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City Council Minutes

February 11, 2013
The City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 11, 2013 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 Vickers, Sydnor, Saunders, 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 Thomas to approve the minutes of the January 28, 2013 Council meeting was seconded and passed 4:0 with Commissioner Saunders abstaining.

Appointments

Representatives from Dorchester County District Court to request permission to use space in the public safety building in the event of an emergency or disaster-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to refer this to the Finance Committee for their recommendation at their next meeting was seconded and approved unanimously.

Mari Stanley, Cambridge Main Street, to discuss Zip Code Day (2 16 13) - request that the 300 block of High Street from Church Street to Newcomb & Collins property line be closed from 1:00pm - 3:30 pm; a variance from the noise ordinance; and Police Department presence-There was also a request to close the intersection of High St. and Church St. for no more than 45 minutes to allow for an aerial photograph to be taken. A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve the requests was seconded and approved unanimously.

Representative from The High Spot, to request permission for two events: 2nd Annual Cambridge Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2013 and the 2nd Annual Belgian Beer Festival on Saturday, November 9, 2013; events will run from1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; street closure 300 block of High Street (Church Street to property line of Newcomb & Collins Funeral Home) from12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (set-up and take down); permission to erect 10 x 10 tents on High Street; variance from the noise ordinance; and permission to sell beer outside-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve the requests was seconded and approved unanimously.

Unfinished Business

Award contract for curb and gutter on Maryland Avenue (corner of Maryland Avenue and Trenton Street)-The City received three bids. A motion to award the contract to the low bidder Duvall Brothers, Easton, MD in the amount of $27,924.50 was seconded and approved 3:2 with Commissioners Saunders and Sydnor opposed. The City has received a grant to cover this expense.

New Business

Approve extension to line of credit for capital projects with the National Bank of Cambridge-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the extension for a $1 Million line of credit for capital projects with the National Bank of Cambridge was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve the City's OPEB Actuarial Provider-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Bolton Partners, Baltimore, MD in the amount of $5,500 was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve budget amendment for Cambridge Police Department-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the budget amendment for the Cambridge Police Department for $1,150 was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve Purchase Orders:

PO 5671 - International Business Machines - Universal tape autoloader system for computer server and tape back-up; yearly maintenance agreement for CPD - $2,623.98-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve PO 5671 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 5672 - Jess Jr.'s & Sons, LLC - purchase and install for 2013 police inceptor: 4 valor light bar and mounts, federal PA siren systems, console and computer mount systems, LED head and tail lamp systems for CPD - $20,075.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve PO 5672 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 91665 - George, Miles & Buhr - construction phase services related to Enhanced Nutrient Removal Upgrade at Wastewater Treatment Plant - DPW - $160,000.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve PO 91665 was seconded and approved unanimously.


Additional Action by Council

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 8:13 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, February 11, 2013, insofar as I personally am aware.



Edwin C. Kinnamon
Clerk & Treasurer