Community Redevelopment Agency - August 11, 2020

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             Community Redevelopment Agency

Regular Meeting

August 11, 2020


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, August 11, 2020.

Call to Order/Determination of a Quorum


Chairperson Walt Johnson called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Present were Chairperson Walt Johnson, Vice-Chairperson Dan Diesel and Members Jim Ball, Robert Jordan, and Jo Lynn Nelson. Members Greg Aker and Sarah Stoeckel attended via telephone. 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.

Sr. Administrative Assistant Caitlin Rodriguez read the procedure for public comment. CRA Attorney Broome read the temporary meeting rules for public comment and participation during the current COVID-19 pandemic, which were published on the CRA meeting agenda.

Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance


Chairperson Johnson asked for a moment of silence and then led the entire assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Approval of Minutes 



Member Jordan moved to approve the minutes of the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Member Ball seconded the motion. 


The roll call vote was:  


Member Aker                          Yes
Member Jordan                       Yes

Member Nelson                      Yes

Chairman Johnson                  Yes

Vice-Chairman Diesel             Yes

Member Stoeckel                    Yes

Member Ball                           Yes


The motion carried unanimously. 

Special Recognitions and Presentations 


Titusville Playhouse Update - Steven Heron, Executive Artistic Director at the Titusville Playhouse presented a power point update to the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) on the Playhouse's future plans. The presentation was informational only. At the conclusion of the presentation, Mr. Heron requested that CRA review his request to replace the three (3) street lamps along Julia Street in front of the theatre to match the street lamps in the rest of the Historical Downtown area.


With direction from CRA, staff advised they would complete an analysis for replacement of the street lamps and present to the CRA at a future meeting.                                                           

Old Business – None.                                                               

New Business – None.                                                   

Petitions and Requests from the Public Present


Stan Johnston read a portion of a letter that he distributed to certain members of the CRA via e-mail dated August 6th. Mr. Johnston stated that the letter questions the ability of the City Manager, City Attorney, and Council Members to make good decisions.
 Mr. Johnston stated that the City had five out of six floodways coming from I-95 between Fox Lake Road and State Road 50 that were clogged with vegetation. He felt that if there was a large storm that flooded the area, the City would be in trouble. 


Mayor Johnson advised Mr. Johnston that the outflows he was referring to was county property.  

Executive Director’s Report 


Executive Director Larese advised that all items were informational only. 

With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 5:56 p.m.