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City Council Minutes

October 13, 2009

Cambridge Maryland SealMINUTES

Council Meeting

October 13, 2009

 

The City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 in Council Chambers.  A quorum being present, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley called the meeting to order at 7:18 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 Sydnor made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 28, 2009 Council meeting as distributed.  Commissioner Knox seconded the motion.  The motion was passed unanimously.   

APPOINTMENTS

Representatives from Tidewater Physical Therapy to Receive Proclamation for Their 25th Anniversary-The proclamation was read and presented to Tidewater Physical Therapy employees.

Tawes Harper and Charles Pinkett to Discuss Impact Fees for Church Creek/ Woolford/Madison Sanitary District-Mr. Tawes asked that the City waive the impact fees for connection to the Sanitary District lines.  Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to refer the matter to Rob Collison for his review and recommendation at the first meeting in November. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Representative from Miles & Stockbridge to Request Approval for Extension of the City's Water System to Serve a Subdivision of Land That is Outside the City's Boundaries But is Surrounded by Properties Currently Served by the System (Tax Map 30 Parcel 250 - Pink's Pond Estates)-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the request for extension of the City's water system to serve the subdivision known as Pink's Pond Estates with the stipulation that parcel be annexed into the City of Cambridge. Commissioner Sydnor seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0 with Commissioner Knox opposed.

Report from DPW on Energy Demand Response Program-George Hyde will give his report at the next meeting.

Continuation on Discussion on DPW's Intent to Renovate Plan and Draft of ASOP-Commissioner Knox made a motion to hold a work session on this matter. Commissioner Sydnor seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.  The work session will be held on Monday, October 19th at 6:00 pm.  

NEW BUSINESS

DHCD 'Home' Program Grant - Application Request-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to make the work session on October 19, 2009 (6:00 pm) a regular meeting so Council can discuss this issue further and vote after they have obtained the required information. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Sidewalk Improvement Revolving Loan Fund - Participant Guidelines-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the participant guidelines for the revolving loan fund that have been presented, eliminating the income eligibility and stipulating that the starting points be Pine Street and Gay Street (50/50 split). Commissioner Knox seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Marina 'Boaters Survey'-Commissioner Knox made a motion to approve the survey forms with the addition of Commissioner Thomas' suggestions. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Discussion of the Enhanced Nutrient Removal Upgrade at the Wastewater Treatment Plant-The preliminary engineering study to determine the necessary improvements has been approved by MDE. Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to move forward with the enhanced nutrient upgrade for the wastewater treatment plant. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion.  

Approve Purchase Orders:

PO 91399 - Pete's Masonry - Repair 4-ft x 5-ft Sect. of High Street - $1,000.00-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 5311 - Graves Uniforms - CPD Turtleneck Shirts - $2,517.24 and PO 5310 - Graves Uniforms - CPD Shirts/Trousers/Sweater/Stripes - $4,373.00-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase orders. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 5288 - Automated Computer Concepts - RFC - 1/3 Security Software Update - $998.00-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 5291 - Susquehanna Fire Equip. - Breathing Air Compressor Service - $2,229.75-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 5290 - ACS Firehouse Software - Support & Updates (Fire Reports) - $735.00-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 5307 - Pelican Mobile - E-Citation Printer/Scanner/Carriers (grant) - $9,800.00-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 4874 - Maryland Life Magazine - Eat, Drink, Buy Art Promotion - $500.00-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 4873 - BCC IT - Website Redesign - $1,200.00-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

Commissioner Knox made a motion to approve Mayor Stanley signing a letter of support to the President of the Dorchester County Boys and Girls Club regarding collaboration with the Governor's Office on Crime Control and Prevention educational program grant.  Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. 

The City received a grant from the Department of Housing and Community Development's CDBG program for $593,500 to connect the Christ Rock community to the City's water and sewer systems.

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 10:10 p.m.  I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Tuesday, October 13, 2009, insofar as I personally am aware.

                                

                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                    Edwin C. Kinnamon

                                                                                    Clerk & Treasurer