DUNEDIN – The Dunedin City Commission unanimously voted on Aug. 19 to approve the second reading of an ordinance to annex and designate the land use and zoning of property at 1401 Main St., 1402 Carnation Drive, vacant land on Carnation Drive and 1418 Carnation Drive.
Staff recommended the land use plan designation be commercial general for the parcels, which is consistent with the land use plan designation as it exists with the county as well as consistent with nearby properties that have been annexed into the city, according to a memo to the commission from City Manager Rob DiSpirito. The zoning was recommended to be general business, which is consistent with the existing zoning classifications of the nearby properties within Dunedin, the memo said.
Dunedin approves promenade work
DUNEDIN – As part of the Dunedin City Commission’s consent agenda on Aug. 19, it voted to approve a change order for the promenade landscaping and sidewalk improvements project and to approve the purchase of four large Badger meters. The vote was 4-0 with Commissioner Heather Gracy abstaining.
The promenade change order is for $3,776 to Stamper Construction for additional curb work, with a budget amendment for $13,288 to follow, according to a memo to the commission from City Manager Rob DiSpirito. This project will provide for “construction of an 8-foot-wide sidewalk and sitting wall on the north side of Main Street between Victoria Drive and Broadway, and the installation of new landscaping and irrigation and other amenities along both sides of that section of Main Street,” the memo said.
The project has progressed well, but staff has deemed two enhancements “reasonable and appropriate.”
“The 8-foot-wide sidewalk was planned based on the reuse of the pavers that form the existing 6-foot-wide sidewalk,” the memo said. “However, the color contrast between the existing sun-faded brick and new bricks is so significant that although the existing pavers are structurally sound, their replacement is recommended at a cost of $9,512. Until these pavers are installed – three-week delivery time from the date of authorization – the work zone will remain a public hazard.”
As such, DiSpirito authorized this change order in the interest of public safety and to speed up the project. The old pavers will be stored, to be used as fill-in replacements in other locations throughout the city.
The other change order item involves a small garden area with a flagpole in it.
“The area is defined by a surrounding curb. The existing curb has failed and should be replaced at a cost of $3,776,” the memo said.