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3-27-17 City Council Agenda

5:30 pm Mayor to Convene Council in Regular Session

Closed Sessions

1. 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.

2. 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


Hearing:

4. SUBJECT: Proposed Property Tax Increase from 0.007989 to 0.008878
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Hear a presentation from staff
B. Hold a public hearing on the proposed property tax increase
C. Conceptually approve maintaining the personalty tax rate at 1.69 per $100
D. Conceptually approve a property tax rate increase from .007989 to .00878 and approve use of the revenue generated from the increase to maintain services, repair the 300 block of High Street and establish a reserve for housing blight removal.


Report on Closed Session:
• March 27, 2017 - City Attorney Selection


Consent Calendar

5. SUBJECT: Meeting Minutes from Council Meeting on March 13, 2017
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

6. SUBJECT: Request from the Dorchester Family YMCA to hold their Heart of the Chesapeake Bike Tour on July 22, 2017 from 6:00 am until 2:00 pm starting and finishing at the YMCA
Recommendation: That Council approve the request

7. SUBJECT: Request from Kingdom Family Worship Center to hold "Unity in the Community" on the City-owned lot on the corner of Race and Cedar Streets on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and a variance from the noise ordinance for a DJ
Recommendation: That Council approve the request

8. SUBJECT: Appropriation of a donation to the Cambridge Police Department
Recommendation: That Council approve the donation of $9,431 from the Elks Dorchester Lodge #223 and increase the Police Department budget by $9,431 for Uniforms.

9. Recommendation: That Council:
A. Approve the request of Enterprise Homes, Inc. that the City approve transfer of 85% general partnership interest and 10% limited partnership interest in the general partner of the Owner of Cambridge Commons LLLP from Shelter Partners, II LLC to an affiliate of Enterprise Homes, Inc. subject to the final approval by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development's Division of Credit Assurance's approval of the final transfer documents and the organization documents of Enterprise Homes, Inc.'s affiliates and subject to:
1) Continuation in force of affordability restrictions and loan use and repayment provisions in current agreements between the City of Cambridge and Shelter Partners II, LLC, and
2) Continuation of the current PILOT agreement without change.
B. Authorize the Mayor to execute the transfer agreement letter, subject to approval as to form by the City Attorney.
10. SUBJECT: Request from the American Legion for a letter of support for their loan application to USDA
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

 

 

Requests from the Public

11. Introduction of Bunky Luffman. Eastern Shore Intergovernmental Affairs (Office of the Governor)


Ordinances for Second Reading, Public Hearing, and Adoption (7:00 pm)

12. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1095 Text Amendment to (1) include windblown banners as a prohibited use (2) permit the relocation of a non-conforming billboard within the State's Scenic Byway to a location outside the byway (3) establish parameters for flags (4) define temporary sign display limitations (5) allow two free standing signs for thru lots, and (6) allow window signage to be calculated separately from the other site signage.
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Give Ordinance No. 1095 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing;
C. Adopt Ordinance No. 1095.

13. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1096 Text Amendment to Section 5.1.3 to clarify setbacks for accessory structures.
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Give Ordinance No. 1096 a second reading;
B. Open the public hearing, take public comment, and close the public hearing;
C. Adopt Ordinance No. 1096.


Old Business

14. SUBJECT: Human Services Grants
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Approve a Human Services Grants application, process, and selection criteria;
B. Authorize staff to publish a notice of availability of applications; and
C. Authorize formation of an ad hoc committee to review applications and make recommendations to the City Council for grant awards in July 2017.


New Business

15. SUBJECT: Working Waterfronts Implementation Plan Proposal Selection
Recommendation: That Council authorize the City to enter a contract in a form to be approved by the City Attorney, with Campion Hruby Landscape Architects in the amount of $30,000 for the preparation of an implementation plan to complete the Working Waterfronts Grant received from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.


Meetings

16. City/County Coordinating Committee Meeting:
• March 6, 2017

17. Ordinance Committee Meeting:
• Jan 18, 2017
• March 18, 2017


Mayor and Council

18. SUBJECT: Appointments/Re-Appointments to the Police Board
Recommendation from the Mayor that Council reappoint Sputty T. Cephas as Mayor's appointment.

 

Adjourn