Regular City Council Meeting - May 26, 2020 at 6:30 PM

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City Council

Regular Meeting

May 26, 2020

 

The City of Titusville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Titusville City Hall, second floor, Council Chamber, 555 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, Florida 32796. Due to the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting at 5:30 p.m. ran late, Mayor Johnson called the City Council meeting to order at 6:50 p.m. Those present in the Council chamber included Mayor Johnson, Vice-Mayor Daniel Diesel, and regular City Council Members JoLynn Nelson and Robert Jordan. Also present were City Manager Scott Larese, City Attorney Richard Broome, and City Clerk Wanda Wells.

 

Regular City Council Member Sarah Stoeckel participated in the meeting remotely (off site), using communications media technology, as allowed by Florida Statutes and State emergency orders during the COVID-19 pandemic and threat to public health and safety.

 

Assistant City Clerk Jolynn Donhoff completed the minutes. 


City Clerk Wanda Wells read the procedure for public comment and participation. City Attorney Broome read additional procedures for public comment and participation for City Council meetings during COVID-19, which were posted at City Hall, the City website, the Council agenda and which were based on City of Titusville Resolution No. 16-2020. Mayor Johnson requested a moment of silence. He then led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting on April 28, 2020 (6:30 p.m.) and the special City Council meeting on May 12, 2020, as submitted. Member Nelson seconded the motion and the roll call vote was:

 

Member Jordan                       Yes

Member Nelson                      Yes

Mayor Johnson                       Yes

Vice-Mayor Diesel                  Yes

Member Stoeckel                   Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously. 


SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

 

Space Coast Regional Airport Fire Services – Staff Presentation - Several months ago, by Council direction, Fire Department staff were directed to conduct a feasibility study on taking over fire services for Space Coast Regional Airport (SCRA), including findings and recommendations. In response to this prior direction, Fire and Emergency Services Chief Michael Woodward gave a presentation that highlighted the following:

 

  • Space Coast Regional Airport (SCRA) history and timeline
  • Fire Station Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) designation 
  • Fire station background
  • Drive time response analysis
  • Fire training requirements to provide fire protection service to SCRA
  • Personnel requirements to provide 24-7 fire protection service
  • Alternative fire station to provide better response to citizens
  • Antigua Bay proposed fire station drive time response analysis
  • Drive time 6-minute response analysis comparison between Antigua Bay proposed fire station to the SCRA existing fire station location
  • Challenges when considering consolidation between the City’s Fire Department and SCRA

 

Discussion ensued on the cost-benefit analysis of establishing a fifth City fire station at the south end of the City, at the SCRA (airport) or at an alternate location and undeveloped, one acre, lot that would be granted to the City by the Antigua Bay development, if this proposal was acceptable to the Council. 

 

Stan Johnston submitted a public speaking card. He was against the proposal to have fifth fire station at the south end of the City, due to he felt it was too costly.  

 

Council did not take any action on the information presented by staff. 


Letters of Appreciation – City Manager Larese read the names of employees that received letters of appreciation, as followed:

 

Community Development Department:

 

Mandy Lamothe

Development Services Manager

Steve Adams

Building Official

Kristen Asbury

Administrative Assistant

David Benninghoff

Building Inspector

Darsi Floss

Development Specialist

Joseph Gibbons

Development Services Inspector

Tish Hood

Development Specialist

Abell Martin

Building Inspector

Samantha Osorio

Senior Development Specialist

Gary Stepalavich

Building Inspector

 

 

Customer Service Department:

 

Candy Fowler

Collections Specialist


BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Titusville Housing Authority – The request was to reappoint one regular member to the Titusville Housing Authority for a term to expire on May 31, 2024. The member was appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. The term of regular member Shirley R. Watson would expire on May 31, 2020. She had expressed her willingness and desire to continue serving on this authority and requested reappointment for a four-year term. No other applications were on file.

 

Stan Johnston submitted a public speaking card. He requested Council reappoint Ms. Watson to the commission for reasons he explained. 

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to reappoint Shirley R. Watson as a regular member to the Titusville Housing Authority for a term to expire on May 31, 2024. Vice-Mayor Diesel seconded the motion and the roll call vote was:

 

Member Nelson                      Yes

Mayor Johnson                       Yes

Vice-Mayor Diesel                  Yes

Member Stoeckel                    Yes

Member Jordan                       Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously. 


North Brevard Library District Board - The North Brevard Library District Board's semi-annual written report was included in the agenda packet. No action was requested or taken by the Council. 


Planning and Zoning Commission and Titusville Environmental Commission – The request was to approve Regular Member Bryan Bobbitt continuing to serve on the Titusville Environmental Commission (TEC) as a non-resident member. His term on the TEC would expire on November 30, 2021. The request also included acknowledging Regular Member Bryan Bobbitt's membership on the Planning and Zoning Commission would be forfeited based on residency requirements.

 

For background purposes, Mr. Bryan Bobbitt currently served in the dual capacity role on the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Titusville Environmental Commission.  In April of 2020, Mr. Bryan Bobbitt advised that he resided outside the City of Titusville. 

 

Land Development Regulations Section 31-32 (a) stated that the Planning and Zoning Commission shall be composed of seven regular members and two alternates, each of which shall be a resident of the City of Titusville appointed by City Council.  Based on Mr. Bobbitt living outside the city limits, he was no longer eligible to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission; therefore, his membership was forfeited.

 

Land Development Regulations Section 31-122 stated to be eligible for appointment to the Titusville Environmental Commission, each member must be a registered voter and resident of the City of Titusville for a period of one year immediately prior to appointment. To the extent the City Council was unable to appoint members that meet the qualifications, the City Council may appoint up to three non-residents of the City who reside within the boundaries of North Brevard District 1, who were registered voters and whose application demonstrated an educational background or professional experience in environmental or sustainability issues. 

 

Additionally, although he was not available to attend the meeting, Mr. Bryan Bobbitt had expressed his desire to staff to continue serving as a member of the Titusville Environmental Commission.  

 

Council discussion ensued on the following:

 

  • No new applications had been received from citizens interested in serving on these boards during 2019 and thus far during 2020.
  • Mr. Bobbitt’s board application and qualifications.
  • Code language on board member criteria, language on residency requirements, removal of members and formal written notice.
  • Whether to procedurally remove Mr. Bobbitt from the TEC and resubmit his application for Council’s consideration with any other applications on file, including from alternate members of the TEC.
  • Praise that Mr. Bobbitt added value to the TEC.
  • The board member application (itself).
  • A desire for Mr. Bobbitt to be present at the City Council meeting and discussion on this matter.
  • Interpretation of the Code by attorneys.


Motion:

Member Nelson moved to approve for Regular Member Bryan Bobbitt to continue to serve on the Titusville Environmental Commission as a non-resident member, with a term to expire on November 30, 2021. Vice-Mayor Diesel seconded the motion and the roll call vote was:

 

Mayor Johnson                       Yes

Vice-Mayor Diesel                  Yes

Member Stoeckel                    Yes

Member Jordan                       No

Member Nelson                      Yes

 

The motion carried, 4-yes to 1-no, with Member Jordan in objection. 


Motion:

Member Nelson moved to table the acknowledgement of Regular Member Bryan Bobbitt’s membership on the Planning and Zoning Commission being forfeited based on residency requirements. Member Stoeckel seconded the motion and the roll call vote was:

 

Vice-Mayor Diesel                  Yes

Member Stoeckel                    Yes

Member Jordan                       No

Member Nelson                      Yes

Mayor Johnson                       No

 

The motion carried, 3-yes to 2-no, with Mayor Johnson and Member Jordan in objection. 

 

It was clarified that this item, Regular Member Bryan Bobbitt’s membership on the Planning and Zoning Commission being forfeited based on residency requirements, was tabled to the regular City Council meeting on June 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., in order to allow Regular Member Bobbitt, the opportunity to be present at the meeting.


PETITIONS AND REQUESTS FROM THE PUBLIC PRESENT (NON-AGENDA ITEMS)

 

Don Schwartz expressed concern that the Board of Adjustment and Appeals meetings were presently not being held (cancelled) due to the COVID-19 (pandemic). This was an issue for him, due to he submitted a variance application in March 2020, but which had not yet been considered by the board, due to the Council had temporarily canceled the advisory board meetings.

 

City Manager Larese advised that a discussion on board meetings was scheduled under the City Manager’s Report (Item 15 on the agenda). He also highlighted reasons for the cancellation of board meetings for public safety purposes. City Attorney Broome highlighted how quasi-judicial public hearing items were procedurally different, such as they required receiving competent substantial evidence, swearing-in witnesses, etc. Having a limited number of persons in a room during the pandemic, in accordance with recommended public guidelines, was an issue scheduled for Council’s discussion. 


Stan Johnston felt that City representatives would not talk with him or respond to his emails or discuss the flow of water. He advised the City’s stormwater plan indicated it was for the greater Titusville area and areas outside the City were to be maintained. For this reason, he felt the City was not following its ordinances. Mr. Johnston also felt residences in the City would be negatively impacted during a substantial future storm if the areas that he indicated outside the City were not maintained. Additionally, he felt that a particular engineering report did not exist. 


CONSENT AGENDA

 

A revised agreement for Consent Agenda Item A and the FY 2020 Financing for Vehicles and Equipment was distributed to Council. 

 

City Manager Larese read Consent Agenda Items A, B, C, D, and E, as followed:

 

  1. FY2020 Financing for Vehicles and Equipment - Request approval of Lease Agreement to finance the purchase of vehicles and equipment and approve related Resolution No. 19-2020.

 

Stan Johnston submitted a public speaking card. He advised that he sent the City an email with his concerns. He was concerned with Other-Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) future liability costs, and the cost and terms of the proposed action in the lease agreement, as they were related to paying interest, borrowing, equipment not identified in the lease agreement, etc. 

 

City Manager Larese advised that a list of the vehicles was provided to the Council. 

 

  1. Resolution No. 20-2020 - Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Designation of the Indian River Lagoon State Scenic Highway - Approve Resolution No. 2020 commemorating the 20th anniversary of the designation of the Indian River Lagoon State Scenic Highway.

 

Stan Johnston submitted a public speaking card. He was neutral on the request, but he felt it was important to discuss breezeway(s), meeting the criteria for breezeways or when considering scenic highways, parking lots were not acceptable for breezeways or being hidden behind a wall.

 

  1. Countywide JAG Grant for Prisoner Transport - Approve the distribution of the FY19-20 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant - JAG Countywide, in the amount of $145,587.00, to be used by Brevard County for their Prisoner Transportation Program.


Stan Johnston submitted a public speaking card. He supported the proposed action. 

 

  1. Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Cost-Share Funding Interlocal Agreement with Brevard County No. SOIRL 20-02-2 - Approve, subject to the resolution of the terms by the City Attorney and the City Manager, the Interlocal Agreement with Brevard County that provides an additional $1.1M to fund the improvements to the Osprey Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement, and approve the associated budget amendment.

 

Stan Johnston submitted a public speaking card. He expressed concern on costs and the use of public funds on the proposed action.  

 

  1. First Amendment to Restated Interlocal Agreement for Creation of the Transportation Planning Organization - Approve the First Amendment to the Restated Interlocal Agreement for Creation of the Transportation Planning Organization and authorize the signature.

 

Stan Johnston submitted a public speaking card. He supported the requested action. 

 

Motion:

Member Nelson moved to approve Consent Agenda Items A, B, C, D, and E, as revised and recommended. Member Jordan seconded the motion and the roll call vote was:

 

Member Stoeckel                    Yes

Member Jordan                       Yes

Member Nelson                      Yes

Mayor Johnson                       Yes

Vice-Mayor Diesel                  Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously.  


ORDINANCES – SECOND READING, PUBLIC HEARING AND RELATED ACTION

 

2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan City Manager Larese highlighted the request provided in the Council agenda packet. The request was to conduct the final public hearing on the City's CDBG fiscal year (FY) 2021 Annual Action Plan, authorize the Neighborhood Services Director and the Mayor to sign the grant applications and certifications as required, and approve submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

Each year the City submitted an annual Action Plan to HUD outlining the programs and activities, consistent with the goals and objectives of the five-year strategic plan that it would undertake during the upcoming grant program year. On March 8, 2016, City Council adopted the City's 2016-2020 CDBG Strategic Plan for the CDBG grant program, which outlined the priority needs and strategies that would govern the City's annual Action Plan over the five-year cycle.

 

On March 12, 2020, City Council approved the funding recommendations for year number five (FY 2021) of the Strategic Plan cycle, also known as the annual Action Plan. As a result, staff had finalized the programs and funding levels, and completed the corresponding Action Plan document to be transmitted to HUD.

 

Highlights of the Action Plan provided partnerships with three (3) non-profit agencies in providing various public services, street improvements, beautification and blight removal, and administrative components; all were consistent with the approved strategies and priority needs of the Strategic Plan, as followed:

 

Public Services

 

Women's Center- Domestic Violence Safe House Program $16,300.00

Aging Matters- Meals on Wheels $10,000.00

Victory Kids Sports- Youth sports and education program $14,590.00

 

Note - any unused 19/20 CARES Act funds would be carried over and continued to be utilized for eligible public Services.

 

Other Activities

 

Neighborhood Revitalization Program- Street Improvements $181,194.00

Beautification and Blight Removal - $30,000.00

 

Administration

Day to Day Operations           $61,995.00

Fair Housing Activities           $1,000

 

Because the City received HOME grant funds via Brevard County HOME Consortium as part of the Action Plan cycle, the following uses of HOME funds for 2020/2021 were proposed, as followed:

 

Administration                                                                                    $10,359.50

Community Housing Developer Organization (CHDO) 15%            $20,914.20

Housing Programs (various)                                                               $104,571.00

 

Completion of the Action Plan was a requirement of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant program to continue receiving entitlement grant funds. CDBG funds in the amount of $314,979.00 would become available October 1, 2020, upon approval of the Action Plan. Staff had advertised this public hearing to afford citizens an opportunity to comment.

 

Staff was requesting approval of the City's FY 2021 Action Plan as presented, and authorization for the Neighborhood Services Director and Mayor to sign associated grant applications and certifications as required, and submittal of the Plan to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) via Brevard County HOME Consortium. If approved, a thirty-day (30) public comment period would follow prior to submission.

 

Mayor Johnson opened the public hearing.

 

Stan Johnston was opposed to the requested action for reasons that he explained, but which were unrelated to the requested action. 

 

With no additional persons that wished to speak, the public hearing was closed.

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for fiscal year (FY) 2021 and Annual Action Plan and authorize the Neighborhood Services Director and the Mayor to sign the grant applications and certifications as required, as recommended. Vice-Mayor Diesel seconded the motion.

 

Member Nelson requested whether the motion should include approving submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to which Member Jordan indicated yes. Vice-Mayor Diesel’s second held and the roll call vote was:

 

Member Jordan                       Yes

Member Nelson                      Yes

Mayor Johnson                       Yes

Vice-Mayor Diesel                  Yes

Member Stoeckel                    Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously.   


ORDINANCES-FIRST READING

 

Ordinance No. 4-2020 – City Attorney Broome read Ordinance No. 4-2020 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA, AMENDING RULE 5 OF SECTION 2-26 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES “RULES OF THE CITY COUNCIL”, BY AMENDING THE PROCEDURES AND TIME LIMITS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AT COUNCIL MEETINGS; ESTABLISHING RULES FOR THE CONSENT AGENDA AND FOR DECORUM; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, for the first time by title only. 

 

City Manager Larese highlighted the request provided in the Council agenda packet. He advised that the City Council had previously expressed its desire that the Council meetings be conducted in an orderly and efficient manner, while preserving the public's ability to provide relevant comments on propositions before the Council, consistent with Section 286.0114, Florida Statutes. Accordingly, Council provided advisability to amend Section 2-26 of the Code of Ordinances setting forth clear guidelines and procedures for public comment, more particularly associated with the Consent Agenda, and for decorum in the Council chamber. The proposed amendments in the ordinance included:

 

  • Incorporation of provisions consistent with Section 286.0114, F.S.
  • Description of the Consent Agenda
  • Allocation of three (3) minutes speaking time per speaker per Consent Agenda item identified, not to exceed a cumulative total of ten (10) minutes speaking time per speaker on the Consent Agenda regardless of the number of items identified.
  • Allowing public to submit written comments to Council on Consent Agenda items prior to the Council meeting
  • Establishing rules of decorum for the Council Chambers and procedures for enforcement of those rules to help ensure the orderly conduct of the meetings.

 

Information emailed by a citizen prior to the meeting was distributed to the Council.

 

The draft ordinance was provided in the Council agenda packet for Council's consideration. City Attorney Broome added for clarification what the proposed changes were and were not intended to accomplish, which were related to decorum and conducting orderly and efficient Council meetings and not restricting speakers’ viewpoints, criticisms, or objections. For any concerns related to First Amendment rights, the ordinance would be amended to clarify the Council’s intent on addressing decorum and again, not restricting debate and public participation. 

 

Member Nelson commented on her initial review of the proposed ordinance and she asked questions related to quasi-judicial procedures and particular sections of the Council agenda. Statutes focused on propositions before the Council, to which the public had the right to comment on those agenda items or ones that requested Council’s action or consideration. 

 

Stan Johnston submitted a public speaking card. He was opposed to the proposed ordinance and felt that the City would be insulted by anything he had to say, such as his concerns on Other-Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) liability costs, his opinion of dishonesty, etc. He followed this by asking the City to hold another first reading of the ordinance, if the City were to significantly change to content of the ordinance. He further expressed his dissatisfaction with the proposed ordinance.    

 

This was the first reading of Ordinance No. 4-2020. The public hearing was scheduled for the regular City Council meeting on June 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.  City Attorney Richard Broome would revise the ordinance to address his concerns within the body of the ordinance.


OLD BUSINESS


NEW BUSINESS


Mid-Year 2020 Financial ReviewCity Manager Larese highlighted the request provided in the Council agenda packet. The request was to accept the FY 2020 Mid-Year Financial Review and approve the proposed budget amendments for the fiscal year's quarter ending on March 31, 2020.

 

The City of Titusville Code required the City Manager to furnish an in-depth analysis of the budget and financial condition of the City at the midpoint of each fiscal year. Through the midpoint of Fiscal Year 2020, most revenues continued to track consistently with the budget.  Currently, revenues from the State of Florida continued to trend lower than budget. All other significant revenues were tracking according to historical records. Additionally, staff was seeking approval of mid fiscal year budget amendments. The budget amendments proposed in the Council agenda packet appropriated FY2020 funding for department requests and adjusted FY2020 budgeted working capital to Fiscal Year End 2019 results. 


 In addition, staff would continue reporting on the City's financial condition on a semi-annual basis and would recommend appropriate measures to ensure the continued financial soundness of the City. To this, Finance Director Bridgette Clements gave a presentation that reviewed the following information:

 

  • The City’s FY 2020 Strategic goals and objectives
  • City Code and policy requirements
  • FY 2020 revenues and expenditures
  • FY 2020 mid-year proposed budget adjustments
  • FY 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) adjustments
  • FY 2020 mid-year requests
  • FY 2020 Midyear conclusions
  • Upcoming steps “What’s next?”
  • Management priorities FY 2021 budget build

 

City Manager Larese advised that he was building the FY 2021 budget at zero operating (costs), no cost of living (COLA) adjustments for staff, and that he anticipated the budgets for FY 2021 and 2022 would be challenging. He hoped that the FY 2023 budget would be better, which he added some bonds were “coming off the books” by 2023.

 

Stan Johnston submitted a public speaking card. He commented on words that he heard spoken during the staff presentation of the agenda item, in particular relevant. He felt prior discussion on Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) and any unfunded future liability costs were relevant to the agenda item. 

 

Motion:

Member Nelson moved to accept the FY 2020 mid-year financial review and approved the proposed budget amendments for the fiscal year’s quarter ending March 31, 2020, as recommended. Member Jordan seconded the motion and the roll call vote was:

 

Member Nelson                      Yes

Mayor Johnson                       Yes

Vice-Mayor Diesel                  Yes

Member Stoeckel                    Yes

Member Jordan                       Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously.  


Advisability to Review Land Development Regulations to Encourage Redevelopment – City Manager Larese highlighted the request as provided in the meeting agenda packet. The request was to approve advisability for staff to review the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) to encourage redevelopment. Staff had identified several opportunities to encourage redevelopment of existing, under-utilized sites within the City and was seeking direction from Council to review the LDRs in this regard.  Redevelopment had many advantages, which included:

 

  • Use of existing infrastructure
  • Improvement of blighted or vacant buildings
  • Potential enhancement of stormwater or aquifer recharge
  • Reduced environmental impacts

 

Member Nelson praised staff on writing rules that broadly covered every circumstance.

 

Stan Johnston submitted a public speaking card. He advised that he was speaking from the viewpoint of a professional engineer and expressed concern on stormwater, wells, aquifer recharge, the Area of Critical Concern, correcting maps and submitting them to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), etc. 

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve advisability for staff to review the Land Development Regulations to encourage redevelopment, as recommended. Member Nelson seconded the motion and the roll call vote was:

 

Mayor Johnson                       Yes

Vice-Mayor Diesel                  Yes

Member Stoeckel                    Yes

Member Jordan                       Yes

Member Nelson                      Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously.  


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


MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

 

Mayor's Report - Mayor Johnson submitted his written report.


Council Reports – 

 

Vice-Mayor Diesel commented on his wedding anniversary (41 years).


Member Jordan commented on the following:

 

  • The passing of a dedicated community member that championed the education and rights of others.
  • Congratulations to all graduates (everywhere).
  • May 27, 2020 (tomorrow) was the first manned spaceflight from U.S. soil since the last one 9-years ago.
  • One Council member’s birthday was May 24th.

Mayor Johnson advised that his son was part of the team that were putting the astronauts in the space capsule for the space flight scheduled on May 27, 2020 (back-up date May 30, 2020). 


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


Summer Recess – City Manager Larese advised that traditionally, the City Council implemented a summer recess by canceling the second Council meeting in June. If the Council desired continuing this tradition, it was staff’s recommendation to cancel the regular meeting on June 23, 2020, which would provide Council with a summer recess from June 10th to July 13th, 2020. 

 

One public speaking card had been submitted on the agenda item, but it was not heard due to the context of this inquiry was ministerial and not a proposition before Council. 

 Motion:

Member Jordan moved to authorize a summer recess and cancel the regular City Council meetings on June 23, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Member Nelson seconded the motion and the roll call vote was:

 

Vice-Mayor Diesel                  Yes

Member Stoeckel                    Yes

Member Jordan                       Yes

Member Nelson                      Yes

Mayor Johnson                       Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously.   


Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget Workshop and Public Hearings – By consensus approval, Council scheduled the FY 2021 budget workshop and public hearings on the FY 2021 budget, as followed:

 

  • Budget Workshop – Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 5 p.m.
  • First Public Hearing – Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Second and Final Public Hearing – Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Council discussed whether to continue the cancellation of advisory board meetings for the month of June 2020. This item would be discussed at the regular City Council meeting on June 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


July 4th Celebrations – Central Florida - City Manager Larese advised that at the regular City Council meeting on April 28, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., Council tentatively scheduled the 2020 Red, White, and Boom! (RWB) celebration on July 4, 2020 (Fireworks only). In addition, Council agreed to not hold the normal celebration at Sand Point Park with vendors and citizens gathering in the park. To this, Council discussed and decided via a consensus to make a final decision on the annual celebration at the regular City Council meeting on June 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


City Manager Larese reviewed actions the Titusville Police Department and others were taking to prepare for visitors coming to see the manned space flight scheduled for May 27, 2020. He added that if the launch was postponed, the next launch date was Saturday, May 30, 2020 (afternoon). 

 

 

Remaining items were informational only.


CITY ATTORNEY’S REPORT – None. 


With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 9:31 p.m.

 


Walt Johnson, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

Wanda F. Wells, City Clerk