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City Council Minutes

May 11, 2009

Cambridge Maryland SealMINUTES

Council Meeting

May 11, 2009

 

 

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, May 11, 2009 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 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 April 27, 2009 Council meeting as distributed.  Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion.  The motion passed 4:0.   

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

Proclamation for Safe Boating Week-The proclamation was presented to the Cambridge Sail and Power Squadron.

 

Jon Burrell, LGIT, to Present the City with a Training Grant for CPD-Jon Burrell and Larry Bohlen presented Cambridge with a check for $1,625 to fund the police polygraph operator attendance at the American Polygraph Association annual seminar in August.  

 

Willie Beasley to Request a Variance from the Noise Ordinance for a Birthday Party on Saturday, May 16th from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at 703 Moores Avenue-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to deny the request. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 3:0. Commissioner Hanson abstained.

 

Representatives from American Legion Post 91 Auxiliary to Present "Poppies" to Mayor and Commissioners-Junior and Senior Members of the American Legion Auxiliary passed out poppies to the Council and the audience. Poppies are a symbol of the price of war and the sacrifice of millions.

                       

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Award Contracts for 3-in. and 5-in. Hoses for RFC-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to accept Chief Hurley's recommendation that the contract for the 5-in. hose be awarded to Singer Fire Equipment (15 sections at $629.47 per 100-ft section) and the contract for the 3-in. (20 sections at $295.00 per 50-ft section) be awarded to Winsteads Fire Equipment. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Second Reading and Vote on Ordinance to Amend Prohibition on Discharge of Firearms Within the City, to Include Pellet and BB-Guns-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the ordinance. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Prioritize Community Development Block Grant Applications-Commissioner Thomas declared a financial business interest in two of the applications. He recently acquired property in the Christ Rock area. He also has a business relationship with Sharon Wilson of Visions America. Mayor Stanley agreed with Commissioner Sydnor's recommendation of Christ Rock as the first priority and 711 Pine Street as the second priority. Commissioner Hanson made a motion to make Cambridge's No. 1 priority be the improvement to the sewer and water in the Christ Rock area. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 3:0. Commissioner Thomas abstained.  Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to include by the May 29th deadline the Pine Street area and the High Street area with modifications by the parties so both can be funded. The motion failed for lack of a second.   

 

Approve Resolution to Submit CDBG Application-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the resolution. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 3:0. Commissioner Thomas abstained.

 

Request for Impact Fee Relief for "The Meadows at Cambridge"-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to deny the request for relief from impact fees. Commissioners Stout, Hanson, and Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Request from Dorchester County Department of Social Services for Permission to Hold a Celebration for to Honor Adoptive Families at Their Building at 627 Race Street on Saturday, May 16th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm; Police Presence, a Variance from the Noise Ordinance, and Use of 4 Trash Receptacles-Commissioner Stout made a motion to approve the requests. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Request from The American Legion Post No. 91 to Hold Memorial Day Ceremony at Long Wharf on Monday, May 25, 2009 from 10:00 am to 12 Noon and a Variance from the Noise Ordinance-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the request. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Request for Historic Streetlight in Front of 111 Maryland Avenue to be Referred to Street Lighting Committee-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to refer the request to the Street Lighting Committee. Commissioner Sydnor seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Approve Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan (CDBG Requirement)-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the plan. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Approve Citizen Participation Plan (CDBG Requirement)-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the plan. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Council to Appoint Member to Historic Preservation Commission-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to appoint Kathleen Powers Manicke to the Historic Preservation Commission. She is currently serving as an alternate. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Request to Go to Bid for Dumpster Service for Marina and Boat Ramp-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to allow DPW to go to bid for dumpster service for the marina and the boat ramp for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011.  Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Discussion and Approval of Memorandum of Understanding for Extension of City Sewer Service to Madison and Woolford; Creating New Sanitary District:  Madison-Woolford-Susquehanna Point Sanitary District-Commissioner Hanson made a motion that Rob Collison discuss this with the County's Attorney because there are items that must be resolved before an MOU is approved. Commissioner Sydnor seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Discussion and Approval of Lease Agreement for Port Administration Property-No action was taken.

 

Approve Job Description for CEMS-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the administrative assistant job description for CEMS/RFC effective July 1, 2009. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Approve Budget Amendment for CEMS-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the budget amendment. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Approve Budget Amendment for DPW-Commissioner Stout made a motion to approve the budget amendment subject to finding the appropriate money in the appropriate line items. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Approve Two Budget Amendments for CPD-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the budget amendment. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Approve Purchase Orders:

 

Cambridge EMS

PO 5168 - Boundtree Medical - Medical Supplies............................................... $1,540.00

 

Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve Purchase Order 5168. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Department of Public Works

PO 91342 - Dorchester Co. Health Dept. - Vaccine Series................................... $470.00

PO 91358 - Paul Ewing, Inc. - Stones for Sewer Repairs....................................... $924.00

PO 91359 - Mid-Atlantic Salt, LLC - De-Icing Salt................................................ $1,925.34

PO 91360 - Mid-Atlantic Salt, LLC - De-Icing Salt................................................ $1,942.67

PO 91361 - Mid-Atlantic Salt, LLC - De-Icing Salt................................................ $1,947.00

PO 91362 - Staples Business Adv. - Office Supplies............................................. $364.58

PO 91363 - David A. Bramble - Blacktop................................................................. $540.00

 

Commissioner Thomas made a motion to consolidate all the Department of Public Works purchase orders in one motion. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve Purchase Orders 91342, 91358, 31359, 31360, 91361, 91362, and 91363.  Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Cambridge Police Department

PO 5121 - Lawmen Supply Company - Air Cartridges (Taser)........................... $1,197.50

 

Commissioner Stout made a motion to approve Purchase Order 5121. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Rescue Fire Company
PO 5136 - Dorchester County YMCA - Dive Training (3 Members)...................... $985.00

PO 5142 - Will Browns Truck Repair - DOT Insp. or Engine 1-1......................... $2,000.00

PO 5143 - Will Browns Truck Repair - DOT Insp. for Engine 1-2........................ $2,000.00

PO 5144 - Will Browns Truck Repair - DOT Insp. for Tower 1-1......................... $2,000.00

PO 5145 - Will Browns Truck Repair - DOT Insp. for Rescue 1-1....................... $2,000.00

PO 5146 - Will Browns Truck Repair - DOT Insp. for Haz-Mat 1-1..................... $2,500.00

PO 5147 - Will Browns Truck Repair - DOT Insp. for 2 Trailers.......................... $1,000.00

PO 5181 - Will Browns Truck Repair - DOT Insp. for 2 Trailers.......................... $1,000.00

PO 5182 - Winsteads Fire Equipment - Pump Test Engine 1-1............................ $250.00

PO 5183 -- Winsteads Fire Equipment - Pump Test Engine 1-2............................ $250.00

PO 5184 -- Winsteads Fire Equipment - Pump Test Engine 1-3............................ $250.00

PO 5185 -- Winsteads Fire Equipment - Pump Test Engine 1-4............................ $250.00

PO 5186 -- Winsteads Fire Equipment - Pump Test Tower 1-1............................. $250.00

PO 5187 - American Test Center - Test Ladders - Tower 1-1........................... $2,000.00

PO 5188 - Rescue Fire Co. Inc. - Annual Banquet............................................... $5,100.00

PO 5189 - Rescue Fire Co. Inc. - Train Garden Expenses.................................. $1,301.04

PO 5190 - Winsteads Fire Equipment - Repair to Tower 1-1............................. $5,280.67

PO 5191 - Cummins Power Systems - Repair Generator on Engine 1-2............. $900.00

PO 5192 - Cummins Power Systems - Repair Generator on Engine 1-2.......... $2,768.90

PO 5194 - Singer Associates - Repairs to Tower 1-1....................................... $25,000.00

PO 5195 - Toms Fire Equipment - Hydrostatic Test of Bottles........................... $1,140.00

PO 5196 - Winsteads Fire Equipment - Repairs to Engine 1-2............................. $303.00

PO 5197 - Singer Associates - Hose and Appliances......................................... $2,198.57

PO 5198 - Singer Associates - Hose Connections & Portable Hydrant............ $1,953.00

PO 5199 - Singer Associates - Axes, Salvage Covers, Ladder......................... $2,390.00

PO 5200 - Gootee's Marine - Service 2 Outboard Engines on Boat 1-1........... $1,861.36

PO 5201 - Singer Associates - Sections of 5-in. Hose........................................ $9,442.05

PO 5202 - Winsteads Fire Equipment - Sections of 3-in. Hose......................... $5,900.00

PO 5203 - Winsteads Fire Equipment - Gas Detectors w/accessories.......... $17,192.00

PO 5204 - Dive Rescue International - Ice Commander Suits............................ $1,852.42

 

Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to consolidate all the Rescue Fire Company purchase orders in one motion. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve Purchase Orders 5136, 5142, 5143, 5144, 5145, 5146, 5147, 5181, 5182, 5183, 5184, 5185, 5187, 5188, 5189, 5190, 5191, 5192, 5194, 5195, 5196, 5197, 5198, 5199, 5200, 5201, 5203, and 5204.  Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

 

The City received a request for a street light on Virginia Avenue near Peach Blossom Avenue.  They also received a request from a resident in the 300 block of Henry Street to have a handicap blue curb painted in front of their home.

 

Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to give Chief Malik permission to suspend the freeze on the overtime for CPD and CEMS for the day of the Triathlon (June 14, 2009). The employees will be paid at a rate of time and one half. The funds will be reimbursed by the Triathlon Association.  Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

 

Ken Edgar has resigned from the Board of Zoning Appeals.

 

The City will hold a budget work session on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 5:00 pm.

 

 

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 9:30 p.m.  I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, May 11, 2009, insofar as I personally am aware.

 

                                               

                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                    Edwin C. Kinnamon

                                                                                    Clerk & Treasurer