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City of Alachua

1905-2005
Celebrating Our Second Century

REGULAR CITY COMMISSION MEETING
Agenda
September 28, 2009

Mayor Bonnie Burgess                                                                          Interim City Manager Traci Cain
Vice-Mayor Gib Coerper                                                                      City Attorney Marian Rush
Commissioner Orien Hills
Commissioner Jean Calderwood
Commissioner Gary Hardacre

The City Commission will conduct a Regular City Commission Meeting
At 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Day & DateMonday, September 28, 2009

Meeting Location:  Municipal Complex, City Hall
15100 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua, Florida

Notice given pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes.  In order to appeal any decision made at this meeting, you will need a verbatim record of the proceedings.  It will be your responsibility to ensure such a record is made.

City Commission Meeting

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

I. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (Please limit to 15 minutes)

A. Military Memorial Brick Program
B. White Cane Safety Month
C. Explorer Post #537 Update

II. COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS ON SUBJECT OF CHOICE(Please Limit to 3 Minutes.  Any citizen who is unable to speak at this time will have an opportunity to speak at the end of the meeting)

III. COMMITTEE REPORTS/COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS/CITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

None Scheduled

IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ORDINANCES (Presentations, other than the applicant, please limit to 3 Minutes)

A.        Public Hearing for the Adoption of Resolution 09 28 Relating to Fiscal Policies, Resolution 09 29 Relating to the Levy of General City Purpose Ad Valorem Taxes for the 2009 Tax Year, and Resolution 09 30 Relating to its Budget for the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year


B.                 Second Reading of Ordinance 09-16 of the City Commission of the City of Alachua, Florida, an Ordinance of the City of Alachua, Florida; Relating to Electric Service Utility Rates; Amending Chapter 26, Article IV of the Code of Ordinances; as Amended by Ordinance No. O-83-5, Ordinance No. O-83-10, Ordinance No. O-84-21, Ordinance No. O-85-23, Ordinance No. O-86-04, Ordinance No. O-87-12, Ordinance No. O-88-19, Ordinance No. O-89-18, Ordinance O-90-22, Ordinance No. O-92-22, Ordinance No. O-94-06, Ordinance No. O-94-11, Ordinance No. O-94-16, Ordinance No. O-98-09, Ordinance No. O-98-16, Ordinance No. O-99-14, and Ordinance No. O-04-08; Amending the Definitions to Include New Definitions for Demand Service and General Service Large Demand Service and Amending the Definition for General


Service Demand; Amending the Residential Electric Service to Increase the Base Rate; Amending the General Service Demand to Increase the Base Rate
and Adding a New Subsection for General Service Large Demand Base Rates; Amending the General Service Nondemand Service to Increase the Base
Rate; Repealing All Portions of Ordinances in Conflict; Providing for Severability; and Providing an Effective Date.


i.              second READING, ORDINANCE 09-16; CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF THE ABOVE STATED ORDINANCE
ii.            PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF THE ABOVE-REFERENCED ORDINANCE


C.                 Second and Final reading of Ordinance 09-25 of the City of Alachua, Florida; amending the City’s Personnel Rules and Regulations last amended by Ordinance 06-33, by herewith making changes to all chapters in the form of editing changes such as a modification of terminology from masculine to gender neutral, change to Chapter III – Recruitment, Selection and Employment, Chapter IV – Classification Plan, Chapter V – Compensation Plan, Chapter VI – Leave, Chapter VII – Other Personnel and Related Subjects, Chapter VIII – Separations and Disciplinary Actions, Chapter IX – Grievance Policy, Chapter X – Harassment, Chapter XI – Drug Free Workplace Policy; Repealing  Ordinance 06-33 and all other Ordinances in conflict herewith, providing severability, providing an effective date and adding Chapter XII – Motor Vehicle Use, Chapter XIII – Safety Program, Chapter XIV – Violence in the Workplace, Chapter XV – Domestic or Sexual Violence, Chapter XVI – Guns, Weapons and Dangerous Materials, Chapter XVII – Computer, Email, Internet and Photocopier use, Chapter XVIII – Public Employee Oath; Changing “Rules and Regulations” to “Policies and Procedures.”


i.              second READING, ORDINANCE 09-25; CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF THE ABOVE STATED ORDINANCE
ii.            PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF THE ABOVE-REFERENCED ORDINANCE


D.                Second and Final Reading and Second and Final Public Hearing of Ordinance 09 29: A request by Causseaux, Hewett and Walpole, Inc., to amend Sections 3.1.1, 3.4.2, 4.1.1, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.4.2, 5.1.2, 6.6.2, 6.8.2, 6.8.3, 7.2.5 and 10.2, and tables 3.1-1, 4.1-1, 4.3-1, 4.4-1, 5.1-2, and 7.2-1 of the City of Alachua Land Development Regulations related to the creation of a new zoning district category of Residential Single Family-4 (RSF-4).  The amendment as proposed by the applicant would result in a new zoning district category permitting a density of four (4) dwelling units per acre (this is a legislative hearing).


i.              second READING, ORDINANCE 09-29; CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF THE ABOVE STATED ORDINANCE




ii.            PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF THE ABOVE-REFERENCED ORDINANCE


E.                 Second Reading and Second Public Hearing of Ordinance 09 30: An Ordinance of the City of Alachua, Florida, amending sections 2.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.2, 2.4.4,
2.4.9 and Tables 2.1-1 and 2.2-1 of the City of Alachua’s Land Development Regulations to designate the City Commission as the final decision-making body for site plan applications and special exception permit applications which consist of a building greater than or equal to 80,000 square feet in area.  (This is a Legislative Hearing).


i.              second READING, ORDINANCE 09-30; CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF THE ABOVE STATED ORDINANCE
ii.            PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF THE ABOVE-REFERENCED ORDINANCE

 

V. AGENDA ITEMS

None Scheduled

VI. COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS ON SUBJECT OF CHOICE
(Please Limit to 3 Minutes.  Any citizen who did not speak during the Citizen Comments period at the beginning of the meeting may do so at this time.)

VII. COMMENTS FROM CITY MANAGER

VIII.    COMMISSION COMMENTS/DISCUSSION

ADJOURN

CONSENT AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

A. Bad Debt to be Written Off in FY 08-09
B. Annual Report for Wal-Mart Regional Warehouse Distribution Center (WMRDC) Economic Development Project
C. Minutes: Regular City Commission Meeting September 14, 2009

AGENDA DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE LIBRARY AND CITY HALL.
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COPIES OF THE AGENDA AND BACKUP MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ENTRANCE TO COMMISSION CHAMBERS.