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City Council Meeting Minutes

October 13, 2014
The City Council met in regular session on Monday, October 13, 2014 in the Dorchester County 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 held 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 Park).

A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the agenda as presented was seconded and passed unanimously.

A motion by Commissioner Vickers to approve the minutes of the September 22, 2014 Council meeting was seconded and passed unanimously.

Appointments

Introduction and approval of Rescue Fire Company Chiefs-Mayor Stanley introduced Brian Willey as Chief 1. Brian Willey introduced Adam Pritchett as Chief 1-1 and Brad Walters as Chief 1-2. A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve the new leadership for Rescue Fire Company was seconded and approved unanimously. Chief Willey introduced Wayne Cook as President and Janice Banks as Vice President.

Jerome Stanley, Dorchester Lodge #223, to request permission to hold their 97th Annual Organization Weekend from Thursday, October 23, 2014 through Saturday, October 25, 2014; parade on Saturday, October 25th beginning at 3:00 pm from Mace's Lane Middle School to 618 Pine Street; a variance from the noise ordinance; closed parking on Pine Street between Cross Street and Cedar Street from 12 noon until 6:00 pm; and parking on the west side of Pine Street on Friday night from 9:00 am until 2:00 am-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve the requests was seconded and approved unanimously.

Gerry Boyle to make report about IRONMAN Maryland-Ironman Maryland was a huge unqualified success. The athletes were very vocal in their responses to the survey that went out after the race. They praised virtually everything they saw and experienced. The staff learned a lot and made some mistakes. The response from the athletes is that this is a location and an event that is going to be well used. The numbers for next year are very encouraging. The success was, in no small part, due to the support that was given. He is hearing some amazing reports from our downtown businesses and businesses throughout the area. Hopefully the majority of the community responded favorably to the event. The support from the Department of Public Works was absolutely unbelievable. He thanked the Cambridge Police Department for their tremendous support. A total of $45,000 in donations was made to non-profits that volunteered at Eagleman and Ironman. This includes a donation of $10,000 to the YMCA. The license fee for each year is $100,000. For this year's fee, the City contributed $15,000; a State grant provided $20,000; and the rest ($65,000) came from private individuals and businesses within the community. Council thanked Mr. Boyle for all the work he did to make this race a success. Mayor Stanley announced that Commissioner Cooke will represent the City of the contract committee. Gerry Boyle thanked the Council for the faith they had in him with the endeavor.

United Way Presentation-Allen Nelson, Campaign Chair for Dorchester County introduced Kathleen Momme, the United Way Executive Director for the past 20 years. Dorchester County has received an enormous benefit from the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. Over the last couple of years, about $3 for every $1 collected has come back into this community. The Dorchester United Fund merged with the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore in 2001. The United Way helps hundreds of thousands of people each year. This past year, the United Way invested over $1 million in the programs. Last year, the United Way raised a little over $70,000 in employee contributions in Dorchester County. Over $190,000 was allocated to programs in Dorchester County. Some of the programs that received funds last year are Meals on Wheels, Delmarva Community Services Alzheimer's Respite Program, the Red Cross, transportation for veterans to get to medical appointments, For All Seasons (a mental health program), and Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Ms. Momme encouraged the Cambridge City Council to participate in an employee campaign.


Unfinished Business

Response to the RFQ for the marketing of the City towers-the City received one response from Tinsley Meekins of Meekins Antenna Rentals, Inc. A motion by Commissioner Cooke to accept the proposal from Mr. Meekins and allow him to begin marketing our towers was seconded and approved unanimously.

New Business

Set hours for trick-or-treat on Halloween (Friday, October 31st)-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to set the hours for trick-or-treat as Friday, October 31st from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm for children ages 12 and under was seconded and approved unanimously.

Award contract for annual street resurfacing-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to award the contract to David A. Bramble, Inc. was seconded and approved 4:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed.

Award contract for High Street Preliminary Engineering (TAP Grant)-A motion by Commissioner Vickers to award the contract to Lane Engineering, LLC was seconded and approved unanimously.

Award contract for asbestos abatement at City Council Chambers-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to award the contract to Barco Enterprises and finance the $29,471 from the savings from Ironman and the other $7,000 from another line item was seconded and approved 4:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed.

Introduction and first reading of Ordinance authorizing the assessment and collection of late fees for past due fines, fees and costs due to the City of Cambridge (Ordinance 1039)-An amended ordinance will be provided for the second reading at the next meeting.

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

Approve Purchase Orders:

PO 2015-021 - Graves Uniforms - winter uniforms for CPD - $4,915.67-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 2015-021 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2015-022 - Metro Paving Corporation - replace curb and gutter at Long Wharf - $17,300.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 2015-022 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2015-023 - John W. Tieder, Inc. - replace traffic controller - $9,000.00-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to allow the traffic light on Maryland Avenue and Hayward Street to continue to blink for approximately six more months and then re-assess the traffic was seconded and approved unanimously. The purchase order was not approved.

PO 2015-024 - Cargill, Inc. - road salt - $20,000.00-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve Purchase Order 2015-024 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2015-025 - David A. Bramble - road resurfacing - $250,000.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 2015-025 was seconded and approved 4:1 with Commissioner Vickers opposed.

PO 2015-026 - Atlantic Emergency Solutions - repairs to RFC Tower 1-1 aerial - $3,968.92-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve PO 2015-026 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2015-027 - Lane Engineering, LLC - preliminary engineering for High Street - $25,000.00 (100% reimbursement from Traffic Alternative Program Grant)-A motion by Commissioner Hanson to approve Purchase Order 2015-027 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2015-028 - Rathell Farm Equipment Co., Inc. - bush hog attachment - $6,000.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 2015-028 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2015-029 - E.D. Supply Co., Inc. - upgrade City building lights to LED lights - $16,746.47-A motion by Commissioner Thomas to approve Purchase Order 2015-029 was seconded and approved unanimously.

PO 2015-030 - United Rentals - asphalt roller - $12,400.00-A motion by Commissioner Sydnor to approve Purchase Order 2015-030 was seconded and approved unanimously.


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 8:25 p.m. I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and accurate account of the Council meeting Monday, October 13, 2014, insofar as I personally am aware.



Edwin C. Kinnamon
Clerk & Treasurer

COMMISSIONERS OF CAMBRIDGE
CLOSED SESSION REPORT

A Date: October 13, 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;
3 consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto;
X 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. Thomas Seconded: Comm. Hanson

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: Sailwinds Project
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