A large group of cyclists depart from Downtown Titusville for a trail ride during the Blazing Trails event in February 2018.
Honorable Mayor, City Council, and Residents of the City of Titusville:
It is my pleasure to present you with this Fiscal Year 2018 annual report, which provides you with a snapshot of our city and highlights activities and accomplishments over the past year.
FY 2018 was a year of steady growth and improvement of nearly all economic indicators throughout the City of Titusville. Several manufacturing organizations have located or expanded their operations, among them are Paragon Plastics, Blue Origin, OneWeb Satellites, RUAG Space USA, Lockheed Martin, and Astro Pak. Tourism and recreation have also seen significant growth with our Welcome Center averaging over a thousand visitors a month. Titusville was designated as a Florida official “Trail Town” and is the central hub for three state-wide bicycle and non-motorized vehicle trails. There are three new hotels which have been completed or are under construction, with additional properties under development consideration, to help accommodate the expected influx of recreational tourists, space rocket launch visitors and eco-tourists. Lastly, residential construction is hitting record levels not seen since the pre-2008 recession. The housing market in Titusville is steadily recovering, with property values continuing to rise approximately 6% per year. Our local economy continues a steady recovery with our unemployment rate dropping below 4%.
Our city finances are beginning to stabilize after years of nominal growth. With this anticipated growth we look forward to addressing our long list of deferred city infrastructure projects. We continue with our road-resurfacing program that services a minimum of 6 miles of road per year. Titusville is also doing our part to help with the restoration of the Indian River Lagoon with multiple projects. We are upgrading the Osprey Water Reclamation Facility, assisting with the septic system conversion
to the City sewer system in select areas, and are in the process of engineering and installing six 2nd generation nutrient separating baffle boxes for the Main Street, South Street, Sycamore, St. Teresa, LaPaloma and Knox McRae basins.
For several years now, city employees have been trained to use LEAN process improvement, finding ways to deliver efficient and exceptional service to our citizens. LEAN fundamentals are now embedded within our workforce culture.
With a talented and dedicated municipal workforce, and the continued support of our Mayor and City Council, I am confident that our future is bright and that 2019 will be another year of the continued resurgence of Titusville as the Gateway to Nature
For more info on what’s new in Titusville, please see the latest edition of our quarterly Titusville Talking Points magazine online at our website: Titusville.com/TalkingPoints.
The Fire and Emergency Services Department maintained average emergency response time in 2018 at 4 min 39 sec (below the national emergency standard of 5 min or less).
Average number of cardiac arrest patients resuscitated by Titusville Fire and Emergency Services department and transported to hospital alive was 17.57% (national average is 10% or less).
Repaved and awarded contracts for over six miles of City streets.
Completed Riverfront Park improvements.
Accelerated initiatives and actions to improve the health of the Indian River Lagoon by installing three baffle boxes at untreated outfalls.
In the process of completing a program to refurbish all high service pumps and motors at the Mourning Dove Water Treatment Plant.
Completed bedding replacement and hardening of exposed sewer force main in hurricane-eroded embankment along Riverside Drive.
The Historic Board completed a survey of 150 historic structures in the City and adopted a historic preservation plan developing grant funding from the Florida Department of Historic Preservation.
Adopted new shoreline protection standards, more flexible standards to protect conservation areas and increased the allowable density in downtown.
Adopted Evaluation and Appraisal Report based comprehensive plan amendments, including policies to address impacts of sea-level rise.
The CDBG federal grant program provided $32,111.63 for the NICE (Neighborhood Improvement through Code Enforcement) Program to provide proactive code enforcement in the South Street Target Area to address slum and blight, and code violations. The Program performed 506 inspections,resulting in 182 citations, with 101 corrected.
The CDBG, HOME, and SHIP federal and state grant programs provided $40,396.62 to five public service agencies serving 2,232 citizens; rehabilitated four homes utilizing $120,613.71; provided $50,000 to homeless families to secure housing; and provided $165,210.17 to two first time homebuyers.
Purchased over $5.5 million dollars’ worth of goods and services from local vendors to support local economy.
Installed downtown courtyard renovations that include shade structures and planters.
Expanded the CRA Building Grants Program to include a new Permit and Impact Fee Grants Program, the reactivation of the Commercial Beautification Grant Program and the revision of the Commercial Interior Grant Program.
The City was the second city in Florida to be awarded the Trail Town designation by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Monthly meetings are being held by the Trails Working Group to promote the three trails running through Titusville.
Promote a culture of wellness in the workplace and measure success through an increase in employee utilization of the Health Center programs while decreasing medical cost trend.
Monthly meetings are being held for Trail Town activities. The CRA wayfinding plan has been implemented on City streets, with the installation of signs. The wayfinding signs for state roads is under review by Florida Department of Transportation.
The Finance Department received the GFOA award for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
The Mourning Dove Water Treatment Plant Solids Upgrade Project received approval of a low interest loan from Florida State Revolving Fund for design costs totaling $530,000
The City Lean process improvement team completed nine projects. With dozens of trained LEAN personnel, a culture of continuous process improvements is embedded in our workforce culture.
Certificate of Occupancy was issued for the Fire Departments Training Tower facility; the infrastructure was immediately put into service for emergency response operational training for fire combat personnel.
Improved efficiency of meter reading by resequencing all routes.
Rehabilitated and upgraded the final clarifiers at Osprey Water Reclamation Facility.
The Emergency 911 Dispatch Center answered 93,545 phone calls and dispatched 81,103 calls for service for both our Police and Fire Departments. 27,488 Emergency 911 Calls were answered with 92.02% answered within 10 seconds, surpassing the state requirement of answering at least 90% of all 911 calls within 10 seconds.
School Resource Officers have been added to all public schools in the City. The partnership with Brevard County Schools has provided nine full-time SROs in addition to three other schools contracting for daily officer presence.
Property Taxes: $12,513,775
Utility & Franchise Taxes: $3,882,150
Permits, Fees, & Special Assessment: $4,953,093
Charges for Services: $4,097,542
Fines & Forfeitures: $353,931
All Other Revenue: $10,361,563
City Clerk: $591,221
Public Safety: $18,875,739
Public Works: $3,273,577
Community Development: $2,866,803
Support Services: $3,488,328
Legal, Legislative & Executive: $903,278
This list describes what a homeowner pays in property taxes on a homesteaded property in the City of Titusville with an assessed value of $136,685 for all Brevard County Taxing Authorities.
|Matt Barringer||Vice Mayor|
|Dan Diesel||Council Member|
|Jo Lynn Nelson||Council Member|
|Sarah Stoeckel||Council Member|
|Business Tax Receipts (Occupational Licenses)||321.567.3758|
|City Hall Main Number||321.567.3775|
|City Hall FAX Number||321.383.5704|
|City Manager’s Office||321.567.3702|
|Customer Service (Utility Billing)||321.383.5791|
|Fire Department (Non-Emergency)||321.567.3800|
|Fire Public Education||321.567.3804|
|Police / Fire Rescue (Emergency)||911|
|Stormwater (After Hours Emergency)||888.399.1327|
|Water Field Operations (Water Main Break)||321.567.3883|
|Water Main Break (After Hours Emergency)||321.383.5657|
|Water Resources Conservation Program||321.383.5669|
|LED Sign Information||321.567.3689|
Titusville is a diverse community of hometown neighborhoods built among natural treasures, fostering civic pride, family activities, and community
Through teamwork and leadership, the City of Titusville provides essential services to improve the quality of life of our community.
The City of Titusville was founded in 1867 and incorporated July 13, 1887. The city has a population of 45,325 and covers 30.49 square miles.