Fernandina Beach Commissioner Meet August 5, 2014

Proclamations, resolutions and more are on the agenda for the Fernandina Commissioners meeting on August 5, 2014.

Fernandina Beach Commissioner Meet August 5, 2014There is a regular meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commissioners scheduled for Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held in Commissioner Chambers at City Hall, 204 Ash Street, in historic, Amelia Island.

Here is the agenda:

1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE and Invocation by American Legion Chaplin Bruce Malcolm.

4. PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATION
4.1. PROCLAMATION – INTERNATIONAL HOMELESS ANIMALS’ DAY & HOMELESS ANIMALS’ MONTH
Recognizes August 16, 2014 as International Homeless Animals’ Day and the month of August as “Homeless Animals’ Month” to spotlight the plight of millions of homeless animals all over the world.

4.2. PROCLAMATION – RETIREMENT OF CAPTAIN WILLIE SCOTT
Recognizes Captain Willie Scott, upon his retirement after thirty-five (35) years of dedicated service to the City of Fernandina Beach. Captain Willie Scott retired on July 31, 2014.

4.3. PRESENTATION – FLORIDA PUBLIC UTILITIES
Mr. William (Bill) Grant, the Electric Operations Manager of Florida Public Utilities, will provide a presentation regarding the electric rate increase case. Mr. Grant will answer any questions regarding Florida Public Utilities and the services provided to City residents.

5. CONSENT AGENDA
5.1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Workshop Meeting – June 24, 2014; Special Meeting – June 30, 2014; Special Meeting – July 10, 2014; Special Meeting – July 11, 2014.

5.2. DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS PROPERTY
RESOLUTION 2014-101 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. PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA

7. RESOLUTIONS
7.1. BUDGET AMENDMENT – POLICE DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION 2014-99 APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves a transfer in the amount of $12,000 within the Police Department FY 2013/2014 budget.

7.2. AWARD OF BID #14-10 – FLORIDA FLOATS, INC. DBA BELLINGHAM MARINE INDUSTRIES
RESOLUTION 2014-100 AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF BID # 14-10 TO FLORIDA FLOATS, INC. DBA BELLINGHAM MARINE INDUSTRIES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $79,216.80 FOR THE FERNANDINA HARBOR MARINA BREAKWATER DOCK ELECTRICAL IMPROVEMENTS; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Approves the award of Bid #14-10 to Florida Floats, Inc. dba Bellingham Marine Industries and authorizes the City Manager to negotiate the contract in an amount not to exceed $79,216.80.

8. ORDINANCE – SECOND READING
8.1. CODE AMENDMENT – POLICE OFFICERS’ AND FIREFIGHTERS’ PENSION PLAN
ORDINANCE 2014-22 AMENDING CHAPTER 62, PERSONNEL, ARTICLE IV, FIREFIGHTERS’ AND POLICE OFFICERS’ PENSION PLAN, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH; AMENDING SECTION 62-111, DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Synopsis: Amends Section 62-111 of the City Code pertaining to the Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Pension Plan.

9. BOARD APPOINTMENT
9.1. CODE ENFORCEMENT AND APPEALS BOARD
2 appointments.

10. DISCUSSION-DIRECTION-ACTION ITEM
10.1. HORSEBACK RIDING
The consensus of the City Commission at their Regular Meeting on July 15, 2014 was to place this discussion item on the agenda.
10.2. DISCUSSION STRAW POLL QUESTIONS ON BALLOT
Discussion Straw Poll Questions on Ballot

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

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