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CITY OF MELBOURNE, FLORIDA MINUTES – REGULAR MEETING BEFORE CITY COUNCIL APRIL 27, 2004

A brief discussion followed regarding the possible cost Schluckebier confirmed for Mrs. Walker that there is no investigate.

of such a project. Mr. initial cost to the City to

Moved by E. Palmer/Poole for approval of the recommendation. unanimously.

Motion carried

COUNCIL DISCUSSION RE: Proposals pending before Brevard County Charter Commission.

From the agenda report: The recommendation is for Council to authorize the Mayor, Council Members, and City Manager to appear at the Charter Review meetings and to otherwise indicate City concerns and disapproval of the several measures, which seem to limit or reduce City home rule authority.

Attorney Gougelman reviewed the agenda report and briefed Council. He said that all amendments presented over the years have dealt with the unincorporated area; however, this time the Charter Review Commission decided it would allow anybody in the County to submit proposed changes to the Charter. As a result, the Commission was deluged with 47 proposals. A number of the amendments affect operations of the municipalities. The Charter Commission has killed some of the proposals (reference 8, 9 and 10 in the agenda report).

At the request of the President of the Space Coast League of Cities, there is a time certain hearing before the Commission at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30, in Viera. The City intends to point out the proposals that directly impact and in some cases adversely impact the municipalities. The most dangerous proposal at this point for municipalities is #11. It smacks of a County-wide planning and zoning board.

Attorney Gougelman read the recommendation and stressed the need for Council Members to attend the meeting on April 30.

A brief discussion followed about the reasons behind the said she is most interested in what could happen

proposed changes. Mrs. with continued growth.

Poole Mr.

Schluckebier referenced the rate of growth and said will out pace the growth in the County. The growth three to four times that of the cities.

he does not believe that the cities rate in the unincorporated area is

Moved by E. Palmer/Contreras for approval of the recommendation. unanimously.

Motion carried

COUNCIL ACTION RE: Board Appointments

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Melbourne Housing Authority – confirmation of Mayor’s appointment

Mayor Buckley said that he has appointed Rita Wensell to the Housing Authority.

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