March 16, 2021, City Council Meeting Brief

March 17, 2021 –

            Public Hearings

  1. Second and Final Reading of Ordinance O-05-2021, Amending Section 90-61 of the City Code to allow security and night-lights under certain Circumstances.

This Ordinance is follow-up by City Staff from the discussion of City Electric Department to install security lights for electric customers during the February 16, 2021 meeting. This ordinance will reintroduce the installation of security lights at the current rate of $10.25, which is close to the Council’s requested rate of $10. The first reading of this ordinance passed as read on March 2, 2021.

Passed 5-0 by City Council

Consent Agenda

  1. City Council approval of pay Application #6 to KBT Contracting Corp in the amount of $82,758.96 leaving a balance of $65,931.36

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of the Annual Memorial Day Festival

Pulled out of the Consent Agenda for discussion by Council Member Matt Johnson to ask about the specific time for the Veterans Recognition Ceremony. Executive Assistant to the City Manager Kim Thomas replied that the ceremony starts at 10 a.m.

            Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of, and authorization for the Mayor to execute, Disbursement Request #10 in the amount of $26,600.00 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

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of Pay Request #6 in the amount of $125,1100 to General Underground for Bid Award LC 2020-06, Reynolds Water System Improvements in the amount of $685,724.00 (Base Bid), and Alternate #1 (water & sewer extension to MOBRO) in the amount of $314,275.00 for a total amount of $1,000,449.00

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval for pay request #1 in the amount of $91,774.97 from Jax Utilities Management, Inc, for the Construction of the new paving of the parking and drive through circle at the ASACC facility

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of Minutes from 2/16/2021 and 3/02/2021 Regular Sessions

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of, and authorization for the Mayor to execute, the construction contract with Williams Industrial Services, LLC, in the amount of $15,426,644.33, for construction of the Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWWTP), as part of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), State Revolving Fund (SRF), harbor Road Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Expansion, Phase 2, SRF Agreement No. WW1000420

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of Change Order #3 in the amount of $119,950.00 for water main and sewer force main extension down Wikes Point Road, and Change Order #4 for water main and sewer force main extension down County Road 315 to US 17 in the amount of $49,100.00 to General Underground, under Bid Award LC 2020-06, Reynolds Water System Improvements in the amount of $685,724.00 (Base Bid), Alternate #1 (water & sewer extension to MOBRO) in the amount of $314,275.00, Change Order #1 (Cove subdivision services replacement) in the amount of $60,245, Change Order #2 (County Road 209 water/sewer extension) in the amount of $400,000.00, Change Order #3 in the amount of $119,950.00 and Change Order #4 in the amount of $49,100.00 for a total amount of $1,629,294.00

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of Pay Application #1 to Terry’s Electric for Chapman Substation Construction Improvements in the amount of $227,171.99, leaving a balance of $651,914.01 in the contract number LC 2020-17 in the total amount of $879,086

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of Pinewood Court Estates Replat

Pulled from Consent Agenda by Mayor Van Royal for discussion. A resident spoke on the item frustrated that none of the surrounding residents were notified about the development.

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council review and approval of request to temporarily close a portion of Walnut Street on 3/27/2021 as part of a minor special event, Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony, hosted by BOCC

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of funding in the amount of $44,814.60 to Irby for electric cable for the Chapman Substation project

Passed 5-0 by City Council

Council Business

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

City Manager Reports:

Clay County School District will close on the Roderigo property within the next 30 days

City will host the March Florida League of Cities meeting on March 18

City will receive additional COVID funding through the American Rescue Plan Act and City Manager Kennedy will continue to talk about the City’s plans for this funding as more details emerge. 

  1. City Council Reports and/or Correspondence

Vice Mayor Ed Gaw spoke about the success of the first Food Truck Friday on March 12, 2021. He said that 4,000 people attended throughout the evening and all food trucks sold out. Three issues that they ran into were long food truck wait times, parking, and needing more police present. Said that April’s Food Truck Friday will have Boogie Freaks as the music headliner and 16 food trucks. Also talk of possibly including more bands and offering a sponsorship package in the future.

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