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City Commission Minutes 12/07/04


CITY COMMISSION MEETING  - DECEMBER 7, 2004

Mayor Clarence E. Anthony called a Regular Commission Meeting of the City of South Bay, Florida to order Tuesday, December 7, 2004.


PRESENT                                                                                        ABSENT

Mayor Clarence E. Anthony
Vice Mayor Esther E. Berry
Commissioner Joe Kyles
Commissioner John Wilson
Commissioner Shirley Walker  - Turner


STAFF

Bobby “ Tony’’ Smith, City Manager
Virginia K. Walker, City Clerk
Glenda Taylor, Assistant to City Clerk
Annette Parchment, Assistant to City Manager
Allen Davis, Public Utilities Director
Michael Morris, Interim Chief of Police
Theodore Green, Public Works Director


AGENDA APPROVAL

Mayor Anthony stated that Virginia Walker had placed on the Agenda appointment of a Civil Service Board Member; Mayor Anthony asked if there were any nominations at this time. City Clerk, Virginia Walker notified the Commission of a vacancy on the Civil Service Board and informed them that the item would be placed on the next Agenda. Mayor Anthony asked if anyone had a name to present at the current time.

AGENDA APPROVAL
Mayor Anthony asked if there was a motion to approve the Regular Agenda , City Manager, Tony Smith asked that the following items be placed under  OLD BUSINESS :
                                                                                                      
B2 – Notification of Permit Fees due for drinking water

B3 - Recommendation for City to enter into an agreement with the Sports Institute for Community Olympic Programs to include Table Tennis and Wrestling.

B4 – An application to the State Revolving Plan.

Mayor Anthony called for a motion to approve the Agenda as amended.

Moved by Commissioner Kyles, seconded by Commissioner Turner. The vote was Commissioner Kyles, yes, Mayor Anthony, yes, Vice- Mayor Berry, yes, Commissioner Walker - Turner, yes.

CONSENT AGENDA

Mayor Anthony called for approval of the Consent Agenda including the Minutes of November 9th, 2004 as well as new Turbid Meters for the water plant. Moved by Vice- Mayor Berry to approve the minutes, and seconded by Commissioner Kyles, Commissioner Wilson wanted more discussion on the meters. The vote to approve the minutes was Vice Mayor Berry, yes, Mayor Anthony, yes, Commissioner Wilson, yes, Commissioner Walker- Turner, yes, Commissioner Kyles, yes.

Commissioner Wilson asked if any other company had been asked for a quote on the Turbid Meters for the water plant. Allen Davis, Public Utilities Director stated that yes he had asked for other quotes and they were much higher. The price of the Turbid Meters is $6,943.00.

Commissioner Walker- Turner asked what about the policy of going over a certain amount do you have to go out for bid if the price is over a certain amount of dollars? Allen Davis stated that if the amount is over $1,000.00, Commissioner Walker-Turner asked do you then need three bids? City Manager Tony Smith said that you have to bring the request to the Commission for approval. Commissioner Walker- Turner wants to see back-up on the meters even if they approve the recommendation to purchase the meters. Mayor Anthony asked for a motion to approve, Moved by Commissioner Kyles, seconded by Commissioner Turner. The vote was Commissioner Walker- Turner, yes, Vice Mayor Berry, yes, Commissioner Wilson, yes, Commissioner Kyles, yes, Mayor Anthony, yes.

OLD BUSINESS
City Manager, Tony Smith asked that we speak on the DEEP WELL INJECTION. Mr. Smith asked that the City of South Bay pay Belle Glade for the invoices that we owe to Belle Glade and proceed with the inter connection.

Mr. Smith stated that we owe the City of Belle Glade $61,611.86 and will pay them $20,000.00 and the balance will be paid in installments.

Houston Tate, City Manager of Belle Glade attended the Commission Meeting and said that the City of South Bay should pay 30% and the City of Belle Glade should pay 70% of the DEEP WELL INJECTION but Mr. Smith said the agreement would probably be null and void, as we will probably enter into a new agreement to provide Rural Water Treatment, this agreement will come up in January.

Mayor Anthony asked for a motion to approve the DEEP WELL INJECTION,  a  motion was made to approve by Commissioner Walker-Turner, seconded by Commissioner Kyles. The vote was Commissioner Wilson, yes, Commissioner Kyles, yes, Commissioner Walker-Turner, yes, Vice- Mayor Berry, yes, Mayor Anthony, yes.

Mutual Fire Aid Invoices

Over the past five years the City of Belle Glade has provided the City of South Bay supplementary assistance in fighting fires. According to the City of Belle Glade, the City of South Bay has accumulated indebtedness for this service, through November 30, 2004, in the amount of $5,250.00. The City of Belle Glade has requested that the City of South Bay acknowledge the $5,250.00 in arrears for fire services and grant payment to the City of Belle Glade for this amount.

Mayor Anthony asked why we were being charged for these services if it was an Interlocal Agreement. Houston Tate, City Manager of Belle Glade said that it was an agreement but it is only a verbal agreement, there is not a written agreement but Mr. Tate said that he will set up a meeting with Mayor Anthony and Tony Smith to go over all of the invoices that we owe to them.

Mayor Anthony called for a motion to approve the Mutual Fire Aid Invoices. A motion was made by Commissioner Wilson to table the Fire Aid Invoices, seconded by Commissioner Walker-Turner, Mayor Anthony, yes, Commissioner Kyles, yes, Vice –Mayor Berry, yes, Commissioner Wilson, yes.

A request to authorize payment to the Palm Beach County Health Department in the amount of $1,750.00 for water permitting. The motion to approve was made by Commissioner Walker-Turner, seconded by Commissioner Kyles, The vote was Commissioner Walker-Turner, yes, Commissioner Kyles, yes, Vice Mayor Berry, yes, Commissioner Wilson, yes, Mayor Anthony, Yes.

A request to approve the Sports Institute for Community Olympic Program in the amount of $3,500.00. Commissioner Shirley Walker – Turner asked if we would reap benefits beyond the $3,500.00. Mr. Smith stated no, that the cost will be the $3,500.00 but Mayor Anthony stated that we are getting the ability to access the cultures of training with professional trainers. Commissioner Walker-Turner asked if we would be taking something out of Parks and Recreation budget to replace having to pay this amount and Mr. Smith stated no but he was expecting Commissioner Masilotti to help with the funds.

Vice Mayor Berry stated that the intent is well taken but we need to have trained staff and Mr. Smith assured everyone that we would have professional staff.   Mayor Anthony asked for a motion to approve. Moved by Vice –Mayor Berry, seconded by Commissioner Walker –Turner. The vote was Commissioner Walker – Turner, yes, Vice Mayor Berry, yes, Commissioner Kyles, yes, Commissioner Wilson, yes, Mayor Anthony, yes.


RESOLUTIONS

Resolution  8-2005 – A Resolution authorizing the establishment and implementation of a Performance Evaluation Appraisal Policy and Procedure for the City of South Bay employees.  Mayor Anthony asked for a motion to approve. Vice Mayor Berry asked for a workshop to be held on this and bring back at a later date, seconded by Commissioner Shirley Walker- Turner. The vote was Commissioner Shirley Walker-Turner, yes,  Commissioner Kyles, Yes, Mayor Anthony, yes, Commissioner Wilson, Vice Mayor Berry, yes  to table this resolution.

Resolution 9-2005 – A Resolution authorizing the issuance of a Special Exception to the Zoning of a property described as lots 28 through 31 and 32 through 34 inclusive, block “ A” Byrd’s Addition to South Bay # 1. -  Mayor Anthony called asked for a motion to approve.  A motion was made to approve by Commissioner Walker- Turner, seconded by Commissioner Kyles, The vote was Vice – Mayor Berry, yes, Commissioner Kyles, yes, Commissioner Wilson, yes, Mayor Anthony, yes, Commissioner Walker-Turner, yes.

RESOLUTION 10-2005 – A Resolution relating to the State Revolving Loan Program; making findings; Authorizing the Loan Applications; Authorizing the Loan Agreement; Establishing Pledged Revenues; Designating Authorized Representatives; Providing Assurance; Providing for Conflicts; Severability; and Effective Date.  Mayor Anthony asked for a motion to approve. Moved by Vice Mayor Berry, seconded by Commissioner Walker-Turner. The vote was Commissioner Walker-Turner, yes, Vice Mayor Berry, yes, Commissioner Kyles, yes, Commissioner Wilson, yes, Mayor Anthony, yes.

CITY COMMISSION REPORT

December 10, 2004 – Tri City Barbeque at the Belle Glade Marina.

December 11, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Ribbon Cutting for the South Bay Headstart.  Commissioner Walker – Turner wanted to give Commissioner Masilotti a gift to thank him for all he has done for the city.

Workshop for Performance Evaluation Appraisal at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

December 14, 2004 – Christmas Tree Lightning for the City at 6:30 p.m.

December 17, 2004 Mayor Anthony will hold his Annual Christmas Party at 7:00 p.m. at his home.

December 18, 2004 – 11:00 – 2:00 – Commissioner Walker – Turner and Lucernia Bullard will hold a Christmas Program at Tanner Park.

December 22, 2004 – City Christmas Dinner at City Hall.

December 22, 2004 Toy Give Away by the Police Department.

There will be a Unity Breakfast in January at City Hall.

John Wilson stated that Tanner Park  has been renovated and the inspector has inspected the building.

Oratorical Contest to be held January 9, 2004. The Judges will be Lynn Butts, Michael Morris, Commissioner Walker –Turner, Johnetta Burton.

Meeting Adjouned.