October 18, 2022, City Council Meeting Brief

October 18, 2022, City Council Meeting Brief

October 19, 2022 –

            Awards & Recognition

  1. Proclamation - Florida City Government Week

City Council recognizes October 17 – 22, 2022, as Florida City Government Week, highlighting the role of local government in keeping cities and towns functioning across Florida.

  1. City Government Week – 5th Grade Essay Participants

City Clerk Erin West and City Council recognize the winners of this year’s City Government Week essay competition. For 2022 Florida City Government Week, seven fifth graders from Charles E Bennett Elementary won the essay contest.

  1. Swearing-In: New Officers 

Chief John Guzman swears in Officer White and Officer Hernandez as the newest officers of the Green Cove Springs Police Department

4.         Introduction: New Police Department Employees  
Chief John Guzman introduces Records Specialist Lindsy Huffstetler and Evidence Specialist Jenny McQuaid. Both are recent hires to the Police Department.
     

  1.       Recognition: 25 Years of Service  

Chief John Guzman recognizes Sergeant Hess for 25 years of service with the Green Cove Springs Police Department. He is the first police department staff member to receive recognition for 25 years of service.

            Consent Agenda

  1. City Council approval to write off bad debts on September 30, 2022, in the amount of $13,4215 for a 12-month period ending September 30, 2021, for electric, water, wastewater and solid waste.  

Passed 4-0 by City Council, with Council member Thomas Smith absent.

  1. City Council approval of the Springs Chapel Fall Festival.  

Passed 4-0 by City Council, with Council member Thomas Smith absent.

  1. City Council approval of Pay Application #1 from EltonAlan, Inc. for construction of the Palmetto Trail Project in the amount of $80,705.77 from the contract amount of $1,544,374.81, leaving a balance of $1,463,669.04.  

Passed 4-0 by City Council, with Council member Thomas Smith absent.

  1. City Council approval of FINAL Pay Application # 12 in the amount of $49,145.26 to Terry’s Electric for Chapman Substation Construction Improvements, leaving a balance of $0.00 in contract number LC 2020-17 in the total revised amount of $982,905.17.

Passed 4-0 by City Council, with Council member Thomas Smith absent.

  1. City Council approval of Minutes from 8/16/2022 and 9/6/2022 Regular Sessions and 9/20/2022 and 9/26/2022 Special Sessions. 

Passed 4-0 by City Council, with Council member Thomas Smith absent.

  1. City Council authorization to purchase fuel for the life of the contract (3 years) from Gate Petroleum through Cooperative Bid No. 22-BA-128, effective December 1, 2022 through November 30, 2025, 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 2023, and at the amount allocated in the approved budgets for FY 24 and FY 25.  

Passed 4-0 by City Council, with Council member Thomas Smith absent.

  1. City Council approval of 2023 ACL Docking Schedule.  

Pulled by Council Member Ed Gaw to talk about ways that the City and/or Green Cove Springs Business League could partner with the river cruise line to give passengers an itinerary when they land in Green Cove Springs.

Passed 4-0 by City Council, with Council member Thomas Smith absent.

  1. City Council approval of, and authorization for the Mayor to execute, the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), Cost Share Agreement Contract # 36028, Contract Amendment #3 moving the construction completion date of the Harbor Road Water Reclamation Facility Phase 2 Project from November 25, 2022 to March 31, 2023. 

Passed 4-0 by City Council, with Council member Thomas Smith absent.

  1. City Council approval of a Site Development Plan for the Renovation of the Public Works Compound Located at 900 Gum Street. 

Passed 4-0 by City Council, with Council member Thomas Smith absent.

 

Council Business

  1. Transportation Mobility Plan Introduction and Presentation by Jeannette Berk, Gannett Fleming.  

Berk presented the timeline for the Transportation Mobility Plan, which will calculate current and future traffic numbers in Green Cove Springs and use those numbers to calculate a mobility fee for developers to pay in future developments. Currently, developers must do their own mobility study for their development and accommodate accordingly. Plan aims to be finished by December 13, with updates to City Council during regular sessions scheduled for November and public stakeholder meetings done in-between the Council’s regular sessions.

  1. City Manager & City Attorney Reports / Correspondence

City Manager Steve Kennedy announced to the City Council that the first meeting of the Green Cove Springs Community Redevelopment Agency will be on Oct. 27, 2022.

17.       City Council Reports / Correspondence

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