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The Board of Commissioners typically meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  Special Sessions and Work Sessions are scheduled as needed.  The agenda for upcoming meetings is posted below on the Friday afternoon prior to the scheduled meeting.  A list of future scheduled meetings appears below or click here for a tentative 2021 Public Hearing Schedule.

Tarpon Springs City Hall Auditorium is now open to the public for meetings, however seating is limited in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks, health screening questions and temperature checks will be mandatory for those that choose to attend the meeting in person. The public should enter through the main entrance on Pine Street.

MAXIMUM SEATING FOR THE PUBLIC IS 40 PERSONS (excluding commissioners and city staff).  Once capacity is reached, a waiting list will be established for those that wish to wait for entry as others depart.

The public may participate in the meeting using Zoom or telephone or view only on television or YouTube.

Please see the instructions below for viewing and/or providing public comment virtually.

Thank you for your cooperation.

REGULAR SESSION AGENDA

March 9 2021 Regular Session Agenda

6:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
INVOCATION
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

SPECIAL CEREMONY: 

RETIREMENT OF POLICE CHIEF KOCHEN
SWEARING IN POLICE CHIEF YOUNG

INTERMISSION

PUBLIC COMMENTS

PRESENTATION:

  1. Discussion – SmartCode and Special Area Plan Updates
    Addendum to SmartCode and Special Area Plan update discussion

CONSENT AGENDA:

  1. Satisfaction and Release of Liens
  2. Attorney’s Fees: Trask Daigneault LLP Invoice March 4, 2021
  3. Special Event: Good Friday Procession
  4. Award File No. 210111-N-AM Single Source Purchase of Ford Original Equipment Manufacturer Automotive Parts and Services
  5. Approve Name Change RFQ No. 190111-S-JL from Fort Bend Services, Inc. to Polydyne, Inc.
  6. Award File No. 210115-N-JL Single Source Purchase of Centrifuge Decanter Original Equipment Manufacturer Parts and Services

SPECIAL CONSENT AGENDA:

  1. Select Tetra Tech, Inc. and Wright-Pierce, Inc. for RFQ No. 210032-S-JL Engineering Services, Utilities
  2. Authorization to proceed to bid and approval of Meres Landscaping Plan
  3. Anclote River Dredge Project Spoils Site Lease Extension
  4. Award File No. 210119-C-JJ Lease-Purchase of two 2022 Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicles through Sourcewell Contract No. 060618-CVL Vehicle Leasing and Fleet Management Services

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:

  1. Resolution 2021-13 Master Lease Agreement for Electric Vehicles
  2. Resolution 2021-14 Ratifying Executive Orders
  3. Signs, Poles and Lighting Design Requirements
    A. Ordinance 2020-39 Sign Design Requirements (2nd Reading, Deferred from February 23, 2021 Regular Session))
    B. Ordinance 2020-40 Parking Lot – Subdivision Signs and Lighting (2nd Reading, Deferred from February 23, 2021 Regular Session)
  4. Ordinance 2021-01 Adoption of Building Code Changes (1st Reading, Deferred from February 23, 2021 Regular Session)
  5. Resolution 2021-09 Application 21-5 Conditional Use for Construction of Single Family Dwelling, Cedar Street
  6. Resolution 2021-10 Application 21-1 Conditional Use Approval for Tourist Home – 38 West Center Street
  7. Resolution 2021-11 Application 21-11 Site Plan Approval, Red Bank Investments LLC, 1372 N Pinellas Av

BOARD AND STAFF COMMENTS:

ADJOURNMENT

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AGENDA

For the Downtown Tarpon Springs Redevelopment Area

March 9 2021 CRA Agenda

Immediately Following Board of Commissioners Meeting

CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

  1. Approval of Final Forbes Property Agreement
  2. CRA Annual Report

BOARD AND STAFF COMMENTS

ADJOURNMENT

In Person Attendance Requirements and Virtual Meeting Instructions

NOTE: MEETING LOCATION AND PROTOCOL
Tarpon Springs City Hall Auditorium is now open to the public for meetings, however seating is limited in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks, health screening questions and temperature checks will be mandatory for those that choose to attend the meeting in person. The public should enter through the main entrance on Pine Street.

The public may also participate in the meeting using Zoom or telephone or view only on television or YouTube. Please see the below instructions for viewing and/or providing public comment virtually.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERACTIVE AUDIOVISUAL MEETING AND OTHER VIEWING / LISTENING OPTIONS
In an effort to maintain compliance with CDC and Pinellas County guidelines for social distancing and general public safety, the City has set up Zoom virtual meetings to facilitate the broadcasting of the Commission Meetings and provide for public comments. As an alternative, we encourage citizens to submit their comments via e-mail to be entered into the record. The email must include your name, address and the agenda item your comments are referencing. For the public unable to attend the meeting virtually, comments may be emailed to BOCPublicComments@ctsfl.us or mailed to the attention of the City Clerk. Comments must be received no later than one hour prior to the meeting to be guaranteed to be entered into the record. Any member of the public without computer or telephone resources that wishes to attend should contact the City Clerk at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting in order for the City to make accommodations or coordinate access to the meeting.

Options for Interactive / Viewing / Listening – Board of Commissioners 

To Join Via Zoom from PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android:
1) Visit https://www.ctsfl.us/zoom  JOIN THE MEETING VIA ZOOM`
2) Click on the meeting that you wish to join
3) Download Zoom via the screen prompts
4) To raise your hand, click the button

View Only Options:
View on local cable TV (Spectrum Channel 641; WOW Channel 15; or Frontier Channel 21)
Watch on the Tarpon Springs YouTube Channel

To Join by Phone (audio only):
1) Dial +1 (312) 626-6799 or +1 (646) 558-8656
2) Webinar ID 944 4070 6469 March 9 2021 Regular Session and CRA (Starts at 6PM)

Note! The webinar ID will change for each meeting
3) To raise your hand, enter *9

2020 Meeting Dates

January 14, 2020 – Regular Session
January 28, 2020 – Regular Session
February 11, 2020 – Regular Session
February 25, 2020 – Regular Session
March 10, 2020 – Regular Session
March 24, 2020 – Regular Session
April 14, 2020 – Regular Session
April 28, 2020 – Regular Session
May 12, 2020 – Regular Session
May 26, 2020 – Regular Session
June 9, 2020 – Regular Session
June 23, 2020 – Regular Session
July 14, 2020 –  Regular Session Part 1Regular Session Part 2 and CRA
July 28 2020 Agenda and Back up Items 1-9    July 28 2020 Agenda and Back up Items 10 – 20
August 4 2020 Special Session Agenda Back-up
August 11 2020 Regular Session – Back-Up    August 11 2020 CRA – Back-Up
August 18 2020 Special Session With Back-Up
August 25 2020 Regular Session Agenda and Back-Up
September 8 2020 RS Agenda and Back-up
September 22 2020 RS with Back-Up
October 6 2020 Special Session with Back-up and October 6 2020 CRA with Back-up
October 12, 2020 – Special Session:  PBA /Impasse Resolution
October 13 2020 RS with Back-Up
October 27 2020 RS With Back-Up
October 29 2020 WS with Back-Up
November 9 2020 SS With Back Up
November 10 2020 RS with Back-Up
November 17, 2020 –  CRA and Regular Session Part 1  Regular Session Part 2    Regular Session Part 3
December 3, 2020 Special Session
December 8 2020 Regular Session
December 15 2020 RS with Back-up and December 15 2020 CRA with Back-up

2021 Meeting Dates

January 7, 2021 (6:00 PM) Continuation of December 15, 2020 Regular Session
January 12, 2021 Regular Session and CRA
January 15, 2021 (3:00 PM) Continuation of December 15, 2020 Regular Session
January 26, 2021 Regular Session and CRA
February 2, 2021 Special Session / Town Hall Meeting on Homeless Issues
February 9, 2021 Regular Session
February 23, 2021 CRA and Regular Session
March 4, 2021 Work Session
March 9 2021 Regular Session and CRA
March 23, 2021 Regular Session
April 6, 2021 Work Session
April 13, 2021 Regular Session
April 27, 2021 Regular Session
May 11, 2021 Regular Session
May 25, 2021 Regular Session
June 8, 2021 Regular Session
June 22, 2021 Regular Session
July 13,  2021 Regular Session
July 27, 2021 Regular Session
August 10, 2021 Regular Session
August 24, 2021 Regular Session
September 14, 2021 Regular Session
September 28, 2021 Regular Session
October 12, 2021 Regular Session
October 26, 2021 Regular Session

Rules and Procedures for Commission Meetings

Work Sessions:
Work sessions are intended to provide opportunities for Commissioners to study issues, gather and analyze information and clarify questions. No votes are conducted during work sessions. These sessions are open to the public but are not the appropriate forum for public comment.

Public Comment:
No speaker shall have the right to address the Board of Commissioners for more than four (4) minutes on any particular item. Members of the public present at the meeting may donate their time to a speaker to extend the speaker’s time but such donation shall forfeit the donor’s right to speak. The speaker shall identify the persons who have donated their speaking time. Each donation shall extend the speaker’s time an additional two (2) minutes. In no event shall the speaker’s time be extended beyond ten (10) minutes of total speaking time. Any deviation from this rule must be approved by the consensus of a majority of the Board, but no vote need to be taken to waive this requirement. Each person addressing the City Commission as a body, and not to any member thereof. All speakers, including City Commissioners, shall be recognized by the Mayor. No person, other than members of the City Commission and the person having the floor shall be permitted to enter into any discussion, either directly or through members of the City Commission, No questions shall be asked to individual Commission members, except through the Mayor. Any person making a personal, impertinent or slanderous remarks, or who shall become boisterous while addressing the City Commission may be requested to leave the meeting and may forthwith be barred from further audience at the meeting.

Preservation of Order:
The Mayor shall preserve order and decorum, and shall prevent attacks on personalities of impugning of motives of particular members, and shall prevent digression from the question under discussion. The Mayor shall ensure that no boisterous conduct, such as cheering, clapping, or the like shall be permitted during debate. The Chief of Police or his or her designate shall be the sergeant-at-arms of the City Commission.

Appeals and Record of Proceedings:
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City of Tarpon Springs does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Interested parties should make necessary arrangements for the verbatim transcript in advance.

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities:
Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should call (727) 938-3711 or fax a written request to (727) 937-8199.