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
March 2, 2010
Date: February 22, 2010
Item 1 - Pledge of Allegiance
Item 2 - Silent Invocation
Item 3 - Roll Call
B. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION (Agenda)
Debbie Connors will make a report to the Council regarding the Chamber of Commerce.
C. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION (Non-Agenda)
D. CONSENT AGENDA
a. January 5, 2010 – Regular City Council Meeting
b. January 19, 2010 – Regular City Council Meeting
c. January 26, 2010 – Regular City Council Meeting
d. January 26, 2010 – Special City Council Meeting
Attached are the minutes of the meetings as listed above. Staff recommends approval of the minutes.
Attached is the Construction Projects report. If you have questions, please contact any of the Project Managers 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 Public Works. If you have questions, please contact either Warren Pike or me.
bids were received for the construction of a softball field at
City Manager’s Comments: In fact, the bids have been so good on this project so far, there is potentially enough money to construct the fourth field at the complex as well. We are examining whether this is a possibility.
requests approval to “piggyback”
Development (Center for Business Excellence) has awarded the City of
On August 4, 2009, the City Council approved a contract and Phase I preliminary design services with DMC for engineering services related to the B-23 canal project. On January 19, 2010, the City Council approved Phase II services for the replacement of public seawalls contingent upon issuance of a Notice to Proceed. The attached scope of services and fee proposal represents the final design elements of the project and specifically includes services for the dredging component. The Phase II-A proposal covers engineering, permitting, bidding assistance, construction administration, and inspection services for the seawall reconstruction. The proposal is drafted to work hand in hand with the previously approved seawall scope, and fees have been allocated proportionally.
The proposal includes both lump sum and not-to-exceed amounts depending upon the service. The total not-to-exceed projected cost is $36,610. Funds are available in Account No. 412-1800-541-63-97 DIP042.
Staff recommends that Council authorize Phase II-A services with Dredging & Marine Consultants, LLC (DMC) for engineering, permitting, construction administration, and inspection services related to the dredging of the B-23 canal and to authorize the Mayor and City Manager to execute all associated documents.
E. TABLED ITEMS
It is recommended that this Resolution remain on the table.
Item 14 - “Piggyback” of
Miller Pipeline Contract with
Staff recommends that this item remain on the table.
F. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Item 15 - Second
Staff recommends approval.
Item 16 - Second
Staff recommends approval.
is a memorandum regarding distribution of the City newsletter. The City mails the quarterly newsletters to
every utility customer in
What options are available to the Council?
1. Continue with the newsletter as it is now produced.
2. Replace the printed newsletter with an electronic newsletter.
3. Modify the newsletter so that it can be included in our utility bills. This would mean a smaller newsletter. It would have to be placed in the same envelope as our bill. We would need to be careful on size so as to not increase our mailing cost. Also, the quality may not be as good as the current newsletter. However, it would allow us to do something each month rather than on a quarterly basis.
4. Produce a monthly video newsletter that can be broadcast both on pog-TV and on our website. A weakness to this approach is that many of our residents do not have access to pog-TV and do not have computers to access our City website.
City Manager’s Comments: In
the most recent survey of residents, we found that internet and pog-tv were still very minor ways for our residents to get
first hand information about the City of
H. COUNCIL COMMENTS
At this time, Council Members may discuss various matters of concern.