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Summary of Actions

 

 
CITY COUNCIL
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS
September 3, 2014

 

Introduction of Newly Hired Employee.  Deputy City Manager/Public Works Director Keith Mills introduced Parks Department Maintenance Worker Patrick Lewetski, who started with the City on August 29, 2014.

Digital Billboard Code Revision.  Council held a public hearing and unanimously approved Ordinance No. 2014-21 making revisions to the existing digital billboard code.


Shopping Center Code Revisions.  Council held a public hearing and approved, by a 6-1 vote with Council Member Eley opposed, Ordinance No. 2014-22 making revisions to the shopping center sign code.

Annexation of partially vacant property at the intersection of Minton Road and Henry Avenue.  Council held a public hearing and approved, by a 6-1 vote with Council Member Mettrick opposed, the first reading of Ordinance No. 2014-23, annexing 2.74 acres at the southwest corner of Henry Avenue and Minton Road, and set the matter for public hearing and adoption on September 16, 2014.

Annexation of partially vacant property at the intersection of New Haven and John Rodes Boulevard.  Council held a public hearing and unanimously approved the first reading of Ordinance No. 2014-24, annexing 3.52 acres at the northwest corner of New Haven Avenue and John Rodes Boulevard, and set the matter for public hearing and adoption on September 16, 2014.

Proposed FY 2014-2015 Millage Rate and Budget.  Council held a public hearing and approved, by a 4-3 vote with Mayor Rose, Deputy Mayor Tice and Council Member Eley opposed, a tentative fiscal year 2014-2015 millage rate of 2.385 per thousand dollars of taxable value, approved, by a 4-3 vote with Mayor Rose and Council Members Eley and Mettrick opposed, the tentative 2014-2015 budget with a budget increase of $30,000 to have a Police Department facility needs assessment study performed utilizing reserve funds, and unanimously set a public hearing for Tuesday, September 16, 2014, to consider final adoption of the 2014-2015 millage and budget.

Consent Agenda.  Council unanimously approved the following:

  • Regular City Council meeting minutes for Tuesday August 19, 2014, with corrections.
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  • Resolution No. 2014-18 certifying the stormwater utility assessment as presented by Brevard County with no change in the annual stormwater utility fee rate and methodology.
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  • An additional payment to Polston Applied Technologies for the removal of fats, oils, and grease accumulation in Digester #3 in the amount of $50,000.00.
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  • Appointment of members to the Business Advisory Board for a one-year term expiring on September 30, 2015.

$5,800,000 City of West Melbourne Utility System Revenue Refunding Loan, Series 2014.  Council adopted, by a 6-0 vote with Council Member Mettrick abstaining, Resolution No. 2014-17 accepting a Qualified Bank Loan from JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA refinancing certain water and sewer system debt and authorized the Mayor and City Manager to sign the closing documents on behalf of the City with a tentative funding date of September 4, 2014.

Stephenson Force Main Replacement Project.  Council unanimously approved awarding the bid for the Stephenson Force Main Replacement Project to Young’s Communication Co., Inc., in the amount of $80,852.

Oak Park Commerce Lift Station Piping Replacement, Sam’s Club Lift Station Rehabilitation, and Sheridan Road Lift Station Liner and Top Slab Replacement Project.  Council unanimously approved award the bid for construction of the Oak Park Commerce Lift Station Piping Replacement, Sam’s Club Lift Station Rehabilitation, and Sheridan Road Lift Station Liner and Top Slab Replacement Project to Danus Utilities, Inc., in the bid amount of $178,015.00 for the installation and rehabilitation work for the project.

Sawgrass Lakes Traffic Impact Fee Credit Agreement.  Council unanimously approved the Sawgrass Lakes Traffic Impact Fee Credit Agreement between Brevard County, City of West Melbourne and DR Horton for improvements and land dedicating for Norfolk Parkway.

Sawgrass Lakes Final Plat Approval for Phase One.  Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2014-16, approving Phase One of Sawgrass Lakes final plat (off Norfolk Parkway west of Minton Road).

Council Direction on Development of Ordinance Limiting Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in the Event the Florida Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative is Approved in November.  Council tabled the discussion, by a 4-3 vote with Deputy Mayor Tice and Council Members Eley and Smith opposed, until the October 21 meeting to allow for further legal research.

Expenditure of Forfeiture Funds in the amount of $28,531.81.  Council unanimously authorized the sole source purchase of 25 Axon Flex Body Camera Systems from TASER International, including a one year Evidence.com licensing and storage, utilizing the Forfeiture Funds.
  
For additional information on these matters, call the City Clerk’s office at 321-837-7774.  City Council will meet again on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, after which this page will be updated.