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City Council Minutes

February 10, 2014
The City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 10, 2014 in Council Chambers. A quorum being present, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley called the meeting to order at 7:05 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 adopt the agenda as presented was seconded and passed 4:0. A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the minutes of the January 27, 2014 Council meeting was seconded and passed 4:0.

Appointments

Celestine W. Dorsey, Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, to request permission to use Great Marsh Park on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm for worship, a baptism, and lunch-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the requests contingent on the availability of the park and including a variance from the noise ordinance was seconded and approved 4:0.

Cambridge Eateries representative to request permission to hold the 3rd Annual Cambridge Craft Beer Festival, Saturday May 10, 2014 and the 3rd Annual Belgian Beer Festival on Saturday November 8, 2014 in the 300 block of High Street, from 1:00 to 6:00 PM; permission to sell beer bands using Main Street's liquor license; and variances from the noise ordinance-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve the requests was seconded and approved 4:0.

Unfinished Business

None

New Business

Neat Street clean-up days for 2014 - May 31st and September 27th-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve assisting with the clean-up days was seconded and approved 4:0.

Request to apply for 2014 the Chesapeake Bay Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Towns Grant- A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to allow DPW to apply for $50,000 for master planning and $250,000 for implementation of Phase 1 for Long Wharf Park was seconded and approved 4:0.

City to enter into line of credit with Provident State Bank-A motion by Commissioner Vickers for the City of Cambridge to enter into a loan agreement with Provident State Bank for a line of credit in the amount of $1 Million to be used for gap funding of Capital Projects; the agreement for a 12-month duration; and those individuals authorized to sign documents and authorize loan advances on behalf of the City of Cambridge are Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley and Clerk/ Treasurer Edwin C. Kinnamon (both signatures) was seconded and approved 3:1 with Commissioner Thomas opposed.

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

Approve budget amendment for Rescue Fire Company-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the budget amendment for Rescue Fire Company was seconded and approved 4:0.

Approve purchase order(s):

PO 2014-064 - Lowe's - fence material for 705 Leonard Lane (DPW) - $1,450.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 2014-064 was seconded and approved 4:0.

Mayor's and Commissioner's Comments

Sister City Relationship to commemorate and celebrate the life and legacy of Harriet Ross Tubman-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to allow Mayor Jackson-Stanley to perpetuate the sister-city relationship with Auburn, New York; and St. Catharine's, Ontario, Canada through proclamations and whatever means she sees appropriate was seconded and approved 4:0.

Purchase of Road Salt-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to allow Oden Wheeler to purchase road salt, if needed, was seconded and approved 4:0.

Public Hearings-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to hold a public hearing on the proposed World War I Monument at Long Wharf at the Monday, February 24, 2014 Council meeting was seconded and approved 4:0. A motion by Commissioner Thomas to hold a public hearing to gather information on the opening and closing of the Cambridge Creek Bridge at the Monday, March 10, 2014 Council meeting was seconded and approved 4:0.

Closed Executive Sessions-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to go into closed executive session following tonight's meeting to discuss personnel was seconded and approved 4:0. A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to meet in closed executive session on Wednesday, February 19th at 6:00 pm to consider the acquisition of real estate to finalize some documents 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 7:59 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, February 10, 2014, insofar as I personally am aware.



Edwin C. Kinnamon
Clerk & Treasurer

 

COMMISSIONERS OF CAMBRIDGE
CLOSED SESSION REPORT

A Date: February 10, 2014
Time: 8:00 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
Commissioner Hanson Vote: Y

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

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: Vacant positions at MUC
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, Commissioner Hanson, Rob Collison, Ed Kinnamon, Oden Wheeler
F Actions Taken at the Closed Session: No motions were made.



COMMISSIONERS OF CAMBRIDGE
CLOSED SESSION REPORT

A Date: February 19, 2014
Time: 6:00 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;
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
Commissioner Hanson Vote: Y

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

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, Commissioner Hanson, Rob Collison, Ed Kinnamon, Odie Wheeler, Frank Cooke, Natalie Chabot, George Hyde
F Actions Taken at the Closed Session: (1) A motion by Commissioner Thomas that subject to further refinements, to accept the Transfer Agreement (dated 02/13/14) as presented and for Mayor Stanley to sign it was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and approved 3:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed. (2) A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the Assignment and Assumption Agreement (dated 02/13/2014) for the Mayor's authorization to sign was seconded by Commissioner Thomas and approved 3:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed. (3) A motion by Commissioner Hanson to accept the Declaration of Covenants (dated 02-13-14) for the Mayor's signature was seconded by Commissioner Hanson and approved 3:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed.