................................................................................... $81,565

Delaine Contractors, Inc..................................................................................... $106,670

Duvall Brothers, Inc............................................................................................. $105,225

Santos Construction Company............................................................................ $87,650

Commercial Construction Management Corp........................................................ $116,380

Image Asphalt Maintenance................................................................................ $84,871

MDI Contractors, Inc........................................................................................... $119,840

Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to refer the bids to the Department of Public Works for their review and recommendation. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Commissioner Sydnor made a motion that for any future bids Council is going to consider, they have the RFP in their packets so they will know what the bids represent (scope of work). Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Final Resolution for Impact Fee Increase-The consensus was to review the final document. This item will be deferred until the next meeting.

Second Reading and Approval of Resolution Authorizing City to Process Electrical Permits-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the resolution. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 3:2 with Commissioners Knox and Hanson opposed.

Approve Sewer Connection Agreement for Clearview Restaurant to Connect to UMCES Sewer Facilities-This agreement will be approved at the February 8, 2010 meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

Approve of Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Application and Resolution-All components of the grant will focus on further development of the Maple Street District. The grant is through the Department of Housing and Community Development. Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the application and resolution. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Letter of Support for SB 47 - Restaurant Seating Requirement-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the letter of support amending the seating capacity of a bona fide restaurant from seating 75 to seating 50. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Purchase Orders:

PO 91429 - Sign CAD Systems, Inc. - Maintenance Agreement for Sign Cutter Software - $902.50-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 91432 - Tieder Controls - Replacement of Street Light Pole at Corner of Poplar and High Streets - $2,425.00-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 91433 - Traffic Parts - Replacement of Traffic Light Corner of Gay and Poplar Streets - $758.80-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS BY COUNCIL

Traffic Suggestions by the Blackwater Landing Community-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to refer a letter stating suggestions to the Traffic & Safety Committee. Commissioner Sydnor seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Historical Preservation Commission-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to re-advertise for an alternate member of the Historic Preservation Commission. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Closed Executive Session-Commissioner Sydnor reported that Council met in closed executive session at 6:00 pm tonight to obtain legal advice and to discuss personnel matters.

Work Session-The City will hold a work session on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm to discuss the Neighborhood Compatibility Program (renovations and new construction in the NC districts).

 

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 8:12 p.m.  I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, January 25, 2010, insofar as I personally am aware.

                                      

Oden C. Wheeler, Jr.

Administrative Coordinator