November 6 Meeting of the City Commissioners for 2013

Here is the agenda for the regular business meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commission for November 6, 2013.

November 6 Meeting of the City Commissioners for 2013Here is the agenda for the regular business meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commission for November 6, 2013. The meeting will be in City Commission Chambers on Ash Street in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Here is the agenda:

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE and Invocation by Reverend Charles Mitchell of the Miracle Faith Church of God.

4. PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATION
4.1. PROCLAMATION VETERANS REMEMBRANCE MONTH
Proclaims the month of November 2013 as “Veterans’ Remembrance Month”. Mr. Ed Krass representing American Legion Post 54, Mr. Al Lorentson representing VW Post 4351, Retired Master Gunnery Sergeant Paul Kicker representing Everett P. Pope Detachment 1017 of the Marine Corps League, and Mr. Lee Kaywork representing Vietnam Veterans of Nassau County will be present to accept the Proclamation.

4.2. PROCLAMATION SERVICE TO VETERANS MONTH
Proclaims the month of November 2013, as “Service to Veterans’ Month”. Ms. Cara Curtin, Member of the Amelia Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will be present to accept the Proclamation.

4.3. PROCLAMATION PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Proclaims the month of November 2013 as “Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month”. Ms. Alison Strother, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Volunteer, will be present to accept the Proclamation.

4.4. PROCLAMATION – NATIONAL AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH

4.5. PROCLAMATION – RECOGNITION OF MR. PHILIPPE BOETS
Expresses appreciation to Mr. Philippe Boets for all he has done to promote our City and for continuing to be a most valued and truly great ambassador for and on behalf of the City of Fernandina Beach. Mr. Boets will be present to accept the Proclamation.

4.6. PRESENTATION – COUNCIL ON AGING
Ms. Janice Ancrum of the Council on Aging wishes to publicly acknowledge the City Commission for their contribution to the Council on Aging in Fiscal Year 2013/2014.

5. CONSENT AGENDA
5.1. DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS PROPERTY
RESOLUTION 2013-146 DECLARING CERTAIN TITLED CITY PROPERTY SURPLUS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO DISPOSE OF SAID PROPERTY IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE CITY’S POLICIES AND PROCEDURES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Declares certain property as surplus, and authorizes the disposal of such.

6. REQUESTS FROM THE PUBLIC TO BE HEARD ON ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA

7. RESOLUTIONS
7.1. BLANKET PURCHASE ORDER APPROVAL – FIRE RESCUE UNIT
RESOLUTION 2013-147 APPROVING A BLANKET PURCHASE ORDER IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $50,000 FOR THE PURCHASE OF A USED TYPE IV RESCUE UNIT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the issuance of a blanket purchase order with a “not-to-exceed $50,000″ clause for the purchase of a used Type IV rescue unit.

7.2. BUDGET AMENDMENT & CONTRACT CHANGE ORDER – A1A SOLAR
RESOLUTION 2013-148 APPROVING THE A1A SOLAR CHANGE ORDER FOR $2,400 AND AN AMENDMENT TO THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the A1A Solar change order for $2,400 and approves the budget amendment.

7.3. BUDGET AMENDMENT – WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION 2013-149 APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE WASTEWATER BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the budget amendment transferring $8,300 from the Equipment account to the Non-Capital Equipment account in the Wastewater Department fund.

7.4. BUDGET AMENDMENT – GOLF COURSE
RESOLUTION 2013-150 APPROVING AN ADDITIONAL TRANSFER FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE GOLF FUND FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the transfer of additional funds from the General Fund to the Golf Course fund.

7.5. BUDGET AMENDMENTS – VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS
RESOLUTION 2013-151 APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves budget transfers for various departments for FY 2012/2013.

7.6. SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT – PREFERRED GOVERNMENTAL INSURANCE TRUST (PGIT)
RESOLUTION 2013-152 APPROVING A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY’S INSURER PGIT REGARDING THE INSURANCE CLAIM MADE BY THE CITY FOR DEFENSE COST REIMBURSEMENT IN THE CONLON V. CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH CASE; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AUTHORIZING FINAL PAYMENT OF LEGAL BILLS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the Release of All Claims (settlement agreement) in exchange for a lump sum payment by PGIT to the City in the amount of $42,500.00. Also, authorizes the payment of legal fees to Adams and Reese, LLP in excess of $7,000 but only to the extent necessary for Adams and Reese lawyers to close out the insurance claim file and collect the settlement check for $42,500 from PGIT.

7.7. WORK ORDER #13-54 – PASSERO ASSOCIATES, LLC
RESOLUTION 2013-153 APPROVING PASSERO ASSOCIATES, LLC’S WORK ORDER # 13-54 IN THE AMOUNT OF $51,500 FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) JOINT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT #43276319414: DESIGN AND REHABILITATION OF NORTH AIRCRAFT PARKING APRON, DRAINAGE, PERMITTING, SURVEYING, MANAGEMENT, AND TESTING PROJECT AT THE FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves Passero Associates, LLC’s Work Order # 13-54 for engineering services for the FDOT Design and Rehabilitation of North Aircraft Parking Apron project.

7.8. WORK ORDER #13-60R – PASSERO ASSOCIATES, LLC
RESOLUTION 2013-154 APPROVING PASSERO ASSOCIATES, LLC’S WORK ORDER # 13-60R IN THE AMOUNT OF $45,000 FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION’S (FAA) AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (AIP) TO REHABILITATE TAXIWAY B EDGE LIGHTS AT THE FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves Passero Associates, LLC’s Work Order # 13-60R for engineering services for the FAA Rehabilitate Taxiway B Edge Lighting project.

8. ORDINANCES – FIRST READING
8.1. CODE AMENDMENT “SEAT” DEFINITION
ORDINANCE 2013-34 AMENDING CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE VII, FINANCE, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, BY ADDING THE DEFINITION OF “SEAT” TO SECTION 2-476 REGARDING SEWER IMPACT FEES AND TO SECTION 2-541 REGARDING WATER CAPACITY FEES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Amends the Code of Ordinances by adding the definition of a “seat” in regards to sewer impact fees and water capacity fees.

8.2. CODE AMENDMENT – APPLICATION FOR SERVICE
ORDINANCE 2013-35 AMENDING CHAPTER 82 UTILITIES, ARTICLE III, WATER SYSTEM, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, AMENDING SECTION 82-403 BY ADDING THE REQUIREMENT FOR VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION AS PART OF THE APPLICATION FOR SERVICE FOR PROPERTIES OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Amends the Code of Ordinances by adding the requirement for voluntary annexation as part of the application for service for properties outside the City limits.

8.3. CODE AMENDMENT – SYNTHETIC DRUGS
ORDINANCE 2013-36 AMENDING CHAPTER 58, OFFENSES, BY CODIFYING SECTIONS 58-1 THROUGH 58-9 AS ARTICLE 1, IN GENERAL; CREATING ARTICLE II, SYNTHETIC DRUGS AND DRUG PARAPHERNALIA; CREATING SECTION 58-21 PROVIDING FOR PURPOSE, FINDINGS AND LEGISLATIVE INTENT; CREATING SECTION 58-22 PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; CREATING SECTION 58-23 PROHIBITING THE POSSESSION, SALE OR DISTRIBUTION OF ILLICIT SYNTHETIC DRUGS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SPICE, SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS, SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA, BATH SALTS, SYNTHETIC CATHINONES, SYNTHETIC STIMULANTS, OR MISBRANDED DRUGS; CREATING SECTION 58-24 PROHIBITING SALE OR PROVISION OF PRODUCTS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION WHEN PRODUCT LABELED “NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION” OR WITH SIMILAR WARNINGS; CREATING SECTION 58-25 PROVIDING FOR RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES THAT SELL OR DISPLAY DRUG PARAPHERNALIA; CREATING SECTION 58-26 PROHIBITING THE SALE OR PROVISION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA TO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 AND PROHIBITING POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA BY PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18; CREATING SECTION 58-27 PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Amends City Code to add sections prohibiting possession, sale, distribution and display of synthetic drugs and drug paraphernalia.

9. ORDINANCES – SECOND READING
9.1. FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT – 629 S. 8TH STREET
ORDINANCE 2013-27 CHANGING THE CITY’S FUTURE LAND USE MAP TO ASSIGN A CITY FUTURE LAND USE MAP CATEGORY OF GENERAL COMMERCIAL (GC), FOR ONE (1) PARCEL TOTALING 1.6 ACRES OF LAND LOCATED AT 629 S. 8TH STREET; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Assigns a Future Land Use Map Designation of General Commercial (GC) to 1.6 acres located at 629 S. 8th St.

9.2. Quasi-Judicial – ZONING CHANGE – 629 S. 8TH STREET
ORDINANCE 2013-28 CHANGING THE CITY’S ZONING MAP TO ASSIGN A ZONING CATEGORY OF GENERAL COMMERCIAL (C-2), FOR ONE (1) PARCEL TOTALING 1.6 ACRES OF LAND LOCATED AT 629 S. 8TH STREET; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Changes the Zoning Map to General Commercial (C-2) for 1.6 Acres located at 629 S. 8th Street.

9.3. Quasi-Judicial – ZONING CHANGE – 416 FIR STREET
ORDINANCE 2013-29 CHANGING THE CITY’S ZONING MAP TO ASSIGN A ZONING CATEGORY OF MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (R-2), FOR ONE (1) PARCEL TOTALING 5,000 SQUARE FEET OF LAND LOCATED AT 416 FIR STREET; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Changes the Zoning Map to Medium Density Residential (R-2) for 5,000 square feet of land located at 416 Fir Street.

10. BOARD APPOINTMENT
10.1. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE GENERAL EMPLOYEES’ PENSION PLAN
1 appointment.

11. CITY MANAGER REPORTS
12. CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS
13. CITY CLERK REPORTS
14. MAYOR/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS
15. ADJOURNMENT

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