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City Council Minutes

January 13, 2014
The City Council met in regular session on Monday, January 13, 2014 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, and Thomas. Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley asked for a moment of silence. Ed Kinnamon led in the Pledge of Allegiance. A motion by Commissioner Thomas to adopt the agenda as presented was seconded and passed 3:0. A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the minutes of the December 9, 2013 Council meeting was seconded and passed 3:0.

Council met in closed executive session at 5:30 pm to consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto/consider a matter that concerns the proposal for a business or industrial organization to locate, expand, or remain in the City (Sailwinds Project). Council met in closed executive session at 6:30 pm to discuss a personnel issue.

Appointments

Jerome Stanley, Delmarva Community Services/Delmarva Community Transit, to request the City's assistance with purchasing and installing the concrete pads and to acquire easements to properties for bus shelters-Mayor Victoria Jackson Stanley recused herself from this discussion. Mr. Stanley said Delmarva Community Services secured grant funding for the shelters; however, installation of the concrete pads was not included in the grant. The pads cost approximately $350 to $400 each. They would like to install the shelters in the following locations: (1) near the Board of Education on Glasgow Street; (2) on Greenwood and Cosby Avenues; and (3) a downtown location which could be determined by the City Council. The shelters will be maintained by Delmarva Community Services. They are asking the City to acquire the easements to locate the shelters on the selected properties. Commissioner Sydnor reminded Mr. Stanley to speak to the Historic Preservation Commission about the locations that are in the Historic District. Oden Wheeler said the funds can be taken out of the DPW budget. A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve assistance with the funding for the pads, installation of the cement pads, and obtaining right-of-ways for the bus shelters at (1) Race and Cedar Streets; (2) Cosby and Greenwood Avenues; and (3) Glasgow Street was seconded and approved 3:0.

Rohry Flood and Bob Boettger, Chesapeake College, to request permission to hold a student event in the lot behind Chesapeake College on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (set-up at 8:00 am/break-down until 4:00 pm) with a DJ and inflatables, and a variance from the noise ordinance-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the requests was seconded and approved 3:0. Proof-of-insurance with the City as an additional insured must be submitted to the City prior to the event.

Gerry Boyle, TriColumbia, to request support from the City for their "Swim Fest" on Saturday, May 10, 2014-No City department action is requested.

Gerry Boyle, TriColumbia, to request permission to apply for a one-day beer license during the Ironman EagleMan Race on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Great Marsh Park

Gerry Boyle to request permission to hold a triathlon clinic on Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Great Marsh Park from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm

A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve the three events (May 4, May 10, June 8) contingent on the proper approvals (liquor license for a one-day beer license in Great Marsh Park on June 8th) and permission for the triathlon clinic in Great Marsh Park on May 4th was seconded and approved 3:0.

Gerry Boyle, Dorchester YMCA, to request permission to use city roads and police support during their YMCA Crab Run half marathon and 5K road races on Saturday, April 5, 2014 starting at 7:00 am on City roads beginning and ending at the YMCA-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve the request was seconded and approved 3:0.

Representative from Leaky Pete's to request permission to hold Paddy in the Alley on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm; permission to close the alley (Alley 18) behind Leaky Pete's from 10:30 am until 8:00 pm to allow for proper set up and break down; request the Fire Chief to provide the fire barrels and manpower to watch the fire; a variance to the noise ordinance (music ending at 6:00 pm); and permission for outdoor liquor during the festival-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the request was seconded and approved 3:0.

Edward H. Nabb, Jr., Bay Country Region AACA, to request permission to use the west side of the City's parking lot on Franklin Street (reserved for boat trailers), adjacent to the Sailwinds Park parking lot, on Saturday, January 25, 2014 during their Winter Parks Meet (show runs 7:00 am until 1:00 pm)-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the request was seconded and approved 3:0.

Unfinished Business

Second reading and vote on Ordinance No. 1034 to amend the fines, penalties and administrative fees imposed for certain violations of the City's property maintenance and building codes-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve Ordinance 1034 was seconded and approved 3:0.

New Business

Request from Municipal Utilities Commission to advertise for sealed bids for excess property- A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the request to declare one John Deere 48-in. cut lawn mower, one 2000 F250 truck, one 2001 Dodge Dakota truck and one JCB 214 backhoe as excess property and to advertise for sealed bids was seconded and approved 3:0.

Permission to discharge shotgun on a farm within City limits to help prevent crop damage-Nobody was present to speak.

Preservation Maryland Heritage Fund-Request to apply for a $5000 grant to explore the adaptive reuse of the Phillips Packing House with the assistance of Morgan State University graduate architecture program (DPW)-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to allow DPW to apply for the grant was seconded and approved 3:0.

Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund-Capital Improvement Grant-Request to apply for a two grants totaling $2,566,500 for the following projects: (1) Cambridge Green Gateways; (2) Cannery Park: Land Acquisition and Stream Restoration (DPW)-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve submitting the grant applications was seconded and approved 2:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed.

Approve budget amendment for Cambridge Police Department-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the budget amendment was seconded and approved 3:0.

Approve budget amendment for Rescue Fire Company-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the budget amendment was seconded and approved 3:0.

Approve budget amendment for Department of Public Works-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the budget amendment was seconded and approved 3:0.

Approve Purchase Orders:

PO 2014-057 - Xerox Government Systems, LLC - annual service for firehouse software (RFC) - $2,167.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 2014-057 was seconded and approved 3:0.

PO 2014-058 - Fire Chasers Equipment - helmet fronts protective gear (RFC) - $2,500.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 2014-058 was seconded and approved 3:0.

PO 5734 - Susquehanna Fire Equipment - repairs to 25 SCBAs that failed annual flow test (RFC)- $3,500.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 5734 was seconded and approved 3:0.

Mayor's and Commissioners' Comments

Historic Preservation-Commissioner Vickers reported that the first six chapters of the HPC have been presented to the Commission and are just about complete. They hope to present the final six chapters by the end of February.

Hiring Process at Cambridge Police Department-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to allow Chief Malik to begin the hiring process for a clerical position was seconded and approved 2:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed.

Request to put a sign at the corner of Race and Cedar Streets for COACH Day-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to allow Economic Development to put a sign on the corner of Race and Cedar Streets to promote homeownership under the Maple Street Project died for lack of a second.

A motion by Commissioner Thomas to adjourn the meeting was seconded and approved unanimously. With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 8:18 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, January 13, 2014, insofar as I personally am aware.



Edwin C. Kinnamon
Clerk & Treasurer

 

 

COMMISSIONERS OF CAMBRIDGE
CLOSED SESSION REPORT

A Date: January 13, 2014 (1)
Time: 5:30 pm
Place: City Council Chambers

B Citation of Authority/Purpose: State Government Article, Section 10-508(a) (check one of the following):

1 discuss: (i) the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of appointees, employees, or officials over whom it has jurisdiction: or (ii) any other personnel matter that affects one or more specific individuals;
2 protect the privacy or reputation of individuals with respect to a matter that is not related to public business;
X 3 consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto;
X 4 consider a matter that concerns the proposal for a business or industrial organization to locate, expand, or remain in the City;
5 consider the investment of public funds;
6 consider the marketing of public securities;
7 consult with counsel to obtain legal advice;
8 consult with staff, consultants, or other individuals about pending or potential litigation:
9 conduct collective bargaining negotiations or consider matters that relate to the negotiations:
10 discuss public security, if the public body determines that public discussion would constitute a risk to the public or to public security, including: (i) the deployment of fire and police services and staff; and (ii) the development and implementation of emergency plans;
11 prepare, administer, or grade a scholastic, licensing, or qualifying examination;
12 conduct or discuss an investigative proceeding on actual or possible criminal conduct;
13 comply with a specific constitutional, statutory, or judicially imposed requirement that prevents public disclosures about a particular proceeding or matter; or
14 before a contract is awarded or bids are opened, discuss a matter directly related to a negotiating strategy or the contents of a bid or proposal, if public discussion or disclosure would adversely impact the ability of the public body to participate in the competitive bidding or proposal process.


C Members present and vote of each member as to closing the session:

Victoria Jackson-Stanley (only in a tie)
Jackie Vickers Vote: Y
Donald Sydnor Vote: Y
Vacant Vote:
Gage Thomas Vote: Y
Vacant Vote:

Motion to close meeting: Comm. Sydnor Seconded: Comm. Vickers

D Topics Discussed: Explanation of topics to be discussed (this may be by reference to the citation of authority listed above if further explanation would thwart the purpose of closing the meeting: Sailwinds Project
E Persons Present at the Closed Session: If listing an individual as present would thwart the purpose of closing the meeting, do not list the individual but note that an individual was not listed for this reason Mayor Stanley, Commissioner Vickers, Commissioner Sydnor, Commissioner Thomas, Rob Collison, Ed Kinnamon, Oden Wheeler, George Hyde, Natalie Chabot
F Actions Taken at the Closed Session: No motions were made.

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COMMISSIONERS OF CAMBRIDGE
CLOSED SESSION REPORT

A Date: January 14, 2014 (2)
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: City Council Chambers

B Citation of Authority/Purpose: State Government Article, Section 10-508(a) (check one of the following):

X 1 discuss: (i) the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of appointees, employees, or officials over whom it has jurisdiction: or (ii) any other personnel matter that affects one or more specific individuals;
2 protect the privacy or reputation of individuals with respect to a matter that is not related to public business;
3 consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto;
4 consider a matter that concerns the proposal for a business or industrial organization to locate, expand, or remain in the City;
5 consider the investment of public funds;
6 consider the marketing of public securities;
7 consult with counsel to obtain legal advice;
8 consult with staff, consultants, or other individuals about pending or potential litigation:
9 conduct collective bargaining negotiations or consider matters that relate to the negotiations:
10 discuss public security, if the public body determines that public discussion would constitute a risk to the public or to public security, including: (i) the deployment of fire and police services and staff; and (ii) the development and implementation of emergency plans;
11 prepare, administer, or grade a scholastic, licensing, or qualifying examination;
12 conduct or discuss an investigative proceeding on actual or possible criminal conduct;
13 comply with a specific constitutional, statutory, or judicially imposed requirement that prevents public disclosures about a particular proceeding or matter; or
14 before a contract is awarded or bids are opened, discuss a matter directly related to a negotiating strategy or the contents of a bid or proposal, if public discussion or disclosure would adversely impact the ability of the public body to participate in the competitive bidding or proposal process.


C Members present and vote of each member as to closing the session:

Victoria Jackson-Stanley (only in a tie)
Jackie Vickers Vote: Y
Donald Sydnor Vote: Y
Vacant Vote:
Gage Thomas Vote: Y
Vacant Vote:

Motion to close meeting: Comm. Sydnor Seconded: Comm. Thomas

D Topics Discussed: Explanation of topics to be discussed (this may be by reference to the citation of authority listed above if further explanation would thwart the purpose of closing the meeting: Authorization of Charges
E Persons Present at the Closed Session: If listing an individual as present would thwart the purpose of closing the meeting, do not list the individual but note that an individual was not listed for this reason Mayor Stanley, Commissioner Vickers, Commissioner Sydnor, Commissioner Thomas, Rob Collison, Oden Wheeler, Bob Phillips
F Actions Taken at the Closed Session: No motions were made.