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September 13, 2023
City Commission “After Action” Summary
State Representative Chip LaMarca presented the City with a check for approved appropriations funded by the State for certain capital projects.
Acting City Administrator Licata presented the City Commission on the possibility of allowing synthetic turf in driveways and on driveway aprons. The consensus was to allow for it but with certain conditions. An amendment to the Code will be made in the near future.
The tentative Operating Millage Rate for FY 2023-2024 of 3.851 and the tentative Debt Service Millage Rate for FY 2023-2024 of .2970, totaling a Millage Rate of 4.1471 was approved by the City Commission. The final hearing for the City’s Millage Rate will occur on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m.
The tentative Budget for FY 2023-2024 was approved by the City Commission. The final hearing for the City’s Budget will occur on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m.
Resolution No. 2023-2532, establishing the rates for the Fire Protection Special Assessment for the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2023 was approved by the City Commission.
Resolution No. 2023-2533, establishing the rates for the Stormwater Special Assessment for the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2023 was approved unanimously by the City Commission.
Resolution No. 2023-2534 establishing the rates for the Residential Solid Waste Special Assessment for the Fiscal Year beginning on October 1, 2023 was approved unanimously by the City Commission.
Ordinance 2023-0998, amending Chapter 42, Land Development Code, Section 42-381 Seawall height and raising or capping seawalls was approved on Second Reading. This amendment will allow for property owners to build up to 5-foot seawalls and may require returns for water retention purposes.
A grant agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the NE 21st Avenue Stormwater Improvement Project was approved by the City Commission unanimously through Resolution No. 2023-2535.
Resolution No. 2023-2536, approving an interlocal agreement between Palm Beach County and the City to provide the City’s Fire and Police Department wish access to the Palm Beach County Radio System Common Talk Groups, was approved unanimously.
A second amendment to the Regional Interlocal Agreement between Broward County and the City was unanimously approved. This allows for the city to continue participation in the Consolidated Regional E-911 Communications System.
A first amendment to an agreement with Juniper Landscaping of Florida, LLC for sports field turf management was unanimously approved by the Commission. This also includes a consent assignment, as the original vendor Greensource Landscape and Sports Turn, Inc. has been assumed by Juniper Landscaping of Florida, LLC.
The City Commission approved Resolution No. 2023-2539, which awards RFP 2023-006, Construction Repairs to Eight Bridges, and approved an agreement with Structural Preservation Systems, LLC.
The City Commission approved Resolution No. 2023-2540, which awards RFP 2023-008, Municipal Dredging Services to, and approved an agreement with Bayside Dredging, LLC.
Resolution No. 2023-2541 was approved by the City Commission unanimously, and approves an agreement with WM (formerly Waste Management, Inc.) for recycling services.
Resolution NO. 2023-2542 was approved by the City Commission unanimously, which approves an agreement with CPZ Architects for Professional Architectural Services. This agreement allows for the exploration and feasibility of converting the old fire station to a new building department space.
Acting City Administrator Licata was named a trustee on the Retirement Plan and Trust for the Police Officers and Firefighters, through Resolution No. 2023-2543.