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4-10-17 City Council Agenda

AGENDA
City of Cambridge
City Council Meeting
April 10, 2017
Council Chambers - 305 Gay Street
Cambridge, MD 21613


5:30 pm Mayor to Convene Council in Regular Session

Closed Sessions

1. SUBJECT: Closed Sessions
Recommendation that Council consider a motion to go into closed session to:
A. Consider appointment by contract of a City Attorney in accordance with State Government Article, Section 10-508(a) - under:
Exception 1: discuss: (i) appointment, employment...officials over whom it has jurisdiction (City Attorney) and
Exception 14: discuss negotiating strategy and contents of bid proposals related to competitive proposal process for City Attorney contract, and
B. Consider resignation of Police Chief and appointment of an Interim Chief of Police in accordance with State Government Article, Section 10-508(a) - under:
Exception 1: discuss: (i) ... resignation of ...employees or officials over whom it has jurisdiction (Police Chief) and
Exception 1: discuss: (1) the appointment, employment...of employees or officials over which it has jurisdiction (Interim Police Chief).
C. Discuss personnel matters in accordance with State Government Article, Section 10-508(a) - under:
Exception 1: discuss (i) the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of appointees, employees, or officials over whom it has jurisdiction; or (ii) any other personnel matter that affects one or more specific individuals: potential conflict of interest - requested by Commissioner Foster.

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


Agenda

3. Council to approve or amend agenda as presented


Public Comment


Consent Calendar

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

5. SUBJECT: Request for a variance from the noise ordinance for Movie Night at the Sailwinds Park Amphitheater on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

6. SUBJECT: Request from West End Citizens Association for permission to use the gazebo and surrounding area in Long Wharf Park on June 4, 2017 (rain date June 25, 2017) from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and a variance from the noise ordinance
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

7. SUBJECT: Request from the Pine Street Committee for permission to close the 600 block of Pine Street on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm for a Juneteenth Festival, and a variance from the noise ordinance
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

8. SUBJECT: Request from the owners of the High Spot for permission to hold their 6th Annual Cambridge Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm; close the 300 block of High Street from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm; permission to erect 10'x10' tents, permission to sell alcohol on the street, and a variance from the noise ordinance
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

9. SUBJECT: Request from the owners of the High Spot for permission to hold their 6th Annual Belgium Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm; close the 300 block of High Street from 12:00 pm until 7:00 pm; permission to erect 10'x10' tents, permission to sell alcohol on the street, and a variance from the noise ordinance
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

10. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Sail and Power Squadron to change the date of their flare demonstration at the Cambridge Yacht Club from Sunday, May 21st to Saturday, May 20th (1:00 to 3:00 pm) and a variance from the noise ordinance
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

11. SUBJECT: Proclamation for April as Fair Housing Month
Recommendation: That Council authorize Mayor Victoria-Jackson to sign the proclamation

12. SUBJECT: Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Plan, Citizen Participation Plan, Minority Business Plan, Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan and Section 3 Plan
Recommendation: That Council approve the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Plan, Citizen Participation Plan, Minority Business Plan, Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan and Section 3 Plan


Ordinance for Introduction

13. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1097 - An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland, for the purpose of Adopting and Approving the Levy for Real Property Taxes and Personal Property Taxes, for the 2018 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2917 and ending June 30, 2018
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Close the written portion of the public hearing on proposed property tax increase;
B. Introduce Ordinance No. 1097 by reading of title only, and
C. Schedule April 24, 2017 for second reading, public hearing, and adoption of Ordinance 1097.

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: FY 2018 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget Adoption Schedule
Recommendation: That Council approve the schedule of presentations, hearings and adoption of the FY 2018 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget Adoption Schedule.

16. SUBJECT: 2018 - 2022 Five-Year Capital Improvement Program
Recommendation: That Council accept the Five-Year Capital Improvements Program 2018-2022

17. SUBJECT: Privatization of Sanitation Services
Recommendation: That Council authorize staff to release a Request for Proposals for residential trash collection and disposal Services.

18. SUBJECT: Cambridge Municipal Yacht Basin Transient Slip Rental Rates - May 2017

Recommendation that Council:
A. Hear report from staff, and
B. Approve a temporary waiver of transient slip rental fees for Friday and Saturday nights plus Sunday May 28th, throughout the month of May.

19. SUBJECT: Cambridge Commons Ownership Interest Transfer
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:
B. 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
C. Continuation of the current property tax agreement without change.
D. Authorize the Mayor to execute the transfer agreement letter, subject to approval as to form by the City Attorney.

20. SUBJECT: Award of contract for the seawall improvements
Recommendation:
That the Council approve the award of contract for the seawall investigation and improvement design for Choptank Ave, West End Ave, Willis St, and Oakley St to George, Miles & Buhr, LLC (GMB) of Salisbury, MD in the amount of $35,000.


Meetings

21. Finance Committee Meetings:
• March 30, 2017


Notices:

22. Special Regular Meeting of Council on May 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm for the purpose of hearing from the public on the FY 2018 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget and to give staff direction.

Mayor and Council

23. SUBJECT: Working Waterfronts Implementation Grant Proposal Selection - Reconsideration
Recommendation from Commissioner Cannon that Council:
A. Temporarily suspend Code Section 1-15. (m) Rules of debate. Subsection (5) requiring that reconsideration of any action taken by the council may be made only on the day such action was taken, and allowing reconsideration on April 10, 2017 of an action taken on March 27, 2017 on Agenda item number 14 SUBJECT: Working Waterfronts Implementation Grant Proposal Selection, which action to approve contracting with Campion Hruby failed on a 2:3 vote (Commissioners Sydnor, Foster and Cannon opposed); and
B. Reconsider the motion by Commissioner Rideout, seconded by Commissioner Hanson to move forward with contracting with Campion Hruby.

24. SUBJECT: Ethics Commission
Recommendation from Commissioner Foster that Council:
A. Direct the Ethics Commission regarding earlier Council Action of Nov. 28, 2016:
B. When a complaint is filed or an advisory opinion is requested from the Ethics Commission regarding the Mayor, a Commissioner, or an employee, the individual who is the subject of the complaint or advisory opinion will be notified by the Ethics Commission and will be given the opportunity to appear and be able to respond before the Ethics Commission and will be notified of the results. Approved 4:1, and
C. Consider changes to the Ethics Commission Ordinance increasing the size of the Ethics Commission, changing the selection criteria to include one person from each ward plus one appointment by the Mayor, and incorporating guidelines for the Commission to be adopted by the City Council.

 

Adjourn