On December 17, 2009, there was a tax deed sale that would include property at 1240 South Deleon Avenue. This property had a structure known as the Grey Coach Inn until two years ago when the City demolished the structure, which was declared a public nuisance. The Neighborhood Services Department was interested in purchasing this property for future redevelopment, as this property was in close proximity to 1520 South Deleon Avenue (Inspiration Point) and other target properties for redevelopment. Staff was requesting the approval to bid on the property using Community Development Block Grant funds up to $20,000.
Motion: Member Long moved to authorize staff to bid on acquiring a tax deed for 1240 South Deleon Avenue using Community Development Block Grant Funds up to $20,000. Member Johnson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Strategic Planning Process and Citizen Advisory Committee
At the October 27, 2009 City Council Meeting, City Manager Ryan initiated a discussion concerning the FY 2011 Strategic Planning Process. This resulted in a consensus that the Strategic Planning Process should include the following:
Feedback – what is working and what is not working
Citizen meetings should lead into the budget process
Legislative priorities – Provide guidance with prioritizing
Develop a Citizen Advisory Committee
Mayor Tulley and City Manager Ryan met with Marilyn Crotty with the Florida Institute of Government concerning Council’s desire to hold a session with residents and businesses in advance of the annual Strategic Planning Workshop. Ms. Crotty has indicated that she was comfortable facilitating this workshop and bringing forth the
Manager Ryan recommended the meeting with the citizens and businesses Saturday, February 6, 2010 with Ms. Crotty facilitating the event.
The follow-up meeting with the City’s Executive Leadership Team for the development of the FY 2011 Strategic Plan would be held on Saturday, February 27, 2010.
Additionally, at the October 27, 2009 meeting, City Council asked for research of other communities that utilize a Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC). City Clerk Wanda
Wells reached out to her colleagues (see municipalities had a CAC (Melbourne, Melbourne CAC duties related to planning
attached table) and learned that only three Rockledge, and West Melbourne). The and evaluation of federal and/or state funded
housing programs. Comprehensive Plan
The Rockledge CAC duties Amendments and commenting on
were limited to planning studies.
reviewing The West