CRA BOARD MEETING
October 5, 2015
Board Members Present:
Shirley Groover Bryant, Presiding Officer
Brian Williams, Chair
Tambra Varnadore, Vice Chair
Mark Barnebey, City Attorney
Jim Freeman, City Clerk
Allen Tusing, Public Works Director
Scott Tyler, Chief of Police
Amber Foley, Assistant City Clerk
Mayor Bryant opened the CRA Board meeting at 7:55 p.m.
1. CRA BOARD AGENDA APPROVAL
Motion: Mrs. Varndore moved, Mr. Davis seconded, and the motion carried 5-0 to approve the October 5, 2015 CRA Board Agenda.
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
3. CRA CONSENT AGENDA
A. August 24, 2015 Minutes
B. FY2015 CPIP Budget Transfer
C. Blalock Walters Legal Bills
Motion: Mrs. Varnadore moved, Mr. Davis seconded, and the motion carried 5-0 to approve the October 5, 2015 CRA Consent Agenda.
4. CRA DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS
Mr. Burton informed the Board that he has had discussions with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and their building located at 810 6th Street West. The CRA would like to purchase the building and help renovate and restore it. When the work is completed the CRA office could then be moved upstairs. He requested a special meeting to discuss the option of purchasing the building. A special meeting was called for Thursday October 8 at 5:30 p.m.
5 PRESIDING OFFICER’S COMMENTS
6 CRA BOARD MEMBERS’ COMMENTS
Mrs. Cornwell—requested an update on the Olympia Theater project. She questioned the parameters that were established when the incentive funding was applied for. She requested more information, in writing, regarding that project; i.e. what has been met and what has not been met.
She asked Mr. Burton to seek more medical businesses to come to this side of the River.
Mrs. Varnadore—questioned the movies in the park for the fall. Mr. Burton stated that the CRA is funding movies in the park for “big kids” during the fall and winter season at Sutton Park. These are different then the City’s First Friday movies.
Mayor Bryant adjourned the meeting at 8:22 p.m.
Minutes approved: January 4, 2016
James R. Freeman
James R. Freeman