City Council November 5, 2019 Meeting Brief

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. First reading of Ordinance No. O-17-2019, an Ordinance modifying Water Rates – Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.

The proposed Ordinance will increase Water Rates by 3% and the monthly water utility bill by $.50 to $.60. This increase is part of the water and wastewater rate study done by Mittauer & Associates and approved by City Council in September 2016, which recommends increasing water rates through Fiscal Year 2021 to support increased use of the water system and cost to improve and maintain the system with this increased use. This 3% increase was discussed and approved by City Council as part of the FY 20 Budget on September 16, 2019.

            Passed 4 – 0 by City Council, with Council Member Pam Lewis absent. Second and final reading will be held at the November 19 regular council meeting.

  1. First Reading of Ordinance No. O-18-2019, and Ordinance modifying Wastewater Rates – Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.

The proposed Ordinance will increase Wastewater Rates by 17% and the monthly wastewater utility bill by $5 to $7. This increase is also part of the water and wastewater rate study done by Mittauer & Associates and approved by City Council in August 2016, which recommends increasing wastewater rates through FY 22. Money collected through this gradual rate increase will be used to pay back the loan approved by City Council in June 2016 to make major improvements to the City’s wastewater system. This includes the new Advanced Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant and lift stations, which will replace the two current treatment plants. This 17% increase was discussed and approved by City Council as part of the FY 20 Budget on September 16, 2019.

            Passed 4 – 0 by City Council, with Council Member Pam Lewis absent. Second and final reading will be held at the November 19 regular council meeting.

  1. First Reading of Ordinance No. O-15-2019, an Ordinance creating a Short Term Rental Ordinance.

Passed 4 – 0 by City Council, with Council Member Pam Lewis absent. Second and final reading will be held at the November 19 regular council meeting.

  1. Second and final reading of Ordinance No. O-14-2019, an ordinance creating Architectural Requirements for the Gateway Corridor Neighborhood Zoning District.

Planning and Zoning Director Michael Daniels presented proposed changes to the architectural requirements in the Gateway Corridor Neighborhood Zoning District to better match City Visioning goals. Proposed changes include: Prohibit specific exterior building materials, require building entries along the primary building facade, require roofs to be between a 5:12 and 12:12 pitch or a decorative parapet is required, and utilitarian functions (HVAC equipment, dumpsters, etc) shall be screened from public view.

            Passed 4 – 0 by City Council, with City Council Member Pam Lewis absent.

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