Month: July 2015

August 27, 2015 City Commission Meeting

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CITY COMMISSION MEETING
AMENDED AGENDA
City Hall
110 N.W. 1st Avenue

AUGUST 27, 2015 6:30 PM
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CALL TO ORDER: MAYOR SUE WELLER

INVOCATION: PASTOR MIKE BRECHEEN
FORT WHITE METHODIST CHURCH

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: MAYOR SUE WELLER

ROLL CALL: JENNY L. PARHAM, CITY CLERK

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: JULY 23, 2015 COMMISSION MEETING
AUGUST 6, 2015 BUDGET WORKSHOP

PROCLAMATION DECLARING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17 – 23, 2015 AS NATIONAL CONSTITUTION WEEK.

BUDGET

1. REVIEW AND DISCUSS FY 2015/2016 PROPOSED BUDGET. Click For Proposed Budget

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. CONSIDER ORDINANCE 2015-05, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE PLAN MAP OF THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT OF MORE THAN TEN ACRES OF LAND, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, CPA 15-02, BY THE CITY COMMISSION, UNDER THE AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3161 THROUGH 163.3248, FLORIDA STATUTES, AS AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN THE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM CONSERVATION TO RESIDENTIAL MIXED (1 TO 4 DWELLING UNITS PER GROSS
ACRE) ON CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS, FLORIDA; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A. MAYOR OPENS PUBLIC HEARING FOR PUBLIC INPUT.
B. MAYOR CLOSES PUBLIC HEARING.
C. DISCUSSION AND CONSIDERATION IN PASSING OF ORDINANCE 2015-05
ON SECOND READING.

2. CONSIDER ORDINANCE 2015-06, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, AS AMENDED; RELATING TO THE REZONING OF TEN OR MORE CONTIGUOUS ACRES OF LAND, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION, LDC 15-02, BY THE CITY COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR REZONING FROM
CONSERVATION TO R-2 RESIDENTIAL OF CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE
CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS, FLORIDA; REPEALING ALL
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A. MAYOR OPENS PUBLIC HEARING FOR PUBLIC INPUT.
B. MAYOR CLOSES PUBLIC HEARING.
C. DISCUSSION AND CONSIDERATION IN PASSING OF ORDINANCE 2015-06
ON SECOND READING.

CITIZEN REQUESTS AND COMMENTS – FOR ISSUES NOT ON AGENDA (PLEASE STATE
NAME FOR THE RECORD – LIMIT COMMENTS TO 5 MINUTES)

NEW BUSINESS

1. CONSIDER REQUEST FOR REZONING FROM R1 TO C3 FROM PAUL BARCIA IN ORDER TO BUILD A RV & MARINE STORAGE FACILITY ON TAX PARCELS 00180-000-000 AND 00155-002-000.

2. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF CONTRACT FOR AUDITING SERVICES WITH JAMES MOORE & COMPANY, P.L.

3. REVIEW OF JULY 2015 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

4. CONSIDER WAIVER OF FEES CHARGED FOR WATERLINE BREAK BY GREG THOMPSON.

5. CONSIDER RESOLUTION 2015- J, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS, FLORIDA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING SUPPORT TO THE HIGH SPRINGS/NEWBERRY CSX RAIL CORRIDOR; REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT.

6. CONSIDER RESOLUTION 2015-K, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS ADOPTING UPDATED MUNICIPAL FEES FOR THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT SERVICES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

7. CONSIDER AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF ALACHUA FOR BUILDING INSPECTIONS

8. CONSIDER RESOLUTION 2015–L, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS IMPOSING REGULATORY FEES FOR THE REGISTRATION OF VACANT REAL PROPERTY IN FORECLOSURE; PROVIDING LIMITATIONS ON SUCH REGULATORY FEES; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS REGARDING CODIFICATION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

9. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF CONTRACT WITH COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS CORPORATION FOR MANAGEMENT OF A REGISTRATION PROGRAM FOR VACANT/FORECLOSED REAL PROPERTIES.

10. REVIEW AND CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD OF ALACHUA COUNTY FOR A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM.

11. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS AND BEACONS AGREEMENT.

12. DISCUSSION AND CONSIDERATION IN ALLOWING CERTAIN CITY PROPERTIES TO BE INCLUDED IN AN ALACHUA COUNTY SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT.

13. CONSIDER CERTAIN CITY PROPERTY AS SURPLUS.

14. CONSIDER CHANGING THE SECOND REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING IN SEPTEMBER TO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST.

15. CONSIDER RESOLUTION-M, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS, FLORIDA, IN OPPOSITION TO THE ALACHUA COUNTY PROPOSED IRRIGATION EFFICIENCY ORDINANCE; REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT, AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Click For Resolution 2015-M

CITY ATTORNEY REPORT/UPDATE

CITY MANAGER REPORT/UPDATE

A. REPORT ON AGREEMENT ENACTING THE ALACHUA COUNTY URBAN RESERVE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT TO MAINTAIN THE URBAN RESERVE BOUNDARIES.
B. REPORT ON RENAMING STREET.
C. REPORT ON FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS.
COMMENTS AND CONCERNS:

1. COMMISSIONERS
2. MAYOR

MOTION TO ADJOURN

PLEASE NOTE: PURSUANT TO SECTION 286.0105, FLORIDA STATUTES, IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL
ANY DECISION MADE BY THE CITY COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED DURING
THIS MEETING, HE OR SHE WILL 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. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, A PERSON WITH DISABILITIES
NEEDING ANY SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN CITY COMMISSION MEETINGS, SHOULD
CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK, 110 N.W. 1ST AVENUE, HIGH SPRINGS, FLORIDA 32643,
TELEPHONE (386)454-1416.

Qualifying Period for November 3, 2015 City Election

RESOLUTION 2015 – H

A RESOLUTION SETTING THE ELECTION TO FILL CITY COMMISSION SEATS NUMBER 4 & 5 IN THE CITY OF HIGH SPRINGS; DESIGNATING THE ELECTION FOR THE 3RD DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2015, SETTING THE QUALIFYING PERIOD; SETTING THE QUALIFYING FEES; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

WHEREAS, Section 4.05 of the Charter of the City of High Springs provides that regular elections of Commissioners shall be held on the same date as the regular state and federal general election; and

WHEREAS, Section 4.03 of the Charter of the City of High Springs provides that candidates for the Office of City Commission shall qualify by filing a written notice of candidacy with the City Clerk at such time and in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance; and

WHEREAS, Section 30-1 of the High Springs Code of Ordinances (as amended by Ordinance 2007-34), provides that the City Commission shall by separate resolution each year set the qualifying period for candidates running for City Commissioner, which qualifying period shall be at least 60 days before the election and shall be for a period of five business days from Monday through Friday; and

WHEREAS, Section 30-1 of the High Springs Code of Ordinances (as amended by Ordinance 2007-34) provides that the resolution adopted each year establishing the qualifying period shall be adopted no later than 30 calendar days prior to the established qualifying period, and further provides that the resolution shall each year establish the qualifying fee for candidates; and

WHEREAS, two City Commission seats (#4 & #5) are open for election in 2015.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HIGH SPRINGS CITY COMMISSION THAT:

SECTION ONE: ELECTION DATE. The City Commission hereby sets the election to fill two City Commission seats #4 & #5 on the 3rd day of November, 2015. The successful candidates shall serve a regular three (3) year term pursuant to the Charter of the City of High Springs.

SECTION TWO: QUALIFICATION. Candidates may qualify to run for election to the said City Commission seats by filing with the City Clerk of the City of High Springs during regular business hours, from Monday, August 17, 2015, through Thursday, August 20, 2015.

SECTION THREE: QUALIFYING FEES. Each candidate for the office of City Commissioner shall pay the required qualifying fee as prescribed in State election regulations.

SECTION FOUR: This Resolution shall become effective upon passage.

PASSED in regular session of the High Springs City Commission on this 9th day of July, 2015.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM – AUGUST 20, 2015

HIGH SPRINGS ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT FORUM

August 20, 2015
3:00 – 5:00 PM
High Springs Community Center
(Old School Building)
120 N. W. 2nd Avenue

You are cordially invited to attend an Economic Development Forum sponsored by
the City of High Springs.

Economic Development has become the number one priority of the City Commission.
This forum is a way to have an open discussion on how to help local businesses grow
and expand.

Attending the forum will be the Gainesville Regional Economic Development Council,
property owners interested in selling large tracks of land and the High Springs City Commission.

Light refreshments will be served. Please mark your calendar for this exciting open
exchange of ideas forum.

If you have any comments or need further information, please feel free to contact City Manager Ed Booth at 352-213-8000 or 386-454-1416.

We look forward to your input.

August 25, 2015 Budget Workshop

CITY COMMISSION WORKSHOP
AMENDED AGENDA
City Hall
110 N.W. 1st Avenue
AUGUST 25, 2015 6:30 PM
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CALL TO ORDER: MAYOR SUE WELLER

INVOCATION:

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: MAYOR SUE WELLER

ROLL CALL: JENNY L. PARHAM, CITY CLERK

1. PRESENTATION OF PROPOSED FY 15/16 BUDGETS FOR THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS:

A) CITY ATTORNEY
B) FIRE

MOTION TO ADJOURN
PLEASE NOTE: PURSUANT TO SECTION 286.0105, FLORIDA STATUTES, IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY
THE CITY COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED DURING THIS MEETING, HE OR SHE WILL 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. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, A PERSON WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING ANY SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN CITY COMMISSION MEETINGS, SHOULD
CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK, 110 N.W. 1ST AVENUE, HIGH SPRINGS, FLORIDA 32643, TELEPHONE (386) 454-1416.