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Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

6:30 P.M.

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:40 p.m. by Vice Chair Militello on the above date in the City Commission Chambers, City Hall.

 

Roll Call:

 

PRESENT:                Mr. Steve Gonot

                                    Ms. Sylvia Poitier 

                                    Mr. Martin Popelsky

                                    Vice Chair Pam Militello

                                    Chair Albert Capellini - late

 

ALSO PRESENT:     Carlos Baia, CRA Director

                                    Ada Graham-Johnson, Interim City Manager

                                    Samantha L. Gillyard, Acting City Clerk

                                   

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

December 19, 2006

 

MOTION was made by Ms. Poitier and Seconded by Mr. Popelsky to approve the agenda of December 19, 2006.  Voice Vote: YEAS: All votes YEAS.  NAYS: None.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

November 21, 2006

 

MOTION was made by Ms. Poitier and Seconded by Mr. Popelsky to approve the CRA minutes of November 21, 2006.  Voice vote: YEAS: All votes YEAS.  NAYS: None.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

                                    ITEM 1                                               TAPE 1, COUNT 50

 

CRA Resolution 2006/010 – A Resolution of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Deerfield Beach, approving and recommending modifications to the Community Redevelopment Plan.

 

Carlos Baia, Economic Development Manager, provided an update to include modifications to the CRA plan, previously approved by the Planning and Zoning Board, and areawide statistics for the redevelopment area. A public hearing will be held at the January 2, 2007 City Commission meeting, for final review.

 

Continuing, Mr. Baia stated that the City must update the plan to reflect changing conditions.  The plan includes areawide market statistics, a graphics illustration, cost estimates, and updates to the CIP.

 

General Items

 

In response to Mr. Gonot’s question, Mr. Baia replied the CIP can be modified every 3-5 years.

 

Ms. Poitier asked if the boundaries of the CRA have been expanded.

 

Mr. Baia replied that the boundaries were expanded in 2002 for public right-of-way purposes, along the Hillsboro Boulevard boundary and a portion of Federal Highway.

 

MOTION was made by Mr. Gonot and Seconded by Ms. Poitier to close the public hearing.  Voice vote: YEAS: All votes YEAS.  NAYS: None.

 

MOTION was made by Ms. Poitier and Seconded by Mr. Gonot to approve CRA Resolution 2006/010.  Voice vote: YEAS: All votes YEAS.  NAYS: None.

 

Vice Chair Militello passed the gave to Chair Capellini.

 

                             ITEM 2                                               TAPE 1, COUNT 162

 

CRA Resolution 2006/011 - A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AUTHORIZING A PURCHASE ORDER FOR PAYMENT TO BELLS0UTH FOR THE UNDERGROUNDING OF A SECTION OF OVERHEAD UTILITY LINES ON HILLSBORO BOULEVARD AS PART OF THE HILLSBORO STREETSCAPE PROJECT

 

Carlos Baia, Economic Development Manager, advised that this item relates to the Hillsboro Boulevard Streetscape Project.  He said there is a small section of wires crossing Hillsboro Boulevard in front of the 60 Minute Drycleaner that need to be buried by Bellsouth. He added that this would cost the City $8,590.98 and the funds would be taken from the Hillsboro Boulevard Streetscape Fund.

 

MOTION was made by Mr. Gonot and Seconded by Mr. Popelsky to approve CRA Resolution 2006/011.  Voice vote: YEAS: All votes YEAS.  NAYS: None.

 

 

                               ITEM 3                                               TAPE 1, COUNT 196

 

CRA Resolution 2006/012 - A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD  OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY INCREASING THE ADMINISTRATIVE SPENDING AUTHORITY FOR THE CRA DIRECTOR TO $10,000

 

Carlos Baia, Economic Development Manager, stated that there are many construction projects on-going in the City of Deerfield Beach and the costs have escalated. Although Mr. Baia is authorized to spend $2,000.00, he is requesting this amount be increased to

 

General Items – CONTINUED

 

$10,000.00.  He stated that the Resolution would also include language that the CRA Board members would be notified of these expenditures.

 

Ms. Poitier asked if they would be notified before the monies were spent.

 

Mr. Baia replied after the monies are spent.

 

Mr. Popelsky asked if there have been any changes this year that were under $10,000.00.

 

Mr. Baia replied no, but there may be some in the future.

 

Ms. Poitier asked if the items had to be approved by the City Manager.

 

Mr. Baia replied no.

 

Mr. Gonot and Ms. Poitier expressed their concerns with increasing the amount to $10,000.

 

MOTION was made by Vice Chair Militello and Seconded by Mr. Gonot to approve CRA Resolution 2006/012 increasing administrative spending authority for the CRA Director to $5,000.00, limiting the aggregate amount to $10,000.00 to same entity.  Voice vote: YEAS: All votes YEAS.  NAYS: None.

 

                             ITEM 4                                               TAPE 1, COUNT 306

 

CRA Resolution 2006/013 - A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AUTHORIZING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER—IN HIS CAPACITY AS CRA DIRECTOR—TO BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS TO PURCHASE REAL PROPERTY AT 2040 E. HILLSBORO BOULEVARD

 

Carlos Baia, Economic Development Manager, stated that the City’s roadway improvement projects, as part of the A1A master plan, will require right-of-way acquisition along the eastern section of Hillsboro Boulevard, east of A1A to incorporate a turn lane into the parking facility. He said that the owner of one (1) of the properties has contacted him and has expressed a desire to start negotiations for the purchase of the property. Mr. Baia suggested that the City approve this recommendation.

 

Mr. Gonot asked if this is part of the A1A expansion project and if it will be used by the City.

 

Mr. Baia replied that the turn lane would be the frontage of the property and the remainder could be used for parking.

 

 

General Items – CONTINUED

 

Mr. Gonot stated that Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) be contacted as there are certain requirements that must be adhered to. Additionally, he stated FDOT sometimes participates in advanced acquisition and they would share in the expenses.

 

Ms. Poitier asked for clarification as it relates to beach parking.

 

Mr. Baia replied that the parcel is immediately west of a City parking lot and the frontage will become a turn lane into this lot. He said that it is envisioned that all of the City surface parking lots from Hillsboro Boulevard to S.E. 3rd Street will be united.

 

MOTION was made by Vice Chair Militello and Seconded by Mr. Gonot authorizing the Economic Development Manager to contact FDOT regarding the possibility of advance acquisition for the A1A improvement project before negotiating with the homeowner.  Voice vote: YEAS: All votes YEAS.  NAYS: None.

 

                             ITEM 5                                               TAPE 1, COUNT 455

 

Cove Shopping Center RFQ—Board Participation on Selection Committee

 

Carlos Baia, Economic Development Manager, stated that this item is related to the request for qualifications which was issued two weeks ago for the Cove Shopping Center for architectural standards. He stated that Vice Chair Militello has expressed an interest in participating on the selection panel.  This panel will convene the third or fourth week in January 2007.

 

MOTION was made by Mr. Gonot and Seconded by Mr. Popelsky to appoint Vice Chair Militello as the Board’s representative on the selection committee.  Voice vote: YEAS: All votes YEAS.  NAYS: None.

 

Adjournment

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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ALBERT R. CAPELLINI, P.E., CRA CHAIR

ATTEST:

 

 

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SAMANTHA L. GILLYARD, ACTING CITY CLERK