To: Mayor Allen Green
Vice Mayor Mary Martin
Councilman Dennis Kennedy
Councilman Robert Pohlmann
Councilman George Steindoerfer
From: Kenneth W. Parker, City Manager
Subject: Agenda Commentary for Regular City Council Meeting of
February 3, 2009
Item 1 - Pledge of Allegiance
Item 2 - Silent Invocation
Item 3 - Roll Call
C. SPECIAL REPORT
City Council Member George Steindoerfer requested that Tom
Carey be scheduled to make a presentation before the City Council related to
well levels in
D. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION (Non-Agenda – 15 Minutes)
E. CONSENT AGENDA
Attached are the minutes of the following meetings:
December 9, 2008, Regular City Council Meeting
January 6, 2008 – Regular City Council Meeting
Staff recommends approval.
Attached is the report on Construction Projects. If you have questions, please contact either Mark Hampton or me.
Attached is the update on Recreational Facilities. If you have questions, please contact either Susan Lovallo or me.
Attached is the report from the City Attorney. If you have questions, please contact Margaret Roberts.
Attached is the Road Construction Report. If you have questions, please contact either Warren Pike or me.
Mr. Al Bulling, owner of The Last Resort Bar, 5812 South Ridgewood Avenue, and agent for Best Cars, 5816 Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange RV, 5858 Ridgewood Avenue and Hunt for Cars, 5796 Ridgewood Avenue, requests approval of a Special Event to be held during Bike Week 2009. The proposed event is planned for a ten (10) day period from Friday, February 27, through Sunday, March 8, 2009. The proposed hours for the event are from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., daily. This will be the first Special Event for the Last Resort in 2009. Mr. Bulling is also requesting a one (1) hour time extension for outside music on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2009 (until 11:00 p.m.).
recommends that Council approve the Special Event Request for The Last Resort
City Manager’s Comments: Please note that The Last Resort has requested an extension until 11:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7. In the past, outside music has been allowed until 10:00 p.m. If the City Council desires to extend to 11:00 p.m., I would encourage you to pull this item from the Consent Agenda and authorize specifically the extension to 11:00 p.m.
Rick Hilliard, owner of the First Turn Steakhouse & Lounge, located at 5236
recommends that Council approve the Special Event request for the First Turn
Steakhouse & Lounge located at 5236 &
City Manager’s Comments: We have not extended outside hours for First Turn Steakhouse and Lounge. They did not request an extension of hours.
Bids for the annual printing of the City’s newsletters
were solicited. Four (4) bids were
received; however, two of them did not fully meet the requirements with not
being located within the required driving time of forty-five (45) minutes of
City Hall. Of the two that were within
the time frame and met all of the other specifications,
F. BOARDS AND COMMISSION
a. Environmental Advisory Board
A representative of the Environmental Advisory Board will make a report to Council at this time.
b. Youth Advisory Board
A representative of the Youth Advisory Board will make a report to Council at this time.
G. PUBLIC SAFETY
The Fire Department has identified a new service and revenue potential. Before bringing forward a request to purchase the equipment, I wanted to discuss this with the City Council. The cost of the system is $55,000.87. The purchase of a ZIMEK Decontamination System would be utilized to treat rooms and vehicles that have been potentially contaminated with bacteria, viruses, and toxic mold, which cause severe health problems to employees and citizens. This system will also be offered to the community through a business plan that will re-coup the cost of the program.
I am not asking the City Council to approve the ZIMEK system but rather wanted to provide you with the program as a possible service and revenue source.
H. PARKS AND RECREATION
Item 15 - Resolution No. 09-13 - Establishing Revised Sponsor Fees and Registration Fees for City Sponsored Youth and Adult Athletic Programs, Playground and Preschool Programs, Adult Programs and Classes; Establishing Revised Non-Resident Registration Fees for Activities
Parks and Recreation proposes to increase program, activity fees, and registration fees. Please see the attached fee schedule. Staff recommends approval.
City Manager’s Comments: There are a few changes in the rate resolution. The youth athletic fees provide a multi-child discount. In the past, it was a per child price difference. Under the gym program, we have a student fee for those over 18 years of age. There have been adjustments made in the trip package related to the cost of the package. There have been adjustments made in the adult fees as well. I have included in the package a copy of the current rate resolution so that you can readily see the changes that were made. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact Susan Lovallo or me.
Annually, the City Council evaluates the performance of the City Manager. I have provided the City Council with a self evaluation as well as performance goals and objectives for the upcoming year.
As I indicated in my memorandum to you, I am not requesting any compensation increase. During the budget sessions, I requested and the City Council agreed to remove the funds for the Manager’s salary adjustment. Although I did provide the City Council with alternatives in the memorandum, it is my feeling that it would be premature to provide any compensation adjustments, whether lump sum or a percentage, until we see exactly how the financial picture shapes up this year. If at the end of the fiscal year, the City’s General Fund finishes in a positive position, then the City Council may want to consider a lump sum amount equal to what all other employees received this year.
I look forward to discussing my performance with the City Council. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
J. COUNCIL COMMENTS
At this time, Council Members may discuss various matters of concern.