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City Council Minutes

November 9, 2009

Cambridge Maryland SealMINUTES

Council Meeting

November 9, 2009

 

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, November 9, 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 Sydnor, Stout, Thomas, and Hanson.  Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley asked for a moment of silence.  Commissioner Hanson led in the Pledge of Allegiance.   

Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 26, 2009 Council meeting as distributed.  Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

APPOINTMENTS

Representative from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to Request Permission to Hold Their Third Annual Walk MS Event in Cambridge on April 24, 2010 Beginning and Ending at Sailwinds Park (9:00 am to approximately 1:00 pm)-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the request and included a variance from the noise ordinance. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

Jim Duffy, Main Street, to Discuss a Proposal to Light the Cannery Way Mural-Commissioner Stout made a motion to approve the request to use the City's electric source to light the mural, pending approval by the Historic Preservation Commission. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

Brian and Rachell Rich to Discuss Purchasing City-Owned Property on the Corner of Schoolhouse Lane and Chesapeake Court-The address of the property they would like to purchase is 619 Schoolhouse Lane (Parcel 2578).  Mayor Sydnor made a motion to begin the process to determine if the property is excess property. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None

NEW BUSINESS

First Reading on Ordinance to Establish No Parking on the East Side of Greenwood Avenue from Camelia Street to Park Lane-Mayor Stanley asked for public comment. Portia Johnson-Ennels, a resident of the neighborhood, said the people she spoke to did not even realize what was happening. She thinks the Council or the Traffic and Safety Committee should go door-to-door and ask them what they want.  It should be a decision made by the community-not just the elected body. Mayor Stanley suggested that the citizens opposed to this ordinance come to the meeting on November 23rd.

Approve Purchase Orders:

PO 91410 - J. G. Parks & Sons - Parts for Engine Repair - Garbage Truck #16 - $2,300.00-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

Approve Budget Amendment for DPW-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the budget amendment. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

PO 91412 - Cambridge Collision - Repairs to Utility Truck Door - $1,670.72-

Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

PO 5253 - Physio-Control, Inc. - Semi-Annual Maintenance for 4 Cardiac Monitors - $1,425.00-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

Approve Budget Amendment for CPD-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the budget amendment. Commissioner Sydnor seconded the motion. The motion passed 4:0.

ITEMS BY MEMBERS OF COUNCIL

Traffic & Safety Committee-State Highway is scheduled to do repairs on the Creek Bridge.  The Committee recommended that all traffic should be directed to Cedar Street and/or Washington Street to Race Street.  Commissioner Thomas made a motion to recommend that signage indicate that Maryland Avenue will be used for local traffic only and the other traffic detoured to Cedar Street and/or Washington Street to Race Street. The recommended completion date should be no later than May 2010. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. Rob Collison suggested that Council urge State Highway to complete the Jenkins Creek bypass so that traffic can be routed down Washington Street to the West End. The motion passed 4:0. 

Council was asked to recommend City-owned parcels in the Maple Street District to be used for affordable housing so they could be included in the advertisement for the public hearing for excess property.

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 7:50 p.m.  I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, November 9, 2009, insofar as I personally am aware.

                                   

                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                    Edwin C. Kinnamon

                                                                                    Clerk & Treasurer