Light agenda for Safety Harbor City Commission meeting

The Safety Harbor City Commission meets next on Monday, with a light agenda that should produce a quick meeting.

Monday’s meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Here is the link to the agenda, with additional material, known as “backup,” available via the hyperlink on each item: http://safetyharbor.granicus.com/GeneratedAgendaViewer.php?view_id=6&event_id=1667.

Monday’s meeting of the Safety Harbor City Commission should be a quick one. (Scott Long)

SECOND READINGS

Ordinances or changes to city code require two hearings before the City Commission.

Annual update to the Capital Improvements Element: Commission voted 5-0 to approve this year’s update to the Capital Improvements Element and Level of Service review on first reading on April 1.

ALSO ON THE AGENDA …

Interlocal agreement for review of flood insurance maps: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is updating flood insurance rate maps, and Commission will be asked to approve joining with Pinellas County on a review of those new rate maps.

Update to Firefighters’ Pension Resolution: Commission will be asked to approve changes to the city’s Firefighters’ Pension Resolution to comply with new Internal Revenue Service guidelines.

Code Enforcement Board appointments: The terms of Christina Jackson and Andy Steingold on the board that hears code enforcement cases are expiring, and both have requested to be reappointed. No other citizens have applied.

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Commission will present a proclamation identifying April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Safety Harbor.

Consent agenda: Items expected to have little debate, such as approval of the last meeting’s minutes and most contracts, are included en masse in the consent agenda, though any Commissioner can ask for any item to be considered separately. This meeting’s consent agenda includes approval of an easement agreement allowing the owners of 1709 Main St. to run a wastewater pipe underneath a portion of Folly Farms.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Attend the meeting: The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 750 Main St. Meetings typically run from 1.5 to three hours. Residents are given the opportunity to speak on all agenda items, except for presentations and consent agenda items. Come forward when asked by the mayor, state your name and address, and you’ll be given three minutes to address the Commission. For any issues not on the agenda, or any item that is on the consent agenda, residents get three minutes to speak at the beginning of the meeting during “Audience to be Heard.”  

Watch from home: Meetings are live-streamed to the city’s website at http://cityofsafetyharbor.com/557/Streaming-Media. The following day, a video of the meeting is posted for residents to watch.

Contact your Commissioners in advance by leaving them a message at City Hall at (727) 724-1555 or emailing them:

Mayor Joe Ayoub – jayoub@cityofsafetyharbor.com

Vice Mayor Cliff Merz – cmerz@cityofsafetyharbor.com

Commissioner Carlos Diaz – cdiaz@cityofsafetyharbor.com

Commissioner Andy Zodrow – azodrow@cityofsafetyharbor.com

Commissioner Nancy Besore – nbesore@cityofsafetyharbor.com

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