Palm Coast City Council Workshop on Tuesday, October 12 at 9 a.m.
Topics include Litter Control Program, Seminole Palms Impact Fee Repayment, Citation Blvd Extension and Land Exchange Agreement, and Whiteview Parkway Improvement Project.
The Palm Coast City Council meets regularly to discuss and vote on official City business. These meetings are open to the public and Palm Coast residents are strongly encouraged to attend. An increase in public engagement helps to build a stronger sense of community, increases valuable discussions, and decreases division.
A workshop meeting will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. No action will be taken during this meeting.
· The Public Information and Engagement Department will present the custom question topics for the National Citizen Survey for City Council’s consideration.
· The Planning Division will present key issues concerning litter control throughout the City including: enforcement, current operations, and community engagement programs..
· The Planning Division will present a resolution approving a recapture enhance value grant agreement with Ground Up Inc. Ground Up has relocated their entire operation to Palm Coast to allow the company to expand into over 70,000 sq. ft. and requested an economic development incentive. A Recapture Enhanced Value Grant is a modern, performance based incentive agreement utilized by the cities of Jacksonville and Lakeland where a portion of ad-valorem property taxes paid by the company are granted back for certain allowable expenses.
· The Planning Division will present a resolution to adopt the Seminole Palms Impact Fee Repayment, Citation Blvd Extension and Land Exchange Agreement. This is a legislative item. The extension of Citation Boulevard, connecting Belle Terre to Seminole Woods has a significant positive public impact on fire service, utilities and traffic. When the opportunity to extend Citation was presented to the Fire Department, they determined they would be able to serve both southern areas of the City with one station located on Seminole Woods. This would reduce the need for two fire stations down to one.
· The Stormwater & Engineering Department will present a resolution approving a work order with England-Thims & Miller Inc for design services related to the Whiteview Parkway Improvement Project. If determined feasible and recommended to proceed, then the contractor will be given approval for engineering services to provide a final design for construction of the improvements without reducing the existing roadway down to two lanes.
· The Information Technology Department will present a resolution approving the purchase materials, equipment, consulting services and related expenses to the Enterprise Resource Platform (ERP). In December 2020, the City began working with Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for an ERP and Business Process review. GFOA provided several process improvement options. Implementing software solutions, and standardizing the business processes, will go a long way in supporting the staff.
· The Information Technology Department will present a resolution approving the purchase materials, equipment, consulting services and related expenses for Scada Network Security Phase II. In an effort to protect the City from cyberattacks, the City decided to create and maintain a segregated network for all Utility SCADA systems. Phase II of this project includes additional discovery of SCADA systems that exist on the network and need to be converted to be compliant with the existing system.
· The Information Technology Department will present a resolution approving the purchase materials, equipment, consulting services and related expenses for the Microsoft 365 implementation. Migrating to Office 365 will keep us on the most recent, and fully supported, version of Office and SharePoint. It provides additional functionality like the ability to collaborate on documents simultaneously, and Microsoft Teams integration.
· The Information Technology Department will present a resolution approving the collective bargaining agreement with IAFF Local 4807 for October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2024. The proposed contract was presented for ratification by the membership on September 23-25, 2021 and was ratified on September 27, 2021.
Public Comments will be opened at the beginning and end of the business meeting in accordance with Section 286.0114 Florida Statutes and pursuant to the City Council’s Meeting Policies and Procedures. Each speaker will approach the podium, provide his/her name and may speak for up to 3 minutes.
Meetings of the Palm Coast City Council typically occur three times per month. A 6 p.m. business meeting on the first Tuesday of the month, a 9 a.m. workshop meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, and a 9 a.m. business meeting on the third Tuesday of the month. All meetings take place in the Community Wing at City Hall at 160 Lake Avenue in Palm Coast.
Meeting agendas for all public meetings are posted in advance of each meeting on the City’s website. All agendas can be viewed here.
If you wish to obtain more information regarding the City Council’s agenda, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 386-986-3713. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the City Clerk at 386-986-3713, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
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