It is time for the Fernandina Beach City Commissioner Meeting, but first is the new Millage Rate Public Hearing
It is time for the Fernandina Beach City Commissioner Meeting to be held on September 4, 2012. The meeting will be held at City Hall on Ash Street in the historic district at 6:00 PM.
However, before that meeting begins, there is a Public Hearing at 5:05 PM regarding the percentage increase in millage over the rolled-back rate necessary to fund the budget and the specific purpose for which ad valorem tax revenues are being increased.
I. Millage rate for operation expenditures
II. Millage rate for voter approved debt
TRUTH IN MILLAGE STATEMENT COMBO for hearing 2012.
2012/2013 Budget Book
Other items on the agenda include the usual requests to be heard and the formal adjournment.
Regular Meeting Agenda
1. 6:00 PM Call to Order
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE and Invocation by Bruce Malcolm, American Legion Chaplain, Post 54.
4.1 PROCLAMATION – CONSTITUTION WEEK – Proclaims September 17-23, 2012, as “Constitution Week.” Ms. Jane Collins, Regent of the Amelia Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will be present to accept the Proclamation.
4.2 PROCLAMATION – ASSISTED LIVING WEEK – Proclaims September 9-15, 2012, as “Assisted Living Week.” Mayor Filkoff will present the Proclamation at Savannah Grand on September 10, 2012, to kick-off “Assisted Living Week.”
4.3 PRESENTATION – SANDPIPER BEACH HOMES ANNEXATION – Marshall McCrary, Community Development Director, will provide a presentation regarding the annexation of the Sandpiper Beach Homes.
5. CONSENT AGENDA
5.1 APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Regular Meeting – June 19, 2012; Special Meeting – July 10, 2012;
Work Session – July 10, 2012; CRA – July 17, 2012; Regular Meeting – July 17, 2012; Work Session – July 24, 2012; Special Meeting – August 2, 2012; Regular Meeting – August 7, 2012; Special Meeting – August 13, 2012; Work Session – August 13, 2012; Work Session – August 20, 2012; Regular Meeting – August 21, 2012.
5.2 MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT – POLICE DEPARTMENT & NASSAU COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT – RESOLUTION 2012-134 AUTHORIZING A COMBINED VOLUNTARY COOPERATION AND OPERATIONAL ASSISTANCE MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT WITH NASSAU COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; PROVIDING FOR FILING OF THE AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Authorizes a Mutual Aid Agreement between the City of Fernandina Beach Police Department and the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department for a period of three (3) years.
5.3 AGREEMENT APPROVAL – EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – RESOLUTION 2012-135 AUTHORIZING THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) AGREEMENT WITH HORIZON BEHAVIORAL SERVICES, LLC D/B/A HORIZON HEALTH EAP SERVICES, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2012; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Authorizes a 1-year agreement with Aetna Behavioral Health, LLC, to provide employee assistance services to the employees of the City of Fernandina Beach and their families beginning October 1, 2012.
5.4 GRANT APPLICATION SUBMITTAL – FLORIDA RECREATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FRDAP) – RESOLUTION 2012-136 AUTHORIZING SUBMISSION OF A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE FLORIDA RECREATION DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FRDAP) TO FUND RENOVATION OF THE TENNIS COURTS AT CENTRAL PARK; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Authorizes the City Grants Administrator to submit a FRDAP grant application to request $60,000 to renovate the tennis courts at Central Park.
5.5 SUPPORTING THE NASSAU COUNTY SHORE PROTECTION PROJECT – RESOLUTION 2012-137 REQUIRED BY FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION’S (FDEP’S) BUREAU OF BEACHES AND COASTAL SYSTEMS, TO DEMONSTRATE ONGOING SUPPORT FOR THE NASSAU COUNTY SHORE PROTECTION PROJECT BY AGREEING TO CONTINUE SERVING AS THE LOCAL SPONSOR, TO PROVIDE THE LOCAL COST SHARE, AND TO IDENTIFY THE SOURCE OF THE LOCAL COST SHARE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Indicates the City’s support of the Shore Protection Project, its willingness to serve as a local sponsor, and its ability to provide the local match.
6. REQUESTS FROM THE PUBLIC TO BE HEARD ON ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA
6.1 CITY RESIDENTS
6.2 NON-CITY RESIDENTS
7.1 APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE PURCHASING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES – RESOLUTION 2012-138 AMENDING RESOLUTION 2010-138 APPROVING THE PURCHASING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL, SPECIFICALLY AMENDING SECTION “K” BY AMENDING THE BOND REQUIREMENTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves amendments to the City’s Purchasing Policies and Procedures.
8. ORDINANCES – FIRST READING
8.1 AMENDING ELECTRIC FRANCHISE FEE AGREEMENT – FLORIDA PUBLIC UTILITIES – ORDINANCE 2012-21 AMENDING ORDINANCE 2011-27 AND SECTION 9 OF ORDINANCE 96-4 TO RAISE THE ELECTRIC FRANCHISE FEE TO BE PAID TO THE CITY FROM 5.05 PERCENT TO 6.0 PERCENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the amendment to the Electric Franchise Fee Agreement with Florida Public Utilities.
9. BOARD APPOINTMENTS
9.1 BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GENERAL EMPLOYEES PENSION PLAN – 1 appointment.
9.2 PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE – 2 appointments.
10. DISCUSSION – DIRECTION – ACTION ITEMS
10.1 CONTINUATION OF A FARMERS MARKET IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA.
10.2 REPAYMENT OF THE F2 LOAN – this item is placed on the agenda at the request of Commissioner Corbett.
11. CITY MANAGER REPORTS
12. CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS
13. CITY CLERK REPORTS
14. MAYOR/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS