~ Draft Minutes ~

              City of Fort Walton Beach

                            Regular Meeting of the City Council of Fort Walton Beach             

             

 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010             6:00 PM              107 Miracle Strip Parkway

                            Fort Walton Beach, FL  32548

 

 

1.              CALL TO ORDER

6:00 PM Meeting was called to order on December 14, 2010 at Council Chamber, 107 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL.

 

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Mike Anderson

Mayor

Present

 

Mike Holmes

Council Seat 1

Present

 

joyce gossom

Council Seat 2

Present

 

Dennis Reeves

Council Seat 3

Present

 

Mike Minich

Council Seat 4

Present

 

Bobby Nabors

Council Seat 5

Present

 

Bull Rigdon

Council Seat 6

Present

 

Dick Rynearson

Council Seat 7

Present

 

2.              INVOCATION

1.              Pastor Charles Sansom Sr. from Family of Faith Community Church

3.              PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4.              PROCLAMATIONS

5.              RECOGNITIONS

5.1.              Recognition of Christmas Parade Winners

Synopsis: December 6, 2010 Christmas Parade Winners

(Executive Assistant)

ATTACHMENTS:

·          Christmas Parade Winners 2010              (PDF)

6.              PRESENTATIONS

6.1.              Presentation by Economic Development Council

Synopsis: Kay Rasmussen from the EDC will update Council on current economic development events.

(Executive Assistant)

ATTACHMENTS:

·          FWB City Council Dec10              (PDF)

7.              APPROVAL OF AGENDA

7.1.              Approval of Agenda

Synopsis: Motion required to approve the agenda.

(Executive Assistant)

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Dennis Reeves, Council Seat 3

SECONDER:              Bull Rigdon, Council Seat 6

AYES:              Holmes, gossom, Reeves, Minich, Nabors, Rigdon, Rynearson

8.              CONSENT AGENDA

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Dennis Reeves, Council Seat 3

SECONDER:              Bobby Nabors, Council Seat 5

AYES:              Holmes, gossom, Reeves, Minich, Nabors, Rigdon, Rynearson

1.              Minutes Approval

8.1.1.              Minutes of 11-23-10 City Council Meeting

Synopsis: Approval of Minutes

(Executive Assistant)

ATTACHMENTS:

·          11-23-10 min              (PDF)

8.2.              Execution of FDOT Maintenance Agreement for Installation of Pavers on Eglin Pkwy

Synopsis: Establishes an agreement between City of Fort Walton Beach and FDOT to perform maintenance on sidewalk pavers within the right-of-way in front of 2 Eglin Parkway NE.

(City Engineer)

ATTACHMENTS:

·          FDOT Maint Agreement              (PDF)

8.3.              Award of bid for the Removal of Digester Covers at the WWTP

Synopsis: Request award of ITB No. 11-004 for the removal of the digester covers and methane piping at the WWTP to McDaniel Associates of NW Florida, Inc. in the amount of $15,600.

(City Engineer)

ATTACHMENTS:

·          BID TABULATION FOR ITB 11-004 DISMANTLE DIGESTER LIDS              (PDF)

·          ITB 11-004 REMOVAL OF DIGESTER LIDS              (PDF)

9.              PUBLIC COMMENTS

10.              RESOLUTIONS

10.1.              Resolution 2010-44 - FDOT Landscape Grant

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA, ACCEPTING FUNDING THROUGH THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR SR 189 LEWIS TURNER BLVD LANDSCAPING; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE JOINT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT; AUTHORIZING THE RECREATION AND CULTURAL SERVICES DIRECTOR TO OVERSEE THE PROJECT; AUTHORIZING A BUDGET AMENDMENT; AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Synopsis: Acceptance of an FDOT Landscape Discretionary Grant in the amount of $25,655 for landscaping medians from SR 189 - Lewis Turner Blvd from Roberts BLVD to Mooney Road - MP 1.326 - 2.104.

(Recreational and Cultural Services Director)

ATTACHMENTS:

·          FWB JPA Lewis Turner Medians              (PDF)

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Dick Rynearson, Council Seat 7

SECONDER:              Bull Rigdon, Council Seat 6

AYES:              Holmes, gossom, Reeves, Minich, Nabors, Rigdon, Rynearson

10.2.              Hollywood Brownfields Designation

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA, DESIGNATING A BROWNFIELD AREA IN THE CITY FOR PROPERTIES GENERALLY LOCATED IN THE WHOLESALE AND LIGHT INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT AS DEPICTED IN EXHIBIT A AND DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT B, CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 236 ACRES, FOR PURPOSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL SITE REHABILITATION AND ECONOMIC REDEVELOPMENT.

Synopsis: Designates a Brownfield Area consisting of approximately 236 acres for properties located in the Hollywood Boulevard Wholesale and Light Industrial Zoning District area for purposes of environmental site rehabilitation and economic redevelopment. (2nd Reading)

 

(City Engineer)

ATTACHMENTS:

·          Exhibit A - Boundary map              (PDF)

·          Exhibit B - Legal Description              (PDF)

RESULT:              ADOPTED [6 TO 0]

MOVER:              Mike Minich, Council Seat 4

SECONDER:              joyce gossom, Council Seat 2

AYES:              gossom, Reeves, Minich, Nabors, Rigdon, Rynearson

ABSTAIN:              Mike Holmes

11.              ORDINANCES -- FIRST READING

11.1.              Vacate Easement at 255 Miracle Strip Parkway SE

Ordinance No. 1843 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING FOR THE VACATION, ABANDONMENT, DISCONTINUANCE AND CLOSURE OF AN EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS THE NORTH 10 FEET OF GREATER CAMP WALTON LOT 96, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN THE ATTACHED EASEMENT CONTRACT PERMIT DATED MARCH 1945 FROM W.D. PATRICK AND AS DEPICTED IN THE ATTACHED MAP (EXHIBIT A); AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Synopsis: Unused Easement at 255 Miracle Strip Parkway

(City Engineer)

ATTACHMENTS:

·          Map - Easement at 255 Miracle Strip Parkway SE              (PDF)

·          Original Easement Contract - 255 Miracle Strip Parkway SE              (PDF)

·          255 MSP Easement Contract              (PDF)

·          Ordinance 1843              (DOC)

RESULT:              FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 1/11/2011 6:00 PM

MOVER:              Mike Holmes, Council Seat 1

SECONDER:              Dennis Reeves, Council Seat 3

AYES:              Holmes, gossom, Reeves, Minich, Nabors, Rigdon, Rynearson

11.2.              Vacate Easement at 17 Eglin Parkway SE

Ordinance No. 1844 –AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING FOR THE VACATION, ABANDONMENT, DISCONTINUANCE AND CLOSURE OF AN EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS THE NORTH 20 FEET OF OCEAN CITY LOT 372, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN THE ATTACHED EASEMENT CONTRACT PERMIT DATED MAY 1953 AND AS DEPICTED IN THE ATTACHED MAP (EXHIBIT A); AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Synopsis: Unused easement at 17 Eglin Parkway.

(City Engineer)

ATTACHMENTS:

·          Map - Easement at 17 Eglin Parkway SE              (PDF)

·          Original Easement Contract for 17 Eglin Parkway SE              (PDF)

·          17 Eglin Pkwy Easement Contract              (PDF)

·          Ordinance 1844              (DOC)

RESULT:              FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 1/11/2011 6:00 PM

MOVER:              Mike Holmes, Council Seat 1

SECONDER:              joyce gossom, Council Seat 2

AYES:              Holmes, gossom, Reeves, Minich, Nabors, Rigdon, Rynearson

11.3.              Vacate Easement at 201 Eglin Parkway SE

Ordinance No. 1842 –AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING FOR THE VACATION, ABANDONMENT, DISCONTINUANCE AND CLOSURE OF AN EASEMENT DESCRIBED IN THE ATTACHED EASEMENT CONTRACT PERMIT DATED DECEMBER 1944 FROM J.C. MCGEE, AND AS DEPICTED IN THE ATTACHED MAP (EXHIBIT A); AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Synopsis: Unused Easement at 201 Eglin Parkway

(City Engineer)

ATTACHMENTS:

·          Map - Easement at 201 Eglin Parkway SE              (PDF)

·          Original Easement Contract - 201 Eglin Parkway SE              (PDF)

·          201 Eglin Pkwy Easement Contract              (PDF)

·          Ordinance 1842              (DOC)

RESULT:              FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 1/11/2011 6:00 PM

MOVER:              Mike Holmes, Council Seat 1

SECONDER:              joyce gossom, Council Seat 2

AYES:              Holmes, gossom, Reeves, Minich, Nabors, Rigdon, Rynearson

12.              ORDINANCES -- SECOND READING

13.              APPOINTMENTS

13.1.              Appointment

Synopsis: Chamber of Commerce Council Representative/Alternate

(City Clerk)

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Mike Minich, Council Seat 4

SECONDER:              Bobby Nabors, Council Seat 5

AYES:              Holmes, gossom, Reeves, Minich, Nabors, Rigdon, Rynearson

13.2.              Headstart Appointment

Synopsis: Headstart Board Council Representative/Alternate

(City Clerk)

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Dick Rynearson, Council Seat 7

SECONDER:              Mike Minich, Council Seat 4

AYES:              Holmes, gossom, Reeves, Minich, Nabors, Rigdon, Rynearson

13.3.              Appointment to Housing Authority

Synopsis: Housing Authority Appointment

(City Clerk)

ATTACHMENTS:

·          Linette Wagers Application-HA              (PDF)

·          housing authority statute              (PDF)

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Mike Minich, Council Seat 4

SECONDER:              Dennis Reeves, Council Seat 3

AYES:              Holmes, gossom, Reeves, Minich, Nabors, Rigdon, Rynearson

13.4.              Appointment

Synopsis: Northwest Florida Fair Board Council Representative/Alternate

(City Clerk)

RESULT:              ADOPTED [6 TO 1]

MOVER:              Dennis Reeves, Council Seat 3

SECONDER:              Mike Holmes, Council Seat 1

AYES:              Holmes, gossom, Reeves, Nabors, Rigdon, Rynearson

NAYS:              Mike Minich

14.              ACTION--DIRECTION--DISCUSSION

14.1.              Authorization to Participate in a Joint Lawsuit Against EPA Related to the Numeric Nutrient Criteria Rule

Synopsis: Utilities in Northwest Florida are entering into an agreement for legal services to file a joint lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Pensacola against the EPA to challenge the NNC Rule.

(City Engineer)

ATTACHMENTS:

·          Joint Agreement for Legal Representation - 12-08-10              (PDF)

·          NNC Cost Analysis              (PDF)

·          NNC Report              (PDF)

RESULT:              WITHDRAWN

14.2.              Code Enforcement Settlement Discussion for 651 Powell Drive

Synopsis: The property owner's attorney requested to be placed on the City Council agenda to discuss the reduction of code enforcement fees and fines at 651 Powell Drive.

(City Engineer)

ATTACHMENTS:

·          651 Powell Drive E-Mail              (PDF)

·          cc.100622.651 Powell Drive Code Case Update              (PDF)

·          651 Powell Minutes              (DOC)

·          C.E. Mitigation Code              (DOC)

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Dick Rynearson, Council Seat 7

SECONDER:              Mike Holmes, Council Seat 1

AYES:              Holmes, gossom, Reeves, Minich, Nabors, Rigdon, Rynearson

14.3.              Noise Control Ordinance

Synopsis: Current noise control code is obsolete, subjective and virtually unenforceable.

(City Manager)

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Dennis Reeves, Council Seat 3

SECONDER:              joyce gossom, Council Seat 2

AYES:              Holmes, gossom, Reeves, Minich, Nabors, Rigdon, Rynearson

15.              CITY MANAGER REPORTS

16.              CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS

17.              MAYOR/COUNCIL COMMENTS

18.              ADJOURNMENT

·         Quasi-Judicial - denotes that the item must be conducted as a quasi-judicial hearing in accordance with Florida Statutes

·         Action-Direction-Discussion items may be acted upon by the City Council by either a motion with vote in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order, or by a consensus of the Council.

Any person who decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may 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.  (Chapter 286.0105, F.S.)

 

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