Community Redevelopment Agency December 14, 2021

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Community Redevelopment Agency

Regular Meeting

December 14, 2021

 

The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of the City of Titusville, Florida met in regular session in the Multi-Purpose Room on the 2nd floor of Fire Headquarters, 555 South Washington Avenue, on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.


Call to Order/Determination of a Quorum

Chairperson Diesel called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Present were Chairperson Daniel Diesel, Vice-Chairperson Robert Jordan, and Members Joe Robinson, Jo Lynn Nelson, Jim Ball, Sarah Stoeckel, and Greg Aker. Also present were Executive Director Scott Larese, Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Attorney Richard Broome, and Sr. Administrative Assistant Emily Campbell who also completed the minutes.


Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance 

 

Chairperson Diesel asked for a moment of silence and then led the entire assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Sr. Administrative Assistant Emily Campbell read the procedure for public comment. 


Approval of Minutes

 

Motion:

Member Nelson moved to approve the minutes of the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, as submitted. Vice-Chair Jordan seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows:

                                           

Member Aker                          Yes

Member Robinson                  Yes 

Member Nelson                      Yes

Chairperson Diesel                 Yes 

Vice-Chair Jordan                   Yes 

Member Ball                           Yes 

Member Stoeckel                    Yes 

 

The motion carried unanimously. 

 


Special Recognitions and Presentations – None.


Old Business – None.

 


New Business 

 

Conditional Use Permit (CUP) #9-2021- Childcare facility at 213 South Palm Avenue – Executive Director Larese advised the request was to make a recommendation to Council regarding CUP 9-2021 to allow a childcare facility at 213 South Palm Avenue within the Downtown Sub-district of the Downtown Mixed Use (DMU) zoning district. 

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission considered this request on December 8, 2021 and recommended approval. 

 

The City Council was scheduled to consider this request on December 14, 2021.

 

The applicant requested a Conditional Use Permit to locate a childcare facility at 213 South Palm Avenue, within the existing Education Building of the First Methodist Church campus. The property was zoned Downtown Mixed Use (DMU), Downtown Sub-district. Section 28-110 of the Land Development Regulations required childcare facilities obtain a Conditional Use Permit in the DMU, Downtown Sub-district zoning district. The site was previously used as a childcare/preschool for over thirty (30) years prior to discontinuing operations at the site in 2018. 

 

The applicant and owner of Connection Kids Cheri Dunbar stated that she wanted to relocate to 213 South Palm Avenue at First United Methodist Church education building to expand her programs. 

 

Member Aker asked the applicant Cheri Dunbar how many students/children she anticipated. Ms. Dunbar stated that she currently averaged 90 to 100 children, but could increase to around 195 children at the new location and add infant care.  

 

Member Robinson stated that there was a concern regarding the traffic and parking on the street while the parents were dropping children off. The applicant Cheri Dunbar stated that she submitted two different options that were both approved and that there were no issues when this location was previously used as a childcare facility because the children are not being dropped off at the same time. 

 

Motion:

Member Nelson moved to approve Conditional Use Permit (CUP) #9-2021 - Childcare Facility at 213 South Palm Avenue, as recommended. Vice-Chair Jordan seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows: 

            

Member Robinson                  Yes 

Member Nelson                      Yes

Chairperson Diesel                 Yes 

Vice-Chair Jordan                   Yes 

Member Ball                           Yes 

Member Stoeckel                    Yes 

Member Aker                          Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously. 


Update to 2015 Supplemental Community Redevelopment (CRA) Plan and Ten Year Strategic Initiatives Plan - Executive Director Larese advised the request was to approve the scope from S&ME, Inc. to update the 2015 CRA Redevelopment Plan and to provide a Ten (10) Year Strategic Initiatives Plan and recommend the City Council approve the Budget Amendment to fund the scope.

 

The CRA Board members voiced the need to update the 2015 Supplemental Redevelopment Plan based on evolving community concerns and goals. The FY2022 CRA Budget included funding for a consultant to update the Redevelopment Plan. Staff proposed using a Continuing Consultant Contract with S&ME, Inc. to update the Redevelopment Plan Supplement and to provide a Ten (10) Year Initiatives Plan. The scope of services included a review of existing conditions; a gap assessment of what goals the CRA has accomplished, what goals still need to be accomplished and what goals are no longer relevant; and review of the current planning documents regulating the CRA. The project will include a public input process and development of a list of strategies and goals for the redevelopment area. Staff also proposed that a Ten (10) Year Strategic Initiatives Plan (Implementation Plan) be drafted to provide guidance for the CRA regarding capital projects and programs to implement over the next ten (10) years.

 

Stan Johnston stated that the CRA needed an engineer to represent the board and the City. Mr. Johnston stated that the CRA needed to include testing the water in the Indian River Lagoon to the strategic plan.

 

Motion:

Vice-Chair Jordan moved to update the 2015 Supplemental Community Redevelopment (CRA) Plan and Ten Year Strategic Initiatives Plan and to approve the Budget Amendment to fund the scope, as recommended. Member Ball seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows: 

            

Member Nelson                      Yes

Chairperson Diesel                 Yes 

Vice-Chair Jordan                   Yes 

Member Ball                           Yes 

Member Stoeckel                    Yes 

Member Aker                          Yes

Member Robinson                  Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously. 

 


Petitions and Request from the Public Present

 

Stan Johnston discussed his handout regarding the sewage spill from December of 2020, etc. 

 


Executive Directors Report

 

Executive Director Larese submitted his written report and advised that all the items were informational only. 

  


Executive Director Larese congratulated the Farmers Market on their success and stated that on Friday, December 10, 2021, $60,000 was provided to the citizens. 


With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 5:48 p.m.