Regular City Council - April 13, 2021

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City Council

Regular Meeting

April 13, 2021

 

The City of Titusville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, April 13, 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 7:25 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.

 

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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.

 

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve the minutes of the regular City Council meetings on

January 26, 2021 (5:30 p.m.), February 9, 2021 and March 9, 2021 and the special City Council meeting on February 18, 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. 

 

    

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SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

 

Proclamation - Pastor Peter Lord Day – City Manager Larese read a proclamation that Mayor Diesel presented proclaiming March 4, 2021 as Pastor Peter Lord Day. 

 

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Arbor Day Proclamation 2021 – Each year the City celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday in April with the Mayor's signing of an Arbor Day Proclamation. The celebration of Arbor Day supports the City's continued recognition as a Tree City USA. No action was required by Council.

 

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BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS 

 

North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation – The North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation semi-annual written report was included in the agenda packet. No action was required. 

 

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Student Advisory Council – City Manager Larese advised that the 9th grade student representative from Astronaut High School forfeited membership on the Student Advisory Council, as provided in City Code Section 2-53. City Manager Larese advised that this item was provided for informational purposes only and no action was required. 

 

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Titusville Environmental Commission (TEC) - Leave of Absence – The request was for the City Council to approve regular member Jim Yount’s leave of absence from regularly scheduled meetings in the months of June, July, and August 2021. 

 

City Manager Larese advised that Member Yount was a professor and his course schedule conflicted with the regularly scheduled TEC meetings for the three months he was requesting leave. Staff recommended Council approve his leave of absence from June 2021 through August 2021. 

 

Motion: 

Vice-Mayor Nelson moved to approve Titusville Environmental Commission Regular Member Jim Yount’s leave of absence from June 2021 through August 2021, as recommended. 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 carried unanimously. 

 

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North Brevard Library District Board – The request was for Council to accept the resignation of Regular Member Cynthia Williams of the North Brevard Library District Board with an unexpired term to expire on September 30, 2022. Her resignation was effective on March 16, 2021. 

 

Motion: 

Vice-Mayor Nelson moved to accept the resignation of Regular Member Cynthia Williams of the North Brevard Library District Board with an unexpired term to expire on September 30, 2021, as requested. Member Stoeckel 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 passed unanimously. 

 

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PETITIONS AND REQUEST FROM THE PUBLIC PRESENT (OPEN FORUM)

 

Joseph Hill commented on the sidewalk along South Hopkins Avenue starting at Titus Landing heading north on Hopkins Avenue.  He was concerned on the condition of the sidewalk and/or lack of sidewalk and felt it was dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists.  Mr. Hill requested the budget be reviewed to possibly fix this issue. Vice-Mayor Nelson asked staff to review and there was no objection from City Council.

 

Janice Pound invited the Council and all of those present or watching the Council meeting to participate in the National Day of Prayer observance on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Indian River City United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m.

 

Stan Johnston read a portion of a letter he distributed to the City Council by e-mail and discussed some concerns he had with the City. 

 

Nathan Slusher requested the City Council motion to strike Code of Ordinances Chapter 4, Section 4 and rewrite it to say “Alcohol shall be permitted to be sold at any time without restriction within the jurisdiction of the City of Titusville.”  Council supported receiving additional information from staff.

 

Tuan Le expressed concern of small businesses not being selected through the City’s procurement process to work on City projects.  Staff provided feedback to Council on the process.

 

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 CONSENT AGENDA

 

City Clerk Wanda Wells advised that there were cards submitted for the following items: A, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, and P. 

 

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

 

A. Amendment to Indian River Avenue Force Main Design – Work Order Approve amendment to Work Order #AECOMWR013 to AECOM Technical Services, Inc in the amount of $235,101 to provide additional engineering services including, but not limited to, the preparation of design drawings and specifications, permitting, bidding assistance, SRF funding and limited construction administration services for the remaining portions of the force main from Causeway lift station to the Osprey plant, approve a budget transfer to fund the Work Order amendment, and authorize the Mayor to execute the Work Order AECOMWR013 Change Order #1.

 

B. Housing Replacement Program Loan Assumption Agreement – 819 Dummitt Avenue –Approve the loan assumption between the City and new Owner of 819 Dummitt Avenue, and authorize the Mayor and staff to execute.

 

C. Housing Rehabilitation Program Loan Assumption Agreement - 2300 Barna Avenue Approve loan assumption between City and new Owner of 2300 Barna Avenue, and authorize the Mayor and staff to execute.


D. Indian River Lagoon Sanitary Sewer Force Main Master Planning – Approve the award of work order CDMWR008 to CDM Smith, Inc., in the amount of $25,844.96 to develop concept routing plans for potential force main improvements, and authorize the City Manager to execute the Work Order.
 

E. Pump Replacements for the Osprey Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) – Approve the purchase of two (2) Fairbanks Nijhuis (formally Fairbanks Morse) solids-handling pumps from Barney's Pumps Inc. of Lakeland, FL in the amount of $57,310 and authorize the Mayor to execute the purchase order.

 

F. Work Order for Engineering Services for the Cheney Highway Water Main Replacement Project – Approve the award of Work Order #WPWR007 to Wright Pierce, Inc., of Orlando, FL in the amount of $141,300 to provide engineering consulting services including, but not limited to, the preparation of design drawings and specifications, permitting, bidding assistance and construction administration services for the Cheney Highway Water Main Replacement Project, and authorize the Mayor to execute the Work Order.

 

G. Award the Code Enforcement Nuisance Mowing and Lot Cleaning Contract – Approve the recommendation for awarding the selection of ITB# 21-B-014 Code Enforcement Nuisance Mowing and Lot Cleaning to JB's Lawn Control for a one (1) year term with an option for two (2) one-year renewals for the estimated annual amount of $19,750. Authorize the City Manager to execute the agreement subject to the approval of final contract terms by the City Attorney.

 

H. Landscape Mitigation Fund Transfer - Sand Point Park Plantings – Approve Budget Amendment in the amount of $25,000 to fund tree plantings within Sand Point Park around the East Pond. The City shall bid and contract for the installation of the trees and watering for a period of 3 months. After which, the maintenance shall be the responsibility of Brevard County Parks and Recreation.

 

I. FY21 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Street Paving Improvements Contract Award – Approve the award of a contract to Masci Construction of Daytona Beach, FL to provide FY21 CDBG Street paving improvements at various locations within the South Street Target Area in the amount of $169,105.63; and authorize the Mayor to execute said contract

J. Purchase of Vehicles - Public Works – Approve the use of Cooperative Sourcewell (formally NJPA) contract #2021 120716-NAF&06 and City of Titusville Invitation for Bid #21-B-015 to purchase budgeted vehicle replacements. Award City IFB #21-B-015 for projects Z02118 and Z02121 to Ron Norris Ford of Titusville, Florida in the total amount of $124,521.07 for the purchase of five vehicles. Approve the use of Sourcewell contract #2021 120716- NAF&06 with Alan Jay Fleet Sales of Sebring, Florida for budgeted vehicle replacements Z02120 in the total amount of $89,702.00 for the purchase of two vehicles. Additionally, approve the associated budget amendment transferring funds to capital outlay project Z02120 for this purchase with authorization of City Manager, Legal, and City Staff to execute any necessary instruments.

 

K. Solid Waste Budget Amendment - Recycling Processing Fees – Approve budget amendment in the amount of $65,000 to Solid Waste Fund Account 404-1513-531.31-01 from the Solid Waste Fund Contingency.

 

L. Brevard County Save our Indian River Lagoon Grant Extension - Draa Field Floating Islands – Authorize the Mayor to execute Amendment No.1 to the Save our Indian River Lagoon Cost-Share Funding Interlocal Agreement Number SOIRL #20-120.


M. Cost-Share Funding Interlocal Agreement - St Johns 2 Baffle Box – Approve the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Cost-Share Funding Interlocal Agreement between the City of Titusville and Brevard County in the amount of $243,070 in funding toward the construction of the St Johns 2 Baffle Box project, approve associated budget amendment, create associated project and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement.

 

N. Cost-Share Funding Interlocal Agreement - Marina Pond Floating Islands – Approve the Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Cost-Share Funding Interlocal Agreement #21-178 between the City of Titusville and Brevard County in the amount of $6,670 in funding toward the installation of the Marina Pond Managed Aquatic Plant Systems Project, approve associated budget amendment, create associated project and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement.

O. Purchase of Slope Mower – Approve attached budget amendment and the award of bid 21-B-020 for a 2020 John Deere Tractor with Alamo Slope Mower attachment from Everglades Equipment Group in the amount of $219,961.

 

P. Mourning Dove WTP Standby Generator Fuel Line Replacement – Approve award of Bid No. 21-B-025 in the amount of $26,195 to JRS Enterprises East Coast, LLC dba JSR Fueling Technologies, LLC of Melbourne, FL to replace the diesel fuel line for the standby generator at Mourning Dove Water Treatment Facility, and authorize the City Manager to put in place the instruments necessary for this purchase upon review of documents by City Attorney and City Staff.

 

Q. Advisability - Small Business Assistance for Business Tax Receipt Payments – Approve advisability to establish a program to pay the BTR for new and renewing businesses through December 31, 2021.

 

R. Change Order #1 for Engineering Services for Design of Traffic Signal Improvements – Approve the Change Order #1 to DRMP, Inc. in the amount of $21,864.56 to provide additional engineering consulting services due to FPL conflicts at two (2) signal improvement locations; and authorize the City Manager to sign the Change Order.

 

S. Resolution No. 12-2021 clarifying the process for settlement and collection of municipal code liens under Resolution 1-2012 – Approve Resolution No. 12-2021, clarifying the process for settlement and collection of municipal code liens under Resolution No. 1-2012.

 

Kay St. Onge requested Council approve item 8H - Landscape Mitigation Fund Transfer - Sand Point Park Plantings to help remediate the recent sewage spill at Sand Point Park as well as beautify the park, help reduce the temperatures, and provide bird habitat. 

 

Joe Hill spoke in favor of item 8H regarding the plantings at Sand Point Park and any landscaping the City could do, but requested that the City purchase Florida native trees, etc. 

 

Stan Johnston spoke in regards to an e-mail he distributed to the City Council prior to the meeting. Mayor Diesel requested that Mr. Johnston’s comments remain on topic to the agenda items he filled out cards to speak on under consent. 

 

Motion:

Vice-Mayor Nelson moved to approve Consent Agenda items A through S, in accordance with recommendations. 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.  

 

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ORDINANCES – SECOND READING, PUBLIC HEARING AND RELATED ACTION

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.


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Ordinance No. 8-2021 - Rezoning (REZ) Application No. 1-2021 - Home Depot Outparcel, Windover Trail – City Attorney Broome read, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 5-1993, BY AMENDING THE ZONING MAP MADE A PART OF SAID ORDINANCE BY REFERENCE BY REPLACING THE PRESENT COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL (CC) ZONING DISTRICT WITH THE REGIONAL COMMERCIAL (RC) ZONING DISTRICT FOR A PORTION OF PROPERTY APPROXIMATELY .997 ACRES IN SIZE, HAVING PARCEL ID NUMBER 22-35-29-AV-*-49, LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF COLUMBIA BOULEVARD AND ON THE WEST SIDE OF WINDOVER TRAIL; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, the second time by title only.

 

The request was to conduct the public hearing of Ordinance No. 8-2021 for Rezoning (REZ) Application No. 1-2021 Home Depot Outparcel, Windover Trail to rezone from the Community Commercial (CC) zoning district to the Regional Commercial (RC) and remove site-specific conditions. 

 

City Manager Larese advised that on March 17, 2021, the Planning and Zoning Commission considered the request and recommended approval, with the condition that the applicant hold the community engagement meeting before the City Council meeting on April 13, 2021 (vote: 7 yes - 0 no). The applicant conducted the required meeting on March 29, 2021.

 

Brian Fleming requested that Home Depot be able to use their property how they wish without any government restrictions. 


Motion: 

Member Robinson moved to approve Ordinance No. 8-2021 - Rezoning (REZ) Application No. 1-2021 - Home Depot Outparcel, Windover Trail, as recommended. Member Jordan 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 carried unanimously.

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ORDINANCES-FIRST READING

 

Ordinance No. 9-2021 - Revocation of Ad Valorem Tax Exemption for NewSpace Center, LLC – City Attorney Broome read, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA, REVOKING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION TO NEWSPACE CENTER LLC; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, the first time by title only.

 

City Manager Larese advised that this was the first reading of Ordinance No. 9-2021. The second reading and public hearing was scheduled for the Regular City Council meeting on April 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

                                                                 

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Ordinance No. 10-2021, Allowing for an Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Abatement to Dark Storm Industries, LLC (Project Freedom) – City Attorney Broome read, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA, ALLOWING FOR AN AD VALOREM TAX ABATEMENT TO DARK STORM INDUSTRIES, LLC (PROJECT FREEDOM); SPECIFYING THE ITEMS EXEMPTED; PROVIDING FOR AN EXPIRATION DATE FOR THE EXEMPTION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE, the first time by title only.

 

City Manager Larese advised that this was the first reading of Ordinance No. 10-2021. The second reading and public hearing was scheduled for the Regular City Council meeting on April 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Edgar Campa-Palafox gave an overview of his request and stated he was available for any questions from the Council.

 

Council discussed increasing the 70% Ad Valorem Tax Abatement for 7 years to 100% Ad Valorem Tax Abatement for 10 years.   Council requested staff provide additional information.


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Ordinance No. 11-2021 - Business Tax Receipt Exemptions – City Attorney Broome read, AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO REFERENCE BUSINESS TAX RECEIPTS EXEMPTIONS CREATED BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA, BY AMENDING CHAPTER 11 “LICENSES AND BUSINESS REGULATIONS”, SPECIFICALLY CREATING SECTION 11.37.5 “EXEMPTIONS UNDER STATE LAW”, 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 was the first reading of the ordinance. The second reading and public hearing was scheduled to be heard by City Council on April 27, 2021 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

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OLD BUSINESS

 

Advisability for Solid Waste Assessment – The request was to provide direction on transitioning Solid Waste billing associated with residential properties within the City from the current monthly utility bill to a non-ad valorem assessment. The earliest this would take place would be in the FY23 budget proposals.

 

Staff provided a presentation on the transitioning of Solid Waste Billing associated with residential properties within the City from the current monthly utility bill to a non-ad valorem assessment, highlighted as follows:

 

  • Advisability for Solid Waste (Residential) Non-Ad Valorem Assessment
  • Action Seeking Tonight
  • Overview of Residential Services
  • Considerations for Assessment
  • Who pays the bill?
  • What happens when a new home is CO’d during the year?
  • What happens when ownership of an existing home changes during the year?
  • What happens with cart deposits?
  • What happens with City provided customer service?
  • What happens with the current citizen paid franchise fee?
  • What is the financial impact? And how can this be addressed?
  • Steps to Approval

 

The steps to follow: a resolution to authorize assessment; interlocal agreements with Brevard County Tax Collector and Property Appraiser; first reading of amended solid waste ordinance; and second reading of amended solid waste ordinance and adoption of FY 23 rates. There was no objection from City Council on moving forward with the transition.

 

Nathan Slusher discussed his concerns regarding the solid waste collection being included in the tax bills for those who rented a residence within the City and the risk of this increasing the cost of rent.

 

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Award of Contract for Construction of the Mourning Dove WTP Solids Train Upgrade Project – The request was to approve the award of a contract for Bid No. 20-B-019 to Sawcross, Inc. of Jacksonville, FL for the Mourning Dove WTP Solids Train Upgrade project in the amount of $4,753,000 and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract subject to final approval by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. City Manager Larese highlighted additional information that was included in the agenda packet.

 

Motion: 

Member Jordan moved to approve the Award of Contract from Construction on the Mourning Dove WTP Solids Train Upgrade Project, as recommended. 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.

 

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NEW BUSINESS

 

Ad Valorem Tax Abatement for Tax Year 2020 and Ground Lease Incentive – Professional Aircraft Accessories – The request was to approve the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption (continuation of Ordinance No. 05-2011) for Professional Aircraft Accessories (PAA) at 100 percent for tax year 2020 and approve the ground lease incentive payment authorized by the April 26, 2011, Memorandum of Understanding between the City and PAA in the amount of $12,500.00.

 

Motion: 

Vice-Mayor Nelson moved to approve the Ad Valorem Tax Abatement for Tax Year 2020 and Ground Lease Incentive – Professional Aircraft Accessories, as recommended. 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 carried unanimously.

 

 

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Tax Year 2020 Ad Valorem Tax Abatement – Barn Light Electric – The request was to approve the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption (continuation of Ordinance No. 19-2013) for Barn Light Electric at 85 percent. 

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve the Tax Year 2020 Ad Valorem Tax Abatement – Barn Light Electric, 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.

 

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Ad Valorem Tax Abatement for Tax Year 2020 – Brix Project Brewery – The request was to approve the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption (continuation of Ordinance No. 27-2015) for tax year 2020 for Brix Project Brewery at 100 percent.

 

Motion: 

Vice-Mayor Nelson moved to approve the Ad Valorem Tax Abatement for Tax Year 2020 – Brix Project Brewery, as recommended. Member Jordan seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follow:

 

Vice-Mayor Nelson          Yes

Member Stoeckel              Yes

Member Robinson            Yes

Member Jordan                 Yes

Mayor Diesel                    Yes

 

The motion passed unanimously.

 

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Continuation of Ad Valorem Tax Abatement – Paragon Plastics – The request was to approve the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption (continuation of Ordinance No. 23-2015) for tax year 2020 for Paragon Plastics at 60 percent.

 

Motion:

Member Robinson moved to approve the Continuation of Ad Valorem Tax Abatement – Paragon Plastics, as recommended. Member Jordan 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 carried unanimously.

 

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Ad Valorem Tax Abatement for Tax Year 2020 – Eckler Industries (Project Circle) – The request was to approve the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption (continuation of Ordinance No. 18-2013) for tax year 2020 for Eckler Industries (Project Circle) at 90 percent.

 

A revised Report to Council was distributed to the City Council providing the number of employees and average salary.

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve Ad Valorem Tax Abatement for Tax Year 2020 – Eckler Industries (Project Circle), as recommended. 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.

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Proposal to Develop a Code Enforcement Lien Amnesty Program – The request was to give advisability to staff on a Lien Amnesty Program in order to incentivize code compliance and to expedite the process to settle outstanding liens. 

 

City Manager Larese advised that this was a temporary program to help cleanup code liens during the COVID-19 period for one-year and that this was advisability to staff to come back with a Resolution for Council to consider.

 

Council came to a consensus to approve for staff to move forward with preparing a Resolution for Council’s consideration. 

 

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PETITIONS AND REQUESTS FROM THE PUBLIC PRESENT (NON-AGENDA ITEMS) – None. 


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MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS


Mayor's Report –  


Mayor Diesel submitted his written report. 

 

Mayor Diesel stated that he was invited and attended a POW Flag brigade in honor of Vietnam Veterans held at Astronaut High School. 

 

Mayor Diesel also stated he visited Oak Park Elementary to discuss FSA testing and to play kickball with the students. 

 

       

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Council Reports

 

Member Stoeckel thanked Mayor Diesel for keeping citizens on topic to the agenda items they sign up to speak under. She felt it allowed their meetings to run more efficiently. 

 

Member Stoeckel also commented on blighted properties and requested an advisability to research companies that assist with foreclosed and vacant properties registering with City.  Assistant Attorney Chelsea Farrell advised that the City currently had a contract with Prochamp. Member Stoeckel requested additional information on their work and the terms of the contract.  

 

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Vice-Mayor Nelson discussed her concerns regarding the lack of public pools in the Titusville community for children to be able to learn to swim.  

 

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Member Robinson thanked Nathan Slusher and Brian Fleming for their participation in local City government. 

 

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City Manager's Report – City Manager Larese submitted his written report. 

 

       

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City Manager Larese requested Council to authorize a summer recess by canceling the second City Council meetings in June (June 22, 2021). 

 

Motion: 

Member Jordan moved to cancel the second City Council meetings in June (June 22, 2021), as requested. 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 carried unanimously. Both the 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. meetings scheduled for June 22, 2021 would be canceled based on this action.

 

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Council scheduled a budget workshop and public hearings for the FY 22 Budget:  Budget Workshop – Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.; First Budget Public Hearing – Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.; Second and Final Budget Public Hearing – Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

 

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The remaining items were informational only. 


CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT – None. 

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With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.