January 5, 2021, City Council Meeting Brief

January 5, 2021, City Council Meeting Brief

January 6, 2021 –

            Awards & Recognition

  1. Proclamation – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Approved by the City Council and read by Mayor Van Royal

  1. Proclamation – Arbor Day

Approved by the City Council and read by Mayor Van Royal. Proclamation received by Garden Club of Green Cove Springs.

Public Hearings

  1. Second and Final Reading of Ordinance No. O-15-2020 Amendment regarding Condominium and Townhouse Requirements and requiring approval of a Special Exception for Multifamily Dwellings in excess of 35’ in height in the R-3 High Density Residential Zoning District.

Staff is proposing changes to the Residential High-Density R-3 Zoning District in that Condominium and Townhouse Development will have the same density control requirements as Multifamily (rental) dwellings. Staff also proposes adding a requirement to all multifamily development (including Condominium and Townhouse) that any development that exceeds three stories in height must be approved as a special exception subject to specific conditions. The first reading of this ordinance was approved by City Council in a 5-0 vote on Dec. 8, 2020.

            Second and Final Reading approved 5-0 by City Council.

Consent Agenda

  1. City Council approval of Minutes from 11/10/2020 and 12/08/2020 Regular Sessions.

Approved 5 -0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval for the Water and Wastewater Departments to piggyback the City of Atlantic Beach RFP 21-01 Annual Contract for Environmental Laboratory Services with AEL for Water & Wastewater laboratory services or FY 21 in the amount of $55,000.00

Pulled by Vice Mayor Ed Gaw for background clarification.

            Approved 5 -0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval to purchase a 2021 F 250 work truck from Duval Ford in the amount $38,123.00 and surplus truck #247 which is a 2005 F 350 with 48,500 miles on it.

Approved 5 -0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of, and authorization for the Mayor to execute, Disbursement Request #8 in the amount of $12,500.00 to the Design Loan Agreement for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Application DW 100102 for $356,800.00, for the design of capital improvements to the City’s Water System.

Approved 5 – 0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of Forfeiture Funds being for services from Arnold Law.

Approved 5 – 0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of funding, and authorization for the City manager to execute, a Task Order in the amount of $49,500.00 to Mittauer & Associates for surveying, topographic analysis, permitting, design and construction management for water and sewer force main extension on County Road 209 South.

Approved 5 – 0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of Contractors Pay Request #6 in the amount of $10,635.12 to Jax Utilities Management for Bid Award LC 2020-07, US 17/SR 16 Force Main Modifications in the amount of $412,915.00.

Approved 5 – 0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of Change Order #2 to KBT Contracting Corp on September 15, 2020 to build out the classroom area at Augusta Savage Arts and Community Center for the food bank in the total amount of $148, 100.00 Attached is pay #3 final pay application to your approval in the amount of $95, 129.15.  

Approved 5 -0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of a bid proposal from Jax Utilities Management, Inc., to construct the new parking area and the drive through at the ASACC facility in the amount of $219,195.54.

Pulled by request of Assistant City Manager Mike Null. Null reported to Council that Staff had information on the specific bid for the construction of the new parking area and drive through at the Augusta Savage Arts and Cultural Center as of Tuesday. The City will piggyback on Clay County Bid 2017/2018-114 for Drain Line Repair and/or New Construction.

Approved 5 – 0 by City Council     

  1. City Council approval of a purchase order to Area Communications in the amount of $523,630 to install underground fiber from Chapman Substation to the core City to support Electric Department SCADA operations and provide improvements to the current City fiber infrastructure.

Approved 5 – 0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval for funding in the amount of $28,466.00 to Xylem, Inc., for the purchase of two submersible pumps for the Winn Dixie lift station.

Approved 5 – 0 by City Council

Council Business

  1. FMPA – January 2021

  1. City Manager and City Attorney Reports and/or Correspondence/Executive Summary Reports.

City Manager Steve Kennedy reported to the City Council that renovations to the Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs area of the Augusta Savage Arts and Cultural Center are complete and that the Food Pantry has moved in as of the last week of December. He also updated the City Council on the Citizens Advisory Committee and that Staff has received 16 applications since December.

Kennedy and City Council discussed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Ceremony for this year. Council Member Connie Butler said that she has a speaker for the ceremony, and Kennedy said that the City can hold the ceremony in a limited capacity. The Council agreed to hold the ceremony in a limited capacity this year.

  1. City Council Reports and/or Correspondence.

           

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