Interested in Sadler Road Changes

Nassau County and The City of Fernandina Beach staff will be holding community meetings at the Peck Center (516 South 10th Street), the next two Thursday evenings, July 12 and July 19, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Please come by and provide your input on what improvements Sadler Road needs, focused between South Fletcher and Drury Road!

Discussion has the road being narrowed to two lanes at Drury Road, with parallel street parking and a dedicated bike lane up to the 1st Avenue turn (by Dairy Queen).

If you can’t make it to the meeting but want more information or would like to provide your feedback, please check out the Sadler Road webpage here:

Copy and paste the following link:
http://www.nassaucountyfl.com/906/Sadler-Roadway-Improvements-Project

January 2018 City Commissioner Meeting

The regularly schedule meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commissioners will be held January 16, 2018 at City Hall on Ash Street, Amelia Island.

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE / INVOCATION
4. PRESENTATIONS
-1 PRESENTATION – AMELIA ISLAND BIKE TRAILS – Mr. Phillip Scanlan will provide a presentation regarding Amelia Island Bike Trails.
-2 BUDGET SUMMARY – Comptroller Patti Clifford will answer any questions regarding the budget summary for December 2017.

5. PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA OR ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA
6. CONSENT AGENDA
-1 CORRECTED – BUDGET AMENDMENTS – HURRICANE IRMA – RESOLUTION 2017-210 APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017/2018 FOR ITEMS RELATED TO HURRICANE IRMA DEBRIS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves budget amendments for Hurricane Irma debris removal related invoices and approves increasing the Total City Budget from $138,877,010 to $139,826,454. $137,755,000 to $138,704,444.

-2 FACILITIES USE AGREEMENT – BUCCANEER REGION SCCA – RESOLUTION 2018-04 APPROVING A FACILITIES USE AGREEMENT WITH BUCCANEER REGION SCCA TO USE AIRPORT PROPERTY FOR SCCA AUTOCROSS SOLO DRIVING EVENTS ON VARIOUS DATES IN 2018; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a Facilities Use Agreement for SCCA Autocross Solo Driving Events in 2018.

7. RESOLUTIONS
-1 CHANGE ORDER APPROVAL – KELLERMAN CONSTRUCTION, INC – RESOLUTION 2018-05 APPROVING CHANGE ORDER #1 WITH KELLERMAN CONSTRUCTION, INC. IN THE AMOUNT OF $10,000 TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL WORK ON THE TIMBER WALKWAY IN THE AREA SOUTH AND WEST OF THE RESTAURANT, AUTHORIZING THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $38,000; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves Change Order #1 with Kellerman Construction, Inc.

-2 AGREEMENT NEGOTIATION – RFP #17-06 – RESOLUTION 2018-06 AUTHORIZING NEGOTIATION WITH ADVANCED DISPOSAL IN RESPONSE TO RFP #17-06; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Accepts the recommendation of the Evaluation Committee for RFP #17-06 Collection and Disposal of Garbage, Recyclables, and Yard Debris and authorizes the City Manager and City Attorney to negotiate a franchise agreement with Advanced Disposal.

8. CITY MANAGER REPORTS
9. CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS
10. CITY CLERK REPORTS
11. MAYOR/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
12. ADJOURNMENT

American Indians, Trees for Troops, and Petanque Only Some of the Agenda

The regular meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commission will be held on NOVEMBER 8, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall Chambers on Ash Street. Here is the agenda:

1. CALL TO ORDER    
2. ROLL CALL    
3. Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Reverend James Tippins, Baptist Medical Center Nassau Senior Chaplain.     

4. PROCLAMATIONS      
4.1 PROCLAMATION ­ NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH ­ 
Proclaims the month of November, 2017, as “National American Indian Heritage Month”. Ms. Nadine D’Ardenne,  American Indian Representative, will be present to accept the Proclamation.      
 
4.2 PROCLAMATION ­TREES FOR AMERICA’S TROOPS, INC.  ­ 
Recognizes Trees for America’s Troops, Inc. for providing United States military servicemen and servicewomen on  deployment with decorated Christmas trees and essential items to help them overcome the drudgery  and hardships of faraway duty. Trees for America’s Troops, Inc. President Ms. Judi Mixon­Brown will  be present to accept the Proclamation.      
 
4.3 PROCLAMATION PÉTANQUE AMELIA ISLAND OPEN  ­ 
Recognizes the 8th Annual Petanque Amelia Open and names the tournament’s founder, Mr. Philippe Boets, the Official Ambassador of the Pétanque Amelia Island Open.      

5. PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA OR ITEMS ON THE  CONSENT AGENDA    

6. CONSENT AGENDA    
 
6.1 Synopsis: Declares certain property as surplus, and authorizes the disposal of such.
6.2 Synopsis: Approves three additional applications for exemption of payment for  City Sewer, Refuse, and Stormwater costs for the months of October 1, 2017, through September 30,  2018.
6.3 Synopsis: Awards  RFP #17­03 for the City’s disaster public assistance services to Witt O’Brien’s, LLC.       
6.4 Synopsis: Approves the Utility Work by Highway Contractor Agreement between the City of Fernandina Beach and the  Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Also authorizes the City Manager to bind the City for deeds,  easements, agreements, licenses, permits and other agreements related to any services,  facilities or usage of properties and rights­of­way owned by the FDOT costing no more than $20,000.      
 
6.5 FINAL PLAT APPROVAL ­ DUNES OF AMELIA, PHASE TWO ­ RESOLUTION 2017­171  APPROVING FINAL PLAT, PAB CASE 2017­10 TITLED “DUNES OF AMELIA, PHASE TWO”;  AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Synopsis: Accepts and approves the plat titled  “Dunes of Amelia, Phase Two” as a final plat.       
 
6.6 Synopsis: Accepts and approves the plat titled  “Lakeside Reserve” as a preliminary plat.       
 
6.7 Synopsis: Approves transfers within respective Departments/Funds for  FY 2016/2017.
       
7. RESOLUTIONS    
7.1 Synopsis: Approves  the  Comcast  Enterprise  Services  Master  Services  Agreement,  The  First  Amendment to the agreement, and the Renewal Service Order.      
 
7.2 Synopsis:  Approves the purchase of two servers and a storage device from Dell, Inc. and the purchasing  agreement.       
 
7.3 Synopsis: Approves a transfer of $35,600 to the Golf Repairs/Maintenance Grounds account from the Golf Reserve account and a transfer of $202,850 to the Airport Repairs/Maintenance Building and Grounds account from the Airport Reserve account.      
 
7.4 Synopsis: Authorizes the City to enter into Agreement No. LP45011 with FDEP  in the amount of $500,000 for the North Fletcher Drainage Basin Project.      
 
7.5 Synopsis:  Authorizes the City to enter into a cost­share agreement with SJRWMD to accept an award of  $251,283 for the construction improvements to the Area 1 drainage system.      
 
7.6 Synopsis: Authorizes the City to request a maintenance easement along the  existing ditch from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).      
 
7.7 Synopsis:  Approves reimbursement to the City from a future debt issue for costs related to the General Aviation  Terminal project incurred before the debt is issued.      
 
7.8 Synopsis: Approves Task Order #2017­02 with Olsen  Associates, Inc. for Coastal Engineering Services for Beach Management.      
 
7.9 Synopsis: Approves Task Order  #2017­03 with Olsen Associates, Inc. for coastal engineering services for the Alternate Renourishment Project.      
 
7.10 Synopsis: Awards RFQ #17­03 to Brockington and Associates, Inc. for the Historic Resources Survey Update.      
 
7.11 Synopsis: Approves the Construction and Financial Agreement  between Eight Flags Aviation, LLC and the City of Fernandina Beach. Authorizes the City Manager to negotiate and execute a public ramp apron management agreement with Eight Flags Aviation, LLC and authorizes the City Manager to execute Change Order 1 with F&G Construction, not to exceed the original award amount, for the addition of a nose and tail section to the Airport Terminal.           

8. ORDINANCES ­ FIRST READING    
8.1 Synopsis: Amends the Land Development Code specific to variances.       
 
8.2 Synopsis: Approves a Planned Unit Development (PUD) overlay to approximately 5.10 acres located on S. 13th Street between  Hickory Street and Fir Street.      
9. CITY MANAGER REPORTS    
10. CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS    
11. CITY CLERK REPORTS    
12. MAYOR/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS    
13. ADJOURNMENT

Fernandina Accepting Bids for IT Security Assessment

The City of Fernandina Beach is seeking proposals for a vendor to conduct security assessments of the City’s existing IT infrastructure. The vendor awarded the contract will assist the City in determining our current and potential future security risk profile so an appropriate set of responses can be developed. The anticipated list of vulnerabilities to be evaluated may include but is not limited to:

• Network penetration
• Social Engineering vulnerability
• Policies and practices as they pertain to 3rd party support entities
• Internal policies and practices
• Application vulnerability, internal and public-facing
• Sensitive data vulnerability
• PCI Compliance

Publication Date/Time January 13, 2017, 12:01 PM
Closing Date/Time February 06, 2017, 2:00 PM

For more information, please contact Patti Clifford in writing at pclifford@fbfl.org.

Hickox Now President of Florida Property Appraisers

Nassau County, FL – Property Appraiser A. Michael Hickox has been elected by his peers to serve as the President of the Florida Association of Property Appraiser’s.

The Florida Association of Property Appraiser’s (FAPA) is a statewide professional organization composed of locally elected, constitutionally authorized Property Appraisers. The mission of FAPA is to actively work with the Florida Legislature by providing technical assistance and advice in drafting ad valorem legislation affecting Florida citizens and property appraiser’s offices.

Hickox, took the position last month and is ready for the challenges ahead. “My goal is to ensure that property tax policies will benefit citizens throughout the state. Our organization will do this by effectively advocating for residential and commercial property owners.”

Hickox previously served as the organizations President-Elect and Legislative Committee Chairman where he met with legislators regarding proposed policies affecting property valuation and property tax exemptions.

Fernandina Commissioner Agenda for August 2, 2016

Here is the agenda for the City of Fernandina Beach City Commission. The meeting will be held at City Hall on Ash Street, at 6:00 p.m., August 2, 2016.

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE and Invocation by Reverend John Wright of Fernandina Beach Church of Christ.

4. PRESENTATION
4.1. PRESENTATION – NASSAU COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD (NCEDB)
Representatives of the Nassau County Economic Development Board will provide a review of the progress from the City’s FY 2015/2016 investment to NCEDB and request continued investment funding for FY 2016/2017.

5. PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA OR ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA

6. CONSENT AGENDA
6.1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Regular Meeting – June 7, 2016; Regular Meeting – June 21, 2016; Workshop Meeting – June 28, 2016; and Regular Meeting – July 5, 2016.

6.2. FACILITIES USE AGREEMENT – 117ACS GEORGIA AIR NATIONAL GUARD
RESOLUTION 2016-85 APPROVING A FACILITIES USE AGREEMENT FOR THE 117ACS GEORGIA AIR NATIONAL GUARD TO CONDUCT ANNUAL FIELD TRAINING FROM FEBRUARY 20, 2017 THROUGH MARCH 3, 2017; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Synopsis: Approves the Facilities Use Agreement for the 117ACS Georgia Air National Guard to conduct annual field training at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport from February 20, 2017 through March 3, 2017.

6.3 FACILITIES USE AGREEMENT – PUERTO RICO AIR NATIONAL GUARD
RESOLUTION 2016-86 APPROVING A FACILITIES USE AGREEMENT FOR THE PUERTO RICO AIR NATIONAL GUARD TO CONDUCT ANNUAL FIELD TRAINING FROM APRIL 26, 2017 THROUGH MAY 14, 2017; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Synopsis: Approves the Facilities Use Agreement for the Puerto Rico Air National Guard to conduct annual field training at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport from April 26, 2017 through May 14, 2017.

6.4. DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS PROPERTY
RESOLUTION 2016-87 DECLARING CERTAIN TITLED CITY PROPERTY SURPLUS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE CITY’S POLICIES AND PROCEDURES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Declares certain property as surplus, and authorizes the disposal of such.

6.5. AGREEMENT AUTHORIZATION – FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)
RESOLUTION 2016-88 AUTHORIZING AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (AIP) GRANT AGREEMENT #3-12-0022-024-2016 WITH THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) FOR THE REHAB RUNWAY 4/22 GUIDANCE SIGNS AND RUNWAY 4 REIL PROJECT AT THE FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Authorizes FAA grant agreement # 3-12-0022-024-2016 for the Rehab Runway 4/22 Guidance Signs and Runway 4 REIL project.

6.6. AWARD OF BID # 16-05 – T.C.A. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS, INC.
RESOLUTION 2016-89 AWARDING BID # 16-05 AND THE CONTRACT AGREEMENT TO T.C.A. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS, INC. FOR THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) AND FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) REHAB RUNWAY 4/22 GUIDANCE SIGNS AND RUNWAY 4 REIL PROJECT AT THE FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Awards ITB #16-05 contract agreement to T.C.A. Electrical Contractors, Inc. in the amount of $70,050 for the FAA and FDOT Rehab Runway 4/22 Guidance Signs and Runway 4 REIL project.

6.7. WORK ORDER # 16-70 – PASSERO ASSOCIATES, LLC
RESOLUTION 2016-90 AUTHORIZING PASSERO ASSOCIATES, LLC’S WORK ORDER 16-70 FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (AIP) GRANT AGREEMENT #3-12-0022-024-2016 WITH THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) FOR THE REHAB RUNWAY 4/22 GUIDANCE SIGNS AND RUNWAY 4 REIL PROJECT AT THE FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Authorizes Passero Associates, LLC’s Work Order 16-70 to provide engineering services for the FAA Rehab Runway 4/22 Guidance Signs and Runway 4 REIL project.

6.8. WORK ORDER # 16-72 – PASSERO ASSOCIATES, LLC
RESOLUTION 2016-91 AUTHORIZING PASSERO ASSOCIATES, LLC’S WORK ORDER 16-72 FOR UPDATING THE DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE PLAN (DBE) FOR THE FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AS REQUIRED UNDER THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)’S AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (AIP) GRANT AGREEMENT #3-12-0022-024-2016; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Authorizes Passero Associates, LLC’s Work Order 16-72 to update and report on the City’s DBE Plan as part of the FAA Rehab Runway 4/22 Guidance Signs and Runway 4 Runway End Identifier Light (REIL) project.

7. RESOLUTIONS
7.1. BUDGET AMENDMENT – MARINA DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION 2016-77 APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Synopsis: Approves a budget transfer totaling $19,000 within the Marina budget for FY 2015/2016.

7.2. BUDGET AMENDMENT & AGREEMENT APPROVAL – GAI CONSULTANTS, INC.
RESOLUTION 2016-92 AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH GAI CONSULTANTS, INC. TO UPDATE THE CITY’S STORMWATER MASTER PLAN; APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015/2016; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the Professional Services Agreement with GAI Consultants, Inc. and a budget transfer within the Storm Water budget totaling $130,000 for FY 2015/2016.

8. ORDINANCES – FIRST READING
8.1. ANNUAL PAY & CLASSIFICATION PLAN
ORDINANCE 2016-20 ESTABLISHING AN UPDATED CLASSIFICATION PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017, PURSUANT TO SECTION 120 OF THE CITY CHARTER AND SECTION 62-247 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Establishes the Pay and Classification Plan for FY 2016/2017.

8.2. CODE AMENDMENT – GENERAL EMPLOYEES’ PENSION PLAN
ORDINANCE 2016-21 AMENDING CHAPTER 62, PERSONNEL, ARTICLE III, GENERAL EMPLOYEES’ PENSION PLAN, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH; AMENDING SECTION 62-71, DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 62-72, MEMBERSHIP; AMENDING SECTION 62-74, FINANCES AND FUND MANAGEMENT; AMENDING SECTION 62-76, BENEFIT AMOUNTS AND ELIGIBILITY; AMENDING SECTION 62-77, PRE-RETIREMENT DEATH; AMENDING SECTION 62-78, DISABILITY; AMENDING SECTION 62-80, OPTIONAL FORMS OF BENEFITS; AMENDING SECTION 62-84, MAXIMUM PENSION; AMENDING SECTION 62-87, REPEAL OR TERMINATION OF SYSTEM; AMENDING SECTION 62-96, DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN; AMENDING SECTION 62-97, PRIOR GOVERNMENT SERVICE; AMENDING SECTION 62-99, REEMPLOYMENT AFTER RETIREMENT; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Amends various sections of the City Code pertaining to the General Employees’ Pension Plan.

8.3. CODE AMENDMENT – FIREFIGHTERS’ AND POLICE OFFICERS’ PENSION PLAN
ORDINANCE 2016-22 AMENDING CHAPTER 62, PERSONNEL, ARTICLE IV, FIREFIGHTERS’ AND POLICE OFFICERS’ PENSION PLAN, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH; AMENDING SECTION 62-111, DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 62-114, FINANCES AND FUND MANAGEMENT; AMENDING SECTION 62-116, BENEFIT AMOUNTS AND ELIGIBILITY; AMENDING SECTION 62-117, PRE-RETIREMENT DEATH; AMENDING SECTION 62-118, DISABILITY; AMENDING SECTION 62-120, OPTIONAL FORMS OF BENEFITS; AMENDING SECTION 62-125, MAXIMUM PENSION; AMENDING SECTION 62-137, PRIOR POLICE OR FIRE SERVICE; AMENDING SECTION 62-138, DEFERRED RETIREMENT OPTION PLAN; ADDING SECTION 62-140, SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFIT COMPONENT FOR SPECIAL BENEFITS; CHAPTER 175 AND 185 SHARE ACCOUNTS; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Amends various sections of the City Code pertaining to the Firefighters’ and Police Officers’ Pension Plan.

8.4. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT – CONSERVATION AND COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT POLICIES
ORDINANCE 2016-19 AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONSERVATION AND COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT POLICIES 5.03.13 AND 5.14.09; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves amendments to the Comprehensive Plan pertaining to the conservation and coastal management element policies.

9. BOARD APPOINTMENT
9.1. ARTS AND CULTURE NASSAU
1 appointment.

10. DISCUSSION – DIRECTION – ACTION ITEM
10.1. FERNANDINA BEACH LAND BANK AND REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION FEE

11. CITY MANAGER REPORTS
12. CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS
13. CITY CLERK REPORTS
14. MAYOR/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
15. ADJOURNMENT

July 5, 2016, Fernandina Commissioner Meeting Agenda

Here is the agenda for the regular meeting scheduled for the City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners to be held July 5, 2016. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m., at City Hall on Ash Street, Amelia Island, Florida.

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL and Invocation by Reverend Rick Lee of The Journey Church.

4. PROCLAMATIONS
4.1. PROCLAMATION – GULLAH/GEECHEE NATION APPRECIATION WEEK
Proclaims August 5–7, 2016, as “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week”. Ms. Glenda Simmons-Jenkins, Representative of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, will be present to accept the Proclamation.

4.2. PROCLAMATION – RETIREMENT OF GAIL SHULTS
Honors Executive Director Gail Shults upon her retirement on June 30, 2016, from the Nassau County Volunteer Center after thirty years of exemplary service to the community.

5. PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA OR ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA

6. CONSENT AGENDA
6.1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Canvassing Board Meeting – December 8, 2015; Canvassing Board Meeting – December 15, 2015; Community Redevelopment Agency – May 10, 2016; and Regular Meeting – May 17, 2016.
6.2. DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS PROPERTY
RESOLUTION 2016-74 DECLARING CERTAIN TITLED CITY PROPERTY SURPLUS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE CITY’S POLICIES AND PROCEDURES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Declares certain property as surplus, and authorizes the disposal of such.
6.3. AWARD OF RFP # 16-02 – PLANTE & MORAN, PLLC
RESOLUTION 2016-75 AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF RFP #16-02 FOR THE PROJECT MANAGER TO IMPLEMENT THE CITY’S ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SOLUTION (SOFTWARE); DECLARING THE OFFICIAL INTENT OF THE CITY TO REIMBURSE ITSELF FROM PROCEEDS OF DEBT FOR EXPENSES TO BE INCURRED; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Awards RFP #16-02 to Plante & Moran, PLLC and authorizes the City Manager to negotiate a contract in an amount not to exceed $198,000 for Project Management services.

7. RESOLUTIONS
7.1. BUDGET AMENDMENT – PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION 2016-76 APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a budget transfer totaling $20,000 within the Parks and Recreation budget for FY 2015/2016.

7.2. BUDGET AMENDMENT – MARINA DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION 2016-77 APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a budget transfer totaling $11,030 within the Marina budget for FY 2015/2016.

7.3. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT PURCHASE – MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS
RESOLUTION 2016-78 APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF REPLACEMENT RADIO COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT FOR THE FERNANDINA BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the purchase of the additional replacement radio communications equipment in the amount of $58,071.09 from Motorola Solutions.

7.4. AWARD OF RFP #16-03 – MIRIAM R. HILL, ESQUIRE
RESOLUTION 2016-79 AWARDING RFP #16-03 FOR SPECIAL MAGISTRATE SERVICES TO MIRIAM R. HILL, ESQUIRE; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Awards RFP #16-03 for Special Magistrate Services to Miriam R. Hill, Esquire.

8. ORDINANCES – FIRST READING
8.1. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT – 8TH STREET
ORDINANCE 2016-13 AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADD A NEW FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT FOR THE 8TH STREET SMALL AREA MIXED USE (MU8) AS POLICY 1.07.08 AND RENUMBERING THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Amends the Comprehensive Plan to add a new Future Land Use element for the 8th Street Small Area Mixed Use.

8.2. LARGE SCALE FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENTS – 8TH STREET
ORDINANCE 2016-14 CHANGING THE CITY’S FUTURE LAND USE MAP FROM GENERAL COMMERCIAL (GC), MIXED USE (MU), MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (MDR) TO 8TH STREET SMALL AREA MIXED USE (8MU) AND CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (CBD) FOR PROPERTIES INCLUDED IN THE 8TH STREET SMALL AREA TOTALING APPROXIMATELY 67 ACRES OF LAND; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Assigns Future Land Use Map Designations of 8th Street Small Area Mixed Use (8MU) and Central Business District (CBD) to approximately 67 acres located in the 8th Street small area.

8.3. LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TEXT AMENDMENT – 8TH STREET
ORDINANCE 2016-15 AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO INCLUDE SPECIFIC CHANGES FOR THE 8TH STREET SMALL AREA BY MODIFYING CHAPTER 2: ZONING DISTRICTS AND USES TO ADD A ZONING DISTRICT CALLED 8TH STREET SMALL AREA MIXED USE (MU-8), PROVIDING SPECIFIC USES AND ACCESSORY USES, AND ADDING DESIGN STANDARDS IN CHAPTER 4 AND CHAPTER 6 AND; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves and adopts modifications to the Land Development Code pertaining to the 8th Street Small Area.

8.4. ZONING CHANGE – 8TH STREET
ORDINANCE 2016-16 CHANGING THE CITY’S ZONING MAP FROM GENERAL COMMERCIAL (C-2), MIXED USE (MU-1), MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (R-2) TO 8TH STREET SMALL AREA MIXED USE (MU-8) AND CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (C-3) FOR PROPERTIES INCLUDED IN THE 8TH STREET SMALL AREA TOTALING APPROXIMATELY 67 ACRES OF LAND; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Assigns a Zoning Category of 8th Street Small Area Mixed Use (8MU) and Central Business District (CBD) to approximately 67 acres located in the 8th Street small area.

9. ORDINANCE – SECOND READING
9.1. CHARTER AMENDMENTS & REFERENDUM BY THE ELECTORS
ORDINANCE 2016-11 SUBMITTING TO THE CITY ELECTORS PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CHARTER WHICH AMEND SECTIONS 1, 6, 10A-10B, 12, 17, 21, 45, 58-62, 64, 71, 78-79, 81, AND 144 TO CHANGE FINANCE DIRECTOR TITLE FROM CONTROLLER TO COMPTROLLER, CLARIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS WITHOUT CHANGING THEIR MEANING, AND REVISING CERTAIN PROVISIONS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH STATE LAW; REPEALING SECTIONS 19, 26-28, 70, 77, 80 AND 123 BECAUSE THEY ARE PREEMPTED BY STATE LAW; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves submitting various City Charter amendments and referendum to the City electors.

10. CITY MANAGER REPORTS
11. CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS
12. CITY CLERK REPORTS
13. MAYOR/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
14. ADJOURNMENT

Chamber to Host Debate for Nassau School Superintendent

The Government Affairs Committee of the Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce will host a debate for candidates for Nassau County Superintendent of Schools on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club at 11:30 a.m.

The cost to attend is $20 for Chamber members and $30 for non-chamber members.

No tickets will be sold at the door. You MUST have a ticket to attend.

Register on-line at www.islandchamber.com.

For more information contact the Chamber at (904) 261-3248.

The Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce is a membership based association of Nassau County businesses, professional leaders and individuals working together to provide leadership which will aggressively promote and defend responsible economic growth, employment opportunities, government and excellence in education and quality of life.

June 21, 2016 City Commissioner Meeting Agenda

Here is the agenda for the regularly scheduled meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commissioners. The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m., and is held at City Hall, 204 Ash Street.

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE and Invocation by Reverend Ed Schick of First Assembly of God.

4. PROCLAMATION/ PRESENTATIONS
4.1. PROCLAMATION – NATIONAL FLAG DAY & NATIONAL FLAG WEEK – Recognizes June 14, 2016, as National Flag Day, and the week of June 12-18, 2016, as “National Flag Week.” The following members of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be present to accept the Proclamation: Chapter Regent Ms. Lucinda Jo Glenn, Librarian Ms. Cara Curtin, and Chair of the Americanism Committee Ms. Nadine Vaughan.

4.2. PRESENTATION – COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA (CRA) UPDATE – CRA Advisory Board Chair Arlene Filkoff will provide a Monthly Progress Update.

4.3. PRESENTATION – PACE PROGRAM – Mr. Mike Antheil of Renovate America will provide a presentation regarding Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) assessments as an avenue for certain types of home improvements within Fernandina Beach.

4.4. BUDGET SUMMARY – Controller Patti Clifford will answer any question regarding the budget summary for May 2016.

5. PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA OR ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA

6. CONSENT AGENDA
6.1. AMENDING RESOLUTION 2015-04 – ARTS AND CULTURE NASSAU MEMBERSHIP – RESOLUTION 2016-69 AMENDING RESOLUTION 2015-04 PERTAINING TO ARTS AND CULTURE NASSAU BY AMENDING THE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTED AND NUMBER OF MEMBERS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Amends Resolution 2015-04 by removing the Fernandina Little Theatre (FLT) and one (1) At-Large member.

7. RESOLUTIONS
7.1. CONCEPTUAL DESIGN APPROVAL – AIRPORT WELCOME CENTER – RESOLUTION 2016-70 APPROVING THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF THE FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT WELCOME CENTER; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the preliminary design of the Airport Welcome Center.

7.2. DESIGNATING AND RANKING FIRMS FOR RFQ #2016-04 – STORM WATER MASTER PLAN UPDATE – RESOLUTION 2016-71 ACCEPTING THE RECOMMENDATION AND RANKING FROM THE STORM WATER MASTER PLAN UPDATE EVALUATION COMMITTEE FOR RFQ #2016-04; AUTHORIZING NEGOTIATION AND EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Accepts the ranking and recommendation of the Storm Water Master Plan Update Evaluation Committee as follows: (1) GAI Consultants, Inc., (2) Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc. (3) Dewberry/Preble-Rish (4) Gulfstream Design Group, LLC and (5) CPH, Inc. for RFQ #2016-04.

7.3. AWARD OF BID #16-03 – CORE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY – RESOLUTION 2016-72 AWARDING BID #16-03 TO CORE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CENTRAL PARK MULTI-PURPOSE COURT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Awards Bid # 16-03 to Core Construction Company in an amount not to exceed $104,977.00 for the construction of the multi-purpose court at Central Park.

7.4. PURCHASE APPROVAL – WESCO TURF, INC. – RESOLUTION 2016-73 APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1) TORO MULTI PRO 1750 WITH ATTACHMENTS FOR $33,130.10 FOR THE FERNANDINA BEACH GOLF COURSE FROM WESCO TURF, INC. THROUGH FLORIDA STATE CONTRACT (#21100000-15-1); AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the purchase of one (1) Toro Multi Pro 1750 with attachments from Wesco Turf, Inc. in the amount of $33,130.10 for the Fernandina Beach Golf Course through Florida State Contract #21100000-15-1.

8. ORDINANCE – FIRST READING
8.1. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN & LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENTS – NET DENSITY – ORDINANCE 2016-12 AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DEFINITION OF NET DENSITY AND THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, CHAPTER 1 SECTION 1.07.00 REGARDING THE DEFINITION FOR NET DENSITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Amends the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code specific to net density.

9. ORDINANCE – SECOND READING
9.1. – ORDINANCE 2016-10 AMENDING ORDINANCE 2011-06 BY OFFICIALLY AMENDING THE CORPORATE CITY SEAL; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the replacement of the Spanish Castile-Leon flag on the Corporate City Seal with the historically correct Burgundy Saltire flag.

10. BOARD APPOINTMENTS
10.1. PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE – 1 appointment.
10.2. ARTS AND CULTURE NASSAU – 1 appointment.

11.1. DISCUSSION – DIRECTION – ACTION ITEM
TIMELINE FOR CONSIDERATION OF COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS REGARDING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS STORAGE IN SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREA

12. CITY MANAGER REPORTS
13. CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS
14. CITY CLERK REPORTS
15. MAYOR/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
16. ADJOURNMENT

Professional Firefighters endorse Commission Candidates

Nassau County – The Nassau County Professional Firefighters announced this week the endorsement of 3 candidates running for County Commissioner.

The professional group announced its support of local realtor and retired city of Fernandina Beach fire chief Danny Leeper (District 1), local business owner Pat Edwards (District 3), and Public Information Officer for the Property Appraiser’s Office Justin Taylor (District 5).

“It’s important that our commissioners understand the importance of public safety for the citizen’s of Nassau County,” said Matt Waggoner, President of the local professional firefighters. “We believe these guys have a clear understanding of the County’s future and that first responders play a critical role.” Leeper and Edwards are seeking reelection while Taylor is pursuing an open seat. The Republican primary will be held on August 30th.

June 7, 2016, Fernandina City Commission Agenda

Here is the agenda for the regularly scheduled meeting of the City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners to be held on June, 7, 2016. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m., and will be held at City Hall, on Ash Street, Amelia Island, Florida.

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE and Invocation by Reverend Christopher Capaldo of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

4. PROCLAMATIONS
4.1. PROCLAMATION – ROTARY DAY
Recognizes May 26, 2016, as Rotary Day acknowledging 90 years of outstanding community service in Fernandina Beach and Nassau County provided by the Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach. Rotary Club President Mr. John Boylan, President Elect Ms. Pamela Crouser and Assistant Governor Shannon Brown will be present to accept the Proclamation. This item is placed on the agenda by the Honorable Mayor, John A. Miller.

4.2. PROCLAMATION – RETIREMENT OF CAROL CIBEL
Recognizes Carol Cibel, upon her retirement after thirty-one (31) years and four (4) months of dedicated service to the City of Fernandina Beach. Carol Cibel retired on May 31, 2016.

5. PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA OR ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA

6. CONSENT AGENDA
6.1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Regular Meeting – April 19, 2016; and Regular Meeting – May 3, 2016.

6.2. LEASE AGREEMENT – NASSAU ALCOHOL CRIME AND DRUG ABATEMENT COALITION
RESOLUTION 2016-65 APPROVING THE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE NASSAU ALCOHOL CRIME AND DRUG ABATEMENT COALITION AND THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH FOR RENTAL SPACE AT THE PECK CENTER; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the lease agreement with Nassau Alcohol Crime and Drug Abatement Coalition.

7. RESOLUTIONS
7.1. FACILITIES USE AGREEMENT – NASSAU ALCOHOL CRIME DRUG AND ABATEMENT COALITION
RESOLUTION 2016-44 APPROVING A FACILITIES USE AGREEMENT WITH THE NASSAU ALCOHOL CRIME DRUG AND ABATEMENT COALITION TO USE AIRPORT PROPERTY TO CONDUCT THE 5th ANNUAL 5K BEN BYRNS RUNWAY RALLY ON OCTOBER 22, 2016; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a Facilities Use Agreement with the Nassau Alcohol Crime Drug and Abatement Coalition for the 5th Annual 5K Ben Byrns Rally on October 22, 2016.

7.2. AWARD OF BID #16-02 – DUNMAR GROUP, INC.
RESOLUTION 2016-62 AWARDING BID #16-02 TO DUNMAR GROUP, INC. FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THE PIER AND KAYAK LAUNCH AT EGANS CREEK PARK; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Awards Bid # 16-02 to Dunmar Group, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $149,114.12 for the installation of a pier and kayak launch at Egans Creek Park.

7.3. AWARD OF BID # 16-04 – CREATIVE SERVICES & FENCE CO., INC.
RESOLUTION 2016-66 AWARDING BID #16-04 TO CREATIVE SERVICES & FENCE CO., INC. FOR WORK ON THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION EAST AREA SECURITY ACCESS AND CONTROL PROJECT AT THE FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Awards Bid #16-04 to Creative Services and Fence Co., Inc. in the amount of $188,291 for work at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport as outlined in the FDOT East Area Security and Access Control project.

7.4. WORK ORDER # 16-65R – PASSERO ASSOCIATES, LLC
RESOLUTION 2016-67 APPROVING PASSERO ASSOCIATES, LLC’S WORK ORDER 16-65R TO PROVIDE CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION AND ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION SERVICES FOR THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION EAST AREA SECURITY ACCESS AND CONTROL PROJECT AT THE FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves Passero Associates, LLC’s Work Order 16-65R to perform construction administration and engineering and inspection services for the East Area Security and Access Control project at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport.

7.5. DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT – RAYONIER PERFORMANCE FIBERS, LLC AND LIGNOTECH, FLORIDA, LLC
RESOLUTION 2016-68 APPROVING A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH RAYONIER PERFORMANCE FIBERS, LLC AND LIGNOTECH, FLORIDA, LLC; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the Development Agreement with Rayonier Performance Fibers, LLC and LignoTech Florida, LLC.

8. ORDINANCE – FIRST READING
8.1. CHARTER AMENDMENTS & REFERENDUM BY THE ELECTORS
ORDINANCE 2016-11 SUBMITTING TO THE CITY ELECTORS PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CHARTER WHICH AMEND SECTIONS 1, 6, 10A-10B, 12, 17, 21, 45, 58-62, 64, 71, 78-79, 81, AND 144 TO CHANGE FINANCE DIRECTOR TITLE FROM CONTROLLER TO COMPTROLLER, CLARIFY CERTAIN PROVISIONS WITHOUT CHANGING THEIR MEANING, AND REVISING CERTAIN PROVISIONS TO BE CONSISTENT WITH STATE LAW; REPEALING SECTIONS 19, 26-28, 70, 77, 80 AND 123 BECAUSE THEY ARE PREEMPTED BY STATE LAW; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves submitting various City Charter amendments and referendum to the City electors.

9. DISCUSSION – DIRECTION – ACTION ITEM
9.1. CITY MANAGER SIX MONTH EVALUATION – (CONTRACTUAL)
City Manager six month evaluation

10. CITY MANAGER REPORTS
11. CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS
12. CITY CLERK REPORTS
13. MAYOR/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
14. ADJOURNMENT

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