A meeting of the Palm Coast City Council workshop will be held beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9. No measurements will be taken during the workshop. Details of agenda items are listed below.
- The Utilities Department will introduce a resolution to approve an agreement with the Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) for bulk utility processing. Staff negotiated an agreement with the FGUA, which is proposed to the Board. The agreement specifies that the City will provide bulk water and sewer services to the FGUA. This agreement also grants the City service rights for the territories annexed following a settlement agreement. The City would acquire the existing property that FGUA uses for the processing facility. This site would potentially become the future site of the city’s No. 3 sewage treatment plant and allow for future wastewater service in the southeast part of the city. The agreement would also allow for the reduction/elimination of small treatment facilities in the area, a benefit that would reduce/eliminate the discharge of sewage effluent into Bulow Creek.
- The Department of Financial Services will present a resolution to approve an amendment to the investment policy. The city’s investment advisers, PFM, recommended revising the policy to increase the maximum fund allocation from 25% to 50% for Florida Prime funds and intra-governmental investment pools. Maturity limits will also increase from 5 to 5.5 years for supranational securities, corporate bonds and state/local government debt securities.
- The Department of Financial Services will present the fixed assets, internal services and special income funds. Proposed budgets for all remaining funds will also be presented. This preview is in preparation for the next special budget meeting scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at the Community Wing of Palm Coast City Hall, located at 160 Lake Ave, Palm Coast.
- The Department of Financial Services will present a resolution to approve the Old Kings Road Special Assessment Roll to be forwarded to the Flagler County Collector of Taxes. The Old Kings Road Special Assessment District was created by Order 2005-10 to provide a funding mechanism, through special assessments, to fund four-lane improvements to Old Kings Road, based on the request and consent of the affected property owners, from Palm Coast Parkway to SR 100. This resolution provides that the annual assessment roll be certified with the county tax collector so that the annual assessment installments can be included on the 2022 property tax bills that will be issued in October/November 2022.
- The Community Development Department will submit a resolution to approve the final nuisance abatement assessment. On July 16, 2022, City Council passed Initial Assessment Resolution 2022-90 for the Nuisance Abatement Special Assessment. Staff prepared the Final Assessment Roll and Final Assessment Resolution for consideration by Council. In accordance with state law, the Notice of Public Hearing was published in the Flagler County mass circulation newspaper along with the list of affected owners at least 20 days prior to August 16, 2022.
- The Community Development Department will present a resolution to approve the 2022-2026 Consolidated Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. As an eligible community, the City of Palm Coast will be eligible to receive an annual stipend from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). To receive CDBG funds, an eligible community must complete a Consolidated Plan, Strategic Plan, and Annual Action Plan. The board will receive this plan for review.
- The Department of Community Development will present a resolution to approve the Seminole Trails Land Exchange Agreement. This proposal is to exchange 3.51 acres of city land with 0.75 acres of land from Palm Coast Land Opportunities, Inc. and land currently owned by SG Flagler Holdings, or 0.96 acres. The City will also be granted an easement of 2.4 acres. The intent of this land swap is to create a 35-acre flood storage area called Dry Lake and the developer will excavate it for the city. The creation of the lake will provide a much needed floodwater storage area and improve water quality in the area.
- The Community Development Department will introduce an ordinance establishing the Landings Community Development District. In April 2022, the applicant submitted a petition to create the Landings Community Development District (CDD), which is primarily a funding mechanism for the significant costs of providing infrastructure for a residential community. In this case, the applicant estimates that there would be 399 houses in the landing stages. A CDD is a special purpose government unit that is used to acquire, finance, operate and maintain infrastructure as part of planned development. The City or Department approving such ordinance establishing CDD is not a party to the financing and incurs no obligation under such infrastructure debt.
Public comments will be open at the beginning and end of the business meeting in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 286.0114 and in accordance with City Council Meeting Policies and Procedures. Each speaker will approach the podium, provide their name, and may speak for up to 3 minutes. Comment cards are available for contact information so staff can follow up on each speaker.
Palm Coast City Council meetings are generally held three times a month: a business meeting at 6:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, a shop meeting at 9:00 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, and a business meeting at 9 a.m. on the third Tuesday. of the month. All meetings are held in the Community Wing of City Hall at 160 Lake Avenue in Palm Coast.
Business meetings and workshops are open to the public and both are streamed live on the city’s YouTube channel. Agendas for all public meetings are posted prior to each meeting on the City’s website. All agendas can be viewed here.