EASTPORT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
CITY OF PORT ORANGE
1000 CITY CENTER CIRCLE
FEBRUARY 25, 2014
THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE EASTPORT COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY was called to order by Chairman Allen Green at 7:09 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. Bid Award – Eastport Entry Sign, Bid #14-10
Donna Steinebach, Administrative Services Director, provided details of the proposed bid for Eastport. Don Bell Signs was the lowest responsive bidder. The total project cost is $33,846 that includes a five year warranty. The sign will have LED flood lights. She noted the contract does not include some of the landscaping needed with the moving of the sign.
Chairman Green expressed concerns regarding visibility with the sign being located on the eastside versus the westside of Spruce Creek Road. Ms. Steinebach advised that preliminary reviews have been done and Staff believes there is enough room on the eastside for the sign without affecting visibility.
Member Noftall said there will still be four (4) entrances into Eastport that will have no signage. He would like to discuss directions at the other entrances. Mayor Green looked at Oak Street and US1 but there is no space. Member Noftall said an overhead sign would work.
Member Kennedy agreed with moving the sign to the eastside and would also like to see more signage at the other entrances.
Member Bastian asked about the landscaping plans for the sign area. Ms. Steinebach said there will be landscaping to meet the City’s Codes. It will not be part of this contract. Member Bastian asked about solar lights instead of LED. Ms. Steinebach said this is a concept plan and can be changed. Flood lighting is probably the most feasible for this site and project.
Susan Ward, Don Bell Signs, said they designed other smaller signs for the other entrances. Solar lights are extremely expensive but they are an option. Their estimate of $50.00 per month for the electricity may be a little high.
Member Burnette agreed with the move to the eastside. He is glad that the lowest bidder is local.
Member Ford asked who is in charge of maintenance of the sign. Ms. Steinebach said the CRA can maintain the sign by having the CRA fund the maintenance and hire a contractor or there could be a transfer of funds to have City Staff maintain it.
Member Berman asked how the letters being above the sign are attached. Ms. Ward said it will be designed for wind load. They have to follow all of the City’s Codes.
Motion to award bid #14-10 to Don Bell Signs was made by Member Burnette, and Seconded by Councilman Kennedy. Motion carried 5-2 by roll call vote, with Members Berman and Noftall voting no.
· Public Comments
There were none.
· CRA Comments
Member Noftall asked for a discussion regarding the spending of TIFF funds.
Member Berman asked again for a list of the businesses in Eastport be listed on the City’s website. Ms. Steinebach said there is a list on the Eastport page of the City’s website. Member Berman asked who is taking over the duties from Ms. Steinebach. Mr. Kisela said the City has partnerships with the Chamber, County of Volusia, and Team Volusia. The City Staff responsibilities will be divided up and information will be provided.
ADJOURNMENT: 7:30 P.M.
Chairman Allen Green