By Mayor Howard Schieferdecker
Maitland City Council Meeting of Jan. 24
The Maitland City Council met on Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. Below is a synopsis of that meeting. The next regular scheduled Council meeting will be held on Monday, February 14, 2011. For updates, please check our website www.itsmymaitland.com.
• The Council minutes of the Jan. 10, 2011 were approved as presented and are now available on the city webpage.
• Approved a contract with Kimley Horn for the intermediate Stormwater Lakes Management Plan (SLMP) update (a five-year update of the SLMP to account for current project cost differences, state and federal water quality regulations, and new technology).
• Approved the 2011 holiday operating hours for Park Facilities and the Senior Center as presented by the Leisure Services Director.
• Approved a contract with AECOM to update the City’s Land Development Regulations. The contract with AECOM incorporates the basic tasks necessary to update the critical elements of the Land Development Regulations that will reflect the changes incorporated into the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP).
• Approved the purchase of a replacement tractor for $40,503.
• Councilwoman Linda Frosch was appointed Vice Mayor.
• The first reading of an ordinance to establish a permitting system for Pain Management Clinics was approved with amendments and the public hearing date was set for Feb. 14, 2011.
• The first reading of an ordinance enabling the transfer of parcel 518.1 to FDOT, was approved and the public hearing date was set for Feb. 14, 2011. Conveyance of these parcels will allow FDOT to have a clear title to the CSX right-of-way through the city of Maitland.
• Authorized funding in support of a contract with Land Development Innovations, Inc (LDI) in the amount of $18,880 to complete the adoption phase of the Maitland CRA Development Standards for the CRA district. The purpose of the Downtown Maitland Development Standards is to guide future development and redevelopment toward creating an attractive urban pattern that balances the pedestrian and traffic needs of residents, while it protects and enhances the original pattern of development consistent with the goals of the City’s Comprehensive Development Plan, Downtown Maitland Master Plan) and Downtown Maitland Revitalization Plan.
• Council authorized to execute a contract in the amount of $4,152,675 with the design-build team of Wharton-Smith, Inc./Schweizer-Waldroff Architects, Inc. to construct the new City Hall. The new building will be three stories high. It will contain approximately 24,000 square feet of space and will be LEED certified.
• Council voted to terminate the Agreement for Redevelopment and Disposition of Property and Access to City Incentives (Maitland Town Center Project) and authorized the City Attorney to send a notice of termination to the Developer.
• AVCON presented their traffic study that focused on solutions to maintain access to the businesses located in this SE quadrant of the Horatio Avenue/US 17-92 intersection. AVCON has presented alternatives to FDOT and obtained approval of the “Preferred Alternate”. This alternate design has been incorporated into the 100% construction plans for the improvement of US 17-92 at Horatio Avenue and US 17-92 at Sybelia Avenue/Sybelia Parkway intersections. These revised plans have been transmitted to FDOT for final comments.
• Discussed the sale of alcoholic beverages on leased city property, specifically by the Maitland Art & History Association.
The official qualifying period for the March 8, 2011 Municipal Election closed at noon on Friday, Jan. 21. Ivan Valdes, who qualified for Seat #1 is unopposed; Linda Frosch, who qualified for Seat #2 is unopposed; and, Phil Bonus who qualified for Seat #4 is unopposed. Due to all the qualified candidates being unopposed, no election will be held for the Maitland City Council.