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 April 20, 2010
Date: April 12, 2010
This is a reminder that the quarterly meetings of the Community Redevelopment Agencies will be held on April 20, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. At 6:00 p.m., I have asked the City Council to meet in a Shade Meeting to discuss labor negotiations.
Item 1 - Pledge of Allegiance
Item 2 - Silent Invocation
Item 3 - Roll Call
B. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION (Agenda)
Gallagher of Solar-Fit will make a presentation to Council at this time
regarding solar technology. Solar-Fit
was the company that provided solar water heating systems for the two new Fire
C. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION (Non-Agenda)
D. CONSENT AGENDA
Recreational Products is the only area distributor of the requested items;
therefore, we are requesting approval of the sole source bid award to Playmore Recreational Products and Services for the
purchase and installation of four bleachers at a cost of $24,719.28 and eight
benches at a cost of $7,160.80 for a total bid amount of $31,880.08 for
recommends that Council approve the sole source bid award to Playmore Recreational Products and Services for the
purchase and installation of four bleachers and eight benches for
City Manager’s Comments: I asked the question about why we are sole sourcing the bid to Playmore. The response from Parks and Recreation was because we are currently using Playmore projects for bleachers and benches. It allows them to standardize parts when the benches and bleachers need repair.
recommends that Council approve piggybacking
currently have a contract with Shoemaker Construction Co., Inc., to build the
third softball field at
recommends that Council approve piggybacking our own contract Bid No. B10-07 with Shoemaker Construction Co., Inc., of
City Manager’s Comments: The City has the opportunity to construct the fourth
and final field at
The attached staff reports include the Development Activity Report for March 2010 and the Building Activity Report for February 2010. These reports provide information on proposed development and projects under construction, commercial code enforcement activity, and monthly building permits and inspection updates.
Staff recommends that Council accept the staff reports (Building Activity Report and Monthly Development Activity Report) for February and March, 2010.
Brown & Brown is the Agent of Record for the City’s Employee Life Insurance with Lincoln Financial. Under HIPPA, Brown & Brown is required to enter into a privacy/security agreement. Staff recommends that Council approve the Business Associate Agreement with Brown & Brown.
On October 6, 2008, the City of
The City of
Mr. Culpepper has requested that the City subordinate its second mortgage in favor of a new first mortgage provided by Bank of America. This proposed new mortgage lowers the current interest rate on his first mortgage from 6.675% to 5.5%. This decrease in interest rate provides a monthly savings of $196.
Staff has evaluated the information provided by Bank of America and has determined that Mr. Culpepper is not including payment of any consumer debt in this proposed new mortgage and he will not receive any cash upon the closing of this loan.
Staff recommends that Council authorize the City Manager to execute subordination for a SHIP second mortgage loan in the amount of $10,500 to a new first mortgage for the purpose of reducing the monthly principal and interest payments on a home located at 45 Summer Trees Road (Applicant: Jeffrey E. Culpepper).
E. TABLED ITEMS
Staff recommends that this item remain on the table.
F. REPORT FROM ADVISORY BOARD
A representative of the Citizen Advisory Committee for the MPO will make a report to Council at this time.
G. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
The State Growth Management Act requires that local governments periodically review and update their adopted Comprehensive Plans. City staff began the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan to meet State requirements in 2006.
The periodic amendment process, which occurs approximately once every seven years, is a two-phase process. It begins with the preparation of an Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) and ends with the adoption of the EAR-based amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The EAR evaluates the performance of the various Elements of the Comprehensive Plan. It assesses the successes and shortcomings of the various Goals, Objectives, Policies and programs included within the Plan, and it provides recommendations for necessary changes. Additionally, the EAR provides an opportunity to identify major issues in a community and evaluate how effective the Comprehensive Plan has been in addressing these issues. The City Council adopted the EAR, per Resolution No. 09-8, at a public hearing held on January 20, 2009.
The recommendations contained in the EAR become the basis of proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. These EAR-based amendments, once adopted by the City Council and found in compliance with Florida Statutes, then become the new Comprehensive Plan until the next EAR is prepared in approximately seven years.
The evaluation of the Comprehensive Plan (the EAR), revealed that overall the Plan was substantially effective. Therefore, the EAR did not recommend any major changes to the Plan. A brief summary of the amendments proposed in each Element is attached as Exhibit A of the Staff Report (EAR-based Amendments Summary Matrix). The most significant changes are to address recent changes to Florida Statutes (i.e. House Bill 697, 2008; Senate Bill 360, 2009).
The proposed EAR-based Amendments are available for public review on the City’s website at:
Staff recommends that Council approve the attached resolution authorizing the transmittal of the 10-2 Large-Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment Package to the Florida Department of Community Affairs and other review agencies.
H. COUNCIL COMMENTS
At this time, Council Members may discuss various matters of concern.