BRADENTON - At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council approved a three-year pay-increase contract for BPD rank-and-file officers that finalized after a long period of negotiations between the city and the Florida Police Benevolent Assocation union. In other business, ordinances that will allow for development of a land parcel to the east of the proposed Wa-Wa station on SR 64 East were approved; and the council discussed at length the impending expansion of the county's One Stop Homeless Shelter in the middle of the city's entertainment district, which they agreed had troubling implications.
1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
- Mayor Wayne Poston
4. ADMINISTERING THE OATH
5. CITIZEN COMMENTS
6. CONSENT AGENDA (Passed unanimously)
a) Minutes: Feb. 12 council meeting.
b) Minutes: Feb. 26 council meeting.
c) WCIND grant application – Bradenton Police Department Marine Patrol.
d) Budget Adjustment - Building Division.
e) Resolution 14-12: Conveyance of land to Boys & Girls Club.
f) Public Event: Music in the Park on April 4 and 11 at Riverwalk amphitheater.
g) Change of venue for previously approved public event: Pride Fest requesting to move March 22 event from Riverwalk’s Tower Plaza to Riverwalk’s Pavilion & Fun Zone.
h) SF.13.00015: Request of Stantec Inc., agent for WCI Communities, LLC for Final Subdivision Plat approval of Tidewater Preserve Plat 6 located at 4700 Tidewater Preserve Boulevard (zoned PDP).
i) SF.13.00016: Request of Stantec Inc., agent for WCI Communities, LLC for Final Subdivision Plat approval of Tidewater Preserve Plat 5 located at 4700 Tidewater Preserve Boulevard (zoned PDP).
7. BUSINESS/ADVERTISING, PETITIONS, HEARINGS AND COMMUNICATIONS
8. NEW BUSINESS BY DEPARTMENT HEADS, CITY ATTORNEY AND COUNCIL
ORDINANCE 2959 SECOND READING & PUBLIC HEARING (Passed unanimously)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BRADENTON, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4465 STATE ROAD 64 EAST, BRADENTON, MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO THE CITY OF BRADENTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT/FUTURE LAND USE MAP (SMALL SCALE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY AMENDMENT CP.13.00031) CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION FROM COUNTY RESIDENTIAL-6 TO CITY SUBURBAN COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE 2960 SECOND READING & PUBLIC HEARING (Passed unanimously)
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2950, CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BRADENTON, FLORIDA BY A ZONING MAP AMENDMENT (LU.13.00054) TO CHANGE THE DESIGNATION FROM COUNTY RSF-6 TO CITY SCC FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 4465 STATE ROAD 64 EAST.
background info for Ordinances 2959 and 2960
Carl Callahan, City Clerk & Treasurer
- Police Rank & File contract (Passed unanimously)
9. BUSINESS BY APPOINTMENT
10. COUNCIL REPORTS
Brown: Commended former MSO Homicide Detective Hank Mallol for his continued work to help reduce violent crimes in the community, as referenced in a story in The Bradenton Herald on Wednesday.
Roff: Reminded people of an event taking place at Renaissance on 9th on March 19th, from 6-9. (Still trying to find info on this event ...)
Smith: Discussed his concern about the expansion of the One Stop Center in the entertainment district. A motion was made by Smith, which was seconded and approved unanimously, to state concern about the expansion. (Story to follow)
Byrd: Nothing to report.
Gallo: Thanked Manatee County Commissioner Chappie for regularly attending BCC meetings.
Poston: ArtSlam went very well. The Boston game at McKechnie had a record 8,200 attendees.
11. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
City Clerk Callahan: Thanked council members and police officers for their efforts in negotiations resulting in the approved contract from the meeting.
Fire Chief Edwards: Nothing to report.
Police Chief Radzilowski: Nothing to report.
Claude Tankerson - Mentioned the detour resulting from the closure of SR-70 Street East at 44th Avenue East.
Polk: I would urge staff to start negotating in regards to our city's homeless issue.