St. Augustine Beach commissioners met Monday night to address more items that they couldn’t get to on Dec. 4, when they spent hours interviewing commission candidates to fill the seat vacated by Gary Snodgrass.
They covered several things, among them:
n Commissioners supported asking the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization to study putting bicycle lanes on A1A Beach Boulevard. Commissioner Margaret England, who serves on the NFTPO board as a governmental liaison, asked for the support.
n Prompted by Commissioner Maggie Kostka, who expressed concerns about how meetings are handled and made suggestions, commissioners supported changing some things.
City officials plan to bring back new policies on meetings in January for a vote.
They supported having regular meetings 6-9:30 p.m. unless commissioners agree to an extension on the time. Commissioners would automatically have another meeting the following night if any agenda items are not addressed, unless they vote otherwise.
Some commissioners supported reducing public comment time from three minutes per speaker to two minutes on agenda items.
Also, commissioners supported having meeting materials published at least a week ahead of time, and they’d like a list of pending items included on agendas until those items are completed.
n Commissioners approved continuing to charge the city’s $74-a-year fee for residential solid waste disposal at least through the calendar year 2018.
City officials have proposed adding a fee for residential solid waste collection. But commissioners asked for more information and plan to consider a new fee within the next couple of months.
n Beach commissioners expect to review, and possibly adopt, a new sexual harassment policy in January. They also plan to complete evaluations of the police chief and city manager early in 2018.
n Commissioners delayed establishing a committee for youth programs.