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11-28-16 City Council Agenda

5:00 pm Closed Session re Personnel Matters

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

2. 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

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


Agenda

1. Council to approve or amend agenda as presented


Public Comment


Consent Calendar

2. SUBJECT: Meeting Minutes from Council Meeting on November 14, 2016
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

 

3. SUBJECT: Holiday schedule for 2017
Recommendation: that Council approve the 2017 holiday schedule.

4. SUBJECT: City Council meeting schedule for 2017
Recommendation: that Council approve 2017 Council meeting schedule.


Ordinances - Public Hearings, Second Reading and Adoption

5. 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:
A. The Mayor open the public hearing, hear from the public, and close the public hearing;
B. The Council give the ordinance a second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 1088.

6. 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
Recommendations: That:
A. The Mayor open the public hearing, hear from the public, and close the public hearing.
B. Council give the ordinance a second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 1089.

7. 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:
A. That Mayor open the public hearing, hear from the public, and close the public hearing.
B. Council give the ordinance a second reading and adopt Ordinance No. 1090.


Old Business

8. SUBJECT: Planning and Zoning Update
Recommendation: That Council receive a report on current development activity, housing field survey and code enforcement.

New Business

9. SUBJECT: Appointment of City Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chiefs
Recommendation: That Council confirm appointment by Rescue Fire Company of:
A. Brian Willey as City Fire Chief,
B. Adam Pritchett (1st Asst. Chief) and Brad Walters (2nd Asst. Chief).

10. SUBJECT: Council Goals Report
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Receive subject report and
B. Schedule work sessions on December 1 and 2, 2016 from 10 am until 12:00 noon to refresh Council Goals.

11. SUBJECT: Paving and Repair of City Streets
Recommendation from Commissioner Rideout: That Council direct the City Manager to:
A. Research and report to Council the services available and costs of hiring a consultant to assess the condition of City streets, their levels of usage, and possible cost effective surfacing alternatives and strategies and recommend short and long term goals for paving and repair in order to assist the City in determining the best way to finance future street paving and
B. Identify potential funding sources for such a study.

12. SUBJECT: Sidewalks
Recommendation from Commissioner Rideout: That Council direct the City Manager to research and report to the Council:
A. How other cities are paying for replacing and repairing damaged sidewalks and building new sidewalks and
B. How other cities are enforcing their code requirements regarding the repair and replacement of damaged sidewalks that are the responsibility of property owners.

13. SUBJECT: Animal Control Services
Recommendation from Commissioners Rideout and Cannon: That Council direct the City Manager to research and report to the Council the costs for providing animal control services including stray cats, dogs, and/or wild animals, separately and collectively including contacting the Humane Society as to its interest and charges for providing such a service.

14. SUBJECT: Recycling and Trash Containers
Recommendation from Commissioners Rideout and Cannon: That Council direct the City Manager to research and report to the Council:
A. Potential companies and costs of a providing privatized curbside recycling;
B. Potential companies and costs of collecting recycling, building materials and other materials not collected by the City now from dumpsters and potential locations for such dumpsters;
C. The costs of surveying citizen willingness using an electronic survey instrument to pay for such recycling services; and
D. The need for additional trash cans within the City and the costs of providing them to parts of the City where street trash is prevalent and trash can availability is limited.

15. SUBJECT: Cameras for High Crime Areas
Recommendation from Commissioner Sydnor that Council receive a report from Staff on plans for and costs of installing cameras in high crime areas of the City (as requested by Commissioner Sydnor).

16. SUBJECT: Noise Ordinance - Truck and Tractor Trailer Noise on the Senator Fredrick C. Malkus, Jr. Memorial Bridge
Request from Commissioner Hanson: That City Council refer development of an ordinance restricting jake/brakes usage by trucks and tractor trailers on the Senator Frederick C. Malkus, Jr. Memorial Bridge.


Meetings

17. Joint City/County Meeting Notes: November 7, 2016


Notices

18. Dec. 1, 2016 from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon in the Public Safety Building Training Room and Dec. 2, 2016 from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon in the Public Safety Building - Chief's Conference Room. Work session are open to the public for observation.

19. City Council Work Session to study and discuss FY 20018 Capital Program
Dec. 19, 2016 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm in Council Chambers. Work session is open to the public for observation.

20. City Council Meeting of December 27, 2017 is cancelled.

 

Mayor and Council