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City Commission Meeting 03-07-2017
MINUTES
REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING
March 7, 2017
6:30 PM

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

B. ~APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Moved to approve the agenda
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- None

D. ~COMMITTEE REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS
1.  Presentation- Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Mr. Matt Mitchell, Assistant Director of Florida Park Services presented a $250K check to the City of Hawthorne to help with improvements for accessibility to walkways and playground equipment.  $125K will towards Lindsey Phillips Park and $125K will go toward Hawthorne Athletic Park.

E. ~CITIZEN COMMENTS
Ms. Dorcia Storey and Ms. Elizabeth Kays spoke on the speeding problem on SE 219th Terrace and asked city staff to put a no speeding children at play sign.
Ms. Cindy Tyrrell asked about the cemetery lots and the future upkeep of the cemetery.
Ms. Marian Rucker stated the Thursday yard waste is not being picked up on the scheduled days.

F. ~ROUTINE ITEMS
1.  Commission Meeting Minutes
A.  February 21, 2017- Budget Review Workshop
B.  February 21, 2017- Regular Commission Meeting
Moved to approve both sets of minutes from February 21, 2017.
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard               Second- Commissioner Bouie

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

2.  Resolution- Interlocal Agreement University of Florida
Dr. Jerry Murphy and Dr. Christopher Silver spoke briefly about the Florida Resilient Communities Initiative Program (FRCI) and explained how the City of Hawthorne could benefit from it.
City Attorney Hoehn read the Resolution by title only.
Moved to approve the Mayor and City Manager to execute the Interlocal Agreement with the University of Florida FRCI program
Motion- Commissioner Floyd              Second- Commissioner Roberts-Cheatham

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

3.  Resolution- Lindsey Phillips Park Survey
City Attorney Hoehn read the Resolution by title only.
Moved to direct staff to seek the lowest and or best qualified bid for surveying for Lindsey Phillips Park.
Motion- Commissioner Roberts-Cheatham           Second- Commissioner Floyd

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

4.  Resolution- Lindsey Phillips Park Bathrooms
Moved to table until the next meeting.
Motion- Commissioner Roberts-Cheatham           Second- Commissioner Floyd

Commissioner Bouie
Yes
Commissioner Floyd
Yes
Commissioner Roberts-Cheatham
Yes
Vice Mayor Howard
Yes
Mayor Surrency
Yes
Vote 5-0
5.  Resolution- Hawthorne Museum Gutters
City Attorney Hoehn read the Resolution by title only.
Moved to authorize the City Manager to accept the lowest and most qualified bidder for gutter work.
Motion- Commissioner Floyd                      Second- Commissioner Bouie

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

6.  Charter Review Committee
The City Commission agreed to bring back a name of the person they want to nominate to serve of the Charter Review Committee at the next meeting.

7.  Resolution- Ameris Bank Building
City Attorney Hoehn read the Resolution by title only.
Moved to authorize the Mayor to execute the Purchase and Sale Agreement with Ameris Bank for $285K.
Motion- Vice Mayor Howard                       Second- Commissioner Bouie
Discussion- the City Commission along with a few citizens had a brief discussion about the new location of City Hall.

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- None
FIRST READING- None

H.  DISCUSSION ITEMS- None

I.  CITIZEN COMMENTS –None ~

J. ~REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION
1. City Manager Vause gave her City Manager’s report
2. City Attorney Hoehn- No report
3. City Commission
A.  Commissioner Roberts-Cheatham- N/A
B.  Commissioner Floyd- N/A
C.  Commissioner Bouie- N/A
D.  Vice Mayor Howard- N/A
4. Mayor Surrency- Miranda 5K run is this Saturday.  It’s a fund raiser to help raise money for this young lady that was involved in a car accident and is now paralyzed.  HYS softball and baseball is kicking off.  Legislative session started today and will go for 60 days.

K. ~ADJOURN @ 7:55PM


These minutes are submitted for approval.


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