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Summary of the Regular Commission Meeting of September 7, 2021

Town of Ocean Ridge, Florida
Office of the Town Clerk
Regular Commission Meeting Summary
September 7, 2021

The following is a list of actions taken at the September 7, 2021 Regular Town Commission Meeting.  We hope this helps keep our residents informed in a timely fashion regarding Town Commission and Staff activities.

  1. Presentations:
    1. Newly Elected Chief of Police, Richard Jones, was sworn in by Town Clerk Armstrong.
  2. Announcements:
  3. The next Regular Town Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, October 4th at 6:00 PM. A Special Town Commission Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 21st at 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall and will include the second and final public hearing on the proposed FY22 budget. The next Planning & Zoning Commission meeting will be held on September 20th at 8:00 AM at Town Hall. 
  4. Please join us each month prior to the Town Commission meeting at 5:00 p.m. for the Building Official Educational Forum in the Commission Chambers at Town Hall. Details including topics to be discussed each month are on the Town’s website.
  5. Residents who wish to sign up to receive important Town notifications and news through Civic Ready should sign up on the Town’s website or call Town Hall for assistance.
  6. Approved the Consent Agenda including:
    1. Adopted Minutes of the Regular Town Commission Meeting of August 2, 2021.
    2. Adopted Minutes of the Special Town Commission Meeting of August 2, 2021.
    3. Accepted the Revenue & Expenditure Report for July 2021.
    4. Approved budgeted expenditures of $11,262.80 to Madsen-Barr for emergency potable water valve replacement at the intersection of Inlet Cay and River Drive, and $19,073.25 to Madsen-Barr for fire hydrant replacement on Eleuthera Drive.
    5. Approved Lien Satisfaction for 6009 N. Ocean Blvd.
    6. Approved Fifth Amendment to the Legal Services Agreement with Torcivia, Donlon, Goddeau & Rubin, PA
    7. Approved Fourth Amendment to Professional Services Agreement with Engenuity Group, Inc.
    8. Approved Job Description for Building Inspector Position.
  7. Presented the Tentative Budget for FY22 and Held a Public Hearing.
  8. Announced the Town of Ocean Ridge Computed Millage Rate is Higher Than the Rolled Back Rate of 1384 by 7.04%. The millage to be levied is 5.5000.
  9. Adopted Resolution No. 2021-15: Adoption of Tentative Millage Rate for Fiscal Year 2021/2022.
  10. Adopted Resolution No. 2021-16: Adoption of Tentative Budget for Fiscal Year 2021/2022.
  11. Announced the second/final hearing on the FY 2021/2022 Budget will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
  12. Adopted on First Reading Ordinance No. 2021-05: An Ordinance of the Town Commission of the Town of Ocean Ridge, Florida, Changing the Qualifying Period for Town Commission Candidates to Align with State & Federal Election Laws.
  13. Adopted Resolution 2021-07: Amending the Human Resources Policies and Procedures Employee Handbook.
  14. Directed the Planning & Zoning Commission to discuss possible options to replace the letter of credit relative to demolition at its September 20, 2021 meeting.
  15. Directed Town Manager Stevens to place an item on the October 12, 2021 agenda for the joint workshop between the Town Commission and Planning & Zoning Commission to discuss the Letter of Credit Relative to Demolition.
  16. Planning & Zoning Commission Member David Hutchins provided a summary of the Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting of August 16, 2021.
  17. Town Manager Stevens presented the Town Manager’s Report. Important information in the Town Manager’s Report may be found on the Town’s website by clicking here.
  18. Police Chief Jones provided the monthly Police Department Report for July 2021.
  19. Building Official Guy provided the monthly Building Department Report for July 2021.
  20. Directed Town Manager Stevens to adopt a policy that would require facial coverings for employees and the public while in the Town Hall/ Police Department complex unless socially distanced and seated.
  21. Discussed the Assistant Town Clerk position, and no changes were made to the position.

THE SECOND/FINAL HEARING ON THE FY 2021/2022 BUDGET WILL BE HELS AT 6:00 PM ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 AT TOWN HALL. THE NEXT REGULAR TOWN COMMISSION MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021 AT 6:00 P.M. AT TOWN HALL.

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