Regular City Council - February 9, 2021 6:30 PM

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City Council

Regular Meeting

February 9, 2021

 

The City of Titusville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at Titusville City Hall, second floor, Council Chamber, 555 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, Florida 32796. Mayor Diesel called the City Council meeting to order at 6:58 p.m. Those present in the Council Chamber included Mayor Daniel Diesel, Vice-Mayor Jo Lynn Nelson and City Council Members Joe Robinson, Robert Jordan, and Sarah Stoeckel. Also present were City Manager Scott Larese, City Attorney Richard Broome, and City Clerk Wanda Wells. Sr. Administrative Assistant Caitlin Rodriguez completed the minutes.


Mayor Diesel requested a moment of silence. He then led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. City Clerk Wanda Wells read the procedures for public comment and participation.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES


Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting on November 24, 2020 (6:30 p.m.) and the special City Council meeting on January 12, 2021, as submitted. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows: 

 

Member Robinson            Yes

Member Jordan                 Yes

Mayor Diesel                    Yes

Vice-Mayor Nelson          Yes

Member Stoeckel              Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously. 


SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS & PRESENTATIONS – None. 

 


City Manager Larese requested to hear item 12A Falcon's Roost - Sketch Plat after item 9E Right of Way Vacate Request ROW # 4-2020 Falcon's Roost, as the items were related. 

 

Motion:

Vice-Mayor Nelson moved to hear item 12A Falcon’s Roost – Sketch Plat after item 9E Right of Way Vacate Request ROW # 4-2020 Falcon’s Roost. Member Jordan seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows: 


Member Jordan                 Yes

Mayor Diesel                    Yes

Vice-Mayor Nelson          Yes

Member Stoeckel              Yes

Member Robinson            Yes

 

The motion passed unanimously.


Member Jordan requested to add an agenda item under Board and Commissions titled Planning and Zoning Commission

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to add agenda item 6B titled Planning and Zoning Commission. Member Stoeckel seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows: 

 

Mayor Diesel                    Yes

Vice-Mayor Nelson          No

Member Stoeckel              Yes

Member Robinson            No

Member Jordan                 Yes

 

The motion passed 3-2.


BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS 

 

Titusville Environmental Commission – The request was for City Council to allow the Titusville Environmental Commission regular member Tuan Le to continue to remain as a regular member and to excuse his absences. 

 

City Manager Larese advised that regular member Tuan Le had been absent from the last three (3) consecutive regular meetings. Mr. Le indicated that his absences were due to personal reasons and he expressed his desire to continue to remain on the Titusville Environmental Commission. 

 

Stan Johnston requested Council approve Mr. Tuan Le’s absences so that he could continue to serve on the Titusville Environmental Commission. 

 

Motion:

Vice-Mayor Nelson moved to excuse the absences of Titusville Environmental Commission regular  member Tuan Le for the following dates: October 14, 2020, November 11, 2020 and January 13, 2021, as requested. Member Jordan seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:
 

Vice-Mayor Nelson          Yes

Member Stoeckel              Yes

Member Robinson            Yes

Member Jordan                 Yes

Mayor Diesel                    Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Based on this approval, Mr. Le would continue to serve on the Titusville Environmental Commission. 


Planning and Zoning Commission – Council added this agenda item for discussion. 

 

Council discussed the role of the Planning and Zoning Commission, the relationships of the Commission with Council and staff, not needing a representative of the Planning and Zoning Commission to attend the City Council meetings due to the availability of minutes and videos of their meetings, etc.  Council also discussed their appreciation of the hard work completed by the Planning and Zoning Commission.


PETITIONS AND REQUEST FROM THE PUBLIC PRESENT (OPEN FORUM)


Dwight Severs stated that at a previous Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) meeting, the Commission voted (5:2) to appoint a representative from the P&Z to attend City Council meetings in case there were any questions from the Council or to explain the Commission’s reasonings for voting a certain way on an agenda item. Mr. Severs also stated that as Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission, he was dedicated to developing a better relationship between City Council, staff, and the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

Stan Johnston distributed a handout to the Council. Mr. Johnston expressed his concerns with the sewage spill at Sand Point Park. 

 

Kay St. Onge read a message from the Titusville Tree Team regarding their concerns with the Sand Point Park sewage spill and some requests that they would like to see in the near future to help the health of the Indian River Lagoon.   

 

Laurilee Thompson spoke regarding her concerns with the clarity in the water in the Indian River Lagoon and requested Council to de-muck the ponds at Sand Point Park after the sewage spill. 

 

Toni Shifalo requested that Council look at dredging the ponds that were affected by the sewage spill and creating a living shoreline at Sand Point Park. 


CONSENT AGENDA 

 

Council Member Sarah Stoeckel requested to pull Consent Agenda Item D - Approval of Additional Funding for an Emergency Purchase Order to KAG Specialty Products Group, LLC for Hauling Contaminated Stormwater

 

City Clerk Wanda Wells advised that there was one card submitted for all items. 

 

City Manager Larese read Consent Agenda Items A through E, as followed:

 

  1. Award US1 Beautification Project – South to Grace – Approve award of bid #21-B-03 for US1 Beautification Project – South to Grace Project to J B's Lawn Control of Titusville, Florida in the amount of $34,824.56 to provide nursery plantings, landscape material, and installation services to designated downtown Titusville areas. Additionally, authorize the Mayor to execute the contract.

 

  1. Budget Amendment - CRA Repair & Maintenance Services, Landscaping Mulch – Approve the Budget Amendment in the amount of $15,000 to fund the purchase of landscape mulch for the CRA District.

  1. Resolution No. 6-2021 Approving Temporary Closure of State Roads for Special Event - Spaceship Earth Day Celebration – Approve Resolution No. 6-2021 approving the temporary closure of US1 on April 9, 2021 for the Spaceship Earth Day Celebration street party.

  1. Approval of Additional Funding for an Emergency Purchase Order to KAG Specialty Products Group, LLC for Hauling Contaminated Stormwater – Approve additional funds be allocated to an existing emergency purchase order to KAG Specialty Products Group, LLC in the amount of $120,000 for hauling of contaminated stormwater related to the sewer force main break at Sand Point Park and approve the associated budget amendment in the amount of $200,000 to fund the emergency hauling.
     
  2. Approve Award of Contract - THS Baffle Box Construction – Approve award of bid #21-B-017 to Gregori Construction, Inc. of Titusville, Florida in the amount of $318,000.00 to construct the Titusville High School Basin Baffle Box. Additionally, authorize the Mayor to approve the associated budget amendment and execute the contract upon review and approval by City's Legal Department.

 

Member Stoeckel commented on agenda item D Approval of Additional Funding for an Emergency Purchase Order to KAG Specialty Products Group, LLC for Hauling Contaminated Stormwater. Member Stoeckel stated she would like to avoid reactive measures and spending money after the fact to correct issues and instead be ahead of situations like the sewage spill. She hoped that moving forward Council would show their support for what staff brings before them as proactive measures to keep something like the sewage spill from happening again. 


Stan Johnston submitted a public speaking card on agenda items A through E. Mr. Johnston spoke regarding his concerns with the amount of funds that were being spent on the proposed items that were presented to Council. 

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve Consent Agenda items A through E, in accordance with recommendations. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

 

Member Stoeckel              Yes

Member Robinson            Yes

Member Jordan                 Yes

Mayor Diesel                    Yes

Vice-Mayor Nelson          Yes

 

The motion passed unanimously.   


ORDINANCES – SECOND READING, PUBLIC HEARING AND RELATED ACTION

 

Ordinance No. 3-2021 Relating to Brewpubs – City Attorney Broome read, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 28 “ZONING” OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; SPECIFICALLY DESIGNATING BREWPUBS AS PERMITTED USES IN TOURIST, COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL, REGIONAL COMMERCIAL, DOWNTOWN MIXED USE, URBAN MIXED USE, SHORELINE MIXED USE, REGIONAL MIXED USE 300 AND 400 SUB-DISTRICTS, URBAN VILLAGE, AND INDIAN RIVER CITY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICTS; BY AMENDING SECTION 28-54 “USE TABLE” TO ADD “BREWPUB”; CREATING SECTION 28-105.8 “BREWPUB” AND PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 28-204 “CRAFT BREWERY/CRAFT DISTILLERY” BY DESIGNATING CRAFT BREWERY/CRAFT DISTILLERY AS A PERMITTED USE IN PLANNED INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONING

DISTRICT; DELETING SECTION 28-213 “MICROBREWERY”; AND AMENDING SECTIONS 28-342 “ACCESSORY USE TABLE” AND 28-361 “OUTDOOR AREAS OF SEATING” TO ALLOW OUTDOOR AREAS OF SEATING AS A LIMITED USE IN REGIONAL MIXED USE 300 SUB-DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND FOR INCORPORATION INTO THE CODE, the second time by title only. 


City Manager Larese advised that on January 20, 2021, the Planning and Zoning Commission considered the proposed ordinance and tabled the item. On February 3, 2021, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended that the ordinance be tabled to re-advertise the ordinance and allow staff to address concerns relating to setbacks, outdoor seating, outdoor entertainment, hours of operation, and inconsistencies with other uses and zoning districts mentioned previously (motion passed 4:3).

 

Laura Ward stated her concerns with outdoor entertainment and how it would impact the residents of the City. She hoped that Council would not approve the ordinance without looking at it more closely. 

 

Stan Johnston stated that he felt that Council should table this item until a further meeting. 

 

Based on the discussion of Council, this ordinance was withdrawn. Discussion included separating the outdoor entertainment and brewpubs into two ordinances and researching the inconsistencies, locations, and other municipalities ordinances including Cocoa, West Melbourne and Orlando, etc.   Council also discussed their concern with Brewpubs in the UMU zoning districts, inconsistencies with other uses and simplifying the ordinance. 


Ordinance No. 4-2021 Relating to Tiny Homes – City Attorney Broome read, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO AMEND CHAPTER 28 “ZONING” OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS TO ALLOW TINY HOUSES IN THE MULTIFAMILY MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (R-2), MULTIFAMILY HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (R-3), URBAN MIXED USE (UMU), RESIDENTIAL MANUFACUTRED HOUSING (RMH-1) AND RESIDENTIAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING PARK (RMH-2) ZONING DISTRICTS; BY AMENDING SECTION 28-54 “USE TABLE”, BY ADDING SECTION 28-80.5 “TINY HOUSES”, BY ADDING SECTION 280.6 “TINY HOUSE ON WHEELS (THOW); BY AMENDING SECTION 28-178 “TRAVEL TRAILER PARK”, AND BY AMENDING CHAPTER 33, “DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS”, BY AMENDING ARTICLE I, “PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (PD)”; BY AMENDING SECTION 33-6 “INTERNAL YARD AND BULK REQUIREMENTS” AND BY AMENDING CHAPTER 37 “DEFINITIONS”; BY AMENDING SECTION 37-1 “DEFINITIONS” TO ADD DEFINITIONS OF COTTAGE HOME DEVELOPMENT, TINY HOUSE AND TINY HOUSE ON WHEELS (THOW); PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND INCORPORATION INTO THE CODE, the second time by title only.


City Manager Larese advised that at their meeting on January 20, 2021, the Planning and Zoning Commission considered the ordinance and recommended approval (6:0), as presented. One member was not present during the vote.

 

Stan Johnston stated his concerns in regards to the passing of the proposed ordinance to allow tiny homes within the City. 

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve Ordinance No. 4-2021 related to Tiny Homes, as recommended. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows: 


Member Robinson            No

Member Jordan                 Yes

Mayor Diesel                    Yes

Vice-Mayor Nelson          Yes

Member Stoeckel              absent during vote

 

The motion passed 3:1.


Ordinance No. 5-2021 Relating to Submittal Requirements for Plan Amendments and Master Plans – City Attorney Broome read, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY DELETING CERTAIN WETLAND AND MASTER PLAN SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS FROM THE CODE THAT CURRENTLY EXIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROCEDURES TECHNICAL MANUAL BY AMENDING CHAPTER 29 “SPECIAL DISTRICTS AND OVERLAYS”, ARTICLE IV “WETLAND AND CONSERVATION AREA (WCA)”, SECTION 29-71 “INTENT” AND CHAPTER 34 “PROCEDURES”, SECTION 34-55 “MASTER PLAN APPROVAL”; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND FOR INCORPORATION INTO THE CODE, for the second time by title only.

 

City Manager Larese advised that on January 13, 2021, the Titusville Environmental Commission considered this ordinance and recommended approval as written. On January 20, 2021, the Planning and Zoning Commission considered this ordinance and recommended approval (6:0), as presented. One member was not present during the vote.

 

Stan Johnston stated some concerns he had with errors that he felt existed in the City’s Master Plans.  


Motion: 

Member Jordan moved to approve Ordinance No. 5-2021 Relating to Submittal Requirements for Plan Amendments and Master Plans, as recommended. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

 

Member Jordan                 Yes

Mayor Diesel                    Yes

Vice-Mayor Nelson          Yes

Member Stoeckel              Yes

Member Robinson            Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously.


Ordinance No. 6-2021 - Technical Manuals Codification – City Attorney Broome read, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER 30, ARTICLE I “GENERAL PROVISIONS” BY CREATING DIVISION 4 “TECHNICAL MANUALS” SECTION 30-8 “TECHNICAL MANUALS” INCORPORATING THE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROCEDURES TECHNICAL MANUAL, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TECHNICAL MANUAL, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICAL MANUAL, LANDSCAPING TECHNICAL MANUAL, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT TECHNICAL MANUAL, TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICAL MANUAL AND CONCURRENCY TECHNICAL MANUAL IN THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, EFFECTIVE DATE AND INCORPORATION INTO THE CODE, the second time by title only.

 

Stan Johnston stated reasons he was opposed to the approval of Ordinance No. 6-2021 and referenced a handout he distributed to the Council. 

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve Ordinance No. 6-2021 Technical Manuals Codification, as recommended. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows: 

 

Mayor Diesel                    Yes

Vice-Mayor Nelson          Yes

Member Stoeckel              Yes

Member Robinson            Yes

Member Jordan                 Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously.


City Attorney Broome read the quasi-judicial rules of procedures. Second Reading, Public Hearing and Related Action (Quasi-judicial) THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO QUASI-JUDICIAL RULES OF PROCEDURE. ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM MUST FIRST COMPLETE AN AGENDA SIGN-UP CARD AND SIGN THE OATH CONTAINED THEREON. THOSE SPEAKING IN FAVOR OF A REQUEST WILL BE HEARD FIRST. IF YOU HAVE PHOTOGRAPHS, SKETCHES, OR DOCUMENTS THAT YOU DESIRE FOR CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER, THEY MUST BE SUBMITTED INTO EVIDENCE AND WILL BE RETAINED BY THE CITY. SUBMIT THESE EXHIBITS TO THE CITY CLERK.


Right of Way Vacate Request ROW # 4-2020 Falcon's Roost – The request was to approve ROW 4-2020 application to vacate three rights of way located on property north of Knox McRae Drive and west of the Oakdale subdivision with conditions and approve the related Resolution No. 7-2021.

 

City Manager Larese advised the Planning and Zoning Commission considered this request on February 3, 2021 and recommended approval, as presented with conditions by staff. It passed unanimously.

 

Stan Johnston stated that he hoped to see Council move forward with the approval of the Right of Way application for Falcon’s Roost and the corresponding Resolution No. 7-2021. 

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve Right of Way vacate Request No. 4-2020 Falcon’s Roost with the following staff conditions: (1) Approval on condition to allow work in the right-of-way once a preliminary plat/site plan has been approved; (2) Such vacate is contingent upon recording of the final plat within 2 years; and (3) A Performance Bond (equal to 120% of estimated cost) shall be required for all improvements within the right of way, as approved by the City, and in accordance with the approved preliminary plat/site plan.  Such Performance Bond is required to be submitted to the City at the time of issuance of a site permit.  The Performance Bond is valid for 1 year from the date of issuance and can be extended by the City. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows: 

 

Vice-Mayor Nelson          Yes

Member Stoeckel              Yes

Member Robinson            Yes

Member Jordan                 Yes

Mayor Diesel                    Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously.


Previously in the meeting, Council voted to hear item 12A Falcon’s Roost Sketch Plat after item 9E Right of Way Vacate Request ROW # 4-2020 Falcon's Roost.


Falcon’s Roost Sketch Plat – The request was for Council to approve the sketch plat for Falcon’s Roost, as recommended. 

 

City Manager Larese advised that on February 3, 2021, the Planning and Zoning Commission considered this request and recommended approval, as submitted. It passed unanimously.

 

Motion: 

Member Jordan moved to approve Falcon’s Roost Sketch Plat, as recommended. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows: 

 

Member Stoeckel              Yes

Member Robinson            Yes

Member Jordan                 Yes

Mayor Diesel                    Yes

Vice-Mayor Nelson          Yes

 

The motion passed unanimously.


ORDINANCES-FIRST READING

 

Ordinance No. 7-2021 Relating to Public Purpose Variances –  City Attorney Broome read, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY ESTABLISHING A VARIANCE PROCESS TO BE HEARD BY THE CITY COUNCIL FOR PROJECTS DETERMINED TO SERVE A PUBLIC PURPOSE; BY AMENDING CHAPTER 34 “PROCEDURES”, ARTICLE V “VARIANCES AND APPEALS”, BY ADDING A NEW DIVISION 9, “VARIANCES FOR PUBLIC PURPOSE PROJECTS”, INCLUDING “APPLICABILITY”, “CRITERIA FOR GRANTING VARIANCES”, “REQUIRED APPLICATION”, “NOTICE REQUIREMENTS”, “HEARING AND DECISION”, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, EFFECTIVE DATE AND INCORPORATION INTO THE CODE, the first time by title only.

 

City Manager Larese advised that this is the first reading of the ordinance. The second reading and public hearing was scheduled to be heard by City Council on February 23, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. The Planning and Zoning Commission considered the ordinance on February 3, 2021 and recommended approval, as submitted (6:1).

 

Stan Johnston expressed his concerns to City Council regarding the OR flood zones.


City Council took a five-minute recess at 9:35 p.m. and resumed the meeting at 9:40 p.m.


OLD BUSINESS

 

Advisability to transition Residential Solid Waste charges to the Non-Ad Valorem Tax Rolls – City Manager Larese reviewed the information included in the agenda packet. The request was for Council to authorize staff to proceed with a review of placing Residential Solid Waste charges on the Non-Ad Valorem Tax Rolls. (This item was tabled at the regular City Council meeting on January 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.) 

 

Stan Johnston stated that he had great disappointment when the City changed their collection agency for water bills to an outside source that was receiving so much money per bill. 

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to authorize staff to proceed with a review of placing Residential Solid Waste charges on Non-Ad Valorem Tax Rolls, as recommended. Member Stoeckel seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

 

Member Robinson            Yes

Member Jordan                 Yes

Mayor Diesel                    Yes

Vice-Mayor Nelson          Yes

Member Stoeckel              Yes

 

The motion passed unanimously.


Sand Point Park Fencing – The request was to provide staff direction for fencing options at Sand Point Park as discussed at a previous City Council meeting. (This item was tabled at the regular City Council meeting on January 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.)

 

Stan Johnston stated that it would not cost much to put an orange fence around the pond temporarily until the ponds were back to normal after the sewage spill.

 

Council supported installing a fence around the playground area and requested the fence be aesthetically appealing. City Manager Larese advised that this information will have to be provided to Brevard County to confirm they will maintain the fencing structure. City Manager Larese also advised that this will come back to Council for their final review.


Draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan – The request was to provide direction to staff regarding the Draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan. (This item was tabled at the regular City Council meeting on January 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.)

 

Stan Johnston discussed his concerns with Council regarding the City’s culverts.

 

Council supported the proposed plan being submitted to the state for their review. It would come back to Council for additional input. Council’s discussion included LID, going green with City vehicles, concern of socially economic disadvantage neighborhoods, vocational job training, not leaving any community or street behind, etc.


NEW BUSINESS

 

Falcon's Roost - Sketch Plat – This item was heard after item number 9E Right of Way Vacate Request ROW # 4-2020 Falcon's Roost.


Resolution No. 8-2021 Amending Development Review Procedures Technical Manual Regarding Submittal Requirements for Information Related to Wetlands – The request was to adopt Resolution No. 8-2021 amending the Technical Manuals and Specifications in support of the Land Development Regulations for wetland surveys and adding requirements for mitigation information.

City Manager Larese advised that on January 20, 2021 the Planning and Zoning Commission considered this item and unanimously (7:0) recommended adoption of the resolution as written.

 

Stan Johnston stated his concerns regarding the zoning for specific properties within the City.  

 

Motion: 

Member Jordan moved to approve Resolution No. 8-2021 Amending Development Review Procedures Technical Manual Regarding Submittal Requirements for Information Related to Wetlands. Member Stoeckel seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

 

Member Jordan                 Yes

Mayor Diesel                    Yes

Vice-Mayor Nelson          Yes

Member Stoeckel              Yes

Member Robinson            Yes

 

The motion passed unanimously.


PETITION AND REQUESTS FROM THE PUBLIC PRESNET (NON-AGENDA ITEMS) – None. 


MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

 

Mayor's Report – Mayor Diesel submitted his written report.


Council Reports

 

Member Jordan shared a letter honoring the healthcare workers of Parrish Medical Center who have worked the frontlines during the pandemic. 

 

Council provided their support for staff to complete a Proclamation to honor health care workers for their efforts and hard work during the pandemic (COVID-19), as requested by Member Jordan. A proclamation will be completed to designate February 1, 2021 as Parrish Medical Center Health Care Hero’s Day.   


Member Robinson stated that he took a walk though Sand Point Park recently to follow up on the progress after the sewage spill. He stated there was not a scent of sewage in the air and he was glad to see citizens were out enjoying the park.


Mayor Diesel highlighted a few things he had been involved in recently: 

  • Spoke at the Astronaut Memorial ceremony 
  • Met with Pastor Black with the Gibson Center and listened to some of his concerns. 
  • Met with the Community Revival Committee that will be taking place at Sand Point Park on February 20, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
  • Attended the Hope for North Brevard Homeless Coalition meeting with Chief Lau. 
  • On February 10, 2021 he would attend the Chamber of Commerce meeting and help celebrate the Education Business Partners. 

City Manager's Report – 

City Manager Larese submitted his written report and all items were informational only. 


City Manager Larese stated that there was discussion about changing the representation on the Affordable Housing Committee from Vice-Mayor Nelson to Member Robinson. There was consensus from the Council to make the change as stated.


CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT – None. 


With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 10:35 p.m.