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City Manager Notes / Madison, FL City Commission Meeting 11/10/15


Call to Order.

Citizen Participation: No citizens spoke.

Agenda adopted.

Items Removed from Consent Agenda: None.

The following items were approved on the Consent Agenda:

  1. Minutes of October 13, 2015.

  2. Wastewater Emergency Expenditure

  3. Revision to Personnel Rules and Regulations regarding Calculation of Leave Balances

  4. Resolution 2015-7 Amending Interlocal Agreement Regarding North Central Florida Regional Planning Council

  5. Resolution 2015-6 regarding Hazardous Materials Response Team

  6. Hazard Mitigation Priorities

  7. Agreement for Competitive Florida Partnership Program Grant

  8. Consulting Agreement / Competitive Florida Partnership Program Grant

  9. Agreement Drug and Alcohol Testing Services

  10. Surplus Equipment and Materials

Robin Riley, of the Florida Local Government Health Insurance Consortium, briefed the commissioners about “Connect Care 3 – Helping You Unlock the Health Care System.”

Representatives from the Division of Recreation and Parks / Department of Environmental Protection presented a ceremonial $100,000 check to the city. The ceremonial check represents the two $50,000 grants awarded to the city for Sumpter A. James Jr., Park and Lanier Field. The grants were from the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program.

The commissioners approved Resolution 2015-8 designating all City of Madison Park Grounds as Tobacco-Free Zones. The commissioners also approved a proclamation, proclaiming November 19, 2015 as “Tobacco Free Day” in the City of Madison.

The commissioners approved a request to remove and replace the Christmas tree at Four Freedoms Park.

The commissioners approved a policy for the city’s Natural Gas Department personnel to not go past the meter in providing services to customers. The natural gas personnel are not certified to conduct service past the meter and doing so exposes the employees and city to liability.

The commissioners approved the following option concerning overnight parking of tractor-trailers in areas zoned residential: “Amend the existing provision in the Land Development Regulations prohibiting the overnight parking of commercial and industrial vehicles in excess of one ton in residential zoning districts to allow the overnight parking of such vehicles in residential zoning districts by the owner/operator of such vehicles within 300 feet of the owner’s/operator’s residence, provided that the parking of such vehicles does not impede safe traffic flow and access by emergency vehicles.” This option now will go to the city’s Planning and Zoning Board for review and for a recommendation back to the City Commission.

The commissioners approved city staff soliciting Requests for Proposals for Professional Engineering Services.

The commissioners approved Ordinance 2015-7 regarding revisions to the Police Pension fund.

The commissioners approved Ordinance 2015-8 regarding revisions to the Firefighter Pension fund.

The commissioners approved First Reading of Ordinance 2015-9 that provides flexibility to the commissioners in scheduling elections.

The commissioners approved a pilot program to install new, state-of-the-art water and natural gas meters within the city’s Tax Increment Finance district.

The commissioners approved a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Procedures.

The commissioners approved Resolution 2015-5 to amend the FY14-15 budget.

Fire/Rescue Chief Bruce Jordan and Police Chief Ken Moore provided Public Safety reports.


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