Recap of Regular Meeting on August 6, 2019
We began with the Consent Agenda which included five items.
1. Resolution 2019-91, Law Enforcement Trust Fund Purchases
2. Resolution 2019-99, Interlocal Agreement with Lake County for Infrastructure Improvements on Morningside Drive & Sylvan Point Drive
3. Resolution 2019-102, Budget Amendment for Fiber Optics
4. Approval of City Council Meeting Session Minutes
5. Resolution 2019-108, Contract Award to Brownie's Septic & Plumbing for Lift Station Pumping Service
The Consent Agenda passed unanimously 6-0 (Ms. Tillett was not in attendance this evening).
We moved onto five Resolutions for discussion and vote.
1. Resolution 2019-77, Interlocal Service Boundary Agreement (ISBA). This item passed by a 6-0 vote.
2. Resolution 2019-81, Renewal of Piggyback Agreement via Martin County, Florida with Allied Universal Corporation for Sodium Hypochlorite. This item passed by a 6-0 vote.
3. Resolution 2019-82, Award of Contract for ITB 18-PW-020 Emergency Operations: Continuing Services for Public Works Projects Less Than $2 Million. This item passed with a 6-0 vote.
4. Resolution 2019-83, Award of Contract for ITB 18-PW-021 Continuing Services (As Needed) for Public Works Projects Less Than $2 Million. This item passed with a 6-0 vote.
5. Resolution 2019-100, Rating and Ranking of Firms for Design of Wastewater Treatment Plant #1 Improvements. This item passed with a 6-0 vote. It was pointed out that since we have a head start on engineering this project we have a better chance of receiving Grant Funds towards this project that will cost around $7 million.
1. Final Reading of Ordinance 2019-14, 2019 Charter Referendum. This item passed with a 6-0 vote with no public comment.
2. Final Reading of Ordinance 2019-15, 2020 Charter Referendum. This item passed with a 6-0 vote with no public comment.
City Manager Update:
A Special Meeting has been added on September 12, 2019 to vote to set the Fire Assessment Fee.
The City will move forward with a Letter of Intent to purchase these three parcels from the Bradner Family, home to one of our new fire stations.
The purchase price for the 2.73 acres is $585,000. Hopeful to close by October 1, 2019.
We also had an update on the project to relocate the City's utilities on Hwy 441. Remember, in order for the State to begin widening Hwy 441, the City first has to move our utilities out of their way. This project is set to begin later this month and take approximately one year to complete. Once completed the State should begin the widening project shortly thereafter. Utility relocation is a $4.18 million project, we have received a $1 million State Grant towards this project.
Should you have any questions or concerns please contact me anytime. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Council Member.