Here is the agenda for the meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commission on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 in historic downtown.
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/INVOCATION
Invocation by Reverend Ed Coop of Joy Ministries Church
4.1. PROCLAMATION – RETIREMENT OF RICHARD “KENNY” HARRIS
– Proclamation recognizing Richard “Kenny” Harris upon his retirement after thirty-one (31) years of dedicated service to the City.
4.2. PROCLAMATION/PLAQUE PRESENTATION – RETIREMENT OF CITY CLERK MARY L. MERCER
– Proclamation and plaque recognizing City Clerk Mary L. Mercer upon her retirement after seventeen (17) years and two (2) months of dedicated service to the City.
5. CONSENT AGENDA
5.1. PROCLAMATION – HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS
– Proclamation declaring the month of January, 2013, as “Human Trafficking Awareness Month.” This Proclamation was requested by the Governor’s Office of Adoption and Child Protection and will be mailed to them.
6. REQUESTS FROM THE PUBLIC TO BE HEARD ON ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA
7.1. FISCAL YEAR 2012/2013 VEHICLE PURCHASES – POLICE DEPARTMENT & WATER DEPARTMENT – RESOLUTION 2013-01
APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF SEVEN (7) VEHICLES FOR THE CITY FLEET; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF DOCUMENTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the purchase of seven (7) vehicles for the City fleet for a total cost of $184,161.00. Six (6) vehicles will be for the City Police Department and one (1) vehicle will be for the City Water Department.
7.2. PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT APPROVAL – FIRST COAST MOVING AND STORAGE COMPANY – RESOLUTION 2013-02
APPROVING A PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT WITH FIRST COAST MOVING AND STORAGE COMPANY FOR THE SALE OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE AIRPORT; APPROVING A LETTER OF RELEASE FROM THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA); AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the Purchase and Sale Agreement with First Coast Moving and Storage Company for Airport property in the amount of $100,000.00 and the Letter of Release from the FAA.
7.3. LEGAL COUNSEL AUTHORIZATION – BRYANT, MILLER & OLIVE – RESOLUTION 2013-03
AUTHORIZING QUALIFIED OUTSIDE LEGAL COUNSEL TO ASSIST THE CITY WITH EVALUATION AND POTENTIAL REFORMATION OF THE PENSION PLANS; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF ENGAGEMENT LETTER; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Authorizes the City Attorney and City Manager to utilize the services of David C. Miller, Esquire, and the law firm of Bryant, Miller & Olive, P.A. in an amount not to exceed $20,000.00.
7.4. CHANGE ORDER AUTHORIZATION AND BUDGET AMENDMENT APPROVAL – DOWNTOWN COMFORT STATION – RESOLUTION 2013-04
APPROVING CHANGE ORDER #1 FROM E. B. MORRIS GENERAL CONTRACTORS, INC. FOR EXPANSION / REHABILITATION OF THE DOWNTOWN COMFORT STATION PROJECT; AND APPROVING A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO TRANSFER $5,500 FROM THE ANIMAL RESCUE CENTER ACCOUNT TO THE DOWNTOWN COMFORT STATION ACCOUNT IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF DOCUMENTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Authorizes Change Order #1 increasing the E.B. Morris General Contractors, Inc.’s contract amount to $145,837.00 and approves the budget amendment transferring $5,500.00 from the Capital Improvement Fund’s Animal Rescue Center account to the Downtown Comfort Station account.
8. ORDINANCES – SECOND READING
8.1. LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE AMENDMENTS – ORDINANCE 2012-29
AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, REVISING CHAPTER 4 TO INCLUDE CONTEXT SENSITIVE SETBACK DETERMINATIONS, AND REVISING CHAPTER 7 PARKING STANDARDS AND PARKING LOT DESIGN; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves and adopts modifications to Chapters 4 and 7 of the Land Development Code.
8.2. FRANCHISE AGREEMENT – AMELIA ISLAND TRANSPORTATION AND TROLLEYS, LLC – ORDINANCE 2012-30
AMENDING ORDINANCE 2010-21 BY AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF THE NON-EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH AMELIA ISLAND TROLLEYS AND TRANSPORTATION, LLC AND GRANTING THE FRANCHISE TO AMELIA ISLAND TRANSPORTATION AND TROLLEYS, LLC FOR THE OPERATION OF A TROLLEY SERVICE; PROVIDING FOR EXECUTION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the amendments to the Non-Exclusive Franchise Agreement with Amelia Island Transportation and Trolleys, LLC for the operation of a trolley service.
9. BOARD APPOINTMENTS
9.1. COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CRA) ADVISORY BOARD
9.2. ARTS AND CULTURE NASSAU
10. DISCUSSION – DIRECTION – ACTION ITEMS
10.1. PUBLIC RECORDS & SUNSHINE LAW OVERVIEW
This item is placed on the agenda at the request of City Attorney Tammi E. Bach.
11. CITY MANAGER REPORTS
12. CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS
13. CITY CLERK REPORTS
14. MAYOR/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
16. NON-CITY RESIDENTS
17. BOARD APPOINTMENTS