Summary of Actions

CITY COUNCIL
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS
December 15, 2020

Introduction of New Employee.  Planning Director Christy Fischer introduced new Planner Daniel Martoma, who started with the City on December 3.

Civility Pledge.  All members of Council signed a Civility pledge that was posted in the Judge T. Mitchell Barlow Jr. Council Chamber.

Comprehensive Plan Map and Text Amendment and Rezoning for 57.31 Acre Portion of Property located West of I-95 and Southeast of St. Johns Heritage Parkway.  Council unanimously approved the second reading of Ordinance No. 2020-07 for the large scale amendment to change the subject property from Medium Density Residential (MD-RES) to Parkway Interchange (P-I) with a policy addition of limiting the non-residential uses, and Ordinance No. 2020-08 to rezone the subject property from R-2 to GTWY-1 (Gateway Interchange).  

Annex Property West of Brandywine Lane and I-95 and South of US 192.  Council unanimously approved the first reading of Ordinance No. 2020-13, annexing the property west of Brandywine Lane and I-95 and south of US 192, and scheduled a second reading and public hearing for January 19, 2021.

Future Land Use Map Amendment and Rezoning for 44.72 Acre Property Locate West of I-95 along Brandywine Lane.  Council unanimously approved the transmittal of the large scale comprehensive plan map amendment LSA 2020-02 to change the future land use of the property from Residential Two (RES-2) and Neighborhood Commercial (NC) to Parkway Interchange (P-I), approved the first reading of Ordinance No. 2020-14, and approved the first reading of Ordinance No. 2020-15, rezoning property from AU to GTWY-I (Gateway Interchange).

Code Amendment Proposed for Sprengergarten, LLC, to Allow for Entrance Feature Signs.  Council approved, 6-1 with Council Member Batcheldor opposed, the first reading of Ordinance No. 2020-10 to amend the sign code to allow for entrance feature signs, and schedule a public hearing and second reading for January 19, 2021.  

Consent Agenda.  Council unanimously approved the following consent items:

  • Regular City Council meeting minutes for November 24, 2020, with minor changes.
  • Special City Council meeting minutes for December 6, 2020.
  • Resolution No. 2020-31 setting the City Council meeting schedule for calendar year 2021.
  • Purchase of a vehicle for the Parks and Recreation Department. 

Water Rate Adjustment.  Council unanimously approved the first reading of Ordinance No. 2020-17 to increase water service charges and reduce water consumption charges, and set a public hearing and second reading for January 19, 2021.

Five Year Capital Improvement Plan Update.  Council approved, 6-1 with Council Member Bentley opposed, the first reading of Ordinance No. 2020-18 updating the City’s Five Year Capital Improvement Plan, and set a public hearing and second reading for January 19, 2021.

Operation of Golf Carts on Private Roads.  Council approved, 6-1 with Deputy Mayor Dittmore opposed, the first reading of Ordinance No. 2020-16 allowing for the operation of golf carts on private roads if requested by the owning homeowners association, and set a public hearing and second reading for January 19, 2021.

Biological Nutrient Removal Upgrades and Permitting at the Ray Bullard Water Reclamation Facility.  Council unanimously authorized the City Manager to execute the professional engineering task order with Infrastructure Solution Services (ISS) for Biological Removal Upgrades and permit renewal services at the Ray Bullard Water Reclamation Facility in the not-to-exceed amount of $590,760.

Replacement of Motor Control Center on Headworks Structure.   Council unanimously approved awarding a contract for $63,008 to Revere Control Systems, Inc. to replace the motor control center for the headworks structure at the Ray Bullard Water Reclamation Facility.

Lining (Cured-In-Place Piping) of Sewer Pipes.  Council unanimously approved a contract for $249,534.20 for the annual lining (cured-in-place piping) of sewer pipes to Insituform Technologies, LLC.

Expenditure of Forfeiture Funds in accordance with the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act.  Council unanimously authorized the expenditures of forfeiture funds in the amount of $28,500 in accordance with the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act, and adoption of Resolution No. 2020-32 amending the adopted 2020-21 budget to increase approved general fund expenditures by $28,500.

For additional information on these matters, call the City Clerk’s office at 321-837-7774.  City Council will meet again on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, after which this page will be updated.