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City Council Minutes

July 13, 2009

Cambridge Maryland SealMINUTES

Council Meeting

July 13, 2009

 

 

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, July 13, 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 22, 2009 Council meeting as distributed. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously. Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 25, 2009 Council meeting as distributed. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously. 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

Annexation Request by Wyatt Group, LLC and Martin Ellsworth Burton for Approxi­mately 124 Acres of Land Which Has Frontage on Rt. 16 and Woods Road (a.k.a. the Burton Farm)-A public hearing was held on June 22, 2009. The record was left open for further comments. Commissioner Thomas recused himself and did not comment or vote because of a possible conflict of interest. George Hyde was not aware of any further comments submitted to Planning and Zoning. Ed Kinnamon was not aware of any further comments submitted to City Hall. Commissioner Knox made a motion to close the public hearing. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0. Commissioner Thomas abstained.

 

Rob Collison recommended that if Council approves the annexation request, the motion be conditional upon an annexation agreement being executed by all the parties which would contain terms acceptable to Council and the applicant. The agreement could be finalized and presented to Council at the next meeting.

 

Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the annexation expressly condition upon the following: (1) the annexation agreement has to be executed and recorded; (2) the entire parcel would be planned at the site plan level for traffic flow; (3) the developer would be required to make the same improvements as a condition of issuance of use and occupancy permits to Woods Road as was required for the Thomas parcel annexation and any and all improvements that Planning and Zoning would require to MD Route 16; and (4) that there be a financial contribution for a community youth center. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0. Commissioner Thomas abstained.

 

Commissioner Stout made a motion to authorize Rob Collision to negotiate with the developer to finalize the annexation agreement for submittal to the Council on July 27th. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0. Commissioner Thomas abstained.

 

Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to close the public hearing. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0. Commissioner Thomas abstained.

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

Laura Weldon, Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, to Request Permission to Hold a Girl Scout Camp Fire Sing-A-Long at Great Marsh on Friday, August 21st from 6:00 pm Until 8:00 pm and a Variance from the Noise Ordinance-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the request and included a variance from the noise ordinance. Commissioner Knox 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-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the request. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Representative from Vanessa Johnson's Family to Request Permission to Hold a Family Reunion at Great Marsh Park on Saturday, August 8th from Noon to 8:00 pm, a Variance from the Noise Ordinance, and Permission to Erect Tents-Commissioner Knox made a motion to approve the request. Commissioner Sydnor seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Carol Levy to Discuss One-Way Street Downtown-Commissioner Knox made a motion to leave the one-way traffic corridor on Race Street as it is now until they have further public input and until they have more established data to make their decision. He also asked for a public hearing on the matter. Commissioner Sydnor seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:1 with Commissioner Thomas opposed. No date was set for the public hearing.

 

Representatives from the Concerned Brothers United to Request a Variance from the Noise Ordinance and Permission to Close the 700 Block of Pine Street (from Bethel to Douglas Streets) on Saturday, July 18th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm for a Community Festival and Requested Parking on Both Sides of the 600 Block of Pine Street-Commissioner Stout made a motion to approve the request. Commissioner Sydnor 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 Sydnor made a motion to authorize the City Attorney to draft an ordinance which would provide for a 90-day amnesty period for forgiveness or abatement of 50 percent of the interest on all demolition liens and have the ordinance presented to the City Council on July 27, 2009. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Request from Cambridge Power Boat Regatta Association for CEMS Coverage at the Power Boat Regatta on July 25th and 26th-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to allow Mr. Kinnamon to make a budget amendment to allow the City to have coverage at the Power Boat Regatta on July 25th and 26th. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Request from Branden Spear to Modify the "7:00 am Start Work" Time During the Months of June Through September and Change it to 5:00 am for Contractors-No action was taken.

 

Approve Purchase Orders:

 

PO 5172 - World Point - 40 BLS Healthcare Provider Manuals........................ $446.01

PO 5173 - JG Parks & Son - Emergency Repairs - CEMS Unit 101............ $4,823.07

PO 5214 - Motorola - Service Agreement CPD Dispatch System.............. $17,608.32

PO 5215 - ESRI - ArcView Primary Maintenance Agreement (CPD)............... $400.00

PO 5218 - Clarion - MD Chiefs of Police Conference Lodging......................... $536.00

PO 5219 - MD Chiefs of Police Assoc. - Conference Registration................... $400.00

PO 5220 - Crown Pointe Tech. - Skills Manager Sup./Maint. (CPD)................ $995.00

PO 91374 - David A. Bramble - 5 Tons Asphalt.................................................. $267.50

 

Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve Purchase Order 5172. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Council deferred a vote on Purchase Order 5173 until they can get more information on the repairs.

 

Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve Purchase Order 5214. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Commissioner Stout made a motion to approve Purchase Order 5215. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve Purchase Order 5218. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve Purchase Order 5219. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve Purchase Order 5220. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve Purchase Order 91374. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

 

Madison/Woolford Susquehanna Point Sanitary District-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to authorize a 100,000-gallon allocation and not requiring the City's permission for additional users within the district as long as it does not exceed the 100,000-gallon allocation. The connection of additional users is required to address the State environmental concerns.  All residential units (or equivalent EDUs) will pay pursuant to existing impact fees at the time of the connection. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 

 

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 8:50 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, July 13, 2009, insofar as I personally am aware.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                    Edwin C. Kinnamon

                                                                                    Clerk & Treasurer