Recap of August 20, 2019 City Council Meeting, CRA Meeting and Northeast CRA Meeting
We began with three presentations:
1. Proclamation for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - The month of September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. August 30th at 1pm the Tree of Hope will be lit in Donnelly Park. Everyone is asked to please come by throughout the month of September and tie a gold ribbon on the tree. This tree will remain lit year round to promote the awareness of Pediatric Cancer.
2. Resolution 2019-94, CAFR - Audit prepared by Purvis, Gray & Company, LLC - Purvis, Gray & Co. stated that the City is in a positive financial position and our Financial Report will be submitted to the state with the highest auditor recommendations.
3. Certificates of Appreciation for Parks and Recreation Summer Staff - Our Summer program participation has increased beyond anyone's wildest dreams. The amount of kids in our camps more than doubled from last year and over 500 kids took part in the swim program this Summer. The staff was presented with certificates from the Mayor.
The Consent Agenda had 8 items. The entire Consent Agenda was approved 7-0
1. Resolution 2019-103, Task Order Authorization to BESH for the Design and Construction Management of a Lift Station on Round Lake Road
2. Resolution 2019-111, Provision of Substation Maintenance Services
3. Resolution 2019-112, Approval of Round Lake Charter School Agreement for Summer Camp
4. Resolution 2019-114, Approval of Round Lake Charter School Agreement for Transportation
5. Resolution 2019-115, Historic Marker for 132 W 9th Ave
6. Resolution 2019-119, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) subordination of easement near Wolf Branch Rd & US Hwy 441. Parcel 800.3
7. Resolution 2019-126, Budget Amendment for Recreation Programs
8. Approval of City Council Meeting Session minutes:
Northeast CRA Governing Board July 2, 2019
CRA Governing Board July 2, 2019
Special Tentative Millage Rate Budget Hearing July 30, 2019
City Council Regular Session August 6, 2019
There were 11 Resolutions for discussion and vote:
1. Resolution 2019-90, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) subordination of easement near Wolf Branch Rd & US Hwy 441. Parcel 103.3 This passed unanimously 7-0.
2. Resolution 2019-97, Requiring Retiree and Dependent on the City's Retiree Medical Plan to Enroll in Medicare A and B. This passed unanimously 7-0.
3. Resolution 2019-98, Authorization to Negotiate Architectural Services for the Public Works Facility. This passed unanimously 7-0.
4. Resolution 2019-101, Approval of Professional Consultant Services Agreements, Group A, Architectural Services. This passed unanimously 7-0.
5. Resolution 2019-110, CPH WWTP #1 Design Contract and Task Order. This passed unanimously 7-0.
6. Resolution 2019-113, Approval of Round Lake Charter School Agreement for Before/After Care. This passed unanimously 7-0.
7. Resolution 2019-116, Water, Wastewater, Reclaimed Water and Stormwater Financial Evaluation and Rate Study. This passed unanimously 7-0.
8. Resolution 2019-122, Approval of Professional Consultant Services Agreement, Group B. This passed unanimously 7-0.
9. Resolution 2019-123, Approval of Professional Consultant Services Agreement, Group C Transportation and Parking Services. This passed unanimously 7-0.
10. Resolution 2019-124, Approval of Professional Consultant Services Agreement, Group D. This passed unanimously 7-0.
11. Resolution 2019-125, Approval of Professional Consultant Services Agreement, Group E. This passed unanimously 7-0.
1. First Reading of Ordinance 2019-13, Special Events. No action was taken on this Ordinance. Most Councilmembers suggested various changes to the document, some material changes. The discussion ended with the decision to hold a work session on September 19th at 2pm in the Community Building, dedicated to the Special Events Ordinance.
We had a presentation on light pole banners and the City Flag. Some residents have asked to see our City Flag displayed more prominently throughout the City. It was suggested that a secondary flagpole could be added at various locations throughout the City that would fly the State Flag with the City Flag underneath. The locations and costs to install a secondary flagpole are as follows:
Martin Luther King Jr. Center $4,404
Lincoln Park Ball Fields $6,171
Total for 4 locations plus costs of flags, labor, etc. would be $24,605
No decision was made by Council at this point, this was just an informational presentation.
The Regular Council meeting ended and we reconvened as the CRA Board. It was suggested that 4 of the 5 items be moved to a Consent Agenda to be approved with one voice vote. We had already discussed and voted on these same agenda items during the regular Council meeting. The Consent Agenda was approved unanimously. The one Resolution remaining was Resolution 2019-121, Approval of Construction Services Agreement. This Resolution was approved unanimously allowing construction to begin at the 3rd Ave and Baker St parking area. This project, not including the prefabricated restrooms, will cost $382,853. Target completion date is "in time for the October 26th Craft Fair".
We adjourned and reconvened as the Northeast CRA Board and again moved all 4 items to a Consent Agenda and it was approved unanimously.
October 1st is National Night Out so the Regular Council Meeting will begin at 2pm.
November 5th is Election Day, the Regular Meeting will begin at 2pm to allow the Clerk's Office to be at the Supervisor of Elections office.
If you have any questions or any of this recap is unclear please call or email me anytime.