City Council September 17, 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. Second and Final Public Hearing and approval of Resolution No. R-22-2019, a Resolution in compliance with Florida Statute 200.065 establishing a Millage Rate of $3.8000 Per Thousand of Non-Exempt Real Property within the City of Green Cove Springs, Florida for Fiscal Year 2019/2020.

Passed 5-0 by City Council.

  1. Second and Final Public Hearing and approval of Resolution No. R-23-2019, a Resolution setting forth the Annual Budget for Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.

Passed 5-0 by City Council with the final Annual Operating Budget of $45,032,403.

  1. Second and Final Public Hearing and approval of Resolution No. R-24-2019, a Resolution setting forth the Annual Capital Improvement Plan for Fiscal Years beginning October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2024.

Passed 5-0 by City Council with the final Capital Improvement Plan to cost $16,028,554.

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

  1. City Council Approval of Site Development Plan for Dunkin Donuts at the Northeast corner of Bayard Street and Orange Avenue.

Passed 5-0 by City Council. The Dunkin Donuts site is planned to be a 2,260 square foot building with drive-through and parking to the sides and back of the building. The building will face Orange Avenue. Application was passed 4-1 by the Planning and Zoning Board on Tuesday, August 27, with the following conditions: An eight-foot fence of more substantial material than board-on-board will replace the proposed six-foot board-on-board fence, and the applicant will comply with any FDOT Level of Service requirements.

  1. City Council approval to allow Clay Theatre to provide alcohol on the sidewalk during cocktail hour for an upcoming wedding on October 5, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Denied 5-0 by City Council, with direction for staff to come back with city ordinances from neighboring cities that will address alcohol consumption on right of ways adjacent to private businesses.

  1. Discussion of property purchase – Rivers House

City Council passed a motion 5-0 to direct City Manager Steve Kennedy to reach out to home seller to hold selling the property so City can look into cost and potential for preservation and/or renovation of home.

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