News Section: Local Government
Bradenton City Council Agenda Results: September 11, 2013
BRADENTON – At Wednesday's meeting, the Bradenton City Council passed an ordinance that amends parts of the pension system for the city police department. In other business, a first reading of an ordinance to properly format city traffic violations for the reading of the Florida Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles was also passed.
INVOCATION & PLEDGE (The City does not endorse the religious beliefs of any speaker.)
- Invocation by Dr. Bob Sichta, reverend from Congregational United Church of Christ.
1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
- Mayor Wayne Poston
- Children’s Summit Day, Sept. 21, 2013
- Life Insurance Awareness Month, Sept. 2013
4. ADMINISTERING THE OATH
5. CITIZEN COMMENTS
6. CONSENT AGENDA (Passed unanimously)
a) Line Item Adjustment for Drainage Repairs.
b) Line Item Adjustment for Emergency Sewer Line Repairs.
c) Line Item Adjustment for Park Impact Fees East.
d) Public event manual.
e) Proposed Amendment 2 to City’s State Revolving Fund loan agreement.
f) Resolution 13-42: Boundary change of Enterprise Zone. (Item was discussed separately, passed unanimously)
After the item was separated from the consent agenda posthaste, Volker Reiss of the city's community services and code compliance spoke at the dais to explain that the boundaries of Enterprise Zone had to be changed as a result of the recent census.
g) Resolution 13-41: Correction to Future Land Use Map.
h) Resolution 13-40: Adoption of annual SHIP reports 2010-2011, 2011-12 and 2012-13.
i) Resolution 13-39: Supporting the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s reapportionment plan.
j) Public Event: Old Main Street Live/3rd Thursday of Sept-Dec. 5 p.m. to midnight.
k) Public Event: Seeking approval to close Old Main Street 5-midnight Nov. 27 for annual Thanksgiving crowd.
l) Public Event: Old Main Street Live New Year’s Eve celebration 5-midnight.
m) Public Event: First Responders charity event at causeway. Previously approved. Change of date to 9-28.
n) Public Event: Taste of Manatee on Nov. 2-3 at Riverwalk. (Passed unanimously)
Removed from agenda for purpose of discussion. City Clerk Carl Callahan explained that there was not an issue with the item, but that he wanted to make the council and public aware that the place currently scheduled for the public event is a tentative one.
o) Public Event: Thanksgiving Celebration concert on Nov. 29 at Riverwalk amphitheater.
p) Public Event: Downtown Hanukah Celebration on Dec. 2 on Barcarrota Boulevard.
q) Public Event: Christmas Celebration concert on Dec. 18 at Riverwalk amphitheater.
r) Public Event: Big Brothers Big Sisters Car Show on March 1 at Riverwalk pavilion and parking lot.
s) Department of Corrections Work Squad Contract renewal.
t) Forfeiture Fund expenditure request – two K-9s.
u) Forfeiture Fund expenditure request – speech recognition software.
v) Authorize acceptance of the 2013 Justice Assistance Grant award.
7. BUSINESS/ADVERTISING, PETITIONS, HEARINGS AND COMMUNICATIONS
ORDINANCE 2953 SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING (Passed unanimously)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BRADENTON, FLORIDA, AMENDING PART 1, CHARTER AND RELATED LAWS, SUBART B, RELATED LAWS, ARTICLE IV, POLICE OFFICERS’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BRADENTON, FLORIDA; AMENDING SECTION 1, DEFINITIONS, BY AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF “CREDITED SERVICE” AMENDING SECTION 15, MAXIMUM PENSION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
ORDINANCE 2954 FIRST READING (Passed unanimously)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRADENTON, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 50, SECTION 39, SUB-SECTION (f) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF BRADENTON, FLORIDA, BY PROVIDING THAT THE FURNISHING A LIST OF TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES (DHSMV) SHALL BE IN SUCH FORMAT AS REQUIRED BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY AND MOTOR VEHICLES; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
SU.13.00105 WARD 4 NEIGHBORHOOD 7.05 PUBLIC HEARING (Passed unanimously)
Request of Dale Conlon and Don Jackson, owners, to operate an Automotive Repair Establishment at 302 7th Street East (zoned: T5)
SU.13.00106 WARD 5 NEIGHBORHOOD 1.01 PUBLIC HEARING (Passed unanimously)
Request of Daniel Anderson, agent for Ernest and Patricia Marshall, owners, to conduct Outdoor Automotive (Scooter) Sales at 601 9th Street West (zoned: T5)
8. NEW BUSINESS BY DEPARTMENT HEADS, CITY ATTORNEY AND COUNCIL
9. BUSINESS BY APPOINTMENT
10. COUNCIL REPORTS
Vice Mayor Gene Gallo urged people to see Manatee High's football team on Friday night. "All the years I've watched Manatee football, this has got to be the greatest MHS football team I've seen," he said.
Councilman Gene Brown echoed Gallo's comments, and thanked police and firefighters for their efforts.
Councilman Patrick Roff gave a personal observation of the Bradenton downtown area, saying that he has heard from a restaurant owner that recently, "the quality of people coming to apply to work there are phenomenal ... they're much more professional than (the owner) has seen in his previous restaurant locations."
Councilman Bemis Smith commented on looking for ways to strengthen city noise ordinance laws, saying that the vibration and noise from vehicles moving through downtown Bradenton has been much louder than in recently traveled cities such as downtown Chicago.
Councilman Robert Byrd noted the anniversary of September 11, 2001, and alo said that many groups in the city have recently rallied against community violence in response to recent violent crimes in the area.
11. DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS