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City Council Meeting

September 3, 2014 @ 7PM

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL AGENDA WITH LINKS

On the Agenda:

1. Presentation by SCORE - Free Business Workshops - Marketing

2. Adopting a Mil Rate and Budget

3. Amending Land Development Codes

4. Paying for the new Police Station using Cash Reserves - Cost: 1.2 million:

The Council has decided to fund the construction with cash reserves rather than obtain conventional financing. To accomplish the construction $1,007,000 from the Franchise Tax fund will be provided through an inter-fund loan to the General Fund and will be repaid over three fiscal years commencing in fiscal year 2015-2016.

During the upcoming fiscal year final payments will be made on existing lease purchase agreements used to construct City Hall and purchase a fire truck. The $400,000 available after payoff will be budgeted to pay the inter-fund loan.

5. The City Council has received two requests from local non-profit organizations for event sponsorships.

Background Discussion:

The first request is from the Gateway Center for the Arts in regards the Annual Haunted Hike at Gateway Park.

The second request is from the Debary Public Library Association in regards to use of Community Park for "Music on the Green" - there will be no cost to the City for this event - but the City is being asked to provide for the application fee and police at a cost of 320.00 dollars.

Lots of misinformation on this about how it's costing the City money - it's not.

Please do not allow anyone to say it's costing the City money...the event is not...but the City will have to cover the costs to host it...two completely different things...unrelated...one might even say, and someone surely will, that the costs to the City for hosting the event have nothing to do with the event.

So we shouldn't associate the costs of hosting the event with the event itself - to do so would be a thought crime...and it would be best for you to put it out of your mind...

CLICK HERE TO READ THE LETTERS TO THE COUNCIL


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