Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Regular City Council Meeting

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

09-25-18 Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

Call to Order…..00:00:00

Mayor Dale Massad

Invocation……..00:00:05

Reverend Sandra Spaldi, Chapel of the Divine Spirit

Pledge of Allegiance…..00:00:30

Mayor Dale Massad

Roll Call……00:00:45

Sal Licari, City Clerk

PRESENT
Mayor Dale Massad
Vice Mayor Terrence Rowe
Councilwoman Jennie Sorrell
Councilman William Dittmer
Councilman Richard Bloom
City Attorney James Mathieu

City Manager Vincent Lupo

Approve Council Minutes…..00:01:06

CCW Minutes 9.11.18, CCM Minutes 9.11.18, CCM Budget Hearing Minutes 9.13.18

Motion to approve City Council minutes

Motion made by Councilman Dittmer, Seconded by Councilman Bloom

Voting Yea: Mayor Massad, Vice Mayor Rowe, Councilwoman Sorrell, Councilman Dittmer, Councilman Bloom

Comments from the General Public…..00:01:18

There were no comments from the public.

Comments from the City Manager…..00:01:22

City Manager Vincent Lupo distributed an updated project list and the August water statistics. He also requested that the Council keep Phyllis Grae in their thoughts, as she had been in the hospital.

Comments from the Mayor & City Council….00:02:50

Vice Mayor Rowe discussed his dissatisfaction with the current location of the new playground facility at Waterfront Park. City Council discussed potential issues with the location of the playground equipment and discussed other possible locations for the playground. City Manager Vincent Lupo indicated that he would research other potential locations along with associated costs and bring that information back to City Council for consideration. 

Vice Mayor Rowe spoke about his concerns regarding the Richey Drive Extension Project and the survey work that was performed in that area of the City. There was a discussion about the need for a survey of the property and potential alternatives to constructing a road in that specific location.

Sandra Spaldi: 8612 Green Street – indicated that area of the City has been used as a dirt road in the past.

Motion to cease any further work on the Richey Drive project

Motion made by Vice Mayor Rowe, Councilman Bloom seconded the motion

Voting Yea: Vice Mayor Rowe, Councilman Bloom
Voting Nay: Mayor Massad, Councilwoman Sorrell, Councilman Dittmer

Consent Agenda…..00:40:38

Motion to approve Consent Agenda

Motion made by Vice Mayor Rowe, Seconded by Councilman Bloom
Voting Yea: Mayor Massad, Vice Mayor Rowe, Councilwoman Sorrell, Councilman Dittmer, Councilman Bloom

Employee Health Insurance…..00:41:00

The City’s Insurance Broker of Record, First Florida Insurance Brokers (FFIB), discussed the plan options for employee health insurance. Kathleen Sullivan and Angela Browder from FFIB discussed the process for obtaining quotes from various insurance carriers for the health insurance renewal. They indicated that the renewal rate from United Healthcare was quite costly due to a high claims experience and recommended that City Council consider changing carriers from United Healthcare to Florida Blue. They indicated that Florida Blue’s plan was more cost effective with better coverage options. There was a discussion amongst City Council about the healthcare coverage and associated costs.

Motion to approve an Employee Health Insurance Plan recommended by First Florida Insurance Brokers and City Staff

Motion made by Councilman Bloom, Seconded by Councilwoman Sorrell
Voting Yea: Mayor Massad, Vice Mayor Rowe, Councilwoman Sorrell, Councilman Dittmer, Councilman Bloom

Wastewater Issues….01:06:18

Council had a discussion about the possibility of building and operating a wastewater treatment plant and the cost of conducting a feasibility study. City Council asked the City Manager to do more research and bring the information back for discussion.

There was no action taken by City Council.

Dog Enjoyment Center at Waterfront Park….01:10:52

City Council discussed the possibility of building a Dog Enjoyment Center at the northeast corner of Waterfront Park. Council discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the current proposed location and considered other locations in Waterfront Park. There was concern that the current proposed location would eliminate parking spaces during special events.

Sandra Spaldi: 8612 Green Street – Suggested a different location for the dog park that would be further away from residential homes.

Blaine Lee: 5713 Berlin Drive – Inquired as to whether the City could fill an area large enough for a dog park on the south side of the park was a possibility.

Motion to approve the construction of a dog park at the northeast corner of Waterfront Park

Motion made by Councilman Dittmer, Seconded by Councilman Bloom
Voting Yea: Mayor Massad, Councilman Dittmer, Councilman Bloom
Voting Nay: Vice Mayor Rowe, Councilwoman Sorrell

First Reading of Ord. 18-664 Regarding Charter Referendum Question…..01:27:00

The City Attorney indicated that he had spoken with the Supervisor of Elections regarding language in this ordinance and was provided with a municipal election date of April 9, 2019.

The City Attorney read Ordinance 18-664 by title only.

Motion to approve First Reading of Ordinance 18-664

Motion made by Vice Mayor Rowe, Seconded by Councilman Bloom
Voting Yea: Mayor Massad, Vice Mayor Rowe, Councilwoman Sorrell, Councilman Dittmer, Councilman Bloom

First Reading of Ordinance 18-665 Regarding Placing Item on Agenda…..01:28:21

The City Attorney read Ordinance 18-665 by title only.

Motion to approve First Reading of Ordinance 18-665

Motion made by Vice Mayor Rowe, Seconded by Councilman Bloom
Voting Yea: Mayor Massad, Vice Mayor Rowe, Councilwoman Sorrell, Councilman Dittmer, Councilman Bloom

OLD BUSINESS

Boards and Committees…..01:30:12

Councilwoman Sorrell asked for additional nominations for City Boards and Committees. No additional nominations were provided by City Council.

Motion to approve current members of the City’s Boards and Committees

Motion made by Councilwoman Sorrell, Seconded by Councilman Dittmer
Voting Yea: Mayor Massad, Vice Mayor Rowe, Councilwoman Sorrell, Councilman Dittmer, Councilman Bloom

Councilwoman Sorrell inquired about the City’s grant program. City Manager Vincent Lupo provided information about the City’s grant program and announced that the program would begin on October 1.

Blaine Lee: 5713 Berlin Drive – Inquired about the approval process of the grant program.

There was a discussion regarding the approval process that the City followed to establish the grant program with the parameters set by City Council.

Vice Mayor Rowe asked about the availability of videos of past City Council meetings and was advised that the public could view them on the City’s YouTube channel.

Adjourn…..01:39:20

Motion to adjourn City Council meeting

Motion made by Councilwoman Sorrell, Seconded by Councilman Bloom

Voting Yea: Mayor Massad, Vice Mayor Rowe, Councilwoman Sorrell, Councilman Dittmer, Councilman Bloom

Details

Date:
September 25
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm