Tuesday, June 21, 2022, City Council Meeting Brief

June 22, 2022 –

            Award & Recognition

                  1.         New Officer Swearing-In

Chief Guzman swore in officer Sean Hickman and Josef Van Hof

            

            Presentations

                  2.         Introduction of the first inductees into the Green Cove Springs Police Department Wall of Honor.  

                                                Chief Guzman inducted Thelma Hiles, the department’s first female police officer in June 1975, and Chief Derek Asdot, the department’s first Line of Duty death from complications from COVID-19 in September 2021.

            Public Hearings

                  3.         Second and Final Reading of Ordinance O-14-2022, a Rezoning of parcel #017172-000-01 from R-2 to Planned Unit Development for .63 acres located on Roberts St, north of Green Cove Avenue. 

The applicant has requested that the application be deferred to allow the applicant to resubmit the PUD for review by staff and recommended action taken by the Planning and Zoning Commission

            City Council deferred the application in a 4-0 vote, with Council Member Thomas Smith absent.

4.         Second and Final Reading of Ordinance O-15-2022, a Rezoning of parcel #017172-000-00 from R-2 to Planned Unit Development for .63 acres located on Roberts St, north of Green Cove Avenue. 

The applicant has requested that the application be deferred to allow the applicant to resubmit the PUD for review by staff and recommended action taken by the Planning and Zoning Commission

                        City Council deferred the application in a 4-0 vote, with Council Member Thomas Smith absent.

 

Consent Agenda

                  5.         City Council approval of Mutual Aid Agreements between the Green Cove Springs Police Department and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.  

                                          Passed by City Council 4-0

6.         City Council approval of, and authorization for the mayor to execute, Contract Modification #2, extending the agreement expiration date from April 30, 2022 to September 30, 2022, for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Federally-Funded Subaward and Grant Agreement # H0297 / Project Number 4337-294-R, improvements to sewage Lift Station # 303. This project includes 75% grant funding from HMGP.  

                        Passed by City Council 4-0

7.         City Council approval of the FACC 50th Anniversary Proclamation. 

                        Passed by City Council 4-0

8.         City Council approval to modify the Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) lining project for Houston Street, approved on November 16, 2021, to Advanced Plumbing Technology (APT), increasing the amount from $58,123.00 to $76,078.00 ($17,005.00).  

                        Passed by City Council 4-0

9.         City Council approval to surplus the Information Technology items contained in Attachment “A”.  

                        Passed by City Council 4-0

10.       City Council approval of Minutes from 5/17/2022 Regular Session. 

                                                Passed by City Council 4-0

 

Council Business

                  11.       City Council designation of Voting Delegate for the Annual Florida League of Cities Conference in Hollywood, Florida on August 11-13, 2022.  

                              City Council voted 4-0 to designate Mayor Matt Johnson as the primary voting delegate and Vice Mayor Connie Butler as the alternate voting delegate.

12.       City Council approval of Resolution No. R-05-2022 and R-06-2022 and submission for consideration by the Resolutions Committee at the FLC Annual Conference in August.  

            City Council approved Resolution No. R-05-2022, supporting Home Rule, and Resolution No. R-06-2022, urging Florida Legislature to support the designation of the St. Johns River as a marine highway and the creation of an inland navigation district in a 4-0 vote.

 

13.       City Manager & City Attorney Reports / Correspondence

                        City Manager Steve Kennedy Reported:

                        Bringing proper documents to City Council to decide to include Juneteenth as an observed holiday in the City employee handbook, prompting the closure of City buildings and services for the holiday.

                        The City’s CRA request has moved into the 120 day period for the Clay County Board of County Commissioners to delegate authority of the CRA to the City.

                        City was granted a $1.3 million CDBG-CV grant on June 21, 2022, to renovate and update the cafetorium on the Augusta Savage Social Services Complex.

                        City Council voted 4-0 in an emergency motion to use American Rescue Plan funds for IT Communications projects.

14.       City Council Reports / Correspondence

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