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Madison, FL City Commission Meeting of 3/18/14


1. Call to Order

2. Agenda adopted to include the following amendment: Item E (Financial Report) in the Consent Agenda was moved to the Regular Agenda.

3. Items Removed from Consent Agenda: Item E (Financial Report) was moved from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda.

4. Consent Agenda:

(a) Approved: Minutes of February 11, 2014

(b) Approved: Minutes of March 12, 2014 Reorganization Meeting

(c) Approved: Fire Report

(d) Approved: Police Report

(e) Financial Report moved from Consent Agenda to Regular Agenda

(f) Approved: Resolution – Arc Big Bend Development Disabilities

(g) Approved: Proclamation -- Water Conservation Month / April

(h) Approved: Agreement -- City of Madison and Refuge House

(i) Approved: Declare Ford Ranger as Surplus and Donate to Madison Correctional Institution

(j) Approved: Declare Garbage Truck as Surplus and Sell as Scrap

(k) Approved: Declare a Generator Motor as Surplus and Sell as Scrap

(l) Approved: Donation of Lawn Mower to the City by Commissioner Thompson

(m) Approved: Donation of Water Tube Boiler to the City for History Display

(n) Approved: Extension of Contract with Gray Logging

(o) Approved: R-Lex Data System for Police Department

5. Citizen Participation: Mr. Anderson thanked the City Commission for its efforts to install speed bumps on Georgetown Road.

6. Police Captain Willie McGhee presented Letters of Commendation to Firefighter Lieutenant Juan Jimenez and Firefighter Matt LaMendola for their actions in assisting a Police officer’s arrest of a suspected shoplifter.

7. The City Commission approved declaring Fire Engine #4 as surplus and selling the fire engine to the New Home Volunteer Fire Department. The volunteer fire department will pay $30,000 in the following payments: Down payment of $12,500 with the remainder being paid over a five-year payment plan of $3,500 each year, with the stipulation that $5,000 will be designated to City of Madison firefighter training. The training will be for City of Madison paid firefighters only, and the training must be administered by a certified training entity in which Florida State training credits will be awarded upon completion of the training.

8. County Commissioner Ronnie Moore, chair of the county’s Disadvantaged / Transportation board, and Big Bend Transit’s Shaun Mitchell briefed the City Commission about the financial needs of Madison In-Town Shuttle.

9. City Attorney Clay Schnitker briefed the City Commission that the city and the Woman’s Club are nearing the end of the negotiations regarding the status of the Woman’s Club building.

10. The City Commission approved a Speed Bump Policy.

11. City Manager Tim Bennett briefed the City Commission about actions he will take to address code enforcement at the following properties: (1) 459 SW Parramore; parcel #27-1N-09-4287; (2) 288 SW Jeanette Circle; parcel # 28-1N-09-4511-007; (3) 305 SW Martin Luther King Drive; parcel # 00-00-00-3916; and (4) 406 SW Jeanette Circle; parcel # 28-1N-09-4511-017.

12. City Manager Bennett briefed March’s Financial Report to the City Commission. Included in the report was the scheduling of a Finance Workshop in April to be conducted by Ken Small of the Florida League of Cities.

13. City Manager’s Report: City Manager Bennett informed the City Commission that community meetings are scheduled in April for Commissioner Thompson’s District 2; in May for Commissioner Catron’s District 3; and in June for Commissioner Hawkins’ District 4. Mr. Bennett also informed the City Commission of Commissioner Cooks’ citizen committee that will meet to discuss development of the city’s new Jesse Solomon Park.

14. Adjourned

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