LAKE CITY 9-21 COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

Due to the COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the City of Lake City will hold the September 21, 2020 Special Called City Council Canvassing Board Meeting and City Council Meeting via telephonic and video conferencing communications media technology. 

To participate, instructions for the Special Called City Council Canvassing Board Meeting are located on Page 2  of the agenda and instructions for the City Council Meeting are located on Page 5 of this agenda.

5:45 P. M.    Special Called City Council Canvassing Board Meeting                                                                
        
AGENDA
CITY OF LAKE CITY
City Council Meeting
                                               September 21, 2020
      6:00 P. M. via Communications Media Technology

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

INVOCATION – Council Member Chris Greene

ROLL CALL

PROCLAMATIONS

None

3.       MINUTES

    None

4.    APPROVAL OF AGENDA
    
5.    PRESENTATIONS   

Fair Housing Workshop and First Public Hearing for the Fiscal Year 2019 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Ms. Melissa Fox, Grants Compliance Manager,
Fred Fox Enterprises,  Inc.

Fair Housing Workshop (virtual)           

PowerPoint Presentation
To explain the Fair Housing Ordinance for all of the protected classes (race, color, familial status, handicap, national origin, religion and sex).

Open First Public Hearing (virtual)

PowerPoint Presentation- 2019 CDBG Grant Application

To receive citizen views concerning the community’s economic and community development needs

Close Hearing


6.    BUDGET HEARING

Open Final Hearing (Virtual) of the FY2020-2021 Budget

City Council Resolution No. 2020-081, if adopted, will adopt a millage rate for the levy of Ad Valorem Taxes for the City for Fiscal Year 2020-2021; and provide an effective date.

City Council Resolution No. 2020-082, if adopted, will adopt the Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021; and provide an effective date.

Close Hearing


7.    PERSONS WISHING TO ADDRESS COUNCIL
 
Citizens are encouraged to participate in City of Lake City meetings. The City of Lake City encourages civility in public discourse and requests that speakers direct their comments to the Chair. Those attendees wishing to share a document and or comments in writing for inclusion into the public record must email the item to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than noon on the day of the meeting.  Citizens may also provide input to individual council members via phone calls, letters and e-mail that will become public record.

8.    APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

None

9.    OLD BUSINESS

ORDINANCES:

Open Public Hearing (virtual)

Ordinance No. 2020-2160 (final reading), if adopted, will amend the land use classification from County Residential Low Density (less than or equal to 2 dwelling units per acre) to City Residential Medium Density (less than or equal to 8 dwelling units per acre) of certain lands within the corporate limits of the City of Lake City, Florida; providing severability; repealing all ordinances in conflict; and providing an effective date.  This property is owned by Ralph Peter Mazzocchi and is located at 1175 NW Lake Jeffery Road.
First reading July 20, 2020
Close Hearing

        Adopt Ordinance No. 2020-2160 (final reading)


Open Public Hearing (virtual)

Ordinance No. 2020-2161 (final  reading), if adopted, relates to the rezoning of ten or more contiguous acres of land from County  Residential, Single-Family-2 (RSF-2) to City Residential, Single Family-1 (RSF-1) of certain lands within the corporate limits of the City of Lake City, Florida; providing severability; repealing all ordinances in conflict; and providing an effective date.  This property is owned by Ralph Peter Mazzocchi and is located at 1175 NW Lake Jeffery Road.
 First reading July 20, 2020
    
Close Hearing

Adopt Ordinance No. 2020-2161 (final reading)


10.    NEW BUSINESS

ORDINANCES:

Ordinance No. 2020-2165 (first reading), if adopted, relates to voluntary annexation; making findings; annexing certain real property  located in Columbia County, Florida, which is reasonably compact, and contiguous to the boundaries of the City of Lake City, Florida, into the boundaries of the City of Lake City, Florida; providing severability; repealing all ordinances in conflict; and providing an effective date.  This property is located at Alligator Park.
Adopt Ordinance No. 2020-2165 (first reading)

RESOLUTIONS:

City Council Resolution No. 2020-087, if adopted, will authorize the City to write-off Delinquent Utility Accounts for a period of time ending September 30, 2018; finding the delinquent utility accounts to be uncollectable; and providing an effective date.

City Council Resolution No. 2020-091, if adopted, will authorize the execution of a Subordination Agreement subordinating the City’s utility interest to the Florida Department of Transportation, in real property owned by the City and identified as a twenty (20) foot utility easement recorded in official Records Book 1021, page 698, and located along State Road 247.

City Council Resolution No. 2020-092, if adopted, will ratify the Mayor’s extension of the State of Emergency arising from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

City Council Resolution No. 2020-093, if adopted, will accept the Bid (ITB No. 024-2020) from Anderson Columbia Co., Inc., for the resurfacing, sealing and striping of the parking area at the Utility Annex.

City Council Resolution No. 2020-094, if adopted, will authorize the execution of an Agreement with the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council to receive comprehensive planning services for twelve (12) months beginning October 1, 2020 and for a fixed fee amount of $23,500.00.

City Council Resolution No. 2020-099, if adopted, will call for an election to be held on November 3, 2020, for the election of a Council Member from District Thirteen; and directs the City Clerk to coordinate arrangements for said election  with the Columbia County Supervisor of Elections; and directs the Clerk to publish Notice of the Election.

City Council Resolution No. 2020-100, if adopted, will call for an election to be held on November 3, 2020, for the submission of eight (8) proposed amendments to the City Charter related to the recommendations of the City’s Charter Review Board; and directs the City Clerk to coordinate arrangements for said election with the Columbia County Supervisor of Elections; and directs the publication of a Notice of the Election.
    
11.    DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION    
    
Discussion regarding backup for Communications Media Technology for City meetings (Joe Helfenberger)
    
12.    COMMENTS BY COUNCIL MEMBERS    

13.    ADJOURNMENT

Pursuant to 286.0105, Florida Statutes, the City hereby advises the public if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at its meeting or hearings, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this meeting should contact the City Manager's Office at (386)719-5768.  
 
Communications Media Technology Instructions 9.10.20
Members of the public may attend the meeting online at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85143910809 or
Telephonic by toll number (no cost to the city), audio only:
at 1-346-248-7799
Meeting ID:  851 4391 0809#   Then it will ask for Participant id, just press #.
 
Telephonic by toll-free number (cost per minute, billed to the city, zero cost to the caller), audio only: 
at 1-888-788-0099
Meeting ID:  851 4391 0809#   Then it will ask for Participant id, just press #.
The public may participate at the appropriate time via:  (i) video conference by utilizing the software chat function or raise hand function to request to speak; or (2) telephonically by using dialing *9 to raise hand.  The Chair will allow for sufficient time for all participants to be heard.  
 Those attendees wishing to share a document must email the item to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than noon on the day of the meeting.