Community Redevelopment Agency Sept 14, 2021

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Community Redevelopment Agency

Regular Meeting

September 14, 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, September 14, 2021.


 Call to Order/Determination of a Quorum

Chairperson Diesel called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Present were Chairperson Daniel Diesel, Vice-Chairperson Jo Lynn Nelson, and Members Joe Robinson, Jim Ball, Sarah Stoeckel, and Greg Aker. Member Robert Jordan was not present. Also present were Executive Director Scott Larese, Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Attorney Richard Broome, and Sr. Administrative Assistant Emily Campbell 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 Emily Campbell read the procedure for public comment.


 Approval of Minutes

Motion:

Vice-Chair Nelson moved to approve the minutes of the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, as submitted. Member Ball seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

                                           

Member Aker                          Yes

Member Robinson                  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 – None. 


 New Business 

FY 2021-2022 CRA Budget - Executive Director Larese advised the request was for the Community Redevelopment Agency to approve the FY 2021-2022 budget and Resolution No. 27-2021 to transmit the budget to the City Council for adoption on September 15, 2021 as part of the City’s adopted budget.

On March 9, 2021, the CRA discussed Strategic Objectives for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. On April 13, 2021 the Community Redevelopment Agency provided direction and advisability to staff regarding the submittal of the proposed FY 2021-2022 CRA Budget. Staff has developed the proposed budget based on these preliminary discussions.

An overview of the proposed budget includes the following:

  • Total Fund - $1,025,016
  • Revenue Sources - $331,575 from the County and $657,441 from the City
  • Personnel (2 employees) - $134,287 (salaries and benefits)
  • Operating - $272,789
  • Capital Projects - $482,478

Stan Johnston distributed a handout to the Community Redeployment Agency on the Indian River Lagoon. Mr. Johnston discussed using money from the budget to hire an engineer or expert to see if the fountains near the Indian River Lagoon need to be turned off. 

Motion: Vice-Chair Nelson moved to approve the FY 2021-2022 budget and Resolution No. 27-2021 to transmit the CRA budget to the City, as recommended by staff. Member Ball seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

Member Robinson                  Yes

Chairperson Diesel                 Yes

Vice-Chair Nelson                  Yes

Member Stoeckel                    Yes

Member Ball                           Yes

Member Aker                          Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously.


 Petitions and Request from the Public Present

 

Stan Johnston discussed the use of City employees working on raw sewage spills. Mr. Johnston stated that those working on sewage need to be vaccinated for Hepatitis B.


 

Executive Directors Report

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

 

Executive Director Larese stated that on August 27, 2021, the City had 274 households that were eligible for tokens and 197 households that were served, a total payout to vendors of $6,412.00. On September 10, 2021, there were 518 households that were registered, 275 that were served, a total payout to vendors of $8,951.00. 

 

Member Robinson asked if we were on target for what we expected out of the farmers market. 

 

Executive Director Larese stated that the numbers were higher than they anticipated.

 

Member Ball thanked City staff for relining nearly 7,000 linear feet of the old sewer pipe system in the downtown area. The relining rehabilitates and renews the line, protecting the Indian River Lagoon from the inflow of freshwater and stormwater from big rain storms.  


With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 5:46 p.m.