CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' APPRECIATION WEEK – (Really? Is this something our residents want proclaimed?)
Here is the Amended Agenda as of June 2nd for the City of Fernandina Beach Commissioner meeting to be held on June 5, 2012 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held at City Hall on Ash Street, Amelia Island, Florida.
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, Invocation by Reverend Charles Mitchell of Miracle Faith Church of God.
4. OATH OF OFFICE TO CITY MANAGER JOSEPH GERRITY, JR.
(Editor’s Note: Here is your Kodak Moment!)
5.1 PROCLAMATION – CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ APPRECIATION WEEK – Proclaims the week of June 4-8, 2012, as “Code Enforcement Officers’ Appreciation Week”. Code Enforcement Officers Michelle Forstrom and Peter Cross will be present to accept the Proclamation.
(Editors Note: Really? Is this something our residents want proclaimed?)
5.2 PROCLAMATION – ELM STREET LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL WEEK – Proclaims the second (2nd) week of June, 2012, as “Elm Street Little League Baseball Week”. Mr. Wayne Peterson, Mr. Charles Albert, and Mr. Mark Puca, Representatives of the League, will be present to accept the Proclamation.
5.3 PROCLAMATION – NATIONAL FLAG DAY/NATIONAL FLAG WEEK – Proclaims June 14, 2012, as “National Flag Day” and the week of June 13, 2012, as “National Flag Week”. Ms. Jane Collins, Chapter Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will be present to accept the Proclamation.
(Editor’s Note: I am pretty sure Barack Obama sent out a press release declaring this from the White House last year.)
5.4 PROCLAMATION – NATIONAL MARINA DAY – Proclaims June 9, 2012, as “National Marina Day in Fernandina”. Fernandina Harbor Marina Manager Joe Springer with Westrec Marina Management will accept the Proclamation.
5.5 PRESENTATION – REPRESENTATIVE JANET ADKINS – Representative Janet Adkins will provide a legislative update to the City Commission.
5.6 PRESENTATION – FLORIDA PUBLIC UTILITIES – NATURAL GAS UPDATE –Florida Public Utilities’ General Manager Mark Cutshaw will provide a brief update on providing natural gas to the City of Fernandina Beach.
5.7 PRESENTATION – THE NORTH FLORIDA TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION (TPO) – The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) staff will make a brief presentation on what is planned and programmed for our area regarding the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Fiscal Years 2012/2013 through 2016/2017.
6. CONSENT AGENDA
6.1 APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Special Meeting – April 9, 2012; Work Session – May 8, 2012; Joint Workshop – May 10, 2012; Work Session – May 10, 2012.
6.2 SEWER AND REFUSE EXEMPTION – 1 ADDITIONAL APPLICANT – RESOLUTION 2012-78 APPROVING ONE (1) ADDITIONAL APPLICATION FOR CITY SEWER AND REFUSE EXEMPTION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2011/2012; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves one (1) additional application for exemption of sewer and refuse costs for the months of May 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012.
6.3 BUDGET AMENDMENT – CITY COMMISSION – RESOLUTION 2012-79 APPROVING A BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR THE JULY 4TH FIREWORKS DISPLAY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a budget amendment of $13,200 for the July 4th Fireworks Display.
(Editor’s Note: I say approve the expenditure, but spread the love. Let’s have the fireworks display at Main Beach, not downtown.)
6.4 BUDGET AMENDMENT – CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE – RESOLUTION 2012-80 APPROVING A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO TRANSFER FUNDS FOR CITY MANAGER SALARY ACCOUNTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a budget amendment to various City Manager Salary Accounts for unanticipated expenditures.
(Editor’s Note: What unanticipated expenditures? The ridiculous salary awarded to the new City Manager?)
6.5 ADOPTION OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN – RESOLUTION 2012-81 ADOPTING AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN IN KEEPING WITH THE SPECIAL CONDITION OF THE SMALL CITIES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT AWARD AGREEMENT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Adopting an Affirmative Action Plan as required by the Department of Economic Opportunity to satisfy the special condition of the grant award.
6.6 AUTHORIZING GRANT SUBMITTAL – RESOLUTION 2012-82 AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF ONE (1) FLORIDA DIVISION OF HISTORICAL RESOURCES SMALL MATCHING GRANT APPLICATION TO FUND A COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROJECT REGARDING THE OLD TOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Authorizes applying for a Historic Preservation Small Matching Grant to fund a community education project regarding the Old Town Historic District.
7. REQUESTS FROM THE PUBLIC TO BE HEARD ON ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA
7.1 CITY RESIDENTS
7.2 NON-CITY RESIDENTS
8.1 CITY MANAGER APPOINTMENT – JOSEPH GERRITY, JR – RESOLUTION 2012-83 APPROVING AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH JOSEPH GERRITY, JR. FOR FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT AS CITY MANAGER; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF DOCUMENTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the Employment Agreement with Joseph Gerrity, Jr. for City Manager
8.2 INTERIM CITY MANAGER CONTRACT TERMINATION – RESOLUTION 2012-84 TERMINATING AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH DAVID W. LOTT FOR TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT AS INTERIM CITY MANAGER; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF DOCUMENTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Provides 30 days’ notice ending Mr. Lott’s employment with the City effective June 29, 2012.
8.3 REQUEST FOR FEE WAIVER (REIMBURSEMENT) – MICAH’S PLACE – RESOLUTION 2012-85 APPROVING THE FACILITY RENTAL FEE REIMBURSEMENT (WAIVER) FOR MICAH’S PLACE A SAVORY TASTE FROM “A SAVORY PLACE” EVENT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the waiver of the Facility Rental Fee in the amount of $250.00 associated with Micah’s Place A Savory Taste from “A Savory Place” that was held June 2, 2012, at the Atlantic Recreation Center.
(Editor’s Note: Why don’t we have a rate structure for non-profit organizations in place for the rental of our city facilities?)
8.4 BUDGET AMENDMENT – SANITATION – RESOLUTION 2012-86 APPROVING A BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR RELOCATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF A PAD AND ENCLOSURE FOR A DUMPSTER AT MAIN BEACH; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a Budget Amendment in the amount of $1,500 for additional costs associated with the relocation and abandonment of the dumpster pad at Main Beach.
(Editor’s Note: If you are a regular reader of SearchAmelia, well, this continuing story is just funny!)
8.5 AGREEMENT APPROVAL – CITY OF JACKSONVILLE – RESOLUTION 2012-87 APPROVING THE TRANSFER OF EQUIPMENT (FUSION CENTER SERVER) PURCHASED WITH 2009 UASI FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS FROM THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE TO THE FERNANDINA BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT; APPROVING THE AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE FOR MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF THE PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF ALL DOCUMENTATION PERTAINING TO THE TRANSFER AND AGREEMENT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the transfer of equipment and an agreement with the City of Jacksonville for the management and control of the equipment.
8.6 AGREEMENT APPROVAL – NASSAU COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS – RESOLUTION 2012-88 APPROVING A MUNICIPAL ELECTION AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE NASSAU COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS AND THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the Municipal Election Agreement for election services for the City General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, and if necessary, the Runoff Election on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
*8.7 BUDGET AMENDMENT AND AUTHORIZATION FOR PAYMENT – AMELIA ISLAND COMPANY – RESOLUTION 2012-89 APPROVING THE PAYMENT OF DELINQUENT 2009 AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES NOT PAID BY BANKRUPT LESSEE AMELIA ISLAND COMPANY; APPROVING A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO TRANSFER FUNDS FOR PAYMENT BY AIRPORT OF THESE DELINQUENT TAXES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves payment before June 30, 2012, in the amount of $21,074.26 for delinquent 2009 Ad Valorem Taxes assessed against Hangar A at the Airport and a transfer of $21,080.00 for the unbudgeted payment.
9. ORDINANCES – SECOND READING
9.1 CODE AMENDMENT – STREET PERFORMERS AND STREET ARTISTS – ORDINANCE 2012-07 CREATING CHAPTER 70, ARTICLE III OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TITLED “STREET PERFORMERS AND STREET ARTISTS”; CREATING SECTION 70-150 PROVIDING FOR INTENT AND LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; CREATING SECTION 70-151 PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; CREATING SECTION 70-152 PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS; CREATING SECTION 70-153 PROHIBITING ACTIVITIES IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AND HISTORIC DISTRICT OVERLAY; CREATING SECTION 70-154 PROVIDING FOR PERMIT REGULATIONS; CREATING SECTION 70-155 PROVIDING FOR THE DISPLAY OF PERMITS; CREATING SECTION 70-156 PROVIDING FOR SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF PERMITS; CREATING SECTION 70-157 PROVIDING FOR A PERMIT FEE; CREATING SECTION 70-158 PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF SECTIONS IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a Code Amendment creating Chapter 70, Article III, Street Performers and Street Artists.
9.2 CHANGE IN LAND USE – CORMIER – ORDINANCE 2012-08 CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP FROM GENERAL COMMERCIAL (GC) TO CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (CBD), FOR ONE PARCEL TOTALING 5,000 SQUARE FEET OF LAND LOCATED AT 229 SOUTH EIGHTH STREET, PARCEL ID NUMBER 00-00-31-1800-0040-0052 AND; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the Change in Land Use from General Commercial (C-2) to Central Business District (C-3) for property located at 229 South 8th Street.
9.3 CHANGE IN ZONING – CORMIER – QUASI-JUDICIAL – ORDINANCE 2012-09 CHANGING THE ZONING MAP FROM GENERAL COMMERCIAL (C-2) TO CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (C-3), FOR ONE PARCEL TOTALING 5,000 SQUARE FEET OF LAND LOCATED AT 229 SOUTH EIGTH STREET, PARCEL ID NUMBER 00-00-31-1800-0040-0052AND; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the change in zoning from General Commercial (C-2) to Central Business District (C-3) for property located at 229 South 8th Street.
10. DISCUSSION – DIRECTION – ACTION ITEMS
10.1 ZEV COHEN FRONT STREET ENGINEERING WORK.
10.2 DISCUSSION OF APPOINTMENT TO THE VISION INTO ACTION (VIA) GROUP.
11. CITY MANAGER REPORTS
12. CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS
13. CITY CLERK REPORTS
14. MAYOR/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS