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City Council Minutes

July 14, 2014
The City Council met in regular session on Monday, July 14, 2014 in Council Chambers. A quorum being present, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley called the meeting to order at 7:02 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 Hanson to approve the agenda as presented was seconded and passed unanimously.

A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the minutes of the June 23, 2014 Council meeting and the June 25, 2014 joint City/County meeting was seconded and passed unanimously.

Appointments

John Dabney Jr. to request a variance from the noise ordinance on Saturday, July 19th from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the Empowerment Center (615 Pine Street) for musicians from the church to play for the community-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve a variance from the noise ordinance was seconded and approved unanimously.

Kenneth Kozel, President and CEO and Patti Willis, Sr. Vice President, to give Shore Regional Health Update-Mr. Kozel said the health care industry in Maryland has changed very, very dramatically since January 1, 2014. The first major change is that the industry has gone from focusing primarily on sick care to well care. The second major change is that they have gone from volume to value. Value could range from how the patients perceive the level of care they are being provided (patient satisfaction) all the way up to quality measures. The third major change that took effect is a heightened awareness and sensitivity to the cost of health care in Maryland. Shore Regional Health has developed a new five-year strategic plan that mirrors the new direction of the industry. They would like to be the region's leader in patient-centered healthcare. They own a few buildings on the Cambridge campus (Byrn Street) and are in the process of renovating them to bring some physicians closer to the hospital center.

Unfinished Business

none

New Business

Approve the following plans (requirement for DHCD grants):
• Section 3 Plan
• Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Plan
• Minority Business Plan

A motion by Commissioner Vickers to adopt each of these plans and allow Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley to sign them was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve Sailwinds Exclusive Negotiating Privilege extension-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the exclusive negotiating privilege extension with Jerome J. Parks Companies, Inc. was seconded and approved 4:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed.

Approve budget amendment for the 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 Purchase Orders:

PO 2015-001 - BCC IT - annual fiber optic lease (July 1, 2014 - July 1, 2015) - $3,540.00-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve Purchase Order 2015-001 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2015-003 - Motorola - service agreement for dispatch center (CPD) - $20,357.76-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 2015-003 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2015-004 - University of Maryland - yearly program for Capwin in vehicles (CPD) - $3,360.00-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve Purchase Order 2015-004 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2015-005 - Zone Striping - Installation of thermoplastic pavement markings and signage for bikeways (100% MDOT grant reimbursement) - $31,080-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve Purchase Order 2015-005 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2015-006 - Jill Jasuta - professional services (MD Historic Trust Grant) - $6,000.00-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve Purchase Order 2015-006 was seconded and approved unanimously.

New Fire Engine - A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to proceed with the bid for this fire engine at $566,413; RFC to do their best to use 508 funds for any overruns; and that the 1988 Seagrave truck be sold (with the funds going to the City) was seconded and approved 4:1 with Commissioner Cooke opposed.

Mayor's and Commissioners' Comments

Closed Executive Session-Council met in closed executive session at 6:00 pm this evening to obtain legal advice on potential litigation.

Work Session-The Cambridge City Council will hold a work session with the Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm on the Unified Development Code.

Traffic and Safety Committee-Commissioner Vickers said on the corner of Mill Street and Church Street needs signs indicating it is a three-way stop.

Closed Executive Sessions-Council will hold closed executive sessions preceding the Council meetings for the next several months for updates on the Sailwinds Project [consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto].

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 8:25 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, July 14, 2014, insofar as I personally am aware.



Edwin C. Kinnamon
Clerk & Treasurer

COMMISSIONERS OF CAMBRIDGE
CLOSED SESSION REPORT

A Date: July 14, 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;
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;
x 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
Frank Cooke Vote: Y
Gage Thomas Vote: Y
Commissioner Hanson Vote: Y

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: Terms of a contract that have not been met and possible resolutions
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 Cooke, Commissioner Thomas, Commissioner Hanson, Rob Collison, Ed Kinnamon, Oden Wheeler,
F Actions Taken at the Closed Session: No motions were made.