November 1, 2022, City Council Meeting Brief

November 1, 2022, City Council Meeting Brief

November 2, 2022 –

Presentations

  1. FMPA - November 2022 

Presented by Bob Page

Public Hearings

  1. First Reading of Ordinance NO. O-19-2022, authorizing water rate changes for Fiscal Year 2023.  

This is an approval for a 6% increase in the water rate, which translates to an 88 cent increase for those that use an average of 3,000 gallons of water a month and a $1.65 increase for those that use an average of 10,000 gallons of water a month. The budget for Fiscal Year 2023 already has this increase calculated. Council Member Thomas Smith requested that Assistant City Manager Mike Null report the number of customers that use 3,000 gallons of water per month.

Approved 5-0 by City Council, second and final reading on November 15, 2022, City Council meeting

  1. First Reading of Ordinance No. O-20-2022, authorizing wastewater rate changes for Fiscal Year 202  

This is an approval for a 3% increase in the wastewater rate, and the maximum monthly residential bill will remain at $100 for customers within City Limits and $125 for customers outside of City Limits. The budget for Fiscal Year 2023 already has this increase calculated. Council Member Thomas Smith requested that Assistant City Manager Mike Null report the number of customers in the lower usage bracket.

Approved 5-0 by City Council, second and final reading on November 15, 2022, City Council meeting

Consent Agenda

  1. City Council approval of a purchase order to Anixter in an amount not to exceed $707,675.00 to purchase order to Tantalus 3,500 electric meters and installation of same. 

Approved 5-0 by City Council

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

Pulled by Vice Mayor Connie Butler to ask when the proclamation will be given, and staff reported that it will be presented at the November 15, 2022, City Council meeting.

Approved 5-0 by City Council

Council Business

  1. Consider resolving CORE v. City litigation.  

City Attorney Jim Arnold reported that CORE Construction Company filed a settlement offer for the City to pay them $30,000 with both parties executing an agreement to release all claim against the other. Arnold recommended that the City Council negotiate this offer. Council Member Steven Kelley motions to accept the recommendation of the City Attorney with a counter offer to not exceed $25,000.

Passed 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Council authorization for the staff to submit a RFP in search of a new Auditor. 

Authorization approved 5-0 by City Council  

  1. City Council approval of Resolution No. R-25-2022, establishing an Auditor Selection Committee and directing the Auditor Selection Committee to provide a list of qualified firms ranked in order of preference to the City Council for its review and consideration. 

Resolution No. R-25-2022 approved 5-0 by City Council

  1. City Manager & City Attorney Reports / Correspondence

City Attorney Arnold updated the City Council on the Green Cove Springs CRA resolution and Pegasus litigation

City Manager Steve Kennedy introduced the new Chief Building Official Mark Thomas to the City Council

  1. City Council Reports / Correspondence
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