May 17, 2022, City Council Meeting Brief

May 18, 2022 –

            Awards and Recognitions

  1. Proclamation - National Safe Boating Week

Presented to members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary

 

  1. Recognition - Plaque Presentation to Van Royal for his years of support and service to the City of Green Cove Springs. 

 

 

Reorganization

                  3.         Swearing-In Ceremony for three (3) year terms of office for Constance Butler for Seat 3, Steven Kelley for Seat 5, and Thomas Smith for Seat 4.  Circuit Judge, Steven B. Whittington

 

4.         City Council election of a Mayor and Vice Mayor to serve from May 17, 2022, to May 16, 2023.  

                                    Matt Johnson was elected Mayor and Connie Butler elected Vice Mayor for 2022/2023 term by City Council.

 

            Public Hearings

                  5.         Rezoning of parcel 017172-000-00 consisting of 2.11 acres located on Roberts St, north of Green Cove Avenue from R-2 to Planned Unit Development.  

The applicant has requested that the application be deferred to the June 7, 2022, City Council meeting.

 

6.         Rezoning of parcel 017172-000-01 consisting of .63 acres located on Roberts St, north of Green Cove Avenue from R-2 to Planned Unit Development.  

The applicant has requested that the application be deferred to the June 7, 2022, City Council meeting.

7.         Second and final reading of the Development Agreement for approximately 559.9 acres for the Rookery Residential Development located on CR 15 A south of Green Cove Avenue, parcel # 016515-008-00.  

                              First Reading passed 5-0 on May 3, 2022, by City Council with added language to use many allocated for a police substation on other priorities if needed.

                              Second and final reading of the Development Agreement for Rookery Residential Development passed 5-0 by City Council.

8.         First Reading of Ordinance O-11-2022, an Annexation Application for the Preserve Development for parcel number 016499-007-00, approximately 13.92 acres located on South US Highway 17 and CR 209.  

                              Planning and Zoning Director Mike Daniels presented the staff report on the proposed apartment complex. Representatives of Pegasus Corporation, who operates close to proposed development, lobbied against the development due to concerns of noise and hindering plans of possible expansion on their property. City Council voiced support for the proposed development. Council Member Kelley said that the City is in need of a variety of housing and Vice Mayor Connie Butler said that annexation is a City priority.

                              First Reading of Ordinance O-11-2022 passed 5-0 by City Council.

9.         First Reading of Ordinance O-12-2022, a Future Land Use Map Amendment of parcel # 016499-007-00 from Industrial (County) to Mixed Use for 13.92 acres for property located at US 17 and CR 209.

                              Planning and Zoning Director Mike Daniels presented the staff report on the proposed apartment complex. Representatives of Pegasus Corporation, who operates close to proposed development, argued against the development due to concerns of noise and hindering plans of possible expansion on their property. City Council voiced support for the proposed development. Council Member Kelley said that the City is in need of a variety of housing and Vice Mayor Connie Butler said that annexation is a City priority.

                              First Reading of Ordinance O-12-2022 passed 5-0 by City Council.

 

10.       First Reading of Ordinance O-13-2022, a Rezoning of parcel # 016499-007-00 from Light Industrial (County) to Planned Unit Development (PUD) for 13.92 acres for property located at US 17 and CR 209.

                              Planning and Zoning Director Mike Daniels presented the staff report on the proposed apartment complex. Representatives of Pegasus Corporation, who operates close to proposed development, argued against the development due to concerns of noise and hindering plans of possible expansion on their property. City Council voiced support for the proposed development. Council Member Kelley said that the City is in need of a variety of housing and Vice Mayor Connie Butler said that annexation is a City priority.

                              First Reading of Ordinance O-13-2022 passed 5-0 by City Council.

 

Consent Agenda

                  11.       City Council acceptance of the Official Results of the April 12, 2022 Municipal Election.  

                              Passed 5-0 by City Council

12.       City Council approval of two Agreements to Reimburse the Clay County Property Appraiser and Tax Collector for necessary administrative and actual costs incurred to implement non-ad valorem assessments programs for collection of stormwater, solid waste and nuisance abatement costs.  The two proposed Agreements are attached hereto.  

                              Passed 5-0 by City Council

13.       City Council approval of Minutes from 3/15/2022, 4/5/2022, and 4/19/2022 Regular Sessions. 

                              Passed 50 by City Council

14.       City Council approval of the Military Service Day Proclamation. 

                                    Passed 5-0 by City Council

Council Business

                  15.       City Council Passage of Ordinance O-16-2022 correcting a date for Credited Service in the Retirement Plan and Trust for Police Officers.  

                              Passed 5-0 by City Council

16.       City Council approval of Nominees for Planning & Zoning Board Seats 3 and 4.  

            Vice Mayor Connie Butler reappoints Henrietta Francis for Seat 3, Council Member Thomas Smith appoints Josh Danley for Seat 4, and Council Member Steven Kelley reappoints Justin Hall for Seat 5.

            All three appointments are passed 5-0 by City Council

17.       City Manager & City Attorney Reports / Correspondence

 

18.       City Council Reports / Correspondence

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