Summary of Actions

September 7, 2021

Business of the First Quarter of 2021.  Mayor Rose presented the Business of the First Quarter of 2021 to Gene Kimbro, Virginia Kimbro and Kevin Kimbro of Wholesale Music Instruments for their willingness to provide musical entertainment for the “Cops on the Coop” event in March, which raised $8,200 for the Special Olympics.

Introduction of New Employee.  Public Works Director Mark Piccirillo introduced Maintenance Worker Solomon Rini and Construction Inspector Richard Clements, both who started with the City on August 23, 2021.

Annual Stormwater Utility Budget and Assessment Roll.   Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 2021-26 adopting the 2021-2022 stormwater fund budget and certifying the stormwater utility assessment as presented by Brevard County with no change in the annual stormwater utility fee methodology or rates.

Proposed FY 2020-2021 Millage Rate and Budget.  Council held a public hearing and approved a tentative fiscal year 2021-2022 millage rate of 2.4228 per thousand dollars of taxable value, approved the tentative 2021-2022 budget with changes, and set a public hearing for Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Juvenile Curfew Ordinance.  Council approved by a 6-1 vote, with Council Member Bentley opposed, Ordinance No. 2021-23 establishing a local curfew for minors.

Consent Agenda.  Council unanimously approved the following consent items:

  • Minutes from the Regular City Council Meeting for August 17, 2021.
  • Private Traffic Enforcement Agreement with Palm Garden Lakes Community Association, Inc. authorizing the City to exercise traffic control jurisdiction over the private roads located within the Palm Garden Lakes subdivision.

Classification Pay Grade Changes.  Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2021-29, effective October 1, 2021, approving seven (7) classification pay grade additions and one (1) classification pay grade change.

Resolution for Sale of K-9 “Ranger.”  By a 4-3 vote with Mayor Rose, Deputy Mayor Dittmore, and Council Member Phrampus opposed, Council adopted Resolution No. 2021-27 declaring K-9 “Ranger” to be surplus property and authorized the City Manager to sell “Ranger” for the sum of $5,400.

Support for Ellis Road Widening.  Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2021-28 re-affirming the City Council’s support of the Ellis Road Widening Project, recognizing that a portion of Ellis Road is owned, operated and maintained by the City and that the widening project will bring additional responsibilities, and directing the City Manager to  enter into negotiations with the County Manager to develop a proposed Interlocal Agreement for City Council consideration for the equitable division of future Ellis Road ownership, operations, maintenance and maintenance cost-sharing responsibilities.

Water Treatment Plant Engineering. Council unanimously authorized the City Manager to execute an agreement with Hazen and Sawyer for task orders 4 and 5 for civil engineering services related to the design, permitting and construction of three raw water production wells and preliminary engineering design and reverse osmosis testing for the water plant.

Appointment to Melbourne-Tillman Water Control District.  Council unanimously approved the reappointment of Keith Jerdon to fill the Council-appointed seat on the Board of Directors of the Melbourne-Tillman Water Control District for a 3-year term ending September 30, 2024.

City Manager’s Annual Review.  Council unanimously accepted the results of the City Manager’s performance review and postponed a salary adjustment, with an effective date of October 1, until a salary survey can be completed.

For additional information on these matters, call the City Clerk’s office at 321-837-7774.  City Council will meet again on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, after which this page will be updated.