BRADENTON CITY COUNCIL
8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2012
City Hall Council Chambers, 101 Old Main St.
1. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Invocation by Pastor Nick Manassa of First Assembly of God.
- Human Trafficking Awareness Month – January 2013
4. ADMINISTERING THE OATH
5. CITIZEN COMMENTS
6. CONSENT AGENDA
a) Public Event: New hotel groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 17.
b) Public Event: Paws in Motion Walk-a-Thon on March 9 at Riverwalk.
c) Public Event: United Coast Guard Band performance on March 9 at Riverwalk.
d) Public Event: Big Brothers, Big Sisters Car Show on March 23 at Riverwalk.
e) Resolution 13-01 appointing Tom Woods to Fire Pension Board.
f) Resolution 13-02 reappointing Lawrence Covins II to Fire Pension Board.
g) Resolution 13-03 appointing Councilman Patrick Roff, Ricardo Ramos, Jeffrey Lewis, Cheryl Landers, Rebecca Pilsbury and Kelly Beyerlein to Grievance Board.
h) Resolution 13-04 reappointing Paul Chapin to Construction Board.
i) Resolution 13-05 reappointing Mary Runnells, Robert Alexander and Patrick Gallagher to Tree Board.
j) Tree & Land Preservation Board FY 2012-13 projected expenditures.
k) Operators Permit: Application from Healthstream Transport to operate a service to transport individuals to and from medical appointments and facilities.
7. BUSINESS/ADVERTISING, PETITIONS, HEARINGS AND COMMUNICATIONS
8. NEW BUSINESS BY DEPARTMENT HEADS, CITY ATTORNEY AND COUNCIL
ORDINANCE 2945 FIRST READING
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BRADENTON, FLORIDA CREATING A NEW SECTION 54-14 OF THE CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES ESTABLISHING; A PROCESS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF TRESPASS WARNINGS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY; PROVIDING NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR TRESPASS WARNINGS; ESTABLISHING AN APPEAL PROCESS FOR TRESPASS WARNINGS; PROVIDING FOR A SPECIAL MAGISTRATE TO HEAR APPEALS FROM ISSUED TRESPASS WARNINGS; PROVIDING FOR THE SEVERABILITY OF PARTS HEREOF; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
9. BUSINESS BY APPOINTMENT
10. COUNCIL REPORTS
11. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS
RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR AGENDA AND PUBLIC APPEARANCES BEFORE CITY COUNCIL
PLEASE PLACE CELL PHONES ON SILENT MODE
PRIOR TO COUNCIL MEETING: Agenda will be prepared and available to the public by 5:00 p.m. of the Friday preceding the Council meeting. Appointments on the agenda, all items from Department Heads, and all other interested parties must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday preceding the Council meeting. Anyone wishing to be placed on the agenda must contact Tim McCann, Public Information Officer for the City of Bradenton, at City Hall by phone 941-932-9497 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
and give their name, business name (if applicable), whether they are resident taxpayers of the City and their business before Council. Appearances before Council will be scheduled per the Mayor or Council person in charge of the meeting. NOTE: The Mayor may ask a city department to look into the issue prior to the meeting to see if the issue can be resolved. If the Mayor or Councilperson in charge of the meeting feels the request is justified, they will instruct the City Clerk as to how much time to allow on the agenda. Be advised that, in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk & Treasurer of the City of Bradenton at 101 Old Main Street, Bradenton, Florida 34205, telephone (941) 932-9445, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.
AT COUNCIL MEETING: If a person (or agent) wishes to address the City Council, they shall first complete a comment card available at the back of the Chamber. To discuss items listed on the agenda, the Public Hearing Comment (green) card should be completed. (Please circle “In Favor” or “Opposed” on the card as you will be summoned by that category.) To discuss non-agenda items, the Citizen Comment (yellow) card should be completed. (Please state topic you would like to comment on.) Submit the card to the City Clerk, who will then forward it to the Mayor. At the appropriate portion of the meeting, under Citizen Comment or at the time of the Public Hearing the Mayor will call your name to come forward. After being recognized by the Mayor, the person should come to the podium and, for the public record, state their name, address, whether they are a resident taxpayer of the City of Bradenton, and whether they are in favor of or against the item they wish to address. In the case of an agent, they shall identify themselves, then identify their clients by name, their clients’ address, whether their clients are resident taxpayers of the City of Bradenton, and whether their clients are in favor of or against the topic they wish to address. They should then proceed to state their position or present their information. Appearance on all items will be limited to three (3) minutes unless the Mayor rules otherwise. (Note: If handouts are being distributed, please provide a minimum of ten (10) copies to the City Clerk. If you wish to display a drawing or rendering, contact the Public Information Officer prior to the meeting.) Any submissions commented on, photographs, letters, renderings, etc. will be kept by the City Clerk for the record.
PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE 286.0105: If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, council, agency, or commission at this meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
PLEDGE OF PUBLIC CONDUCT We, the Mayor, City Council and Employees of the City of Bradenton, agree to: *Establish a process to promote positive interaction among ourselves and the citizens of Bradenton in a positive and non-threatening environment. *Encourage visible, involved and active participation among all. *Promote improved communication through active listening, providing feedback and honest expression of ideas. *Utilize consensus for decision making. *We realize that though we may disagree, we will be respectful of each other. *We will direct all comments to the issues and will avoid personal attacks.