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5-22-17 City Council Agenda

5:30 pm Mayor to Convene Council in Regular Session

1. SUBJECT: Closed session
Recommendation: That Council consider a motion to go into closed session pursuant to State Government Article, Section 10-508(a) exception 8: consultation with staff regarding pending or threatened/potential litigation with the reason for closing the session being that public discussion could negatively affect the City's ability to defend itself or settle any claims.

2. SUBJECT: Return to open session
Recommendation: That Council end the closed session and return to open session

 

6:00 pm Mayor to Re-Convene Council in Regular Session


Agenda

3. Council to approve or amend agenda as presented


Report on Closed Session


Public Comment


Requests from the Public

4. SUBJECT: Request from the Fraternal Order of Police to present a letter supporting Chief Mark Lewis

5. SUBJECT: Request from Officers and Support Staff of CPD to present a letter supporting Chief Mark Lewis

6. SUBJECT: Request from Gene and Shirley Tolley that the City Sponsor a project to make improvements to 513-517 Race Street (Tolley Theatre) by submitting a Community Legacy grant application in the amount of $235,000.
Recommendation: That Council deny the request to sponsor the project, but consider non-financial support upon acceptance of a business plan for redevelopment of the property.


Consent Calendar

7. SUBJECT: Meeting Minutes from Council Meeting on May 8, 2017
Recommendation: That Council approve as submitted.

8. SUBJECT: Request from the American Legion Dorchester Post No. 91 to hold a Memorial Day Service at Long Wharf Park on Monday, May 29th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; traffic around the fountain circle be closed at 10:00 a.m.; parking be permitted on the Long Wharf parking lot; variance from the noise ordinance for PA system and cannon salute; police assistance for traffic control; no parking on the inner circle; and the Police Honor Guard.
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

9. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Main Street for permission to close the 500 block of Poplar Street and the 400 block of Race Street on Saturday, July 8th from 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm for Taste of Cambridge (5:00 pm until 10:00 pm); use of City Trash Cans, permission to erect tents, a variance from the noise variance, and permission for outdoor liquor sales
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

10. SUBJECT: Request from Cambridge Main Street for permission to close the 500 block of Poplar Street and the 400 block of Race Street on Saturday, September 16th from 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm for Summer Send Off: Blues, Brews, and BBQs (5:00 pm until 10:00 pm); use of City Trash Cans, permission to erect tents, a variance from the noise variance, and permission for outdoor liquor sales
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

11. SUBJECT: Request from the Dorchester County Family YMCA for permission to hold the Firecracker Kids Triathlon on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 between the hours of 8:00 am and 11:00 am in accordance with the route outlined on the Special Event License Application
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

12. SUBJECT: Request from Eastern Shore Network for Changes for permission to hold the Run for Unity on Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 7:30 am to 9:30 am and a variance from the noise ordinance in accordance with the route outlined on the Special Event License Application
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

13. SUBJECT: Request from Shore Shakespeare Company to use Long Wharf Park for their production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on Friday, June 16th from 12 noon until 10:00 pm and a variance from the noise ordinance
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.
14. SUBJECT: Uniform Donations for Cambridge Police Department
Recommendation: That Council appropriate $5,000 into the 2017 General Fund budget and increase the Police Budget by $5,000 for reoccurring police uniform expenses.


Ordinances for Introduction

15. SUBJECT: Ordinance 1105 - An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland, to Adopt and Approve the Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 Which Appropriates the Necessary Funds for the Operation of the Government and Administration of the City of Cambridge, Maryland, for the Period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
Recommendation: That Council:
A) Introduce Ordinance No. 1105 by reading of title only and
B) Schedule June 12, 2017 for second reading, public hearing and adoption.

16. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1098 -- An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland to amend the official zoning map of the City of Cambridge by rezoning tax map 0041, parcel no. 0115, lot 11, 821 Fieldcrest Road, tax account no. 07-199287, containing 7.75 acres, and tax map 0041, parcel no. 0171, lot 3, 829 Fieldcrest Road, tax account no. 07-194676, containing 15 acres, from industrial to institutional district; providing that the title of this Ordinance shall be deemed to be a fair summary, and generally relating to the official zoning map of the City of Cambridge, Maryland.
Recommendation: That Council
A. Introduce Ordinance No. 1098 by reading of title only; and
B. Schedule June 12, 2017 for second reading, public hearing and adoption of Ordinance 1098.

17. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1103 -- An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland to amend the official zoning map of the City of Cambridge by rezoning three parcels of real property located on Egypt Road, identified on tax map 41 as parcel 128, lot nos. 1 through 635 and a, on tax map 41 as parcel 2, lot nos. 1 through 40 and a, and on tax map 52 as parcel 2, lot c , containing a total of 319 acres of land, more or less, from Residential to Resource conservation; providing that the title of this Ordinance shall be deemed to be a fair summary, and generally relating to the official zoning map of the City of Cambridge, Maryland.
Recommendation: That Council
A. Introduce Ordinance No. 1103 by reading of title only; and
B. Schedule June 12, 2017 for second reading, public hearing and adoption of Ordinance 1103.

18. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1104 -- An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland to amend section 6.5.2(e) of the City's Unified Development Code to provide that a sign program for a site in excess of 20 acres shall be given more flexibility with design, scale, and size of signs due to the large scale and uniqueness of the property and that the sign program shall be approved by the Planning Commission; providing that the title of this Ordinance shall be deemed to be a fair summary, and generally relating to sign programs in the City of Cambridge.
Recommendation: That Council
A. Introduce Ordinance No. 1104 by reading of title only; and
B. Schedule June 12, 2017 for second reading, public hearing and adoption of Ordinance 1104.


Ordinances for Second Reading, Public Hearing, and Adoption

19. SUBJECT: Ordinance No. 1099 - An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland to amend section 9.2 of the city's unified development code to clarify or define the terms "accessory apartment", "accessory building", "accessory dwelling unit", "ground floor retail", and "kitchen" and to amend sections 4.2.3(a)(2)(a) and 4.4.4(a)(1) of the City's Unified Development Code to coordinate such sections with the term "accessory dwelling unit" as clarified; providing that the title of this Ordinance shall be deemed to be a fair summary, and generally relating to the City's Unified Development Code.
Recommendation: That Council
A. Give Ordinance No. 1099 a second reading by reading of title only; and
B. Open the public hearing and take public comment; and
C. Close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance No. 1099.

20. SUBJECT: Ordinance 1101 -- An Ordinance of the Commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland to amend Permitted Land Use Tables #1 and #2 of the City's Unified Development Code to allow a pub with an associated microbrewery and/or distillery in the Downtown/Waterfront Development Zoning District - Core sub district and the General Commercial and Corridor Mixed-Use zoning districts as a conditional use, to amend sections 4.2.3(b) and 4.4.4 of the City's Unified Development Code to establish such conditions, and to amend section 9.2 of the City's Unified Development Code to define the terms "limited distillery" and "microbrewery"; providing that the title of this Ordinance shall be deemed to be a fair summary, and generally relating to pubs with associated microbreweries and/or distilleries in the City of Cambridge.
Recommendation: That Council
A. Give Ordinance No. 1101 a second reading by reading of title only; and
B. Open the public hearing and take public comment; and
C. Close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance No. 1101.

21. SUBJECT: Ordinance 1102 -- An Ordinance of the commissioners of Cambridge, Maryland to amend permitted Land Use Table #1 of the City's Unified Development Code to allow medium and large-scale solar energy systems in the resource conservation zoning district and to allow community solar energy systems in all zoning districts except the resource conservation zoning district as special exceptions subject to certain conditions, to amend Permitted Land Use Tables #1 and #2 to allow small-scale solar energy systems throughout the City of Cambridge as a conditional use subject to certain conditions, to amend sections 4.2.3(b) and 4.4.4 of the City's Unified Development Code to establish such conditions, and to amend section 9.2 of the City's Unified Development Code to define terms associated with solar energy systems; providing that the title of this Ordinance shall be deemed to be a fair summary, and generally relating to solar energy systems in the City of Cambridge.
Recommendation: That Council
A. Give Ordinance No. 1102 a second reading by reading of title only; and
B. Open the public hearing and take public comment; and
C. Close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance No. 1102.


Public Hearings:

22. SUBJECT: Community Development Block Grant Application for a Drainage Improvement Project in the Housing Authority of Cambridge Development
Recommendation that Council:
A. Hold a public hearing and
B. Adopt Resolution 17-001 authorizing the submittal of an application for Community Development Block Grant funds in the amount of $275,000 this 22nd day of May 2017 for the following project: Drainage Improvement Project in the Housing Authority of Cambridge Development.

23. SUBJECT: Community Development Block Grant Application for a Pine Street Area Low-Income Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program
Recommendation that Council:
A. Hold a public hearing;
B. Consider including a cash match of $100,000 from anticipated one-time increase in property tax funds from the Beazer PILOT payment or sale of tax certificate - to be appropriated when received;
C. Adopt Resolution 17-002 authorizing the submittal of an application for Community Development Block Grant funds in the amount of $250,000 this 22nd day of May 2017 for the following project: Pine Street Area Low-Income Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program


Old Business

24. SUBJECT: Resolution 17-003 - Application for Community Legacy Grants (Leonard Lane Sidewalk Installation, Façade Improvement Program; Retractable Bollards in the Downtown Streets)
Recommendation: That Council approve Resolution 17-003 requesting financial assistance in the form of a grant for the following projects:
• Leonard Lane Sidewalk Installation ($350,000)
• Façade Improvement Program ($100,000)
• Retractable Bollards in the Downtown Streets ($7,500)

25. SUBJECT: Fiscal Year 2018 State Revitalization Programs (SRP) Letters of Support

Recommendation: That Council:
A. Approve a request from Eastern Shore Land Conservancy for a letter or support for an application to SRP for a grant to continue revitalization of the Packing House and
B. Approve a request from Historic Cambridge Development, LLC (Stanley Keyser) for a letter of support for an application to SRP for a grant to stabilize and improve buildings at 505 and 507 Race Street.

26. SUBJECT: Fiscal Year 2018 State Revitalization Programs (SRP) application Priorities
Recommendation: That Council prioritize City and non-City SRP applications.

27. SUBJECT: Privatization of Sanitation Services
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Receive the bid tabulation from staff in response to the Request for Proposals for Solid Waste and Recycling Services.
B. Approve proceeding with Proposal Option #2 for a private contractor to provide twice a week solid waste collection and totes.
C. Authorize staff to negotiate a contract with low bidder Chesapeake Waste Industries to be submitted for Council consideration at the June 12, 2017 meeting.

28. SUBJECT: Award of contract for the solar array expansion at the Public Safety Building
Recommendation: That Council:
A. Approve the award of contract for the solar array expansion at the Public Safety Building to Altenergy of Upper Marlboro, MD in the amount of $35,000.
B. Appropriate $35,000 into the General Fund Revenue and increase the Department of Public Works budget by $35,000 for the Solar Array Expansion Grant through Maryland Smart Energy.

Meetings

29. Traffic and Safety Committee (April 2017)

30. City/County Meeting (May 2017)

Notices

Mayor and Council

31. SUBJECT: Appointment of Michael Wheatley to the Ethics Commission
Recommendation: That Council approve the request.

32. SUBJECT: Appointments to the Ad-Hoc Human Services Grant Review Committee
Recommendation: That Council appoint Ivory Buck IV (Mayor); Pam Schulte (Ward 1); Robin Stanley (Ward 4)

Adjourn