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[Call to Order]

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WE'LL CALL TO ORDER. YOU COULD PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEAT AND SOCIAL DISTANCING. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THIS IS A CALL TO ORDER TO TO THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH REGULAR MEETING, IT IS 6:00 P.M. MADAM CLERK, CALL THE ROLL ORDER.

>> RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

REVEREND NOEL ROBERTS OF THE NORTH 14TH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH. I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS. ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

>> LET US PRAY. HEAVENLY FATHER, WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR OUR BLESSINGS. WE THANK YOU FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL ISLAND THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN US TO LIVE ON.

WE THANK YOU FOR THE PEACE THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN US ON THIS ISLAND. WE PRAY FOR PEACE FOR OUR COUNTRY. LORD, WE PRAY FOR THOSE OVER ON THE GULF THAT ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS HURRICANE.

THAT YOU WOULD WATCH OVER THEM AND PROTECT THEM.

WE THANK YOU SO MUCH THAT YOU HAVE BLESSED US THUS FAR ON THIS HURRICANE SEASON AND PRAY YOU WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.

LORD, I PRAY FOR WISDOM FOR YOUR CITY COMMISSIONERS AND OUR MAYOR AND ALL OF THOSE SPEAKING TODAY, THAT YOU WOULD WATCH OVER THEM AND JUST GIVE THEM THE WORDS TO SAY THAT, LORD, DECISIONS WE NEED MADE ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL.

WE PRAISE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR US.

WE ASK THESE THINGS IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.

>> THANK YOU, SIR.

[4.1 PROCLAMATION - BRAIN ANEURYSM AWARENESS MONTH]

>> CAPTURES THE HEARTS OF EVERYONE SHE KNEW.

WHEREVER TRINITY WENT -- SHE TRULY LOVED EVERYONE.

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>> GOOD AFTERNOON, OR GOOD EVENING.

MAYOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE. IT WE KNOW THAT BRAIN ANEURYSM HAS HA HISTORY ON YOUR FAMILY SIDE.

WE KNOW YOUR SISTER, SO THANK YOU FOR THIS.

I'D LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO MY HUSBAND, WHO IS ALWAYS THERE FOR US. BUT ALSO TO OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

WE COULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT THEM.

ALSO, OUR COMMUNITY, WE LIVE IN SUCH A WONDERFUL COMMUNITY.

BECAUSE WE ARE WHERE WE ARE TODAY BECAUSE OF THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT. I WILL ASK EVERYONE TO CHECK OUR WEBSITE. TRINITY LOVE HOBLIT.ORG.

BRAIN ANEURYSM MONTH IS TO IMPORTANT.

KNOW THE SYMPTOMS. IF YOU HAVE THE WORST HEADACHE OF YOUR LIFE, PLEASE DO SEEK YOUR MEDICAL DOCTOR.

AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR THIS. TRULY APPRECIATE IT.

JUST BEING PART OF OUR FERNANDINA IS BIG THING, SO

THANK YOU. >> I WILL SAY SOMETHING REAL SHORT. BOTH OF OUR CHILDREN HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO THIS SCHOOL.

TRINITY, WHEN SHE GOT THERE, SHE WOULD LOOK TO SEE WHO SHE WAS STARTING OUT. SHE PASSED 256 CHILDREN, I THINK, IS THAT RIGHT? ROUGHLY 256 CHILDREN THERE.

A LOT OF CHILDREN, BUT SHE HAD A LOT MORE PARENTS THAN JUST THE TWO OF US. THAT WAS A BIG PART OF WHAT DRIVES WHAT WE DO. WE WILL ALWAYS BE PART OF THIS ISLAND. ONE OF THE REASONS WE GOT OUR HOUSE BUILT THERE.

THIS IS HOME TO US. WE WILL ALWAYS BE PART OF THIS COMMUNITY AND SUPPORTING THIS ISLAND AND WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR IT.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I SEE THIS HERE, THANK THE

ELECTED OFFICIALS. >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COMMISSION. I'D LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO INTRODUCE TO YOU AS WELL AS TO THE COMMUNITY, SHE IS THE CITY'S NEW HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR.

SHE COMES FROM THE CITY OF NAPLES WHERE SHE SERVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 YEARS.

THE LAST 20 OF WHICH WERE AS THE DIRECTOR.

SO WE ADDED SOME VERY HIGHLY CAPABLE EXPERIENCE TO THE CITY STAFF. MISS MADSEN CAME BACK FOR A SECOND WEEK. HOPEFULLY SHE IS HERE TO STAY.

>> WELCOME, MA'AM. WELCOME.

[4.2 PRESENTATION - PASSERO ASSOCIATES LLC]

>> ITEM 4.2. THIS IS A PRESENTATION FROM PASSERO ASSOCIATES, LLC. I BELIEVE MR. HOLESKO IS IN THE

ROOM? >> GOOD EVENING TO THE COMMISSION AND EVERYBODY. IF YOU CAN HEAR ME OKAY.

TONIGHT WE'LL BRING YOU PROJECT UPDATES BUILDING ON THE PRESENTATION WE GAVE YOU BACK IN JANUARY.

GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, GET YOUR INPUT AND GET FINALIZE THE PHASE 1 STUDY WE'LL REPORT TO YOU. WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE BENEFITS, GIVE YOU THE UPPED PLAN COMPONENTS, TALK ABOUT THE PLANS

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INCLUDING THE BUDGET TODAY. TALK ABOUT THE RAILROAD CROSSINGS WHICH HAD AN IMPACT ON THE RESILIENCY STUDY.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE PHASE 2 COMPONENTS OF OUR ASSIGNMENT, WHICH IS PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS.

PHASE 3 BEING THE BUILDING AREA AND GET YOUR INPUT.

THIS STARTED BACK IN 2019. WE'LL GIVE YOU DETAILED UPDATE IN JANUARY. DID SOME REFINEMENTS AND TODAY'S INPUT. FIGURE OUT TO START WITH THE GOOD NEWS. YOU DON'T HEAR THAT OFFER FROM YOUR CONSULTANTS. THE REALITY IS BACK IN JANUARY, WE HAD GIVEN YOU A COST OF THE RESILIENCY IMPLEMENTATION IN THE 20 TO $25 MILLION RANGE FOR THE 1.1-MILE STUDY AREA.

THE COST OF ACTUALLY IS GOING DOWN.

THEY HAVE GONE DOWN BECAUSE WE HAVE DONE QUITE A BIT MORE RESEARCH AND REFINEMENT ON THE PROCESSES AND HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SAVE OWE THE MAGNITUDE OF $5 MILLION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION. WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN AS MUCH DETAIL AS YOU WANT. TODAY AND AFTER TODAY.

I WANTED TO GIVE YOU THE GOOD NEWS FROM THE START.

YOU DON'T GET TO HEAR THAT OFTEN.

WHY DID THE CITY DO THE RESILIENCY STUDY? TO LIMIT UNREDUCE FLOODING DAMAGE, IMPACT AND COSTS ASSOCIATED TO STORM EFTS. TO REDUCE INSURANCE PREMIUMS ON THE WATERFRONT FRONT. THREE TO IMPROVE ECOLOGICAL EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION INTO THE RIVER.

BY DOING THE RESILIENCY WE'LL SYMPTOM THE DREDGING BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THE STABILIZATION ALONG THE WATERFRONT IS GOING OUT INTO THE RIVER. THE UPDATES TO THE PLAN AND THE REAL DETAILS IT OF WHAT THE COST SAVINGS COME FROM IS WORKING ON THE ADDITIONAL DETAILS OF HOW YOU PROTECT THE 1.1-MILE SECTION FROM RAINIER TO THE PORT OF FERNANDINA.

DETAILED USE OF RETAINING WALLS, LIVING SHORELINES, COMPOSITE BULK HEADS, SEE FIRE WALLS, STABILIZATION, HYDRO DEFENSE, FLOOD PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND ASTER BAGS AND OYSTER STABILIZATION. THAT'S A BIG PART OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO YOU.

YOU SEE ON THE SHORE LIERCH, ANDRE SHOWED YOU THESE A FEW YEARS AGO. EVERYTHING FROM THE VEGETATION TO THE COASTAL STRUCTURES, IS THE GAMUT OF WHAT YOU SEE.

DIFFERENT PIECES ARE IN THE RECOMMENDATIONS.

THIS IS A NEW SEA PILE WALLS. THIS IS A WAY OF PUTTING IN HARDENED BULKHEADS IN PARKING LOT A AND B OF THE A NEW EFFECTIVE WAY TO DO IT. IT WILL LAST LONGER.

IT'S A HIGH-TECH SYSTEM, IT CAN WORK IN FERNANDINA.

IT IS A PART OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO PARKING LOT A AND B. THE HYDRO DEFENSE FLOOD PLAIN SYSTEMS. THIS IS HOW WE PROPOSE TO PROTECT THE BOAT RAMP AND THE ROADWAY CROSSINGS ON SOUTH FRONTS STREET AND NORTH FRONT STREET.

IT LITERALLY IS A WATER-TIGHT SYSTEM, WHEN A MAJOR STORM EVENT IS COMING, YOU PUT IN THE BASE STRUCTURE.

IT SLIDES IN PLACE AND WILL NOT LET WATER GO THROUGH.

THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO CROSS NORTH FRONT STREET AND SOUTH FRONT STREET WITHOUT MAKING A DECISION TO CLOSE THE ROAD AND PUT THE FLOOD PLAIN SYSTEMMAL IS.

AS YOU CAN SEE IT'S AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO PROTECT BUILDINGS.

THAT IS MORE COMMON WITH THE FLOOD FLANK SYSTEMS. THEY CAN BE -- FLOOD PLANK SYSTEMS. THEY CAN BE USED AT THE BOAT RAMP OR CROSSING THE ROAD.

BACK TO MOTHER NATURE. THE PICTURE ON THE LEFT IS ACTUALLY A LIVING SHORELINE WE CREATED IN ST. JOHN COUNTY.

LEBENEATH THE OYSTER BEDS IS A STABILIZED MAT.

THE AREA ON THE RIGHT, SIMILAR TO WHAT SOMEONE ELSE IS PROPOSING HERE ON AMELIA ISLAND, IT IS USING OYSTER SHELLS AS A NATURAL STABILIZATION. THEY WORK WELL.

WE ARE PROPOSING THAT IN PORTLAND C AND D.

IT WILL WORK WELL IN THAT APPLICATION TO STABILIZE PARKING LOT C AND D. THE UPDATES TO THE PLAN.

YOU SAW SOME OF THE THINGS PROPOSED THERE ON THE PREVIOUS SLIDES. THEY ARE SETTING THE STABILIZATION, WITH YOUR INPUT AND I THINK THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE DISCUSSION. WE GOT INTO THE BENEFITS OF GOING TO 7, 8, 9. WE AGREED ON 9 AND WE HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK. WITH NO. 9, THE PROCESS WILL BE IN 16 TO $19 MILLION RANGE. BROKEN DOWN SEGMENT BY SEGMENT.

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SEGMENT 1, TO IT THE LEFT, THAT'S ALL THE WAY DOWN TO RAINIER. SEGMENT 9 IS TO THE PORT OF FERNANDEZ. WE'LL TALK ABOUT EACH OF THOSE NINE SEGMENTS. THAT'S HOW WE BROKE IT DOWN.

WE COULD NOT TAKE ON THAT AS ONE SECTION.

IT IS NINE STUDY AREAS. 1 IS RAINIER TO PORTLAND E, WE ARE PROPOSING REAL ESTATE CONTAINING WALLS AND BRERMS ON S TO RAINIER AND A HYDRO DEFENSE PLANK SYSTEM CROSSING THE ROAD.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE CONCEPT AND THE TECHNICAL DIAGRAM COMING AFTER. THE BIGGEST CHANGE IS THAT WE MOVED THE EARTHEN BERM AND LIVING SHORELINE FROM THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROAD TO THE EAST SIDE OF THE ROAD.

IT WORKS BETTER ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROAD -- CORRECTION, EAST SIDE OF THE ROAD. WE HAVE PARTICULAR AND WE DON'T HAVE THAT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD.

WE HAD TO MOVE IT. >> PARKING LOT C AND D, WE HAVE RETAINING WALLS, EARTHEN BERM, THE ELEVATED WALKWAY.

YOU HEARD OF THAT DISCUSSION. IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THE FUNDING MECHANISM THAT CAN IMPLEMENT THIS SECTION.

ALSO, THE ADVANCED SHORELINES THAT WE DO HAVE A SMALL SECTION OF COMPOSITE BULKHEAD JEAFT TO THE BOAT RAMP.

THERE IS ONE SECTION IS WHERE YOU HAVE A WOODEN BULKHEAD AND WE WOULD REPLACE THAT WITH A COMPOSITE.

THERE IS THE TECHNICAL DRAWING. IT IS THE TECHNICAL AREAS WE WERE PROPPING THAT I DISCUSSED WITH YOU.

SEGMENT 3 IS THE BOAT RAMP. THEN HYDRO DEFENSE PLANK SYSTEM.

WE LOOKED AT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE TRIED TO RAISE THE BOAT RAMP AND THE BULKHEAD UP TO 9. WE TALKED ABOUT THAT A LITTLE CONCEPTUALLY BACK IN JANUARY. IF YOU TRY TO RAISE THE BOAT RAMP UP TO 9, THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER THINGS HAPPENING, THE RAILROAD TRACKS, ALL THE BUILDINGS.

IT'S JUST A HASSLE. WE PUT IN THE HYDROPLANE SECTION. WE CAN'T RAISE THAT AREA.

IT'S TOO MUCH COAST AND DISRUPTION.

SECSEGMENT 4 IS THE BOAT RAMP FM PARKING LOT B TO BRETZ.

WE WILL PUT THE HIGH WALL SYSTEM THAT WILL LAST LONGER THAN THE STEEL SHEET YOU HAVE IN THERE TODAY.

BECAUSE THERE IS SUCH AN AGAINST PUBLIC USE, THE WALKWAYS AND RIVER WALK SEATING, ALL OF THAT IS OPTIONAL.

WE ARE LOOKING AT THE HEAVY RESILIENCY PROTECTION OF PARKING LOT D AND THE BULKHEAD. IF YOU WANT IT BACK IN, PUT IT IN. IF YOU WANT SEATING AT THE SOUTH OF THE BULK HEAD YOU CAN DO THAT.

ALL OF THAT WORKS. THERE IS THE TECHNICAL DRAWING FOR PARKING LOT D AND THE BULK HEAD.

SEGMENT 5 IS THE ADDITIONAL AREA THAT WE TALKED ABOUT BACK IN JANUARY. THIS IS NOT A PART OF OUR ORIGINAL STUDY. IT IS NOT COMPLETE YET.

WE DO NOT HAVE THE RESULTS FOR YOU.

THAT WAY IN AFTER. THOSE INITIAL TESTS ARE IN PROGRESS AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS.

THOSE OF YOUR COMPONENTS, THE BULK HEAD THAT SITS BENEATH, THE MARINE STRUCTURE WITH THE RESTAURANT SITS UPON, THEN THE BUILDING, ITSELF. THOSE ARE ALL IN THE FUTURE.

YOU WILL SEE THAT IN COMING MONTHS.

THAT IS SEGMENT 5. SEGMENT 6 IS BRETT'S AND PORTLAND A. HIGH WALL, NEW STATE OF THE ART PILING SYSTEM THAT LASTS A LONG, LONG TIME.

SIMILAR TO WHAT WE PROPOSED FOR PARKING LOT B.

TIMBER WALKWAYS AND RIVERFRONT SEATING OPTIONAL.

IT CAN HAVE A HARDENED FLOOD PROTECTION IS NEEDS BUT HAVE ACTIVE PUBLIC USES AND VIEWING OF THE RIVER.

ALL OF THAT ABSOLUTELY WORKS. THAT'S A TECHNICAL DRAWING FOR SEGMENT 6. SEGMENT 7 IS THE BULK HEAD AND SHORE LINE FROM LOT A TO 101 NORTH FRONT WHERE WE TOOK THE BUILDINGS DOWN LAST YEAR. THAT IS ENHANCEMENT TO THE LIVING SHORE LINE AND A BULK HEAD ON THE RIVERSIDE OF THE BULK HEAD. THERE IS STILL AREA TO DECIDE ARE WE GOING TO DO A BULK HEAD OR DO A GRADUAL LIVING SHORELINE. SHORELINE.

EITHER OF THAT WORKS. IT WILL BE UP TO THE CITY TO DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO WITH THAT AND HOW FAR WILL YOU PUSH OUT THE USEABLE LAND. IT CAN BE USEABLE SHORE LINE, YOU WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO THAT AT SOME POINT.

THERE IS A TECHNICAL DRAWING FOR SEGMENT 7 WHICH GOES DOWN TO 101

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NORTH BUNT WHERE WE TORE THE BUILDING DOWN.

THAT'S THE LOW SPOT ON THE NORTH CENTER, WHEN YOU COME OFF CENTER STREET AND GO NORTH. IF YOU HAVE SEEN THE PICTURES IN THE PAST. I SHOWED AWE PICTURE IN JANUARY.

THERE IS A SEGMENT WHERE THE NORMAL HIGH TIDE AND A WAVE, WATER LITERALLY COMES UP WITHIN 6 OR 3 FEET OF NORTH FRONT STREET. THAT'S HOW HIGH IT COMES TODAY.

THAT IS DEFINITELY AAL CRITICAL AREA WHERE THE WATER REALLY, REALLY COMES IN TO DOWNTOWN. SEGMENT 8 AND 9.

THAT IS GOING FROM 101 NORTH FRONT.

THERE WAS TWO SEGMENTS. AT ONE POINT WE WERE PROPOSING RAISING THE ROAD. NOW WE ARE PROPOSING A HYDRO PLANKING SYSTEM AND CROSSING THE ROAD AND PUTTING IN A CONCRETE WALL BETWEEN THE RAILROAD TRACKS AND NORTH FRONT STREET.

THAT'S IT. NOTHING PRETTY.

NO SEATING. NOTHING LIKE THAT.

NOTHING GOOD TO COME IN AND OUT. YOU CROSS THE ROAD WITH ONE PLANKING SYSTEM AND THEN A CONCRETE WALL DOWN TO THE SIDE OF THE RAILROAD TRACKS. SIMPLE AS CAN BE.

STRAIGHT LINE SHOT OF SEGMENTS 8 AND 9 FROM 101 FRONTS TO THE PORT. THE THREE RAILROAD CROSSINGS CAME INTO THE RESILIENCY BECAUSE THE CITY MANAGER ASKED US OUR INPUT. AT ONE POINT HE HAD A CONCEPT DRAWING OF THE NEW INTERSECTION OF -- AND FRONT.

IT'S SO TIGHT IN THAT AREA, I MENTIONED HOW THE WATER COMES UP FROM THE RIVER TO NORTH FRONT. IT'S SO TIGHT IN THAT AREA, WHEN THE RAILROAD IMPROVEMENTS WERE BEING PROPOSED A FEW MONTHS BACK, THERE WAS NOTHING -- THERE WAS NO AREA LEFT FOR THE RESILIENCY, NO AREA FOR THE BULKHEAD.

THE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON FRONT STREET, THE NEW INTERSECTION INTO THE RESILIENCY SO IT HAD REASONABLE SPACE WHICH WE WOULD MAKE THAT WORK. SO WE DID.

WITH THAT, WE LOOKED AT ALACHUA AND CENTRE AND ASH.

THOSE WERE IN THE RESILIENCY AREAS.

NOTICE FRONT STREET PUSHED TOWARDS THE RIVER A LITTLE BIT.

IT STILL ABSOLUTELY IS GOING TO WORK.

THERE IS A PINCH POINT AT FRONT STREET ON CITY LAND AND THE RIVER AND PRIVATE LAND. SO WE ARE PROPOSING TO SHIFT FRONT STREET TO COUNTER THE CLEARANCES AND THEN THERE WILL BE FENCING AND -- I MENTIONED A MINUTE AGO IN SECTION 8 OF THE

PORT. >> CENTRE STREET IS A PINCH POINTS OF THE EXISTING PARKING LOTS AND ROADWAY.

SHIFTING FRONT STREET TO ACCOMMODATE THE CLEARANCES AND FENCING. THERE IS NOT A LOT OF RESILIENCY IN THAT AREA. THIS IS THE AREA I MENTIONED A MINUTE AGO, WHEN WE START TAKING CENTRE AND ASH AND PUSHING THEM TOWARDS THE RIVER, THAT IS WHEN LITERALLY THE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE RAILROAD CROSSING AND FRONT STREET START PINCHING ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE RESILIENCY AREA AND THE FLOOD PROTECTION LINE.

THERE WE ARE AT THE BOAT RAMP. WE HAD TAKEN THE BOAT RAMP, RAISE IT UP TO 9, THE IMPACT OF GRADE WILL BE FELT BACK TO IT EVEN THE SECTION OF ASH. PINCH POINT THERE, ALSO.

TRANSFORMER AND ROADWAY, ACCESS THROUGHOUT, TRAFFIC IN MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS TO THE BOAT RAMP AND PARKING LOT C AND D.

WE'LL SHIFT FRONT STREET TO ACCOMMODATE THE CLEARANCES AND THE NEW FENCE, NOT A WALL, BUT A FENCE BETWEEN FRONT STREET AND

THE RAILROAD. >> STUDY PHASE 2, WHICH IS SEPARATE. THAT IS AN ADDITIONAL MOVING FORWARD ON THE PARKING LOT C AND D DESIGN PERMITTING.

THE PREFERRED SOLUTION IS THE RETAINING WALL WITH COMPOSITE BULK HEADS, A SMALL SECTION WITH AN ELEVATED WALKWAY ON THE SHORELINE. THERE WILL BE LIVING SHORE LINE AND BULK HEAD PERMITS NEEDED. WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME AND ATTENTION TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ENVIRONMENTALLY PERMIT IT TO MAKE SURE IT WAS OKAY FOR THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH TO OBTAIN THESE PERMITS. THANKFULLY NOT -- WE KNOW WE ARG SHORELINE AND BULK HEAD PERMITS. THAT IS A LOT OF THE NUANCE AN EFFORT TO MAKE THAT WORK. IT DOES WORK.

PROBABLE COST SAVINGS FOR PHASE 2, ACTUALLY HAS BEEN CUT IN HALF SINCE JANUARY. WE WERE IN THE 5 TO $6 MILLION RANGE. IT'S GONE TO 2 TO 3 MILLION.

WE ARE TRYING TO GET THAT NUMBER DOWN.

THERE IS A LOT OF PROGRESS MADE THERE IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS.

STUDY PHASE 3, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, BRETT'S, THEY ARE NOT THE COMPLETE. WE'LL GIVE YOU A REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE BULKHEAD BENEATH BRETT'S, WHICH IS VERY, VERY OLD. AS OLD, IT HAS NOT SEEN THE

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LIGHT OF THE SUN IN A LONG TIME. ALSO A FULL COMMISSION REPORT ON ALL OF THE BRETT'S RESTAURANT BUILDING STRUCTURE.

THEN THE MARINA SUB STRUCTURE AND PIER STRUCTURE.

WE HAVE HIRED AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TO GIVE US THEIR VIEW OF WHAT THE COSTS WILL BE FOR REHABILITATION AND REPLACEMENT.

I'M NOT PUTTING MY NAME ON THAT ONE.

I AM HIRING A PROFESSIONAL. WE HAVE OUR OPINION WITH THE WORK-AROUND, WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT WE THINK BUT WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT A MARINE CONTRACTOR HE SAYS IT WILL TAKE TO REHAB THE STRUCTURES AND BULKHEAD OR MOVE TO REPLACEMENT.

QUESTIONS, INPUT? >> QUESTIONS.

>> YES, SIR. >> REITERATE WHY WE CHOSE

9 FEET? >> WE CHOSE 9 FEET.

WE HAD AN ANALYSIS LOOKING AT 7, 8, 9.

WE KNOW PARKING LOT A, WHICH IS AT 7, HANDLES A MILD STORM RIGHT NOW. WE WENT UP TO 9 TO TAKE CARE OF FRANKLY A HURRICANE. BUT NOT A MAJOR HURRICANE.

THE INTENT IS TO BUTTON THINGS UP IN THAT 6.1-MILE SECTION AND NOT LET A HURRICANE OR OTHER MAJOR STORM EVENT CUT THROUGH, UNLESS IT IS A MAJOR, MAJOR EVENT.

9 ISN'T JUST ELEVATION. 9 IS A WELL -- IT'S BEEN A WELL-STUDIED AND WELL-RECOMMENDED ELEVATION FROM LOTS OF AGENCIES. WE DIDN'T COME UP WITH 9 OURSELVES. I DON'T HAVE THE REPORTS, BUT -- THIS IS WHAT WE CAME TO YOU TALKING ABOUT THAT ELEVATION.

IT'S SCIENTIFIC, NOT JUST AN OPINION.

>> YOU KNOW, I THINK ONE OF THE REASONS WAS THE SEA LEVEL RISE

FROM THE MAJOR PREDICTERS. >> THE OTHER PART OF IT IS, BACK TO OUR LAST PRESENTATION. THE CITY WILL ALREADY SPEND A LOT OF TIME, MONEY, AND EFFORT TO GET THE ENTIRE 1.1-MILE SECTION TO 7 OR 8. THAT WASN'T THE RECOMMENDED ELEVATION TO PROTECT YOU. IT WAS TO GET TO 9.

IF YOU ARE ALREADY IN A 1.1-MILE SECTION ALL THE WAY ALONG, THIS WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL 2 FEET OF PROTECTION YOU NEED.

>> THE NEXT QUESTION, WE ARE DEALING RIGHT NOW WITH THE 30TH, A $500,000 GRANT FOR THE RESILIENCY, WHICH I THOUGHT PART OF THIS PROJECT IS GOING TO BE C AND B.

>> YES, SIR. >> THE SHORELINE.

>> THAT IS $500,000 ON THE YEAR. COULD YOU TALK ABOUT THAT A

LITTLE BIT? >> YES.

WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN IS SEGMENT 2.

AGAIN, WHAT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED IS TO APPLY FOR A GRANT AND POSSIBLY COUPLE THAT WITH THE GRANT FOR THE ELEVATED WALKWAY TO IMPLEMENT, WHICH IS THE ELEVATED WALKWAY, DON'T PLAN ON DOING THE SMALL SECTION OF EXORT BULK HEAD YET.

IF YOU WERE TO GO DOWN TO THE RAMP WALKWAYS OF THE MARINA, YOU LOOK TO THE RIGHT, YOU SEE THE BOAT RAMP AND THE SMALL WOODEN BULKHEAD. THAT AREA, LOOKING ALL THE WAY DOWN TO PARKING LOT B, AND THEN I'LL PUT A PICTURE OF THE ROOTS GOING INTO THE RIVER. YOU CAN SEE THE ROOTS GOING IN THE RIVER RIGHT NOW. ALL OF THAT WOULD BE STABILIZED.

NEW LIVING SHORELINE, NEW PLANTINGS.

HARDENED OYSTER BEDS AND PLANTINGS TO STOP ERODING.

THERE WILL BE A 9-FOOT ELEVATION AND A NEW WALKWAY ON TOP OF IT.

ALL OF THAT IS PART OF OUR PLAN. >> THAT WITH THE $500,000, THAT WILL TAKE US TO 50% MATCH, IT WILL ALL FIT IN THERE.

>> YES. >> I THINK THE CITY MANAGER STILL HAS.

THERE IS ANOTHER SMALL PIECE ON THE REMAINING GRANT ALSO.

>> THERE IS STILL SOME FROM THE ORIGINAL $450,000 GRANT AS WELL.

>> THE ONLY OTHER COMMENT OR QUESTION, THEN I'M DONE.

DOES WHAT WE REFER TO AS THE SHORE STABILIZATION, WHICH

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WAS -- WE HAVE FOUR PROJECTS. TELL US WHAT RO ROW ROW WE ARE .

OFFICE. >> THERE IS A REQUEST FOR FUNDING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT A FEW MONTHS BACK.

WE HAD A PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND WEAPON HAD TO HAVE A PROJECT PROGRESSING TO GET TO WASHINGTON.

WE HAD TO HAVE THE ENGINEER PULL THAT NUMBER.

WE ESTABLISHED USING THE FIRST PHASE OF THE DRAFT STUDY WE GAVE YOU. WE HAD THIS -- WE DIDN'T WANT THE DOLLAR VALUE TO BE LOW. IT WAS THE PREVENTS NUMBER WE GAVE YOU IN JANUARY, THAT WAS PERMANENTING, MITIGATION, AM OF THAT, IT'S IN EXCESS OF 25 MILLION.

WHICH HAS COME DOWN. THAT'S JUST TO SIMPLE HAVE A SHOT AT IT. PUT THE CITY IN PLACE TO GET ENOUGH MONEY TO DO THINGS FROM END TO END AND TAKE CARE OF ALL OF THAT. YOU HAVE THE CURRENT NUMBER.

IT'S THE SAME NUMBER. WE ARE CONTINUING TO USE WITH PARKING LOT C AND B. JUST WE ARE FOCUSING ON LIVING

SHORELINE AT THIS POINT. >> HOW DID WE ACTUALLY APPLY FOR THE FEDERAL GRANT? IS THAT A POLITICAL SPONSOR?

>> ALL WE HAD TO DO AT THAT POINT IS HAVE A PROJECT DESCRIPTION, A TECHNICAL REPORT, AND ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SUPPLIED THAT NUMBER. IT WAS NOT A GRANT APPLICATION.

THAT WAS RESPONDING TO AN E-MAIL TO THE CITY MANAGER.

>> CONGRESSMAN'S OFFICE REACHED OUT AND CONTAINMENTED THAT CONGRESS WAS, AGAIN, GOING TO RECONSIDER WHAT IS REFERRED TO AS THE WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT ACT.

THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY -- THE CITY WAS PREVIOUSLY INVOLVED WITH THAT, THE EFFORT TO MOVE THE CHANNEL BACK IN 2000.

THIS IS BEFORE CONGRESS. THE COUNCILMAN'S STAFF REACHED OUT TO THE DISTRICT AND SAID DO ANY OF YOU HAVE ANY PROJECTS YOU WOULD LIKE THE CONGRESSMAN TO SUBMIT ON BEHALF IN AN EFFORT TO SECURE WARDA FUNDING. SO WORKING WITH MR. HOLESKO FROM CONGRESSMAN RUTHERFORD'S OFFICE, WE SUBMITTED OF AN APPLICATION, IT IS NOW PART OF THE CONGRESSIONAL EVALUATION

PROCESS. >> I BELIEVE THAT WILL BE ABOUT

35% TO 50. >> WE DID NOT GET THE SPECIFICS ON THE GRANT FUNDING. IT IT WAS ACTUALLY A PRETTY QUICK TURN-AROUND OF THE E-MAILS FROM RUTHERFORD'S REPRESENTATIVES. BECAUSE YOU WERE READY TO GIVE THEM A BASIC PROJECT DESCRIPTION.

>> ANYBODY ELSE? >> THANK YOU.

I HAVE ONE QUESTION ON THE 16 TO $18 MILLION ESTIMATE.

ASSUMING THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE THE BRETT'S.

>> IT DOES NOT. I'M SO GLAD YOU BROUGHT THAT UP, COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH. THE NUMBER WE GAVE NEW JANUARY DIDN'T INCLUDE BRETT'S. THE GOOD NEWS THE NUMBER IS COMING DOWN TO 4O 5 MILLION, BUT IT WILL GO BACK UP WHEN BRETT'S COMES IN. THAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THAT

NUMBER. >> THANK YOU.

>> ANYONE ELSE? >> THANK YOU, MR. HOLESKO.

>> THANK YOU. 4.3, PRESENTATION BY MARQUEE

[4.3 PRESENTATION - MARQUIS LATIMER & HALBACK]

LATIMER AND HALBACK. >> MR. MAYOR, AT THE REQUEST OF JEREMY, WE WILL PRESENT REMOTELY DUE TO THEIR CORPORATE POLICY DUE TO COVID PARTICIPATION. BRING UP MR. MARQUIS AND I WILL LET HIM PROCEED FROM HERE. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. >> MR. MAYOR, COMMISSIONERS, GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU TO THE CITY MANAGER AND YOU ALL ALLOWING US TO JOIN YOU REMOTELY.

I TRUST YOU CAN HEAR ME AND SEE MY SCREEN?

>> TO GOT YOU LOUD AND CLEAR, SIR.

>> EXCELLENT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT HAS BEEN A LITTLE WHILE SINCE WE'VE HAD THE PLEASURE TO SEE YOU ALL. CERTAINLY WE ARE THRILLED TO BRING THE CONCEPT E TO YOU IN JANUARY.

REMIND EVERYONE THE PROCESS WE'VE BEEN GOING 32 AS WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT THE RIVERFRONT PARK.

WE ARE BRINGING BACK THE FINAL MASTER PLAN TO PRESENT TO YOU ALL TODAY. THEN THE IDEA IS TO OPEN THIS UP FOR COMMUNITY FEEDBACK OVER THE NEXT 30 OR SO DAYS SO EVERYONE CAN DIGEST AND GET SOME GOOD FEEDBACK ON THE PROJECT AND

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WHERE THE PLANS ARE AT THIS POINT.

JOINING ME, BY THE WAY, ELIZA GEORGE FROM THE MY OFFICE, TO PROVIDE CO COLOR COMMENTARY. I WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE, I'M TRYING TO DO A NUMBER OF THINGS WITH THE RIVERFRONT PARK.

THE FIRST BEING TO CREATE A FANTASTIC GREEN SPACE.

WE HAVE HEARD THAT FROM ALL OF YOU ON THE COMMISSION.

A FANTASTIC GREEN SPACE. GREEN BEING THE KEY PART OF THAT ON THE WATERFRONT. WE ARE ALMOST LOOKING TO BUILD OFF THE MULTIPLE DECKINGS THAT THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN LOOKING AT THIS PROJECT AND THIS PROPERTY.

AND SO AS YOU ALL MIGHT RECALL FROM OUR JANUARY PRESENTATION, WE DID TALK ABOUT HOW WE HAD GONE BACK THROUGH THOSE DECADES OF CONVERSATION SO WE COULD GLEAN WHAT THE COMMUNITY WAS REALLY LOOKING FOR. IT'S JUST AS IMPORTANT, I THINK, TO, OF COURSE, GET CURRENT FEEDBACK, WHICH YOU ALL HAVE BEEN VERY GRACIOUS WITH AND WERE LOOKING TO GET EVEN MORE.

THIS IS A REMINDER OF THE PROCESS WE HAVE GONE THROUGH SO FAR. BACK IN NOVEMBER WE HAD MEETINGS WITH THE STEERING COMMITTEE. THEN WE CAME TO THE NOVEMBER 19TH, 2019, COMMISSION MEETING.

WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET ONE ON ONE WITH MOST OF YOU.

THEN WE WERE ALSO ABLE TO HAVE A MEETING TO GO THROUGH THE CONCEPTS BACK IN DECEMBER. IN JANUARY, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO JOIN YOU AT THE WORKSHOP TO CONTINUE TO REALLY TALK THROUGH THE OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE PARK AND THE CONCEPTS.

THERE WAS GENERAL AGREEMENT ON CONCEPT E FOR THE STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO TAKE BACK TO THEIR BOARDS.

TAKE BACK TO THEIR USER GROUPS TOP GET FEEDBACK TO THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE. WE RECEIVED FURTHER FEEDBACK FROM CONCEPT E THROUGHOUT THE SPRING OF THIS YEAR.

IN THE SUMMER WE STARTED INTO CERTAINLY NOT ONLY THE FINAL MASTER PLAN OF THESE RENDERINGS BUT COORDINATING WITH PASSERO IN POPULAR TO MAKE SURE THE PARK IS NOT ONLY A BEAUTIFUL GREEN SPACE, NOT ONLY A BEAUTIFUL GATHERING SPACE, NOT ONLY AN EXTENSION OF DOWNTOWN, BUT ALSO, REALLY, HAND IN GLOVE WITH THE RESILIENCY EFFORT. THE FACT THAT THE CITY CAN SPEND MONEY ON ONE INVESTMENT AND GET TWO GREAT PROJECTS OUT OF IT.

WE ARE HERE TODAY FOR YOUR INITIAL FEEDBACK ON WHERE WE ARE AT WITH THE MASTER PLAN. WE ALSO WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE OPEN UP A VIRTUAL AND/OR IN-PERSON ENGAGEMENT PROCESS OVER THE NEXT 30 DAYS OR SO, SO WE CAN GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM THE COMMUNITY AND COME BACK IN OCTOBER TO SHARE THE PLANS WITH YOU. I WOULD LIKE TO JUST TAKE A FEW MOMENTS AND TO WALK EVERYONE THROUGH WHERE WE HAVE TAKEN CONCEPT E FROM THE INITIAL SKETCHES.

AND TO A MASTER PLAN TO PRESENT TO YOU ALL.

THIS IS THE SAME BOOKLET THAT IS ACTUALLY ALREADY ON THE COMMUNITY HUB THAT I WILL TALK ABOUT MOMENTARILY.

I DO WANT US TO TAKE A QUICK STEP BACK AS THE BOOKLET ALSO DOES TALK ABOUT WHAT THE GOALS WE HEARD.

IT'S THE FACT THERE ARE THREE MAIN ELEMENTS THAT WE ARE DEALING WITH. THERE IS THE ROAD, FRONT STREET.

THERE IS THE SHORELINE, THE RESILIENCY.

THIS IS THE MEAT OF THE SANDWICH, IS HOW IT'S BEEN PUT A NUMBER OF TIMES. THE FACT THIS IS REALLY THE GATHERING AREA, THE PARK SPACE THAT CONNECTS IT AND BLENDS ALL OF THE PIECES TOGETHER. YOU MIGHT REMEMBER FROM JANUARY, WE WERE LOOKING AT A VARIETY OF VIEWS, CONNECTIONS, PARKING, AND THE RESILIENCY, EXISTING TREES WE WANT TO WORK AROUND, HOW WE WANT SOUND TO CARRY OR TO THE TO CARRY, WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THINGS LIKE A BAND SHELL. IT CAME DOWN TO BOIL DOWN THE CONVERSATION. IT'S THIS.

THE RIVER ATTRACTS. WE SHOULDN'T TRY TO COMPETE WITH THAT.

VIEWS OF THE RIVER ARE, ENGAGING THE RIVER, GREAEN SPACES ARE WORTH MENTIONING. THE LARGE SWATH OF GREEN AND LANDSCAPE WAS VERY IMPORTANT. NOT A LOT OF HARDSCAPE, PER SE, BUT THERE SHOULD BE AN EXTENSION OF DOWNTOWN, PARTICULARLY CENTRE STREET. THE THE FACT YOU SHOULDN'T GET TO THE RAILROAD TRACKS UNTIL DOWNTOWN STOPS.

YOU ARE NOT INVITED TO GO ACROSS.

YOU HAVE THE RIVER RIGHT THERE THAT IS PULLING AND THE IDEA IS TO CREATE THE PARK THAT CREATES A FOREGROUND TO ALLOW YOU TO

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HAVE THAT NICE DECK CONNECTION. INSTEAD OF GOING BACK TO FAMILIES, FAMILIES, FAMILIES. AND CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS, BUT YOU ALL MADE SOME IMPORTANT NUANCE.

FOR INSTANCE. BAND SHELL, GREAT.

AMPHITHEATER NOT SO GREAT. THE IDEA OF KEEPING THIS WITHIN SCALE OF A WONDERFUL, HISTORIC SMALL TOWN WHICH FERNANDINA IS.

THEN, OF COURSE, RESILIENCY AS WELL.

IF THERE ARE ANY ITEMS YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO THAT?

>> SOME OF THE THINGS WE FOCUS ON THE DESIGN ARE WHAT MAKES FERNANDINA SPECIAL. ANYWHERE ON THE EAST COAST WHERE THE SUN SETS IS GOLDEN. IT'S VERY UNIQUE FOR THE CITY.

YOU CAN CAPITALIZE OWE THAT. TAKING MATERIALS OF WHAT MAKES HISTORIC DOWNTOWN A HISTORIC DOWNTOWN.

LIKE THE BRICK AND ALL OF THE DETAILING THAT GOES INTO BUILDINGS ON CENTRE STREET, BRING THEM OUT IN THE PARK.

THEN THE WORKING WATER FOUNTAIN. CAN YOU SEE THAT PICTURE OF THE GREEN SPACE, CELEBRATING THE HISTORY IS IMPORTANT.

THIS IS A PARK THAT CAN GO ANYWHERE.

IT'S A PARK UNIQUELY FOR HERE. >> THAT BRING US TO THE ILLUSTRIOUS TRAIIVE MASTER PLAN. WE'LL DO A DEEP DIVE WITH THE PLAN, BUT ALSO WE HAVE SEEN PRETTY RENDERINGS SO YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT THIS WILL LOOK AND FEEL LIKE.

JUST TO ORIENT EVERYONE JUST FOR A MOMENT.

HERE IS CENTRE STREET. THAT COMES OUT TO A MAIN PLAZA.

ALATCHWA TO THE NORTH. AND HERE IS THE BOAT RAMP.

THINK OF THE BOAT RAMP NORTH IS THE MORE -- I'LL CALL IT PROCESSIONAL GATHERING AREA. BOAT RAMP SOUTH IS MORE OF THE OPEN GREEN ALONG WITH A BAND SHELL.

WE'LL START ON THE NORTHERN SECTION, WHAT WE CALL RIVERFRONT PLAZA. THE FIRST PIECE, WILL YOU NOTICE THE INTERSECTION IS DESIGNED TO LITERALLY CARRY THE BRICK STREET ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE WATER. SO YOU HAVE THE INTERSECTION ITSELF WITH THE DROP-OFF AREA, THE BRICK CONTINUES AROUND A NEW ELEVATED VETERAN'S MONUMENT WE WILL GET INTO SHORTLY.

THEN THIS RADIAL PATTERN OF WALKWAYS THAT LEAD YOU OUT TO THE WATER. IT'S VERY MUCH SUNSET VIEWING AREA WITH EXPANDED OBSERVATION DECK PARTICULARLY ON THAT NORTHERN CORNER. BECAUSE THAT LONG VIEW IS WONDERFUL. YOU REALLY WANT TO MAKE A BIG DEAL ABOUT THAT. ONE OF THE THINGS YOU WILL SEE, SINCE YOU SAW THIS IN JANUARY, WE HAVE ADDED MANY MORE SHADE TREES, PARTICULARLY ON THIS OUTER BAND OF THE RADIUS COMING AROUND. THEN YOU WILL NOTICE SOME MODIFICATIONS IN TERMS OF SOME OF THE TREES ALONG THE RAILWAY ITSELF. THEY PREFERRED PALM TREES.

WE PUSHED THE SHADE TOWARDS THE WATER WHICH I THINK MAKES QUITE A BIT OF SENSE. SO BRICK AND WOOD AND THEN ALSO, YOU WILL SEE THIS BLUE DASH LINE WHERE WE ARE WORKING WITH PASSERO. DO YOU WANT TO TALK A MOMENT

ABOUT THAT? >> YES, THANK YOU.

INSTRUMENTALLY, EVERY DECISION WE MAKE, WE THINK ABOUT IT SUPPORTS THE DESIGN AND IN THIS CASE THE CONNECTION TO CENTRE STREET AND THE CONNECTION TO THE WATER.

B, HOW IS IT CONNECTING TO THE FUNCTION OF THE DESIGN.

IN LOOKING AT THE ONGS IN TERMS OF UTILIZING SOME OF THE RESILIENCY COMPONENTS IN OUR DESIGN ELEMENT IN THE RADIAL FORM, WE TOOK A LOOK AT BRINGING IN RESILIENCY BACK IN TO THE EDGE OF THE WATER. ONE, BECAUSE IT WILL REDUCE SOME OF THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH IT. TWO, ALSO, A BIT ON THE SUITABILITY OF THAT ITEM. ANOTHER POINT, I THINK, JUST IN TERMS OF THE SERIALITY, CENTRE STREET AND THE FORMAL NATURE OF THE DOWNTOWN, I THINK WE CARRIED THAT BRICK THROUGH AND WE USED SOME OF THE MORE FORMAL GEOMETRIES, UTILIZING THE WORKING WATER, THE WALKWAYS AND THE CONCRETE PATHS.

I THINK IT EMERGENCIES THIS TWO LANES.

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>> ON THE SOUTH SIDE, WE CONTINUE THAT RESILIENCY WALL.

REALLY TRANSITIONS INTO THE BERM AS ANDREW AND HIS TEAM WERE MENTIONING. AS YOU COME INTO THE ELLIPTICAL WALL, THE BAND SHE IS ANCHORING THIS SECTION.

-- THE BAND SHE IS ANCHORING. WE TALKED ABOUT IT WILL GO ANYWHERE IN THIS SECTION. WE LIKED THE FACT THAT THE SOUND FROM EVENTS ARE HEADING OUT OVER THE WATER AND AWAY FROM THE RESIDENTIAL AREA. THE OTHER THING PARTED IN THIS SPACE IS THE PATH HOUSE AREA WITH RESTROOMS BEHIND THE BAND SHELL. AS YOU COME UP WITH THE SOUTHERN PORTION, THE CONCOURSE ACTUALLY GO ALONG THE RADIAL ROUTE.

TOO, THIS PARKING AREA WILL BE GRAVEL, THAT CAN BE OVERFLOW FOR A NATIONAL TOURNAMENT. THEN AS YOU GO UP THIS BERM, IT BRINGS YOU TO A REALLY WONDERFUL ELEVATED OVERLOOK THAT ALLOWS YOU TO HAVE NICE MEETINGS OVERLOOKING THE WALL AND GOING BACK TO THE BAND SHELL. ALSO ALLOWS TO YOU HAVE THE SUNSET VIEWS WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE SHA EXPERIENCE HAPPENS THROUGHOUT THE PARK. YOU ALSO NOTICE THIS NOTE OF THE SHRIMPING MONUMENT, WITH SHRIMP BOATS AND THE MARINA OUT THERE, AS WELL AS THE VIEW TOWARDS THE WATER.

THERE ARE SOME OPPORTUNITIES FOR A FORMAL PLAY AREA WHERE IT WOULDN'T BE A PLAYGROUND THAT YOU MIGHT RECALL WE WERE TALKING ABOUT USING EARTHEN BERMS AND WOODEN MATERIALS TO CREATE A NEAT CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENT. UNDER THE FULL DEVELOPMENT PLAN AS PART OF THIS EFFORT, BUT I WANT TO TALK THROUGH SOME OF OUR PHOTO REALISTIC RENDERINGS THAT START TO SHOW THAT EXPANSION AND EXTENSION OF CENTRE STREET. HERE IS THE THE MAIN ACCESS WITH THE VETERANS MONUMENT SITTING AT THE BASE OF THE WATERFRONT.

WE'LL SEE HOW THAT RADIAL PATTERN INVITES YOU DOWN TOWARDS THE WATER ITSELF. THEN AS WE GO BACK TO THE SOUTH, BEFORE WE GET TO THE DETAILED VIEW.

THIS REALLY STARTS TO SHOW WHAT THE BAND SHELL AND THE CONCOURSE AND THE OVERLOOK DECK WHICH I AM PARTICULARLY EXCITED ABOUT.

HOW THIS IS BRINGING YOU DOWN TOWARDS THE WATER.

ETC. SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE IT IS TRULY AN EXTENSION OF FERNANDINA. YOU WANT TO MENTION THE TREE CANOPY WE WERE LOOKING TO INCORPORATE?

>> ONE OF THE DETAILS, A GOOD RECORD OF TREE WORK IN THE CITY.

YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE WATERFRONT AND STREETS.

WE HAVE THREE SPECIES INDICATED ON THE RENDERINGS.

IT'S LIVER OAKS AND SEGO PALMS. THOSE THREE ARE EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL IN FERNANDINA. I MENTIONED EARLIER, WE ARE TRYING TO FIND THINGS TO MAKE THE PARK UNIQUELY FERNANDINA.

THESE TREES WORK THERE AND ARE A PART OF YOUR CITY.

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE WERE STICKING TRUE TO THAT.

>> JUST A FEW MORE DETAILED CHARACTER SHOTS.

THIS IS A PIECE I'M EXCITED ABOUT.

HERE IS THE ACTUAL VETERAN'S MONUMENT WE RELOCATED CLOSER WITH THE WATER WITH THE FLAG POLE, OF COURSE.

THEN WE CREATED AN ELEVATED PLATFORM THAT GOES AROUND IT.

IT WOULD HAVE STAIRS ON THE FRONT SIDE.

THERE WOULD BE RAMPS GOING AROUND ON BOTH.

SO IT'S ABOUT BRINGING PEOPLE INTO THE SPACE.

STILL GETTING THE VETERAN'S MONUMENT MORE OF A POSITION OF PROMINENCE. THESE ARE THE SIGHT WALLS THAT ELIJAH WAS TALKING ABOUT AND ALSO I WAS HIGHLIGHTING.

THE YELLOW, YOU CAN IMAGINE COMING IN AND PUTTING IN THE FLOODGATES, BUT HOPEFULLY THE YEARS WITHOUT A HURRICANE COMING THROUGH, THAT YOU WOULD HAVE REALLY NICE WALLS TO ALLOW TO YOU EXPERIENCE THE SPACE. YOU CAN SEE THAT SHADED GROVE PULLING YOU OUT THAT OVERLOOK THAT WE HAVE WITH THE BAND SHELL, YOU CAN SEE THERE WOULD BE A SECOND-FLOOR BIRD'S NEST, IF YOU WILL. THEN YOU WOULD ALSO HAVE THE SHRIMPING MONUMENT ANCHORING THE SPACE.

FINALLY, BEFORE YOU ASK QUESTIONS, I WANT TO SUGGEST SOME PHASING THAT WE BELIEVE WE SHOULD START, NOT ONLY WITH, OF COURSE, THE FDAT CROSSINGS WITH THE RAILROAD.

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BUT LOOKING AT THAT SOUTHERN SECTION AND PLAYING OFF OF SOME OF THE RESILIENCY FUNDING THAT THE CITY HAS OBTAINED.

AND REALLY STARTING TO CRAFT THAT SPACE.

THEN MOVING IN TO PHASE 2, THAT CENTRAL AREA WITH THE CENTER AND THE RELOCATION OF THE VETERANS MONUMENT.

PHASE 3 BEING THE RIVERFRONT PARK WITH THE CORE SPACE FOR BEING THE ROADWAY TO CONNECT IN BETWEEN.

THE ONLY OTHER PIECE THAT I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL, JUST BRIEFLY, WE ALSO WANTED TO MAKE SURE THIS COULD BE A VERY OPEN AND ENGAGING OPPORTUNITY FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE OPTION THAT THE COMMISSION, THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY TURN THIS LOT -- YOU HAVE TURNED IT LIVE.

AND IT'S A VIRTUAL ENGAGEMENT HUB, ESSENTIALLY.

THIS IS A PLATFORM WE'VE BEEN DEVELOPING WITH OUR WEB DEVELOPERS. IT ALLOWS FOR FOLKS TO JOIN US AT A PARTICULAR TIMES ON ZOOM. MUCH LIKE I MARKED UP THE PLANS HERE. ACTUALLY HAVE THE PLANS OPEN.

YOU HAVE THAT BACK AND FORTH INTERACTION.

WE ALSO HAVE THIS SET UP WHERE WE TAKE PARTICULAR VIEWS AND WE ALLOW FOLKS TO RATE, HOW EXCITED ARE YOU BY THESE CERTAIN AREAS.

A PLACE FOR COMMENTS. THEN IT ALSO HAS A SERIES OF RESOURCES THROUGHOUT WITH THE PREVIOUS PRESENTATION.

SO WITH THAT, WE ARE CERTAINLY HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT THE COMMISSION MAY HAVE. I SHOULD ALSO BE REMISS IF I DIDN'T SAY THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY. WE ARE THRILLED WITH SOME OF THE IDEAS. I HOPE YOU ARE AS WELL.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. FANTASTIC PRESENTATION.

COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH? >> THE QUESTION IS HAS BEEN DRAWN AND PRESENTED, ESTIMATED COST?

>> YES, SIR. AS DRAWN AND PRESENTED, THIS IS FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS INCLUDED. WE ARE AT JUST OVER $7 MILLION.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. >> A LOT OF TIME BEFORE YOU CAME ON BOARD, I WAS SAYING THAT BEFORE WE CAN DEVELOP THE WATERFRONT, WE NEED TO WORK WITH THE MARINA.

AS I'M SURE YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A NEW MARINA MANAGEMENT COMPANY COMING IN. THAT HAS A BACKGROUND IN HOSPITALITY. DO YOU APPROACH THEM AS TO WHAT

THEIR INPUT INTO THIS PROJECT? >> WE WOULD LIKE TO APPROACH THEM. WE HAVE AT LEAST MADE INITIAL CONTACT WITH THEM. WE DIDN'T WANT TO GET AHEAD OF THE COMMISSION ON THAT. SO WE ARE READY, WILLING AND ABLE TO ENGAGE WITH THEM. I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT THAT WE SHOULD ENGAGE WITH THEM. WE DIDN'T WANT TO GET AHEAD OF YOU ALL IN TERMS OF OUR HAVING THAT CONVERSATION.

>> THANK YOU, SIR IS. ANYBODY ELSE?

>> HAVING SEEN THE PRESENTATION, MY QUESTION WOULD BE, WHAT ARE YOU ASKING THE COMMISSION TO DO AS FAR AS NEXT STEPS?

>> SO, THAT IS TWO-FOLD. THE FIRST IS WE ARE ASKING THE COMMISSION, DO YOU HAVE ANY INITIAL FEEDBACK BEFORE THIS GETS PUT OUT FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO DIGEST.

AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK. SO I THINK THAT IS THE FIRST STEP. MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE READY TO GO INTO THAT DIRECTION. I THINK THE OTHER PIECE IS THAT WE WANTED TO GAUGE YOUR TEMPERATURE AS A COMMISSION ABOUT, REALLY, MINING THE PHASE 1, AS I WAS CALLING IT, FROM THE SOUTHERN AREA, WITH THE FACT THAT WE CAN PIGGYBACK AND LEVERAGE SOME INVESTMENT THAT YOU ARE ALREADY MAKING IN TERMS OF THE RESILIENCY SECTION. WE CAN START TO CRAFT THAT SOUTHERN PORTION, WHICH IS A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT, I THINK, PRIORITY OR PRIORITIZATIONAL THAN WE ORIGINALLY TALKED ABOUT BACK IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.

WE HAD FIRST WERE LOOKING AT THIS SECTION.

I THINK THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEVERAGE FUNDING THAT THE CITY HAS ALREADY BEEN ABLE TO TO ACHIEVE.

THOSE ARE THE TWO MAIN THINGS, COMMISSION.

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

YOU MENTIONED TO THE QUESTION THAT THE PRIZE WAS IN THE RANGE OF $7 MILLION. CAN YOU DIVIDE THAT?

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NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE BOAT RAMP?

>> LET ME SEE. DID WE DIVIDE THOSE TWO PIECES

OUT? >> WE HAVEN'T DIVIDED IT OUT BY PHASE. WE HAVE INDIVIDUALS ITEMS FOR

THE PARK. >> WHY DON'T YOU GO THROUGH AND DELETE EVERYTHING THAT'S IN PHASE 1 ON THE SPREADSHEET.

WE WILL PROVIDE YOU AN ANSWER IN SHORT.

IT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF US. >> I JUST WANT TO MAKE CLEAR.

NONE OF US HAVE SEEN THIS UNTIL RIGHT NOW.

>> YES, SIR. >> BEFORE GIVING ANY COMMENT WE WOULD LIKE TO STUDY IT IN MORE DETAIL.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION. >> I WAS ALSO INTERESTED IN THE COST OF WHAT YOU CALL PHASE 1. ANOTHER QUESTION I HAVE AS WE

MOVE DOWN. >> MY CONVERSATIONS WITH MR. JACOBS, I THINK WE FINISHED THE DISCOVERY PHASE AND SOME PRELIMINARY PAPERWORK HAS BEEN FILED.

IF THERE IS MORE, I'M SURE MISS BACH CAN CORRECT ME ON THAT.

>> NOTHING. >> ANYONE ELSE?

>> OKAY. GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING THAT DATA ABOUT THE PHASING AND COST AND LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING BACK FROM THE PUBLIC TO SEE WHAT THEY

THINK OF THIS AS WELL. >> VERY GOOD.

WE'RE EXCITED TO LAUNCH THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TO MAKE IT EASY AND VIRTUAL. WE'LL WORK THROUGH THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE. APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. >> JUST TO CLARIFY, PROVIDE A LITTLE MORE INSIGHT INTO THE COMMUNITY BIT HE TALKED ABOUT, ALL OF THIS INFORMATION, WE'LL LINK IT TO THE CITY WEBSITE.

IT WILL BE A COMMUNITY PORTAL THAT WE WILL WORK AND EITHER HAVE SCHEDULED ONE OR TWO OPEN ZOOM MEETINGS FOR THE PUBLIC THAT IS NOT HERE TONIGHT, IF THEY WANT TO ENGAGE THE STAFF OF MARQUIS LATIMER. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE PLANS THAT HAVE BEEN PRESENTED HERE THIS EVENING THROUGH THIS.

SO THE INTENT IS TO HAVE THIS COMMUNITY HUB OPEN FOR 30 DAYS, STARTING TODAY. AND CLOSE IT ON OCTOBER 15TH.

INCORPORATE THE REVIEWS, SOME OF THE COMMENTS PROVIDED, AS HE INDICATED, A WAY TO RATE AND REVIEW AND OFFER COMMENTS.

INCORPORATE THOSE COMMENTS AND COME BACK TO YOU AS EARLY AS OCTOBER 20TH AND SAY, ARE WE STILL GOING DOWN THE RIGHT PATH? WE'RE STILL THIS DISCUSSION, CONCEPTUAL STAGES.

AS WE INCORPORATE THAT IN FUTURE MEETINGS, WE'LL DECIDE, OKAY, DO WE START MORE WITH DESIGN PHASE AND THE NEXT STEP OF CONSTRUCTION. PERMITTING, THINGS LIKE THAT.

WE ARE SLOW-WALKING THIS. OCTOBER 20, WE WILL BE BACK BEFORE YOU HIGHLIGHTING THE COMMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN RECEIVED THROUGH THE COMMUNITY HUB TO SHARE WITH YOU AND WHAT THAT

FEEDBACK IS. >> I SEE.

COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH? >> AS WE ARE SPEAKING AND I'M ENVISIONING IT PUBLIC HUB AND THIS 30 DAYS, I'M THINKING OF ALL THE TASKS THAT HAVE TO BE DONE AROUND THIS.

ONE, PROMOTING THE WEBSITE. PROMOTING THE ENGAGEMENT OF THE PUBLIC. YOU MENTIONED POSSIBLY, TWO, ZOOM MEETINGS, SCHEDULING THOSE, ANNOUNCING THOSE, ENGAGING THE

PUBLIC. >> RIGHT.

>> THEN COALESCING ALL OF THIS FEEDBACK IN PREPARATION FOR

OCTOBER 20. >> YES.

>> AS I RUN THAT THROUGH MY MIND, IS THAT REALISTIC? IS IT DOABLE? I POSE THAT JUST AS A QUESTION.

>> AND I THINK IN MY DISCUSSION WITH MR. MARQUIS, I THINK FOR THE MOST PART IT IS DOABLE. WHETHER WE -- IF THERE ARE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF COMMENTS, MAYBE WE ARE NOT ABLE TO COMPILE THEM ALL TOGETHER FOR OCTOBER 20. WE WILL -- THE BOTTOM LINE, WE ARE NOT GOING TO ASK FOR AN OFFICIAL VOTE OF, LET'S GO FORWARD WITH THE NEXT STEP ON OCTOBER 20.

THIS IS STILL PART OF THE CONCEPTUAL DISCUSSION.

YES, MY DISCUSSIONS WITH THEM, YEAH, WE CAN PULL OFF ONE OR TWO ZOOM MEETINGS WITH ADEQUATE NOTICE.

IT'S NOT LIKE, HERE IS ONE HOUR NOTICE.

YOU MISSED IT, TOO BAD. YES, IT WILL BE ADEQUATELY, SUFFICIENTLY NOTICED WE WILL PROMOTE IT WITH CITY RESOURCES

AND LOCAL MEDIA SOURCES AS WELL. >> THANK YOU.

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>> I WOULD ENCOURAGE MR. MARTIN TO ARRANGE WITH OASIS AND THESE PEOPLE MEETING WHERE THEY CAN GET TOGETHER, BECAUSE AS THE COMMISSIONER SAYS, TIME SQUEAKS BY.

I REALLY THINK THAT OASIS WILL HAVE SOME VALUABLE INPUT INTO THIS THAT WILL TRULY AFFECT THE DESIGN AND THE OUTCOME OF IT SO IS BENEFITS. THE CITY GETS A NICE PARK AND OASIS GETS A NEW ADDITION TO BRING REVENUE TO THE MARINA.

I ENCOURAGE THAT MEETING. >> YES, SIR.

>> THANK YOU. >> ANYTHING ELSE?

>> I'M INTERESTED A LITTLE BIT AS THE PROCESS, I BELIEVE WE WILL USE IMPACT FUNDS FOR A PORTION OF THIS?

>> YES, PART OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET INCLUDES FUNDING FOR THE WATERFRONT PARK. $300,000.

>> $300,000. I THINK THAT WILL BE A MAJOR ISSUE IN HOW WE CAN MOVE THAT. YOU ARE TALKING $7 MILLION.

PHASE 1 WHICH IS WHAT THIS WAS -- IN THAT ORDER.

>> REALISTICALLY, AGAIN, THIS IS PART OF -- YES, I WILL HAVE MY CONVERSATION WITH YOU OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

CERTAINLY MOST OF YOU SAY PUT THE BRAKES ON HOLD, LET'S NOT MOVE FORWARD. THAT'S ONE COURSE OF ACTION.

YES, WE HAVE BUDGETED FOR THE WATERFRONT PARK THIS YEAR IS TRULY INTENDED FOR A SMALL SEGMENT OF THE WATERFRONT PARK.

TO SUPPLEMENT THE RESILIENCY GRANTS WE TALKED ABOUT WITH

MR. HOLESKO. >> ANYBODY ELSE? THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, GENTLEMEN.

YOU OBVIOUSLY USE THIS ZOOM BETTER THAN WE HAVE.

VERY HE FRESHING. -- VERY REFRESHING.

THANK YOU AGAIN. >> YOU, TOO, TAKE CARE.

[4.4 BUDGET SUMMARY]

>> 4.4, THE BUDGET SUMMARY. PAUL LEAN TESTAGROSE IS HERE TO

DISCUSS. >> I'M PAULINE TESTAGROSE, CITY TROMP TROLLER, AUGUST REPRESENTS 91.7% OF THE BUDGETED FISCAL YEAR. THE REVENUE IS AT 93.1% OF THE ANNUAL BUDGET. THIS IS DUE TO THE TIMING OF RECEIPTS. AS WILL YOU NOTICE THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL CHART IN THE REPORT FOR THE STATE REVENUE SOURCES.

STATE REVENUE RECEIPTS CURRENTLY ARE 75.6% OF THE BUDGET.

OVERWHELM FUNDS ARE BELOW HE IN MARK AT 71.2%.

THERE ARE NO DEPARTMENTS OVER THIS MONTH.

TRANSFERS FOR THE MONTH HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

THE FUND AND HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR I.T., THE GENERATOR FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, FIRE TRUCK UNAND BEACH MONITORING.

GOLF COURSE REVENUES EXCEED EXPENSES DUE TO TRANSFER FROM THE GENERAL FUND. AIRPORT REVENUES EXCEEDED EXPENSES PRIMARILY DUE TO THE PAVEMENT OF RENT, BUILDING AND LAND USES. UTILITY FUND REVENUES EXCEEDED EXCEPT FOR THE WATERFRONT AND STORMWATER.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? >> I JUST HAVE A COMMENT.

THE COMMENT IS, THIS GETS LOST ON THE PUBLIC.

YOU SAID WE ARE AT 91.7% FOR THE BUDGET YEAR.

OUR EXPENDITURES ARE 71.2. THAT'S 20 POINTS AWAY FROM BUDGETING. SO WE REALLY NEED TO GIVE CITY STAFF AND DEPARTMENT HEADS KUDOS FOR WATCHING EVERY DOLLAR.

EVERYONE IS TO BE COMMENDED FOR THAT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, SIR.

>> SECTION 5, CITY COMMISSION DISCUSSION SECTION.

[5.1 CONSERVATION / ENVIRONMENT (Part 1 of 2)]

ITEM 5.1 SCEFERTION/ENVIRONMENT. THIS IS PLACED ON THE AGENDAS AT THE REQUEST OF COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH.

>> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I WILL TAKE ONE MINUTE ON TREE CANOPY. THIS CAME UP AT THE FORUM ON FRIDAY NIGHT. THERE WAS A QUESTION ABOUT THE TREE CANOPY. ONE OF THE CANDIDATES TALKED ABOUT METRICS. AND DOING A GIS SURVEY TO SEE WHERE WE WERE ON THE TREE CANOPY.

WE HAVE A TREE CANOPY REPORT FROM THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

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REFER THEIR EXPERTS CARTER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES.

WOULD LOOKED AT AERIAL SURVEYS. 2009 TO 2019.

IN 2009, ACCORDING TO CARTER, THE TREE CANOPY WAS AT 44%.

IN 2019, TEN YEARS LATER, THE TREE CANOPY WAS 39%.

WE ARE MINUS FIVE PERCENT IN THOSE TEN YEARS.

WE ALL RECOGNIZE THERE HAS BEEN FURTHER DEVELOPMENT ON THE ISLAND. WE HAVE LOST FURTHER CANOPY.

CANDIDATES F YOU ARE LISTENING, WE HAVE THE METRICS AND THOSE ARE THE NUMBERS. I'LL BE TALKING ABOUT THE TREE CANOPY PLAN AT OUR NEXT COMMISSION MEETING.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

[5.2 WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT]

>> THIS IS WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT, THIS ITEM IS PLACED ON THE AGENDA AT THE REQUEST OF COMMISSIONEROLICH.

>> I THINK WE JUST TALKED ABOUT WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT.

I WILL YIELD MY TIME UNLESS ANY OTHER COMMISSIONER HAS --

>> COMMISSIONER ROSS. >> THANK YOU, I WOULD LIKE TO CLARIFY SOME MISCONCEPTIONS PUT FORWARD ABOUT THE UTILITIES ON THE WATERFRONT. IT WAS RECENTLY STATED THIS WAS FOR ESTHETIC PURPOSES. WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IS UTILITIES THAT GO TO -- IT'S TRUE THAT IT IS THERE FOR ESTHETIC REASONS BUT THAT'S THE LEAST IMPORTANT REASON.

THIS PROJECT WAS RECOMMENDED IN 2004 BY THE CRA.

IT WAS FUNNED TO ELIMINATE LIGHT ON FRONT STREET AND MAKE THE DOWNTOWN MORE STORM RESISTANT. RECENTLY THEY GOT THE WORD FROM THE RESILIENCY MASTER PLAN. IT RELOCATE OVERHEADLINES UNDER GROUND TO IMPROVE STORM RESILIENCY.

THAT IS REFERRING TO THE WATERFRONT.

THE REASON IS BECAUSE OVERHEADLINES GET BLOWN DOWN IN STORMS. PART OF THE PLAN -- PUTTING THEM UNDER GROUND IS PART OF THE PLAN TO MAINTAIN WILL BE SERVICES TO THE DOWNTOWN WHEN THERE IS A MAJOR STORM THAT COMES IN. IF THE UTILITIES ARE NOT PUT UNDER GROUND, THERE WILL NOT BE SPACE FOR THE SIDEWALKS AND -- WHAT WE JUST SAW ON THE PRESENTATION BY PASSERO.

IF YOU DON'T PUT THOSE LINES UNDER GROUND.

THOSE NEED TO BE UNDERGROUND. IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT FUNCTION THE FRONT STREET. PUTTING THOSE UNDERGROUND IN WILL IMPROVE THE ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO THE WATERFRONT AND ALLOW THREE-PHRASE ELECTRICITY OVER THE CURRENT TWO-PHASE.

THIS PROJECT IS A KEY INITIAL COMPONENT OF MAKING HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FLOOD AND STORM DAMAGE RESIDENTANT.

WHEN TO DO THIS PROJECT, THIS PART OF THE PROJECT IS ANOTHER QUESTION FOR ANOTHER DAY. I WANTED TO CLEAR UP, THIS ISN'T BEING DONE FOR ESTHETIC REASONS IT'S BEEN RESILIENCY AND STORM

PROTECTION FOR DOWNTOWN. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

>> WHEN THIS PROJECT CAME UP, IT WAS PUTTING THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AHEAD, THE KEAPT IMPROVEMENT PLAN WAS ALREADY THROUGH THE SYSTEM. IT WAS A REQUIREMENT AS A SAFETY MEASURE FOR THE PUBLIC UTILITIES.

THAT WAS NOT THE CASE. MY CONCERN WITH THIS IS THAT WE MAY BE -- THERE IS A STATE LAW THAT CAME OUT THAT BE PAID FOR BY THE -- GOING BACK TO THE RATE.

WE'LL HAVE THE ANSWER. THE RESILIENCY AND THOSE APPLY TO THE WHOLE CITY. THAT WAS MY ISSUE.

WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THAT, IF THEY -- HOW THAT HAPPENS AND I GOT A CALL A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO AND THEY WANT TO SET UP A MEETING TO TALK ABOUT THAT.

WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. >> COMMISSIONER.

>> THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

I APPRECIATE IT. 366.96, THEY HAVE PUT THAT OFF AT LEAST TO THE SPRING OF 2021. AFTER TALKING TO THEM THIS WEEK, THE LIKELIHOOD OF THEM FUNDING THIS WITH ANY RESILIENCY IS TWO

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YEARS AWAY. THAT'S A POINT OF INFORMATION.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. 5.3, THIS ITEM IS PLACED ON THE

[5.3 MARINA (Part 1 of 2)]

AGENDA AT THE REQUEST OF COMMISSIONER ROSS.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. I WOULD JUST LIKE THE CITY MANAGER TO TALK ABOUT THE FUEL LINE SITUATION AND WHERE WE ARE

ON THE CONTRACT WITH OASIS. >> WITH YOUR PERMISSION, COULD

[5.1 CONSERVATION / ENVIRONMENT (Part 2 of 2)]

WE JUMP BACK TO 5.1 FOR A SECOND? YOU PREVIOUSLY DIRECTED ME TO REACH OUT TO THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT. DY SEE A RESPONSE.

OF THE EFFORTS RELATED TO THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

YOU GIVE ME A MOMENT. LET ME READ THE RESPONSE FROM

MR. MARCO GODWIN. >> OUR OFFICE INVESTIGATED THE LIST OF RESIDENCE FOR POSSIBLE SANITARY NUANCE.

I MR. WE FOUND FOUR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES WITH SANITARY NUISANCE. OUR NEXT STEP IS TO SEND THE PROPERTY OWNERS ON NOTICE OF VIOLATION FOR THEIR PROPERTY.

THEY WILL THEN NEED TO APPLY FOR A SEPTIC REPAIR PROJECT OR THEY WILL NEED TO TYPE INTO THE CITY'S PUBLIC SEWER IF AVAILABLE. IF PUBLIC UTILITIES ARE AVAILABLE, THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO TIE INTO THE SEWER SYSTEM INSTEAD OF INSTALLING A NEW ON-SITE SEPTIC SYSTEM.

WE WILL ALLOW THE PROPERTY OPENER TO CONTACT THE CITY WITH SEWER AVAILABILITY BEFORE SEPTIC BEING ISSUED.

THEY REQUESTED THAT I PROVIDE THE SEWER AVAILABILITY INFORMATION. I'M WORKING TO PROVIDE THAT

INFORMATION TO THE COUNTY. >> BASED ON THAT STATE STATUTE THAT DEALS WITH CONNECTIONS TO SEWER AND CONNECTION TO SEWER SYSTEM, THAT THE SYSTEMS ARE FAILING.

IF SEWER UTILITIES ARE AVAILABLE OR NOT AVAILABLE TO CONNECT.

IT'S ONLY IF THEY ARE AVAILABLE. AND AVAILABLE FOR THESE RESIDENTS, AS OUR SEWER LINES CROSS THEIR PROPERTY.

OUR SEWER LINES AS FAR AWAY FROM THIS AREA AND THE CITY HAS TO EXTEND IT. THE.

CAN MANDATE AND EMPOWER SEWER CONNECTIONS, WE HAVE TO PROVIDE NO MATTER WHAT THE SIZE OF THE SEPTIC SYSTEM.

WE HAVE TO PROVIDE THEM ONE YEAR OR LESS THAT THEY HAVE TO CONNECT THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

THERE ARE OTHER RULES TO SAY THEY HAVE TO CONNECT SOONER.

WE WOULD SEND A LETTER THAT THEY HAVE THE CONNECT IN 65 DAYS.

OUR SEWER IS NOT AVAILABLE, THEN THE CITY IS NOT WILLING OR ABLE TO EXTEND SEWER TO MEET THEIR AVAILABLE AND THEY ARE NOT THE WILLING TO PAY THAT EXTRA COST AND IT IS NOT AVAILABLE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WILL, BY STATE LAW, BE PERMITTED TO PERMIT A NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT. >> THANK YOU.

>> THEY WOULD HAVE TO COME UP WITH THE COST OF EXTENDING THOSE SEWER LINES. WE DID THAT IN THE PAST.

I'M NOT SURE WHERE THESE ARE. IT WAS ON THE ORDER OF 10 TO $15,000. THAT MONEY IS CERTAINLY AVAILABLE. IF WE CAN'T GET IT AT A REASONABLE PRICE, I DON'T KNOW THE DETAILS.

I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING WE SHOULD GET.

>> IT'S ALSO.

>> I'VE ENGAGED, THIS CAME IN LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

HE HAPPENED TO BE HERE IN PRERMS FOR THIS MEETING.

WE HAVE HAD A PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION.

ONCE WE FIND OUT WHICH PROPERTIES THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT -- IT DOESN'T GO -- I'M NOT SURE IF A FAILED SEPTIC SYSTEM IS THE SAME THING WHEN THEY SAY A SANITARY NUANCE.

WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT IS INVOLVED.

I HAVE DISCUSSED ONCE WE HAVE THOSE LOCATIONS IDENTIFIED WE WILL DETERMINED WHAT A COURSE OF ACTION IS FOR THE CITY TO

PURSUE. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

>> IS THERE A VISUAL, PEOPLE TALK ABOUT DIVOTS FORMING AND DITCHES. IS THERE SOMETHING CAN YOU TELL US WHAT IS LOOKS LIKE IF THE SEPTIC IS FAILING?

>> THERE ARE INDICATORS THAT -- WE ARE NOT THE REGULATORY AGENCY FOR SEPTIC FIELDS. THE CITY RELIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TO DEAL WITH THAT. THERE ARE INDICATORS THEY CAN

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LOOK AT, DRAIN FIELDS, LEECH FIELD AND LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND IT THROUGH PLANTS. THEY CAN VISUALLY SEE, WHAT YOU DESCRIBE A VISUAL NUISANCE, THAT'S LITERALLY STANDING SEWAGE WATER THAT IS NOT GOING THROUGH THE FIELDS.

WHERE SOMEBODY HAS A DAMAGED DRAIN FIELD.

THE REST OF THE DRAIN FIELD, IT'S ONE SPOT.

AND THEN IT EVENTUALLY GETS TO SURFACE WATER.

IT'S DEEMED TO BE A NUISANCE -- WHAT THE CITY MANAGER SAYS UNTIL WE GET THE EXACT ADDRESSES WHERE I CAN GIVE YOU AN EXACT COST OF WHAT IT WOULD BE TO EXTEND OUT. IT WOULD HAVE TO FEED GRAVITY WISE OR THEY WOULD HAVE TO PUMP IT TO US.

THEY WOULD HAVE TO DO IT ON THEIR SIDE.

IT JUST DEPENDS WHERE THEY ARE LOCATED.

I'M THINKING.

THOSE WE HAVE COMMERCIAL LOSSES IN THE 10 TO 15 RANGE.

WE WOULD HAVE TO EXTEND. >> GOTCHA.

>> WE'LL GET THE INFORMATION. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

NOW AT ITEM 5.4. >> THE TWO QUESTIONS THE

[5.3 MARINA (Part 2 of 2)]

COMMISSIONER HAD ABOUT FUEL LINES.

MR. CAPMAN RECEIVED A QUOTE FOR $1,700 FOR A CONTRACTOR TO COME IN AND PRESSURE TESTIFY THE LINES TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGED LINE AND WHETHER IT'S REPARABLE OR NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. WE HAVE THAT QUOTE.

IT'S APPROXIMATELY $1,700. THAT TESTING SHOULD BE COMPLETED

BY THE END OF THIS MONTH. >> THAT'S FURTHER EVIDENCE.

>> I JUST WANTED TO BRIEFLY MENTION THAT THAT SITUATION AND WHAT WE'LL DO WITH THE MARINA. I KNOW THE CITY MANAGER IS PLANNIN TO WORK ON REHE FINANCING -- WHEN WILL WE LOOK

AT THAT? >> THAT WILL PROBABLY NORTHBOUND THE COURSE OF OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, THAT WE BRING THAT BACK TO THE CITY COMMISSION TO FORMALLY REFINANCE AND REPACKAGE THE DEBT

AS DESCRIBED IN THE BUDGET. >> HE ASKED ABOUT THE --

>> WE DID HAVE A PRELIMINARY CONVERSATION WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM OASIS, WE WERE ON A CONFERENCE CALL WITH PROBABLY THREE OR FOUR REPRESENT OTHERWISE OF OASIS.

THEY GOT SPREADSHEETS FOR CRITICAL PATHS THAT ARE PROPRIETARY. WE DO NOT HAVE COPIES OF THAT.

THEY WILL NOT PROVIDE THOSE TO US.

THEY HAVE HUNDREDS OF LINES OF TASKS THAT THEY WANT TO COMPLETE AS PART OF THIS TRANSITION. AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO RECOGNIZE MR. JIM FRYE FROM WEST MARINA WHO REACHED OUT IN A PROFESSIONAL E-MAIL TO REPRESENTATIVES OASIS INDICATING THAT, YES, THEY WERE DOESN'TED THEY WILL NOT CONTINUE WITH FERNANDINA BUT THEY WANT TO ENSURE THE TRANSITION BETWEEN THE TWO COMPANIES IS AS SEAMLESS AS POSSIBLE.

THEY SAID THEY WOULD SHARE WHATEVER THEY CAN WITH OASIS.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO COMPLIMENT MR. FRYE ON HIS ASTUTE

PROFESSIONALISM. >> THANK YOU.

>> THE INTENT I SHARE WITH YOU, THE NOTICE WAS GIVEN WITH WEST TRACK, THE AGREEMENT WILL BE TERMINATED EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1ST. DISCUSSING WITH OASIS THE INTENT IS TO CONCLUDE THE NEGOTIATION OF A POTENTIAL AGREEMENT BY MID OCTOBER. SO THAT CAN COME BEFORE YOU FOR FORMAL CONSIDERATION ON NOVEMBE. THAT MEETING, THE FIRST MEETING OF NOVEMBER FOR YOUR REMINDER, IT'S MOVED FROM A TUESDAY TO A WEDNESDAY BECAUSE OF ELECTION DAY.

THAT MEETING IS NOVEMBER 4. THAT SHOULD GIVE US TIME, SUITABLE TIME, THAT IF WE ARE NOT ABLE TO CONSUMMATE A DEAL OR DRAFT AGREEMENT WITH OASIS, THAT WE HAVE TIME TO MOVE ON TO THE

SECOND HIGH-RANKED CONSULTANT. >> WHEN WE MET, I ASKED YOU TO FIND OUT HOW YOU WERE ON THE SILTING OF THE MARINA.

WERE YOU ABLE TO GET THAT INFORMATION.

>> WHAT? >> THE SILTING, THE FILLING IN.

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>> I REACHED OUT TO -- THAT WAS PART OF MY CONVERSATION WITH OASIS TO FIND OUT FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND THE REST OF YOU, COMMISSIONER CHAPMAN ASKED, HOW CAN WE MONITOR SILTATION, IF PART OF THE RECONFIGURATION OF THE BASIN IS TO MINIMIZE DREDGING, OR NOT DO AS FREQUENT OF DREDGE, HOW WILL WE MONITOR THE SILTATION IF ANY IS CONTINUING TO OCCUR.

YES, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO REPORT THAT.

WE'LL BE ABLE TO MONITOR THAT. I SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE A

REPORT IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO. >> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. 5.4, THE OCEAN HIGHWAY AND PORT

[5.4 OCEAN HIGHWAY AND PORT AUTHORITY (OHPA)]

AUTHORITY, THIS WAS PLACED ON THE AGENDA AT THE REQUEST OF COMMISSIONER ROSS. YOU HAVE THE FLOOR.

>> THANK YOU. AT THAT MEETING THE PORT OPERATOR MENTIONED IN HIS REPORT THAT THEY WERE ABOUT TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION ON A WAREHOUSE, I BELIEVE, 15,000 SQUARE FEET ON THE PORT PROPERTY. SO THAT WAS ABOUT IT.

AFTER THE MEETING, THE PORT OPERATOR, I ASKED HIM BECAUSE OF PREVIOUS CONVERSATION WE NEEDED TO TALK TO OUR STAFF ABOUT BUILDING PERMITS. HE MENTIONED TO ME THAT -- I ASKED HIM HOW THAT MEETING WENT. HE SAID VERY UNSATISFACTORILY.

I SAID WHY, EXPECTING IT TO BE A DELAY OR SOMETHING.

HE SAID BECAUSE THEY WANT TOO MUCH MONEY.

HE MADE IT CLEAR, AT LEAST AT THAT TIME, THAT THEY DIDN'T INTEND TO GET ANY BUILDING PERMITS.

WHETHER THEY WILL MODIFY THAT OR NOT, I HAVE NO IDEA.

I WOULD HOPE THE CITY ATTORNEY COULD SPEAK TO THEM IF THEY DECIDE NOT TO. THEY COMMENCED CONSTRUCTION WITHOUT BUILDING PERMITS, WHICH HOPEFULLY THEY WILL NOT DO, WHAT

WILL BE THE -- KNOB NUMBER. >> THE FIRST THING I WOULD RECOMMEND DOING IS -- WE SENT A LETTER ADVISING THEM GENERALLY THEY SHOULD BE PULLING BUILDING PERMITS FROM THE CITY AND FOLLOWING OUR RULES. I THINK I SHOULD SEND ANOTHER LETTER, JUST HAVING THIS NEW KNOWLEDGE, AND HE MADE THIS PUBLIC STATEMENT, MR. GUCCI, THE PORT OPERATOR NOT JUST PORT OPERATOR, HE IS THE DIRECTOR NOW HIRED BY THE PORT AUTHORITY.

ANOTHER LETTER, WITH YOUR PERMISSION SAYING WE ARE ON NOTICE, BECAUSE OF YOUR LAST PUBLIC MEETING, THAT YOU INTEND TO CONSTRUCT THIS WAREHOUSE WITHOUT BUILDING PERMITS.

I WOULD FOCUS ON SO THEY DON'T TRY TO DEPEND THEMSELVES WITH THE CHARTER SAYING THEY DON'T HAVE TO PAY FEES, THEY DON'T HAVE TO PULL PERMITS. THEY ARE NOT EXEMPT FROM STATE LAW. AND I BELIEVE, THAT IN CONVERSATIONS WITH MR.-- AT THE PORT AUTHORITY ATTORNEY, THAT THE PORT CHARTER DOESN'T EXEMPT THEM FROM STATE LAWS.

BUT IT DOES LOCAL LAWS. ADMITTEDLY IT'S A BROAD STATEMENT. THE BUILDING CODE IS A STATE LAW AND THE ONLY STATE-SANCTIONED ADMINISTRATOR IS THE LOCAL BUILDING OFFICIALS. SO IT IS MY BELIEF AND I THINK HE AGREES WITH ME, THEY HAVE TO AT LEAST COME TO THE CITY FOR A BUILDING CODE. WITH THAT PERMIT GOMZ IMPACT FEES THAT HAVE TO BE PAID PRIOR TO A PERMIT BEING ISSUED.

THEY AT LEAST NEED TO COME AND COMPLY.

THERE WAS AN INQUIRY AND THEY WERE NOT HAPPY WITH THE FEES AND THAT IS AS FAR AS IT WENT. THERE WAS NO SITTING DOWN AND TALKING ABOUT IT. THEY NEED TO BE PUT ON NOTICE THEY CANNOT COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION.

IF I DO THAT, THAT WILL HELP ME WITH THE NEXT STEP.

SHOULD YOU ALL AUTHORIZE THIS. I'M NOT ASKING FOR A VOTE.

I'M SAYING THIS IS MY PLAN AND I NEED YOU TO TELL ME YOUR OBJECTIONS, IF YOU DO. THE ONLY WAY TO STOP IT, MY LETTERS SO FAR HAVEN'T GOTTEN ANY ACTION.

IS TO FILE AN EMERGENCY INJUNCTION.

IF YOU FIND WORK HAS BEGUN, AND THEY HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANY PERMITS FROM THE CITY, BUILDING PERMITS SPECIFICALLY, AN EMERGENCY INJUNCTION IN COURT WILL SETTLE THAT MATTER WITH THE INTERPRETATION OF THE CHARTER, AT LEAST WITH REGARD TO PORT

BUILDING CODE. >> THE LETTER AND I SUGGESTED FILING AN INJUNCTION IF THEY COMENTION CONSTRUCTION ON THE 28TH OR SOON THEREAFTER. DEFINITELY YOU NEED TO SEND THE LETTER AND REFER TO THE LAWS OF THE BUILDING CODES.

FROM THERE SEE WHAT HAPPENS. IF WE HAVE TO FILE AN

INJUNCTION, YES. >> VERY GOOD.

THAT IS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. NO VOTES.

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BUT I DON'T LIKE TO DO THIS WITHOUT CONFERRING WITH ALL OF YOU. I THINK THAT'S THE RIGHT PATH.

CERTAINLY AT THE VERY LEAST, THE PORT ATTORNEY WILL UNDERSTAND WHY I AM DOING THAT. HE KNOWS THEY SHOULD BE GETTING BUILDING PERMITS. IF THEY WANT TO COME TO THE CITY AND ARGUE ABOUT FEES, FINE, THEY CAN ARGUE BUT AT LEAST PULL A BUILDING PERMIT. THE CODE IS PUT IN PLACE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE COMMUNITY.

I DON'T DOUBT THEY HAVE GOOD CONTRACTORS BUT WE NEED TO DO

THAT. >> WILL YOUR LETTER TO THEM SITE

THE PENALTIES FOR NOT FOLLOWING? >> ABSOLUTELY, I WILL SAY I WILL TAKE LEGAL ACTION, SO THEY KNOW -- IS THAT THAT WHAT YOU MEAN? ABSOLUTELY.

IT WILL BE A BUSINESS LETTER BUT IT WON'T BE OVERLY FRIENDLY.

WE'LL HAVE COPIES OF THAT? >> ABSOLUTELY.

[5.5 COVID-19]

>> 5.5, COVID-19. THIS IS A RECURRING ITEM.

>> THANK YOU. FIRST OF ALL, I'D LIKE TO GET THE APPROVAL OF MY FELLOW COMMISSIONERS.

WE ALL KNOW WITHOUT HAVING -- I SUBMITTED SLIDES TODAY PRIMARILY BECAUSE I'M TRYING TO SHOW THE MOST RECENT DATA SLIDES WITH COVID-19 NUMBERS. I CONSIDER THIS AN EXCEPTION TO THE RULE. IF YOU FEEL STRONGLY IT'S NOT AN EXCEPTION TO THE RULE, I WILL STOP DOING IT.

>> ANY OBJECTIONS? OKAY, THANK YOU.

>> AS I ALWAYS DO, THE CITY MANAGER SHOULD HAVE THE SLIDE AND THE NUMBERS. WE DID HAVE A BETTER TWO WEEKS.

>> WHILE WE'RE WAITING FOR THE NUMBERS.

I GOT A CALL FROM A MRS. COOK. AND THERE WAS THE NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEKEND AT PUTT PUTT ON THE ISLAND. THEY ARE REPORTING TO HER DESCRIPTION. THIS WAS AT OUR LAST MEETING.

YOU CAN SEE HOW IT SPIKED. 46, 47, 44.

AND NOW WE HAVE COME DOWN CONSIDERABLY.

THE ONE PROBLEMATIC AREA ARE DEATHS.

WE HAD SEVEN IN THAT PREVIOUS TWO-WEEK PERIOD.

WE'VE HAD 11. NOW THE KEY HERE IS, OF COURSE, LABOR DAY. WE ALL KNOW IT TAKES THESE NUMBERS APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS TO MANIFEST THEMSELVES IN DIAGNOSED INFECTIONS. SO THAT'S THE TREND.

NEXT SLIDE. I MENTIONED THIS.

YOU CAN SEE THE AGE GROUP NOW BEING IMPACTED.

15 TO 24. THOSE ARE THE FOLKS THAT ARE GETTING INFECTED AND POTENTIALLY SPREADING THE VIRUS.

45 TO 54 IS 7. THOSE ARE THE NUMBERS.

I WILL GO BACK TO MRS. COOK. MRS. COOK NOTICED THIS VERY LARGE GATHERING AT THE PUTT PUTT.

PEOPLE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ONE ANOTHER, NO MASKS.

SHE WAS VERY CONCERNED. SHE DESCRIBED IT TO ME AS OVER 100 PEOPLE. SHE TRIED TO CALL THE POLICE.

WELL, SHE GOT COUNTY DISPATCH. THE DISPATCHER'S FIRST QUESTION TO HER WAS, "BEYOND WHAT YOU ARE COMPLAINT IS, ARE THEY FIGHTING? ARE THEY BEATING EACH OTHER UP?" SHE SAID, NO, THIS IS ABOUT THE VIRUS. SHE GOT HUNG UP ON.

THE REASON I'M BRINGING THIS UP, WE'VE HAD NUMEROUS CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ENFORCEMENT. ABOUT FACE MASKS, MANDATORY FACE MASKS. AND HERE WE HAVE AN EVENT IN

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WHICH THE EVENT HOLDER KNEW THEY WOULD HAVE THIS MASS OF PEOPLE.

WE DIDN'T HAVE OUR I'M ON THE BALL AND THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE.

NOW WE HAVE MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE THAT HAVE DISBURSED.

IT'S A NATIONAL TOURNAMENT, SO I ASSUME THEY RETURN HOME.

AS SHE TOLD ME, I HAVE THREE CHILDREN AND A HUSBAND AT HOME.

I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE RISKS. I JUST WANT TO MENTION THAT.

THANK YOU. >> ON COVID, I GOT AN E-MAIL FROM THE V.A. BASICALLY WHAT IT DOES, IT TELLS VETERANS THEY CANNOT BE EVICTED BECAUSE OF COVID-19.

I BELIEVE WHAT TAMI JUST SAID, TALKING ABOUT THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT EVICTIONS AND HOW THEY ARE PROTECTED DURING THE PANDEMIC.

KACARES FUNDING. DO WE HAVE AN UPDATE ABOUT CARES

FUNDING FROM THE COUNTY? >> THEY HAVE PROVIDED A SUB RECIPIENT AGREEMENT WHICH WILL BE ON YOUR NEXT AGENDA.

SOME OF THE MONIES ANTICIPATED TO BE RECEIVED BY THE COUNTY CAN THEN FLOW TO US. THOSE ARE PRIMARILY THE FUNDS THAT WERE PROVIDED TO THE NONPROFIT AGENCIES.

THAT SUBRECIPIENT AGREEMENT WILL BE ON YOUR NEXT SCHEDULED AGENDA. ON CARES FUNDING, I HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT THE COUNTY IS HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME EXPANDING THE CARES FUNDING FOR BUSINESSES.

I KNOW FOR A FACT A FRIEND OF MINE PUT IN $5,000 AND GOT TEN THOUSAND BECAUSE IT'S THERE. ANY BUSINESSES OUT THERE, YOU

NEED TO CHECK IN TO THAT. >> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH FOR THAT UPDATE AND YOUR PREVIOUS COMMENTS ABOUT THE CURRENT SITUATION. I WOULD LIKE TO AGREE WITH YOU.

THE PANDEMIC, CITY RESIDENTS HAVE FOUND THEMSELVES GOING JOBLESS. MANY ARE LIVING UNDER STRESS AND UNCERTAINTY AND LONELINESS. I THINK IT CAN BEGIN -- YOU WILL GET THROUGH THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.

I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT SOME HOPE, SIGNS OF HOPE, THAT THE CITY ECONOMY IS BEGINNING TO REBOUND.

AS WE LOOK ACROSS THE STREET, SOMEBODY HAS ENOUGH CONFIDENT IN THE ECONOMY TO PUT A NEW YOU RESTAURANT IN.

IT'S ABOUT TO OPEN. THERE IS ENOUGH CONFIDENCE IN OUR CITY ECONOMY HE THAT TWO BUSINESSES DECIDED TO CLOSE AND THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN FILLED WITH OTHER BUSINESSES.

THERE IS NO EMPTY STORE FRONTS. MANY BUSINESSES WANT TO BE ON CENTRE STREET. THE CITY CONTINUES THE ISSUE OF BUILDING PERMITS GREATER THAN THE LEVEL THEY ISSUED THEM LAST YEAR. THE NASSAU COUNTY CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT WENT FROM 900 A WEEK IN MARCH.

IT'S A HUGE IMPROVEMENT. THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HAS DROPPED 1% IN APRIL TO 7.6% IN JULY.

THIS IS COMPARING JULY 2019 TO JULY 2020.

THE AVERAGE SALE PRICE OF A NASSAU COUNTY HOME INCREASED 18.2%. THERE IS NO PANIC SELLING.

FOR NASSAU COUNTY, THIS SURPRISED ME, THE SALES TAX RECEIPTS WERE DOWN 38% IN MAY OF 2019.

THAT DIDN'T SURPRISE ME. BUT WHAT SURPRISED ME, WHEN YOU COMPARE THAT TO JULY NUMBERS OF 2020.

JULY OF 2019. THE SALES TAX RECEIPTS HAVE INCREASED OVER THE LAST YEAR, 1.8%.

SO WE WERE AHEAD OF WHERE WE WERE LAST YEAR.

SO WE CONTINUE -- AS HE POINTED OUT WE NEED TO CONTINUE SUPPRESSING THE VIRUS BY WEARING AVOID POORLY VENTILATED GATHERING SPACES. I THINK PEOPLE ARE BEGINNING TO LEARN AND ADJUST TO THIS VIRUS. I THINK IT WILL BE AROUND FOR 18 MORE MONTHS. HOPEFULLY WE ARE BEGINNING TO SEE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

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IT'S STILL A SERIOUS SITUATION, PEOPLE ARE STILL HURT, BUT.

>> WE REACHED THE 90 MINUTE MARK.

LET'S TAKE A GIVE.

>> WE'RE BACK IN SESSION, ITEM 5.6, CHARTER OFFICERS'

[5.6 CHARTER OFFICERS’ PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS]

PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS. DO YOU WANT TO COME UP AND WALK

US THROUGH THIS? >> THIS IS A CHARTER THAT THE CITY COMMISSION OFFERS AS EVALUATION FOR THE THREE CHARTER OFFICERS. THE THREE CHARTERS OFFICERS ARE MYSELF, CITY MANAGER, MISS BACH AND MISS BEST, THE CITY CLERK.

ALL OF US HAVE MET INDIVIDUALLY TO ALL OF YOU AND LOOK FORWARD

TO YOUR COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS. >> I RECOGNIZE YOU.

>> AS I DID LAST YEAR, I USED JOB-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE REVIEWS FOR THE JOB-SPECIFIC CITY MANAGER.

JOB-SPECIFIC FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY.

AND JOB-SPECIFIC FOR THE CITY CLERK.

THOSE ARE WITH THE CITY CLERK EXCEPT THE CITY MANAGER.

WHO NEITHER TO GET HIS BACK TO ME.

AS HE DOES, THAT WILL BE ON FILE WITH THE CITY CLERK AND

AVAILABLE FOR THE PUBLIC. >> ANYBODY ELSE?

>> SURE. >> SO, PERSONALLY, I BELIEVE IT'S IMPORTANT THAT EMPLOYEES BE EVALUATED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR RATHER THAN ONE INDIVIDUAL ANNUAL REVIEW.

AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK, I MEET WITH THE INDIVIDUAL CHARTER MEMBERS TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF CONCERNS AND HOW TO RESOLVE THOSE ISSUES. IF THERE ARE ISSUES AND CONCERNS TO BE RESOLVED, THEN I BELIEVE AN ANNUAL REVIEW, AT TIMES ESPECIALLY WITH UNRESOLVED ISSUES.

AT THIS TIME ALL THE ISSUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO ME HAVE ALL BEEN RESOLVED. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO THANK THE CITY CLERK FOR DOING AN AMAZING JOB WITH THE CITY COMMISSIONER CAN'T AND CREATING THE PROCLAMATIONS THAT ARE READ.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE CITY ATTORNEY FOR PROVIDING THE LEGAL BACKGROUND THAT YOU HAVE VESTED IN THE YEAR AND I APPRECIATE THAT. I BELIEVE OUR CITY MANAGER WAS DONE A GOOD JOB OF REFLECTING AND IMPLEMENTING THE MAJORITY OF THE CITY COMMISSIONERS' DESIRES. MANY OF THE COMPLAINTS AND CRITICISMS ABOUT THE CITY MANAGER ARE ACTUALLY CRITICISMS ABOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF WHAT THE MAJORITY OF THE CITY COMMISSIONER'S BEEN DIRECTED TO DO.

MANY TIMES IT THINGS THAT ARE DONE IS PRETTY MUCH WITH THREE TO FIVE OF US DIRECTING HIM TO DO.

I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT HIS JOB IS HURTING FIVE CATS.

>> THAT TOOK ALL OF YOU. >> MR. CHAPMAN.

>> I, TOO, WOULD LIKE TO COMPLIMENT THE CITY CLERK FOR ALL THE WORK THAT SHE DOES FOR PROCLAMATIONS.

THOSE ARE AMAZING. THEY ARE DETAILED.

SHE RESEARCHES FOR THOSE IS UNBELIEVABLE.

OUR CITY ATTORNEY, AGAIN, I ALSO MEET WITH THEM ONCE A WEEK.

HAS BEEN VERY VALUABLE ASSET FOR GIVING ADVICE ON LEGAL AFFAIRS OF THE CITY. THE CITY MANAGER, I HAVE COMPLIMENTED HIM SEVERAL TIMES, I THINK, AT HAVING THE NERVE TO PUT SOMETHING OUT THERE THAT WE'VE NEVER DONE BEFORE.

AND I THINK TOP TRACER IS ONE OF THOSE.

WHEN YOU LIVE IN THIS CITY AND YOU SUGGEST SOMETHING THAT WEAVER NEVER DONE BEFORE, YOU ARE SITTING ON A LIMB.

SOMEBODY SAWING ON BOTH SIDES OF YOU.

I COMPLIMENT HIM FOR HIS COURAGE TO AT LEAST BRING IT FORWARD.

AS YOU KNOW, I BROUGHT UP THE IDEA IN MENA, WHICH DID NOT GO SO WELL. I'VE LEARNED FROM THAT.

SO I DO APPLAUD THE CITY MANAGER FOR THE COURAGE TO AT LEAST TRY.

AS MY OLDEST DAUGHTER ALWAYS TOLD ME, THE WORST THING THEY HE

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CAN DO IS SAY NO. FOR THAT, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. >> AS I'VE DONE THE LAST FIVE YEARS, I HAVE WRITTEN EVALUATIONS AFTER THE THREE, PROVIDING THEM COPIES. THERE IS A PLACE WHERE THEY CAN RESPOND. AFTER THEY RESPOND, THOSE WILL BE A RECORD AVAILABLE FOR REFERENCE.

I'M NOT A BIG FAN OF PUBLIC CRITICISM.

IT'S PRETTY MUCH -- I HAVE MADE SOME POINTS TO AREAS THAT I WOULD LIKE FOR THE CITY MANAGER TO WORK ON.

HE AGREES WITH SOME OF THEM. SOME OF THEM HE DOESN'T.

WE MOVE FORWARD ON THAT. I HAVE MADE A COUPLE OF POINTS WITH THE ATTORNEY ON LEGAL STUFF THAT WE'VE GOT AND WE SHOULD MOVE FORWARD. CAROLINE, HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB. IF WE CAN PRAISE THE PUBLIC, WE CAN DEAL WITH CRITICISM IN PRIVATE.

AND WE DO. >> I CONCUR WITH WHAT HE SAID.

PEOPLE ASK HOW OUR GOVERNMENT SYSTEM WORKS, THEY SAY WHAT DOES THE MAYOR DO AND I DESCRIBE HOW COMMISSON IS FORMED AND WHAT THE CITY MANAGER DOES. I EXPLAIN THAT I WOULDN'T GIVE THAT JOB TO -- I DON'T KNOW HOW ANYONE CAN DO THE JOB YOU DO AND DO IT PROFESSIONALLY AND HAVE THE SAME POSITIVE ATTITUDE.

IT'S IMPRESSIVE WATCHING YOU WORK.

LIKE CHIP SAID, IF THERE IS A PROBLEM DURING THE YEAR I LIKE TO ADDRESS IT AT THE TIME. THAT SAYS A LOT.

YOU KNOW, NOT HAVING YOU ON SPEED DIAL, WHICH WILL STAY THERE, BY THE WAY. YOU ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, IF SOMETHING COMES UP.

OUR A CALMING VOICE AND YOU ARE ALWAYS VERY CALM, COOL AND COLLECTED AND A GOOD SOUNDING BOARD OVER THE YEARS.

THANK YOU FOR THAT. HE SAID IT BEST.

IT'S A FINE LINE, EMOTION WITHOUT GETTING TO IT TOO BAD AND YOU DO THAT EVERY TIME. ONE TIME -- HE BROUGHT IT TO MY ATTENTION A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO.

EVERY TIME I SEND SOMETHING, THE FIRST THING I DO IS SEND THEM TO YOU TO GET BACKGROUND INFORMATION.

I CAN'T THANK. ONE TIME HE DIDN'T WRITE BACK AND SAY THAT WAS FANTASTIC, WHAT A GREAT JOB.

SHE WAS EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED TO THE SITUATION.

THERE IS NOT THE COLD BUREAUCRACY INVOLVED.

YOU MAKE IT PERSONAL. I APPRECIATE THAT.

IT COMES THROUGH IN EVERYTHING YOU WRITE.

THE THINGS THAT YOU WRITE FOR ME AND ANSWERED LETTERS THAT I GET AND THE WAY YOU WORD EVERYTHING IS PHENOMENAL.

THANK YOU FOR THAT. ALL RIGHT.

I THINK WE'RE HAPPY WITH OUR MEMBERS.

ANYTHING ELSE? >> 6.2, PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA OR ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT NEEDS TO SAY ANYTHING?

[7. CONSENT AGENDA]

OKAY. 7, CONSENTS AGENDA.

DOES ANYONE WANT SOMETHING BROUGHT FORWARD OR DO I HAVE A

MOTION. >> ANYBODY ELSE?

EVERYTHING BUT 6.6. >> RECOMMEND APPROVAL.

>> I HAVE A MOTION TO SECOND.

[7.6 SOLE SOURCE PURCHASE APPROVAL - SENSUS USA, INC. - RESOLUTION 2020-133 APPROVING SENSUS USA, INC. AS A SOLE SOURCE VENDOR FOR THE PURCHASE OF WATER METERING EQUIPMENT FOR THE UTILITIES DEPARTMENT IN FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Synopsis: Approves Sensus USA, Inc. as the sole source vendor for the Utilities Department purchases of water metering equipment in the amount of $210,860.65.]

>> 7.6 SENSUS U.S.A. INCORPORATED.

>> I WANT TO PULL THIS, NUMBER ONE BECAUSE IT'S $200,000.

I ALSO PULLED IT BECAUSE I HAD AN INQUIRY ABOUT THE SOURCE.

THIS IS A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT IS UNIQUE TO OUR SYSTEM, WHICH MAKES IT A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.

THERE IS A LETTER FROM SENSUS IN THERE WHO SAYS THAT THEY ARE THE ONLY ONE THAT MANUFACTURES THE EQUIPMENT, CORRECT? IT IMPLIES THEY ARE THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN BUY IT.

THAT IS INCORRECT. YOU CAN BUY THIS PIECE OF EQUIPMENT AT DIFFERENT SUPPLIERS.

JOHN WAS ON THIS CASE, I WOULD LIKE TO EXPLAIN IT, THE LEGAL ASPECT ON THE PURCHASING POLICY. THANK YOU, SIR.

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TRY TO TALK THROUGH THIS MASK IS NOT MUCH FUN.

THE FIRST THING IS, THE TYPE OF METER IS THE SAME ONE WE BOUGHT YEARS PRIOR. IT IS A MAGNETIC RESIDENTIAL METER WHICH SENSUS IS THE ONLY COMPANY THAT MAKES THOSE.

WHEN THE PATENT RUNS OUT, I DON'T KNOW WHEN THAT WILL BE, THERE MAY BE OTHER CHOICES. COMMISSIONER KREGER'S POINT WAS HOW SENSUS WORDED THEIR LETTER. THEIR INTENT WAS THAT THEY ARE THE ONLY MANUFACTURER OF THAT METER.

IF OTHER PEOPLE CHOOSE TO BUY IT AND RESELL IT, THEY ARE HAPPY TO DO THAT. USUALLY PEOPLE BUY THINGS AND RESELL THEM, THEY MARK THEM UP. I DID DO SOME CHECKING.

CLAY COUNTY PUT METERS OUT TO BID AND SENSUS, THEIR BID SPEC, IT WAS ONLY SENSUS TO PUT IN. THEY WERE SELECTED.

OUR RESIDENTIAL METERS, WHICH AWARDED LAST YEAR, WHICH WE COULD TRY TO PIGGYBACK. THEIR RESIDENTIAL METERS THEY GOT FOR $117. VERSUS THE MANUFACTURER OFFERED US THE SAME METER FOR $99.86. WHY THE HECK PIGGYBACK FOR MORE MONEY? COMMISSIONER KREGER BROUGHT UP THE FACT WE USED FERGUSON FOR PLUMBING SUPPLIES.

THE HOUSES ARE IN JACKSONVILLE. THEY OFFER SENSUS METERS, JUST LIKE HD SUPPLY DOES. A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE CARRY THEM. WHEN YOU CAN BUY DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURE, WE ARE SAVING SIGNIFICANT MONEY.

FERGUSON FOR A 2-INCH METER, FOR EXAMPLE, PULLED IT UP ON THEIR SITE. OUR PRICE IS 23.31% LESS THAN WHAT FERGUSON WILL SELL US THE SAME METER.

THAT'S A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS FOR US.

THE TYPE OF METERS WE USE, THAT'S THE LIFE BLOOD OF THE UTILITY. YOU CAN USE OTHER TYPES OF METERS, SURE. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ACCURATE. WITH OUR WATER, EVERYBODY HAS SEEN THE HARD WATER STAINS, THAT CALCIUM BUILDS UP IN THE METER AND AFFECT THE ACCURACY OF IT. IF YOU HAVE A METER WITH MOVING PARENTS, THIS ONE DOES NOT HAVE MOVING PARTS.

THEY ARE MAGNETIC. I ENCOURAGE THE COMMISSION TO APPROVE THIS. I UNDERSTANDABLE THE COMMISSION HAS CONCERNS. BIDDING DOESN'T NECESSARILY GET YOU THE BEST PRICE. SO IS IN MY OPINION, GOING THIS ROUTE IS THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE AND TIMELY THAT WE WILL GET THESE METERS. LET COMMISSIONER ROSS KNOW WE HAVE LOTS OF NEW CONNECTIONS. WE NEED THE METERS.

ONCE WE CHANGE OUT IN THE FIELD, WE CERTAINLY NEED THEM DELIVERED TO US TIMELY. FERGUSON RIGHT NOW IN JACKSONVILLE DOESN'T HAVE THESE METERS.

THEY HAVE TO GO TO SENSUS, THE SAME WAY WE DO.

SO WHY INVOLVE ANOTHER PARTY. DIRECTLY CHOOSE THE SOLE MANUFACTURER OF THAT METER. I DO APPRECIATE COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH'S COMMENTS CONCERNING STAP AND BEING UNDER BUDGET.

WE LOOK AT EVERY DOLLAR. THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT, TOO.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. >> I'M NOT SURE WHO IS FIRST.

>> I THINK THERE IS FOLLOWUP. >> THIS IS ABOUT PURCHASING.

>> LET ME JUST EXPLAIN. I WILL VERY BRIEF.

OUR CITY PURCHASING POLICY, REALLY, ALL OF THE GOVERNMENTS IN FLORIDA ARE SUPPOSED TO BE, IN OUR CASE WE SET A THRESHOLD OF $20,000. WE MUST USE COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION. BID AND RFP, REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL WERE NOT HERE, REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS.

HOWEVER, WE HAVE A SECTION THAT HAS THE LIST OF EXEMPTIONS.

TYPES OF PURCHASING THAT WAS EXEMPTED.

WAYS WE CAN PURCHASE. ONE WAS SOLE SOURCE.

THE OTHER IS COOPERATIVE PURCHASING.

THAT IS PURCHASING THROUGH CO-OP TYPE THING.

THE OTHER IS PIGGYBACKING. COOPERATIVE PURCHASING AND

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PIGGYBACK, I DON'T BORE YOU, THERE ARE SLIGHT DIFFERENCES, THEY ARE VERY SIMILAR, THOUGH. THEN THERE ARE EXEMPTIONS FOR TYPES OF SERVICES, APPRAISALS, LEGAL SERVICES DO NOT HAVE TO BE BID NO MATTER THE AMOUNT OF THE STATE LAW GIVES THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS A WHOLE LOT OF HOME RULE AND AUTONOMY.

THERE ARE BIG PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS HAVE TO BE DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW AND COMPETITIVE PURCHASING.

I BELIEVE, HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH COMMISSIONER KREGER, IN THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCE, THE EXPLANATION MR. MAN DRAKE GAVE, AND THE WORK TO SHOW HOW COUNTIES COULD EASILY PIGGYBACK.

IF THAT WAS INCLUDED AS PART OF THE SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION TO THE COMMISSION AND TO THE CITY MARKING, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

AM I OVERSTATING THAT COMMISSIONER KREGER?

>> HE NEVER IMPLIED THAT THE COMPANY WAS UNWILLING TO PROVIDE

IT. >> WE HAVE HAD THAT LETTER

BEFORE, BY THE WAY. >> WE HAVE SEEN THE LETTERS.

THE LETTER WAS NOT CORRECT. >> IN THE FUTURE.

WE HAVE HAD THESE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CITY MANAGER, TOO.

IT'S NOT JUST FOR HIMSELF, HE IS DOING IT TO SHOW THE PUBLIC WE HAVE A PROCESS AND WE HAVE CONSIDERED THAT PROCESS AND NOT JUST IGNORED IT. BY EXPLAINING THAT IS GOOD.

SO THANK YOU. >> I BELIEVE VICE MAYOR KREGER POINT ON THIS IS CORRECT. I THINK ALL OF US SHOULD BE AWARE OF HOW WE DID NOT FOLLOW THE PROCESS IN THE MARINA MANAGEMENT. WE ARE THE GUARDIANS OF TAXPAYER ASSETS. THIS IS $200,000.

WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

I RESPECT MR. HENDRICKS' EXPLANATION.

YES, IT MAKES SENSE. BUT I THINK WE SHOULD FOLLOW THE PROCESS. IF FERGUSON IS THE OTHER SUPPLIER, GET A PRICE FROM FERGUSON.

NOW WE HAVE DONE OUR JOB THAT WE WERE ELECTED TO DO, SPENDING $200,000. WE CAN SAME TO THE TAXPAYER, YES, WE GOT THE LOWEST PRICE. I THINK WE NEED TO FOLLOW PROCESSES HERE. THERE IS A REASON FOR THAT.

I WANT TO THANK VICE MAYOR KREGER.

>> I HEAR WHAT YOU'RE SAYING. I DON'T THINK THE LETTER WAS DECEPTIVE. THESE OTHERS ARE JUST DISTRIBUTORS. BASICALLY, I THINK A FIDUCIARY DUTY TO GET THE BEST PRICE. WHEN YOU START BIDDING IT TO THE MANUFACTURER, THEY WILL UP THEIR PRICE.

BECAUSE, WELL, IF YOU SHAKE YOUR HEAD.

NOW WE'LL INCREASE THE PRICE BECAUSE THEY WILL BID IT BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THEY CAN. SO IS THE CHEAPEST WAY -- MAYBE WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY OF OUR BIDDING PROCESS, PURCHASING PROCESSING AND LOOK AT THIS. WHEN YOU CAN GO TO THE SOLE SOURCE THAT MAKES THEM, NOT A PERSON IN THE WORLD THAT MAKES THIS METER. YOU GO TO THEM AND THEY ARE THE SOLEAL SOURCE AND THEY ARE THE SOLE SOURCE.

EVERYBODY ELSE HAS TO COME TO THEM.

THEY WILL BE THE CHEAPEST PRICE. IF WE PUT THIS OUT ON A BID, I WILL VOTE TO APPROVE THIS -- BUT IF YOU INSIST ON PUTTING IT TO BID, YOU WILL PAY MORE AND THAT IS DISSERVICE TO THE TAXPAYERS.

YOU SAY OVER AND OVER AND OVER, MOMENTS LIKE THIS, MOMENTS LIKE THIS. WHAT BUSINESS WOULD GO OUT AND NOT GO TO THE SOLE SOURCE, THE CHEAPEST SOURCE AND BUY IT.

I HEAR WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. IT'S A PROCESS.

THE CITY ATTORNEY FOLLOWED THE PROCESS.

I THINK THIS IS THE FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COMMISSION. YOU SAY SAVE EVERY PENNY.

EVERY PENNY. NOW YOU'RE SAYING, WELL MAYBE WE SHOULDN'T SAVE EVERY PENNY. IT'S CLEAR WITH CLAY COUNTY THEY PAID SUBSTANTIALLY MORE, BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T GO TO THE SOLE SOURCE. I WILL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE.

[01:55:05]

I'M HEARING CRICKETS. >> I SECOND.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. I DO.

I WANT TO SAY THAT THE PURCHASING POLICY HAS NOT BEEN ADDRESSED FOR SOME TIME. JUST A FEW YEARS.

NOT A REAL LONG TIME. I KNOW THAT MISS TESTAGROSE AND THE PURCHASING AGENT, WE TALKED ABOUT DOING THAT.

WHAT I WOULD PROPOSE DOING -- I'M NOT HEARING AND I'M NOT MISS INTERPRETING WHAT COMMISSIONERS LEDNOVICH AND KREGER ARE SAYING.

I THINK WHEN WE LIST THE EXCEPTIONS WE SAY "SOLE SOURCE." WE DON'T SAY WHAT BACK UP IS REQUIRED.

AND I THINK THAT WE SHOULD SAY WHAT WE SAID TONIGHT.

IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE IT WAS SATISFACTORY, NOT THE JUST BECAUSE WE PURCHASE HERE. I DON'T THINK THEY SAY IT SHOULD GO TO BID. THEY KNOW THERE IS A PRICE THAT IS MORE EXPENSIVE. WE REQUIRE BID BONDS FOR PURCHASES OF SUPPLIES. SO THAT'S AN EXTRA COST.

IT RESOURCES THAT'S A COST TO THE TAXPAYERS, TOO.

WHAT WE CAN DO, WE CAN, WITH OUR EXPERIENCE AND MISS TESTAGROSE HAVING TIME HERE, WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO SAY, THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TO SHOW HE FOR OUR SOLE SOURCE PURCHASE IN ORDER TO JUSTIFY IT TO THE TAXPAYERS AND COMMISSION -- RATE PAYORS AND THE CITY COMMISSION. WE'LL GET STARTED ON THAT.

>> THAT'S WHAT WE RECOMMEND. SOLE SOURCE.

THERE ARE TWO ISSUES HERE. THAT METER IS A SOLE SOURCE.

YOU ARE CHOOSING THAT METER BECAUSE IT'S COMPATIBLE WITH OUR SYSTEM. THE PURCHASE IS ANOTHER ISSUE.

THAT IS NOT A SOLE SOURCE. WE DO NOT KNOW, ANY OF US, WHAT THE BID PRICES WOULD HAVE BEEN. WE DO NOT KNOW.

JOHN CHECKS AND HE SAYS IT'S MORE.

WE COULD HAVE USE THE PIGGYBACK WITH CLAY COUNTY.

WHEN WE ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN, WHEN WE DO THIS WAY, WE ARE JUST TELLING EVERYBODY, YOU MAY GO OUT AND NEGOTIATE THE BEST PRICE. THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THIS IS.

IT MAY WELL BE THE BEST PRICE. WE DON'T KNOW IT'S THE BEST PRICE. IF WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A PURCHASING POLICY, LET'S USE THAT PURCHASING POLICY.

ANOTHER SAYS WE ARE THE ONLY ONE THAT MAKES FORD.

RIGHT. BUT YOU CAN BUY -- I DON'T QUESTION WHAT HE IS SAYING. HE MAY HAVE THE BEST PRICE.

WE HAVE A PURCHASING POLICY. THIS IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE PURCHASING POLICY. SOLE SOURCE FOR THAT SYSTEM IS ONE THING. SOLE SOURCE TO PURCHASE IS ANOTHER. I THINK WE MAKE A BIG MISTAKE.

WE ARE OPENING THE DOOR AND IN THE END WE WILL GET BURNED.

GUARANTEED. >> I'M SAYING WE NEED TO FLESH OUT AND MAKE SURE WE ARE WRITING MORE IN OUR POLICIES ABOUT THESE PURCHASES. LIKE I SAID, ALL OF THESE ISSUES WE'LL HAVE A CHANCE TO REVIEW IT AND APPROVE IT AND THE DRAFTS --

>> I THINK WE NEED ONE. BUT WHAT I'M SAYING THIS IS A NEGOTIATION TO PURCHASE. THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

>> I UNDERSTAND. I NEED TO MAKE CLEAR FOR THE PUBLIC. EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN DONE IS COMPLETELY LEGAL. UNDER STATE LAW.

THIS IS ABSENT OF ANY EXPLANATION.

IT'S A SOLE SOURCE PURCHASE. IT DOESN'T SAY WHAT IT IS.

IT DOESN'T SAY THE JUSTIFICATION.

ALL I'M SAYING, THAT PART, BECAUSE OF YOUR EXPERIENCE AND YOUR -- WE NEED TO.

>> I THINK DUE DILIGENCE, I HAVE NO DOUBT IN JOHN'S ABILITY IN THIS AND HIS EXPERIENCE. I'M TELLING YOU, IT'S NOT JUST JOHN, IT'S DEPARTMENTS WE'LL PUT OURSELVES AT RISK.

WE CONTROL IT. WE NEED TO GET A LOT MORE SPECIFIC. WE CONSISTENTLY KEEP HAVING PROBLEMS WITH OUR PURCHASING POLICY.

EITHER WE'RE NOT DOING IT RIGHT OR THE POLICY IS BAD.

I DON'T THINK OUR POLICY IS BAD. >> I THINK THE POLICY IS BIG AND

[02:00:04]

WIDE IN SOME AREAS. >> COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH.

>> TO COMMISSIONER ROSS' POINT, THE PROCESS -- I'M NOT SAYING PUT IT OUT FOR BID. I'M SAYING LET'S IMPROVE OUR

PROCESSES. >> I AGREE WITH YOU.

>> IF I HAD SEEN A LETTER FROM JOHN SAYING HERE IS WHAT CLAY COUNTY GOT THEIR FOR FROM FERGUSON, HERE IS THEIR PRICE.

THIS IS THE PRICE WE ARE BEING QUOTED FROM SENSUS, THAT WOULD HAVE HELPED. SO WE ARE PROVIDING THE TAXPAYER DOCUMENTATION OF WHAT WHY WE ARE SPENDING $200,000 WITH SENSUS.

PROCESSES CAN ALWAYS BE IMPROVED.

IF WE ARE NOT LOOKING AT YOUR PROCESSES CONSTANTLY, YOU ARE NOT IMPROVING. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. >> I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND ON THE FLOOR. MADAM CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE

[8.1 GRANT AGREEMENT - FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) - RESOLUTION 2020-135 AUTHORIZING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION GRANT AGREEMENT (PTG) #444411-2-94-21 WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) FOR THE REMARKING OF RUNWAY 9/27 AT THE FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT. Synopsis: Authorizes FDOT Public Transportation Grant Agreement #444411-2-94-21 in the total project amount of $100,000.00, with a 20% matching requirement, for the remarking of Runway 9/27 at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport.]

VOTE. >> SECTION 8, RESOLUTIONS.

8.1. A GRANT AMENDMENT FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

CITY MANAGER? >> HE IS HERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. THIS IS A PROPOSED GRANT TO REPAINT PASTE MARKINGS ON RUNWAY 9/27.

THE TOTAL PROJECT COST IS UP TO $600,000 WITH A 20% MATCHING FROM THE AIRPORT, WHICH IS $80,000 GRANT FROM FDOT.

TO REITERATE NONE THESE DOLLARS ARE PROPERTY TAX DOLLARS.

THEY COME FROM THE AIRPORT. >> APPROVED.

>> SECOND. >> I HAVE A MOTION TO SECOND.

>> I HAVE A QUESTION.

>> I WOULD JUST LIKE TO LET THE PUBLIC KNOW.

I KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION.

WHEN WE ACCEPT THESE GRANTS, WHAT DOES IT OBLIGATE US TO?

WHAT ARE THE STRINGS ATTACHD? >> I WILL OFFER, YOU CAN CORRECT ME, BASICALLY BY ACCEPTING GRANTS --

>> THAT INCLUDES THE NEXT TWO THINGS.

>> WHEN WE ACCEPT STATE AND FEDERAL DOLLARS FOR THE AIRPORT, WE ARE BOUNDS TO CONTINUE TO OPERATE THE AIRPORT UNDER STATE

AND FEDERAL GUIDELINES. >> WHICH MEANS THAT --

>> THE AIRPORT WILL STAY THERE FOR A WHILE.

>> THE.

I HEARD THAT SOMEWHERE. IT WAS TURNED OVER TO THE CITY AND THE FAA SAYS THERE WILL BE NO -- MUNICIPAL AIRPORTS. THIS IS CITY-OWNED LAND.

THEY HAVE ALL THE HISTORY. >> TWO QUESTIONS ON THE TABLE.

THE FIRST IS THE DISPOSITION OF THE PROPERTY.

THE CITY AIRPORT AND WHAT COMMISSIONER ROSS HAS ASKED IS OBLIGATED WHEN YOU ACCEPT GRANTSEN THE CONTROL AND INFLUENCE OF THE FDOT. WHEN WE RECEIVE GRANTS THERE ARE OBLIGATIONS THAT COME WITH THE ASSURANCES.

MANY HAVE A TIMELINE DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF PROJECT.

NORMALLY YOU WOULD HAVE APPRECIATION OF THE PROJECT DEPENDING ON THE INFRASTRUCTURE, THAT TIME LINE IS ASSOCIATED WITH HOW LONG THE OBLIGATION FOR THAT PROJECT EXISTS.

YOUR OBLIGATIONS DO EXPIRE OVER TIME.

ONE EXCEPTION WHICH IS NORMALLY PROPERTY ACQUISITION OF THE FAA ACQUISITION. THOSE ASSURANCES, YOU CARRY ASSURANCES TIED TO SPECIFIC OPERATION DATES.

IF YOU EVER GO BACK TO THE FAA AND THE CITY SAID, HEY, WHAT IS OUR GRANT OBLIGATION TO THE LIFE SPAN FOR THE MONEY WE HAVE TAKEN. THEY WOULD GO BACK IN THEIR SYSTEM AND LOOK AT ALL THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS AWE GIVE YOU THE REMAINING LIFE OF EACH GRANT ASSURANCE OBLIGATION FOR THE PROJECT. THE PROPERTY IS OWNED BY THE AIRPORT. THE HOOK, AS WE CALL IT, AND MAINTAIN APPROPRIATELY THE AIRPORT AND DOT HAS SIMILAR

GRANT ASSURANCES BECAUSE THE >> IT IS NOTED THAT THE ONE

[02:05:12]

EXCEPTION IS IF THE FAA. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

>> DO WE HAVE A MOTION? >> AND A SECOND.

>> MADAM CLERK, CALL THE VOTE.

[8.2 GRANT AGREEMENT - FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) - RESOLUTION 2020-136 AUTHORIZING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION GRANT AGREEMENT (PTG) #434909-1-94-21 WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) PROVIDING ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF HANGARS AT THE FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Synopsis: Authorizes FDOT Public Transportation Grant Agreement #434909-1-94-21 providing additional funding for design and construction of hangars at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport.]

>> 8.2. ANOTHER GRANTS AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

>> THIS ITEM IS FOR THE HANGAR WE ARE SHOWING YOU.

>> RESOLUTION 20-136 AUTHORIZING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION GRANT AGREEMENT FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE DESIGN

AND CONSTRUCTION OF HANGARS. >> THIS IS SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING, SO OFTENTIMES OUR GRANTS WILL BE SPLIT AMONG FISCAL YEARS.

THIS IS JULY, SO WE OFTEN SEE GRANTS COME IN AUGUST, SHORTLY THEREAFTER. WE RECEIVED ONE GRANT AGREEMENT ACCEPTED FOR THE DESIGN AND DESTRUCTION OF HANGARS AT THE AIRPORT. THIS IS SUPPLEMENTAL.

SECOND PHASE OF THE FUNDING FOR THE SAME PROJECT.

THE CITY COMMISSION PREVIOUSLY AWARDED A DESIGN.

WE ARE 50% COMPETE WITH THE DESIGN PHASE OF THAT PROJECT.

I ANTICIPATE THIS PROJECT, WHAT FROM WE HAVE SEEN WILL PRODUCE 60 INDIVIDUAL TWO-HANGAR UNITS. WE EXPECT TO RELEASE A BID SOMETIME THIS FALL AND CONSTRUCTING HOPEFULLY IN THE WINTER. THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE IS ABOUT A MILLION DOLLARS IN ADDITIONAL COSTS OUTFITTED FOR THOSE PROJECTS. THE AIRPORT AS OF THIS WEEK HAS

71 INDIVIDUAL. >> THE MOTION.

>> SECOND. >> I HAVE A SECOND.

PLEASE CALL THE VOTE.

[8.3 GRANT AGREEMENT - FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) - RESOLUTION 2020-137 AUTHORIZING SUPPLEMENTAL JOINT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT #438035-1-94-21 WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING FOR THE REHABILITATION OF THE AIRPORT FUEL FARM AT THE FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Synopsis: Authorizes FDOT Supplemental Joint Participation Agreement #438035-1-94-21 providing supplemental grant funding, in the amount of $105,574, for the rehabilitation of the fuel farm at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport.]

>> ITEM 8.3, GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF

TRANSPORTATION. >> THIS IS THE FINAL PHASE OF FUNDING FOR THE AIRPORT REHABILITATION.

THEY ACCEPTED TWO PREVIOUS GRANTS FOR THE SAME PROJECT FROM DOT. WE HAVE ALSO AWARDED THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AND THE CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES. THEY HAVE BEEN ORDERED, THEY WILL ARRIVE IN OCTOBER AND COMPLETED IN NOVEMBER.

IT WILL BE COMPLETED. >> I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

PLEASE CALL THE VOTE.

>> ITEM 8.5. THIS IS NO LONGER THAN ISSUE.

ITEM 8.6. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[8.4 FY 2020/2021 PURCHASE APPROVAL – CITY VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT – RESOLUTION 2020-138 APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF VEHICLES, EQUIPMENT, AND RELATED ACCESSORIES, FOR THE CITY FLEET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020/2021; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Synopsis: Approves the purchase of vehicles, equipment, and related accessories for the City fleet for Fiscal Year 2020/2021.]

8.4. I WAS SKIPPING AHEAD.

THIS IS A FISCAL YEAR 20-21 PURCHASE APPROVAL FOR CITY

VEHICLES. >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

THIS IS PREDICATED ON APPROVAL OF THE BUDGET.

BASICALLY THE FACILITIES MANAGER SEEKS THE AUTHORITY TO INITIATE THE PURCHASE OF VEHICLES. ONCE THE BUDGET IS APPROVED, IN ORDER TO GET THE PURCHASES IN THE QUEUE WHILE OTHER COMMUNITIES AND AGENCIES WAIT UNTIL THE START OF THE FISCAL YEAR. THIS IS TO PROCEED WITH THE PURCHASES BUT EXPENDING NO MONEY UNTIL THE BUDGET IS APPROVED.

>> COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH? >> I WILL NOT SUPPORT THIS AS PROPOSED. FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS.

AS COMMISSIONER ROSS POINTED OUT, I AM WATCHING EVERY PENNY THAT IS IN THIS BUDGET. THERE ARE THREE VEHICLES ON THIS LIST. THE FIRST ONE UNDER POLICE IS A 2013 TAWRUS. 50,000 MILES ON IT.

THEY WANT TO REPLACE THAT WITH A $65,000 TAHOE.

ONCE AGAIN, 50,000 MILES ON THIS VEHICLE.

SECOND VEHICLE IN THE STREET IS A 2010 FORD F-150.

THAT ALSO HAS 50,000 MILES ON IT.

THEY WANT TO REPLACE THAT WITH AN F-250 OR EQUIVALENT AT A COST OF $30,000. UNDER THE WATER DEPARTMENT, IS A 2011 FORD ESCAPE WITH 55,000 MILES ON IT.

THEY WANT TO REPLACE THAT WITH AN F-150 TRUCK FOR $32,000.

[02:10:03]

HERE WE HAVE THREE PERFECTLY FINE VEHICLES.

WITH ONLY 50,000 MILES ON EACH ONE OF THEM.

THAT IS NOT A LOT OF MILES. I UNDERSTAND THE ALGORITHM THAT JEREMIAH USES. I COMPLIMENT IT.

AS I HAVE SAID, THIS IS AN UNUSUAL YEAR.

IF WE ARE TRYING TO GET BACK, WHICH SOME OF US ARE, $127,000 COUNTS. SO FOR THAT REASON, I WILL NOT SUPPORT THIS AS WRITTEN. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. >> I SECOND.

>> I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. >> I AGREE WITH MIKE.

NEXT WEEK ON THE 22ND IS WHEN THEY WILL COME -- THIS SAYS WHAT THE BUDGET IS. WE'LL HAVE TO COME UP, THOSE OF US THAT WANT TO MAKE BUDGET WITH THE BUDGET CHANGES.

I SUPPORT THIS BECAUSE IT IS BASED ON WHAT WILL BE THE

APPROVED BUDGET. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

SEEING NO FURTHER, PLEASE CALL THE VOTE.

[8.6 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY RECOMMENDATION AND SUPPORT - RESOLUTION 2020-140 SETTING FORTH LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR STATE OF FLORIDA FISCAL YEAR 2021/2022; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER OR HIS DESIGNEE TO PURSUE FUNDING FOR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Synopsis: Formalizes the City Commission's priorities for the next Florida State Legislative Session.]

RECOMMENDATION AND SUPPORT. >> THIS WAS SUBJECT OF DISCUSSION AT THE LAST CITY COMMISSION MEETING TO DETERMINE WHAT LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES YOU WANT THE CITY TO PURSUE WITH SENATOR LEVINE AND SENATOR BURKE, DISCUSSION AROUND, A GENERAL DISCUSSION WITH ALL OF YOU, IS THAT THE FIRST PRIORITY SHOULD BE TO ENCOURAGE THE LEGISLATURE TO FUND THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S GRANT PROGRAM, WHICH THE CITY APPLIED FOR A HALF MILLION DOLLARS GRANT TO FUND THE PACK CENTER.

THE SECOND PRIORITY IS TO RECOMMEND THAT THE STATE LEGISLATURE REVISE AND AMENDED THE CHARTER OF THE PORT OF FERNANDINA BEACH. I THINK THE RATIONALE FOR THAT WAS EXPLAINED CLEARLY EARLIER THIS EVENING.

THERE NEEDS TO BE ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION AS TO WHAT IS REQUIRED AND WHAT THE PORT -- HOW THE PORT HAS TO COOPERATE WITH THE COMMUNITY. THE IMPACT AS INDICATED IS $500,000 FOR THE GRANT AND NO FINANCIAL IMPACT ON THE CITY, OR ON THE STATE FOR THE PORT. IF YOU WANT TO ADD ADDITIONAL ITEMS, YOU MAY DO SO. IN THE PAST, THE COMMISSION HAS TYPICALLY RECOMMENDED TWO OR THREE PROJECTS.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. >> VICE MAYOR KREGER.

>> I THOUGHT WHEN WE MET -- I DON'T KNOW WHY WE WERE ONLY ASKING FOR $500,000. IT'S 750 THIS YEAR.

I THINK WE HAVE SOME IN RIGHT NOW.

I DON'T WANT TO ASK FOR 750 WHICH IS NEXT YEAR'S CAP

IMPROVEMENT FOR THIS. >> I HAVE TO CLARIFY.

I BELIEVE THERE IS A MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE GROWNT.

I MEAN UNDER THIS SECRETARY OF STATE PROGRAM.

>> THIS IS FOR.

>> THIS IS FOR THE STATE TO FUND THE GRANT PROGRAM THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF STATE. THIS IS NOT A STRAIGHT APPROPRIATION AS WE HAVE ASKED FOR IN THE PAST.

>> THIS IS WHAT I THINK WE SHOULD ASK IS A STRAIGHT

APPROPRIATION. >> THIS IS TO ASK THE LEGISLATURE TO FUND THE GRANT PROGRAM, WHICH WE HAVE APPLIED FOR. IT'S NOT A STRAIGHT APPROPRIATION AS WE HAVE DONE WITH THE BEACH WALKOVERS OR THE

RESILIENCY. >> WHY DON'T WE ASK FOR 750 FOR THE SAKE -- AND WITH THAT, IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE NOT TO ASK

FOR IT. >> AGAIN, THIS IS BASED UPON CITY GRANT SAID THIS IS THE PATH THAT'S RECOMMENDED THAT WE PURSUE THE GRANT. WE ARE SUBMITTING THE GRANT APPLICATION. THE BELIEF IS THAT WITH COVID IRK THE STATE FUNDING IS GOING TO BE SOMEWHAT TIGHT.

>> THE STATE IS ACTUALLY LOOKING AT A $2.7 BILLION SHORTFALL AS OF A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO. SO ANYTHING -- I'M FINE WITH THAT, IF THAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GO.

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AMOUNTS IN THERE UNLESS -- MAYBE WE SHOULDN'T LIMIT OURSELVES TO AN AMOUNT OF MONEY.

JUST SAY THESE ARE THE TYPE OF PROJECTS THAT ARE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES AND WE CAN SEEK OTHER STATE FUNDINGS.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS IS TO -- >> WE PUT FOUR YEARS, IT WOULD BE A FIFTH YEAR IF THIS IS SUCCESSFUL FROM THE STATE BUDGET. TO HAVE A SHORTFALL, I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD ASSUME. I THINK WE SHOULD MOVE FORWARD AND ASK FOR STUFF. IF THIS IS WHAT THE GRANT WRITER AND WHAT YOU WANT, THIS IS FINE. I WOULD SAY, TOO, THOUGH, THE OTHER ISSUE, THE PORT LEGISLATION, THE LAW, IF IT CHANGES. I ALSO SUGGEST THAT PER THE CITY MANAGER, IF WE POOL THE DEPARTMENTS AND SEE IF THERE IS ANY LEGISLATIVE ISSUES OUT THERE IN THE STATE IN THEIR AREA THAT WE WANT TO SUPPORT POLITICALLY, THE SEPTIC ISSUES, IF WE GET THAT LIST, QUESTION TOWARD THAT TO THE REGIONAL AND THEY CAN PUT IN THE REGIONAL LEGISLATIVE FUNDING.

THEY WILL START TO MEET IN A MONTH OR SO.

>> ANOTHER SUGGESTION THAT I HAVE, IS NOT PUT IN DOLLAR AMOUNTS. SAY AN AMOUNT OF "AT LEAST."

>> TO BUILD ON THAT, IF THE STATE SUPPORTS THAT.

WE HAVE SUBMITTED A GRANT APPLICATION IN JUNE REQUESTING $500,000 THROUGH THIS SPECIAL GRANT PROGRAM.

THAT WAS THE BASIS FOR THIS LEGISLATIVE REQUEST.

>> COMMISSIONER ROSS, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED.

>> WE DON'T NEED TO BE GREEDY. THIS IS NOT A GOOD YEAR FOR THE LEGISLATURE. ANOTHER IS A GRANT THAT'S A PROGRAM THAT IS UP AND RUNNING. TO MY UNDERSTANDING IT'S $500,000. WE GET THE $500,000, THAT'S

GREAT. >> IS THAT A SECOND?

YOU ARE RECOGNIZED. >> MY UNDERSTANDING, AS MISS BACH DESCRIBED IT, POTENTIALLY WHAT MONEY IS OUT THERE THAT WE WOULD APPLY FOR AND GET. WE JUST HEARD THE WATER RESILIENCY WITH A BILL OF $19 MILLION.

NOT COUNTING GRANTS. SHORELINE RESILIENCY SHOULD CERTAINLY BE ONE OF OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES.

AND WE NEED TO START SINGING THAT TUNE SO THE LEGISLATORS START HEARING US, THAT WE NEED TO FIX OUR SHORE.

IF WE DON'T GET IT THIS YEAR, KEEP AFTER THEM.

THAT'S A BIG BILL. THAT WILL BE THE BIGGEST BILL WE WILL HAVE EVER FACED. IT'S NOT OUR NUMBER ONE

PRIORITY. >> IS IT POSSIBLE, RIGHT NOW THE POSSIBLE IS TO GET THE $500,000. WHAT I AM TOLD, AFTER TALKING TT YOU DON'T WANT TO GO IN WITH THREE, FOUR, THINGS.

FOCUS ON ONE THING. LET'S GET THE ONE THING.

$500,000 IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO SPEND.

IF WE DON'T SPEND THAT MONEY AND FIX THE PET BUILDING IT WILL FALL DOWN AND SHORTLY. I THINK THAT'S A HUGE PRIORITY.

IT'S A HISTORIC BUILDING, IT'S A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY.

IT NEEDS TO BE FIXED NOW. WE KEEP KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD. IF WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET $500,000. WE ARE TOLD THE MORE YOU GO AFTER, THE LESS YOU GET. I THINK WE SHOULD FOCUS ON THOSE

TWO THINGS. >> OKAY.

DON I HAVE A SECOND? SEEING NO LIGHTS.

PLEASE CALL THE VOTE.

[9.1 CODE AMENDMENT - EMERGENCY POWERS]

[02:20:05]

>> SECOND NINE, EMERGENCY POWERS.

CITY MANAGER? >> ORDINANCE 2020-27, ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA. AMENDING ORDINANCES BY ADDING A SECTION 2.2 ENUMERATING PROCEDURES FOR DECLARATION OF LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY AND EMERGENCY POWERS.

PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES BY ADDING A SECTION TO THE NUMBER 2-3 PROVIDING FOR TERMINATION OF A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY.

PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

PLEASE OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING. OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

>> SECOND IT. >> I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

>> WE HAVE NOTHING IN OUR CITY CODE THAT SAYS WHO DECLARES A STATE IS OF EMERGENCY FOR OUR CITY.

IT'S NOT REQUIRED. BUT WHAT THE LAW SAYS AND DEFAULT TO THE CITY COMMISSION AND A MAJORITY OF THE CITY COMMISSION DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY.

THIS YEAR WHEN COVID HIT US, THEN THE MANAGER AND THE MAYOR SIGNED A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY TO GET THAT STARTED.

A LOT OF TIMES, OF COURSE, THAT DEALS WITH STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDING. THEN YOU HAVE THE COMMISSION AFFIRM THAT IN A RESOLUTION. THIS WOULD DO PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING. WE HAVE CODIFIED IT.

MOST CITIES AND COUNTIES IN FLORIDA DO CODIFY.

IT OUR CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION DECIDED NOT TO INCLUDE IT IN THE CHARTER. IT'S NOT NECESSARY IF WE HAVE THIS TYPE OF ORDINANCE. THIS ORDINANCE ALSO HELPS US IN THE ENFORCEMENT PART. IT TALKS ABOUT DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY. THE MAYOR AND CITY MANAGER MAY DO THAT. THERE IS ALSO CODES THAT ARE DISCUSSED AND THE ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE MAYOR AND THE CITY MANAGER JOINTLY. THEY MUST BOTH AGREE.

IF THEY CAN'T, THERE IS A VICE MAYOR OR TWO COMMISSIONERS THAT CAN AGREE ON THAT. ALL OF THAT REQUIRES THE CITY -- THANK YOU. THE PENALTY PORTION IS THE PART THAT CHANGED. PENALTIES MEANING WHO CAN ENFORCE THESE LOCAL STATES OF EMERGENCY, THE CURFEW ORDINANCES AND ALL OF THAT. YOU HAVE SEEN THE STATUTE WITH THE THE EXECUTIVE ORDERS FROM THE GOVERNOR.

FLORIDA STATE IS WHERE THE STATE GIVES US LOCAL AUTHORITY TO DO THAT. LOCAL AUTHORITY AND ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY. WHEN I HAVE DONE.

I DID CONFER WITH SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES BECAUSE THE STATE LAW SAYS LAW ENFORCEMENT IS WHO WOULD ENFORCE THESE.

OUR MASK ORDER, LAW ENFORCEMENT IS ENFORCING.

I HAVE ADDED IN THERE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICERS AND VOLUNTEER POLICE AUXILIARY OFFICERS MAY ISSUE CIVIL CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF EMERGENCY ORDERS AND EXECUTIVE ORDERS. JUST TO EXPLAIN THAT A LITTLE BIT. 252 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES, IF YOU VIOLATE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR, OR A LOCAL EXECUTIVE OR EMERGENCY ORDER, IT IS A MISS DEMEANOR.

YOU CAN BE ARRESTED, TAKEN TO JAIL, AND POSSIBLY FACE CRIMINAL PENALTIES AND A CRIMINAL RECORD. I HAVE ADDED IN THERE -- I FIND NO REASON WHY WE CAN'T. SOME IS OF MY COLLEAGUES IN THE STATE AGREE. THERE IS NOTHING TO PREVENT US FOR PROVIDING FOR A CIVIL CITATION PROCESS.

WHAT THAT MEANS, IT'S ALL HANDLED BY THE CITY.

$75 FINE HANDED OUT BY OUR POLICE AUCT AUXILIARY, BEACH MES AND ENFORCED HERE IN THE CITY. I THINK THAT GIVES US EXTRA ENFORCEMENT POWERS AND AUTHORITIES AND PERHAPS WILL HELP US. IF THIS IS TONIGHT, I WANT TO SAY --

>> THE MARK ORDER OR ANY OTHER ORDER THIS ALLOWS.

>> THANK YOU. YOU HEAR STORIES ABOUT RESTAURANTS AND INTERIOR BUSINESSES HAVING A HARD TIME ENFORCING THIS. IF YOU HAVE A BUSINESS, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO NOTIFY THE POLICE. IF YOU SAY YOU ARE NOT ENFORCING THE MASK ORDER, IT'S THE INDIVIDUAL WHO WILL BE ENFORCED.

[02:25:01]

>> SEEING NO LIGHTS. MADAM CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE VOTE.

[9.2 MASTER FEE SCHEDULE]

>> 9.2, THE MASTER FEE SCHEDULE. >> ORDINANCE 200-28, ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION, ESTABLISHING AND AMENDING FEES FOR THE BUILDING BUSINESS CODE ENFORCEMENT, SEMRY, CITY CLERK'S OFFICE, CITY MANAGER OFFICE, FIRE, GOLF COURSE, MARINA, PARKS AND RECREATION, PLANNING, POLICE, SANITATION, STORMWATER, STREETS, WASTEWATER, WATER, AND IMPACT FEES.

EXCLUDING WATER AND SEWER IMPACT FEES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021.

PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE SEDATE. PLEASE OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

>> THANK YOU. I HAVE THREE ISSUES.

ONE OF THEM WE ARE NOT GOING TO COME TO A RESOLUTION TONIGHT.

I THINK IN THE NEAR FUTURE WE NEED TO DISCUSS THIS.

THE BIGGEST ISSUE IS WHAT ARE THESE DESIGNED TO DO? ARE THEY DESIGNED TO COVER THE COSTS? OR ARE THEY DESIGNED TO COVER THE COSTS PLUS GENERATE ADDITIONAL REVENUE FOR SOMETHING ELSE.

I THINK THAT EACH ONE OF THESE ITEMS SHOULD BE AN EXPLANATION AS TO IF IT'S TO COVER THE COST, OR IT WILL BE USED FOR OTHER THINGS AND WHERE THAT MONEY GOES.

I WOULD HOPE IN THE NEAR FUTURE THIS NEEDS TO BE ADAPTED TO GO ALONG WITH THE BUDGET IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

WE NEED TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSION WITH THE CITY COMMISSION.

ON THE SECOND ONE, WHAT I WOULD LIKE FOR THIS ONE IS REMOVE THE FEES CONCERNING THE MARINA AND GOLF COURSE.

I HAVE HEARD MULTIPLE, MULTIPLE TIMES THEY NEED TO BE RUN LIKE A BUSINESS. WE HAVE HIRED PROFESSIONAL MANAGERS TO RUN THEM. I THINK WITH BUSINESS YOU SHOULD HAVE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT PRICING, DYNAMIC PRICING, SO OWE AND SO FORTH WITHOUT HAVING TO COME TO THE CITY COMMISSION.

THERE SHOULD BE A CIRCUIT BREAKER IN THE CONTRACTS THAT IF THERE IS SOME REASON THEY ARE BEING UNREASONABLE, THE CITY COMMISSION CAN INTERVENE. PUTTING THE FEES IN THE FEE SCHEDULE AND ONLY FOR A YEAR DENIES THEM THE ABILITY TO USE DYNAMIC PRICING. SO ON THE GOLF COURSE, 5,000 PEOPLE SHOW UP ON ONE DAY, ALL WANT TO PLAY THE SAME TEE TIME, THE CITY -- THE GOLF COURSE MANAGER CAN RAISE THE PRICE WITHOUT COMING TO THE CITY COMMISSION.

NO BUSINESS GOES TO A BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

THE BUSINESS OF MAJOR CORPORATIONS OR ANY OTHER BUSINESS DON'T GO TO THEIR BOARD OF DIRECTORS EVERY TIME THEY RAISE PRICES OR LOWER PRICES. IS IT POSSIBLE TO REMOVE THOSE FROM THE FEE SERVICE? OTHER THAN THAT I HAVE A BUNCH OF SMALLER ISSUES, THOSE CAN BE DEALT WITH AND SHOULD BE DEALT

WITH LATER. >> CAN YOU VERBALIZE A MOTION?

>> I WOULD LIKE TO PASS THE CURRENT FEE SCHEDULE BUT REMOVE PRICING FOR THE MARINA AND THE GOLF COURSE.

>> ON THE FLOOR S THERE A SECOND?

>> I SECOND. >> VICE MAYOR KREGER?

>> I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT. WE HAVE DISCUSSED THIS PREVIOUSLY. WHAT THE FEE IS SUPPOSED TO DO.

IS IT SUPPOSED TO COVER A COST AND WHAT THAT IS SPECIFICALLY IN TERMS OF -- I'M THINKING OF TERMS OF COSTS AND WHAT THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE. WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSION.

AGAIN. >> COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER ROSS IS CORRECT.

THERE ARE ISSUES THAT WE WILL NOT DECIDE TONIGHT.

BUT WE NEED TO PREPARE FOR THE DISCUSSION.

ESSENTIALLY, ESPECIALLY WITH PARKS FACILITIES.

WE WROTE A LETTER TO THE COUNTY ASKING FOR $500,000.

MY FAVORITE EXPRESSION. CRICKETS.

THAT'S ALL WE WILL HEAR. SO HOW DO WE GET NON-CITY USERS OF OUR FACILITIES TO IT CONTRIBUTE TO THE UPKEEP, MAINTENANCE, AND IMPROVEMENT OF SOCCER FIELDS, SWIMMING POOLS, AUAUDITORIUMS, HOW DO WE GET THT HORSE TO DRINK THE WATER?

[02:30:10]

RIGHT NOW I THINK WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT ARE FEES.

RESIDENT FEES AND NONRESIDENT FEES.

I JUST WANT TO PLANT THAT SEED. WE NEED TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION. AS COMMISSIONER WALLACE ASTUTELY SAID TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION, WE HAVE AN UNSUSTAINABLE MODEL IN THAT THE CITY CANNOT KEEP FINANCING THE UPKEEP AND REPAIR OF THOSE FACILITIES. THANK YOU.

>> WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE VOTE?

[9.3 CODE AMENDMENT - PERMITS]

AMENDMENT-PERMITS. >> 2020-29 IN ORDINANCE OF THE CHAPTER 22, BUILDINGS AND BUILDING REGULATIONS BY AMENDING SECTION 22-29 PERMITS, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. BEFORE YOU OPEN, I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER ONE -- TWO AMENDMENTS. IN SECTION 1.104.3.1 IS TITLED "STOCK ORDERS." MR. BECKMAN IS HERE, OUR BUILDING OFFICIAL. I AM SPEAKING AT HIS REQUEST.

HE WOULD LIKE ADDED IN THE THIRD LINE AFTER "UNSAFE MANNER COMMA, OR LOCAL LAWS AND ORDINANCES COMMA.

WE ASK THAT TO BE INCLUDED AND A MOTION MAILED THATTED ORDINANCE INCLUDE THAT. THE SECOND THING -- YOU WILL SEE THIS. THERE ARE LOTS OF "SHALLOWS" IN HERE, WE DON'T USE THAT, WE MUST "MUST." I RECOMMEND THAT WE AMEND THIS TO REMOVE THE WORD "SHALLOW." AND REPLACE IT WITH MUST AND MAY WHERE APPROPRIATE.

>> SECOND. >> VICE MAYOR KREGER.

>> THERE IS AN E-MAIL TODAY FROS ANSWERED, COULD WE GET A REVIEW

OF THAT? >> I'M SORRY.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. >> DO YOU HAVE A MOTION? PLEASE CALL THE VOTE.

[9.4 FY 2020/2021 AMENDED PAY AND CLASSIFICATION PLAN]

>> 9.4. FISCAL YEAR 20-21 AMENDED PAY

AND CLASSIFICATION. >> ORDNANCE 2020-31 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY ESTABLISHING A CLASSIFICATION PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 PURSUANT TO SECTION 120 OF THE CITY CHARTER AND SECTION 62-227, PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. PLEASE, SIR OPEN THE HEARING.

>> MOTION THE SECONDS. SEE NOG LIGHTS.

WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE VOTE.

[10. CITY MANAGER REPORTS]

>> ITEM 10, CITY MANAGER REPORTS.

>> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. QUICK UPDATE.

THE APPEAL PROCEEDING, THERE HAS BEEN NO WORD FROM THAT.

THE STATE HAS 60 DAYS TO REVIEW BEFORE FORWARDING THAT TO FEMA.

WE ARE AWAITING WORD FROM STATE OFFICIALS BEFORE THAT IS FORWARDED ON TO FEMA DIRECTLY. AS WAS INDICATED IN MY NOTES, MY ADMIRABLE ASSISTANT NICOLE BEDNAR IS LEAVING THE EMPLOYMENT OF THE CITY. SHE IS LEAVING AFTER CLOSE TO A DECADE, ABOUT 14 YEARS WITH THE CITY.

SHE WILL GREATLY BE MISSED. SHE WILL BE LEAVING BY THE END OF THE MONTH. I AM CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO HAVE

[02:35:03]

A VACATION FOR THE END OF NEXT WEEK.

I WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE MYSELF.

PENDING ANY QUESTIONS. THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR YOU THIS

EVENING. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

ANY QUESTIONS? SEEING NONE.

THANK YOU. CITY ATTORNEY.

>> CITY CLERK REPORTS. >> NO REPORT, SIR.

>> THANK YOU, MA'AM. >> MR. ROSS.

[13. MAYOR/COMMISSIONER COMMENTS 14. ADJOURNMENT]

SHOUT OUT TO THE CITY, AS WAS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED TWO WORKERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID. SIX OF THEIR COWORKERS WHO THEY BUNKED WITH BASICALLY WERE QUARANTINED TWO WEEKS.

ALL HAVE RECOVERED AND GONE BACK TO WORK.

WHILE THEY WERE ISOLATED, THE REST OF THE DEPARTMENT STEPPED UP, PITCHED IN, AND THE LEVEL OF SERVICE WAS TOTALLY UNINTERRUPTED. IT WAS THE SAME LEVEL OF SERVICE. I JUST THINK THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES TO LEADERSHIP. I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THAT EFFORT. THE SECOND ONE I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL ABOUT A CONSTITUENT WHO LIVES ON ATLANTIC AVENUE, ABOUT PROBLEMS SHE WAS HAVING WITH THE STREETS.

I SUGGESTED SHE -- WHILE SHE WAS HAVING A PROBLEM AND SHE CALLED THE CITY AND THE STREET DEPARTMENT CAME OUT.

WORKED WITH HER. AND RESOLVED THE PROBLEM.

SHE WROTE A GLOWING LETTER TO THE CITY DEPARTMENT ABOUT THAT.

I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO THE STREET DEPARTMENT.

I SAID EARLIER, TAKING CALLS FROM CONSTITUENTS AND THEY COME OUT AND WE THEY HAVE HAD POSITIVE EXPERIENCES.

THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT THE WORK.

SHOUT OUT TO THE STREET DEPARTMENT.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

>> I WANT TO CONGRATULATE MAIN STREET.

EILEEN SENT OUT NEWS THEY GOT A TBC GRANT TO FINISH OFF THE SIGNAGE DOWNTOWN. I THINK THEY LOOK FABULOUS.

I THANK EILEEN FOR ALL OF HER HARD WORK.

CONGRATULATIONS ON GETTING THAT GRANT.

GOOD LUCK TO NICOLE. I WISH HER WELL.

IN TALKING WITH HER ABOUT HER FUTURE PLANS, WIDE OPEN SPACES SOUNDS GOOD AT TIMES BUT I WISH HER WELL.

THAT'S IT. THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER LEDNOVICH. >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.

I WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT SUNDAY IS THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEW ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH ON TENTH AND ATLANTIC. THERE WILL BE A PLAQUE WITH REVEREND JEREMIAH ROBINSON. THE NEWS LEADER HAD AN INTERESTING STORY ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH.

FASCINATING TO READ HOW IT WAS DESIGNED BY A CHIP BUILDER AND WHAT THAT CHURCH HAS MEANT TO THIS COMMUNITY.

IF YOU COULD ATTEND, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

THANK YOU. >> I'M GOING TO VACATION.

>> I WAS SAD TO HEAR THAT. I ENJOYED HER PRESENCE IN YOUR OFFICE. IF SHE IS LISTENING DIRECTLY, I THANK HER FOR EVERYTHING SHE HAS DONE FOR THIS CHAIR.

WHEN HE HAD IS AVAILABLE, I ASK HER TO DO THINGS.

SOMEHOW WHEN MY PHONE RINGS, I GET RESULTS.

IT WILL BE STRANGE TO CALL YOUR OFFICE AND NOT HEAR HER VOICE PICK UP THE PHONE. I WISH HER THE BEST.

WELL DESERVED. >> A COUPLE OF SAD NOTIFICATIONS. WE LOST A GENTLEMAN, CHILI HALL, HE WORKS IN SERVICE INDUSTRY. I BELIEVE HE WAS MORGUE FOR A WHILE. UNEXPECTEDLY WE LOST MR. HALL.

THAT'S A BIG LOSS. HE WAS OVER QUITE A BIT AND BECAUSE OF HER PROXIMITY TO MY HOUSE, I SAW HIM COMING AND GOING. I WAS SHOCKED AND SURPRISED.

MY CONDOLENCE TO SEE HER AND CHILI'S FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

WITHIN OUR HOUR LATER, I HEARD SUSAN RIND PASSED AWAY.

DID YOU KNOW SUSAN? SUSAN WAS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO USED TO COME IN THE ROOM, SHE LOVED MUSIC.

SHE WAS A SWEET WOMAN. AND SHELL HAD A VERY INFECTIOUS LLLAUGH. I WILL MISS THAT LAUGH.

SHE IS ONE IN A MILLION. EVERYBODY BE SAFE OUT THERE.

WITH THAT, WE'RE ADJOURNED.

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