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12 12 2016 City Council Agenda

5:30 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


Report on Closed Sessions:

1. Report on Closed Session of November 28, 2016 regarding personnel matters.

2. Report on Closed Session of December 12, 2016 regarding personnel matters


Agenda

3. Council to approve or amend agenda as presented

Presentation

4. Presentation by the Mayor of Ring Celebrating the Retirement and Years of Service of City Clerk/Treasurer Edwin Kinnamon

Public Comment


Consent Calendar

5. SUBJECT: Meeting Minutes from Council Meeting on November 14, 2016
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted. (Minutes to be distributed on Monday Dec. 12, 2016)

6. SUBJECT: Meeting Minutes from Council Meeting on November 28, 2016
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

7. SUBJECT: Request from the Molock Family to hold their family reunion in Great Marsh Park on Saturday, July 15, 2017 (approx.150 people)
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

8. SUBJECT: Request from St. Paul's United Methodist Church to use Governor's Hall parking lot for their Food Pantry Distribution on the second Saturday of each month from 8:00am until 11:00 am
Recommendation: That Council approve the request with the condition that accommodation will be made for major events at Governor's Hall that need parking in the morning.

9. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Main Street to hold a New Year's "Boat Drop" event on from 10:00 pm December 31, 2016 and until 1:00 am January 1, 2017, on the 500 block of Poplar Street. Main Street requests closure of the street from 10:00 pm until 1:00 am and a variance of the noise ordinance
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

10. SUBJECT: Reoccurring Police Grants: Tobacco Enforcement and Safe Streets
Recommendation: That Council appropriate $27,500 into the 2017 General Fund budget and increase the Police Budget by $27,500 for subject reoccurring police grants

11. SUBJECT: Police Grant Application for Bike Instructor Training
Recommendation: That Council authorize the Police Department to apply to the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention for a grant of up to $5,000 for specialized police training.

12. SUBJECT: Lease of Governors Hall to the American Legion Post 91
Recommendation: That Council amend the approved lease terms to provide for two annual payments of $10,000 upon verification that the Legion has taken in at least $55,000 in from Governors Hall operations in that calendar year.

 

 

Requests from the Public:

13. SUBJECT: Skateboard Facility
Request from Comm. Foster that Council hear a proposal from Mr. Beans regarding a skateboard facility


Old Business

14. 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).

15. SUBJECT: Council Policy on charging fees and fines on properties for which tax certificates have been purchased
Recommendation: That Council adopt Resolution 16-015 a Resolution of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland, to Establish an Administrative Standard Operating Procedure Number 45 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.

New Business

16. SUBJECT: FY 2016 Audit
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Receive the draft FY 2016 audit and hear a presentation from auditor TGM Group, LLC and
B. Approve the audit for filing with the State of Maryland by December 31, 2016.

17. SUBJECT: Marina Fees
Recommendation: That Council adopt Resolution 16-016 a Resolution of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland, to Amend Part of Resolution 16-009 Relating to Fees and Charges Applicable to the Municipal Marina and to Establish Certain Payment Plans and Fees Charged by the City of Cambridge.

18. SUBJECT: Request from Dorchester County for Letter of Support of an Eastern Federal Lands Access Program Project grant application be sent to Department of Transportation Office of Federal Lands Highway for a Tour Bus Project serving the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Recommendation: That Council authorize the Mayor to sign and send subject letter of support.
19. SUBJECT: Project Manager Position for Sailwinds/Port Property Development
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Approve creation of a new position - Redevelopment Project (Sailwinds) Manager as a contract position and delete the position of Economic Development Director;
B. Adopt Resolution No. 16 -017 of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland, to Amend Resolution No.16-014 Which Adopted Positions and Salary Controls and Schedules of Salary Grades and Steps for General Employees and Sworn Police Officers for Fiscal Year 2017; and
C. Approve the recommended job description for the Redevelopment Project (Sailwinds) Manager as a contract position.

20. SUBJECT: MOU for Victims of Crimes Advocacy Services
Recommendation: Report to be provided

21. SUBJECT: MOU with Dorchester Community Partnership for Children & Families to Provide Teen Court Administration
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Authorize the City to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Dorchester Community Partnership for Children & Families (Teen Court) for the period December 12, 2016 through June 30, 2017in the amount of $11,700 to provide teen court administration services in a form approved by the City Attorney, and
B. Appropriate $11,700 into the 2017 General Fund budget and increase the Police Budget by $11,700 for overtime and benefits.

22. SUBJECT: MOU with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) for Training and Interagency Work
Recommendation: That Council authorize the City to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) for training and interagency work the costs of which will be reimbursed to the City in a form approved by the City Attorney.

23. SUBJECT: City Charter and City Code
Recommendation of the Ordinance Committee: That Council authorize the Ordinance Committee and City Attorney to review the current City Charter and City Code and return with recommendations of what improvements, modifications, or deletions of the City Charter and City Code should take place.

24. SUBJECT: City Governance
Recommendation of the Ordinance Committee that Council schedule consideration of formation of an ad hoc committee to review the City history concerning its system of governance, types of wards, and nature of elections to see if there might be a better representation on the City Council such as having a 6th member of the City Council who is elected city-wide.
25. SUBJECT: Charter Resolution No. CR-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" to require 6-month residency within the ward prior to the election, to establish documentation to be submitted, and to require residency within the ward during the duration of the term of office.
Recommendation of the Ordinance Committee that Council:
A. Reintroduce Charter Resolution CR-2016-03 by reading of title only;
B. Schedule January 9, 2016 for a second reading, public hearing and adoption.

26. SUBJECT: Council Goals Work Sessions of Dec. 1 and 2, 2016
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Receive a report on the results of subject work sessions and
B. Direct staff to prepare an analysis of staffing and funding requirements for those Implementation Plans which were identified as potential priorities, for Council's consideration in February 2017.


Meetings:

27. November 15, 2016 Sailwinds Committee Meeting Notes

28. November 29, 2016 Sailwinds Committee Meeting Notes

29. December 5, 2016 - County/City Coordinating Committee Meeting Notes

 

Notices

30. Work Session re Capital Program on December 19, 2016 from 6:00 pm until approximately 8:00 pm.

31. Council Meeting of December 27, 2016 is cancelled.

32. The next regular Council meeting will be January 9, 2017.

 

Mayor and Council