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City Commission Minutes 04-16-2013
CITY COMMISSION
MINUTES
APRIL 16, 2013
6:30PM

  • CALL TO ORDER- Mayor Surrency
  • Invocation- Vice Mayor Howard
  • Pledge of Allegiance- Commissioner Randall
  • APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Moved to approve the amended agenda
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard       Second- Commissioner Randall

Commissioner Carlton
Yes
Commissioner Randall
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Yes
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote- 5-0

  • RECOGNITIONS & GUEST-None
  • COMMITTEE REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS
Update on Code Enforcement- CEO Al Davis
CEO Davis- the City Commission has his 3 month report and will answer any questions from the City Commission.  
The City Commission asked a few questions regarding code violations.

  • CITIZEN COMMENTS
1.  Mr. Larry Tilbury suggested staff speak with Mr. Von Frazier regarding the tax certificate sale on the Ora S. Dunlap Life Estate property.

  • AGENDA ITEMS
  • City Commission Minutes
Moved to approve the City Commission Workshop Minutes for March 27, 2013
Motion- Commissioner     Carlton        Second- Commissioner Roberts




Commissioner Carlton
Yes
Commissioner Randall
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Yes
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote- 5-0

Moved to approve the City Commission Meeting Minutes for April 2, 2013
Motion- Commissioner Carlton            Second- Commissioner Roberts

Commissioner Carlton
Yes
Commissioner Randall
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Yes
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote- 5-0

2.  Asset Management Maintenance Contract New Water Tower
City Manager Vause- The new water tower is now 3 years old.  A maintenance contract to keep the water tower meeting the requirements of Florida Law is needed.  Staff recommends approval of the Water Tank Maintenance Contract with Utility Service Co.
Mr. Tim McDaniel of Utility Service Co was present and answered a few questions from the City Commission.
Moved to approve the resolution to accept the water tank maintenance contract with Utility Service Co
Motion- Commissioner Roberts            Second- Commissioner Carlton

Commissioner Carlton
Yes
Commissioner Randall
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Yes
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote- 5-0

        3.  Great American Clean up
        City Manager Vause asked each Commissioner to organize a group of volunteers and        
        clean a certain area in the City during the clean-up day.  The event starts at 8am until
        12pm.
        Each Commissioner stated which area they would be responsible for getting clean.  

4.  Little Orange Creek Nature Park update & Priorities and Timeline
Park & Rec Director Wynkoop- Due to recent acquisition of property by FDOT adjacent to LOCNP annexation is now possible for the southern portion of the property.  This will delay the master plan process but will make the process less expensive.
Moved to adopt the resolution presented
Motion- Commissioner Randall    Second- Commissioner Carlton


Commissioner Carlton
Yes
Commissioner Randall
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Yes
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote- 5-0

  • PUBLIC HEARING
  • SECOND READING – None
  • FIRST READING- None
  • DISCUSSION- None
  • CITIZEN COMMENTS
1.  Ms. Janice Brown Stallings- Sorry to interfere with the Great American Cleanup but there will be a tree planting day at LOCNP on Saturday beginning at 9:30am.
2.  Mr. Larry Tilbury- Mowing season is coming up and hopefully citizens will keep the lawns mowed.

  • REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION
City Manager Vause gave her month City Manager’s Report on updates within the City of Hawthorne.

The City Commission agreed to have a Budget Review on May 14, 2013 @ 2pm.

City Attorney Harris- No Report

Commissioner Roberts- Last meeting for Super Seniors is May 1, 2013 at 11am.

Commissioner Carlton- Attended Senior meeting and it was very good.  Had a speaker on home safety.

Commissioner Randall- No Report

Vice Mayor Howard- No Report

Mayor Surrency- May 28 FLC meeting in Hawthorne.  Shell Elementary Spring Fling April 26, 2013 at 4:30pm.  Shell Elementary Book fair on April 30, 2013 6:30pm-7:30pm








  • ADJOURN
Moved to adjourn
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard               Second- Commissioner Roberts

Commissioner Carlton
Yes
Commissioner Randall
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Yes
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote- 5-0

These minutes are submitted for approval.

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