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Summary of the Regular Commission Meeting of October 5, 2021

Town of Ocean Ridge, Florida
Office of the Town Clerk
Regular Commission Meeting Summary
October 5, 2021

The following is a list of actions taken at the October 5, 2021 Regular Town Commission Meeting.  We hope this helps keep our residents informed in a timely fashion regarding Town Commission and Staff activities.

  • Presentations:
    1. Town Manager Stevens presented the Employee of the Quarter Award to Police Officer Robert McAllister.
  • Announcements:
    1. The next Regular Town Commission Meeting will be held on Monday, November 1st at 6:00 PM at Town Hall. The next Planning & Zoning Commission meeting will be held on Monday, October 25th at 8:00 AM at Town Hall. A joint workshop between the Town Commission and Planning & Zoning Commission will be held on Tuesday, October 12th at 4:00 PM at Town Hall.
    2. Town Hall will be closed on Monday, October 11th in observance of Columbus Day.
    3. The Annual Municipal Election will be held on March 8, 2022.  There is one Town Commission seat open for a three-year term.  Candidate filing dates run from November 1, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. through November 12, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in the Town Clerk’s Office. /La Elección Municipal Anual se llevará a cabo el 8 de marzo de 2022.  Hay un puesto en la Comisión Municipal abierto por un período de tres años.  Las fechas de presentación de candidatos se ejecutan desde el 1 de noviembre de 2021 a las 8:30 a.m. hasta el 12 de noviembre de 2021 a las 3:00 p.m. en la Oficina de la Secretaria municipal.
    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.
  • Approved the Consent Agenda including:
    1.     Adopted Minutes of the Regular Town Commission Meeting of September 7, 2021
    2. Adopted Minutes of the Special Town Commission Meeting of September 21, 2021
    3. Accepted the Revenue & Expenditure Report for August 2021
    4. Adopted Resolution No. 2021-21: Designating the Town of Ocean Ridge Canvassing Board for the March 8, 2022 Municipal Election
    5. Adopted Resolution No. 2021-22: Authorizing the Mayor and Town Clerk to Execute the Agreement for Vote Processing Equipment Use and Election Services for the March 8, 2022 Municipal Election
    6. Adopted the Annual CRS Floodplain Management Plan & Progress Report
    7. Authorized the Town Manager to Sign the Proposal and any Associated Contracts with Tyler Technologies for the Time & Attendance Software as Budgeted in the FY22 Budget
    8. Authorized the Town Manager to Sign the Proposal and any Associated Contracts with Tyler Technologies for the Building Permits Software as Budgeted in the FY22 Budget
    9. Approved Nowlen, Holt & Miner Town Auditor Contract Extension & Engagement Letters
    10. Ratified of Town Manager’s Renewal of Workers’ Comp & General Liability Insurance Contracts with Preferred Governmental Insurance Trust (PGIT) as Budgeted in the FY22 Budget
  • Approved Staff recommendation to use the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant funds toward the potable water infrastructure project. Authorized staff to begin the grant process, along with the ARPA Grants Administrator, RMPK Funding.
  • Reduced the Work Without a Permit Fee for 6110 N Ocean Blvd. #33 from $33,825 to $25,000. The contractor will receive a refund in the amount of $8,825.
  • Approved the addition of a full time Dispatcher/Clerk position to the Police Department in order to ensure proper staffing while cutting costs in the Dispatch Unit.
  • Planning & Zoning Commission Chair Mark Marsh provided a summary of the Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting of September 20, 2021.
  • 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.
  • Directed Staff to begin the planning process for the annual “Light the Lights” holiday event, which will be an outdoor event this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Directed staff to look into adding soft LED lights that meet FDOT lighting standards when the light poles are replaced along Ocean Avenue. The poles are to remain blue in color.
  • Directed the Town Manager and Town Attorney to work on a code amendment regarding the removal process for any board members that miss consecutive meetings.
  • Directed the Town Manager to prepare language in the Town Commission Rules of Order & Procedures to change the voting process for Chair and Vice Chair on the Advisory Boards to be by ballot, and to present the changes to the Town Commission at the next regular meeting for a vote.
  • Police Chief Jones provided the monthly Police Department Report for August 2021, and commended Investigator Choban for solving a theft case in which he was able to return all the funds back to the victim, a resident of Ocean Ridge.
  • Building Official Guy provided the monthly Building Department Report for August 2021.
  • Directed staff to notify the public to check their properties for whiteflies.


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