Next City Council Mtg on Thursday August 4th at 7PM

The next City Council Meeting will be this Thursday, August 4, at 7pm in City Hall.

Consent Agenda includes:

  • Resolution 60, 2016 – Crossing Agreement between FEC, All Aboard Florida and the City regarding the 2nd set of tracks and the City intersections.
  • Four other resolutions regarding attendance of Mayor Tinsley at Florida League of Cities annual conference, Seacoast Utility Easement, approving the Atlantico at Palm Beach Gardens Plat, and repealing the resolution from July calling for a Special Election pending the results of Levy vs Woods.
  • Seven Purchase Awards:
    • Fire/Rescue EMS Supplies – opting to renew contract on year to year basis – $120k/year – piggyback contract
    • Gasoline/Diesel Fuel – bulk fuel purchase for City’s fleet – Piggyback on State of Florida contract – 3 year term with total contract value of $2.250 Million
    • Stop Loss insurance Coverage on City’s Group Health Insurance Plan (self-funded), publicly bid on 1/30/15 and renewable every year for a five year term. Total contract value $1.8 Million
    • Installation of Concrete Pavers at Veterans Plaza – publicly bid – $106K
    • Veterans Plaza Outdoor Audience Shade Structure – publicly bid $145K
    • Driving Simulator for Tactical Training Center – piggyback/access contract through federal government – $119K
    • Force Training Simulator for Tactical Training Center – piggyback/access contract through federal government – $69K

City Manager Report – no details listed

Public Hearings and Resolutions:

  • Resolution 50, 2016 – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 1-Year Annual Plan Submission – since the City became eligible for HUD CDBG in 2015, it must submit action plans annually and is eligible to receive $182,698 in 2016-2017.
  • Resolution 54, 2016 – Amendment to OakBrook Shopping Center Master Signage Plan (NE corner of PGA and US1) to allow Starbucks, a tenant, to display its logo in its federally registered trademark color/font. Approved by PZAB 7:0.
  • Resolution 55, 2016 – Amendment to Gardens East Plaza PUD (aka Promenade Plaza) to convert the theater use to fitness center and retail, update restaurant use and parking calculations.
  • Resolution 43, 2016 – Approving and Ratifying agreement with the PBA for Police Officers, Sergeants and Communications Operators for Fiscal Years 2016-2019. See the entire agreement here. The agreement was ratified on June 2, 2016 with a vote of 59:2.
    • “Salaries (Article 32): The proposal adjusts the salary range minimums and maximums for all bargaining unit positions by 3% in the first year of the contract. This adjustment will address internal equity, control compression, and maintain external competitiveness of being within the top five (5) of comparable Palm Beach County municipalities. Additionally, all employees will receive a 6% increase to base salary effective October 1, 2016, 2017, and 2018. These proposed salary increases will cost a total of approximately $1,837,624 over the three- (3) year contract.
    • The estimated increase in the proposed assignment pays, as provided by Articles 3 and 42, will cost a total of approximately $158,715 over the three- (3) year contract. As a result, the three- (3) year total estimated cost of the contract including assignment pay and salaries will be approximately $1 ,996,339. “
  • Resolution 47, 2016 – Adopting the 2016-2017 Fees and Charges Schedule
    • “Consistent with the department’s business plan, the City conducts an annual survey on various fees that are charged for programs and services provided to the public. Staff took a comprehensive look at the fees focusing on field permits, room rentals, and aquatic and tennis center rates. Based upon the data collected from the survey, the department is proposing to significantly increase some of the rates for non-resident participants while only slight increases are being proposed for City residents, thus allowing the City to remain on a competitive level with Palm Beach County and surrounding municipalities.”
    • See the details here. The changes will be effective 10/1/16.

Check the agenda to see if any additional items have been added before the meeting here.

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