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Lean agenda for council, but LCEC discussion expected

By Staff | Apr 8, 2016

A lean agenda awaits City Council consideration at Monday’s meeting at City Hall.

Two public hearings are scheduled, one dealing with acquiring certain property at the northern terminus of Commercial Park Place for facilities supporting the North 2 and Southwest 6-7 Utility Extension Project and the other amending the city’s operating budget by more than $34 million by bringing forward fund balances from Fiscal Year 2015. The budget iten does not impact the ad valorem or other fees paid by residents.

A discussion on LCEC, twice postponed at previous council meetings, is expected to take place on Monday. Earlier this week LCEC issued a public response to the city’s rate structure complaint filed with the Public Service Commission to which the city has yet to respond.

Assistant City Manager Mike Ilczyszyn is to present council information concerning LCEC’s charges for CIAC (contributions in aid of construction) to residents building where utility infrastructure does not exist.

Meanwhile, the Florida Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc., a trade association for 15 electric distribution cooperatives in Florida, has filed notice to the PSC requesting “person of interest” status.

“The issues in the above-referenced docket are of interest to FECA’s members by potentially adversely changing the formula used to determine fair and reasonable rate structures,” the FECA letter filed Tuesday states.

The filing would allow FECA to be copied on all filings and other correspondence from the city and LCEC, including any pleadings, motions, notices, orders,

Council also is expected to discuss consent agenda items that includes a $72,000 roof replacement on fire station 2 on Nicholas Parkway, the city’s oldest station. Current projections indicate the roof is needed because the building itself will not be replaced until after 2021.

Monday’s meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.