News Section: Local Government
Palmetto City Commission Meeting Agenda Results: 3/4/2013
PALMETTO -- At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, commissioners approved the scheduling of announcements for possible ordinances regulating gaming sweepstakes and street food vendors for March 18, 2013. Zirkelbach Construction was awarded the contract for the Sutton Park Pavillion. Commissioners were pleased that construction on the new Palmetto Little League facility begins March 11. Mayor Bryant and Commissioner Smith were absent, as they attended incoming USF football coach Willie Taggart's homecoming ceremony at the convention center.
PROCLAMATION: National Safe Place Week March 17-23, 2013
Accepting: DeEtt M. Bailey, MSW
Community Relations Specialist
Safe Place Coordinator
Family Resource, Inc. --
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. Here last year Sign has changed (yellow
-- Mayor Shirley Grover Bryant and Palmetto City Commissioner Charles Smith were absent from the meeting, they attended the Willie Taggart coming home celebration at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. Taggart, a Manatee High grad, was hired as head coach for the University Of South Florida football team, a position he assumed in December of last year.
1. CITY COMMISSION AGENDA APPROVAL
Action Request: Motion to approve the March 4, 2013 Agenda. -- Approved, 4 -- 0, Smith absent
2. CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL
A. Mayor’s Office
1. CRA Advisory Board Appointments
B. City Clerk’s Office
1. Physio-Control Technical Service Support Agreement Renewal -- -discussion -- Approved, 4 -- 0, Smith absent
Cornwell motioned to entertain other proposals after discovering the batteries that are sometimes replaced during their annual inspection cost $867 for three. City Hall currently has three AED Defibrillators -- Approved, 4 -- 0, Smith absent.
2. 2013 Nautical Expo Special Function Permit May 4 and May 5, 2013
3. Ward I Phase II Budget Proposal
C. Police Department
1. Budget Transfer Proposal
Action Request: Motion to approve the March 4, 2013 Consent Agenda. -- Approved, 4 -- 0, Smith absent
3. PUBLIC HEARING 2013-03 (L. Lyn)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE PALMETTO CODE OF ORDINANCES, ZONING CODE, TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF RECREATION AND AMUSEMENT SERVICES AND THE SCHEDULE OF PERMITTED AND CONDITIONAL USES; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDNG FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Open the public hearing. Close the public hearing after public comment.
Action Request: Motion to schedule the second public hearing for March 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as same can be heard in these chambers. -- no action
4. 1st. READ ORDINANCE 2013-04 INTERNET AND SWEEPSTAKES GAMING CAFÉ MORATORIUM
AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION FOR THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA, DECLARING A MORATORIUM AS TO THE FILING AND/OR APPLICATION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BUSINESSES KNOWN AS INTERNET OR SWEEPSTAKES CAFES AS DEFINED HEREIN; PROVIDING SUSPENSION OF ANY SUCH ZONING, PERMITTING AND LICENSING; PROVIDING THAT SAID MORATORIUM SHALL BE IN EFFECT FOR A DATE ENDING APRIL 30, 2014 OR SHALL TERMINATE ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE CITY’S ADOPTION OF LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS TO REGULATE INTERNET/SWEEEPSTAKES CAFES; PROVIDING FOR LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS, INTENT AND PUPOSE; PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR BOUNDARIES SUBJECT TO THE MORATORIUM; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF LAWS IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDNG AN EFFECTIVE
Action Request: Motion to schedule a public hearing for March 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as same can be heard in these chambers and direct staff to advertise for same. -- Approved, 4 -- 0, Smith absent Motion by Cornwall and second by Williams.
5. 1st. READ ORDINANCE 2013-02 REGULATION OF MOBILE FOOD VENDORS AND TEMPORARY USES
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION FOR THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA, AMENDING CODE OF ORDINANCES, ZONING CODE, TO PROVIDE FOR A DEFINITION OF MOBILE VENDORS; REVISING THE CURRENT TEMPORARY USE PERMIT CRITERIA AND ADDING CRITERIA FOR USE AND OPERATION OF MOBILE VENDORS, INCLUDING PUSH CARTS AND TEMPORARY VENDORS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Action Request: Motion to schedule a public hearing for March 18 and April 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as same can be heard in these chambers and direct staff to advertise for same. -- Approved, 3 to 1, Davis dissent
Recess the City Commission meeting to open the March 4, 2013 CRA Board meeting.
Louis Davis 312 12th st. west -- We need more then lights and a camera.
1. CRA BOARD AGENDA APPROVAL
Action Request: Motion to approve the March 4, 2013 CRA Board Agenda. -- Approved, 4 -- 0, Smith absent
2. CRA CONSENT AGENDA
A. Minutes: February 4, 2013
B. Grower’s Hardware Store Front Grant
Action Request: Motion to approve the March 4, 2013 CRA Consent Agenda -- Approved, 4 -- 0, Smith Absent
3. SUTTON PARK PAVILION RANKING -- "Our Landmark Park"
The RFP for pavilion construction was advertised and five responses were received. The CRA ranking Committee chose Zirkelbach Construction as number one and Stellar Development as number two. Stellar Construction committee of 5. Expected contingency 131,930 on a $456 K budget. The CRA is really tight on the budget and recommend to move forward with contingency in place ($50K) and will come back to finalize Ward1 Phase 2
Action Request: Motion to select Zirkelbach Construction as our first choice and authorize the CRA Presiding Officer, CRA Director, and City Attorney to negotiate a contract. In the event that negotiations of an acceptable contract are not successful prior to our next regular meeting, I move to authorize the negotiations with the number two ranked provider, Stellar Development. -- Approved, 3 -- 0, Smith and Williams absent
4. CRA DIRECTOR Jeff Burton’S COMMENTS -- "We are doing work on Gateway signs ... and having a transformer put in at the green bridge to get rid of poles ... I was Informed that Palmetto is ranked #6 and will get $650,000 in grant dollars to clean storm water (BP money).
5. PRESIDING OFFICER’S COMMENTS -- None
6. CRA BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS -- None
7. PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR THE CRA BOARD --
Reconvene the City Commission meeting.
6. BASEBALL FIELD UPDATE -- Allen Tusing announced that onstruction starts on the 11th of this month and that most of the work will be done in-house. The Mayor presented the $75,000 check from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the county.
7. ASR WELL UPDATE -- All Three holes are just about done.
8. DEPARTMENT HEADS’ COMMENTS --
Tusing: My name was raised about what business I went to see and what issues there were. I turned in what was said.
Freeman received singed agreement from the county and will be transferring the money soon.
9. MAYOR’S REPORT -- Not present
10. COMMISSIONERS’ COMMENTS --
Varnadore -- We will be discussing the 10th St. closing on April 1st.
Davis -- Went with the mayor to present the check. Thank you to the Pirates for the support.
Cornwell -- Heritage Celebration will be Saturday, March 9, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
If any person desires to appeal any decision of the City Commission, CRA Board, or of any other Board of the City, that person will 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 (FS §286.0105).
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