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City Council Agenda

April 8, 2013
7:00 pm Mayor to Convene Council in Regular Session

Motion to adopt or amend agenda as presented

Approve Minutes for March 25, 2013 Council meeting as distributed

Appointments

Open bids for street annual street paving

Representative from Fun Dog Show to request permission to hang a banner across Race Street from April 11th through May 11th

Representative from Quota to place a banner at the corner of Long Wharf and Water Street for the month of April

Christine Killmon to receive proclamation for The National Crime Victim's Rights Week

Representative from Holy Ground Anointed Church of Deliverance to request permission to use Cornish Park on Saturday, June 15th, for ‘A Day in the Park' and a variance from the noise ordinance

Representatives from Cambridge Main Street to request the following:
• Farmers Market, Thursdays, May 2 through October 10, 3 - 6:00 pm -- operate in the city-owned parking lot and adjacent grassy area at Long Wharf on Thursdays (blocked off from Thursday morning and opened up again at market's end); a variance from the noise ordinance for occassional music; permission to place the same Farmer's Market sign in the same place as last year
• Taste of Cambridge -- Saturday, July 13 -- close 400 block of Race and 500 block of Poplar from 1:00 pm until11:00 pm; variance from the noise ordinance from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm; outdoor alcohol sales; Police Department presence; and use of spare city garbage cans
• Summer Sendoff -- Saturday, September 14 -- close 400 block of Race and 500 block of Poplar from 2:00 pm until 11:00 pm; variance from the noise ordinance from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm; outdoor alcohol sales; Police Department presence; and use of spare city garbage cans

Representatives from Sailwinds of Cambridge, Inc. to request a variance from the noise ordinance on Saturday, June 1st from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm; use of the left side of the boat parking area (black top area) next to the fence to park buses, extra trash cans, and grass cut before May 29th for their Outdoors Show to benefit the American Breast Cancer Society

Presentation/Update by the Economic Steering Committee

Unfinished Business

Agreement with Jim Chaney, Cambridge Housing Authority, LLC, concerning waiving the fines on 518, 520 Cedar Street to make it feasible for him to purchase and redevelop the property

Second reading and vote on Ordinance 1031 to amend Section 230 of the City Zoning Ordinance to permit Laundromats and drycleaners which use non-regulated solvents, as permitted uses within the C-1 Neighborhood Commercial Zoning Districts

Second reading, discussion, and vote on Ordinance 1028 to prohibit the planting and growing of bamboo after the effective date of the ordinance, and to regulate existing bamboo within the city, by requiring the removal of bamboo within certain setback areas of property lines and public rights of way, and to prohibit the encroachment of bamboo across property lines, and to permit the abatement of violations

New Business

Request from Virginia Yacht Club to allow alcohol in the Cambridge Municipal Marina Pavilion on June 17 and 18 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm during their "Up the Bay" Cruise

Discuss Empowerment Center lease

Permission to apply for state funding to conduct a ‘public venue feasibility study' (relocation/ replacement of Governor's Hall)

Permission to apply for CDBG funding 2014 grant round

Approve budget amendment for RFC

Approve Purchase Orders

PO 5679 - Graves Uniforms - uniforms for CPD - $3,470.48

PO 5693 - Fail Safe - annual NFPA hose testing - $7,917.00

PO 5696 - Fire Chasers Equipment - firefighting gloves - $2,220.00

PO 5697 - Fire Chasers Equipment - firefighting boots - $2,360.00

PO 5698 - Rescue Fire Company, Inc. - reimbursement for train garden - $1,300.00

PO 5699 - Rescue Fire Company, Inc. - reimbursement for banquet - $5,000.00

PO 5701 - Maryland Municipal League - Annual Convention Registration - $2,870.00

PO 91682 - Duvall Brothers - Maryland Ave. & Trenton St. intersection improvements - $30,000.00

PO 91683 - Duvall Brothers - downtown parking lot improvements - $250,000.00


Public Comments


Mayor's and Commissioner's Comments