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City Council Minutes

September 18, 2000

 

The City Council met in regular session on September 18, 2000, 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 Commissioner Bohlen, Watkins, Weldon, Atkinson and Travers.

Mr. Kinnamon led in the Lord's Prayer.  Commissioner Atkinson led in the Pledge of Allegiance.  The minutes of the September 11, 2000 meeting were approved as distributed.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Police Board - The Police Board consists of Mayor Rippons, Commissioner Watkins, and Commissioner Travers. 

The Cambridge Police Department (CPD) is six officers short and three officers are on extended sick leave.  From a block grant that was awarded to CPD last year, $20,000 is now allocated to bicycle patrol overtime.  This was in response to the citizens' requests for more officer visibility on the street.  Copies of the quarterly statistics and the monthly reports (July and August) are available for review at City Hall.  A new pay schedule for CPD will be presented next Monday for the uniform patrolmen.  Before the next fiscal year, pay scales from other cities will be reviewed and one drawn up for Cambridge which will be separate and unique to the City.  This will be presented for Council's consideration.

APPOINTMENTS

Cathy Teagarden (2010 Church Creek Rd) to Discuss Hooking Up to Sanitary District #3 -- Further review and additional information is needed for a decision to be made.  A vote will be taken next week.

Lester Reazor (Mid-Shore Cruisers) Requesting Noise Variance for Cruise-In at Snow's Turn Market (October 21st from 2 to 6 pm) -- Complaints have been received from residents in the area from the last Cruise-In held at this location.  Commissioner Atkinson made a motion that the noise variance request be denied.  The motion was passed 4:1 with Commissioner Watkins opposed to the denial of the variance.

A Certificate of Appreciation was presented to Milford Foxwell for his 20-year service with the Planning & Zoning Commission.

Laurence Edwards Requesting Permission to Renew Special Use Permit for Selling Produce at 746 Race St. - Because this was entered on the agenda too late for publication in the newspapers, this request will be considered on September 25, 2000.  An extension of the present permit was granted for one week. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Council to Discuss Attorney's Memo of 8/23/00 Referencing Temporary/Part-Time Employees - First reading of an Ordinance to Amend Section 8 "Miscellaneous" Subsection "Grievances" was read.  A vote on adoption of this amendment will be on September 25, 2000.

NEW BUSINESS

Request for Additional Street Lighting on Somerset Avenue  -- A motion was made to turn this request over to the Street Lighting Committee.  This motion was passed unanimously.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Building Permit No. 3135 (103 Abbaco Lane - New Home) (Permit Fee $1,580 - Cost of Improvements $128,000) -- Commissioner Travers made a motion to approve Building Permit Application 3135. The motion was passed unanimously.

Request for a Stop Sign be Installed on William Street at the Intersection of William Street and Vue de Leau Street

Request for several of the parking spaces at the Franklin Street boat ramp be changed to accommodate single vehicles rather than vehicles with trailers

A motion was made by Commissioner Atkinson to forward these two requests to the Traffic & Safety Committee.  The motion was passed unanimously.

With no further business, Mayor Rippons adjourned the meeting at 8:20 p.m.

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, September 18, 2000, insofar as I personally am aware.

Edwin C. Kinnamon, Clerk-Treasurer