August 17, 2021, City Council Meeting Brief

August 17, 2021, City Council Meeting Brief

August 18, 2021 – 

 

Public Hearings


  1. Second and final reading of Ordinance No. O-02-2021, Review of an Annexation request for the Ayrshire Development for the Gustafson’s Cattle, Inc. approximately 560.52 acres on CR 15A (a portion of parcel #; 016515-000-00).

City Council passed the first reading of this ordinance on May 18, 2021. Planning and Zoning Director Mike Daniels gave a presentation that covered this and the three other public hearings on the Ayrshire Development for the August 17, 2021, City Council Regular Session. Rogers Tower PA, representing the developer of the proposed Ayrshire Development D.R. Horton, also gave a presentation that covered this and the three other public hearings on the Ayrshire Development for the August 17, 2021, City Council Regular Session. 

City Council did not have any specific discussion or questions on the annexation request. Vice Mayor Matt Johnson motions to approve the second and final reading. Council Member Connie Butler seconds the motion. 

Passes 5-0 by City Council. 

 

 

  1. Second and final reading of Ordinance No. O-03-2021, Future Land Use Map Amendment request from Rural Fringe/Industrial (County) to Residential Low Density (RLD) and Site-Specific Future Land Use Text Policy for the Ayrshire Development for Gustafson’s Cattle, Inc. approximately 560.52 acres on CR 15A, 016515-000-00.

City Council passed the first reading of this ordinance on May 18, 2021. The requested amendment was reviewed by Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, FDOT, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection prior to the second and final hearing. Amendment includes a site-specific policy amendment with includes the following conditions: Property has be developed in accordance with a Planned Unit Development as approved by the City in accordance to City Land Development Regulations, recreational facilities within the development has to be built in accordance to the City’s level of service in the Recreation and Open Space Element in the City’s Comprehensive Plan, the property owner/developer will partner with the City on the development of the Gustafson Regional Park, property owner/developer will be required to provide traffic mitigation as agreed upon between the City and the property owner/developer and based on traffic analysis provided by property owner/developer, and Silvicultural and agricultural activities on portion of property labeled agricultural shall be allowed until approved construction of the development begins on that portion of property. 

Passes 5-0 by City Council 

 

  1. Second and final reading of Ordinance No. O-04-2021, Future Land Use Map Amendment request from Rural Fringe/Industrial (County) to Residential Low Density (RLD) and Site-Specific Future Land Use Text Policy for the Ayrshire Development for Gustafson’s Cattle, Inc. approximately 560.52 acres on CR 15A, 016515-000-00.

Ordinance No. O-03-2021 and O-04-2021 are reviewed together. City Council passed the first reading of this ordinance on May 18, 2021. Ordinance No. O-04-2021 follows same details as Ordinance No. O-03-2021, which can be read above. 

Passes 5-0 by City Council 

 

  1. Second and final reading of Ordinance No. O-06-2021, Request to rezone property from Agriculture/Industrial (County) to Planned Unit Development for the Ayrshire Development on land owned by Gustafson’s Cattle, Inc. approximately 560.52 acres on CR 15A, a portion of 016515-000-00.

City Council passed the first reading of this Ordinance on August 3, 2021, with subject to conditions set by staff and developer in coming up with language for sending construction traffic south, set the minimum lot to 1,500 square feet, and mitigate traffic on Oakridge Ave. 

Planning and Zoning Director Mike Daniels presented the proposed PUD with the following changes set in the Aug. 3, 2021, meeting: Single family homes shall be a minimum of 1,200 feet, traffic calming modes such as but not limited to speed humps and crosswalks shall be provided on CR 15A (Oakridge Ave) south of SR 16, construction traffic shall be restricted from using Oakridge Ave. south from SR 16 to the property. 

The traffic study was reviewed by Consultant CHW on behalf of the City and CHW did find that too many trips were going down US 17 south and is working with developer’s traffic consultant to make changes to the study. 

Council still voiced concerns about traffic and state of Oakridge Ave, but supports the Ordinance No. O-06-21 with the requested changes. 

Passes 5-0 by City Council. 

 

Consent Agenda


  1. City Council approval of Contractor’s Pay Request #1 in the amount of $29,417.00 to Brooks Building Solutions for Bid #2021-09 in the total amount of $58,834.80 for installation of generators as part of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Federally-Funded Subward and Grant Agreement #H0297/Project Number 4337-217-R. This project includes 75% grant funding from HMGP.

Passed 5-0 by City Council 

 

  1. City Council approval of Contractors Pay Request #1 (Final) in the amount of $31,000.00 to Jax Utilities Management for re-piping the Muirfield Lift Station.

Passed 5-0 by City Council 

 

  1. City Council approval of Contractor’s Pay Request #3 for Williams Industrial Services, LLC, in the amount of $331,921.95, for 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 Minutes from 6/15/2021, 7/6/2021, and 7/20/2021 Regular Sessions.

Passed 5-0 by City Council 

 

  1. City Council approval for Commander John Guzman to attend the Re-Imaging Police Management Course.

Passed 5-0 by City Council 

 

  1. City Council approval of a Pay Application #2 from KBT Contracting Corp in the amount of $160,351.45 for design and build out of ASACC classroom for AMIkids.

Passed 5-0 by City Council 

 

  1. City Council approval of Utilization of the Police Department’s Forfeiture Fund in support of the county-wide distribution of the annual Safe & Drug-Free Schools Calendar project sponsored by Clay Action Coalition Incorporated.

Passed 5-0 by City Council 

 

  1. City Council approval of Pay Application #3 in the amount of $95,004.75 to General Underground for water and sewer force main extension on County Road 209 South.

Passed 5-0 by City Council 

 

  1. City Council approval of the Lineman Appreciation Day Proclamation.

Passed 5-0 by City Council 

 

  1. City Council approval of Contractor’s Pay Application #1 for General Underground in the amount of $51,000.00 for the additional 800’ extension of water and sewer utilities on Wilkies Point Road.

Passed 5-0 by City Council 

 

Council Business


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

City Manager Steve Kennedy gave Council updates from his reports from the August 3 City Council Regular Session. He said that the 2020 Census increased the population of Green Cove Springs to 9,786 people, which brings to City much closer to the official population mark of a mid-size city. He also reported that he has been talking with Clay County about City’s downtown parking study, and the County is interested in working with the City on any large projects that are a result of the study to help improve parking in downtown Green Cove Springs as many county government buildings reside in the area. 

 

  1. City Council Reports and/or Correspondence.
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