Community Redevelopment Agency - May 11, 2021

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Community Redevelopment Agency
Regular Meeting
May 11, 2021

The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of the City of Titusville, Florida met in regular session in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 555 South Washington Avenue, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.




Call to Order/Determination of a Quorum

Chairperson Diesel called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m. Present were ChairpersonDanielDiesel, Vice-Chairperson Jo Lynn Nelson and Members Joe Robinson, Robert Jordan, Jim Ball, and Sarah Stoeckel. Member Greg Aker arrived late. Also present were Executive Director Scott Larese, Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Attorney Richard Broome, and Sr. Administrative Assistant Caitlin Rodriguez who also completed the minutes.




Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance

Chairperson Diesel asked for a moment of silence and then led the entire assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Sr. Administrative Assistant Caitlin Rodriguez read the procedure for public comment.




Approval of Minutes

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve the minutes of the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, as recommended. Vice-Chair Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

Member Aker                 absent

Member Robinson         Yes

Member Jordan             Yes

Chairperson Diesel        Yes 

Vice-Chair Nelson          Yes

Member Stoeckel           Yes

Member Ball                   Yes

The motion carried unanimously.




Special Recognitions and Presentations – None.




Old Business

Parking in the Downtown – The request was for the Community Redevelopment Agency to (CRA) to discuss and provide direction to staff on parking in the downtown.

After discussion, the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) came to a consensus to not move forward at this time with adding any additional parking to the downtown district, but would like to revisit the topic in the future.

Spring Francoeur stated her concerns regarding the speed of the traffic that travels through the downtown area. Ms. Francoeur also stated that she would like to see the CRA implement an employee designated parking area to open up more parking spaces for customers in the downtown.

Final Design – Downtown Riverfront Walkway Project – The request was to give a recommendation to the City Council to approve the award of contract for the Final Design for the downtown riverfront walkway project to Taylor Engineering of Jacksonville, FL in the amount of $92,833.36.

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve the final design and award the contract to Taylor Engineer of Jacksonville, FL in the amount of $92,833.36, as recommended. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

Member Robinson           No

Member Jordan               Yes

Chairperson Diesel          Yes 

Vice-Chair Nelson            Yes

Member Stoeckel             Yes

Member Ball                     Yes

Member Aker                   Yes

The motion passed 6:1.




New Business 

CRA Budget Amendment -Transfer $48,870 from Project CR1704, Concrete Streets to Project CR 2101, Utility Infrastructure – The request was to give a recommendation to the City Council to approve the Budget Amendment in the amount of $48,870 to fund utility infrastructure improvements in the CRA.

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve the CRA Budget Amendment transfer in the amount of $48,870 from Project CR1704, Concrete Streets to Project CR2101, Utility Infrastructure, as recommended. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

Member Jordan Yes

Chairperson Diesel Yes

Vice-Chair Nelson Yes

Member Stoeckel Yes

Member Ball Yes

Member Aker Yes

Member Robinson Yes

The motion carried unanimously.




CRA Budget Amendment - FY 2020 Carry Forward Funds – The request was for the CRA to discuss and recommend to the City Council to approve a Budget Amendment to transfer $318,600 of FY2020 Carry Forward funds to existing CRA capital projects.

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to approve the CRA Budget Amendment – FY 2020 Carry Forward Funds, as recommended by staff. Member Ball seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

Chairperson Diesel Yes

Vice-Chair Nelson Yes

Member Stoeckel Yes

Member Ball Yes

Member Aker Yes

Member Robinson Yes

Member Jordan Yes

The motion carried unanimously.




 Farmers Market in Downtown – The request was to give advisability for the City to partner with the Greater Titusville Chamber of Commerce to hold a Farmer's Market in the downtown.

The CommunityRedevelopment Agency (CRA) gave direction to staff regarding partneringwith the Great Titusville Chamber of Commerce to host the Farmers Market in the Downtown. The CRA stated they would like to see a criteria cap placed on each household that would receive funding to purchase food at the Farmers Market in the downtown.




Petitions and Requests from the Public Present 

Laurilee Thompson spoke briefly on behalf of the Wild Life Refuge and thanked the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for their hospitality and allowing them to be in the Titusville Welcome Center for the last few months. She stated that they were looking to be able to move back into their permanent location in October at the Welcome Center that was located at the Wild Life Refuge. Ms. Thompson stated that the majority of the people that visited the Welcome Center in downtown Titusville were looking for the bicycle shop that used to be there. She recommended the CRA look at bringing another bicycle shop into the Titusville Welcome Center. 

Julia Lumbard with Breezeway Business Plans took a brief moment to thank the Community Redevelopment Agency for their kind support of the small businesses in Titusville.

 Stan Johnston spoke briefly regarding his concerns about the sewage spill that happened in the Community Redevelopment Agency district.




 Executive Director’s Report

Executive Director Larese submitted his written report and advised that all items were informational only. 




With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 6:20 p.m.