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City Council to consider wastewater proposal, new community development district at Aug. 9 workshop

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No action will be taken during the workshop meeting.
by: Brittany Kershaw Public Information Director, City of Palm Coast

A Palm Coast City Council workshop meeting will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9. No action will be taken during the workshop. Details of the items on the agenda are listed below.

  • The Utility Department will present a resolution to approve an agreement with the Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) for Bulk Utility Treatment. Staff has negotiated an agreement with FGUA, which is being proposed to Council. The agreement specifies the City will provide bulk water and sewer services to the FGUA. This agreement also grants the City service rights for the territories annexed after a Settlement Agreement. The City would acquire the current property which FGUA utilizes for the treatment facility. This site would potentially become the City’s future WWTP#3 site and would enable future wastewater service in the southeastern portion of the City. The agreement would also allow for the reduction/elimination of small package treatment facilities in the area, a benefit that would reduce/eliminate the discharge of wastewater effluent into Bulow Creek.
  • The Financial Services Department will present a resolution to approve an amendment to the investment policy. The City’s investment advisors, PFM, have recommended to revise the policy to increase the maximum allocation of funds from 25% to 50% for both Florida Prime funds and Intragovernmental Investment Pools. The maturity limitations will also increase from 5 to 5.5 years for supranational securities, corporate notes, and state/local government debt securities.
  • The Financial Services Department will present the Capital, Internal Services, and Special Revenue funds. Proposed budgets for all remaining funds will also be presented. This overview is in preparation for the upcoming special budget meeting scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at the Palm Coast City Hall Community Wing, located at 160 Lake Ave, Palm Coast.
  • The Financial Services Department will present a resolution to approve the Old Kings Road Special Assessment Roll to be transmitted to the Flagler County Tax Collector. The Old Kings Road Special Assessment District was established by Ordinance 2005-10 in order to provide a funding mechanism, through special assessments, to fund four-laning improvements to Old Kings Road, based on the request and consent of affected property owners, from Palm Coast Parkway to SR 100. This Resolution provides for the annual assessment roll to be certified to the County Tax Collector so that the annual installments of the assessment can be included on the 2022 Property Tax Bills to be issued in October/November 2022.
  • The Community Development Department will present a resolution to approve the Final Nuisance Abatement Assessment. On July 16, 2022, City Council adopted the Initial Assessment Resolution 2022-90 relating to the Nuisance Abatement Special Assessment. Staff has prepared the Final Assessment Roll and Final Assessment Resolution for Council consideration. Pursuant to State Statutes, the notice of the public hearing was published in the newspaper of general circulation for Flagler County with the list of the affected property owners at least 20 days prior to the August 16, 2022.
  • The Community Development Department will present a resolution to approve the 2022-2026 Consolidated Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. As an entitlement community, the City of Palm Coast will be eligible to receive an annual allocation from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). To receive CDBG funds, an entitlement community is required to complete a Consolidated Plan, Strategic Plan, and Annual Action Plan. Council will be provided this plan for consideration.
  • The Community Development Department will present a resolution to approve the Seminole Trails Land Exchange Agreement. This proposal is to exchange 3.51 acres of City land with 0.75 acres of Palm Coast Land Opportunities, Inc. land and land currently owned by SG Flagler Holdings, which is 0.96 acres. The City will also be granted an easement, which is 2.4 acres. The intent of this land exchange is to create a 35-acre flood storage area call Dry Lake and the Developer will excavate it for the City. The creation of the lake will provide a much-needed flood water storage area, as well as improve the water quality in the area.
  • The Community Development Department will present an ordinance establishing the Landings Community Development District. In April 2022, the applicant submitted a petition to establish the Landings Community Development District (CDD) which is primarily a mechanism for funding the significant costs of providing infrastructure for a residential community. In this case, the applicant estimates there would be 399 homes in the Landings. A CDD is a special purpose unit of government that is utilized to acquire, finance, operate and maintain the infrastructure within a planned development. The City or County approving such ordinance establishing the CDD is not a party to the financing and does not incur any obligation for this infrastructure debt.

Public comments will be opened at the beginning and end of the business meeting in accordance with Section 286.0114 Florida Statutes and pursuant to the City Council’s Meeting Policies and Procedures. Each speaker will approach the podium, provide his/her name and may speak for up to 3 minutes. Comment cards are available for contact information in order for staff to follow up with each speaker.

Meetings of the Palm Coast City Council typically occur three times per month: a 6 p.m. business meeting on the first Tuesday of the month, a 9 a.m. workshop meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, and a 9 a.m. business meeting on the third Tuesday of the month. All meetings take place in the Community Wing at City Hall at 160 Lake Avenue in Palm Coast.

Business meetings and workshops are open to the public and both are streamed live on the city’s YouTube channel. Meeting agendas for all public meetings are posted in advance of each meeting on the city’s website. All agendas can be viewed here.

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