Regular City Council - November 9, 2021

City Council

Regular Meeting

November 9, 2021

 

The City of Titusville City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at Titusville City Hall, second floor, Council Chamber, 555 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, Florida 32796. Mayor Diesel called the City Council meeting to order at 6:42 p.m. Those present in the Council Chamber included Mayor Daniel E. Diesel, Vice-Mayor Jo Lynn Nelson, and City Council Members Robert L. Jordan, Jr., Joe C. Robinson, and Dr. Sarah Stoeckel. Also present were City Manager Scott Larese, City Attorney Richard Broome, and City Clerk Wanda Wells. Sr. Administrative Assistant Emily Campbell completed the minutes.

 

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Mayor Diesel requested a moment of silence. He then led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Additionally, City Clerk Wanda Wells read the procedure for public comment and participation. 

 

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Motion: Member Jordan moved to approve the minutes of the regular City Council meeting on September 28, 2021 (6:30 p.m.), October 12, 2021 (6:30 p.m.), and October 26, 2021 (5:30 p.m.). Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion.

 

The motion carried unanimously. 

 

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City Manager Larese stated that staff recommended tabling Item 8D – Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Budget Amendment - Transfer $20,000 from Project CR1604, Trail Town Amenities and $50,000 from Professional Services to Project CR2202, Redevelopment Plan Update and Strategic Initiatives Plan, Professional Services to the regular City Council meeting on December 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. 

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to table Item 8D – Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Budget Amendment - Transfer $20,000 from Project CR1604, Trail Town Amenities and $50,000 from Professional Services to Project CR2202, Redevelopment Plan Update and Strategic Initiatives Plan, Professional Services to the regular City Council meeting on December 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Member Stoeckel seconded the motion. 

 

The motion carried unanimously.

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City Manager Larese stated that item 10B - Rezoning (REZ) Application No. 2-2021 - 3413 South Hopkins Avenue was withdrawn per the applicant’s request.

 

Motion:

Member Jordan moved to withdraw item 10B - Rezoning (REZ) Application No. 2-2021 - 3413 South Hopkins Avenue, per the applicant’s request. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. 

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

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SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS & PRESENTATIONS - None.

 

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BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

North Brevard Library District Board - The North Brevard Library District Board's Semi-Annual written report was included in the agenda packet. No action is requested.

 

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Titusville Housing Authority - The Titusville Housing Authority's Semi-Annual written report was included in the agenda packet. No action is requested.

 

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Summary of Absences by Member of the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) – The request was to review the member’s absences and provide staff with direction.

 

Pursuant to Section 2-53 of the Code of Ordinances, staff presented the results of attendance, which highlighted that one alternate member of the commission missed more absences than allowed by the code. Per the code of ordinances, the chair of the P&Z was required to report to the City Council on the absences for their consideration.

 

Alternate Member Chris Childs missed three consecutive meetings including August 18, 2021, October 10, 2021 and October 20, 2021. Mr. Childs stated that he would like to continue serving on the board.

 

Alternate Member Chris Childs stated that he was opening a new business and lost a close family member so he was not able to attend those meetings. Mr. Childs stated that he attended the November 3, 2021 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

 

Vice-Mayor Nelson stated that given the circumstances, Council should forgive his absences.

 

Stan Johnston stated that he volunteered to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission for many years. Mr. Johnston stated that it was important for Mr. Childs to attend the meeting.

 

Motion:

Vice-Mayor Nelson moved to excuse the absences of Alternate Member Christopher Childs on August 18, 2021, October 10, 2021, and October 20, 2021; therefore, Member Childs would continue to serve as an alternate member on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Member Jordan seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

 

Member Robinson                  Yes

Member Jordan                       Yes

Mayor Diesel                          Yes

Vice Mayor Nelson                 Yes

                   Member Stoeckel                    Yes

                        

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Council requested staff review the Planning and Zoning Commissions’ procedures for the alternate members to attend all meetings.

 

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PETITIONS AND REQUESTS FROM THE PUBLIC PRESENT (NONAGENDA ITEMS)

 

Based on the request of Ken Ward and Barbara Coyle, Council provided advisability for staff to prepare an ordinance amending the Land Development Regulations to allow indoor recreation in the Light Industrial Services and Warehousing (M-1) Zoning District.  The advisability was provided by the consensus of Council.  Staff discussed allowing this as a limited use, which was permitted if the use meets certain limitations.   

 

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William Klein discussed the use of the tree mitigation fund for the Titusville Gateway Project. Mr. Klein stated that it was a restricted fund to mitigate the damage done by the destruction of trees by developers that can only be used for a specified service. Mr. Klein stated that City Council planned to use the tree mitigation fund to pay for the no bid landscape gateway and signage project to promote future growth and not for mitigation.

 

Public Works Director Kevin Cook stated that it was against the Florida Statutes for the City to bid consultants by price. Mr. Cook stated that the work order was for landscape and signage and the signage was funded by the general fund, not the mitigation fund.

 

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Stan Johnston discussed the fountains at Sand Point Park and the sewage spill that occurred in December 2020, etc.

 

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CONSENT AGENDA

 

City Clerk Wanda Wells advised that there were six cards submitted from one individual.

 

City Manager Larese read Consent Agenda items A through G, as followed:

 

  1. Acceptance of Award FY 22 Bullet Proof Vest Grant - Accept Bullet Proof Vest Award in the amount of $12,676.50 and associated Budget Amendment.

 

  1. Purchase of Police Vehicles FY22 - Approve the use of Sourcewell (formerly NJPA) Contract #2021-12 0716-NAF and 06 for the purchase of twelve (12) vehicles from Alan Jay Fleet Sales, and authorize staff to initiate necessary instruments to secure purchase.

 

  1. Resolution No. 37-2021 - Advisability for Right of Way (ROW) Application No. 2-2021, Aguinaldo Avenue - Adopt Resolution No. 37-2021 declaring that the City Council will hold a public hearing to consider the vacating, abandoning, and discontinuing of certain public right-of-way on November 23, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber located at 555 South Washington Avenue.

 

  1. Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Budget Amendment - Transfer $20,000 from Project CR1604, Trail Town Amenities and $50,000 from Professional Services to Project CR2202, Redevelopment Plan Update and Strategic Initiatives Plan, Professional Services - Approve the CRA Budget Amendment to transfer $20,000 from the Trail Town Amenities Project account and $50,000 from the Professional Services Account to a Redevelopment Plan Update and Strategic Initiatives Plan Project CR2202, Professional Services account, pending the recommendation of the CRA.

 

  1. Resolution No. 38-2021 Approving Temporary Closure of State Roads for Special Events - Small Business Saturday Marketplace, November 27 and Christmas Parade, December 4, 2021 - Approve Resolution No. 38-2021 approving the temporary closure of S. Washington Avenue (US Highway 1) on November 27, 2021 for the Small Business Saturday Marketplace and December 4, 2021 for the Christmas Parade.

 

  1. Vehicle Repair Contract Increase - Approve increasing the total authorized amount of contract SV18B048 to Ron Norris Ford of Titusville, FL from $103,844 to $253,844 for Ford franchise dealer repair shop work for cars, light and medium trucks; additionally, approve increasing the total authorized amount of contract SV15B048 to Ron Norris Buick GMC of Titusville, FL from $242,800 to $452,800 for GM franchise dealer repair shop work for cars, light and medium trucks.

 

  1. Storage Lease with Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority - Approve subject to satisfaction of lease terms with the City Manager and City Attorney a five (5) year term lease for property and building to be used as storage for the Public Works Department with the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority in the first-year amount of $35,576.00 with annual adjustments based upon a 3% increase. Additionally, authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement upon review and approval of City Attorney and Purchasing & Contracts division.

 

Stan Johnston stated that he supported Agenda Items 8a, 8b, 8e, and 8g, etc. Mr. Johnston complimented staff on the organization of the consent agenda. 

 

Motion: Member Jordan moved to approve Consent Agenda items A, B, C, E, F and G in accordance with recommendations. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

 

Member Jordan                       Yes

Mayor Diesel                          Yes

Vice Mayor Nelson                 Yes

                   Member Stoeckel                    Yes

Member Robinson                  Yes

 

                        

The motion carried unanimously.

 

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ORDINANCES – SECOND READING, PUBLIC HEARING AND RELATED ACTION

 

Ordinance No. 31-2021 Relating to Social Services in the Indian River City Neighborhood (IRCN) Zoning District – City Attorney Broome read, Ordinance No. 31-2021 amending the Land Development Regulations by amending the definition of "Social Services" contained in Section 28-21 "Indian River City Neighborhood Zoning", Subsection (c) "Nonconforming Uses"; providing for severability, repeal of conflicting ordinances, an effective date and incorporation into the code.

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) considered this ordinance at their meeting on November 3, 2021 and recommended approval of the change as presented by staff. Motion approved 6-1. In addition, the P&Z made a motion to recommend to City Council advisability for staff to review the IRCN ordinance Section 2: Section 28-21 due to discrimination of other uses. 

 

In March 2012, City Council adopted the Indian River City Neighborhood (IRCN) Plan and subsequently adopted implementing zoning code provisions in August 2012. The Code included Section 28-21(c) "Nonconforming Uses" wherein "Social Services" was designated as a nonconforming use in the IRCN district.

 

The City received a claim and concurred that the restriction on social services as defined, particularly with regard to counseling services, may be interpreted and applied in such a way that certain treatment services would be prohibited contrary to the American with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act or other applicable federal or state regulations applicable to persons with disabilities. 

 

Staff recommended that this term be removed from the definition in Section 28-21 "Indian River Neighborhood Zoning", subsection (c) "Nonconforming uses."

 

Vice-Mayor Nelson stated that Council should vote to change Ordinance No. 31-2021, as staff recommended. 

 

Laura Ward discussed the Indian River Historic Neighborhood Plan. Ms. Ward stated that she hoped council did not change this plan anymore.

 

Ed Springer stated that he did not support Ordinance No. 31-2021. Mr. Springer stated that he wanted to keep residential and commercial separate. 

 

Member Jordan stated that he only intended to amend Ordinance No. 31-2021 as staff recommended, with no other changes. 

 

Stan Johnson submitted a card, but chose not to speak on this item. 

 

Motion: Member Jordan moved to approve Ordinance No. 31-2021 Relating to Social Services in the Indian River City Neighborhood (IRCN) Zoning District, as recommended by staff. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

 

Mayor Diesel                          Yes

Vice Mayor Nelson                 Yes

                   Member Stoeckel                   Yes

Member Robinson                  Yes

Member Jordan                       Yes

                        

The motion carried unanimously.

 

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Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) No. 2-2021 Property Rights Element - City Attorney Broome read, Ordinance No. 32-2021 amending the Code of Ordinances by amending Ordinance No. 60-1988, which adopted the Comprehensive Plan of the City of Titusville, by adopting Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) 2-2021 adding a Property Rights Element including goals, objectives and policies relating to property rights into the Comprehensive Plan; providing for severability and providing for an effective date.

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission, acting as the Local Planning Agency, considered this plan amendment on October 20, 2021 and unanimously (7:0) recommended approval.

 

Statutory provisions in Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, related to comprehensive plans, were amended and required for each local government to adopt a property rights element into their comprehensive plan. Inclusion of the property rights element was intended to protect private property rights and to ensure they are considered in local decision-making.

 

House Bill 59, which became law on June 29, 2021, adds Section 163.3177(6)(i), Florida Statutes. The bill became effective July 1, 2021, requiring each local government to adopt a property rights element into its comprehensive plan. Any proposed comprehensive plan amendment package submitted after July 1, 2021, would be returned to the local government if the package did not include a property rights element or if the comprehensive plan did not already include the required property rights element. The state Land Planning Agency reviewed the amendment without objections.

 

Stan Johnston discussed his four-page handout titled saving our river, save our beach and tell the truth. Mr. Johnston also discussed the rights of citizens in Titusville. 

 

Motion: Member Jordan moved to approve Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) No. 2-2021 Property Rights Element, as recommended by staff. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

 

Vice Mayor Nelson                 Yes

                   Member Stoeckel                    Yes

Member Robinson                  Yes

Member Jordan                       Yes

Mayor Diesel                          Yes

                        

The motion carried unanimously.

 

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City Attorney Broome read the quasi-judicial rules of procedures. Second Reading, Public Hearing and Related Action (Quasi-judicial) THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO QUASI-JUDICIAL RULES OF PROCEDURE. ANYONE WISHING TO SPEAK ON AN ITEM MUST FIRST COMPLETE AN AGENDA SIGN-UP CARD AND SIGN THE OATH CONTAINED THEREON. THOSE SPEAKING IN FAVOR OF A REQUEST WILL BE HEARD FIRST. IF YOU HAVE PHOTOGRAPHS, SKETCHES, OR DOCUMENTS THAT YOU DESIRE FOR CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER, THEY MUST BE SUBMITTED INTO EVIDENCE AND WILL BE RETAINED BY THE CITY. SUBMIT THESE EXHIBITS TO THE CITY CLERK.

 

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Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Application No. 6-2021 – 15 Einig Avenue, 199 Foot T-Mobile Monopole Cell Tower – City Manager Larese advised that the request was to conduct the public hearing and approve Conditional Use Permit Application No. 6-2021 for the placement of a 199-foot AGL Monopole Communication Tower and support facility to be located at 15 Einig Avenue, with conditions. 

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed this item on November 3, 2021 and recommended approval with the following four conditions: (1) Provide a five (5) foot landscape yard buffer in front of the proposed high security fence where the property fronts Einig Avenue; (2) Meet all required LDR’s; (3) Approval of the site development permit shall not increase any nonconformities or create new nonconforming issues; and (4) The cell tower has to be a full head monopole. Motion passed 6-1.

 

The City of Titusville Historic Preservation board conducted a "Balloon Study" to determine the visual impact of the tower in the City’s historic district. The Historic Preservation Board reviewed the “Balloon Study” at their October 4, 2021 meeting and recommended that the tower be painted a sky-blue color and the configuration on the tower would be flush mounted. 

 

The applicant was requesting a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the placement of a 199-foot AGL Monopole Communication Tower and support facility located at 15 Einig Avenue. The property was zoned Light Industrial Services and Warehousing (M-1). Per Section 28-220 of City’s Land Development Regulations (LDRs), the placement of a transmission tower requires review and approval through a CUP.

 

Community Development Director Peggy Busacca presented a brief power point. The presentation highlighted as follows:

  • Summary         
  • Proposed Use
  • Summary of Proposed Conditions 
  • Staff recommendations 
  • Historic Preservation Board Recommendation 

 

The applicant requesting Conditional Use Permit No. 6-2021, Matanziah S. John, presented a powerpoint. The presentation included maps of the site area, blue prints for the site and images of the proposed monopole from surrounding locations.

 

Member Stoeckel asked Community Development Director Peggy Busacca if all cell towers had to go through a CUP process. Ms. Busacca stated that yes, they all have to go through the CUP process.

 

Mayor Diesel confirmed with the applicant that they accepted the Planning and Zoning commission’s recommendations. Ms. John stated that T-Mobile adopted their recommendations into their application.  

 

Vice-Mayor Nelson stated that she supported the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendations. 

 

Council came to a consensus that the transmission tower does not need to be painted blue.

 

Member Jordan stated that he did not agree with the requirement for the shrubbery. Community Development Director Peggy Busacca stated that the code required a ten-foot landscape buffer when there was a high security fence and these variances would go to the Board of Adjustments and Appeals who would make these decisions unless council set a minimum for them. 

 

Stan Johnston submitted a card on this item, but chose not to speak. 

 

Motion: Member Jordan moved to approve Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Application No. 6-2021 – 15 Einig Avenue, 199 Foot T-Mobile Monopole Cell Tower as modified by City Council to include the following conditions: (1) Provide at a minimum five (5) foot landscape yard buffer in front of the proposed high security fence where the property fronts Einig Avenue and (2) The cell tower has to be a full head monopole. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

 

                        Member Stoeckel                    Yes

Member Robinson                  Yes

Member Jordan                       Yes

Mayor Diesel                          Yes

Vice Mayor Nelson                 Yes

                        

The motion carried unanimously.

 

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Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Application No. 7-2021- Swan's Storage – City Manager Larese advised that the request from staff was to approve CUP No. 7-2021 to allow a mini-warehouse use on a vacant, unaddressed parcel located on State Road 405 (South Street) between South Park Avenue and Kilmarnoch Lane, Parcel ID 22-35-17-AV-*-81. This is a quasi-judicial item.

 

During the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on November 3, 2021, the Planning and Zoning Commission considered this item and recommended approval of CUP No. 7-2021 with the staff recommended conditions. Motion approved with a 7-0.

 

The applicant was requesting a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to operate a mini-warehouse use on a vacant, unaddressed parcel located on State Road 405 (South Street) between South Park Avenue and Kilmarnoch Lane, Parcel ID 22-35-17-AV-*-81. The applicant also proposed to establish an outdoor storage use. The City’s Land Development Regulations required a conditional use permit for the mini-warehouse use. The outdoor storage use was a permitted use with limitations for properties designated as Industrial on the Future Land use Map. The future land use designation on the property was Industrial.

 

The applicant proposed to construct five new buildings and 55 outdoor storage spaces for the storage of recreational vehicles at the site. The applicant proposed a total of 46 storage units with two different sizes, 10x10 (35 units) and 10x15 (11 units). Office space would be located within the 1,500 square foot building nearest the south property line. Each building was proposed to be one story tall each and the total size of all five buildings was 6,650 square feet.

 

Community Development Director Peggy Busacca explained that staff recommended approval of the Conditional Use Permit with conditions. (1). An opaque vegetative screen at least six (6) feet in height at the time of planting shall be provided along the eastern edge of the east canopy, between the canopy and the stormwater system. (2). The proposed locations of the buildings shall remain as shown on the concept plan when submitting the site development permit application or otherwise provide sufficient screening consistent with Sec. 30-339 where the buildings would no longer provide a screen.

 

The applicant Brent Swanson stated the he was trying to create a place for off-site storage including RVs and boats in the community. He thanked council for their consideration.

 

Z. Sid Chehayeb, the consulting engineer, stated that he agreed with the staff’s recommendations and thanked staff for describing the project efficiently. Mr. Chehayeb stated that they saved a lot of trees on site and reduced the amount of water flow from site so the water would drain into the aquifer.    

 

Stan Johnston stated that he had nothing against the project, but discussed the drainage at the site.

 

Motion: Member Jordan moved to approve Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Application No. 7-2021- Swan's Storage as recommended by staff with the following conditions:  (1) An opaque vegetative screen at least six (6) feet in height at the time of planting shall be provided along the eastern edge of the east canopy, between the canopy and the stormwater system and (2) The proposed locations of the buildings shall remain as shown on the concept plan when submitting the site development permit application or otherwise provide sufficient screening consistent with Land Development Regulations Sec. 30-339 where the buildings would no longer provide a screen. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

 

Member Robinson                  Yes

Member Jordan                       Yes

Mayor Diesel                          Yes

Vice Mayor Nelson                 Yes

Member Stoeckel                    Yes

                        

The motion carried unanimously.

 

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ORDINANCES-FIRST READING – 

 

Ordinance No. 33-2021 - Development Fees – City Attorney Broome read Ordinance No. 33-2021 amending the Code Of Ordinances by incorporating and adopting fees inspection fees, special event application fees, and community development fees; amending Chapter 6 “Building and Building Regulations” by amending Section 6-57 “Application form” and creating Section 6A-1 “Building inspection and permit fees”; amending Chapter 9 “Fire prevention and protection” by amending Sections 9-6 “Bonfires and outdoor rubbish fires” and 9-12 “Occupancy inspection fee schedule”, amending Chapter 11 “Licenses and regulations” by amending Section 11-502 “Permit

application” amending Development Review Procedures Manual by creating Section 17 “Fees”; providing for findings, ratification, severability, repeal of conflicting ordinances, an effective date and incorporation into the code the first time by title only.

 

This was the first reading. The second reading and public hearing was scheduled to be heard by City Council on November 23, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

 

The proposed ordinance incorporated existing fees related to inspections and permit fees for building, fire and community development, and special event fees into the Code to increase transparency and ease in locating the fees through Municode. There are no changes to the amount of the fees.

 

Stan Johnston stated that he objected to Ordinance No. 33-2021, etc. 

 

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Rezoning (REZ) Application No. 2-2021 - 3413 South Hopkins Avenue – This item was tabled to the regular City Council meeting on December 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

 

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OLD BUSINESS – None.

 

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NEW BUSINESS

 

Disposition of Surplus Residential Vacant Lots - Provide advisability on the sale of surplus vacant residential lots.

 

The Neighborhood Services Department maintained a list of vacant City-owned residential lots that may be suitable for affordable housing in conjunction with City grant programs. The list currently contained four (4) lots, which are considered compatible for residential construction of single-family units. 

 

These lots have been on the list for over ten (10) years. With no future plans for City-funded housing or other City uses for these lots, these lots are considered surplus and are available for disposition. Staff met with the Executive Director of Urban Alliance of Brevard, Mr. Erron Fayson, and discussed the availability of City-owned lots for affordable housing and the options for acquisition. Mr. Fayson presented staff with a proposal, included in this report, to purchase these surplus lots at the 2021 fair market value attained from the Brevard County Property Appraisers' website. They are as follows:

 

  1. 1026 First Avenue $3,240.00
  2. 915 Kenilworth Avenue $7,800.00
  3. 701 Lucky Street $3,150.00
  4. 431 Canaveral Avenue $6,180.00

 

In the past, when disposing of lots maintained on this list, Council has authorized the disposition of such properties with the condition that affordable housing be built on the site. This was done so by entering into a Memorandum of Agreement and Land Use Restriction with the purchaser, for a specified use and timeframe.

 

Executive Director of Urban Alliance of Brevard Erron Fayson stated that his objective was to increase the number of available high quality affordable single-family homes, decrease the overall crime within target area and improve the livability for the citizens who live in the target are. The price per square foot was estimated at $72.00 to $80.00 for these homes depending on if they have a garage and there are multiple different floor plans to chose from. 

 

Member Jordan asked staff about the process of selling a surplus property and if the City had to present these pieces of property to government entities before selling them to the public. 

 

Community Development Director Peggy Busacca stated that in the past, the City donated property for affordable housing as well as a women’s shelter so it would be consistent to sell the property. 

 

Neighborhood Services Director Terrie Franklin stated that in 2008, the City started a program called infield development as an initiative to try and create opportunities with City owned properties to be used for affordable housing. These lots have been on the list since 2008, but there has not been any recent inquires on these properties. 

 

Member Jordan asked staff if there was a timeline of when the property needs to be developed. Neighborhood Services Director Terrie Franklin stated that the timeline was usually in the agreement, but they have previously made the timeline two years and a landscape restriction for fifteen or twenty years. If the property was not developed within two years, the City can regain the property or the agency can transfer the property to another community housing development organization that can develop the property. 

 

Stan Johnston discussed the lot at 1026 First Avenue and stated that the lot had a 48-inch pipe under the lot. Mr. Johnston stated that it was illegal to put a building on top of the pipe. 

 

Council provided advisability (by consensus) for staff to continue discussions with Executive Director of Urban Alliance of Brevard, Mr. Erron Fayson on the purchase of the following properties:  1026 First Avenue; 915 Kenilworth Avenue, 701 Lucky Street, and 431 Canaveral Avenue. Staff will continue their discussions with Mr. Fayson on understanding completely what he wants to build on the properties and that it was going to meet his needs and then come back to Council to provide the conditions and an agreement of sale for each individual lot.  Staff will work with the City Attorney on providing the conditions and agreement.  The conditions and agreement will include the affordability period and the possible time frame for this project to move forward.  In addition, Council will review and determine if conditions and agreement are sufficient for this request to move forward at a future meeting.   

 

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PETITIONS AND REQUESTS FROM THE PUBLIC PRESENT (NONAGENDA ITEMS) – None.

 

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MAYOR AND COUNCIL REPORTS

 

Mayor's Report – Mayor Diesel submitted his written report.

 

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Mayor Diesel stated that the City Council represented themselves well at the League of Cities on November 8, 2021.

 

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Council Reports –  

 

Member Stoeckel updated council on what was discussed at the League of Cities, including a bill that has been filed that requires every ordinance change to require a business impact study. 

 

Member Stoeckel stated that the smoking bill passed the first senate committee unanimously and she would keep council updated on the bill. 

 

Member Stoeckel stated that the League of Cities was discussing changing the City’s financial disclosure forms that are required to run for to the state’s version of the form, which are more in-depth and require more financial information. 

 

Member Stoeckel requested authorization to attend the Florida League of Cities Legislative Action Days in February 2022, and the Florida League of Cities Annual Conference in August 2022.   

 

Motion: Member Jordan moved to authorize Member Stoeckel to attend the Florida League of Cities Legislative Action Days in February 2022 and the Florida League of Cities Annual Conference in August 2022, as requested. Vice-Mayor Nelson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. 

 

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Vice-Mayor Nelson discussed the person who was fishing with an AK strapped around them last year in Titusville. Vice-Mayor Nelson stated that this year, they are coming back to Sand Point Park and she was not comfortable with that and would like to make it a legislative priority. 

 

City Attorney Broome stated that the City was preempted from regulating weapons.  

 

City Manager Larese stated that the City already transmitted its priorities, but she would bring the issue up to her individual legislator.

 

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Vice-Mayor Nelson stated that the open house for the Boys and Girls Club was on November 18, 2021. 

 

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Vice-Mayor Nelson stated that Parish wrote a check for Blanton Park and they have begun the engineering study and plans for the park. 

 

Vice Mayor Nelson Stated that she reached out to Coach P for an idea to use money donated for an all-inclusive park at Sand Point Park. 

 

 

City Managers Report – City Manager Larese submitted his written report.

 

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City Manager Larese stated that staff was requesting Council set a date for a special meeting to evaluate requests for allocation of

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. The proposed dates were:

 

  • Primary: Tuesday January 18, 2022 5: 30 pm
  • Secondary: Thursday January 20, 2022 5: 30 pm
  • Tertiary: Thursday January 27, 2022 5: 30 pm

 

Stan Johnston stated that the Titusville meetings need to be advertised ahead of time. Mr. Johnston stated that there was a Titusville Environmental Commission meeting and City Council meeting simultaneously.

 

Council set a date for a special City Council meeting to evaluate requests for allocation of Community Development Block (CDBG) funding.  The date of this meeting will be Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.  Council requested the meeting be held at 5:00 p.m. versus 5:30 p.m.

 

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The FY 23 Strategic Planning Cycle will begin in February 2022 with a community conversation

meeting facilitated by Kristin Bakke of LEAD Brevard. The first meeting would be held on a Saturday morning and would involve community leaders and interested citizens providing input to City Council in a workshop setting. A follow- up meeting would be held in March with Council and Senior Staff to finalize the City' s FY 23 goals and objectives.

The proposed dates for Community Conversation were:

  • Primary: Saturday February 05, 2022 9: 00 am — 12: 00 pm
  • Secondary: Saturday February 19, 2022 9: 00 am — 12: 00 pm

 

The proposed dates for Council/Staff Meeting were:

  • Primary: Tuesday March 15, 2022 5: 30 pm
  • Secondary: Thursday March 24, 2022 5: 30 pm

 

Council set the following dates for the FY 23 Strategic Planning Meetings as requested:  Community Conversation would be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 9 a.m. – noon and Council/Staff Meeting would be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

 

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City Manager Larese informed Council of the Veterans day ceremony on November 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Park and it would be operated by the Legion Post One. 

 

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With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 9:58 p.m.