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City Council Agenda 03-13-2017

REVISED AGENDA
City of Cambridge
City Council Meeting
March 13, 2017
Council Chambers - 305 Gay Street
Cambridge, MD 21613


5:30 pm Mayor to Convene Council in Regular Session


Closed Sessions

1. A. SUBJECT: A Proposed Closed Session - in accordance with State Government Article, Section 10-508(a) - under:
• Exception 1: discuss appointment of City Attorney and
• Exception 14: discuss negotiating strategy and contents of bid proposals related to competitive proposal process for City Attorney contract.

1. B. SUBJECT: Consideration of closing the closed session
Recommendation: That Council consider a motion to end the Closed Session.

2. A. SUBJECT: A Proposed Closed Session - in accordance with State Government Article, Section 10-508(a) - under:
• Exception 7: consult with counsel for legal advice and
• Exception 8: consult with staff, consultants or other individuals about potential litigation
Recommendation: That Council consider a motion to go into Closed Session concerning consultation with counsel to obtain legal advice concerning potential litigation.

2. B. SUBJECT: Consideration of closing a closed session
Recommendation: That Council consider a motion to end the Closed Session.

6:00 pm Mayor to Reconvene Council in Open Session


Agenda

3. Council to approve or amend agenda as presented
Public Comment


Report on Closed Sessions:

4. SUBJECT: Reports on closed sessions
A. March 7, 2017 concerning City Attorney proposals
B. March 9, 2017 concerning City Attorney proposals
C. March 13, 2017 concerning advice from legal counsel about potential litigation

Consent Calendar

5. SUBJECT: Meeting Minutes from Council Meeting on February 27, 2017
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

6. SUBJECT: Request from the American Cancer Society for a variance from the noise ordinance for Relay for Life at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School from 6:00 pm on Friday, May 19th through 1:00 am on May 20th
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

7. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Sail and Power Squadron for a variance from the noise ordinance during their flare and fire extinguisher demonstration at the Cambridge Yacht Club on Saturday, May 20, 2017 starting at 1:00 pm and a proclamation for Safe Boating Month
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

8. SUBJECT: Police Grants
Recommendation: That Council authorize the Police Department to apply for annually recurring grants as they open the application process.

9. SUBJECT: Appropriation of Drug Forfeiture Money for Cambridge Police Department
Recommendation: That Council approve the appropriation of $1,500 from Drug Forfeiture funds and increase the Police Department budget by $1,500 for evidence buy money.


Old Business

10. SUBJECT: Sailwinds Port Wharf Repair Contract Award
Recommendation: That Council award the contract for the rehabilitation of the deteriorated wharf adjacent to Governor's Hall to Seward Marine Corporation in the amount of $5,195,232.

11. SUBJECT: Council Goals
Recommendation: That Council
A. Accept the second quarter status report on FY 2017 Council goals
B. Determine FY 2018 Council Goals and Implementation plans priorities to be considered in the FY 2018 budget.

12. SUBJECT: Feral Cat Strategies
Recommendation: That Council receive a report on feral cat strategies.


13. SUBJECT: Cameras
Recommendation: That Council hear a verbal status report on the cameras on Greenwood project.


New Business

14. SUBJECT: Property Tax Increase
Recommendation: That Council schedule a public hearing on proposed property tax increase from .007989 to 008878 to maintain property tax revenues for current operating levels, to fund repair of 300 block of High Street, and to establish a project for housing blight removal in FY 2018.

15. SUBJECT: Health Care for Retirees
Recommendation: That Council A) transfer retirees over 65 to a Medicare Supplement Part F plan with AARP which will be paid for by the City B) transfer retirees over 65 to a Medicare Supplement Part D plan which will be paid for by the retiree and C) discontinue the copay required by retirees over 65

16. SUBJECT: Other Post-Employment Benefits for Retirees
Recommendation: That Council discontinue new retiree health insurance for new employees effective July 1, 2017.

17. SUBJECT: Complaint filed by Commissioner Rideout with the Maryland State Office of Open Meetings Compliance Board
Recommendation: That Council approve the response and authorize the Mayor and City Manager to sign and forward to the Maryland State Office of Open Meetings Compliance Board.


Committee Reports

18. Finance Committee Report
A. February 16, 2017
B. March 2, 2017


Notices

19. City Council Work Session with Maryland State Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth Holt on March 14, 2017 at 11:00 am in the Public Safety Building Training Room, 8 Washington Street, Cambridge, MD 21613. Copy of Agenda is attached.

20. Cancellation of Sailwinds/Port Property Market Feasibility Study contract with Delta Associates.


Mayor and Council


Adjourn