CRA BOARD MEETING
August 5, 2019
CRA Board Members Present:
Shirley Groover Bryant, Presiding Officer
Tambra Varnadore, Chair
Jonathan Davis, Vice Chair
Mark Barnebey, City Attorney
Jeff Burton, CRA Director
Jim Freeman, City Clerk
Mohammed Rayan, Public Works Deputy Director
Scott Tyler, Chief of Police
Amber LaRowe, Assistant City Clerk
1. CRA BOARD AGENDA APPROVAL
Motion: Mrs. Varnadore moved, Mr. Williams seconded, and the motion carried 5-0 to approve the August 5, 2019 CRA Board Agenda with the removal of item 4, Civix Project.
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
3. CONSENT AGENDA APPROVAL
A. July 22, 2019 Minutes
B. Downtown Parking Short Term Plan (Removed for discussion)
Motion: Mrs. Varnadore moved, Mr. Williams seconded, and the motion carried 5-0 to approve the July 22, 2019 Minutes as recommended by staff.
3B Downtown Parking Short Term Plan Discussion:
Mr. Burton explained that the short term plan for this property is for the parking to be there for about 5 years.
Mrs. Cornwell believes this is a good idea for the use of the property for the short term and looks forward to the development of the parcel after that.
Motion: Mrs. Cornwell moved, Mrs. Varnadore seconded, and the motion carried 5-0 to approve item 3B Short Term Parking Plan.
4. CIVIX PROJECT (Removed)
This item will be placed on a Special CRA Board meeting on August 12th at 5:30 p.m. (or as soon thereafter).
5. CRA DIRECTOR'S COMMENTS
6. PRESIDING OFFICER'S COMMENTS
Mayor Bryant stated that she is looking forward to the succession planning for a “second in command” at the CRA to be brought forward to the Board.
In order to surplus the property on 10th Avenue and 8th Street West, Mr. Burton stated that there needs to be an environmental assessment completed and then it can be appraised. Mr. Davis is interested in revisiting the surplus of this property. In regards to the process, Mr. Burton explained that after being designated as surplus, the CRA/City will put the property out for a proposal to be ranked by a committee. After that, the recommendation will be brought forward to the CRA/City for acceptance. Mrs. Varnadore requested a list of all owned property, one from the City and one from the CRA, and what is going on with each property.
Mr. Burton reviewed charter schools and he found that the City of Coral Springs does own a charter school.
7. CRA BOARD MEMBER'S COMMENTS
Mayor Bryant adjourned the meeting at 8:29 p.m.
Minutes approved: September 9, 2019
James R. Freeman
James R. Freeman