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November 1st Council Meeting Recap
Artificial Reef Program Presentation - Alex Fogg, Okaloosa County Coastal Resource Manager - Councilmember Bagby inquired as to the date Okaloosa County last surveyed the Erosion Control Line (ECL) and requested a copy of a map showing location of ECL and mean high water line. Mr. Alex Fogg will provide the information. 7-0, motion passed to authorize the mayor to send a letter to members of Congress supporting the REEF Act that encourages the US Navy to prioritize the repurposing of retired vessels into artificial reefs to reinforce marine environments and create essential ecological benefits and unique recreational opportunities for residents and tourists; and includes economic benefits that will generate financial growth for local businesses.
City Manager Report:
Quarterly Investment Report - 7-0, motion passed to authorize Councilmember Bagby to work with the City’s Finance Director in reviewing and bringing back a revised investment policy for the City of Destin not later than the first meeting in February 2022, and to be the legislative sponsor for the new investment policy.
- Annual Pin Fish Classic on Saturday, November 6th, at the docks behind AJ’s Restaurant.
- Veteran’s Day Holiday on Thursday, November 11th. All city facilities will be closed.
Councilmember Braden - Councilmember Braden requests the council be provided a list of complaints/ problems, recommendations for improvement, and other feedback from the department heads relating to the COMPASS System, and what if anything has been done to mitigate those issues. The City Manager will work with Councilmember Braden in evaluating and looking for ways to improve the COMPASS System.
Councilmember Ramswell - Councilmember Ramswell requests a copy of the city’s standard operating procedures / security protocols in place for visitors at City Hall facilities.
Councilmember Schmidt - 6-1, motion passed to direct the City Manager to instruct staff to bring forth an ordinance that would impose a moratorium on adding new developments and modifying usages to any harbor property that directly impacts activity inside the harbor waterways that would coincide with the livery vessel moratorium with Councilmember Destin dissenting.
Mayor Jarvis - City Council Meeting Procedures - The mayor and council agreed to the following changes to the resolution on rules of procedure for council meetings:
• Move Proclamations/Recognition/Special Presentation / Announcements following Agenda Approval.
• Move Consent Agenda up following the 1st Public Comments section.
• Move Approval of Minutes under Consent Agenda.
• Eliminate requirements for yellow card/blue card.
• Bring back a resolution combining all previous amendments to Resolution 13-15.
City Attorney Kyle Bauman - Mr. Bauman proposed the new City Manager evaluation form and to amend the resolution such that evaluation forms are simply provided from the mayor and council to the HR Manager who simply tabulates the scores and provide those back to the council at open public meeting, motion passed 5-2, to approve with Council members Bagby and Ramswell dissenting.