PALMETTO -- At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, the council voted down an ordinance that would have limited the number of outdoor vending machines outside of each establishment to two; commissioners want more time. They also passed the first step in having a revised ordinance for the sale and consumption of alcohol.
Call to order, followed by a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance.
RECOGNITION: Allen Tusing will recognize Juan Madrid and Odilon Madrid for outstanding customer service.
PROCLAMATION: Safe Boating Week
May 17-23, 2014
Accepting: Rick Owens, Flotilla Commander Flotilla 81 Manatee, and Steve Budd-Jack, Flotilla Commander Flotilla 85 Palmetto.
Swearing-in of all persons intending to address City Commission.
1. CITY COMMISSION AGENDA APPROVAL
Action Request: Motion to approve the May 19, 2014 Agenda. -- Approved, Unanimous
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
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. No Comments
3. CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL
A. Mayor’s Office
1. Re-appointment of Azell Johnson, Jr. to the Palmetto Housing Authority Board
B. Clerk’s Office
1. Special Function Permits
a. Palmetto B&B July through December Weddings
b. First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School
2. Blalock Walters Legal Bill
B. Police Department
1. Acceptance of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant
Action Request: Motion to approve the May 19, 2014 Consent Agenda. -- Approved, Unanimous
4. PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE 2013-20 OUTDOOR VENDING MACHINES (M. Barnebey)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION FOR THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE PALMETTO CODE OF ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF THE USE AND LOCATION OF OUTDOOR VENDING MACHINES; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVARABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Re-open the public hearing from April 21, 2014. Close the public hearing after public comment.
Action Request: Motion to adopt Ordinance 2013-20. -- motion to amending the number machines from one to two -- Failed 3 to 2, Williams and Varnadore in favor
5. 1st READ ORDINANCE 2014-13 PURCHASING (J. Freeman)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE PURCHASING CODE IN THE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY TO APPROVE CERTAIN CONTRACTS; PROVIDING FOR PURCHASES FROM CONTRACTS FROM OTHER GOVERNEMENTAL AGENCIES AND RESPONSIBLE COMPETITIVE PURCHASING COOPERATIVES AND THEIR SUPPLIERS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Action Request: Motion to schedule Ordinance 2014-13 for a public hearing on June 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as same can be heard in these chambers and direct staff to advertise for same. -- Approved, Unanimous
6. 1st READ ORDINANCE 2014-09 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ORDINANCE (A. Tusing)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALMETTO AMENDING THE CITY OF PALMETTO CODE OF ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO THE REGULATION OF SALE AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, INCLUDING PACKAGE SALES AND CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES; PROHIBITING CONSUMPTION IN CERTAIN AREAS; REGULATING CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR POSSESSION OF AN OPEN CONTAINER CONTAINING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; AMENDING THE ZONING CODE AND THE USE OF LAND AS TO LOCATIONS WHERE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY BE SOLD OR CONSUMED ON PREMISES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Action Request: Motion to schedule Ordinance for a public hearing on June 2, 2014 and June 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as same can be heard in these chambers. -- Approved, Unanimous
7. TRAFFIC POLICY DISCUSSION (A. Tusing) --
Action Request: Motion to repeal Administrative Policy 05-14. -- Approved, Unanimous
8. APRIL CHECK REGISTER Informational Only
9. ASR WELL UPDATE
10 DEPARTMENT HEADS’ COMMENTS
11. MAYOR’S REPORT
12. COMMISSIONERS’ COMMENTS --
Davis - said this past weekend he participated in "Project Healing Waters," where a fleet of fishing boats took around 30 military vets fishing out in the Gulf of Mexico for a fishing tournament. He said it was, "a very happy event" and is looking forward to the tournament again next year.
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