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Deerfield Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

6:45 P.M.

 

The meeting was called to order by Chair Capellini at 6:45 p.m. on the above date in the City Commission Chambers, City Hall.

 

Roll Call:

 

            Present:                                              Mr. Steve Gonot – absent                                                                                                                Ms. Pam Militello

                                                                        Mr. Martin Popelsky

                                                                        Vice Chair Sylvia Poitier

                                                                        Chair Albert R. Capellini, P.E.

 

            Also Present:

                                                                        Michael Mahaney, City Manager

                                                                        Andrew Maurodis, City Attorney

                                                                        Ada Graham-Johnson, CMC, City Clerk

 

Approval of the agenda                                                    tape 1, count 0028

 

May 20, 2008

 

MOTION was made by Vice Chair Poitier and seconded by Mr. Popelsky to approve the agenda as submitted.

 

Voice Vote:  YEAS:  Ms. Militello, Mr. Popelsky, Vice Chair Poitier, and Chair Capellini.  NAYS:  None.

 

Approval of minutes                                                            tape 1, count 0034

 

April 29, 2008

 

MOTION was made by Ms. Militello and seconded by Vice Chair Poitier to approve the April 29, 2008 minutes as submitted.

 

Voice Vote:  YEAS:  Ms. Militello, Mr. Popelsky, Vice Chair Poitier, and Chair Capellini.  NAYS:  None.

 

General Items

 

                        ITEM 1                                               COUNT 0038

 

Update on “S” Curve Project

 

Gerald Ferguson, Director of Planning & Growth Management/Building, stated that tonight’s meeting is to only update the Board on project status. 

 

Charles DaBrusco, Assistant Director of Public Works & Environmental Services, stated that due to all three projects, “S” Curve, Hillsboro Streetscape, and PD&E Study, just beginning, there is little to report.  He stated that as the months progress, he will provide the Board with photos of the projects and abreast them of any issues that may occur.

 

Continuing, Mr. DaBrusco stated that the contracts have been executed and the shop drawings approved. He also advised that the residents’ requested that construction be delayed for approximately two (2) weeks and they were able to satisfy that request.  Moreover, Mr. DaBrusco stated that field locates were performed on the utilities and there was a conflict with respect to the drainage system.  In resolving the issue, the drainage system and location was modified.  He continued to explain what solutions have been implemented. 

 

Additionally, Mr. DaBrusco provided an update regarding the signage, wherein the contractor put the wrong signage up; which indicated a road closure when in fact it is a road detour. However, the issue has since been addressed.  He stated that next month there will be much more information to provide.

 

Chair Capellini requested that the information be sent in the form of a memorandum.

 

                                    ITEM 2                                               COUNT 0142

 

Update on Hillsboro Streetscape Project

 

Charles DaBrusco, Assistant Director of Public Works & Environmental Services, stated that contracts for the Hillsboro Streetscape Project were awarded and there was an issue where the second low bidder was contesting the bid.  The bid specifications were written strictly with respect to these types of issues, there was no question as to error.  Additionally, he stated that the bidder should have responded within 24 hours and they did not.  He stated that the contracts have been executed in order to proceed with construction.  Moreover, there is a preconstruction conference next week for the Hillsboro Streetscape Project.  

 

Continuing, Mr. DaBrusco stated that construction will begin on July 5, 2008.  He further reported that equipment must be ordered to ensure that the contractor is fully up to speed.

 

ITEM 3                                               COUNT 0171

 

Update on PD&E Study

 

Charles DaBrusco, Assistant Director of Public Works & Environmental Services, stated that the project contracts have been executed and traffic counters are currently on A1A.  He stated that another meeting is necessary in order to create a detailed construction schedule.  Although there is a schedule in the contract, another meeting will be held to create a detailed construction schedule. Once procured, it will be sent to the Board in memorandum form, along with the “S” Curve project update. 

 

Board/Administration Comments

 

City Manager - No Report.

 

CRA Attorney - No Report.

 

City Clerk - No Report.

 

Ms. Militello   - No Report.

 

Mr. Popelsky - No Report.

 

Vice Chair Poitier – No Report.

 

Chair Capellini - No Report.

 

Adjournment

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

 

 

 

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

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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ADA GRAHAM-JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK