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
May 5, 2009
Item 1 - Pledge of Allegiance
Item 2 - Silent Invocation
Item 3 - Roll Call
B. SPECIAL RECOGNITION AND PROCLAMATIONS
The Port Orange Police Department in cooperation with
Wal-Mart is promoting crime prevention in the City of
At this time Mayor Green will read a proclamation honoring National Public Works Week.
At this time Mayor Green will honor and present proclamations for (seven) voluntary coaches from the Parks and Recreation Department.
C. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION (Non-Agenda – 15 Minutes)
D. CONSENT AGENDA
Attached are the minutes of the following meetings:
March 3, 2009 - Regular Council Meeting
March 17, 2009 - Special Council Meeting
March 17, 2009 - Regular Council Meeting
March 24, 2009 - Special Council Meeting
March 24, 2009 - Regular 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.
The position for the Assistant City Attorney has been open
and unfilled since January 2009. The
The City Attorney is requesting an administrative code change to provide an opportunity to organize the office to make the most efficient use of the talents held by the legal staff currently employed. The code change will enhance and broaden the decision making responsibility for rendering legal opinions and reviewing legal documents by the licensing of two current staff members as attorneys. One paralegal position shall remain open and unfilled. The changes do not require additional staffing or additional appropriation.
Current and proposed organizational charts for the City Attorney’s Office are attached for the City Council’s consideration.
City Manager’s Comments: Some months ago, the Assistant City Attorney resigned for another position. Fortunately for the City, two of the paralegals working in the City Attorney’s Office are degreed attorney’s who are licensed to practice in other states. Both have recently taken the Florida Bar Exam. The proposed organization chart would recognize and allow the City to use their skills as an attorney rather than as a paralegal. One has been notified that they have passed the exam. The other has asked for a recount since the margin was three points. We are very fortunate to have both these individuals working for us. If this change is made, Margaret would have the option of moving the individual who passed the exam immediately into the assistant position and under filling the other Assistant City Attorney position with a paralegal. Margaret and I have talked about the budget impact. She believes she can stay within the existing budget even with this change.
E. BOARDS AND COMMISSION
Youth Advisory Board
A representative of the Youth Advisory Board will make a report to Council at this time.
F. PUBLIC SAFETY
Staff recommends that Council adopt the attached ordinance amending Chapter 18-227 of the Code of Ordinances relating to Wrecker and Towing Services Liability Insurance.
The City of
The Sabal Creek Homeowners Association elected to delay its renewal of the agreement and now desires to renew the term of the agreement for an additional two-year period expiring on September 30, 2010.
Mayor Green has requested that the City Council discuss 90
Dunlawton, better known as
1.) In the long term, should
2.) In the long term should
In the long term should a luxury hotel not to
exceed 84 foot in height be a permitted use on
In the long term, should a single family
residential development with a height restriction not exceeding 45 feet be a
permitted use on
5.) Should the City pursue creating a Planned Community Three with the following allowable uses:
b.) Luxury hotel that would include restaurant, ballroom space, and small meeting areas as long as the height does not exceed 84 feet.
c.) A single family residential development to not exceed 8 units per acre with a height limit of not more than 45 feet.
Is public access to the river an essential
component for redevelopment of
I would anticipate in the planned community document that we
would more fully define luxury hotel; more fully define the marina and marina
related businesses; and more fully define the types of single family
residential uses that would be allowed to be constructed on
H. COUNCIL COMMENTS
At this time, Council Members may discuss various matters of concern.