BRADENTON – At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council passed the first reading on an ordinance that would change land use regulations pertaining to flooding, as well as an ordinance that would make changes individual contributions to, and funding for, the Bradenton Fire Department retirement system. The council also passed a resolution that will effectively vacate a right-of-way on 720 Manatee Avenue West. Councilman Bemis Smith had an excused absence for the meeting.
INVOCATION & PLEDGE (The City does not endorse the religious beliefs of any speaker.)
- Invocation by Fire Department Chaplain and Kingdom Life Church Pastor Paul Ewers.
1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
- Mayor Wayne Poston
- Legislative wrap-up, by Rep. Jim Boyd.
4. ADMINISTERING THE OATH
5. CITIZEN COMMENTS
6. CONSENT AGENDA (passes 4-0, with Smith absent)
a) MB.13.00075: One-year extension of time; Minto-Hayden Lake, 12300 Manatee Ave. W.
b) Minutes: June 12 City Council meeting.
c) PBA contract.
d) Public Event: Canes Cross Country Classic 5K on Sept. 2 at GT Bray Park.
e) Public Event: Vintage Porsche display at Riverwalk on Jan. 11, 2014.
f) Resolution 13-26: Single-family home rehabilitation contract.
g) Resolution 13-27: Authorizing appointed members of City staff to serve as the Clerk to the Local Hearing Officer of the Traffic Safety Program.
h) Resolution 13-28: Appointing Thomas Denslow to the Central CRA.
i) Resolution 13-29: Reappointing John Mantone to the Fire Pension Board.
j) Bradenton Police Department Forfeiture Fund expenditure request – business watch program.
k) Bradenton Police Department Forfeiture Fund expenditure request – fitness room equipment.
l) Bradenton Fire Department request to donate Engine 21 to Manatee Technical Institute’s training program.
m) Authorizing the Mayor to execute renewal of SWFWMD contract to close out Braden River Watershed Management Program Agreement.
7. BUSINESS/ADVERTISING, PETITIONS, HEARINGS AND COMMUNICATIONS
ORDINANCE 2950 LU.13.00052 TEXT AMENDMENT (Passes 4-0, with Smith absent - public hearing will be held July 17th)
FIRST READING AN ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRADENTON AMENDING THE CITY LAND USE REGULATIONS SECTIONS 3.4.3-FLOOD ZONE AND THOSE PORTIONS OF CHAPTER 10-DEFINITION AS THEY RELATE TO FLOOD ZONES AND SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREAS. TO REPEAL REGULATIONS OF SECTION 3.4.3-FLOOD ZONE; TO ADOPT NEW FLOOD ZONE REGULATIONS TO BE TITLED FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT IN APPENDIX A OF THE LAND USE REGULATIONS; TO ADOPT FLOOD HAZARD MAPS, TO DESIGNATE A FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATOR, TO ADOPT PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO ADOPT LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; REPEALER; SEVERABILITY; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE NO. 2951 FIRST READING (Passes 4-0, with Smith absent - public hearing will be held July 17th)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BRADENTON, FLORIDA, AMENDING PART 1, CHARTER AND RELATED LAWS, SUBPART B, RELATED LAWS, ARTICLE III, FIREFIGHTERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BRADENTON, FLORIDA; AMENDING SECTION 1, DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 4, FINANCES AND FUND MANAGEMENT; AMENDING SECTION 15, MAXIMUM PENSION; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
RV.13.00029 WARD 4 NEIGHBORHOOD 7.03 PUBLIC HEARING (Vote unnecessary - see resolution 13-20)
Request of City of Bradenton, owner, for a Right-of-Way Vacation Permit to vacate the platted alley at 720 Manatee Avenue West (zoned T6).
RESOLUTION 13-20 PUBLIC HEARING (Passes 4-0, with Smith absent)
A RESOLUTION PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.2.7, CITY LAND USE REGULATIONS, RIGHT-OF-WAY VACATION OF A 20 FOOT WIDE ALLEY LOCATED AT 720 MANATEE AVENUE WEST.
8. NEW BUSINESS BY DEPARTMENT HEADS, CITY ATTORNEY AND COUNCIL
2013 JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PLAN PUBLIC HEARING (Passes 4-0, with Smith absent)
The Department of Justice allocated $26,435 of federal funding to be used for law enforcement purposes. The Bradenton Police Department has prioritized its needs and recommended use of funds based upon grant eligibility and DOJ priorities for use of funding. The public is welcome to comment on the plan, which is currently available on the City’s website and at City Hall and the police station.
9. BUSINESS BY APPOINTMENT
10. COUNCIL REPORTS
Vice Chair Gene Gallo, who had taken time off for physical rehabilitation to recover from a femur injury from a lawn cutting accident, thanked people "for the cards and prayers."
Councilman Patrick Roff mentioned the recent demolition of the Classic Inn on 14th Street, known for having criminal activity, called it "an eyesore that will not be missed." He compared the situation of Buffalo, NY to Bradenton's, saying both are "on the rebound" and that Buffalo has been demolishing many businesses known for shady activities as part of an effort to renew the Rust Belt city.
Councilman Harold Byrd welcomed Gallo back, and offered prayers and condolences to the family of Rev. Edward Leftwich, who passed on June 16.
11. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
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