Board Members Present:
Barbara Gaulien, Vice Chair
David Washington-(entered the meeting at 11:09 a.m.)
Jeff Burton, CRA Director
Scott Rudacille, Chief Assistant City Attorney
Scott Tyler, Chief of Police
Matt Misco, Finance Department
Amber LaRowe, Assistant City Clerk
Mrs. Gaulien called the meeting to order at 11:00 a.m., followed by a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance.
1. CRA ADVISORY BOARD AGENDA APPROVAL
Motion: Ms. Carillo moved, Mrs. Gaulien seconded, and the motion carried 2-0 to approve the July 23, 2019 CRA Advisory Board agenda. Mr. Washington was absent for the vote.
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
No public comment.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion: Ms. Carillo moved, Mrs. Gaulien seconded, and the motion arried 2-0 to approve the July 13, 2018 CRA Advisory Board minutes. Mr. Washington was absent for the vote.
4. ELECTION CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR
Motion: Mrs. Gaulien moved, Ms. Carillo seconded, and the motion carried 2-0 to elect Mr. Washington as Chair for the Board and Mrs. Gaulien as Vice Chair for the Board. Mr. Washington was absent for the vote.
5. COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVE PLAN (CPIP) BUDGET
Chief Tyler made a presentation on the 2019-2020 CPIP Budget Request. A copy of the presentation is attached to the minutes. His Plan shows a decline between 2017 and 2018 in most Part 1 offenses (murder, rape, burglary, arson, etc.) in the CRA. Chief displayed a map of the City showing incident density in 2016, 2017 and 2018 that shows where crime is shifting in the City/CRA.
The FY2020 allocation request is for the continued funding of 8 officers, vehicle repair, fuel, security for CRA events for a total allocation of $575,959 an increase of approximately $19,000 over last year.
In regards to funding for security, it is for the overtime to the officers for the multicultural and the July 4th festivals.
6. FISCAL YEAR 2020 BUDGET DISCUSSION
Mr. Burton discussed the budget as attached to the Agenda. Estimated tax increment funds (TIF) from Manatee County are $2M with TIF from the City at just under $2M. A total of $7.4M estimated total revenues for FY2019-2020.
Mr. Burton reviewed various estimated expenses for the coming fiscal year. He explained the reason for the increase in the repair and maintenance account; stating that with the CRA projects being so specific, he would prefer to hire a maintenance company to take care of the projects/properties.
Mr. Burton discussed the proposed plans for the Riverside Property noting that the intent is for a 250-unit apartment complex with commercial.
He discussed the pocket neighborhood concept for the Taylor Properties located east of 8th Avenue and intends to have CRA Advisory Board meetings as the project progresses.
Motion: Mrs. Gaulien moved, Mrs. Carillo seconded, and the motion carried 3-0 to approve and recommend the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget as presented.
Chair Washington adjourned the meeting at 12:12 p.m.