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Posted on: June 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] June 2022 Council Update

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June 6th Council Meeting Recap

Proclamation - Mayor Gary Jarvis read the proclamation designating June 7th, 2022, as Rotary Citizens “Service Above Self” Day, and honoring Mr. Cory Fosdyck as the inaugural recipient of the award.

City Manager Report:

Workflow Process for Property Maintenance and Unsafe Building Abatement Code (update) - The City Manager briefly discussed staff’s plan to bring to city council an updated abatement process, including matrix and timeline for demolition of derelict structures.

Resolution 22-07 - Adopting Council Meeting Schedules for the Remainder of Calendar Year 2022 - Motion passed 4-0, to adopt Resolution 22-07 . Regularly scheduled council meetings for the remainder of the year will be as follows:

• Monday, June 20, 2022

• Monday, July 11, 2022

• Monday, August 1, 2022

• Monday, August 15, 2022

• Thursday, September 8, 2022

• Monday, September 19, 2022

• Monday, October 3, 2022

• Monday, October 17, 2022

• Monday, November 7, 2022

• Monday, November 28, 2022 (Inauguration Day for newly elected city officials)

• Monday, December 12, 2022

Staff to discuss the process involved in changing the starting time, from 5:30 PM to 5:00 PM, for the budget hearing on September 8th at the next council meeting.

Resolution 22-08 - Amending Rules and Procedures of Council Meeting - Motion passed 4-0, to adopt Resolution 22-08.


• June 20th @ 5:30 PM – CRA Board meeting

• June 23rd @ 5:30 PM – Budget Workshop #2

• Sports tournaments at Morgan Sports Center will resume this week and run through end of July (with the exception of July 4th Holiday)

• Demolition of the building at 1 Calhoun Avenue is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8th

• The city’s Grants/Project Manager’s request from the legislature for $270,000 for the Linear Trail has been approved by Governor DeSantis

• Clarification to the article in the paper stating that the city was short 40 employees: The city has been short over 40 employees over the course of the year, but, that number is currently at 21 staff positions.

• The boat that was beached near Norriego Point and towards Jetty East has been removed

Councilman Braden - Signage from Airport Road to the Marler Bridge - Item moved to June 20th council meeting.

Councilman Destin - Councilmember Destin has been receiving complaints about boaters exceeding the Destin no wake zones. He asked that the Land Use Attorney come up with some ways to get this issue under control in the Destin waterways; and to possibly include enabling the harbor compliance officer to issue citations.

Councilman Bagby - Procurement Policy - item moved to the June 20th Council Meeting. Requests staff look into and prepare to discuss the following recommendations: Increasing the capital purchase limit from $1,000 to $10,000. If approved in the budget, staff will be able to purchase a truck or a lawnmower without having to bring it back before the council for approval. Issues related to the Friends of the Library has been resolved. 

Mayor Gary Jarvis - Motion passed 4-0 by the council to approve a letter of support for the re-nomination of Dr. Tom Frazer to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. 


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