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02102010CRACity Council Present: Mayor Richard H. Gillmor Vice -Mayor Jim Hill Council Member Andrea Coy Council Member Eugene Wolff Council Member Don Wright CITY OF HOME OF PELICAN ISLAND COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CRA) (CITY COUNCIL) MINUTES WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010 6:00 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS 1225 MAIN ST, SEBASTIAN, FL 1. Mayor Gillmor called the CRA meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. 2. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 3. ROLL CALL Staff Present: City Manager, Al Minner City Attorney, Robert Ginsburg Deputy City Clerk, Jeanette Williams Records Program Manager, Donna Cyr Growth Management Director, Rebecca Grohall Police Chief, Michelle Morris Police Captain, Mike Beyers 1 -4 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 12/9/09 Meeting Mayor Gillmor said the next item was approval of the minutes from the November 18 meeting. MOTION by Mr. Hill and SECOND by Mr. Wolff to approve the minutes passed with a voice vote of 5 -0. 5. NEW BUSINESS 5 -40 A. Facade, Sign Landscape Grant Award Recommendations (GMD Transmittal, Recommended Designs, Applications) The City Attorney advised that the packet indicated the minutes to be approved were from the December 9 It was the consensus of Council to change the approved minutes date to December 9 2009. Community Redevelopment Meeting February 10, 2010 Page Two The Growth Management Director said the City received five applications and staff was ready to move forward with two for Board recommendation which included Jerry Smith Tile and Sebastian Antiques. She said the grant committee met several times to work with each of the applicants finessing their designs; the grants would reimburse 80% of the applicant's cost. She said Jerry Smith was unable to be attend; but Mr. Mrs. Cormier were present for any questions; in addition to Grant Review Committee Member, Donna Keys. MOTION by Ms. Coy and SECOND by Mr. Hill to approve grant awards to Jerry Smith Flooring Design Center and Sebastian Antiques: A Better Consignment. There was no public input. Ms. Coy thanked the applicants and the board members who worked very hard to come up with some nice designs. Mr. Hill seconded Ms. Coy's comments and congratulated Council for starting the program back up. He said they are replacing the exact signs that need to be replaced and the community will benefit for years to come. Mayor Gillmor concurred, saying this is one giant step for the small businessman. Ms. Keys said she agreed with everyone and this is a governmental project that is a win win situation. Mr. Wright asked Ms. Keys if the other three applicants gave a time frame for coming back. Ms. Keys said Southern Sisters were working on it, Maxwell Plumbing is half -way done, and Tropical Smoothie has the concept and is working with someone on the design. Mr. Wolff cited the recommended signs on circle page seven and nine and asked if there was any stipulation that the money will be used for these specific signs or was the applicant allowed to use one of the other designs in the packet. The Growth Management Director said the depicted signs on circle seven and nine will be funded by the grant and if they come up with something different than the drawings their permits won't be approved. Mr. Wolff asked if the Consignment Shop has the ability to add to the sign such as the little sign currently displayed, "We buy gold." The Growth Management Director said the panel is fixed but they could use an "A" frame sign, banner, or other vehicles to display that signage. 2 Community Redevelopment Meeting February 10, 2010 Page Three Mr. Wolff asked if 50% of the grants are coming from Indian River County, so everyone pays into the grant. The City Manager replied no, only the district pays into the increment. Mr. Wolff expressed concern that maybe in the future there could be some type of period that one is in business before one qualifies for assistance, citing the Keg Shack which is no longer in business. He congratulated the two recipients and said we look forward to the new signage. Result of the roll call vote: AYES: All NAYS: None Motion carried 6. Being no further business, Mayor Gillmor adjourned the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting at 6:13 p.m. Approved at the March 1 0th, 2010 CRA meeting. chard tT or, Mayor ATTEST: Sally A. Maio, J 4MC City Clerk 3