These are some briefs from the Feb. 18 City Commission meeting.
• American Legion Post 71 Special Event Permit Application — Request to close city lot for carnival. The approval of the Special Event Permit Application will allow the American Legion to host a Kid’s Carnival during the Mardi Gras activities, allow for the temporary closing of the City lot located at the intersection of First Street and Tillman Avenue, and grant a waiver of the business tax for the carnival. — Approved
• Vendor Selection for Payroll Services and Human Resources Management System — The approval will allow the City to contract with Paycom Payroll, LLC (Paycom) for payroll and human resources management system services. — Approved
• Sewer Infrastructure Pipe Lining Repair Services — The approval will allow the City to piggyback on a contract that Volusia County has with LMR Construction for sewer-infrastructure pipe lining repair. — Approved
• Preliminary Financial Statements for Jan. 31, 2014 — The preliminary financial statements report revenues received and expenditures made through the end of Jan. 31, 2014. — Approved
• Ordinance 2014-01, FY-2013-14 Budget Amendment No. 1 — first reading — The City Commission will consider approval of an Amendment to the FY-13’14 Budget adopted on Sept. 17, 2013. — Approved
• Ordinance 2014-02, Amendment to Ethics Ordinance City Code Section 1-23(b) — first reading — Ordinance 2014-03 amends Ordinance 2011-06, which provided for more stringent standards of ethical conduct by a city commissioner, appointed official or officer, or employee. This provides for a $50 limit of gifts to any city official, and anything larger needs to be reported. This allows for city officials, who are invited to a lunch or event that is “free,” to partake, without having to worry about reporting the monetary value, in most cases. — Approved
• Resolution 2014-02, Authorizing the Second Phase of Eminent Domain Proceedings to acquire certain interests in real property in the C Street Lift Station 16 area. The resolution is for property acquisition associated with the need for the second phase of the replacement of sewer lines and a lift station (i.e. “L.S. 16”) serving that area of the City in the general vicinity of “C” Street, South of Florida Avenue, West of the Seaboard Coast Line Railway Line, North of the East-West spur of the Seaboard Coast LineRailway Line and East of “G” Street (the “C” Street — L.S. 16 Area). — Approved
• Resolution 2014-03, City Issuance of Industrial Development Revenue Bonds for the Edward W. Bok Academy Project) – Public Hearing. The approval will authorize the issuance of Industrial Development Revenue Bonds in one or more series in the principal amount of not to exceed $4,141,000. The principal purpose of the Series 2014 Bonds is the refinancing of all or a portion of the costs of acquiring and constructing improvements to the Edward W. Bok Academy middle school facility located at 13901 U.S. 27, Lake Wales, Fla. No portion of the financing will be used for new construction. - Approved.