City Council July 23, 2019, Meeting Brief

Published on Jul 22, 2019 at 10:28a.m.

Mayor Steven Kelley, Vice Mayor Van Royal, Council Member Connie Butler, and Council Member Pam Lewis were present at the meeting. Council Member Mitch Timberlake was absent.

Public Hearings – any new additions or amendments to City Code of Ordinances or City Zoning or Future Land Use Maps are presented to City Council for discussion and vote for approval or denial

1. Second and final reading of City Ordinance 0-10-2019 rezoning 0.570 acres of property located on Houston Street from R-2 (Residential Medium Density Land Use) to PUD (Planned Unit Development) to develop two proposed duplexes for a total of four single family units with an attached garage. Property owner is Wiggins Construction Co. of North Florida and applicant is Fleet & Associates Architects/Planners, Inc.

            Approved 2-1 by City Council, with Mayor Steven Kelley voting against. Council Member Connie Butler recused herself from voting because her family owns property adjacent to proposed development, presenting a conflict of interest.

2. Second and final reading of City Ordinance 0-11-2019 amending the Future Land Use Map for 1.46 acres of property located at 806 Oak Street from INS (Institutional) to RHD (Residential High Density) to develop a proposed 17-unit apartment complex. Property owner is Wiggins Construction Co. of North Florida and applicant is Fleet & Associates Architects/Planners, Inc.

            Approved 4-0 by City Council.

3. Second and final reading of City Ordinance 0-12-2019 rezoning 1.46 acres of property located at 806 Oak Street from RPO (Residential Professional Office) to PUD (Planned Unit Development) to develop a proposed 17-unit apartment complex. Property owner is Wiggins Construction Co. of North Florida and applicant is Fleet & Associates Architects/Planners, Inc.

            Approved 4-0 by City Council.

Consent Agenda – Routine items that are approved under one vote, unless pulled by City Council. Consent Agenda items pulled from the Consent Agenda are discussed and voted to either approve or deny by City Council. Below are highlighted items taken out of the Consent Agenda and discussed and voted on separately.

1. City Council approval of and authorization for the Mayor to execute a Letter of Concurrence for setback waiver for 302 St. Johns Avenue to construct a dock within 25 feet of adjacent upland riparian property.

            Approved 3-0 by City Council. Vice Mayor Van Royal recused himself from voting due to his involvement with the property as a real estate agent.

6. First reading of City Ordinance No: O-13-2019, an ordinance amending City Code Section 90-123(j) authorizing the contribution in aid of construction (“CIAC”) to be paid to the City in limited circumstances over a period of up to 24 months. Specifically, in the case of the construction of large electric system improvements.

            Approved 4-0 by City Council.

Council Business – Items that require discussion and vote for approval or denial from City Council

2. City Council establishes tentative millage rate of 4.0 mills for FY Budget 2019/2020. This rate of 4.0 mills is the first proposed increase from 3.6 mills since 2015. Council has also set the first and second hearing dates for the tentative millage rate for 7 p.m. September 3 and September 17, both regular City Council meeting dates.

            Approved 4-0 by City Council, with Vice Mayor Van Royal proposing the tentative increase from 3.6 to 4.0 for discussion during FY 2019/2020 City Budget workshops. The millage rate for FY 2019/2020 will be set during the September hearing dates.

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