OCTOBER 22, 2013


THE TOWN CENTER CRA MEETING of the City of Port Orange was called to order by Chairman Allen Green at 6:00 p.m.


Pledge of Allegiance


Silent Invocation


Roll Call:                    Present:                    Member Suzette Blahnik

Member Bob Ford

Member Dennis Kennedy

                                                                        Member Donald Burnette

                                                                        Chairman Allen Green


                                    Absent:                      Member Drew Bastian

                                                                        Member Ben Talluto


                                    Also Present:            Greg Kisela, City Manager

                                                                        Margaret T. Roberts, City Attorney

                                                                        Robin Fenwick, City Clerk




4.            Approval of Minutes

a.    August 27, 2013 – Regular Meeting

b.    September 24, 2013 – Joint Meeting with City Council


Motion to approve minutes as presented was made by Member Burnette, and Seconded by Member Kennedy. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


5.            Proposed Scope for Riverwalk Park and Boardwalk Design/Engineering


Greg Kisela, City Manager, asked for consideration of the proposed scope for the Riverwalk Park and Boardwalk Design/Engineering RFSQ.


Member Burnette asked if a date has been set for the first workshop for the stakeholders.  Mr. Kisela said not yet.


Donna Steinebach, Assistant to the City Manager, advised one of the first deliverables would be a series of design guidelines to ensure everyone is on the same page for the park design. Ms. Steinebach provided the timeline for oral presentations of the short listed firms.


Mr. Kisela said that the cycles were picked to meet the deadlines of grants.


Member Ford said finances will need to be discussed in the near future. He wants the park to go beyond its current points. He wants to look at the park’s role in the whole area and business community.


Mayor Green wants the plan to be doable. Ms. Steinebach provided details of the RFSQ which includes a mostly passive park.


Margaret Roberts, City Attorney, advised that the north/south segment of the boardwalk should be located in the existing right of way or other property owned by the City.


CRA Members agree with the plan and want to hear from the public in the neighborhood meetings that will come.


Motion to approve was made by Member Burnette, and Seconded by Member Kennedy. Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.      


6.            Public Comments


There were none.


7.            CRA Comments


There were none.



ADJOURNMENT: 6:15 p.m.



                                                                                    Chairman Allen Green