April 6, 2021, City Council Meeting Brief

April 7, 2021- 

            Awards & Recognition

  1. Proclamation – Water Conservation Month

The Water Conservation Month Proclamation was presented to St. Johns River Water management District Public Communications Coordinator Jennifer Mitchell and Clay County Soil and Water Conservation Board Members Richard Russell and Wes Taylor. 

Passed 5-0 by City Council 

Consent Agenda

  1. City Council approval of payment of ¾ of Law Enforcement Basic Recruitment Program for J. Mares.

Passed 5-0 by City Council 

  1. City Council approval to award Bid Number LC 2021-03 – Tree Trimming & Removal Services to Taylor Tree Services and authorization for the mayor to sign a Professional Services Agreement between the City and Taylor Tree Services.

 

Passed 5-0 by City Council

 

  1. City Council approval of Invoices #5-#8 in the amount of $219,627.50 to Mastry/Yanmar, for purchase of generators as part of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Federally-Funded Subaward and Grant Agreement #H0297/Project Number 4337-217-R, for $537,018.75, for Utility Mitigation and Generator Project to install generators on 17 of the City’s lift stations. Note: The City has received 75% funding from HMGP. Staff received an advance from HMGP in the amount of $333,578.20

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of Contractors Pay Request #8 in the amount of $15,323.04 and Contractors Final Pay Request #9 in the amount of $41,291.50 to Jax Utilities Management for Bid Award LC 2020-07, US 17/SR 16 Force Main Modifications in the amount of $412,915.00

 

Passed 5-0 by City Council

 

  1. City Council approval to surplus items listed on Attachment A

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval to purchase thirty-three (33) pole mounted transformers from Gresco in the amount of $34,893.00 to replenish inventory and prepare for hurricane season.

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of, and authorization for the Mayor to execute, Disbursement Request #11 in the amount of $24,500.00 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. This is the final invoice for the Magnolia Point Cul-de-Sac Pressure Improvement portion of the overall project.

 

Passed 5-0 by City Council

 

  1. City Council approval of the purchase of a vehicle to be utilized for Narcotics Investigations. This vehicle will be purchased with restricted funds from the Equitable Sharing Program from the United States Department of Justice. This purchase is a permissible use of seizure funds per Section VIII Subsection D; Guide to Equitable Sharing for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. Per the City of Green Cove Springs Purchasing Manual three (3) quotes have been secured and are attached for review.

 

Passed 5-0 by City Council

 

  1. City Council approval for pay request #2 in the amount of $129,261.57 from Jax Utilities Management, Inc, for the Construction of the new paving of the parking and drive through circle at the ASACC facility. This payment in the final payment.

 

Passed 5-0 by City Council

 

  1. City Council approval to purchase twenty-three (23) dual-voltage pole mounted transformers from Tri-State in the amount of $34,794.00 for the US 17 Voltage Conversion Project.

 

Passed 5-0 by City Council

 

  1. City Council approval of the Annual Police Memorial Ceremony.

 

Passed 5-0 by City Council

 

  1. City Council approval of Pay Application #2 to Terry’s Electric for Chapman Substation Construction Improvements in the amount of $83,855.41, leaving a balance of $568,058.60 in contract number LC 2020-17 in the total amount of $879,086.

 

Passed 5-0 by City Council

Council Business

  1. FMPA – March 2021

 

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

 

City Manager Report: 

            City Manager Steve Kennedy spoke with Planet Swim, the contracted manager for the City Pool, and agreed on the summer schedule for the City Pool. Pool will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 1, and will be open Friday-Sunday until Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. From Tuesday, June 1 to Sunday, August 29, the pool operating hours will be extended to Tuesday-Sunday. Operating hours will then go back to Friday-Sunday from Friday, Sept. 3 to Sunday, Sept. 26, with the possibility of Planet Swim extending the pool schedule through the end of October. Details for the pool schedule for Summer 2021, including swim lesson info, will be found at greencovesprings.com 

 

The Citizens Advisory Committee elected its first Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary during its second official meeting. 

 

Planning and Zoning Director Mike Daniels explained the process of the City Comprehensive Plan Update, including an interactive website with survey and a public workshop to be held on Thursday, May 6. 

 

City Attorney Report: 

City Attorney Jim Arnold updated the City Council on his work with Police Chief Derek Asdot and Commander Shawn Hines on alternative policing. 

 

  1. City Council Reports and/or Correspondence

Mayor Van Royal announced that the City Council will be conducting meetings back on the Council Chambers dais starting in May. He also presented some suggestions for the Citizens Advisory Committee to discuss, including a “Beautify Green Cove Springs” campaign, establishing Ad Hoc Committees for specific City projects, focus on individual neighborhoods in the city and come up with ways to bring smaller neighborhoods together, focus on downtown development, and continue with City Internships. 

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