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Council Meeting Minutes

September 22, 2014
The City Council met in regular session on Monday, September 22, 2014 in the Dorchester County Public Library. A quorum being present, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Those Commissioners in attendance were Commissioners 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 a closed executive session at 6:15 pm to consider a matter that concerns the proposal for a business or industrial organization to locate, expand, or remain in the City (Sailwinds Development).

A motion by Commissioner Thomas to amend the printed agenda by adding a request from the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay was seconded and passed 4:0.

A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the minutes of the September 9, 2014 Council meeting was seconded and approved 4:0.

Appointments

Open bids for annual street resurfacing-Bids were received from:

• American Infrastructure (Dover, DE) -$277,520
• David A Bramble, Inc. (Chestertown, MD) - $243,200
• Russell Paving Company, Inc. (Church Creek, MD) - $270,664
• George & Lynch (Dover, DE) - $266,512

A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to forward the bids to the Department of Public Works for their review and recommendation was seconded and approved 4:0.

Ray Simmons, Eastern Shore Post 88, to request permission to hold a dedication of the DSC Monument at Long Wharf on Tuesday, November 11, 2014: up to three tents erected in the areas from 11/10/2014 to 11/12/2014; variance from the noise ordinance from 10:30 am until 12:15 pm; thru traffic road closure from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm; flying 29th Division flag and the Veterans Recognition flags on the masthead from 11/5/2014 through 11/12/2014; placement of an electronic sign at the entrance to Long Wharf advising of the event from 11/6/2014 through 11/11/2014; and use of public restroom at Long Wharf-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the requests was seconded and approved 4:0.

Edward Nabb to request permission to use Governor's Hall and the western part of the overflow parking lot on Franklin Street on Saturday, January 24, 2015 for the Bay Country Region AACA Winter Parts Meet-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the requests was seconded and approved 4:0.

Peachblossom Avenue group to discuss concerns on their street-Buddy Mowbray said they have had a problem for the past 3 years on Peachblossom Avenue. The house at 916 Peachblossom has been condemned. Roach infestation has taken place now. They have had the exterminator in their neighborhood numerous times. Mr. Mowbray understands that the City does not have a policy relating to problems like this as they do for cutting the grass. He asked the City to do something about this boarded-up house where people are still going in and out. It is creating a financial burden on the residents of the street. Rob Collison said the City had a similar incident in about 1999. The City required a complete treatment of the house. He will review his records to see if the City used existing regulations or if it was a matter of coercion that got the owner to do it. It is something that the City can do if it is needed. If the infestation is so bad that it is a threat to public safety and the surrounding properties, he will be glad to initiate the process. Mr. Mowbray said there is also a problem with the houses at 911 and 913 Peachblossom Avenue because of the tall weeds and bushes. He thanked all the agencies who did a great job with the situation at 916 Peachblossom Avenue.

Unfinished Business

Status of closure of Governors Hall-Mayor Stanley announced that as of today's date, the status of Governor's Hall is that it will remain open until July 5, 2015. They will revisit it after their master development agreement has been signed and sealed.

New Business

Location of work session regarding City Manager-The work session will be held at Governor's Hall (Sailwinds Park) on Monday, October 6th starting at 6:00 pm. The public is encouraged to participate.

Approve Job description for Economic Development Assistant-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the job description for Economic Development Assistant (part-time, no benefits) and make the position active was seconded and approved 3:1 with Commissioner Cooke opposed.

Request from the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay to allow skeet shooting on Friday, September 26 and Monday, October 6th on Hole 17 of the Golf Course-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve the requests providing they put a notice in the newspaper was seconded and approved 4:0.

Approve Purchase Orders:

PO 2015-018 - E J USA, Inc. - manhole risers for paving - $5,396.78-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve Purchase Order 2015-018 was seconded and approved 4:0.

PO 2015-020 - WOR-WIC Community College - recruit training, tuition, and fees for CPD - $9,150.00-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve Purchase Order 2015-020 was seconded and approved 4:0.

Mayor's and Commissioners' Comments

Ironman Maryland-The entire Council expressed their appreciation for everyone involved in Ironman Maryland.

A motion by Commissioner Thomas to adjourn the meeting was seconded and approved 4:0.

With no further business, Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley adjourned the meeting at 8:34 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, September 22, 2014, insofar as I personally am aware.



Edwin C. Kinnamon
Clerk & Treasurer