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City Council Minutes

March 24, 2014
The City Council met in regular session on Monday, March 24, 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, Cooke, 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 amend the agenda by adding an item to appoint liaisons to the City's Planning and Zoning Commission as Main Street Committee as presented was seconded and passed unanimously.

A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the minutes of the March 10, 2014 Council meeting was seconded and passed unanimously.

Appointments

Proclamation for Crime Victims Right Week-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to allow Mayor Stanley to sign the proclamation was seconded and approved 4:0 with Commissioner Sydnor abstaining. The proclamation was presented to Christine Kilmon and Theresa Neal from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Community Supervision and Morris Nelson, Deputy State's Attorney for Dorchester County.

Gerry Boyle to discuss the World Triathlon Corporation-TriColumbia, the host and managing company for the Eagleman, found they were in some serious financial difficulties. World Triathlon Corporation (otherwise known as Ironman), has stepped in and is about to take over TriColumbia as an organization. An official announcement will be made shortly. They are taking over the assets of TriColumbia which means they are taking over all the races and are asking for Cambridge's support for permit applications for the next five years. This will be discussed further at a special Council meeting on Monday, April 7, 2014.

Jack Saum to request permission to have DPW put a banner across Race Street from April 11th to May 10th announcing the Fun Dog Show at Sailwinds Park-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to allow the banner from April 25, 2014 through May 10, 2014 was seconded and approved unanimously.

Unfinished Business

(none)

New Business

Discuss Economic Development initiative - impact fees-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to proceed with the drafting an ordinance to suspend all impact fees for five years was seconded and approved 4:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed. The first reading of the ordinance will be on April 7, 2014. A motion by Commissioner Thomas to send Dorchester County a letter outlining the City's proposed ordinance was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve budget amendment for Rescue Fire Company-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the budget amendment for Rescue Fire Company was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve budget amendment for Department of Public Works-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the budget amendment for the Department of Public Works was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve budget amendment for Financial Administration-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve the budget amendment for Financial Administration was seconded and approved unanimously.

Appointment of Liaisons for the Planning and Zoning Commission and Cambridge Main Street-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve Mayor Jackson-Stanley's recommendation to appoint Commissioner Thomas as liaison for Main Street and Commissioner Cooke as liaison for the Planning and Zoning Commission was seconded and approved unanimously.

 

Approve Purchase Orders:

PO 2014-0071 - Rathell Farm Equipment Co., Inc. - Dixie Chopper Zero Turn 72" Cut Mower (DPW) - $11,695.00-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve Purchase Order 2014-0071 was seconded and approved 4:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed.

PO 2014-0072 - Will Brown's Truck Repair - DOT inspections for Engines 1-1, 102, 1-3, 1-4; Tower 1-1, Rescue 1-1, Haz-Mat 1 Tractor and Trailer; Brush 1-1; and the special team trailer (RFC) - $10,000.00-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve Purchase Order 2014-0072 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2014-0073 - Lowe's - lumber for repair of picnic tables at Cosby Avenue Park (DPW) - $2,000.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 2014-0073 was seconded and approved unanimously. This will be reimbursed by the City's insurance company.

PO 2014-0074 - Whittington Marine Construction - replace broken piling (DPW) - $1,260.00; PO 2014-0075 - West Recreation - repair and patch at Cosby Avenue Park (DPW) - $1,842.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Orders 2014-0074 and 2014-0075 was seconded and approved unanimously.

Public Comments

None

Mayor's and Commissioners' Comments

Special Regular Session-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to hold a special regular session on Monday, April 7, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm was seconded and approved unanimously.

 

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 8:38 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, March 24, 2014, insofar as I personally am aware.



Edwin C. Kinnamon
Clerk & Treasurer