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City Council Minutes

November 23, 2009

Cambridge Maryland SealMINUTES

Council Meeting

November 23, 2009

 

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, November 23, 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 Knox, Sydnor, Stout, Thomas, and Hanson.  Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley asked for a moment of silence.  Commissioner Hanson lead in the Pledge of Allegiance.   

Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 9, 2009 Council meeting as amended.  Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously.

APPOINTMENTS

Auditor to Present FY2009 Audit-Boyd Bounds, representing PKS, made a presentation.  Handouts were available.  Their opinion on the financial statements is a clean opinion which is the best opinion CPAs can give for the condition of the financial condition of the City of Cambridge.  Commissioner Knox made a motion to accept the auditor's report. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Gerry Boyle, Columbia Triathlon Association to Request Permission to Use Great Marsh Park from June 10th through 14th; Use Boat Ramp on June 12th and June 13th; Access to Water and Electricity; Extra Trash Receptacles and Removal; Use of Jenkins Creek By-Pass; Support from City Police, EMS, and RFC (compensated); and a Variance from the Noise Ordinance on Sunday, June 13th from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm for the Eagleman Ironman Race-Commissioner Knox made a motion to approve the requests. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Gerry Boyle, Columbia Triathlon Association to Request Permission to Use Parking Lot Adjacent to the Boat Ramp at Great Marsh Park from September 23rd through 25th; Exclusive Use of Boat Ramp from 6:00 am to 10:00 am on September 25th; Access to Water and Electricity; Support from City Police, EMS, and RFC (compensated); and a Variance from the Noise Ordinance on Saturday, September 25th from 7:00 am to 10:00 am for the ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the requests. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Brett Summers to Propose Modifying the Downtown Cambridge Parking Regulations from "2 Hour Parking Only" to "2 Hour Parking, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Only"-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to refer the request to the Traffic and Safety Committee for their review and recommendation. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Second Reading and Public Comment on Ordinance to Establish No Parking on the East Side of Greenwood Avenue from Camelia Street to Park Lane-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to adopt the ordinance. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The ordinance will become effective on January 2, 2010.

 Discussion of Revised Standard Operating Procedure for Intent to Renovate Pilot Program-A public hearing was held a few weeks back; discussion continued. Rob Collison will present an ordinance for Council on December 14th.

 NEW BUSINESS

 Location for Sculpture Donated by Cambridge International-The sculpture is being given to the City in commemoration of our 325th anniversary this year.  Mayor Stanley encouraged the citizens to make recommendations.

 Discussion and Approval of Impact Fee Increased Allocation-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to proceed with creating an ordinance regarding increasing the City's impact fees. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 Discussion and Approval of Increase in Boat Slip Fees-Information will be provided for the December 14th meeting.

 Approve Revised Job Description for Manager of Housing & Community Development Services and Manager of the Cambridge Maple Street Program-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the revised job description. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 Approve Holiday Schedule for 2010-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the annual holiday schedule for 2010. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 Approve City Council Meeting Schedule for 2010-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the City Council meeting schedule for 2010. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 Approve Financial Statement for October 2009-Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the financial statement for October 2009. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 Approve Purchase Orders:

 PO 91417 - Harper & Sons - Renovations for Harriet Tubman Museum (grant) - $140,000-Commissioner Stout made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 91418 - Informing Design, Inc. - Wayfinding Signage (grant) - $22,000- Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 91419 - E. S. Hubbert - Equipment Rental - $715.00-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed 3:2 with Commissioners Sydnor and Hanson opposed.

PO 5321 - Hertrich Fleet Services - Two 2010 Dodge Avergers (State contract) - $29,714-Commissioner Thomas made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 5325 - Smith's Printing - Daily Time/Worksheets (CPD) - $570.00- Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Knox seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

PO 5319 - Valerie J. Mann - General Admin. of CPD Grants - $1,385.00- Commissioner Sydnor made a motion to approve the purchase order. Commissioner Hanson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 ITEMS BY MEMBERS OF COUNCIL

 The Council met in closed executive session at 6:00 pm to discuss the investment of public funds and personnel.

 Commissioner Sydnor made a motion for Council to go into closed executive session following this meeting to cover a personnel matter. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 Request from Dorchester County Public Library for 30 Parking Permits for Their Tax Preparation Assistance Program to be Used from January Through April Along Spring Street and the Courthouse Block of High Street-Commissioner Hanson made a motion to approve the passes. Commissioner Stout seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

 With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 8:55 p.m.  I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, November 23, 2009, insofar as I personally am aware.

                                              

                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                    Edwin C. Kinnamon

                                                                                    Clerk & Treasurer