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Council Meeting Minutes

April 28, 2014
The City Council met in regular session on Monday, April 28, 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.

Council met in closed executive session at 5:30 pm to discuss personnel.

Commissioner Thomas asked to amend the agenda by adding a discussion on a City Manager under New Business. A motion by Hanson to approve the amended agenda was seconded and passed unanimously. A motion by Commissioner Cooke to approve the minutes of the April 14, 2014 Council meeting as presented was seconded and passed unanimously.

Appointments

Representative from Dorchester Post No. 91, The American Legion, to hold a Memorial Day Service at Long Wharf Park on Monday, May 26th starting at 11:00 am (to approx. 12:30 pm); traffic around the fountain circle to be closed at 10:00 am; a variance from the noise ordinance; cannon salute; police assistance for traffic control; no parking on the inner circle; and the Police Honor Guard (if available)-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve the request was seconded and approved unanimously.

Carlos Wilson, Housing Authority of Cambridge, to request permission to close the portion of Greenwood Avenue from (700 to 710) on May 14, 2014 from 3:30 pm until 6:30 pm during their grand opening of the "Victoria Jackson-Stanley Inspiration Center" and a variance from the noise ordinance during that time-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the request was seconded and approved unanimously.

Representative from the Cambridge Power Boat Regatta Association to request permission to hold the 2014 Cambridge Classic Power Boat Regatta with exclusive use of Great Marsh Park for the period of Thursday evening July 24th through Sunday July 27th; set-up beginning on Monday evening July 21st; a variance from the noise ordinance from Friday afternoon July 25th through Sunday July 27th; permission to sell beer at the event; permission to park motor homes in the pit area; use of the city's trash truck over the weekend-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve the requests was seconded and approved unanimously.

Unfinished Business

None

New Business

Introduction and first reading of ordinance to adopt and approve the budget for FY2015 which appropriates the necessary funds for the operation of the government and administration of the City (Ordinance 1036)-A second reading will be held on May 12, 2014. Exhibit A of the ordinance will be posted on the City's website.

Approve Letter Agreement for consulting services of preliminary wharf replacement investigative work-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the letter agreement subject to Rob Collison's comments was seconded and approved 4:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed.

Approve expending funds for preliminary work at Sailwinds (investigative borings, etc.)-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the budgetary fee estimates ($60,000) for the preliminary work for the wharf studies was seconded and approved 4:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed.

Permission to apply for annual CDBG grant round-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to give permission to Economic Development to apply for the annual CDBG round was seconded and approved 4:1 with Commissioner Cooke opposed. The application will be for further improvements on Cedar Street.

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

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 unanimously.

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

Discussion on a City Manager-Commissioner Thomas asked that this be discussed at the meeting on May 12, 2014.

Approve purchase orders:

PO 5747 - Fire Chasers Equipment - 6 full sets of turnout gear (coats/pants/suspenders) (RFC) - $14,000.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 5747 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2014-091 - John W. Tieder - Installation of VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) Controllers at Public Safety Building (DPW) - $4,500.00 and PO 2014-092 Trane USA Inc. - Programing for HVAC program (DPW) - $5,207.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Orders 2014-091 and 2014-092 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2014-093 - Maryland Industrial Trucks Inc. - 2014 garbage truck (DPW) - $150,227.09-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 2014-093 was seconded and approved unanimously.

Mayor's and Commissioners' Comments

Request for Waiver of Impact Fees for Airport Sewer/Water Connection-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to send a letter to the Dorchester County Council requesting justification for the request was seconded and approved 4:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed.

Traffic and Safety Committee Report-The Committee recommends making the traffic light at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Hayward Street blinking yellow on Maryland Avenue and blinking red on Hayward Street for a trial period until December 31, 2014. A motion by Commissioner Hanson to accept the recommendation of the Traffic and Safety Committee to change the light to blinking on June 1st to allow for public comment was seconded and approved4:0 (Commissioner Sydnor was absent from the room.).

Byrne JAG Grant-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to allow the Cambridge Police Department to apply for the grant in the amount of $10,439 was seconded and approved 4:0 (Commissioner Sydnor was absent from the room.).

A motion by Commissioner Thomas to adjourn the meeting was seconded and approved 4:0 (Commissioner Sydnor was absent from the room.).

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 9:32 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, April 28, 2014, insofar as I personally am aware.



Edwin C. Kinnamon
Clerk & Treasurer