EASTPORT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

CITY OF PORT ORANGE

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

1000 CITY CENTER CIRCLE

APRIL 23, 2013

 

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EASTPORT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY was called to order by Chairman Allen Green at 6:57 P.M.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Invocation – Silent

 

ROLL CALL:                         Present:                     Corey Berman

Bob Ford

                                                                                    Drew Bastian

Dennis Kennedy

Ted Noftall

Chairman Allen Green

 

Absent:                      Don Burnette

 

Also Present:                        Gregory A. Kisela, City Manager                                                               Margaret Roberts, City Attorney

Donna Steinebach, Assistant to the City Manager

                                                                                    Robin Fenwick, City Clerk

 

 

DISCUSSION/ACTION

 

 

4.    Approval of Minutes

a.    January 22, 2013 – Regular Meeting

 

Motion to approve was made by Member Kennedy, and Seconded by Member Ford. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

 

5.    Annual Report Presentation – FY 2011-2012

 

Donna Steinebach, Assistant to the City Manager, provided the annual report.

 

Member Noftall asked why the FY 2013 revenue projection has decreased so significantly. Ms. Steinebach explained that the revenue is based on property values. Member Noftall asked how many Staff hours are expended on this CRA.

 

Member Kennedy asked if there has been any increase in interest in the CRA since the intersection improvements. Ms. Steinebach doesn’t believe so. There has been interest but not an increase because of the intersection improvements. The Dunlawton Drainage project is still underway in that area. Member Kennedy asked how many lots are available. Ms. Steinebach said nine within the business park that are developed. However, 20-30 lots within the full CRA.

 

Member Bastian asked what the $177,000 transfer is for. Ms. Steinebach said it’s debt service. Member Bastian asked if there were any additions to the area.

 

Member Ford asked Staff to keep stats on Team Volusia. Mr. Kisela explained that Team Volusia is working with two or three companies who are looking at sites in Port Orange. Member Ford asked about signage at Dunlawton, Commonwealth, and Ridgewood. Ms. Steinebach said there is $85,000 set aside for business center signage. She will bring back options on signs.

 

Member Berman asked about the salary expenses. Ms. Steinebach explained the expense. Member Berman asked what Staff is doing to promote the City to companies outside the state. Ms. Steinebach advised that the CRA has made the decision to fund Team Volusia and the Chamber of Commerce for those activities because of the limited resources within City Staff. There is no City Staff dedicated to marketing City properties.

 

Newton White asked what is going in on Oak Street. Tim Burman, Principal Planner, said it is a storage facility.

 

Jim Morris encouraged the Board to move forward on the signage issues. His business is in Eastport and he has trouble with his clients getting to his office.

 

Member Noftall agrees. He has had trouble too. Member Noftall is concerned that the revenue projections are low and the expenses are excessive. He’d like to see it revisited. He is also not happy with Team Volusia and what they are doing in Port Orange. He suggested the CRA and City provide their own marketing.

 

Motion to approve the Annual Report was made by Member Berman, and Seconded by Member Ford. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.         

 

4.    Public Comments

 

There were none.

 

 

 

5.    CRA Comments

 

There were none.

 

ADJOURNMENT: 7:24 P.M.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ________________________

                                                                                    Chairman Allen Green