FERNANDINA BEACH CITY COMMISSION and OCEAN HIGHWAY AND PORT AUTHORITY (OHPA)
MEDIATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 164.1055, FLA. STATS.
JULY 15, 2020
FERNANDINA BEACH GOLF COURSE CLUBHOUSE 2800 BILL MELTON ROAD
FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 32034
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, occupancy in the FBGC Clubhouse will be limited.
Face masks or coverings are required per Resolution 2020-94.
CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
INTRODUCTION OF MEDIATOR, CARLOS ALVAREZ
OPENING STATEMENTS ON THE ISSUES IN CONFLICT
City Attorney, Tammi E. Bach
OHPA Attorney, Jeb T. Branham
CITY AND OHPA SEPARATE TO CAUCUS AND DISCUSS RESOLUTION OF DISPUTE ***THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO OBSERVE IN EITHER OR BOTH CAUCUS ROOMS***
The following parties will be present for the City: Mayor John A. Miller, Vice Mayor Len Kreger, Commissioners Chip Ross, Philip Chapman and Mike Lednovich, City Manager Dale L. Martin, City Attorney Tammi E. Bach and City Clerk Caroline Best. The following parties will be present for OHPA: Robert Sturgess, District 1, Danny Fullwood, District 2, Scott Hanna, District 3, Carrol Franklin, District 4, Mike Cole, District 5, Jeb Branham, Port Attorney and Barbara Amerigan, Recording Secretary.
CITY AND OHPA RECONVENE JOINTLY AND DISCUSS RESOLUTION OF DISPUTE AND NEXT STEPS
ANY PERSON WISHING TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING OR HEARING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND, FOR SUCH PURPOSES, MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS MADE.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate should contact the City Clerk at (904) 310-3115 or TTY/TDD 711 (for the hearing or speech impaired).
OCEAN HIGHWAY & PORT AUTHORITY
County Commission Chambers
James M. Page Government Complex
96136 Nassau Place, Yulee FL 32097
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
6:00 PM – Meeting Called to Order – Chairman
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Robert Sturgess, District 1; Danny Fullwood, District 2, Scott Hanna, District 3; Carrol Franklin, District 4; Mike Cole, District 5
Comments - Audience (Comment form submitted prior to the meeting)
1. Approval of Minutes
• June 10, 2020 Monthly Meeting Minutes
• June 25, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes
2. Consent Items
3. Report by Pierre LaPorte, Port Accountant
• Financial Report – June 2020
4. Report by Jeb Branham, Port Attorney
5. Port Director Report
6. Port of Fernandina Report
• Tonnage Report – June 2020
7. Unfinished Business
• Update on Past Due Amounts Due to TranSystems
• Customs House Building Dedication – Plaque Installation
8. New Business
• FY 20/21 Budget Workshop Date
• Port of Fernandina Public Lease Application as it pertains to the Dredging Project
• FY 21/22 SeaCIP Funding Requests
• Execution of a Contract with Big Top Structures for the supply and erection of a fabric building inside the Port property, based on their winning bid. Specifications and other materials are attached.
• Discussion of the proposed acquisition of the Broome Street property for the construction of an approx. 30,000 sf rail-served warehouse, contiguous with the Port’s existing warehouse (Bldg. No. 3). Seeking authority to accept FDOT’s offer to provide grant funds for construction, with the land acquisition costs to be counted as the Local Match. (Location Map attached).
• Port Security – Commissioner Fullwood
• Customs House – Commissioner Franklin
• Army Corp of Engineers – Commissioner Sturgess
• Economic Development – Commissioner Cole
• Emergency Management – Commissioner Franklin
• Technical Coordinating Committee – Commissioner Hanna
• TPO – Commissioner Cole
• Nassau Chamber East Side – Commissioner Sturgess
• Nassau Chamber West Side – Commissioner Cole
9. Administrative Office Manager Report
• August 12, 2020 meeting to be held at Fernandina Beach Golf Course
10. Other items to be brought by Commissioners
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Fla. Stat. § 286.0105.
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces New
M-95 Fernandina Beach to Charleston Barge Service Designation
M-95 Fernandina Beach to Charleston Barge Service will help the Port of Fernandina in Nassau County, the northernmost county on the Atlantic coast in Florida, service all coastal seaports on the Atlantic, including Charleston, SC, and contribute to the reduction of truck traffic on I-95.
"The designation of marine highways by Congress will help move cargo and people to help grow the economy and shift freight off of congested highways,” said Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
“Marine highways are an efficient and cost-effective option for moving freight and passengers in America,” said Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby.
The America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP) authorizes the designation of Marine Highway Routes and Marine Highway Projects. A Marine Highway Project is a planned service, or expansion of an existing service, on a designated Marine Highway Route. Designation makes projects and highway routes eligible to apply for federal funding. Congress appropriated $7 million for AMHP in Fiscal Year 2019.
Read more about the Port of Fernandina's marine highway designation here:
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Notices of Gathering
Contact the Port
For information about port operations, tidal information, access or questions regarding the port itself, please contact the Port of Fernandina at:
Office: (904) 491-7422
Fax: (904) 432-0229