Below are the news briefs from the Tallahassee City Commission meeting that took place on December 7, 2022.
The city commission approved a number of items in a bloc that were on the consent agenda, including:
Award a contract for Tallahassee International Airport’s Phase III rehabilitation to Cook Brothers, Inc. The project will provide “renovations to the A and B Concourses” and “would include new terrazzo flooring, new departure gate area carpeting, electrical improvements, departure gate area seating upgrades, HVAC improvements, coffee concession upgrades, and interior wall and ceiling finish enhancements.” The Notice of Intent to Award can be viewed here.
Approve a resolution that would authorize the purchase of natural gas from Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia. According to the city, “The City has an opportunity to join a natural gas pre-pay with the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG) to provide natural gas supply to the City at a minimum discounted price of $0.33 per MMBtu (Million British Thermal Unit), a volume measurement for natural gas, which is approximately a 10% discount on the cost of natural gas.” The cost savings are expected to exceed approximately $600,000 per year.
Approve StarMetro’s application to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) 5339(b) Bus and Bus Facilities program funding in the amount of $3,579,000 with the intention of purchasing four all-electric buses, upgrade of bus security digital video recorder equipment, and workforce development.
The City of Tallahassee approved the City Manager to renew renewal of the Aquifer/Wellhead Protection Program Interlocal Agreement between Leon County and the City of Tallahassee for a period of six years to ensure the community’s drinking water is safe.
The full list of agenda items can be viewed here.
The city approved an application for approximately $1.3 million from the Florida Department of Transportation to install new sidewalks near Hawk’s Rise Elementary School and Springwood Elementary School. The portion of the meeting where the sidewalks are discussed can be viewed here.
The city commission voted 3-2 to remove Taylor Biro from the Citizens Police Review Board. The full debate, including public comment, from the meeting can be viewed here.
The commission heard an update on seeking further resolutions regarding noise ordinances within the Urban Core zone. The presenter noted that a lot of cities across Florida who do implement noise ordinances, within specifically entertainment districts, begin requiring decibel levels to be lowered at 11:00 p.m. The October 26 meeting was the last time the commission considered this issue. The commission is seeking to come back with an official ordinance to consider in a January commission meeting.
The full meeting can be viewed here.