WATCH LIVE: Palm Bay City Council Holds Meeting Thursday Night After Councilman Jeff Bailey Resignation

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meeting begins at 7 p.m.

ABOVE VIDEO: Palm Bay City Council Held A Meeting July 15 After Councilman Jeff Bailey announced his resignation in June.

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Palm Bay City Council will conduct a regular meeting on Thursday, August 5, and will consider a proposal to supersede the city ordinance that requires “vacancies shall be filled via a Special Election to be held between 90 and 180 days following the date of the vacancy occurring.”

Palm Bay Councilman Jeff Bailey announced his resignation on June 30, and whoever is elected, or appointed, will serve the remainder of Bailey’s Seat 5 term. The August 5 meeting will be Bailey’s last as a Palm Bay Councilman.

Councilman Bailey made a motion at the July 15 meeting to amend the timing of the special election that will occur within 75 days of his resignation as opposed to 90 days.

You can watch the meeting live on Space Coast Daily TV starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

If you would like to attend the meeting, the Palm Bay Council Chambers are located at 120 Malabar Road SE.

City of Palm Bay released the following statement.

“In anticipation of a high level of engagement, additional accommodations will be made to enable maximum capacity seating inside Chambers. There will also be overflow viewing areas available in Dawn Reid Memorial Community Room on the first floor of the City Hall Annex building and on the lawn adjacent to Council Chambers. With local COVID-19 positivity rates rising, the City of Palm Bay urges attendees to observe safety measures and consider wearing a protective face mask. For the safety of all, hand sanitizer and face masks will be available at kiosks located in Chambers and the City Hall lobby.”

CALL TO ORDER:
INVOCATION:
1. Bill Battin – resident, Palm Bay.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
ROLL CALL:
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. One (1) vacancy on the Business Improvement District Board (represents ‘at-large’ member who owns a commercial property or operates a business within the District).++
2. Two (2) vacancies on the Community Development Advisory Board (represents ‘residential home builder’, ‘actively engaged in home building’, ’employer within the City’, ‘for-profit provider’ or ‘not-for-profit provider’ positions).++
3. Two (2) vacancies on the Youth Advisory Board (represents ‘at-large’ student member positions).++
AGENDA REVISIONS:
CONSENT AGENDA:
There will be no separate discussion on those items listed under Consent Agenda.  They will be enacted by the City Council on one motion.  If discussion is desired by the City Council, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda by Council and will be considered in the order that it appears on the agenda.
1. Adoption of Minutes: Regular Council Meeting 2021-17; July 1, 2021.
2. Adoption of Minutes: Regular Council Meeting 2021-18; July 15, 2021.
3. Award of Bid: Fiscal Year 2021 pavement rejuvenation – IFB 55-0-2021 – Public Works Department (Pavement Technologies, Inc. – $964,979).
4. Contract: Master agreement and hourly rate schedule, architect and engineering design services, Building E, City Hall Complex – RFQ 34-0-2021 – Utilities, Building, and Parks and Facilities Departments (Silling Architects); and approval of Task Order 01-2021 against the Master Agreement ($543,750).
5. Miscellaneous: Seepex cake pump, North Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant belt filter press (emergency purchase) – Utilities Department (Hudson Pump and Equipment – $103,950); and appropriation of funds on next scheduled budget amendment ($120,000).
6. Resolution 2021-38, conveying City and CRA-owned surplus real estate located at 4220 Dixie Highway NE, 2932 and 2920 Pospisil Avenue NE to buyer Space Coast Marinas, LLC.
7. Consideration of a Florida Power and Light non-exclusive easement for above and below ground utility facilities, located at the southwest corner of Lot 21, Block 657, Port Malabar Unit 13.
8. Consideration of a School Resource Officer Agreement with Odyssey Charter School for the 2021/2022 school year.
9. Consideration of a School Resource Officer Agreement with Pineapple Cove Classical Academy for the 2021/2022 school year.
10. Consideration of a purchase offer for City-owned surplus real estate located at 194 Holiday Park Boulevard NE from buyer Zoltan Szabo ($18,553).
11. Consideration of a purchase offer for City-owned surplus real estate located at 1042 Moonlight Court NE from buyer Teresa A. Linton ($22,250).
12. Consideration of a purchase offer for City-owned surplus real estate located at 2050 Agora Circle SE from buyer EJ & JT Associates Inc. ($46,000).
13. Consideration of a purchase offer for City-owned surplus real estate located at 1942 Agora Circle SE from buyer Central Florida Investment Fund, LLC ($45,000).
14. Consideration of a purchase offer for City-owned surplus real estate located at 1956 Agora Circle SE from buyer Central Florida Investment Fund, LLC ($45,000).
15. Consideration of aerial firefighting support Memorandum of Understanding with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
16. Consideration of submitting a grant application to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Resilient Florida Grant Program, in collaboration with the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council.
17. Consideration of the Fiscal Year 2020 reimbursement to City’s General Fund ($616,004) and Brevard County ($289,085) for unexpended funds from the Bayfront Community Redevelopment Agency.
18. Consideration of an increase in the annual salary for the Information Technology Director.
19. Consideration of appropriation of funds from the Undesignated Fund Balance for the replacement of Shelter number 3 at Castaways Point Park ($29,069).
20. Consideration of travel and training for specified city employees (Building Department).
21. Consideration of travel and training for specified City employees (Police Department).
22. Acknowledgement of Budget Monitoring Report for Fiscal Year 2021 Quarter 3 (unaudited).
PROCLAMATION:
1. Florida Water Professionals Month – August 2021.
PUBLIC COMMENTS/RESPONSES:
Public comments will be heard by the City Council on non-agenda issues. Speakers must complete ‘Public Comment Cards’ (orange) and are limited to three (3) minutes each.
PUBLIC HEARINGS:
1. Ordinance 2021-49, amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 61, Suspension and/or Removal of City Boardmember, by including provisions for attendance by boardmembers, final reading.
2. Ordinance 2021-50, amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 50, Elections, by updating provisions contained therein, final reading.
3. Ordinance 2021-45, amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 185, Zoning Code, Subchapter ‘District Regulations’ by modifying provisions of the BMU – Bayfront Mixed Use District (Case T-8-2021, City of Palm Bay), first reading.
4. Request to amend the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 174, Floodplain and Stormwater Management, Subchapter ‘Part 2: Drainage Plan’, by modifying the provisions for finished floor elevation (T-23-2021). (Rescheduled to 08/04/21 P&Z and 08/19/21 RCM)
5. Request by the City of Palm Bay to amend the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 185, Zoning Code, Subchapter ‘District Regulations’, by modifying provisions within GC (General Commercial District) zoning to allow for indoor recreation (T-28-2021). (Rescheduled to 08/04/21 P&Z and 08/19/21 RCM)
6. Request by James and Nola Musgrove for a variance to grant a proposed detached metal garage relief from the requirement that no accessory structure shall exceed the size of the principal structure’s living area, and to increase the maximum allowable size of the metal structure from 300 square feet to 1,200 square feet in an RS-2, Single-Family Residential District, as established by Section 185.118(C) and (G) of the Palm Bay Code of Ordinances (0.46 acres) (V-25-2021). (Rescheduled to 08/04/21 P&Z and 08/19/21 RCM)
7. Request by Thomas and Michelle Capritta for a variance to allow a proposed garage addition and concrete slab to encroach six (6) feet into the 25-foot front yard setback, as established by Section 185.033(F)(7)(a) of the Palm Bay Code of Ordinances (0.41 acres) (V-27-2021). (Rescheduled to 08/04/21 P&Z and 08/19/21 RCM)
8. Request by Christian Development Center for a conditional use to amend an existing ordinance in order to allow a proposed private school to operate from church facilities in RR (Rural Residential District) zoning, on property located west of and adjacent to Nail Street, in the vicinity north of Emerson Drive (3.00 acres) (CU-26-2021). (Rescheduled to 08/04/21 P&Z and 08/19/21 RCM)
9. Request by Lennar Homes, LLC, to amend the City’s Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map to change the designated use of property located at the northeast corner of Pace Drive and St. Johns Heritage Parkway, from Recreation and Open Space Use to Single Family Residential Use (96.66 acres) (Case CP-9-2021). (Rescheduled to P&Z and RCM – TBD)
10. Request by Lennar Homes, LLC, for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Preliminary Development Plan to allow for a development with a mixture of townhomes and single-family lots to be known as ‘Medley at Everlands’, which property is located at the northeast corner of Pace Drive and St. Johns Heritage Parkway (96.66 acres) (Case PD-21-2021). (Rescheduled to P&Z and RCM – TBD)
11. Request by Florida Power and Light to amend the City’s Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map to change the designated use of property located in the vicinity east of Babcock Street and north of the Indian River County line, from Agricultural (Brevard County) to Utilities Use (3,266.49 acres) (Case CP-10-2021). (Rescheduled to P&Z and RCM – TBD)
12. Request by Florida Power and Light to rezone property located in the vicinity east of Babcock Street and north of the Indian River County line, from General Use (Brevard County) to GU (General Use Holding District) (3,266.49 acres) (Case CPZ-10-2021). (Rescheduled to P&Z and RCM – TBD)
13. Request by NSD Palm Bay IV, LLC, to amend the City’s Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map to change the designated use of property located at the northwest corner of Robert J. Conlan Boulevard and Commerce Park Drive, from Industrial Use to Bayfront Mixed Use (7.11 acres) (Case CP-11-2021). (Rescheduled to P&Z and RCM – TBD)
14. Request by NSD Palm Bay IV, LLC, to rezone property located at the northwest corner of Robert J. Conlan Boulevard and Commerce Park Drive, from LI (Light Industrial and Warehousing District) to BMU (Bayfront Mixed Use District) (7.11 acres) (Case CPZ-11-2021). (Rescheduled to P&Z and RCM – TBD)
UNFINISHED AND OLD BUSINESS:
1. Appointment of one (1) student member to the Youth Advisory Board.
COUNCIL REPORTS:
NEW BUSINESS:
1. Consideration of a Master Development Agreement for Emerald Lakes with Emerald Investment Holdings, LLC.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGAL REPORTS:
PUBLIC COMMENTS/RESPONSES: Speakers are limited to 3 minutes.
ADJOURNMENT: