City Council January 21, 2020, Meeting Brief

Consent Agenda – Routine items that are approved under one vote, unless pulled by City Council. Consent Agenda items pulled from the Consent Agenda are discussed and voted to either approve or deny by City Council.

All Consent Agenda items were approved under one vote in the January 21, 2020 meeting. Below are highlighted items from the Consent Agenda.

            9. Study Request to include US 17 as a Corridor Study Project in the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Special Projects Budget.

            City Development Services staff will be submitting a request to the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization to include a corridor study of US 17 in the Special Projects Budget of its 2021-2022 Unified Development Work Program. The requested study would span US 17 between SR 16 and Orion Road and its purpose would be to analyze and recommend changes to the design of the corridor to further define Green Cove Springs as a destination, in addition to improving safety and efficient movement of traffic.

10. Approve a Non-Binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Smart City Capital, LLC, that will support steps in our effort to become more of a Smart City in our operations.

            City Manager Steve Kennedy presented the MOU to Council. The signed MOU will establish the City’s partnership with Smart City Capital, LLC, to start working with them to develop technology related projects for infrastructure. The process includes Smart City Capital and the City of Green Cove Springs establishing Smart City priorities and use those priorities to complete projects through Public Private Partnerships.

Council Business – Items that require discussion and vote for approval or denial from City Council

  1. City Council discussion on rescheduling Council Meetings due to elections and holidays.

City Council voted to move the City Council Meeting dates of March 17, August 18, and November 3, to March 24, August 25, November 10 and change December meeting date to December 8.

  1. City Council discussion and direction reguarding bidding for Construction of the Augusta Savage Arts and Community Center (ASACC) Library Building.

City Council voted to have City Building Official Bill Golberg to look over the original building plans and make recommendations on how it can be updated to meet 2017 Florida Building Code. These recommendations will then be given to an architect to change the design.

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