At this time, it would be appropriate to determine whether you desire to adopt a resolution similar to the one adopted by the Space Coast League of Cities or a resolution supporting the policy statement adopted by the Florida League of Cities at their November Legislative Conference. Alternatively, you could choose not to take a position on this issue.
Motion: Member Johnson moved to write a resolution comparable to the state resolution language. Member Secor seconded the motion.
Discussion ensued over the wording of a statement in the legislative policy adopted by the Florida League of Cities.
Motion: Vice-Mayor Eigenmann moved to extend the meeting until 11:00 pm. Member Secor seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Council requested further clarification regarding energy resources and an in depth study noted in the resolution and policy statement adopted by the Space Coast League of Cities.
Member Johnson withdrew his previous motion.
Motion: Member Johnson moved to direct staff to modify language in the report regarding the Space Coast League of Cities resolution on Off-shore Oil Drilling, which would clarify questions made by Council regarding energy resources and an in depth study noted in the
and policy statement 2009. Member Secor
the Space Coast League motion. The motion carried
of Cities in unanimously.
Area IV Wellfield Wetland Mitigation
As you were aware, the City Council had appropriated $5,000,000 in the Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Annual Budget (Adopted Budget, Page 144, Project WR0905) for the construction of the Area IV Wellfield. This project involved limited impacts to wetlands, most of which were temporary in nature. As a result of these impacts, in accordance with the requirements to obtain permits from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE), it would be necessary to secure 0.6 wetland mitigation credits from a wetland mitigation bank and the cost of these credits was $24,000.
The Miami Corporation had such a mitigation bank and the attached credit reservation and purchase agreement was submitted to the Miami Corporation and the city was advised that it was recommended for approval. Once it was executed by the Miami Corporation, it would be submitted to the City for execution. Section 2-181 of the City Code authorized the City Manager to execute purchase orders and contracts for capital