REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

COUNCIL CHAMBERS – CITY HALL

1000 CITY CENTER CIRCLE

NOVEMBER 12, 2013

 

THE REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING of the City of Port Orange was called to order by Mayor Allen Green at 6:30 p.m.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Silent Invocation

 

Roll Call:                    Present:                     Councilman Bob Ford

                                                                        Councilman Drew Bastian

Councilman Dennis Kennedy

                                                                        Vice Mayor Donald Burnette

                                                                        Mayor Allen Green

 

                                    Also Present:            Greg Kisela, City Manager

                                                                        Margaret T. Roberts, City Attorney

                                                                        Robin Fenwick, City Clerk

 

SPECIAL REPORTS, PRESENTATIONS, RECOGNITIONS

 

4.    Representative David Hood

 

Representative Hood provided an update on issues relating to hospital taxing district, Cambridge Drainage project, and an ethics bill. Mayor Green thanked him for his commitment to the community. Representative Hood is also working on mental health issues.

 

5.    Volunteer in Police Services (VIPS) Recognition

 

Jerry Monahan, Chief of Police, presented Mary Wittmeyer with recognition for her service. Mayor Green and Council all thanked Ms. Wittmeyer for her service and dedication to the community.

 

City Council recessed at 6:38 p.m. to hold an Eastport CRA Meeting, minutes of which are under separate cover.

 

City Council reconvened at 7:07 p.m.

 

BOARD APPOINTMENTS, INTERVIEWS, & REPORTS

 

6.    Citizen Advisory Committee for TPO

Bobby Ball advised Council that the TPO meeting is scheduled for November 19, 2013. He will provide a report on December 3, 2013.

7.    Audit & Budget Advisory Board Report

Chairman Ted Noftall provided information of the meeting held November 12, 2013. The Board discussed the YMCA with a vote that failed to pass. They also discussed establishing a priority list. The budget will be discussed at the next meeting, along with fleet and benefits. They are relying on the City Manager to provide information. They need direction from Council relating to their duties. The Waverly contract was also discussed. Exempt/time clock item was discussed, as well as YMCA reserves. He believes adjustments need to be made monthly rather than only at the end of the year.

Corey Berman, Vice Chair, voiced his opinion relating to the YMCA expansion.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION (Agenda)

 

8.    Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber of Commerce – Use of the City Logo in the Business Resource Guide

 

Debbie Connors, Port Orange/South Daytona Chamber of Commerce, asked Council for permission to use the City’s logo in the Business Resource Guide. Council agreed to allow the use.

 

Motion to approve the use of the City’s Logo in the Business Resource Guide was by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Ford. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

 

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION (Non-Agenda – 15 minutes)

 

Scott Stiltner, citizen, addressed Council regarding the landscape bid. He provided copies of the pre-bid announcement that included the budget limits of $147,000. He believes budget limits should not be listed in the bids. He provided a copy of the same pre-bid announcement that showed the budget limit deleted. He also said there is a concern with the bamboo on Yorktowne Blvd. Councilman Ford asked the City Manager to find out what happened with the bid being deleted. Mr. Kisela understood the question at last week’s meeting to be was there a cap on the bid.  

 

John Cheney, citizen, asked why the Council, in his opinion, was being misled regarding landscaping. He discussed his concerns with the landscaping bid. He suggested pressure compensating sprinkler heads. Councilman Bastian would like clarity on the landscaping bid as well. He couldn’t find where maintenance was included in the contract for the medians on Ridgewood and Dunlawton.  Mr. Kisela will provide a report.

 

Bailey Berman, Chair of the Youth Advisory Board, invited Council and all citizens to the Board’s fundraiser at Sweet Frog on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. 

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

9.    Approval of Minutes

a.    October 15, 2013 – Regular City Council Meeting

b.    October 22, 2013 – Regular City Council Meeting

c.    October 22, 2013 – Special City Council Meeting

d.    November 5, 2013 – Regular City Council Meeting

10. Staff Reports - Building Activity Report and Monthly Development Activity Report for October, 2013

11. Biketoberfest Report

 

Motion to approve Consent Agenda Items 9-11 was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

 

FINANCE (Wayne Saunders)

 

12. Resolution No. 13-78 – Budget Appropriation – Budget Encumbrances & Project Carryovers

 

Mayor Green read Resolution No. 13-78.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 13-78

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA; APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR PROJECT CARRY OVER FUNDS AND FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 BUDGET ENCUMBRANCE CARRY OVERS TO FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 BUDGET; SETTING FORTH REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion to approve Resolution No. 13-78 was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy.

 

Wayne Saunders, Finance Director, provided details of the carryover request. The carryover is for projects that have already been approved and just not completed yet.

 

Councilman Ford asked why $50,000 is being carried over for Gamble Place. Mr. Kisela advised there may be an issue with repaying a grant. Councilman Ford would like to see an explanation of why the funds are being carried over.  

 

Motion carried 4-1 by roll call vote with Councilman Ford voting no.

 

 

13. Resolution No. 13-79 – Budget Appropriation – Budget Execution

 

Mayor Green read Resolution No. 13-79.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 13-79

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA, APPROPRIATING OPERATING AND CAPITAL FUNDS FOR VARIOUS CITY OPERATIONS; SETTING FORTH REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion to approve Resolution No. 13-79 was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy.

 

Mr. Saunders advised that this resolution closes the year out.

 

Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.

 

14. Resolution No. 13-80 – Budget Appropriation – Budget Additional Carryovers

 

Mayor Green read Resolution No. 13-80.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 13-80

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA, APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR ADDITIONAL PROJECT CARRY OVER FUNDS FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 TO FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 BUDGET; SETTING FORTH REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion to approve Resolution No. 13-80 was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy. Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.

 

15. Resolution No. 13-82 – Budget Appropriation - $30,000 Donation for Spruce Creek Park Baseball Field Upgrade Project

 

Mayor Green read Resolution No. 13-82.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 13-82

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA; APPROPRIATING OPERATING AND CAPITAL FUNDS FOR VARIOUS CITY OPERATIONS; SETTING FORTH REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion to approve Resolution No. 13-82 was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy. Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (Wayne Clark)

 

16. First Reading – Ordinance No. 2013-10 - LDC Text Amendment/Chapter 17 – Planned Unit Development (PUD) and Planned Commercial Development (PCD) Regulations, Case no. 13-25000002 (Continued from July 23, 2013 & October 1, 2013)

 

Mayor Green read Ordinance No. 2013-10.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-10

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE; AMENDING CHAPTER 17, SECTION 17, PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) DISTRICT, PROVIDING FOR PERMITTED USES, AND ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR THE (PUD) ZONING DISTRICT; AMENDING CHAPTER 17, SECTION 18, PLANNED COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT (PCD) DISTRICT PROVIDING FOR ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE (PCD) ZONING DISTRICT; AND AMENDING CHAPTER 17, SECTION 27, PROVIDING FOR THE SCHEDULE OF DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PUD AND PCD ZONING DISTRICTS; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion to approve Ordinance No. 2013-10 was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy.

 

Wayne Clark, Community Development Director, advised that this ordinance was a clean-up ordinance relating to PUD’s and PCD’s. It does not clean it up completely. Staff’s recommendation is to return this item back to Staff for complete clean-up. Policy discussion is needed from Council.

 

Councilman Ford discussed this issue with Staff and found it very helpful.

 

Motion was made to withdraw the Motion to approve Ordinance No. 2013-10 by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

 

Motion was made to return the item/issue to Staff for redevelopment with a workshop in the near future by Councilman Ford and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.  

 

17. Second Reading – Ordinance No. 2013-19 - Ordinance Approving the Restatement of the 1st Amendment to the Master Development Agreement for the Nova Depot Planned Commercial Development Case No. 13-40000003

 

Mayor Green read Ordinance No. 2013-19.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-19

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA APPROVING THE RESTATEMENT OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR THE NOVA DEPOT PLANNED COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance No. 2013-19 was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy.

 

Jim Morris, Attorney for applicant, is present for questions.

 

Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote. 

 

18. Request to Reduce the Planned Commercial Development (PCD) Amendment Application Fee for the Review of the Restated 1st Amendment to the Nova Depot PCD, Case no. 13-40000003

 

Motion to approve the reduction in fees was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy.

 

Mr. Morris provided details of the request. The application is a second application and the fee was paid with the first application. They are requesting the reduction to cover full cost recovery by Staff.

 

Mr. Berman agreed with the request and encouraged Council to approve it.

 

Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.  

 

19. Second Reading – Ordinance No. 2013-20 – 13-1 Large-Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment Adoption/CC Woodhaven LLC; Case no. 13-20000001

 

Mayor Green read Ordinance No. 2013-20.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-20

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA RELATING TO COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATUION FOR APPROXIMATELY 119 ACRES FROM COMMERCIAL, RURAL TRANSITION, AND SUBURBAN RESIDENTIAL TO MIXED-USE CENTER FOR PROPERTY GENERALLY LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF I-95, NORTH OF PIONEER TRAIL AND SOUTH OF SPRUCE CREEK; AMENDING FUTURE LAND USE POLICY 3.2.3; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion to approve Ordinance No. 2013-20 was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy.

 

Penelope Cruz, Principle Planner, advised that Items #19 and 20 are being requested to be continued to December 3, 2013 due to advertisement issues.

 

Motion was made by Vice Mayor Burnette to withdraw his Motion to approve Ordinance No. 2013-20, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

 

Motion to continue item #19 and 20 to continue to December 3, 2013 was made by Councilman Ford, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy. Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Councilman Ford asked if garage apartments are being counted as a dwelling unit. Ms. Cruz advised that there must be a bathroom and kitchen to be habitable.

 

20. Second Reading – Ordinance No. 2013-21 – 2nd Amendment and Restatement of the Stanaki (Woodhaven) Master Development Agreement and Conceptual Development Plan

 

See item #19 above. This item was continued to December 3, 2013.

 

21. First Reading - Ordinance No. 2013-25 – Adoption of the 2013 Comprehensive Plan Capital Improvements Element (C.I.E.) Annual Update, Case no. 13-27500001

 

Mayor Green read Ordinance No. 2013-25.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-25

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA RELATING TO COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF THE FIVE YEAR SCHEDULE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AS SET FORTH IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion to approve Ordinance No. 2013-25 was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy.

 

Ms. Cruz advised of the details of the CIE amendments.

 

Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.

 

22. First Reading – Ordinance No. 2013-26 – Ordinance Approving the 1st Amendment to the Master Development Agreement (MDA) and Conceptual Development Plan (CDP) for the Bermuda Village Planned Unit Development (PUD), case no. 13-40000001

 

Mayor Green read Ordinance No. 2013-26.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-26

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA APPROVING THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR RIVERBANK PROPERTIES RESIDENTIAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD) F/K/A BERMUDA VILLAGE RESIDENCES, A RESIDENTIAL PUD; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance No. 2013-26 was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy.

 

Tim Burman, Planner, provided information relating to the Ordinance and the changes made by the applicant. There are three policy issues for direction by Council: 1) allow a minimum lot width of 60 feet; 2) allow the project to be developed with 54% private open space on each individual lot instead of the required 40% private open space for each individual lot and 60% of the project area being dedicated as open space or common open space; and 3) allow the project to be developed without installing sidewalks along Katherine Street and Palmetto Street.

 

Councilman Ford is fine with the three policy issues.

 

Vice Mayor Burnette supports the request.

 

Councilman Bastian also supports the request.

 

Councilman Kennedy doesn’t believe they could ask anything more of the applicant.

 

Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.    

 

23. Historic Tree Removal Request, FPL Magnolia Substation

 

Margaret Momberger, Senior Planner, provided details of the request.

 

Vice Mayor Burnette asked why the site plans changed from the north side to the south side of the property.

 

Larry Volenek, FPL, provided background information relating to the request.

 

Councilman Ford is concerned with the trees that will be cut down in neighbors’ backyards. He wants to look at the project holistically.

 

Daniel Hronec, FPL, advised Council they are meeting with the Waterbridge Subdivision HOA on December 5, 2013. Councilman Ford wants to know the details of the trees coming down in the neighbor’s yards before he approves the historic tree removal. He recommends tabling the item so he can protect the neighbors’ interest.

 

Mayor Green asked if the project will go outside of the right of way area. Mr. Hronec said no.

 

Jean Salem, FPL Project Manager, said a month delay will be significant to the project. The request relates to the substation only and does not include the transmission lines.

 

Motion to table the request until December 10, 2013 was made by Councilman Ford, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy.

 

Mr. Noftall asked if the transmission lines could be compressed.

 

Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

 

PUBLIC UTILITIES (Jason Yarborough)

 

24. Second Reading – Ordinance No. 2013-23 – Suspension of Reclaimed User Charges

 

Mayor Green read Ordinance No. 2013-23.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-23

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, SECTION 74-202(c) RELATING TO RECLAIMED WATER SYSTEM PROTOCOL, AVAILABILITY STANDARDS; PROVIDING FOR INCENTIVES FOR INCREASED CONSUMPTION TO BE AUTHORIZED BY THE CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance No. 2013-23 was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy.

 

John Cheney asked Council not to encourage homeowners to use more reclaimed water.

 

Mr. Noftall asked about the costs incurred on the reclaimed project. Mayor Green said Staff is working on it.

 

Mr. Berman doesn’t believe the reclaimed water project is fair to all citizens.

 

Tomm Friend, NSB citizen, voiced his concerns with reclaimed water availability and agreed with Mr. Cheney.

 

Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.

 

25. Resolution No. 13-81 – Sale of 1.0 State Wetland Mitigation Bank Credits to the City of Port Orange for the Spruce Creek Recreational Facility Ball Field Modifications Project

 

Mayor Green read Resolution No. 13-81.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 13-81

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA APPROVING SALE AND PURCHASE OF 1.0 STATE WETLAND MITIGATION CREDITS FROM THE PORT ORANGE WETLAND MITIGATION BANK; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE ANY AND ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion to adopt Resolution No. 13-81 was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy. Motion carried 4-1 by roll call vote with Mayor Green voting no.

 

CITY ATTORNEY (Margaret Roberts)

 

26. First Reading – Ordinance No. 2013-22 – Residency requirement for Administrative Officials

 

Mayor Green read Ordinance No. 2013-22.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-22

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA APPROVING THE RESTATEMENT OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR THE NOVA DEPOT PLANNED COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance No. 2013-22 was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy. Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Mr. Berman said the City Manager is not included in the Ordinance. Mr. Kisela said it is in the Charter already that the City Manager will live within the City.

 

Mr. Noftall asked about existing employees moving out of the City who are already working for the City. Council agreed it should be clear that current administrative officials should not move out of the City if they currently live within the City.  Changes will be made for second reading.

 

27. City Attorney’s Report

 

Ms. Roberts advised Council that Altamira, Lot 2 has requested the release of a portion of a stormwater easement. She provided details of the easement.  Consensus of Council was to allow the release of the easement.

 

ADMINISTRATION (Greg Kisela)

 

28. Second Reading – Ordinance No. 2013-24 – Fire Pension Amendment

 

Mayor Green read Ordinance No. 2013-24.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-24

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE, VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE CODE OF ORDINANCE, CHAPTER 54, ARTICLE IV, FIRE AND RESCUE PENSION FUND, SECTION 54-78(a), MEMBERSHIP CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY; ESTABLISHING AN OPTION PERMITTING THE FIRE CHIEF TO ELECT TO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE CITY OF PORT ORANGE FIRE AND RESCUE PENSION FUND; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Motion to adopt Ordinance No. 2013-24 was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy.

 

Councilman Bastian doesn’t support the fire chief opting out.

 

Vice Mayor Burnette supports it as a cost saving method.

 

Margaret Roberts, City Attorney, advised Council the handout provided includes the additional sentence regarding the Fire Chief being the only position that can elect out.

 

Councilman Bastian asked why the Fire Chief would want to opt out. Mr. Kisela said the candidates have said because of the ten year vesting requirement.

 

Motion carried 4-1 by roll call vote with Councilman Bastian voting no.

 

29. City Manager’s Report

 

Mr. Kisela spoke regarding item 29a. Mr. Kisela addressed the RFP for the compensation and classification study relating to the time clock issue. Mr. Kisela advised Council of the results of the Waverly contract audit. They did not pay the full amount due per the contract. A bill was sent for payment.

 

29a. S. Williamson Blvd Extension Project TRIP funding opportunity

 

Mr. Kisela provided details and asked for authorization to provide a letter of support relating to the potential of receiving a TRIP grant for the S. Williamson Blvd Extension Project.

 

Motion to approve sending a letter of support for TRIP funding to TPO was made by Vice Mayor Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy.

 

Councilman Ford asked if there were any other costs to the City. Mr. Kisela said no.

 

Councilman Bastian asked how the estimate doubled. Mr. Kisela said mostly because of the elevation of the road and the impact on Spruce Creek.

 

Councilman Kennedy has a problem with the costs doubling as well but supports protecting Spruce Creek.

 

Tomm Friend, New Smyrna Beach citizen, expressed concerns with the project.

 

Mr. Noftall asked if $1.68 million is being provided by Port Orange for this project. Mr. Clark provided details of the project as it is in the Capital Improvement Plan. It is a developer funded project.

 

Motion carried 4-1 by roll call vote with Councilman Bastian voting no.

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

30. Comments/Concerns from Council Members

 

Councilman Bastian received a complaint regarding the condition of the canal. Mr. Kisela said Staff will look into it.

 

Vice Mayor Burnette asked for an update on the retiming of the lights on Dunlawton. Mr. Kisela said a letter is going to the State. Vice Mayor Burnette asked about the cast net ordinance. Mr. Kisela will provide an update. Vice Mayor Burnette reopened on November 8, 2013. A grand opening ceremony is coming up. He has received rave reviews. He asked when preliminary year end reports will be provided. Mr. Saunders advised Finance Staff is diligently working on year end close outs. Vice Mayor Burnette asked when the Neighborhood Investment Program is coming back to Council. Mr. Kisela said December 3 or 10. Vice Mayor Burnette asked about golf cart use by UPS workers. Ms. Roberts said they are street legal.

 

Councilman Ford has seen positive results in Code Enforcement Division and the east side of the City. He said the criminal activity in his area has gotten better. He thanked the police department for their work. He wants to have an early budget session and a community improvement plan. Mayor Green suggested a letter to businesses asking them to adopt a median. 

 

Mayor Green advised Council that he submitted the Council’s vote to VCOG relating to the homeless shelter. Mayor Green asked for a warehouse with high ceilings for the Spruce Creek High School Color Guard to use for practice over the summer.

 

Councilman Kennedy thanked police for their work with the recent vehicle break-ins.

 

ADJOURNMENT: 9:10 p.m.

 

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                    Mayor Allen Green

Attest:

 

 

                                                                       

Robin Fenwick, CMC, City Clerk