Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Commission Report: December 2, 2008

*The city commission held the final public hearing and adoption of Ordinance number 2008-07, which extends the grandfathered status by one year for renters using the Scipio Creek Mooring Basin.

*The Board adopted a Mayor’s Proclamation recognizing and honoring Pastors Leonard and Sheila Martin, Co-Pastors of The Love & Worship Center Church.

*During the Chamber report, Anita Grove, Executive Director reported that the City of Apalachicola is currently receiving major interest from several magazines and organizations.

*Police Chief Bobby Varnes reported that the police department received 198 calls during the month of November. The department made twelve arrests, wrote twenty-six traffic citations, and investigated nine traffic accidents and cited ten golf cart violations.

*City Grant Writer Cindi Giametta asked for and received a motion approving the Mayor’s signature on the contract to purchase from James Holmes and Rob Peterson Bay front property located east on Hwy 98 using Florida Community Trust monies. The purchase price for the Holmes property is $335,000 and $349,900 for the Peterson property.

*City Administrator Betty Taylor-Webb reported that no one submitted an application for a loan through the city’s revolving loan fund by the November 21 deadline. She agreed to re-advertise the loan cycle. Ms. Webb further reported that due to the fiscal challenges facing the State of Florida, that the Legislature will not be accepting any Community Budget Issue Requests (CBIRS) from Florida communities for the 2008-09 year. She updated the commission on the status of the Fire/Police station.