At its regular meeting on May 3, 2021, the City Commission did the following:
1. Heard a report from the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization’s fiveyear transportation program for northeast Florida.
2. Approved two proclamations: to declare May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and to declare June 2021 as Gay Pride Month in the City.
3. Held a public hearing and passed on second reading an ordinance to amend the Land Development Regulations to change setbacks for new buildings on small platted lots and to abolish the overlay district along A1A Beach Boulevard. The ordinance is scheduled for a second public hearing and final reading at the Commission’s June 7th meeting.
4. Discussed where drug/alcohol rehab and medical facilities can be located in the City. The City Attorney will prepare an
ordinance for the Commission’s June 7th meeting.
5. Reviewed a proposal by the Public Works Director for the owners of lots adjacent to the unbuilt section of 2nd Street west of 2nd Avenue to pay the costs to pave the street and provide utilities to the lots. The Commission scheduled a public hearing on the proposal for Monday, June 7, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.
6. Approved the draft of the Vulnerability Study and Adaptation Plan prepared by CMT, the City’s civil engineering consultant. The Plan described areas of the City that are vulnerable to storm surge and provided a list of projects to protect the City. The Public Works Director will use the Plan to seek grant funds to pay part of the projects’ costs.
7. Approved continuing the current annual pay for the Mayor ($7,908) and City Commissioners ($6,694) and the current methodology to adjust the pay each year by the cost of living.
8. Heard a report from Florida Power and Light to convert streetlights along A1A Beach Boulevard, Pope Road, 16th, 11th and A Streets to LED lights. The discussion of the report was continued to the Commission’s May 24th special meeting.
9. Scheduled on May 18th a workshop with the Comprehensive Planning and Zoning Board and the Sustainability and Environmental Planning Advisory Committee to discuss the ordinance to change the building setbacks on small platted lots and other matters.
10. Scheduled a special meeting on May 24th to make decisions on several topics carried over from the May 3rd regular meeting.
11. Scheduled a workshop on May 24th to discuss the City’s recycling operations. The City Commission’s next regular meeting will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021, in city hall. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a public hearing for the
owners of lots along 2nd Street west of 2nd Avenue to pay the costs to construct the street. This public hearing will be followed by the regular meeting at 6 p.m. The meeting may be viewed online on the City’s website at staugbch.com.