Fernandina Beach City Commissioners will hold a regular meeting on May 5, 2015. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM.
Here is the agenda:
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE and Invocation by Pastor Jeanette Richo of the Greater Fernandina Church of God.
4.1. PROCLAMATION – FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
PROCLAMATION – FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY – Expressing thanks and gratitude to the Friends of the Library for their tireless efforts in raising funds to construct and renovate the existing Library building located at 25 North 5th Street. Friends of the Library representatives will be present to accept the Proclamation.
4.2. PROCLAMATION – AMERICAN WETLANDS MONTH
PROCLAMATION – AMERICAN WETLANDS MONTH – Proclaims the month of May as “American Wetlands Month”. Children participating in the Wild Amelia Jr. Naturalist Program will be present to accept the Proclamation.
4.3. PROCLAMATION – WORLD LUPUS DAY
PROCLAMATION – WORLD LUPUS DAY – Proclaims May 10, 2015 as “World Lupus Day”. The City Clerk will mail the Proclamation to the Lupus Foundation of Florida.
4.4. PROCLAMATION – ARBOR DAY
PROCLAMATION – ARBOR DAY – Proclaims Friday, May 8, 2015, as “Arbor Day”. Mr. Early McCall, a local arborist who works closely with City staff to evaluate and maintain the City’s urban forest, will be present to accept the Proclamation.
4.5. PROCLAMATION – SEA TURTLE & SHORELINE BIRD NESTING SEASON
PROCLAMATION – SEA TURTLE & SHORELINE BIRD NESTING SEASON – Proclaims May through October as Sea Turtle and Shoreline Bird Nesting Season. Ms. Michelle Forstrom, the City’s Code Enforcement Officer, Mr. Len Kreger, an active City volunteer, and the Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch will be present to accept the Proclamation. Mr. David Richardson with Florida Public Utilities (FPU) will be present to inform the City Commission of an ongoing lighting project on North Fletcher Avenue.
4.6. PROCLAMATION – NATIONAL POLICE WEEK AND PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY
PROCLAMATION – NATIONAL POLICE WEEK AND PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY – Proclaims May 10-16, 2015 as National Police Week, and May 15, 2015 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Police Chief James T. Hurley will be present to accept the Proclamation.
5. CONSENT AGENDA
5.1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Workshop Meeting – March 18, 2015; Workshop Meeting – March 19, 2015; Special Meeting – March 31, 2015; Regular Meeting – April 7, 2015; and Workshop Meeting – April 13, 2015.
5.2. VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION PETITION & WATER SERVICES AGREEMENT – AMELIA ROAD
VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION PETITION & WATER SERVICES AGREEMENT – AMELIA ROAD – RESOLUTION 2015-75 APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF WATER SERVICES OUTSIDE THE CORPORATE LIMITS; ACCEPTING THE VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION PETITION FOR ONE (1) PARCEL TOTALING 0.73 ACRES LOCATED AT 2524 AMELIA ROAD; PROVIDING FOR EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Synopsis: Authorizes the extension of water service to the property located outside the corporate limits of the City at Amelia Road and noted as Parcel 00-00-30-0740-0059-0040 and approves the Voluntary Annexation Petition.
6. PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA
7.1. BUDGET AMENDMENT / AWARD OF BID #15-01 – ARKEST, LLC
BUDGET AMENDMENT / AWARD OF BID #15-01 – ARKEST, LLC – RESOLUTION 2015-76 APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE BUDGET AND AWARDING BID #15-01 TO ARKEST, LLC FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE CENTRAL PARK RESTROOMS; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Synopsis: Authorizes the budget amendment in the amount of $15,000 from Parks and Recreation impact fees Reserves account to the Central Park Restroom Expansion account. Also approves the award of Bid # 15-01 to Arkest, LLC in the amount of $151,412 for the expansion of the Central Park restrooms.
7.2. BUDGET AMENDMENT – STREETS – RESOLUTION 2015-77
BUDGET AMENDMENT – STREET DEPARTMENT – RESOLUTION 2015-77 APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014/2015, AUTHORIZING A CHANGE IN THE BUDGETED HEADCOUNT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Synopsis: Approves amendments to the budget for the fiscal year 2014/2015 and authorizes a change in the budgeted headcount.
7.3. BUDGET AMENDMENT – STREETS – RESOLUTION 2015-78
BUDGET AMENDMENT – STREET DEPARTMENT – RESOLUTION 2015-78 APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2014/2015 BUDGET FOR UNBUDGETED TROLLEY PILOT PROGRAM; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Synopsis: Approves the budget amendment transferring $10,000 to the Streets Contractual account from General Fund Contingency for the unbudgeted trolley pilot program.
8. ORDINANCES – SECOND READING
8.1. CODE AMENDMENT – ELECTIONS – ORDINANCE 2015-05
CODE AMENDMENT – ELECTIONS – ORDINANCE 2015-05 AMENDING SECTION 34-3 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO CLARIFY QUALIFYING FEES; AMENDING SECTION 34-4; AMENDING SECTION 34-8 TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN CITY AND COUNTY CANVASSING BOARDS FOR CITY ELECTIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Amends various Sections in Chapter 34 of the City Code pertaining to City Elections.
9. BOARD APPOINTMENT
9.1. BOARD APPOINTMENT
PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD – 1 appointment.
10. DISCUSSION – DIRECTION – ACTION ITEM
11. CITY MANAGER REPORTS
12. CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS
13. CITY CLERK REPORTS
14. MAYOR/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS