American Coalition 4 Property Rights . . .
Boca Raton Withdraws from Seven-50
Boca Raton withdraws from Seven50 after uncovering that they were a 
consortium partner for Seven50. The City Council of Boca Raton voted it 
out 5-0.
​Here is the essential language in Boca Raton's Resolution No. 21-2014 
passed last night:

"The [final Seven50 Prosperity] Plan is extremely abstract in it's application 
in the City and it's application to the City is unclear, and whereas the City can
terminate the agreement and continue to cooperate with the partnership and 
its planning efforts, and whereas in the future when the partnership's report is
more fully formulated the City can reexamine the relationship with the 
partnership."

"Be it resolved by the City of Boca Raton, due to the abstract nature of the 
planning report issued by the partnership among other things, the City's 
membership in the partnership is hereby terminated and the City Manager is hereby directed to notify the Executive Director of the partnership of such termination."
Video and Agenda included below.


AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING CITY COUNCIL BOCA RATON FEBRUARY 11, 2014 6:00 PM



1.INVOCATION:

2.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG:

3.ROLL CALL:

Mayor Susan Whelchel
Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie
Council Member Anthony Majhess
Council Member Michael Mullaugh
Council Member Constance Scott

4.AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA:

5.MINUTES:

A.Minutes of the Workshop Meeting of January 27, 2014

Minutes

B.Minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 28, 2014

Minutes

6.PROCLAMATIONS/PRESENTATIONS:

7.BOARD APPOINTMENTS:

A.Affordable Housing Advisory Committee

Vacancy Sheet

B.Boca Raton Advisory Board for People with Disabilities

Vacancy Sheet and Applications

C.Boca Raton Housing Authority

Vacancy Sheet

D.Builders’ Board of Adjustment and Appeals

Vacancy Sheet

E.Civil Service Board

Vacancy Sheet

F.Elder Affairs Advisory Board

Vacancy Sheet and Application

G.Green Living Advisory Board

Vacancy Sheet and Application

H.Library Board

Vacancy Sheet and Application

I.North Federal Highway Steering Committee

Vacancy Sheet

8.RESPONSES TO WORKSHOP INFORMATION REQUESTS:

9.CONSENT AGENDA: 

(Prior to consideration of a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, the Mayor shall provide for public comment. Those items removed from the Consent Agenda will be considered immediately following the vote on the Consent Agenda or as otherwise directed by the City Council.)

A.Resolution No. 24-2014 

A resolution of the City of Boca Raton supporting the state-wide registration and regulation of recovery residences/sober houses; providing for severability; providing for repealer; providing an effective date

Resolution No. 24-2014

B.Board Resignations

1)Julia Schroeder - Student Member - Education Advisory Board

2)Tyler Wells - Boca Raton Advisory Board for People with Disabilities

Resignations

C.Board Minutes Received

1)Boca Raton Advisory Board for People with Disabilities November 7, 2013

2)Business Improvement District (BID) Steering Committee November 13, 2013

3)Community Appearance Board January 7, 2014

4)Elder Affairs Advisory Board December 4, 2013

5)Executive Employees’ Pension Board December 11, 2013

6)Financial Advisory Board December 16, 2013

7)Planning and Zoning Board November 21, 2013

Minutes

10.QUASI-JUDICIAL CONSENT AGENDA:

(Prior to consideration of a motion to approve the quasi-judicial consent agenda, the Mayor shall provide for the opportunity for the public to request removal of any resolution for public hearing; the conduct of same will be governed by the “quasi-judicial procedures” attached to this agenda.) 



(If you are planning to speak during any public hearing under listed under Numbers. 11, 12, or 13, please state your name and address for the record and limit your remarks to five (5) minutes. The conduct of any public hearing under Number 11 will be governed by the “quasi-judicial procedures” attached to this agenda.)


11.QUASI-JUDICIAL AND RELATED PUBLIC HEARINGS:

12.REGULAR PUBLIC HEARINGS:

A.Ordinance No. 5266 

An ordinance of the City of Boca Raton, Florida, authorizing the issuance of not exceeding $13,000,000 general obligation refunding bonds, Series 2014, of the City of Boca Raton, Florida; authorizing the current refunding of a portion of City of Boca Raton General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2004; providing the form and terms of the bonds; providing for the payment of the bonds from a tax on all taxable property in the City of Boca Raton; providing for the rights, remedies and security of the holders of the bonds; providing for certain other matters deemed necessary and proper in connection with the issuance of the bonds; and providing for an effective date.

Ordinance No. 5266

B.Ordinance No. 5267 

An ordinance of the City of Boca Raton providing for the vacation and abandonment of a public utility easement at the Downtown Library located at 400 Northwest 2nd Avenue, as more specifically described herein; providing for severability; providing for repealer; providing an effective date (EA-12-05)

Ordinance No. 5267

C.Ordinance No. 5268 

An ordinance of the City of Boca Raton, amending Chapter 17, "Utilities," Article VII, "Reclaimed Water Service," to create a mandatory reclaimed water zone and to require golf courses located within the zone to connect to the reclaimed water system and use reclaimed water where available; providing for severability; providing for repealer; providing for codification; providing an effective date

Ordinance No. 5268

13.REGULAR PUBLIC HEARINGS/SETTLEMENTS:

14.INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES:

(Rule 1.13 of the City Code states that the Council shall not grant leave to any person to speak on any ordinance which is listed for the purpose of introduction only.)

A.Ordinance No. 5269 

An ordinance of the City of Boca Raton providing for the vacation and abandonment of portions of a water and sewer easement and a water easement located at 21200 Saint Andrews Boulevard, as more specifically described herein; approving and accepting a water easement deed over certain lands located at 21200 Saint Andrews Boulevard; providing conditions for vacation and abandonment; providing for severability; providing for repealer; providing an effective date (EA-13-09)

Ordinance No. 5269

B.Ordinance No. 5270 

An ordinance of the City of Boca Raton providing for the vacation and abandonment of portions of alley right-of-way adjacent to 100, 146, 150, 180 and 200 South Federal Highway, as more specifically described herein; providing conditions for vacation and abandonment; providing for severability; providing for repealer; providing an effective date (AB-12-03)

Ordinance No. 5270

15.PUBLIC REQUESTS:

(If you are planning to speak during public requests, please state your name and address for the record and limit your remarks to five (5) minutes.)


16.RESOLUTIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS:

16.RESOLUTIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS:

Res 26-2014

Res 21-2014

17.QUASI-JUDICIAL PUBLIC HEARINGS/VARIANCES & APPEALS:

(If you are planning to speak during any of the following public hearings, please state your name and address for the record and limit your remarks to five (5) minutes. Note: The conduct of these hearings will be governed by the "quasi-judicial procedures" attached to this agenda.)


18.CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS:

A.Appointment of City Representatives to Non-Profit Organizations

Memo

B.Request for Fire Rescue to Participate in the Delray St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Memo

19.CITY ATTORNEY REPORTS:

20.MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS:

21.ADJOURNMENT:



NOTICE
Pursuant to F.S. 286.0105, if any decision of City Council affects you, and you decide to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to any matter considered, you will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purposes, you may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. (The above NOTICE is required by State Law. If you desire a verbatim transcript, you shall have the responsibility, at your own cost, to arrange for the transcript.)

NOTE
Pursuant to Chapter 2 (Administration), Article VIII (Lobbyist Registration), Sections 2-351 through 2-357, Palm Beach County, Florida, Code of Ordinances, any person who acts as a lobbyist must register with Palm Beach County's Central Lobbyist Registration Site prior to engaging in lobbying activities before City of Boca Raton staff, boards, committees and/or the City Council, or any member thereof. 

Lobbyist Registration Forms are available at: www.palmbeachcountyethics.com/pdf/forms/lobbyistregistrationform.pdf.


Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing Procedures

1.Any hearing listed on the agenda, as a quasi-judicial public hearing will be conducted pursuant to these rules. This means that the City Council is required by law to base its decision on the evidence contained in the record of this proceeding, which consists of the testimony at the hearing and on the materials, which are in the official City file on this application at the end of the hearing.
2.At the beginning of the hearing, the members of the City Council will announce for the record any “ex parte” contacts not previously disclosed in writing and included in the official City file. The name of the person with whom the contact occurred and the subject matter of the discussion will be disclosed.
3.The City Attorney will announce that each applicant requesting approval, relief or other action from the City Council, planning and zoning board, community appearance board, or the zoning board of adjustment shall disclose, at the commencement (or continuance) of the public hearing(s), any consideration provided or committed directly, or on its behalf, for an agreement to support, or withhold objection to, the requested relief or action.
4.The City Clerk will administer an oath to all persons who intend to testify at this hearing. Any person who intends to testify at this hearing is asked to fill out a card, which can be found in the rear of the Council Chamber. The purpose of this card is to provide an accurate record of an appearance at this hearing. Please hand the card to one of the clerks in the front of the chamber.
5.The City staff will make an initial presentation. The petitioner will then make a presentation. During the staff and petitioner’s presentation, only the members of the City Council are permitted to ask questions.
6.After the petitioner’s presentation, all other parties who are present to testify and/or provide written or other evidence for inclusion in the record will be permitted to do so. During this time, only the members of the City Council are permitted to ask questions.
7.After the staff, the petitioner and other interested parties have made their presentations, persons will be permitted to cross-examine participants in the hearing, including the staff and the petitioner, in order of their appearance at the hearing. Anyone who testifies at the hearing should remain until the conclusion of the hearing in order to be able to respond to any questions.
8.After the questions have been asked and answered, the petitioner shall be provided with an opportunity for a brief rebuttal and summary.
9.The Mayor will then declare the public hearing closed, and a motion will be made regarding the matter. The Council will then proceed to discuss the matter and vote on the matter.
Boca Raton City Council - Withdrawal from Seven-50 
Phyllis Frey- Boca Raton