October 6, 2021, City Council Meeting Brief

October 7, 2021 –

            Awards & Recognition

  1. Proclamation: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Passed by City Council and Read by Council Member Connie Butler

  1. Proclamation: Dr. Platt & Staff Appreciation

Passed by City Council and presented to Dr. Platt and staff for their work in the community

Consent Agenda

  1. City Council approval of funding for sludge dewatering for FY 22 in the amount of $60,000.00 to Synagro, piggybacking on the existing Pasco County contract.

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council authorization to purchase fuel from Gate Petroleum through Cooperative Bid No. 17-BA-122, effective December 1, 2019 through December 30, 2022, to provide unleaded and diesel fuel for all City Departments, and to issue a Purchase Order to Gate Petroleum in the amount of $160,000 for FY 2022.  

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council authorization to piggyback the City of Atlantic Beach RFP 21-01 Annual Contract for Environmental Laboratory Services with AEL for water and wastewater laboratory services for FY 2022.  

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of the Florida City Government Week Proclamation  

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of the Dr. Platt & Staff Appreciation Proclamation  

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of, and authorization for the Mayor, City Attorney and City Clerk to execute, Amendment 1 to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), State Revolving Fund (SRF), Agreement No. WW1000420, adding an additional $6,186,500.00 to the original loan amount of $12,000,000.00, for construction of the Harbor Road Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility (HRAWWTF).  

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of Resolution Number R-27-2021 approving amended MOA for right-of-way maintenance with FDOT. 

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of Pay Application #7 to Terry’s Electric for Chapman Substation Construction Improvements in the amount of $166,139.96, leaving a balance of $93,521.01 in contract number LC 2020-17 in the total revised amount of $954,620.17.

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of, and authorization for the Mayor, City Attorney and City Clerk to execute Amendment #2, the final reconciliation and closing documentation to the Design Loan Agreement for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Application DW 100102 for a total loan / grant amount of $412,900.00.  

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval to surplus (sell) fill dirt from the Harbor Road AWWTF construction.  

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of funding in the amount of $162,000.00 for Tree Trimming near Electrical Distribution/ Service Lines under a Professional Services Agreement with Davey Tree Expert Company for Fiscal Year 2022.  

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval to insert proposed water rate changes for Fiscal Year 2022 in the October cycle customer bills and to publish notification in the Clay Today newspaper.  

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of, Contractor’s Pay Request #5, in the amount of $306,191.12 to Williams Industrial 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 in the total amount of $15,426,644.33.  

Passed 5-0 by City Council

Council Business

  1. FMPA - October 2021 

  1. Potential Development Moratorium Discussion  

City Council first discussed a potential development moratorium during the Aug. 26, 2021, joint meeting with Planning and Zoning Board to discuss the draft Comprehensive Plan Update. Planning and Zoning Director Michael Daniels researched other development moratoriums in other Florida municipalities and presented those findings to the City Council on September 21, 2021, for discussion. During that discussion, City Council agreed to present this research to the Planning and Zoning Board for their recommendation before making a final decision.

Daniels presented the research to the Planning and Zoning Board on Sept. 28, 2021. After some discussion, the Board recommended for the City to move forward with the Comprehensive Plan Update, US 17 Corridor Plan, and Downtown Master Plan and, in the meantime, Development Services Staff can work with the development community to ensure that all new development will be in compliance with the draft Comprehensive Plan Update in terms of the updated future land use and plan objectives and goals. The Board does not recommend moving forward with a development moratorium.

After discussion during the Oct. 6, 2021, City Council meeting the Council came to a consensus to look at a special exception for specific uses instead of a moratorium. Daniels will research special exceptions for development in other Florida municipalities and present to the City Council at the next meeting.

  1. City Manager & City Attorney Reports / Correspondence

City Manager: Discussion on concerns of cars staying overnight in Spring Park parking spaces. Mayor Gaw suggests that it could also be linked to boats staying overnight at the pier without paying the overnight fee. Council Member Van Royal suggests discontinuing overnight docking at pier until the City can consistently collect fees. Suggestions for cars parking overnight include signage. City Attorney Arnold advised that the only way to enforce signage is through an ordinance set by the City Council which includes specific hours and penalties.

19.       City Council Reports / Correspondence

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