EASTPORT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CITY OF PORT ORANGE
1000 CITY CENTER CIRCLE
JANUARY 18, 2011
THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EASTPORT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY was called to order by Chairman Allen Green at 7:28 P.M.
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation – Silent
ROLL CALL: Present: Jim Wetherell
Chairman Allen Green
Absent: Larry Fornari
Also Present: Kenneth W. Parker, City Manager Margaret Roberts, City Attorney
Donna Steinebach, Assistant to the City Manager
Robin Fenwick, Deputy City Clerk
ELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON
Motion by Don Burnette to elect Allen Green as Chairman, Seconded by Dennis Kennedy. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRPERSON
Motion by Don Burnette to elect Bob Pohlmann as Vice Chairman, Seconded by Dennis Kennedy. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Chairman Green asked for public comments, there were none.
4. Approval of Minutes of Special Meeting – October 19, 2010
Motion made by Dennis Kennedy, seconded by Jim Wetherell, to approve the October 19, 2010 Minutes. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
5. Adoption of Meeting Schedule for 2011.
Motion to adopt the meeting schedule as presented made by Don Burnette, Seconded by Bob Ford. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
6. Quarterly Update – 1st Quarter FY 2010-2011
Quarterly update presented by Donna Steinebach, Assistant to the City Manager. She reported on Oct-Dec, 2010. Hand out given and discussion held regarding Spruce Creek Road & Dunlawton intersection improvements. Mike Hill, P.E., Community Development Engineer, is the City’s construction project manager for this project.
Chairman Green asked if this project addresses the drainage issues/flooding. Ms. Steinebach said no, it will not make things worse, but it didn't address it. Chairman Green doesn't want to spend money on landscaping right now until we get feedback from Legislature. Chairman Green asked how we are doing with the acquisition of property. Attorney Roberts said they are scheduling a meeting with the engineer and the environmental board.
Mr. Parker advised that the drainage issue is in the Town Center district not Eastport.
Member Pohlmann asked if the city would be putting out the bids for the project. Ms. Steinebach said yes. We will bring the LAP agreement to the Board. The state will pay if it comes in lower than the estimates. Member Pohlmann asked if there is any possible reimbursement on the design end. Ms. Steinebach said she’s not sure but will look into it.
Member Burnette advised that FDOT fast tracked the expansion of I4 to 95, which will enhance Eastport. Are there any active leads for Eastport? Ms. Steinebach said there is nothing active right now, but they pitch it to those interested in large lots.
Mr. Parker advised that he had a visit with an individual yesterday with someone who is interested in part of property in Eastport.
Chairman Green pointed out that we still need a slip lane at 95 and Williamson.
Mr. Parker said that fits with the project Jim Cameron pointed out.
Member Ford believes monies from this intersection comes from good bidding and hopes we'll see some savings.
ADJOURNMENT: 7:40 P.M.
Chairman Allen Green