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>> ADJUSTED. EVERYONE, GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME

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TO WHAT IS PROBABLY OUR LAST VIRTUAL MEETING.

IT IS OCTOBER 28TH, 9:30 AM.

[CALL TO ORDER:]

CITY CLERK IF YOU WILL, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL TO ORDER.

>> GOOD MORNING MADAM MAYOR. COMMISSIONER GALEN? COMMISSIONER FISHMAN?

>> GOOD MORNING.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> GOOD MORNING.

>> VICE MAYOR BOLTON?

>> GOOD MORNING.

>> GOOD MORNING, AND MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> GOOD MORNING.

>> THANK YOU.

>> NOW, IF EVERYONE WILL PLEASE RISE AND JOIN COMMISSIONER FISHMAN IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

>>

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. CITY ATTORNEY WILL YOU PLEASE READ OR DISCUSS THE

>> THANK YOU MARY COMMISSION. GOOD MORNING.

THIS IS PROBABLY THE LAST TIME YOU'LL HAVE TO HEAR ME DISCUSS THIS ISSUE BECAUSE COME NOVEMBER THE 1ST, EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-246 GOES INTO PLAY AND IT ELIMINATES ITSELF BY ITS OWN WEIGHT LEGALLY ON NOVEMBER THE 1ST.

THAT WAS THE EXTENSION OF 20-69, WHICH ALLOWS CITY COMMISSIONS SUCH AS YOURSELF, LOCAL GOVERNMENT BODIES TO ACTUALLY MEET WITH A VIRTUAL FORUM.

HOWEVER, TODAY'S MEETING IS LAWFUL FOR SEVERAL REASONS.

FIRST OF WHICH IS THE CITY CLERK HAS DUTIFULLY PROVIDED FOR THE NOTICE OF THE VIRTUAL MEETING, HAS PROVIDED FOR BOTH STATE LAW, SECTION 12154 SUBSECTION 5B TO THE FLORIDA STATUTES, AS WELL AS CHAPTER 28-109, AND WHAT'S CALLED THE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, PROPERLY ADVERTISING THE MEETINGS OF THE PUBLIC.

WHO WAS YOUR PRINCIPAL BUSINESS PARTNER IN THIS DISCUSSION IS AWARE THAT YOU'RE HAVING A PUBLIC MEETING AND IS BEING CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY WHEN APPEARS TO BE A WONDERFULLY BEAUTIFUL GALLERY. EVERYONE'S CLEAR.

THEY CAN BE HEARD. THERE'S INTERACTION BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND THE PUBLIC.

NUMBER TWO IS THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE SITTING COMMISSION AND CITY STAFF, THEY ATTEND REMOTELY UNDER WHAT'S CALLED COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA TECHNOLOGY, BETTER KNOWN AS CMT.

WE SAID THIS IT DEPARTMENT HEADED UP BY LAVELLE SUILIN SHALL ASSIST ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AND ALSO NECESSARY STAFF TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IS PROPERLY IN PLACE CONNECTED TO THE SYSTEM AS WE ARE TODAY, AND TO THAT EXTENT PROCEED TO THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER WHICH GOES THROUGH NOVEMBER THE 1ST, SO LONG AS THERE IS A VIRTUAL FORUM PRESENT AND THE CLERK CALLED THE ROLL MOMENTS AGO, AND THERE IS A VIRTUAL FORUM TO CONNECT BUSINESS THAN THE CITY MAKING NUMBER THREE IS THE CITY MANAGER WHO CONTROLS THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

THIS BEING ONE OF THEM, WHICH IS CITY HALL.

CITY HALL, IS TECHNICALLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.

HOWEVER, IN THE CONTEXT OF TODAY'S DISCUSSION, THE PUBLIC HAS AN ABSOLUTE UNEQUIVOCAL, UNFETTERED RIGHT OF ACCESS UNDER STATE LAW TO THIS MEETING, NOT NECESSARILY TO REPUBLIC HEARING PURPOSES, OF PUBLIC DISCUSSION.

NUMBER ONE, PUBLIC COMMENT OR ACCESS TO ITEMS ON THE AGENDA UNDER STATE STATUTE.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO COMMENT PUBLICLY ON ANY MATTER, INCLUDING ON ITEMS ON THE AGENDA, MAY SUBMIT THEIR COMMENTS BY EMAIL TO THE CITY CLERK, WHICH HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ACCOMPLISHED WHEN ASKED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CLERICAL RESPOND HAS TO HOW MANY FOLKS HAVE EITHER EMAIL, OR OTHERWISE SEND IN YOUR COMMENTS, WHICH IS ALSO POSSIBLE.

ALL COMMENTS WHICH ARE SUBMITTED BY MAIL, AND IF READ BY THE CLERK WHICH DOESN'T OCCUR FROM TIME TO TIME IN AN AMICABLE WAY, LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES OR LESS, UNDER THE CITIES' ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY EMAIL SHALL BE NAMED A PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS.

THIS MEETING IS BEING RECORDED, CORRECT? MADAM CLERK? SAY YES?

>> YES, IT IS. THANK YOU.

>> YES. THE MEETING IS BEING RECORDED AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF WHICH YOU CLOSE THE LOOP ON WHETHER IT'S A PUBLIC MEANING BECAUSE IT HAS A RECORD EVIDENCE OF WHAT OCCURRED TODAY.

FURTHER, PUBLIC COMMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE DURING THE COURSE OF THE MEETING THROUGH EITHER FACEBOOK LIVE, OR MAYBE EMAIL OR CALLS, AND THERE'LL BE A METHOD BY WHICH PEOPLE CAN CALL THEM AS WELL.

INDIVIDUALS WHO REGISTER WILL BE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE, AS YOU'VE SEEN IN THE PAST AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME DURING THE MEETING SO THAT THEY CAN OFFER UP THEIR PUBLIC COMMENTS IF AT ALL.

AS WE KNOW, AND UNFORTUNATELY IT'S A LENGTHY PROCESS, BUT THOSE TO BE TAKEN BY THE CITY CLERK, AND THEN BY THE MAYOR, THE CONDITION CAN NOT BE BY EVEN FOR THOSE THINGS WHICH SEEMED TO BE NOMINAL, THEY NEED TO BE TAKEN BACK BY A ROLL CALL VOTE.

AS WE KNOW IN LIMITED SITUATIONS IN THE PAST, IF THERE IS SOME DEFECT OR SOME TECHNICAL OR DIGITAL DEFICIENCY, WHICH DISALLOWS THE PUBLIC FROM ACCESS TO THE MEANING OR DISALLOWS COMMUNICATION AMONG MEMBERS OF THE CONDITION, OR DISALLOWS CONDITION CONVERSATION WITH THE PUBLIC THAN THE MAYOR AND THE COMMISSION WILL ESSENTIALLY RECESS THE MEETING,

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DEFER THE ITEM PENDING THE IT DEPARTMENT'S COLLECTION, OR FIXING A PROBLEM TO AGAIN REGROUP WHENEVER THOSE ISSUES ARE RESOLVED.

WE HAVE BEEN OTHER CITIES HAVE HAD MORE DIFFICULT TIMES WITH THEIR ONLINE VIRTUAL PLATFORM.

THIS HAS BEEN RATHER SEAMLESS FOR THE PAST NUMBER OF MONTHS PARTICULARLY BECAUSE OF THE WAY YOU'VE ALL HANDLED YOURSELVES PUBLICLY AND PROFESSIONALLY.

I SAY THAT FROM MY HEART TO YOURS AS WELL AS THE PROFESSIONAL STUFF HAVING ENGAGED YOU GETTING THIS GALLERY PREPARED AND PLACED LEGALLY.

THAT BEING SAID, MADAM MAYOR COMMISSION, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRIEF YOU AND TO BRIEF THE PUBLIC AND TO THAT EXTEND THE MEETING IS ALL YOURS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LISTENING. APPRECIATE IT.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE WILL NOW MOVE TOWARDS PROCLAMATIONS,

[2.a.Proclamation - National First Responders Day Requested by Van Schoen, Tamarac Fire Rescue]

AND WE HAVE OUR FIRST PROCLAMATION IS NATIONAL FIRE WHEREAS INDIVIDUALS BOTH CAREER AND VOLUNTEER FOR 911 DISPATCHES, FIRE RESCUE, PARAMEDICS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS, CITIZENS ON PATROL, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN THE PUBLIC SAFETY SECTOR COME TOGETHER AS FIRST RESPONDERS TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC DEMANDS OF AN EMERGENCY.

WHEREAS EVERY DAY FIRST RESPONDERS RISK THEIR OWN SAFETY AND WELL-BEING IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY, WHEREAS FIRST RESPONDERS ARE FIRST AND BEST DEFENSE AGAINST ALL EMERGENCIES THAT MAY THREATEN OUR COMMUNITIES, WHATEVER THEIR NATURE.

WHEREAS FIRST RESPONDERS ARE READY TO AID 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, AND WHEREAS FIRST RESPONDERS ARE A VITAL PART OF EVERY COMMUNITY MEETING SAFETY AND ORDER IN TIMES OF CRISIS, HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERING IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

WHEREAS FIRST RESPONDERS ARE SPECIALIZED WORKERS WHO CONTRIBUTE THEIR SKILLS FOR PUBLIC GOOD.

NOW THEREFORE, I, MICHELLE J. GOMEZ MAYOR OF THE CITY TAMARAC ON BEHALF OF THE CITY PERMISSION TO HERE ABOUT QUOTE MY NAME, OCTOBER 28TH 2020 AS FIRST RESPONDERS DAY THROUGH THE CITY OF TAMARAC, AND I URGE EVERYONE IN TAMARAC TO JOIN US IN RECOGNIZING THESE INDIVIDUALS.

SO THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO,

>> I WOULD. GOOD MORNING MAYOR, MEMBERS OF

>> HOW ARE YOU DOING? GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> THANK YOU. VERY GOOD TO SEE ALL OF YOU.

TODAY, NATIONAL FIRST RESPONDERS DAY JUST HAPPENS TO FALL ON YOUR COMMISSION MEETING, SO IT'S A GREAT THING.

BUT THIS YEAR MORE THAN MOST MEANS A LOT, ESPECIALLY FOR ME.

SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW ABOUT MY SON'S ACCIDENT IN SIERRA LEONE, ARIZONA.

OVER A 135 RESPONDERS FROM MULTIPLE DISCIPLINES RESPONDED TO HIS RESCUE.

HE SURVIVED A FIVE STORY FALL INTO AN ABANDONED MINING SHAFT.

BUT BECAUSE OF THERE COORDINATION, THEIR TRAINING FIRST RESPONDERS COME IN MANY UNIFORMS, POLICE OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, EMTS, PARAMEDICS, OR CERTAIN MEMBERS OR COP, THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE BEHIND THE SCENES ARE OUR CRIME SCENE, TEXTS OR FIRE INVESTIGATORS.

OUR RESPONDERS PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE EVERY DAY FOR PEOPLE THAT THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW.

THEY'RE MORE THAN GOOD NEIGHBORS, BROTHERS, SISTERS, HUSBANDS AND WIVES.

THEIR CHILDREN WILL BE SECOND, THIRD GENERATION POLICE OFFICERS AND FIRE FIGHTERS, FRIENDS AND STRANGERS.

WHILE MANY MAY HESITATE TO HELP OR LOOK AWAY, FIRST RESPONDERS RUN TOWARDS THE DANGER.

THIS YEAR MORE THAN EVER BEFORE IT'S TIME TO HONOR OUR LOCAL HEROES DEALING WITH THIS PANDEMIC, THE LIKES WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

SO CELEBRATING THE OTHER DAY, EVERYONE WAS MOVED A LOT.

ON NATIONAL FIRST RESPONDERS DAY 2020, I ASK THAT PEOPLE THANK A FIRST RESPONDENT IN THE COMMUNITY FOR THEIR SERVICE.

WHETHER YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL, WHILE AT THE STORE, PASSING A FIRE STATION, WILL TAKING MINUTES OR DROP A MESSAGE ON A CITY'S WEBSITE TO SAY, "HEY, GREAT JOB.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU", IS A BIG DEAL.

IN CLOSING, MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, I THANK YOU AND APPRECIATE YOU FOR THE RECOGNITION.

I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

I APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

NOW WE WILL GO TO

[2.b. Florida City Government Week - Teen Council Videos]

AS PART OF THE COMMISSION WAS INVITED TO JOIN THE CITIES CITY COUNCIL ON A VIRTUAL MEETING, WHERE WE SPLIT INTO SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HOW LOCAL GOVERNOR AFTERWARDS, THE TEAM COUNCIL CREATED A VIDEO ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE FOR US TO SHARE IN TODAY'S MEETING.

BEFORE WE PLAY IT, I'D LIKE TO SAY THAT THERE IS AN IMPRESSIVE GROUP WITH US, A LOT OF GREAT QUESTIONS AND IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE TALKING WITH THEM, AND I KNOW THAT OUR FUTURE IS GREAT WITH THEM.

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>> ON BEHALF OF MYSELF PHILIP HUDSON AND THE OTHER TEAM COUNCIL MEMBERS WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK TAMARAC TEAM COMMISSIONERS.

PERSONALLY, I HAD THE PLEASURE OF SPEAKING WITH MAYOR GOMEZ AND I LEARNED THAT DURING PANDEMIC SHE HAD TO ATTEND A LOT MORE MEETINGS THAN USUAL, TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS AS WELL AS IN THE NEAR FUTURE, SHE PLANS ON INVESTING IN CITIES INFRASTRUCTURE IN OUR PERSONAL BUSINESSES.

>> DURING THE MEETING, COMMISSIONER FISHMAN, I LEARNED NUMEROUS THINGS FROM THE JAVA COMMISSIONER, IN HER OPINIONS ON ISSUES.

FOR ONE, ANOTHER COMMISSIONER CAN PASS I ALSO ASKED A FEW QUESTIONS.

ONE OF THEM REGARDING MILITARY MASK POLICY.

IN WHICH FISHER RESPONDED TO THAT WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO WEAR MASK OR FACE COVERINGS UNIT THE CDC SAYS IT'S SAFE TO DO OTHERWISE, WHICH I FULLY AGREE WITH.

>> HI, MY NAME IS MALASIA.

TODAY I HAD THE PLEASURE OF TALKING WITH CITY COMMISSIONER DEBORAH PARKER.

DURING THIS VIRTUAL MEETING, I WAS ABLE TO LEARN A LOT ABOUT EVENTS THAT OCCUR BEHIND THE SCENES THAT KEEP THE CITY UP AND RUNNING.

ONE SUCH EVENT IS THE CREATION OF A YEARLY CITY BUDGET, A PROCESS THAT OCCURS OVER NUMEROUS MONTHS AS MANY ASPECTS ARE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

SUCH AS THE WATER AND TAX RATE, NEW CONSTRUCTION AND NEW EQUIPMENT.

FOR THE YEAR 2021, THE YEARLY BUDGET HAS BEEN CALCULATED TO BE 184 MILLION DOLLARS.

OVERALL, I AM GLAD TO HAVE HAD THIS OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MY CITY.

>> DURING A MEETING WITH MAYOR GOMEZ I'VE LEARNED NUMEROUS THINGS.

WHICH ARE, SHE HAS BEEN USED TO FACEBOOK NOW BECAUSE THE PANDEMIC.

SHE MISSES GOING TO HUG PEOPLE AND MEET NEW PEOPLE EVERY DAY.

SHE HAS LOTS OF PLAN IN STORE FOR TAMARAC.

ONE OF THE QUESTIONS I ASKED HER WAS, HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHERE TO PUT NEW BUILDINGS AND IT ALL DEPENDS ON CONSTRUCTION AND THE VOTE OF THE PEOPLE.

THERE WILL BE NEW BUILDINGS IN 2021 FOR TAMARAC.

>> HELLO EVERYONE, MY NAME IS FIORELLA LLANOS AND I AM A PROUD MEMBER OF THE TAMARAC TEAM COUNCIL.

THIS WEEK I PARTICIPATED IN A TEAM MEETING WITH COMMISSIONER MICHAEL, AND I GOT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TAMARAC CITY GOVERNMENT.

TAMARAC ACTUALLY HAS A COUNCIL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, WHICH MEANS WE HAVE OUR CITY COUNCIL ALONGSIDE WITH OUR CITY MAYOR.

THE COUNCIL IS THE LEGISLATIVE BODY WHERE ITS MEMBERS ARE THE COMMUNITY'S DECISION-MAKERS.

AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, MY GOVERNMENTS FOR ANOTHER PRESENTING COMMISSIONERS IN MY MEETING AND ONE OF HIS RESPONSIBILITIES AS A COMMISSIONER IN OUR CITY IS TO AID IN TAMARAC FINANCIAL SUCCESS.

FURTHERMORE, SOMETHING EVEN INTERESTING THAT I FOUND OUT DURING THIS MEETING WAS THAT IN ORDER FOR A PROPOSAL BY ONE OF OTHER COMMISSIONERS TO BE CONSIDERED LAW, IT ACTUALLY HAS TO PASS ON TWO READINGS DURING THE COUNCIL MEETINGS.

YEAH, THAT'S IT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

>> HELLO, MY NAME IS YVAN CADET.

SOMETHING THAT I'VE LEARNED TODAY.

>>IN A BAD WEATHER,

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>> THESE TWO COMING OUT TAMARAC HAS ENSURED THE SAFETY OF INSTITUTIONS DURING COVID CRISIS AND ONE WAY THE CITY HAS DONE THAT

>> DISTRICT 3 IN TAMARAC, FLORIDA AS WELL AS

>> A FEW DAYS AGO I HAD A MEETING WITH THE TAMARAC MAYOR.

>> AT THE MEETING WITH COMMISSIONER GILLIGAN'S I LEARNED THAT HE WAS DISTRICT 2 COMMISSIONER.

>> ALREADY DONE SUCH AS FUNDING PROJECTS FOR BUILDINGS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SOMETHING THAT I LEARNED TODAY WAS HOW MUCH THE MAYOR DOES FOR CITY.

I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THE THINGS THAT THE MAYOR HAS ALREADY DONE, SUCH AS FUNDING PROJECTS FOR BUILDINGS AND VOLUNTEERING HER TIME AT CHARITIES.

SHE ALSO CALLS THE SHOTS ON WHAT EVERYTHING SHOULD LOOK LIKE OVERALL.

THE JOB OF THE MAYOR IS VERY BUSY AND SHE DOES HER JOB VERY WELL. THANK YOU.

>> AT THE MEETING WITH COMMISSIONER GILLIGAN I LEARNED THAT HE WAS DISTRICT 2 COMMISSIONER FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

IN HIS POSITION, HE DEALS WITH THE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CITY.

IN ADDITION TO BEING IN HIS POSITION, HE FIRES AND HIRES TWO PEOPLE WHICH IS THE CITY'S ATTORNEY AND THE CITY'S MANAGER.

ONE THING I LEARNED ABOUT THE CITY OF TAMARAC I DID NOT KNOW, IS THAT THE CITY OF TAMARAC HAS I DIDN'T KNOW THAT A CITY COULD HAVE THEIR OWN

>> HELLO. MY NAME IS CAELI JACKSON AND A FEW DAYS AGO, I HAD A MEETING WITH TAMARAC MAYOR, ALONG WITH ONE OF MY FELLOW PEERS ABOUT HOW TAMARAC HAS ENSURED THE SAFETY OF ITS CITIZENS DURING COVID CRISIS.

ONE WAY THIS CITY HAS DONE THAT IS BY MANDATING PUBLIC SPACES IN THEIR SHUTDOWNS AND GUIDELINES.

ALSO WITH PROPOSING IDEAS IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE PEACE OF MIND OF CITIZENS AND ASSURING THEM THAT PUBLIC SPACES ARE CLEAN.

>> HELLO, MY NAME IS JOVANNIA ANTONIO, AND TODAY I HAD A MEETING WITH COMMISSIONER FISHMAN OF DISTRICT 3, IN TAMARAC, FLORIDA.

AS WELL AS MISS.

TODAY, WE HAD A DISCUSSION ABOUT REDISTRICTING, WHICH I LEARNED IS BASED OFF THE SENSORS THAT OCCURS EVERY 10 YEARS ACROSS THE NATION.

WE ALSO LEARNED ABOUT STUDENTS THAT ARE SUFFERING FROM LEARNING DISABILITIES, AND THE TEACHERS AND PARENTS THAT ARE IMPACTED DURING THIS TIME WHILE SCHOOLS ARE CURRENTLY REOPENING IN TAMARAC.

WE ALSO LEARNED ABOUT IMMIGRATION AND DARKER AS THEY AFFECT THE POPULATION IN TAMARAC AND CAN ALSO AFFECT THE PROCESS OF REDISTRICTING.

I HAD A GREAT TIME DISCUSSING THESE TOPICS WITH COMMISSIONER FISHMAN AS WELL AS SUMMER I HOPE THAT I CAN DO IT AGAIN SOME DAY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MITCHELL, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR VOICE.

>> YES.

>> THERE IS AN ECHO.

>> YEAH, I HEAR THAT THANK YOU.

IT IS 9:55 AND WE ARE BACK AND I AM NOT IN DOUBLE VOICE, HOPEFULLY THAT STAYS THAT WAY FOR THIS.

IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT COMMISSIONER GILLIGAN HAS ARRIVED,

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SO WE ARE NOW FULL COMMISSION.

WHAT I WAS TRYING TO SAY BEFORE WE HAD TAKE OUR BREAK, WAS THAT OUR WONDERFUL TEAM COUNCIL HAS BEEN ORGANIZED AND RUN BY MR. SAM RAUL IS DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB AND WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT GROUP OF YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE PART OF OUR TEAM COUNCIL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THERE ARE ALSO VOLUNTEERING FOR OUR CITY AND SERVING AT OUR EVENTS ON FRIDAY FOR OUR HALLOWEEN.DRIVE THROUGH, AND IT WAS GREAT TO SEE THEM.

THANK YOU VERY FOR ALL OF YOUR DEDICATION AS WELL.

NOW SPEAKING OF DEDICATION, WE GO TO OUR EMPLOYEES SERVICE AWARDS.

[2.c. Employee Service Awards 5 Years of Service James Sheddy Kingman Mais Nico Vallorani Joe Nogami Tyus Seymour Michael Valeri III Joella Tillery Anthony Escobedo 15 Years of Service Paul Johnson Nora Carles Christine Bosco]

I WILL ASK OUR CITY MANAGER TO READ THROUGH AND CONGRATULATE ALL OUR EMPLOYEES FOR THE TIME IN SERVICES FOR ALL OUR BEHALF. MR. CITY MANAGER.

>> THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR.

I BELIEVE WE HAVE A VIDEO TO ROLL THIS MORNING OR A SLIDE PRESENTATION WITH THE NAMES OF THE EMPLOYEE.

WE ALWAYS TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO RECOGNIZE AND CONGRATULATE OUR EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE REACHED CITY SERVICE MILESTONE DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER.

I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY THANKS AND APPRECIATION TO ALL OF THEM.

I BELIEVE THAT A VERY BRIEF P-POWER-POINT THAT HE GOING TO THROW UP FOR US.

WELL, IN THE INTEREST OF TIME THIS MORNING, MADAM MARIGOLDS GET THE POWERPOINT.

I'LL JUST READ THE NAMES OF THE EMPLOYEES.

OUR FIRST GROUP OF EMPLOYEES ARE ALL RECEIVING FIVE-YEAR AWARDS.

THEY ARE ALL FIREFIGHTER.

HERE WE GO WITH THE POWERPOINT.

THANK YOU WE'VE GOT FIVE FIREFIGHTERS THAT WERE CELEBRATING FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARIES WITH.

WE'VE GOT JAMES SHEDDY, AS A FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC.

KINGMAIN MAIS, AS A FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC.

NICO VALLORANI, AS A FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC, JOE NOGAMI, FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC, AND ANTHONY ESCOBEDO IS AN INSPECTOR AND EMT.

THOSE ARE OUR FIVE-YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS THIS MORNING.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM.

WE'VE ALSO GOT TYUS SEYMOUR, A WATER PLANT OPERATOR A AND PUBLIC SERVICES.

MICHAEL VALERI III, WATER PLANT OPERATOR AND PUBLIC SERVICES, AND JOELLA TILLERY, CUSTOMER SERVICE REP TWO IN FINANCIAL SERVICES.

CELEBRATING THEIR 15-YEAR AWARD THIS MORNING, PAUL JOHNSON, THE CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT AND PUBLIC SERVICES.

NORA CARLES, WHO IS OUR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND CHRISTINE BOSCO, WHO HAS SERVED IN THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT FOR 15 YEARS AS A PERMANENT TECHNICIAN.

THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING AND RECOGNIZING OUR EMPLOYEES ACHIEVEMENTS THIS MORNING.

>> APPRECIATE ALL THEIR HARD WORK IN STAYING WITH US AND AT THE TIME WE WILL NOW GO TO OUR CITY COMMISSION REPORTS. VICE MAYOR.

[3.a. Vice Mayor Bolton]

>> THANK YOU, MADAM, MAYOR.

I DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE A REPORT.

FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN, HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO YOU.

I WANT PERSONALLY CELEBRATED HALLOWEEN BUT I KNOW THAT A LOT OF MY RESIDENTS ARE EXCITED ABOUT HALLOWEEN.

THEY'VE ASKED ME FOR CANDIES, I WILL BE DELIVERING SOME CANDIES TO THEM.

LIFE CONTINUES AFTER THE ELECTION.

I WISH EVERYBODY, THE BEST OF LUCK AND LIFE IS STILL I HAVE BEEN GOING TO SEVERAL MEETINGS, INCLUDING TO REPRESENT THE CITY AND ALL THE BOYS THAT I

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IF YOU NEED TO FIND ME ON FACEBOOK, IT IS FACEBOOK DOT COM FORWARD SLASH COMMISSIONER MARLIN BOLTON.

MY PERSONAL CELL PHONE NUMBER IS (954) 275 2850 AND MY OFFICE NUMBER IS (954) 597 3461.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER GELIN COMMISSIONER GELIN, YOUR REPORT.

HE HAS ADVICE THAT HE IS PARTIALLY ON BECAUSE HE IS IN A PERSONAL CLIENT MEETING AND WE WILL COME BACK TO HIM IF HE'S GOT A MOMENT AFTERWARDS AND WILL MAKE AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT AT THIS TIME. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

[3.c. Commissioner Fishman]

>> THANK YOU. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT THE ROUTINE COUNCIL MEETING WITH THE LADIES THAT I WAS INTERVIEWED BY WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE AND I TOLD THEM THAT THEY ARE A OUR CITY IS IN GOOD HANDS IN THE FUTURE.

THEY DID A WONDERFUL JOB.

THEY WERE ENGAGED, THEY ASKED QUESTIONS.

A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO A TIME WHEN WE CAN GET A WHOLE COUNCIL TOGETHER, WHEN THE COMMISSION AND HAVE A REALLY GOOD DIALOGUE WITH THEM.

THE OTHER THING I JUST WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE IS EARLY VOTING IS GOING ON.

DON'T CARE WHO YOU VOTE FOR, JUST GET OUT THERE AND VOTE.

HAD A LOT OF FIRST-TIME VOTERS.

IT'S NOT JUST YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ARE VOTING FOR THE FIRST TIME I MET A LADY WHO WAS PROBABLY IN HER 60S.

I WISH YOU ALL WELL, AND I WILL END MY REPORT THERE.

THANK YOU.

[3.d. Commissioner Placko]

>> COMMISSIONER PLACO.

>> SORRY, I CLICKED THE WRONG BUTTON.

OKAY. NOT TO BE REDUNDANT, BUT I JUST HAVE TO SAY AS WELL ABOUT OUR TEEN COUNCIL.

THE TWO YOUNG LADIES THAT I MET WITH, THEY WERE SO ENGAGED AND THEIR QUESTIONS WERE SO PERTINENT TO WHAT'S COMING UP ON THEY WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SAFETY OF OUR ELECTION SYSTEM, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS THOUGHT PROVOKING AND THEY ALSO WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THE COVID VIRUS AND CHILDREN GOING BACK TO SCHOOL.THEY HAD SOME VERY DEFINITE THOUGHTS ON THAT.

THESE TWO YOUNG WOMEN HAVE PUT A LOT OF THOUGHT INTO WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND THEM.

IN CASE OF OUR FUTURE LEADERS, WE ARE GOING TO BE IN VERY, VERY GOOD HANDS.

I REALLY REALLY LIKED THE FORMAT OF THE ONE ON ONE.

I MEAN SEEING AS WE COULDN'T DO IT IN PERSON.

BUT I ALSO LIKED THE SMALL GROUP BECAUSE IT WILL BE MORE INTIMATE CONVERSATIONS.

WHOEVER THOUGHT OF THAT, I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA AND I HOPE YOU CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

JUST A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

THERE ARE A LOT OF COMMUNITY ISSUES GOING ON OF WHICH I AM INVESTIGATING.

I WILL BE REACHING OUT.

I DO ONE ON ONE.

I LIKE THAT MUCH BETTER.

I LIKE THAT PEOPLE CAN CALL ME, THEY CAN STOP BY AND WE CAN DEAL WITH THESE ISSUES AS A COMMUNITY TOGETHER.

I WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

PLEASE REST ASSURED.

THE CONVERSATION.

IT SEEMS TO BE GOING ON NO MATTER WHERE I AM, A LOT OF THE PEOPLE I'M WITH IS, THE COVID VIRUS AND THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? YOU KNOW, I THINK EVERYBODY HAS TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND DECIDE WHAT WORKS FOR THEM.

THE VIRUSES IS STILL THERE AND FLU SEASON COMING IN.

I DON'T WANNA BE GLOOM AND DOOM, BUT WE DO NEED TO BE VIGILANT OF THIS.

WE STILL NEED TO WEAR A MASK.

PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK.

I WAS AT THE BANK THE OTHER DAY AND THEY HAVE A CONTEST GOING ON THERE EVERY DAY, TO SEE WHO HAS THE BEST MASK.

THEY'RE APPLYING TO MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT OF FUN RATHER THAN OH MY GOODNESS, I HAVE TO WEAR THESE MASKS.

I'VE GOTTEN SO USED TO IT NOW GOING OUT.

PLEASE EVERYBODY, PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK AND STAY SAFE. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. COMMISSIONER GELIN?

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I SEE THAT WE WILL NOT HAVE COMMISSION GOING ON FOR OUR REPORT, I WILL GO TO MY REPORT,

[3.e. Mayor Gomez]

AND I WILL ECHO THE SENTIMENTS OF MY COLLEAGUES ABOUT GETTING OUT TO VOTE.

DOESN'T MATTER WHO YOU VOTE FOR, OUR TEAM COUNCIL HAS, AS I SAID EARLIER, ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS MEN AND WOMEN REPORTED TO HAVING NAMES THAT ARE PRESENT AGAIN, AND I DO AGREE THAT THE ONE-ON-ONE WAS WONDERFUL.

IT WILL BE NICE TO BE ONE-ON-ONE IN PERSON.

YES, BUT WE'RE GOING TO GET THERE, AND IT'S INTERESTING TO HEAR THEIR TAKEAWAYS ON THE CONVERSATION, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING THEM AGAIN.

AS BEEN SAID, OUR FIRST RESPONDERS ARE ESSENTIAL WORKERS, YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL AND THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE THAT GIVES SERVICE HERE AND CONTINUED USER SERVICE HERE.

I HAD THE PLEASURE OF CHAIRING THE BARROW COUNTY FOR THE HOUSING ADVISORY BOARD MEETING.

WE HAD A COUPLE OF MEETINGS IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS AND WE HAVE TRANSMITTED OUR PROPOSALS TO THE COUNTY TO REVIEW AND DETERMINE WHAT RECOMMENDATIONS WE PROVIDED THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO INSTITUTE OR NOT.

ALWAYS FIND OUT ONE FULL MEETING FOR THAT GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO GIVE THEIR TIME.

I'VE HAD SOME OTHER MEETINGS AND MANY OTHER WONDERFUL NEWS FOR THE CITY ON TALKING ABOUT THE GOOD WORK THAT OUR CITY HAS BEEN DOING, OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND HOW WE TAKE CARE OF IT AND HOW WE PLAN AHEAD AND GOOD SERVICES OF OUR PEOPLE, OUR EMPLOYEES ARE WONDERFUL, WE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF AN ISSUE WITH ONE OF OUR CANALS BECAUSE WE HAD A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF RAIN, AND OUR PUBLIC SERVICES TO HUMANS WAS OUT THERE RIGHT AWAY AND PUMPING OUT THE WATER AND GETTING IN AND TAKING CARE OF OUR STORM WATER, AND JUST EVERYTHING, SO THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL TEAM HERE AT SENIOR TAMARACK, BECAUSE IT MAKES MY JOB AND MY CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE ABOUT OUR CITY SO MUCH EASIER BECAUSE YOU'RE ON TOP OF IT.

I WILL ALSO HAVE TO OFFER SENTIMENTS OR COMMISSION BANK ARE ABOUT.

WEAR YOUR FACE COVERING.

IT HAS BEEN FUN TO SEE ALL DIFFERENT STYLES AND IF THEY MATCH PEOPLE'S CLOTHING AND EVERYTHING, SO JUST REMAIN SAFE AND EVERYTHING WE NEED TO DO THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WILL BE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

BUT THAT'S OKAY, TRY TO MAKE IT ENJOYABLE, START A DIFFERENT TRANSITION AND WE'LL GO BACK TO WHATEVER OTHER TRADITIONS WE WANT NEXT YEAR.

WITH THAT, I WILL NOW GO TO OUR CITY ATTORNEY YOU REPORT FIRST.

[4. CITY ATTORNEY REPORT]

>> GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY, JUST AS A QUICK UPDATE AS I EARLIER MENTIONED DURING MY PRESENTATION THAT CNT TECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPROACH TO THIS CITY COMMISSION.

THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER OF 20 DAYS TO 46, WE ASSUME WILL EXPIRE BY ITS OWN LEGAL WEIGHT ON THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER.

JUST A COUPLE OF POINTS OF ORDER, I KNOW THE MANAGER WILL ADDRESS THIS IN A MORE DELIBERATE AND MORE SPECIFIC WAY, BUT AFTER THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER AS A LOCAL GOVERNING BODY AND AS YOU KNOW, THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER, SPECIFICALLY REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT BODIES, AND THAT'S A LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES.

THE CONSEQUENCES, VERY INTERESTING LEGAL DISTINCTION, THE ORIGINAL ORDER THAT REFERENCED VIRTUAL QUORUMS DIDN'T APPLY JUST TO YOURSELVES AS LOCAL GOVERNING BODIES, BUT LOCAL GOVERNMENT BODIES, WHICH MEANS SPECIAL DISTRICTS, PLANNING BOARDS, OTHER SUBORDINATE ADVISORY BODIES, AND THAT WAS INTENTIONAL, THAT WAS NOT BY MISTAKE.

THE CONSEQUENCE OF WHICH IS AN AFTER THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER, NOT ONLY YOURSELVES, BUT ALSO OUR CITY ADVISORY GROUPS THAT MEET ON A PERIODIC BASIS IN PUBLIC WILL ALSO BE UNDER THE NEWER CONSTRAINTS WHICH RELATE TO BEING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH THE VIRTUAL PLATFORMS AS AVAILABLE, BUT ALSO HAVING TO MEET IN PERSON TO HAVE A PHYSICAL COMMON ROOM.

I CAN'T TELL YOU AS THE SPEAKER THIS MORNING, WHAT THE CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS WILL LOOK LIKE, BUT I KNOW THAT THE CITY ADMINISTRATION, THROUGH OUR CITY MANAGER, AND THROUGH JACK STRAIN AND THROUGH OTHERS HAVE WORKED VERY DILIGENTLY TO SPACE OUT THE SEATING ARRANGEMENTS SO AS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE OF CDC GUIDELINES ARE BEING COMPLIED WITH AND THAT ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF STATE AND FEDERAL LAW WILL BE ALSO COMPLIED WITH WHEN AS AND IF WE GO BACK INTO THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS FOR MEETINGS.

BY THE WAY, YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

EVERY CITY COMMISSIONER IS STRUGGLING, AND I USE THAT WORD ON VERY UPBEAT, POSITIVE WAY, WE HAVE A BEST APPROACH, THEIR MEETING CRITERIA, AS WELL AS PROVIDING ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC FOR EITHER PUBLIC COMMENTS OR PUBLIC ACCESS OR A COMBINATION OR BOTH.

THERE ARE A FEW CITIES IN RANAMPAU WHICH THAT HAVE ADOPTED UNIQUELY CREATIVE ORDINANCES THAT SEEM TO CONTINUE THE VIRTUAL MEETING CONCEPT TO THEIR MEETINGS, EXPLOITING THE PUBLIC FROM PHYSICAL ACCESS, AND ALSO BY LOCAL OFFICIALS.

I DON'T NOW SUBSCRIBE TO THAT ON THE RECORD TODAY, BUT I THINK THAT IT'S AN EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY AND EVOLVING CONVERSATION YET BE CHALLENGED IN THE COURTS.

THE CONSEQUENCES OF ALL THIS IS TO COME WHENEVER THERE FIRST THE MEETINGS WILL BE SOMEWHERE DIFFERENT, WE'LL NOT BE ON A GALLERY LIKE THIS BECAUSE IT REALLY IN THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS.

I KNOW AGAIN THAT THE MANAGER AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS IN

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THE DEPARTMENTS HAVE COORDINATED THAT DISCUSSION, BUT THERE WILL BE SOME CHALLENGES.

THE KEY FACTOR IN ALL THIS IS THAT THE GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-52, WHICH DECLARED THE SAME EMERGENCY MAY ALSO EXPIRE ON NOVEMBER THE THIRD.

THE CONSEQUENCE OF WHICH IS WITH THAT EXPIRATION, THEN ONLY THE COUNTY ORDERS, AND LOCAL CITY ORDERS WOULD BE THEN PREDOMINANT IN BARROW COUNTY.

WE HAVE TO WATCH THE EVOLUTION OF WHAT'S COMING AND HOW IT'S BEING APPROACHED.

BUT ABOUT THE DELLEY'S REVIEW ON THIS MORNING, IT IS OPEN TO CONSIDERABLE DISCUSSION AMONG CITY ATTORNEYS AND CERTAINLY AMONG PUBLIC PROFESSIONALS.

THE KEY FACTOR IN ALL OF THIS IS THE FACT THAT THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT OF ACCESS UNDER THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION AND STATE LAW, AS WELL AS THE GOVERNOR TO SPEAK AND BE HEARD DEPENDING UPON THE ISSUE BEFORE THE COMMISSION, AND AS YOU KNOW THIS COMMISSION HAS A VERY RICH HISTORY OF COMPLYING WITH SECTION 1286.0114, WHICH IS THE STATUTE THAT WAS AMENDED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO THAT ALLOWS ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC TO SPEAK ON ANY ITEM BEFORE A FINAL DECISION IS RENDERED ON THAT ITEM.

I KNOW THE CLERK HAS BEEN VERY DIGITAL ABOUT COMMENTS, EMAILS, DIALING, CALLING, FACE TIMES ETC., WHERE SOMEONE MAY WISH TO BE HEARD ON AN ITEM WHICH EVEN UNCONSENT, CAN BE PULLED THEORETICALLY BY ALLOWING A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC TO COMMENT UNDER THAT STATUTE, AND EVEN DURING THIS PANDEMIC THE CITY COMMISSIONER HAS CONTINUED THAT RICH HISTORY AND PROVIDE A PUBLIC ACCESS WHEN AS AND IF NECESSARY.

OTHERWISE HOPING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

HOPEFULLY WE WILL MOVE INTO THE NEXT LEVEL, WHEREVER THAT LEVEL IS I'M NOT SURE WE DO IT TOGETHER IN LEVEL THREE OR LEVEL 2.5 BUT EVEN WHEN WE FIGURE OUT THE ANSWER IS KIND OF A BACK TO THE FIRST.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INDULGENCE AND FOR LISTENING.

APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND ACTUALLY COMMISSIONER BARKER HAS A QUESTION.

>> SAM, CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WILL WE BE TAKING ALLOWING THE PUBLIC INTO CHAMBERS.

WILL WE BE CHECKING TEMPERATURES, ENSURE THEY HAVE A MASK ON, AND HOW MANY RESIDENTS ALLOWED IN CHAMBERS?

>> THAT WAS QUESTIONS THAT I MADE TO THE MAYOR.

I KNOW THAT THE MANAGER HAS BEEN DETAILING THESE TYPES AND KINDS OF ISSUE, WHICH I'M SURE THEY'LL BE RESPONSIVE TO YOUR QUESTION.

BUT I KNOW THAT ASPECTS OF PROVIDING CDC GUIDELINES AND IMPLEMENTING THEM AS OPPOSED TO JUST PROVIDING FOR THEM, WILL BE IN ORDER.

I KNOW THAT THERE IS THERE THERE ARE SEPARATORS THAT WOULD BE PROVIDED FOR COMMISSIONERS, THERE WILL SEPARATION BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH ASPECTS OF THINGS THAT WOULD BE COMPLIED WITH, INCLUDING MASKS, BY THE WAY, WHICH IS A PART OF THE CDC GUIDELINES.

I WILL DIFFER TO MIKE AND HIS WISDOM IN THAT CONTEXT, BUT I DO KNOW THAT AT THE RECORD REFLECT THE FACT THAT THIS HAS BEEN A TOPIC UNDER DISCUSSION AT LEAST FOR THE PAST MONTH OR SO PLUS WHEN THE GOVERNOR'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND PRESS SECRETARY INDICATED THAT THE EXTENSION GIVEN BY 20-46 WOULD END ON THE FIRST DAY OF NOVEMBER GIVING CITIES AND OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS DENOTED A BEGUN PREPARING FOR THAT SPECIFICALLY.

SO I DIFFER TO MIKE, AND I THINK THAT HE'S GOT SOME USUALLY GOOD ANSWERS IN THE CONTEXT OF THAT APPROACH.

>>THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. SO THE MANAGER YOUR REPORT PLEASE?

[5. CITY MANAGER REPORT]

GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS.

LET ME START BY TRYING TO ADDRESS COMMISSIONER PLACKO'S QUESTION REGARDING THE COMMISSION CHAMBER.

SO AS THE CITY ATTORNEY I ALLUDED IS OUR EXPECTATION THAT THE GOVERNOR WILL NOT EXTEND THE VIRTUAL MEETING QUARTER.

SO WE WILL GO BACK TO LIVE MEETINGS IN NOVEMBER.

SO AT THIS POINT, THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF BEING WORKED ON BUT THERE ARE PLASTIC GLASS SHIELDS HAVING BEEN INSTALLED ON THE DAIS TO GIVE THE MAYOR AND COMMISSION AND THOSE WHO SIT ON THE DAIS OF PROPER PROTECTION ON THE DAIS.

IN AS FAR AS WITH SEATING IS CONCERNED, FOR THE COMMISSION CHAMBER, THE SEATING HAS BEEN MARKED AND IS SOCIALLY DISTANCED TO KEEP PEOPLE APPROPRIATELY APART.

AS THE PUBLIC IS ALLOWED BACK INTO THE CHAMBER, THIS WILL SIGNIFICANTLY LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT'LL BE ALLOWED INTO THE CHAMBERS AT ANY GIVEN TIME TO SOME NUMBER AROUND 30 PLUS OR MINUS.

AT THE SAME TIME, WE'LL BE MAKING PROVISIONS TO ALLOW OTHER PEOPLE WHO MAY WISH TO ATTEND THE MEETING BUT CAN'T PHYSICALLY BE IN CHAMBER BECAUSE OF THE NUMBERS RESTRICTIONS.

I WILL BE MAKING PROVISIONS FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO WATCH AND PARTICIPATE IN A MEETING EITHER IN ROOM 105 OR IN THE ATRIUM OR OUTSIDE OF THE COMMISSION CHAMBERS OR ALL THREE IF NECESSARY.

WE'LL BE TAKING THE APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO

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ATTEND THE MEETING AND TO PROVIDE INPUT AND TO BE INVOLVED AS IS REQUIRED BY THE LAW.

I EXPECT THAT WE'LL ALSO BE TAKING TEMPERATURE OF THE FOLKS WHO COME IN AND MASKS AND BASE COVERAGE WILL BE REQUIRED.

BY THE TIME THAT WE GET TO THAT FIRST MEETING IN OCTOBER WHERE THIS ALL HAPPENS, WE'LL HAVE MORE INFORMATION AS WITH EVERYTHING IT SEEMS COVID RELATED.

THE SITUATION STILL REMAINS FLUID AND WE ARE TRYING TO PERFECT OUR ABILITY TO GO BACK TO THESE IN-PERSON MEETINGS TO KEEP YOU SAFE TO KEEP THE PUBLIC SAFE.

TO KEEP THE PUBLIC SAFE FROM YOU, TO KEEP YOU SAFE FROM THE PUBLIC, TO KEEP US ALL SAFE FROM ONE ANOTHER.

WE'LL HAVE SOME MORE INFORMATION FOR YOU ON THAT AS WE GET CLOSER BUT THAT'S THE PLAN RIGHT NOW.

I HAVE SOME OTHER INFORMATION THIS MORNING, WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON.

I'VE GOT A LOT OF INFORMATION TO SHARE WITH YOU IN MY REPORT MORE SO THAN USUAL.

SO LET ME GET STARTED.

LAST WEDNESDAY, BROWARD COUNTY APPROVED THE INNER LOCAL AGREEMENT THAT ALLOCATED UP TO $3.1 MILLION OF CARES ACT FUNDS FOR THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

THESE FUNDS WILL BE DEDICATED TO REIMBURSING OF SOME OF THE EXPENSES WE INCURRED DUE TO COVID 19, SUCH AS PPES, SANITATION, TELEWORK AND PUBLIC SAFETY.

EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY THOUGH, THESE FUNDS WILL HELP PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT TAMARAC HOMEOWNERS, RENTERS, JOB SEEKERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES.

THE FUNDS WERE ALLOCATED BUT SPECIFIC CATEGORIES AND WE SUBMITTED AN AMENDMENT FOR THE COUNTIES CONSIDERATION, REQUESTING TO REALLOCATE SOME OF THE FUNDS TOWARDS ADDITIONAL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE AND EXPENDITURES MADE TO ENABLE OUR REMOTE OPERATION SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO SAFELY SERVE OUR COMMUNITY.

THE BROWARD COUNTY OFFICE OF ECONOMIC AND SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT HAS LAUNCHED A NEW SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM UTILIZING FUNDS FROM THE CARES ACT FOR WHICH TAMARAC SMALL BUSINESSES AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS WHO HAVE SUFFERED IN BOTH IMPACT FROM COVID 19 MAY APPLY.

IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS, THE COUNTY WILL ADMINISTER $25 MILLION IN GRANTS TO BROWARD COUNTY'S, SMALL BUSINESSES, AND AN ADDITIONAL $10 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR NON-PROFITS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TAMARAC'S SMALL BUSINESSES CAN VISIT THE BROWARD COUNTY WEBSITE AT BROWARD.ORG\ECONOMICDEVELOPMENT, OR FOLLOW THE CITY OF TAMARAC ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR CONTACT THE TAMARAC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE.

AS YOU KNOW, THE CITY OF TAMARAC IS A TRUSTEE MEMBER AND A SUPPORTER OF THE TAMARAC NORTH LAUDERDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THROUGHOUT 2020 IN SUPPORT OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

WE PARTNERED TOGETHER TO HELP SUPPORT OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES OVER THE SUMMER.

THE CITY HIRED THE CHAMBER FOR ABOUT $6,000 TO IMPLEMENT OUR TAMARAC TOGETHER SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS CAMPAIGN TO VISIT WITH AND A SURVEY OUR BUSINESSES PLAY SIGNAGE AROUND TOWN AND PROVIDING A TAMARAC TOGETHER WINDOW DECAL AND TOTE BAG FULL OF INFORMATION ON BUSINESS RESOURCES AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES.

THE CHAMBER HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING US CARRY OUT OUR BUY LOCAL CAMPAIGN WITHIN OUR SURVEY RESULTS AS WHAT ARE SMALL BUSINESSES OWNERS THAT ASKED US TO DO FOR THEM IN AN EFFORT TO HELP THEM RECOVER FROM THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE COVID PANDEMIC.

WE PLAN TO CONTINUE ON THAT FRONT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHAMBER, WE HAVE REQUESTED BY OUR COUNTY APPROVAL TO ALLOW US TO USE CARES ACT FUNDING TO CONTINUE OUR TAMARAC TOGETHER SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS CAMPAIGN.

SO SHOULD THAT REQUEST BE APPROVED, WE WILL HIRE THE CHAMBER FOR ANOTHER $8,000 TO HELP US CONTINUE OUR OUTREACH AND BUY LOCAL PROMOTIONAL EFFORT FOR OUR SMALL BUSINESSES INTO THE HOLIDAY SEASON.

WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE HELPED NOT ONLY SUPPORT OUR SMALL BUSINESSES DURING THIS TIME, BUT TO ALSO HELP PROVIDE SOME ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR OUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AS WELL, AS CHAMBERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAD BEEN STRUGGLING DURING HIS COVID PANDEMIC.

SOME MORE NEWS AS FAR AS COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE IS CONCERNED, THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HOUSING DIVISION WANTS YOU TO KNOW THAT ASSISTANCE AND FUNDS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS TO CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE HARDSHIP DUE TO COVID 19.

THE PROGRAMS ARE; NUMBER ONE, THE EMERGENCY REPAIR GRANT PROGRAM.

THIS PROGRAM OFFERS EMERGENCY REPAIR SYSTEMS TO HOMEOWNERS EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP DUE TO COVID 19.

FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR EMERGENCY REPAIR TO THE ROOF

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OR ANY OTHER COMPONENTS AN INSPECTOR DEEMED NECESSARY.

PROJECTS ARE REVIEWED AND AWARDED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY CRF FUNDS FROM THE FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION.

THE SECOND PROGRAM IS THE CONNECTIVITY AND TECHNOLOGY FOR EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH T-MOBILE.

THIS PROGRAM OFFERS A MOBILE DEVICE AND TWO YEARS OF CONNECTIVITY TECHNOLOGY TO RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY COVID 19.

THIS WILL HELP SUPPORT EMPLOYMENT SEARCHES AND PROVIDES STABLE JOB COMMUNICATION.

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE FUNDED WITH TREASURY FUNDS THROUGH BROWARD COUNTY.

IN ADDITION TO THESE NEW PROGRAMS, A FOREGROUND OF RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANCE IS NOW UNDERWAY FOR QUALIFIED TAMARAC RESIDENTS STRUGGLING TO PAY RENT, REHOUSING, MORTGAGE, HLA PATH DUES, OR UTILITY BILLS DUE TO COVID 19.

THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED WITH TREASURY FUNDS THROUGH BROWARD COUNTY AND WILL BE ADMINISTERED BY CIVIC APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW AND WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 10TH OF 2020.

SO WE HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS FROM PARKS AND RECREATION THIS MORNING.

WE'RE HAPPY TO REPORT THAT THE CITY WAS AWARDED A $32,500 GRANT FOR OUR ONE TAMARAC EVENT.

THIS GRANT WILL BE USED TO ENHANCE THE EVENT, WITH THE DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT.

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR FURTHER DETAILS ALONG WITH THE EVENT DATE AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.

THIS EVENT WILL BE PUSHED BACK FURTHER INTO 2021 THAN USUAL AND PARKS AND RECREATION CONTINUES TO BE BUSY HOSTING AND PLANNING EVENTS.

OUR DRIVE-THROUGH HALLOWEEN HAUNT WAS LAST FRIDAY.

THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT REPORTS THAT APPROXIMATELY 1600 CARS, WITH OVER 4500 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE DRIVE-THROUGH HALLOWEEN HAUNT IN THE PARK.

IT WAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL EVENT CREATED SOME FUNNY UNEXPECTED TRAFFIC CHALLENGES, WHICH WAS FINE.

WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH THE SUCCESS OF THE EVENT.

WE APOLOGIZE TO ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN INCONVENIENCED BY THE TRAFFIC, BUT WE WERE GLAD TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE OUT AND THE ATTENDEES WERE VERY COMPLIMENTARY OF THE EVENT.

WE HAVE TAMARAC SENIOR PROGRAM ONLINE CLASSES COMING UP AGAIN.

SINCE WE OPENED UP OUR SENIOR PROGRAM A 197 MEMBERS HAVE RENEWED OR STARTED NEW MEMBERSHIP.

WITH OUR VIRTUAL CLASSES THE CITY HAS EXPANDED TO THREE AND IS NOW KNOWN WORLDWIDE.

WE HAVE INDIVIDUALS FROM NEW YORK, CANADA, AND LOS ANGELES HAVE REGISTERED FOR OUR SENIOR PROGRAM.

WE HAVE ALSO HAD INQUIRIES FROM LONDON.

WE HAVE A DRIVE-IN MOVIE IN THE PARK COMING UP.

PARKS AND RECREATION CORDIALLY INVITE EVERYONE TO JOIN US FOR THE NEXT DRIVE-IN MOVIE IN THE PARK.

COME OUT TO THE SPORT COMPLEX AT 9901 NORTH WEST 77 STREET ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30TH.

THAT'S THIS FRIDAY. TO WATCH HAUNTED MANSION.

A FREE BAG OF SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR EACH CAR, ATTENDEES MUST STAY IN THEIR VEHICLE.

SPACE IS LIMITED, SO WE NEED YOU TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT.

REGISTRATION IS AT HTTP:\\TAMARAC-DRIVE-IN-MOVIE.EVENTBRITE.COM.

I'M SURE YOU CAN FIND THAT ON OUR WEBSITE.

WE HAVE A TRICK OR TREAT STORY WALK EVENT COMING UP.

PLEASE JOIN US ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31ST FROM 11:00 AM TO 12:30 PM AT WATER EDGE PARK TO ENJOY THE CITY'S STORY WALK EVENT.

THE EVENT WILL FEATURE AN INTERACTIVE READING OF THE BOOK EVELYN DEL REY IS MOVING AWAY WHILE WALKING ALONG THE PATHWAY AT THE PARK.

FOLLOWING THE READING, PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE BOOK AND A BAG OF CANDY.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR FACE COVERING AND REMAIN SOCIALLY DISTANCED.

OUR FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP DRIVE-THROUGH FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS CONTINUE.

TAMARAC PARKS AND RECREATION DRIVE-THROUGH FOOD DISTRIBUTION CONTINUES.

WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING TWO DISTRIBUTION EVENTS; AT THE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND FROM 9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM AND AT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH FROM 9:00 AM TO 11: 00 AM.

FOR VETERANS DAY THIS YEAR, PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST EVER EVENING VETERANS DAY EVENT.

COME OUT TO THE PARK ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH FROM 5:30 PM TO 06:30 PM TO PARTICIPATE IN A CANDLE LIGHTING HONORING OUR VETERANS AND TO VIEW OUR ILLUMINATED VETERANS ON A WALL.

PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR FACE COVERINGS AND REMAIN SOCIALLY DISTANCED.

OUR TAMARAC SENIOR PROGRAM CONTINUES TO BE POPULAR.

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I BELIEVE I READ THAT ALL READY.

SOMEBODY'S MESSING WITH ME.

FINALLY, FROM FINANCIAL SERVICES, AS YOU ARE AWARE OF, THE CITY SUSPENDED THAT SHUT OFF HER FOR NON-PAYMENT AS WELL AS PENALTY CHARGES ON UTILITY BILLS IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR.

THAT SUSPENSION OF SHUTOFF CONTINUES TODAY AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL WE DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE TIME FOR RESUMPTION.

WATER SHUT OFF WAS SUSPEND BUT THE BILLS ARE IS STILL DUE.

WE HAVE INSTITUTED SEVERAL MEASURE TO ENCOURAGE DELINQUENT CUSTOMERS TO PAY.

THIS INCLUDES REFERRING CUSTOMERS, EXPERIENCING ARCHES TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND OUR SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM.

WE ALSO OFFERED PAYMENT EXTENSIONS TO SOME CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE MADE REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL TIME TO PAY.

WE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON OUR RECEIVABLES AND DELINQUENT BALANCES AND WE WILL PROVIDE ANY UPDATE REGARDING THE RESUMPTION OF SHUT OFF FOR NON-PAYMENT WITH ENOUGH TIME FOR CUSTOMERS TO MAKE GOOD ON OUTSTANDING BILLS.

TO CONCLUDE MY REPORT THIS MORNING, LORENZO CALHOUN, OUR HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR IS GOING TO GIVE US AN OVERVIEW OF INFORMATION REGARDING HEALING THE DIVIDE.

I'LL TURN IT OVER LORENZO AT THIS POINT GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU MR. MANAGER.

GOOD MORNING MADAM MAYOR, MR. VICE MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION AND OUR CITY ATTORNEY.

MY NAME IS LORENZO CALHOUN.

I AM DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES WITHIN THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

I'D LIKE TO THANK THE CITY MANAGER FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE THIS UPDATE TO THE COMMISSION AND OUR EMPLOYEES REGARDING THE ACTION AS WE'VE TAKEN SINCE THE CONVERSATIONS TO HEAL THE DIVIDE WERE CONDUCTED WITH OUR EMPLOYEES.

MADAM MAYOR, MR. VICE MAYOR, AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD, THE CITY MANAGER AND THE EXECUTIVE TEAM ENGAGED IN WHAT I LIKE TO CALL RICH CONVERSATIONS REGARDING THE DEATH OF MR. FLOYD, AS WELL AS THE IMPACTS OF SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE COUNTRY.

FOLLOWING THE EXECUTIVE TEAMS DISCUSSION, WE COLLECTIVELY CREATED A STATEMENT OF OUR COMMITMENT AGAINST RACISM, DISCRIMINATION, AND HARASSMENT, WHICH WAS SHARED THROUGHOUT THE CITY WITH OUR EMPLOYEES AS WELL AS THE COMMISSION.

WE ALSO CREATED A FORUM FOR OUR EMPLOYEES TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS AND EXPERIENCES REGARDING RACISM, DISCRIMINATION, AND HARASSMENT.

TO THAT END, SMALL GROUP MEETINGS WERE CREATED WITH EMPLOYEES WHO VOLUNTARILY MET WITH THE CITY MANAGER.

THE CITY MANAGER CONDUCTED APPROXIMATELY SEVEN SESSIONS WITH THE MAJORITY OF THIS SESSION TAKING PLACE IN PERSON, IN A SOCIALLY DISTANCE ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY ALL WORE MASKS.

THE SESSION AVERAGE ABOUT 10 EMPLOYEES PERCEPTION AND WE CLOSED EACH SESSION BY ASKING EMPLOYEES WHAT COULD WE DO TO ENSURE THAT OUR ENVIRONMENT WOULD REMAIN FREE FROM RACISM, HARASSMENT, AND DISCRIMINATION.

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THANK YOU. ONE OF THE ACTIONS OR ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE CITY MANAGER HEARD DURING THE CONVERSATION TO HEAL THE DIVIDE FROM OUR EMPLOYEES, THAT THERE WERE SEVERAL EXPERIENCES OF RACISM, HARASSMENT, OR ABUSIVE LANGUAGE THAT WERE DIRECTED TOWARD OUR EMPLOYEES IN VARIOUS PARTS FACILITIES DURING THE INITIAL ONSET OF COVID.

TO THAT END IN AN OPERATIVE PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR OUR EMPLOYEES, WE'VE CREATED SIGN EDGE, WHICH YOU'LL SEE ON THIS POWERPOINT SLIDE.

THEY WILL BE INSTALLED IN CITY PARKS AND PUBLIC AREAS AFFIRMING THAT WE HAVE NO TOLERANCE FOR RACISM, HARASSMENT OR ABUSE OR DISCRIMINATION OF ANY KIND.

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ONE OF THE OTHER ISSUES THAT WAS BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION WAS THE POLICING GOING ON AROUND THE COUNTRY, BUT MORE IN PARTICULAR, ARE COMMITMENT TO SOLIDIFYING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR PRIVATE CHAIR'S OFFICE.

THE AGENCY HAS COMMITTED IT TO YOU CONTINUING TO WORK ON BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITY RELATIONS UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF OUR CAPTAIN HERE JEFF CIRMINIELLO.

THE TAMARAC LEADERSHIP AS WELL AS BSL, IS CONTINUING TO FOCUS ON OUR COMMUNITY POLICING EFFORTS, AS WELL AS BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND WE'LL ALSO AS A CITY LOCATE INCLUDING OPPORTUNITIES BY OFFICERS TO INTERACT WITH PEOPLE ON SOCIAL SETTINGS.

THE OTHER ISSUE WHICH OUR COMMISSION HAS BROUGHT TO LIGHT TODAY IS VOTING.

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OUR EMPLOYEES ASK THAT THE CITY MANAGER.

ENCOURAGE EMPLOYEES TO VOTE.

THE CITY MANAGER SENT AN EMAIL TO ALL STAFF ENCOURAGING THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN A CIVIC DUTY AND IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS REACTS TO FORMULATE CHANGE AGENDA THAT ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO VOTE.

I BELIEVE OUR COMMISSION IS VERY ACTIVE IN PUSHING THEIR PROGRESSIVE AGENDA.

FINALLY, IN TERMS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR STAFF, THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE TRAINING ON CULTURAL AWARENESS AND WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF EXPLORING OPTIONS FOR IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES IN THE CITY.

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WE ALSO LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE COMMISSION AS WELL AS OUR EMPLOYEES EIGHT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT THAT WAS CREATED BY A SMALL GROUP OF EMPLOYEES AND OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM.

I'D LIKE TO READ THE DIVERSITY INCLUSION STATEMENT INTO THE RECORD, YOU'LL SEE IT HERE ON THIS POWERPOINT SLIDE FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE LISTENING.

IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC WE CELEBRATE THE WE ARE NOT ALL THE SAME.

OUR DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH.

WE ARE A DYNAMIC WORKPLACE AND COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES, ABILITIES, AND EXPERIENCES THAT WE BRING TO THE PEOPLE WE SERVE EVERY DAY.

AS YOU ALL KNOW, OUR EMPLOYEES TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN THE RESIDENCE THAT WE SERVE.

A GOOD NUMBER OF OUR EMPLOYEES ARE TAMARAC RESIDENTS.

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FINALLY THE CITY OF TAMARAC WAS RECOGNIZED BECAUSE OF THE CONVERSATIONS TO HEAL THE DIVIDE AND THE ONGOING ACTIONS WHICH ORIGINATED FROM THE MEETINGS WITH THEIR EMPLOYEES.

THE CITY WAS FEATURED AT CIGNA'S ANNUAL CLIENTS SUMMIT AND BECAUSE OF THE CONVERSATION TO HEAL THE DIVIDE THEY WERE HIGHLIGHTED AS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC, RECEIVING THE CIGNA WELL-BEING, 2020 AWARD, WHICH OUR CITY MANAGER HIGHLIGHTED IN HIS REPORT DURING OUR LAST MEETING.

SPECIFICALLY CIGNA APPLAUDED THE CITY'S EFFORTS OF CONDUCTING THE CONVERSATIONS TO HEAL THE DIVIDE AND HIGHLIGHTED THE FORMS AS A MAJOR FACTOR IN ADDRESSING THE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THE CITY'S EMPLOYEES.

WE'RE ALSO FEATURED IN THE SUN SENTINEL.

THEY HIGHLIGHTED THE INSTALLATION OF THE SIGNS AND PARKS IN PUBLIC AREAS.

THAT WAS MENTIONED IN THE ARTICLE, AS WELL AS OUR ONGOING EFFORTS TO ADDRESS RACIAL INJUSTICE.

FINALLY, WE WILL ALSO MENTIONED IN ICME FOR OUR ONGOING EFFORTS TO ADDRESS RACISM IN ALL THE FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION.

THAT COMPLETES OUR UPDATE AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU AGAIN, AND I WILL TURN THE PRESENTATION BACK OVER TO OUR CITY MANAGER. THANK YOU.

THANK MR. CALHOUN FOR THAT REPORT.

THE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONER, THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT TODAY UNLESS THERE'RE ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR. CALHOUN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR. EVANS GREY MISSION STATEMENT IS GREAT AND FISHER, ALL YOUR TIME AND ENERGY.

EVERYONE IS NOT BOOKED FOR THIS.

WE ARE WE MOVING DOWN TO EMPOWER PARTICIPATION.

[6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION]

I WILL READ THE RULES.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC MAY SPEAK TO ANY ISSUE THAT IS NOT AGENDA AS FOR PUBLIC HEARING AT THIS MEETING.

SPEAKERS WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES DURING THIS ITEM AND AT PUBLIC HEARINGS, THERE'LL BE A 30 MINUTE AND WE'LL GET, I'M AN ACTIVE ASYLUM.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO COMMENT PUBLICLY ON ANY MATTER, INCLUDING THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA MAY SUBMIT THERE COMMENTS BY E-MAIL TO CITY CLERK BUG AT TAMARAC DASH BOARD.

ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY E-MAIL THAT IS READ ONLY OR THREE MINUTES OR LESS SHALL BE READ TO THE RECORD.

ALL COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY E-MAIL SHALL BE MADE PART OF THE PUBLIC RECORD.

PUBLIC COMMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE, DURING THE MEETING THROUGH FACEBOOK LIVE.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ALSO REGISTER ONLINE AT HTTPS COLON BACKSLASH, BACKSLASH, WWW.DOTTAMARAC DOT ORG.

BACKSLASH SIGN UP.

INDIVIDUALS WHO REGISTER WILL BE CONTACTED TELEPHONE AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME DURING THE MEETING TO OFFER THEIR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

AT THIS TIME I BELIEVE WE HAVE ONE COMMENT.

DO WE HAVE ANY PHONE CALLS AT THIS TIME EITHER? WE DO NOT. ONE COMMENT WHICH CAME IN THROUGH FACEBOOK, IT'S FROM JOE GELLER STEIN, AND HE WAS REFERRING TO THE VIDEOS AND HE SAID THE SOUND IS HORRIBLE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IF THERE'S NO OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS, THEN PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED AND WE WILL NOW MOVE TO OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

[7. CONSENT AGENDA]

IS THERE ANY MANAGER WITH ANY ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS? WE HAVE NO ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS THIS MORNING MADAM MAYOR.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[01:00:01]

BEING OUTWARD SET MOTION AND A SECOND PLEASE.

IN MOVED.

CAN YOU PUT THAT THROUGH THE WALL? YES MAM.

COMMISSIONER FISHMAN YES.

VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

YES.

COMMISSIONER PLACKO YES.

COMMISSIONER GELIN.

AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

>> YES.

>> THE CONSENT AGENDA PASSES FOUR TO ZERO.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOW, WE WILL MOVE ON TO OUR REGULAR AGENDA ITEM, 8ATR13509.

[8.a. TR13509 - Jeff Ellis Agreement Amendment #5]

JOHN, OUR AGREEMENT AMENDMENT NUMBER FIVE.

DID YOU TRY AND RE-READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD PLEASE?

>> GLADLY, MARY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YOU ALL CAN HEAR ME? YES, CAN YOU HEAR ME? THANK YOU. THIS IS TEMPORAL RESOLUTION NUMBER 13509 AS MENTIONED BY GOMEZ.

IT IS FOR THE PUBLIC RECORD, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSIONER, THE CITY TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT AMENDMENT NUMBER FIVE BETWEEN THE CITY JAM RACK AND JEFF ALICE MANAGEMENT LLC, THEREBY EXERCISING THE OPTION TO RENEW THE AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE SWIMMING POOL MANAGEMENT SERVICES AT THE CAPORELLA AQUATIC CENTER AND WATERS EDGE PARK AT A COST OF $349,983.90 ANNUALLY, PLUS SHARED REVENUES FOR A TWO-YEAR PERIOD EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021 THROUGH DECEMBER 31,2022, APPROVING FUNDING FROM THE APPROPRIATE ACCOUNTS, PROVIDING FOR COMPLEX SEPARABILITY, AND FINALLY, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DAY, CR1 3509 ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU MAYOR COMMISSION.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. SENIOR MANAGER, I BELIEVE MR. WARNER OF PARKS DIRECTOR HAS A PRESENTATION FOR US?

>> HE DOES HAVE A PRESENTATION FOR YOU THIS MORNING MADAM MAYOR.

>> GOOD MORNING.

>> MOTION TO APPROVE.

GET IT TO THE TABLE, MADAM.

>> I SKIPPED THAT ONE.

I THINK IT NEEDS APPROVAL BY COMMISSIONER PARKER AND THEN WE MOVE ON.

>> GOOD MORNING MADAM MAYOR, MR. VICE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

FOR THE RECORD GREG WARNER, DIRECTOR AT PARKS AND RECREATION.

PLEASE ENJOY TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF.

>>ACTUALLY PURCHASING CONGRESS MANAGER.

>>I DO ALSO WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE THREE REPRESENTATIVES FROM JAY PALACE MANAGEMENTS WITH US.

HAS BEEN UP AT THE CORPORATE OFFICE, THEY ARE LANDAU JACKETS, BENJAMIN SPOT AND JONATHAN HARTMAN WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE IN ADDITION TO MY PRESENTATION.

WITH THAT WE HAVE A SHORT PRESENTATION TO COVER SOME OF THE BACKGROUND OF THE OBJECT AMENDMENT MOVE WITH MANAGEMENT.

A LITTLE HISTORY ON THAT.

THE CITY IS OUTSOURCE THE MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR CAPORELLA AQUATIC CENTER.

IT'S ALREADY OPENED IN 2006 AND JEFF ELLICE MANAGEMENT , THEY WERE BEING THE COMPANY THAT CONTRACTED WITH BEHIND THE THE OPENING OF THE AQUATIC CENTER WE HAD TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD MET HAD A TWO-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH TWO-YEAR OPTIONS FOR RENEWAL.

WE WENT THROUGH THOSE 60 YEARS WITH JAY PALACE'S MANAGEMENT, WE MEAN MANAGEMENT SERVICES OUT FOR BURN AND 2012 AND AT THAT POINT, WE MENTIONED THAT WE TOOK THE WORLD BETTER AT THAT POINT.

IT WAS NOT JEFF ELLIS' MANAGEMENT.

IT WAS ANOTHER POOL MANAGEMENT COMPANY AND AFTER ABOUT FOUR MONTHS OF WORKING WITH A NEW COMPANY, WE FOUND THAT THE RUN OUT MEETING REQUIREMENTS OF THE AGREEMENT, WE HAD A LOT MANY SAFETY CONCERNS WITH THE NUMBER OF WHITE GUARDS THEY WERE PROVIDING OUT ON DARK, SOME OF THE OPERATIONS WERE NOT ABOUT BARKS AND AT THAT POINT WE TERMINATED THAT CONTRACT WITH THAT POOL MANAGEMENT COMPANY.

AT THAT POINT WE WERE COMING INTO SUMMER, IT WAS ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE JULY.

AT THAT POINT I MADE CONTACT WITH JEFF ELLIS MANAGEMENT, THE OWNER AND THEY AGREED TO COME BACK IN A MONTH-TO-MONTH CONTRACT WITH THE CITY AND SO WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REBUILD THAT.

THE CITY AWARDED RP13-02R SERVER MANAGEMENT SERVICES AT THAT POINT TO JONATHAN LARSON MANAGEMENT.

SINCE 2013, JEFF ELLIS' MANAGEMENT HAS BEEN IN PLACE.

THAT AGREEMENT WAS A TWO-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH OPTIONS FOR TWO-YEAR RENEWALS WITH THEM.

[01:05:09]

WE'VE BEEN EXERCISING THOSE TWO-YEAR RENEWAL OPTIONS WITH JEFF ELLIS' MANAGEMENT.

SEE ABOUT THE MOST RECENT TWO-YEAR RENEWAL TAKES US THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST OF THIS YEAR.

JUST ONE OTHER THING I ASKED THE CITY COMMISSION APPROVED AMENDMENT NUMBER FOUR TO THE AGREEMENT UPON THE OPENING OF THE WATER'S EDGE PARK WITH THE ARTHUR SPLASH PAD THROUGHOUT THE HOURS GROUP TO TAKE CARE OF THAT THAT SPLASH PAD.

WITH THE AGREEMENT RENEWAL ELLIS MANAGEMENT AND ITS STAFF HAS BEEN EXCEPTIONAL IN PROVIDING A SAFE FACILITY WHICH IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY, MAINTENANCE OF POOL AND EQUIPMENT, CUSTOMER SERVICE, AND QUALITY PROGRAMMING THROUGH THE YEARS AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING FOR ITS PROPER MANAGEMENT RENEWAL.

THE TIME OF THE RENEWAL WILL BE A TWO-YEAR AGREEMENT RUNNING FROM JANUARY 1, 2021 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2022.

THE COST ANNUALLY WILL BE $349,983.90 PLUS SHARED REVENUES.

ANOTHER KEY THING WITH THESE RENEWALS IS WE MADE AN AGREEMENT WITH THEM IN 2013, REGARDLESS OF INTENTIONAL, REGARDLESS OF THE CURRENT FINANCIAL CLIMATE.

WE ARE RENEWING AT THE SAME TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS WE HAD IN 2013.

I'M GOING TO SET UP SOME AND READ THE DOLLAR COSTS.

THE AGREEMENT COSTS THAT'S $324,983.90 FOR AN ANNUAL OPERATION FEE.

$25,000 GUARANTEED ANNUAL MANAGEMENT FEE ON TOP OF THAT AND THEN WITH SHARED REVENUES WITH THE GATE REVENUES, ADMISSION REVENUES AT THE AQUATIC CENTER.

THE CITY MAINTAINS 50 PERCENT AND 50 PERCENT OF THOSE GATE REVENUES ARE SHARED WITH OURS AND THEN CLASS AND PROGRAM REVENUES.

THE MAJORITY OF OUR CLASSES OUT THERE INCLUDE SWIM LESSONS, WATER SAFETY EXERCISE CLASSES, THE THINGS OF THAT NATURE, SIMILAR TO THE OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES WE HAVE.

THE CITY MAINTAINS 20 PERCENT OF THOSE REGISTRATION FEES AND ELLIS MAINTAINS 80 PERCENT OF THOSE PROGRAM REVENUES.

JUST TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE, FROM JANUARY 2019 THROUGH DECEMBER 2019, SHARED REVENUES PAID OUT TWO HOURS, WERE SPENDING $46,919.17 AND SHARING REVENUES.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THEY'VE BEEN A VERY GOOD PARTNER OF OUR SPECIAL EVENTS.

THEY SPONSOR SEVERAL OF OUR SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE AQUATIC CENTER.

STILL LESS, A FEW OF THE EVENTS THAT ARE HELD OUT THERE: SUMMER LUAU, BACK TO SCHOOL SPLASH, WATER SAFETY EXPO, DIVE IN MOVIES,SWIM TEAM, WATER EXERCISE CLASSES, AND SWIM LESSONS. NEXT SLIDE.

SOME OF THE PROGRAM STATISTICS FROM FISCAL YEAR 19.

OUR SWIM TEAM CURRENTLY HAS 90 MEMBERS, VERY SUCCESSFUL, VERY HIGH LEVEL SWIM TEAM.

THEY PRACTICE SIX DAYS A WEEK OUT OF THE AQUATIC CENTER, FOR THREE AND HALF HOURS PER DAY.

THAT'S ALL OVERSEEN BY THE ELLIS LIFEGUARD STAFF.

WE EXERCISE CLASSES, WATER ARTHRITIS.

DURING THAT YEAR, 106 CLASSES WITH OVER 1,800 ATTENDEES FOR WATER ARTHRITIS.

SWIM LESSONS, OVER 1300 LESSONS HELD, WITH OVER 3500 CONTACTS MADE WITH SOME LESSONS.

SPECIAL EVENTS, THERE WERE SEVEN EVENTS DURING THAT YEAR WITH OVER 2500 ATTENDEES, SO THESE ARE THE UTMOST IMPORTANT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE NUMBERS OF RESIDENTS COMING IN FOR ALL THOSE PROGRAMS. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF JEFF ELLIS MANAGEMENT AND THEY'VE LINKED DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS AND THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE.

[01:10:02]

THEY REPRESENTED SOME SOUNDS TOO MANY TIMES.

OUR EXPERT WITNESSES IN AN AQUATIC INCIDENCE IN THE COURT ROOM.

THEY ARE VERY PROFESSIONAL AND VERY RESPONSIVE AND TALK ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP.

THAT'S ONE THING THAT THEY DO EXCEL AT.

PAST PERFORMANCE, THEY HAVE BEEN EXCEPTIONAL FOR OUR AQUATIC CENTER, AND I AM GOING TO TALK ABOUT IN A LITTLE BIT.

WELL, ACTUALLY, I'LL LET YOU KNOW NOW. PAST PERFORMANCE.

WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT IT, OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS, DURING 2020, BECAUSE WE'VE HAD VERY LIMITED OPENING, THE LIFEGUARD APPEARANCE CONDUCTED ONE SAY, HAVING TO GO INTO THE WATER.

WE MIGHT TALK ABOUT, SAY IF THE LIFEGUARD NEEDS TO GO IN AND THROW THE PERSON OUT.

IN 2019, THERE WERE 25 SAVES.

ONE THING THAT WE'VE NOTICED WITH ELLIS, IF YOU EVER GO IN THE AQUATIC CENTER AND WATCH THE LIFE GUARDS DURING THE DAY, THE GUARDS WILL BE WALKING UP AND DOWN.

ELLIS HAS A VERY GOOD AUDIT SYSTEM, THAT KEEPS AN EYE ON THEIR LIFEGUARDS AND THEY WILL IMPROVISE SOMETHING IF THE LIFE GUARD IS DISTRACTED.

REMEMBER IN 2018, THERE WERE ALSO 25 SAVES, SO THEY DO A VERY GOOD JOB.

WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY NEAR DROWNINGS, BECAUSE THE LIFE GUARDS ARE BEARED ACCOUNTABLE.

THEIR SAFETY AND TRAINING IS EXCEPTIONAL AS WELL, THEY'RE CONSTANTLY TRAINING THEIR LIFEGUARDS, AND ANY NEW TECHNIQUES.

THEY ALSO HAVE THEIR OWN SORT OF LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION PROGRAM, SO THEY ARE ON TOP OF THINGS.

AS I SAID, THEY'RE GREAT PARTNER FOR US.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THESE ARE GLOBAL REVIEWS OF THE CAPORELLA AQUATIC CENTER.

I MADE SOME OF THE COMMENTS, LIFEGUARDS ARE VERY ATTENTIVE, STAFF ARE SUPER FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL.

THE LIFEGUARDS REALLY DO THEIR JOB WELL, WE WITNESSED A LITTLE GIRL ALMOST DROWN, MOM DECIDED TO WALK AWAY AND LEAVE HER THERE, AND THE GUARD WAS IN THE WATER BEFORE ANYONE REALIZED WHAT WAS HAPPENING, AND STAYED, MAKING SURE SHE WAS OKAY WHILE THE MOM TOOK HER TIME GETTING OVER.

I FELT VERY SAFE WITH MY TODDLERS THERE, VERY ATTENTIVE STAFF. THE NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AGAIN, THE LIFEGUARDS ARE ALWAYS WATCHING OUT FOR EVERYBODY.

LIFEGUARDS ARE VERY ALERT, AND THAT'S ALSO WHAT WE IMPLY WHEN WE ARE STAFFED AND WE'D USE WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE AQUATIC CENTER.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THAT THE STAFF IS PUTTING FORWARD TO YOU TODAY, IT'S RECOMMENDING THE RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND JEFF ELLIS MANAGEMENT LLC TO PROVIDE SWIMMING POOL MANAGEMENT SERVICES AT THE CAPORELLA AQUATIC CENTER COVERING JANUARY 1ST, 2021, THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST, 2022.

THIS TIME I WILL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

>> CITY CLERK, DO WE HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS?

>> HEY, WE DON'T HAVE COMMENTS FOR THIS PARTICULAR ITEM, BUT WE DID HAVE A DELAY WITH A FACEBOOK COMMENT, A FEW MINUTES AGO DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS.

WOULD YOU MIND IF I INCORPORATE THAT ONTO THE RECORD?

>> NO, PLEASE GO AHEAD.

>> THIS IS FROM NATASHA BRITAIN, FROM FACEBOOK.

SHE SAYS GREETINGS, CAN WE CONSIDER HAVING COMMERCIAL MEETINGS ON YOUTUBE? THAT'S ALL.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU.

>> NO OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS, BEFORE COMMERCIALS ARE CLOSED.

I'M NOT SEEING ANY OF MY COMMISSIONER HAVING A HAND RAISED UP THIS TIME, SO CITY CLERK PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR. VICE MAYOR BOLTON? COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN? COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER FISHMAN?

>> YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES

>> THE MOTION PASSES FOUR TO ZERO.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE'LL THEN MOVE ON TO 8BTR,

[8.b. TR13515 - Award of Bid No. 20-12B for Citywide Tree Trimming Services]

13515 AWARD OF BID NUMBER TWO, DASH ONE, TWO B, FOR CITYWIDE TREE TRIMMING SERVICES, IN WHICH ONE BRINGS THE TOWN UP FOR THE RECORD.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR AND COMMISSION.

WITH PLEASURE, THIS IS ITEM NUMBER 8B, TEMPORAL RESOLUTION NUMBER 13515, AS MENTIONED BY THE MAYOR.

[01:15:01]

IT IS ON THE PUBLIC RECORD AS A RESOLUTION, BY THE CITY COMMISSIONER, THE CITY TAMARAC FLORIDA, AWARDING BID NUMBER 20-12 B, CAPITAL B, TO AND APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH SUPERIOR LANDSCAPING AND LAWN SERVICES AND COOPERATIVE BETTER AND SUPERIOR, FOR CITYWIDE TREE TRIMMING SERVICES.

BASED ON ESTABLISHED CONTRACT FIXED IN THE PRICES, AUTHORIZING ANY OF EXPENDITURES NOT TO EXCEED 399634 FLAT, INCLUDING ANNUAL PRICE ESCALATION, DE-ESCALATION, FOR BID NUMBER 20-12 B.

AUTHORIZING PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE CONTRACT RENEWALS, AUTHORIZING ADDITIONAL PRO-APPROPRIATION AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 288463 FLAT, TO BE INCLUDED IN A FUTURE BUDGET AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO SUBSTANTIAL 166.241 SUBSECTION TWO.

PROVIDING FOR COMPLEX, SEPARABILITY OF FILLING PROVIDED FOR THE EFFECTIVE DAY, TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER 135, 15 ITEM 8B ON THE FLOOR FOR AMERICANS CITIZENS COMMISSION THANK YOU.

>> CAN YOU GIVE THE MOTION A SECOND PLEASE?

>>

>> THANK YOU. MR. CITY MANAGER, I BELIEVE JACK'S TRAINER POWER SERVICES DIRECTOR, HAS A PRESENTATION FOR US?

>> I BELIEVE YOU'RE CORRECT, MADAM MAYOR.

>> ON OCCASION.

>> GOOD MORNING, MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS.

THIS IS AWARD OF BID NUMBER 20-12B CITYWIDE TREE TRIMMING SERVICES, BY CONTRACT TO TREE TRIMMING SERVICES.

ANNUAL TREE TRIMMING AND PRUNING OF SHADE TREES, PALM TREES WITHIN THE CITY FACILITIES IN TAMARAC FACILITIES CITY-MAINTAIN MEDIANS.

SHADE TREES WILL TRIMMED ONCE PER YEAR, PALM TREES WILL BE PRUNED TWICE ANNUALLY.

THE SERVICE IS SCALABLE AND THAT PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO MEDIAN TREES, PALMS AND TREES OR PALMS ALONG PATHWAYS, SIDEWALKS, AND PLAYGROUNDS. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

PREVIOUSLY, THE TRIMMING AND PRUNING WAS NOT ANNUALLY CONTRACTED OUT, THE CITY UTILIZED SPOT QUOTES AND PERFORMED WORK PIECEMEAL ACROSS THE CITY; DEDICATED CONTRACTS WILL ALLOW US FOR MORE PLANNED AND PROACTIVE WORK.

TREE TRIMMING SERVICES WERE PART OF BID NO.19-29B COMPREHENSIVE GROUNDS MAINTENANCE BID; HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE SMALLER OR SPECIALIZED FIRMS TO PARTICIPATE, BID NO.

20-12B WAS PUBLISHED SEPARATELY.

CONTRACT AND COST SUMMARY, NEXT SLIDE.

TREE TRIMMING AND PALM PRUNING SERVICES.

CONTRACTORS: SUPERIOR LANDSCAPING AND LAWN SERVICES, INC.

THE CONTRACTOR IS LOCATED IN MIAMI, FLORIDA.

CONTRACT COST, IS NOT TO EXCEED $399,634 ANNUALLY; MAXIMUM COST BASED ON TRIMMING AND PRUNING EVERY CITY-OWNED TREE AND PALM.

CONTRACT TERM IS INITIAL THREE YEAR TERM, WITH TWO OPTIONAL THREE-YEAR RENEWALS.

BUDGET ALLOCATION AND COST COMPARISON.

FY 2021 ADOPTED BUDGET CURRENTLY IS $111,171 AVAILABLE FOR TREE TRIMMING SERVICES.

THE ESTIMATED COST FOR FY 2021 FOR PRIORITIZED TREES AND PALMS IS APPROXIMATELY 199,000.

AN APPROPRIATION NOT TO EXCEED 288,463 IS BEING REQUESTED FOR A TOTAL ANNUAL CONTRACT COSTS, OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION AND TO ENSURE THE CITY'S ABILITY TO ADEQUATELY PREPARE FOR POTENTIAL DEBRIS-OPERATING STORMS. QUESTIONS?

>> SEEING THAT THERE ARE NONE.

JACK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND I WILL NOW ASK OUR CITY CLERK TO OPEN PUBLIC COMMENTS, ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS?

>> WE DO NOT HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENT, MADAM.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

SEEING THAT I DO NOT HAVE ANY HANDS FROM THE COMMISSION AND I WILL ASK YOU TO READ COLUMN HALL PLEASE.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> YEAH.

>> COMMISSIONER GALEN. VICE MAYOR BOLTON.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

>> YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ.

>> YES.

>> MOTION PASSES 4 TO 0.

>> THANK YOU. WE'RE NOW MOVING TO 833R13523;

[8.c. TR13523 - Authorization to Award Task Authorization Number 21-03D to Stantec Consulting Services for design and related services for Art on the University Drive Bridge Overpass in an amount not to exceed $75,030.00]

AUTHORIZATION TO A WARRANT TASK AUTHORIZATION NUMBER 21-03D, TO STAY INTACT CONSULTING SERVICES FOR DESIGNING AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR OUR UNIVERSITY DRIVE BRIDGE OVERPASS NOT TO EXCEED $75,030.

THE DRAIN WILL INCREASE

>> THANK YOU MADAM COMMISSIONER, THIS IS TEMPORAL RESOLUTION OF A 13523, WHICH FOR THE PUBLIC RECORDS IS A RESOLUTION.

THE CITY COMMISSIONER AND THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA,

[01:20:01]

APPROVING TASKS AUTHORIZATION OVER 21-03D CAPITAL V HASN'T DONE AND AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE SETTING THRESHOLDS.

TO EXECUTE TASK AUTHORIZATION NUMBER 21-03D, WITH STANTEC TAG, THAT'S S-T-A-N-T-EC CONSULTING SERVICES INCORPORATED, TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL DESIGN, PERMITTING AND CONSTRUCTION PHASE RELATED SERVICES ATTACHED TO EXHIBIT A, PUTTING UNIVERSITY DRIVE OVER PASS PUBLIC ART PROJECT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CITY'S CONSULTING ENGINEERING AGREEMENT AS AUTHORIZED BY RESOLUTION NUMBER R-2016-80 FOR AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 75,030 HOURS LAB PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT SEPARATE BUILDING VALID PROVIDED FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

I DIDN'T AID SEE TEMPORAL RESOLUTION NUMBER 13523 I'M UP THE COMMISSIONER CONSIDER. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> ARE WE GOING TO TAKE MOTION IN A SECOND?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND THAT.

>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

TO CITY MANAGER, I BELIEVE WE ARE MAXINE CALLOWEY ALCHEMY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR READY FOR A PRESENTATION?

>> EITHER MAXINE OR JACK OR COMBINATION THEREOF MADAM MAYOR.

>> SOUNDS GOOD. IS THAT THE ONE?

>>THANK YOU. GOOD MORNING MADAM MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, JUST QUICKLY, I DON'T HAVE A FORMAL PRESENTATION.

JUST WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU THE NEW PROPOSED DESIGNED.

THIS IS VERY ROUGH.

THIS WAS CREATED BY A WARMING SERVICE DEPARTMENT RIGHT BEFORE YOU.

IT'S AN AWARD TO STANDARD ENGINEERING FOR THEM TO PREPARE THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, THE CONSTRUCTION JOINS AS WELL AS PERMITTING APACHE AESTHETIC FEATURES ARE GREAT FEATURE AGREEMENT.

YOU'RE PROBABLY AWARE THAT THE CIVIL EXPANDED A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME AND EFFORT OVER THE PAST YEAR TRYING TO GET THE PUBLIC ATTACHED TO THE BREAD, TO THE BRIDGE.

THAT EFFORT FAILED AND SO WE WENT BACK TO FDT, AND DISCUSSED OPTIONS AND ALTERNATIVES AND BE WHERE SOMEWHAT AT STEP TEN OF THIS PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND TO HAVE IT ATTACHED TO A SIMILAR TO ASSIGN.

WE'RE ASKING TODAY TO HAVE THE CONTRACT REWARDING TO SCIENTIFIC, AS I SAID BEFORE, TO DEVELOP A DESIGN AND TO GO THROUGH THE PERMIT PROCESS WITH FDLT.

IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS, I CAN ANSWER THEM OR JACK AND ASSIST ME IN DOING SO.

>> OKAY. FIRST OF ALL, I WILL OPEN UP TO PUBLIC COMMENTS, ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS?

>> NO PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THIS ITEM.

>> THANK YOU. PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>>THANK YOU. I JUST HAVE TO SAY THAT THE PUBLIC WORK COMMITTEE HAS WORKED ON THIS PROJECT FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

WE KEPT HITTING ROADBLOCKS WITH AT THAT BETWEEN MAXINE AND JACK AND JOHN THERE MAYBE OTHER PEOPLE BEHIND THIS TEAM PRIMARILY, THEY HAVE NEVER GIVEN UP ON THIS PROJECT.

IT IS SUCH A UNIQUE GOOD PROJECT FOR THE CITY ON RIGHT ON UNIVERSITY DRIVE.

I JUST LIKE TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR BEING SO TENACIOUS AND NEVER GIVING UP AND FINDING A WAY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH. APPRECIATE IT.

>> THANK YOU. SEEING NO OTHER COMMENTS I WILL ALSO ECHO COMMISSION PLACKO'S COMMENTS ABOUT THAT.

IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING AND THANK YOU FOR THE CREATIVITY.

I CAN SEE HOW WE CAN GET IT TO WORK.

AT THIS TIME, WE PART WHEN YOU POST AN ARTICLE.

>> YES MADAM, COMMISSIONER GALEN. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER BOLTON.

>> GALEN YES.

>> THANK YOU COMMISSIONER GALEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE TO ZERO.

>> THANK YOU. NOW MOVING TO 8DTR13516,

[8.d. TR13516 - Administrative Services Agreement with Cigna (ASO)]

THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH CIGNA ASR.

>> YES, MADAM COMMISSIONER BE HAPPY TO.

THIS IS AGAIN FOR THE RECORD, TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER 13516.

ITEM AD ON THE AGENDA AND ON THE PUBLIC RECORD IT'S A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION, OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC FLORIDA.

APPROVING THE RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT WITH CIGNA, AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT WITH CIGNA, PROVIDING FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, FOR CLAIMS AND FLEXIBLE SPENDING PLANS, AND THE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, THE TELEHEALTH CONNECTION PROGRAM, AND THE MOTOR THING, CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL, MOTOR THING VALUE PROGRAM, AND TO MAKE CERTAIN MODIFICATIONS TO THE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES, PROVIDING FOR COMPLEX AVAILABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

NUMBER 13516, KNOWN AS ITEM AD ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION WITH MY FAILURE NOT TO ACTUALLY PRONOUNCE THAT PARTICULAR PROGRAM, BUT I'LL BE CORRECTED OTHERWISE, THANK YOU.

[01:25:06]

>> MOTIVATE ME.

>> MOTIVATE ME, WELL THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'LL NOW ASK FOR

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MR. CITY MANAGER.

>> WE DO MADAM MANAGER.

IF IT PLEASE YOU AND THE COMMISSION, I BELIEVE THAT LORENZO IS GOING TO RUN THROUGH WHAT ESSENTIALLY AMOUNTS TO THE NEXT FOUR ITEMS IN HIS PRESENTATION.

I KNOW WE ONLY HAVE THE FIRST ITEM ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION, BUT I BELIEVE THIS PRESENTATION WILL COVER ALL FOUR ITEMS AND THEN YOU CAN TAKE THOSE ITEMS AS YOU WISH MADAM MAYOR.

>> EXCELLENT. I KNOW WE SPOKE ABOUT THIS OUTSIDE OF THIS MEETING.

WE WILL NOT BE PULLING EACH OF THE ITEMS ON THE RECORD AND SO AFTERWARDS.

WE NEED TO MENTION THE TITLES AFTER THE PRESENTATION.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THE PRESENTATION WILL BE COMPREHENSIVE AS TO THE PART OR FOR THAT PURPOSE. THANK YOU, MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU ALL. GOOD MORNING AGAIN, LORENZO COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR.

I HAVE WITH US THIS MORNING, JOSHUA PELT WHO IS OUR BENEFITS MANAGER.

HE WILL ACTUALLY LEAD US THOUGH THE PRESENTATION AND HE AND I TAKE QUESTIONS FOLLOWING THE PRESENTATION.

I'LL TURN OVER TO JOSHUA PELT AT THIS TIME. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. LORENZO. JOSHUA PELT.

I AM THE BENEFIT MANAGER AT THE CITY OF TAMARAC.

GREAT TO BE HERE VIRTUALLY WITH ALL OF YOU TODAY.

THANK YOU TO MAYOR, VICE MAYOR AND COMMISSION FOR YOUR TIME.

I'LL JUMP RIGHT IN TO THE ASO, WHICH IS ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ONLY AND STOP-LOSS RENEWAL HISTORY, FOR THE CITY.

WE MOVED TO A SELF-FUNDED PLAN, PARTIALLY SELF-FUNDED PLAN BECAUSE OF THE STOP-LOSS INSURANCE WITH CIGNA EFFECTIVE JANUARY FIRST, 2013, WAS CONTRACTED TO PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES FOR CLAIMS, ANCILLARY BENEFITS, EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, FLEX SPENDING, THE MOTIVATE ME EMPLOYEE WELLNESS INCENTIVE PROGRAM IS ONE OF THOSE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES.

THERE WERE ALSO ENGAGED TO PROVIDE STOP-LOSS INSURANCE FOR INDIVIDUAL AND AGGREGATE CLAIMS AS THE CITY BEING A SELF-FUNDED PLAN.

THEY'VE BEEN VALUE-ADDED PARTNER TO THE CITY, TO OUR MISSION TO DELIVER HIGH-QUALITY BENEFITS.

THEY'VE BEEN CONSISTENTLY COMPETITIVE IN THEIR RENEWALS.

I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE, AS AN ORGANIZATION STAYED WITH CIGNA BECAUSE OF OF THE OVERALL VALUE AND STABILITY OF THEIR PRODUCT.

WE DO MARKET OUR STOP-LOSS INSURANCE ANNUALLY, AND EACH YEAR CIGNA CONTINUES TO COME BACK WITH THE BEST OVERALL VALUE FOR THE CITY REGARDING THE STOP-LOSS INSURANCE RENEWAL, KEY POINTS HERE, OUR CURRENT ATTACHMENT POINT, JUST FOR REFERENCE, THE ATTACHMENT POINT IS THE SPECIFIC LIMIT WHEN STOP-LOSS INSURANCE CONTRACTS WILL START TO PAY FOR CLAIMS IS 250 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

ON SCREEN, YOU'LL NOTICE HIGHLIGHTED AREA FOR 2019.

WE MOVED OUR ATTACHMENT POINT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020 FROM 125 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO 250 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THAT'S BECAUSE WE WERE FACING OVER 900 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FIXED RENEWAL COST FOR 2020.

WE CHANGED THAT ATTACHMENT POINT.

THAT ATTACHMENT POINT RAISE ALLOWED US TO REDUCE OUR FIXED COSTS BY ALMOST 31 PERCENT.

RENEWAL THAT WE'VE NEGOTIATED WITH CIGNA, IT FOLLOWS THAT THREE PERCENT TREND THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU IN THE RENEWAL.

THAT WAS NEGOTIATED DOWN FROM ABOUT 12.5 PERCENT TO 8.4 PERCENT FOR CURRENT YEAR.

OUR ATTACHMENT POINT AT 250 THOUSAND DOLLARS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'LL WANT TO MAINTAIN AT LEAST FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, TO ACCOUNT FOR MARKET HARDENING IN THE STOP-LOSS INSURANCE MARKET.

WE ANTICIPATE THAT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WILL AFFECT THE STOP LOSS MARKET NEXT YEAR AND PROBABLY FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.

HOLDING A HIGHER ATTACHMENT POINT, 275 OR 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS IS A GOOD SHAPE FOR US TO KEEP FOR FUTURE RENEWALS. NEXT SLIDES SIR.

OUR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES RENEWAL KEY POINTS.

FOR THE COMING YEAR, WE ARE LOOKING AT ENHANCING THE HIGH DEDUCTIBLE HEALTH PLAN.

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HOPEFULLY. REMEMBER WE INTRODUCED THAT PLAN LAST YEAR AS A COST SAVINGS MECHANISM FOR THE CITY AND FOR EMPLOYEES TO SAVE MONEY ON HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS OR ENHANCING THAT PLAN TO COVER PRIMARY CARE AND SPECIALIST OFFICE VISITS AT 100 PERCENT.

THEY WOULD NOT BE SUBJECT TO DEDUCTIBLE.

WITH OUR ASO RENEWAL FROM CIGNA, WE'RE GOING TO GET A WAIT RATE LOCK PASS FOR 24 MONTHS WILL HAVE THAT THREE PERCENT ESCALATOR IN 2023.

THEY'RE KEEPING OUR FSA RENEWAL FLAT FOR 24 MONTHS AS WELL.

WE ALSO NEGOTIATED TWO ADDITIONAL EAP SERVICE HOURS.

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE FOUR SERVICE HOURS PER YEAR EFFECTIVE JANUARY ONE WILL HAVE SIX, AND THOSE ARE ON-SITE SERVICE HOURS FROM AN EAP REPRESENTATIVE, VARIOUS SERVICES CAN BE APPLIED.

ON SCREEN ON TABLE, YOU'LL JUST SEE THE CURRENT I'M SORRY, THE NEW, THE PROPOSED MONTHLY RATES FOR THE EMPLOYEE INSURANCE PREMIUM INCLUDING THE CITY'S PORTION, THE EMPLOYEE'S PORTION AND THE TOTAL MONTHLY COST, THIS IS ABOUT A 3.3 ISH THERE SOME DECIMALS IN THERE.

PERCENT OVERALL INCREASE TO THE INSURANCE PREMIUM. NEXT SLIDE.

DENTAL RENEWAL. ALSO WITH CIGNA, FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

IT'S A 5.25 PERCENT OVERALL INCREASE TO DENTAL PREMIUM.

IF WE WERE TO MARKET, WE WOULD HAVE PROBABLY SEEN ABOUT A NINE OR 10 PERCENT PREMIUM INCREASE FOR OUR DENTAL UTILIZATION.

SO CIGNA REMAINS COMPETITIVE THERE.

COMPRISES FIVE PERCENT INCREASE TO THE DPPO PLAN AND A 5.5 PERCENT INCREASE TO THE DHMO PLAN.

THAT'LL BE LOCKED FOR 24 MONTHS WITH NO CHANGES TO EITHER PLAN DESIGN AND THE RATES ARE ON-SCREEN FOR BARGAINING AND NON BARGAINING EMPLOYEES.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS YEAR IS A VOLUNTARY VISION PLAN.

THE VOLUNTARY VISION PLAN IS SOMETHING THAT HISTORICALLY THE CITY HAS NOT OFFERED.

IT WILL REPLACE THE CURRENT BASIC EYE EXAM THAT HAS PROVIDED UNDER THE MEDICAL INSURANCE PLAN THAT HAS A REQUIREMENT OF CIGNA.

WE CANNOT HAVE BOTH.

BUT THAT DOES NOT REMOVE MEDICAL AND SURGICAL COVERAGE FOR THE EYES UNDER THE MEDICAL PLANS.

OPHTHALMOLOGISTS VISITS WOULD REMAIN COVERED UNDER THE MEDICAL INSURANCE PLAN.

THIS WILL BE FOR GLASSES, CONTACT LENSES, AND BASIC EYE EXAMS. IT DOES PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR PRESCRIPTION GLASSES AND CONTACT LENSES WITH A READ LOCK FOR 24 MONTHS.

THE BENEFIT SUMMARY AND THE PREMIUM ARE LISTED ON SCREEN.

THIS ONE I BROKE OUT PER PAY PERIOD AND MONTHLY BECAUSE THIS IS VOLUNTARY.

IT'S ENTIRELY EMPLOYEE PAID.

THE CONTACT LENS AND PRESCRIPTION FRAME.

PRESCRIPTION GLASSES FRAME ALLOWANCE IS A 130 DOLLAR RETAIL FOR A 12 MONTH PERIOD.

YOU RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL 20 PERCENT DISCOUNT ON ANY FRAMES THAT YOU PURCHASE BEYOND THE 130 DOLLAR FRAME ALLOWANCE.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

OVERALL REVIEW.

THIS IS JUST QUICK POINTS ON ALL OF THE STUFF THAT I'VE MENTIONED.

THIS IS REALLY FOR YOUR REFERENCE.

ONE THAT I DID WANT TO HIGHLIGHT WAS THE CIGNA WELLNESS FUNDS.

IT'S PART OF OUR ASO CONTRACT WITH CIGNA.

THEY PROVIDE 75 THOUSAND DOLLARS ANNUALLY TOWARD APPROVED BENEFIT AND WELLNESS INITIATIVES.

FOR 2019, IT WAS THE FIRST YEAR THE PROGRAM WAS IMPLEMENTED.

WE WEREN'T ABLE TO USE THOSE FUNDS.

I PUSHED CIGNA ALONG WITH LOCKED-IN TO ALLOW US A ROLLOVER.

WE HAD SOME EXTRA MONEY THIS YEAR THAT ROLLED OVER AND WILL GET AN ADDITIONAL ROLE OVER AMOUNT NEXT YEAR SO THAT WE DON'T LOSE ANY OF THOSE FUNDS FOR 2019.

SO THAT WAS AN ADDED BONUS FOR US.

NEXT SLIDE, THAT'S IT.

QUESTIONS. ANY QUESTIONS I'M MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER.

I BELIEVE LORENZO HAS SOME STUFF THAT HE WANTS TO ADD AS WELL.

>> MR.

>> JUST FROM ME QUESTIONING IS A PERSPECTIVE BUT I HAVE NOTHING ADDITIONAL TO ADD AT THIS TIME MADAM MAYOR.

>> CITY CLERKS DO ANY OF YOU HAVE A COMMENTS?

>> WE DO NOT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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>> PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

I I'M NOT SEEING ANY HANDS RAISED BY MY COMMISSION. PLEASE CARRY ON.

>> COMMISSION FISHMAN?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSION PLACO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSION GELIN?

>> YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES

>> MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY 5-0.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE WILL NOW MOVE TO 8ECR13517, STOP LOSS INSURANCE.

[8.e. TR13517 - Stop Loss Insurance]

SENIOR ATTORNEY WOULD YOU PLEASE READ THE TAMARAC RECORD?

>> CERTAINLY MADAM COMMISSIONER ,THANK YOU.

THE TEMPORAL RESOLUTION OF NUMBER 13517 IS A PROPOSED RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSIONER CITY TAMARAC, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT WITH CIGNA AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY ATTENTION TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT WITH CIGNA PROVIDING FOR A STOP LOSS INSURANCE, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEPARABILITY, PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DAY.

RESOLUTIONS HAVE THE RESOLUTION 13517, ITEM AE ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION.

CONSISTENT WITH THE PRESENTATION MR. PALIN AND MR. CALVIN AS IT APPLIES TO ALL THE ITEMS COMING BEFORE YOU IN THE NEXT SET. THANK, YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEED IN MOTION AND SECOND? THANK YOU. SINCE WE WENT AND HAD ONE PRESENTATION, I WILL JUST CONFIRM MR. PALIN

>> THAT'S CORRECT, MADAM MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU. I WILL NOW ASK IF THERE'S ANY PUBLIC COMMENT?

>> THERE ARE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

>> EXCELLENT. SEEING THAT I DO NOT HAVE ANY HANDS RAISED BY MY COLLEAGUE, I WILL ASK FOR YOU TO CALL THE ROLL, PLEASE IF YOU COULD.

>> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GALEN? COMMISSIONER FISHMAN?

>> YES.

>> AND MARY GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> MOTION PASSES 4-0.

>> WE'LL NOW MOVE TO 8STR 13518, MENTAL INSURANCE RENEWAL.

[8.f. TR13518 - Dental Insurance Renewal]

SENIOR ATTORNEY WILL YOU PLEASE READ THE TITLE ONTO THE RECORD?

>> CERTAINLY MA'AM. CAN I SHARE ITEM NUMBER AF? AGAIN IS TEMPORAL RESOLUTION NUMBER 13518.

PRESENTATION HAVEN'T BEEN MADE AND SEQUENCE BY PROFESSIONAL STAFF AND CITY THE ADMINISTRATION.

THIS IS THE RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA.

APPROVING THE RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT WITH CIGNA AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT WITH CIGNA PROVIDING FOR A DEVIL INSURANCE PROGRAM AND TO MAKE CERTAIN MODIFICATIONS TO THE PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES, PROVIDING FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE EXISTING COST ALLOCATION OF THE DEVIL INSURANCE PREMIUM BETWEEN THE CITY AND ITS EMPLOYEES, PROVIDING FOR COMPLEX SEPARABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE TEMPORAL RESOLUTION OF 14518, ITEM AF ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE MAYOR COMMISSIONER. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEED OF MOTION AND SECOND PLEASE?

>> SO MOVED.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AS WE'VE ALREADY HAD OUR PRESENTATION.

I WILL NOW ASK

>> WE DO NOT HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS.

>> PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

C MANAGEMENT DO YOU HAVE ANYBODY WISHING TO SPEAK ON A COMMISSION? CITY CLERK PLEASE CONDUCT THE ROLL CALL.

>> COMMISSIONER GALEN? COMMISSIONER FISHMAN?

>>YES.

>> VICE MAYOR BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

>> YES.

>> MOTION PASSES 4-0.

>> THANK YOU. MOVING TO CR13519,

[8.g. TR13519 - Vision Insurance Program Implementation]

VISION INSURANCE PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION.

SENIOR ATTORNEY PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

>> THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR AND COMMISSIONER.

THIS IS TEMPORARY RESOLUTION OF A 13519 ALSO KNOWN AS ITEM AG ON THE AGENDA.

IT IS A PROPOSED RESOLUTION ON THE CITY COMMISSIONER OF THE CITY TAMARAC, FLORIDA APPROVING THE AGREEMENT WILL CIGNA AND AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATE CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT WITH CIGNA PROVIDING FOR A VOLUNTARY VISION INSURANCE PROGRAM AND TO MAKE CERTAIN MODIFICATIONS TO THE PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEPARABILITY, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DAY, TEMPORARY RESOLUTION NUMBER 13519 ITEM AG, AND IT'S UP FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE MAYOR AND THE COMMISSIONER. THANK YOU ALL.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND.

>>

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> PRESENTATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED.

CITY PARKER. ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS?

>> I HAVE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

>> ALL THE COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED SEEING AS THERE'S NO DISCUSSION BY THIS COMMISSION. MAY YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL?

>> VICE MAYOR BOLTON?

>> YES. I SAID YES.

>> OH, OKAY SORRY.

NO I DIDN'T HEAR YOU, SORRY. COMMISSIONER FISHMAN?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GALEN? AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

>> YES.

>> MOTION PASSES 4-0.

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>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE'RE NOW GOING TO OUR ORDINANCES ON FIRST READING, 9ACO2436.

[9.a. TO2436 - Police Pension Plan amendment to Chapter 16 - Compliance with the Secure Act]

POLICE PENSION PLAN AMENDMENTS OF CHAPTER 16, COMPLIANCE WITH THE SECURE ACT.

PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE THE SAME FOR THE REST OF OUR BOARDS THAT WE'LL BE DISCUSSING.

SENIOR ATTORNEY WILL YOU PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD?

>> THANK YOU MARY COMMISSIONER. WITH YOUR PERMISSIONS THIS IS ITEM 9A.

IT IS A FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE SO THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY TAMARAC, FLORIDA AMENDING IN CHAPTER 16 REFERENCES PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT AND ARTICLE EIGHT, PENSION PLAN REFERENCING POLICE OFFICERS, DIVISION ONE SESSIONS CLEAN DASH 653, COMPLIANCE WITH THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE TO PROVIDE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE SECURE ACT AND PROVIDING FOR CALCIFICATION, PROVIDING FOR CATHOLICS SEPARABILITY VALID, PROVIDED FOR AN EFFECTIVE DAY.

ITEM 9A REFERENCING THE POLICE OFFICERS ISSUE.

I KNOW MR.. CALHOUN WAS PREPARED EMPLOYEES TO PRESENT AS PRESCRIBED ON THE FLOOR OF CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU, MADAM COMMISSIONER. FIRST READING.

>>

>> WE WERE CONCERNED THERE, THANK YOU.

>> GOOD MORNING, LORENZO CALHOUN, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES.

MADAM MAYOR, MR.. VICE MAYOR, MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION, AS MENTIONED BY OUR CITY ATTORNEY THIS MORNING, THE ITEMS AND THE SUBSEQUENT ITEMS THAT WILL FOLLOW OUR PROPOSAL THIS MORNING.

THERE ARE AMENDMENTS TO COMPLY WITH WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE SECURE ACT, WHICH STANDS FOR SETTING EVERY COMMUNITY UP FOR RETIREMENT ENHANCEMENT.

WHAT THIS PARTICULAR AMENDMENT SEEKS TO COMPLY WITH UNDER THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE IS TO ALLOW INDIVIDUALS WHO REACHED THE AGE OF 70 AND A HALF AFTER DECEMBER 20TH, 2019 TO INCREASE THEIR ABILITY TO SAVE MONEY.

IT INCREASES THEIR AGE FROM 70 AND A HALF TO BEGIN MINIMUM REQUIRED DISTRIBUTIONS.

IT'S CURRENTLY 70 AND A HALF, BUT WE'LL ALLOW EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE THAT MINIMUM REQUIRED DISTRIBUTION AT THE AGE OF 72 YEARS OF AGE.

IT JUST GIVES MORE OF AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EMPLOYEES TO SAY, WHO ARE UNDER A PENSION PLAN.

THAT IS MY SUMMATION OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT, WHICH WILL BE THE SAME FOR THE ITEMS TO FOLLOW.

FOR THE FIRE, GENERAL, AND THE NON-PENSION PLAN AS WELL. THANK YOU MADAM MAYOR.

>> CITY CLERK ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR THIS ITEM?

>> THERE ARE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

>> SEEING AS NO COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSION, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR BOLTON? COMMISSIONER GALEN? COMMISSIONER FISHMAN?

>> YES.

>> AND MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> THE MOTION PASSES 3-0.

>> MOVING ON TO 9BCO2441,

[9.b. TO 2441 - General Pension Plan amendment to Chapter 16 - Compliance with the Secure Act]

GENERAL PENSION PLAN AMENDMENTS, CHAPTER 16 COMPLIES WITH THE SECURE ACT.

SENIOR ATTORNEY PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

>> GLADLY. THANK YOU, MARY COMMISSIONER.

AGAIN, TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2441 FOR FIRST READING, IT IS IN FACT A PROPOSED ORDINANCE.

THE SITTING COMMISSION OF THE CITY TAMARAC, FLORIDA.

AMENDING CHAPTER 16 PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT AT ARTICLE THREE, PENSION PLAN REFERENCING THE GENERAL EMPLOYEES IN THIS PARTICULAR ORDINANCE.

AT DIVISION FOUR SECTION 16 DASH 234 INTO REVENUE CODE COMPLIANCE TO PROVIDE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE SECURE ACT, PROVIDING CODIFICATION, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS OF ABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE TEMPLATE ORDINANCE NUMBER 2441 FIRST READING AND MR. CALVIN IS PREPARED ONCE HE HAS HAD THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU, MARY COMMISSIONER.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEED A MOTION AND SECOND.

>> SECOND.

>> FOR THE RECORD, VICE MAYOR BOLTON HE DOESN'T SAY THAT HE TYPES IT. HE DIDN'T SEE IT.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH MADAM MAYOR.

>> DO WE HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR THIS ITEM?

>> WE DO NOT.

>> SEEING THAT THERE ARE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS WE WILL NOW MOVE TO A ROLL CALL AS I DO NOT SEE ANY COMMENTS BY THE COMMISSIONER.

OH, I TAKE THAT BACK. I THINK I DO.

NO. I DO NOT. ALL RIGHT, CITY CLERK PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> COMMISSIONER GALEN? COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER FISHMAN?

>> YES.

>> AND MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> THE MOTION PASSES 4-0.

>> WE'RE NOW AT C0TO2442 FIRE

[9.c. TO 2442 - Fire Pension Plan amendment to Chapter 16 - Compliance with the Secure Act]

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PENSION PLAN AMENDMENTS OF CHAPTER 16 COMPLIES WITH SECURE ACT. WE JUST DID THAT ONE, DIDN'T WE?

>> WE'RE AT 9C NOW.

>> OH WE ARE AT C NOW. OKAY.

>> YES.

>> SORRY, SO WE ARE AT 9C.

PO2442 FIRE PENSION PLAN AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 16 COMPLIES WITH THE SECURE ACT.

CITY ATTORNEY WOULD YOU PLEASE READ THIS TITLE ON TO THE RECORD?

>> GLADLY, MADAM MAYOR COMMISSIONER.

THIS IS TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2442, AGAIN PROPOSED FOR FIRST READING IN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER 16 REPRESENTS PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT ARTICLE 6 WERE AFFECTING AFFECTING FIREFIGHTER PENSION PLAN DIVISION FOR SECTION 16 DASH 506, INTERNAL REVENUE CODE COMPLIANCE TO PROVIDE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE SECURE ACT, PROVIDING FOR RATIFICATION, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS THAT WERE FOUND PROVIDED FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE FOR THE RECORD TEMPLATE 2442 REFERENCING THE FIREFIGHTERS THAT MR. CALVIN WILL PRESENT WHEN APPROPRIATE, THE MAN IS NOW ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU..

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. CLERK, IS THERE ANY COMMENTS?

>>THEY ARE NONE MADAM MAYOR. PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

NO COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSION, THEREFORE, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.

>> VICE MAYOR BOLTON?

>>

>> THAT WAS A YES?

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER FISHMAN?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GALEN? AND MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THE MOTION PASSES, FOUR TO ZERO.

>> AS WE'RE MOVING TO 9DTO2443,

[9.d. TO 2443 - Non-Rep Pension Plan amendment to Chapter 16 - Compliance with the Secure Act]

NON-REP PENSION PLAN AMENDMENTS IN CHAPTER 16, COMPLIANCE WITH THE SECURE ACT.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM COMMISSIONER. FOR THE RECORD, TEMPLATE ORDINANCE NUMBER 2443 PROPOSED FIRST READING.

IT'S IMPORTANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA, AMENDING EXTREME PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT ARTICLE 9 REFERENCING ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICERS AND NON-REPRESENTED EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT PLAN.

AMENDING SECTION 16.908, COMPLIANCE WILL BE THE INTRA REVENUE CODE.

EXCESS BENEFIT ARRANGEMENT AND PROVIDING FOR SAVING SOULS, PROVIDING FOR SEVERAL BODY CODIFICATIONS, AND FIGHT FOR AND FINAL GRADIENT FOR EFFECTIVE DAY.

TEMPORARY ORDERS NUMBER 2443, REFERENCING THOSE PARTICULAR EMPLOYMENT MATTERS, MR. KELLER WAS POISED FOR A PRESENTATION, WANTS THE MATTERS ON THE FLOOR. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I NEED A MOTION IN A SECOND.

>> ONE MORE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> SECOND.

>> CITY PARK, TAKE YOUR PICK. REGARD FOR BOTH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THE REPORT, DO WE HAVE ANYBODY WISHING TO SPEAK PUBLIC COMMENTS?

>> WE DO NOT, THANK YOU.

>> PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

I SEE NO COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSION, PLEASE FOLLOW UP.

>> COMMISSIONER FISHMAN.

>> YES.

>> VICE-MAYOR BOLTON.

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO.

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GALEN AND MAYOR GOMEZ.

>> YES.

>> THE MOTION PASSES FOUR TO ZERO.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE ARE MOVING TO 9BTO2444 AMENDING ORDINANCE 2019-17FY2020,

[9.e. TO2444 - Amending Ordinance 2019-17, FY 2020 Operating and Capital Budget]

OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET.

SENIOR ATTORNEY, PROVE ME THE TITLE OF THE RECORD.

>> THANK YOU MADAM COMMISSION FOR THE RECORD.

TEMPORARY AUDIENCE NUMBER 2444 IS A PROPOSED ORDINANCE FOR FIRST READING.

IT'S AN AUDIENCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA.

AMENDING ORDINANCE NUMBER 2019-17, WHICH ADOPTED THE CITY OF TAMARAC OPERATING BUDGET REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES, THE CAPITAL BUDGET AND THE FINANCIAL POLICIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2020 BY INCREASING THE TOTAL REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES BY A TOTAL OF 661145 FLAG HAS DETAILED AND ATTACHMENT ATTACHED TO REMAIN A PART OF THIS ITEM IN ATTACHMENT B, PROVIDING FOR COMPLEX SEPARABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DAY FOR THE RECORD, TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2444 ON THE RECORD AS AN ADJUSTMENT TO THE PRIOR YEAR'S BUDGET.

MISS CAJUS IS AVAILABLE TO RESPOND AND REPRESENT WHEN STANDS ON THE FLOOR.

THANK YOU MADAM COMMISSION FOR THE OPPORTUNITY. THANK YOU.

>> WE NEED A NEED MOTION A SECOND.

>> SECOND.

>> THANK YOU.

I BELIEVE MISS CAJUS THE FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR HAS A PRESENTATION FOR US.

>> WE DO HAVE A BRIEF PRESENTATION FOR YOU MADAM MAYOR.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. GOOD MORNING.

MAYOR COMMISSIONER

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WITH ME TODAY IS JEFF SCREADER, OUR BUDGET MANAGER, AND MICHAEL GRASIK, BUDGET ANALYST.

OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS, THE PACKAGE HAS BEEN TO BRING YOU TWO BUDGET AMENDMENT.

THERE'S NORMALLY ONE AND APRIL AND ANOTHER IN NOVEMBER.

THIS YEAR ACTIVITIES AND CIRCUMSTANCES, MOST NOTABLY THE EFFECT OF COVID-19 DETECTED THE COURSE OF OUR ACTION.

THUS, WE NEEDED TO BRING YOU ON A ONE BUDGET AMENDMENT AND THIS IS BEFORE YOU THIS MORNING.

WHILE WE HAVE EXPERIENCED LOSSES IN REVENUE, THOSE CERTAIN MEASURES THAT WE PUT IN PLACE EARLIER THIS YEAR HAS LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT SAVINGS ON THE EXPENDITURE SIDE AS WELL.

DESPITE THESE MEASURES, WE EXPECT THAT ONCE WE HAVE PAID ALL OUR BILLS AND RECORDED ALL THE REVENUES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2020.

WE WILL STILL NEED A LAST PHYSICIAN UTILIZING BETWEEN 1 TO 2 MILLION OF PRIOR COOPERATED FUND BALANCE.

TEMPORARY ORDINANCE 24444 IS THE FIRST READING FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 BUDGET AMENDMENT THE FIRST READING IS TODAY, OCTOBER 28 AND THE SECOND READING WILL BE ON NOVEMBER 10 2020.

NOW I'M GOING TO INVITE JEFF, WHO WILL CONTINUE WITH THIS PRESENTATION AND HE WILL GIVE THE ALL THE DETAILS, JEFF.

>> GOOD MORNING, MADAM MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS FOR THE RECORD.

I'LL JUST READ A BUDGET NARRATIVE.

BEFORE GETTING INTO THE SPECIFICS OF THE TEMPORARY ORDINANCE 24444 BUDGET AMENDMENT, I'M GOING TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF A BACKGROUND BUDGET AMENDMENTS.

THIS IS MAINLY FOR THE BENEFIT OF RESIDENTS WHO MAYBE FEEL GOOD WATCHING.

THE BUDGET AMENDMENTS ARE GOVERNED BY FOR STATUE IN BUDGETS.

MUNICIPAL BUDGETS, MAYBE AN AMENDED ANY TIME WITHIN A FISCAL YEAR OR WITHIN UP TO 60 DAYS FOLLOWING THE END OF A FISCAL YEAR.

WHAT THAT MEANS IS WE CAN AMEND A BUDGET ANY TIME DURING THE YEAR AND UP TO BASICALLY NOVEMBER 30TH OF THE YEAR FOLLOWING THE CLOSE OUT THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR.

THE BUDGET AMENDMENT MUST BE ADAPTED IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE ORIGINAL BUDGET AND WAS STOCKED TO BUY DIFFERENTLY IN THE CITY CHARTER.

WHAT THIS MEANS IS THE BUDGET AMENDMENT HAS TO BE ADAPTED BY ORDINANCE THROUGH READINGS, AND A PUBLIC HEARING MUST BE FOLLOWED.

GENERALLY, BUDGET COMMANDMENTS ARE USED TO INCREASE OR DECREASE A BUDGETED FUND TO TRANSFER ALLOCATED RESOURCES BETWEEN FIRMS OR BETWEEN DEPARTMENTS IN THE GENERAL FIRM.

NEXT SLIDE; WHAT WE'RE PRESENTING HERE IS THE CHANGES THAT ARE OCCURRING IN EACH MAJOR FUND CATEGORY.

IN THE GENERAL FUND, WE'VE ONLY GOT A CHANGE OF 12,180 DOWN.

THAT'S BECAUSE THE ONLY ITEM THAT RESULTS INTO THAT CHANGE, IT WAS EXERTING A GRANT FROM ME BARROW COUNTY TREE PERTURBATION TRUST FUND IN APPROPRIATING OF REVENUES AND THE EXPENDITURES BECAUSE THEY WANT TO RESUME BUDGET IN THE YEAR 2020.

RESPONSE REVENUE FUNDS, WE HAVING THAT CHANGE OF $1,075,000.

IMAGINE, MAINLY BECAUSE WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE IS WE'RE RECOGNIZING REVENUE FROM CORONA VIRUS REFUNDS AND FROM THE ECONOMY.

A $3.09 MILLION WHICH TAMARAC IS GOING TO RECEIVE FROM THE ECONOMY, IS THERE WILL LIE INTO THE ECONOMY FUNDING.

WE'VE GOT A CHANGE IN THE CAPITAL BUDGET FUNDS OF ONLY $5,415, THAT'S FOR AN INCREASE TO THE E-TECH PROGRAM.

NATURALLY, AS A RESULT OF A PREVIOUSLY DURING, F.1 IN A DETAIL THAT WRITTEN IN THE PRESENTATION.

WE HAVEN'T TOTAL CHANGE IN THE ENTERPRISE FUNDS.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE A DECREASE THE ENTERPRISE FUND, NOT BY ARE RECOGNIZED IN GRANT REVENUE FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS BUT MANY IT'S SWAPPING OUT THE CITY FUNDING PARTNER WITH THE GREAT TALKING.

SO ALL IN ALL THEY'RE GOING TO QUESTION THAT CHAIN WHEN THAT BUDGET ADJUSTMENT OF THE $661,145.

THERE'S A PREVIOUS INVENTION CHANGE IN $661,145.

CHANGING THE BUDGET BY 0.34 PERCENT WHICH IS RELATIVELY SMALL.

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BUDGET AMENDMENT IN COMPARISON TO RECENT PIPER AMENDMENT IF THE PARTY.

THE AMOUNT BASICALLY REPRESENTS PREVIOUSLY IMPROVED ITEMS IS $441,145 PLUS 76.72 PERCENT WHETHER YOU MINUS.

THIS FORTUNATELY, THE AMENDMENT WAS THE ADMINISTRATIVE HOUSEKEEPING.

BUT HAS TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO CARRY OUT THOSE ITEMS THAT WE THINK IS TO IMPROVE.

THREE MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS AMOUNTING $220,000 OR 33.28 OF THE TOTAL AMENDMENT.

THE FIRST OF THE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEMS IS EXERTING AGREEMENT OF THE POINT OF VIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, WATER AND HEAD WATER IMPROVEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

THE GRANT ABOVE WHICH IS 350,000 NOW.

SECOND ITEM IS THE 12,188 DOWN GRANT THAT WE'RE RECEIVING FROM A BROWARD COUNTY TREE PRESERVATION TRUST FUND.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE. THE THIRD ITEM IS ACCEPTING A HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT OF THE AMOUNT OF $431,668.50 FROM FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

THIS IS VITAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, AND IT WAS FOR A RAIL STATION GENERATOR PROJECT.

THE NEXT TIME, NEXT PREVIOUSLY APPROVED IT FOR 2020 IS A AWARDING BID NUMBER 20-10B APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH MASTER MECHANICAL SERVICES FOR A CONTRACT AMOUNT OF 98,995.00 AND ENDING A CONVERGENCY TO THAT PROJECT.

THIS RESOLUTION THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ALSO AUTHORIZED THE ADDITIONAL PROCREATION NOT TO EXCEED $58,357.50.

SINCE THIS RESOLUTION WAS APPROVED, THAT PROJECT IS BEING COMPLETED, AND WE ONLY NEED TO INCREASED THE BUDGET BY $5,415.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AGAIN, SOME MORE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEMS; APPROVING THE RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR RESIDENTS FINANCIALLY IMPACTED BY COVID.

AUTHORIZING AND APPROPRIATION OF $250,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND FOR IMPLEMENTATION.

THIS ACTUALLY HAS A NET CHANGE OF ZERO BECAUSE WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE IS WE'RE INCREASING THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE PROGRAM.

BUT WE'RE DECREASING THE GENERAL FUND CONTINGENCY.

SO THAT'S A MATTER OF ZERO.

THE NEXT ITEM IS RETRO-ACTIVELY APPROVING AS SUB-RECIPIENT AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION FOR CORONA VIRUS RELIEF FUNDS.

THIS IS ABOUT $255,000 AND THIS IS BUDGETING REVENUE AND THE EXPENDITURES TO HAVE A PROGRAM TO ASSIST RESIDENTS FINANCIALLY IMPACTED BY COVID-19.

SO THAT ACTUALLY IS A MORE CHANGE OF 255, BECAUSE IN THIS CASE WE'RE BUDGETING THE REVENUE AND THE EXPENDITURE. NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

ANOTHER PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM IS APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH SOUTHERN UNDERGROUND INDUSTRIES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT FINISHED WATER METER UPGRADE.

THIS IS IN THE AMOUNT OF $432,010, IN A PROJECT TOTAL WITH CONTINGENCY OF $475,211.

THIS ACTION IS A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION IN THE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $350,211.

WE'RE DOING MATH HERE, THIS IS THE HOUSEKEEPING IN ORDER TO BE BETTER.

NEXT SLIDE.

ANOTHER PREVIOUSLY APPROVED ITEM IS THE SUBAWARD AGREEMENT WITH BROWARD COUNTY OF CARES ACT FUNDING.

THIS IS THE $3.09 MILLION THAT THE CITY WILL BE RECEIVING FROM BROWARD COUNTY.

THE CITY MANAGER ACTUALLY TALKED TO THIS AT LENGTH IN THE CITY MANAGER UPDATE AND THIS IS THE HOUSEKEEPING FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020.

IT'S ESSENTIALLY RECOGNIZING THE REVENUE TO REIMBURSE ELIGIBLE EXPENSES INCURRED IN 2020 FOR PERSONNEL COSTS RELATED TO COVID, PPE AND SANITATION SUPPLIES THAT NEEDED TO BE PURCHASED.

IN THE GENERAL FUND, IT RECOGNIZES REVENUE OF $523,720,

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AND IN FIRE RESCUE IT RECOGNIZES REVENUE OF $538,850.

NEXT SLIDE, ONE OF THE ITEMS WE NORMALLY BRING YOU IN APRIL, BUT IT HAD BE ROLLED OVER TO NOW IS THE ROLL OVER OF ENCUMBRANCES.

IT BASICALLY IS FOR PURCHASES THAT WERE STARTED IN FY 15, BUT WE'RE NOT COMPETED AND NEEDED TO BE COMPLETED IN 20.

THIS REPRESENTS A REALLOCATION FROM NON-DEPARTMENTAL CONTINGENCY TO THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS IN THE GENERAL FUND, THERE'S NO IMPACT TO THE GENERAL FUND AS A RESULT OF THESE MECHANICS.

THIS IS THE HOUSEKEEPING IN ORDER TO CARRY THOSE ENCUMBRANCES INTO THE NEXT YEAR.

WHAT WE'RE CARRYING FORWARD IS $196,557. NEXT SLIDE.

THE OTHER MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS THAT WE'RE DOING IN THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT TOTALS $220,000 OR 33.28 PERCENT OF THE AMENDMENT.

THE GENERAL FUND ADJUSTMENTS, ONE OF THE MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS, IS TO APPROPRIATE FUNDING FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES PERSONNEL COSTS, AND THIS WAS NECESSITATED BY THE VOLUNTARY SEPARATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM, AND WHILE ALSO INCREASING THE BUDGET AND FINANCIAL SERVICES TO COVER ON CREDIT CARD MERCHANT FEE INCREASES DUE TO MORE ACTIVITY THAN WE ESTIMATED FOR FY 2020.

THERE IS NO NET CHANGE TO THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET AS A RESULT OF THIS WHERE THE EXPENDITURE INCREASES $144,060 BUT THAT'S BEING OFFSET BY A REDUCTION IN GENERAL FUND CONTINGENCY.

THE NET CHANGE TO THE GENERAL FUND FOR THIS ITEM IS ZERO.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

ANOTHER MISCELLANEOUS ITEM IS APPROPRIATING THE MONEY NECESSARY FOR A PUBLIC ART PROJECT.

IT'S APPROPRIATING A FUNDING FOR THE RAY KING, PUBLIC ART WITH WOODSPRING SUITES.

THIS IS PROJECT NUMBER PA20D, WE'RE APPROPRIATING BOTH THE REVENUE AND THE EXPENDITURES FOR THIS PROJECT BECAUSE IT WAS NOT PREVIOUSLY BUDGETED IN FY 20.

THIS ITEM DOES INCREASE THE BUDGET BY $220,000 IN THE PUBLIC ART FUND.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

THE CHANGES TO THE PERSONNEL KIND OF OCCURRED DURING FY 2020, AND IN THAT CHANGES WITH NO BUDGETARY IMPACT.

THE ONLY CHANGE WAS IN THE FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT, THERE WAS A PROMOTION.

A PROMOTION RESULTED IN THE ADDITIONAL OF AN AUTHORIZED CAPTAIN POSITION, AND A REDUCTION OF ONE LIEUTENANT POSITION.

THERE IS NO BUDGETARY IMPACT AND FURTHER, THERE IS NO NET CHANGE IN THE TOTAL FTE IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE OPEN.

>> THERE ARE NO COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.

>> THANK VERY MUCH. PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER FISHMAN?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR BOLTON?

>> YES. MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> THE MOTION HAS AS UNANIMOUSLY 5-0.

>> THANK YOU. NOW, MOVING ON AUDIENCES SECOND READING OF 11ATO2438,

[11.a. TO2438 - Amendment to the City of Tamarac Code of Ordinances to include "City Holidays"]

AMENDMENTS TO THE TIME RECORD OF ORDINANCES TO IMPROVE CITY HOLIDAYS.

CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

>> THANK YOU MAYOR COMMISSION. GOOD MORNING, AGAIN.

TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2-4-3-8 IS IN FACT A PROPOSED ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSIONER AND THE CITY OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA AMENDING CHAPTER 2 REFERENCES ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE ONE IN GENERAL OF THE CITY OF TAMARAC ORDINANCES THAT SAYS BY CREATING A NEW SECTION, TWO DASH THREE REVISED SECTION TWO DASH THREE RECALL CITY HOLIDAYS, EVERY BUILDING PROVIDED WITH THAT APPLICATION AND PROVIDED WITH EFFECTIVE DATE.

TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2438 SECOND READING PUBLIC HEARING, NOTE THE CHANGE TO DASH THREE SUBSECTION A, WHICH WILL BE DISCUSSED BY MR. GELIN AS ANNOUNCED AFTER THE ITEMS ON THE FLOOR. THANK YOU MAYOR COMMISSION.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I NEED A MOTION ON SECOND PLEASE.

>> MOTION IS APPROVED.

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>> THANK YOU. I'M SEEING THAT WE DO NOT HAVE A PRESENTATION ON THIS, SO CITY CLERK ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS?

>> THERE ARE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS MA'AM.

>> THANK YOU, PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

I SEE NO MORE SPEAKER COMMISSION, CITY CLERK WHICH MEANS CALL ROW.

>>

>> YES. COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR BOLTON?

>> YES. COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES, THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ? YES

>> THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY 5-0.

>> THANK YOU. NOW MOVING TO

[11.b. TO2439 - Amendment to the City of Tamarac Code of Ordinances to include "Tamarac Employee Living Wage"]

11BTO2439 AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY OF TAMARAC'S CODE OF ORDINANCES TO THE TAMARAC EMPLOYEE LIVING WAGE.

CITY ATTORNEY, PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR COMMISSION FOR THE RECORD.

TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2439 IS ON THE REVIEW FOR A SECOND AND FINAL READING PUBLIC HEARING.

IT IS AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSIONER AT THE CITY TAMARAC, FLORIDA, PERTAINING TO LIVING WAGES, CREATING PROVISIONS FOR LIVING WAGE FOR CITY EMPLOYEES, AMENDING CHAPTER 6 OF THE CITY'S CODE OF ORDINANCES ENTITLED FINANCE AND TAXATION, SPECIFICALLY AMENDING ARTICLE ONE ENTITLED IN GENERAL BY CREATING SECTION SIX DASH ONE TO BE ENTITLED QUOTE, "TAMARAC EMPLOYEE LIVING WAGE" AND UNQUOTE PROVIDED PROVIDED FOR TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2439 FOR PUBLIC CONSIDERATION, PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT BY MR. THAT'S ON THE FLOOR, THANK YOU MAYOR COMMISSION.

>> MAY WE READ THE MOTION IN SECOND.

>> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> THANK YOU. CITY CLERK, PLEASE ADVISE IF THERE IS ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS.

>> I DON'T HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

SINCE THERE'S NO DISCUSSION BY THIS COMMISSION MAY YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROW.

>> YES, MA'AM. COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES.

>> VICE MAYOR BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER FISHMAN?

>> YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY BY 5-0.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE WILL NOW GO TO 11CTO2440 AMENDMENTS IN THE CITY OF TAMARAC'S CODE OF ORDINANCES TO INCLUDE BAN THE BOX.

[11.c. TO 2440 - Amendment to City of Tamarac Code of Ordinances to include "Ban the Box"]

CITY ATTORNEY PLEASE READ THE TITLE FOR THE RECORD.

>> THANK YOU MAYOR COMMISSIONER FOR THE RECORD ITEM NUMBER 11C IS IN FACT TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2440 PROPOSED IT'S FILES.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSIONER OF TAMARAC, FLORIDA PERTAINING TO CRIMINAL HISTORIES SCREENING PRACTICES FOR APPLICANTS SEEKING EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CITY OF TAMARAC AND ITS CONTRACTORS.

EFFECTIVELY QUOTE BANNING THE BOX END OF QUOTE CREATING SECTION 2-245 OF HE CITY OF TAMARAC CODE OF ORDINANCES ENTITLED QUOTE CONVICTION HISTORY PROHIBITION IN CITY EMPLOYMENT AND BY CITY CONTRACTORS END OF QUOTE.

PROVIDED FOR RECODIFICATION, PROVIDED FOR CONFLICTS IN EVERY BUILDING AND PROVIDED FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE TEMPORARY ORDINANCE NUMBER 2440 REGARDING BAN THE BOX, MATTER FOR PUBLIC HEARING, PUBLIC CONSIDERATION, MAYOR COMMISSIONER CONSIDERATION AND COMMENT BY MR. GELIN IS NEEDED BY REQUESTED ON THE FLOOR FOR CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU MAYOR COMMISSION.

>> THANK YOU. NEED A MOTION IN A SECOND.

>> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> THANK YOU. PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW OPEN.

CITY CLERK DO WE HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS?

>> I DO NOT HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS.

>> PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

>> VICE MAYOR BOLTON?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER FISHMAN?

>> YES.

>> COMMISSIONER GELIN?

>> YES

>> COMMISSIONER PLACKO?

>> YES.

>> MAYOR GOMEZ?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU. THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY 5-0.

>> THANK YOU, EVERYBODY, FOR YOUR TIME.

[12. QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARING(S)]

OUR MEETING IS NOW ADJOURNED IT IS 11: 43.

HAVE A SAFE HALLOWEEN IF YOU ARE CELEBRATING OR PARTICIPATING IN THE POLICY FOR READING ON THE RECORD AT STORY WALK AT WATER'S EDGE ON SATURDAY.

THANK VERY MUCH BE SAFE.

MEETING'S ADJOURNED 11: 44.

>> THANK YOU MAYOR.

>>THANK YOU.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.