Summary of Actions

 July 20, 2021

Recognition of Robert Willmarth.   Council recognized former Mayor and Council Member Robert Willmarth for his years of service to the City of West Melbourne and presented him with a proclamation and a Key to the City.  

Introduction of New Employees.  Public Works Director Mark Piccirillo introduced Maintenance Worker Ryan Hunt, who started with the City on June 21, 2021, and Building Official Tom Forbes introduced Inspector III Marcus Winburn, who started with the City on July 19, 2021.

City Council Review of Site Plans.  Council held a public hearing and unanimously approved Ordinance No. 2021-17, providing for the City Council review of, and action on, initial site plans for certain multifamily projects previously subject to review and final action by the Planning and Zoning Board.   

First Amendment to the Development Agreement for Space Coast Town Center.   Council approved, with a 6-1 vote with Council Member Batcheldor opposed the First Amendment to the Space Coast Town Center Development Agreement, including the revised conceptual master plan to incorporate the Fulcher Lake property with the provision that the additional property would be limited to 50 percent residential.

PMG West Melbourne Large Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Rezoning.  Council unanimously approved postponing the public hearings for the comprehensive plan amendment and rezoning for PMG West Melbourne for property located south of the Space Coast Town Center and east of St. Johns Heritage Parkway, to date certain August 17, 2021. 

Consent Agenda.  Council unanimously approved the following consent items:

  • Minutes from the Regular City Council Meeting for June 15, 2021.
  • Receipt of the Third Quarter FY 2020-2021 Budget Report.
  • Designating Mayor Hal Rose as the voting delegate representing the City of West Melbourne at the Florida League of Cities 95th Annual Conference.
  • The ranking of the janitorial services bids by the Janitorial Review Committee and authorized the City Manager to negotiate a contract with Clean Space, Inc. that would incorporate additional cleaning of City Hall.

Establishment of Proposed 2021-2022 Millage Rate for Public Hearing Advertisement.  Council approved establishing a proposed millage rate of 2.4228 per thousand dollars of taxable value for the purposes of advertising a September 7, 2021, public hearing to consider adopting a tentative budget and proposed millage rate for 2021-2022.

Clement’s Wood Park Restroom Renovation Project.  Council awarded the bid for the Clement’s Wood Park Restroom Renovation Project to MGM Contracting, in the amount of $109,260 and authorized the City Manager to execute a contract.

Property Lease to Keep Brevard Beautiful.  Council unanimously approved a lease of City-owned vacant property on the west side of Park Hill Boulevard to Keep Brevard Beautiful for the development and operation of a community composting program.

Sunsetting of Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.  Council unanimously voted to not sunset the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, but rather reevaluate and reappoint members through the application process.  

National Night Out.  Council voted 6-1, with Deputy Mayor Dittmore opposed, to cancel the August 3 meeting for National Night Out.

Legislative Intent for Juvenile Curfew Ordinance.  Council approved 6-1, with Council Member Bentley opposed, to instruct the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance to adopt a juvenile curfew ordinance similar to that for the City of Rockledge with the section for misdemeanor penalty removed.

Purchase Police Department Vehicles and Associated Equipment.  Council authorized the pre-purchase of three Ford Interceptor SUV pursuit rated vehicles with the necessary equipment.

Hammock Lakes Park.  Upon request, there was not a consensus of Council willing to approve the homeowners association take ownership of the Hammock Lakes Park.

For additional information on these matters, call the City Clerk’s office at 321-837-7774.  City Council will meet again on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, after which this page will be updated.