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City Council Minutes

June 2, 2014

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, June 2, 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, 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 approve the agenda as presented was seconded and passed 4:0. A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the minutes of the May 27, 2014 Council meeting was seconded and passed 4:0.

Appointments

Mayor's Citation for Snapper's 20th Anniversary-Mayor Stanley presented a citation to John and Laura Sydnor. She thanked the Sydnors for being a part of the fabric of our community for so many years.

Tracey Whitley, Portside Seafood Restaurant, to request that Trenton Street be closed in front of their restaurant on Saturday, June 22nd from 12 noon until 5:00 p.m. and a variance from the noise ordinance to celebrate their 17th anniversary-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the request was seconded and approved 4:0.

Jay Harford, Mid-Shore Community Band, to offer a concert before the fireworks on July 4 at Long Wharf starting a 7:00 p.m.-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the request was seconded and approved 4:0. Three spaces in front of the Riverview Apartments will be reserved for the band's equipment trailer.

Rachell Rich, Envy Night Club & Lounge, to request permission to use the City-owned lot across from 601 Chesapeake Court on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th from 6:00 p.m. through 2:30 a.m. each day to park motorcycles during their Car & Bike show-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the request was seconded and approved 4:0.

Maryann Ruehrmund, University of Maryland Medical System, to request a resolution of support for Community Investment Tax Credits from DHCD-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the request was seconded and approved 4:0 (Resolution 14-002).

Mari Stanley, Cambridge Main Street, to request a resolution of support for Community Investment Tax Credits from DHCD-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the request was seconded and approved 4:0 (Resolution 14-003).

John Winslow, Dorchester Recovery Initiative, to request a variance from the noise ordinance on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Sojourner-Douglas College, for their "Celebrate Recovery" celebration-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve the request was seconded and approved 4:0.

Beth Ann Lynch, Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth, to request permission to put ten decorated rain barrels on City sidewalks-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve placement of the rain barrels in accordance with the map was seconded and approved 4:0.

Timothy Roberts, Anointed One Ministries, to request use of the City-owned lot on Chesapeake Court on Saturday, June 28th from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; close Chesapeake Court from High Street to Schoolhouse Lane; and a variance from the noise ordinance for Anointed One Ministries' church anniversary-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the request was seconded and approved 4:0.

Marti Tomey, Tomey Electric, to request permission to tie into the Sanitary District with impact fees waived (ref. Ordinance 1035)-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to direct Rob Collison to amend Ordinance 1035 to make it a complete waiver of imposition and collection of impact fees anywhere for any purpose was seconded approved 4:0.

Planning Commission to present the Unified Development Code to the City Council-The Unified Development Code is an ongoing process to promote redevelopment and revitalization of Cambridge starting with the RUDAT (2006) followed by the Economic Development Strategic Plan (2010) and the Comprehensive Plan (2011). The Planning Commission presented some highlights of the draft code. They anticipate a work session followed by a public hearing with Council. A copy of the draft plan is available on the City's website.

Unfinished Business

None

New Business

Adopt a Renewable Energy Policy and an Energy Efficiency Policy and appointment of Green Team members (DPW)-The City will partner with the Maryland Energy Administration which will entitle us to a $40,000 grant of which 20 percent will be used toward a study of our buildings to give us recommendation on how to reduce our energy consumption. The remaining 80 percent will be used on implementation of some of the proposed projects. A motion by Commissioner Thomas to adopt a renewable energy policy was seconded and approved 4:0. A motion by Commissioner Thomas to adopt an energy efficiency policy was seconded and approved 4:0. A "Green Team" will be appointed at a later date.

Discuss DNR funding for continuation of rip-rap at Great Marsh Park-Oden Wheeler reported that DPW has not been successful in finding any grants to do this project. DNR has a loan available to the City at zero percent interest that can be extended up to a 20-year payback. He spoke to the owner of the radio station today who is willing to partner with the City and is willing to pay for the portion that fronts their property. A motion by Commissioner Hanson to proceed and have Mr. Wheeler submit a letter of interest to DNR for this project was seconded and approved 4:0.

Approve Purchase Orders:

PO 2014-103 - Cabela's - eight Angler 3500 auto inflatable PFDs - RFC - $1,059.92-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve Purchase Order 2014-103 was seconded and approved 4:0.

PO 2014-104 - Lowe's - ice machine - DPW - $2,092.86-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve Purchase Order 2014-104 was seconded and approved 4:0.

Public Comments

None

Mayor's and Commissioners' Comments

Open Positions at the Cambridge Police Department-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to allow Chief Malik to fill the three positions was seconded and approved 4:0.


A motion by Commissioner Vickers to adjourn the meeting was seconded and approved unanimously.

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 8:19 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, June 2, 2014, insofar as I personally am aware.



Edwin C. Kinnamon
Clerk & Treasurer