Here is a rundown out what will be discussed at tonight’s City Council Meeting, happening at City Hall at 6:30pm
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2021 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Community-Wide Assessment Grant
At its regular meeting on August 25, 2020, the Titusville City Council voted unanimously to authorize staff to apply for a federal EPA Brownfields Community-Wide Assessment Grant, which provides funding for the evaluation of multiple sites in the community that could potentially be contaminated with hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, and/or petroleum.
The official announcement of the grant award recipients was released on May 11, 2021, and Titusville was among the grantees, garnering $300,000 in funding for community-wide Brownfields assessment. The assessment process will be performed primarily within Titusville’s Opportunity Zone, which encompasses the city’s most vulnerable population. In addition, there are two priority sites that have been identified for evaluation – 800 and 900 Main Street.
The owners of these properties are aware of the grant, and are supportive of the intent of the grant. Because of the prevalence of the city’s trail system in this vicinity, these two properties have significant potential for redevelopment; however, due to their former uses, contamination could potentially exist. The Community-Wide Assessment Grant will aid in determining whether contamination has affected these properties, as well as other parcels that are in close proximity.
Budget Amendment – Solid Waste Vehicles
Approve budget amendments in the amount of $854,000 from Public Works Impact Fees, unbudgeted revenue and working capital to fund the expansion of the automated sideloader fleet and rearloader fleet due to the impact of the City’s growth. Additionally, fund the expansion of the automated sideloader reserve fleet and approve the associated budget amendments and creation of capital outlay projects.
During the current fiscal year the Solid Waste Division of Public Works has received unbudgeted revenue from FEMA for hurricane cleanup in previous years, FEMA for CARES Act expenses, sale of disposed vehicles and the share of the utility late fees collected which along with fund working capital and impact fees allow for the advancement of capital outlay projects expected to be budgeted in FY22.
It is recommended that City Council approve budget amendments in the amount of $854,000 from Public Works Impact Fees, unbudgeted revenue and working capital to fund the expansion of the automated sideloader fleet and rearloader fleet due to the impact of the City’s growth. Additionally fund the expansion of the automated sideloader reserve fleet. Additionally approve the associated budget amendments and creation of capital outlay projects.
Purchase of Software Upgrades for the Water Reclamation Facilities Operating Systems
Approve the purchase of two AVEVA Intouch System Platform 2020 and the associated supporting items from Insource Solutions of Richmond VA in the amount of $60,100.17 to upgrade the WonderWare Software at both Water Reclamation Facilities, approve a budget amendment to fund the purchase, and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract.
WonderWare is a software package that is widely used in water and sewer Operational Technology and SCADA. This software runs and automates the operation of the WRFs and has done so for many years. The existing Blue Heron and Osprey WRF Wonderware SCADA servers and software were installed in 2005 and are now in the process of being replaced.
The current software will be phased out in the next three years. This purchase of new software upgrades is recommended at this time because the vendor is providing the software at a 50% discount and can be integrated now concurrently with the ongoing project. These upgrades will provide functionality, reliability, and cybersecurity for the Osprey and Blue Heron WRFs.
Staff recommends that City Council approve the purchase of two AVEVA Intouch System Platform 2020 and the associated supporting items from Insource Solutions of Richmond VA in the amount of $60,100.17 to upgrade the WonderWare Operating Systems at both Water Reclamation Facilities, approve a budget amendment to fund the purchase, and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract.
On January 20, 2021 the Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed a proposed ordinance related to brewpubs. At that meeting, the Commission expressed concerns with the proposed draft, and requested a simplified version of the ordinance.
The staff’s proposed changes to the brewpub ordinance are included on the attached ordinance, and are briefly described below:
- Expands craft breweries/craft distilleries as a limited use into several zoning districts, and as a conditional use in UMU.
- Amends standards for permitted uses with limitations and conditional uses.
- Amends the definition of craft brewery or distillery.
- Deletes microbreweries as a use within the code as the proposed brewery use is duplicative..
There are two (2) licenses issued by the State of Florida for manufacturing of malt beverages as described below.
- – License for manufacturing of malt beverages in vendor premises (CMBP license) – limited to 10,000 kegs per year. Keg is equal to 15.5 gallons, or a half barrel. (Barrel equal to 31 gallons.) In essence, cap per year for CMBP is 5000 barrels (155,000 gallons). CMBP does not permit distribution of beer whatsoever, and product is for on-site consumption only.
- License for manufacturer/brewer of malt beverages (CMB license) – allows brewing, distribution, bottling and tasting room on premises with no limit on the amount of product produced on site.
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