City Manager puts overdue reports on Monday commission agenda

With the City Manager called to task by Mayor Nancy Shaver at the August 9 commission meeting for his failure to provide required activity reports, John Regan’s office has made sure to include the two “postponed reports” on the agenda for the Monday night meeting.

Those reports are from the Public Works Department and the Mobility Office.  They offer updates on a number of fronts.  Here are some highlights from each report:

Public Works Department Activity Report

  • The San Marco Watermain project is complete with improvements to 32 commercial properties, a church, a hotel and two multi-family buildings, and adding 13 new fire hydrants, all in all, benefiting more than 1,000 customers.
  • The Fullerwood Watermain project is also complete which benefits 148 residences, a church added 14 new fire hydrants, and increased the number of connections by 149.
  • From 2014 through 2017, the city paved over 12 miles of streets and thus far this year has added more than five miles benefiting nearly 2,700 properties.
  • The tide check valve program continues with most of the installations completed in the Davis Shores neighborhoods.  The remaining 80 outfalls throughout the city will be evaluated in the Master Stormwater Outfall Retrofit Plan scheduled for completion mid-2019.

Mobility Office Update

  • Progress status reports on 30 projects related to Mobility, from neighborhood level projects like a sidewalk or adding a speed limit sign to larger projects including implementing a bike share program and launching new parking systems.
  • The FDOT has scheduled the completion of the May St./San Marco Ave. project for this coming December with the completion of the related stormwater project along May St. a year later.
  • Another FDOT project is the installation of signs at five entry points to the city that will notify drivers that the Bridge of Lions is raised allowing them to alter their route taking that information into account.
  • Other accomplishments include the continued growth of the Free Park & Ride Shuttles provided by the city during the Nights of Lights and the spring festival season, the design and planned installation of a sidewalk along Plantation Dr., and securing new directional signage directing traffic to the St. Augustine Lighthouse discouraging access through residential areas.

The City Commission meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 27 in The Alcazar Room, City Hall, 75 King St. The meeting may be seen live at GTV/Comcast channel 3 and at where it will be available the day following the meeting.