COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING       

              A Regular Community Redevelopment Meeting was held on March 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Robert H. Johnson Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  Commissioner Lance Smith called the meeting to order.  Roll call was taken.  Present were members Lance Smith, Charlie Proctor, Alan Knight, and Mayor Gene Whitfield. Ken Burgess and Kenneth Compton arrived at 5:22 p.m. City Manager Dr. Spina and City Attorney Matthew Maggard were also present.

            Staff present:  CRA Director Gail Hamilton, Director of Planning Todd Vande Berg, Grant Specialist Audrey McGuire, Public Works Director Shane LeBlanc, Building Official Bill Burgess, City Clerk Lori Hillman, and Assistant City Clerk Jessica Carter.

            Alan Knight moved to approve the minutes of the February 27, 2017 Regular Meeting.  Seconded by Charlie Proctor.  Motion passed unanimously.

BUSINESS ITEMS

1.   2016 Annual Community Redevelopment Agency Report

            CRA Director Gail Hamilton presented the 2016 Annual Report, per Florida Statute Chapter 163, Part III, the CRA will report on the activities of the Agency for the preceding year. Ms. Hamilton stated a copy of the report will be sent by certified mail to Pasco County Administrator, Michele Baker as well as the City Clerk for public display.  The presentation highlighted the CRA’s projects and programs for 2016:

  • Adoption of the Master Plan

  • Residential and Office Market Position Study

  • Hercules Park Redevelopment

  • Zephyr Park Master Plan

  • CRA District Design Standards

  • Neighborhood Cleanup Program

  • New Business In the District

  • Residential Program

  • Downtown Events by Zephyrhills Main Street

The CRA Board reviewed the presentation and provided comments to the CRA Director.

2.   CRA Director Report

            Ms. Hamilton reported on the Jeffries House progress: Landscape plans donated by Kimley-Horn and Associates has been received. Public Works Director, Shane LeBlanc stated Shawn Daughtery will work with the CRA to install landscaping and irrigation.  A Grand Opening Reception for the community will be held at completion.  Ms. Hamilton stated she has been searching for period specific furnishing for the house. The Jeffries House will provide offices for the CRA as well as Main Street Zephyrhills and once City Hall is demolished the Planning staff will relocate to the Jeffries House during construction of the new city hall.

 

Meeting Adjourned 5:47 p.m.

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