EASTPORT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CITY OF PORT ORANGE
1000 CITY CENTER CIRCLE
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE EASTPORT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY was called to order by Chairman Allen Green at 6:38 P.M.
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation – Silent
ROLL CALL: Present: Corey Berman
Chairman Allen Green
Also Present: Gregory A. Kisela, City Manager
Margaret Roberts, City Attorney
Donna Steinebach, Assistant to the City Manager
Robin Fenwick, City Clerk
4. Approval of Minutes
a. August 27, 2013 – Regular Meeting
Motion to approve was made by Member Burnette, and Seconded by Member Kennedy. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
5. Approval of Scope of Work and Authorization to Issue RFP for Design and Construction of Eastport Identification Sign
Motion to approve was made by Member Burnette, and Seconded by Member Berman.
Donna Steinebach, Assistant to the City Manager, discussed the signage project location and scope. The proposed scope provided is a springboard for discussion. The objective is to obtain feedback from Council.
Member Noftall wants to see a sign on US 1. Ms. Steinebach advised that the City does not own property on US 1 to place a sign. Mayor Green asked for a map to discuss additional options for placement of signs.
Member Kennedy wants to keep within the TIFF funds if possible. He supports signage at other areas as well.
Member Bastian asked about medians on US 1. Ms. Steinebach said they are DOT right of ways. Member Bastian believes the size of the sign should be limited the same as other commercial properties. Ms. Steinebach said the sign is more like a subdivision/gateway sign for all businesses in the area, not just one business.
Member Burnette believes the sign will raise awareness that Eastport is there.
Member Ford would like “City of Port Orange” to be included on the sign. He’d like to see smaller, directional signs at Commonwealth, Spruce Creek Road, and Oak Street.
Member Berman likes the idea of signs at multiple locations. He supports the pylon signs because it is narrower. He asked about the streets in the Eastport Business Park. Ms. Steinebach said the streets are public streets.
Ms. Steinebach asked which type of sign they want to consider. Member Berman would prefer a pylon sign. Member Ford has no preference. Member Burnette prefers a monument sign. Member Bastian has no preference. He suggested a link on the City’s website to Eastport with directions and a list of the businesses. Member Kennedy doesn’t have a preference either. Member Noftall prefers a pylon sign. Chairman Green prefers a monument sign.
Ms. Steinebach asked for clarification regarding the logo on the City vs. lettering. CRA wants lettering that reads Eastport Business and Technology Center.
Ms. Steinebach asked for a budget amount. The Board agreed with $50,000 so that
Motion to approve the scope as discussed carried unanimously by roll call vote.
Public comments – Scott Stiltner suggested bringing traffic to Dunlawton from US 1 because Oak Street and Commonwealth are not meant for heavy traffic.
Jim Morris understands the use of the City’s name on the sign but believes it’s not necessary. He has concerns with the directions getting to the businesses.
4. Public Comments
There were none.
5. CRA Comments
Member Berman asked for a list of the businesses to be added to the City’s website.
ADJOURNMENT: 7:07 P.M.
Chairman Allen Green