Summary of Actions

August 9, 2022

Beautification Award.  Mayor Hal Rose and Deputy Mayor Andrea Young presented a Beautification Award to Top Notch Lawn Care.

Introduction of New Employees.  Police Chief Rick Wiley introduced Public Service Aide Jaidon Richards and Police Officers Nicholas Earl, Ryan Kruger, and Sean Carter, all who started August 5, 2022. 

Amendment to Subdivision Code to Update Recreation Fee.   Council held a public hearing and unanimously approved Ordinance No. 2022-17, amending City Code of Ordinances Section 86-64, Dedication of Parkland or Payment of Recreation Fee, by updating the fixed fee per acre when a developer elects to pay a recreation fee in lieu of dedication of parkland from $80,000 to $110,000.

ITG Mixed Use Office/Townhomes at Pinecrest. Council unanimously approved continuance of the public hearings for the small scale comprehensive plan map amendment, development agreement and preliminary plat for the mixed use community called Townhomes at Pinecrest on ITG property and the code amendments to the Community Redevelopment zoning districts until September 21, 2022.

Consent Agenda.  Council unanimously approved the following consent items:

  • Regular City Council meeting minutes for Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
  • Adoption of Resolution No. 2022-16 authorizing certain individuals to sign and countersign documents.
  • Appointment of Jennifer Curran to serve as the fifth member of the Police Officers’ Retirement Board of Trustees for the remainder of an unexpired term ending November 19, 2022.
  • Appointment of Scott Morgan to serve as a resident trustee of the City of West Melbourne Police Officers Retirement Plan Board of Trustees, to fill the vacancy created by his retirement as City Manager, effective September 1, 2022 and for the remaining unexpired term through February 21, 2024.
  • Receipt and file the fiscal year 2022-2023 administrative expense budget for the West Melbourne Police Officers’ Retirement Plan.
  • Authorization for the City Manager to execute an agreement with Varsity Courts for $19,657 for conversion of two tennis courts to six pickleball courts at the Bryant Adams Park.

City Manager’s Administrative Purchasing Limit. Council unanimously approved the first reading of Ordinance No. 2022-18 increasing the City Manager’s purchasing limit authority from $15,000 to $25,000 and set a public hearing and second reading of the ordinance for September 7, 2022.

Westbrooke Park Restroom Repairs.  Council unanimously authorized the City Manager to execute an agreement with MGM Contracting in the quoted amount of $55,000 for repairs to the Westbrooke Park restrooms. 

Mail Processing Contract for City Utility Bills.  Council unanimously approved awarding a contract for utility bill mail processing services to Promise in Brevard for an initial three-year term beginning September 1, 2022.

Task Order with Infrastructure Solution for Melbourne Estates. Council unanimously authorized the City Manager to execute the professional engineering task order with Infrastructure Solutions Services (ISS) for the Melbourne Estates Flood Risk Reduction and Water Main Replacement Project in the not-to-exceed amount of $405,725.

Appointment of WhiteBird PLLC Law Firm for Provision of Temporary Legal Counsel Services.  Council unanimously approved the appointment the law firm of WhiteBird PLLC to provide temporary legal counsel services during the gap period between the current city attorney’s resignation effective date and the appointment of a new city attorney.

Fell Road Extension Study.  By a vote of 5-2, with Mayor Rose and Council Member McDow opposed, Council approved tabling the Fell Road extension task order until September 21, 2022. 

Third Quarter Budget Status Report.  Council received the quarterly budget status report for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.  

Third Quarter Police Department Report.  Council received the quarterly police department report for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Quarterly Report on America’s Best Value Inn. Council received an update on the status of the anti-crime measures put in place at the America’s Best Value Inn.

For additional information on these matters, call the City Clerk’s office at 321-837-7774. City Council will meet again on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, after which this page will be updated.