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City Council Minutes

August 11, 2014
Work Session

The City Council met in a work session at 5:30 pm with Gant Brunnett Architects, the architect for the redesign of the ‘old' City Hall building located at 307 Gay Street. Nobody from the public was present. A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the drawings submitted by Gant Brunnett and move forward was seconded and approved 3:2 with Commissioners Cooke and Vickers opposed.

Regular City Council Meeting

The City Council met in regular session on Monday, August 11, 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 Vickers to amend the agenda by changing the lease agreement topic to include NOAA in place of Sailwinds, Inc. was seconded and passed unanimously.

A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the minutes of the July 28, 2014 Council meeting was seconded and passed unanimously.

Appointments

Veterans Appreciation Committee to receive proclamation for Veterans Recognition Day (September 6, 2014) at Sailwinds Park-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to issue a proclamation for Veterans Recognition Day and grant a variance from the noise ordinance was seconded and approved unanimously.

Gerry Boyle to request approval of the IRONMAN Maryland parking plan for race week and to request permission to allow overnight camping on the grassed area adjacent to the parking lot-The Committee will announce traffic plans and parking options on the MTS Broadcasting radio stations, advertise in the local newspapers, and committee members will personally visit all affected properties. Resident parking passes will be handed out. Throughout the week there will be a shuttle bus from Sailwinds Park. Mr. Boyle also asked permission to park utility vehicles at Long Wharf. A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the requests for the Ironman Maryland parking plan, race week, a variance from the noise ordinance, overnight camping, parking for large utility trailers and the ‘village' for the volunteers was seconded and approved unanimously.

Gerry Boyle to request permission to hang sponsor banners across Race Street from August 18th and another banner on the City-owned property on the corner of Cedar and Race Streets-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the banners/signs on the City-owned lot on Race and Cedar Streets from August 12th through September 22nd was seconded and approved unanimously. A motion by Commissioner Thomas to allow the banner across Race Street from August 18th through September 22nd was seconded and approved 3:2 with Commissioners Vickers and Cooke opposed.

Request from the Hyatt Regency for permission to hold skeet shooting on Hole 17 on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (approximately 11:00 am until 1:00 pm)-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to grant the request was seconded and approved unanimously.

Unfinished Business

None

New Business

Approve job description for Chief of Police-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the job description for the Chief of Police with the various editorial corrections brought forward today was seconded and approved 4:1 with Commissioner Cooke opposed.

Approval of lease agreements for a portion of the Cambridge Port Property to be leased to Yacht Maintenance Company, Inc. and NOAA-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve the leases was seconded and approved unanimously.

Approve Purchase Orders:

PO 2015-008 - Lawmen Supply Company - Simmunitions training program for CPD - $3,828.95-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 2015-008 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2015-009 - Atlantic Tactical - yearly ammunition for CPD - $6,514.36-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve Purchase Order 2015-009 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2015-010 - John W. Tieder, Inc. - installation of street lights on Muir St. (Community Legacy Grant) - $59,000.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 2015-010 was seconded and approved 4:1 with Commissioner Cooke opposed.

Public Comments

Jeff Hubbard, Cambridge Rotary, to request permission to install an irrigation system near the fountain at Long Wharf-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve the irrigation system that hooks into the City's electric and water systems pending approval from DPW was seconded and approved unanimously.

Mayor's and Commissioners' Comments

The Council met in closed executive session at 6:15 pm to consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto and to discuss a personnel issue.


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

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 8:12 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, August 11, 2014, insofar as I personally am aware.



Oden C. Wheeler, Director
Department of Public Works

 

 

COMMISSIONERS OF CAMBRIDGE
CLOSED SESSION REPORT

A Date: August 11, 2014
Time: 6:15 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;
X 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
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: (1) Sailwinds Project (2) Possible new business to Cambridge ; (3) Personnel
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, Oden Wheeler, Natalie Chabot
F Actions Taken at the Closed Session: (1) No motions were made; (2) Commissioner Hanson made a motion that Rob Collison work with Natalie Chabot to come up with a plan of action to amend ASOP 17 to bring back to Council for a vote. Commissioner Thomas seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. (3) No motions were made