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City Commission Minutes 03-04-2014
MINUTES
REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING
MARCH 4, 2014
6:30PM

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

B.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Moved to approve the agenda
Motion- Commissioner Bouie                      Second- Commissioner Roberts

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

C.  RECOGNITIONS & GUESTS- None

D.  COMMITTEE REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS
1.  Citizen of the Month- NOMADS
Mr. Carl Gosnel, Coordinator of the NOMADS explained what the NOMADS and introduced the NOMADS that are helping inside the City of Hawthorne.  The City Commission and Staff thanked the NOMADS for the wonderful work they are doing inside the City.

E.  CITIZEN COMMENTS
Mr. Rob Hyatt- Candidate for Alachua County School Board District 5 introduced himself.

F.  AGENDA ITEMS
City Commission Minutes
A.  February 18, 2014- Commission Meeting
Moved to approve
Motion- Commissioner Roberts            Second- Commissioner Bouie






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

2.  Alachua County Surtax Pavement Management Program
City Manager Vause introduced the item.
Moved to instruct staff to prepare an update prioritized pavement management list to be voted on at the next City Commission Meeting.
Motion- Commissioner Roberts            Second- Commissioner Bouie

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

3.  Water, Sewer and Garbage Rates
City Manager Vause introduced the item
Moved to tabled so all City Commission can be present
Motion- Commissioner Roberts            Second- Commissioner Bouie

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

**Mayor Surrency arrived at this time.

4.  Water, Sewer and Garbage Ordinance
City Manager Vause introduced the item
The City Commission agreed to table the item until all City Commissioners are present.

5.  April 1, 2014 City Commission Meeting
Moved to approve the City Manager recommendation to cancel the April 1, 2014 meeting due to Legislation Days on April 1 and April 2 in Tallahassee.
Motion- Commissioner Roberts            Second- Vice Mayor Howard

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

G.  PUBLIC HEARING
1. SECOND READING- None
2.  FIRST READING- None

H.  DISCUSSION
1.  CRA Meeting Date
City Commission agreed the next CRA Meeting will be on March 18, 2014 at 5:30PM

I.  CITIZEN COMMENTS- None

J.  REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION
City Manager Vause gave an update Altitude Communication, Fire Station, Special dates coming up, the Park and Recreation Advisory Board, LOCNP, William Bartram Heritage Day, Park and Recreation Director, FRDAP Grant, American Legion, Joint Meeting with ACBOCC and Staff.

City Attorney Hoehn- None

Commissioner Roberts- Summarized things done by the NCFRPC.  LOCNP had a great turn out.  Attended a program for former City Commissioner Eddie Martin.  Ms. Jennifer Tozzo giving a presentation to the seniors tomorrow about hearing loss at City Hall at 11:00AM.

Commissioner Bouie- Enjoyed the event at LOCNP.  Took her grand boys and they really enjoyed themselves.

Vice Mayor Howard- Also enjoyed the event at LOCNP.

Mayor Surrency- Thanks to all the volunteers that made the event at LOCNP a success.  This Thursday is a hearing with FLC to stop the payments on the line locates on HWY 20.  March 25 in Waldo the League of Cities will meet at 7:00PM.  Headed to National League of Cities in Washington DC.

K.  ADJOURN
Meeting adjourned at 7:25PM.


These minutes are submitted for approval.


                                                                                                        
LaKesha H. McGruder, CMC                                        Matthew Surrency
City Clerk                                                      Mayor