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2-13-17 Council Agenda

6:00 pm Mayor to Convene Council in Regular Session


Agenda

1. Council to approve or amend agenda as presented


Public Comment


Consent Calendar

2. SUBJECT: Meeting Minutes from Council Meeting on January 23, 2017
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

3. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Little League to hold their annual Opening Day Parade from Long Wharf to High Street to Race Street on Saturday, April 1 (rain date: April 8) from 8:00 am until 9:30 am (set-up at 8:00 am - parade starts at 9:00 am)
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

4. SUBJECT: Request from Kent Narrows Racing Association for permission to use Great Marsh Park for a Power Boat Regatta on August 19 and 20, 2017; exclusive use of the park from noon on Friday, August 18th through Sunday, August 20th; closure of the boat ramp by 3:00 pm on Friday; set-up to start on Monday, August 14th; permission to sell beer in the park; permission to have motorhomes in the park; use of extra City trash cans; and a variance from the noise ordinance
Recommendation: That Council approve the request as submitted.

5. SUBJECT: Revised Request from Cambridge Main Street to hold Paddy on Poplar on March 11, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 10:00 pm; close the 500 block of Poplar Street (10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.); a variance from the noise ordinance; use of pop-up tents, and permission to serve alcohol
Recommendation: That Council approve the request as revised.

6. SUBJECT: Request from IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman for permission to hold Eagleman in Cambridge on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 4:00 am to 6:00 pm, use of Great Marsh Park, starting Tuesday, June 6th; close boat ramp from 4:00 am until 7:00 pm; police assistance, and a variance from the noise ordinance
Recommendation: That Council approve the request as submitted.

7. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Main Street/Crabi Gras for permission to use Cannery Way (Race Street) on Sunday, February 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for Muskrat & Crawfish Boil Event (12 noon to 5:00 pm), use of pop-up tents, permission to sell alcohol, and a variance from the noise ordinance
Recommendation: That Council approve the request as submitted.

8. SUBJECT: Appropriation of Drug Forfeiture Money for Cambridge Police Department
Recommendation: That Council approve the appropriation of $10,000 from Drug Forfeiture funds to the General Fund and increase the Police Department budget by $10,000 for purchase of personal protective equipment.


Requests from the Public

9. SUBJECT: Request from Main Street Cambridge to present rebranding project and ask for Council input
Recommendation: That Council receive Main Street Cambridge's presentation.


Ordinances for Introduction and First Reading


10. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1090 Text Amendment to Amend Section 2.4.2 Non-conforming Lots, Structures, and Uses to permit a single family dwelling on a legal lot of record.
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Introduce Ordinance No. 1090 by reading of title only;
B. Open the public hearing and continue to February 27, 2017 for second reading, public hearing and adoption of Ordinance No. 1090.

11. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. l09l Text Amendments: (I) to Amend Section 4.4.5 to modify
setback/lot minimums; and (2) to Amend Table 3 for minimum lot sizes for the Downtown
Waterfront Development District, Neighborhood - Sub-District and (3) to Amend Section 5.2 to require compliance for the sub-district and include additional language to that section as it relates to the design standards.
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Introduce Ordinance No. 1091 by reading of title only; and
B. Open the public hearing and continue to February 27, 2017 for second reading, public hearing and adoption of Ordinance No. 1091.


12. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1092 Text Amendment to Amend Section 5.1 Table 4: Yard and Bulk Requirements to increase the building height in the Industrial Zone District from 35 feet to 50 feet.
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Introduce Ordinance No. 1092 by reading of title only; and
B. Open the public hearing and continue to February 27, 2017 for second reading, public hearing and adoption of Ordinance No. 1092.

13. SUBJECT: A Map Amendment and a Rezoning of a property from Resource Conservation to General Commercial - Rte. 16 Map 307, Grid 0017, Parcel 5724.
Recommendation: That Council
A. Introduce Ordinance No. 1093 by reading of title only; and
B. Open the public hearing and continue to February 27, 2017 for second reading, public hearing and adoption of Ordinance No. 1092.


Old Business

14. 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."
Recommendation that Council:
A. Give Charter Resolution No. CR-2016-03 a second reading;
B. Adopt, by reading of title only, 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."

15. SUBJECT: Street Maintenance Assessment
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Receive a report on services available and approximate cost to hire a consultant to complete a street maintenance assessment;
B. If Council wishes to proceed with a Street Maintenance Assessment:
• Appropriate $25,000 from the Appropriated Reserve and increase the Public Works Engineering Budget by $25,000 and
• Direct staff to develop and issue an RFP for a Street Maintenance Assessment Study and Recommendations

16. SUBJECT: Economic Development Strategic Plan Update
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Adopt Cambridge as Renaissance Community (Economic Development Strategic Update) submitted December 2016 by the Sage Policy Group, Inc. and
B. Direct the Economic Development Advisory Committee to pursue selected strategies for its work plan.

17. SUBJECT: Security Cameras
Recommendation: That Council receive an update from staff


New Business

18. SUBJECT: Fiscal Year 2017 Mid-Year Financial Status Report
Recommendation: That Council receive the FY 2017 Mid-year Financial Status Report

19. SUBJECT: Police Chief's Annual Report
Recommendation: That Council receive Police Chief Dvorak's Mid-Year Report

20. SUBJECT: Letter of Intent to secure a statement of intention of the Historic Cambridge, Inc.; Historic Cambridge Development, LLC; the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the City of Cambridge relating to the sale of properties identified as 505 and 507 Race Street
Recommendation: That Council authorize the Mayor to execute the Letter of Intent

21. SUBJECT: Scheduling Council Meetings
Recommendation: That Council approve scheduling:
A. Work Session on Budget Issues on Feb. 21, 2017 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm in the MUC Conference Room at 410 Academy Street and
B. Special Meeting Closed Session on Personnel Matters (City Attorney Proposals review) on Feb. 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm. in the MUC Conference Room at 410 Academy Street.

22. SUBJECT: Ward Three Blight Study Report
Recommendation that Council accept the report and take its conclusions under advisement.


Notices

23. Receipt of the Delta Associates' "Market Analysis, Sailwinds Site" which is being reviewed by staff and the Sailwinds Committee. It will be presented to Council on March 13, 2017.


Committee Reports

24. Finance Committee
• January 26, 2017
• February 2, 2017

25. Joint City/County Coordinating Committee Meetings
• January 10, 2017
• February 6, 2017


Mayor and Council

26. SUBJECT: Request from Dr. Carl Barham, Co-leader of the Historical Freedom Shrine Advocacy Team, for a letter of support for the organization's application to the Maryland Transportation Commission for road signs that say: The Maryland Monument for Voter Reform: The Historical Freedom Shrine
Recommendation from the Mayor that Council authorize the Mayor to send a letter of support.

27. SUBJECT: Committee Appointment
Recommendation: That Council approve the Mayor's recommendation to re-appoint Dwight Cromwell to the Cambridge Housing Authority


Adjourn