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03-19-16 Neighborhood MeetingMINUTES NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING Tideview Park, 280 Camelia Street March 19, 2016 10:00 a.m. PRESENT: Mayor Mitchell Reeves Commissioner Mitchell Harding Commissioner John Stinson Commissioner Blythe Waters ABSENT: Commissioner Jimmy Hill The meeting held at Tideview Park, 280 Camelia Street, for the purpose of discussing Tideview Park Improvements began at 10:00 a.m. and ended at 11:45 a.m. Notes from the meeting are attached and made part of this Official Record. ATTEST: Donna L. Bartle,, CMC City Clerk Mitchell E. Reeves Mayor/Presiding Officer Notes on Neighborhood Meeting 3/19/16 — Tideviews Preserve Improvements Commissioner Harding: In regard to clearing — plans were put into place long before Bennett property purchase. Decisions made to clear due to security and vagrancy. More positive feedback than negative. Wanted community involvement moving forward -why he had this meeting; call whenever to meet at property and talk; happy to answer questions. No Parking signs on Jasmine — people are parking there now and littering. Harding — will address, expressed other concerns about parking. Citizen — more security: prostitution; drugs; intercourse in overlook. Harding — will take up with City Manager. Resident — cops came out; someone was shooting guns/target practice. Harding — discussed positives of clearing; if you see something, call police — children need to be safe; people are both for and against, but want what is best for community. Another Resident — feels safer and more comfortable taking his kids to the area. Commissioner Waters — can we move on to other questions and comments? Harding — that was the idea, to be able to walk through. Dan Hurley — with JSO, has patrolled Mayport for 15 years; knows it and players very well; has vested interest; knows what's in park. Also patrols Dutton. Has mixed emotions about clearing — nice for good of community; no parking on Jasmine; maybe kayak loading; border planting N and S. Harding—talked about limitations of police. City Manager— no more without a plan. Resident — air quality from highway. John November — having more good people at this park will make it safer; build a consensus; wants to see trees, vegetation right away; Judy's house; aquatic plants; who's responsible for kids climbing fence to pool? General Comments and Suggestions: Picnic tables as soon as possible. Less is more — keep it natural. Does not like placement of trash can. Unpaved, fence down around Lift Station — get rid of it. No parking on Camelia — maybe parking on existing pavement. No garbage cans or picnic tables. Managed landscape. Harding — it's not just there for your pleasure. Had no intention of discussing aquatic plants Waters — human impact is objective and can be measured. Compared to oceanfront issues deemed unfair for many years and tried to justify shared amenities and access. Build consensus; we have a certain directive goal to make the most people happy; those who ask for what they want get some of it; those who complain may not. Harding — What improvements would you like? Other Guests — direct parking; limit hours — sunset; fence gate; rope. Mr. November — public input; visibility; sunset; gazebo; grass. Chris Jorgensen — panoramic view; people pay big bucks. Jasmine Resident — let them bring their beach chair. Harding — take a walk and discuss with commissioners. Peggy Gladwin — cover on sunset pier; simple. Notes taken by Kayle Moore at the site and prepared by Jennifer Perrone.