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City Commission Meeting 04-18-2017
MINUTES
REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING
April 18th, 2017
6:30 p.m.

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

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

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
Mayor Surrency stated he did a Proclamation to the family of Mr. Charles Hawkins Sr. that passed away on behalf of the City Commission.  Mr. Hawkins was a great asset to the Hawthorne Community and the local High School.

E. ~CITIZEN COMMENTS- None

F. ~ROUTINE ITEMS
1. CITY COMMISSION MINUTES-
Regular Commission Meeting April 4th, 2017
Special Commission Meeting April 7th, 2017
Moved to approve the minutes
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. ACBOCC Wild Spaces joint Grant
All City Commissioners agreed to instruct staff to start working on deliverables and report back to the City Commission.

3. Gator Tower- Contract renew
Mr. Tim Newton of Gator Tower was present to answer questions.
Moved to table this item until the May 2, 2017 City Commission meeting.
Motion- Commissioner Roberts-Cheatham   Second- Commissioner Bouie

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

4. Architectural services New City Hall
City Attorney Hoehn read the Resolution by title only.
Moved to authorize the City Manager to receive bids for Professional Architectural Services for the remodeling of the bank building.
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

5. Florida League of Cities Advertisement
City Attorney Hoehn read the Resolution by title only.
Moved to authorize the City Manager to place the advertisement in the Quality Cities Magazine for the annual conference.
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. Bathrooms Lindsey Phillips Park
City Attorney Hoehn read the Resolution by title only.
City Commission and Staff had a brief discussion.
Moved to approve the resolution to close the restrooms at Lindsey Phillips Park and rent portables with hand washing facilities from Dampier Septic Tank & Portable Toilets for $250/month until the renovations are complete.
Motion- Commissioner Floyd              Second- Commissioner Roberts-Cheatham

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

7. Credit line Downtown Water line project Phase II
City Attorney Hoehn read the Resolution by title only.
Moved to approve the Resolution pledging the City’s water revenue for the duration of the water line replacement project.
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

8. Charter Review
The City Commission agreed to bring their names back at the May 2, 2017 City Commission Meeting.

G. ~~~~PUBLIC HEARING- none

H.   ~CITIZEN COMMENTS
Mrs. Lillian Hutchinson- recently retired from the City of Gainesville and is running for candidate for District 20 in 2018.

J. ~REPORTS/ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION
1. City Manager Vause gave her City Manager’s report.
2. City Attorney Hoehn- No report
3. City Commission
Commissioner Roberts-Cheatham- Super Seniors BarBQ is coming up and is asking the City Commission to donate drinks.  Congratulations to City Clerk McGruder for continuing her Code Classes and passing level 2.
Commissioner Floyd- No report
Commissioner Bouie- No report
Vice Mayor Howard- No report
4. Mayor Surrency- April 29, 2017 another clean up at Lindsey Phillips Park.  Hawthorne Homecoming opening ceremony June 29.  Keep former City Commissioner Harry Carter in your prayers.

K. ~ADJOURN @ 7:40PM
These minutes are submitted for approval.


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