EASTPORT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

CITY OF PORT ORANGE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1000 CITY CENTER CIRCLE

JULY 19, 2011

 

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EASTPORT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY was called to order by Chairman Allen Green at 7:50 P.M.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Invocation – Silent

 

ROLL CALL:                         Present:                     Bob Pohlmann

Dennis Kennedy

                                                                                    Don Burnette

                                                                                    Bob Ford

                                                                                    Chairman Allen Green

 

                                                Absent:                      Jim Wetherell

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

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Chairman Green asked for public comments, there were none.

DISCUSSION/ACTION

 

4.         Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting – April 19, 2011

 

Motion made by Member Pohlmann, seconded by Member Kennedy, to approve the April 19, 2011 minutes.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

 

5.         Quarterly Update – 3rd Quarter FY 2010-2011

 

Donna Steinebach, Assistant to the City Manager, presented the quarterly update. She advised that the LAP agreement was approved by DOT and returned to the City. There has been interest in the property, but no written proposals.

Member Burnette asked how many properties have been shown recently. He would like to see a new approach at the complex to get new businesses in there. He believes the CRA needs to do more.

Member Ford asked about the pond. Ms. Steinebach said the pond will not be moved, but the fence will be coming down.

Chairman Green asked about the sign. Ms. Steinebach advised that there is no design. Chairman Green wants the businesses to be involved in the design.

 

6.         Approval of Expenditure for FPL Facility Relocation-intersection improvements at Spruce Creek Road & Dunlawton Avenue

 

Mr. Parker offered to move this item to the CIP discussion for next week. All agreed.

 

            7.         FY 2012 Preliminary Agency Budget

 

Donna Steinebach presented the 2012 preliminary agency budget. There are declining revenues but holding their own for expenditures. TIF revenues come from the City of Port Orange, Volusia County, and Halifax Hospital. The bulk of their expenses is debt services.

Member Burnette asked what happens with the TIF money if it is not spent. Ms. Steinebach advised that it goes back to the contributor.

Member Kennedy asked about TIF contributions still come from Halifax. Ms. Steinebach explained that the legislation did not pass so all is the same.

 

Chairman Green asked for public comment.

 

Ted Noftall questioned the business activity in Eastport.

 

ADJOURNMENT: 8:10 P.M.

 

 

 

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                                                                                    Chairman Allen Green