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City Council Minutes

April 9, 2001
 

The City Council met in regular session on April 9, 2001, in City Council Chambers.  A quorum being present, Mayor Cleveland L. Rippons called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Those Commissioners in attendance were Commissioners Bohlen, Watkins, Weldon, Atkinson and Travers.

Ed Kinnamon led in the Lord's Prayer.  Commissioner Atkinson led in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Commissioner Atkinson made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 26, 2001 Council meeting as distributed.  Commissioner Weldon seconded the motion.  The motion was passed unanimously.   

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Historic Preservation Commission--Commissioner Bohlen reported that the Historic Preservation Commission met on March 15 and made the following recommendations:

315 Oakley Street (Thomas Anastasio)-The Commission approved the request to build an addition on the back of the house to extend the kitchen.

305 Oakley Street (Mr.& Mrs. Stephen DelSordo)-The Commission approved the request to erect a 6-foot high, 8-foot wide panel stockade fence along the backyard.  Also approved was a freestanding panel off their shed roof to conceal lawn equipment.

900 Glasgow Street (Mr. & Mrs. Robbins)-The Commission approved the request to move their storage building from their current property to this new property.

401-403 Race Street (Chesapeake Development Association)-The Commission approved the request to erect two pillars at the entrance of the parking lot for Craig's Drugstore.

411 Muse Street (Cator House)-The Commission approved the request for a sign to be located on the corner as long as it meets the criteria of the Board of Zoning Appeals and the PWCD.

Planning & Zoning Commission--Commissioner Watkins reported that the Planning and Zoning Commission met on April 3rd and made the following recommendations:

The request of Mr. Charles Frey of 112 High Street will be heard at the meeting in May.

109 West End Ave. (Tony Thomas)-The Commission approved the concept of a text amendment that would allow the old Academy School to be made into condominiums.  A public hearing will be held.

600 Greenwood Ave. (Bill Hazelhurst & Jim Duswalt)-The Commission recommended approval for a Special Exception for a Community Center.

1010 Washington Street (Carl Hughes)-The Commission recommended approval for a one-lot subdivision.

522 Saunders Ave (Dianna Gabbin)-The Commission approved the site plan for a fence.

420 Race Street (Tony Thomas)-The Commission recommended denial of the request for a text amendment to allow off-premise sale of wine.

APPOINTMENTS

Shore Health System to Receive Proclamation for Medical Laboratory Week (April 15 - 21, 2001)-The proclamation for Medical Laboratory Week was read by Ed Kinnamon and signed by Mayor Rippons. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Second Reading of Joint Resolution for City to Assume Lease for Sail- winds-The Resolution generally sets forth the intent in regard to the responsibilities of the City in taking over the "west Sailwinds" with Sailwinds, Inc. being involved in the development of the property.  Rob Collison recommended two changes:  the first is to correct the name of the visitor's center to "Visitor's Center at Sailwinds Park" and second change is to delete the phrases "to the extent permitted by MPA".  Mayor Rippons stated that passage of this resolution does not obligate the City.  Commissioner Atkinson made a motion to approve the Joint Resolution.  Commissioner Travers seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

Discuss Rules & Regulations for Kiosk at Long Wharf-Commissioner Weldon made a motion to approve the rules and regulations outlined by Mr. Pritchett.  Commissioner Travers seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

Open Bids - Refuse Removal at City Parks (7/1/01 - 6/30/02)-Bids were received from:

 

BFI

(Felton, DE)

Long Wharf / Municipal

Yacht Basin

June to Sept.

Oct. to April

May

$470/month

$135/month

$350/month

Trenton Street

Year Round

$120/month

 

Franklin Street  Boat Ramp

June to Sept.

Oct. to April

$155/month

$120/month

Waste Management

(Georgetown, DE)

All areas listed in specs.

$725/month

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Travers made a motion to refer the bids to the Department of Public Works for their review and recommendation.  Commissioner Weldon seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

Family and Youth Committee Requests for Festival on May 12th-Portia Johnson-Ennels, Co-Chair for the Festival, requested permission to hang banners on Race Street; to have trash baskets and benches placed in the area; a variance from the noise ordinance from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm; Race Street to be blocked from vehicular traffic from Craig's parking lot to Muir Street; and use of electricity at the downtown mall.  Commissioner Weldon made a motion to approve all the requests.  Commissioner Watkins seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.  Commissioner Bohlen reminded Council that they approved the Relay for Life banners last week for the same location.

Cambridge Little League Request to Hold Parade on April 21st-The parade will begin at Long Wharf and continue to Pliescott Memorial Park on Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 10:00 a.m.  The rain date is Saturday, April 28th.    Commissioner Atkinson made a motion to grant permission to hold the parade.  Commissioner Travers seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

Request from Egide to Hold Picnic at Great Marsh on Friday, June 15th-The letter received from Egide did not specify the time.  This will be discussed next week.

Request from Planning & Zoning for Extending Yellow Curbs on Mill Street-Currently there is a hedge on the corner of Mill and Church Streets which limits visibility.  Commissioner Weldon made a motion to refer this to the Traffic & Safety Committee.  Commissioner Bohlen seconded it. The motion was passed unanimously.

Request for Text Amendment Concerning 112 High Street to be Referred to Planning & Zoning-Commissioner Watkins made a motion to refer the text amendment to Planning & Zoning.  Commissioner Atkinson seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

Approve Budget Amendment for Planning & Zoning Department-Commissioner Watkins made a motion to approve the budget amendment.  Commissioner Weldon seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

Approve PO 1787 for CPD-Commissioner Watkins made a motion to approve the purchase order.  Commissioner Travers seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

Approve PO 1894 for DPW-Commissioner Watkins made a motion to approve the purchase order.  Commissioner Weldon seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Ed Kinnamon asked permission to proceed in obtaining the lowest bid on a loan to purchase the recently procured trash truck.  The truck was a budgeted item and it was budgeted to borrow the money.  Commissioner Travers made a motion to allow Mr. Kinnamon to proceed.  Commissioner Atkinson seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

A short time ago Chief Wroten was summonsed to appear before the Liquor Board (County Commissioners) in reference to 520 Race Street.  He had a query done of all the calls at that address.  From January 1, 1995 through March 29, 2001, Cambridge Police Department responded to 520 Race Street a total of 236 times.  The breakdown is as follows:  60 calls were marked advised or advised warrants; 25 calls were marked gone on arrival; 96 calls were with report, 51 of which were closed with arrest(s); 3 calls warned; 26 calls were marked no report; and 26 calls were unfounded.  Chief Wroten feels it is not as bad as it sounds in the paper.  He wants the public to know that the 500 block of Race Street is a safe place to be and to start a business.  The entire letter will be filed with these minutes.

Jim Michael would like the City to hire someone on a contractual basis to proceed with cleaning up debris at locations that have been cited for rubbish and not cleaned up in the specified time.  Commissioner Weldon made a motion to allow Mr. Michael to proceed with putting together a proposal.  Commissioner Atkinson seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

With no further business, Mayor Rippons adjourned this portion of the meeting at 8:20 p.m.  I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, April 9, 2001, insofar as I personally am aware.

Edwin C. Kinnamon, Clerk & Treasurer