News Section: Local Government
Palmetto City Commission Agenda Results: 10/1/2012
PALMETTO -- At Monday's meeting, Commissioners voted to approve the adopted budget for fiscal year 2011-2012 and split the vote 2 - 2 on a motion that failed to approve a child care center. Commissioners also decided to take the street vendor ordinance back to a workshop in search of a more feasible plan.
Call to order, followed by a Moment of Silence and the Pledge of Allegiance.
PROCLAMATION: Children’s Summit
Accepting: Lynn Anderson, Chair, Summit Public Relations Committee -- 18th Annual Manatee Children's Summit -- building strong families and communities.
Swearing-in of all persons intending to address City Commission.
Non-agenda Item Public Comment: Comments shall be limited to two minutes. Commission does not generally take action on any matter raised during these public comments, but may direct the matter to be placed on the agenda of a future meeting, if appropriate.
1. CITY COMMISSION AGENDA APPROVAL
Action Request: Motion to approve the October 1, 2012 Agenda. Approval is binding to agenda item eight being passed -- Approved, Unanimous
2. CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL
A. Police Department:
1. DNA Lab Service
Action Request: Motion to approve the October 1, 2012 Consent Agenda. -- Approved, Unanimous
3. RESOLUTION NO. 2012-33 (J. Freeman)
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA, AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 2011-31, WHICH RESOLUTION ADOPTED THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Action Request: Motion to adopt Resolution No. 2012-33. -- Approved, Unanimous
4. PUBLIC HEARING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT CU 2012-04 (L. Lyn)
Application by LKC Properties, LLC, located at 923 4th Street West for a child care center within the Commercial Core (CC) zoning district.
Reopen the public hearing from September 24, 2012.
Close the public hearing after public comment. -- Substandard driveway no longer a issue.
Action Request: Motion to approve the Conditional Use Permit for a child care center on the subject property with the attached site plan for R&D Academy with conditions 1-3 as recommended by staff. -- In question was the entrance and parking. The entrance requires more width, and to do so would require either a reduction in landscape, challenging water drainage, adding more asphalt or a reduction in parking spaces.
Parents are required to park and walk their children into the center and the drop-off parking is limited to just five spaces. Varnadore and Williams didn't give reason to their refusal to approve other than that the plans didn't completely describe the choice that would conclude the project. Varnadore asked, do the plans meet code as is, and the answer from the developer was no. The three minor needed changes were to be resolved before final approval, but that wasn't enough for Williams and Varnadore. -- Failed 2 - 2, Smith absent, Williams and Varnadore dissenting
5. PUBLIC HEARING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT CU 2012-05 (L. Lyn)
Application by Peerless Manatee, Inc., located at 401, 405, 409, and 413 6th Street West.
Open the public hearing.
Action Request: Motion to continue the public hearing on Conditional Use Permit CU 2012-05 for farm worker housing located at 401, 405, 409, and 413 6th Street West, petitioned by Peerless Manatee, Inc., until November 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as same can be heard in these chambers -- Approved, 3 - 0, Smith and Varnadore absent
6. PUBLIC HEARING CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT CU 2012-07 (L. Lyn)
Application by Old Florida Investments, Inc. located at 415 9th Street West and 804, 806, and 808 5th Avenue West.
Open the public hearing.
Action Request: Motion to continue the public hearing on Conditional Use Permit CU 2012-07 for farm worker housing located at 415 9th Street West and 804, 806, and 808 5th Avenue West, petitioned by Old Florida Investment, Inc., until November 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as same can be heard in these chambers. Approved, 3 - 0, Smith and Varnadore absent.
7. DISCUSSION: MOBILE FOOD VENDORS
Staff to receive feedback from Commission regarding proposed Ordinance No. 2012-14. Bring discussion to a workshop for modification. (Story to follow)
8. INCREASE CRA EXECUTATIVE COMPENSATION BY $8100. -- Approved, 4 - 1, Varnadore dissent
Recess the City Commission meeting to open the October 1, 2012 CRA Board meeting.
1. CRA Board Agenda Approval -- Approved, 4 - 1, Varnadore dissent
2. CRA Consent Agenda
A. Minutes:Sept.10, 2012
B. Correction of the July 16, 2012 Minutes
C. Sutton Park play area
Action Request: Motion to approve the Oct. 1, 2012 CRA Consent Agenda -- Approved, Unanimous 3 - 0, Cornwell and Zirkelbach absent
3. INCREASE CRA EXECUTATIVE COMPENSATION BY $8100. -- Approved, 4 - 1, Varnadore dissent
Reconvene the City Commission meeting.
8. BASEBALL FIELD UPDATE -- no
9. ASR WELL UPDATE --no
10. 5th STREET STREETSCAPE AND SUTTON PARK PROJECTS UPDATE -- Bob Gause - a couple lights vandalized, tank found Tuesday will be removed by Friday.
11. DEPARTMENT HEADS’ COMMENTS --
Tusing -- Traffic study on 4th Street will continue.
12. MAYOR’S REPORT-- We have done well with the Brownfield MPO grant.
13. COMMISSIONERS’ COMMENTS --
Zirkelbach -- We should study right-of-way on roads to figure out our parking.
Williams -- We need to get a final cost on Sutton Park.
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