Town Council Agenda - February 13, 2018

6:00 p.m.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Invocation
  4. Adoption of Agenda
  5. Adoption of Minutes:
    1. Town Council Regular Meeting Minutes of January 9, 2018
    2. Town Council Workshop Meeting Minutes of January 16, 2018
  6. Presentations, Celebrations and Recognitions:
    1. Beaufort County School District Character Student of the Month - Mayor Sulka
  7. Consideration of Town of Bluffton Community Needs Assessment - Michelle Knight, Community and Economic Development Director, Lowcountry Council of Governments
    1. Public Hearing
    2. Priorities
  8. Public Comments
  9. Communications from Mayor and Council
  10. Workshop Items:
    1. Consideration of Revisions and Policy Direction to the Town of Bluffton's Municipal Code of Ordinances, Chapter 5 - Construction Code, Section 116, Unsafe Structures - Heather Colin, Director of Growth Management
  11. Formal Items:
    1. Consideration of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Town of Bluffton and Celebrate Bluffton, Inc. for the Preservation of Bluffton's Heritage Through Advocacy, Research, Education and Community Involvement - Heather Colin, Director of Growth Management
    2. Consideration of an Ordinance Amending the Town of Bluffton Fiscal Year 2018 Budget to Recognize Additional Expenditures and to Allocate the Sources of Revenue for All Funds - Final Reading - Trisha Greathouse, Director of Finance and Administration
    3. Consideration of an Ordinance to Encourage the Use of Reusable Checkout Bags and Recyclable Paper Carryout Bags and Banning the Use of Single-Use Plastic Bags for Retail Checkout of Purchased Foods within the Town of Bluffton - Final Reading - Scott Marshall, Deputy Town Manager
    4. Consideration of an Ordinance Revising the Town of Bluffton's Municipal Code of Ordinances, Chapter 5 - Official Construction Code to Include Portions of Article 1 - Scope and Application of the International Building Code - Final Reading - Richard Spruce, Chief Building Official
  12. Consent Agenda:
    1. Monthly Department Reports: Police, Finance/Administration, Engineering, Don Ryan Center for Innovation, and Growth Management
    2. Town Manager's Monthly Report
    3. Consideration of Proposed Contractual Arrangements Relating to Continuing as Needed/On-Call Civil Engineering Service - Bryan McIlwee, Director of Engineering
    4. Report on Recreational Assets Located Within the Town of Bluffton - Scott Marshall, Deputy Town Manager
    5. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing the Amendment of Memorandum of Understanding between the University of South Carolina Beaufort and the Town of Bluffton Regarding Water Quality Monitoring - Bryan McIlwee, Director of Engineering
    6. Consideration of a Letter of Support for the University of South Carolina - Beaufort Grant Request to Community Foundation of the Lowcountry to Support Water Quality Research - Bryan McIlwee, Director of Engineering
    7. Consideration of a Resolution in Support of a Memorandum of Agreement Between the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Emergency Management Division and the Town of Bluffton, South Carolina for the Issuance of Beaufort County Incident Emergency Response Passes and Re-Entry Passes per Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Standard Operating Procedures, 1.03 Incident Emergency Response and Re-Entry Pass System - Captain Joseph Babkiewicz, Emergency Manager
    8. Consideration of a Resolution Authorizing Participation in Federal Litigation by the South Carolina Environmental Law Project to Challenge Permitting by the Federal Government of Seismic Testing and Drilling in Atlantic Coastal Waters, Including Waters Off Beaufort County and the South Carolina Coast - Scott Marshall, Deputy Town Manager
  13. Public Comments
  14. Executive Session:
    1. Discussions Relating to Negotiations and Contractual Matters for Proposed Acquisition of Real Property on May River Road (Pursuant to SC Freedom of Information Act Section 30-4-70[a][2])
    2. Discussions Relating to Negotiations and Contractual Matters for Sale of Town Owned Property on Bluffton Road (Pursuant to SC Freedom of Information Act Section 30-4-70[a][2])
  15. Actions from the Result of Executive Session
  16. Adjournment

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