Palm Coast – 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 business meeting will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. A Special City Council Budget Hearing will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.
Agenda for the regularly scheduled business meeting:
- The Palm Coast City Council will recognize a local Good Samaritan, Anthony Duncan, and several Animal/Code Enforcement Officers who rescued 17 dogs and cats that were being held in the back of a U-haul trailer and needed immediate medical attention.
- The Human Resources Department will recognize employees who have gone above and beyond to serve the residents of Palm Coast.
- The Palm Coast City Council will read a proclamation recognizing October as “Pink on Parade 5K” month for Advent Health-Flagler.
- The Planning Division will present the proposed amendment of the Unified Land Development Code Chapter 10.02 Floodplain Management. On 8/18/2021 the Planning and Land Development Regulation Board voted 7-0 to recommend that City Council approve the revisions as presented. This item was initially heard by the City Council at their September 14, 2021 Workshop.
- The Financial Services Department will present a proposal to amend the City’s Purchasing Policy, Chapter 2, Article 1, Division 3 of the City of Palm Coast Code of Ordinances as it pertains to reflect staff titles and department division name changes, an improved bid protest process, best practice updates with respect to solicitation thresholds, and the addition of Public-Private Partnership requirements in compliance with Florida Statute 255.065. This item was initially heard by the City Council at their September 14, 2021 Workshop. Council did not suggest any changes to this item. However, upon further staff review, the Ordinance was redlined to reflect the updated timeline in the Section 287.057(3), Fla. Stat.
- The Planning Division will present a proposed ordinance to amend the Future Land Use Map Designation for 70.2 +/- acres from mixed use to residential and adding a site specific policy to limit development on the subject property known as Seminole Trails, located 2.5 miles south of State Road 100 on the eastside of Seminole Woods Blvd. The PLDRB held a public hearing to consider the proposed amendment on August 18, 2021. After a brief discussion, the Planning and Land Development Regulation Board voted 7-0 to recommend that City Council approve the proposed amendment.
- The Planning Division will present changes to Secret Gardens, which would inherently rezone 52.4 +/- acres from the General Office Zoning District to High Intensity Commercial, Preservation, and Public/Semi-Public Zoning Districts. The land is located on the east side of Old Kings Road about 1.5 miles south of Palm Coast Parkway. This item was heard by the City Council at their September 7, 2021 Business Meeting. There were no changes suggested to this item.
- The Planning Division will present Seminole Pointe, which would inherently rezone 71.74 +/- acres from Master Planned Development and General Commercial Zoning Districts to the Multi-Family Residential and High Intensity Commercial Zoning Districts. The land located on the north side of the intersection between Seminole Woods Blvd. and US Highway 1. This item was heard by the City Council at their September 7, 2021 Business Meeting. There were no changes suggested to this item.
- The Community Development Department will seek Council direction on whether to and the commercial vehicle ordinance in Chapter 44, Article II. This item was heard by City Council at their September 14, 2021 Workshop. Council requested to make a decision whether to change the Commercial Vehicle Ordinance or to have the existing Ordinance remain the same at the next business meeting.
- The Community Development Department will present a resolution to adopt guidelines for naming of public facilities. The City of Palm Coast desires to establish guidelines and a procedure for the naming or renaming of public facilities owned or operated by the City in order to ensure a consistent and systematic approach to honoring individuals or organizations that have made significant contributions to the City. This item was heard by the City Council at their September 14, 2021 Workshop. Council requested to include the Community Wing be eligible for naming under this policy.
- The Utility Department will present a resolution approving piggybacking the City of St. Augustine contract with Engineered Spray Solutions Inc for gravity sewer manhole sealing and coating. Piggybacking existing competitively bid contracts is advantageous since the pricing is generally better than what the City could obtain on its own, and the City does not incur the expense and delay of soliciting a bid.
- The Utility Department will present a resolution approving a master services agreement with Harn R/O Systems Inc for nanofiltration membrane replacement project. This contract (ITB-UT-21-50) will be for a one time services agreement for the purchase and replacement of the membrane elements. Replacement of the membrane elements falls under the City Council’s goals and priorities to make all infrastructure a priority regarding maintenance and performance.
- The Utility Department will present a resolution approving a master price agreement with Ferguson Waterworks to purchase various utility supplies.
- The City Manager and the Financial Services Department will report the list of emergency and sole source purchases made during the month of August 2021.
Agenda for the special budget hearing at 5:30 p.m. on September 22:
- The Financial Services Department will present the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget. Through a series of budget workshops held during July-September, Financial Services presented to the City Council an overview of the proposed budget for all appropriated funds. On September 9, 2021, the City of Palm Coast held its first Budget Hearing to adopt the tentative budget and tentative millage rate. Staff will now provide Council with a presentation on the final Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget.
- The Financial Services Department will present the SR 100 Corridor CRA Final Budget. The first public hearing was on September 9th, 2021. The SR 100 Corridor Community Redevelopment Agency Board hereby proposes to adopt a budget with total appropriated expenditures and reserves of $2,598,834.
- The Financial Services Department will present a resolution to adopt the Final Millage Rate.
- The Financial Services Department will present a resolution to adopt the Final Budget.
- The Public Works Department will present a resolution approving the Fiscal Year 2022 Fleet Replacement and Purchase Program. This item was heard by City Council at their August 24, 2021 Special workshop. There were no changes suggested to this item.
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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