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City Commission Minutes 11-03-2015
MINUTES
REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING
Hawthorne High School Auditorium
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
6:30 PM

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

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

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

C. ~RECOGNITIONS & GUESTS
Mayor Surrency recognized Alachua County Commissioner Cornell and thanked him for coming out.

D. ~COMMITTEE REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS
1.  Presentation- Pastor Kevin Thorp, Candidate for Alachua County Commissioner
Pastor Thorp announced he is running for Alachua County Commissioner District 1 seat against Commissioner Byerly.  He also congratulated the City of Hawthorne for the great things going on inside the city.

E. ~CITIZEN COMMENTS - None

F. ~ROUTINE ITEMS
1.  City Commission Minutes
A. Regular Commission Meeting October 20, 2015
Moved to approve the October 20, 2015 Commission Meeting Minutes
Motion- Commissioner Roberts    Second- Commissioner Floyd




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

G.  PUBLIC HEARING
SECOND READING
A.  Ordinance- FY2014-2015 Budget Amendment Ordinance
Moved to adopt the Ordinance on 2nd reading approving the Budget Amendments for FY 2014-2015
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard               Second- Commissioner Floyd

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

FIRST READING
A.  Ordinance- A 15-1 Envision Alachua Annexation
1.  City of Hawthorne Staff Report
Mr. Chris Dougherty of Littlejohn an S&ME Company presented the staff report and explained the findings that the annexation is deemed consistent with the Boundary Adjustment Act as amended.  He also stated in accordance with the Boundary Adjustment Act, this annexation is deemed to be reasonably compact as it does not create enclaves, pockets or finger areas in a serpentine pattern. (Power point presentation on file)

2.  Mr. Kenneth S. Zeichner, Alachua County Department of Growth Management gave an overview on what Alachua County believe to be the problem with annexing this property into the City of Hawthorne.  (Power point presentation on file)

3.  Plum Creek Staff presentation
Mr. Tim Jackson gave a brief history and explained why this is a great step for the City of Hawthorne to take and how the Hawthorne Community will benefit from annexing this property and expanding its boundaries.  (Power point presentation on file)

Mr. David Coffee, Plum Creek Legal Consultant gave an overview on the Boundary Adjustment Act.  He reviewed the county comments on the USR for the proposed Annexation and the County comments are relevant to those for an Involuntary Annexation and this is a Voluntary Annexation.  (Power point presentation on file)

The following people gave comments on the annexation.
Ms. Judy Etzler
Mr. James Dick
Mr. Ken Krug
Ms. Diana Vogel
Mr. Matt Lussier

The City Commission gave brief comments regarding the annexation as well.  
Mayor Surrency reassured the citizens and property owners that the City of Hawthorne will not force anyone to tie into the city’s water and sewer system.  Mayor Surrency also stated how everyone, even Alachua County will benefit from the annexation of this property.

Moved to adopt the Ordinance on First Reading by title only.
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard               Second- Commissioner Bouie
City Attorney Hoehn read the Ordinance by title only.

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

H.  DISCUSSION ITEMS- None

I.  CITIZEN COMMENTS- None
 
J. ~REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION
1. City Manager Vause- No Report
2. City Attorney Hoehn- No Report
3. City Commission
Commissioner Roberts- No Report
Commissioner Floyd- No Report
Commissioner Bouie- No Report
Vice Mayor Howard- Thank you to everyone that came out tonight and spoke.
4. Mayor Surrency- Thank you to the Hawthorne Chamber for putting on the Halloween festival.  It was a great success.

K. ~ADJOURN @ 8:35PM


These minutes are submitted for approval.


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