~ Draft Minutes ~

              City of Fort Walton Beach

                            Regular Meeting of the City Council of Fort Walton Beach             

             

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011              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 March 22, 2011 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.              Invocation by Reverend Roger Peadro

Synopsis: Reverend Peadro is from First Christian Church

(Executive Assistant)

3.              PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4.              PROCLAMATIONS

5.              RECOGNITIONS

6.              PRESENTATIONS

1.              Presentation by Economic Development Council

Synopsis: Ms. Kay Rasmussen, Vice President, Business and Community Development, will make a brief presentation to Council.

(Executive Assistant)

Attachments:

·          EDC DSI Brochure              (PDF)

·          EDC Brochure              (PDF)

Kay Rasmussen of the Economic Development Council discussed the activities and upcoming projects of the EDC in regards to current and new businesses.  Ms. Rasmussen recommended Council have an EDC representative appointed so they can attend the Defense Strategic Initiative in May. 

2.              Presentation and Acceptance of FY 2009-10 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Synopsis: Presentation and acceptance by motion of the FY 2009-10 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

(Finance Director)

Attachments:

·          2010 FWB Final              (PDF)

Angela Ballant of O'Sullivan Creel presented the highlights of the 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and reported the City is sound financially.

Consensus of Council was to accept the 2009 CAFR. 

7.              APPROVAL OF AGENDA

1.              Approval of Agenda

Synopsis: (Executive Assistant)

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Dick Rynearson, Council Seat 7

SECONDER:              Dennis Reeves, Council Seat 3

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

8.              CONSENT AGENDA

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Mike Holmes, Council Seat 1

SECONDER:              Dennis Reeves, Council Seat 3

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

1.              Approval of Minutes of March 8, 2011

Synopsis: Approval of Minutes of the March 8, 2011 Council Meeting. 

(City Clerk)

Attachments:

·          3-8-11 City Council Minutes              (DOC)

2.              Reject All Bids for 40 KW Diesel Emergency Generator and Authorization for Sole Source Bid

Synopsis: Reject all bids for 40 KW Diesel Emergency Generator and authorization to procure from a sole source provider.

(Engineering & Utility Services Director)

Attachments:

·          BID TABULATION 1 - 11-006 JANUARY 28 2011              (PDF)

·          BID TABULATION 2 - 11-006  FEBRUARY 11 2011              (PDF)

·          ITB 11-006 DIESEL GENERATOR 40KW Bid Doc              (PDF)

3.              Award of Invitation to Bid No. 11-007 for the Construction of a Pre-Engineered Metal Storage Building

Synopsis: Award of Bid in the amount of $92,904 for the construction of a Pre-Engineered Metal Storage Building to Royster Construction Company, Inc.

 

(Engineering & Utility Services Director)

Attachments:

·          BID TABULATION FINAL 11-007              (PDF)

·          ITB 11-007 METAL STORAGE BUILDING BID DOC              (PDF)

·          ITB 11-007 ADDENDUMS              (PDF)

4.              Construction Agreement With FDOT for Downtown Pedestrian and Streetscape Improvements

Synopsis: Agreement with FDOT to complete the Phase VI and VII pedestrian and streetscape improvements along the Downtown Miracle Strip Parkway.

(Engineering & Utility Services Director)

Attachments:

·          FDOT Construction Agreement for Downtown              (PDF)

5.              City Election Canvassing Board Results

Synopsis: March 8, 2011 City Council seats 1 and 2 official election results.

(City Clerk)

Attachments:

·          Official Results of 3/8/2011 City Election              (PDF)

The City Clerk advised the Canvassing Board met on March 8, 2011 to canvass provisional votes.  There were two provisional ballots that were checked which caused a change in the votes, but did not change the outcome of the election.  The new official results are as follows: 

 

Seat 1:

Jim Frazier received 214 votes; Bobby Griggs received 866 votes; Katy Krueger received 299 votes.

 

Seat 2:  joyce gossom received 815 votes; Bill Patterson received 583 votes. 

9.              PUBLIC COMMENTS

10.              RESOLUTIONS

1.              Reso 2011-6 Acceptance of DHS Firefighters Grant

A RESOLUTION (2011-6) OF THE CITY OF FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA, ACCEPTING FUNDING THROUGH THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR CARDIAC MONITORS/DEFIBRILLATORS; AUTHORIZING THE FIRE CHIEF TO OVERSEE THE PROJECT; AUTHORIZING A BUDGET AMENDMENT; AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Synopsis: A Resolution to accept FEMA grant funds for cardiac monitors/defibrillators.

 

 

(Fire Chief)

Attachments:

·          FEMA Notice of Grant Award              (PDF)

Chief Dutton advised this is a matching grant for the procurement of three cardiac monitor defibrillators which will greatly impact personnel and the public.  

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Dennis Reeves, Council Seat 3

SECONDER:              Bull Rigdon, Council Seat 6

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

2.              Reso 2011-9 Support for Ft Walton Machining

RESOLUTION 2011-9 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA FINDING THAT FORT WALTON MACHINING INC. BE APPROVED AS A QUALIFIED APPLICANT PURSUANT TO SECTION 288.107, FLORIDA STATUTES; REQUESTING A WAIVER OF LOCAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Synopsis: Supports Fort Walton Machining, Inc. to receive state tax incentives under the Brownfield Redevelopment Bonus Program.

(Engineering & Utility Services Director)

Attachments:

·          Reso.FW Machining.Brownfield              (DOCX)

Michael Beedie advised the resolution states the City's support of Fort Walton Machining as a qualified target industry and to request a waiver of local financial support of at least 20%.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Bobby Nabors, Council Seat 5

SECONDER:              Mike Holmes, Council Seat 1

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

11.              ORDINANCES -- FIRST READING

1.              Ordinance 1848 623 Country Club Annexation

ORDINANCE 1848  AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA; ANNEXING INTO THE CITY LIMITS OF FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS LOT 15, BLOCK B IN THE COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES SUBDIVISION, WITH AN ADDRESS OF 623 COUNTRY CLUB AVENUE, IN FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Synopsis: Voluntary annexation of 623 Country Club Avenue into the City.

(Engineering & Utility Services Director)

Attachments:

·          Ordinance 1848 and Attachemnts              (PDF)

Mr. Beedie presented background information and informed the property in question meets all the criteria to be annexed into the City.

RESULT:              FIRST READING [UNANIMOUS]              Next: 4/12/2011 6:00 PM

MOVER:              Dennis Reeves, Council Seat 3

SECONDER:              joyce gossom, Council Seat 2

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

12.              ORDINANCES -- SECOND READING

1.              Ordinance 1803 - Staying Review Authority

ORDINANCE 1803 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA, PROVIDING AUTHORITY AND INTENT; STAYING THE AUTHORITY TO REVIEW APPLICATIONS BY ANY BOARD, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, COUNCIL, OR AGENCY, OTHER THAN DESIGNATED CITY STAFF, THE MUNICIPAL PLANNING BOARD, BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, OR CITY COUNCIL; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Synopsis: Stays the authority to review applications as stated in the Land Development Code by any board or commission other than designated City staff, the Municipal Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, or City Council.

(Engineering & Utility Services Director)

Attachments:

·          Ordinance 1803 Review Authority              (DOCX)

Mr. Beedie advised there are no changes in the ordinance since first reading.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Dennis Reeves, Council Seat 3

SECONDER:              Bobby Nabors, Council Seat 5

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

13.              APPOINTMENTS

1.              Code Enforcement Board Appointment

Synopsis: Re-appointment of Lewis Jennings to the Code Enforcement Board for a three-year term.

(City Clerk)

Attachments:

·          Lewis Jennings Application              (PDF)

The City Clerk advised Lewis Jennings is eligible for a second three-year term to the Code Enforcement Board, and she had no additional applications on file.  Dr. gossom nominated Lewis Jennings for a three-year term and it carried unanimously.

14.              ACTION--DIRECTION--DISCUSSION

1.              Setting Time And Agenda For Swearing In Of Newly Elected Council Members Meeting

Synopsis: City Charter Section 5 requires that the newly elected Council members assume their duties on April 1.  The time of, and agenda for, the meeting are at the discretion of the City Council.

(Executive Assistant)

The City Clerk informed a time is needed for the Installation Ceremony on April 1, and it will be advertised as a Special Meeting.  The City Attorney reported Judge Remington is available at 1:30 pm to give the Oath to new Council members.  Consensus of Council was to set the meeting at 1:30 pm. 

 

Discussion ensued on Council appointments to various boards and it was decided the appointments will be done at the April 1 meeting.  The City Manager requested each Council member e-mail him with the positions they are interested in. 

2.              Request for Executive Session

Synopsis: Staff requests an Executive Session at 4:30 PM on April 26, 2011 to brief Council on the status of the FOP contract negotiations.

(Executive Assistant)

The City Manager requested an executive session be held on April 26 at 4:30 pm to brief the new and current Council members on the FOP Contract.  Consensus of Council was to have the session at 4:30 on April 26.

15.              CITY MANAGER REPORTS

16.              CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS

17.              MAYOR/COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Holmes stated he enjoyed his eight years on Council and thanked his family, City employees, citizens, and his colleagues on Council for the learning experience. 

 

Dr. gossom thanked the City Manager, Council members, and City employees for teaching her the past few months she has been on Council, and thanked those who voted in the past election.

 

Mr. Reeves also thanked his fellow Councilmembers and stated he is looking forward to his next term on Council.

 

Mr. Minich thanked his colleagues on Council, and singled out Mr. Holmes as an honest and honorable Councilman the past eight years.  

 

Mr. Nabors stated his appreciation and respect of Mr. Holmes the past eight years. 

 

Mr. Rigdon thanked Council and stated he is looking forward to the next four years.

 

Mr. Rynearson stated he learned from both Mr. Holmes and Mr. Minich and he appreciates their guidance.

 

The Mayor advised he attended the swearing in of new police officers; attended a dinner of the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance; has been traveling to Tallahassee on behalf of the City; and that he will miss Mr. Holmes and Mr. Minich but is looking forward to working with the newly-elected Council members.

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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