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City Commission Minutes 08/03/04
Commission Meeting August 3, 2004

The City of South Bay held a City Commission meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at 7:00 pm at City Hall Commission Chambers. The pledge of allegiance was lead by Mayor Anthony.

Attendance was recorded as follows:
  
Members of staff present:                                       Absent:

Mayor Clarence Anthony
Vice-Mayor Esther E. Berry
Commissioner Joe Kyles
Commissioner Shirley Walker-Turner
Commissioner John Wilson
Bobby “Tony” Smith, City Manager
Virginia K. Walker, City Clerk
Michael Morris, Public Safety Director
Buffy Inman, HCD Director
Annette Parchment, Asst. to the City Manager
Allen Davis, Public Works Director                     
                                                                        Charles Inman, Parks & Rec. Director

CONSENT AGENDA

Upon request of Mayor Anthony to approve the agenda, City Manager Smith said that the Tri-City meeting has been rescheduled and will announce under City Manager’s Comments. Vice-Mayor Berry asked if the Corrective Action Wastewater Treatment Plant Agreement final consent order be put in Old Business or Comments, Mayor Anthony advised to put in under Comments, Commissioner Kyles MOVED and Commissioner Walker-Turner SECONDED to approve the consent agenda as presented. The vote was 5-0, Mayor Anthony, yes; Commissioner Kyles, yes; Commissioner Walker-Turner, yes; Commissioner Wilson, yes, Vice-Mayor Berry, yes.

NEW BUSINESS

D1.     Blum Foundation Grant – Recommendation from City Manager to accept a grant from Blum Foundation in the amount of $60,000.00 to renovate Tanner Park Community Center. Commissioner Wilson excused himself due to indication of conflict. Per request of Mayor Anthony, Commissioner Walker-Turner MOVED and Commissioner Kyles SECONDED to accept the grant from Blum Foundation in the amount of 60,000. and authorizing the City Manager to sign the conditional agreement. The vote was 4-0, Wilson, absent; Mayor Anthony, yes; Commissioner Walker-Turner, yes, Commissioner Kyles, yes; Vice-Mayor Berry, yes.

RESOLUTIONS

Resolution No. 37-2004 – A resolution committing to comply with minimum Fire-Rescue Level of Service Standards. Per request of Mayor Anthony, Commissioner Kyles MOVED and Commissioner Wilson SECONDED to approve Resolution number 37-2004. The vote was 5-0, Mayor Anthony, yes; Commissioner Kyles, yes; Commissioner Walker-Turner, yes; Commissioner Wilson, yes, Vice-Mayor Berry, yes.
 
CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

City Manager Smith advised everyone of the Tri City Meeting on August 23, 2004 at 6:00 p.m.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

Commissioner Walker-Turner expressed her concern regarding the city’s financial status and said that she will try to set up  appointment’s  to try and get a grant for our  wastewater treatment plant. She will look for ways of getting funds to keep the city alive.

Mayor Anthony asked that the RFQ’s for engineering purposes be provided at least 15 minute presentation and 15 minute question which was scheduled for August 11, 2004. The advertisement for City Attorney was published and we need to put together a process for the  interviews,  the deadline for application submittal is September 26, 2004.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Lester Lovely of 180 NW 11th Avenue, was concerned with the mosquitos, they have not seen any spraying.

Javier Almazan of 115 NW 2nd Avenue, asked when the City planned to fix the streets especially 2nd avenue also if there was anything the citizens could do to help the process get started, contact the county or state to get funding. Asked if the city wastewater rates were going to be increased if we started pumping into Belle Glade.