July 5, 2022, City Council Meeting Brief

July 6, 2022 –

Consent Agenda

  1. City Council establishes hearing dates for the first and final hearings to adopt the City of Green Cove Springs Operating Budget and Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2022/2023.  

The proposed hearing dates are September 6, 2022, and September 20, 2022 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of surplus request for vehicle #141.  

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council approval of pay request #1 in the amount of $10,797.44 to WGI, Inc. for the Walnut St. Design Project.  This leaves a balance of $245,992.56 in the task order for $256,790. 

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council award of Bid 2022-02, Palmetto Trail Project, to EltonAlan, Inc. in the amount of $1,544,3781.  

Passed 5-0 by City Council

Council Business

  1. FMPA - July 2022  

Reported by Bob Page

  1. Council establishes workshop dates for reviewing the Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2022/2023.  

Proposed dates are August 4 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and August 9 at 8 a.m. Finance Director Marlena Guthrie briefly describes the budget hearing process and mentioned that the proposed millage rate is one way to balance the budget, and the other way may require taking some items out of the General Fund budget requests.

City Council passes budget workshop dates as proposed in a 5-0 vote.

  1. City Council discussion on revising Council Meeting dates due to holidays.  

Originally proposed change is the first Tuesday in November and December. City Clerk Erin West pointed out with those dates there could be almost five weeks between City Council meetings, and City Manager Steve Kennedy requested the Council to still hold two meetings in November. The new proposed dates are keeping the regular City Council meeting schedule in November, and only holding a City Council meeting on the second Tuesday in December.

City Council passed the revised City Council meeting dates to keeping its regular meeting schedule in November and only holding one meeting on December 13 in a 5-0 vote.

  1. City Manager & City Attorney Reports / Correspondence

9.         City Council Reports / Correspondence

                        City Council presents $350 charity check from Florida League of Cities to Soul Food Festival.

                        Mayor Matt Johnson said for the record that he is in favor of raising the proposed millage rate 2/10 of a mill, as he will be absent when the millage rate will be discussed and wanted his opinion on the record.

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