The City Commission meeting held on October 17th began with a report by the Information Technologies Department on the timetable for the replacement of the city’s two way radio system.
A check was presented by The Synthetic Turf Council, for the Real Field of Dreams National Finalist Award for Sunflower Preschool Playground .
Another check was received from FITniche for Hollingsworth Restroom Fund .
Proclamations were presented in recognition of Community Planning Month, Let’s Talk Month, and Pro Bono Week.
Eugene Strickland was appointed to the Firefighters’ Pension Trust – Board of Trustees.
Terry Borglund was appointed as an alternate to the Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
A lease agreement with JDI Holdings, LLC at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport was approved.
An amendment to land lease agreement with Publix for jet fuel storage at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport was approved.
Sale of Neighborhood Services Program Property to Alice Williams and Willie Hargarett was approved.
Vacating a public right-of-way located North of East Myrtle Street, South of East Parker Street, East of North Massachusetts Avenue and West of North Iowa Avenue was approved.
Vacating a portion of Callahan Court Public Right-of-Way located North of Lake Hollingsworth Drive, South of McDonald Street, East of Harvard Road and West of Hollingsworth Road was approved.
Vacating a Portion of Palmetto Street Right-of-Way located at 175 Lake Morton Drive was approved.
The Northside Christian Church’s Request for a Conditional Use Permit for a Church at 240 Fernery Road was continued to allow time for the church representatives to provide updated sight plans and staff to formulate an ordinance to set conditions for the conditional use.
Semi-automated collection of garbage in areas serviced by alley was approved with no additional “premium service” charge.
Agreements with the FDOT for the multiyear phased grant in the amount of $1,508,250 for continued infrastructure improvements for the Runway 9-27 Instrument Landing System. Additionally, a request for authorization to enter into an engineering contract with Atkins Engineering for $280,140.00 and the reimbursable agreement with the FAA for $84,599, with both contracts subject to the final approval of FDOT, were approved.
Approval to negotiate and finalize standard agreements with shortlisted firms for planning, design and development professional services was granted.
A rail transportation agreement with CSX Transportation, Inc. and Indiana Rail Road Corporation for transportation of coal for the electric plant was approved.
In final action, an agreement with Coulomb Technologies, Inc. to provide an electric vehicle charging station, for installation in the Main St. garage, for use by the public, initially for free on a first come basis, was approved.