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City Council Minutes

January 9, 2012
 

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, January 9, 2012 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.   

A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the minutes of the December 19, 2011 Council meeting was seconded and passed 4:0 with Commissioner Stout abstaining because he was not present at the meeting.

Appointments

Representatives from Leaky Pete's Oyster and Wine Bar (404 Race Street) to request permission to close the alley (Alley 18) behind their business for a St. Patrick's Day event (Paddy in the Alley) on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm, a variance from the noise ordinance (2:00 pm to 8:00 pm), and permission to serve alcohol-A motion by Commissioner Stout to approve the requests including permission to have fire barrels if volunteer firefighters are available for supervision was seconded and approved unanimously.

Mari Stanley, Cambridge Main Street, to introduce herself to the Council-Mari Stanley is planning to get around the community and meet everyone in the next few months. She is looking forward to working as the Executive Director of Main Street. Council congratulated Mrs. Stanley and welcomed her to Cambridge.

Unfinished Business

PILOT Agreement for Conifer Village (Resolution 12-001)-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Resolution 12-001 with additional language regarding the community center and computer lab was seconded and approved 3:2 with Commissioners Knox and Hanson opposed.

Redistricting discussion-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to hold a work session on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers and a public hearing on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm in City Council Chambers was seconded and approved unanimously.

New Business

Council to confirm location of 2012 election(s)-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to hold the election(s) in Governors Hall at Sailwinds Park was seconded and approved unanimously. The primary election, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.  The general election will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.  The deadline for filing for candidacy is Friday, April 27, 2012 at 4:30 pm at City Hall.

Introduction of ordinance to extend moratorium on electronic imaging signs (Ordinance 1020)-The draft of the comprehensive amendment to the zoning ordinance and a public hearing must be completed by September 2012. This will be inclusive of any sign ordinance. It is the unanimous recommendation of the Planning Commission to continue the moratorium.

Approve Purchase Orders:

5561 - Battle Ridge Kennels & K9 Services - One patrol/narcotics K9 including training, lodging for officer, health guarantee on K9 (drug forfeiture account) - $8,500.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 5561 was seconded and approved unanimously.

5560 - Chief Kenneth W. Malik - replenish the drug informant account (drug forfeiture account) - $2,000.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 5560 was seconded and approved unanimously.

91580 - John W. Tieder - replace parts and check camera system at public safety building - $3,170.00-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve Purchase Order 91580 died for lack of a second.  A motion by Commissioner Thomas to defer any action on Purchase Order 91580 until Council received further information was seconded and denied 3:2 with Commissioners Stout, Thomas, and Sydnor opposed. A motion by Commissioner Stout to approve Purchase Order 91580 was seconded and approved unanimously.

91581 - Pritchett Controls, Inc. - repair to FHP for UPS room at public safety building - $1,734.11-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 91581 was seconded and approved unanimously.

91583 - John W. Tieder - parts for repair of door hand scanners at public safety building - $19,258.70-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve Purchase Order 91583 was seconded and approved unanimously.

Additional Action by Council

Request from Bay Country Region AACA-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to allow Bay Country Region AACA permission to use the western part of the Franklin Street boat ramp parking lot between the hospital and the Sailwinds Park parking lot on Saturday, January 28, 2012 was seconded and approved unanimously.

A motion by Commissioner Thomas to adjourn the meeting was seconded and approved unanimously.

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 8:12 p.m.  I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, January 9, 2012, insofar as I personally am aware.

Edwin C. Kinnamon, Clerk & Treasurer