Regular City Council Meeting - April 21, 2020
We begin at 5:30pm with City Council meeting via Zoom, an online video conferencing tool.
You may attend the meeting at City Hall, in person, to make public comment although due to CDC Guidelines that is not encouraged. If you wish to make a public comment but do not wish to attend the actual meeting, you may call 352.735.7158 between 2pm - 4pm on the day of the meeting to be given specific instructions related to the LIVE process. You may also submit a Public Input Form to firstname.lastname@example.org by Noon on the day of the meeting and your comments will be read into the record. If you need a Public Input Form please contact Jessica at the email address above. City Councilmembers will be present via Zoom and the entire meeting will be broadcast Live on the City's Facebook page.
We begin with two presentations:
1. Home Rule Hero Award
2. April is Water Conservation Month
The Consent Agenda has two items:
1. Resolution 2020-53, Approval to Purchase Replacement Servers. The current server cluster is five years old and has reached the end of its useful life. The lowest bid for replacement came from Verteks Consulting, Inc. out of Ocala. The cost of this project is $36,522
2. Approval of Meeting Minutes:
-April 7, 2020 CRA Governing Board
-April 7, 2020 NECRA Governing Board
-April 7, 2020 Regular City Council
We have three Resolutions:
1. Resolution 2020-40, Piggyback with Granite Inliner, Inc. This is a piggyback contract with Volusia County for pipe lining services for stormwater and sewer utilities. At times, we are told, it is difficult to get a price quote for repairs quickly. Therefore it is recommended to City Council that we have an established agreement with Granite Inliner, Inc. to be our service provider should repairs be needed. There is no cost at this time. Costs will be incurred as the need arises for repairs.
2. Resolution 2020-21, Amendment to Task Order No. 1 for Improvements to Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 1. The complete rehab of Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 1 comes at an estimated cost of $6,429.938. St. John's Water Management District has awarded the City a grant for $1.5 million for this project. The City has applied for a low interest SRF (State Revolving Fund) Loan for $4.7 million to pay for the remaining costs of the project. The design of the upgraded facility will include an increase from 1.5 million gallons per day capacity to 2.0 million gallons per day. The construction will only refurbish the treatment
system to maintain our current 1.5 million gallons per day though. The remaining 0.5 million gallons per day increased capacity will be be permitted, but is proposed to be built with impact fees when the additional capacity is needed to support new growth.
3. Resolution 2020-64, Communications Media Technology Meetings. Gov. DeSantis issued an Executive Order on March 20, 2020 which relaxed the in-person quorum requirements for meetings of local government bodies and authorized the use of communications media technology for government bodies to conduct such meetings. This Resolution adopts those rules and allows City Council, as well as other advisory boards, to conduct meetings through such electronic means due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have one discussion item:
1. Restatement of Resolution 2020-52, Local State of Emergency
City Manager Discussion:
1. Construction Projects Update
2. Byrne Grant Approval
Should you have any questions or concerns or need clarification on anything on the agenda please reach out to me anytime. Please continue to stay safe and healthy and if I can be of any help whatsoever as we work together to avoid any new cases of Coronavirus in our area please let me know. Please feel free to encourage your neighbors and friends to sign up to receive these meeting notifications here. Thank you and be well.
City Council At-Large