November 16, 2021, City Council Special Session Meeting Brief

November 17, 2021 –

            Consent Agenda

  1. City Council approval of a Pay Application #4 from KBT Contracting Corp. in the amount of $112,859.52 for design and build out of ASACC classroom for AMIkids.

Approved 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of two Police Vehicles and K9 vehicle equipment for the 2022 fiscal year.

Approved 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of Contractor’s Final Pay App #4 for CR209S in the amount of $49,540.17 to General Underground under Bid Award LC 2020-06.

Approved 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of Pay Application #8 to Terry’s Electric for Chapman Substation Construction Improvements in the amount of $12,017.50, leaving a balance of $81,503.51 in contract number LC 2020-17 in the total revised amount of $954,620.17.

Approved 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of funding in the amount of $25,452.00 to Xylem Water Solutions for Flygt submersible pumps for Lift Station #330.

Approved 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of three Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) lining projects to Advanced Plumbing Technology (APT) in an amount not to exceed $110,183.50.

Approved 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of the Native American Heritage Month Proclamation.

Approved 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council modification of lease agreement with AMIkids Clay County, Inc. to lease a portion of the Augusta Savage Arts and Community Center (ASACC) Classroom Building.

Pulled from consent to answer questions about the agreement from City Attorney Jim Arnold.

Approved 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of the School Concurrency Proportionate Share Mitigation (PSM) Development Agreement for DR Horton Inc. Jacksonville, a Delaware Corporation (Ayrshire Project).

Approved 5-0 by City Council

Awards & Recognition

  1. Proclamation: Native American Heritage Month

Presented to All Creations Intertribal Native American Community

Council Business

  1. Walnut Street Design Update

S&ME Landscape Architect Carrie Read presented streetscape redesign concepts based on the wants of City Council and City Staff, which center around pedestrian connectivity and walkability. Conceptual design elements presented include removeable bollards to close down portions of Walnut Street to thru traffic during events or festivals, widening sidewalks, transition to curbless streets, installing gateway signs on either end of Walnut Street to visually distinguish downtown, provide color and natural drainage through use of landscaping, and create a parking plaza.

Public comments included concerns about the current parking situation on Walnut Street and how would the new landscaping be maintained, wants the City Council and Staff to be more specific on what kind of businesses they want to attract through this redesign and if that does include businesses that are currently there, and consensus on the focus on beautification of Walnut Street and how much that is needed for the street right now.

City Council comments include a consensus of liking the presented concept design plan, and would like to focus first on beautification, signage, and parking. Most of the Council mentioned that a parking study of downtown Green Cove Springs in partnership with Clay County is currently underway and will provide a more detailed blueprint on how to increase and improve parking in Green Cove Springs.  

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