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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.

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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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Regular Session Agenda
6:30 PM
City Hall Auditorium

CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL
INVOCATION
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
PUBLIC COMMENTS

CONSENT AGENDA:

  1. Satisfaction and Release of Liens
  2. Trask Diagneault, LLP Invoice May 4, 2021
  3. Special Events:
    A. Athens by Night
    B. First Fridays
    C. Hippie Fest
    D. Sponge Docks Arts Crafts Show – September
    E. Sponge Docks Arts Crafts Show – October
    F. Seafood Festival
  4. Ratify Emergency Construction Work Utilizing Expired Contract No. 180006-B-RS, Utility Rehabilitation and Construction Services
  5. Award File No. 210147-C-AM Pavement and Roadway Infrastructure Rehabilitation Utilizing City of Largo Bid No. 19-B-690

SPECIAL CONSENT AGENDA:

  1. Award Bid No. 210110-B-AM Installation of a Pickleball Court
  2. Authorize Execution of Complete Streets Funding Agreement with Forward Pinellas
  3. Authorize Execution of Interlocal Agreement with Pinellas County for Distribution of Potential Additional 5 Cent Local Option Fuel Tax
  4. Authorization to File Foreclosure Proceedings – 711 N. Disston Avenue
  5. Settlement of Code Enforcement Liens – Vacant Lots at Eunice Drive and Castle Terrace
  6. Award File No. 210146-C-JL One Pierce Impel PUC Rescue Pumper Fire Engine through Sourcewell Contract No. 02218-PMI Firefighting Apparatus, with Related Equipment, Accessories and Supplies

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS:

  1. Resolution 2021-27 Master Lease-Purchase Agreement for Purchase of Fire Truck
  2. Resolution 2021-23 Application 20-139; Site Plan Approval – Big Dan’s Carwash, 39522 and 39468 U.S. Highway 19 North
  3. Ordinance 2021-03 Amending Date of Municipal Election (1st Reading)
  4. Resolution 2021-29 Terminating State of Local Emergency

MISCELLANEOUS:

  1. Additional Tasking for Kimley-Horn Disston Avenue Corridor Study (Commissioner Vatikiotis)
  2. Discussion of Hope Day Event (Commissioner Vatikiotis)

BOARD AND STAFF COMMENTS:
ADJOURNMENT

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERACTIVE AUDIOVISUAL MEETING AND OTHER VIEWING / LISTENING OPTIONS
The City has set up Zoom virtual meetings to facilitate the broadcasting of the Commission Meetings and provide for public comments for those that do not wish to attend the meetings in person. 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. The email must include your name, address and the agenda item your comments are referencing. 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 924 1465 9043  May 11, 2021 Regular Session

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

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 and CRA
April 6, 2021 Special Session
April 13 2021 – April 6 2021 Special Session – Continuation
April 13 2021 Regular Session
April 27 2021 Special and 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.