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May 14, 2001
On Monday, May 14, 2001, at 2:03 p.m., the City Council met in regular session in City Council Chambers, 400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida. Mayor Glenda E. Hood called the meeting to order. Interim City Clerk Amy T. Iennaco announced there was a quorum with all members present.
1. It was moved by Commissioner Lynum, seconded by Commissioner Sheehan and carried that the reading of the minutes be waived for the April 30 Special Meeting and May 7, 2001 Workshop, Agenda Review and
Regular City Council Meetings, with the minutes approved with one change.
2. Mayor Hood called on Mike Carroll to tell about the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon. Mr. Carroll explained the 48 City employees help raise $4,400.00 in this
year’s Bowl-A-Thon and the City team took first place in the government category. Mr. Carroll then called on Aaron Cornet of Junior Achievement to present the Mayor and the City with the First Place trophy for Government Category and with the Golden Pin Award
(the award for contributing more that $1000.00 over the previous years’ contributions).
3. Mayor Hood called on Vicky Robles of the Orlando Fire Department. Ms. Robles presented a video on Emergency Medical Week and stated that with 13 stations
around Orlando the average response time is 3 to 5 mins and in 2000 the OFD had more than 31,000 responses. Mayor Hood presented the proclamation to Deputy Chief Randy Tuten.
Ms. Robles then recognized 8 Orlando Firefighters (Joe McCluan, Scott Neusch, Scott McIntyre, Marcus Perry, Creed McClelland, Chris Spurlin, Walter Lewis and John Innis) for establishing the Orlando Chapter of SAFE (Stay
Alive For Education). As a result of this program there are 5 documented “Saves” so far. The Mayor presented a proclamation of thanks to those team members present.
4. Mayor Hood and Comm. Ammerman congratulated the 3 Lake Silver Elementary (5th graders) winners of the American Woodmen Oration Contest. Ashley
Ball, Katyrose Carpenter and Bennett Holcomb, each gave their winning speech. This year’s topic was “People Who Have Overcome”.
5. Mayor Hood recognized all of the Public Works Department managers and their employees on the occasion of National Public Works Week. She presented a proclamation to Public Works Director David
6. It was moved by Commissioner Lynum, seconded by Commissioner Page and carried that the Consent Agenda be approved as follows:
A-1] 2000 Bond Disclosure Supplement, authorizing execution by the Mayor and City Clerk, subject to review by the Office of Legal Affairs, filed Documentary # 33782 (See Doc# 33015);
A-2] April 16, 2001 meeting minutes of Comm. Wyman and Comm. Ammerman meeting with Vicki D’Angelo of HMSHost, filed Documentary # 33783;
A-3] Distribution Easement/Florida Power Corporation/Crane Strand Lift Station #249/Project #2081, authorizing execution by the Mayor and City
Clerk, subject to review by the Office of Legal Affairs, filed Documentary # 33784;
A-4] Resolution of Necessity/Colonial Drive and Bumby Ave., authorizing execution by the Mayor and City Clerk, subject to review by the Office
of Legal Affairs, filed Documentary # 33785;
A-5] May 3, 2001 Budget Review Committee minutes, filed Documentary # 33786;
A-6] Short Form Plat – Nikki’s Run – 274 Dubsdread Circle, authorizing execution by the Director of Planning and Development, City Engineer, Mayor and City Clerk,
A-7] Short Form Plat – Old Winter Garden Road Commerce enter –3227 Old Winter Garden Rd, authorizing execution by the Director of Planning and Development, City Engineer, Mayor and City
A-8] Short Form Plat – Bishop Moore H. S. 3801 Edgewater Dr., authorizing execution by the Director of Planning and Development, City Engineer, Mayor and City Clerk,
A-9] Short Form Plat – I-4 Commerce Center, Phase II, Unit 1 – 1748 33rd St., authorizing execution by the Director of Planning and Development, City Engineer, Mayor and City
A-10] Short Form Plat – Carter Tabernacle CME Church – 1 Cottage Hill Rd., authorizing execution by the Director of Planning and Development, City Engineer, Mayor and City Clerk,
A-11] Glenridge Middle School Tri-party Site Sale/Donation, Development and Operating Agreement, authorizing execution by the Mayor subject to review by the Office of Legal Affairs, filed
Documentary # 33787;
B-1] April 25, 2001 Certification board meeting minutes, filed Documentary # 33788;
B-2] May 9, 2001 Nomination Board meeting minutes, filed Documentary # 33789;
B-3] Purchasing Items: Annual Agreement for Oils and Lubricants awarded to Coastal Unilube for
$135,225.35; Annual Agreement for Provision and Installation of Traffic Signal Equipment awarded to Traffic Control Devices in the amount not to exceed $750,000.00; Extension of Annual Purchase Agreement for Office Supplies awarded to U.S. Office Products, Inc., in the amount of $200,000.00; Provision and
Installation of Trees for Reforestation Project at Iron Bridge Wastewater Treatment Facility and WaterConserv II Water Reclamation Facility awarded to Aquatic Weed Control, Inc., in the amount of $97,451.00; Extension of Annual Agreement for Roofing and Roofing Repairs with Hodges Brother Roofing as primary
contractor and A to Z roofing as secondary contractor in the amount of $380,375.00
COMMUNITY & YOUTH SERVICES
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
E-1] May 2, 2001 Historic Preservation Board meeting minutes, filed Documentary # 33790;
E-2] May 1, 2001 Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting minutes except item #2, filed Documentary # 33791;
E-3] Selection of Project for HOME (FY’1999-2000) and SHIP (FY’2000-2001) Program funding accepting recommendations of Governor’s
Manor, Homes for New Beginnings and Jefferson Square;
F-1] May 3, 2001 Vehicle for Hire Administration meeting minutes, filed Documentary # 33792;
F-2] Approval of 18A Permit Applications: Colonialtown Neighborhood Family & Friends Fun Day
May 19, 2001(9am – 3pm); Orlando Carnival, Thunder Field, May 27, 2001(1pm-3pm);
F-3] Accepting the donation of 5 Police Mountain Bicycles from Mercedes Benz;
F-4] Accepting the donation of funds to be used toward a new canine from Nabisco and Albertson’s Grocery Store;
G-1] Professional Services at Southport Community Park Amendment No. 2 with Glatting Jackson authorizing execution by the
Mayor and City Clerk after review by the Office of Legal of Affairs, filed as Documentary # 31640;
G-2] Award of construction contract to Gomez Contracting Company for the Lake Lawsona Rebricking and Misc. Improvement Project # 2354, authorizing execution by the Mayor
and City Clerk and subject to review by the Office of Legal of Affairs, filed Documentary # 33793;
G-3] Project/Construction Management Bureau Employment contract for Project Manager II Position (Thomas R. Cannery)
authorizing execution by the Mayor and City Clerk and subject to review by the Office of Legal Affairs;
G-4] Approving Ranking of consultants for Clear Lake Park and authorizing City Staff to negotiate a contract in rank order
beginning with SK Consortium, Inc.;
G-5] Authorizing Task 3 of the Regional Computerized Signal System with F.R. Aleman & Associates, authorizing execution
by the Mayor and City Clerk and subject to review by the Office of Legal Affairs, filed Documentary # 31041;
G-6] Transfer of Land from the Florida Department of Transportation to the City – Concord Street at Orange Blossom Trail, authorizing execution by the Mayor and City
Clerk and subject to review by the Office of Legal Affairs, filed Documentary # 33794;
G-7] May 8, 2001 Consultants’ Qualification Board minutes, filed Documentary # 33795;
G-8] Specific Authorization for DRMP – Lake of the Woods Drainage Improvements (Phases II & III), authorizing execution by the Mayor and City Clerk and subject to
review by the Office of Legal Affairs, filed as Documentary # 32717;
G-9] Specific Authorization for Inwood Consulting Engineers – Lake Lurna –Lake Lancaster Interconnect, authorizing execution by the Mayor and City Clerk and subject to
review by the Office of Legal Affairs, filed as Documentary # 31863;
G-10] Specific Authorization for CDM – Mills Avenue Retrofit Project, authorizing execution by the Mayor and City Clerk and subject to review by the
Office of Legal Affairs, filed as Documentary # 32715;
G-11] Amendment to Agreement with Boyle Engineering Corporation for Preliminary Design of Iron Bridge Treatment Plant Rerating and Expansion
Improvements by Boyle Engineering, authorizing execution by the Mayor and City Clerk and subject to review by the Office of Legal Affairs, filed Documentary # 32778-1;
G-12] Water Resources Study, authorizing the Chief Administrative Officer to sign a Letter Agreement for the study with OUC, and allow the City to reimburse OUC up to $120,000, subject to the
approval of Office of Legal Affairs;
G-13] Specific authorization for professional services for Orange Avenue Streetscape with Meyer Bongirno MSI, authorizing execution by the Mayor and
City Clerk and subject to review by the Office of Legal Affairs, filed as Documentary # 33211
H-1] April 25, 2001 Downtown Development Board minutes, filed Documentary # 33796;
H-2] April 25, 2001 Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board minutes, filed Documentary #33797;
7. Contract Authorization for Nap Ford Community School
Mayor Hood called on Chief Administrative Officer, Richard Levey, who explained that the Agenda item asked for specific approval of two items today: the Lease and License Agreements and the Construction Contract.
Mr. Tom Kohler gave the history of CRA’s involvement in the Parramore area and explained how the NFCS fits with those improvements. Mr. Kohler showed before and after photos of Concord/Arlington Heights redevelopment project, railroad scapes, Habitat houses, Studio
Concord Apts., Downtown Recreation Center, Callahan Center, and highlighted the Neighborhood Bike Patrol prototype. Mr. Kohler also highlighted funding in last 5 years in this neighborhood for new housing and beautification. Next Assistant City Attorney, Wesley
Powell summarized the lease and license terms.
Mr. David Metzker discussed the current condition of the site and gave a construction time line and in conclusion, stated that Phase I included 12 modulars constructed by New Century Classrooms and each has restroom and electrical. Phase
II includes 9 more classrooms in modular style. Mr. Levey addressed the environmental reports for the school site. He stated that there is a Coal Gasification plant plume extending over 1000 parcels and that it is 200’ below ground with a confining clay layer
at 140’. This type of construction requires only going 12 to 18 inches below ground to pour footings so there should be no issues with the safety of the children. On the Railroad issue, Mr. Levey stated that there
are only two trains a day on those tracks and they do not run during school hours. Mr. Levey called Assistant Chief Ray Rivero to discuss the crime concerns of the area. Assistant Chief Rivero stated that there
has actually been a 13% reduction in crime over the last 3 years and he expects it to continue to decrease.
Mayor Hood asked for public comment and the following people spoke:
1. Barbara Johnson spoke in favor of the NFCS
2. Ralph Veerman spoke in favor of the NFCS
3. David Van Gelder urged for City Council to wait on school until a more centralized site could be found.
4. Viveca Vickers, a neighborhood resident, spoke in favor of the NFCS
5. Judge Belvin Perry, Jr. spoke in favor of the NFCS and stated he is a product of Parramore and Holden Street Elementary School and a local school is needed to build a community.
6. Dr. Gerald P. Pierre, MD spoke in favor of the NFCS and stated he wants to serve the community and supports a
7. Phil Cowherd agrees that Parramore needs a good school soon but he would like to see a school in a central
location in Parramore, a school run by a professional organization and he wants a school in non-movable buildings showing the City’s permanent commitment to the neighborhood.
Comm. Page left the meeting at 3:31 p.m. and returned at 3:40 p.m.
8. Ezell Harris strongly opposes the NFCS and asked Council not to accept this lease.
9. Dr. Cheryl Evans Greene spoke in favor of NFCS and her conversations with the late Com. Ford about his vision
of a school, she declared that what happens inside is what is important.
10. Ann Brown Harris spoke in favor of the NFCS and urged Council to make it happen right now.
11. Mercedes R. Clark is in favor of the school, just not this site.
12. Doug Guetzloe of Ax the Tax spoke as opponent and urged Council not to vote for the school.
13. Rebecca H. Ford, Nap Ford’s widow, spoke in favor of NFCS thanked Council for its past
support and urged the Council to vote in favor of the school
Public comment closed at 3:57 p.m.
Mayor Hood read a comment from a 1998 press conference in which she stated that “you can’t solve a problem that you don’t own.” She felt the Council had taken ownership and the neighborhood children deserve this investment. Comm. Sheehan thanked staff for their hard work. Comm. Page moved to accept staff’s recommendation, Comm. Wyman seconded the motion. Discussion continued. Comm. Ammerman questioned David Beribomer (professional geologist) about the environment report being 10 years old. Mr. Beribomer stated that ground conditions only get better with time.
Council voted 6-1 (Vargo) in favor of approving the Lease and License and the Construction Contract, filed Documentary #33798.
HEARINGS/ORDINANCE/2ND READING/1601 Edgewater Drive
8. Mrs. Iennaco read an Ordinance changing the zoning classification from district R-1/T to MU-1/TSP/AR, on property located at 1601 Edgewater Drive. No one appeared in opposition. It was moved by Commissioner Lynum, seconded by Commissioner Sheehan and carried the Ordinance be adopted on the second reading, filed Documentary # 33799;
HEARING/ORDINANCE/2ND READING/ INFILL HOUSING
9. Mrs. Iennaco presented an Ordinance amending Chapters 58, 61, 62 and 66 of the Land Development Code. The proposed amendments will establish tandem houses on
corner and through lots with a maximum .5 FAR specific site and architectural standards, and prohibit tandems in historic districts; allow a maximum .5 FAR for duplexes and two off-street parking spaces per unit for units 2,000 sq. ft. or larger not in the front yard; allow a maximum size for garage
apartments and accessory cottages; define a duplex as two units within one structure; and define an attached dwelling as three or more attached units. Commissioner Page moved and Commissioner Sheehan seconded a motion to approve the Ordinance as presented. Mayor
Hood called upon Mr. Dean Grandin to review these changes for Council. Mayor Hood then asked for public comment. The following members of the public spoke:
* Comm. Ammerman left meeting at 4:42pm and returned 4:59 pm
* Comm. Vargo left meeting at 4:42 pm and returned at 4:48pm
* Comm. Page left meeting at 4:45 pm.
* Comm. Wyman left meeting at 4:53 pm and returned at 5:00pm.
There being no further speakers, public discussion was closed.
Comm. Vargo moved to amend the motion to include interior lots and increase to .55 the FAR for duplexes. Comm. Ammerman seconded the motion. Mr. Rich Unger stated that the
parking will be left at 2 parking spaces, but not in the front yard and that units have a vehicular use area set back of 15’. Commissioner Ammerman and Wyman asked for clarification regarding the impact of the Ordinance on tandem development in their
districts. Comm. Sheehan voiced her strong objection to the proposed amendment and stated that it severely compromised what had been worked on previously and that it was not fair to expect even further compromises at this late date.
She also expressed that it was unfair to the public that had attended the workshops and expressed their opinions. She stated her opinion that this was a bad amendment and would result in a bad law.
Mr. Gabrielson stated that Council considered this Ordinance at first reading on April 30th, and asked for certain minor refinements to come before it on second reading today. Mayor Hood asked staff what
options Council had for continuing this Ordinance in order to allow Council a further opportunity to better understand all its aspects. Mr. Seth King responded that extending the moratorium again prior to its expiration was not possible because it could not be properly advertised before the May 28th moratorium expiration.
Council voted on the amendment proposed by Comm. Vargo and it failed by a vote of 3 (Vargo, Ammerman, Wyman) to 3 (Hood, Sheehan, Lynum.) Discussion ensued regarding how next to proceed.
It was moved by Comm. Sheehan, seconded by Comm. Wyman and passed 6-0 to continue this hearing to a date certain set by Mayor Hood.
Mayor Hood turned over the meeting to Mayor Pro Tem Don Ammerman at this point so that she could travel to North Carolina to be present at the birth of her first grandson.
HEARING/ORDINANCE/2nd READING/ANNEXING/ PROPERTY NORTH OF MCCOY ROAD, EAST OF CONWAY ROAD, SOUTH OF MONARCH DRIVE
10. Mrs. Iennaco read an Ordinance annexing property located north of McCoy Road, east of Conway Road, and South of Monarch Drive. No one appeared in opposition. It was moved by Commissioner Wyman, seconded by Commissioner Lynum and carried the Ordinance be adopted on the second reading, filed Documentary # 33801;
*Commissioner Vargo left the meeting at this point.
HEARING/ORDINANCE/2nd READING/ ANNEXING/ PROPERTY EAST OF JOHN YOUNG PARKWAY, NORTH AND SOUTH OF ACE ROAD, NORTH OF SHADER ROAD, WEST OF NORTH ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAIL
11. Mrs. Iennaco read an Ordinance annexing property located east of John Young Parkway, north and south of Ace Rd, north of Shader Rd., west of North Orange Blossom Trail. No one appeared in opposition. It was moved by Commissioner Lynum, seconded by Commissioner Wyman and carried the Ordinance be adopted on the second reading, filed Documentary # 33802;
HEARING/ORDINANCE/2nd READING/ANNEXING/ PROPERTY NORTH OF OAK RIDGE AND EAST OF MILLENIA BLVD
12. Mrs. Iennaco read an Ordinance annexing property located north of Oak Ridge Road and east of Millenia Blvd. No one appeared in opposition. It
was moved by Commissioner Lynum, seconded by Commissioner Wyman and carried the Ordinance be adopted on the second reading, filed Documentary # 33803;
HEARING/ORDINANCE/2nd READING/ZONING/NORTH OF OAK RIDGE ROAD AND EAST OF MILLENIA BLVD
13. Mrs. Iennaco read an Ordinance establishing the zoning classification as R-3B on property located n. of Oak Ridge Road and e. of Millenia Blvd. No one appeared in opposition. It was moved by Commissioner Lynum, seconded by Commissioner Wyman and carried the Ordinance be adopted on the second reading, filed Documentary # 33800;
14. Mrs. Iennaco read an Ordinance amending an Ordinance establishing the zoning classification as PD (Planned Development), and C (Conservation) districts on property located n. of Moss Park Road, e. of
Narcoossee Rd. and w. of Central Florida Greeneway (SR 417). No one appeared in opposition. It was moved by Commissioner Lynum, and seconded by Commissioner Sheehan and carried the Ordinance be approved on the first reading.
ORDINANCES/1ST READING/ZONING/1151 S. GOLDWYN AVE.
15. Mrs. Iennaco read an Ordinance amending an Ordinance changing the zoning district from P, R-1A. R-1AA/RP to PD, Planned Development on property known as Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church located at
1151 S. Goldwyn Avenue. It was moved by Comm. Lynum and seconded by Comm. Sheehan that the Ordinance be approved on the first reading.
Comm. Lynum recognized Kat Gordon of the Orange County School Board who was present.
16. GENERAL APPEARANCES
1] Mr. David Van Gelder spoke concerning the Nap Ford Community School and the filming of Council meetings for Orange TV.
2] Mr. Ezell Harris, representing Floridians Monitoring Law Enforcement, spoke concerning ethics in government and abuse of police power.
There being no further business to come before Council, the meeting was adjourned at 5:53p.m.
Mayor-Commissioner Glenda E. Hood
Interim City Clerk Amy T. Iennaco
On Monday, May 14, 2001, at 10:10 a.m., a Workshop meeting of the Orlando City Council was held in City Council Chambers, 400 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida.
Mayor Hood introduced the Workshop topic as E-government and called on Technology Management Bureau Chief Conrad Cross. Mr. Cross explained that the Information Technology Executive Committee assembled an e-government advisory committee that did a 12- week study from January through March, 2001. Today’s presentation and recommendations are
a result of that study. Using the attached powerpoint presentation, Mr. Cross began by giving a virtual tour of various e-government sites and noted that the internet has changed the public’s expectations of service. The
City of Orlando’s website currently averages over 1 million hits per month. Mr. Cross stressed that the leadership of Council is needed to address the service expectations and to purchase the technology necessary to keep pace. Mr. Cross stated that Orlando’s
percentage of households owning computers and having internet access is one of the highest in the nation, but cautioned that there is still a “digital divide” that must be addressed. Mr. Cross ended his presentation with a status update on current TM
Mayor Hood stated that e-government is an important priority because it is an important and powerful communications
tool. Commissioners Lynum and Page both asked questions concerning the digital divide and how it could be addressed to give computer access to economically disadvantaged communities. Commissioner Ammerman suggested
looking at faith-based community after school programs as one way to help address the problem. Commissioner Sheehan raised a concern about the high volume of e-mails. The meeting adjourned at 11:25 a.m.
Amy Iennaco, Interim City Clerk
On Monday, May 14, 2001 at 1:05 p.m., City Council met in an Agenda Review Session in City Council Chambers, 400 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida.
Mayor Hood stated that on Consent Agenda item A-4, Paul Chrisman’s term should be corrected in the minutes to the proper date. On item
A-11, Mayor Hood noted that the staff is still working on three outstanding issues on the Glenridge Tri-party Agreement relating to its design. She also noted that a revised item G-5 had been distributed.
Commissioner Ammerman asked staff to see him about item E-1. Commissioner Sheehan stated her pleasure in seeing item G-2 relating to Lake
Lawsona move forward. Commissioner Lynum thanked staff for the FDOT Agreement in G-6.
Mayor Hood explained how the New Business item relating to the Nap Ford Community School would be handled with an extensive presentation from staff covering all the issues. She thanked the staff for doing an incredible job in pulling this information together.
Both Commissioner Sheehan and Vargo expressed that they had concerns about the Infill ordinance, but stated that they would hold their discussion of them until the 2:00 p.m. meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 1:25 p.m.
Amy T. Iennaco