Regular Meeting of Fernandina’s Commission on May 19, 2015
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE and Invocation by Reverend Charles Mitchell of River of Praise.
4. PROCLAMATION / PRESENTATIONS
4.1. PROCLAMATION – RECOGNITION OF BRANDON DRAKUS
Recognizes Mr. Brandon Drakus for his valuable contributions to the City of Fernandina Beach by providing litter control, trash pickup and janitorial services at City and County beach accesses and beach front public restroom facilities. Mr. Drakus will be present to accept the Proclamation. This item is placed on the agenda at the request of Vice Mayor Miller.
4.2. PRESENTATION – AMELIA ISLAND VINTAGE GRAND PRIX
Mr. Tony Parella, Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) owner, and Mr. Ralph Thomas will provide a presentation regarding the proposed Amelia Island Vintage Grand Prix at the Airport in March 2016.
4.3. PRESENTATION – COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA (CRA) UPDATE
CRA Advisory Board Chair Mike Zaffaroni will provide a Monthly Progress Update.
4.4. PRESENTATION – NORTH FLORIDA TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION (TPO)
Wanda Forrest, Transportation Planning Manager of the North Florida TPO, will provide a brief update and answer questions regarding projects planned and programmed for the area.
4.5. PRESENTATION – MARINA DREDGING PROJECT UPDATE
Mr. Lynn Williams will provide a summary of his dredging project at the Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina.
4.6. BUDGET SUMMARY
Controller Patti Clifford will answer any questions regarding the budget summary for April 2015.
5. CONSENT AGENDA
5.1. AUTHORIZATION TO DEFEND – KATHY HEDGES
RESOLUTION 2015-79 AUTHORIZING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO DEFEND THE CITY IN CERTAIN LITIGATION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Authorizes the City Attorney to work with City claims administrator, PGCS, appear on behalf of if necessary, and defend the City of Fernandina Beach in the matter of Kathy Hedges v. City of Fernandina Beach, Case No.:2014-CA-541 in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court in and for Nassau County, Florida.
6. PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA
7.1. BUDGET AMENDMENT – MARINA
RESOLUTION 2015-80 APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a budget amendment transferring $2,500 from the Marina Communications account to the Marina Improvements account.
7.2. BUDGET AMENDMENT – WASTEWATER
RESOLUTION 2015-81 APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a budget amendment transferring $55,000 to the Wastewater Utilities – Electric account from the Contractual account ($35,000) and the Utilities – Water account ($20,000).
7.3. BUDGET AMENDMENT – CAPITAL EXPANSION FUND / CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND
RESOLUTION 2015-82 APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a budget amendment transferring $200,000 from the Admin Impact Fee Reserve account to the Transfer OUT Admin account and a transfer/increase of $200,000 to the Capital Improvement’s Transfer IN Revenue account, and an increase to the Capital Fund Reserve account. This amendment increases the Total City Budget from $103,046,000 to $103,246,000.
7.4. ESTABLISHING THE FERNANDINA BEACH YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE
RESOLUTION 2015-83 ESTABLISHING THE FERNANDINA BEACH YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE; PROVIDING FOR ITS CREATION AND PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS; TERMS; PROVIDING FOR REMOVAL OF MEMBERS; PROVIDING FOR STAFFING; PROVIDING FOR MEETINGS; PROVIDING DUTIES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Establishes the Fernandina Beach Youth Advisory Committee.
8. ORDINANCE – SECOND READING
8.1. CODE AMENDMENT – STREET PERFORMER
ORDINANCE 2015-06 AMENDING SECTION 70-171 BY ADDING ENSEMBLE TO THE DEFINITION OF STREET PERFORMER; AMENDING SECTION 70-172 BY DELETING THE LIMITED PERMIT APPLICATION PERIOD; AMENDING SECTION 70-177 BY PROVIDING THAT THE ANNUAL PERMIT FEE APPLIES TO INDIVIDUALS AND ENSEMBLES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Amends various portions of Section 70 of the City Code pertaining to Street Performers.
9. BOARD APPOINTMENTS
9.1. BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT – 2 APPOINTMENTS.
9.2. ARTS & CULTURE NASSAU – 1 APPOINTMENT.
10. CITY MANAGER REPORTS
11. CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS
12. CITY CLERK REPORTS
13. MAYOR/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS