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City Council Minutes

February 27, 2012
 

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 27, 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 13, 2012 Council meeting was seconded and passed unanimously.

Appointments

Amy Craig, Quota, to request permission to hold a Quota fundraiser 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 12, 2012 beginning at 9:00 a.m. (set-up at 6:30 a.m.; registration at 8:00 a.m.) starting and ending at Great Marsh Park (basically same route as YMCA Crab Run), use of one pavilion, and a variance from the noise ordinance-A motion by Commissioner Knox to approve the request was seconded and approved unanimously.

Representative from The High Spot to request permission to hold their 1st Annual Cambridge Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, May 12, 2012; street closure from 12 noon - 7:00 p.m. for the 300 block of High Street (Church Street to property line of Newcomb & Collins Funeral Home); variance from the noise variance 12 noon - 7:00 p.m.; beer and food sales from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Police Department presence and the use of spare city trash cans-A motion by Commissioner Knox to approve the request was seconded and approved unanimously.

Mark Bacon, Regional Manager of Carlton Court (apartments) to request a waiver to place a fence across the paper street which would be the continuation of Hubbard Street-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to hold a public hearing on March 26, 2012 was seconded and approved unanimously. Rob Collison will draft a license agreement.

Jermaine Anderson, Alpha Genesis, to request a letter of support for a Technical Assistance Grant for a feasible study for our proposed project, The Harriet Tubman Arts Alive Athenaeum & Entrepreneur Center, to be located at the Historic Hearn Building 509/511 Race Street-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to submit a letter of support for the technical assistance grant was seconded and approved unanimously.

Unfinished Business

Approve Resolution No. 12-002 - Fee Schedule-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Resolution 12-002 was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve lease agreement with Draper Holdings (dba WBOC)-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the lease agreement was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve Technical Assistance Grant application to benefit the Maple Street/Smart Site area-A motion by Commissioner Knox to approve submitting the Technical Assistance Grant and to authorize Resolution 12‑004 was seconded and approved unanimously.

Update from Street Lighting Committee-Oden Wheeler reported that the committee met in Pintail Landing and then received costs per foot, costs per month, and installation costs from Delmarva Power. By the next meeting he will have an estimate on the cost to install two or three lights on Feather Drive.

New Business

Request from Dorchester County Recreation and Parks Board to hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Great Marsh Park on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. (rain date: Sunday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m.)-A motion by Commissioner Knox to approve the Easter Egg Hunt was seconded and approved 4:0 (Commissioner Stout was out of the room.).

Discuss Position Vacancies at Department of Public Works-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to fill the Assistant Superintendent position and, if necessary, a Street Maintenance Worker I position was seconded and approved unanimously. A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to fill a position in the General Maintenance Department instead of filling a position in Planning and Zoning was seconded and approved unanimously.

Appointment to Municipal Utilities Commission-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to appoint Joseph Brooks to the Municipal Utilities Commission was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve financial statement for January 2012-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the financial statement was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve budget amendment for Financial Administration-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the budget amendment 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 5587 - National Fire Protection Association - annual billing for services (fire codes) - $1,795.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve PO 5587 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 5565 - International Business Machines - universal tape autoloader system for computer server and tape back-up yearly maintenance CPD - $2,498.98-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve PO 5565 was seconded and approved unanimously.

Additional Action by Council

Work Session-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to hold a work session with the Ethics Commission on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm was seconded and approved unanimously.

Ethics Commission/Legal Matters-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to have the Ethics Commission solicit interested persons to serve as a back-up attorney for the Ethics Commission was seconded and approved unanimously.

Purchase Order for Dump Truck-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve a purchase order to Bob Bell Ford (Glen Burnie) in the amount of $63,500.00 was seconded and approved unanimously.

Cops Hiring Grant-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to apply for the grant was seconded and approved unanimously.

Ethics Commission-There is a vacancy as an alternate member on the Ethics Commission.

Housing Authority of Cambridge-There is a vacancy on the Housing Authority of Cambridge Commission.  There is an interested candidate who may be appointed at the next meeting.

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 8:47 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, February 27, 2012, insofar as I personally am aware.

Edwin C. Kinnamon, Clerk & Treasurer