Special City Council Meeting - August 6, 2020 at 5:30 PM

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City Council
Special Meeting
 August 6, 2020


The City of Titusville City Council met in special session on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in the Council Chamber at Titusville City Hall, 555 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, Florida. 

Mayor Johnson called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Those present were Mayor Walt Johnson, Vice-Mayor Dan Diesel, and Council Member Robert Jordan. Also, in attendance were City Manager Scott Larese, City Attorney Richard Broome, and Sr. Administrative Assistant Caitlin Rodriguez, who also completed the minutes of the meeting. 

Regular City Council Members Sarah Stoeckel and Jolynn Nelson 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.

Mayor Johnson requested a moment of silence. He then led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Sr. Administrative Assistant Caitlin Rodriguez 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 on the City website and the Council agenda, which were based on City of Titusville Resolution No. 16-2020.

Ordinance No. 8-2020 - Emergency Ordinance Regarding Increasing School Capacity Due to COVID-19 – The purpose of this meeting was to conduct the public hearing for Ordinance No. 8-2020 adopting an emergency ordinance by establishing modified site plan requirements for temporary structures to address the need to provide additional classroom space due to the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

City Manager Larese highlighted the request that was included in the agenda packet and advised that this would be the only public hearing as this was an emergency ordinance. He also advised that Community Development Director, Peggy Busacca, was also present to answer any questions.

Member Jordan asked Community Development Director Peggy Busacca why the maximum number of structures outlined in the ordinance was limited to two structures and a maximum of 2,000 square feet per structure. 

Community Development Director Peggy Busacca stated that staff was looking at the amount of space that would be taken up in the parking lot areas. Member Jordan requested that the ordinance state a maximum of four modular structures, instead of two modular structures. 

Member Jordan moved to approve Ordinance No. 8-2020 Emergency Ordinance Regarding Increasing School Capacity Due to COVID-19. Member Diesel seconded the motion. 

Member Jordan clarified that his motion was for the four modular structures, instead of the two as stated in the ordinance. 

The roll call vote was as follows: 

Member Jordan                       Yes
Member Nelson                       Yes
Mayor Johnson                        Yes
Vice-Mayor Diesel                    Yes
 Member Stoeckel                    Yes

The motion passed unanimously. 

With no further information to discuss the meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.


Walt Johnson, Mayor



Wanda F. Wells, City Clerk