November 14, 2023

  1. Minutes

Community Redevelopment Agency

Regular Meeting

November 14, 2023

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, November 14, 2023.



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 Joe Robinson and Members Herman Cole, Jr. Col USAF Retired, Jo Lynn Nelson, Dr. Sarah Stoeckel, Greg Aker and Jim Ball, Executive Director Scott Larese, Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Attorney Richard Broome, and Sr. Administrative Assistant Emily Campbell were also present. Sr. Administrative Assistant Emily Campbell completed the minutes of the meeting.


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, October 10, 2023, as submitted. Member Cole seconded the motion.

The motion carried unanimously.


Special Recognitions and Presentations – None.


Old Business – None.


New Business

Commercial Beautification Grant for property located at 414 Pine Street - St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church - Executive Director Larese stated that the request was to approve the award of a Commercial Beautification Grant in the amount of $34,800 to St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church for property located at 414 Pine Street.

This project was located at 414 Pine Street within the Downtown Sub-district of the Community Redevelopment District. St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church was applying to reroof the building. Roof repairs were listed as an eligible expense in the Commercial Beautification Façade Improvement Program. The total cost of the low bid to re-roof the building was $69,600. The total amount of the reimbursement grant was 50% of the total which comes out to $34,800. Funds were available in the CRA Building Grants FY2024 budget to over the grant amount.

Redevelopment Planner Sue Williams reviewed the policies and procedures for the Commercial Beautification Grant and stated that public and non-profit properties serving the downtown were allowed to apply for grant funds. A commercial purpose included buildings that promoted and assisted the economic growth of the downtown redevelopment area.

Member Ball stated the Community Redevelopment Agency has supported other non-profits in the past and he was in support of this item.

Motion: Member Nelson moved to approve the award of a Commercial Beautification Grant in the amount of $34,800 to St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church for property located at 414 Pine Street, as recommended. Member Cole seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as followed:

                                                 Member Aker                Yes

                                                Member Cole                 Yes

                                                Member Nelson             Yes

                                                Chairman Diesel            Yes

                                                Vice-Chair Robinson      Yes

                                                Member Ball                  Yes

                                                Member Stoeckel          Yes

The motion carried unanimously.


Change Order - ARPA FY23 Slip Lining and Manhole/Lift Station Rehabilitation – Executive Director Larese advised that the request was to recommend approval of the change order #1 to Instituform Technologies, LLC of Chesterfield, MO for the installation of additional slip lining and the construction of manhole/lift station rehabilitations within 3 additional basins of the Osprey Water Reclamation Facility Service Area in the amount of $886,942.81, contract # CN23B035/LR. Additionally, recommend authorization for the City Manager to execute the change order and recommend approval of the associated budget amendment.

On June 13, 2023 the City Council approved award of contract # CN23B035/LR. to Instituform Technologies, LLC of Chesterfield, MO for the installation of slip lining and the construction of manhole/lift station rehabilitations within 2 basins of the Osprey Water Reclamation Facility Service Area in the amount of $2,105,234.74.

Once construction began on the project, it was discovered that one of the proposed basin was heavily inundated with rainwater and would need improvements to the lift station to clear the system prior to slip lining efforts. Therefore, additional basins were reviewed to replace this basin and three replacement basins were found that would expand the scope and allow the use of excess ARPA funds and planned CRA funds to improve the I&I issues within the Osprey Basin.

It was recommended that the Community Redevelopment Agency recommend to the City Council to approve the change order #1 to Instituform Technologies, LLC of Chesterfield, MO for the installation of additional slip lining and the construction of manhole/lift station rehabilitations within 3 additional basins of the Osprey Water Reclamation Facility Service Area in the amount of $886,942.81, contract # CN23B035/LR. Additionally, recommend authorization for the City Manager to execute the change order. Additionally, recommend approval of the associated budget amendment.

Motion: Member Nelson moved to recommend to City Council to approve the change order #1 to Instituform Technologies, LLC of Chesterfield, MO for the installation of additional slip lining and the construction of manhole/lift station rehabilitations within 3 additional basins of the Osprey Water Reclamation Facility Service Area in the amount of $886,942.81, contract # CN23B035/LR. Additionally, recommend authorization for the City Manager to execute the change order and recommend approval of the associated budget amendment, as recommended. Member Ball seconded the motion. The roll call vote was as followed:

                                Member Cole             Yes

                                Member Nelson         Yes

                                Chairman Diesel        Yes

                                Vice-Chair Robinson  Yes

                                Member Ball               Yes

                                Member Stoeckel       Yes

                                Member Aker             Yes

The motion carried unanimously.


Petitions and Request from the Public Present – None.


Executive Directors Report

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


With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.