City Council Meetings / Updates

September 15, 2021 Special City Council Meeting – 5:30pm

City’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2022 – Conduct the final public hearing on the City’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2022; read the related Ordinances to adopt a final Operating and Voted Debt Service millage rate; conduct the final reading of the Ordinances proposing the Fiscal Year 2022 Water/Sewer and Solid Waste rates; and adopt final Operating, Enterprise and Capital Budgets.

Adopt Ordinance No. 22-2021 providing for the millage for the operation of the City of Titusville, and Voted Debt Service levy for Fiscal Year 2022;

Adopt Ordinance No. 23-2021 adopting the General and Related Budgets of the City of Titusville for the Fiscal Year 2022;

Adopt Ordinance No. 24-2021 amending the schedule of fees for Water and sewer service by increasing the charges and rates;

Adopt Ordinance No. 25-2021 amending Sections 16-116 and 16-117 of the Code of Ordinances by increasing the Solid Waste service charges and rates;

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Adopt Ordinance No. 26-2021 adopting the Enterprise Funds and Capital Improvements Programs of the City of Titusville for the Fiscal Year 2022.


September 14, 2021 City Council Meeting – 6:30pm

6. BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

A. Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) Appointment – Confirm Planning and Zoning Commission Regular Member Joseph Richardson, to the AHAC to fill the vacant classification of Liaison.

B. Planning and Zoning Commission – Appoint one (1) regular member to the Planning and Zoning Commission with an unexpired term to expire on January 31, 2023. If an alternate member is appointed as a regular member, appoint one (1) alternate member to the Planning and Zoning Commission with a unexpired term to expire on January 31, 2022 or January 31, 2023.

C. North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation – Appoint one member to the North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation for an unexpired term to expire on August 31, 2023.

D. Code Enforcement Special Magistrate – The Code Enforcement Special Magistrate’s semi-annual report is included in the agenda packet. No action is required.

8. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Resolution No. 32-2021 Approving Temporary Closure of State Roads for Special Events -Titusville Christmas Parade  Approve Resolution No. 32-2021 approving the temporary closure of S. Washington Avenue (US Highway 1) on December 11, 2021 for the Titusville Christmas Parade.

B. 2021 Urban and Community Forestry Grant – Authorize the Mayor to sign the attached letter in support of the “Titusville Urban Tree Canopy Assessment” project proposal being submitted for the 2021 Urban and Community Forestry grant program.

C. Brevard County Save our Indian River Lagoon Grant Extension – Titusville High School Baffle Box – Authorize the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 2 to the Save our Indian River Lagoon Cost-Share Funding Interlocal Agreement Number SOIRL 19-97.

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D. Acceptance of Easement from RW Kirk Family Limited Partnership – Florida Wonderland Lift Station – Accept a Utility Easement from RW Kirk Family Limited Partnership for the Florida Wonderland Lift Station

E. Medical Stop-Loss Insurance for October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022 – Approve the renewal of medical reinsurance coverage, subject to the approval of the FY 2022 budget, with Symetra to cover medical reinsurance costs at a renewal rate of $91.62 per single employee per month from the current rate of $86.81 per single employee and $239.03 per employee family per month from the current rate of $230.96 per employee. This recommended renewal action is referred to as Option 1 in the attachment.

F. Acceptance of Utility Easement (53.9 square feet) from Pop Holdings LP – Popeyes Restaurant – Accept a 53.9 square foot Utility Easement from Pop Holdings LP for the Popeyes restaurant project.

G. Acceptance of Utility Easement (70 square feet) from Pop Holdings LP – Popeyes Restaurant – Accept a 70 square foot Utility Easement from Pop Holdings LP for the Popeyes restaurant project.

H. Permission to Issue Open Blanket Purchase Orders During FY 2022 to Approved Vendors of Record Exceeding the $50,000 and $15,000 Ordinance Limits – Approve the use of the Vendors of Record (VOR) for the commodities shown on the attached list subject to the appropriation of funds for FY 2022 for such operational requirements and programs; Approve any changes to the VOR list resulting from competitive procurement actions conducted by other governmental agencies for those expired contracts being used by the City under piggyback and/or cooperative purchasing programs; Approve the issuance of purchase orders, work orders, and contract renewal options to VOR; Delegate authority to the City Manager to award purchases, exceeding the Ordinance limits, to VOR subject to the appropriation of funds for FY 2022 for such operational requirements and programs; and Authorize the Mayor to execute all contracts to VOR exceeding $50,000; and Authorize the City Manager to execute all contracts with VOR up to $50,000.

I. Renewal of All Lines of Insurance Coverage – Approve the renewal of all lines of insurance coverage for FY 2022 at an premium of $825,395, which is a decrease from last year’s cost of $863,717 and authorize the City Manager to put in place all the necessary instruments for this renewal.

12. NEW BUSINESS

A. Resolution No. 31-2021 – Code Enforcement Lien Amnesty Program Amendment – In order to extend the time period for repayment under the Code Enforcement Amnesty Program, an amendment to Resolution No. 13-2021 is proposed for adoption (Resolution No. 31-2021). Staff is requesting approval of Resolution No. 31-2021 amending Resolution No. 13-2021 to modify the code enforcement lien amnesty program to modify the terms of repayment, and providing for an effective date.

B. Approval of Final Plat and Acceptance of Covenants, Easement and Performance Bonds for Tranquility (F/K/A Antigua Bay) Planned Development – Phase I – Approve the Final Plat, and covenants for Tranquility Planned Development – Phase I, and accept performance bonds for completion of required infrastructure, sidewalks, and the nature walking trail on Parcel 11A, and required utility easement. (This agenda item is quasi-judicial.)

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September 14, 2021 Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting – 5:30pm

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

A. Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) Appointment – Confirm Planning and Zoning Commission Regular Member Joseph Richardson, to the AHAC to fill the vacant classification of Liaison.

B. Planning and Zoning Commission – Appoint one (1) regular member to the Planning and Zoning Commission with an unexpired term to expire on January 31, 2023. If an alternate member is appointed as a regular member, appoint one (1) alternate member to the Planning and Zoning Commission with a unexpired term to expire on January 31, 2022 or January 31, 2023.

C. North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation – Appoint one member to the North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation for an unexpired term to expire on August 31, 2023.

D. Code Enforcement Special Magistrate – The Code Enforcement Special Magistrate’s semi-annual report is included in the agenda packet. No action is required.

8. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Resolution No. 32-2021 Approving Temporary Closure of State Roads for Special Events -Titusville Christmas Parade  Approve Resolution No. 32-2021 approving the temporary closure of S. Washington Avenue (US Highway 1) on December 11, 2021 for the Titusville Christmas Parade.

B. 2021 Urban and Community Forestry Grant – Authorize the Mayor to sign the attached letter in support of the “Titusville Urban Tree Canopy Assessment” project proposal being submitted for the 2021 Urban and Community Forestry grant program.

C. Brevard County Save our Indian River Lagoon Grant Extension – Titusville High School Baffle Box – Authorize the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 2 to the Save our Indian River Lagoon Cost-Share Funding Interlocal Agreement Number SOIRL 19-97.

D. Acceptance of Easement from RW Kirk Family Limited Partnership – Florida Wonderland Lift Station – Accept a Utility Easement from RW Kirk Family Limited Partnership for the Florida Wonderland Lift Station

E. Medical Stop-Loss Insurance for October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022 – Approve the renewal of medical reinsurance coverage, subject to the approval of the FY 2022 budget, with Symetra to cover medical reinsurance costs at a renewal rate of $91.62 per single employee per month from the current rate of $86.81 per single employee and $239.03 per employee family per month from the current rate of $230.96 per employee. This recommended renewal action is referred to as Option 1 in the attachment.

F. Acceptance of Utility Easement (53.9 square feet) from Pop Holdings LP – Popeyes Restaurant – Accept a 53.9 square foot Utility Easement from Pop Holdings LP for the Popeyes restaurant project.

G. Acceptance of Utility Easement (70 square feet) from Pop Holdings LP – Popeyes Restaurant – Accept a 70 square foot Utility Easement from Pop Holdings LP for the Popeyes restaurant project.

H. Permission to Issue Open Blanket Purchase Orders During FY 2022 to Approved Vendors of Record Exceeding the $50,000 and $15,000 Ordinance Limits – Approve the use of the Vendors of Record (VOR) for the commodities shown on the attached list subject to the appropriation of funds for FY 2022 for such operational requirements and programs; Approve any changes to the VOR list resulting from competitive procurement actions conducted by other governmental agencies for those expired contracts being used by the City under piggyback and/or cooperative purchasing programs; Approve the issuance of purchase orders, work orders, and contract renewal options to VOR; Delegate authority to the City Manager to award purchases, exceeding the Ordinance limits, to VOR subject to the appropriation of funds for FY 2022 for such operational requirements and programs; and Authorize the Mayor to execute all contracts to VOR exceeding $50,000; and Authorize the City Manager to execute all contracts with VOR up to $50,000.

I. Renewal of All Lines of Insurance Coverage – Approve the renewal of all lines of insurance coverage for FY 2022 at an premium of $825,395, which is a decrease from last year’s cost of $863,717 and authorize the City Manager to put in place all the necessary instruments for this renewal.

12. NEW BUSINESS

A. Resolution No. 31-2021 – Code Enforcement Lien Amnesty Program Amendment – In order to extend the time period for repayment under the Code Enforcement Amnesty Program, an amendment to Resolution No. 13-2021 is proposed for adoption (Resolution No. 31-2021). Staff is requesting approval of Resolution No. 31-2021 amending Resolution No. 13-2021 to modify the code enforcement lien amnesty program to modify the terms of repayment, and providing for an effective date.

B. Approval of Final Plat and Acceptance of Covenants, Easement and Performance Bonds for Tranquility (F/K/A Antigua Bay) Planned Development – Phase I – Approve the Final Plat, and covenants for Tranquility Planned Development – Phase I, and accept performance bonds for completion of required infrastructure, sidewalks, and the nature walking trail on Parcel 11A, and required utility easement. (This agenda item is quasi-judicial.)

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City of Titusville Council Meeting

Agenda Meeting Items:

A. Community Development Department Spotlight – The Community Development Department will provide an overview on their department. No action is requested.

B. Entryway Signs – Public Works Department will provide a presentation on the entryway signs. No action is requested.

C. Solid Waste Rate Review – Staff will present the Solid Waste Rate Review. No action is requested.

D. Stormwater Rate Review – Staff will present the Stormwater Rate Review. No action is requested.

E. Letters of Appreciation – A list of employee names that received letters of appreciation is included in the agenda packet. No action is requested.

The full Meeting Agenda Packet can be viewed below

City of Titusville Council Meeting

August 24th – 6:30pm Meeting

Agenda Meeting Items:

A. North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation – Appoint two regular members to the North Brevard Commission on Parks and Recreation with terms to expire on August 31, 2023.

B. Titusville Environmental Commission – Appoint one alternate member to the Titusville Environmental Commission with an unexpired term to expire on November 30, 2023.

C. The Planning and Zoning Commission Semi-Annual Report – The Planning and Zoning Commission’s semi-annual written report is included in the agenda packet. No action is required.

D. Planning and Zoning Commission – Accept the resignation of Regular Member Dwight Severs of the Planning and Zoning Commission with an unexpired term to expire on January 31, 2023. His resignation was effective on August 19, 2021.

8. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Advisability – Car Rental Agency Zoning – Approve advisability for the Planning staff to research the zoning of car rental agencies.

B. Titusville Police Department Collaboration Video with IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) – Approve contract and funding of $24,300 to allow the Titusville Police Department to create a video with members of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

C. Human Resources, Employee Benefits and Risk Management Services RFP # 21-P- 005 – Approve the contract award to Robinson Bush Consulting, a division of Digital Insurance, LLC to provide Human Resources, Employee Benefits and Risk Management Services during a three year term in the amount of $58,550.00 for year one and renewable for two (2) optional one (1) year periods upon mutual consent of the parties and authorize the Mayor to execute the contract subject to review and approval by the City Manager and City Attorney from City staff.

D. Assignment of Investment Advisory Agreements from PFM Asset Management, LLC to U.S. Bancorp Asset Management – Approve assignment of the investment advisory agreements for the City of Titusville and the Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) Trust Fund from PFM Asset Management,

LLC to U.S. Bancorp Asset Management and authorize the Mayor to execute.

E. Award of Contract for Mourning Dove Facility – Fiber Optic Improvements – Approve bid award of a ITB No. #21-B-045, Mourning Dove Fiber Optics Install to Modern Media Communications of Melbourne, FL in the amount of $24,906.12 and authorize the City Manager to execute the contract as approved by City Attorney and City staff.

F. Continuing Consultant Contract Award for Stormwater Continuing Consultant A&E Services – Approve, subject to the resolution of the contract terms by the City Attorney and City Manager, the award of contract to the top three ranked firms, Infrastructure Solution Services of Melbourne, Florida; CPH, Inc. of Orlando; Florida and Geosyntec of Titusville, Florida to provide Continuing Engineering Consultants for Stormwater A&E Services for a three (3) year initial term with two (2) optional one (1) year extensions; and authorize the Mayor to execute the contracts.

G. American Rescue Plan Act – Independent Review/Compliance Audit Contract – Award contract to “piggyback” from State of Florida, Department of Management Services contract #80101500-20-1, Management Consulting Services to Government Services Group of Tallahassee, Florida in the amount of $41,430 to conduct Independent Compliance Auditing, reporting and verification of the use of ARPA funds allocated to the City of Titusville. Also, approve attached budget amendment.

H. Agreement with GIS Inc. to Provide Professional Services for Geographical Information Services – Approve the agreement for a GIS Support Block from GIS Inc. based upon federal GSA Contract Schedule 70 GS-35F-0682R for up to, but not to exceed, $25,000. Authorize the Mayor or City Manager to execute the agreement.

I. Osprey Nutrient Removal Project – Change Order #2 to Contract #CN20-B-044 with Wharton Smith, Inc. for Unforeseen Debris Impacts related to BNR structure – Approve Change Order #2 in the amount of $287,440.15 to Contract #CN20-B-044 with Wharton Smith, Inc. for the Osprey Water Reclamation Facility Nutrient Removal Upgrade Project to include the payment of the unforeseen debris encountered in the area of the biological nutrient removal structure, extend the contract time by 38 days, and authorize the Mayor to execute the change order.

J. Landscape Gateway and Signage Work Order #2 – Approve Work Order #2 (KHLAWR002) to Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc in the amount of $29,959.84 for the final design/permitting of selected gateway locations, addition of two gateway concepts, gateway signage concept designs and presentations to City Council.

9. ORDINANCES – SECOND READING, PUBLIC HEARING AND RELATED ACTION

A. Resolution No. 28-2021 – Certifying the Rate and Annual Stormwater Utility Assessment Roll – Approve Resolution No. 28-2021 confirming and certifying the rate and annual stormwater utility assessment roll for the municipal fiscal year beginning October 1, 2021 and forwarding the same to the Tax Collector’s Office for collection, utilizing the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments levied within the incorporated area of the City.

B. Resolution No. 29-2021 State Revolving Fund Resolution for the Wastewater Facilities Plan – Approve Resolution No. 29-2021 related to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) State Revolving Fund (SRF); adopting the Wastewater Facilities Plan dated July 2021 for the replacement of various force mains, master pump station improvements, inflow/infiltration mitigation improvements, Lime Street Lift Station improvements, and other improvements to the wastewater system; and providing for an effective date.

C. Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) 2-2021 Property Rights Element – Conduct a public hearing and transmit CPA 2-2021 to the State’s Land Planning Agency (LPA) for add a Property Rights Element including Goals Objectives and Policies relating to property rights into the Comprehensive Plan; providing for severability and providing for an effective date.

The Planning and Zoning Commission acting as the Local Planning Agency considered this amendment during their meeting on August 18, 2021 and recommended approval, 6-0.

D. Ordinance No. 21-2021 – Community Gardens – Conduct the second public hearing of Ordinance No. 21-2021 amending the Code of Ordinances to allow community gardens as a permitted use in the Public (P) zoning district and a limited use in Neighborhood Commercial (NC), General Use (GU), Downtown Mixed Use (DMU) and Regional Mixed Use (RMU) zoning districts and to expand the limitation standards; by amending Chapter 28, “Zoning”, specifically amending Sections for severability; repeal of conflicting ordinances; incorporation into the code; and an effective date.

The Planning and Zoning Commission considered this ordinance at their August 4, 2021 meeting and unanimously (7:0) recommended approval with an amendment to remove the screening requirements.

E. Ordinance No. 20-2021 – Tree Protection – Conduct the second reading and public hearing of Ordinance No. 20-2021 amending the Land Development Regulations to provide for standards of tree protection including the designation of protected trees, creation of total canopy and preserved canopy requirements, standards for removal of heritage trees, establishment of incentives to preserve trees and reduce mitigation, and amending critical root zone, tree survey and buffer yard requirements, by amending Chapter 30 “Development Standards” specifically amending Sections 30-31 “Intent”, 30-32 “Criteria for removal”, 30-33 “Relocation or replacement of trees” 30-34 “Mitigation plan”, 30-35 “Exceptions”, 30-39 “Tree removal, permit required”, 30-40 “Tree survey required before permit” 30-324 “Landscape”, 30-334 “Reduction in required landscape yards”, and 30-338 “Natural buffer yards”, and creating new Section 30-31.5 “Canopy requirements”; providing for grandfather provision, severability, repeal of conflicting ordinances, effective date and incorporation into the code.

The Titusville Environmental Commission and the Planning and Zoning Commission have recommended tree protection ordinances which are included as a part of this agenda item.

At the regular Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on August 18, 2021, A motion was made to recommend to City Council that the Planning and Zoning Commission recommends the Planning and Zoning version of the tree protection ordinance, and if the P&Z version is not approved by City Council, P&Z recommends approving the staff version that is being presented to City Council.

12. NEW BUSINESS

A. Approval and Authorization of FDEP Short Form Consent Order No. 21-0545 – Authorize Sean Stauffer, Water Resources Director, to enter into, and accept the terms of short form Consent Order No. 21-0545 on behalf of the City of Titusville upon final negotiation of terms and conditions by the City Attorney. Authorize the expenditure of $34,500 to fund the In-Kind project and approve the award of contract to EA Tapping Services LLC, of Apopka, FL in the amount of $34,500 for the purchase and installation of two 12-inch insertion valves. Authorize the City Manager to execute Appendix B of the Consent Order and authorize the contract with EA Tapping Services.

The full Meeting Agenda Packet can be viewed below

City of Titusville FY 2022 Proposed Budget

Public Hearing – September 7th & 15th

This Public Hearing will be held at 5:30pm at City Hall to discuss the 2022 Fiscal Year Proposed Budget.

You can view the City’s Fiscal Year 2022 Proposed Budget in full below

City Water FY 2022 Rate Increase

Public Hearing – September 7th & 15th

This Public Hearing will be held at 5:30pm at City Hall to discuss a water rate increase of 3% for the Fiscal 2022 Year. You can view the City’s Annual Drinking Water Report below

Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting

August 10th

The Community Redevlopment Agency Meeting is scheduled for 5:30pm

You can watch the 5:30pm Council Meeting Below

You can view the Full CRA Meeting Agenda below

City Council Meeting

August 10th

The Regular City Council Meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm

You can watch the 6:30pm Council Meeting Below

American Rescue Plan Act – Farmers Market Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Greater Titusville Chamber of Commerce Department/Office

At the July 13, 2021 Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meeting, the CRA recommended approval to the City Council for the City to contract with the Greater Titusville Chamber of Commerce to operate a series of farmer markets in the downtown utilizing American Rescue Plan Act funding. Fifty (50) dollars worth of tokens will be provided to Titusville households negatively affected by the Covid pandemic and that meet household income thresholds.

City Council at their July 13, 2021 meeting unanimously approved the plan for the City to partner with the Greater Titusville Chamber of Commerce for the Chamber to operate the farmers market utilizing American Rescue Plan Act funding and directed staff to draft an agreement with the Chamber to operate the farmers market. A MOU is attached for the CRA’s review and recommendation for approval to the City Council.

Funds Proposed:

$52,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funds for the Greater Titusville Chamber of Commerce to operate the Farmers Market Token Program

$280,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funds for the City to pay Farmers Market vendors.

A copy of the Agreement can be viewed below

Advisability Re: Funding Park Improvements at Marina and Sand Point Parks in the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) District Department/Office

This item was tabled at the June 8, 2021 CRA meeting and the Board directed staff to contact the North Brevard County Parks & Recreation Department to see what projects the County is proposing at parks located in the CRA. Information on the proposed FY22 Parks Budget was not available until after it was presented to the County Commission.

Brevard County North Parks & Recreation Director Jeff Davis presented the proposed FY22 Parks budget to the City Council at the July 27, 2021 City Council Presentations meeting.

Proposed projects for parks within the CRA include the following:

Marina Park Pavilion Replacement – $400,000

Marina Park Skate Park Lighting – $15,000

Sand Point Park Pavilion Replacement – $629,500

The current FY21 CRA Budget has $45,000 available in the Trail Town Amenities capital projects account to provide improvements that would benefit visitors at Sand Point and Marina Parks. Brevard County Parks staff has indicated that one of the top requests they receive from park users is for a shade structure at the dog park in Marina Park. Parks staff indicates that installation of one 45 foot by 45 foot shade structure for the dog park area is estimated to cost a maximum of $40,000.

Brevard County Parks staff has also indicated that there is a need for park benches in both Sand Point and Marina Parks. Based on the budget and the input of the Parks and Recreation staff, the CRA would be able to fund the purchase of twelve (12) park benches at Sand Point Park at an estimated cost of $3,600 or $300 per park bench. Brevard County Parks staff can research existing contracts in the State to find a contract that provides the lowest cost for the shade structures to piggyback.

If the Board is not inclined to fund park improvements, another possible project that the CRA could consider appropriating the Trails Town Amenities funds towards a viewing structure at Scobie Park near the intersection of Main Street and Indian River Avenue.

The estimated cost of that project is approximately $125,000. Depending on the advisability from the Board on allocation of the available Trail Town account funds, staff will need to be bring a budget amendment back to the CRA for approval

Brevard County North Parks & Recreation proposed FY22 Parks budget:

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Conditional Use Permit (CUP) #4-2021 – Rental Car Agency

The applicant is requesting a Conditional Use Permit to locate a rental car agency at 1026 S. Hopkins Avenue. The applicant is proposing to lease the front 1.1 acre portion of the parcel to operate the rental car agency. The property is zoned Downtown Mixed Use (DMU), Midtown Sub-district. Section 28-107(a) of the Land Development Regulations requires rental car agencies to obtain Conditional Use Permit approval in the Midtown Sub-district of the DMU zoning district.

The property has been used as a new/used car sales use since the 1960s. Per the submitted plan, the applicant proposes to utilize the existing building, parking, and ingress/egress points for vehicular access.

FY21 Downtown Projects Timeline

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Change Order #2 to Work Order #3 – Annual Stormwater and Piping Installation

On November 26, 2019 City Council approved word order #3 to SDV Services for repair and replacement of stormwater pipes and structures at the La Cita Golf Course. In order to move the project forward a change of scope was requested by the City to allow for more underground storage to help alleviate the flooding on Country Club Dr.

On May 11, 2021 City Council approved change order #1 to work order #3 in the amount of $118,178 for a total work order amount of $362,393 to SDV Services, LLC. Change Order #2, is a result of plan changes by staff to add an additional inlet to Country Club Drive, expand the underground storage and expand the roadway repair area.

City Staff recommends that City Council approve change order #2 to work order #3 in the amount of $433,076 for a total work order amount of $795,469 to SDV Services, LLC for repairs and upgrades to the stormwater system at Country Club Dr near La Cita, approve the associated budget amendment and authorize the Mayor and City Manager to execute the work order per review and approval by City staff.

Approving Temporary Closure of State Roads for Special Events – Farmer’s Markets and Downtown Street Parties

City staff recommends approving the temporary closure of S. Washington Avenue (US Highway 1) on selected Fridays from August 13, 2021 through December 10, 2021 for Farmer’s Markets and Downtown Street Parties.

This Resolution would approve the temporary closure of S. Washington Avenue for:

Farmer’s Markets scheduled for August 13, 2021, August 29, 2021, September 10, 2021, September 24, 2021, October 8, 2021, October 22, 2021, November 12, 2021 and December 10, 2021

Downtown Street Parties scheduled for August 13, 2021, September 10, 2021, October 8, 2021, November 12, 2021 and December 10, 2021.

Change Order #1 to Contract #CN20-B-044 with Wharton Smith, Inc. for City of Titusville Building Permit Fees

On February 23, 2021, the City Council authorized the Mayor to execute contract #CN20-B044 in the amount of $9,537,000 with Wharton Smith, Inc. for the Osprey Water Reclamation Facility Nutrient Removal Upgrade Project. This contract is currently ongoing.

During construction, the building permit was applied for and has an associated cost of $36,836.18. This increase in cost to the project also slightly raised the insurance costs by $276.27 and the bond costs by $184.18 for a total value of $37,296.63. The cost of the building permit was paid by Wharton Smith and this change order is will reimburse those costs.

The contractor has provided a change order noting the building permit fee, reference to the check number, and associated insurance and bond fees. Staff recommends approval of Change Order #1 in the amount of $37,296.63 to contract #CN20-B-044 with Wharton Smith, Inc. for repayment of the City of Titusville Building Permit fee and authorize the City Manager to execute the change order.

Naming the Kurt Eichin Memorial Trail

The Office of State Senator Tom Wright (Senate District 14) has requested a resolution from the City supporting the naming of a portion of the Coast to Coast Connector within Brevard County as the “Kurt Eichin Memorial Trail.”

A similar resolution has been approved by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners.

Specific Revisions to the Firefighters’ Pension Plan and established “Share Plan” to provide special benefits to Firefighters

This is the second reading and public hearing for the following proposed Ordinance for the Firefighters’ Educational incentive pay and types of incentive pay for members of the union which are currently stated in the IAFF collective bargaining agreement language Article 22 Incentive Pay:

a. Associates Degree and /or Bachelors Degree in Fire Science as provided by the State of Florida pursuant to F.S. 633.422.

d. Paramedic Certification pay in the amount of four thousand five hundred dollars ($4,500) for Solo Paramedic Status pay for a total Paramedic incentive of ($6,500) per year including two thousand dollars ($2,000) per year for FL Paramedic Certification.

e. State of FL Fire Officer Two certification pay in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00) per month

f. State of FL Fire Instructor certification shall receive twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per month

g. State of Florida Live Fire Instructor certification shall receive fifty ($50.00) per month

h. Titusville SWAT Team shall receive fifty dollars ($50.00) per month

The aforementioned pay incentives currently count as pensionable earnings.

These revisions do not constitute additional cost to the City to list these incentives in the revised Pension Ordinance. In addition, this Ordinance establishes a supplemental benefit component referred to as the Share Plan providing for a special benefit for Firefighters to be funded solely by F.S. 175 Premium Tax Monies.

The components of the Share Plan referred to in this Ordinance were negotiated and have been mutually agreed to by the City and the IAFF in accordance with F.S. 175.351 and Article 4.8 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The CBA between the IAFF and COT was approved by the City Council on May 11,2021.

Ordinance No. 21-2021 – Community Gardens

This is the first reading and first public hearing of Ordinance No. 21-2021, amending the Code of Ordinances to allow community gardens as a permitted use in the Public (P) zoning district and a limited use in Neighborhood Commercial (NC), General Use (GU), Downtown Mixed Use (DMU) and Regional Mixed Use (RMU) zoning districts.

Based upon a request by members of the public, City Council approved advisability for staff to prepare amendments to the Code expanding the zoning districts in which community gardens are permitted/limited uses.

Council also expressed interest in visually buffering community gardens along arterial roadways. The proposed ordinance expands community gardens as a permitted use in the Public (P) zoning district.

Community gardens are proposed as a limited use in the General Use (GU), Neighborhood Commercial (NC), General Use (GU), Downtown Mixed Use and Regional Mixed Use zoning districts with requirement for a visual buffering along arterial roadways.

American Rescue Plan Act – Low Income Housing Tax Credit

City staff seeks direction on the allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds for the proposed Forest Glen low-income housing tax credit housing project located at 2001 South Street. Summary Explanation & Background: On July 13, 2021, City Council approved the Neighborhood Services Department portion of the City’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant program. This approval included allocating $460,000 for affordable housing developments that include a homeless element for set-aside units.

Subsequent to the aforementioned July 13th meeting, the Neighborhood Services Department received a request for funding from an affordable housing developer who is applying for the annual Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, for the vacant property located at 2001 South Street. The developer, in their application, is seeking the Local Government Areas of Opportunity Designation and Goal, which requires a commitment from the City in the form of a grant or loan of $460,000.00 at application, demonstrating its high level of interest in the project.

Although the Local Government Areas of Opportunity Designation is not a requirement to apply for the tax credit program, it provides the project a preference for the tax credit funding over non-opportunity designations. It should be noted that the City is open to accepting applications for projects through the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program at any time.

Currently, the requested project is the only application which has been made to City. The Forest Glen development proposal indicates that the development, when complete, would consist of ninety (90) units for low-income households making up to 80% of the area medianincome consisting of one, two, and three bedroom options, as well as ten percent (10%) of the units set-aside for those individuals or families meeting the HUD definition of homeless.

If approved by Council, staff would commit $460,000.00 of the City’s ARPA grant funds to this project, which would preclude staff from entertaining other affordable housing development projects for funding consideration under the City’s current ARPA budgeted program.

However, should the application not be accepted or be funded by the FHFC, the commitment will become null and void, and the Neighborhood Services Department will advertise the availability of the funds for the same purpose through the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. The applicant is aware that final approval of these funds will be based upon review by a third party auditor review for compliance with ARPA guidelines. Funds committed under this action would not be transferred to the Developer until successful completion of the project on or before the ARPA expenditure deadline.

The funding would be provided through a local development agreement requiring a minimum of a twenty-year affordability period (lien) to ensure that the project remains its intended use during that timeframe. At the end of the twenty-year affordability period, the City would received repayment in full of its investment, which in turn would be regenerated back into affordable housing programs.

The Neighborhood Services staff has reviewed the Forest Glen proposal, and finds that it meets the intent of the current American Rescue Plan Act program guidelines, as well as the City’s housing goals and objectives found in its Community Development Block Grant and Five-Year Strategic Plan.

Staff is seeking Council’s direction on the commitment of its full $460,000.00 ARPA affordable housing set-aside funds for this project, and authorization for the City Manager to execute the Florida Housing Finance Corporation Local Government Verification of Contribution- Loan Form, if approved.

Ordinance No. 20-2021 – Tree Protection

This will be the first reading of Ordinance No. 20-2021, amending the Land Development Regulations, to provide for standards of tree protection including the designation of protected trees, creation of total canopy and preserved canopy requirements, standards for removal of heritage trees, establishment of incentives to preserve trees and reduce mitigation, and amending critical root zone, tree survey and buffer yard requirements

The Titusville Environmental Commission and the Planning and Zoning Commission have recommended tree protection ordinances, which are including in the agenda packet. Summary Explanation & Background: Based upon requests from citizens, the City began a process in 2019 to review and consider amendments to the current tree protection requirements of the Code.

During the last two years, Council and staff have received input from members of the public and advisory boards in the development of various ordinances. Significant efforts have been made by both the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Titusville Environmental Commission in working with the public to development their recommendations, which are attached.

The proposed ordinance proposed by staff contains the following significant changes to the Code (comparison of existing code and proposed changes attached):

Defines protected trees

Requires minimum canopy coverage, with exceptions

Allows additional flexibility for administrative waivers to save existing trees

Additional requirements related to existing trees

Mitigation requirements are modified

Modifies payment in lieu of tree mitigation

Requires permit for removal of any tree

Modifies tree survey requirements

Provides for grandfathering

Should Council desire to increase tree preservation standards without creating a minimum tree canopy requirement, one option is to establish a percentage of heritage trees which must be maintained on site. The City of Tampa has established that no more than thirty percent (30%) of heritage trees may be removed for infrastructure improvements within a residential subdivision.

In addition, the proposed ordinance reduces mitigation requirements for some trees (based on size) in conjunction with mandatory canopy standards. Council may wish to consider NOT changing the current mitigation requirements if minimum canopy requirements are not desired. The grandfathering provisions include sketch plat “to the extent applicable to sketch plat.” Currently, the sketch plat does not require tree surveys, only the general location of major trees (20 inch dbh and greater).

Council may wish to consider providing further clarification to staff on this issue

Below is a copy of the proposed Ordinance and other related items

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