PALMETTO -- At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant was sworn in for another four-year term as Mayor of the City of Palmetto. In other business, the commission voted to approve the brownsfield area for the CRA district. The board also voted to extend the moratorium on the filing and processing of applications for temporary and portable food vendors.
Judge Thomas Gallen administered the Oath of Office to Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant.
Vice Mayor Williams relinquished the gavel to Mayor Bryant, to preside over the balance of the City Commission meeting.
Recess the City Commission meeting for 15 minutes to hold a reception to recognize the re-election of Mayor Bryant.
Swearing-in of all persons intending to address City Commission.
Non-agenda Item Public Comment: Comments shall be limited to two minutes. Commission does not generally take action on any matter raised during these public comments, but may direct the matter to be placed on the agenda of a future meeting, if appropriate.
1. CITY COMMISSION AGENDA APPROVAL
Action Request: Motion to approve the December 3, 2012 Agenda. -- Approved, Unanimous
2. CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL
A. Mayor’s Office
1. 2013 General Employees’ Pension Board of Trustees Appointments --
B. City Clerk’s Office:
1. Minutes: November 5, 2012
2. 2013 Holiday Schedule and 2013 Commission Meeting Schedule
3. Bryant Miller Olive and Blalock Walters Special Legal Billings
4. EAP Contract Renewal
Action Request: Motion to approve the December 3, 2012 Consent Agenda. -- Approved, Unanimous
3. 2nd PUBLIC HEARING BROWNFIELDS DESIGNATION (J. Burton)
Second public hearing to designate a portion of the CRA district as a brownfields area, to be called the “Palmetto Economic Enhancement District.”
Open the public hearing.
Two citizens spoke, not for or against, but wanted to know more about what BROWNFIELDS means. They felt they didn't have enough time to investigate.
Close the public hearing after public comment.
A) RESOLUTION NO. 2012-39 (J. Burton)
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA, DESIGNATING THE AREA FOR INCLUSION WITHIN THE PALMETTO COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT AS A BROWNFIELD AREA FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION, REHABILITATION AND ECONOMIC REDEVELOPMENT; AUTHORIZING THE CITY CLERK TO NOTIFY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OF SAID DESIGNATION AS REQUIRED; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Action Request: Motion to adopt Resolution No. 2012-39 with exemptions requested by property owners:
Audrey Fedeles, 257 Melody Lane, Property ID# 2799611807
Michael Fleming, 246 Palm Lane, Property ID# 2799610957
Stephen Guzman, 1250 U.S. 301, Property ID# 2582500134 and #258500159 -- Approved, Unanimous (Story to follow)
4. EXTENSION OF THE TEMPORARY OR PORTABLE FOOD VENDORS MORATORIUM-RESOLUTION NO. 2012-40
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION FOR THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA EXTENDING THE MORATORIUM AS TO THE FILING AND/OR PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS FOR TEMPORARY AND PORTABLE FOOD VENDORS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE 2012-08; PROVIDING THAT SAID MORATORIUM SHALL BE IN EFFECT ENDING JUNE 30, 2013 OR SHALL TERMINATE ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CITY’S ADOPTION OF LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS TO REGULATE TEMPORARY AND PORTABLE FOOD VENDORS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Action Request: Motion to adopt Resolution No. 2012-40 extending the moratorium on temporary or portable food vendors for six (6) additional months. -- Commissioner Brian Williams wanted assurance that this matter would not take six more months, that the technical issue would be figured out in at least three months. -- Approved, Unanimous
Recess the City Commission meeting to open the December 3, 2012 CRA Board meeting.
1. CRA BOARD AGENDA APPROVAL
Action Request: Motion to approve the December 3, 2012 CRA Board Agenda. -- Approved, Unanimous
2. CRA CONSENT AGENDA
A. Minutes: November 5, 2012
B. Storefront Grant, Manatee County Rural Health Services in an amount not to exceed
C. Increase of Storefront Grant #12-09 in an amount not to exceed $131.60.
D. Blalock Walters Special Legal Billings
E. Apollo Project
F. Olympia Project
Action Request: Motion to approve the December 3, 2012 CRA Consent Agenda -- Approved, Unanimous
3. CRA DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS -- None
4. PRESIDING OFFICER’S COMMENTS -- None
5. CRA BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS -- None
6. PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR THE CRA BOARD -- None
Reconvene the City Commission meeting:
5. BASEBALL FIELD UPDATE -- Get site plan on December 9, 2012
6. ASR WELL UPDATE -- Almost there
7. DEPARTMENT HEADS’ COMMENTS -- Jim Freeman, a temporary solution will be tested with a $25 service electrical hook-up for special events. Total cost $7,100.00
iPads are coming and hope to be in use by 1/13/2013. PBA meeting 12/18/2012 at 5:30 p.m.
8. MAYOR’S REPORT -- Mobil home park meeting is coming up.
9. COMMISSIONERS’ COMMENTS --
Varnadore -- Got an email from River Bay Park community requesting a dog park. CRA Director Jeff Burton said it was a good idea and would bring it up soon. Carol Whitmore sent an Email announcing the county was taking the lead on the BP oil spill settlement. All commissioners agreed, 'I don't think so."
Williams -- Tourist Development Council - we don't have any real representation, we need to change that.
Davis -- We need to send the Manatee County Commissioners a letter and let them know how we feel.
Smith -- Thank God the Mayor was reelected. The next four years will be her legacy. We do need color on the Tourist Development Council.
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