PALMETTO -- At Monday's City Commission meeting, updates on both MLK Park and the Riverside Park boat ramp were given. Each facility has reached completion as scheduled and within budget. Commissioners also discussed a future police station and other city facilities.
1. CITY COMMISSION AGENDA APPROVAL
Action Request: Motion to approve the December 2, 2013 Agenda. -- Approved, Unanimous
PRESENTATION: Vice Mayor Varnadore will present Mayor Bryant with a Certificate of Completion of Advanced Institute for Elected Municipal Officials
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.
3. CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL
A. City Clerk’s Office
1. Special Function Permits
a. Vintage Wheels Car and Truck Show February 2, 2014
b. Holiday Run or Walk Festival December 21, 2013
B. Police Department
1. Budget Resolution 2013-38 Bulletproof Vests/Pistols/License Plate Recognition
Action Request: Motion to approve the December 2, 2013 Consent Agenda. -- Approved, Unanimous
4. PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE 2013-17 VACATING ALLEYWAY (A. Tusing)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION FOR THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA, VACATING A PORTION OF A PLATTED ALLEYWAY TRAVELING NORTH AND SOUTH LOCATED NORTH OF 5th STREET WEST, BETWEEN 9th AVENUE WEST AND 10th AVENUE WEST, AS MORE PARTICULARY DESCRIBED IN SECTION 2 OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Open the public hearing. Close the public hearing after public comment.
Action Request: Motion to adopt Ordinance 2013-17. -- Approved, Unanimous
4A. PERMANENT UTILITY EASEMENT (M. Barnebey)
Action Request: Motion to accept the permanent utility easement from Alexander Berne to the City of Palmetto. -- Approved, Unanimous
5. RESOLUTION 2013-39 2014-2018 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN (A. Tusing/J. Freeman)
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE 2014-2018 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND ADOPTING THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Action Request: Motion to adopt Resolution 2013-39. -- Approved, Unanimous
Recess the City Commission meeting to open the December 2, 2013 CRA Board meeting.
1. CRA BOARD AGENDA APPROVAL
Action Request: Motion to approve the December 2, 2013 CRA Board Agenda. -- Approved, Unanimous
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
Comments shall be limited to two minutes. CRA Board 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.
3. CRA CONSENT AGENDA
A. Minutes: November 4, 2013
B. Relocation of the CRA Office -- Motion for Mayor to negotiate a proposal -- Approved, Unanimous
C. Blalock Walters Legal Bills
D. Recommendation of MLK Park Contractor RFP -- Approved, Unanimous
E. Budget Resolution 2013-04
Action Request: Motion to approve the December 2, 2013 CRA Consent Agenda. -- (3 - B and 3 - D were pulled for separate vote -- Approved, Unanimous
4. MLK PARK UPDATE -- Report by Bob Gause -- We have the permits and the RFP is out. The sod will start in March and the project should be finished in middle to late 2014.
5. RIVERSIDE PARK BOAT RAMP UPDATE -- Report by Bob Gause -- The two ramps will be converted into three. Phase one will be under budget.
6. CRA DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS -- None
7. PRESIDING OFFICER’S COMMENTS -- None
8. CRA BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS -- None
Reconvene the City Commission meeting.
6. RECOMMENDATION OF MLK PARK CONTRACTOR RFP (J. Burton)
The MLK RFP information has been included in the CRA Board agenda.
Action Request: Motion to accept Stellar Development’s bid and allow the Mayor and staff to negotiate a workable construction plan for MLK Park and also poll the potential bidders that attended the pre-bid workshop regarding lack of responses. -- Approved, Unanimous
7. RESOLUTION 2013-40 CRA BUDGET RESOLUTION (J. Freeman)
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2013-29, WHICH RESOLUTION ADOPTED THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
7- A -- Motion to discuss 17th Street "stop sign" at next available meeting -- Approved, Unanimous
Action Request: Motion to adopt Resolution 2013-40 authorizing adjustments to CRA 2013 budget. -- Approved, Unanimous
8. BASEBALL FIELD UPDATE -- None
9 ASR WELL UPDATE -- Project is on schedule and under budget.
10. DEPARTMENT HEADS’ COMMENTS -- None
11. MAYOR’S REPORT -- Mayor Bryant said, I would like to thank all of those who participated in the "Mayors Feed the Families."
12. COMMISSIONERS’ COMMENTS --
Williams -- The design of the stop sign at 5th Street is problematic. There needs to be something done.
Varnadore -- It would be great to get the curb finished at 7th at Sutton Park. It has been a while now.
Cornwell -- None
Davis -- None
Smith -- On the appointment of the Commissioners, there needs to be an appointment set, to consider an ordinance. Mayor Bryant said, We can put it on a workshop.
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