Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting February 8, 2022

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Community Redevelopment Agency

Regular Meeting

February 8, 2022

 

The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of the City of Titusville, Florida met in regular session in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 555 South Washington Avenue, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.


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, December 14, 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 

Purchase of Twelve (12) Six (6) Foot Aluminum Park Benches for Sand Point Park - Executive Director Larese advised the request was to recommend approval to the City Council for the purchase of twelve (12) six (6) foot aluminum park benches with seat backs from Swartz Associates, Inc. of Naples, Florida in the amount of $4,750 per the Manatee County Contract of Award Agreement No. 21-0053-MR, effective 09/01/2020 through 08/31/2023. Additionally, recommend the City Council authorize the Executive Director/City Manager to direct the Purchasing and Contracts Division to issue the purchase order necessary for the acquisition.

 

At the August 10, 2021 CRA meeting, the CRA provided advisability for staff to research the purchase of park benches for Sand Point Park and a shade structure at the dog park facility at Marina Park. Based on the Purchasing Division’s research regarding the purchase of park benches, the use of Manatee County Contract of Award No. 21-0053-MR to purchase twelve (12) six (6) foot park benches with a back rest from Swartz Associates, Inc. of Naples, Florida was utilized to obtain a quote in the amount of $4,750. The Brevard County Parks & Recreation Department stated that the benches would fall under the City - Brevard County Parks & Recreation Maintenance Agreement.

 

Member Nelson asked if the group of citizens requesting to expand the Sand Point dog park attended the Parks and Recreation meeting to discuss the expansion. 

 

City Manager Larese stated that there was a meeting set up with North Area Parks Operation Manager Jeff Davis and Mayor Diesel this week to discuss suggestions.

 

Mayor Diesel stated that he met with North Area Parks Operation Manager Jeff Davis at Sand Point Park and observed the dog park being very active. 

 

Member Nelson suggested that the CRA wait until the next meeting to make the purchase after City Manager Larese and Mayor Diesel meet with the North Area Parks Operation Manager Jeff Davis to discuss further.

 

Mayor Diesel asked City Manager Larese for his input. City Manager Larese stated that his opinion was to purchase the benches now because they could be used throughout the City’s park system, even if they were not placed at Sand Point Park. 

 

Motion: Member Nelson moved to recommend approval to council regarding the purchase of twelve (12) six (6) foot aluminum park benches with seat backs from Swartz Associates, Inc. of Naples, Florida in the amount of $4,750 per the Manatee County Contract of Award Agreement No. 21-0053-MR, effective 09/01/2020 through 08/31/2023 and recommend the City Council authorize the Executive Director/City Manager to direct the Purchasing and Contracts Division to issue the purchase order necessary for the acquisition, as recommended by staff. Vice-Chair Jordan seconded the motion for discussion.

 

Vice-Chair Jordan stated that he did not want the City to remove an amenity by expanding the dog park and removing the radio control car track. 

 

City Manager Larese stated that North Area Parks Operation Manager Jeff Davis’ goal and objective was to keep the amenity and discuss additional locations for dog parks. 

 

 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.

 


Purchase and Installation of Two (2) Shade Structures from USA Shade & Fabric Structures for the Marina Dog Park Facility – Executive Director Larese advised the request was to recommend to the City Council to approve the purchase and installation of two (2) thirty (30) foot by twenty (20) foot cantilever shade structures from USA Shade & Fabric Structures, of Dallas, Texas, in the amount of $65,110.76 per the Sourcewell Cooperative Contract #010521-LTS-6, effective 02/17/2021 through 02/17/2025. Additionally, authorize the Executive Director/City Manager to direct the Purchasing and Contracts Division to issue the necessary purchasing tools for the acquisition and installation.

 

Motion: Vice-Chair Jordan moved to recommend to the City Council to approve the purchase and installation of two (2) thirty (30) foot by twenty (20) foot cantilever shade structures from USA Shade & Fabric Structures, of Dallas, Texas, in the amount of $65,110.76 per the Sourcewell Cooperative Contract #010521-LTS-6, effective 02/17/2021 through 02/17/2025 and authorize the Executive Director/City Manager to direct the Purchasing and Contracts Division to issue the necessary purchasing tools for the acquisition and installation., as recommended by staff. 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.

 

Redevelopment Planner Tim Ford asked Council if they had a recommendation for the color of the shade structure. Council came to a consensus to recommend blue shade fabric color for the shade structure to match the splash park.

 


FY2022 Annual Road Resurfacing Project Contract Award - Executive Director Larese advised the request was to approve the award of FY22 Annual Road Resurfacing Project to VA Paving of Cocoa, FL in the amount of $1,096,385 for the construction of paving improvements at various locations within the City of Titusville including street within the CRA, and authorize the Mayor to execute said contract upon review and approval of City Attorney and staff. Additionally, approve associated budget amendments.

Stan Johnston stated that he supported the resurfacing project and stated that it should be continued. Mr. Johnston stated that he was going to be asking the City to pave a dirt street soon. 

 

Motion: Vice-Chair Jordan moved to approve the award of FY22 Annual Road Resurfacing Project to VA Paving of Cocoa, FL in the amount of $1,096,385 for the construction of paving improvements at various locations within the City of Titusville including street within the CRA, and authorize the Mayor to execute said contract upon review and approval of City Attorney and staff. Additionally, approve associated budget amendments. Member Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows: 

Chairperson Diesel                 Yes 

Vice-Chair Jordan                   Yes 

Member Ball                           Yes 

Member Stoeckel                    Yes 

Member Aker                          Yes

Member Robinson                  Yes 

Member Nelson                      Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously. 


Purchase of 3 Gridsmart Detection Cameras - Executive Director Larese advised the request was to approve the use of FDOT contract for APL Traffic Equipment #DOT-ITB-21-9049-SJ effective November 4, 2019 through November 3, 2022, for the purchase of three (3) Gridsmart Single Camera Detection Systems in the amount of $43,425 from Cubic ITS, Inc. of Sugar Land, TX to be installed at three intersections within the downtown. Additionally, authorize the City Manager to approve the purchase order to process this acquisition. Additionally, approve the associated project creation and budget amendment.

 

Member Aker asked if the cameras were installed only in the bike lane. Public Works Director Kevin Cook stated that the cameras covered the whole intersection.

 

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

 

Motion: Vice-Chair Jordan moved to approve the use of FDOT contract for APL Traffic Equipment #DOT-ITB-21-9049-SJ effective November 4, 2019 through November 3, 2022, for the purchase of three (3) Gridsmart Single Camera Detection Systems in the amount of $43,425 from Cubic ITS, Inc. of Sugar Land, TX to be installed at three intersections within the downtown. Additionally, authorize the City Manager to approve the purchase order to process this acquisition. Additionally, approve the associated project creation and budget amendment. Member Nelson seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as follows: 

Vice-Chair Jordan                   Yes

Member Ball                           Yes

Member Stoeckel                    Yes

Member Aker                          Yes

Member Robinson                  Yes

Member Nelson                      Yes

Chairperson Diesel                 Yes

 

The motion carried unanimously. 


Petitions and Request from the Public Present

 

Stan Johnston stated that he posted a hazard sign by the fountains in Space View Park on February 18, 2021. Mr. Johnston stated that the sign was removed and destroyed. 

 


Executive Directors Report

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


With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 5:56 p.m.