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
January 26, 2010
Date: January 18, 2010
Item 1 - Pledge of Allegiance
Item 2 - Silent Invocation
Item 3 - Roll Call
B. STATE OF THE CITY MESSAGE
The Port Orange Charter requires the Mayor to annually provide to the citizens the State of the City. Traditionally, the State of the City is delivered by the Mayor on the last Tuesday in January. On January 26, the Mayor will deliver the annual State of the City Message. The State of the City video will be available for replay on POG-TV.
C. SPECIAL REPORT
At this time, a representative of KemperSports Management will make a report to Council regarding the activities of the Golf Club At Cypress Head.
D. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION (Non-Agenda)
E. CONSENT AGENDA
Attached are the Project Managers’ Reports for the month of November and December, 2009. If you have questions, please contact any of the Project Managers or me. Staff recommends acceptance of the reports.
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 &
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 2010. The proposed event is planned for a ten (10) day period from Friday, February 26, through Sunday, March 7, 2010. 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 2010. Mr. Bulling is also requesting a one (1) hour time extension for outside music (until 11:00 p.m.) on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6, 2010.
recommends that Council approve the Special Event Request for The Last Resort
Attached is the proposed Budget Calendar for the FT2011 budget. Staff recommends approval.
City Manager’s Comments: Some of the items that involve just staff may be
shifted due to conflicts on schedules.
The important dates on the calendar are the ones that involve delivery
of the budget documents to the City Council and the hearings before City
Council. Please note the July meeting date for the all day workshop with City
Council. The September Public Hearing
dates will be tentative until we know when the County and the
Attached is the Monthly Financial Report. If you have questions, please contact either John Shelley or me. Staff recommends approval.
G. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Community Development Department has received a request to vacate the 20.00
foot wide Drainage Easement located on
The easement vacation application and legal description have been reviewed for completeness and accuracy. All franchise utility companies have provided release letters for the easement area to be vacated. City staff has reviewed the application with respect to City Codes and possible effects to adjacent properties. Drainage concerns along the adjacent Village Trail right of way have been resolved through cooperation between the City, the applicant, and the engineer of record for the proposed development. All existing drainage improvements at the site will be removed with the demolition phase of the project. A replacement drainage easement document for the new drainage system to be constructed has been executed by the property owner and provided to the City. The easement may be vacated as described in the attached Exhibit “A.”
H. PUBLIC UTILITIES
The City owned wetland mitigation bank
maintains a number of credits in reserve specifically for City projects. The construction of the middle segment of the
Staff recommends that Council approve the attached resolution for the reservation and future sale of 3.04 State wetland mitigation bank credits from the Port Orange Mitigation Bank in the total amount of $152,000 and authorize the Mayor and City Manager to sign documents on behalf of the City.
In 1992, the City initiated a water conservation program offering rebate incentives for customers to replace high volume toilets with low volume toilets in an effort to promote reductions in per capita water usage. High-volume toilets typically use 3 gallons or more per flush, while ultra-low volume toilets use up to 1.6 gallons per flush.
A discussion regarding policy direction and continuation of the low flow toilet rebate program is respectfully requested.
What is being proposed is to provide the City with flexibility in serving alcoholic beverages at functions held in conjunction with the Florida League of Cities, Volusia League of Cities, VCOG, and other organizations affiliated with government. Currently, the City Council has granted permission for alcoholic beverages to served at some locations. This would give the City Council flexibility to serve during meetings held in conjunction with these organizations. Normally, we hold those at facilities that have been exempted. However, occasionally, the City may want to host a meeting or dinner at a location that is not on the exemption list.
2007, a special assessment district to fund capital improvements and related
costs for the
Staff recommends that Council approve the attached resolution repealing Resolution 07-48 which established the Port Orange Business Park Assessment Area and established the maximum annual amount for each parcel; and provide authorization for the Mayor and City Manager to execute all associated documents.
Federal appropriations requests must be submitted to
Representative Kosmas’ Office no later than January 29, 2010 and require a
letter of support from the City Council.
The City plans to submit a request in the amount of approximately
$24 million as part of a
multi-jurisdictional program to address regional and local flooding, maintain
Although the appropriations request is made in January, it may be as late as December 2010 before the City knows if any funding has been approved.
Staff recommends that Council provide an official letter of request to Representative Kosmas for a federal appropriation for the Dunlawton Avenue Flooding and Nova Canal Watershed Project.
J. COUNCIL COMMENTS
At this time, Council Members may discuss various matters of concern.
At this time, Council Members may report on various committees to which they have been assigned.