News Section: Local Government
Palmetto City Commission Agenda Results: 6/16/2014
Palmetto -- At Monday night's Palmetto City Commission meeting, members adopted an alcohol beverage ordinance for open containers and amended a permit to allow for alcohol sales at by the Rotary for the 4th of July event. The CRA introduced a conceptual invitation to negotiate how to develop the Riverside Property across from the Riverside boat ramp. In other business, city police dogs get ballistic protection gear.
Call to order, followed by a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance.
RECOGNITION: Chief Wells will recognize the Retired Law Enforcement Association of Southwest Florida that donated canine ballistic vests for K-9s Arek, Ruger, and Xent.
Swearing-in of all persons intending to address City Commission.
1. CITY COMMISSION AGENDA APPROVAL
Action Request: Motion to approve the June 16, 2014 Agenda. -- Approved, Unanimous
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
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.
3. CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL
A. Clerk’s Office
1. May 19, 2014 Minutes
2. Resolution 2014-13 Budget Amendment
3. Resolution 2014-14 Budget Amendment
4. Brighthouse Wi-Fi Agreement for city parks -- Approved, Unanimous
B. Police Department
1. First Aid Training and First Aid Kit Funding
C. Police Department
1. Accept Grant application for two officers positions -- Approved, Unanimous
Action Request: Motion to approve the June 16, 2014 Consent Agenda. -- Pulled for separate vote 3-A-4, and 3-C-1, -- Approved, Unanimous
Motion to adopt 4-A -- an amendment to the budget resolution, and 4-B, an amendment to the Special Function permit for the 4th of July event -- Approved, 3 to 2. Varnadore and Cornwell dissent. The Rotary wanted to be able to sell alcohol in the park at the 4th of July event with proceeds going to the city. The budget had to be amended to allow for such revenue. Commissioners Varnadore and Cornwell were completely against bringing the item up at the eleventh hour, just weeks before the 4th of July event. Both claim that the city did not vet or prepare for the Rotary Club sales of wine and beer with all of the criteria needed for such an event.
4-A Budget Amendment -- Approved, Unanimous
4-B Special Function Permit for 4th of July event -- Approved, 3 to 2, Varnadore and Cornwell dissenting
4. 2nd PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE 2014-09 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ORDINANCE (A. Tusing)
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALMETTO AMENDING THE CITY OF PALMETTO CODE OF ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO THE REGULATION OF SALE AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, INCLUDING PACKAGE SALES AND CONSUMPTION ON PREMISES; PROHIBITING CONSUMPTION IN CERTAIN AREAS; REGULATING CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR POSSESSION OF AN OPEN CONTAINER CONTAINING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; AMENDING THE ZONING CODE AND THE USE OF LAND AS TO LOCATIONS WHERE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY BE SOLD OR CONSUMED ON PREMISES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Open the public hearing.
Close the public hearing after public comment.
Action Request: Motion to adopt Ordinance 2014-09. -- Approved, Unanimous
Recess the City Commission meeting to open the June 16, 2014 Special CRA Board meeting.
1. CRA BOARD AGENDA APPROVAL
Action Request: Motion to approve the June 16, 2014 CRA Board Agenda. -- Approved, Unanimous
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
Comments shall be limited to two minutes. CRA Board 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.
3. CRA CONSENT AGENDA
A. Final Standard Incentive Contract
B. Resolution 2014-01 Budget Amendment
C. CRA Downtown Commercial Redevelopment Code - Motion to remove and to continue -- Approved, Unanimous
Action Request: Motion to approve the June 16, 2014 CRA Consent Agenda. -- minus 3-C, -- Approved, Unanimous
4. CRA RIVERSIDE PROPERTY CONCEPTUAL INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE (J. Burton)
Mr. Burton will make a presentation regarding the conceptual uses for the CRA Riverside property. -- Motion to go forward with discussion to develop -- Approved, Unanimous
5. MLK PARK UPDATE -- They are putting the "big pipes" in the ground.
6. RIVERSIDE PARK BOAT RAMP UPDATE -- We are getting the lights.
7. CRA DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS -- VIP tickets for the 4th of July event are available. There are 5,000 tickets available for the event online.
8 PRESIDING OFFICER’S COMMENTS -- None
9 CRA BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS -- None
Reconvene the City Commission meeting.
5. ASR WELL UPDATE -- None
6 DEPARTMENT HEADS’ COMMENTS -- None
7. MAYOR’S REPORT -- None
8. COMMISSIONERS’ COMMENTS
Varnadore -- "I am terribly angry my fellow commissioners allowed what went on here tonight to happen (permitting the Rotary Club's 4th of July alcohol sales)."
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