The regularly-scheduled meeting of the Cedar Key city commissioners sitting as directors of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) took place at City Hall Tuesday evening, May 5, followed by a special meeting of the City Commission to consider the First Reading of a revised signage ordinance reflecting Commission and public input over some two years.
The proposed ordinance`s First Reading had been tabled from the April 17 City Commission agenda.
The bulk of the evening was devoted to the commissioners` line-by-line review of the 52-page proposed ordinance and staff recommendations.
Procedurally, no conclusive action is taken on a proposed ordinance until the Commission has scheduled and announced a Second Reading of the ordinance, incorporating any changes adopted in the course of the First Reading. Thus, any action May 1 with respect to the signage ordinance would have been subject to further review.
Nonetheless, two motions to accept modifications discussed Tuesday night and send the ordinance on to a Second Reading failed for lack of a second. A third motion was seconded but fell to Commissioners Heath Davis, Gene Hodges, and Scott Dennison`s No votes; Commissioners Sue Colson and Dale Register voted in support of the motion.
According to City Attorney Norman Fugate, the Commission may schedule a second First Reading of the proposed signage ordinance.