The Fernandina City Commissioners will meet at City Hall, on Ash Street, February 5, 2019. Here is the agenda:
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE / INVOCATION
4.1- PRESENTATION – NORTH FLORIDA LAND TRUST – Mr. Marc Hudson of North Florida Land Trust will provide a summary of the conservation efforts between North Florida Land Trust and the City of Fernandina Beach.
4.2- PRESENTATION – FERNANDINA BEACH MAIN STREET – Fernandina Beach Main Street Director Arlene Filkoff will review a letter of interest related to 101 N. Front Street.
5. PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA OR ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA
6. CONSENT AGENDA
6.1- FACILITIES USE AGREEMENT – AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE FOUNDATION, INC. – RESOLUTION 2019-13 AUTHORIZING THE USE OF AIRPORT PROPERTY BY AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE FOUNDATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ANNUAL AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE EVENT IN MARCH, 2019; APPROVING THE FACILITIES USE AGREEMENT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a Facilities Use Agreement with Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation for vehicle parking on multiple locations of the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport in support of events held on March 8, 9 and 10, 2019.
6.2- FACILITIES USE AGREEMENT – BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEER CORPORATION – RESOLUTION 2019-14 AUTHORIZING THE USE OF AIRPORT PROPERTY BY BONHAMS AND BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEER CORPORATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ANNUAL AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE EVENT IN MARCH, 2019; APPROVING THE FACILITIES USE AGREEMENT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a Facilities Use Agreement with Bonhams & Butterfields Auctioneer Corporation for vehicle parking on the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport on March 6 and 7, 2019.
6.3- BUDGET AMENDMENTS – AIRPORT AND GOLF COURSE – RESOLUTION 2019-15 APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018/2019; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a transfer in the Airport and Golf Course funds for expenses associated with the AWOS Replacement Project and the Driveway Project.
7.1- COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT – UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS AND JOINERS (UBC), LOCAL 2044 – RESOLUTION 2019-16 APPROVING THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH AND THE UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS AND JOINERS, LOCAL 2044 FOR THE PERIOD OF OCTOBER 1, 2018, TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2021; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the labor agreement with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Local 2044, for the period of October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2021, which shall be retroactive to October 1, 2018.
7.2- SOLE SOURCE VENDOR APPROVAL – NORTHEAST FLORIDA REGIONAL COUNCIL (NEFRC) – RESOLUTION 2019-17 APPROVING NORTHEAST FLORIDA REGIONAL COUNCIL (NEFRC) AS THE SOLE SOURCE VENDOR FOR COMPLETION OF THE EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REVIEW (EAR) REPORT OF THE CITY’S 2030 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $50,000; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves Northeast Florida Regional Council as the sole source vendor in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for consulting services necessary to complete the Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR) report due to state review agencies by September 2019.
7.3- SOLE SOURCE PURCHASE APPROVAL – RPM LUMBER – RESOLUTION 2019-18 AUTHORIZING THE SOLE SOURCE PURCHASE OF DOORS FOR THE PECK CENTER FROM RPM LUMBER IN THE AMOUNT OF $32,277.48; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the sole source purchase of replacement doors from RPM Lumber for the Peck Center in the amount of $32,277.48.
7.4- CHANGE ORDER APPROVAL – FENDER MARINE CONSTRUCTION – RESOLUTION 2019-19 APPROVING CHANGE ORDER #’S 1 AND 2 WITH FENDER MARINE CONSTRUCTION IN THE AMOUNTS OF $102,954.69 AND $54,654.96, RESPECTIVELY, TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL WORK ON THE SOUTHERN WAVE ATTENUATOR UTILITY TROUGH AND SOUTHERN WAVE ATTENUATOR CONCRETE DOCK AT THE FERNANDINA BEACH HARBOR MARINA; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves Change Order #’s 1 and 2 with Fender Marine Construction for additional work on the Southern Wave Attenuator Utility Trough and Southern Wave Attenuator Concrete Dock at the Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina.
8. ORDINANCES – FIRST READING
8.1- CODE AMENDMENT – BACKYARD CHICKENS – ORDINANCE 2019-04 AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 18, ANIMALS, ARTICLE I, IN GENERAL; BY AMENDING SECTION 18-2; CREATING A NEW SECTION 18-3 PROVIDING FOR REGULATIONS FOR KEEPING CHICKENS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY; RENUMBERING ALL FOLLOWING SECTIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Amends Chapter 18 of the City Code pertaining to backyard chickens.
Consider Ordinance 2019-04 at First Reading.
SYNOPSIS: Several recent requests for urban chickens have been submitted to the City Manager for review. Specific standards for keeping and care of chickens are lacking in the City’s current code.
FISCAL IMPACT: A nominal application fee will apply.
CITY ATTORNEY COMMENTS: No additional comments.
CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION(S): I recommend that the City Commission approve proposed Ordinance 2019-04 at First Reading.
(a) It shall be lawful for any person to keep chickens within the corporate limits of the City, subject to the following:
1) No more than one hen per 2,500 square feet of land area (seventeen hens per acre of land) shall be allowed per single-family dwelling. No chickens are permitted in multi-family dwelling units. No hens are permitted in mixeduse, commercial or industrial zoned property. 2) Roosters of any age and any other crowing chickens are prohibited; 3) Slaughtering of chickens is not permitted; 4) All chickens must be kept in a secure enclosure or fenced-in yard at all times; 5) Chickens are not permitted to run at large upon streets, sidewalks or other public places; 6) Chicken enclosures must be in the side or rear-yard and at least ten feet from the side or rear property line; 7) Enclosures must provide a minimum of four square feet per chicken; 8) Enclosures must be kept in a neat and sanitary condition at all times and must be cleaned on a regular basis so as to prevent offensive odors. Chicken feed must be kept in enclosed containers to avoid attracting vermin and other wildlife; 9) Enclosures must meet any applicable building code requirements and may require a building permit if over a certain size. Any enclosures with electrical or plumbing also require the appropriate permits; 10)Chickens must be provided with veterinary care if ill or injured, and are subject to existing City laws regarding neglect and abuse of animals; 11)Persons wishing to keep chickens within the City limits must obtain a permit from the City Manager’s office and pay an application fee, as established in the City’s fee schedule; 12)Chickens shall be kept for personal use only. The selling of chickens, eggs or chicken manure, or the breeding of chickens for commercial purposes is prohibited. 13)Chicken owners must live at the residence where they are keeping chickens. If the applicant is a tenant, written permission from the property owner must be provided to the City; 14)Persons keeping chickens in the City as of the effective date of this provision have 120 days from the effective date to come into compliance with this section; and 15)The City reserves the right to refuse to allow the keeping of hens if they are deemed a nuisance
8.2- FUTURE LAND USE MAP (FLUM) AMENDMENT MORATORIUM – ORDINANCE 2019-05 DECLARING A ONE-YEAR TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON THE PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS TO CHANGE THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a one-year temporary moratorium on the processing of applications to change the Future Land Use Map in the Comprehensive Plan.
SYNOPSIS: On January 10, 2019, the Planning Advisory Board recommended to the City Commission that a temporary moratorium on Future Land Use Map (FLUM) amendments be enacted so that staff has time to correct inconsistencies in the FLUM map that do not match zoning. The temporary moratorium was recommended for six months; however, the City Attorney is recommending one year due to the time it will take staff to review the entire FLUM map and prepare Ordinances to make the appropriate changes.
8.3- (Legislative) FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT – 116, 118, AND 120 NORTH 2ND STREET – ORDINANCE 2019-06 CHANGING THE CITY’S FUTURE LAND USE MAP FROM GENERAL COMMERCIAL (GC) TO ASSIGN A FUTURE LAND USE MAP CATEGORY OF CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (CBD) FOR PROPERTY TOTALING APPROXIMATELY 0.43 ACRES OF LAND LOCATED AT 116, 118, AND 120 N. 2ND STREET; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Assigns a Future Land Use Map Category of Central Business District (CBD) to approximately 0.43 acres of land located at 116, 118, and 120 N. 2nd Street.
8.4- (Quasi-Judicial) ZONING MAP MAP AMENDMENT – 116, 118, AND 120 NORTH 2ND STREET – ORDINANCE 2019-07 CHANGING THE CITY’S ZONING MAP FROM GENERAL COMMERCIAL (C-2) TO ASSIGN A ZONING MAP CATEGORY OF CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (C-3) FOR PROPERTY TOTALING APPROXIMATELY 0.43 ACRES OF LAND LOCATED AT 116, 118, AND 120 N. 2ND STREET; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Assigns a Zoning District of Central Business District (C-3) to approximately 0.43 acres of land located at 116, 118, and 120 N. 2nd Street.
9. BOARD APPOINTMENT
9.1- PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE – one appointment.
PRAC Member Roster: Joy Behan PRAC Reappointment
10. CITY COMMISSION DISCUSSION / DIRECTION
10.1- LOCAL MITIGATION STRATEGY (LMS) – This item is placed on the agenda at the request of Vice Mayor Kreger.
10.2- WESTREC MARINA – This item in placed on the agenda at the request of Commissioner Ross.
10.3- BEACH DRIVING – This item is placed on the agenda at the request of Commissioner Lednovich.
SYNOPSIS: City Commission to discuss safety concerns related to Police vehicles damaging the natural landscape and enforcing violation(s) of “no driving” signage.
This item is placed on the agenda at the request of Commissioner Lednovich.
10.4- LAND CONSERVATION – This item is placed on the agenda at the request of Commissioner Lednovich.
Links to maps, letters and scores can be found here: https://fernandinabeachfl.civicclerk.com/Web/Player.aspx?id=1494&key=-1&mod=-1&mk=-1&nov=0
10.5- WATERFRONT PARK DEVELOPMENT – This item is placed on the agenda at the request of Commissioner Lednovich.
10.6- 2017/2018 CITY COMMISSION GOAL REVIEW – This item is placed on the agenda at the request of Commissioner Lednovich.
10.7- MAIN BEACH BOARDWALK – This item is placed on the agenda at the request of Commissioner Ross.
SYNOPSIS: This item is placed on the agenda at the request of Commissioner Ross. The intent of this item is to discuss permitting and funding to construct phase two of the Main Beach boardwalk.
11. CITY MANAGER REPORTS
12. CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS
13. CITY CLERK REPORTS
14. MAYOR/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS