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City Commission Meeting Notes


City Manager Notes

Madison, FL City Commission Meeting of 7/8/14

  • Call to Order.

  • City Commission adopted the agenda as amended. An Interlocal Agreement concerning an Air Curtain Incinerator was added to the agenda. The presentation of the 2012-13 Annual Financial Report was shifted to earlier in the agenda.

  • No items were removed from the Consent Agenda. Added to the Consent Agenda was a Commendation regarding the military service of Commander Thomas Townsend.

  • Consent Agenda:

  • Approved: Minutes of June 10, 2014

  • Approved: Minutes of June 24, 2014

  • Approved: Fire Report

  • Approved: Police Report

  • Approved: Finance Report

  • Approved: Six-month Extension of the City’s FY 2011 Community Development Block Grant

  • Approved: Firehouse Subs Grant to Purchase Firefighting Bunker Gear

  • Approved: Per Diem Policy and Mileage Chart

  • Approved: Engagement Agreement regarding Legal Services

  • Approved: Commendation for Commander Thomas Townsend, USN, on his Retirement on July 12, 2014

  • City Commission approved in the affirmative to accept the 2012-13 Annual Financial Report presented by Auditor Richard Powell of Powell and Jones CPA. City Manager Bennett provided an analysis of audits from FY 2007 to the present.

  • Citizen Participation:

  • Marie Jones voiced a concern about lack of property maintenance at 6977 Southwest Martin Luther King Jr., Drive.

  • Howard Bennett voiced a concern about the condition of property at 643 SW Range Avenue.

  • City Commission approved a tentative millage rate of 7 mills for Fiscal Year 2014-15 and the scheduling of a Public Hearing for Sept. 9, 2014.

  • City Commission approved Second and Final Reading of Ordinance 2014-2 regarding rezoning from residential to commercial a parcel of land located at the intersection of Georgetown Road and Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive. The amendment changes the parcel zoning designation on the Future Land Use Map in the city’s Comprehensive Plan. No one spoke at the public hearing.

  • City Commission approved the Second and Final Reading of Ordinance No. 2014-3 regarding rezoning from residential to commercial a parcel of land located at the intersection of Georgetown Road and Martin Luther King Jr., Drive. The amendment changes the parcel’s zoning designation on the Official Zoning Atlas of the city’s Land Development Regulations. No one spoke at the public hearing.

  • City Manager Bennett and City Attorney Schnitker were directed to work with the Florida Rural Water Association to amend the city’s Water and Wastewater Impact Fees.

  • A motion died for lack of second regarding the Second and Final Reading on Ordinance 2014-4 concerning a moratorium on the city’s water and wastewater impact fees. As a result, the moratorium has ended. Collection of the impact fees will resume.

  • City Commission approved an Interlocal Agreement between the City and Madison County regarding joint use of an air-curtain incinerator.

  • City Manager Bennett advised that staff was working with Executive Director Scott Koons of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council on finalizing the wording of an amendment to the Community Development Block Grant’s Housing Assistance Plan.

  • City Commission approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Woman’s Club regarding the use of the Woman’s Club building.

  • Adjourned

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