Thursday, April 16, 2020
LAKE MARY CITY COMMISSION
100 N. Country Club Road, Lake Mary, Florida
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020, 7:00 P.M.
NO VIDEO RECORDING WAS MADE FOR THIS MEETING.
PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 20-69, ISSUED BY THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS ON MARCH 20, 2020, MUNICIPALITIES MAY CONDUCT MEETINGS OF THEIR GOVERNING BOARDS WITHOUT HAVING A QUORUM OF ITS MEMBERS PRESENT PHYSICALLY OR AT ANY SPECIFIC LOCATION, AND UTILIZING COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA TECHNOLOGY SUCH AS TELEPHONIC OR VIDEO CONFERENCING, AS PROVIDED BY SECTION 120.54(5)(B)2, FLORIDA STATUTES. THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY BY MEANS OF COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA TECHNOLOGY PURSUANT TO THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER BY THE CITY MANAGER DATED APRIL 3, 2020. ONE OR MORE OF THE COMMISSIONERS MAY APPEAR TELEPHONICALLY.
1. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Mayor David Mealor at 7:05 P.M.
2. Moment of Silence
3. Pledge of Allegiance
4. Roll Call
David Mealor, Mayor
Jordan Smith, Commissioner (telephonically)
George F. Duryea, Commissioner (absent)
Sidney Miller, Deputy Mayor (telephonically)
Justin York, Commissioner (telephonically)
Kevin Smith, City Manager
Mike Biles, Police Chief
Michelle McCurdy, City Clerk
Lindsay Malsam, IT Manager
Katie Reischmann, City Attorney (telephonically)
5. Approval of Minutes
A. Draft Commission Minutes – March 19, 2020
A motion was made by Commissioner Smith to approve the Draft City Commission Minutes of March 19, 2020. Commissioner York seconded the motion and motion carried 4-0 by roll-call vote; Commissioner Smith, Yes; Deputy Mayor Miller, Yes; Commissioner York, Yes; Mayor Mealor, Yes.
6. Special Presentations
7. Citizen Participation
This is an opportunity for anyone to come forward and address the Commission on any matter relating to the City or of concern to our citizens. This also includes 1) any item discussed at a previous work session; 2) any item not specifically listed on a previous agenda but discussed at a previous Commission meeting or 3) any item on tonight's agenda not labeled as a public hearing. Items requiring a public hearing are generally so noted on the agenda, and public input will be taken when the item is considered.
No one came forward and citizen participation was closed.
8. Unfinished Business
9. New Business
10. Other Items for Commission Action
11. City Manager’s Report
Kevin Smith, City Manager, wanted to thank the City Commission for their flexibility. He said we are living during unique times and staff is doing their best to try to balance the needs of the City to continue to conduct business while certainly being cautious of everyone’s safety. We will continue to do that on a day-by-day basis and we will decide on our May 7th meeting as time gets closer. He anticipates a high likelihood of canceling that meeting but again we will take it day-by-day like we have done everything up to this point and will advise at that time if that meets the wishes of the Mayor and the City Commission.
No one had any questions for Mr. Smith and that concluded the City Manager’s Report.
A. Items for Approval
12. Items for Information
13. Mayor and Commissioners Report
Mayor Mealor said as we speak right now, the President is speaking to the nation on relaxing guidelines that will be directed by our Governor. As you know, we are working very closely with our State and County and with that in mind, we will probably have additional information coming to us in the next several days.
Commissioner Smith wanted to thank Mr. Smith for his leadership and the residents for doing their part and following the guidelines. He thanked everyone for what they are doing right now.
Mayor Mealor thanked Commissioner Smith. He addressed Commissioner Smith and said that with children at home right now, you are experiencing what many of our citizens of Lake Mary are doing. You continue to communicate with the Commission, and we greatly appreciate that.
Deputy Mayor Miller had nothing to report.
Commissioner York said he wants to echo what Commissioner Smith said and thanked everyone, particularly our Police, Fire, and First Responders for their efforts amid this situation. He also wants to thank the residents of Lake Mary for continuing to observe social distancing guidelines. He wishes for everyone to stay safe and healthy.
Mayor Mealor thanked Commissioner York for his comments. He said as you know, our Police and Fire showed their respect to both Orlando Health and Advent Health yesterday. There was a feature on WESH2 News. He directed the City Manager to forward that article to the City Commissioners.
Mayor Mealor thanked the Commissioners for their flexibility. He said he knows this is a difficult time for all of us and believes we made a remarkable decision at our last meeting. We recognized the value of our City employees, particularly the men and women in Public Safety as well as those in Public Works and Parks & Recreation who continue to do a remarkable job and it reflects positively on all of us.
He continued by saying, as you know, this is a very tenuous time in decision making. I know that some of you have been sitting in on meetings whether it would be at the Congressional, Senate, or local level and those have been very informative. He directed Mr. Smith to communicate with the City Commission and update them at any time. He informed the Commissioners that if there is anything that they need do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Smith at any time.
No one else had anything to add.
14. City Attorney’s Report
Mrs. Reischmann had nothing to report.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 P.M.