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City Commission Minutes 09-22-2014
MINUTES
REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
6:30 PM

A. ~CALL TO ORDER Mayor Surrency
~~~~~~~~1. ~Invocation- Commissioner Bouie
~~~~~~~~2. ~Pledge of Allegiance – Vice Mayor Howard

B. ~APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Moved to approve the agenda
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard               Second- Commissioner Bouie

Commissioner Carlton
Not Present
Commissioner Bouie
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Not Present
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote 3-0

C. ~RECOGNITIONS & GUESTS- None

Commissioner Carlton arrived at this time.

D. ~COMMITTEE REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS
1. Presentation- Alachua County Growth Management
Moving Alachua County Forward is on the November 4, 2014 Election ballot. Trying to get 1% sales tax for 8 years to raise money to fund road repairs.  The money raised from the sales tax would be used to fix the roads in Alachua County.
Mr. Sam Collins asked Hawthorne citizens to vote for the 1% sales tax.  The roads in Hawthorne need to be repaired and this tax will help get this done.
Moved to support the Moving Alachua County Forward 1% Sales Tax.
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard               Second- Commissioner Bouie

Commissioner Carlton
Yes
Commissioner Bouie
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Not Present
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote 4-0



2.  Citizen of the Month Nominations
City Manager Vause elected Ms. Jessica Carroll for citizen of the month.  Ms. Carroll was responsible for cleaning the road behind Hitchcock’s Plaza (SE 223 Street).
Moved to nominate Ms. Jessica Carroll as Citizen of the Month for October.
Motion- Commissioner Carlton    Second- Commissioner Bouie

Commissioner Carlton
Yes
Commissioner Bouie
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Not Present
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote 4-0


E. ~CITIZEN COMMENTS- None

F. ~ROUTINE ITEMS
1.  Commission Minutes
A.  September 4, 2014- City Commission Meeting
Moved to approve the minutes
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard               Second- Commissioner Carlton

Commissioner Carlton
Yes
Commissioner Bouie
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Not Present
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote 4-0


2.  Alarm Upgrades
Moved to table until the next meeting
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard               Second- Commissioner Bouie

Commissioner Carlton
Yes
Commissioner Bouie
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Not Present
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote 4-0


G. ~~~~PUBLIC HEARING
1.  Resolution- Final Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Preliminary Millage Rate
Moved to adopt the Final Millage Rate at 5.3194 mills for 2014-2015.
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard               Second- Commissioner Bouie
City Attorney Hoehn read the Resolution by title only.

Commissioner Carlton
Yes
Commissioner Bouie
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Not Present
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote 4-0

2.  2nd Reading-Ordinance Adopting the Tentative budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Moved to adopt the Final Budget for FY 2014-2015 for a total budget of $1,614,254.
Motion- Commissioner Carlton    Second- Commissioner Bouie
City Attorney Hoehn read the Ordinance by title only.

Commissioner Carlton
Yes
Commissioner Bouie
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Not Present
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote 4-0

3.  2nd Reading- Ordinance CPA 13-2 Public Schools Facilities Element Comp Plan Amendment
Moved to conduct the public hearing and adopt Ordinance CPA 13-2.
Motion- Commissioner Bouie              Second- Vice Mayor Howard

Commissioner Carlton
Yes
Commissioner Bouie
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Not Present
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote 4-0

H.   ~CITIZEN COMMENTS- None

I. ~REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION
1. City Manager Vause- Update on meetings attended, FRWA, FRDAP Grant, Planning Grant, CDBG Grant, Interns, Server, Flooring and Staff.
2. City Attorney Hoehn- Having issues with Altitude Communications making their lease payments.
3. City Commission
Commissioner Carlton- None
Commissioner Bouie- None
Vice Mayor Howard- None
4. Mayor Surrency- Ethics training email was sent out but it don’t pertain to Hawthorne Commissioners.  City of Hawthorne don’t renew until 2015.  Asking staff to schedule a workshop to identify neighborhood watch commanders.  November 6 School Communication Forum at Shell Elementary. The time will be announced later.  Alachua County League of Cities in Gainesville tomorrow night.

J. ~ADJOURN
The meeting was adjourned.


These minutes are submitted for approval.

                                                                                                
LaKesha H. McGruder, CMC                                Matthew Surrency, Mayor
City Clerk
























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