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City Council Minutes

February 22, 2010
 

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 22, 2010 in Council Chambers.  A quorum being present, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Those Commissioners in attendance were Commissioners Knox, Sydnor, Stout, Thomas, and Hanson.  Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley asked for a moment of silence.  Commissioner Hanson led in the Pledge of Allegiance.   

Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 8, 2010 Council meeting as submitted.  Commissioner Sydnor seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously.

APPOINTMENTS

Representative from James B. Richardson Foundation to Request Letter of Support for Federal Appropriation and to Discuss Application to Department of Transportation-A transportation enhancement grant from the State will possibly provide matching funds for the federal appropriation. The foundation is requesting the City be a co-sponsor which will not cost the City anything.  Commissioner Knox made a motion to approve the request to authorize Mayor Stanley to sign the two letters of support and offer sponsorship. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Susan Devlin, Habitat for Humanity Choptank, to Request a 2010 Real Property Tax Credit-The property is property that Habitat owns but has not transferred to the homeowners.  Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to defer making a decision to a later date. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Approval of Amendment to UMCES Sewer Allocation Agreement-The agreement is between the City and the State and will increase the daily flow allocation from 25,000 gallons to 30,000 gallons (per day) with the understanding that 4,900 of the 5,000 gallons will be assigned by UMCES to Clearview.  Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the amendment to the agreement. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

Site Approvals for Green Infill Homes Funded Through DHCD Home Initiatives Program-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to move forward with the process to have site approvals for green in-fill houses (620 Wells Street; 703-705 Wright Street). Commissioner Knox seconded. The motion passed unanimously. 

Maryland Historical Trust Grant Round-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to have City staff move forward with drafting an application for architectural design work for 307 Gay Street (old City Hall building). Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Community Development Block Grant Round-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to have City staff move forward with drafting an application for curb, gutter, and sidewalks for Maces Lane.  Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Clean Energy Communities Program ARRA Funds (MEA/DOE)- Commissioner Hanson made a motion to move forward with the grant award opportunity. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  Projects will be detailed at a later date.

Request to Continue with Downtown Street Lighting Project-Commissioner Stout made a motion to continue the project to fit in under the $50,000 grant allotment. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Discuss Utilizing the Inspection Services of Middle Department Inspection Agency-Dale Price spoke in favor of continuing with City employees performing the inspections. Other citizens who spoke in favor of the keeping City inspectors were John Foster, Grady Wilson, Jeremy Cox, Chuck Davis, Brandon Spear, Scott Gladding, Mrs. Spear, Vernon Spear, and Ron Wilkens. Robert Smith, First State Inspection Agency, asked for an opportunity to have Council look at his proposal. Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to enter into an agreement with utilizing the services of Middle Department Inspection Agency beginning March 1, 2010. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:1 with Commissioner Knox opposed.

Approve Job Classification for Cambridge Police Department-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to take the Major/Deputy Chief position from inactive status to activate status. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Mayor's Nomination to Construction Task Force-Mayor Stanley nominated Mr. Donald Pinder. Commissioner Thomas made a motion to appoint Mr. Donald Pinder to the Construction Task Force. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Budget Amendment for Cambridge Police Department-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the budget amendment for Cambridge Police Department and Purchase Order 5350 [Preston Ford - Replace and/or Repair (3) Transmissions on Patrol Cars / $7,500.00 (Asset Forfeiture Account)]-Commissioner Sydnor seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Approve Purchase Orders:

PO 5348 - Valerie J. Mann - Administration of CPD Grants and Quarterly Reports - $600.00-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 5349 - CrossMatch Technologies - 12 Month Maintenance Agreement for Fingerprint Scanner - $4,500.00-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 91437 - Maryland Truck Parts - Radiator for DPW Dump Truck #13 - $400.00 and PO 91441 - Alban Tractor Co., Inc. - Repair for DPW Backhoe - $336.20-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the purchase orders. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 91444 - Dover Plumbing Supply Co. - Storm Drain Culvert Pipes - $450.60 and PO 91447 - Weinstein Supply - 300 Ft. S&D Solid Pipe - $489.34-Commissioner Stout made a motion to approve the purchase orders. Commissioner Sydnor seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 91448 - Dorchester County Highway - 4 Tons Cold Patch - $400.00-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 91449 - East Jordan Iron Works - Sanitary Frame & Lid - $286.40-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 91450 - Northern Safety & Industrial - Gloves (216 pairs) - $276.90-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 91452 - PRC Lubricants - Motor Oil (DPW) - $459.90 and PO 91453 - PPC Lubricants - Hydraulic Oil (DPW) - $424.50-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase orders. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS BY COUNCIL

Municipal Utilities Commission Vacancy (Ward 1)-Commissioner Knox made a motion to nominate Steve Williams.  Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Closed Executive Session-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to go into closed executive session after the meeting to discuss personnel. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 8:58 p.m.  I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, February 22, 2010, insofar as I personally am aware.

Edwin C. Kinnamon, Clerk & Treasurer