Summary of Actions

CITY COUNCIL
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS
April 6, 2021

Budget Workshop.  Based on the City Council’s recently discussed strategic plan and the availability of approximately $10 million in anticipated federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funds, Council reviewed potential priorities for individual projects and programs for inclusion in the proposed Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget, and set a second City Council workshop for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, to refine the Council’s budget priorities.

Introduction of New Employees.  Police Chief Rick Wiley introduced Police Officer Stive Jean-Simon and Evidence Custodian Gina Lemon, both who started with the City on April 2, 2021.

Annexation of Two Parcels Located West of Columbia Lane and North of US 192 (Turnbaugh).   Council held a public hearing and unanimously approved the second reading of Ordinance No. 2021-01, annexing the 34.52-acre property west of Columbia Lane and north of US 192.

Large Scale Amendment, Rezoning, and Binding Development Plan for Two Parcels Located West of Columbia Lane and North of US 192 (Turnbaugh).  Council held a public hearing and unanimously approved the second reading of Ordinance No. 2021-02 adopting the large scale comprehensive plan map amendment to change the future land use of the property from Residential Two (RES-2) to Industrial, (IND) and Commercial (COM).  Council also approved Ordinance No. 2021-03, rezoning 34.52 acres from Brevard County AU to C-P (Commercial Parkway) and M-1(Light Industrial) with a correction in the title of the ordinance to remove the reference to R-1A.  Lastly, Council unanimously approved the binding development plan, and authorized the Mayor to execute the document.

Annexation of Property Located West of I-95 Overpass, West of Minton Road on Carriage Gate Drive (Greenleaf).  Council unanimously approved the second reading of Ordinance No. 2021-04, annexing the 23.27 acre property along Carriage Gate Drive and west of Minton Road.

Future Land Use Amendment and Rezoning for Property Located West of I-95 Overpass, West of Minton Road on Carriage Gate Drive (Greenleaf).   Council unanimously approved the second reading of Ordinance No. 2021-05 to change the future land use of the subject property from Brevard County Residential 2 (RES-2) and Neighborhood Commercial (NC) to City of West Melbourne Low Density Residential (LD-RES).  Council also unanimously approved the second reading of Ordinance No. 2021-06 rezoning the property from Brevard County GU to City of West Melbourne R-1A (Single-Family Residential).

Consent Agenda.  Council unanimously approved the following consent items:

  • Regular City Council meeting minutes for March 16, 2021.
  • Save Our Indian River Lagoon Project Cost-Sharing Funding Agreements Between Brevard County and the City of West Melbourne for the Ray Bullard Wastewater Reclamation Facility Stormwater Management Area for $160,674 (SOIRL 21-123) and for the Ray Bullard Wastewater Reclamation Facility Nutrient Removal Project for $4,260,000 (SOIRL 21-138).
  • Resolution No. 2021-11 accepting the dedication of public water distribution system improvements from YL – West Melbourne Development, LLC (YourLife West Melbourne) and public water distribution system and sanitary sewer system improvements from S & A Minton Corp., and authorizing the City Manager to sign the Bills of Sale.

School Resource Officer for Imagine Charter School. By a vote of 6-1, with Council Member Batcheldor opposed, Council voted to reject the proposal to provide a School Resource Officer for Imagine Charter School for the next three school years.  

Ascend at Hammock Landing Hold Harmless Agreement.  Council unanimously approved a motion to table the hold harmless agreement for Ascend at Hammock Landing until April 20, 2021.

Next Potential Septic-to-Sewer Projects.  City Council unanimously ranked the next Septic-to-Sewer projects in order with Dundee Circle/Manor Place as the first, Lake Ashley Circle as the second, and Sheridan Road Sylvan Estates as the third.

Reconsideration Request for Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment and Rezoning.   Council approved, by a 4-3 vote with Deputy Mayor Dittmore, Council Members Phrampus and Batcheldor opposed, the re-advertising for a public hearing of the first reading of Ordinance No. 2021-10 for the Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment and the first reading of Ordinance No. 2021-11 for the rezoning of property for the proposed Epoch Apartments.

For additional information on these matters, call the City Clerk’s office at 321-837-7774.  City Council will meet again on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, after which this page will be updated.