Summary of Actions

CITY COUNCIL
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS
August 20, 2019

Workshop – Water Plant Feasibility Analysis.  City Council received a presentation from Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., the consultant for the Water Plant Feasibility Analysis.

Presentation of Business of the Quarter Awards.  Mayor Rose presented Business of the Quarter Awards for the third quarter of 2019 to Classic Automotive Repair and Chick Fil A.

Introduction of New Employees.  Police Chief Wiley introduced three new employees in the Police Department: Crime Scene Technician Camille Moore, who started employment on June 28; and Police Officers Steven Stanley and Austin Crosby, both who started with the City on August 9.

Sewer Charges.  Council held a public hearing and unanimously adopted Ordinance No. 2019-18 increasing sewer charges effective October 1, 2019.

Annex Property at the Northeast Corner of St. Johns Heritage Parkway and West New Haven Avenue. Council held a public hearing and unanimously approved the first reading of Ordinance No. 2019-20, annexing property at the northwest corner of St. Johns Heritage Parkway and West New Haven Avenue, and set the matter for public hearing and adoption on September 3, 2019.

Vacating an Unpaved Portion of a Right-of-Way (Espanola Way) on the West Side of Carolina Street Located Between 83 and 121 Carolina Street.  Council held a public hearing and unanimously tabled Resolution No. 2019-16 vacating a 50’ x 134’ unpaved portion of right-of-way (Espanola Way) on the west side of Carolina Street until September 17, 2019.

Rezoning Three Residential Parcels north of First Street within the Community Redevelopment Area on Bossieux Boulevard.  Council held a public hearing and unanimously approved the first reading of Ordinance No. 2019-19, rezoning three additional residential parcels on the west side of Bossieux Boulevard in the Community Redevelopment Area to Commercial New Haven (C-NH) to be consistent with their Commercial Future Land Use designation, and set the matter for public hearing and adoption on September 3, 2019.

Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grant Application.  Council held a public hearing and unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2019-17 authorizing the submittal of a CDBG-DR grant application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for construction of a proposed flood risk reduction project for the Melbourne Estates (Bossieux, Stephenson, First and Third between U.S. 192 and Henry Avenue) neighborhood.

Consent Agenda.  Council unanimously approved the following consent items:

•  The Regular City Council meeting minutes for Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

•  The fiscal year 2019-2020 administrative expense budget for the West Melbourne Police Officers’ Retirement Plan.

•  Resolution No. 2019-14 accepting the dedication of off-site roadway improvements to Norfolk Parkway from DHIC - Minton Cove, LLC, and authorized the City Manager to sign the Bill of Sale.

Sylvan Drive Septic to Sewer Project.  Council unanimously approved awarding the construction bid for the Sylvan Drive Septic-to-Sewer Project to Atlantic Development of Cocoa, Inc., in the amount of $2,322,551.

Agreements for Proposed New Highway Street Lighting Along U.S. 192.  Council unanimously approved and authorized the City Manager to enter into agreements with Florida Power & Light and the Florida Department of Transportation requiring payment of approximately 30% of annual street light capital amortization and energy costs for proposed new highway street lighting along U.S. 192 from the Circle Drive/Pearl Street intersections to the Dairy Road intersection.

Code Amendment to Modify Qualifying Period.  Council unanimously approved the first reading of Ordinance No. 2019-21 to modify the qualifying period for City elections, and set the matter for public hearing and adoption on September 3, 2019.

For additional information on these matters, call the City Clerk’s office at 321-837-7774.  City Council will meet again on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, after which this page will be updated.