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City Council Minutes

February 13, 2012
 

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 13, 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 February 6, 2012 Council meeting was seconded and passed unanimously.

Appointments

Allen Nelson, Cambridge Power Boat Regatta Association, Inc. to request use of Great Marsh Park beginning on Monday, July 23; exclusive use of Great Marsh Park from Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29; closure of the boat ramp beginning at 4:00 pm Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29; permission to have motor homes in the park beginning Friday, July 27 through Monday, July 30; a variance from the noise ordinance for activities from Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29; and permission to sell beer at the event on Saturday and Sunday-A motion by Commissioner Stout to approve the requests was seconded and approved unanimously. The variances from the noise ordinance are Friday - 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm; Saturday - 9:00 am until 9:00 pm; and Sunday - 11:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Patrick Fanning of High Spot to request permission to have a local craft Belgian beer festival on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; permission to close High Street from the Poplar Street light to the Church Street light and a variance in the noise ordinance to allow for an outdoor festival (similar to Taste of Cambridge and Brews and BBQ)-Several concerns were expressed by Council. Mr. Fanning will talk to the business owners on his block of High Street and then meet with Chief Malik to discuss the logistics. Council will make a decision at a later date.

Tasha Foxwell, Quota, to request permission to hold a Quota Fundraiser 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 12, 2012 (8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m.) from the Courthouse down High Street, around Long Wharf, down Water Street, right on Somerset left on the road in front of the radio station and then left back onto Hambrooks at the stop sign and back to Courthouse (run/walk will take approximately 4 hours)- Several concerns were expressed by Council. Ms. Foxwell will meet with Chief Malik to discuss the logistics. Council will make a decision at a later date.

Representative from First Baptist Church to request use of the large grassy area at Long Wharf for the Sunday nights in August for their Outdoor Gospel Concerts (approximately 5:00 pm through 8:30 pm); use of electrical outlets; use of public restroom at Dockmaster's office; and permission to place a sign at Long Wharf-A motion Commissioner Sydnor to approve the requests including a variance from the noise ordinance was seconded and approved unanimously.

Representatives from Cambridge Sail and Power Squadron to receive proclamation for Safe Boating Week and to request permission to use Great Marsh Park on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm for a flare demonstration-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the request including use of a pavilion beginning at 1:00 pm was seconded and approved unanimously.  The proclamation was read and presented to Nancy Harvey.

Unfinished Business

Approve Resolution 12-003 - PILOT for Conifer Village (revision to 12‑001)-The name of the entity has changed. A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Resolution 12-003 and the PILOT was seconded and approved 3:2 with Commissioners Knox and Hanson opposed.

New Business

Approve Charter Resolution CR-2012-01 to amend Section 3-3 (Boundaries of Wards) to provide amend­ments to the wards based on Census 2010-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve Charter Resolution CR-2012-01 was seconded and approved 4:1 with Commissioner Sydnor opposed.

Request to apply for Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) - Build the capacity of the Maple Street program-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the request to apply for the technical assistance grant was seconded and approved unanimously.

Request to apply for MD Heritage Area Authority for grant funds for (1) Historic Streetlamps and Landscaping in City Parking Lot #2 and (2) City Hall Renovations and Adaptive Re-Use-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to support both applications and authorize Mayor Stanley to sign the applications was seconded and approved unanimously.

Request from Pintail Landing Homeowners' Association to be referred to the Street Lighting Committee-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the request to have the Street Lighting Committee review the request for street lights on Feather Drive was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve Resolution No. 12-002 - Fee Schedule-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to refer the resolution to the Finance Committee for their review and recommendation was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve budget amendment for Department of Public Works-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the budget amendment was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve Purchase Orders:

PO 5564 - Pyro Engineering, Inc. - Down payment for fireworks display - $7,500.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve PO 5564 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 5586 - Atlantic Emergency Solutions - hydrostatic testing of 14 Cascade bottles (remove, test, and reinstall) (RFC) - $3,129.20-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve PO 5586 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO  91588 - Arvid Associates, Inc. - checklist codes program, annual license and support - DPW - $1,200.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve PO 91558 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 91590 - Metro Paving Corporation - concrete sidewalk & curb and gutter replacement for Maryland Avenue gateway project - $50,000.00 (grant)-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve PO 91590 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 91591 - John W. Tieder, Inc. - historic lighting for Maryland Avenue gateway project - DPW - $39,975.00 (grant)-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve PO 91591 was seconded and approved unanimously.

Additional Action by Council

Request from Choptank River Lighthouse Society for a letter of support for the Maryland Heritage Area Authority application to obtain funds to fabricate interpretive display panels for the mini-museum in the new lighthouse-A motion by Commissioner Knox to approve the letter of support was seconded and approved unanimously.

Escrow Agreement for 106 Cedar Street-A motion by Commissioner Stout to approve the escrow agreement was seconded and approved unanimously.

Closed Executive Session-Council met in closed executive session at 6:15 pm to discuss a preliminary matter that concerns the proposal for a business or industrial organization to locate to Cambridge.

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

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 8:42 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, February 13, 2012, insofar as I personally am aware.

Edwin C. Kinnamon, Clerk & Treasurer