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Back in session: Council meetings resume

By Staff | Jan 9, 2015

City Council returns to its regular meeting schedule in Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday with only a few items on its plate. The body also meets Wednesday in Room A-200 in the Nicholas Annex for a workshop session centering on the Fire Service Assessment.

Both meetings convene at 4:30 p.m.

Council will start Monday by appointing an alternate member to the South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency advisory board and one member to the Charter Review Commission.

Final public hearings will commence on two items, the first an ordinance that establishes the alternate member position and their role on the CRA advisory board. The second is a resolution to vacate a plat for public utility and drainage easements at 1540 Andalusia Blvd.

New business includes a resolution for a purchase agreement through the Wetland Mitigation Bank to be outlined by Economic Development Director Dana Brunett.

Council also will be asked to pass a resolution establishing the city’s 2015 Federal agenda for the upcoming legislative sessions.

Wednesday’s workshop meeting will discuss the city’s five-year road repaving plan, the funding for which is tied to the Fire Service Assessment still awaiting a ruling on a court case appeal from the Florida Supreme Court.

The city is prepared to earmark $2 million a year for the paving of major roadways and another $4.5 million for residential streets. That amount on a yearly basis is expected to maintain city roadways within their estimated lifespans of 10-12 years for major roads and 20-24 years for residential streets.

If the city does not get a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court case this year, the budget for paving would have to be trimmed to just $1 million.

The body also will discuss legislation needed to enter into public-private partnerships, also known as P3s, for major developments.