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[Call to Order]

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MAYOR MILLER: OKAY FOLKS GO AHEAD AND CALL TO ORDER AT THIS TIME.

TAKE OUR SEATS AND SILENCE OUR CELL PHONES.

THIS IS THE FERNANDINA BEACH CITY COMMISSIONER: REGULAR MEETING.

MADAM CLERK IF YOU COULD CALL ROLL.

MAYOR MILLER: BEFORE I CALL THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, I DO NOT HAVE THE REVEREND'S NAME ON THE INVOCATION.

WHO IS HERE TO DO THE INVOCATION TONIGHT? WELCOME PASTOR FELIX.

IF WE COULD RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND REMAIN STANDING THE INVOCATION.

WELCOME PASTOR.

GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

GOOD EVENING.

I'M PASTOR FELIX OF TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

WE'RE HONORED TO BE HERE TODAY.

I DO HAVE MY FAMILY WITH ME, RAH SHANDA, CHRISTIAN AND BRANDON.

AND THIS NOW IS OUR COMMUNITY.

WE NOW LIVE HERE.

SO WE ARE SO THANKFUL TO BE ABLE TO SERVE.

SHALL WE PRAY OUR FATHER AND OUR GOD, AS WE GATHER IN THIS PLACE TODAY, WE ASK THAT YOU WILL BE IN OUR MIDST.

HELP US TO MAKE DECISIONS THAT WILL BE PLEASING TO YOU.

HELP US TO BE ABLE TO DISCUSS THE MATTERS AT HAND IN A REASONABLE WAY.

AND TO BE WILLING TO GIVE UP OUR OWN WAY.

GOD, LET THIS MEETING BE PRODUCTIVE.

AND AS IT SHOULD BE IN THE CASE OF ALL AREAS OF OUR LIVES, HELP US TO KEEP YOU AT THE FOREFRONT OF OUR MINDS SO THAT WE CAN DO THE WORK THAT IS SET BEFORE US.

FINALLY, GOD, BLESS US WITH THE SPIRIT OF RETENTION SO THAT WE MAY REMEMBER EVERYTHING THAT IS GIVEN TO US THIS EVENING WAS IN OUR SON JESUS'S NAME WE PRAY.

AMEN.

MAYOR MILLER: THANK YOU, PASTOR WELL DONE PASTOR.

ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE COMMISSION, WELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

I HAVE A PROCLAMATION.

I BELIEVE THAT THE PRESIDENT OF OUR LOCAL CHAPTER IS HERE THIS EVENING.

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PRESIDENT HARRELL.

HOW ARE YOU? SPEAKER: VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

MAYOR MILLER: WHEREAS ESTABLISHED IN 1915 THE NATIONAL COLONIAL DAY 17TH CENTURY IS AN ORGANIZE OF WOMEN 18 OR OLDER WHO ARE LINEAL DESCENDENTS OF AN ANCESTOR WHO LIVED AND SERVED PRIOR TO 1701 IN ONE OF THE ORIGINAL COLONIES OF THE UNITED STATES.

WHEREAS THE SOCIETY IS COMPRISED OF CHAPTERS LOCATED IN 46 STATES, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CANADA, OVER 11,000 MEMBERS SHARE A COMMON INTEREST IN AMERICAN HISTORY, LOVE AND RESPECT FOR OUR GREAT NATION, AND A DESIRE TO WORK TOGETHER IN HARMONIOUS FELLOWSHIP.

ALL IN AN EFFORT TO PARTICIPATE THE MEMORY AND COLONIST OF THEIR LASTING LEGACY WHICH IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR GREAT NATION.

WHEREAS APPRENTICE IN THE CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY COLONIAL DAMES 17TH CENTURY IS LOCALING SPONSORING THE NATIONAL COLONIAL HERITAGE MONTH DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2019.

WHEREAS BY THE VIRTUE OF THEIR LEN AL DESCENDANT THE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY FEEL AN OBLIGATION TO HONOR THE HARDSHIPS AND HEROISM OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT, WHO SAW SPIRITUAL AND ECONOMIC FREEDOM IN THE NEW WORLD.

WHEREAS THIS GREAT NATION'S FIRST ARRIVALS REMIND US OF OUR PRIVILEGE TO LIVE IN A FREE COUNTRY STEM FROM LOVING OUR COUNTRY, OBEYING ITS LAW, RESPECTING ITS FLAG AND DEFENDING IT AGAINST ENEMIES.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH JOINS THE APPRENTICE AMELIA CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL COLONIAL HERITAGE SOCIETY IN PROCLAIMING OCTOBER 2019 AS NATIONAL COLONIAL HERITAGE MONTH.

CONGRATULATIONS.

SPEAKER: THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND ITEM 4.2.

I LEFT A MESSAGE FOR THE HUMANE SOCIETY AND DID NOT HEAR BACK.

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I DON'T SEE A DOG IN THE ROOM.

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AND SO ITEM 4.3.

THE PRESENTATION FOR THE NASSAU HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.

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I BELIEVE MR. PURTEZ IS HERE.

WELCOME SIR.

SPEAKER: MAYOR MILLER: DO YOU WANT ME TO TELL A JOKE OR SOMETHING? COMMISSIONER ROSS HOW WAS YOUR DAY.

COMMISSIONER: IT WAS GOOD.

THIS IS THE POINT WHERE I SAY, FAITH, CAN YOU COME FIX THIS I'M EXCELLENT SPEAKER: HOW WAS YOUR DAY GOOD.

I AM A HAPPY GUY.

DO YOU GOT A TURTLE NEST NUMBER FOR US THE LAST ESTIMATION WILL BE TOMORROW NIGHT AT 715 SOUTH OF BIRNEY PARK.

THE LAST OF THE 315 NESTERS.

IT IS GOING TO BE A RECORD YEAR FOR LOGGER HEADS.

COMMISSIONER ROSS WAS ASKING ABOUT THE SAME THING.

YOU ARE GOING TO ADVANCE IT I'VE GOT CONTROLS EVENING, MR. MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSIONS.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE YOU TO GIVE YOU A BRIEF OVERVIEW.

MAYOR MILLER: CAN WE GET YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS ALVARO PER TWOS.

96776 SEEK CREEK DRIVE.

I'VE LABELED THIS AS A SUCCESS STORY AND YOU WILL SEE WHY AS WE GO THROUGH.

WHEN WE STARTED AND THE SUCCESS WE'VE HAD TO DATE.

WE WERE INCORPORATED IN 1994.

WE BUILT OUR FIRST HOME IN FERNANDINA IN 1995.

AND OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE SAFE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES.

WE ARE A 501C ORGANIZATION AND WE HAVE A LOCAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

WE GET NO GOVERNMENT FUNDING.

WE COMPLETED HOME 43 IN MAY OF THIS YEAR.

IT'S ON TENTH STREET.

AND WE HAVE CURRENTLY STARTED HOME NUMBER 44 ON THE CORNER OF 6TH AND CALHOUN.

AND THAT HOME IS EXPECTED TO BE READY IN MAY OF NEXT YEAR.

SO WE CURRENTLY HAVE PROVIDED FOUR LOW INCOME FAMILIES IN FERNANDINA 44 FREE-STANDING, SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES, EITHER TWO OR THREE BEDROOMS OUR MODEL HAS SOME IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES WITH OTHER MODELS THAT OTHER COMMUNITIES MIGHT HAVE CHOSEN TO USE.

ONE OF OUR MODELS IS THAT OUR PROGRAM IS BASED ON HOME OWNERSHIP.

WE PROVIDE VOLE VOLUNTEERS AND WE PROVIDE ZERO-INTEREST FINANCING WHICH ALLOWS LOW INCOME FAMILIES TO BECOME HOMEOWNERS.

THAT MEANS THEY BECOME PERMANENT COMMUNITY RESIDENTS AND THEY PAY PROPERTY TAXES ON THEIR PROPERTY AS ANY OTHER HOMEOWNER WOULD DO.

WE SELECT FAMILIES 300 HOURS OF SWEAT EQUITY.

AND WE ALSO HAVE A LIMITATION AS TO THEIR INCOME.

TO QUALIFY FOR OUR PROGRAM, THEIR INCOME CANNOT EXCEED 60% OF THE LOCAL MEDIAN INCOME.

THERE IS A VARIETY OF WAYS TO MEASURE MEDIAN INCOME FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY.

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WE CURRENTLY USE $60,000 AS THE LOCAL MEDIAN INCOME.

ONE COULD FIND OTHER NUMBERS BUT THEY'RE ALL GOING TO BE CLOSE TO THAT.

SO, OUR FAMILIES CANNOT HEARN -- EARN ANYMORE THAN $36,000 A YEAR TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR OUR HOMES.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, THEY WILL COMMIT TO PAYING A MONTHLY MORTGAGE PAYMENT THAT INCLUDES ESCROW.

AND THEIR INCOME LEVEL AND/OR THEIR ASSET LEVEL AND/OR THE COST OF THE PROPERTY THEY'RE TRYING TO BUY PRECLUDES THEM GETTING A CONVENTIONAL MORTGAGE.

ONE OF OUR DISQUALIFIERS IS IF A FAMILY CAN GET A CONVENTIONAL MORTGAGE, THEY WOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR HABITAT HOME OR HABITAT MORTGAGE.

HOUSES ARE SOLD AT COST.

AND OUR CONSTRUCTION COSTS HAVE BEEN AVERAGING BETWEEN 80 TO $85 A SQUARE FOOT.

THAT IS BECAUSE OUR VOLUNTEERS DONATE THEIR TIME AND OUR SUB-CONTRACTORS TEND TO GIVE US THEIR SERVICES AT A DISCOUNTED PRICE.

SO, OUR 80 TO $85 A SQUARE FOOT IS WHAT WE FOUND IS THE ULTIMATE COST OF OUR HOMES.

AND WE SELL THEM TO OUR HOMEOWNERS AT OUR COST WITH NO PROFIT WE SEE OUR SERVICES AS PROVIDING HOUSING FOR A WORKFORCE THAT IS EARNING LESS THAN $36,000 A YEAR.

WE ALSO MAKE SURE THAT GIVEN THEIR OTHER OBLIGATIONS, OTHER LOANS, OTHER FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS THAT THE HOME MORTGAGE DOES NOT REPRESENT MORE THAN 30% OF THEIR TAKE HOME PAY.

WE MAKE SURE, AS PART OF THE QUALIFICATION PROCESS, BECAUSE WE ARE THE MORTGAGER, SO WE ARE LIKE A MORTGAGE COMPANY.

SO WE TAKE A MORTGAGE APPLICATION.

THAT INCLUDES ALL THE INFORMATION THAT WE NEED TO MAKE THESE KINDS OF JUDGMENTS.

THEIR ASSET BASE MUST BE SUCH THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET A CONVENTIONAL MORTGAGE.

THEY HAVE TO BE MAKING AN INCOME OF $36,000 OR LESS.

THE MORTGAGE PAYMENT HAS TO BE NO MORE THAN 30% OF THEIR MONTHLY INCOME.

AND THEIR OTHER OBLIGATIONS HAVE TO BE SUCH THAT WHEN YOU ADD UP ALL THEIR DEBT OBLIGATIONS THEY DO NOT EXCEED 60% OF THEIR INCOME.

THOSE ARE OUR CRITERIA.

THOSE ARE ESTABLISHED BY EVERY HABITAT IN EACH COUNTY, AND THEY TEND TO BE VERY SIMILAR ACROSS COUNTIES.

THE APPLICANT DAN NOT QUALIFY FOR A HOME AT MARKET RATE.

THAT WOULD DISQUALIFY THEM FOR A HABITAT HOME IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW OUR SUCCESS STORY, AS I SAID, WE HAVE COMPLETED 43 HOMES.

WE'RE CURRENTLY BUILDING NUMBER 44.

29 OF THESE HOMES ARE CURRENTLY UNDER MORTGAGE.

WE CARRY THE MORTGAGE.

ZERO PERCENT INTEREST OF EITHER 20 OR 25 YEARS.

AMONG OUR RESIDENTS WE HAVE THREE PEOPLE WHO ARE RENTING.

THEY ARE RENTING BECAUSE THEY'VE NOT COMPLETED THEIR 300 HOURS OF SWEAT EQUITY.

OUR RULES REQUIRE THAT BEFORE YOU CAN CLOSE ON A MORTGAGE YOU MUST COMPLETE 300 HOURS OF SWEAT EQUITY.

PRIOR TO THAT POINT, IF YOUR HOME HAS BEEN BUILT AND YOU DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO COMPLETE YOUR SWEAT EQUITY, WE RENT YOU THE HOME FOR A YEAR.

AND DURING THAT YEAR YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUR SWEAT EQUITY.

SO WE HAVE 29 CURRENT MORTGAGE PAYERS, 3 RENTERS, 5 PEOPLE WHO PAID OFF THEIR MORTGAGE AT THE 20 OR 25-YEAR MARK DEPENDING ON WHAT TYPE OF MORTGAGE THEY HAD, AND HAVE SUB-CONSEQUENTLY SOLD THEIR HOME AND LEFT THEIR COMMUNITY, AND 6 HOMES THAT HAVE BEEN PAID, THE MORTGAGE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED AND THEY STILL LIVE IN THOSE HOMES.

AND YOU WILL SEE THAT ADDS UP TO 43 INDIVIDUALS.

WE STARTED HOME 44 IN SEPTEMBER.

WHERE ARE OUR HOMES? PRETTY MUCH EVERYWHERE.

13TH TERSE, TENTH STREET, SIXTH, 7TH, 8.

MANY OF THE AREAS YOU DRIVE BY WILL HAVE A HABITAT HOME.

WE TAKE DONATIONS FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES, CHURCHES AND INDIVIDUALS.

WE GET NO GOVERNMENT OR STATE FUNDING.

THE HOMEOWNER PAYS PROPERTY TAXES BASED ON MARKET VALUE.

THE MARKET VALUE IS DIFFERENT FROM THE VALUE OF THEIR MORTGAGE.

THEY BUY THE HOME AT A ZERO PROFIT FOR US, $80 A SQUARE FOOT.

THEY PAY PROPERTY TAXES BASED ON THE CITY ASSESSOR'S VALUATION OF THE MARKET OF THEIR HOME.

WE DO PUT IN SEVERAL MORTGAGE RESTRICTIONS WHICH PREVENT THE HOMEOWNER FROM FLIPPING THE HOME FOR A PROFIT.

THOSE ARE BUILT INTO THE MORTGAGE AS RESTRICTIONS.

THE HOMEOWNER PAYS FOR HOMEOWNER INSURANCE.

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AND THEIR MONTHLY PAYMENT TO US INCLUDES AN ESCROW FOR TAXES AND HOMEOWNER'S INSURANCE.

CURRENTLY, TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE CASH FLOW IS FOR OUR HOMEOWNERS, THE HOMEOWNERS THAT MOVED INTO TWO-BEDROOM HOMES ON 7TH STREET LAST YEAR ARE PAYING $520 A MONTH.

THAT'S AN 800 SQUARE FOOT, BRAND NEW HOME, 2 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH.

AND THAT $520 INCLUDES HOMEOWNER'S INSURANCE AND TAX ESCROW AND MORTGAGE.

AND THE YOUNG FAMILY THAT JUST MOVED IN TO THE THREE BEDROOM HOME ON TENTH STREET IS PAYING $600 A MONTH FOR A THREE BEDROOM HOME, TWO BATHS, 1190 SQUARE FEET.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE BELIEVE CREATE A SUCCESS STORY, I THINK THEY'RE RELATIVELY STRAIGHT FORWARD, ARE NOT FOR PROFIT.

THEREFORE WE CAN ENJOY GRANTS.

WE CAN ENJOY DONATIONS.

WE CAN ENJOY DISCOUNTS FROM INDIVIDUAL VENDORS IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WANT TO PROVIDE THAT TO US.

WE HAVE VOLUNTEER LABOR.

IT TAKES US ABOUT 3,000 HOURS OF VOLUNTEER LABOR TO BUILD A HOME.

THAT VOLUNTEER LABOR IS NO COST TO US OR THE HOME.

OUR SELECTION CRITERIA IS BASED ON THE LOCAL MEDIAN INCOME.

OUR HOMEOWNERS ARE EMPLOYED IN THE COMMUNITY.

THEY NEED TO HAVE A TWO-YEAR TRACK RECORD OF EMPLOYMENT BEFORE THEY CAN QUALIFY FOR OUR PROGRAM.

WE DO PROVIDE BELOW MARKET RACE FINANCING.

BASICALLY ZERO PERCENT.

WE HAVE DISPERSED LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY WHEREVER WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO PURCHASE UNDEVELOPED PROPERTY OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS.

WE HAVE VERY INVOLVED HOMEOWNERS WHO ARE VETTED COMPLETELY BY OUR SELECTION COMMITTEE.

AND THE PROPERTY TAXES ARE BASED ON MARKET VALUE.

THESE ARE NOT NORMALLY ELEMENTS THAT ARE FOUND IN OTHER AFFORDABLE HOME PROGRAMS THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT A RECENT THREE BEDROOM THAT I DROVE BY THE OTHER DAY LOOKS LIKE.

AND A TWO BEDROOM.

AND, AGAIN, THEY'RE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY.

SO THAT IS OUR PROGRAM.

WE CURRENTLY ARE BUILDING AS I SAID HOUSE 44.

WE SHOULD BE DONE IN MAY OR JUNE NEXT YEAR.

AND WE ARE WORKING WITH JOHN COT NER ON A DESIGN FOR SIX UNITS THAT WE BELIEVE WILL BE LOCATED ON PROJECT WHERE WE'LL START PROBABLY IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR.

THANK YOU.

IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, I'D BE GLAD TO TRY TO ANSWER THEM COMMISSIONER: GREAT PROGRAM.

I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DO.

MY QUESTION IS, WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE DO YOU THINK GOING FORWARD INTO THE FUTURE? AND I THINK WHAT YOU HAVE SHARED WITH ME IN THE PAST IS IT'S GOING TO BE FINDING ENOUGH LAND.

YOU ARE SORT OF RUNNING OUT.

SPEAKER: I THINK CERTAINLY ALL THE ELEMENTS THAT WE NEED TO HAVE IN PLACE TO BE SUCCESSFUL, THE ONE ELEMENT THAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT TO PREDICT MOVING FORWARD WOULD BE THE AVAILABILITY OF LAND WHOSE COST WHEN ADDED TO THE COST OF THE HOME DOES NOT CREATE A MORTGAGE PAYMENT THAT EXCEEDS THE INCOME LEVELS OF OUR HOMEOWNERS.

WE'VE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS AND WE'VE PURCHASED SEVERAL LOTS THAT WE CURRENTLY OWN.

ALSO WE CURRENTLY HAVE ARE WORKING WITH AN ORGANIZATION IN JACKSONVILLE WHO HAS COMMITTED A DONATION TO HELP US BUY ADDITIONAL LAND.

AND WITH THAT DONATION AND THAT LAND, I THINK WE PROBABLY ARE IN A POSITION TO LOOK FORWARD ANYWHERE FROM SIX TO 8 YEARS WITH ENOUGH LAND FOR OUR CURRENT BUILDING SCHEDULE, WHICH IS ONE TO TWO HOMES EACH YEAR.

MAYOR MILLER: DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING I DO.

HOW LONG DO THE HOMEOWNERS IN YOUR PROGRAM HAVE TO LIVE IN THE HOME BEFORE THEY CAN SELL IT? SPEAKER: THEY HAVE TO LIVE IN THE HOME -- GENERALLY, THEY CANNOT SELL IT UNTIL THEY PAY OFF THE MORTGAGE.

HOWEVER, WE ALSO PUT IN A RESTRICTION ON NUMBER OF YEARS PRIOR TO WHEN THEY CAN SELL THE HOME AND KEEP THE RESULTING CASH FLOW.

AND IT'S AT LEAST 15 YEARS.

SO THEY HAVE TO LIVE IN THE HOME 15 YEARS.

HOWEVER, THEY ACTUALLY HAVE TO PAY OFF THE MORTGAGE BEFORE THEY CAN SELL IT.

AND THERE ARE SOME RESTRICTIONS ON THE MORTGAGE PAYMENTS THAT WERE DESIGNED BY I WAS GOING TO ADD TO THAT WE DO HAVE A SECOND MORTGAGE FOR THE EQUITY.

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SO THAT PROTECTS THE EQUITY IN THE PROPERTY.

THEY HAVE A RIGHT FIRST REFUSAL AS WELL.

SO, IF THEY GET TO THE END AND HAVE MANAGED TO PAY OFF THE FIRST AND SECOND WHICH WOULD PUT THE EQUITY INTO THE HOME THEN WE HAVE HABITAT HAS THE RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL TO REPURCHASE AT THE ORIGINAL PRICE.

OR AT THE PRICE THEY PUT IN.

LET ME BE CORRECT.

SO, IF THEY PAY THROUGH THE MORTGAGE THEY WILL AT LEAST GET THAT MONEY BACK.

AND THERE'S A CALCULATION THAT IS EXTREMELY COMPLICATED.

BUT THEY'LL GET SOME COMPENSATION BACK FOR HAVING LIVED IN IT AND MAINTAINED IT.

BUT OTHERWISE IT CAN EITHER STAY IN THE PROGRAM OR WON'T.

THE REASON THAT I ASK THE QUESTION, MY OFFICE IS AT THE THE SECOND FLOOR.

SOMEBODY ELSE ASKED ME ABOUT THIS BUT I IN MY -- I'VE ONLY WORKED HERE 12 YEARS.

THE HOUSE AT THE CORNER OF 10TH AND FER SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN IN THE 12 YEARS I'VE WORKED HERE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN BUILT, MOVED IN TO, FOR SALE SIGN OUT FRONT AND NEW HOMEOWNERS IN.

SPEAKER: THAT'S A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THE PROGRAM THAT TERESA JUST TALKED ABOUT.

THE FAMILY THAT LIVED IN THAT HOME INHERITED A LARGER HOME FROM A FAMILY MEMBER.

AFTER LIVING IN THE HOME THAT WE HAD BUILT FOR THEM FOR A PERIOD OF 9 YEARS, THEY ASKED TO SELL IT BACK TO US.

WE BOUGHT IT FROM THEM AT NO JUST REPLACING THE PAYMENTS THEY HAD MADE TO US.

SO, NO ADDITIONAL PROFIT.

NO MARKET.

JUST THE EQUITY THEY PAID US WE RETURNED TO THEM.

THEN WE RESOLD THE HOUSE TO ANOTHER FAMILY THAT QUALIFIED FOR A HABITAT MORTGAGE AT THE ORIGINAL PRICE OF THE HOUSE.

AND ANY ADDITIONAL MONEY THAT WE HAVE TO INVEST TO BRING THE HOUSE UP TO NEW STANDARD.

BECAUSE THE PERSON THAT LIVED IN IT TEN YEARS THERE WAS SOME WEAR AND TEAR WE NEEDED TO REPLACE.

AND THE FUNNY PART ABOUT THE FOR SALE SIGN IS WE FOUND OUT WHEN WE SAW THE FOR SALE SIGN WE CALLED HER AND SAID YOU DO KNOW YOU CAN'T SELL YOUR HOME RIGHT? SALE BY OWNER.

SPEAKER: THERE YOU GO.

MAYOR MILLER: VICE MAYOR? VICE MAYOR KREGER: IF YOU WERE TO HAVE THAT HOUSE BUILT BY A CONVENTION BUILDER IT WOULD DOUBLE THE MORTGAGE PAYMENTS.

SO THAT 500 OR $600 WOULD GO TO $1,200 WHICH WOULD PUSH IT OUT OF THE 60 PERCENT RANGE.

ANOTHER THING I BRING UP BECAUSE IT'S LEGISLATED DELEGATION, YOU ALL REMEMBER LAST YEAR WE TRIED TO CHANGE THE STATE LAW WHICH PROHIBITED US FROM DONATING PROPERTY.

AND IT WENT INTO THE DELEGATION AND IT WAS ULTIMATELY PULLED BECAUSE OF SOME CONFUSION AND SOME FACEBOOK STUFF ABOUT RELATIONSHIP TO THE AIRPORT.

WHAT IT WAS, WAS BEFORE HOME RULE, WE COULDN'T GIVE PROPERTY AWAY.

AND WE COULD RESUBMIT THAT IF IT WAS THE DESIRE OF THE COMMISSION AND THE TIME IS RIGHT AND SEE IF WE CAN PUT THAT THROUGH.

THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO DONATE CITY PROPERTY.

WHICH WAS THE WHOLE POINT.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING WE CAN CONSIDER.

BECAUSE THEY'RE MEETING TONIGHT.

SPEAKER: I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT.

BECAUSE OUR HOMES NEED TO BE APPRAISED FOR MARKET VALUE FOR TAX PURPOSES, THE RECENT HOME ON 10TH, OUR HOMEOWNER PURCHASED IT FROM US FOR $117,000.

THAT WAS THE SUM OF THE LAND, THE HOUSE AND THE CLOSING COSTS.

THE APPRAISED VALUE FROM A LOCAL APPRAISER WAS $192,000.

SO, YOU TAKE $117,000 MORTGAGE AT 25 YEARS AT ZERO PERCENT AND YOU GET $640 WITH TAX ESCROW.

YOU TAKE $192,000 AT 5 PERCENT, A DIFFERENT NUMBER ALL TOGETHER.

MAYOR MILLER: THANK YOU.

AS MANY OF YOU ARE AWARE, ON BEHALF OF HABITAT FOR HUE MAINTENANCE MS. PRINCE HAVE APPROACHED THE CITY ABOUT POSSIBLY WAIVING SOME OF THE PERMITS AND APPLICATION FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE CITY.

BASED ON INSPECTION WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY, WE CANNOT WAIVE THOSE FEES.

MANY OF THEM HAVE TO BE PAID.

SO, I HAVE IN SOME OF THE CONVERSATIONS WITH YOU OFFERED TO PAY SOME OF THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION FEES AND PERMIT FEES THAT WOULD HAVE TO COME FROM THE GENERAL FUND.

WE CAN'T USE BUILDING FUNDS.

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AND MOST OF YOU HAVE BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF THAT.

BUT I WANTED TO PUT IT ON THE RECORD THAT THE CITY HAS OFFERED -- AND I WILL WORK WITH HER TO FIND OUT EXACTLY FROM ACCOUNTS WE CAN PULL THAT MONEY.

I'LL WORK WITH THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT AND UTILITY DEPARTMENTS ABOUT IMPACT FEES.

SO I PLAN ON MOVING FORWARD TO THAT AND BRINGING THAT TO YOU AS A RESOLUTION AS A BUDGET AMENDMENT.

MAYOR MILLER: THAT'S GREAT.

VICE MAYOR, I'M GLAD YOU BROUGHT THAT ISSUE UP ABOUT THE DONATION OF LAND THAT WE TRIED TO LARD TO DO.

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT WAS AN OPTION.

IF WE DON'T MIND DISCUSSING THAT JUST FOR A MOMENT.

I THINK WE WENT TO BOTH OF OUR STATE REPS AND THEY WERE ON BOARD UNTIL THE NEGATIVITY CAME OUT AND WE REQUESTED THEM TO PULL IT BECAUSE WE THOUGHT IT WOULD THREATEN THEM POLITICALLY.

COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH YOU ARE RECOGNIZED SIR.

COMMISSIONER: ON THAT TOPIC, I THINK THE CONFUSION IN THE COMMUNITY WAS THAT THE ENTIRE HB, WHATEVER BILL IT WAS, WE WANTED TO DISSOLVE THE ENTIRE BILL.

AND REALLY THE INTENT WAS TO MITIGATE A SECTION OF THAT BILL.

SO THAT IF WE RESUBMIT IT, WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS RE-WRITE A SECTION OF IT WHICH PERMITS US TO DONATE PROPERTY TO A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION.

THAT'S THE GOAL.

NOT GET RID OF THE WHOLE THING.

AND SO WHAT PEOPLE WERE OBJECTING TO WAS GETTING RID OF THE ENTIRE BILL.

MAYOR MILLER: WHEN YOU SAY WE WHO ARE YOU REFERRING TO? COMMISSIONER: WELL THE CITY.

WHOEVER IS ON THE COMMISSION.

THE CITY'S DESIRE JUST TO DO AWAY WITH THE BILL.

MAYOR MILLER: MY QUESTION WAS YOU SAID, WE WERE, WHAT WE WANTED, WHAT WE WERE UPSET ABOUT.

WHO IS WE? COMMISSIONER: THE FEEDBACK I GOT FROM RESIDENTS.

MAYOR MILLER: OKAY.

AND THAT IS TRUE YOU DON'T HAVE TO REPEAL THE WHOLE THING.

BUT THE OTHER PART OF THE LANGUAGE WHICH IS MIRRORED IN OUR CODE AND REFERENCES THE STATE STATUTE IS IT SAYS THAT THE CITY HAS TO SELL IT AT APPRAISED PRICE.

SOMETIMES THE MARKET IS LIKE IT IS NOW.

YOU CAN SELL IT FOR MORE THAN APPRAISED PRICE.

AND I THINK THAT THAT BILL TIES OUR HANDS THERE, TOO.

SO IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A NEW BILL THAT PROPOSES REPEALING THE WHOLE THING.

WE CAN REWRITE A NEW ONE IF IT'S GOING TO MAKE, YOU KNOW, FOLKS NERVOUS.

BUT AS I EXPLAINED BEFORE THE AIRPORT LANGUAGE APPEARED ONLY IN THE WHEREAS CLAUSE AND HAS NO EFFECT ON THE AIRPORT AT ALL.

IT WAS JUST, I THINK, READ THAT WAY.

MAYOR MILLER: VICE MAYOR? VICE MAYOR KREGER: I THINK WE NEED TO CLARIFY THAT.

THAT WAS BEFORE HOME RULE WHICH EVERYTHING WAS STATE LAW.

IF IT'S CONSENSUS I THINK IT'S VALUABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT AGAIN AND DO IT WITH PUBLIC -- MAKE SURE THE PUBLIC IS AWARE OF WHAT WE'RE DOING.

IF WE NEED TO REWRITE A LOCAL ORDINANCE LET'S DO THAT, TOO.

MAYOR MILLER: I WOULD SUGGEST WE INCLUDE BOTH OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OFFICES ON THIS.

BECAUSE THEY MAY NOT WANT TO PICK THIS UP AGAIN IT WAS SO BAD.

SO, MAKE SURE THEY'RE INCLUDED IN THE CONVERSATION BEFORE WE GO TOO FAR.

GREAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SIR, I APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION.

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IT IS A GREAT PROGRAM.

ITEM 4.4.

A PRESENTATION ABOUT DOWNTOWN RESILIENCY IN THE MASTER PLAN.

MR. TESLA IS HERE.

SPEAKER: GOOD EVENING.

I HAVE A PRESENTATION ON A FLASH DRIVE.

CAN I PUT THAT IN HERE YES YOU CAN PUT IT IN THERE BUT WHEN YOU ARE DONE BRING ME YOUR FLASH DRIVE PLEASE.

SPEAKER: ABSOLUTELY.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

PURPOSE OF THE PRESENTATION TONIGHT IS TO KIND OF BRING YOU UP TO SPEED ON THE PROGRESS OF THE RESILIENCY MASTER PLAN.

YOU'VE ALL RECEIVED COPIES OF THE DOCUMENT TO DATE.

AND WANTED TO KIND OF GO THROUGH BRIEFLY SOME OF THE INFORMATION THAT'S BEEN PUT TOGETHER.

AND GET SOME DIRECTION FOR ONE OUTSTANDING ITEM.

THAT'S ADDRESSING THE GAPS THAT WERE IDENTIFIED.

AND FIND OUT WHAT THE PROGRESS OR THE PROCESS IS HERE FROM HERE THE WILL OF THE COMMISSION TO ADOPT THE DOCUMENT.

REBECCA VANDER BECK IS HERE THIS EVENING TO HELP ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

AND I WANTED TO MENTION WHAT WE DID IS INSTEAD WE STARTED OUT AS A WATERFRONT

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RESILIENCY MASTER PLAN.

THE WAY WE FRAMED THIS AS A CITYWIDE MASTER PLAN WITH WATERFRONT BEING THE FIRST PHASE.

WE WANTED TO BE ABLE TO EXPAND THIS DOCUMENT IN THE FUTURE TO ADDRESS OTHER AREAS THAT WE NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT WITHIN THE CITY.

SO IT'S GOING BE AN EVOLVING DOCUMENT THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO IMPROVE.

JUST KIND OF RUN DOWN OUR PROJECT GOALS FROM OUR INITIAL WORKSHOP AS YOU WILL RECALL.

DEVELOP A LIST OF CRITICAL ASSETS IN THE WATERFRONT AREA.

AFTER SPEAKING WITH THE COMMISSION AND THE PUBLIC, STAKEHOLDERS, WE COMPILED THAT LIST.

I DID FIND VULNERABILITIES THROUGH SEA LEVEL RISE ANALYSIS AND FLOODING ASSESSMENT.

LOOKED AT THE POSSIBLE COURSES OF ACTION.

WHAT THE NEXT STEPS ARE TO ADDRESS THOSE VULNERABILITY ISSUES.

AND GATHER AND EVALUATE AVAILABLE DATA ON PROJECTED SEA LEVEL RISE AND INCORPORATE FLOODING ANALYSIS WHICH HAS BEEN DONE.

DEVELOPED A COST ESTIMATE.

POTENTIAL FUNDING SOURCES.

THAT IS UNDER THE SCOPE OF THE CURRENT CONTRACT FOR THE WATERFRONT FLOODING ASSESSMENT OR FEASIBILITY STUDY.

SO IT'S ALL PART OF THE OVERALL PLAN FOR THE WATERFRONT THE WAY THE REPORT IS LAID OUT BASICALLY YOU'VE GOT KEY ASSETS.

UTILITY SYSTEMS ALONG THE WATERFRONT, RAILROAD AND THE MARINA.

THE STAKEHOLDERS ARE IDENTIFIED AS THE BUSINESS OWNERS, PROPERTY OWNERS, UTILITIES AND THE CITY OF FERNANDINA ITSELF.

PROJECT YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH PREVIOUS ASSESSMENTS THAT WERE INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT.

THE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT DONE BY THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA REGIONAL COUNCIL, WATERFRONT SEA LEVEL RISE STUDY, AND THE WATERFRONT ASSESSMENT.

AND THE BASIS OF THE DISCUSSION HERE IS THE SHOCKS AND STRESSES.

WE'VE KIND OF DISCUSSED THE CONCEPT.

THE SHOCKS ARE THE ACUTE SHORT DURATION SEVERE EVENTS -- HURRICANES, STORM SURGE.

THE STRESSES ARE THE ONGOING OR REPETITIVE EVENTS -- SEA LEVEL RISE OR TIDAL FLOODING.

ADDRESS HOW THE CITY IS THE WAY, AND RECOMMENDED STRATEGIES FOR ADDRESSING SOME OF THESE ITEMS IN THE FUTURE THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF SOME OF THOSE ADAPTATION STRATEGIES.

THIS ONE IS SHORELINE STABILIZATION.

THE BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS OF THOSE STRATEGIES AND PROVIDE SOME GUIDANCE ON IMPLEMENTATION.

THIS IS FLOOD PROOFING THE STRUCTURES.

AGAIN, PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW AND SOME GUIDANCE ON WHERE THESE TECHNIQUES WILL BE APPLICABLE.

THE FINAL TASK, TASK 4, IS ADDRESSING SOME OF THE GAPS IN THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE IDENTIFIED THROUGH THE PROCESS.

SO, WE'VE GOT FOUR OPTIONS THAT WE'VE COME UP WITH AND WANTED TO PRESENT THOSE TO THE COMMISSION FOR DISCUSSION AND DECIDE YOUR INPUT ON IF WE'D LIKE TO ADDRESS THESE OR HOW WE'D LIKE TO PROCEED.

SO I AM GOING TO LET GIVE YOU AN IDEA AND THEN WE'VE GOT A LITTLE DEMONSTRATION OF THE SCORING TOOL THAT WAS DEVELOPED FOR THIS PROCESS TO HELP US EVALUATE AND PRIORITIZE OUR IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

SPEAKER: THANK YOU.

SO THE WAY WE CAME UP WITH THESE KIND OF FOUR OPTIONS FOR THIS LAST TASK, WHICH WAS A BUDGET OF $6,700, WAS KIND OF A PROCESS LOOKING AT YOU KNOW WHAT INFORMATION

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ALREADY HAD, WHAT'S PART OF THE CONTRACT AND YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE SOME LOGICAL NEXT STEPS TO FURTHER THIS RESILIENCY PLAN.

REALLY OF THESE FOUR OPTIONS THERE'S KIND OF THREE CORE OPTIONS AND THE FOURTH IS KIND OF A HYBRID THAT TAKES A TASTE OF A COUPLE OF THEM.

THE FIRST ONE WAS, YOU KNOW, THE IDEA OF A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.

THE BEST WAY TO GET THE COMMUNITY BEHIND RESILIENCY WOULD BE TO HAVE A PROJECT THAT YOU COULD POINT TO.

AND WHILE THE BUDGET WOULDN'T BE ENOUGH TO FULLY DESIGN A PROJECT, IT WOULD BE ENOUGH TO KIND OF HELP WITH THE FEASIBILITY STUDY OR KIND OF A BASIS OF DESIGN TO GET THE BALL ROLLING AND HELP EVALUATE WHAT MIGHT BE A GOOD DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.

SO THAT WAS THE THOUGHT BEHIND THAT OPTION ONE.

OPTION 2 IS CENTERED ON PUBLIC OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATION.

SO THE IDEA HERE WOULD BE TO WORK WITH CITY STAFF TO COME UP WITH A OUTREACH PLAN.

AND REALLY MAP IT OUT.

WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, KIND OF SOME GOALS AND TIMELINES TO DO CERTAIN THINGS, AND HOST A WORKSHOP TO GET THE COMMUNITY FURTHER INVOLVED.

I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE TALK ABOUT THE BENEFIT OF THIS IS THE TIMING COULD BE SUCH THAT IT COULD HELP KIND OF SET THE STAGE FOR THE WATERFRONT CONCEPT PLAN AND WHAT'S COMING OUT OF THAT AND KIND OF BRIDGE THE TWO PROJECTS TOGETHER FROM AN OUTREACH STANDPOINT THE THIRD OPTION WAS TO LOOK AT BENCHMARKING OF OTHER COMMUNITIES.

ESPECIALLY COMMUNITIES OF SIMILAR SIZE.

AND WHILE, YOU KNOW, THE LEVELS THEY SET AND THE GOALS THEY SET MIGHT NOT BE DIRECTLY APPLICABLE BUT KIND OF TRYING TO GET ONE STEP BEYOND THAT AND UNDERSTAND SOME OF THEIR LESSONS LEARNED AND WHY THEY SELECTED WHAT THEY SELECTED, SO THAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO APPLY SOME OF THAT TO THE KIND OF EVALUATIONS AND PLANNING GOING FORWARD.

AND OPTION 4, WHICH IS KIND OF MY WAY OF GOING WELL IF WE WANTED TO KIND OF TOUCH ON A COUPLE OF THESE IN A LIGHTER WAY, WE COULD COME UP WITH SOME GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS ON OUTREACH WITHOUT FULLY DEVELOPING A PLAN AND HOSTING A WORKSHOP BUT JUST KIND OF PROVIDE SOME GUIDANCE ON THAT.

AND ALSO DO KIND OF A LIGHTER VERSION OF THE BENCHMARKING.

MAYBE NOT AS MANY COMMUNITIES BUT KIND OF GIVE YOU KIND OF A FLAVOR OF REALLY OPTIONS TWO AND THREE AND THAT FOURTH OPTION.

SPEAKER: I THINK WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO IS WE'LL CIRCLE BACK TO THAT.

I'D LIKE TO SHOW YOU THE SCORING MECHANISM THAT WE PUT TOGETHER.

KIND OF GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF THAT AND THEN IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION ON THE -- THOSE OPTIONS.

SO THE GOAL WITH THIS TOOL IS TO PROVIDE A CONSISTENT AND OBJECTIVE WAY TO EVALUATE PROJECTS.

IT'S A PRETTY SIMPLE PROCESS.

WE DIDN'T WANT TO OVERCOMPLICATE THINGS.

WE WANTED SOMETHING THAT MAKES SENSE, THAT'S ADAPTABLE.

SO, IT IS A SPREADSHEET BASED.

I'VE PUT IN A COUPLE OF EXAMPLE PROJECTS.

AREA 5 IS THE ALACHUA STREET STORMWATER PROJECT THAT'S IN THE ENGINEERING PHASE.

AREA ONE IS THE STORMWATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECT THAT'S JUST BEGINNING CONSTRUCTION.

THEN THERE'S SOME HYPOTHETICAL ROAD PROJECTS.

SO, BASICALLY WE'LL LOOK AT WE'VE GOT RESILIENCE EVALUATION CRITERIA, HOW RELIABLE THE PROJECT IS, WHAT LEVEL OF RESISTANCE IT PROVIDES, REDUNDANCY.

THESE ITEMS SHOWED UP.

HERE'S SOME BASIC PROJECT INFORMATION.

IT'S INFORMATIONAL.

IT DOESN'T REALLY FACTOR INTO THE SCORING BUT IT HELPS US KIND OF FILL OUT THE THIS IS HOW ADDRESS THE PRIMARY RESILIENCY OBJECTIVES THAT WE'VE IDENTIFIED.

BASICALLY YES/NO WHETHER IT'S POLICTIC AN TO THESE.

AND THE EVALUATION CRITERIA.

ONE, TWO, THREE, HOW IT ADDRESSES THOSE ITEMS AND GENERATES A RESILIENCY SCORE.

THE NEXT STEP IS EVALUATION MATERIAL.

PRETTY SIMPLE COST RATIO.

MODERATION OF IMPACTS.

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, HISTORIC PRESERVATION, SOCIAL BENEFITS, MOBILITY,

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ADDRESS THESE THE NEXT TIER OF PRIORITIES THAT WERE IDENTIFIED THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

GET A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMPLIANCE.

LIFE SAFETY PROTECTION.

AGAIN, IT GENERATES A PERCENTAGE SCORE.

THE FINAL SECTION IS IMPLEMENTATION.

HOW QUICKLY THE PROJECT CAN BE PUT IN PLACE.

PERMITTING, THE SCALE OF THE PROJECT, FUNDING.

OBVIOUSLY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF IT.

POLITICAL SUPPORT.

IF THERE'S ANY PROPERTY ACQUISITION NECESSARY FOR THE PROJECT.

AND EFFORT INVOLVED WITH PUBLIC OUTREACH.

SO, THESE ITEMS COME THROUGH TO GIVE US A BASIC SCORE.

AND THE IDEA IS TO ALLOW US TO COMPARE PROJECTS.

BUT MORE THAN THAT IT GIVES US A WAY GOING THROUGH THIS PROCESS IT HELPS US LOOK AT THE PROJECTS AND LOOK AT DIFFERENT WAYS THAT WE CAN ACHIEVE MULTIPLE OBJECTIVES.

IT KEEPS US FROM LOOKING AT A PROJECT KIND OF IN A SILO, IF YOU WILL.

THE EXAMPLE WE PUT IS A ROAD RESEARCHING PROJECT.

IF WE LOOK AT THAT ON ITS FACE, IT DOESN'T CHECK A LOT OF THESE BOXES.

BUT IF WE CAN LOOK AT WAYS TO IMPLEMENT ADDITIONAL UPGRADES ALONG WITH THESE BASIC ROAD MAINTENANCE PROJECTS, WE REALIZE QUICKLY THAT WE CAN DO A LOT MORE AND COMBINE IT WITH STORMWATER UPGRADES, WITH UTILITY UPGRADES.

AND IN MANY CASES, WE CAN FIND THAT PAVEMENT IS INCIDENTAL TO THAT OVERALL COST FOR THE OTHER PROJECT.

SO IT HELPS US DO A BETTER JOB OF COORDINATING EFFORTS.

AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO IMPLEMENT INTO OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROCESS BEGINNING THIS YEAR THAT WE'RE GOING TO START AGAIN SHORTLY WITH THIS NEW YEAR FOR MORE OF A LONG-TERM PLANNING TOOL.

SO THAT IS KIND OF WHERE WE'RE AT WITH THIS.

I WILL GET BACK HERE TO OUR QUESTION ON THE GAP OPTIONS.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? MAYOR MILLER: COMMISSIONER ROSS.

COMMISSIONER: I DO HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

FIRST I WANT TO THANK YOU.

THE PARTS OF THE REPORT THAT YOU DID THAT WERE SEPARATE FROM THE REPORT ABOUT SEA LEVEL RISE AND WHATNOT.

I FOUND IT TO BE WELL DONE EFFORT.

AND I APPRECIATE YOU DOING THAT.

I WOULD LIKE YOU TO GO TO PAGE 17 OF THE REPORT THAT WAS DONE BY THE CONSULTANTS.

IS THERE A GRAPH THERE? SPEAKER: YES.

COMMISSIONER: IT'S PAGE 17.

COMMISSIONER.

THAT CHART THERE.

I'VE LOOKED AT THAT, SPENT SOME TIME WITH THAT, AND I'M HAVING DIFFICULTY UNDERSTANDING WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE CITY.

I MEAN, I'M HAVING TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING HOW A DISEASE OUTBREAK, WHICH IS A SHOCK OR STRESSOR, CAN BE FIXED BY TIDAL VALVES.

AND I HAVE A LITTLE TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING HOW A HEAT WAVE CAN BE FIXED BY UPSTREAM STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE.

IF YOU WOULD -- AND COULD GIVE A CONTEXT TO THE REST OF THESE ITEMS. BECAUSE THIS IS SORT OF THE HEART OF YOUR REPORT AND THIS IS OUR RECOMMENDED STRATEGIES.

IF YOU COULD GIVE MORE CONTEXT TO THAT I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

SPEAKER: THE PURPOSE OF THE TABLE, THERE'S-- COULD YOU GO TO THE PODIUM SO WE CAN CAPTURE YOU.

THANK YOU.

SPEAKER: WE'VE PROVIDED A SECTION THAT GAVE A MENU OF ADAPTATION STRATEGIES.

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DIFFERENT THINGS THAT COULD BE IMPLEMENTED THROUGHOUT THE CITY ON CITY PROJECTS OR PRIVATE PROJECTS.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS TABLE WAS TO KIND OF LINK THOSE STRATEGIES TO THE APPLICABLE SHOCKS AND STRESSORS WHERE THEY COULD BE UTILIZED.

OBVIOUSLY IT DEPENDS ON THE PROJECT AND THE SITE AND ALL OF THAT, WHICH ONES ARE REALLY APPLICABLE.

BUT STARTS TO NARROW DOWN YOUR STREET.

AND THAT WAS KIND OF THE POINT TO POINT PEOPLE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

SO, YOUR YES ABOUT DISEASE OUTBREAK AND TIDAL VALVES.

I THINK OUR INTENT THERE WAS TO ADDRESS STANDING WATER AND THE POTENTIAL DISEASE OUTBREAK THAT COULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH THAT.

AND FOR THE HEAT WAVE STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE, I THINK OUR LOGIC THERE WAS APPLYING GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AND ADDING GREEN SPACE AND THAT OFF SETTING SOME OF THE HEAT WAVE.

ADMITTING THEY SPENT LESS TIME ON HEAT WAVE AND DISEASE OUTBREAK BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT IDENTIFIED AS FOCUS AREAS.

THE FLOODING, YOU KNOW, THE INFRASTRUCTURE, MOBILITY, THOSE WERE IDENTIFIED AS FOCUS AREAS.

SO, MOST OF OUR STRATEGIES WERE AIMED AT ADDRESSING THOSE AND THIS WAS JUST KIND OF LINKING WHERE THEY MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL BENEFIT.

COMMISSIONER: THANK YOU.

I'VE READ BOTH THE DRAFT REPORT AND THE FINAL REPORT.

TASK ONE OF THIS REPORT WHICH COSTS THE TAXPAYERS $7,000 REQUIRED A REVIEW OF THE CITY DOCUMENTS AND PLANS AND THE CREATION OF A HIGH-LEVEL SUMMARY OF EXISTING INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

I WISH THAT I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO READ THE SUMMARY OF EACH DOCUMENT OF THE 14 CITY DOCUMENTS LISTED ON PAGE 4 OF THE REPORT AND HOW EACH ONE OF THESE INDIVIDUAL REPORTS CONTRIBUTED TO DEFINING THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND VULNERABILITIES OF THE CITY.

UNDER TASK 2 OF THIS REPORT, WHICH COSTS THE TAXPAYERS $12,000 AND REQUIRED A GAP ANALYSIS TO RETURN ADDITIONAL DATA AND PLANNING NEEDS AND WAS OUT LINED IN THE INTRODUCTION OF THE REPORT, I WISH, BUT WAS UNABLE TO IDENTIFY WHAT CITIES NEEDED TO DO TO RECOVER QUICKLY FROM DISASTERS AND ADAPT TO FUTURE CONDITIONS SUCH AS SEA LEVEL RISE.

I APPRECIATE THE INTENT OF THIS REPORT BUT I WISH IT MET THE GOALS OF THE TASKS THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY DE-LEN ATED IN THE REQUEST FOR THE PROPOSAL.

AS FOR THE FOUR OPTIONS, MY OPTION WOULD BE OPTION NUMBER 5, TO RETURN THE REMAINDER OF THE MONEY BACK TO THE GRANT -- THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT.

I DON'T THINK ANY OF THOSE FOUR OPTIONS ARE PARTICULARLY HELPFUL TO THE CITY.

THANK YOU.

MAYOR MILLER: VICE MAYOR KREGER? VICE MAYOR KREGER: I JUST GOT THE OPTIONS THIS AFTERNOON.

SO I HAVEN'T LOOKED AT THEM VERY CLOSE.

ONE THING I THOUGHT WAS INTERESTING WAS THAT WHEN WHEN IT WAS A WATERFRONT RESILIENCY PLAN AND NOW YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT A CITY RESILIENCY PLAN.

I AM GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT ADAPTIVE ACTION AREAS.

SO I WOULDN'T GIVE THE MONEY BACK.

I WOULD LOOK MORE AT A GAP OF PUBLIC EDUCATION.

BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW OR WE SHOULD ALL KNOW THAT THE WATERFRONT IS NOT THE MOST VULNERABLE AREA IN THE CITY.

THERE ARE TWO OTHER AREAS THAT ARE MORE VULNERABLE AND IT'S THE EDUCATION PROCESS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT ELEMENT OF IDENTIFYING.

IT'S GREAT GETTING OVER THE ALOE GATED CREEK AREAS IF WHICH FACT ARE MORE VULNERABLE AND HAVE MORE PEOPLE LIVING THERE.

SO, IF WE COULD, YOU KNOW, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT MODIFIED TO PUBLIC OUTREACH TO THE WHOLE CITY ON ADAPTATION AREAS AND THINGS THAT ARE SUBJECTED.

WE NEVER DID THE SEA LEVEL RISE NUMBER CAME UP.

WE NEVER DID SET A SEA LEVEL PRIZE NUMBER HERE.

YEARS AGO, THERE -- I'VE DONE TWO OR THREE DIFFERENT PRESENTATIONS ON SEA LEVEL RISE AND HAZARDS AND DIFFERENT THINGS.

AS A RESULT OF ONE OF THOSE, WAS THE NEWS LEADER ACTUALLY ASKED, AND WE KIND OF QUASI SAID UNOFFICIAL 6 INCHES BY 2060 A FOOT BY 100.

BUT THAT WAS NEVER SET IN STONE.

NOW WITH THE CORE ENGINEER DATA AND WHERE THEY'RE GOING, WHICH I'LL TALK ABOUT LATER, WE COULD REALISTICALLY SET ONE.

MAYOR MILLER: THAT MIGHT BE A HELPFUL WORKSHOP TOP IN THIS CASE THE FUTURE.

BECAUSE I AGREE.

I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT THE COMP PLAN SPEAKS, YOU KNOW, JUST SAYS THAT IT SHALL BE ACCOUNTED FOR BUT IT'S NOT SPECIFIC.

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DOESN'T GIVE ANY SPECIFIC CRITERIA.

SO, AS PART OF A WAY TO MOVE FORWARD, WHAT WE DO NOW WITH THIS REPORT, WHAT THE PROCESS OF ADOPTING AS A COMMISSION AND ESTABLISHING THAT PLANNING CRITERIA WOULD BE A GOOD STEP.

COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH.

COMMISSIONER: THANK YOU MR. MAYOR.

I GOT THIS SUBJECT AROUND 10:00 THIS MORNING.

AND BECAUSE OF SOME TIME COMMITMENTS I HAD, I REALLY ONLY GOT TO SPEND ABOUT HALF-HOUR OR 45 MINUTES READING IT.

AND TRYING TO UNDERSTAND IT.

BUT MY QUESTION IS, FROM YOUR SEAT, WHICH -- AND I AGREE WITH COMMISSIONER ROSS.

I MEAN, $6,700, IT'S NOT GOING TO MOVE THE BALL VERY MUCH.

BUT FROM YOUR CHAIR, WHICH ONE OF THESE FOUR OPTIONS GIVES US THE MOST VALUE? I WOULD HAVE LIKE TO HAVE SEEN THAT.

BUT TELL ME NOW.

SPEAKER: I THINK OF THE FOUR OPTIONS PROBABLY THE BENCHMARKING FOR OTHER COMMUNITIES.

I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, ONE THAT'S ALWAYS KIND OF BROUGHT UP WITH REGARD TO PRIVATE PROPERTY FLOOD PROTECTION IS FORT LAUDERDALE.

THEY PASSED A SEAWALL ORDINANCE THAT IDENTIFIED THAT PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNERS HAVE TO PROTECT TO A SPECIFIED ELEVATION IN A CERTAIN TIMEFRAME.

THAT WAS A WAY TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT WE'RE GOING TO FACE ON THE WATERFRONT.

BECAUSE IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THIS LEVEL OF FLOOD PROTECTION, IT'S GOING INVOLVE SOME PRIVATE PROPERTY.

SO THAT -- HOW OTHER COMMUNITIES HAVE ADDRESSED THAT I THINK WOULD BE BENEFICIAL.

AND JUST KIND OF GETTING AN IDEA OF WHY THEY CHOSE THE ELEVATION THEY DID.

WHAT THAT'S BASED ON, YOU KNOW, IF THAT'S RELATIVE TO THE 100 YEAR FLOOD ELEVATION, IF IT'S RELATIVE TO STORM SURGE, AND KIND OF THE PROCESS THEY WENT THROUGH TO, YOU KNOW, SUPPLEMENT OUR INFORMATION.

YOU KNOW, THE OTHER ONE THAT WE KIND OF LOOKED AT, THE EXAMPLE PROJECTS, ONE OF THEM WAS, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE ADAPTATION STRATEGIES WAS DRY FLOOD RELIEF.

AND BUILDING DEPARTMENT HAS EXPLORED DOING SOME DRY FLOODING TECHNIQUES ON THE TRAINING VIDEO.

A BUILDING THAT REGULARLY FLOODS WHEN WE GET A DOWNTOWN FLOOD EVENT.

THERE'S NOT A LOT OF PLANNING THAT HAS TO GO INTO THAT.

IT'S BASICALLY WORKING WITH VENDORS AND GETTING SOME DEMONSTRATION PRODUCTS INSTALLED.

SO I THINK THAT'S A WORTHWHILE EFFORT TO GO THROUGH.

BUT, I DON'T KNOW THAT WE CAN DO MUCH WITH THIS TASK TOWARDS THAT.

COMMISSIONER: OKAY.

I WOULD GO WITH ANDRE'S RECOMMENDATION.

IF WE'RE GOING TO USE THE MONEY.

THANK YOU.

MAYOR MILLER: DO WE NEED A DECISION ON THAT TONIGHT? SPEAKER: WE DON'T NEED A DECISION TONIGHT.

WE HAVE THE AGREEMENT WITH FDUP FOR THE FLOODING EXPIRES DECEMBER 31ST.

SO WE JUST NEED TO ACCOMPLISH WHATEVER THAT TASK IS PRIOR TO THAT DAY.

MAYOR MILLER: SO YOU CAN GUIDE US IN THAT DIRECTION SO WE CAN GET A CONSENSUS.

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH, ANDRE.

SPEAKER: THANK YOU MAYOR MILLER: SECTION 5.

PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA.

I ONLY HAVE ONE SIGNED UP.

JUST SO YOU KNOW THAT -- SO BREAST CANCER AWARENESS SHIRTS OUR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT GETS INVOLVED IN OCTOBER WITH THIS PROGRAM.

THESE ARE AVAILABLE AT BOTH FIRE STATIONS THEY'LL BE AT HEADQUARTERS.

MAYOR MILLER: GREAT.

AT THE PECK CENTER.

HOW MUCH ARE THEY? CHIEF WE ALSO HAVE -- WILL HAVE HOODIES THAT WILL RUN $30.

AND THE PROFIT OFF THESE, ONCE, YOU KNOW, WE PAY FOR THEM, GOES TO A LOCAL CHARITY TO HELP WITH EXAMS FOR PEOPLE THAT CAN'T AFFORD THEM.

MAYOR MILLER: GREAT AND WE WILL HAVE THESE, OUR GUYS ARE CURRENTLY WEARING THESE AS THEIR DAILY UNIFORM.

AND WE WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL SHIRTS, BOTH IN NAVY BLUE AND PINK, THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE PROBABLY BY FRIDAY.

I THINK WE'LL HAVE THEM IN.

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SO, YOU CAN LOOK ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.

IT'S ON THERE.

AND ANYONE THAT'S INTERESTED CAN CALL HEADQUARTERS AND KALEY WILL HELP THEM OUT.

MAYOR MILLER: FANTASTIC.

GREAT PROGRAM.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OKAY I HAVE ONE REQUEST TO SPEAK TONIGHT.

WELCOME BACK.

I LIKE THE TITLE.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T FILLED THESE OUT THERE'S ALWAYS A SUBJECT AND I LIKE IT WHEN THAT'S THE SUBJECT.

IT JUST SAYS THANK YOU.

PUBLIC SPEAKER: LAUREL STRONG 914 DIVISION STREET.

I WANTED TO COME TO PERSONALLY THANK ALL OF YOU AND CHIEF HURLEY FOR RESOLVING THE PROBLEM ON DIVISION STREET.

AND THANK YOU.

MAYOR MILLER: YOU ARE WELCOME, MA'AM.

THANK YOU, CHIEF.

SO, BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENED WAS SOMEBODY CAME AND MENTIONED A PROBLEM.

SOMETHING TO BE SAID FOR THAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LETTING US KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON THERE.

APPRECIATE IT.

OKAY ON TO SECTION 6.

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CONSENT AGENDA.

DO I HAVE ANY COMMISSIONS OR DO I HAVE A MOTION? COMMISSIONER: 6-2 IS PULLED.

6-3 IS PULLED.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? COMMISSIONER: APPROVE MAYOR MILLER: A MOTION.

MADAM CLERK IF YOU COULD PLEASE CALL THE VOTE MAYOR MILLER: 6.2 PULLED BY COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH.

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COMMISSIONER: THE REASON I PULLED THIS IS BECAUSE I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT AUTO RACING ON AMELIA ISLAND AND LESSONS EARNED.

AND I AM NOT IN FAVOR OF THIS.

AND NEXT YEAR WHEN THIS COMES UP, I WON'T BE IN FAVOR OF HAVING THIS EVENT AT THE AIRPORT AGAIN.

NATHAN'S HERE RIGHT? CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION PLEASE, NATHAN? SO, I READ THE LAST EVENT, THIS IS THE LAST EVENT ISN'T IT? SPEAKER: FOR THE YEAR.

I THINK I WROTE IN THE AGENDA ITEM THE NUMBER OF EVENTS REMAINING.

COMMISSIONER: SORRY I MISSED THAT.

HOW MANY? SPEAKER: THREE OR FOUR.

COMMISSIONER: SO IT'S ESSENTIALLY $875 AN EVENT? SPEAKER: CORRECT.

COMMISSIONER: ON A YEARLY BASIS WE'RE EARNING HOW MUCH MONEY FROM THESE RACES? SPEAKER: WE HAVE TWO AGENCIES.

FOR THIS AGENCY, BUCCANEER REGION, PROBABLY 10 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SOMEWHERE UP TO ABOUT 10 EVENTS.

THE OTHER AGENCY THAT USES THE AIRPORT IS DRIVING DYNAMICS AN THEY DO A DRIVING SAFETY COURSE AND HOLD BETWEEN 6-8 EVENTS.

AND THEY'RE ABOUT THE SAME, ROUGHLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF REVENUE INTAKE.

COMMISSIONER: SO THE DRIVING SAFETY COURSE IS NOT RACING? SPEAKER: IT IS NOT.

COMMISSIONER: SO I AM GENERALLY TALKING ABOUT AUTO RACING.

SO, IN TOTALITY, THE CITY IS EARNING ABOUT $10,000 FROM AUTO RACING? SPEAKER: THAT'S CORRECT.

COMMISSIONER: OKAY.

AND THIS WAS THE EVENT THAT OPENED THE CRACK OF THE DOOR FOR THE AUTO CENTER PROPOSAL.

I THINK WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THIS EXPERIENCE IS THAT THE GENERAL POPULATION OF THIS CITY DOES NOT WANT AUTO RACING IN THE CITY ANYWHERE.

AND SO I'M OPPOSED TO THIS.

I THINK WE SHOULD ORDINANCE AUTO RACING OUT OF THE ISLAND.

NOT ALLOW IT.

AND I'M NOT IN FAVOR OF THIS.

MAYOR MILLER: COMMISSIONER ROSS? COMMISSIONER: JUST TO REFRESH YOUR MEMORY, I DID BRING UP, SEVERAL WEEKS AGO, THE USE OF A RACE TRACK AND OTHER THINGS CANNOT BE USED AS A PRIMARY USE BUT IT COULD BE PUT AS AN ACCESSORY USE AND PROPOSE WE SEND THAT TO THE PAB TO LOOK THAT AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS.

AS I RECALL, SOMEBODY IN THE CROWD LAST TIME SAID THERE WERE CRICKETS AND NOBODY WANTED TO DO THAT.

SO, I'D STILL BE WILLING TO SEND THAT TO THE P.A.

B.

AND COME UP WITH THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS.

MAYOR MILLER: COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH? COMMISSIONER: AND WOULD BE THE PROCEDURE FROM THIS BODY TO HAVE THE P.A.

B.

START THAT WORK I TAKE ORDERS I DON'T GIVE THEM.

WHAT'S THE PROCESS TO GO THROUGH THE CITY MANAGER OF THE PLANNING STAFF.

THEY PROCESS APPLICATIONS FOR TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE.

COMMISSIONER: BUT I THINK MY QUESTION IS CAN ONE COMMISSIONER DO THAT OR DO THE FIVE OF US, THREE OF US TO HAVE AGREE? AND IS THAT A DONE VIA MOTION AND THAT IS NOT COVERED IN OUR RULES AND PROCEDURE ON HOW YOU GET SOMETHING TO CITY STAFF.

WE KNOW THAT WE WORK THROUGH -- YOU ALL HAVE INDICATED IN THE PAST FOR LACK OF BETTER

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WORDS RIGHT NOW SOME ANNOYANCE, SOME OF YOU, WITH TAKING SOME ACTION BY CONSENSUS.

SO, YOU ALL HAVE TO DECIDE.

THERE'S NOTHING IN OUR RULES THAT SAY YOU CAN'T GET CONSENSUS RIGHT NOW TO GIVE THE CITY MANAGER THE DIRECTION TO PUT THIS ON A PLANNING BOAR AGENDA THROUGH APPLICATION OF CITY STAFF.

SO, UNLESS THERE'S AN OBJECTION TO THAT GET YOUR CONSENSUS AND DIRECT THE MANAGER.

COMMISSIONER: IS THAT THROUGH A MOTION IT CAN BE SURE.

COMMISSIONER: CAN WE MAKE A MOTION THAT WE DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER TO HAVE A AUTO RACING BAN ADDRESSED BY THE PAB? THAT'S MY MOTION.

COMMISSIONER: I'LL SECOND THE MOTION.

MAYOR MILLER: I HAVE A MOTION TO SECOND.

ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM? COMMISSIONER ROSS? COMMISSIONER: I WOULD LIKE TO AMEND IT TO NOT ONLY LOOK AT AUTO RACING BUT TEST TRACKS AND WHAT ARE THE LITTLE CARS.

GO-KARTS THANK YOU, WHICH I THINK WAS THE ORIGINAL -- WHERE ALL THREE -- AND IT'S FOR ACCESSORY USE THEY ARE ALREADY NOT PRIMARY USES.

COMMISSIONER: AND AGREE TO YOUR AMENDMENT.

ALSO TO INCLUDE MOTORCYCLES.

MAYOR MILLER: AND DOES THE SECOND AGREE? COMMISSIONER: THAT'S FINE.

MAYOR MILLER: OKAY.

I THINK ALL WE NEED TO DO USE YOUR CONSENSUS.

WE DON'T NEED TO COME UP WITH THE EXACT HERE.

I HAVE SUFFICIENT LANGUAGE TO PUT IT IN FRONT OF P.A.

B.

AND THEN WE CAN WORK SOMETHING.

AND WE KNOW THEY WILL.

COMMISSIONER: RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF 6-2.

COMMISSIONER: SECOND THAT.

MAYOR MILLER: FIRST WE HAVE A MOTION-- I THOUGHT WE PULLED IT THAT'S FINE.

IF YOU ARE WITHDRAWING THE MOTION I WASN'T SURE THAT WAS REQUIRED.

MAYOR MILLER: THAT IS WHAT I HEARD.

COMMISSIONER: SO WE HAVE A CONSENSUS ON THAT IS THAT CORRECT? MAYOR MILLER: I WOULD-- DID YOU TAKE A MOTION AND A SECOND SO NOW WE'RE INTO THE GOING TO VOTE ON THAT? MAYOR MILLER: IT WAS WITHDRAWN.

IT'S TO DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER CORRECT? COMMISSIONER: THE MOTION TOSS DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER.

MAYOR MILLER: IF WE CALL THE VOTE ON DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGEMENT.

MAYOR MILLER: JUST ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU MENTIONED IS WITH THE EVENT ON THE TRACK OPENED THE DOOR TO THE AUTO CENTRIC IDEA THAT WAS AT THE AIRPORT.

THAT'S AN OPINION I DON'T THINK THAT'S A FACT.

I BELIEVE THERE WERE SEVERAL DIFFERENT THINGS THAT HAPPENED BEFORE THAT.

SEVERAL DIFFERENT AUTO AUCTIONS.

THERE'S BEEN A LOT GOING ON.

I DON'T THINK THAT IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THAT.

BUT I SEE YOUR LIGHT SIR.

COMMISSIONER: SO WE DON'T GET INTO A DEBATE, IT WAS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR.

IN FACT, MENTIONED, AND I DON'T KNOW WHO PARTICULARLY SAID IT, BUT THEY SAID YOU ALREADY HAVE RACING IN THE CITY AT THAT PODIUM.

MAYOR MILLER: RIGHT.

I WAS HERE FOR THE MEETING.

BUT WHEN YOU SAID THIS PARTICULAR THING OPENED UP THE DOOR TO THAT ENTIRE THING -- COMMISSIONER: I THINK CONTRIBUTE.

YOU ARE RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

MAYOR MILLER: ALL RIGHT.

SO, WHERE ARE WE? COMMISSIONER: WE STILL NEED TO VOTE ON 6.2.

WE VOTED ON THE MOTION.

WE SOUGHT TO APPROVE -- MAYOR MILLER: THAT'S WHAT I WAS GET READY TO DO.

IS THERE A MOTION FOR 6.2 HOLD ON.

WE DO NOT HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE 6.2.

MAYOR MILLER: I'M ASKING NOW.

IS THERE A SECOND? COMMISSIONER: SECOND.

MAYOR MILLER: IF WE CAN CALL THE VOTE FOR 6.2 PLEASE.

PROOF VOTE MAYOR MILLER: 6.3 VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION AGREEMENT FOR THE SOUTH A STREET 194.

[Item 6.3]

THIS WAS POLLED AT THE COMMISSION.

VICE MAYOR KREGER: THIS IS ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CEMENT PLAN.

THIS IS A VOLUNTEER ANNEXATION BUT IT'S REALLY EXTENSION TO SEWER AND WATER.

DO WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN THERE? I AM BRINGING THIS UP BECAUSE WE HAD TALKED SO MUCH ABOUT COOPERATION WITH THE COUNTY ON ZONING AND WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

YOU NEED WATER THERE FOR SOMETHING IT IS A COMMERCIALLY ZONED AND FLUMED THROUGH THE COUNTY BECAUSE IT'S STILL IN THE COUNTY.

IT'S NOT CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY.

VICE MAYOR KREGER: I KNOW THAT.

DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THEY ARE DOING I DON'T.

VICE MAYOR KREGER: THAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE PUTTING WATER THERE FOR A REASON.

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SO, THEY'RE GOING TO PUT WATER IN THERE AND THEN THEY'RE GOING TO COME BACK AND THEY'RE GOING TO APPROVE SOMETHING THAT ULTIMATELY MAY BE ANNEXING THE CITY.

BUT IT'S NOT CONTIGUOUS.

ISN'T IT A BREWERY? I THOUGHT IT WAS A BREWERY? COMMISSIONER: IS IT? COMMISSIONER: THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.

MAYOR MILLER: WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT COMMISSIONER: ACROSS FROM THE CEMENT PLANT.

COMMISSIONER: IT'S FURTHER SOUTH.

COMMISSIONER: OH OKAY.

COMMISSIONER: WELL I'LL RECOMMEND APPROVAL BUT I'M NOT THRILLED WITH NOT KNOWING WHAT'S GUY -- GOING THERE.

COMMISSIONER: SECOND.

FOR DISCUSSION.

SO, JUST SO YOU KNOW AND I'VE TALKED WITH SOME OF YOU INDIVIDUALLY ABOUT THIS BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW ALL OF YOUR OPTIONS.

YOU ARE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE WE DO NOT HAVE A UTILITY SERVICE PLAN THAT WE HAVE ENTERED INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY, THE CITY IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE WATER AND SEWER.

BY APPROVING THIS TONIGHT, YOU ARE APPROVING JOHN THEN GETS THE GREEN LIGHT TO CONNECT THEM TO WATER AND SEWER.

WE HAVE NO AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE ALL AWARE.

THAT, IF I REMEMBER, IT IS SORT OF ACROSS THE STREET.

IT'S JUST NORTH, I BELIEVE, OF THE ANIMAL HOSPITAL.

THERE ARE TONS OF TREES THERE.

AND THEY'RE COMING DOWN IF THERE'S GOING TO BE A COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT.

SO THAT'S WHY COMMISSIONER KREGER BROUGHT IT UP.

YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION.

YOU CAN LEGALLY SAY NOPE WE'RE NOT DOING IT.

I'M NOT SUGGESTING THAT'S MY RECOMMENDATION.

BUT WHEN SOMETHING STARTS GOING IN AND THE TREES START COMING DOWN, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT ARE STORMING CITY HALL AND WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT WE'VE DONE AND SAY GO AHEAD AND TAKE OUR WATER AND SEWER AND DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.

COMMISSIONER: I WOULD LIKE TO IF YOU AGREE AMEND THE MOTION TO BRING THIS BACK AT THE NEXT MEETING WITH WHOEVER WANTS TO ANNEX IT.

COMMISSIONER: I AGREE WITH THAT.

COMMISSIONER: FOR DISCUSSION WITH WHOEVER WANTS TO ANNEX IT.

SINCE I SECONDED IT I AGREE TO THE SECOND.

MAYOR MILLER: OKAY.

RECOGNIZED VICE MAYOR.

VICE MAYOR KREGER: WE'RE CHANGING THE MOTION AND BRINGING IT BACK IN TWO WEEKS WITH MORE INFORMATION.

YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO BRING IT BACK IN TWO WEEKS.

YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER 5TH JUST BECAUSE OF THE DATES COMMISSIONER: DOES IT REQUIRE AN AD IN THE PAPER OR ANYTHING OH NO.

COMMISSIONER: BRING IT BACK NOVEMBER 5TH FOR CONSIDERATION YEP.

BECAUSE OCTOBER 15TH WE CAN'T NOTICE THERE.

MAYOR MILLER: YOU ARE GOOD WITH THAT? COMMISSIONER: YES, SIR.

VICE MAYOR YOUR LIGHT IS ON SIR.

IF WE CAN CALL THE VOTE PLEASE, MA'AM: MAYOR MILLER: THAT WAS A GOOD CATCH BY THE CITY ATTORNEY.

I WAS GOING TO MENTION THE SAME THING.

WAIT YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT.

MAYOR MILLER: WITH OTHER PROJECTS THERE ARE ONES WHEN THEY SHOW UP YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.

I WANT TO MAKE THE COMMENT BECAUSE MY OFFICE, THE COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, THE PLANNERS, WE ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT ANNEXATION.

BUT ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT GOES ALONG WITH IN OUR LOCAL AGREEMENTS FOR RULES FOR ANNEXATION ARE USUALLY SERVICE PLANNING AREAS FOR UTILITIES.

CASE LAW SAYS IF YOU AGREE WITH ONE OF THESE AREAS YOU ARE BOUND TO PROVIDE SERVICE IN THAT AREA.

SO, YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO USE THAT WATER AND SEWER.

THIS ISN'T A THREAT IT'S JUST THAT IS WHAT THE LAW IS SO WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL WITH HOW WE WORK WITH THE COUNTY AND WHAT KIND OF RULES WE AGREE TO IN TERMS OF DEVELOPMENT AND PREPROTECTION.

MAYOR MILLER: ALL RIGHT ON TO SECTION 7.

[Item 7.1]

RESOLUTIONS 7.1 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FROM ARES LOCAL 2836.

COMMISSIONER: MOTION TO APPROVE.

COMMISSIONER: SECOND.

MAYOR MILLER: A MOTION AND A SECOND.

CITY MANAGER.

THIS IS JUST TO BRING THE COMMUNITY UP TO SPEED ON THIS.

THE FIREFIGHTER CONTRACT EXPIRED YESTERDAY TECHNICALLY.

WE'RE WORKING WITH THE FIREFIGHTERS UNION.

WE HAVE AGREED TO EXTEND THE CONTRACT WITH A COUPLE OF PROVISIONS.

STANDARD PAY INCREASE OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS AS WELL AS AGREEING TO DISCUSS FURTHER PAY ISSUES IN REGARD TO PARAMEDIC.

WE HAVE A GREAT LABOR RELATIONSHIP WITH NOT ONLY THE FIREFIGHTERS BUT THE POLICE UNION AS WELL AS THE GENERAL EMPLOYEES.

AND I THINK THIS CONTINUES TO DEMONSTRATE THE GREAT WORKING RELATIONSHIP THAT WE DO HAVE WITH OUR STAFF.

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MAYOR MILLER: THANK YOU SIR.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

MADAM CLERK IF YOU COULD PLEASE CALL THE VOTE.

MAYOR MILLER: ITEM 7.2.

FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH BOB'S ICE CREAM.

[Item 7.2]

CITY ATTORNEY CITY ATTORNEY: THIS IS AN ICE CREAM TRUCK.

AN ICE CREAM TRUCK FRANCHISE AGREEMENT.

THE ROUTE IS GENERALLY THE ROUTE WHICH STREETS THAT I COVER AND THE TIMES ARE IN THERE.

WE HAVE ANOTHER AGREEMENT JUST LIKE THIS.

COMMISSIONER: RECOMMEND APPROVAL.

COMMISSIONER: I'LL SECOND IT.

MAYOR MILLER: SECOND AND A SECOND.

COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH? COMMISSIONER: IN THE AGREEMENT, AREAS AND HOURS OF OPERATION, IT SAYS MONDAY-FRIDAY, 2-8:00 P.M., SATURDAY-SUNDAY 12-8:00 P.M.

HOWEVER MR. MORRIS SAYS THE DAYS OF THE WEEK I WILL BE DOING HOURS OF OPERATIONS ARE 10:00 A.M.

TO 7.

SO I AM CONFUSED AS TO WHICH IS IT IT'S IN THE AGREEMENT HE SIGNED.

COMMISSIONER: OKAY.

CITY ATTORNEY: THIS WAS HANDLED THROUGH THE LEGAL ASSISTANT.

WE'LL MAKE SURE HE KNOWS ABOUT IT SHOULD YOU APPROVE IT THESE ARE YOUR HOURS AND YOU WOULD HAVE TO COME BACK FOR AN AMENDMENT COMMISSIONER: THAT LOOKS LIKE BOB BACK THERE.

SPEAKER: I'M HERE.

COMMISSIONER: DID YOU BRING ICE CREAM CITY ATTORNEY: CAN YOU COME UP TO THE PODIUM.

THERE'S NO MUSIC PLAYING AS YOU WALK UP.

COMMISSIONER: THE OTHER PART THAT I READ WAS ABOUT THE MUSIC.

THAT YOU CAN PLAY IT FOR TWO MINUTES CONTINUOUSLY.

THEN YOU HAVE TO BE SELECT -- SILENT TWO MINUTES THEN YOU CAN PLAY AGAIN FOR TWO MINUTES.

DO YOU HAVE THE MUSIC WITH YOU NO I DO NOT COMMISSIONER: CAN YOU HUM A FEW BARS NO I CANNOT TUNE THAT CAN BE IRRITATING BUT THAT'S FINE.

THANK YOU.

MAYOR MILLER: WHAT TYPE OF -- COMMISSIONER: IS IT HUMOR OR WHAT IS IS IT? NOT AC/DC.

OH NO.

IT'S JUST A LITTLE TUNE.

LIKE A MUSIC BOX.

COMMISSIONER: I THINK YOU ALSO HAVE RULES AND REGULATIONS.

I DON'T THINK YOU CAN LEGALLY PLAY COPYRIGHTED MUSIC WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY A BUNCH OF MONEY.

SO YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE PLAYING SPRINGSTEEN.

[Item 7.3]

COMMISSIONER: I SAID THAT IN JEST.

MAYOR MILLER: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'LL GIVE YOU MY ADDRESS AFTER IT'S OVER SO YOU CAN DRIVE BY A MOTION AND A SECOND.

CALL THE VOTE PLEASE.

MAYOR MILLER: 7.3 A TASK ORDER 201903 WITH OLSEN ASSOCIATES THIS IS ANNUAL AGREEMENT WITH OLSON ASSOCIATES.

HE IS IN OUR PRE-APPROVED COMPETITIVE CONSULTANTS NEGOTIATION ACT.

THIS IS RELATED TO BEACH MANAGEMENT ISSUES SUCH AS SURVEYS FOR THE BEACH AND REFLOURISHMENT ACTIVITIES.

COMMISSIONER: RECOMMEND APPROVAL.

COMMISSIONER: SECOND.

MAYOR MILLER: I HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND.

MADAM CLERK IF YOU COULD PLEASE CALL THE VOTE.

[Item 7.4]

ITEM 7.4.

A CHANGE ORDER APPROVAL OF CLOUD 9 SERVICES INCORPORATED.

DBS FENDER MARINE CONSTRUCTION.

THIS IS A CHANGE ORDER ASSOCIATED WITH THE MARINA.

I DO HAVE -- THERE'S A CHANGE TO THE CHANGE ORDER.

THE ORIGINAL CHANGE ORDER FOR PORTION OF THE ELECTRICAL CHARGE WAS APPROXIMATELY $10,000 FENDER OR CLOUD 9 HAS OFFERED TO PAY HALF OF THAT.

SO THE CHANGE ORDER TOTAL COST WILL BE REDUCED BY APPROXIMATELY $5,000.

AND I'M PASSING THAW REVISED FORM RIGHT NOW.

SO THE TOTAL CHANGE ORDER LISTED ON YOUR AGENDA PACKET IS FOR APPROXIMATELY $17,000.

THE AMENDED CHANGE ORDER IS FOR $12,222.47.

COMMISSIONER: MOVE TO APPROVE.

COMMISSIONER: SECOND.

MAYOR MILLER: I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

VICE MAYOR KREGER? VICE MAYOR KREGER: THEY HAVE A SCHEDULE ALSO RIGHT CORRECT.

I'LL SEND THAT YOU ALL OF YOU.

COMMISSIONER: THANK YOU.

MAYOR MILLER: MADAM CLERK PLEASE CALL THE VOTE.

[01:15:02]

ON TO ITEM 7.5.

[Item 7.5]

A CHANGE ORDER APPROVAL FROM BRANCE DIVERSIFIED, INCORPORATED.

THIS CHANGE ORDER IS IN THE AMOUNT OF APPROXIMATELY $18,500.

AS THEY WERE DRIVING THE PILINGS FOR THE INTERIOR DOCKS THEY DID RUN INTO SOME UNDER WATER OR UNDERGROUND DEBRIS.

SO, THEY'VE HAD TO DO ADDITIONAL EXCAVATING TO ENSURE THAT THE PILINGS ARE APPROPRIATELY DRIVEN.

MAYOR MILLER: COMMISSIONER CHAPMAN? IS THAT A MOTION? COMMISSIONER: MOVE TO APPROVE.

COMMISSIONER: SECOND.

MAYOR MILLER: COMMISSIONER CHAPMAN YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

COMMISSIONER: JUST CURIOUS HOW IT IMPACTS ON OUR TIMELINE? I KNOW THE PREVIOUS CHANGE ORDER SAID IT WOULD INCREASE IT BY 40 DAYS.

I DIDN'T SEE THAT INFORMATION IN THIS ONE SO I AM JUST CURIOUS.

THESE ARE ACTUALLY TWO SEPARATE PROJECTS.

THE FENDER ONE IS FOR THE ATTENUATOR.

THIS ONE FORCE THE INTERIOR SOUTHERN BASIN DOCKS.

SO, TWO SEPARATE PROJECTS.

COMMISSIONER: I UNDERSTAND THAT.

BUT I DIDN'T SEE IN THIS CHANGE ORDER HOW IT'S GOING TO CHANGE THE TIMELINE.

HOW MANY DAYS IT'S GOING TO ADD.

I CAN GET THAT INFORMATION FROM BRANCE AS TO HOW MANY DAYS.

VICE MAYOR DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING.

VICE MAYOR KREGER: THIS BRINGS CHANGE ORDERS FOR THIS BID PROJECT UP TO ABOUT 13 PERCENT.

WHICH BRINGS THE ISSUE OF, YOU KNOW, 10 PERCENT IS A NORMAL CONTINGENCY.

THERE MAY BE MORE.

BUT THAT'S KIND OF ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE NEVER REALLY ADDRESS IN PROJECTS, IS A CONTINGENCY FUND.

SO, WE'RE GETTING PRETTY CLOSE TO PUTTING THE MAX ON THE CONTINGENCY HERE.

MAYOR MILLER: THANK YOU, SIR.

COMMISSIONER ROSS YOU ARE RECOGNIZED, SIR.

COMMISSIONER: MY UNDERSTANDING, CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG, THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE THEY'VE DONE PART OF IT BUT THERE ARE MORE PILINGS THEY'RE STILL EXAMINING.

MAYOR MILLER: SO DO WE KNOW -- COMMISSIONER: DID THEY PRETEST THIS AND FIND THE SAME PROBLEM NO THEY'VE BEEN DRILLING WHERE THEY DESIGNATED THE PILINGS TO GO AND AS THEY WENT TO DRIVE THEM IN THEY RAN INTO OBSTRUCTIONS OF SOMETHING THEY SAID THEY THINK THEY KNOW WHAT IT IS BUT THERE'S BEEN NO FORMAL FORM PRESENTED.

SO THEY NEED TO GO DOWN AND EXCAVATE USING THE CLAMP SHELL.

COMMISSIONER: WHAT DO THEY THINK IT IS? COMMISSIONER: I THINK IT'S REPORTED THEY'RE BARRELS OF CONCRETE.

MAYOR MILLER: COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH? COMMISSIONER: DO WE KNOW, DALE, HOW MANY PILINGS I THINK THREE TO FIVE.

COMMISSIONER: THEY'RE NOT ANTICIPATING -- WELL -- MAYOR MILLER: COMMISSIONER ROSS? COMMISSIONER: IT'S A PIRATE SHIP.

MAYOR MILLER: IS THAT WHAT IT IS? VALUE COMMISSIONER: WHY WOULD THERE BE BARRELS OF CON GREET THEY MAY HAVE BEEN SOMEBODY JUST-- I USED TO CLEAN HULLS THERE.

I USED TO CLEAN BOTTOM OF BOATS IN SCUBA.

I JUST SWIM AROUND THE MARINA AND YOU WOULD BE AMAZED AT THE STUFF YOU FIND.

I'LL LEAVE IT AT THAT.

SUZANNE 404 GROOM.

IF YOU GO INTO THE SHRIMPING MUSEUM YOU WILL SEE A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES.

THEY LOOK LIKE CONCRETE BARRELS.

THEY'RE SOLID CONCRETE WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE STAVES OF THE BARRELS AROUND THEM.

AND WHAT HAPPENED WAS WHEN THESE BARRELS OF CONCRETE WERE BEING TRANSPORTED TO THE CITY, SOME OF THEM FELL OFF THE SHIPS.

AND THEY SOLIDIFIED.

AND I THOUGHT THE TWO THAT WERE -- THAT CAME UP DURING THE PREVIOUS EXCAVATION, ACCORDING TO THE SHRIMPING MUSEUM FOR DISPLAY, BUT APPARENTLY THEY WERE MOVING TOO.

MAYOR MILLER: INTERESTING.

VERY COOL.

OKAY.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND ON THIS ONE? COMMISSIONER: YES, SIR.

MAYOR MILLER: THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT.

A GOOD HISTORY LESSON.

CALL THE VOTE PLEASE.

[Item 8.1]

ITEM 8.1.

THIS IS THE SECOND READING NOW.

THIS IS FISCAL YEAR 2019/2020 AMENDED PAY AND CLASSIFICATION PLAN ORDINANCE 2019-22 AN ORDINANCE THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH FLORIDA ESTABLISHING AND AN AMENDED CLASSIFICATION PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019/20 PURSUANT TO 120 OF THE CITY CHARTER AND SECTION 2.47 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCE OF THE CITY.

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PROVIDING FOR -- MAYOR MILLER: OPEN FOR PUBLIC HEARING.

AND CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING.

COMMISSIONER: MOVE TO APPROVE.

COMMISSIONER: SECOND.

MAYOR MILLER: MADAM CLERK PLEASE CALL THE VOTE.

SECTION 9.

[Item 9.1]

CITY COMMISSION DISCUSSION ITEMS. LAND CONSERVATION.

THIS ITEM PLACED ON THE AA AT THE REQUEST OF COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH.

YOU HAVE THE FLOOR.

COMMISSIONER: THANK YOU MR. MAYOR.

I WOULD LIKE AN UPDATE ON THE PARCELS WE'RE ACQUIRING.

WHERE DO WE STAND ON THOSE AND WHEN IS THE ANTICIPATED CLOSING DATE CITY ATTORNEY: I DON'T KNOW WHEN WE HAVE A CLOSING DATE.

NOT THAT IT'S NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN, BUT MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THERE ARE AGREEMENTS SIGNED, THEY'RE OPTION AGREEMENTS AT THIS POINT.

WE DON'T HAVE THE FINAL -- WE HAVE THE PRICES IN THERE BUT DON'T HAVE THE FINAL CLOSING DATE.

THAT'S ON THE CHURCH PROPERTY, THE GARRETT FLOYD, AND THEN THE DOCK PROPERTY.

EVERYTHING IS CLEANED SO I THINK IT'S JUST A MATTER OF HAVING THE CLOSING DATE.

AND MR. HUDSON HAS BEEN OUT OF TIME FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.

I THINK HE WAS BACK IN THE OFFICE EARLIER THIS WEEK SO I WILL BE REACHING OUT TO FEM MAYOR MILLER: COMMISSIONER ROSS? COMMISSIONER: IT'S NOT ON THIS TOPIC.

COMMISSIONER: I AM DONE.

COMMISSIONER: I WAS WONDERING IF THE CITY MANAGER CAN CONCURRENCE OR AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY COMMISSIONER WOULD BE WILLING TO TAKE THE HALF MILL TAX INCREASE OUT OF THE RESERVES AND THEN PAY THAT BACK AND PUT THAT INTO THE CONSERVATION FUND AS A GESTURE OF GOODWILL.

AND THAT WE INTEND TO DO WHAT WE SAID WE'D DO.

SO IT WOULD BE LOCK BOXED IN THERE.

COMMISSIONER: I HAD THAT DISCUSSION.

WE PLANNED ON TALKING ABOUT THAT OR BRINGING IT TO YOUR ATTENTION WHEN MR. HUDSON WHO IS EXPECTED TO BE HERE NEXT -- AT THE NEXT MEETING.

SO, IN TWO WEEKS.

BUT, AGAIN, BECAUSE OF THE PERCEIVED CONCERNS THAT ONCE THAT MONEY COMES IN WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH IT? WE HAVE THE MONEY AVAILABLE IN OUR RESERVE ACCOUNTS SO I'VE DISCUSSED IT TO ACTUALLY BE ANTICIPATED REVENUE IS APPROXIMATELY $1.2 MILLION.

LET'S MOVE $1.2 MILLION INTO THE RESERVE INTO THE LOCK BOX, PUBLIC CITY CONSERVATION LAND TRUST FUND.

THEN WE'LL REPLENISH OUR RESERVES IN THE GENERAL FUND AS THE TAX REVENUE COMES IN.

BUT AT LEAST WE HAVE THOSE FUNDS IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE AND READY TO USE SHOULD THEY BECOME NECESSARY.

THE RESERVE IS WHAT, 22 MILLION? I THINK OUR RESERVE IS ABOUT 8-- 22 MILLION? WITH AN ADDITIONAL-- I GOT IT.

ALL RIGHT WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THAT IS OUR OVERALL? WE'RE DOING WELL.

SO THAT'S THE INTENT THAT WE WILL PRESENT A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO YOU TO MOVE THAT $1.2 MILLION AND THEN THE MONEY IS READY AND AVAILABLE TO BE USED FOR CONSERVATION PURPOSES.

MAYOR MILLER: THANK YOU.

ARE YOU GOOD WITH THAT? ARE YOU DONE WITH 9.1.

9.2 THIS IS WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT.

[Item 9.2]

THIS WASSED THE AGENDA AT REQUEST OF COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH.

COMMISSIONER: I AM GOING TO YIELD MY FINAL TO THE MAYOR.

MAYOR MILLER: MR. ROSS? COMMISSIONER: CAN YOU PUT UP THAT ONE PICTURE SURE.

THIS IS FRONT STREET LOOKING SOUTH.

AND IN THE BUDGET NOW WE'RE NOW INTO THE FIRST DAY OF THE BUDGET.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR BUDGETING.

THAT'S IN THE BUDGET TO START NEGOTIATING TO UNDER GROUND THOSE UTILITIES.

I WOULD JUST ASK IF THE CITY MANAGER COULD GO FORWARD AND START TALKING WITH FPU ABOUT MOVING THIS PROJECT UP.

THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST STEPS WE CAN TAKE TO CREATING OUR WATERFRONT RENOVATIONS.

COMMISSIONER: IT'S IN THE BUDGET.

MAYOR MILLER: OKAY.

ITEM 9.3 ADAPTTATION ACTION AREA.

[Item 9.3]

THIS WAS PLACED ON THE AGENDA AT THE REQUEST OF VICE MAYOR KREGER.

YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

VICE MAYOR KREGER: WOULD YOU PUT MY SLIDES UP PLEASE YES, SIR.

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VICE MAYOR KREGER: THIS ACTUALLY WORKED OUT PRETTY GOOD BECAUSE THE RESILIENCY PLAN STARTED OUT BY TALKING ABOUT IDENTIFYING OTHER AREAS THAT ARE VULNERABLE IN THE CITY.

STATE LAW ALLOWS US TO CREATE ADAPTIVE ACTION AREAS WITHIN OUR COMPREHENSIVE PLANS.

VOLUNTARILY.

WHAT IT DOES IS IT IDENTIFIES THOSE AREAS.

YOU ALL GOT THIS -- THAT WE CAN IMPOSE DIFFERENT STANDARDS ON.

AREAS THAT MAY NOT BE IN THE FLOOD PLAN AREA.

ONE GOOD EXAMPLE IS EXACTLY WHAT ANDRE MENTIONED ABOUT SEAWALL OR SHORELINE STABILIZATION.

SO IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THE COMP PLAN IS THE THING TO DO.

I MENTIONED THIS BEFORE -- IF YOU PUT UP THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS THE CORE ENGINEER'S RISK ANALYSIS.

THIS IS RELATIVELY NEW.

THIS IS ONLINE NOW.

IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, YOU WILL SEE THAT THE RED IS ACTUALLY THE HIGH AREA.

IF YOU LOOK OVER TO THE RIGHT YOU WILL SEE WHERE THE RED IS.

THE RED IS ALL ALONG EGANS CREEK.

IT'S VERY INTERESTING THAT THIS IS AT THREE FEET.

SO, EGAN'S CREEK IS THE MOST VULNERABLE PLACE EAST OF EGAN'S CREEK ALL THE WAY DOWN TO AND IT WAS INTERESTING IN MATTHEW THAT'S WHERE THEY DID THE BIG FLOOD THING.

AND AGAIN THEY MENTIONS IT AT THE LAST HURRICANE.

THOSE ARE OWL PEEP -- ARE ALL PEOPLE LIVING IN HOUSES.

THERE ARE MITIGATION THINGS YOU CAN DO TO FIX THAT.

SO, I'M JUST SAYING THAT'S ANOTHER ONE.

ANOTHER ONE, ACTUALLY, I DON'T HAVE THE SLIDE FOR IT BUT IT'S SIX FEET.

IT'S WORSE THERE.

AND IT ONLY COMES UP TO SECOND STREET EXCEPT IT COMES FROM ALLIGATOR CREEK OR ALL THE WAY UP TO ALACHUA.

WHAT I AM SAYING IS THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT ADAPTIVE ACTION AREAS AS PART OF OUR COMP PLAN.

CAN YOU PUT UP THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THEN AGAIN THIS IS JUST INFRASTRUCTURE ASSESSMENT.

YOU CAN SEE YOU KNOW WHAT THE CORE OF ENGINEERS IS CRANKED IN IN TO EAR HERE IS THE THREE -- PERCENT SEA LEVEL RISE WHICH IS ACTUALLY -- MEETS THEIR STANDARDS OF THE 50 AND 100% GOALS.

AND YOU CAN SEE AGAIN THE DARK BLUE, YOU KNOW, LIGHT BLUE IS WHERE THE PROBLEMS ARE.

IT'S ALL ALONG EGAN.

SO WE CAN'T CONTINUE TO JUST ADDRESS OUR RESILIENCY TO THE SHORELINE.

WHICH ISN'T AS MUCH IN JEOPARDY AS PEOPLE LIVING IN HOUSES.

ALL THAT HAS TO DO WITH BE PART OF OUR COMP PLAN COMING UP.

INCORPORATE IT.

IT SOUNDED LIKE THE RESILIENCESY THEY WANT TO DO.

EXPAND IT BEYOND THE WATERFRONT.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE THE REQUEST THIS IS THE CITY NOT JUST THE WATERFRONT.

MAYOR MILLER: GOOD POINT.

THANK YOU, SIR.

COMMISSIONER: WHAT IS IT YOU WANT US TO DO? VICE MAYOR KREGER: LOOK AT A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND INCLUDE ADAPTIVE ACTION AREAS IN THE COASTAL ELEMENT.

COMMISSIONER: CAN YOU PUT UP THE SLIDE PLEASE.

SURE.

THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

BUT WE ALREADY KNOW -- WE KNOW THAT THIS ISLAND IS GOING TO FLOOD.

WHEN WE DON'T KNOW IS WHEN IT'S GOING TO FLOOD.

WE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH IT'S GOING TO FLOOD AND HOW OFTEN IT'S GOING TO FLOOD.

ALL THOSE IN RED OR THE BLUE AND RED ARE VULNERABLE PROPERTIES.

MY CONCERN IS THAT REPRESENTS 100% OF THE 100 YEAR FLOOD PLAN OR ONE PERCENT YEAR CLEARING AND THOSE ARE PROPERTIES WHERE THE FLOODING WOULD GO OVER 9 FEET.

SO, YOU WOULD HAVE A 9 FEET -- UNDER NINE FEET.

EXCUSE ME.

WHAT I AM CONCERNED ABOUT IS WE ALREADY HAVE AND NOT DONE A DUNE MASTER PLAN WHICH WAS DONE IN 2013.

THE SHORE STUDY WHICH IS CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS.

WE HAVE A FLOOD PLAN ORDINANCE THAT'S GOING TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES COMING UP WHERE THERE'S THE TWO FEET ABOVE BASE FLOOD ELEVATION, THE CRITICAL FACILITIES ISSUE THAT ARE COMING UP.

WE HAVE -- WE'VE AS A GROUP SAID WE WANT TO INCREASE YOUR FLOOD PLAIN RATING AND WE HAVEN'T DONE THAT.

WE'RE DOING LAND PRESERVATION PURCHASES OF VACANTLY ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE LAND WHICH WILL HELP PREVENT THIS PROBLEM.

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THE COMP PLAN HAS NUMEROUS, I WENT THROUGH IT THE OTHER DAY, THINGS THAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING ALREADY THAT WE'RE NOT DOING.

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT DESIGN MANUAL DONE THIS YEAR.

AND, FINALLY, WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE GOING THROUGH THE E.

A.

R.

WHICH WAS GREAT THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN SEEMS TO HAVE DIED.

SO, ALL I'M ASKING IS BEFORE WE DO THIS, BECAUSE IT IS THE SAME THING PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO DO IT, THAT WE MAYBE ACCOMPLISH ALL THESE OTHER THINGS.

COMMISSIONER: I THINK IT'S ALL PART OF THIS SAME THING.

I THINK IT'S GOING TO FIT IN WITH THE FLOOD PLAN WORKSHOP.

I JUST THINKS IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO THOSE THINGS IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATE LAW AND BE MORE STRINGENT IN MANY AREAS TO PROTECT PEOPLE.

MAYOR MILLER: COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH YOU ARE RECOGNIZED, SIR.

COMMISSIONER: COMMISSIONER ROSS'S LIST.

COMMISSIONER: IT'S NOT MY LIST.

IT'S WHAT'S OUT THERE.

COMMISSIONER: I APPRECIATE YOU PUTTING THAT LIST TOGETHER.

I THINK MY QUESTION IS, IS THERE A PRIORITY TO THAT LIST? DOES A PRIORITY LIST EXIST? IF SO, WHERE IS IT? IF NOT, WHY NOT? I'M NOT LOOKING AT YOU TO DO IT.

COMMISSIONER: I'LL ANSWER THE QUESTION.

THE QUESTION IS IS THERE A LIST OUT THERE OF PRIORITIES? NO.

WHY DOESN'T IT EXIST? BECAUSE THE FIVE OF US HAVEN'T MADE IT EXIST.

SHOULD WE DO THAT? I THINK THAT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA.

BECAUSE WE HAVE THE SAME PEOPLE -- WE THE ONLY HAVE A PLANNING STAFF OF THREE.

WE HAVE ONE CITY MANAGER.

AND THEY CAN'T DO ALL THESE THINGS AT THE SAME TIME.

SO, SOME OF THEM LIKE THE PASS ROAD STUDY BEING DONE BY SOMEBODY.

IF WE HIRE A FLOOD PLAIN MANAGER THEY CAN DO THE FLOOD PLAIN PART OF THAT.

I THINK YOU ARE CORRECT, WE NEED TO COME UP WITH -- AND MAYBE THAT'S A WORKSHOP.

MAYBE THERE'S A DISCUSSION ITEM FOR ANOTHER DAY AFTER WE PUT TOGETHER A MORE FORMALIZED LIST.

BUT WE DO NEED TO PRIORITIZE WHAT THESE ISSUES.

BECAUSE NONE OF THEM ARE GETTING DONE BECAUSE ALL OF THEM ARE GETTING DONE.

AND YOU ARE RIGHT, THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE OF A FOCUS.

MAYOR MILLER: COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH? COMMISSIONER: TO FOLLOW UP ON WHAT COMMISSIONER ROSS JUST SAID, HOW SOON DO WE NEED TO ADDRESS THIS AND WHEN CAN WE ADDRESS IT? I'M ASKING OUR GROUP.

COMMISSIONER: I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR THE CITY MANAGER'S THOUGHTS ON THAT.

MAYOR MILLER: VICE MAYOR KREGER: YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

I THINK HOW SOON IT'S VERY EASY TO SIT DOWN.

WE HAVE MANY THINGS TO DO.

WE HAVE A MANAGEMENT PLAN.

WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE I WAS GOING TO MENTION WHEN WE DID THE WALKOVERS OF SUSTAINABLE REQUIREMENT.

THAT WAS DUE IN 2014.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT MASTER PLAN.

WE CAN CERTAINLY GO THROUGH AND MAKE THAT LIST.

AND THE CITY MANAGER, YOU KNOW, MAKES A DECISION.

I THINK WE CAN PRIORITIZE.

THEN YOU GET, YOU KNOW, -- GIVE DIRECTION TO GET IT DONE.

I THINK WHAT'S HAPPENED IS WE'VE ALWAYS TAKEN YOUR COMP PLAN WHICH IS ABOUT THIS BIG AND PROBABLY NEEDS TO BE ABOUT THAT BIG AND PUT A LOT OF STUFF IN THERE.

WE GENERALLY COMP -- I DID A STUDY WHEN WE WROTE IT IN 2011 AND WE ONLY ACCOMPLISHED 85 PERCENT OF OUR GOALS AND POLICIES.

SO WE NEED TO REALLY WHITTLE IT DOWN.

BUT THE ONES THAT CHIP HAS IDENTIFIED NEED TO BE DONE.

YOU KNOW? SO, I THINK WE CAN IDENTIFY AND GO THROUGH THE PLAN AND PULL OUT THOSE THINGS.

AND THAT'S BEEN DONE.

WE'VE DONE THAT.

WE'VE DISCUSSED THAT UP HERE BEFORE.

MAYOR MILLER: COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH? COMMISSIONER: THE ONLY POINT I WANT TO MAKE ABOUT THIS IS WE HAVE A LIST OF ITEMS LIKE THIS AND YOU DON'T HAVE A PRIORITY TO THEM, AND YOU DON'T HAVE A TIMELINE TO THEM, AS MR. ROSS -- COMMISSIONER ROSS POINTED OUT, THEY JUST SIT THERE.

AND THEY NEVER GET DONE.

WELL, IF YOU ARE JUST GOING TO SIT THERE AND NEVER GET DONE AND NOT BE PRIORITIZED, LET'S JUST GET RID OF THEM.

BECAUSE IT'S NOT REALITY.

AND WE HAVE A REALISTIC LIST AND GET THINGS DONE WE NEED TO PRIORITIZE AND SET DATES.

THAT'S WHY I WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE DONE.

GIVE ME YOUR SUGGESTION OF WHEN YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO IT AND LET'S DO IT.

MAYOR MILLER: CITY MANAGER CITY MANAGER: I CAN COMPILE OF LIST OF THOSE TASKS AND PRESENT THEM TO YOU AND THE INDIVIDUALS CAN START TO PRIORITIZE THOSE AND WE CAN COME UP WITH THE MASTER PRIORITY LIST.

YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU START LOOKING AT WORKSHOP DATES, WE HAVE -- OUR WORKSHOP DATES ARE LEADING UP TO COMMISSION MEETINGS, ARE FILLING UP SOMEWHAT.

BUT ONCE I GET IT TO YOU AND HOW QUICKLY YOU GET IT BACK TO ME THEN WE CAN START TALKING ABOUT HOW WE DETERMINE WHAT THE GROUP PRIORITIES ARE.

COMMISSIONER: WHAT WOULD BE A REASONABLE DATE FOR YOU TO DO THAT?

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REASONABLE.

CITY MANAGER: I COULD PROBABLY HAVE IT TO YOU IN TWO WEEKS.

BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING.

COMMISSIONER: GREAT THANK YOU.

[Item 10]

MAYOR MILLER: CITY REPORTS WE DID CORRESPOND WITH THE PROPERTY APPRAISER ABOUT RESOLVING THE OUTSTANDING ISSUE OF THE AIRPORT TAXES FROM 2017-2018.

WE'VE BEEN TOLD THAT SHOULD BE RESOLVED UNLESS I MISINTERPRETED BY THE END OF THIS MONTH, OCTOBER.

AT THE NEXT MEETING THERE WILL BE REPRESENTATIVES FROM BILLY CASPER GOLF HERE TO TALK ABOUT SOME STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR THE CITY'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GOLF COURSE.

AND WITH BILLY CASPER GOLF.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES HAS THEIR MONTHLY GATHERING.

THEY TYPICALLY MEET ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH.

SO THE MEETING THIS MONTH IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH.

IT'S BEING HOSTED BY ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH.

TRYING TO BE CONSISTENT ENOUGH TO TRY TO BRING THE GROUP HERE ONE TIME IN FERNANDINA BEACH.

SO, ANY TIME ANY OF YOU BASICALLY IN GOING BASICALLY YOU GET A DINNER THEN THERE'S A SPEAKER AND YOU BASICALLY NETWORK WITH OTHER OFFICIALS FROM NORTHEAST FLORIDA.

SPEAKING OF WORKSHOPS.

WE HAVE OFFICIALLY SCHEDULED A PLASTIC STRAW BAND WORKSHOP.

THAT IS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 19TH.

AND I HAVE SHARED THAT WITH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ALREADY.

WE HAVE TWO WORKSHOPS, I BELIEVE, RELATED TO THE FLOOD PLAIN ORDINANCE FOR NEXT MEETING, OCTOBER 15TH, AND THE FIRST MEETING IN NOVEMBER WHICH IS WHAT'S PUSHED OFF THE STRAW WORKSHOP TO NOVEMBER 19TH.

[Item 11]

THAT'S ALL I HAVE IF MAYOR MILLER: THANK YOU SIR.

CITY ATTORNEY CITY ATTORNEY: JUST LETTING YOU ALL KNOW I AM GOING TO SEND A LETTER TO THE OCEAN HIGHWAY AND PORT AUTHORITY, TO THEIR ATTORNEY, SAYING THAT THEY ARE IN VIOLATION OF THE DRI, THE DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL IMPACT, TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND GIVE THEM THAT LETTER WILL GO OUT TOMORROW AND GIVE THEM 14 DAYS TO REPLY OR PAY THE PILOT PAYMENT OR WE WILL TAKE THE NEXT STEP WHICH WILL BE I PUT SOMETHING ON THE AGENDA TO START THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS FORMALLY.

AND UNLESS YOU ALL HAVE OBJECTIONS THAT'S WHAT I WILL DO STARTING TOMORROW.

MAYOR MILLER: IS THAT YOUR WHOLE REPORT? YOU WANT TO WAIT -- GO AHEAD AND FINISH AND WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU.

CITY ATTORNEY: OKAY.

I WANTED TO JUST PUT THIS OUT THERE FOR YOU.

IT IS NOT A SECRET THAT THE PARKS AND REC ADVISORY BOARD IS NOT ABLE TO GET A QUORUM MANY TIMES.

RIGHT NOW THEY'RE GOING THROUGH REVIEW OF THE SIMMONS PARK DESIGN AND SOME OTHER THINGS.

A MEETING THAT'S COMING UP THIS WEEK.

THEY AGAIN DO NOT HAVE A QUORUM.

THIS WILL BE THE THIRD TIME THAT THIS PARK PROPOSAL HAS BEEN, ACCORDING TO -- COMMISSIONER: THE SPECIAL MEETING THIS WEEK IS THE PARKS MASTER PLAN.

THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING NEXT WEEK IS TO DISCUSS SIMMONS ROAD PARK.

CITY ATTORNEY: THE PARKS RECREATION DIRECTOR SAID THIS IS GETTING FRUSTRATED BECAUSE WE'RE CONTINUING TO MOVE ITEMS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE COMING TO THE CITY COMMISSION WITH RECOMMENDATIONS AND BECAUSE THEY CANNOT GET A QUORUM, IT'S IN MY CUE TO GET A RESOLUTION TO REDUCE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF BOARD MEMBERS TO FIVE ON THE BOARD SO IT ONLY TAKES THREE INSTEAD OF FOUR TO GET A QUORUM.

BUT I GUESS I NEED YOU ALL TO THINK ABOUT, WE PROBABLY NEED TO PUT SOME RULE IN PLACE IN OUR CODE OF ORDINANCES THAT SAYS THAT ITEMS THAT ARE THERE TO GET A RECOMMENDATION CAN BE THERE ONLY TWICE BEFORE THEY'RE JUST GOING TO AUTOMATICALLY MOVE UP.

BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO HOLD THINGS UP FOR YOU POTENTIALLY.

MAYOR MILLER: COMMISSIONER CITY ATTORNEY: LAST THING.

-- COMMISSIONER: ACTUALLY I HAVE SOMETHING WITH PARKS AND REC.

MAYOR MILLER: LET'S LET HER FINISH.

COMMISSIONER: ALL RIGHT.

GO AHEAD.

CITY ATTORNEY: PUT ON YOUR CALENDARS TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020, AT 5:00 P.M., IT MAY BE 6, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A JOINT MEETING WITH THE NEW CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE.

SO THEY CAN -- AND THEY WILL PROVIDE -- I BELIEVE THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A LIAISON APPOINTED AND COME HERE AND UPDATE THE COMMISSION ONCE A MONTH.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO SCHEDULE RIGHT NOW A JOINT MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO.

SO THAT COMMISSIONERS YOU CAN START THINKING ABOUT OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, TALK TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS, ISSUES THAT YOU MIGHT SEE IN THE CHARTER, ISSUES YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE CHARTER THAT ARE AREN'T CURRENTLY THERE.

MAYOR MILLER: COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH YOU ARE RECOGNIZED, SIR.

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COMMISSIONER: THE CHAIR OF PARKS AND REC EMAILED ME AND ASKED ME ON WEDNESDAY'S MEETING, WHICH IS AT 6:00, TO DISTRIBUTE ON FACEBOOK PUBLIC COMMENT ON SIMMONS ROAD PARK.

SO, SIMMONS ROAD PARK IS GOING TO COME UP.

AND THAT'S HER INTENTION.

IS TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSED.

BECAUSE, AS YOU KNOW, THE DESIGN OF THAT PARK, THERE'S SOME DEBATE AS TO WHAT THAT DESIGN SHOULD BE FROM THE PUBLIC.

SO, ANY WAY I JUST WANTED TO MAKE YOU AWARE THAT WAS HAPPENING.

AND THAT WAS IN PROGRESS.

CITY ATTORNEY: THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

WHAT I ADVISED MRS. BITE IS THAT THE BOARD CAN STILL MEET.

THEY CAN GET INFORMATION, THEY CAN TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT BUT THEY CANNOT VOTE.

I DON'T THINK IT'S WISE FOR THEM TO GAIN ANY TYPE OF CONSENSUS THAT WOULD PROVIDE DIRECTION.

BUT THEY WILL HAVE THEIR SPECIAL MEETING STILL.

THAT WAS IT.

MAYOR MILLER: YOU TOLD THEM THAT CITY ATTORNEY: YES.

MAYOR MILLER: OKAY.

MR. MARTIN? COMMISSIONER: I THINK ONE THING THAT NEEDS TO BE CONSIDERED WITH THE PARK AND REC AND THE QUORUMS IS THE FACT THEIR REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING TIME IS IN THE AFTERNOON.

LIKE ALL BOARDS AND COMMISSIONER:S THAT NEEDS TO BE CONSIDERED TO BE MOVED TO 6:00 TIME LIKE MOST OF THE OTHER BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS SO THAT THERE IS A BETTER CHANCE NOT ONLY FOR MEMBERS TO SERVE BUT THE PUBLIC TO INTERACT INSTEAD OF AN AFTERNOON MEETING WHICH PRECLUDES THE ATTENDANCE OF A LOT OF FAMILIES AND WORKERS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

MAYOR MILLER: CAN THEY DO IT THEMSELVES? HOW COME THEY HAVEN'T THEN I THINK THAT'S PART OF THE DISCUSSION GOING FORWARD.

MAYOR MILLER: OKAY.

THANK YOU.

CITY CLERK NO REPORT SIR.

MAYOR MILLER: THANK YOU, MA'AM.

COMMISSIONER ROSS? COMMISSIONER: SINCE I MADE A LITTLE WAGE THAT WE'D BE OUT BY 8, I HAVE NO COMMENT

[Items 13 & 14]

WITH, CAN YOU BRING UP THAT PRESENTATION.

COMMISSIONER CHAPMAN NO REPORT.

MAYOR MILLER: COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH? COMMISSIONER: WHO IS YOUR WAGER WITH NOT WITH ME.

IT'S HIPPA MAYOR MILLER: I CAN'T MAKE THE WAGER BECAUSE I CAN SPEED IT UP AND SLOW IT DOWN.

I JUST LIKE TO SEE WHO WINS.

VICE MAYOR KREGER? VICE MAYOR KREGER: LAST NIGHT I ATTENDED, WELCOMED THE AMERICAN YANKEES ASSOCIATION.

THAT'S A 50 YEAR CRAFT OUT OF OUR AIRPORT.

YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THEM FLYING SOME FORMATIONS.

PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER.

ON THE 22ND I ATTENDED THE TOBACCO FREE NASSAU PROGRAM.

IT WAS REALLY SPECIFICALLY LOOKING AT THE PROBLEM WITH VAPING AND YOUTH.

I OFFERED THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME AND DO A PRESENTATION.

THERE'S A LOT GOING ON WITH THAT.

ON THE NINTH OF OCTOBER OUR LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION MEETS AT 16 TO 1730 IN THE COUNTY OFFICE.

AS OF RIGHT NOW, I THINK WE ALL AGREETEDED WE WERE GOING TO COMPLETE WALKOVERS INTO STORMWATER SO I'LL BE THERE, YOU KNOW.

AND ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO SHOW.

BECAUSE THEY'VE DONE US A REALLY GOOD JOB.

AND, AGAIN, BY THAT TIME, TAMMI, WE SHOULD HAVE -- HOW DO WE PROCEED WITH THE LAW ON THE DONATION.

CAN WE BE READY FOR THAT I CAN BE READY IN WRITING AT ANY TIME.

WITH WRITING A SPECIAL LAW.

BUT I NEED DIRECTION FROM HERE WHETHER YOU WANT TO -- I HAD RECOMMENDED REPEALING IT JUST BECAUSE IT'S OBSOLETE.

WE DON'T NEED A SPECIAL LAW TO TELL US WHAT TO DO.

BUT IF THAT'S GOING TO BOTHER SOME FOLKS THEN I CAN BRING IT BACK WITH SOME SUGGESTIVE LANGUAGE TO HANDLE WHAT YOU WANT.

COMMISSIONER: I THINK WE NEED SUGGESTIVE LANGUAGE.

I CAN DO THAT FOR NOVEMBER 5TH.

I CAN DO THAT -- COMMISSIONER: BUT WE NEED IT THIS WEEK.

OH WELL THERE'S NO WAY FOR ME TO GET IT FROM THE CITY COMMISSIONERS.

I GUESS I CAN PROPOSE SOMETHING.

COMMISSIONER: I MEAN, WE NEED TO GET SOMETHING IN WRITING THIS WEEK IF WE WANT TO PURSUE THIS THE ONLY WAY TO PUT IT FORWARD IS A FORMAL BILL YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE THE -- I SPENT SEVERAL HOURS WORKING ON -- ONCE I ALREADY HAD THE LANGUAGE, WORKING ON ALL THE FORMS AND STUFF TO PUT IT INTO BILL FORMAT.

COMMISSIONER: COULD YOU CALL BUDDY AND TALK TO HIM.

COMMISSIONER: I'M ACTUALLY SCHEDULED TO MEET WITH MR. JACOBS TOMORROW.

SO ITS TEA GOING TO BE SOMETHING LIKE THE LAST BILL EXCEPT NOT A TOTAL REPEAL.

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COMMISSIONER: I'LL GET HIS RECOMMENDATION.

MAYOR MILLER: VICE MAYOR THANK YOU FOR MAKING THOSE EVENTS.

I COULDN'T ATTEND.

COMMISSIONER: FLOUR BAGS.

BAGS OF FLOUR.

WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT FLOWER CHILDREN.

COMMISSIONER: BAGS OF FLOUR NOT FLOWER POTS.

MAYOR MILLER: AND SO LAST SATURDAY I ATTENDED THE SOFT OPENING FOR OUR -- THE PUTT-PUTT DOWNTOWN.

IT WAS ON YOU KNOW WHAT WAS IT AN ABANDONED PIECE OF PROPERTY THAT USED TO BE A RESTAURANT FOR A LONG TIME.

WHICH REALLY HELPED HIM OUT BECAUSE THAT RESTAURANT HAD A CERTAIN NUMBER -- SO THE IMPACT FEES DIDN'T ADD ANYTHING WHICH MADE THAT POSSIBLE.

IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN BY THERE YET, IT'S GREAT.

I TOLD BOTH TIM AND TERESA POINTER AND THEIR SON WHO IS GOING TO BE MANAGING THAT PLACE, CHIEF HAR WAS THERE AS WELL, THEY BASICALLY BUILT US A PARK DOWNTOWN.

I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE WHEN I TELL PEOPLE WHERE TO GO -- NOT TELL PEOPLE WHERE DO GO.

BUT WHEN THEY SAY WHAT SHOULD WE DO AND THEY HAVE KIDS WITH THEM THERE'S A TOY STORE DOWNTOWN.

BUT REALLY EVERYTHING IS MORE TOWARDS CENTRAL PARK DOWN.

EGAN STREET PARK.

HAVING SOMETHING DOWNTOWN FOR FAMILIES TO DO AS A GROUP IS ESSENTIAL.

IT'S GREAT.

AND IT WAS NO CHEAP EXPENSE.

THAT WAS A VERY EXPENSIVE PROJECT.

ON TOP OF THAT HE ADDED 8 REALLY EXPENSIVE OAK TREES.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE THERE LONG AFTER WE'RE ALL GONE.

SO I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT THING.

I THINK IT IS A GREAT THING FOR DOWNTOWN.

CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT.

LET ME WORK ON SOME KIND OF PROCLAMATION TO RECOGNIZE IT.

THAT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE DONE SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

AND THIS IS GREAT.

SO, BACK IN SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR, IT CAME TO MY ATTENTION THROUGH LOGAN -- AND THIS HAPPENS A LOT.

SOMEBODY WILL COME AND SAY THERE'S A GROUP COMING THEY'RE COOL YOU MIGHT WANT TO ADDRESS THEM WHEN THEY GET HERE.

AND SO I REACHED OUT TO THIS GUY AND HE IS A COMMANDER OF SOMETHING CALLED THE 77TH FIELD AWE TILLARY REGIMEN.

I THINK YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT THIS BUT I BELIEVE IT IS THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY ACTIVE REGIMEN IN THE ARMY.

THEY WERE COMING HERE.

SO I REACHED OUT TO THEIR -- WE PLAYED PHONE TAG FOR A WHILE AND MY NEXT STEP IS I GIVE IT TO MS. BEST OUR CITY CLERK.

SHE MAKES CONTACT WITH THESE INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS THEN SHE GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND AND RESEARCHES NOT JUST WHAT THEY TELL THEM BUT TAKES VERY SERIOUS -- TAKES IT SERIOUSLY HOW SHE DOES THESE THINGS.

I ASKED THEM TO MEET ME AT THE PALACE BEFORE THEY LEFT ON THEIR NOVEMBER CRUISE.

THERE WERE PROBABLY 50 OR 60.

THEY FILLED THE PLACE UP.

IT WAS ALREADY BUSY.

AND I MET THEM THERE AND PUT THE JACKET ON AND TOOK THE HAT OFF AND LOOKED ALL OFFICIAL AND ALL THAT STUFF.

WHEN THEY CAME IN NOT ONLY DID I RECOGNIZE THEM BUT I BROKE OUT THE PROCLAMATION.

WE'VE ALL SEEN THEM.

THAT SURPRISED THEM.

THEY CAME TO ATTENTION AND THEIR WIVES TOOK VIDEOS.

AND I AT THE FRONT OF THE BAR, THE BAR GOT SILENT, AND I READ IT OFF.

CAROLINE HAD LISTED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE AWARDS THEY WON.

IT WAS A WAR HISTORY LESSON IN FRONT OF A GROUP OF TOURISTS THAT DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

THESE GENTLEMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.

THERE WERE PEOPLE CRYING.

THERE WAS APPLAUSE.

PEOPLE HUGGING.

THE COMMUNITY THE TOURISTS LOVED IT, OUR RESIDENTS LOVED IT.

IT WAS A GREAT MOMENT.

SO, JUST I WAS WORKING ON SUNDAY AND THIS GUY COMES IN IN A MILL FEAR HAT AND -- MILITARY HAT AND HE CALLS QUIET ON DECK AND CALLS ATTENTION.

I THOUGHT THE GUY WAS NUTS.

AND HE READS ME THIS THING OUT.

I HAVE IT HERE.

BASICALLY WHAT IT SAID WAS THAT THEY WERE SO -- THEY JUST HAD ANOTHER REUNION.

AND THEY DO IT IN A DIFFERENT CITY EVERY YEAR.

THIS YEAR IT WAS HOUSTON.

ALL THEY COULD TALK ABOUT WAS THE EVENT AND HOW OPEN THIS COMMUNITY WAS.

AND EVERYBODY THEY RAN INTO HERE AND THE POSITIVE ENERGY AND ALL THE LOVE THEY FELT FROM THIS COMMUNITY.

THEY BROUGHT UP THEY WANT TO MAKE THIS THEIR PERMANENT LOCATION FOR THE REUNIONS ON FROM NOW ON.

A NUMBER OF THE CURRENT CEO OF THAT ARTILLERY UNIT ATTENDS THIS THING AS WELL.

SO, HE GOT A COPY OF THAT PROCLAMATION.

SO THAT'S HANGING AT THEIR ACTIVE BASE RIGHT NOW.

NOT ONLY THAT, BUT HE ACTUALLY INDUCTED CAROLINE AND MYSELF INTO THE ORGANIZATION.

I GOT THE LAPEL.

HE GAVE ME A HAT.

CAROLINE GOT A -- SHE GOT A BEAR THAT HAD THEIR LAPEL ON IT.

BUT THEY COULD NOT TALK ENOUGH ABOUT MS. BEST AND HOW IMPORTANT THAT WAS.

AND I RECOGNIZE THAT YOU DID THE RESEARCH ON THAT AND WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND.

SO WHAT A GREAT AMBASSADOR.

I MEAN, THAT'S A HUGE THING.

SO I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU.

I KNOW I'VE DONE IT BEFORE, BUT THE THINGS THAT YOU DO FOR THIS CITY WHEN IT COMES TO THINGS LIKE THAT.

THE LIVES THAT TOUCHED AND WHAT IT CREATED, IT'S WAY BEYOND THE SCOPE OF WHAT I

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ASK WHEN I ASK YOU THESE THINGS.

AND I JUST CAN'T TELL YOU HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS AND WHAT A GREAT ASSET YOU ARE TO YOUR COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.



* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.