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City Council Minutes

June 22, 2009

Cambridge Maryland SealMINUTES

Council Meeting

June 22, 2009

 

 

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, June 22, 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 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 Thomas made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 8, 2009 Council meeting as distributed.  Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously.   

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

Ricky Travers, Seafood Feastival Committee, to Request a Variance from the Noise Ordinance, Trash Removal, Police Protection, and Permission to Park Buses in the City-Owned Parking Lot Adjacent to the Sailwinds Parking Lot, for the 30th Annual Seafood Feastival at Sailwinds Park on Saturday, August 8th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the requests. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Mary Calloway, The 325th Anniversary Planning Committee, to Request a Variance from the Noise Ordinance on July 4th from 2:00 pm until 11:00 pm for Their Celebration at Governor's Hall at Sailwinds Park-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the requests. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Representative from the Fletcher Family to Request Permission to Hold a Family Reunion Cook-Out at Great Marsh Park on Sunday, August 2nd from 11:00 am to Dusk and a Variance from the Noise Ordinance-Nobody was present to speak.  

 

Representative from The Pine Street Committee to Have the 600 Block of Pine Street (Cross St. to Cedar St.) Closed on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm, the Street Swept, Two Trash Receptacles, and a Variance from the Noise Ordinance-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the request. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Request from Guinervere Banks for Abatement of Interest Charges for the Demolition of a Property-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to defer any action until Council can ascertain exact information on all properties that would be in a similar situation (i.e. demolition and accrued interest). Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Recommendation to Award Contract for Dumpster Service for the Marina and Boat Ramp-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to award the contract to Allied Waste Services in the amount of $5,450 for FY2010 and $5,668 for FY2011. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Recommendation to Award Contract for Economic Development Strategic Plan-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to award the contract to Sage Policy Group, Inc. in the amount of $45,000. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Request for Letter of Support to Oppose the Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway-Commissioner Knox made a motion to allow Mayor Stanley to sign a statement in opposition, off the proposed Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway in Dorchester County as it is currently drafted. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0. Commissioner Sydnor abstained because of his position on the Critical Areas Commission.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Cambridge Police Department's Application for US Dept. of Justice's 2009 Byrne Local Solicitation-Chief Malik said in the first round, CPD received $61,382.  It is a formula-type grant based on crime statistics.  This round they can receive $14,832 which they will use to purchase emergency equipment for three police vehicles. Commissioner Stout made a motion to grant Chief Malik permission to apply for the grant funds. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Appointments to Board of Zoning Appeals-Mayor Stanley asked that this item be put on the agenda for Thursday, June 25th.

 

Community Legacy - Intent to Apply-Council will review and rank the applications at their July 27th meeting.

 

Community Legacy - Signage Grant-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to authorize the Planning and Zoning Department to move forward with a grant to look at signage off Route 50 and move forward with an RFP to have the signage reviewed as well as have signs designed based on approval by Council.  Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Approve Budget Amendment Cambridge Police Department-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the budget amendment and then Purchase Orders 5213, 5216 and 5217 (see below). Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Approve Financial Statement for May 2009-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the financial statement for May 2009. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Approve Purchase Orders:

 

PO 5205 - Will Browns - Repair & DOT Inspection for Brush 1-1 (RFC)......... $850.00

PO 5206 - Will Browns - Emergency Repair - Brush 1-1 (RFC)...................... $549.50

PO 5213 - Pyro Engineering - Fireworks (FY2010)..................................... $12,500.00

PO 5216 - Valerie J. Mann - CPD Grant Administration................................... $665.00

PO 5217 - Smith's Printing - Parking Citation Books........................................ $785.00

 

Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve Purchase Orders 5205 and 5206.  Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. (See above for POs 5213, 5216, and 5217.)

 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

 

Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to refer the use of 'PODs' (temporary storage facilities) to the Department of Public Works for their review. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Commissioner Sydnor made a motion that the signage at the marina be changed to a more communicable type of signage (customer friendly) and that the restrooms remain open to the public during business hours. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.  Commissioner Sydnor made a motion that this become effective July 1st. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Commissioner Thomas reported that the Council will adopt the budget on Thursday, June 25, 2009 after the annexation public hearing which begins at 6:00 pm.

 

 

Odessa Todd requested permission to use Great Marsh Park on Saturday, August 1st for a family reunion.  Commissioner Thomas made a motion to grant Ms. Todd permission to hold the Todd family reunion at Great Marsh Park on Saturday, August 1, 2009 conditional on the availability of the park and included a variance from the noise ordinance from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

 

 

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 8:07 p.m.  I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, June 22, 2009, insofar as I personally am aware.

 

                                               

                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                    Edwin C. Kinnamon

                                                                                    Clerk & Treasurer