City Commission Regular Meeting Brief for February 14, 2023

City Commission Approves Ordinance 23-3

The City Commission approved Ordinance 23-3 amending Chapter 5 of the City’s Code of Ordinances entitled “Animals and Fowl” by amending the definition of “Public Nuisance” in Section 5-3.  The definition was changed to include the actions of an animal constitute a nuisance when an animal disturbs the rights of, threatens the health of, safety of, or damages a member of the general public or property, and interferes with the ordinary use and enjoyment of public or private property, including, but not limited to common areas, rights-of-way and sidewalks.

City Commission Approves Ordinance 23-2

The City Commission approved the ordinance, amending Chapter 5 of the City’s Code of Ordinances entitled “Animals and Fowl.” This change created section 5-4 entitled “Feeding Feral Animals and Fowl”, which prohibits the excessive feeding of feral animals or fowl.  It also prohibits the feeding of feral animals or fowl on public property or on the private property of another person is prohibited when signage prohibiting such activity is posted on the property. This ordinance also establishes a penalty to enforce these changes.

City Commission Tables Resolution on Florida’s Rejection of AP African American Studies

The City Commission tabled discussion on a resolution urging Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Education to rescind the state’s rejection of the advanced placement African American studies course.

City Commission Approves Agreement of Anhydrous Ammonia Cylinders Delivery

The City Commission approved and authorized an agreement with Broward County who is in contract with Carlon, Inc. for $16,000. This will supply and deliver 150-pound anhydrous ammonia cylinders to the city through August 1, 2023.  Anhydrous ammonia is used in the disinfection process of potable water.

City Commission Approves Agreement for Cationic Emulsion Polymer Services

City commission approved and authorized an agreement with the City of Homestead’s contract with Polydyne, Inc. for $62,700. It will supply and deliver cationic emulsion polymer services through September 30, 2023.  

City Commission Approves Additional Design for Pump Station no. 55

City Commission approved and authorized the First Amendment to Purchase Order 2022-8013 issued to Chen Moore and Associates (CMA). This will provide additional design and permitting services for the 12-inch Force Main Bypass at Pump Station no. 55 for $8,210.

City Commission Approves Purchase of Replacement Pumps for Lift Station No. 67

City Commission approved and authorized the purchase of six submersible Wilo pumps and related accessories for over $57,900 from PSI Technologies Inc. This will replace two pumps for Lift Station No. 67. Four additional spare pumps will be purchased if needed until the end of Fiscal Year 2023.

City Commission Votes to Bring Back Ordinance on Advisory Board Appointments

City Commission voted on a motion to amend the code for anyone appointed to an advisory board. With this approval, advisory board members will serve at the will of the appointed elected official.

City Commission Approves Movement of City Investment Funds

City Commission approved a motion to retain $10 million in the Florida Palm Fund and move $20 million to a money market account.

Discussion on Internal Auditor and Local Business Tax Receipt

City Commission directed the City Manager to move forward with the Internal Auditor Hotline agreement.

More Information

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The next City Commission Regular Meeting will be held on February 28, 2023 at 6:30pm at Cooper City Hall located at 9090 SW 50th Place, Cooper City, FL 33328.