The City Commission Will Weigh in on New Lights, Impact Fees and Elections
Tonight's Largo City Commission meeting covers improvements around town, a temporary moratorium on some residential impact fees and details for this fall's election.
Several spending items are on tonight's Largo City Commission agenda including new soccer complex lights, computer equipment for police, a new roof at city hall, and hardscape painting along West Bay Drive.
New lights and nets may come soon to the Belcher Soccer Complex. The city commission will consider approving $296,546.25 to replace the lights and nets. The current lights are about 30 years old.
The city commission may use federal Department of Justice monies for computer equipment for the Largo Police Department. The $35,538 could fund: the replacement of seven digital cameras, purchase of two pair of night vision binoculars, upgrade of a computer network switch and a continued update of the department's computer system.
The West Bay Drive area may get some new paint. The city commission may award Munyan Painting Services, $58,022.50 to paint the hardscapes on West Bay Drive. This includes traffic light poles, street pole signs, benches, trashcans and handrails. The paint on these items is over ten years old.
The city commission may award Eveland Brothers, Inc., $783,400 to replace the roof on the City Hall building.
A possible moratorium on some residential development fees.
The city commission may establish a temporary moratorium on some impact fees to encourage residential development. If the proposed ordinance passes, the city would not collect parkland impact or facility capital improvement fees from June 1, 2012 until May 31, 2014. The first reading of the impact fee ordinance is set for tonight.
The city commission will set the dates for this year's city election. In Largo, the mayor and commission are elected for three-year terms. For this year's Nov. 6 election, the proposed qualifying period is from July 2 through July 16, with petition cards available on May 18.
This year, Largo voters will elect a mayor and two commissioners (seat 3 and 4).