Summary of Actions

CITY COUNCIL
 SUMMARY OF ACTIONS
 May 3, 2022

City Manager Position.  By a vote of 6-1, with Council Member Batcheldor opposed, Council approved hiring Tim Rhode to fill the future vacancy of the City Manager position by commencing with negotiations of a contract subject to a thorough background investigation.

Introduction of New Employees.  Deputy Chief Rich Cordeau introduced Police Officers William O’Connell, who started with the City on April 15, 2022, and Timothy D’Ambra, who started with the City on April 22, 2022.  Also, Planning Director Christy Fischer introduced Planner Cynthia Snay, who started with City on April 11, 2022.

Proclamation for Turquoise Awareness Week.  Mayor Rose presented a proclamation to Debra and Kent Smith recognizing the second week of May as Turquoise Takeover Week, and encouraged all residents of West Melbourne to learn more about lung cancer, risk factors and early detection. 

Small Scale Amendment for City-Owned Park Hill Properties.  Council held a public hearing and unanimously approved the second reading of Ordinance No. 2022-07, the small scale comprehensive plan map amendment to change the future land use on five city-owned parcels from Low Density Residential to Institutional.

Rezoning of City-Owned Park Hill Properties.  Council held a public hearing and unanimously approved the second reading of Ordinance No. 2022-08, rezoning five city-owned parcels from Single-Family Residential to Institutional, with the condition that enhanced landscaping is provided along the water plant perimeters.

Small Scale Amendment for Property at 3780 and 3820 Minton Road. Council held a public hearing and by a vote of 5-2, with Council Members Batcheldor and McDow opposed, denied Ordinance No. 2022-05 for a small scale comprehensive plan map amendment.  As a result of this denial, no action was needed on Ordinance No. 2022-06 to rezone the property or on the Sawgrass Lakes Center development agreement.

Legacy of West Melbourne.  Council held a public hearing and unanimously approved the initial site plan for a 199-unit apartment for Legacy at West Melbourne, located east of I-95 and west of John Rodes Boulevard, with conditions.

Consent Agenda.  Council unanimously approved the following consent items:

  • Regular City Council meeting minutes for Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
  • Authorization for the Mayor to sign the Department of Environmental Protection Standard Grant Agreement for $3,433,300 for the Ashley Manor, Dundee Circle, and Manor Place Septic-to-Sewer project.  
  • Receipt of the Second Quarter 2021-2022 Budget Report

Police Department Quarterly Report.  Council received a quarterly report from the Police Department.

For additional information on these matters, call the City Clerk’s office at 321-837-7774. City Council will meet again on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, after which this page will be updated.