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Palmetto City Commission Agenda Results: August 25, 2014

Published Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PALMETTO -- At Monday's Palmetto City Commission meeting, commissioners voted to approve a Comprehensive Plan amendment and approved a Water and Sewer loan resolution. In other business, Palmetto approved the first of three hearings for a medical marijuana facility ordinance.

 

Call to order, followed by a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Swearing-in of all persons intending to address City Commission.

 

PROCLOMATION: Florida Water Professionals Month

Accepting: Patrick Murphy, Region XII, Florida Water and Pollution Control Operations Association.

 

1.  CITY COMMISSION AGENDA APPROVAL

 

Action Request: Motion to approve the August 25, 2014 Agenda. With the addition of item 8-A, -- Approved, 4 -- 0, Smith absent

 

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.  August 6, 2014 Minutes (Budget Workshop Only)

2.  Banking Agreement Extension

3. Special Function Permit (Community Yard Sale-Historical Park)

                4.  Legal Bills 

B.  Public Works

1.  Traffic Regulation School Zone Change -- Approved, 4 -- 0, Smith absent 

 

Action Request: Motion to approve the August 25, 2014 Consent Agenda. -- Item 3 - B - 1, pulled for a vote --  Approved, 4 -- 0, Smith absent

 

 

4.  1st READ ORDINACE 2014-10 PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINIC REGULATIONS

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA, AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND IN THE CITY OF PALMETTO; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING CODE RELATED TO PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS; SETTING FORTH DEFINITIONS, STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINCS, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Action Request: Motion to schedule a public hearing on ordinance 2014-10 for September 8, and September 22nd 2014, at 7p.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

 

5. 1st READ ORDINACE 2014-11 MEDICAL MARIJUANA FACILITIES ORDINANCE

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA, AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND IN THE CITY OF PALMETTO; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING CODE RELATED TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES; SETTING FORTH DEFINITIONS, STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Action Request: Motion to schedule a public hearing on ordinance 2014-11 for September 8, and September 22nd 2014, at 7p.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

 

6. PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE 2014-14 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT (J. Burton)

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE 2030 PALMETTO COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE 2010-01, AS AMENDED; AMENDING AND ADDING DEFINITIONS; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, THE TRANSPORTATION ELEMENT, THE COASTAL MANAGEMENT ELEMENT, THE CONSERVATION ELEMENT, THE PARKLAND OPEN SPACE, AND RECREATION ELEMENT, AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL ELEMENT; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENTS RELATED TO THE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AREA; PROVIDING FOR UPDATES; PROVIDING FOR A CODIFIED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Public hearing was continued from August 4, 2014.  

 

Action Request: Motion to continue the public hearing on Ordinance 2014-14 to September 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as same can be heard in these chambers. -- Approved, 4 -- 0, Smith absent    (Varnadore requested a workshop on the item prior to final vote).

 

7.  CIP Water and Sewer Loan Resolution 2014-15 (J. Freeman)

 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA, ACCEPTING A PROPOSAL OF BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY TO PROVIDE THE CITY WITH A LOAN IN ORDER TO FINANCE THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF CERTAIN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CITY'S WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM; APPROVING THE FORM OF AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A LOAN AGREEMENT; AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A NOTE PURSUANT TO SUCH LOAN AGREEMENT IN THE AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED $1,250,000 IN ORDER TO EVIDENCE SUCH LOAN; AUTHORIZING THE REPAYMENT OF SUCH NOTE FROM A COVENANT TO BUDGET AND APPROPRIATE LEGALLY AVAILABLE NON-AD VALOREM REVENUES; DELEGATING CERTAIN AUTHORITY TO THE MAYOR, CITY CLERK AND OTHER OFFICERS OF THE CITY FOR THE AUTHORIZATION, EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF THE NOTE AND VARIOUS OTHER DOCUMENTS WITH RESPECT THERETO; DESIGNATING SUCH NOTE AS A QUALIFIED TAXEXEMPT OBLIGATION WITHIN THE MEANING OF SECTION 265(B)(3) OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986, AS AMENDED; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

Action Request: Motion to adopt Resolution 2014-15 -- Approved, 4 -- 0, Smith absent

 

 

8.  RIVERSIDE BOAT RAMP UPDATE -- Bids are in.

 

8 -A. Motion is to accept the ranking process and allow the negotiating to begin -- Approved, 3 -- 1, Varnadore dissenting and Smith absent  (Varnadore said she voted it down because the item didn't come until there wasn't enough time to carefully look it over).

 

 

9.  ASR WELL UPDATE -- Will be tested with ultra violet light in the middle of September or October

 

 

10  DEPARTMENT HEADS’ COMMENTS 

 

 

11.  MAYOR’S REPORT -- Mayor Bryant said she just wanted to bring attention to the Vern Buchanan initiative to find those with mental health issues get help at a facility that deals with those issues rather than going to jail. 

 

Chief Wells responded to the Mayor's statement by saying he sat in on one of those meetings and liked what he heard. Wells said he supports Buchanan's efforts.

 

12.  COMMISSIONERS’ COMMENTS - none

 

13.  ADJOURNMENT

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