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City Council Minutes

September 24, 2001
 

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, September 24, 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.

Mayor Rippons asked for a moment of silence in regards to the tradegy of our Nation.  Ed Kinnamon led in the Lord's Prayer.  Commissioner Atkinson led in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Commissioner Watkins made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 17, 2001 Council meeting as distributed.  Commissioner Weldon seconded the motion.  The motion was passed unanimously.   

APPOINTMENTS

Chuck Prahl to be Acknowledged for His "Apples for the Big Apple" Program-Mayor Rippons thanked Chuck Prahl for his initiative in collecting supplies for the disaster relief workers in New York City.  Chuck Prahl thanked the community for their support.

Open Bids for Great Marsh Boat Ramp Dredging-Two bids were received:

  • Dissen & Juhn Corporation (Maceden, New York)--$41,800
  • Apple Marine Construction (Trappe, Maryland)--$13,350

Commissioner Travers made a motion to refer the bids to DPW for their review.  Commissioner Watkins seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

Rudolph Stanley and Jerome Stanley of Dorchester Elks Lodge 223 to Request Permission to Hold The Elks' Annual Organizational Day on October 27 from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm and Noise Variance-The parade will be on Saturday, October 27, 2001, beginning at 3:00 pm.  The route will be from Maces Lane Middle School to the Elks' Lodge on Pine Street.  They also requested Pine Street be closed from Cross Street to Cedar Street from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm and a noise variance for that time.  They would like to be able to park on the west side of Pine Street on Saturday night from 9:00 pm until 2:00 am (10/28).  Commissioner Watkins made a motion to grant the Elks' requests.  Commissioner Atkinson seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Resolution for the Creation of an Economic Development Committee-Commissioner Atkinson made a motion to adopt the resolution.  Commissioner Travers seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.  Mayor Rippons asked the Chamber of Commerce for their recommendation of a Chamber member and asked the citizens to recommend business members.

Discussion on Removing Bushes in Front of Council Chambers and Replacing Them With Sod and Park Benches-This item will be discussed at a future meeting.

Re-Adoption of Resolution No. 01-016 Administrative, Regulatory and User Fees and Charges of the City of Cambridge-Commissioner Travers made a motion to adopt the resolution.  Commissioner Watkins seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

Discuss "Life Chain" on October 7th from 2 pm to 4 pm on Route 50-The Life Chain, a prayerful and silent protest against abortion, will extend from Shoal Creek Mall towards the Frederick C. Malkus Bridge. The State Highway Administration has been informed of this event. 

Request from Refuge Temple Church of God for Refund of Building Permit Fees-David Pritchett reported that historically building permit fees for churches have been refunded.    The permit fee is $3,320.00 for a whole new structure. Commissioner Watkins made a motion to approve the refund.  Commissioner Travers seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

Approve PO 2108 (Hertrich Fleet Sales) for CPD-Commissioner Watkins made a motion to approve Purchase Order 2108.  Commissioner Weldon seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

Approve PO 2109 (Office Software International) CPD-Commissioner Bohlen made a motion to approve Purchase Order 2109.  Commissioner Travers seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

Approve Financial Statement for August 2001-Commissioner Travers made a motion to approve the Financial Statement for August 2001.  Commissioner Watkins seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Commissioner Atkinson made a motion to adopt the resolution for mutual aid relating to Cambridge Emergency Medical Service and Cambridge Police Department.  Commissioner Weldon seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

Fall Clean-Up begins this Saturday in the First Ward. 

Commissioner Atkinson announced that Dorchester Post 91 (American Legion) has appointed a committee to make plans for installing flagpoles near the World War II Memorial at Long Wharf Park.  They will work with Council on this item.

Commissioner Atkinson made a motion to have an Executive Session relating to personnel following this meeting. Commissioner Travers seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

David Pritchett received a request for additional lighting near 1016 High Street.  Commissioner Watkins made a motion to refer it to the Street Lighting Committee.  Commissioner Travers seconded it.  The motion was passed unanimously.

Mayor Rippons made the first quarterly report (June 1 through August 31, 2001) for Sailwinds Park under the new management.   Under the capital account they have raised $36,400.  They expended $14,330 on improvements.  The capital account now has a balance of over $22,000 at the end of the first quarter.  The operating income is in excess of $3,000 for the first quarter.  This is without any City money going in for operations.

With no further business, Mayor Rippons adjourned this portion of the meeting at 7:37 p.m.

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, September 24, 2001, insofar as I personally am aware.

Edwin C. Kinnamon, Clerk & Treasurer