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City Council Meeting

November 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

11.27.2018 City Council Meeting Agenda

CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Dale Massad

INVOCATION – Reverend Sandra Spaldi, Chapel of the Divine Spirit

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Mayor Dale Massad

ROLL CALL – Sal Licari, City Clerk

APPROVE COUNCIL MINUTES

  1. CCM Minutes 11.13.18
    A motion was made to approve the City Council minutes.

Motion made by Councilman Bloom, Seconded by Councilman Dittmer.
Voting Yea: Mayor Massad, Vice Mayor Rowe, Councilwoman Sorrell, Councilman Dittmer, Councilman Bloom
COMMENTS FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Pastor Leonard Lord – 8114 Leo Kidd Avenue:  Invited City Council to two upcoming events. The first, is Care Fest to be held on Saturday, 12/1/18, at 8:30 AM. The second is the Port Richey Community Fellowship Christmas dinner, to be held on Wednesday, 12/12/18, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Thomas Brown – 7436 Candlelight Court: Suggested to Council to use CRA funds for Waterfront Park improvements. He commented that additional CRA monies should be used to improve blighted areas.

Laurie Simpson – 5006 Sunset Boulevard: Gave an update to Council from the CAC meeting from 11/15/18. She provided a handout to Council that outlined the two suggestions from the CAC. The Committee suggested a “Founders Day” event be held on 5/18/19, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The second was to construct five mini free libraries to be installed by the City in different locations throughout the City limits. The City Manager responded by thanking the CAC for their suggestions and input. The City Manager stated that staff will begin to examine and research the best way to move forward with the Building Department and FCT.

Blaine Lee – 5713 Berlin Drive: Asked council if any information has been received by FCT in reference to the Waterfront Park playground location. The City Manager responded that nothing was to be submitted to FCT until after the 11/27/18 meeting.

COMMENTS FROM THE CITY MANAGER

The City Manager, Vincent Lupo reported that discussions with Pasco County officials about the Orange Grove Avenue road project have been progressing very well. He said there should be an Interlocal Agreement with Pasco County soon to be presented to Council. He thanked Council for their support and involvement with moving forward on this project.

COMMENTS FROM THE MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL

Councilman Rowe has concerns with the condition of the Hike & Bike Trail on the North side of Old Post Road. He requested a timeline of when construction would be finished and the trail restored to its original condition. He also thanked Bill Muse for the decorations at City Hall. The City Manager responded that he has been given assurances from the contractor on site that the Hike & Bike Trail will be restored to its previous condition and may be better than before.

Councilman Bloom presented a handout to Council. It was a copy of the New Port Richey Minimum Housing Standards for commercial properties. He wanted it placed on the next agenda for discussion. Councilman Bloom then asked the City Manager if future Code Compliance Reports to Council can show the dates of when issues occurred.

AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA

  1. Consent Agenda for November 27, 2018 Council Meeting

General Fund, Utility Fund, Stormwater Utility Fund, and CRA

$ 24,965.30         Employee Payroll Taxes – October 22, 2018 to November 4, 2018

A motion was made to approve the 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
COUNCIL BUSINESS

  1. Consideration of Interlocal Agreement with Pasco County For Disaster Response and Recovery Related Service

The City Manager introduced agreement to Council. Councilwoman Sorrell had concerns of reimbursements as per the agreement. City Attorney James Mathieu said agreement is new and never presented before. The City Attorney explained the Interlocal Agreement in detail.

A motion was made to approve the Interlocal Agreement with Pasco County for Disaster Response and Recovery Related Services.

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

  1. Consideration of Request from Chasco Steering Committee

Patty Deremer – 8625 Seapointe Court: Requested Council consideration for the City to be a sponsor for the upcoming Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade. Mrs. Deremer also stated that the Committee would like to incorporate the Waterfront Park as a starting point for the parade with entertainment and vendors. Mrs. Deremer explained that the Chasco Steering Committee is a non-profit organization and the proceeds raised are for various charities.

Chuck Grey – 6328 US 19: Mr. Grey is also a Committee member and explained that sponsorships can be paid in installments.

Mayor Dale Massad asked the City Manager if funds are available for sponsorship. The City Manager responded that there are no funds available in the General Fund for the current budget cycle. The City Manager stated that there may be funds available in the CRA budget, but would have to be discussed at a scheduled CRA meeting. After a continued discussion with Council a CRA meeting was scheduled for 12/11/18 to discuss the presentation of the Chasco Steering Committee and possible funds for sponsorship.

  1. Police Impound Vehicles to be Considered Surplus

Mayor Dale Massad asked Chief DeCanio about the number of automobiles and amount of monies collected. Chief DeCanio replied that City expenses are covered and most of the automobiles are in very poor condition. Mayor Dale Massad asked if other means of generating funds for the vehicles can be investigated in the future.

A motion was made to approve the list of vehicles being considered for surplus.

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

  1. Request to Cancel December 25th City Council Meeting

A motion was made to approve the cancellation of the December 25th, 2018 meeting.

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

  1. Site Selection for Dog Park at Waterfront Park for Submission to FCT

The City Manager introduced the site selection of the new dog park at Waterfront Park to Council to be submitted to FCT. Vice Mayor Rowe made suggestions and a motion to select site B for location of the dog park. There was a discussion with Council about the site locations.

Sandra Spaldi – 8612 Green Street: Voiced concerns of parking and noise when selecting a site for the dog park.

Motion made by Vice Mayor Rowe. Motion failed from lack of a second.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business for discussion.

ADJOURN

A motion was made to adjourn the meeting

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

Details

Date:
November 27, 2018
Time:
7:30 pm

Venue

Council Chambers
6333 Ridge Road
Port Richey, FL 34668 United States
Phone:
7278161900
Website:
cityofportrichey.com