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City Commission Minutes 07-15-2014
                     MINUTES
  • REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING
July 15, 2014
         6:30PM

A. ~CALL TO ORDER- Mayor Surrency
1. ~Invocation- Commissioner Roberts
2. ~Pledge of Allegiance – Commissioner Carlton

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

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

C. ~RECOGNITIONS & GUESTS- None

D. ~COMMITTEE REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS
1.  Ms. Susanne Bullard, Candidate for Alachua County Judge
Ms. Bullard gave a brief background of herself, her education and work status.  Ms. Bullard asked citizens to vote on August 26, 2014.

2.  Citizen of the Month, Hawthorne Homecoming Committee
This item was removed from the agenda.

E. ~CITIZEN COMMENTS
Ms. Lauren Pelkey- the City Code does not permit back yard chickens and is asking the City Commission to revisit/change the code.

F. ~AGENDA ITEMS
1.  City Commission Minutes
A.  July 1, 2014 - City Commission Meeting
Moved to approve the minutes
Motion- Commissioner Roberts    Second- Vice Mayor Howard



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

2.  Alachua County Boundary Adjustment Act
Moved to approve the support for the Alachua County League of Cities and authorize the Mayor to sign the ACLC Resolution.
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard               Second- Commissioner Bouie

Commissioner Carlton
No
Commissioner Bouie
Yes
Commissioner Roberts
Yes
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote 4-1

3.  Electronic Submission of DR420, DR420 TIF, DR420MM-P
Moved to authorize the City Manager to transmit the DR420, DR420TIF and DR420MM-P form to the Department of Revenue and Alachua County Property Appraiser.
City Attorney Hoehn read the resolution by title only.
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard               Second- Commissioner Bouie

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

4.  Setting meeting dates for the adoption of the FY2014-15
Moved to approve the suggested meeting dates
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard               Second- Commissioner Bouie

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

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


H.  DISCUSSION
1.  Property Donation
The City Commission authorized staff to look into obtaining the property.

I.  CITIZEN COMMENTS -None ~

J. ~REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION
1. City Manager Vause- gave update on issues inside the City of Hawthorne.
2. City Attorney Hoehn- None
3. City Commission
Commissioner Roberts- None
Commissioner Carlton- Asked for update on housing projects.
City Manager Vause- Private firm from Lake City is renovating the property.
4. Mayor Surrency- July 22 Alachua County League of Cities in Archer.  August 26 Primary Election.  Plum Creek submitted revisions to Alachua County.

K. ~ADJOURN
The meeting adjourn.


These minutes are submitted for approval.


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