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Council Meeting Minutes

April 22, 2013
The City Council met in regular session on Monday, April 22, 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, 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 agenda as presented was seconded and approved 4:0. A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the minutes of the April 8, 2013 Council meeting was seconded and passed 4:0.

Appointments

Missy LeCompte, Dorchester County Commission on the Aging to receive proclamation for "Celebrate Senior Citizens Month"; and to request a variance from the noise ordinance for Senior Celebration on May 16th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm; permission to hang a banner on Race Street as early as possible; police assistance for traffic control and to keep the fire lanes open; and to have McGruff attend the Senior Celebration-Commissioner Vickers recused herself from the room because she is the Executive Director of Dorchester County Commission on the Aging, Inc. A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the requests was seconded and approved 3:0.

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-Nobody was present to speak.

Representatives from Dorchester Center for the Arts to request permission to hold their 37th Dorchester Showcase on Sunday, September 22, 2013; close High Street from Poplar Street/Locust Street to Water Street from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.; a variance from the noise ordinance from 12 noon until 5:00 pm; assistance from the Cambridge Police Department and the Department of Public Works-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the requests including a variance from the noise ordinance was seconded and approved 4:0.

Bernadette Townsend and Deirdre Berry to discuss efforts to generate more awareness with regards to Cultural Competence and Mental Health-Ms. Townsend works for the Maryland Coalition of Families for Children's Mental Health. Deirdre Berry works for Rural Cares. May is Mental Health Awareness Work. They would like to hold a resource day on May 23 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Empowerment Center on Pine Street. In the future they would like to hold a multi-cultural festival for Dorchester County. A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to have Mayor Stanley prepare a proclamation regarding Cultural Competence and Mental Health and approve the event on May 23rd was seconded and approved 4:0. Pamphlets on the two organizations were provided for anyone interested in them.

Proclamation for Relay for Life-Kelly Hayden announced that Relay for Life will be held at Cambridge South Dorchester High School beginning at 6:00 pm on May 17, 2013. Last year, the Dorchester County Relay for Life had the largest per-capita increase of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. They raised over $105,000. A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve a proclamation and a variance from the noise ordinance was seconded and approved 4:0.

Unfinished Business

Discussion and approval of Ordinance amending zoning code to permit drycleaners and Laundromats in C-1 Neighborhood Commercial Districts (Ordinance 1031)-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to adopt Ordinance 1031 was seconded and approved 4:0.

Decision on effective date of Bamboo Ordinance (Ordinance 1028)-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to adopt July 1, 2013 as the effective date for Ordinance 1028; add language concerning written consent of adjoining property owners who wish to keep their bamboo; and to change the word "shall" to "may" in the paragraph discussing mandatory sealing methods was seconded and approved 3:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed.

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-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve the request was seconded and approved 4:0. Rob Collison will draft a hold harmless agreement for a representative from the Virginia Yacht Club to sign.

New Business

Request from the Seafood Feastival Committee for a variance from the noise ordinance (1:00 pm until 6:00 pm); trash removal; patrols by the Police Department; and permission to use the City-owned parking lot adjacent to the Sailwinds Park parking lot to park the buses (close parking lot as of Friday, August 9th beginning at 4:00 pm) for the Seafood Feastival on Saturday, August 10th -Nobody was present to speak.

Award annual street resurfacing contract-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to award the annual street resurfacing contract to All-Shore Paving (Easton) in the amount of $226,168.00 was seconded and approved 4:0.

Approve budget amendment for the Department of Public Works-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the budget amendment for the Department of Public Works was seconded and approved 4:0.

Approve Purchase Orders:

PO 5698 - Rescue Fire Company, Inc. - reimbursement for train garden - $1,300.00-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to deny Purchase Order 5698 and have RFC resubmit a purchase order with associated receipts was seconded and approved 4:0.

Public Comments

Kisha Petticolas, representing the Eastern Shore Network for Change, requesting permission to hold "Jazz on Pine" at the Empowerment Center on Pine Street on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm; permission to block off the parking lot; a variance from the noise ordinance; increased Police patrols; and parking on both sides of Pine Street-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the requests was seconded and approved 4:0.

Ted Kanatas, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay to request permission to hold a skeet shoot on Hole #17 on the golf course on Monday, May 6, 2013-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve the request for a variance from the noise ordinance and permission to discharge firearms was seconded and approved 4:0.


A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to adjourn the meeting was seconded and approved 4:0. With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 8:10 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, April 22, 2013, insofar as I personally am aware.



Edwin C. Kinnamon
Clerk & Treasurer