EASTPORT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

CITY OF PORT ORANGE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1000 CITY CENTER CIRCLE

JULY 17, 2012

 

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EASTPORT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY was called to order by Chairman Allen Green at 7:05 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

 

Ken Parker, City Manager, advised the Board that Jim Wetherell was not going to be re-appointed, and asked that the Board help recruit another member.

 

DISCUSSION/ACTION

 

4.         Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting – April 17, 2012

 

Motion made by Member Pohlmann, and Seconded by Member Kennedy, to approve the April 17, 2012 minutes.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

 

5.         Acceptance of Donation of Real Property at 4455 Spruce Creek Road

 

Donna Steinebach, Special Assistant to the City Manager, presented details of the property to be donated. Potential uses for the property were discussed.

 

Chairman Green disclosed that he discussed this item with the property owner.

 

Member Ford agrees with accepting the property. He believes it is positive because it is adjacent to other CRA properties.

 

Member Burnette asked if there could be a value placed on the property. Ms. Steinebach explained options and ideas.

 

Member Pohlmann believes it makes sense for the City and CRA because it is adjacent to other properties and will help those be more buildable.

 

Member Kennedy asked about open space. Ms. Steinebach said it is conceivable. Member Kennedy agrees with it even though it is $900 off the tax rolls, which is not necessarily a good thing. He doesn't want to spend money on the property.

 

Motion to move forward with acceptance of donation was made Member Pohlmann, and Seconded by Member Kennedy. Motion carried unanimously by roll call.

 

6.         Quarterly Update – 3rd Quarter FY 2011/2012

 

Ms. Steinebach provided the report for the 3rd quarter of FY 2011-12. The signage bid is out with a mandatory pre-bid meeting later in the month.  The design will be provided to the CRA prior for final approval. Mr. Parker asked Wayne Clark, Community Development Director to give an update on the Spruce Creek Road construction. Mr. Clark explained that it is almost done. Cars should be on the road in August. Other items will be finalized throughout the next few months.

 

Chairman Green asked about the pond at Spruce Creek Road and Dunlawton. Ms. Steinebach said the pond and the signage will be coordinated. Mr. Parker advised that Staff has received the information relating to the Dunlawton pond from FDOT. It is under legal review. The bid is ready as soon as the legal documents from the state are finalized. The design is done. Ms. Steinebach provided details about an action plan for fiber optic.

 

7.         Proposed FY2012-2013 Agency Budget

 

Ms. Steinebach provided the proposed FY2012-13 agency budget. Property values in the CRA have declined again (3rd year in a row). Projected revenues and expenses were discussed. Staff continues to work with Team Volusia and Volusia County, plus advertise in several other arenas.

 

Member Kennedy asked about the increase in the budget. Mr. Parker explained that the full salaries for Staff have had to be absorbed in this budget and the Town Center CRA budget because the City does not participate in SHIP program anymore.

 

Member Ford is concerned with starting major projects in this area because of the decline in revenues.

 

Motion to approve proposed budget made by Member Burnette, and Seconded by Member Ford. Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.

 

Mr. Parker updated the CRA on the missing link of sidewalk at the canal.

 

8.         Public Comments

 

There were none.

 

9.         CRA Comments

 

There were none.

 

ADJOURNMENT: 7:40 P.M.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ________________________

                                                                                    Chairman Allen Green