published: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Lease, fire assessment on agenda in Sebring
By SAMANTHA GHOLAR
SEBRING - Council members will meet Tuesday evening at city hall just before the holiday weekend kicks off to discuss a handful of topics during July's first monthly meeting.
Sebring council members will first recognize Deputy Chief Tom Dunn's 35 years of service with the Sebring Fire Department. Since his work began in 1978, Dunn has been a vital member of the SFD and has earned his retirement, which will begin this month.
Chief Brad Batz and Mayor George Hensley will recognize Dunn with a special presentation before the start of the regular meeting.
Staff will likely approve Tuesday the plan to resurface the golf course maintenance entrance and the parking lot of the fire substation on U.S. 27. The bids came back after being sent out by city staff; the overlay and new curb construction will be done by Excavation Point. The project will cost just more than $13,600.
A Verizon Wireless water tower lease is also on the agenda for consideration. Council members approved the lease during an April meeting. Verizon will utilize additional cables at the tower for an increased rate, according to the contract lease agreement.
Verizon has sent attorney Tirso Carreja to renegotiate the lease due to what the company believes is an inaccuracy in the rent increase of the tower. The contract (or second amendment as it is referred to between the city and company) has not been signed yet due to this discrepancy.
Council members will close out the meeting from business from City Attorney Bob Swaine regarding a resolution for the preliminary fire assessment.
The fiscal year 2013/2014 has yet to be updated, but an approval was made by council in January to keep the assessment rates the same for the upcoming fiscal year as they were in the current fiscal year. The FY 2013/2014 rate will remain at 10 percent should the council approve the resolution as it is currently.
The Sebring City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at city hall on Commerce Avenue.
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