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City Council Minutes

February 8, 2010

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The City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 8, 2010 in Council Chambers.  A quorum being present, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Those Commissioners in attendance were Commissioners Sydnor, Stout, Thomas, and Hanson.  Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley asked for a moment of silence.  Commissioner Hanson led in the Pledge of Allegiance.   

Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 25, 2010 Council meeting as amended.  Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

APPOINTMENTS

Representative from Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church to Request Permission to Use Great Marsh Park on Sunday, August 1, 2010 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for Worship, Baptism, and Lunch-Celestine Dorsey requested use of both pavilions as they have done for the past 9 years. Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the request. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

Representative from Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church to Request That the Street Light Pole near 421 High Street (Hughes Court Intersection) be Transferred from the County to the City so the Church Can Place a Security Light on the Pole-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to refer the request to the Traffic & Safety Committee for their review and recommendation. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

Representative from Character Counts! to Request Permission to Use Great Marsh Park for a Cycle Event on Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm and Permission to Serve Food-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the request and included a variance from the noise ordinance. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

Representative from Dorchester Center for the Arts to Request a Letter of Support for Their Capital Project to Rehabilitate the Second Floor of Their Facility-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve a letter of support. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

Jacqueline Lisjuan to Make Presentation on Census 2010-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve a resolution affirming the City of Cambridge's in support of and in partnership with the 2010 Census.  Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Approve Final Resolution for Impact Fee Increase-Rob Collison reported this will formalize what was previously approved. Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to allow Mayor Jackson-Stanley to sign the document. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion.  The motion passed 2:2 with Commissioners Stout and Hanson opposed. Mayor Jackson-Stanley voted aye. The motion passed. The motion was to adopt a resolution on a motion that was previously approved.

Discussion on Sewer Connection Agreement for Clearview Restaurant to Connect to UMCES Sewer Facilities-No action will be taken until Council receives a copy of the document signed by the State.

Award Contract for Sidewalk Replacement Project - Maple Street District-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to award the contract to Metro Paving Corporation (Hyattsville) in the amount of $81,565.00. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

NEW BUSINESS

Chief Malik to Give 2009 Annual Crime Statistics-Chief Malik said in 2009 the City has seen a 27% decrease in the Part 1 offenses (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and theft, and motor vehicle theft) when comparing 2009 to 2008.  There was 3% decrease in motor vehicle accidents.  There was a 1% increase in personal injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents.  For vandalism there was 26% decrease.  Two crimes that saw slight increases were rape (from 6 to 10) and aggravated assaults (from 85 to 93).  The total Part 1 offenses totaled 628 for the year.  This is the lowest number for the Cambridge Police Department in over 35 years.  There were no homicides this year.

Approve Financial Statement for December 2009-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the Financial Statement for December 2009. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

Approve Budget Amendment for Cambridge Police Department- Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the budget amendment. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

Approve Budget Amendment for Department of Public Works- Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the budget amendment. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

Approve Purchase Orders:

PO 5152 - Princess Royale Hotel - MML Convention Hotel (Council) - $1,170.95-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

PO 5344 - Computer Information System - License Renewal & Maintenance for In-House Computer - CPD - $9000.00-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

POs 5360 and 5361- POK - 4 Slide-O-Matic Nozzles (repair) - RFC - $1,125.60 (total)-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the purchase orders. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

PO 5363 - Winsteads Fire Equipment - Emergency Repair to Engine 1-2 RFC - $10,000.00-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order--not to exceed $10,000.00. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

PO 5364 - PPES - 15 pair - Warrington Boots - RFC - $4,284.00- Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

POs 5365 and 5366- PPES - 23 Helmet Shields - $897.00 and 8 Fire Helmets - $1,984.00-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

PO 91438 - Maryland Department of Agriculture - Mosquito Control (2009) - $5,306.37-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

PO 91440 - Mid-Atlantic Salt, LLC - 46 Tons De-Icing Salt - $3,663.44- Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Sydnor seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

Purchase Order for 10 blades for the snow plows - $1350.00 - Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order not to exceed $1400. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS BY COUNCIL

Executive Sessions-Council met in closed executive session at 5:00 pm to discuss personnel. Commissioner Thomas made a motion for Council to meet in closed executive session on Wednesday, February 10th at 6:00 pm to discuss personnel. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.  Commissioner Thomas made a motion for Council to meet in closed executive session directly following tonight's meeting to discuss an economic development matter. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 3:0 [Commissioner Sydnor was absent for this motion.].

Tech Park-Commissioner Sydnor made motion to go to bid for the Tech Park water and sewer project.  Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

Blizzard-The Mayor and Council thanked the Department of Public Works, the Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge Emergency Medical Services, and Rescue Fire Company for the great job they did during the blizzard.

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 8:28 p.m.  I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, February 8, 2010, insofar as I personally am aware.

                                              

Edwin C. Kinnamon

Clerk & Treasurer