area, the Airport Authority always expressed concern with large impact fees. In the capacity of serving on the Space Coast Environmental Commission Board, he felt the impact fees were hurting the people trying to make a living.
Jim Garrison, 149 Harrison St., requested at least a minimum of a two (2) year moratorium for impact fees. He commented on how impact fees affected new businesses trying to get established.
Discussion ensued on impact fees and the benefits of a moratorium.
Michael Colman, 1001 Tropic St., spoke in favor of the moratorium for impact fees.
Curt Leady, 3565 Sawgrass Drive, advised that new businesses would go to cities with no impact fees. He volunteered to meet with Council or set up a group to discuss looking at the moratorium for impact fees.
J.J. Parrish, III, 909 Indian River Ave., spoke in favor of the moratorium for impact fees.
Ray Smith, 2764 Hillcrest Drive, commented on the history of how moratoriums on impact fees affected the City.
Daniel Treder, 2110 S. Washington Avenue, advised that a committee should be formed to further discuss the moratorium for impact fees.
City Manager Ryan advised that an email was received from Patrick Connor advising he was in favor of the moratorium for impact fees.
OLD BUSINESS - None
Council recessed for 5 minutes.
This following item was moved from the consent agenda to new business.
I. Offer from the Florida Department of Transportation to Purchase a Portion of City owned Property West of I-95 for a Retention Area –Authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement for the purchase of a portion of a 1.79 acre parcel owned by the City located on the west side of I-95 approximately five hundred feet north of Garden Street after the City completes the negotiations with the Florida Department of Transportation.