Regular City Council - October 12, 2021

City Council

Regular Meeting

October 12, 2021

 

The City of Titusville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, October 12, 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 6:30 p.m. Those present in the Council Chamber included Mayor Daniel E. Diesel, Vice-Mayor Jo Lynn Nelson, and City Council Members Robert L. Jordan, Jr., Joe C. Robinson, and Dr. Sarah Stoeckel. Also present were City Manager Scott Larese, City Attorney Richard Broome, and City Clerk Wanda Wells. Sr. Administrative Assistant Emily Campbell 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. Additionally, City Clerk Wanda Wells read the procedure for public comment and participation. 


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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Motion: Vice-Mayor Nelson moved to approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting on September 14, 2021. Member Jordan seconded the motion and 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

 

Best Buddies Program – The Mayor presented a Letter of Support and Certificates of Appreciation to the participants of the Best Buddies Program at Titusville High School.

 

Kimberly Coachman, a sponsor of Best Buddies club and a teacher at Titusville High School, along with the president and vice president of Best Buddies club explained that the club was a non-profit organization that created opportunities for friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

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BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

Board of Adjustments and Appeals – The Board of Adjustments and Appeal’s semi-annual written report was included in the agenda packet. No action was required.

 

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

 

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North Brevard Library District Board - The request was to reappoint one (1) regular member to the North Brevard Library District Board with a term to expire on September 30, 2023.

 

The terms of regular members William Schafer, Robert Barrows and Jan Corbin expired on September 30, 2021. Member Jan Corbin expressed her willingness and desire to continue to serve on this board as a City Council appointee and has requested reappointment for a two-year term to expire on September 30, 2023.

 

Mr. William Schafer did not wish to be reappointed at this time.

 

Staff reached out to Mr. Robert Barrows via email and telephone, but he has not returned our email or call to confirm his wish to be reappointed. In addition, the Recording Secretary for the North Brevard Library District Board advised that she was unable to reach Mr. Barrows to confirm attendance at meetings. The Recording Secretary also advised that no meetings have been held in a year due to a lack in quorum.

 

Jan Corbin asked council and the City Attorney for help with the North Brevard Library District Board.

 

City Attorney Richard Broome stated that since the North Brevard Library District Board was a county board, it was advised by the Brevard County Attorney’s office.

 

Motion: Vice-Mayor Nelson moved to reappoint Jan Corbin as a regular member to the North Brevard Library District board with a term to expire on September 30, 2023. Member Jordan seconded the motion and 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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PETITIONS AND REQUESTS FROM THE PUBLIC PRESENT (NONAGENDA ITEMS) - 

 

Stan Johnston discussed his handout on the sewage spill in the Indian River Lagoon near Space View Park, etc.

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CONSENT AGENDA

 

City Clerk Wanda Wells advised that there were nine cards submitted from one individual.

 

City Manager Larese read Consent Agenda items A through I, as followed:

 

  1. Fire Department Budget Transfer Request - Approve request to transfer $3,500 from the Car Seat Donations Restricted Fund Balance Account (001-5555-589.11-04-GF2104) into the Fire Department operating budget (001-0901-552-52.01-GF2104) to purchase needed supplies for the public education and child occupant protection programs. Purchase will include 96 child passenger seats.

 

  1. Grant Agreement for Scobie Park Improvements - Approve a grant agreement between the City of Titusville and the Brevard County Board of Commissioners in the amount of $43,000 in funding toward the construction of the Scobie Park Improvements. Additionally, approve associated budget amendment and authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement.

 

  1. 2021 Tree City USA Recertification Application - Authorize the Mayor to sign the 2021 Tree City USA recertification application.

 

  1. Group Medicare Medical and Pharmacy Plan Options for City Retirees for January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 - Approve the 2022 Cigna Medicare Supplement and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan renewal for City retirees eligible for Medicare at a 0% rate increase and approve the 2022 Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan renewal for City retirees eligible for Medicare with a per member, per month rate increase of approximately 3.52%.

 

  1. Purchase of Equipment - Public Works - Approve the use of Florida Sheriffs Association Cooperative Purchasing Program to purchase the budgeted equipment replacement Z02223 to Dobbs Equipment LLC of Orlando, Florida in the total amount of $157,450.75 for the purchase of a 4x4 Backhoe. Also approve the use of the Sourcewell Contract 031121-HTE to purchase the budgeted equipment replacement Z02221 and ZO2238 to Hustler Turf of Hesston, Kansas in the total amount of $19,899 for the purchase of three (3) 54" Mowers, Additionally, approve the associated budget amendment transferring funds to capital outlay projects Z02223 for this purchase.

 

  1. Memorandum of Understanding for Participation in the FINDER Data Sharing Network (FLORIDA-Region 5) - Approve the annual renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding for the Titusville Police Department to participate in the FINDER Data Sharing Network and the subscription fee of $2,500. Authorize the City Manager to execute the Memorandum.

 

  1. Advisability - Social Services in Indian River City Neighborhood (IRCN) Zoning District - Approve advisability for staff to review and make recommendations, as appropriate, related to social services/community services definitions in the Zoning Code.

 

  1. Coastal Partnership Initiative Grant Application - Community Resiliency Stewardship Program - Authorize the City Manager to sign the Coastal Partnership Initiative Grant Application Certification Statement.

 

  1. Resolution No. 36-2021 - Reimbursement Resolution - Approve the Reimbursement Resolution No. 36-2021, declaring the City's intent to reimburse itself from proceeds to future tax-exempt financing for capital expenditures.

 

Stan Johnston stated that he supported Consent Agenda Items A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. Mr. Johnston discussed his handout regarding to the Indian River Lagoon and the sewage spill that occurred in December of 2020.

 

Motion: Member Jordan moved to approve Consent Agenda Items A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I in accordance with recommendations. 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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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.

 

 

Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Application No. 5-2021 - 2060 Garden Street, U-Haul Moving and Storage – City Manager Larese advised that the request was to conduct the public hearing and approve Conditional Use Permit Application No. 5-2021 to operate a mini-warehouse and warehouse facility located at 2060 Garden Street with conditions.

 

Land Development Regulations required a conditional use permit for both mini-warehouse and warehouse uses when the future land use designation was not industrial. The future land use on the site was Downtown Mixed-Use and Commercial-High Intensity.

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission considered this request on October 6, 2021 and recommended approval with conditions as recommended by staff, 7-0.

 

Community Development Director Peggy Busacca presented a PowerPoint on Conditional Use Permit No. 5-2021:

  • Existing: Vacant lot adjacent existing U-Haul Moving and Storage
  • Request: A Conditional Use Permit to
    1. Operate a mini-warehouse and warehouse facility
    2. LDR requires a CUP for both mini-warehouse and warehouse uses when the future land use designation is not industrial
    3. The property does have a previous CUP and variances associated with prior attempts to develop site
  • Proposed Use: Include 44,238 square foot warehouse
  • Summary of Proposed Conditions:
    1.  A fence and vegetated screening must be provided along the property lines next to the residential properties to the east and the site landscaping shall be generally consistent with the landscape plan submitted with the conceptual site plan for the conditional use permit application
    2. Hours of operation shall be 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    3. Because of the potential for after-hours or operation, a lighting plan is to be submitted with the site plan

 

This was the public hearing.

 

Jeff Banker spoke on behalf of the applicant and explained that the facility was secure with keypad access and all storage units were enclosed inside the building.

 

Stan Johnston asked if the residents were notified that the warehouse needed a Conditional Use Permit (CUP). Community Development Director Peggy Busacca stated that they were notified of the CUP.

 

There were no more speakers; therefore, the public hearing was closed.

  

  

Motion: Member Jordan moved to approve the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Application No. 5-2021 to operate a mini-warehouse and warehouse facility located at 2060 Garden Street with conditions: (1) A fence and vegetated screening must be provided along the property lines next to the residential properties to the east and the site landscaping shall be generally consistent with the landscape plan submitted with the conceptual site plan for the conditional use permit application;  (2) Hours of operation shall be 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM; and (3) Because of the potential for after-hours of operation, a lighting plan was to be submitted with the site plan. Member Stoeckel seconded the motion and 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-FIRST READING –

 

Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) Application No. 1-2020 Titusville Mall

 

City Attorney Broome read Ordinance No. 27-2021 amending the Code of Ordinances by amending ordinance No. 60-1988, which adopted the Comprehensive Plan of the City of Titusville, by adopting Comprehensive Plan Amendment 1-2020 amending the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan by replacing the Commercial High Intensity future land use designation with the Urban Mixed Use Future Land Use designation on approximately 22 acres of land located west of South Washington Avenue, east of South Hopkins Avenue, south of Country Club Drive, and north of Narvaez drive, and having an address of 3550 South Washington Avenue; providing for severability and providing for an effective date, the first time by title only.

 

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Ordinance No. 28-2021 amending Ordinance No. 60-1988, which adopted the Comprehensive Plan of the City of Titusville, by adopting Comprehensive Plan Amendment 1-2020 amending the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan by changing Policy 1.11.15 to add the maximum density and intensity for redevelopment site #2 (3550 South Washington Avenue); providing for severability and providing for an effective date, the first time by title only.

 

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Ordinance No. 29-2021 amending Ordinance No. 5-1993 of the City of Titusville, Florida, by amending the zoning map made a part of said ordinance by reference by replacing the Regional Commercial (RC) zoning district with the Urban Village (UV) zoning district on approximately 22 acres of land located west of South Washington Avenue, east of South Hopkins Avenue, south of Country Club Drive, and north of Narvaez Drive, and having an address of 3550 South Washington Avenue; and providing for an effective date, the first time by title only.

 

City Manager Larese advised that the public hearing was scheduled to be heard by City Council on October 26, 2021 beginning at 6:30 PM. The State Land Planning Agency (LPA) had no objection to the Comprehensive Plan Amendments. The Planning and Zoning Commission, acting as the Local Planning Agency considered these items on October 6, 2021 and recommended approval with conditions as recommended by staff, 7-0.

 

Vice-Mayor Nelson stated her concern was with open spaces including the top of the hotel and parking lots. Community Redevelopment Director Peggy Busacca explained that most of the open space was related to the area around the swimming pool inside the multi-family buildings as well as the walking trail around the interior of the property.

 

Member Stoeckel asked staff if the surrounding citizens were notified and if there were any comments. Community Redevelopment Director Peggy Busacca stated that surrounding citizens were notified and there was a public meeting held. Community Redevelopment Director Peggy Busacca stated some concerns she heard from property owners were regarding to storm water and the proximity of the buildings to the road as well as the buildings height.

 

The applicant, Jesse Wright stated that the project was in the making for nearly two years. Mr. Wright stated that he had four meetings with the tenants and neighbors in the mall and stated that all the tenants were anticipating this project to move forward. Mr. Wright explained the mall would need to be demoed in three phases.

 

Mr. Wright asked council for permission to show a video at the next City Council meeting on October 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to authorize the applicant Jesse Wright to present a three-minute video on the project at the regular City Council meeting on October 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Rodney Honeycutt stated that this was a real mixed used project with residential and retail in one spot. Mr. Honeycutt stated that there was zero storm water management at the site now which would be added if the project was approved at no cost to the City or tax payers. There will also be a baffle box added to treat the drainage from Hopkins Avenue.  

 

Bruce Hall, the Landscape Architect with Catalyst Designs, reviewed the landscape plan with council including the trees, sidewalk, fencing and benches. Mr. Hall also explained that the rooftop of the hotel would be used to observe launches at Kennedy Space Center.

 

Joseph Roviaro, the Director of Transportation Planning for Luke Transportation Engineering Consultants, completed the transportation study for the Comprehensive Plan and stated that the proposed land use as an urban village resulted in a decrease in the overall traffic.

 

Lisa McCotter stated her support for the project. Ms. McCotter stated that she lived about a block from the mall and that its current state was an eye sore for the community.

 

Stan Johnston stated that he was not opposed to this project; however, he objected to any zoning changes that would allow buildings to be over sixty feet high.

 

The applicant, Jesse Wright thanked council for allowing them to speak.

 

Member Stoeckel stated that she was happy something was happening with the property because of the current state of the businesses. Member Stoeckel asked about the design of the mixed-use buildings with retail on the bottom level and residential on the top level.  

 

The applicant, Jesse Wright stated that the buildings had to be designed to be completed in three phases.

 

Member Jordan asked the applicant Jesse Wright why he chose the name Titusville Resort and Destination. Mr. Wright stated that he chose the name because of all the amenities that were provided at one location including shopping, doctors, pharmacy, and the hotel. Member Jordan asked Jesse Wright why he chose Titusville. Mr. Wright stated that he wanted to be close to The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

 

This was the first reading. The public hearing was scheduled for the regular City Council meeting on October 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

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Ordinance No. 30-2021 – Low Impact Development (LID) - City Attorney Broome read Ordinance No. 30-2021 amending the Code of Ordinances to adopt Low Impact Development Standards, amending Chapter 30 “Development Standards” by amending Sections 30-8 “Technical manuals”, 30-163 “Open space standards”, 30-278 “Satellite parking”, 30-324. “Landscape”, and 30-337 “Permitted uses within the landscape buffer yard”; Amending Chapter 30 “Development Standards” by creating Article V. “Low Impact Development” to include Sections 30-421 “Intent” and 30-422 “LID analysis”; amending Chapter 34 “Procedures” by amending Section 34-306. “Administrative waiver of setback requirements”; amending the “Development Review Procedures Manual” by amending Section 3.4 “Applications to be processed expeditiously”; amending The “Stormwater Management Technical Manual” Section 7.4 “Stormwater management design criteria”; amending The “Transportation Infrastructure Technical Manual” by amending Sections 9.7, 9.16.4, 9.16.8, 9.17.1.1, and 9.19.3 to enable specific LID Incentives; creating “The Low Impact Development Technical Manual” by adding Sections 11.1 “Intent”, 11.2 “Goals of low impact development”, 11.3 “Low impact development plan”, 11.4 “Operations and maintenance (O&M) documents”, 11.5 “Low impact development (LID) best management practice (BMP) list”, 11.6 “Low impact development incentives matrix”, and 11.7 “Minimum parking requirements for development utilizing low impact development”; providing for severability, repeal of conflicting ordinances, an effective date, and incorporation into the code,  the first time by title only.

 

(The second and final public hearing was scheduled to be conducted by City Council on October 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.)

 

The Titusville Environmental Commission (TEC) considered this ordinance at their May 12, 2021 and June 9, 2021 meetings and recommended several changes to the ordinance. The TEC recommended that all terms "encourages/encouraged" to "required/requires".

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission considered the ordinance at their meeting on July 7, 2021 and recommended approval (7:0) including the TEC recommendations, requiring that project utilized more than one BMP and that 50% of stormwater be processed through LID techniques and adding an additional Whereas clause.

 

Toni Shifalo stated her concern for environmental situations going on in Titusville including the Indian River Lagoon, St. Johns Waterway, etc.  Ms. Shifalo asked council to listen to the advisory boards including the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Titusville Environmental Commission.

 

Stan Johnston commented on the Comprehensive Plan and flood zones. Mr. Johnston suggested that the City correct the Comprehensive Plan before the low impact development.

 

This was the first reading. The public hearing was scheduled for the regular city council meeting on October 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

 

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OLD BUSINESS – None.

 

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NEW BUSINESS –

 

Verona, Village B – Sketch Plat – City Manager Larese advised the request was to approve the sketch plat for Verona, Village B. Verona, Village B was a proposed 173 lot single-family subdivision on approximately 117.06 acres located west of Willow Creek Boulevard and north of Verona, Phase I subdivision. (This agenda item was quasi-judicial.)

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval, 5-2. One Commissioner that voted no expressed a desire to table the item.

 

Verona, Village B was a proposed 173 lot single-family subdivision on approximately 117.06 acres located west of Willow Creek Boulevard and north of Verona, Phase I subdivision. The overall Verona development (formerly known as Willow Creek) consisted of about 675 acres. In 2016 the remaining portion of the development (excluding Phase 1) was rezoned to the Planned Unit Development Zooning (PUDZ) to allow for an additional 1,277 residential units and 172 acres of commercial and light industrial use.

 

Brian Ashby, the Civil Engineer of record for the applicant, stated that he worked with staff on the sketch plat and worked with the master plan that was approved in 2016 to preserve as many wetlands as possible.

 

Mary Sphar stated that she reviewed the sketch plat as it related to the wet land impacts. Ms. Sphar distributed a handout that reviewed the percentage of wetlands greater than 5 acres that were impacted by developments:

  • Huntington Park         1.8%
  • Verona Village D       1.8%
  • Verona Village B       12.0%

 

Ms. Sphar asked council to ask the applicant to conserve more wetlands with Verona Village B to emulate Verona Village D to have less of an impact on the wetlands.

 

Maureen Rupe stated her concern for developers who filled in wetlands and homebuyers who bought houses where these wetlands were filled because of potential flooding. Ms. Rupe stated that she believed this was a quality of life problem.

 

Brian Ashby, the Civil Engineer of record for the applicant, stated that this development was a future land use of a Planned Unit Development (PUD), not conservation future land use. Mr. Ashby stated that the development had Army core of engineer wetland lines and impacts that were followed. Mr. Ashby explained that four lots were saved to preserve the larger trees, which was more than required from the previous tree ordinance.

 

Member Jordan stated that Brian Ashby, the Civil Engineer of record for the applicant, was doing a great job preserving trees. Member Jordan suggested that people visit the site.

 

Vice-Mayor Nelson asked Community Development Director Peggy Busacca how staff felt about this property.

 

Community Development Director Peggy Busacca stated the Comprehensive Plan Amendment in 2016 that moved this property out of conservation and into the planning development analysis showed that the future land use that was on the site at the time including 230 acres of conservation with one dwelling unit per five acres allowed for 3,381 units on the property. Under the current zoning including one unit per five acres in the open space recreation allowed for 3,143 units. The current property only has 1,277 units so there was a significant reduction in the number of units.

 

 

Motion: Member Jordan moved to approve sketch plat for Verona, Village B, 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 carried unanimously.

 

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Airport Entrance Connector Road Maintenance – City Manager Larese advised that the request was to approve the City Manager to provide a letter to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) acknowledging the City of Titusville would accept public roadway dedication from the TICO Airport Authority and provide roadway maintenance of the proposed roadway as show in the agenda packet upon review and acceptance that the roadway has been designed and constructed to City Standards.

 

The TICO Airport in partnership with KB Homes in the design process of building a connector roadway between SR407 and Grissom Parkway to serve the KB Homes development and the airport needs. In order to make the connection to SR407, which was a limited access roadway, the FDOT has requested the City be the maintenance entity responsible for the roadway. The City was not a partner in the construction of the project as it was funded by the Airport Authority and KB Homes.

 

Motion: Member Jordan moved to approve the City Manager to provide a letter to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) acknowledging the City of Titusville will accept public roadway dedication from the TICO Airport Authority and provide roadway maintenance of the proposed roadway, 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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 PETITIONS AND REQUESTS FROM THE PUBLIC PRESENT (NONAGENDA ITEMS)

 

Nathan Slusher requested the City test the Indian River Lagoon for Hydrofluorosilicic Acid that may be affecting the Lagoon.  Mayor Diesel advised that he would speak to the Marine Resource Council to see if they can assist with this request.  

 

Mayor Diesel stated that the Water Resources Director Sean Stauffer was not at the meeting to answer questions.

 

City Manager Larese stated that the City did not have the ability to test the Indian River Lagoon.

 

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MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

 

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

 

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Mayor Diesel stated that Delaina Parrish wanted to present a ten-minute presentation at the regular City Council meeting on October 26, 2021 5:30 p.m. regarding hiring equal opportunity for Americans With Disabilities (ADA). Mayor Diesel stated that it was a privilege to let her speak.

 

Motion: Vice Mayor Nelson moved to authorize a ten-minute presentation from Delaina Parrish at the regular City Council meeting on October 26, 2021 5:30 p.m., as requested by the Mayor. 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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Council Reports –  

 

Member Stoeckel stated that she was going to Tallahassee next week to meet with representatives and senators to discuss home rule issues.

 

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Council discussed City Manager Larese’s evaluation and thanked him for being a good City Manager.

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City Managers Report – City Manager Larese submitted his written report.

 

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City Manager Larese stated that the City traditionally cancelled the two City Council meetings on December 28, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. and December 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Motion: Member Jordan moved to cancel the City Council meetings on December 28, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

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City Manager Larese stated that Planner Navael Fontus was nominated as a regular member and Sustainability Planner Rachel Muller as an alternate member to the Bicycle Pedestrian Technical Advisory Committee.

 

Motion: Member Jordan moved to appoint Planner Navael Fontus as a regular member and Sustainability Planner Rachel Muller as an alternate member to the Bicycle Pedestrian Technical Advisory Committee, as recommended. Member Robinson seconded the motion.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

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City Manager Larese stated that the City of Titusville annually hosted a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in front of City Hall. The City had partnered with Sculptor Charter School in the past to have their children come sing, but Sculptor Charter School would not allow their students to participate this year due to the current pandemic (COVD-19). City Manager Larese requested consensus from Council to cancel the tree lighting ceremony for 2021.  Council agreed.

 

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Remaining items were informational only.

 

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CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT –

 

National Opioid Settlement Formal Notice - City Attorney Broome distributed additional information to Local Political Subdivisions about the National Opioid Settlement.  Subdivisions must submit signed documentation to participate.  Council authorized (by consensus) for staff to register and identify the City Manager as the individual that would be authorized to sign formal documents binding the City in this settlement.

 

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City Attorney Broome distributed a memorandum regarding correspondence from Finney Law Firm alleging provisions of LDRs are discriminating in violation of the ADA and Rehabilitation Act.  City Attorney Broome advised that he and City staff would evaluate the claim and provide analysis and recommendations to a proper response.  No action was required.

 

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With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 9:18 p.m.