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[1. CALL TO ORDER]

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>> I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER. THIS ISFORD PIERCE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY. I WOULD LIKE YOU TO STAND FOR THE PLEDGE OF

ALLEGIANCE. >> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD

INVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. >> CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

CHAIRMAN HUDSON. >> PRESENT. COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER.

COMMISSIONER JOHNSON. >> YES, MA'AM. >> COMMISSIONER PERONA.

[4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

YES. >> FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS.

>> MOVE TO APPROVE. >> SECOND. THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECOND CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

[5. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC Any person who wishes to comment on any subject on this agenda may be heard at this time. Please limit your comments to three (3) minutes or less, as directed by the Chairperson, as this section of the Agenda is limited to fifteen minutes. The FPRA Board will not be able to take any official actions under Comments from the Public. Speakers will address the Chairperson, Commissioners, and the Public with respect. Inappropriate language will not be tolerated. Sign-up sheet is located in the lobby. ]

FROM THE PUBLIC. I HAVE AT LEAST ONE PERSON SIGNED UP.

YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES. WILL THEY HAVE A WARNING? >>LY SECOND WARNING.

-- THREE SECOND WARNING. TYICE MILLER. RIGHT UP HERE.

WELCOME, WE'RE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU JUST STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD

PLEASE. >> TYICE MILLER 962 SUNNY GREEN COURT LAWRENCEVILLE,

GEORGIA. >> YOU DON'T NEED TO HOLD THE MICROPHONE JUST STAND

BACK REGULARLY IT AND WILL PICK YOU UP JUST FINE. >> OK, SOUNDS GOOD.

>> YOU MAY PROCEED. HAVE YOU THERE THREE MINUTES. >> THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ON THE PROPERTY AT 7008 NORTH 18TH STREET.

I'M THE GREAT NIECE OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THE DWELLING AS WELL AS THE PROPERTY ITSELF. AND SO I AM HERE TONIGHT TO ASK THAT THAT I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THE BID AWARDED TO ME TO KEEP THAT PROPERTY IN THE FAMILY.

I HAVE A GREAT UNCLE WHO LIVES HERE IN FORT PIERCE AND I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO BUILD HIM A HOME IN THAT AREA. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST HOME HE'S EVER HAD. HE'S A VETERAN HE'S WORKED HARD AND HE HAS NO CHILDREN AND SO, AGAIN, I AM THE GREAT NIECE AND THE NIECE OF THE ADVOCATE OF THE FAMILY.

SO THAT IS MY PETITION TONIGHT IS THAT THAT BID BE AWARDED TO ME SO THAT I CAN

KEEP IT IN OUR FAMILY AND DO SOMETHING GREAT FOR HIM. >> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE APPRECIATE THAT. WE APPRECIATE HIS SERVICE.

ALL RIGHTY. MISS COX DO YOU HAVE DO -- IS BRUCE LEWIS HERE?

>>. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER HERE.

>> WELCOME COMMISSIONER. >>> I'M HERE IN REFERENCE. >> STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE

RECORD. >> LEWIS 301 MATTIS STREET WEST PALM BEACH.

I'M HERE IN REFERENCE TO ITEM 8 D AND ON BEHALF OF THE ALLEGHENY FRANCISCAN MINISTRIES AND LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WE ENCOURAGE AND APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT OF THE ROOTED CHANGE PROJECT A.K.A. THE ROUTE.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK IN PARTICULAR MR. NIMMS FOR HIS HARD WORK AND DUE DILIGENCE AND NEGOTIATING SKILLS AND MISS AUDREY MOORE WELLS IF SHE'S AROUND.

YOU DON'T GET A KISS, SIR.

BOTH FOR YOUR DILIGENT PROFESSIONALISM IN THIS EFFORT.

THE SUPPORT ASSISTANCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT WAS EXCEPTIONAL IN BRINGING THIS PROJECT TO THE FOREFRONT AND YOU CAN EXPECT GREAT THINGS FROM THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND I WOULD LIKE TO COMMEND THE COMMISSION IN ANTICIPATION OF WE BEGUN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING AND TEAK A NUMBER OF VERY IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES INCLUDING A GROUNDBREAKING EVENT WHICH DATE HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED BUT WE ENCOURAGE YOU ALL AND BE YOU CAN EXPECTEN INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT GROUPED BREAKING CEREMONY SOMETIME HERE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THIS WONDERFUL GOVERNMENT FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE AND WE LOOK FORWARD

TO A LASTING RELATIONSHIP. THANK YOU. >> NOW HAVE YOU TWO E-MAILS.

>> I JUST HAVE ONE BECAUSE MR. LEWIS WAS ONE OF THE TWO.

>> OH, GO OKAY. >> THIS IS AN E-MAIL FROM TIM GUNTHER OF 203 NORTH

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SECOND STREET IN FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA. I WANT TO THANK THE COMMISSION FOR THEIR OCTOBER 19 MEETING AND ALLOWING THE PARKLET PROGRAM DISCUSSION TO CONTINUE BY ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL DATA. I'M ALSO GRATEFUL TO THE MEMBERS OF THE PARKING COMMITTEE WHO VOTED UNANIMOUSLY IN FAVOR OF KEEPING THE CURRENT PROGRAM THAT CONSISTS OF 13 SPOTS BEING USED BY LOCAL BUSINESSES GOING UNTIL MAY 31ST OF 2021. WE ARE ALL GOING THROUGH UNUSUAL TIMES WITH THE COVID PANDEMIC AND THERE ARE MANY UNCERTAINTIES THAT LIE AHEAD. WHILE I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND THE MEETING IN PERSON I HAVE REVIEWED THE INFORMATION THAT YOU WERE PROVIDED IN DISCUSSING THE PROGRAM.

I WANT TO THANK CITY MANAGER MIMMS AND CHEYENE HOLMES TO SHOW HOW A PARKLET PROGRAM CAN HELP BEAUTIFY A DOWNTOWN AREA AND ATTRACT MORE VISITORS AND LOCALS.

I WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT ON THE PARKLET PETITIONS IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE PETITION WAS OUT FOR ABOUT 45+ DAYS WHEREAS THE PETITIONS FROM THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ALLIANCE WERE DONE OVER THREE DAYS DUE TO TIME RESTRICTIONS SET BY THE CITY GET DATA BACK TO THEM. I WOULD ALSO NOTE THAT THE LANGUAGE OF BOTH PETITIONS WERE WHERE ONE WAS ONE SIDED AND ANOTHER GAVE PETITIONERS THE CHOICE TO VOICE AN OPINION AND NOT A SLANTED RESPONSE TOWARDS AN OUTCOME. AS ANY BUSINESS OWNER WHO INVESTED IN OPENING OUR STORE IN FORT PIERCE DURING THE PANDEMIC AND WAS DELAYED BY THREE MONTHS FROM OUR ORIGINAL OPENING DATE OF 4/20-/20 IT'S ALLOWED TO US MAKE AN EXTENSION OF OUR STORE WHO DID NOT WANT TO COME IN DUE TO COVID WERE ABLE TO STILL SHARE WITH THEM WHAT WE DO AND THAT EDUCATION AND DISCUSSION LED TO SALES WE WOULD NEVER HAVE RECEIVED. DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC OUR PROJECTIONS VERSUS ACTUAL SALES ARE CLOSE TO 40% OFF.

AGAIN AS A NEW BUSINESS OWNER A GLOBAL PANDEMIC IS SOMETHING THAT YOU DO NOT PLAN FOR. I AM HOPEFUL THAT THIS COMMITTEE MOVES FORWARD WITH THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE PARKING COMMITTEE AND THE DISCUSSIONS AROUND A PERMITTING PROCESS FOR A PARKLET PROGRAM ARE COMPLETED WITH GETTING INPUT FROM THE BUSINESS OWNERS WHO WERE USING THEM ALONG WITH THOSE WHO BELIEVE THAT IT HAS REDUCED THEIR BUSINESS BY 30% SINCE THE PROGRAM STARTED.

I THINK SOME OF THEIR LOSS MAY BE DUE TO A THING CALLED COVID.

I ALSO HOPE THE PERMITS AND APPLICATION PROCESSES ARE NOT COST PROHIBITIVE.

I LOOK FORWARD TO READING THE MINUTES AND WATCHING THE RECORDING OF THE MEETING.

AS A BUSINESS OWNER I THANK THE ENTIRE COMMITTEE FOR HAVING THIS DISCUSSION.

MY LAST QUESTION TO YOU AND TO THE AUDIENCE IN ATTENDANCE IS DO YOU KNOW WHAT HEMP IS? IF NOT COME TO THE FLORIDA HEMP COLLECTIVE AT 203 NORTH SECOND STREET AND HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT IT IN OUR PARKLET TO FIND OUT MORE.

THANK YOU.

>> THAT CONCLUDES PUBLIC COMMENT. >> NEXT IS THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE QUARTER. BUT I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE THAT.

SO WE'LL MOVE ONTO NEW BUSINESS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE CRA ADVISORY

[a. Recommendations from CRA Advisory Committee]

COMMITTEE. >> READY MR. MIMMS. >> MADAM CHAIR WE HAVE OUR CHAIR WE ALSO HAVE THE VICE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE I WOULD ASK THEM TO COME ON UP

AND GIVE THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS. >> WELCOME.

>> STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD PLEASE MR. MATTHEWS. >> YES, I WILL.

MADAM CHAIR AND MEMBERS OF THE MY NAME IS CHARLIE FRAME MATTHEWS I SERVE AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FORT PIERCE ADVISORY INVESTMENT BOARD. WITH ME I HAVE MISS CHRISTINE GIVENS AND MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE. WE TRY TO ACCOMMODATE WHAT OUR REAL NEEDS AND GOALS ARE IN THE LAST MEETING THOSE OF WHO YOU POINTED LAST THREE TO THE BOARD YOU APPOINTED THREE GOOD ONES BECAUSE THEY'RE VERY TALKATIVE AND VERY INFORMED ABOUT INFORMATION. SO THEY KEEP ME BUSY AND THANK YOU. WE HAVE MADE THREE RECOMMENDATIONS TWO OF THEM LET ME GO TO THE AGENDA. WE ARE ON THE AGENDA HERE AND THE ITEM OF FIRST ONE A -- 8 A, AND 8 G. THE 1ST RECOMMENDATION I SEE ONE OF THE PERSONS WHO CAME BEFORE YOU WE ARE DID A REPORT TRIED TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU AND PRESENT IT TO YOU. ONE OF THE ITEMS WE DID WE MADE THE RECOMMENDATION FOR 708 NORTH 18TH STREET TO BE GIVEN TO MISS TYICE MILLER. WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IN

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THIS CASE IS TO MAKE CERTAIN WE FOLLOW WHAT WE WANTED TO FOLLOW WHAT THE GUIDELINES SAY AND THAT IS TO BRING LOCAL OWNERSHIPS PUT PROPERTIES BACK ON THE TAX ROLL AND ALSO PERSONS WHO FIT OUR GUIDELINES AND MISS MILLER DID.

THREE BIDS AND SHE HAD THE MOST POINTS AND WE CERTAINLY RECOMMEND TO AWARD THAT TO MISS MILLER. THE SECOND ITEM IS THE PROPERTY ON 414 AVENUE D.

WHEN YOU GET TO THAT RESTRONGLY MAKE THE RECOMMENDATION FOR THAT PROPERTY TO BE SOLD. WHAT WE'RE DOING IS GOING INTO THE BLIGHTED AREAS OF THE CITY AND IN THE C.R.A. ZONES AND DISTRICT TO TRY TO FIND WHAT WE CAN PUT AS PRIORITIES. WE HAVE PRIORITIZED STREETS LIKE AVENUE B, U.S. 1 AND 25TH AND ORANGE AVENUE. SO YOU WILL BE PLEASED WITH SOME OF THE WORK THAT WE WILL BE DOING. CERTAINLY WANT TO GIVE THANKS TO THE STAFF THAT'S ATTENDING FROM THE CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE INCLUDING THE CITY MANAGER.

IT'S PROBABLY ONE OF YOUR MOST BOARDS NOW OF ALL THE BOARDS THAT YOU HAVE GOTTEN I WILL BRAG ON THAT A LITTLE BIT. IF YOU CAN DO THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO APPROVE THE PROPERTY NORTH 18TH STREET.

AND THE 414 FOR AVENUE D. NOW MISS GIVENS WILL COME UP AND GIVE YOU THE THIRD

RECOMMENDATION. >> HI, CHRISTINA BEGINS. >> WELCOME.

>> SO THE THIRD RECOMMENDATION IS ACTUALLY LOOKING TO THE FUTURE A LITTLE BIT. WE'VE GOT AN AREA IN FORT PIERCE THAT WE THINK WE COULD USE A LITTLE BIT MORE ATTENTION TO. THE AREA THAT IS IN BETWEEN ORANGE AVENUE AND DELAWARE WEST OF U.S. 1 AND EAST OF SEVENTH STREET.

YOU GUYS ARE FAMILIAR IT'S WHERE CITRUS AVENUE CONNECTS AND PART OF THE PEACOCK ARTS AREA. SO THAT AREA THERE WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL COMPLAINTS ABOUT PEOPLE DRIVING THE WRONG WAY ON CITRUS AVENUE, BECAUSE IT'S NOT SIGNED VERY WELL FOR ONE WAYS. ALSO PEOPLE RUNNING THE STOP SIGNS THERE.

I ACTUALLY PERSONALLY WAS HIT, AS WELL AS A COUPLE OF MY FRIENDS HAVE BROUGHT IT TO MY ATTENTION IN THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS. SO A RECOMMENDATION.

THERE WE HAD ALSO BEEN TOLD THAT FIFTH STREET THERE WAS ALREADY ON THE DOCKET TO GET REPAVED AND REPAINTED. SO OUR SUGGESTION IS TO ADD THE REST OF THAT AREA TO THAT PAVING AND STRIPING ZONE. BASICALLY, THAT WOULD BE MAYBE A GREAT KICKOFF SPOT FOR US TO USE THAT C.R.A. DEVELOPMENT THAT WE WERE LOOKING AT, THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN TO PUT IN SOME SHADE TREES, MAYBE DO SOME ON THE SITE PARKING. I KNOW THERE'S OTHER THINGS GOING ON WITH THE PARKING AND WHAT NOT. MAYBE TAKE A LOOK AT THAT OVERALL AREA PRIOR TO JUST

DOING THE FIFTH STREET AREA. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? >> ANY QUESTIONS?

>> NO. >> LASTLY. WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT A COUPLE AREAS. I KNOW CHARLIE JUST BRIEFLY TOUCHED ON IT.

BUT WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THE TOP THREE CORRIDORS RIGHT NOW ARE U.S.

1, ORANGE AVENUE, AND AVENUE BE D. SO PROBABLY IN JANUARY BE LOOKING FOR US TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION FOR MAYBE SOME OF THOSE ROADS AND

MAYBE WE CAN HELP PRIORITIZE THE LIST FOR YOU GUYS. >> PART OF THE C.R.A.

REDEVELOPMENT PLAN THAT WE APPROVED HAS THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF IMPROVING NEIGHBORHOODS AND HAVING A NEIGHBORHOOD IDENTITY. SO MAYBE WE COULD BLEND YOUR WORK IN WITH THAT WORK BECAUSE THAT IS DEFINITELY IN THE C.R.A. PLAN AND WE'RE ALSO TALKING ABOUT ART AND HAVING ART KIND OF FIT DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS IN THIS CITY AND HAVE PEOPLE TAKE PRIDE IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.

SO I'M HOPING WHEN YOU COME BACK WITH THAT, BECAUSE THIS IS KIND OF A NEIGHBORHOOD, I MEAN IT'S NOT A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE LIVE THERE BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE WORK THERE.

SO IMPROVING THAT NEIGHBORHOOD WOULD BE A START.

>> LIKE IT'S DEFINITELY GOT SOME DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL IN THAT AREA AS WELL SO MAYBE IF IT WAS A LITTLE NICER MAYBE WE WOULD BE A LITTLE BIT MORE DEVELOPED,

TOO. >> ONE WHOLE BLOCK IS TOTALLY EMPTY.

>> RIGHT. WE'RE TRYING. J. GAINS OFFICE THERE THEY

BUILT THAT BEAUTIFUL BUILDING, SO DEFINITELY. >> ANY FROM QUESTIONS FOR

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DISCUSSIONS. >> MR. SESSIONS. >> THE AVENUE D PROPERTY KINGS INN YOU NOTED THAT IT WAS TO BE PUT OUT FOR BID. DO YOU MEAN PUT OUT FOR BID IN ITS PRESENT STATE OR WITH SOME WORK DONE TO IT? I KNEW IT WAS IN TERRIBLE STATE. LAST TIME WE LOOKED AT IT ANYWAY IT HAD ALL KINDS OF ISSUES. SO ARE WE TALKING ABOUT AS IS OR ARE WE TALKING ABOUT DOING SOME WORK SOME PRELIMINARY WORK TO MAKE IT APPEALABLE OR --.

>> WE CERTAINLY WANT IT TO BE AS IT IS NOW WHAT WE'VE DONE IS FROM THE BUILDING GETTING TORN DOWN WE WANT TO CHANGE THE FACADE. THAT'S VACANT LOT IT'S JUST ABOUT LIKE ANY OTHER LOT THAT WOULD BE IN THAT AREA. SO WE RECOMMEND THAT BE PUT

OUT FOR BID. >> JUST LIKE IT IS? >> IT'S A FAIRLY SMALL LOT I BELIEVE AS WELL. SO WE'RE THINKING MAYBE AN ADJACENT HOMEOWNER OR

BUSINESS OWNER MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN IT. >> AND SO CLOSE TO U.S. 1.

WE ARE GETTING INQUIRES. >> YOU'RE RIGHT IT HAS BEEN TORN DOWN NOW.

IT WAS SO SMALL TO BUILD ON NOBODY EVEN WANTED TO CONSIDER DOING ANYTHING WITH IT. BUT IT'S SUCH A GREAT LOCATION IN TERMS OF A GATEWAY INTO THE AVENUE D AREA MAYBE THAT'S SOMETHING THE CITY COULD LOOK INTO IN TERMS OF USING THE PROPERTY FOR SOMETHING. IT HAS A LOT OF HISTORY WELL, THERE'S NOTHING TO IT NOW IT'S GONE. JUST THE LOCATION ITSELF AND WHERE IT'S LOCATED AND HOW IT SITS IN THE POSITION THAT IT'S IN AND WHERE IT WAS LOCATED THE ENTRANCE AND GATEWAY TO AVENUE D WHEN IT WAS A THRIVING CAR DOOR, BACK WHEN I WAS A BABY. SEEING THE BUILDING LIKE IT IS NOW AND SEEING NOTHING SEEMS LIKE THE CITY COULD DO SOMETHING IN TERMS OF MAKING AN INVESTMENT IN OPENING THE GATEWAY TO WHAT WE HOPE TO BE THE NEW REVISED LINCOLN PARK AVENUE D AREA

ULTIMATELY. >> MADAM MAYOR. >> YES, SIR.

>> LATER IN OUR AGENDA TONIGHT I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE GOING TO STAY AND LISTEN TO THE THIGHTS ARE HERE, BUT -- ITEMS THAT ARE HERE, BUT ITEM G IS THE 414 THERE IS AN UNSOLICITED BID THAT WAS RECEIVED BY THE CITY. DID THE COMMITTEE GET A CHANCE TO SEE THAT OR REVIEW IT OR JUST BECAUSE THE TIMING WAS OFF?

>> THE TIMING WAS OFF. >> I THINK THAT WAS ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO.

>> I GOT A CHANCE TO REACH OUT TO THE INDIVIDUALS THAT SUBMITTED IT AND I JUST HAD A COUPLE QUESTIONS BECAUSE AS COMMISSIONER I WAS TALKING ABOUT IT'S A GATEWAY INTO LINCOLN PARK AND THOSE ARE VERY IMPORTANT PIECES OF THE PUZZLE AND TRYING TO ENHANCE THAT INTERSECTION AND THAT CORNER. SO I JUST WANTED TO SEE IF YOU HAD THOSE ANY COMMENTS ON THAT? DO YOU THINK WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT THEN ASSUMING, LET ME BACK YOU UP. WHEN I TALKED TO THE INDIVIDUAL THAT MADE THE UNSOLICITED BID, WHICH WE'LL TALK ABOUT MORE IN A FEW MINUTES. I ASKED HIM ABOUT THE GATEWAY DID THEY PLAN ON IMPROVING OR ANYTHING WITH THEIR PICE OF PROPERTY THEY SAID ABSOLUTELY.

THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THAT'S PART OF THE LINCOLN PARK COMMUNITY OR AT LEAST THE GATEWAY INTO IT FROM U.S. 1. DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS JUST AS FAR AS THAT BEING A

GATEWAY AS THE COMMISSIONER WAS TALKING ABOUT? >> WELL, I DEFINITELY THINK THAT IF A BUSINESS IS GOING TO HELP MAKE THE GATEWAY I WOULD PREFER IT TO BE SUCH -- A LITTLE ODD PARCEL I DON'T KNOW HOW WE WOULD TURN IT INTO A PARK, BUT OBVIOUSLY, THERE'S WAYS TO DO EVERYTHING. BUT IF WE COULD USE IT FOR BUSINESS AND GET IT BEAUTIFIED AT THE SAME TIME I THINK WE WOULD BE KILLING TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE. I MEAN WE REALLY WOULD LIKE TO GET SOMETHING LIKE THAT BACK ON THE TAX ROLL, HOWEVER, I UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT AS A PARK AS WELL. I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH THAT WOULD GO INTO IT.

I THINK HONESTLY, THE CONSENSUS OF OUR ENTIRE BOARD WAS TO SELL IT.

THERE WERE A COUPLE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT OTHER THINGS ULTIMATELY THAT WAS

OUR, THAT IS WHAT OUR DECISION WAS. >> MOST TIMES WHEN YOU TALK

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ABOUT SELLING PROPERTIES THAT ARE THAT SMALL ADJACENT TO OTHER LANDOWNERS FOR THE MOST PART THEY JUST ADD AN EXTENSION TO THE FENCE AND MAKE THEIR YARDS LARGER OR THE PARKING LOTS LARGER. I JUST HATE FOR SOMETHING WITH SO MUCH HISTORY AND SO MUCH OPPORTUNITY TO JUST FALL BY THE WAYSIDE BECAUSE WE JUST DECIDED TO TEAR IT DOWN AND JUST MOVE ON FROM HERE. I JUST THINK IT'S SOMETHING WE COULD DO WITH THAT PROPERTY THE PURPOSE THAT IT WAS PUT THERE BEFORE TIME IT WAS DONE FOR A REASON. AS WE MOVE FORWARD AND TRY TO DO BETTER AND IMPROVE THINGS WE TEND TO GET THE HISTORY. WHEN WE START TO DO THAT IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME. BUT I WOULD HOPE THAT WE COULD DO SOMETHING TO AT LEAST KEEP THE SAME CONCEPT AS AN OPEN DOOR GATEWAY TO LINCOLN PARK AND AVENUE D AREA. PARK I DON'T KNOW WHATEVER THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WILL STAND OUT. ONCE WE PUT IT OUT FOR BIDS I'M SURE THE OTHER PROPERTY OWNERS WITH WHAT'S GOING ON OVER THERE THEY PROBABLY MOST FOR THE MOST PART GOING TO BE ONLY INTERESTED ONES. JUST EXTEND THE ZPENCE MOVE ON AND WE NEVER KNEW IT WAS THERE. I WAS JUST HOPING IT HASN'T

GOTTEN TO THAT POINT. >> YES, SIR. >> I WOULD CERTAINLY BE WILLING TO SEE THAT IT BE PREFERED BACK TO THE C.R.A. BOARD.

SEVERAL BOARD MEMBERS HAVE TALKED BOUT SOMETHING TO ENTICE THE YOUTH OF THE COMMUNITY. WE MIGHT PUT UP AN ICE CREAM PARLOR NOT PUT UP A CHICKEN COOP BUT PUT UP AN ICE CREAM PARLOR THAT WILL BRING AN ASSOCIATION TYPE OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY. IT CAN BE INFORMATION OFFICE THERE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO REFER THAT BACK TO C.R.A. BOARD WE WOULD BE GLAD TO BRING IT

BACK SOME GOOD IDEAS, THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MR. MIMMS SINCE TWO OF THESE ITEMS ARE LATER ON IN THE AGENDA DO WE APPROVE THESE RECOMMENDATIONS OR JUST ACCEPT THEM FOR INFORMATION

AT THIS POINT? >> YES, SIR, MADAM CHAIR I BELIEVE YOU CAN ACCEPT THE RECOMMENDATIONS IF YOU WISH YOU CAN DETERMINE ACTION FOR YOUR STAFF TO MOVE FORWARD.

NOW ON TWO OF THESE ISSUES THERE ARE ACTIONABLE ITEMS THAT WILL BE BROUGHT TO YOU.

ON THE THIRD ISSUE I BELIEVE THAT IS A MUCH MORE SPECIFIC AND INTENSE-TYPE OF RESEARCH PROJECT. ALSO, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND THE FUNDING TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS WELL.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO DEFER ANOTHER TWO ITEMS. THEY'RE ALREADY AGENDAED FOR TONIGHT. THE THIRD ONE WAS VERY INTRIGUING HAS SOME GREAT RECOMMENDATIONS THERE AND I APPRECIATE THE COMMITTEE FOR DOING THAT.

BUT I THINK THEY'RE SPOT ON WITH WHAT THEY'RE RECOMMENDING, THEY'RE SPOT ON WITH WHAT IS NEEDED IN THAT AREA. I THINK WE ORIGINALLY TALKED ABOUT PEACOCK ARTS DISTRICT IN THE WINTER OR SPRING OF 2017 IT HAS BEEN THAT LONG SINCE IT HAS BEEN CREATED. WE VALENTINE SEEN ANYTHING HAPPEN.

SO WE GOT TO CONTINUE TO FOCUS AND CONTINUE TO ENHANCE THIS AREA AS MUCH AS WE CAN. FOR ME ARE I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ALL THE ZONING OF THE ENTIRE AREA. I THINK I KNOW WHAT IT IS I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SEE WHAT THE COST ANALYSIS IS. THAT'S SINGULAR.

LOOK AT PARKING ON STREET PARKING. LOOK AT WHAT THE COMMITTEE WAS RECOMMENDING AS FAR AS LANDSCAPE, LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENT, STREET CANOPIES BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF DATA AND A LOT OF RESEARCH BEING DONE ON HOW THAT ENHANCES A NEIGHBORHOOD. WE'RE JUST GOING TO CALL THIS A NEIGHBORHOOD.

THEN COME BACK TO THE QUESTION DO WE WANT TO CALL IT A NEIGHBORHOOD? IS THERE IDENTIFICATION WITH THIS AREA AS WE TRY TO MOVE IT ALONG AND PUSH IT FORWARD.

I'M READY TO SEE THAT. ABSOLUTELY. AND READY TO MAKE THE TOUGH DECISIONS ON THEIR IDEA AND THEIR PLAN AND LOOK AT THE CHALLENGING PART OF FUNDING.

BECAUSE IT ALWAYS COMES BACK TO THAT. THIS IS A WAY TO DO IT.

ABSOLUTELY. >> SO WHAT I'M HEARING UNLESS THE COMMISSION OBJECTS WE CAN ACCEPT THAT FOR INFORMATION WITH THEIR ENCOURAGEMENT AND MOVE ON BECAUSE TWO OF THE ITEMS ARE LATER ON IN THE AGENDA. IS THAT ALL RIGHT?

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OR DO YOU WANT TO PASS THAT THIRD ONE? >> I'M READY TO ACCEPT.

>> YES, SIR. >> MADAM MAYOR, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT, TOO WE HAVE SOME BUSINESS PARTNERS ON THAT CORE DOOR TOO THAT KNOW THAT AREA A HECK OF A LOT BETTER THAN WE DO. WE NEED TO TALK TO THEM BEFORE WE DO -- THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE REALLY HAVE TO TAKE OUR TIME, TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT IT AND MAKE SURE THAT THE MONEY THAT'S VERY SCARCE IS USED IN A PROPER WAY THAT GIVES US THE

BIGGEST BOOM FOR THE DOLLAR. >> ALL RIGHTY. SO I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

>> PUBLIC APPROVAL RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE C.R.A. BOARD.

>> I'LL SECOND THAT. >> SECOND. OKAY.

CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

[b. Approve lease extension between the Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency and Salty4Eleven LLC for an additional five (5) years beginning June 30, 2021 as provided for in the existing lease agreement for the operation of Cobb's Landing.]

IS APPROVE LEASE EXTENSION BETWEEN THE FORT PIERCE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND SALTY 411 L.L.C. FOR AN ADDITIONAL FIVE YEARS BEGINNING JUNE 302021 AS

PROVIDED FOR IN THE EXISTING LEASE AGREEMENT. >> MR. MIMMS.

>> FOR THIS ITEM WE HAVE OUR MARINA MANAGER AND ALSO WE HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE OF SALTY 411 THAT WILL BE DONNA CUE IS HERE. I JUST LEAVE IT AT DONNA CUE.

SO HE WILL PRESENT THE ITEM AND DONNA IS HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY

HAVE. >> WE ARE HERE TODAY IS REQUEST A FIVE YEAR EXTENSION OF THE LEASE. ORIGINALLY THIS LEASE STARTED BACK IN JANUARY, 2016, IT WAS A 10 YEAR LEASE WITH A FIVE YEAR OPTION TO RENEW WITH AN ADDITIONAL FIVE YEARS AFTER THAT WE ARE IN THAT FINAL FIVE YEARS AS OF JUNE 30TH 2021 WHICH WILL TAKE US TO 2026. DONNA Q AND DIEGO LARUE -- HAVE BEEN REALLY WITH THE FACILITY WE ARE FORTUNATE I KNOW DONNA FOR 15 YEARS.

SHE KNOWS THE FACILITY LIKE THE BACK OF HER HANDS. THIS VERY BECOME A BIG PART OF DOWNTOWN. THEY'RE INVOLVED WITH MANY EVENTS.

REALLY CAN'T, REALLY CAN'T HAVE A BETTER PARTNER IN THE DOWNTOWN THAT IS LEASING ONE OF OUR BUILDINGS AND BUSINESSES. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND WE MOVE FORWARD WITH CONTINUING WITH THE LEASE AGREEMENTS. IN THE DOCUMENTS WE ALSO OUTLINED THE PROPERTY. IN THE ORIGINAL LEASE THEY NEVER REALLY DEFINED OR OUTLINED THE PROPERTY LINES. SO WHAT WE DID WAS WE WENT BACK AND DEFINED THAT.

WE WIDENED IT UP A LITTLE BIT JUST SO DONNA WOULD HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO AHEAD AND INCREASE HER OUTSIDE DINING. SO WITH THAT I WILL GO AHEAD AND TURN THEY OVER TO DONNA.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MYSELF OR DONNA WE WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ANSWER

THEM. >> THANK YOU. >> HELLO EVERYBODY.

I GUESS I APPRECIATE Y'ALL TAKING THE TIME AND LOOKING AT THE LEASE.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING ANOTHER FIVE YEARS, I HOPE. SO IF YOU HAVE ANY

QUESTIONS? >> ANY QUESTIONS? >> I HAVE COMMENT IT'S NOT JUST A RESTAURANT IT'S A TRADITION. I WAS THERE TODAY, THE FOOD IS GREAT YOUR STAFF IS WONDERFUL. SOME PEOPLE VISITING FORT PIERCE FOR FIRST TIME COME DOWN TO THE WATERFRONT THERE AND GO TO THE RESTAURANT.

I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT YOU'RE GREAT AMBASSADOR FWHOORS WE DO.

SO I DON'T SEE ANY REASON WHY WE WOULD NOT RENEW THIS FOR ANOTHER FIVE YEARS.

>> YES. >> EVERYBODY KNOWS DONNA Q.

OKAY. IF THERE'S O MORE DISCUSSION I WILL ENTERTAIN

A MOTION. >> MOVE FOR THE APROFESSIONAL.

>> THEY WORK HARD AT PARTNERING WITH YOU KNOW ALL OF OUR DOWNTOWN FOLKS AND

MAIN STREET AND WE APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH. >> LOTS OF EVENTS, COMMUNITY EVENTS AND HELP WITH THE COMMUNITY, WE APPRECIATE IT. OKAY.

CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

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NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS APPROVAL OF THE LEASE BETWEEN THE FORT PIERCE

[c. Approval of lease between the Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency and the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, Inc. for utilization of the HDRC, Percy Peek Gymnasium for a term of ten (10) years with the option for two (2) additional five (5) year terms. (RFP No. 2020-007)]

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF ST. LUCIE POWER INC. FOR UTILIZATION OF THE HDRC GYMNASIUM FOR A TERM OF 10 YEARS WITH THE OPTION FOR TWO ADDITIONAL FIVE YEAR TERMS PURSUANT TO R.P.F. NUMBER 2020-0007.

>> MR. MIMMS. >> FOR THIS THE ITEM, WE TALK ABOUT OUR GYMNASIUM LEASE WE WILL HAVE OUR DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS AS WELL AS MR. WILL ARMSTEAD WHO HAS BEEN A FANTASTIC COMMUNITY PARTNER ALMOST AS LONG AS DONNA Q.

>> THANK YOU. >> MADAM MAYOR, COMMISSIONERS SOMETIME AGO WE CAME BEFORE YOU WITH THE RESULTS OF R.F.P. 2020-007 IN WHICH WE HAD TWO WONDERFUL GROUPS THAT HAD MADE PROPOSALS TO UTILIZE HDRC OUT OF THOSE TWO GROUPS BOYS & GIRLS CLUB WHO WAS THE TOP PROPOSER IN THAT THAT.

AT THAT TIME WE WERE SEEKING APPROVAL TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH THEM.

BEFORE YOU TONIGHT IS THAT LEASE AGREEMENT. AND WE ARE HERE FOR ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE. I DO NOT HAVE A PRESENTATION.

>> ALL RIGHTY. WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD ANYTHING MR. ARMSTEAD.

>> I WOULD. I KNOW THAT WHEN WE ENTERED INTO OUR FIRST AGREEMENT WE HAD SAID THAT WE WOULD BRING PEOPLE INTO THE CLUBS ON A REGULAR BASIS AND WE HAD DONE THAT PRIOR TO COVID-19. SO IN THE RESET MONTHS WE'VE HAD TO SLOW THAT DOWN AS EVERYONE KNOWS WITH THE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKING.

SO WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE GETTING THE TEAMS BACK IN PLAY.

WITH HE LOTS OF TEAMS PLAYING BASKETBALL -- WE HAD LOTS OF TEAMS PLAYING BASKETBALL AND REALLY THEY COULD PLAY VOLLEYBALL. IF THIS IS APPROVED WE WILL GO RIGHT BACK TO THAT. BUT UNTIL THINGS SETTLE DOWN A LITTLE BIT WE WILL LIMIT

THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO CAN COME IN THE GYM. >> WE ALSO HAD AN ARRANGEMENT WHEN WE NEEDED TO USE THE GYM WE COULD WORK WITH YOU.

IS THAT CORRECT? >> ABSOLUTELY. >> ANY QUESTIONS.

>> I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS PROBABLY MOST FOR THE CITY ATTORNEY.

DID YOU HAVE ANY INPUT IN THIS LEASE? >> MADAM MAYOR, COMMISSIONER, YES, ABSOLUTELY. WE HAVE ALREADY REVIEWED, I THINK A PRIOR VERSION OF IT WORKING THROUGH IT AND I THINK THERE WAS A COUPLE MINOR THINGS I WILL DEFER BACK TO MR. RIOS I MAY HAVE HAD TO DO WITH SOME OF THE MAINTENANCE-TYPE ITEMS. AGAIN I WANT TO SAY RELATED TO AIR CONDITIONING AND THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

IS THAT ACCURATE, MIKE? >> YEAH, THE PROPOSAL THAT IS BEFORE YOU TONIGHT HAS BEEN REVIEWED CLOSELY BY THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND HAD THEIR APPROVAL BEFORE

SPEAKING WITH MR. ARMSTEAD. >> I KNOW WHEN IT WAS BROUGHT UP BEFORE I RAISED SOME CONCERNS. I, MYSELF, PERSONALLY HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT GOOD RELATIONS WITH THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB AND WILL WITH HAVING ACCESS BUT AGAIN I RAISE SOME CONCERNS. WHEN IN TALKING TO THE KIDS IN THE NEIGHBOROOD AND IN THE PROJECT THEY DID NOT EXPRESS THAT THEY HAD ACCESS TO BE ABLE TO USE THE GYM AS OFTEN AS I THOUGHT THEY SHOULD IN TERMS OF ACCESS. AND I KNOW WHEN THAT GYM WAS BUILT, I KNOW WE GET INTO THE BUSINESS OF SUBLEASING AND PARTNERING UP WITH PEOPLE TO FULFILL THE WILLS OF THE CITY AND PROVIDE RECREATION, I DON'T HAVE THAT A PROBLEM WITH THAT ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S SOMEBODY WITH A GOOD TRACK RECORD LIKE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB. BUT BY THE SAME TOKEN I DON'T WANT THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE OUT THERE TO SUFFER ONE SECOND IN TERMS OF NOT HAVING ACCESS TO A BUILDING TO PROVIDE THEM WITH RECREATION AND TAKE THEM OFF THE STREETS FROM SELLING DRUGS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

IF ANYBODY IS FAMILIAR WITH FORT PIERCE WE KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF CRIME IN THAT AREA AND A LOT OF IT STEMS FROM OUR JUVENILES, OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND IT DOESN'T TAKE A PERSON WITH A PH.D IN CRIMINALOLOGY TO KNOW THAT IF YOU CAN PREOCCUPY A YOUNG PERSON'S MIND WITH THINGS THAT THEY ENJOY DOING THAT IT WILL TAKE THEIR MIND OFF THINGS THAT THEY SHOULD NOT BE DOING. THAT'S THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF

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WHAT SUPERVISED RECREATION IS ALL ABOUT. SO THAT'S WHY THIS IS AN ITEM THAT'S SO DEAR TO ME AND I JUST WANT THIS GYM TO NOT ONLY BE PROVIDING SERVICES FOR MEMBERS THAT ARE QUOTE/UNQUOTE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB MEMBERS THE BUT THAT CHILD THAT'S ACROSS THE STREET THAT MAY NOT MAY NOT BE AN OFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB BUT HE HAS TO STAND ON THE OUTSIDE AND LOOK IN AND LOOK AT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB MEMBERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT. I WANT EVERYBODY TO HAVE ACCESS AND PARTICULARLY THE ONES THAT WE WERE TRYING TO TARGET.

THAT'S WHY THAT GYM WAS PLACED THERE FOR THAT REASON.

SO LET'S NOT GET TOO COMFORTABLE WITH DELEGATING THESE PARTNERSHIPS AND FORGET ABOUT WHAT THE MAIN FOCUS IS AND THAT IS TO PROVIDE A FORM OF SUPERVISED RECREATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN ALTERNATIVE -- AN ALTERNATIVE TO BEING

INVOLVED IN CRIMINALOLOGY, CRIME. >> CAN I -- YES, SIR.

>> CAN I JUST CHIME IN ON THAT. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO TALK ABOUT THE POSITIVE THAT DOES COME OUT OF THE GYM. DURING COVID-19 WE HAD OVER 70 KIDS THAT WERE EMPLOYED IN FORT PIERCE AND THAT WAS BECAUSE OF THE GYM.

THEY HAD A PLACE TO GO THAT WAS SAFE AND THEY WERE COMING FROM A VARIETY OF NEIGHBORHOODS. WE MADE SURE THAT AS WELL AS THOSE JOBS.

THOSE JOBS WEREN'T JUST LOCAL THOSE JOBS WERE GOING INTO PORT ST. LUCIE AND ON HUTCHINSON ISLAND AND SO FORTH. WE ALSO AT THE GYM HAD THE CREDIT RETRIEVAL WHICH WAS FOR ALL KIDS THAT COULD COME THERE AND GET CREDIT RETRIEVAL THIS SUMMER RIGHT NOW AT THE GYM WE ARE DOING LEARNING LAUNCH PAD.

WHICH IS ALLOWING THOSE KIDS THAT THEIR PARENTS DON'T WANT THEM AT THE SCHOOL THEY'RE ABLE TO COME THERE AND BE A PARTICIPANT THERE AT LEARNING LAUNCH PAD AT ZERO COST TO THE FAMILY. SO WE AS A BOYS & GIRLS CLUB WANT TO MAKE SURE WE WORK ON EVERY KID IN THE COMMUNITY. EVERYONE HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO THE GIRLS AND BOYS CLUB IN A SAFE EXCITEMENT.

WE'VE HAD A COUPLE SMALL, WE'VE HAD A COUPLE ISSUES THERE WITH PEOPLE COMING FROM DIFFERENT NEIGHBRHOODS. BUT WE'RE BEING INTENTIONAL TO HIRE THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO WORK WITH ALL KIDS THROUGHOUT FORT PIERCE.

WE'RE WORKING CLOSE WITH THE ROUND TABLE. WE'RE WORKING WITH THE OUTREACH WORKERS. BUT WE'RE TREATING EVERY KID AND EVERY TEEN THE SAME EXACT WAY. SO FAR SO GOOD. AND YOU MENTIONED DRUGS AND YOU MENTIONED SOME OTHER ITEMS THAT OF NEGATIVE BEHAVIOR.

I THINK BECAUSE OF THE STAFF THAT WE HAVE IN THERE THAT WE'RE ABLE TO COMBAT A LOT OF THAT STUFF AND BRING THEM POSITIVE OUTREACH. TONIGHT, I HAVE AN EARN TO LEARN SHIRT. I CAN TELL YOU THAT HALF OF THAT IS BORN FROM FORT PIERCE. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT KIDS ARE GETTING AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND EARN MONEY FOR THEIR FUTURE. WE'RE WORKING WITH INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE, WE'RE WORKING WITH KAISER UNIVERSITY, WE'RE WORKING WITH YOU, WE'RE WORKING WITH THIS COMMISSION AND THIS STAFF CLOSELY TO DO A LOT OF GREAT THINGS. SO BUT WE DO HAVE SOME RULES IN PLACE BECAUSE WE WANT TO KEEP THE KIDS IN SAFE. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IF ANYTHING DOES HAPPEN AT THE GYM THAT EVERYONE'S COVERED FOR THE PURPOSES OF INSURANCE AND SO FORTH.

>> AND I UNDERSTAND RULES AND REGULATIONS NEED TO BE PUT IN PLACE AND I'M NOT KNOCKING ANYTHING YOU'VE DONE. YOU'VE DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB AS I SAID EARLIER. AS A MATTER OF FACT, I WISH YOU COULD DO EVEN MORE I WISH THERE WERE TWO OF YOU AS OPPOSED TO ONE. BUT EVEN MORE SO A CONCERN OF MINE IS I DON'T WANT THE PROCESS TO EXCLUDE THAT TROUBLED CHILD OR THAT CHILD THAT IS MAYBE ON PROBATION THAT'S COMMITTED A CRIME THAT'S GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE COURTHOUSE AND THE PROJECT AND THE OWN THING IN THE MIDDLE IS THAT GYM -- AND THE ONLY THING IN THE MIDDLE IS THAT GYM THAT CAN PERHAPS TAKE THEIR MIND OFF AND GIVE THEM AN ALTERNATIVE TO COMMITTING CRIME.

IT'S JUST SO IMPORTANT AND EVEN GROWING UP OFF OF 23RD STREET, THE BOY SCOUTS

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WERE GIVEN A LOT MORE OPPORTUNITIES THAN THE BOYS CHANGING -- HANGING OUT PLAYING SAND LOT BALL. THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS. BUT BY THE SAME TOKEN THE BOY SCOUTS REASONS GOING TO BE THE YOUNG MEN THAT THE OFFICERS HAVE TO SLAP THE HANDCUFFS ON BECAUSE OF THEIR ENGAGEMENT IN CRIME. SO I JUST HOPE THAT WE START TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE OF EVERYBODY AND THAT'S THE RAN -- THE REASON WHY WHEN DUKE NELSON SAT WE'RE WE TALKED ABOUT THAT GYM WE WANTED IT THERE.

THAT'S WHERE THE PROBLEM WAS. SO I JUST HOPE WE CAN MAKE SURE WE DO NOT EXCLUDE EVERYBODY AND WE ALL HAVE RULES AND I WANT THE RULES TO BE ENFORCED. THAT'S ALL APART OF DISCIPLINE.

BUT IF YOU CAN GET THEM UP ON THE UMBRELLA AND GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY DOING WHAT THEY DO BY SOME FORM OF SPORT AND PUT THOSE RULES AND REGULATIONS ON THEM I THINK YOU WILL SEE A DIFFERENCE IN A LOT OF THEIR BEHAVIOR.

SO PLEASE LET'S NOT EXCLUDE THE BOYS OUT THERE THAT MAY BE STANDING ON THE STREET CORNER. GIVE THEM THE RULES LET THEM KNOW IF THEY DON'T ABIDE BY THE RULES THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE.

BUT JUST BE INCLUSIVE OF EVERYBODY. >> I AGREE WITH YOU.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I DON'T FORGET THE GIRLS BECAUSE I'LL GET IN TROUBLE.

>> YOU'RE RIGHT. GIRL SCOUTS, TOO. GIRL SCOUTS AND BOY SCOUTS, AND GIRLS THE COMMITTING CRIMES NOW JUST AS BAD AS EVEN MORE SO THAN BOYS ARE TO BE HONEST WITH YOU. SO IT'S INCLUSIVE OF EVERYBODY THE GOOD KIDS, BOYS AND GIRLS, AND THE BAD ONES BOYS AND GIRLS. YOU CAN JUST GO OVER TO THE COURTHOUSE AND LOOK AT THE JUDGE'S DOCKET IT'S NOT GETTING ANY BETTER IT'S

GETTING WORSE. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

>> MADAM MAYOR. >> YES, SIR. >> JUST TO BRIEFLY CLARIFY I WANT TO MAKE SURE IN WORKING WITH MR. REELS AND WITH WILL THEY'VE BEEN VERY ACCOMMODATING IN RECOGNIZING THE INTEREST OF THE CITY. SO TWO SECTIONS I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT OF THE LEASE. ONE THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED TO ASSIGN IT OR SUBLET TO ANYBODY ELSE THIS IS WHO YOU WILL BE DEALING WITH WITHOUT OUR PRIOR CONSENT.

SECOND PART IS WE HAVE THE RIGHT UNDER SUBSECTION 19 TO GO AND INSPECT THE PREMISES AT REASONABLE TIMES LIKE ANY GOOD LANDLORD WOULD TO MAKE SURE COMPLIANCE WITH ALL RULES STATE, FEDERAL, LOCAL AND OTHERWISE. AGAIN TO WILL'S CREDIT WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO IN AND MAKE SURE THEY'RE BEING TRUE TO THEIR WORD.

SO I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT. >> THANK YOU.

>> YOU HAVE A BIG PRESENCE IN THE LINCOLN PARK NEIGHBORHOOD WITH THE AVENUE

G FACILITY THE WILLIAMS FACILITY. >> ALSO THE AVENUE I

FACILITY. >> AND THE AVENUE I, YEAH, EXACTLY.

>> THANK YOU. >> MADAM MAYOR. >> THE LET'S SEE

COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER THEN COMMISSIONER JOHNSON. >> OKAY.

I JUST WANTED TO LET WILL KNOW HE'S DOING A GREAT JOB. EVER SINCE THE FIRST TIME I MET HIM HE WAS A GO-GETTER. SO I REALLY, YOU KNOW, SUPPORT HIM IN HIS EFFORTS.

I HEAR COMMISSIONER SESSION BECAUSE I GUESS THE YOUNG PEOPLE SEEK IT OUT.

THAT'S THE SAME THING I WAS TOLD. YOU KNOW I KNOW THINGS BUT WILL I KNOW YOU WILL PREVAIL I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU AGAIN.

>> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER. >> THANK YOU. COMMISSIONER JOHNSON.

>> THANK YOU, MA'AM. A COUPLE QUESTIONS. MORE LOGISTICS MATTERS.

LOOKING AT BECAUSE THIS IS EMERGENCY SHELTER DO WE HAVE ANY DEFINED LANGUAGE.

I SEE ONE SUBSECTION A IT TALKS ABOUT THE EMERGENCY SHELTER FACILITY.

IT'S NOT VERY CLEAR. SOMETIMES WE DECLARE EMERGENCY THE MAYOR WILL DECLARE AN EMERGENCY VERY LATE IN THE GAME WE'RE A DAY OR TWO OUT IN A HURRICANE OR A DISASTER COMING UPON US. THAT'S NOT ENOUGH TIME IN MY OPINION DO WE HAVE ANYWHERE DEFINED WHERE WE'RE IN A FIVE DAY CONE THEN WE NOW VACATE THE FACILITY OR WHAT'S YOUR PLAN FROM THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB PERSPECTIVE?

>> I THINK THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION. SO THE LAST TIME WE HAD TO USE THE FACILITY FOR AN EMERGENCY YOU GUYS BAKLEY TOLD US TO GET OUT.

YOU CAME IN -- YOU GUYS BASICALLY TOLD US TO GET OUT, YOU CAME.

IN YOU DIDN'T QUITE DO IT THAT WAY.

THE PART THAT WE SAID WE WOULD DO WE SAID THAT WE WOULD VACATE THE PREMISES.

YOU WOULD COME IN AND SET UP RED CROSS COTS THEN WE ACTUALLY BROUGHT YOU STUFF FOR THE YOUNGER KIDS. SO WE PARTNERED THAT WAY. SO WE JUST STILL WORK WITH

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THE KIDS THAT WERE IN THE SHELTER. I THINK THERE WAS TWO, THREE

YEARS AGO. >> YEAH, IT WAS. JUST FROM A LEASE PERSPECTIVE IT'S NOT DEFINED THAT WAY. AND I APPRECIATE YOU KNOW I APPRECIATE IT. I KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO DO THAT.

YOU AND I AREN'T ALWAYS GOING TO BE HERE WE CAN'T STARE AT EACH OTHER AND SAY WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS AND MAKE IT HAPPEN. IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PUT IN SOME LANGUAGE TO HELP BECAUSE WE HAVE AMERICAN RED CROSS WE HAVE OUR FOLKS WE HAVE YOUR FOLKS, WE HAVE KIDS WHO WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS, MR. REELS? >> MADAM MAYOR, COMMISSIONER JOHNSON I'M SURE THAT THERE'S I'LL DEFER TO PETE I'M SURE WE COULD ADD THAT LANGUAGE NO PROBLEM. ONE THING I WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY IS AWARE OF WHILE THAT FACILITY HAS BEEN USED AS A SHELTER, I DO NOT BELIEVE, NICK MAY BE ABLE TO HELP ME HERE, THAT IT IS NOT ON THE LIST OF THE PRIMARY SHELTER FACILITIES.

IT IS BUILT STRONG IT CAN WITHSTAND A STORM THE BUT IT'S NOT SET UP TODAY TO OPERATE FULLY AS A SHELTER. AS YOU KNOW AND THE LAST TIME WE DID UTILIZE IT AS A SHELTER WE HAD TO BRING IN EXTRA GENERATORS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SINCE THAT STORM WE HAVE OUTFITTED THE FACILITY WITH THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO BE ABLE TO QUICKLY HOOK UP AUXILIARY POWER. BUT AS IT SITS TODAY IT IS NOT A TURN KEY FACILITY THAT'S READY TO BE A SHELTER.

BUT AS FAR AS LANGUAGE, I WILL ALLOW PETE TO ANSWER THAT.

>> MADAM MAYOR. COMMISSIONERS. >> IT'S INTENTIONALLY NOT SPECIFIED AS A TIME PERIOD 24, 48, 72 HOURS FOR THE VERY REASON YOU JUST ALLUDED TO. A COUPLE YEARS AGO ANYBODY THAT WAS HERE WAS VERY FAMILIAR WITH HURRICANE DORIAN HOW QUICKLY THAT'S CALATE BUT FOR A TURN LESS THAN 24 HOURS IT WOULD HAVE COME DIRECTLY THROUGH FORT PIERCE.

BUT WE DIDN'T HAVE TO ACTIVATE. SO IF WE HAD HAD TO GIVE MAYBE FIVE DAYS NOTICE WE MAY HAVE INTERRUPTED THE ACTIONS AS WILL TALKED ABOUT STILL PROVIDING SERVICES. SO REALLY HONESTLY BE, SIR WE HAVE ALL THE LEVERAGE. I HATE TO SAY THIS IN FRONT OF WILL HERE, HE SORT OF GAVE AWAY ANY LEVERAGE HE HAD. BUT IT REALLY IS A ONE WAY STREET HERE IF IT'S DECLARED AND THE CITY SAYS WE NEED IT THEY AGREE TO SURRENDER

OCCUPANCY VIRTUALLY IMMEDIATELY. >> AGAIN, OKAY.

AND THAT CLARIFIES IT FOR ME AS LONG AS WE'RE COMFORTABLE WITH THAT LANGUAGE.

WHAT HAPPENED, I BELIEVE WAS IT 2017, SO SABLE CHASE FLOODED WE WERE TRYING TO GET FOLKS TO PERCY PEEK BECAUSE THEY NEEDED TO GO SOMEWHERE.

WE WERE TRYING TO FIND HOTEL ROOMS PERCY PEEK WE WERE TRYING TO FEED THEM.

IT BECAME A SPOT FOR HELPING THE COMMUNITY. I THINK THAT WAS MAYBE ONE OF THE TIMES YEAH, YOU WERE THERE THEN. THAT'S THAT PARTNERSHIP.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE IT'S CLEAR ON THE RECORD. I KNOW IT'S A PARTNERSHIP THAT YOU WILL DEFINITELY HELP OUT WITH AND I APPRECIATE THAT.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE IT'S CLEAR. THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS. >> HE BRINGS UP A VERY INTERESTING POINT THE COUNTY HAS THE FIN CENTER AND THE FIN CITY IS UNOCCUPIED THAT'S THEIR BUILDING TO PRETTY MUCH USE AT THEIR DISCRETION FROM THE COUNTY BOARD FOR EMERGENCIES OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT THEY LIKE. HOWEVER, WE ONLY HAVE PERCY PEEK GYM WHAT MAKES IT MORE COMPLICATED WE ARE OCCUPIED BY SOMEONE.

SO WITH THAT BEING SAID, I KNOW WE PRETTY MUCH HAD A GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT BUT THAT'S WHY IT'S SO IMPERATIVE AND ESSENTIAL THAT WE HAVE ACCESS TO OUR EMERGENCY CENTER AND YOU ALL WORK OUT THE DETAILS. BECAUSE IF WE HAVE TO DE-- DECLARE AN EMERGENCY HERE AND GET SOME PEOPLE WE DON'T NEED TO BE GOING THROUGH LATITY OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S WHAT AND NOT TO SHED ANY NEGATIVE ON BOYS & GIRLS CLUB BUT I DON'T WANT TO HAVE DEAL WITH THAT I NEED TO HAVE ACCESS TO MY CENTER TO PUT MY CITIZENS IN IF NEED BE. SO I JUST HOPE WE WORK OUT HAVE WORKED OUT ALL THE FINE DETAILS BECAUSE THAT'S A BUILDING EVEN THOUGH EVEN THOUGH IT'S OCCUPIED WE STILL HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE COVER OUR BASISES BECAUSE THAT'S OUR FIN CENTER THAT'S THE ONLY THING WE HAVE RIGHT NOW BIG ENOUGH TO EVEN

FACILITATE PEOPLE ON THE EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES. >> MADAM MAYOR.

ANOTHER QUESTION I HAD IT'S ABOUT THE MAINTENANCE OF THE FACILITY.

>> WHAT KIND OF FLOOR IS IN THE GYM. I DIDN'T SEE ANY FLOORING

MENTIONED? >>. >> THE GYM FLOOR.

>> IT'S HARDWOOD BASKETBALL. >> I JUST WANTED TO SEE DID YOU HAVE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT

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THAT IN YOUR LANGUAGE. >> NO CURVE BALL AT ALL. SO WILL AND I HAVE HAD MANY DISCUSSIONS ON THE USE OF THIS FACILITY. I'VE HAD MR. CONVERSATIONS WITH MR. MIMMS. AT THE END OF THE DAY SHORE OF VANDALISM OR SOMEONE GOING IN AND INTENTIONALLY DAMAGING THE FLOOR, RESURFACING THAT OCCASIONAL WILL FALL UNDER US. WE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT.

AND THE THINGS THAT WE LOOKED AT IN ALL THIS IS WHAT WILL AND BOYS & GIRLS CLUB IS DOING IS WHAT WE ASPIRE TO DO WHEN RESOURCES ALLOW.

THE SERVICES THAT THEY'RE ABLE TO PROVIDE THAT THAT AT THIS TIME WE'RE NOT YOU KNOW WE ARE GOING TO MAINTAIN THE FACILITY AND THE FLOOR IN THERE.

NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR. >> THAT'S IMPORTANT. >> I BELIEVE IT WAS JUST BEFORE LAST TIME WE'VE HAD THOSE RESURFACE. WE WILL BE AN ISSUE IN A

COUPLE YEARS. >> ANYONE WANT TO MAKE A MOTION.

>> MOTION AND THE SECOND CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

>>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LOOK FORWARD TO THE PARTNERSHIP.

THANK YOU. >>> MR. MIMMS WE HAVE SOME PEOPLE STANDING AND I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE ENOUGH SEATS IN THIS CHAMBER AND CAN THEY HEAR IF THEY ARE OUT IN THE

FOYER CAN THEY HEAR WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? >> OVERFLOW IS ON.

WE USUALLY DON'T LIKE PEOPLE STANDING ALONG THE WALL. IF YOU CAN FIND A PLACE HERE IN THE CHAMBER OR YOU CAN GO OUTSIDE AND LISTEN AND YOU CAN HEAR.

>> I BELIEVE THERE ARE SEATS OUT THERE AS WELL. THANK YOU.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WOULD APPRECIATE IT AND WE WOULD, TOO.

SO PROCEED. >> THE NEXT ITEM IS APPROVAL TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT

[d. Approval to enter into an Agreement to Lease and Improve 1134 and 1138 Avenue D, Rooted In Change, Incorporated, Doing Business As Lincoln Park Young Professionals, as the tenant for $10.00 a year. (RFP No. 2020-013)]

TO LEASE AND IMPROVE 1134 AND 1138 AVENUE D ROOTED AND CHANGE INCORPORATED DOING

BUSINESS LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS. >> MR. MIMMS.

>> AT THIS TIME WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A SPECIAL BE PROJECTS COORDINATOR COME UP SHE'S GOING TO TALK ABOUT A PROJECT THAT WAS BROUGHT TO US ACTUALLY THIS WAS BROUGHT TO US BY ALLEGHENY FRANCISCAN MINISTRIES IN COORDINATION WITH THE LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS. WE WILL HAVE AUDREY RUN OVER THE DETAILS OF THE PROCUREMENT DETAILS AND SHE'SALLY TALK ABOUT HOW WE

ARRIVED AT THIS CONCLUSION. >> REPORTER:. >> ALL RIGHTY.

THANK YOU.

>>> ALL RIGHTY. >> THANK YOU. MADAM.

AND THE BOARD. WE ARE PRESENTING HERE A LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE F.P.R.A. AND LYNN ESPECIALLY LYNN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS -- AND LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS. TO BRING ABOUT WHAT WE ARE -- WHAT I'M GOING TO BE PRESENTED TODAY. AND BASICALLY, WE HAVE AGREED UPON A LEASE TO IMPROVE 1134 AND 1138 AVENUE D TO CREATE AN OPEN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SPACE FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS. IN ADDITION TO THAT, WITH AN OPTION TO RENEW ONE ADDITIONAL TERM FOR A TOTAL OF 10 YEARS. THAT WOULD BE AT A COST OF

$10 PER YEAR. >> ALL RIGHTY. AND THERE WAS A PRESENTATION

THAT IS IN OUR PACKET. >> YES, MA'AM, IT WAS. >> I THINK IT'S CHAMBERS.

>> TRICKY. THAT REALLY SECURE.

>> CAN I ASK MR. -- >> YEAH, SURE MR. LEWIS. >> MR. LEWIS IS APART OF THE

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TEAM. >> YEAH, HE SAID LOTS OF NICE THINGS WHEN YOU WEREN'T

IN HERE ABOUT YOU. >> MR. BRUCE YOU WILL RUN THINGS OVER THERE.

YOU IN CHARGE OVER THERE YOU THE C.E.O.? >> I AM THE DESIGNATED PROJECT MANAGER ON BEHALF OF ALLEGHENY FRANCISCAN MINISTRIES, I WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ON THIS PROJECT.

>> OKAY. I NEVER HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOU.

NICE TO MEET YOU. >> HE WAS APART OF THE TEAM ALONG WITH THE TEAM THAT CAME UP WITH WHAT YOU ARE BEING PRESENTED WITH TODAY. THE LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ASKED OR REQUESTED USE OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE LINCOLN THEATER AS A WAY TO INITIATE AND ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY AND CREATE SOME ACTIVITY WITHIN THAT AREA. WORKING TOGETHER WITH ALLEGHENY FRANCISCAN MINISTRIES AND ACTUALLY WORKING WITH THEY AWARDED THEM A GRANT TO CREATE THE ROOT. IT'S A THREE PHASE PROJECT AND THAT -- IT'S A THREE PHASE PROJECT AND IT WILL ENTAIL PRODUCING AN OPEN SPACE AREA WHERE MULTIPLE EVENTS, ACTIVITIES WILL TAKE PLACE. THE IT WILL START OUT WITH THE TAYLOR MOXIE LIBRARY WHICH WILL ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY IN A WAY THAT I THINK IS GOING TO BE VERY EXCITING AND INDIVIDUALS WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. THE THINGS THAT WILL BE BROUGHT TO THIS PARTICULAR SPACE IN AN EFFORT TO BRING THE COMMUNITY BACK TO OR WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF THE LINCOLN THEATER WHERE WE KNOW IN ITS HEYDAY WAS THE CENTER OF A LOT OF ACTIVITY, A LOT OF ENTERTAINMENT IN ORDER TO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY.

AND THIS IS THE PHASE THREE IS WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW.

THAT'S THE FINAL ROOT DESIGN. WITH IT THERE ARE GOING TO BE A LOT OF ASPECTS OF THE PROJECT THAT WILL BE COMPLETED AT THIS POINT. THESE ARE SOME OF THE DESIGNS OR SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE ROOT.

AT THE LOCATION. >> I MIGHT ADD A COUPLE NOTEWORTHY POINTS.

THERE ARE SOMEWHAT WE CALL PERMANENT STRUCTURES THAT WILL BE ON-SITE IN THE FORM OF RAIL CONTAINERS THAT REQUIRE CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS AND MOST OF THE ELEMENTS OR THE IMPROVEMENTS ON-SITE ARE REALLY MOBILE. AND SO WE WILL HAVE ONE BIG CONTAINER WHICH IS A STORAGE AREA FOR ALL OF THE VARIOUS AMENITIES THAT WILL GO ON THE SITE. THEREFORE, ALLOWING US TO BE VERY FLEXIBLE IN THE KIND OF FUNCTION THAT'S WE HAVE THERE FOR THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

IN CONVERSATIONS WITH MR. MIMMS AND A LARGER REDEVELOPMENT CONCEPT THAT IS MOVING FORWARD, I UNDERSTAND YOU HAVE HAD A COUPLE PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS OUT THERE ABOUT THE BIGGER VISION, SO WE ARE DEFINITELY OPEN TO RELOCATING THE ROUTE ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL, THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN MOBILIZED AND THE COMMUNITY IS EMBRACING OF WHAT WE'VE DONE WITH THE ROOT.

SO IN THE LONG TERM WE EMBRACED THE OPPORTUNITY TO RELOCATE IN A DESIGNATED AREA IN DISCUSSIONS WITH MR. MIMMS. SO THIS IS JUST A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE TO EXERCISE AND MOBILIZE A COMMUNITY --

>> I WAS ABLE TO SEE THIS. I THINK AT THE LINCOLN PARK COMMUNITY MEETING.

THEY HAD A DEMONSTRATION TABLE TALKING ABOUT THIS. AND IT REALLY IS EXCITING.

SO I ASK WHAT THE TAYLOR MOXIE LIBRARY WAS. BUT CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT SO

EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT THAT IS. >> SURE THE TAYLOR MOXIE LIAR PRAYER IS REALLY ORIGINAL -- LIBRARY IS REALLY ORIGINATED OUT OF THE MIAMI AREA. IT WAS DESIGNATED AS A LEARNING TOOL TO PLACE A LIBRARY FACILITY IN UNDERSERVED FACILITIES. AND THE YOUNG LADY WHO CREATED THIS IS A YOUNG LADY WHO REALLY WAS VESTED IN EXPRESSING THE EDUCATIONAL

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IMPORTANCE TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEREFORE, CREATED THE TAYLOR MOXIE LIBRARY AND SO WE THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT AMENITY TO HAVE ON-SITE. IT WILL BE THE FIRST ONE, FIRST CONTAINER INSTALLED. AS A MATTER OF FACT, I THINK THAT'S DUE TO ARRIVE TO US IN MID-DECEMBER IF I RECALL CORRECTLY. SO THAT'S A GREAT ADDITION.

AND IT DOES ADD AN EDUCATIONAL ELEMENT TO WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO.

>> IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE A LOT OF WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS SOCIAL AND ALSO PERFORMING ARTS WHICH IS SUITS THE LINCOLN THEATER. I MEAN IT KIND OF DRAWS

ATTENTION TO THE LINCOLN THEATER, TOO. >> ABSOLUTELY.

WE'RE LOOKING TO FORGE A NICE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LINCOLN PARK THEATER.

HOPEFULLY WE'LL GET PERMISSION TO USE THIS SIDE OF THEIR BUILDING TO PROJECT

FAMILY NIGHT MOVIES. >> MOVIES, YEAH. >> THEN SOME PERFORMING ARTS KIND OF ENTERTAINMENT, ANYTHING FROM DANCE TO SHORT THE SKITS TO LOCAL PERFORMANCES AND WHAT HAVE YOU. SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT, TOO. IT'S A GREAT PART OF OUR PROGRAMMING.

>> GREAT. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> MADAM MAYOR.

>> YES, SIR. >> JUST A COUPLE COMMENTS I'M EXCITED.

I LOVE SHIPPING CONTAINER IDEAS VERY MODERN VERY SLEEK.

THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE GOING TO BE LIMITLESS. I JUST APPRECIATE THAT YOU'VE GOT THIS CREATIVITY AND THIS IN MIND. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. >> CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION. >> LET'S SEE COMMISSIONER

SESSIONS, AND THEN PERONA THEN COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER. >> THE USE -- WELL, FIRST OF ALL, WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES ARE YOU GOING TO BE HAVING AS FAR AS YOUNG PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED? I SEE YOU GOT A STAGE IS IT GOING TO BE LIKE CONCERTS OR

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE PERFORMING ARTS? >> WE ENVISION A LOT OF DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES THAT ARE GOING TO BE YOUTH-ORIENTED.

THERE WILL BE SOME ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS THAT ARE CENTERED AROUND ADULTS, YOUNG ADULTS, SO IT'S SPREAD ACROSS THE SPECTRUM, REALLY. THE PROGRAMMING YOU KNOW I MENTIONED EARLIER WE WOULD HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT FOR FAMILY-ORIENTED KIND OF EVENTS. SO, THAT'S ONE THING. YOUTH ACTIVITIES WILL COME THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOPS. GETTING KIDS INTERESTED IN OTHER ALTERNATIVES IN TERMS OF WHAT AN OCCUPATIONAL PROFESSION AND SHARE SOME OF THOSE EDUCATIONAL FACETS ABOUT THE ALTERNATIVE THAT'S THEY CAN TAKE.

MOST KIDS DON'T KNOW WHAT'S AVAILABLE TO THEM. SO, APART OF WHAT WE WILL DO IS EXPLAIN WHAT THOSE OPTIONS ARE FOR THEIR EDUCATION.

COLLEGE IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY. BUT A TECHNICAL SCHOOL OR STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS OR BEING INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY, FOR THAT MATTER, MAY BE VIABLE, YOU KNOW ALTERNATIVES FOR THEM. SO SOME OF THE YOUTH PROGRAMS WILL VARY ALONG EDUCATION. SOME TRADE SHOWS FOR THE LOCAL BUSINESSES TASTE TESTING OPTIONS FOR OUR LOCAL RESTAURANTS.

GETTING KIDS INVOLVED AND INTERESTED IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY THINGS OF THAT NATURE WILL COME THROUGH PROBABLY A SURVEY THAT WILL CONDUCT TO FIND OUT WHERE THE REAL INTERESTS ARE. WE'VE DONE A PRELIMINARY SURVEY WE'VE GOT SOMEONE OF THOSE IDEAS. THAT'S WHAT REALLY DROVE THE IDEA OF THE DESIGN OF THE SPACE. IT JUST REQUIRED SOME FLEXIBLE TO THE WE WANT TO KEEP IT FLEXIBLE AND REALLY KIND OF DO WHAT THE

COMMUNITY NEEDS, WANTS AND DESIRES. >> WHAT IF A THIRD PARTY IS INTERESTED IN RENTING THE FACILITY FOR SOMETHING? WILL YOU BE OPENING UP FOR THAT, FOR EXAMPLE, MAYBE A FAMILY UNION OR SOMETHING COMES TO TOWN THEY WANT TO USE THE PARK HERE AND RENT FROM YOU. WOULD YOU BE OPENING UP TO

THE PUBLIC? >> ABSOLUTELY. THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

ONE OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES I HAVE AS A PROJECT MANAGER IS TO GIVE AND WE'VE GONE THROUGH A BUSINESS MASTER TEACHING PLANNING PROCESS BY THE WE HAVE TO CREATE WAYS TO EXTRACT REVENUE SO THAT THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND THE ROOT IS WELL FINANCED AND TAKES CARE OF ITS EXPENSES ASSOCIATED TO THE SITE.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, WE FORGED A RELATIONSHIP WITH A LOCAL SURVEYING COMPANY WHO PERFORMED OUR SURVEY FREE OF CHARGE. SO THEY ARE A COMMUNITY PARTNER AT THIS POINT IN TIME. WE'RE IN PRELIMINARY DISCUSSIONS WITH FPUA TO DO SOME PARTNERSHIP THINGS WITH THEM.

AND WE ARE JUST SEEKING OUT SUPPORT FROM THE BUSINESS SECTOR AND THE COMMUNITY.

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BUT NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS OR ANY PRIVATE PARTY WILL BE ABLE TO LEASE THAT SPACE OUT FOR WHATEVER THE FUNCTION THAT THEY HAVE GOING ON. FAMILY REUNION, ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATION YOU NAME IT. >> I KNOW ESPECIALLY IN THAT AREA IT'S CERTAINLY GOING TO BE A PLUS AN AMENITY FOR THAT AREA. JUST LIKE YOU KNOW WITH THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB THE GYMNASIUM, AND IT MAKES SENSE WHAT DO YOU FROM A MONETARY STANDPOINT TO BE ABLE TO RENT IT OUT AND ALLOW THE PUBLIC TO HAVE GENERAL USE OF IT AND HAVE ACCESS TO IT, TOO. SO I LIKE THAT IDEA AND TO DO IT IN THIS AREA IS, IT'S A PLUS BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, THAT'S AN AREA THAT HAS BEEN DELAP THE DATED AND WE'RE TRYING TO IMPROVE IT. SO IF YOU BRING -- DILAPIDATED AND WE'RE TRYING TO IMPROVE IT. IF YOU BRING SOMETHING NICE PEOPLE TEND TO HAVE MORE PRIDE IN THEIR STREETS AND THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS AND THEY TAKE CARE OF IT BETTER. SO THIS IS GOING TO STAND OUT, I BELIEVE, IN THAT AREA AND IT'S GOING TO BE REAL NICE AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO GIVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. SO I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

I'M HOPING TO BE ABLE TO SHOW IT OFF AS SOON AS YOU GET IT UP AND RUNNING.

SO ANYTHING THAT WE CAN DO TO MAKE IT A REALITY PLEASE FEEL FREE AT LEAST I'M SPEAKING FOR EVERYBODY ELSE UP HERE. I'M SURE.

>> WELL, IN MY EXPERIENCE I THINK WHEN YOU DEAL WITH REVITALLIZING AN AREA AND REDEVELOPING AN AREA ULTIMATELY, THE FIRST REDEVELOPMENT HAPPENS WITH THE MIND-SET AND SO THIS PARTICULAR AMENITY WILL, YOU KNOW, CHANGE THAT MIND-SET, PUT SOME POSITIVE FEELINGS IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE, PROVIDE SOME HOPE, MOBILIZE THE COMMUNITY AND HELP TO REJUVENATE THE REVITALIZATION ON THE BIGGER PICTURE THAT THE CITY HAS IN STORE FOR THAT AREA. SO THIS WILL ABSOLUTELY BE A

CATALYST IN DOING SO. >> SO NOW THE BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO YOU, IS SOMEWHAT STAGNANT IN TERMS OF DOING ANYTHING. IS THAT GOING TO INTERFERE WITH YOU IN TERM OF YOUR PROGRESS OR WILL THAT DICTATE ANYTHING WITH REGARDS TO YOUR SUCCESS FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE IN TERMS OF MAKING THIS A PRIME AREA?

YOU UNDERSTAND MY QUESTION. >> WELL, IF YOU ARE REFERRING TO LINCOLN THEATER, SIR, NO. AS I MENTIONED EARLIER WE'RE IN A COOPERATIVE SPIRIT AND MIND-SET WE WILL DEFINITELY ASSIST IN A FUND-RAISER IN COJUNCTION WITH THE LINCOLN PARK FOLKS IF THEY SO DESIRE TO DO SO. BUT THE WAY THAT THE SITE IS LAID OUT AND THE THINK WHAT WE'VE STARTED PREPARING THE SITE PLAN ALL OF THE UTILITIES ARE GOING TO BE TEMPORARY AND NOT IMPEDING UPON THE BUILDING THAT YOU SPOKE OF THE LINCOLN PARK THEATER. SO, NO, THERE WON'T BE ANY

IMPEDIMENTS WHATSOEVER. >> THANK YOU. >> COMMISSIONER PERONA.

>> THANK YOU. AND I THINK THIS WINS ON MANY FRONTS.

THIS JUST WINS ALL THE WAY AROUND NOT ONLY ENGAGING THE YOUTH IN SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO DO BUT YOU HAVE TO CREATE SOME EXCITEMENT IN THAT AREA AND IT WILL HELP OUT ECONOMICALLY EVERYBODY AROUND THERE. AND I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, I KNOW THAT EVEN IF WE DIDN'T HAVE A PANDEMIC YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN IN FRONT OF WITH US THIS PLAN. BUT THIS PLAN IS WHAT EVERYBODY IS THINKING OF RIGHT NOW. THE OUTDOORS, THE ABILITY FOR PEOPLE TO MINGLE SAFELY WITH ONE ANOTHER. SO I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A HIT IT ON OF THE PARK.

I DO HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS MAYBE ON THE LEASE. TO BE RESPECTFUL FOR THE LINCOLN PARK THEATER THEY WERE IN FRONT OF US NOT TOO LONG AGO.

THEY HAD PLANS FOR THE THEATER AND THE PLANS ALSO INCLUDED THIS PROPERTY AND WE HAD SOME DISCUSSION ON THIS AND I SEE THAT THE LEASE EXTENDS OUT CAN EXTEND OUT 10 YEARS. NORMALLY WHEN WE HAVE COMPETING USES WE HAVE TO DISCUSS THAT AT LEAST AND KNOW THAT THERE'S NOT ANY IMMEDIATE OVERLAP.

I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THE UP LINCOLN PARK THEATER GROUP HAS WEIGHED INTO THIS

IF THEY HAVE ANY ISSUE AT ALL ON THIS IDEA? >> MADAM THE MAYOR I HAVE NOT BEEN APPROACHED BY THE LINCOLN PARK THEATER COMMUNITY IN ANY CAPACITY.

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BUT I WILL SAY THERE IS A TERMINATION PROVISION THAT'S A SIMPLE OUT PROVISION AS I'LL CALL IT OF 120 DAYS. SO THAT IF THINGS WERE TO CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY IN ANOTHER COUPLE YEARS THIS WERE TO SPUR SOMETHING WE COULD HAVE BEEN THE ABILITY TO BE OUT IN 120 DAYS OF COURSE IT'S A NEGOTIATING PROCESS.

>> COMMISSIONER IF I MAY, IF YOU HAVEN'T NOTICED YET, I THINK YOU WILL NOTICE, THAT LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ARE A VERY PROGRESSIVE GROUP AND THEY'RE GO GETTERS. THEY LEAD BY EXAMPLE. SO IN DISCUSSIONS WITH MR. MIMMS THE REASON WHY WE PUT, OR ACTUALLY IT WAS SUGGESTED TO FIVE IN A FIVE WITH A FIVE YEAR RENEWAL IS THAT WE BELIEVE THAT LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE FIRST FIVE YEARS. UPON WHICH TIME WE'LL BE TALKING WITH THE CITY MANAGER ABOUT ANOTHER LOCATION THAT FITS A BIGGER PICTURE FOR THAT AREA. SO IN THE EVENT THAT THAT DOES HAPPEN, AS MENTIONED EARLIER, THERE'S REALLY NO IMPEDIMENTS WHATSOEVER EVEN WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE LEASE APPROVAL. SO THAT'S PART OF THE RATIONAL PUTTING THE FIVE AND THE THE FIVE YEAR RENEWAL IN.

>> YOU HAVE A MINIMAL CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN THIS AREA.

SO I MEAN YOU'RE NOT BUILDING A BUILDING, I MEAN YOU ARE SPENDING SOME MONEY, OBVIOUSLY, TO MAKE TO IMPROVE IT TO THE POINT OF YOUR YOUTH DESIGNATED USE BUT YOU'RE NOT SPENDING WHOLE LOT OF MONEY THAT YOU NEED TO RECAP OVER A LONG

PERIOD OF TIME. >> YES, YOU KNOW, I GUESS THE SILVER LINING TO THAT CLOUD IS THAT, AGAIN, THE CONTAINERS ARE ABSOLUTELY TRANSFERABLE TO ANOTHER SITE. SO WHAT INVESTMENTS WE MAKE FROM OUR INITIAL BUDGET INVESTMENT FROM ALLEGHENY MINISTRIES WILL BE RECYCLED IN ANOTHER LOCATION SAME FUNCTION ETC., ETC. MAYBE I MAKING WAY FOR THE LINCOLN PARK THEATER TO DO

AS YOU WISH OR HOWEVER YOU WORK THAT OUT. >> THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER. >> YES, GOOD AFTERNOON. MY CONCERN IS I CAN'T WAIT TILL THE PEOPLE GET INVOLVED WITH ROAD RUNNING. I'M WAITING FOR THEM TO TELL US AND SHOW US WHAT THEY WISH INSTEAD OF US ALWAYS TELLING THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHAT TO DO. NOT JUST ME.

MY QUESTION IS AS FAR AS THE IT GOES PARKING. WHERE WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT PARKING? I THINK IT SHOULD BE BECAUSE YOUNG PEOPLE MIGHT RELOCATE -- SO I DON'T BUT I THINK WE SHOULD SOME EAST OF THE THEATER AND IMMEDIATELY SOUTH. I THINK WE NEED TO CONSIDER A GREAT DEAL THE PARKING

NEED WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO BE PARKING? >> I WILL DEFER THAT TO THE CITY. I THINK THERE'S BEEN SOME PRELIMINARY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT PARKING SO THAT THERE'S NOT A LOT OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION.

BUT TO BE QUITE HONEST WE HAVEN'T PANNED THAT ALL OUT YET.

SO THOSE ANSWERS WILL COME IN THE NEAR FUTURE. I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO SAY THAT, YOU KNOW EVEN IN OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY, THESE THINGS CAN BE WORKED OUT. BUT THE LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS HAVE ALREADY DONE SOME THINGS TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THIS CITY IN TERMS OF GETTING A GREATER TURNOUT FOR YOUR CENSUS TRACK, GETTING THE VOTE OUT FOR THE, YOU KNOW, THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS AND LOCAL ELECTIONS AS WELL. SO PARKING TO ME IS SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, LIKE ANY DEVELOPMENT THAT YOU DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO WORK THROUGH THE INCREMENTALLY COME UP WITH A PLAN FOR EACH ONE OF THOSE

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EVENTS THAT MIGHT TAKE PLACE, UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR HEAD COUNT IS AND HAVE A TRAFFIC

MITIGATION PLAN IN PLACE AND A PLACE TO PARK CARS. >> OKAY.

I'M JUST GIVING MY INPUT ON IT, YOU KNOW. I'M SAYING WE HAVE SOME THE PROPERTIES. I DON'T KNOW MR. MINIMUMS DO WE STILL OWN THAT -- MIMS DO

WE STILL OWN THAT PROPERTY IN FRONT OF THE SUBSTATION? >> YES, SIR.

>> SO I YOUNG PEOPLE ASK FOR UTILIZATION OF THAT PROPERTY SO SOMEBODY ELSE WILL WANT TO COME IN AND USE IT. I JUST THINK THAT'S A GOOD SUGGESTION AND I THOUGHT I

WOULD BRING THAT UP. >> I'LL TAKE THAT SUGGESTION WHOLEHEARTEDLY, SIR IT.

>> WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE THAT PROBLEM WOULD BE WILDLY SUCCESSFUL AND ALL OF A

SUDDEN WE HAVE A PARKING PROBLEM, RIGHT. >> ABSOLUTELY.

>> WE HAVE DONE THAT BEFORE WE'VE BEEN THERE BEFORE. >> COMMISSIONER.

>> IN ADDITION TO THAT, COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER'S POINTING OUT THAT AVAILABILITY OF PARKING WHAT'S EVEN JUST AS IMPORTANT I CAN'T SAY MORE IMPORTANT BUT JUST AS IMPORTANT IS SAFE PARKING. I'M GOING TO BE A REALIST WITH YOU WHENEVER YOU HAVE AREAS SUCH AS THIS AREA THAT HAS HAD A NEGATIVE STIGMA ATTACHED TO IT IN TERMS OF CRIME, BE THAT AS IT MAY WHETHER IT'S CRIME OR NOT AT THE LEVEL THAT WE, AT ONE POINT HAD, WHAT MAKES IT APPEALING FOR PEOPLE TO COME FROM THE OUTSIDE PLACES LIKE PORT ST. LUCIE AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE IS THAT THEY JUST WANT TO BE GUARANTEED SAFE PARKING. NOT THAT AVENUE D IS ONE OF THE WORST AREAS RIGHT NOW AT ONE TIME IT HAD A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON BUT RIGHT NOW IT'S NOT A WHOLE LOT OF CRIME BEING COMMITTED ON AVENUE D.

CRIME IS BEING COMMITTED IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.

BUT THERE'S STILL A PERCEPTION OUT THERE. WHILE I CAN GO THROUGH AND PARK MY CAR AND GO SOME SOMEBODY'S HOUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULDN'T DO THAT BECAUSE TO COME IN AND BE APART OF THIS AND BE A CLIENT BECAUSE THEY'RE AFRAID OF THE AREA. SO THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE IN ADVERTISING WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE LET THE PUBLIC KNOW THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE NOT ONLY PARKING BUT SAFE PARKING. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE OUR POLICE OFFICERS OUT THERE WORKING WITH YOU TO GUARANTEE THE SAFETY OF INDIVIDUALS AND PEOPLE WILL AT THAT POINT BE APART OF THIS AND COME AND PATRONIZE THIS FACILITY AND ALLOW THEIR YOUNG PEOPLE, THEIR CHILDREN TO PATRONIZE THIS FACILITY BECAUSE AT THAT POINT THEY HAVE IN THEIR MINDS AT LEAST A SAFETY MECHANISM IN PLACE THAT CHILDREN, THEIR FAMILIES ARE GOING TO BE SAFE, I FEEL SAFE REGARDLESS.

BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T FEEL LIKE ME. BUT, WE WANT TO MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL AND WE DON'T WANT AN EMPTY BUILDING OUT THERE WITH NOTHING GOING ON.

WE WANT IT TO BE RUNNING OVER BY THE SAME TOKEN IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL THAT WE HAVE PARKING AND IT'S GOING TO BE CAN BE PARKING CARS UP AND DOWN THE DIFFERENT CORRIDORS OF AVENUE D IN PEOPLE'S YARDS THAT'S NOT GOING TO WORK. WE NEED TO HAVE A PARKING AREA THAT'S SAFE SO THAT PEOPLE CAN GO BACK AND FORTH FROM THEIR CARS TO THE SITE THERE.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF EVENT THAT WE, DO I WOULD PROBABLY SUGGEST THAT WITH THE LOCAL BUSINESSES IN THE AREA THAT THEY ALLOW PARKING AT THEIR PLACES OF BUSINESS, PARTICULARLY IF THEY'RE INVOLVED IN SOME EVENT OR ANOTHER. SO WE WILL BE KIND OF TAKING A SURVEY AS TO THE WILLINGNESS OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN THE AREA THE EXISTING BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN THE AREA TO PARTNER WITH US AND TRY TO MITIGATE SOME OF THAT TRAFFIC THAT WAY AS WELL. AS WELL AS THE OTHER SUGGESTIONS MADE BY THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS. I THINK WE CAN WORK SOME

THINGS OUT. >> THAT WOULD BE BEING GOOD NEIGHBORS AND YOU GET COOPERATION AND THEN BECAUSE OF THAT'S KIND OF LIKE THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ALLIANCE YOU CAN HAVE ABSOLUTELY FORMING A BUSINESS ALLIANCE OF THE NEIGHBORING BUSINESSES THAT WOULD BE A GREAT THING. SO IF WE'RE I WILL ENTERTAIN

A MOTION IF WE'RE DONE WITH THE DISCUSSION. >> MOVE FOR THE APPROVAL.

>> SECOND. >> THERE'S A MOTION AND A SECONDFUL CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

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THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, SIR.

>> SO THE NEXT ITEM IS APPROVAL THAT AWARD BUSINESS NUMBER 2020-045 FOR SALE OF

[e. Approval to award Bid No. 2020-045 for Sale of Surplus Property at 708 N 18th Street to highest ranked responder, Tyese Miller.]

SURF PLUS PROPERTY AT 708 NORTH 18TH STREET TO THE HIGHEST RANKEST RESPONDER

TYESE MILLER. >> THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST OF MANY RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES THAT IS GOING TO BE BROUGHT TO THE FPRA BOARD AS I BELIEVE YOU AND I SPOKE WE ARE GOING TO GET MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVE. I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST FUN THINGS THAT WE CAN POSSIBLY DO AND THAT IS TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS. AGAIN THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST MISS TYESE MILLER I BELIEVE CONTACTED JIM HOFMEISTER AND WE HAVE THE ECONOMIC MANAGER HERE TO PRESENT OUR RECOMMENDATION FOR APPROVAL OF THE BID AWARD.

>> THAT'S CORRECT. THANK YOU. >> WELCOME.

>> THAT'S THE NEW NAME. STILL GETTING USED IT TO. MADAM CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD THANKS FOR HAVING ME. SO WE'RE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE MISS MILL COMMERCE FROM GEORGIA TO VISIT WITH US TODAY -- MILLER COME FROM GEORGIA TO VISIT WITH US TODAY. SO THE PROPERTY THAT SPEAKING ABOUT AS MR. MIMS MENTIONED IS THE FIRST OF MANY OF OUR PROPERTIES THAT WE WILL BE LOOKING TO DISPOSE OF IN THE NEAR FUTURE. SO THIS PROPERTY AS LOCATED BETWEEN AVENUE E AND AVENUE G ON 18ING STREET IT'S RIGHT HERE MARKED IN YELLOW.

IT IS CURRENTLY VACANT. MISS MILLER ALSO OWNS THE PROPERTY TO THE SOUTH THAT WAS JUST RECENTLY DEMOLISHED AND AS SHE MENTIONED UNDER PUBLIC COMMENT SHE'S BUILDING -- INTERESTED IN BUILDING A SINGLE FAMILY HOME THERE.

WE WERE AGGRESSIVE IN GETTING THIS ON THE COMMITTEE TO MAKE THE RECOMMENDATION TO DECLARE THIS PROPERTY AS SURPLUS. OF COURSE, WE DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF MEETINGS IN THE MEANTIME, BUT IT CAME TO YOU IN JULY YOU ALL DECLARED THIS PROPERTY SURPLUS. WE INITIATED THE BID PROCESS AND THEY WERE DUE AUGUST 27TH. WE RECEIVED THREE BIDS. THOSE THREE BIDS WENT TO THE CRA ADVISORY COMMITTEE IN OCTOBER THIS IS HOW THEY RANKED.

MILLER SHE PUT A BID FORWARD OF $2700 AGAIN FOR A SINGLE FAMILY HOME TO OWN.

AND HER SCORE WAS 545 POINTS. KIB CONSTRUCTION OUT OF PORT ST. LEWISIES -- PORT ST. LUCIE BID $2600 THEY WOULD BE PUTTING FOR RENT SINGLE FAMILY HOME THEY SCORED 270. TEAM FACEY $2,000 THAT WAS A FOR RENT DUPLEX. I WANTED TO MENTION THE C.R.A. ADVISORY COMMITTEE CAME BEFORE YOU EARLIER AND THEY SHARED THE DESIRE TO REALLY ENTICE AND ENCOURAGE HOME OWNERSHIP THROUGHOUT OUR ENTIRE FRFPRA THAT'S WHY I INCLUDED THIS SNIP THAT'S TO OBVIOUSLY RESTORE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS THAT'S ENCOURAGING AND ENABLING INCREASED HOME OWNERSHIP. AND I THINK THAT THAT'S WHY MISS MILLER SCORED THE HIGHEST. THAT'S OUR RECOMMENDATION AWARD THE BID TO MISS MILLER. WE ARE ALSO ASKING THAT WE INCLUDE A TIME PROVISION.

WE WILL BE TRYING TO DO THIS MOVING FORWARD WITH ALL OF OUR SURPLUS PROPERTIES THAT WE KNOW WHAT'S THIS CAME UP WITH THE CR AXE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

WHAT'S HAPPENING WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO DO SOMETHING WHERE ARE WE.

SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE CAN WORK WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY AND MAKE THAT HAPPEN. I'LL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS HAVE YOU.

>> ANY QUESTIONS OF STAFF. COMMISSIONER PERONA. >> THAT WAS ONE OF MY CONSIDERINGS, TOO. I BELIEVE THIS BUT WE'LL HAVE A LOT OF THESE COMING FORWARD. I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE A SET FORMAT FOR THAT.

IT INCLUDES, YOU KNOW, AN UNDERSTANDING PERHAPS WITH A LITTLE BIT OF TEETH IN IT BECAUSE WE'VE HAD SITUATIONS BEFORE, IN FACT, FROM EVEN LARGE DEVELOPERS THAT THINGS JUST DIDN'T TURN OUT THE WAY WE ALL THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO GET IT.

SO THIS IS IMPORTANT. AS YOU SAY, IT'S A STABILIZATION OF NEIGHBORHOODS. THIS IS THE WAY TO GET FORT PIERCE BACK IN GOOD FORMAT, GET EVERYBODY IN THERE. BUILDING HOUSES, GET ON THE TAX ROLLS BECOME PART OF THE COMMUNITY. AND IF, IF THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN, THEN WE REALLY HAVEN'T ACCOMPLISHED A WHOLE LOT. IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THAT WILL HAPPEN. BUT I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE APART OF THIS PARTICULAR ONE

AND GOING FORWARD. >> YES, MA'AM. MADAM CHAIR, BOARD MEMBER WE LOOKED AT THE CITY OF POMPANO C.R.A. THEY HAVE ALL OF THOSE PROVISIONS WRITTEN IN THEIR DEED. WE'RE LOOKING AT MIRRORING SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES.

JUST LIKE YOU SAID THIS NEEDS TO BE THE STANDARD MOVING FORWARD SO WE CAN

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AVOID THAT IN THE FUTURE. >> ANYONE ELSE. I'M DELIGHTED WITH.

THIS I THINK THIS HAS A REALLY GOOD FEEL ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT'S SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS FORT PIERCE HAS INVESTED IN FORT PIERCE AND I REALLY LIKE THE FACT THAT WE CHOSE THE HOME OWNERSHIP ROUTE BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO WITH OUR C.R.A. PLAN. WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE THAT IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS, ALL NEIGHBORHOODS. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS.

I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION IF NOT. >> TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND. >> MOTION AND A SECOND. CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

[f. Update on the Request for Qualifications No. 2020-023 Redevelopment of Fisherman’s Wharf and selection of shortlist to enter the Request for Proposals phase]

AWARD BID NUMBER 2020 -- NO, I JUST DID THAT ONE. SORRY.

UPDATE ON THE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS NUMBER 2020-023 REDEVELOPMENT OF FISHERMAN'S WHARF WHARF AND SELECTION OF SHORT LIST TO ENTER THE REQUEST FOR

PROPOSAL FEES. >> AS YOU KNOW THE FISHERMAN WHARF AREA HAS BEEN A LITTLE QUESTIONABLE FOR A COUPLE YEARS. WE DID NOT HAVE A DIRECTION WHEN WE PURCHASED THE PROPERTY IT HAS BEEN CONSIDERED FOR A MYRIAD OF DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES BUT I BELIEVE THAT WE RECEIVED DIRECTION EARLIER THIS YEAR TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS.

THE IT WAS POSTPONED AND THEN WE PUT IT BACK OUT. EVEN IN THE MIDST OF THE PANDEMIC THE INTEREST IN THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF FORT PIERCE IS STRONG.

OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER IS GOING TO TALK ABOUT WHERE WHICH WERE,

WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE'RE GOING. >> IT HABIT HAS BEEN A WHILE. I WANTED TO REVIEW THE PROPERTY.

I CAME TO YOU IN JANUARY SEEKING DIRECTION FOR THE REDECHT OF THIS PROPERTY.

THESE ARE THE THE THREE PARCELS THAT WE'RE SPEAKING OF.

THESE TWO PARCELLS ARE OWNED BY THE FPRA. >> THIS AREA WAS DESIGNED TO REALLY BE ENVISIONED TO BE A BARRIER BETWEEN THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND THE WORKING PORT.

SO WE GOT A LOT OF REALLY GOOD COMMUNITY INPUT BRIEFLY GOING TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU. OVERALL THE TOP FOUR FEATURES THAT PEOPLE WERE INTERESTED IN SEEING NUMBER ONE WAS MARINE-RELATED USE. THEY WANT TO KEEP THE DOCK THERE THE RAMPS THERE. RESTAURANTS, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, THE LOCALIZED FERRY OR WATER TAXI IDEA THEN OUTDOOR EVENT SPACE WERE THE TOP FOUR FEATURES. AND WHEN LOOKING AT THE WATERFRONT AS A WHOLE FOR FORT PIERCE THE LARGER THE WORD THE MORE OFTEN IT WAS USED IN THESE OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS. SO AGAIN, RESTAURANTS, ENTERTAINMENT, PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS BOAT DOCKS AND RAMPS THE WATER TAXI SHOPPING AND FISHING IT'S

VERY CONSISTENT WITH THE FIRST QUESTION. >> IN REFERENCE TO THE FISHERMAN'S WHARF REDEVELOPMENT ALL RESPONDENTS WERE MOST EXCITED ABOUT PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE WATERFRONT THAT CAME UP TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

ADDED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY AND ADDED VIBRANCY TO THE WATERFRONT. SO WITH THAT INFORMATION IN MIND AND WITH YOUR FEEDBACK WE DEVELOPED THIS R.RFPQ PHASE THIS IS VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT WE DID WITH THE KING PLANT SITE. RIGHT NOW WE'RE LOOKING AT THE QUALIFICATIONS.

THESE ARE OUR GOALS THAT WE HAVE SET FOR IT. WE WANT TO REGAIN THAT ACCESSIBILITY TO OUR RESIDENTS AND ENHANCE THAT FOR OUR PUBLIC USE.

STIMULATING OUR ECONOMY. OUR QUALITY DESIGN THAT'S GOING TO REALLY THEN OUR BRAND NEW C.R.A. GOALS. WITH THE STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY WE'RE LOOKING AT THE RESPONDENT'S QUALIFICATIONS AND THEIR EXPERIENCE COMPARABLE PROJECTS THAT THEY HAVE DONE ABILITY TO SECURE FINANCING IN A PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT CONCEPT.

THIS IS NOT A FULL-BLOWN DESIGNLAN THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS IN THE PROPOSAL PHASE. BUT I DO WANT TO GO OVER WHAT THEY HAVE SUBMITTED.

ACTUALLY LET ME TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED. WE HAD SIX RESPOND ENTS WE

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SHOULD HAVE A SLIGHT SLIDE ON THAT. WE HAD SIX ONE WAS NONRESPONSIVE THE INFORMATION WAS INCOMPLETE AND ONE HAS BRAUN FROM THE PROCESS. THAT'S 11 WATERFRONT SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ALSO A WATERFRONT RESTAURANT, A BAR AND OUTDOOR SEATING AREA, A COFFEE SHOP WATER KRAFT RENTALS AND RETAINING AND ENHANCING THE EXISTING BOAT RAMPS.

OFFICE AMERICA GROUP WITH A MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT THAT'S GOING TO INCLUDE RETAIL ON THE GROUND FLOOR MARKET RATE RESIDENTIAL RESIDENTIAL ABOVE THAT ALSO A STRUCTURED PARKING GARAGE A RESTAURANT PAD, PEDESTRIAN BOARDWALK. INTERACTIVE PUBLIC AND FOUNTAIN ACCESS SPACE SHELLEY AND ASSOCIATES THIS IS AN AUTOMATED DRY STACK STORAGE FOR APPROXIMATELY 225 BOATS IN ADDITION TO THE 14 WET SLIPS.

THERE WILL ALSO BE JOHN SITE FUEL LOUNGE AND LOCKER ROOM FOR THOSE WHO ARE STORING THEIR BOATS THERE. FREE PUBLIC ACCESS TO LAUNCH WITH THE BOAT RAMP A WATER TAXI SERVICE A PLAY PARK SPLASH FAD AND A DINING FACILITY.

FINALLY SMITH BUILD THEY HAVE RESIDENTIAL UNITS AMY THEATER SPACE RESTAURANTS BARS, RETAIL SHOPS, OBSERVATION POWER AND A BOAT CAMP JUST WANTED TO MAKE MENTION OF THIS. THEY INCORPORATED NARLS ARE OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THIS R.F.Q. SO THAT WOULD NEED TO BE CONSIDERED MOVING FORWARD.

>>> SO WE HAD AN EVALUATION COMMITTEE PROMISING OF JACK ANDREWS WHO IS OUR CITY ENGINEER, JENNIFER HOFMEISTER OUR PLANNING DIRECTOR, DEAN STAN PAIN AND PAUL THOMAS OUR BUILDING OFFICIAL. THEY SCORED 30 POINTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM, 30 POINTS WITH THEIR EXPERIENCE, AND 40 POINTS ON THEIR OVERALL PROJECT APPROACH. SO 60 POINTS OF THAT IS REALLY TALKING ABOUT ARE THEY CAPABLE TO DEVELOP THIS SITE. THIS IS HOW THEY SCORED OFFICE AMERICA GROUP OF THE TOP AT 415. AZURE EQUITIES AT 270, AND SHELLEY AND ASSOCIATES AND SMITH BUILDERS TIED AT 250 POINTS.

OUR RECOMMENDATION TO YOU IS THAT WE INVITE ALL FOUR RESPONDENTS TO MOVE FORWARD INTO THE R.F.P. PHASE. THAT R.F.P. PHASE WOULD BE ISSUED AS SOON AS NOVEMBER 2ND WE ALREADY HAVE IT DRAFTED AND READY TO GOVERNMENT WE WOULD ASK FOR SUBMITALS BY JANUARY 11TH JUST AFTER THE HOLIDAYS.

I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. >> YES, SIR.

COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER. DID I HEAR SPEAKING OF A FISHING PIER?

>> YES, SIR. COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER, A FISHING PIER BROUGHT UP IN THE COMMUNITY INPUT. I THINK THAT THAT CAME ABOUT BECAUSE THERE WAS A LOT OF ACTIVITY HAPPENING WITH SOUTH BRIDGE AND THE CATWALK AND THERE WAS A LOT OF DESIRE TO RETAIN FISHING IN THAT AREA. SO I THINK THAT'S WHAT YOU

WERE REFERENCING THAT CAME UP IN THE COMMUNITY INPUT. >> OKAY.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY WASN'T SPEAKING ABOUT THE CATWALK YOU WERE

SPEAKING ABOUT ADDITIONAL FISHING PIER? >> YES, SIR.

>> OKAY. THAT'S PUBLIC USE. ARE WE TALKING ABOUT SALE OR

LEASE OF THIS PROPERTY? >> MADAM CHAIR, COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER, THE ACQUISITION TERMS WILL BE DETERMINED IN THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PHASE.

>> OKAY. >> SO WHETHER THAT'S A LEASE OR FOR PURCHASE AND HOW THAT

WORKS. >> LIKE WE DID AT KINGS LANDING.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> I WAS JUST TRYING TO SEE HOW WE CAN KEEP IT IN THE PUBLIC HANDS IF THE LEASE WILL ALWAYS BE PUBLIC BUT THAT DON'T MEAN THAT SOMEONE WILL WANT TO BUILD THE TOWNHOUSE. THAT'S ALL I HAD.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. >> COMMISSIONER PERONA.

>> I'M EXCITED ABOUT THIS. FISHERMAN'S WHARF AND I BECAME VERY INTIMATE WHEN I WAS BRAND NEW COMMISSIONER BECAUSE IT WAS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK AT ONE TIME THIS COMMISSION VOTED TO TRADE IT FOR A RESTAURANT AND FORTUNATELY THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN AND THE VISION THAT WE ALL ENDED UP WITH IS THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE THE KEY TO THE PORT. ONE OF THE COMMENTS I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE, TOO IS THAT

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WHEN I TALK TO THE FOLKS DOING THE PORT MASTER PLAN, I TOLD THEM TO BE SENSITIVE TO WHAT PHASES FISHERMAN WHARF. I MEAN WE REALLY HAVE ALL THESE THINGS GOING ON RIGHT NOW. DON'T PUT STORAGE OUT, THERE DON'T DO THIS TYPE OF THING. CATER TO IT, TURN EVERYTHING A -- TURN THE BIG BOATS A LITTLE BIT THAT WAY SO THAT IT GIVES THAT CONNECTIVITY TO THAT.

IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE THIS. I GOT A FEELING PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GO THERE AND THEY'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE BIG BOATS.

THEY'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE BIG LIFT NOW THAT'S I GUESS BEING SHIPPED TO MIAMI HERE SOON. ALL THIS STUFF IS STARTING TO HAPPEN RIGHT NOW.

VERY HAPPY WITH THAT I THINK ALL THESE PROPOSALS HAVE THEIR OWN VALUE AND I WOULD

LIKE TO SEE THE NEXT STAGE OF THAT COME THROUGH. >> A FEW COMMENTS IT'S EXCITING FOR SURE AND COMMISSIONER I TALKED TO THE SAME FOLKS LIKE WE REPEATED OUR CONVERSATIONS. HOW YOU INCORPORATE FISHERMAN'S WHARF I'M TALKING ABOUT THE STREET INTO THIS ELEMENT OF DESIGN OR THIS PROPOSAL WITHOUT EVEN SEEING THE PROPOSALS JUST TALKING ABOUT WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AT THE PORT YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF GREAT IDEAS SO STAFF MEMBERS JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I HEARD CORRECTLY THAT WE WILL LISTEN TO ALL FOUR THEY WILL COME IN GIVE THEIR PROPOSAL QUALIFICATIONS AND THEIR PROPOSALS AND SHOW SOME PRETTY PICTURES AND 3-D ART PROBABLY OF SOME SORT. BECAUSE THIS IS REALLY THAT DYNAMIC THAT TIES IN IT JUST TIES IN ALL OF DOWNTOWN FROM THE NORTHERN YOU KNOW SECTOR OF INDIAN RIVER DRIVE IT'S GOING TO BE A WATERFRONT THAT'S AT WORK BUT IT'S ALSO AT PLAY.

SO TO BRING THOSE IN AND THEN YOU KNOW YOU START LOOKING AT THE ELEMENTS OF WHAT WE DO TODAY AND THEN HOW WE PARTNER WITH D.O.T. AND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN 20 YEARS BECAUSE THE BRIDGE ISN'T GETTING ANY YOUNGER. AS WE KNOW FROM WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN AND REPLACE OUR BRIDGES.

SO THAT'S GOING TO BE APART OF THIS ENTIRE THING. SO IF WHOEVER THE PROPOSED ARE THAT ARE LISTENING TO THE MEETING THEY HAVE TO START THINKING ABOUT OH, YEAH, WHAT ARE THOSE ELEMENT THAT'S WE CAN INCORPORATE INTO THIS.

WHAT KIND OF WALKING PATHS AND CONNECTIVITY FEATURES COME UNDER THE BRIDGE OR TIE INTO THE PROJECT THEN THE GREEN WAYS AND TRAILS BECAUSE THIS WILL BE A CONNECTOR FOR THAT. IT MIGHT NOT BE ON THE PATH BUT IT MIGHT WE WE DON'T KNOW YET FOR SURE. I THINK JACK IS STARTING TO PUT THAT PLAY.

WE WILL TART TALKING ABOUT THAT FEATURE. I'M EXCITED ABOUT IT.

THERE'S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY HERE THIS IS A HUGE IMPORTANCE AND FISHERMAN'S WHARF BEING WHAT IT IS IT'S THE OLD SOUTH BRIDGE ROADWAY. AND THE CONNECTOR.

TO ME, I THINK I'VE SAID IT BEFORE IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE I SAID IT.

BUT AT THE END OF THAT ROAD WILL BE SELFIE POINT. IT WILL BE -- YOU WILL PUT UP SIGNS WELCOME TO FISHERMAN'S WHARF I KNOW ONE OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS IN LIKE TO

CATCHK. >> THERE. MAKE SURE YOU MAINTAIN MY FISHING SPOT. THAT'S IMPORTANT AND THERE'S THINGS TO TALK ABOUT IT AND

PUTS SMILES ON PEOPLE'S FACES. >> THANK YOU.

>> WHAT WAS ONCE ENTERTAINED WAS IN THE LAND SWAP IT WAS GOING TO BE A RESTAURANT AND WORKING WATER FRONT AND A FISHING MUSEUM OR SOMETHING I'M TRYING TO REMEMBER.

SO ALWAYS ENVISION FISHERMAN'S WHARF BECAUSE THIS WAS A FISHING VILLAGE AND THE WE ALSO ENVISIONED FISHERMAN'S WHARF TO BE A BUFFER BETWEEN DOWNTOWN.

SO THIS IS A UNIQUE SPOT AND THEN WHOEVER HAS TO INCORPORATE THE THINGS THE FEATURES THAT ARE ALREADY THERE LIKE THE RAMP AND THEN WE ALSO SAID YOU KNOW WE DON'T WANT TO WE DON'T WANT THEM TO BE WITHOUT PARKING SO WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT SO WE KIND OF WANTED TO KEEP THE OLD WITH THE NEW. SO I THINK WE'VE GOT SOMEONE GOOD IDEAS. I JUST THINK THE RESIDENTIAL COMPONENT IS A LITTLE

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INTERESTING. I HAVE ACTUALLY STAYED SOMEPLACE WHERE THE PORT WAS RIGHT NEXT DOOR OR WORKING A HUGE WORKING PORT WAS RIGHT NEXT DOOR.

SO I KNOW IT CAN BE DONE YOU KNOW YOU CAN LIVE RIGHT NEXT TO A WORKING PORT LIKE THAT AND WE WANT PEOPLE TO LIVE TOWNS AND THAT BRINGS PEOPLE BRINGS PEOPLE DOWNTOWN SO THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD IDEAS IN HERE. I LIKE THE FACT WE'RE INVITING EVERYBODY. I WOULD BE IN FAVOR OF THAT. EVERYBODY CAME WITH A DIFFERENT TWIST AND A DIFFERENT EMPHASIS. ANYONE ELSE?

COMMISSIONER SESSIONS. >> THE ONLY REASON WHY I MENTION THIS IS BECAUSE I SEE YOU GOT THE FERRIES INVOLVED. WAS THERE ANY CONVERSATIONS WITH WITH REGARDS TO I CAN SEE A CRUISE SHIP BUT IN BETWEEN A CRUISE SHIP SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE OF A CRUISE SHIP AND A FERRY LINE WHICH WOULD PROBABLY TAKE A MAJOR INVESTMENT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE CHANNEL PERHAPS.

WAS ANYBODY OR WAS THAT APARTY OF ANY DISCUSSION THAT'S WE COULD HAVE SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF NOT SO MUCH FERRY BUT A CRUISE, SMALL CRUISE SHIP

COME IN? >> MADAM CHAIR, COMMISSIONER SESSIONS, WHAT WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY CONVERSATIONS WITH ANY OF THE RESPONDENTS AT THIS PHASE BUT THERE WAS NO CRUISE SHIPS INCLUDED IN ANY OF THEIR RESPONSES. JUST THE LOCALIZED KIND OF TRANSPORTATION FERRY WATER TAXI. THE CRUISE SHIP DID COME UP IN COMMUNITY INPUT AND CASINO CRUISES AND DINNER CRUISES BUT THEY WEREN'T INCORPORATED INTO ANY OF THESE PROPOSERS AT THIS PHASE.

>> WHAT PHASE DO YOU ANTICIPATE? >> MAYBE WHEN THEY DIVE A LITTLE DEEPER INTO THEIR ACTUAL CONCEPTUAL PLAN THAT COULD BE A OPPONENT.

I JUST CAN'T SAY -- COULD BE A COMPONENT. I JUST CAN'T SAY WHAT THEY

WOULD DO. >> DO THEY EVEN HAVE ACCESS TO BE ABLE TO FACILITATE A

DECENT CRUISE SHIP? >> I THINK THAT WOULD PROBABLY REQUIRE SOME

DREDGING AND A DOCK. >> I DON'T KNOW I MEAN IT'S ALMOST HARD JUST TO GET YOUR BOAT ON THE TRAILER OVER THERE WITH THE CURRENT AND HOW EVERYTHING IS.

THAT'S JUST ME AND MY LITTLE 20 FOOT BOAT. I'M NOT SURE.

>> MR. MIMS. >> MADAM CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE ALONG WITH THE TREASURY COAST REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL COMPLETED SEVERAL YEARS AGO A WATERWAYS TRANSPORTATION PLAN.

THAT WATERWAYS TRANSPORTATION PLAN INCLUDED FAST FERRIES, WATER TAXIES, REGIONAL AND LOCALIZED TRANSPORTATION ALONG OUR WATERWAYS.

SO WE WILL MAKE SURE THAT THE WATERWAYS TRANSPORTATION PLAN IS PART OF THE R.F.P..

>> IT WAS ALREADY. >> IT WAS ALREADY PART OF THE R.F.Q. SO WE WILL REITERATE THE DESIRE FOR REGIONALIZED AND POSSIBLY INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION

COMING OUT OF FORT PIERCE. THAT'S NOT A PROBLEM. >> YEAH, I REMEMBER THAT

STUDY. THAT WAS -- >> I KNOW IN ITS PRESENT STATE LIKE YOU SAY IT'S VERY DIFFICULT FOR A SMALL BOAT. BUT WITH ADDED AMENITIES AND SOME INVESTMENTS FROM PEOPLE THAT ARE INTERESTED IN THIS LEVEL.

>> IT COULD BE IDEAL. WE COULD ENTERTAIN IT AND SEEK IT WE COULD TAKE IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL THAT WOULD JUST BRING A TOTALLY DIFFERENT APPROACH TO WHAT WE HAVE HERE FALLING IN LINE WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IF WE COULD ENTERTAIN SMALL

CRUISE LINES OR SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES. >> YES, SIR.

>> COMPLETELY. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER YOU WANT TO WEIGH IN ON THIS?

>> I DID. I ASKED MY QUESTION FISHING PIER TO KEEP IT PUBLIC.

>> OKAY. GREAT. GREAT.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT SO. WE WOULD LIKE YOU WANT AN

ACTION ITEM ON THIS TO GO BACK. >> YOUR DIRECTION TO EITHER TAKE STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION OR WE COULD GO ANOTHER ROUTE BASED ON YOUR DECISION

TODAY. >> ALL RIGHTY. ANYONE WANT TO MAKE A

MOTION. >> VOTE FOR THE APPROVAL. >> SECOND.

>> ALL RIGHTY. CALL THE ROLL PLEASE. >>> ROLL CALL]

>> BEFORE WE MOVE ON I DO HAVE A TECHNICAL QUESTION. I BELIEVE WE TALKED ABOUT THIS BUT IT'S BEEN A DIFFERENT TYPE OF YEAR SO I JUST WANT TO REFRESH EVERYBODY'S MIND. AS WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE FISHERMAN'S WHARF R.F.P.

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THIS IS A VERY, VERY IMPORTANT PIECE OF WATERFRONT PROPERTY IN FORT PIERCE, AND YOU ALL DID MENTION TO ME THAT YOU WANTED TO BE MORE OF AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE DECISION MAKINGING PROSESS. SO THE QUESTION IS TO YOU TODAY, DO YOU AS THE WISH TO BE THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE OR DO YOU WISH FOR STAFF TO CREATE A EVALUATION COMMITTEE THEN PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO YOU FOR

YOUR ULTIMATE DECISION? >> WE MAKE THE ULTIMATE DECISION.

>> EITHER WAY. >> IN PAST YOU HAVE STATED THAT YOU WANTED TO BE MORE

OF APART OF THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS >> WE DID THAT WITH KINGS

LANDING. >> YES YOU DID. >> MADAM MAYOR.

>> YES DID YOU DO THAT. BUT AS YOU RECALL THE TRADE-OFF THAT COMES ALONG WITH BEING THE SELECTION COMMITTEE IS A COUPLE THINGS.

SO LET ME SPEAK UP HERE AND MAKE SURE WE'RE CLEAR. NUMBER ONE AS YOU JUST SAW THERE WERE BID TABLATIONS. THERE WAS ONE THAT WAS CLEARLY ALMOST 100 POINTS HIGHER THAN EVERYBODY ELSE. IF THE COMMITTEE MADE UP OF STAFF OR WHOEVER WERE TO COME BACK WITH AN EVALUATION THAT PUT SUCH A FRONT-RUNNER OUT AND YOU CHOSE NOT TO GO WITH THAT FRONT-RUNNER YOU WOULD HAVE TO HAVE JUSTIFIABLE REASONS OR YOU'RE LIKELY TO HAVE A STRONG BID PROTEST. THAT'S THE FIRST THING.

THE SECOND THING IS IF YOU DECIDE TO ACTUALLY BE THE PROPOSING EVALUATERS I WOULD STRONGLY AGAIN ENCOURAGE YOU TO UNDERTAKE THE CONE OF SILENCE NOT AVAIL YOURSELF TO ANY OF THE PROPOSERS PITCH. SO THERE'S TRADE-OFFS THERE ARE TRADEOFFS TO BOTH SIDES. BUT I THINK MR. MIMS POINT IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BE FIRST AND FOREMOST HOW MANY RESPONSES DID WE HAVE 8,000 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT THAT I SAW IN THE BACK AS FAR AS WHAT THE COMMUNITY INPUT WANTS TO BE. IF IT'S THAT MUCH OF AN ISSUE THEN WHO THAT EVALUATION COMMITTEE IS GOING TO BE VERY IMPORTANT COMMITTEE.

YES, I AGREE YOU ARE ULTIMATELY THE FINAL DECISION MAKER BUT THESE THINGS GET CHALLENGED. IF IT'S GOING TO BE AS VALUABLE AS I THINK WE THINK

IT HOPEFULLY WIL BE, PLEASE CONSIDER THAT YOU ARE --. >> WE WANT A FAIR PROCESS.

>> ABSOLUTELY. >> THERE ARE RULES IN PLACE TO HAVE A FAIR PROCESS

EITHER WAY, RIGHT? >> YES. >> SO AS LONG AS WE FOLLOW THE RULES IT MIGHT BE TOUGH BUT WE CAN MAKE A DECISION. COMMISSIONER JOHNSON.

>> THANK YOU, MA'AM. YEAH, AND I ALWAYS LEAN ON THE SIDE OF ALLOWING A COMMITTEE AND EVALUATION GROUP TO COME INTO PLAY. THEY'RE MADE UP OF PROFESSIONAL THAT'S LOOK AT THIS DAY IN AND DAY OUT. IN MY DAYTIME JOB I DO THAT WHEN ASKED TO, I DON'T DO IT ALL THE TIME BUT WHEN ASKED TO AND IT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE THEY'RE LOOKING AT THINGS THAT ARE DIFFERENT. THEY LOOK AT WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THE COMMUNITY INPUT IN ADDITION TO THEM. THE WAY I SEE IT AS POLICY BODY THOUGH WE GET TWO GOOD CHANCES AT IT. NUMBER ONE IS APPROVING THE EVALUATION, NUMBER TWO IS THE SITE PLAN APPROVAL WE GET TO WEIGH IN AND TALK ABOUT AND GET INTO THE DETAILS OF WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR TWO TIMES.

NOT ONLY DO WE GET TO MAKE THE COMMENT WHILE THE GROUP IS BEING SELECTED THAT THE NIGHT THEN THEY HEAR OUR COMMENTS THEN THEY SAY OH, YEAH, WE GOT TO THINK ABOUT THAT COMMISSIONERS ARE TALK ABOUT A WALKABLE PIER OR WHATEVER IT IS.

THEN THEY COME BACK TO US AND SAY ALL RIGHT HERE'S YOUR PLAN, HERE'S OUR PARTNERSHIP, HERE'S OUR ECONOMICS THEN WE APPROVE THE SITE PLAN IN ADDITION TO. SO WE GET A FEW CRACKS AT IT.

THE OTHER PROCESS WAS VERY INTENSIVE AS FAR AS PUBLIC NOTICE, PUBLIC MEETINGS.

WE HAD TREASURE COAST REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL HELPING US OUT WITH THE CRITERIA, THE EVALUATION. I RECOMMEND MY RECOMMENDATION FOR DISCUSSION RIGHTS NOW IS THAT THE SAME GROUP OR ANOTHER GROUP GETS A HOLD OF IT AND THEY CONTINUE THIS PROCESS WITH THE PRESENTATIONS.

>> COMMISSIONER PERONA. >> WOULD THE IT BE THE SAME EVALUATION GROUP THAT GOT US

THIS FAR? >> I BELIEVE IT'S HIGHLY POSSIBLE.

THIS ALL BASED UPON THEIR AVAILABILITY. >> I MEAN THAT'S THE CALIBER OF FOLKS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT IT. THAT WAY I WOULD FEEL TOTALLY COMFORTABLE BECAUSE YOU KNOW JUST IN THEIR EXPERTISES THEY EXCEED MOST OF US EXCEPT FOR OUR ENGINEER COMMISSIONER DOWN THERE.

IT JUST GIVES US AN EXTRA SET OF EYES AND EARS TO BE ABLE TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

WE CAN SEE POINTS A LOT OF TIMES THAT A LOT OF US MANY OF US WOULD NOT COME UP WITH OURSELVES. SO, IT DOES GIVE US LIKE TWO BITES AT THE SAME APPLE WE

GET THE FINAL SAY. I'M GOOD WITH THAT. >> MADAM MAYOR.

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>> IN FACT, I THINK IT'S WORTH MENTIONING YOU PROBABLY GET THREE BITES AT THE APPLE. THE REASON WHY I MENTION THAT IN ALL LIKELIHOOD YOU WOULD AWARD A TENTATIVE REQUEST TO PROPOSER THAT'S GOING TO LEAD TO CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS. IF THE CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS DON'T MEET WITH WHAT YOUR VISION IS YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT PROPOSER. SO YOU REALLY SORT OF HAVE

THREE BITES AT THE APPLE, SO TO SPEAK. >> I LIKE THREE BITES.

COMMISSIONER SESSIONS DO YOU HAVE? >> I MEAN I CAN GO ALONG WITH THE MAJORITY ON THAT. I FEEL AS LONG AS WE HAVE THE ESSENTIAL INPUT THAT WE NEED BUT IF WE'RE INVOLVED IN THE BEGINNING OF THE PROCESS THEY'RE GOING TO BE WHOLE LOT OF RULES AND REGULATION THAT'S WE HAVE TO ASIDE -- ABIDE BY SO I CAN

GO EITHER WAY. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER. >> THE ONLY THING I WANT TO HAVE A HAND IN IS IF WE HAVE OUR STAFF ON BOARD WITH IT I'M FINE WITH THE IT.

I LOVE FORT PIERCE AND IT WILL BE ALL RIGHT. >> ALL RIGHT.

OKAY SO I THINK THE CONSENSUS IS AND I CONCUR, SO THAT WAS THE FIVE PEOPLE

ON THAT COMMITTEE, I THINK. >> YES, MA'AM. >> SO THAT SOUNDS GOOD TO ME. DO YOU NEED AN ACTION ON THAT YOU HAVE CONSENSUS.

>> I THANK YOU ALL TOLD ME WE SHALL MOVE FORWARD IN THAT DIRECTION.

OKAY. GREAT. THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA

[g. Approval to solicit bids for surplus property located at 414 Avenue D and review unsolicited bid from adjacent property owner.]

IS APPROVAL TO SOLICIT BIDS FOR SURPLUS PROPERTY LOCATED AT 414 AVENUE D AND REVIEW

UNSOLICITED BID FROM ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER. P>> ALL RIGHTY MR. MIMS.

>> AS YOU RECALL, SOME YEARS AGO WE TOOK POSSESSION OF THIS SITE AND IT WAS HISTORICALLY CALLED THE KINGS ING. THE KINGS INN WAS SUBSEQUENTLY DEMOLISHED AFTER A FEW ATTEMPTS AT REQUEST FOR BIDS PROPOSALS.

WE DID NOT RECEIVE A VIABLE PROPOSAL AS WE LOOKED AT THE SEVERE DETERIORATION OF THE STRUCTURE IT WAS A SAFETY ISSUE YOU VOTED TO DEMONTHLYISH THIS PROPERTY.

I'M JUST LEADING INTO IT. I LAID IT OUT FOR YOU. BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE HAVE IN ADDITION TO RECEIVING WITH THE VALUED INPUT OF OUR C.R.A. ADVISORY COMMITTEE WE HAVE RECEIVED AN INSOLICITED BID WE BRING THIS TO YOU NOW WITH OUR

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGER. >> TAKE IT AWAY.

MOMENT. >> SO I THINK YOU SAID I WAS LISTENING TO PETE, BUT WE WERE ALREADY PLANNING TO COME TO BRING THIS TO YOU WITH OR WITHOUT THAT UNSOLICITED BID. WE HAD ALREADY BROUGHT IT TO THE C.R.A. ADVISORY COMMITTEE HE EXPRESSED INTEREST IN GETTING PROPERTY BACK ON THE TAX ROLL.

THEN WE RECEIVED THAT UNSOLICITED BID FROM THE ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER.

SO IT JUST SEEMS FITTING WE PUT IT OUT WE INVITE THAT ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS BID PROCESS AND WE SEE WHAT ELSE WE MIGHT GET.

>> TO BE CLEAR, THIS PROPERTY IS NOT ON U.S. 1 IT'S ON, IT'S THE WEST OF

IT. YEAH. >> WEST OF U.S. 1.

RIGHT. RIGHT. >> MADAM MAYOR.

>> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER. >> OKAY,

>> THE ASSESSED VALUE WAS AROUND $25,000 IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN.

>> $22,500 AND THE UNSOLICITED BID WAS FOR $12,000.

>> $12,000? >> YES, SIR. >> WE GOING TO DEVALUE.

THAT BIDS SO WE COULDN'T JUST NECESSARILY TAKE THIS BID WE WOULD PUT IT OUT FOR BID IS

WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. >> YES, AND INVITE THIS SAME PERSON TO SUBMIT FOR THE

BID. YES, MA'AM. >> RIGHT.

>> WHAT I WOULD SAYING IT WILL BE MORE VALUABLE TO THE PERSON THAT HAS BUSINESS

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THERE ALREADY TO EXPAND THEIR BUSINESS SO YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE DOLLAR IT'S ABOUT THE RIGHT PERSON BEING ON THAT PROPERTY.

THEY WILL BE PAYING TAXES FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS. IT WILL PAY FOR ITSELF.

>> OKAY. >> I'M JUST THAT HAS A WAY OF GETTING AROUND AND PUTTING IT OUT TO BID AND WE CAN TAKE WHAT IS GIVEN TO US.

I CAN GO ALONG WITH THAT, TOO. BECAUSE THE VALUE IS GOING

UP. OKAY. >> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON.

>> MA'AM. AND I DID GET THE CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH AND THEY'RE HERE TONIGHT THE FOLKS THAT OFFERED THE UNSOLICITED BID. I HAD SOME QUESTIONS FOR THEM AND I WAS ASKING THEM ABOUT HOW YOU KNOW THEY WOULD ENHANCE THE PROPERTY HOW THEY WOULD GO ABOUT ENHANCING THEIR BUSINESS AND THEN OF COURSE THE GATEWAY TOE LINCOLN PARK AS WE REFERRED TO EARLIER IN THE MEETING TONIGHT.

THEN I STARTED TO LOOK AT THE DETAILS OUTSIDE OF THAT CONVERSATION OF THE PIECE OF PROPERTY AS A GENERAL COMMERCIAL HALF A BLOCK IN IN THE ITS CONFINEMENT.

NOT ONLY IF YOU LOOKED AT CONSTRUCTING ANYTHING YOU KNOW YOU START TALKING ABOUT PARKING, YOU START TALKING ABOUT WATER QUALITY AND STORM WATER RETENSION SO YOU'RE NOT NEGATIVELY AFFECTING THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE SYSTEM.

TO DEVELOP THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY IS VERY, I MEAN I CAN DEFER TO THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT IT'S A HUGE CHALLENGE. IF YOU LOOK IN THE PICTURE THERE'S A STEM WALL RIGHT THERE. WHAT DO DO YOU WITH THAT? YOU CAN'T EVEN DRIVE A VEHICLE ON THE PROPERTY AT THIS POINT.

I WAS ENCOURAGED BY THE FACT THAT THE FOLKS ADJACENT WERE READY AND WILLING TO ENHANCE THIS PARCEL IN ADDITION TO THEIRS AS THE GATEWAY. I JUST LEAVE IT AT THAT.

I OPENLY SAY THAT I CALLED THEM AND TALKED TO THEM ON THE PHONE.

I TALKED TO THEM IN PERSON ABOUT IT. THEY HAVE IDEAS AND THEY HAVE AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS I AGREE WITH THE COMMISSIONER THAT YOU KNOW YOU START LOOKING INTO IT. IT'S GOING TO CUT US MONEY TO PUT IT ON THE STREET.

IT'S GOING TO COST US MONEY TO GO OUT THERE THEN START GATHERING BIDS THEN WE'LL COME BACK TO THIS MEETING AND COME BACK HERE TO TRY TO DO SOMETHING.

I WANT TO US NOT FORGET THAT PART, TOO. >> THAT'S TRUE.

>> COMMISSIONER PERONA. >> OKAY, SO THE LOCATION OF THIS PROPERTY, I THINK IS KEY. WE TALK -- WE'RE TALKING SAYING GATEWAY WHOLE LOT.

BUT I WILL TELL YOU THAT GATEWAY IN FORT PIERCE ARE GOING TO BE A KEY ISSUE.

THEY HAVE TO BE A KEY ISSUE. PEOPLE GOT TO FEEL COMFORTABLE COMING INTO THE CENTER PART OF FORT PIERCE. THEY'VE GOT TO PASS BUSINESSES AND HOMES AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT ARE INVITING THAT SAY HEY THIS IS REALLY A COMMUNITY THAT'S GOT IT TOGETHER. WE DON'T SEE IT. WE'VE LIVED HERE ALL OUR LIFE. WE GO DOWN ORANGE AVENUE WE'LL TAKE A LOOK THERE'S MANNEQUINES OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET, THERE'S THIS, THAT WE DON'T SEE IT WE REALLY DON'T. BUT PEOPLE THAT ARE VISITING OUR COMMUNITY, PEOPLE THAT ARE HERE FOR FIRST TIME ARE GOING OH, MY GOD WHAT'S GOING ON HERE. SO I'M ALL ABOUT, I -- IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY SO MUCH IT'S ABOUT WHAT WE DO THERE HAS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FACT THAT WE ARE AN AMBITIOUS MOVING FORWARD CITY THAT'S FRIENDLY AND IT'S GOT ALL THE RIGHT BUILDINGS AND SIGNAGE AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT'S GOING ON TO DO THAT. SO I'M NOT SAYING THAT THIS PARTICULAR BUSINESS WOULD BE -- WOULD NOT MATCH UP. BUT I THINK WE NEED TO GO OUT AND TELL FOLKS THAT THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR HERE.

SO I MEAN, IF I HAD SOMEBODY THAT CAME IN THERE AND SAID HEY, WE'RE GOING TO PUT A BIKER BAR THERE AND WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU $50,000 FOR IT OR YOU HAVE SOMEBODY THAT COMES IN WITH SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO BE VERY OR 98 VERY BEAUTIFUL AN ART DEALER OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT GOING ON THERE I WOULD BE MORE INCLINED TO TAKE A LESSER AMOUNT JUST TO BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THAT GATEWAY COMMITMENT RIGHT THERE. YOU'RE RIGHT, I MEAN, ONCE YOU START DIGGING IN THAT GROUND YOU'RE GOING TO FIND OUT THERE'S GOING TO BE A WHOLE LOT OF ISSUE MUCH LIKE THE FOLKS THAT KINGS LANDING DID. SO THAT'S WHERE I'M AT THIS.

IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO SEIZE. THAT IT'S NOT ON U.S. 1 BUT AS SOON AS YOU MAKE THAT TURN IT'S THERE. AND WE KNOW THAT BECAUSE WE BOUGHT THIS BUILDING BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH AN EYESORE AND IT WAS DEMONSTRATING THAT THIS WAS, THIS WAS NOT NECESSARILY A GOOD THING FOR FORT PIERCE.

SO WE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY, A LOT OF TIME AND WE TOOK IT DOWN.

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WE HAVE TO DO THIS RIGHT. >> MADAM MAYOR. >> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS

THEN COMMISSIONER JOHNSON. >> WELL, I SAID EARLIER AS FAR AS THAT AREA IS CONCERNED THE BUILDING IS NO LONGER THERE BUT IT HAS A WHOLE LOT OF HISTORICAL VALUE TO IT. I EVEN HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO EVEN GO AND STAND UP ON ON THE FRONT STEP RIGHT AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BUILDING ONCE BEFORE IT WAS TORN DOWN YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED AT THE AERIAL THE VISION FROM STANDING THERE THAT YOU WOULD SEE AND YOU LOOKED TO THE EAST. AGAIN I JUST THINK EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT IN THE BEST SHAPE, IT'S NOT IN THE BEST AREA FOR BUILDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE THERE FOR BUILDING IS NOT IN THE BEST SHAPE IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE WITH THE WALL THERE. BUT IF WE OPEN IT UP FOR A BIDDER I JUST BELIEVE THAT WE CAN ALLOW THE PEOPLE TO COME IN WITH SOMETHING PROPOSED THAT WILL GIVE US SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY FROM WHAT WE HAVE, DEFINITELY FROM WHAT WE HAVE NOW AN EMPTY LOT. I'M NOT TRYING TO TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM THE ADJACENT LANDOWNER. BUT LIKE I SAID EARLIER, AND I DON'T KNOW I DIDN'T HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH THEM LIKE COMMISSIONER JOHNSON.

BUT I JUST ENVISION SOMETHING OTHER THAN JUST PUTTING MAKING IT LOOK BIGGER PARKING AREA AND JUST PUTTING IN MORE LANDSCAPING AND MORED SO TO EXPAND THE EXISTING BUSINESS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING THERE THAT REPRESENTS A GATEWAY GO BACK TO THE OLD LANDMARK AND MAKE IT SOMETHING THAT WE CAN TAKE PRIDE IN. AND IT WILL BE UNUSUAL. LOT SIZE IS ALMOST DIFFICULT IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO BUILD ON BUT THERE ONCE WAS A HOTEL THERE SO IT CAN'T BE TOO DIFFICULT. BUT I WOULD JUST LIKE TO EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITY OF SEEING OTHERS COME IN WITH SOME OTHER BIDS TO SEE IF WE CAN DO SOMETHING A LITTLE

MORE CREATIVE. SO THAT'S MY POSITION ON IT. >> THE EXISTING LANDOWNER HAS CAR REPAIR IS THAT RIGHT? CAR REPAIR AND MOTOR CARS RENTAL? YEAH. OKAY.

>> SO WHAT'S THE PLEASURE. >> I WOULD JUST MAKE A COUPLE COMMENTS IF I COULD.

COMMISSIONER SESSIONS HE MENTIONED THAT IT GRAY CONCRETE ON THE WALL I THINK THAT'S THE OLD STEPS WITH THE STEPS ISN'T THAT WHERE THE REPAIR WAS MADE WHERE

THE STEPS USED TO COME DOWN. >> I BELIEVE SO, YES, SIR. TO THAT PORCH I WAS TRYING TO REMEMBER. BUT WHAT I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT TOO IS THIS INTERSECTION IS VERY CRITICAL. A VACANT PARCEL ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF THE INTERSECTION WE HAVE THE MULTIUSE PLAZA ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER. WE HAVE A VACATED FUELING STATION GAS STATION AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER. AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE FATS AND CHICKEN SHACK IN CONVERSATION ABOUT BUILDING JUST TO THE SOUTH OF THAT. SO I THINK THEY'RE TRYING TO EXPAND. I THINK THEY MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT I'M PRETTY SURE

IT'S THAT PARCEL THE PARCEL ON U.S. 1 ACROSS THE STREET. >> I DIDN'T KNOW THAT.

>> THEY HAVE VISION, RIGHT. ISN'T THAT WHERE IT IS, RIGHT? SO THEY'RE GOING TO BUILD JUST TO ONE BLOCK, ONE LOT NOT ONE LOT TO THE SOUTH OF

THE GAS STATION. >> OKAY. SO YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THIS DRIVER AND ECONOMICS THINGS ARE CHANGING RIGHT THERE. WE WILL SEE SOME ACTIVITY I BELIEVE ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER. WHEN I START TALKING THIS FAMILY IF YOU GO INTO THEIR SHOP HE'S GOT A COUPLE CLASSIC VEHICLES INSIDE.

HE HAS A MODEL T IN THERE. A COUPLE ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLES.

THEY'RE VERY FINE CRAFTSMEN AND THEY'RE MAKING A LIVING. THEY'RE NOT FROM THEY'RE FROM HONDURAS. THEY'RE JUST WORKING HARD THEY HAVE A DREAM AND A VISION I WAS JUST TRYING TO SHARE OUR VISION IN THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE TO SAY DREAM WHAT YOU WANT. E'EN I EVEN CALLED WHAT IS IT, WHAT IS IT THAT WE CAN DO TO HELP THE FOLKS OR TO HELP OUR CITY AND MAKE THIS JUST PART OF OUR LINCOLN PARK COMMUNITY FROM U.S. 1 GOING WEST. SO THERE'S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. I JUST DON'T WANT TO GET US DRAGGED DOWN INTO WHEN I SEE US ABLE TO PUT SOME SURPLUS PROPERTY BACK ON THE TAX

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ROLL WITH SOME VISION AND CONVERSATION. DO WE GO OUT AGAIN AND DO IT? WE CAN. WE CAN.

IS THERE A LOT YOU CAN DO ON THIS PARCEL? I THINK WE WOULD BE STRUGGLING. BECAUSE I JUST BELIEVE JUST LOOKING AT THE AERIAL VIEW.

>> ON ITS OWN. >> ON ITS OWN. IT'S EITHER THE PARCEL TO THE WEST OR THE PARCEL TO THE EAST OR TWO THE THAT ARE THE BIG INFLUENCERS FOR THIS

PIECE OF PROPERTY. SO. >> WE NEED A MOTION.

>> I MAKE A MOTION THAT WE GO BACK OUT FOR BIDS ON IT. >> IS THERE A SECOND, INCLUDING THE GUY WITH UNSOLICITED BID HE CAN BE APART OF THIS PROCESS, TOO.

>> I SECOND WITH A COMMENT. I DO THINK THAT WE NEED TO INCLUDE THE FACT THAT THE STAY IS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT MAKES THIS A GATEWAY.

SO THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS AN IMPORTANT KEY TO THIS PROPERTY.

>> YEAH. ALL RIGHTY. CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

>>> NEXT WE HAVE THE DISCUSSION ON PARKLET PROGRAM.

[h. Discussion on Parklet Program]

>> MR. MIMS. >> I LEARNED FROM THE LAST TIME I WILL LET CHEYENE TAKE

THIS. >> I LIKED IT THE OTHER WAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MADAM CHAIR THIS IS MY LAST ITEM THEN YOU CAN GET SOME FRESH BLOOD DOWN HERE.

TO THE PARKLET PROGRAM WE LAUNCHED THIS PROGRAM MAY 28TH OF THIS YEAR IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC. WE WERE REALLY LOOKING TO OFFSET THE CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS THAT WERE SET FORTH BY THE GOVERNOR TO ASSIST OUR BUSINESSES SO THEY CAN EXPAND THEIR FOOTPRINT OUT INTO THE JOHN STREET PARKING SPACES IN FRONT OF THEIR ESTABLISHMENT.

BUSINESSES ACTIVATED THEIR SPACES YOU CAN SEE A FEW PICTURES HERE WITH TABLES, CHAIRS, FURNITURE, PLANTEDDINGS EVEN TENTS AND SHADING.

THEY HAVE USED THIS AS AN EXTENSION OF THEIR BUSINESS. YOU ALL AS THE FPRA BOARD BOUGHT THE BARRIERS. LOOKING BACK MAY 28TH WE HAD 24 BUSINESSES REQUEST PARKLETS. THAT EQUATED TO OVER 40 PARKING SPACES.

THAT NUMBER FLUCTUATED OVER TIME. BUT YOU CAN SEE THEM HERE IN THE YELLOW STARTING ALL THE WAY UP AT PIERS CIDER AND WORKING THEIR WAY DUNE.

YOU CAN SEE THE IMPACT THAT HAD ON PARKING. IF YOU CAN FAST FORWARD TO TODAY, YOU CAN SEE THAT THAT NUMBER IS GREATLY REDUCED. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE 11 BUSINESSES AND 13 PARKING SPACES BEING UTILIZED. THAT'S FOR THE VARIETY OF REASONS. WE HAD BUSINESSES GO OUT OF BUSINESS, WE HAD NEW BUSINESSES COME AND REQUEST PARKLETS. WE HAD THE THREAT OF A HURRICANE SO WE REMOVED ALL THE PARK LET'S THEN SOME DECIDED NOT TO PUT THEM BACK UP ON. WE HAD UNDER YOU'D LIESED PARKLETS AND SAID IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO USE THIS WE NEED TO USE THIS FOR PARKING.

THAT'S HOW WE ENDED UP WITH THIS SOLID 11 BUSINESSES WHO ARE ACTIVELY USING THEIR PARKLETS. LET ME GO BACK FOR A BE SECOND.

SO THIS WAS INTENDED TO BE USED AS TO OFFSET THE CAPACITY RESTRICTION.

THIS IS KIND OF WHY WE'RE HERE TODAY. ONCE THE GOVERNOR ENTERED PHASE THREE LIFT WE NOTIFIED THE BUSINESSES WE WOULD BE REMOVING THEIR PARKLETS.

THAT'S WHENEVER WE GOT THE PUSHBACK AND THE DESIRE TO KEEP THEIR PARKLETS THAT'S KIND OF WHY WE ARE HERE TODAY. SO LOOKING AT THE PARKING AS A WHOLE, IF YOU ADD ALL THESE NUMBERS UP OF ACTUAL PARKING SPACES IT'S ABOUT 1200. THAT'S NOT EVEN COUNTING THE OPEN PARKING SPACES THAT ARE THERE. SO WE'RE LOOKING AT 13 PARKING SPACES OF APPROXIMATELY 1200. ALSO WANTED TO MAKE MENTION OF SOME OTHER PROGRAMS THAT THE CITY HAS BEEN OFFERING AND IS NOW OFFERING AT NO FEE IN RESPONSE TO COVID.

OUR ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING USE OF THE RIGHT OF WAY AND THAT WAS PRETTY IMMEDIATE WHEN COVID FIRST HAPPENED. THAT WAS TO ALLOW FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE. THEN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT WITH THEIR SIDEWALK CAFE PERMIT THERE'S NO FEE FOR THAT AT THIS TIME.

SO MOVING FORWARD, WE CAN CONTINUE WITH CONCLUDING THE PARKLET.

WE CAN CONTINUE THE PARKLET PROGRAM ON A TEMPORARY BASIS AND MAYBE PROVIDE A DATE CERTAIN THAT IT ENDS. WE CAN LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PARKLETS THAT WAS THE RECOMMENDATION BY THE PARKING COMMITTEE AND YOU HAVE THE MINUTES ATTACHED TO

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THAT ITEM. PERSONALLY I'M NOT SURE HOW WE MANAGE THAT.

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE PICK WHAT 15 BUSINESSES. I'VE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESSES THAT DO NOT HAVE PARKLETS RIGHT NOW THAT SAID WELL, IF THIS IS GOING CONTINUE THEN I WANT A PARKLET. SO THEN WE'RE BACK IN THAT REALLY CREATING THAT IMPACT ON EXISTING PARKING. FINALLY, ANOTHER OPTION WOUND BE TO DEVELOP A CITY WIDE PARK THELET PROGRAM WITH A PERMIT AND APPLICATION AND FEE THAT WOULD BE ON A PERMANENT BASIS.

I INCLUDED SOME EXAMPLES OF OTHER CITIES THAT HAVE THESE TYPES OF PROGRAMS EVEN PRECOVID. I DIDN'T DIVE TOO DEEP INTO THIS UNLESS THAT'S THE PLEASURE OF THIS BOARD IF THAT'S SOMETHING WE WANT TO DO WE CAN TAKE A LOOK THAT THE AND REALLY EXPLORE A MORE PERMANENT SOLUTION. THE FEES VARY.

A LOT OF MUNICIPALITIES BASE IT ON WHAT THEY WILL BE USING THEIR PARKLET FOR.

IF THEY WILL BE SERVING FOOD AND ALCOHOL IN THEIR PARK THELET THEN IT THE PERMIT WILL BE MORE EXPENSIVE. IF IT'S GOING TO BE A GREEN SPACE IT WILL BE LESS EXPENSIVE. THERE'S A WHOLE GAMUT OF EXAMPLES OUT WILL THAT WE CAN TAKE A LOOK AT. I WANT TO JUST BRIEFLY PROVIDE THAT TO YOU.

I'M OPEN TO ANY DISCUSSION THAT YOU WOULD LIKE AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT

YOU HAVE. >> SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I THINK THAT WE FOUND OUT WITH THIS PROGRAM IS THAT IN SPITE OF COVID PEOPLE KIND OF LIKE HAVING THE EXPANSION OF THEIR BUSINESS AND BEING OUTDOORS. IT DID SEEM TO SORT OF HAVE MORE OF AN ACTIVITY FEEL. LIKE THERE'S MORE ACTIVITY GOING ON IN DOWNTOWN BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE OUTSIDE. WE'VE ALL BEEN TO PLACES WHERE THERE'S A LOT OF OUTSIDE DINING GOING ON AND IT SO JUST LOOKS MORE ACTIVE AND SOMEHOW MORE SOCIAL.

I KNOW WE DID THIS BECAUSE OF COVID BUT WE KIND OF LIKE OPENED UP A NEW DOOR IN A WAY. WE OPENED UP A NEW DOOR. SO I THINK THAT I PERSONALLY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE PARKLET PROGRAM CONTINUE UNTIL A DATE CERTAIN UNTIL THE STAFF COMES UP WITH SOMETHING ELSE THAT WILL ALLOW BUSINESSES TO HAVE

SOME KIND OF OUTSIDE PRESENCE. >> OKAY.

>> COMMISSIONER PERONA. >> THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT THE PARKING COMMITTEE CAME UP WITH ALSO. BUT AS YOU KNOW WHEN WE MAKE EXCEPTIONS I MEAN MR. MIMS YOU TELL US THIS ALL THE TIME WHEN WE MAKE EXCEPTIONS TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING WE SOMETIMES CREATE BIGGER PROBLEMS. THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO THE PARKLET ISSUE. THOSE THAT ARE ENJOYING IT AND USING IT PROPERLY AND THOSE THAT ARE BEING IMPACTED BY IT. I KNOW YOU'VE GOTTEN A LOT OF PHONE CALLS SINCE YOU STARTED THIS. IN FACT, YOU CHANGED YOUR

LAST NAME. >> I DID I HAD TO.

>> AND WE ALL HAVE, I'M SURE. THIS IS IMPORTANT.

WE WANT TO BE RESPONSIVE. WE WANTED TO BE RESPONSIVE TO THE COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY IN THIS PANDEMIC. WE WANT TO BE BUSINESS FRIENDLY IN THE SAME VAIN WE HAVE STEPPED OVER THAT LINE AND MADE AN EXCEPTION. ONE OF THE BIGGEST ITEMS THAT CAME OUT OF THE PARKING COMMITTEE WAS AN ABSOLUTE TERMINATION DATE.

SO THOSE FOLKS THAT ARE PLANNING CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

THEY CAN GO AHEAD AND IF THEY WANT TO PUT SOME NEW TURF DOWN THERE, SOME PLANTS DO WHATEVER THEY KNOW THAT THEY'VE GOT THAT AMOUNT OF TIME.

THERE'S SOME CONSIDERATION TOO, ABOUT THE ONES THAT HAVE THE PARKLETS ARE THEY BEING UTILIZED. IF THEY'RE NOT BEING UTILIZED WE NEED TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO GO AND SAY HEY NOBODY IS EVER IN HERE YOU ARE TAKING UP VALUABLE PARKING AND YOU NEED TO -- WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO SAY IT'S OVER WITH.

SO THE PARKLETS HAVE DONE WHAT WE SAID THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO AND I CAN SEE NOW ESPECIALLY IN TODAY'S DAY AND AGE. WE ALL HAD ENVISION THAT THIS THING WOULD BE ON THE DOWNSIDE OF THE HILL BY NOW AND EVERYTHING YOU READ TODAY WE'RE STILL GOING UP THE HILL. THE PARKING COMMITTEE CAME TO I THINK MAY 31ST AS THE FINAL DATE. THINKING THAT IT COULD GET US THROUGH MOST OF THIS AND INTO THE SUMMER MONTHS. WE DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT, OBVIOUSLY, IT'S JUST THERE ARE SOME BUSINESSES THAT HAVE THRIVED BECAUSE OF THE

PARKLETS AND AGAIN THERE ARE SOME THAT ARE BEING IMPACTED. >> MAY 31ST.

>> I DO THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT I THINK YOU BRING UP A GOOD POINT.

SO WE WERE TYING IT TO AS LONG AS THERE'S CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS WE'LL ALLOW YOU TO DO IT NOT EXPECTING THAT THE CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS WOULD HAVE BEEN LIFTED SO QUICKLY. SO THEY WERE SHOCKED, WE WERE SHOCKED WE'RE LIKE THIS IS WHAT WE SAID WE WERE GOING TO DO THIS IS WHY WE'RE DOING IT.

SO I THINK A DATE CERTAIN WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR THEM AND FOR STAFF TO REALLY

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STICK TO THAT. >> MAKE SURE THEY'RE BEING UTILIZED.

IF WE'RE GOING TO DO IT LET'S MAKE SURE THEY'RE BEING UTILIZED IT'S NOT JUST TAKING UP PARKING SPACE. NOT JUST ABLE TO PUT A SIGN OUT THERE TO SAY THIS IS MY BUSINESS. YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SEE FOLKS THERE.

NOW THAT HOPEFULLY STARTING TO GET COOLER OUT THERE WE HAVE MORE VISITORS COMING DOWN FROM UP NORTH THIS IS WHERE I REALLY ANTICIPATE THE PARK LET'S WILL BE

UTILIZED A LOT MORE. >> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS. >> WHAT WE GOT TO KEEP IN MIND IS THAT THE WHOLE REASON WHY WE EVEN EXPLORED THIS AND WENT DOWN THIS AVENUE WITH THESE PARK THELETS WAS BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS TO LET THESE PEOPLE BE ABLE TO CONTINUE BUSINESS BY PROVIDING AN OUTLET ON THE OUTSIDE THAT WOULD EXPAND THEIR BUSINESS. THESE BUILDINGS ARE NOT THE BIGGEST BUILDINGS THEY'RE CLOSED IN, THEY'RE OLD BUILDINGS. THIS GIVES AN INDIVIDUAL AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO BUSINESS THAT NORMALLY WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO IT UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WE'RE UNDER RIGHT NOW AND THAT IS THE VIRUS DICTATES THE LONGEVITY OF THE PARKLETS AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. TO PUT A DATE ON IT IS PREMATURE. WE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS.

WE THOUGHT WE WOULD HAVE BEEN OUT OF IT NOW IN NATIONWIDE WE'RE AT A POINT WHERE WE'RE AT OUR WORST POINT, WE'RE AT A WORST POINT NOW THAN WE WHEN WERE WE PUT THESE PARKLETS THERE. SO TO EVEN ENTERTAIN TAKE THEM UP NOW MAKES NO SENSE.

AND THE VIRUS WILL TAKE THE AT A TIME WHEN WE TAKE THEM UP.

IF IT'S AN ISSUE THAT WE WANT TO ENTERTAIN FROM A PERMANENTCY STANDPOINT THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN NOW. BUT IF WE WANT TO KEEP PEOPLE OPEN UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES THEN WE HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO KEEP THEM OUT THERE AND BE CAREFUL ABOUT PUTTING A DATE ON WHEN WE TAKE THEM UP. THAT'S WHY WE GOT IN THE PREDICAMENT WE'RE IN NOW. PEOPLE ARE FEUDING BECAUSE IF WE HAD NOT HAD A DATE ON IT WE COULD HAVE EXTENDED IT THEN WE PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION IT AND WOULDN'T BE SUCH A HEATED ISSUE. BUT WE OPENED A CAN OF WORMS BY PUTTING A DATE ON IT. SO LET'S JUST LOOK AT IT FROM A PERSPECTIVE HEY, THE VIRUS WILL DICTATE WHEN THESE PARKLETS GO UP OTHERWISE WE WANT TO TRY TO HELP PEOPLE AS MUCH AS WE CAN TO KEEP THEIR BUSINESSES OPEN.

>> MR. JOHNSON. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER. >> YES.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY YOU KNOW I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA IT ATTRACTS PEOPLE DOWNTOWN AND ONCE THEY LEAVE THE PARKLETS THEY WANDER AND THEY WILL MAYBE GO TO THE OTHER BUSINESSES. SO MAYBE WITH A DATE CERTAIN THAT THEY HAVE SET MAYBE WE CAN USE THAT DATE IF THE VIRUS IS STILL -- MAYBE WE COULD JUST ROTATE IT OUT TO THE OTHER BUSINESSES GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THE SAME.

OKAY. >> OKAY. COMMISSIONER JOHNSON.

>> MA'AM. YEAH, I THINK WE SHOULD KEEP THE DATE CERTAIN.

I THINK IT JUST GIVES US A MARK. WE NEED TO BRING IT BACK UP AND DISCUSS IT THEN LET'S DO THAT. BUT SOME OTHER THINGS THAT I WANT TO CHALLENGE US AND STAFF AT THIS POINT. LOOKING AT THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT'S IN PLACE. THE IT IS LABOR INTENSIVE TO MOVE IN AND MOVE IT OUT EVERY DAY. IF YOU WERE TO, IF WE WERE TO SAY AT SOME POINT STARTING IN THE SPRING OR STARTING IN JANUARY, FEBRUARY WE'RE GOING CONTINUE THROUGH MAY BECAUSE WE HAVE A DATE.

BECAUSE I TAKE TO HEART THE FOLKS THAT ARE FEELING THE PAINFUL EFFECTS OF THE PARKLETS. SO MY POINT IS IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO ALLOW THE PARKLET PROGRAM ON AN HOURLY BASIS AND I SAY AN HOURLY AS IN MAYBE IT STARTS AT 3:00 P.M. AND CONTINUES INTO THE EVENING HOURS. BECAUSE OTHER THAN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER OF THIS PICTURE, THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT OF INFRASTRUCTURE.

THEY HAVE TABLES AND CHAIRS THE CHALLENGE BECOMES THE BARRIERS THEMSELVES.

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE BARRIERS DURING THE DAYTIME IF THAT WERE TO BE A REAL DISCUSSION AND IF IT'S NOT THAT'S OKAY. THE OTHER CHALLENGE I HAVE

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IS IS WILL AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US, I THINK I MENTIONED IT BEFORE, TO WHERE A CERTAIN ZONE HAS A PARKLET PROGRAM FOR TWO WEEKS AT A TIME THEN THE ZONE ROTATES.

WE HAVE ZONE 1-4 FOR TWO WEEKS WE KNOW THAT ZONE 1 WHICH WOULD BE SECOND STREET, ORANGE AVENUE NORTH WOULD HAVE THE PARKLET PROGRAM OR NORTH FROM ORANGE AVENUE TO AVENUE A THEN AVENUE A NORTH FROM THERE. THERE'S TWO DIFFERENT ZONES WHATEVER IT IS. IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A HYBRID APPROACH TO WHERE IT JUST CONTINUES TO MOVE. THEN WHAT THAT DOES IT ALLOWS FOR THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES TO THEN PROGRAM INTO THEIR OWN BUSINESS MODEL SPECIAL EVENTS.

SO NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY'RE DOING THINGS THAT ARE NOT NORMAL, THEY'RE NOT IN THEIR ROUTINE DAY TO DAY OPERATION BUT THEY HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL.

TAKED TO SOME FOLKS ABOUT IT. THEY ARE OKAY. THEY START LOOKING INTO THE

INTENSITY OF THE LABOR BECAUSE IT MIGHT BE -- >> A SINGLE BUSINESS OWNER.

>> OR TWO PEOPLE SO THAT'S A LOT OF WORK. IT IS.

HOWEVER, LET'S LOOK AT THE FRUITS OF THE LABOR AT THE END OF THAT.

MAYBE IT'S A THREE WEEK PROGRAM IT'S MOVING AROUND. I THINK THAT'S -- THOSE ARE REAL CONVERSATION THAT'S NEED TO BE HAD BECAUSE THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO THIS STORY.

>> AND I SAY THIS, YOU KNOW, THESE CONVERSATIONS UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES WOULD MAKE SENSE TO HAVE. BUT Y'ALL FAIL TO EXERCISE WE ARE UNDER EXOGENT CIRCUMSTANCES RIGHT NOW. WITH REJUST OPENING UP A CAN OF WORMS WHEN WE SIT HERE AND TRY TO REGULATE THINGS AS IF NOTHING IS WRONG BECAUSE WE GOT A MAJOR PROBLEM HERE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WHETHER WE KNOW IT OR NOT, WHETHER WE WANT TO ACCEPT IT. WE HAVE SOME ISSUES GOING ON.

SO WHY ARE WE CONTINUING TO SIT HERE AND TRY TO CONDUCT BUSINESS AS USUAL WHEN IT'S NOT. SO IT'S INCUMBENT UPON US AS THE POLICYMAKERS HERE AS THE LEADERS CITY COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL AT LEAST FROM MY PERSPECTIVE THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO DO. WE JUST CAN'T CONTINUE TO ACT LIKE THINGS ARE NORMAL AND UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES YEAH WE COULD DO ALL OF THAT.

>> SO IT'S INCUMBENT UPON US TO PUT THE NECESSARY SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE TO PROTECT

THE PUBLIC. >> SO I'LL CONTINUE WE HAVE A NECESSARY OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE FOLKS THAT ARE IN OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND I BELIEVE THAT WHOLEHEARTEDLY. TO SAFETY WE'RE GETTING USED TO CLEANING OUR HANDS MORE P.P.E. AND WE'RE USED TO THAT. WE WERE NEVER USED TO THAT BEFORE. I DON'T DISAGREE I JUST THINK THERE ARE APPROACHES TO THE SITUATION THAT VARY EACH TIME WE LOOK AT IT AND EACH TIME WE HAVE THIS CONVERSATION. SO THE OTHER THINGS I WANT TO BRING INTO PERSPECTIVE AND IT'S KIND OF THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM BUT IT'S GOING TO COME IN THE LATEST COMMISSION DISCUSSION MAYBE NOT FOR US BUT FOR THOSE FOLKS IS THIS CONDITIONING US TO TO US CHANGE THE WAY WE THE WAY WE THINK HOW VEHICLES ARE USED IN COMMUNITY AND IN LIFE. ARE OUR SPACES TOO BIG, TOO SMALL THERE'S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY. THINGS ARE GOING TO CHANGE THIS IS CONTINUING US WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE SOME HARD DECISIONS AND LOOK AT REAL DATA AND REAL NUMBERS AND LOOK AT HOW MANY PARKING SPACES I'M READY TO DISCUSS IT NOW WE HAVE TO DIAL INTO A VERY UNIQUE PROBLEM WITH TRASH AND DUMPSTERS AND GREASE DUMP STATIONS.

IT'S A REAL DEAL. IT'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, RIGHT.

YOU VISIT CITIES I HOPE WE'RE DOING A REALLY GOOD JOB AS WE CONTINUE TO GROW.

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WE'RE GETTING THERE. SO MY POINT IN THAT IS PLANNING ON THOSE ITEMS THE BYTRO THERE WERE SOME FOLKS AGAINST IT THAT LOOK OUT INTO THE PARKING LOT WHICH LOOKS INTO MARINA SQUARE WHICH LOOKS INTO THEIR LAGOON.

OKAY WELL, THAT'S EASY IN MY MIND. PUT YOUR PENCIL, NICK CAN DO IT. RAISE THE FIRST FLOOR 14 FEET SO THAT A TRASH TRUCK CAN GET IN THERE AND DUMP OUR TRASH THEN ALSO THE FOLKS THAT ARE VISITING OUR NEW BUSINESSES OR THEY HAVE AN OUTDOOR SITTING AREA AT THE BUSINESS INDUSTRY CAN LOOK THROUGH THE PARKING LOT THAT'S ALREADY LOOKING AT CARS.

SO YOU CAN'T MAKE THE EXCUSE THAT I'M GOING -- ALL I'M GOING SEE IS CARS.

BUILD IT UP SO YOU CAN STILL SEE THROUGH. BUT IT'S A PARKING GARAGE AND IT'S PARKING STRUCTURE NOW WE HAVE ADDITIONAL AMENITIES FOR FOLKS AND MAYBE THAT'S ALL SOME OF OUR PARK THELET ISSUE BECAUSE WE ADD TO OUR -- ANOTHER 500 PARKING SPACES BECAUSE ON THE FIRST FLOOR WE PUT HANDICAP PARKING.

WE HAVE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE SIDEWALKS. SO THOSE ARE YOU KNOW THOSE ARE DREAMS AND VISIONS AND THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO BE A REALITY FOR THE PARKING COMMITTEE EXTRAORDINARY DOWN THERE. YOU HAVE A GROUP TO TALK WITH COMMISSIONER AND THAT'S THE TRUTH. ARE WE GOING TO HAVE PAID PARKING? YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A STUDY COMING SOON IT'S ALMOST NOVEMBER. THAT'S GOING TO BE A REAL DISCUSSION ALSO.

I MENTION ALL THOSE THINGS A LOT OF DISCUSSION I HATE TALKING THAT LONG BUT THOSE ARE REAL CONVERSATION THAT'S WE HAVE TO HAVE. THE CIRCLE AROUND TO THE PARK LET'S SO THE PARKLETS ARE NOT PARKING SOLUTIONS THREE ACTUALLY PARKING PROBLEMS. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE PARKING COMMITTEE ALSO IDENTIFIED THE FACT THAT WE DO HAVE THIS PARKING STUDY THAT'S COMING ON AND IN MY MIND I THINK THE PARKING STUDY IS GOING TO TELL US HOW WE NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT PARKING IN DOWNTOWN. AND I'M GOING TO TELL YOU THAT PART OF OUR STRATEGIC PLAN IS GOING TO BE WHERE DO WE GO FORWARD WITH THAT AND I'M GOING TO TELL YOU THAT THE PARKLETS ARE ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK. THEY ARE ON THE CHOPPING

BLOCK BECAUSE THE PARKING. >> I TRULY EXPECT, I TRULY EXPECT THE -- TO SAY FORT PIERCE PAID EASY PARKING BECAUSE YOU HAVE SO MUCH PUBLIC PARKING AVAILABLE.

YOU NEED TO INCREASE YOUR PUBLIC PARKING YOU NEED TO LOOK AT PUBLIC PRIVATE PARKING AND EVERYTHING ELSE. YOU SAY 1200 SPACES WELL, THAT REALLY ISN'T WHOLE LOT WHEN YOU HAVE VIABLE VIBRANT CITY MOVING FORWARD THESE COMPETING USES AS WE SAY.

BACK INTO THE PARKLET MIND-SET I'M NOT THRILLED WITH THEM BUT I SEE THEIR VALUE AND I KNOW THAT WE HAVE THIS PANDEMIC GOING ON. I DON'T THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE THE TOTAL SOLUTION FOR THE PANDEMIC IN OUR PARKLETS.

IT'S JUST OUR RESPONSE TO HELPING BUSINESSES OUT IN A TIME.

WE LIVE IN AN OPPORTUNITY THAT'S OVER 100 YEARS OLD WHERE THEY BUILD BUILDINGS RIGHT ON TOP OF THE SIDEWALK RIGHT ON TOP OF THE CURB WITH A NARROW STREET. I MEAN IF WE HAD TO BUILD CITY OF FORT PIERCE ALL OVER AGAIN TOMORROW THIS WOULDN'T EVEN, IF THIS WENT THROUGH THE SELECTION COMMITTEE IT WOULDN'T EVEN MAKE IT TO US YOU KNOW. THESE ARE THE CARDS WE'RE DEALT. WITH EVERYTHING THAT WE DO HAS TO COME UP WITH SOME FORM OF BALANCE. I THINK WE HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN THE PARKLET IDEA AND THANK YOU FOR THAT. I KNOW YOU WERE LIKE THE QUEEN OF THE PARKLET IDEA.

>> NOT SELF-PROCLAIMED. >> THAT WAS CHEYENE HELMS, RIGHT.

IT'S TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE OTHER ISSUES AND PARKING IS DEFINITELY GOING TO BE A PROBLEM AS WE HAVE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE VISITING IN DOWNTOWN.

PANDEMIC OR NOT IT'S GOING TO BE A PROBLEM. SO WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION. I DO BELIEVE THAT THE PARKUDY IO US A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER ISSUES THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO AS COMMISSIONER JOHNSON SAYS THERE'S A LOT OF DISCUSSION THAT'S WE'RE GOING TO HAVE.

AND I THINK THE PARKLETS ARE GOING TO BE ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK BEFORE YOU KNOW IT.

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>> ARE WE SAYING THAT WE'RE GOING TO DO A DATE CERTAIN ARE WE SAYING THERE'S NO NEW PARKLETS. WE HAVE AT LEAST ONE THING NO NEW PARKLETS.

ARE WE SAYING THAT. >> I'M GOING GET IN TROUBLE. >> WELL, GUIDE US.

GO AHEAD. >> I WANT TO GIVE YOU SOME CONSIDERATION AND ALSO A RECOMMENDATION. I WANT YOU TO ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS CITY COMMISSION THIS GROUP SITTING AS CITY COMMISSION ALSO ACTED IN A VERY PROACTIVE MANNER WHEREBY YOU REDUCED OUR SIGHT DEVELOPMENT FEES AND YOU ALSO WAIVED OUR SIDEWALK CAFE FEES. WE HAVE A TEMPORARY RIGHT OF WAY USE PERMIT THAT HAS NO COST. THAT WAS ALL ABOUT TRYING TO HELP OUR BUSINESSES AND JUST TRYING TO HELP PEOPLE FROM DAY TO DAY FEED THEIR FAMILIES WITH THEIR BUSINESS AND THEIR EMPLOYEES. I DO BELIEVE AT THIS JUNCTURE WE'RE LOOKING AT NOVEMBER WHEN THOSE FEE REDUCTIONS AND THOSE WAIVERS END. I BELIEVE STAFF IS GOING TO COME TO YOU AND SAY WE NEED TO EXTEND THAT AT LEAST TO 2021. AND I THINK THAT WHAT WE DO WITH THE PARKLETS I BELIEVE THAT WE COULD ALSO EXTEND THE SAME PROGRAM THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE AT NO COST WHERE WE ARE HELPING OUR BUSINESSES AND THERE ARE SEVERAL BUSINESS OWNERS OUT HERE TODAY. I THINK THAT WE CAN DO THAT WITH OUR THE SITE DEVELOPMENT FEES. I BELIEVE WE ARE SPURRING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ASSISTING BUSINESSES WITH THEIR CAPACITY AND WE'RE HELPING THE BUSINESS OWNERS AND THE BUSINESS MANAGERS WITH THEIR SOCIAL DISTANCING. I DO BELIEVE THAT 2021 IS GOING TO BRING US NEW INFORMATION I'M NOT SAYING THAT'S GOING TO BE GOOD OR BAD IT'S GOING TO BE NEW.

I THINK WE SHOULD AS A BOARD AND AS A CITY COMMISSION WE SHOULD ASSESS WHERE WE ARE IN 2021 AND DETERMINE HOW WE MOVE FORWARD. MAY 31ST I'M NOT QUITE SURE

IF WE SHOULD SET THAT DATE THAT'S A LONG TIME FROM NOW. >> LONG TIME.

>> BUT I DO BELIEVE AT LEAST GOING THROUGH 2021 AND REASSESSING AND MAYBE JANUARY WOULD BE HELPFUL TO ALL OF US. I THINK IT WOULD HELP THE BUSINESSES AND I THINK IT WOULD HELP THE CITY AS A WHOLE.

GOING DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE LIKE THE YOUNG PEOPLE SAY IT'S POPPING.

A LOT OF THINGS ARE GOING ON. SO WE HAVE A VERY VIBRANT DOWNTOWN. I THINK WE OUGHT TO TRY OUR BEST TO MAINTAIN THAT

MOMENTUM. >> ONE OF THE REASONS IT IS IS BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF

PEOPLE OUTSIDE. >> YES, MA'AM. >> YOU CAN SEE, YOU CAN SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING. SO BUT I THINK MAY 31ST IS A LONG TIME.

I'M WONDERING IF WE'RE GOING TO GO DOWN THIS ROUTE THAT WE GO TO THE FIRST MEETING

IN JANUARY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT FOR THE PARKLET. >> WHY DON'T WE JUST REVIEW

IT EVERY SO OFTEN. >> EXACTLY. PRECISELY.

AND IN THE MEANTIME, I THINK WE OUGHT TO BE THINKING AS A CITY ABOUT WAY THAT'S WE CAN ENCOURAGE OUTDOOR DINING IN OTHER WAYS TO USE LIKE THE SIDEWALKS LIKE -- SO THAT THAT IS SO -- DO WE NEED A MOTION ON? DO WE NEED SOME DIRECTION OR

HAVE YOU GOT DIRECTION. >> I HAVE DIRECTION ON THE DATE.

BUT WHAT ABOUT NEW PARKLETS? I DON'T KNOW. >> I THINK WE NEED A

CONSENSUS OR A MOTION. WE DON'T HAVE DIRECTION YET. >> BUT WE NEED SOMETHING WITH A NEW PARKLET BECAUSE THAT CAN BRING US BACK TO THIS.

I THINK BY THE WAY, ON YOUR AGENDA IDEA THERE ARE DEFINITELY TWO SIDES TO THIS STORY. I THINK IF WE GET INTO THIS SITUATION WE'LL HAVE A LOT OF PUSHBACK AGAIN. BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU MANAGE THAT.

>> IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK FOR ALL OF THE BUSINESSES IF WE GET TOO MANY.PUNLESS MR. SWEE THAT'S NOT FAIR CAN WE ESTABLISH AND SAY WE DON'T WANT ANY MORE NEW PARKLETS?

>> WHY IS NICK GRIMACING ALREADY. >> I THINK HE KNOWS THE ANSWER. PART OF THE REASON MADAM MAYOR IS WE'RE SITTING HERE AS THE C.R.A. THE RIGHTS OF WAY ARE NOT MANAGED BY THE C.R.A. THEY ARE MANAGED BY THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE. THAT'S WHY WHEN CHEYENE PUT UP EARLIER THE ENGINEERS DEPARTMENT IS THE ONE WHO SIGNS OFF ON THAT. SO REALLY IT'S A HAND IN GLOVE KIND OF THING. I SAY THAT IT SEEMS TO ME THAT MR. MIMS SUGGESTING TO TAKE SOMEWHAT OF A MEASURED APPROACH WE HAVE A STATUS QUO RIGHT NOW.

IT'S NOT PERFECT I THINK EVERYBODY HAS ALLUDED TO THAT BUT IT IS WORKING AND

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AT LEAST THE INDIVIDUALS KNOW WHAT THE RULES ARE SO TO SPEAK.

SO IT WOULD SEEM TO ME MAINTAINING THAT STATUS QUO AT LEAST FOR A FORESEEABLE TIME SUCH AS PERHAPS UNTIL THE FIRST MEETING IN JANUARY ACCOMPLISHES AT LEAST SEVERAL THINGS. NUMBER ONE, PROVIDES CONTINUITY FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 90 DAYS OR THEREABOUTS. NUMBER TWO, DOESN'T RISK EXPANSION AND I THINK WE'RE FINE BECAUSE WE HAVE ALREADY ESTABLISHED THE GROUND RULES NUMBER THREE IT ALSO QUITE FRANKLY ALLOWS POT 10 PARKING STUDY TO COME IN MAY REALLY BE A GAME CHANGER TO ALL OF THIS AND ALSO ALLOWS TO US SCHEDULE WORKING WITH THE CITY COMMISSION IF WE NEED TO HAVE A SHORTER TIME FRAME.

I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY THE SAFEST APPROACH FROM A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE.

>> AND I ALSO THINK WE'RE ALSO SAYING THAT WE'RE ALL PRETTY MUCH IN AGREEMENT THAT THIS ISN'T A PERMANENT. SO ANYBODY THAT THINKS THE PARKLET IS GOING TO LAST FOREVER IT'S NOT GOING TO LAST FOREVER. I THINK WE ARE SAYING THAT AS A COMMISSION IS THAT RIGHT? WE'RE PRETTY MUCH SAYING THAT. I THINK WHAT HAPPENS IS WHEN WE PROVIDED THIS OPPORTUNITY PEOPLE GOT USED TO THEM THEN KIND OF WANTED THAT'S UNDERSTANDABLE ESPECIALLY WHEN IT WAS SUCCESSFUL AND ALLOWED THEM THEIR BUSINESSES TO FLOURISH.

>> WE DON'T WANT TO SAY IT'S GOING TO BE PERMANENT BUT BY THE SAME TOKEN BE CAREFUL AGAIN BY SETTING A TIME CERTAIN TO TAKE THEM DOWN, SO TO SPEAK, AND TO TOTALLY OUTLAW PEOPLE FROM HAVING THEM BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS IN TERMS OF THIS VIRUS BECAUSE, I MEAN WE WANT TO KEEP PEOPLE OPEN AND THIS IS JUST A METHOD OF DOING SO. IF WE WANT TO KEEP THINGS GOING AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO STATUS QUO THEN WE'VE GOT TO PROVIDE THESE RESTAURANT BUSINESS OWNERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND THE BUSINESS SO PEOPLE CAN EAT OUTSIDE.

WHAT IS THAT GOING TO ENTAIL IT'S GOING TONE TAIL A LITTLE SACRIFICE ON THE PART OF THE OTHER BUSINESSES. SO IT'S A GIVE AND TAKE. IF EVERYBODY JUST KEEP LOOKING AT THIS AS A TEMPORARY SETBACK I THINK PEOPLE WILL START TO HAVE A BIT MORE EMPATHY TOWARDS EVERYONE. WE ARE JUST TRYING TO GET THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC. THIS IS JUST A MEANS FOR THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE TRYING

TO KEEP THE BUSINESSES OPEN. SO THAT'S MY SPIEL ON IT. >> I AGREE.

SO DO YOU HAVE DIRECTION. DO YOU HAVE DIRECTION. >> NO.

ALL RIGHT. SO I WILL ENTERTAIN A MOTION. >> I'LL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE CONTINUE WITH THE PARKLETS TILL THE DATE CERTAIN AND THEN WE WILL

REEVALUATE EVERYTHING FROM THAT POINT. >> AND THAT WOULD BE FIRST MEETING IN JANUARY? IS DO YOU AGREE WITH THAT. THEY SAID MAY 31ST.

OH, OKAY. >> ALL RIGHTY. IS THERE A SECOND.

>> SO THAT DIES FOR LACK OF SECOND COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER.

BE IN ELSE WANT TO TRY TO MAKE A MOTION. -- SOMEBODY ELSE WANT TO TRY

TO MAKE A MOTION. >> I HAVE A QUESTION. >> I'LL MAKE ANOTHER MOTION.

GO AQUESTION QUESTION. >> I WAS JUST GOING TO ASK A QUESTION.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT JANUARY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT OUR NEXT FPRA.

>> THAT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING. >> WE COULD DO IT AT EITHER ONE. THIS IS ALL ABOUT ECONOMIC REDEVELOPMENT AND SURVIVEABILITY SO THE FPRA WAS A NICE FORUM TO HAVE THIS DISCUSSION.

>> DO WE HAVE A DATE FOR THE FPRA MEETING IN JANUARY. >> IT WOULD BE LIKE THE LAST

TUESDAY IN JANUARY. >> I THINK WE HAVE A CONFLICT WITH THE STRATEGIC

PLANNING MEETING ON THAT DAY. >> WE'LL FIND A DATE.

WE'LL MAKE A DATE. >> DO WE USUALLY MEET IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY?

>> WE'LL MAKE IT HAPPEN. >> ALL RIGHTY. COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER DID

YOU WANT TO TALK. >> NO, I WAS GOING TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE REEVALUATE IN JANUARY 1ST THEN WE CAN GO FORWARD. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS

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VIRUS IS GOING TO BE. >> ALL RIGHT. COMMISSIONER.

I WILL SECOND WITH A DISCUSSION THAT I WOULD LIKE THAT DATE.

COMMISSIONER I WOULD LIKE THAT DATE TO BE THE WHATEVER DATE THE FPRA MEETING IS IN JANUARY. IF YOU HAVE THAT I THINK I THINK YOUR MOTION WILL PASS.

>> DO YOU AGREE WITH THAT COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER? >> IT'S IN JANUARY BUT IT'S

SET TO THE DATE OF THE FPRA MEETING. >> I'LL AGREE WITH THAT.

>> SECOND CONCURS. >> THEN YOU CONCUR. >> YES.

>> SO LET ME JUST CLEAR IN MY MIND WHAT WE'RE DOING RIGHT NOW.

BECAUSE YOU KNOW WE'RE THE FPRA NOT THE CITY COMMISSION AT THIS MOMENT.

SO ARE WE RECOMMENDING TO THE CITY COMMISSION THAT THEY, YOU KNOW, EXTEND IT TILL THAT DATE OR ARE WE ACTUALLY SAYING WE WANT THIS TO GO FORWARD IN A POLICY.

>> CAN I JUMP IN HERE PLEASE BEFORE YOU GET TO -- >> THIS WAS AN ADMINISTRATIVE INITIATIVE. THAT BASICALLY WE'RE GETTING FEEDBACK FROM THIS BOARD AND FEEDBACK IS POSITIVE WE'LL CONTINUE IF IT'S NEGATIVE WE'LL STOP.

SO I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE CITY COMMISSION INITIATIVE THIS WAS

ADMINISTRATIVE. >> SO YOU'RE GETTING FEEDBACK FROM US THROUGH A MOTION THROUGH A VOTE THAT SAYS HEY WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE ON WE'LL HAVE SOME

DISCUSSION WITH ANOTHER HAT ON ANOTHER DATE. >> THERE YOU GO.

GOT IT. >> MADAM MAYOR I THINK THAT DOVE TAILS WITH WHAT I WAS SAYING BECAUSE THE FPRA PAID FOR THESE THINGS BUT SOME OF THE LITERATURE THAT WAS PROVIDED TONIGHT BY CHEYENE SHOWED MORE PERMANENT VERSIONS OF THIS ESSENTIALLY.

ANOTHER CONSIDERATION. >> SHALL WE VOTE? >> SO WE'RE VOTING ON CONTINUINGING THE PARKLET PROGRAM UNTIL THE FIRST MEETING OF THE FPRA IN JANUARY, 2021, WHERE WE WILL REVIEW IT AGAIN AT THAT TIME.

WE'RE GOOD. >> WE'RE GOOD. >> I THINK THAT'S WHAT I

HEARD. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER IS THAT OKAY?

>> THAT IS ABSOLUTELY. >> OKAY. >> ALL RIGHT.

GO CHANGE YOUR NAME AGAIN. ALL RIGHTY. NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS

[i. Presentation of FPUA Smart City Downtown Initiative by John Tompeck, Director of Utilities and Javier Cisneros, Director of Utility Support Services.]

PRESENTATION OF FPUA SMART CITY DOWNTOWN INITIATIVE BY JOHN TOMPECK DIRECTOR OF

UTILITIES AND JAVIER CISNEROS. >> MADAM CHAIR AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD WE HAVE OUR ENGINEERING FOLKS FROM THE FPU BE A THEY'RE GOING TO PROVIDE US WITH AN INITIATIVE THAT CAN HOPEFULLY SPUR ADDITIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENLIGHTEN OUR DOWNTOWN AREA. SO I WILL PUNISH IT OVER.

>> GOOD EVENING MAYOR HUDSON, FPRA BOARD MEMBERS. BACK IN AUGUST 11ING HE A MEETING WITH MAYOR HUDSON MR. MIMS AND MR. SWEENEY TO DISCUSS THIS POSITION OF THE REMAINING SURPLUS FUNDS SALE OF TAX CREDITS. AT THE MEETING IT WAS SUGGESTED TO ME THAT FPUA SHOULD DEVELOP A PROJECT THAT WOULD BE MUSHLLY -- MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL FOR YOUR REVIEW AND APPROVAL. WE EVALUATED SEVERAL PROJECTS IN-HOUSE AND WE THINK THE SMART CITY DOWNTOWN INITIATIVE IS THAT PROJECT. IT COMBINES ADDITIONAL AMENITIES FOR THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND PROVIDES INFRASTRUCTURE THAT FPUA CAN BUILD ON IN THE FUTURE.

JAFFER HAS THE DETAILS AND WE'RE HOPING FOR YOUR APPROVAL TO PROCEED.

>> THANK YOU, GOOD AFTERNOON MADAM MAYOR. I'M EXCITED TO PRESENT THIS PROJECT BECAUSE I DO BELIEVE THAT IT HELPS MOVE THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE TOWARDS BEING A SMART CITY. AS YOU MAY RECALL FROM THE STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION THAT WAS ONE OF FPUA'S INITIATIVES SO THIS IS THE COMMITMENT TO MAKING THAT HAPPEN IT ALSO HELPS US TRANSITION TO THE 21ST CENTURY.

I THINK THAT'S PRETTY IMPORTANT FOR ANY CITY AND SPECIFICALLY AS WE TRANSITION INTO THE 21ST CENTURY IT WILL HELP THE CITY GROW.

SO TONIGHT WE ARE GOING TO FOCUS ON SMART KIOSK AND SMART LIGHTING.

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SO KEEL START WITH THE SMART KIOSK. AS YOU CAN SEE IT STANDS OUT. IT'S ABOUT JUST OVER FIVE FEET OR SO.

IT HAS WI-FI SUPPORT. AND DARE I SAY THAT IT'S HURRICANE PROOF BUT IT IS BASEBALL BAT PROOF WE CAN DISCUSS MORE OF THOSE DETAILS ONCE WE GET PAST THIS PRESENTATION AND HOPE REPLY WITH YOUR APPROVAL. SO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THE KIOSK HAS PRETTY MUCH IT HAS A HELP BUTTON TO HELP NAVIGATE THE DEVICE.

SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU WOULD EXPECT ARE A WAY FINDING MAP TOP HAD YOU NAVIGATE THROUGH WHATEVER KIND OF VENUE YOU'RE TRYING TO LOOK FOR IN THE DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE AREA. IT'S FULLY INTERACTIVE. IT HAS THE ABILITY TO HAVE CONTENT MANAGEMENT, ADD CONTENT MANAGEMENT THEN SCHEDULING ADD SCHEDULING WHICH WE'LL GET TO IN A SECOND WHICH IS AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF THIS PROJECT.

EMERGENCY ALERTS IF YOU WANT TO GIVE A PUBLIC NOTICE TO A NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC YOU CAN DO THAT THROUGH THE KIOSK. PART OF WHAT MAKES THIS UNIT PROVIDE THEABLE OR INTERESTING FOR -- PROFITABLE OR INTERESTING IT HAS VEHICLE AND PEDESTRIAN ANALYTICS. IT HELPS DEVELOP FINANCIAL STRUCTURE WHICH WE'LL TALK ABOUT HERE IN A MINUTE BECAUSE THERE IS SOME REVENUE SHARING FROM WORKING WITH THIS VENDOR FOR THIS KIOSK. ALSO IT DOES PROVIDE ANOTHER AVENUE FOR THE CITY TO ENGAGE WITH THE PUBLIC. NOT JUST FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT BUT ALSO FOR SAFETY. FOR SAFETY AND COMMUNICATION. IT DOES SHOWCASE THE ABILITY FOR FPUA TO PROVIDE INTERNET SERVICE AND AGAIN BEING PART OF THE SMART CITY INITIATIVE FOR FPUA.

IT HELPS PROMOTE THE INTERNET OF THINGS YOU PROBABLY HAVE HEARD THAT TERM BEFORE AND IT HELPS PROMOTE THE CITY AND THE UTILITY INTERNET PARTNERSHIP AGAIN SMART CITY. AGAIN, THE GENERATION REVENUE CAPABILITIES WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN JUST A SECOND. SO I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE KIOSK IN TWO SECTIONS. THE TOP SECTION WE REALLY DON'T MODIFY THAT POORGS THAT'S REALLY DRIVEN BY THE ADD CONTENT.

WE DO HAVE THE ABILITY TO MODIFY SOME OF THE AD CONTENT.

THAT'S HOW THE UNIT IS PROFITABLE. WE DO HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO SOME OTHER THINGS LIKE VIRTUAL CONCERTS, YOU CAN SEE THOSE THINGS THERE.

OR IF WE WANT TO BROADCAST SOMETHING THAT'S HAPPENING IN FORT PIERCE YOU CAN DO SOME OF THAT THERE. THAT SECTION, THAT BE SECTION AT THE TOP HAS THE CAMERA PORTION AND IS INVOLVED IN THE TRAFFIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AND PEDESTRIAN ANALYTICS. SO THAT PART RIGHT THERE IS WHERE YOU WOULD EFFECTIVELY HELP GENERATE SOME REN -- GENERATE SOME REVENUE. SO WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN YOU HAVE A PORTION THAT TALKS ABOUT DINING. YOU CAN GO FIND A RESTAURANT THAT YOU WANT TO EAT AT YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO VENUE ANNOUNCEMENTS YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO LOOK AT WHETHER IF YOU ARE DOWNTOWN BY THE MARINA SQUARE YOU WANT TO KNOW IF YOU CAN MAKE IT BACK TO THE PARKING GARAGE IN TIME BEFORE IT STARTS RAINING YOU CAN GET IT FROM THIS KEY ONCHG YOU WILLS HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO SELFIES. YOU MENTIONED SELFIES YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO SELFIES HERE AND POST THOSE. WAY FINDING CAPABILITIES IF YOU WANT TO FIND A RESTAURANT OR STORE YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO THAT. SO YOU ALSO HAVE THE ABILITY TO INTERACT WITH THE DEVICE WITHOUT EVEN TOUCHING IT. TAKE YOUR SMARTPHONE UP TO THE KIOSK AND DOWNLOAD SCAN THE Q.R. CODE AND SEND THAT SAME INFORMATION YOU WOULD SEE ON THE KIOSK TO YOUR PHONE IF YOU WANT TO BUILD A PUB CRAWL THEY WILL TELL YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE STAYING IT WILL TELL YOU WHERE YOU ARE STAYING.

>> NOT INCOURAGING PUB CRAWLS. >> -- NOT ENCOURAGING PUBLIC

CRAWLS. >> OR THE GHOST TOURS. >> IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THAT YOU CAN SEE THAT ON THE PHONE. SO PRETTY INTERESTING CAPABILITIES FROM THE KIOSK. THIS IS SOMETHING I THINK THAT IS REALLY INTERESTING BAUD IT GIVES YOU THE ABILITY TO CONTROL THE PEOPLE YOU CAN CONTROL THE LIGHTING IF THERE'S A SPECIFIC EVENT HAPPENING IN DOWNTOWN YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO DIM THE LIGHTS OR TURN THE LIGHTS ON AND OFF BASED ON AN EVENT YOU ALSO HAVE WIRELESS MESH TECHNOLOGY AND WI-FI SYSTEMS WHICH WHAT THAT MEANS COMMUNICATE FROM MOLE TO POLE SO YOU CAN PROVIDE -- POLE TO POLE SO YOU CAN

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PROVIDE INTERNET IN AND AROUND THAT AREA OF THE POLE.

YOU WILLS HAVE THE ABILITY TO CONTROL SOME OF THE LIGHTING.

THERE'S ABILITY TO DO RED, GREEN, BLUE OR AMBER. THAT COULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH CHRISTMAS MUSIC OR ANY KIND OF NOTIFICATION THAT YOU MAY WANT TO GO OUT TO THE PUBLIC. YOU ALSO HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO A CONTROL RECEPTACLE IF YOU HAVE VENDOR CARD OR IF YOU HAVE HOLIDAY LIGHTING YOU CAN CONTROL THAT THROUGH THE RECEPTACLE. IT ALSO HAS A CONCEALED SPEAKER SO YOU CAN MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENTS. SO AGAIN I THINK THE KEY BENEFITS HERE ARE JUST GENERAL AWARENESS. YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PUBLIC

THROUGH THE KIOSK AND SMART POLE. >> MADAM MAYOR.

>> MAY I ASK A QUESTION HOW MANY LOCATIONS ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?

>> YES, SIR, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FOUR KIOSK LOCATIONS AND FOUR STREETLIGHT POLES AND THERE IS ACTUALLY A MAP HERE THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE REVIEWING HERE IN JUST A

SECOND. LY BE HAPPY TO SHOW YOU THAT. >> SO EACH KIOSK THEY WOULD COST $100,000 APIECE WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO FOUR BECAUSE OF THE AD SHARING CAPABILITIES. SO THE VENDOR FINDS THESE COMPANIES THAT WANT TO ADVERTISE ON THE KIOSK THEY PAY FOR SOME OF THE COST OF THE KIOSK.

VENDOR PROVIDES A SHARE OF THE REVENUE THEY TAKE ALL OF ALL THE MAINTENANCE THEY WOULD PROVIDE THE FIBER CONNECTIVITY TO THESE UNITS AND OUR SKULL NOT A WILL WORK WITH US AND ALSO THE CONTENT. SO THE VENDOR ALSO TAKES CARE OF ALL THE MAINTENANCE THAT'S PART OF THE COST WITH THE REVENUE SHARING IS THAT

THEY WOULD TAKE CARE OF IT. THEY DO TAKE CARE OF. >> I'M JUST ASKING A QUESTION IS THERE ANY WAY THAT CITY HALL CAN THEY HAVE ONE OF THESE KIOSKS INSTALLED? IT'S ONE OF THE LOCATIONS CONSIDERED THIS IS BASED ON THE CENSUS DATA. LET'S JUST START THERE FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES.

THEY WOULD MAKE A 20% SHARE OF THAT REVENUE WHICH IS ABOUT 20,000 DOLLARS THAT WOULD HELP TO OFFSET SOME OF THE OPERATING COSTS WHICH WE'LL TALK ABOUT HERE IN A MINUTE. YEAR TWO AND THREE ARE SHARED INCREASES AND HOPEFULLY THE EXPOSURE OF THE KIOSK AND THE THE ABILITY FOR THE VENDOR TO SELL THE ADS YOU KNOW THE NIKES AND GATOR AIDS AND -- GATORADES AND THAT WILL HELP GENERATE AD REVENUE. AGAIN, YEAR TWO AND THREE WE WOULD HAVE A 30% SHARE SO WE GET ABOUT 30,000 PER YEAR. SO IT'S POTENTIALLY THERE'S POTENTIAL TO MIKE ANYWHERE BETWEEN 80 AND $160,000 MAYBE EVEN ON THE HIGHEREND OF THAT SPECTRUM IF THE ADS IF -- HIGHER-END OF THAT SPECTRUM IF THE ADS -- SO AS COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER MENTIONED, SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A COUPLE LOCATIONS. THE MAP ON THE LEFT THERE IS MARINA SQUARE. YOU WILL ME OVAL SHAPED SYMBOLS ON THE 16 THEN SQUARE SHAPE. THE OVAL SHAPE ARE SMART POLES THEY'RE IN THE MARINA SQUARE AREA THEN YOU WILL SEE A SMART KIOSK RIGHT IN THE FRONT OF THE LIBRARY.

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THE MANATEE CENTER AND THE ONE IN FRONT OF THE COURTHOUSE WHICH YOU WILL.

>> A SECOND THERE'S ALREADY AN EXISTING STATIC MAP. I THINK A THREE SIDED STATIC MAP THE ONE IN FRONT OF CITY HALL DOESN'T HAVE ONE. CONTINUING SO YOU HAVE THE CITY HALL PARKING GARAGE YOU SEE THAT THERE'S ONE RIGHT IN FRONT OF CITY HALL COMMISSIONER SESSIONS. THESE ARE PRELIMINARY LOCATIONS BECAUSE WE DO HAVE TO WORK WITH OUR CONSULTANT TO REALLY DIG INTO THE DETAILS WHEN IT COMES TO THE PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC. SO IT'S POSSIBLE WE MAY NOT HAVE ONE THERE MAYBE FURTHER TO THE EAST BECAUSE WE NEED IT FOR FOOT TRAFFIC. SO AGAIN THE FOUR LIGHTS ARE IN THE MARINA SQUARE AREA. AND THE TWO KIOSKS HERE ARE THE ONE RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE LIBRARY AND THE OTHERS IN FRONT OF THE PARKING GARAGE.

RIGHT THERE ON SECOND STREET. LOTS OF TRAFFIC THERE.

THE OTHER IS BETWEEN THE MANATEE CENTER. SO BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE TO WORK ON SOME OF THE DETAILS. ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE'RE HOPING TO DO IS WE'RE HOPING TO UTILIZE SOME OF THE THE EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WE HAVE IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA SO THAT WE CAN MINIMIZE COSTS AS PART OF THIS PROJECT.

THE TECHNOLOGY THERE IS MICROWHAT YOU ARE DOING IS YOU ARE PULLING ELECTRICAL CABLE AND FIBER CABLE THROUGH A DUCT WHERE THEY'RE SEPARATED BY CONDUIT THERE.

AGAIN WE CAN WORK ON THOSE DETAILS IN THE FUTURE. SO THE PRELIMINARY COST.

THERE'S SOME RECURRING SOFTWARE LICENSES AND BROADBAND FEES AND OPERATING FEES. SO THE TOTAL BUDGET IS ABOUT $250 WHICH IS PRETTY CLOSE TO WHAT I BELIEVE THE NUMBER IS THAT WE'RE DISCUSSING TODAY.

HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE. >> ONE QUICK ONE.

JURKS AVI HAD SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT INFRASTRUCTURE YOU HAVE DOWNTOWN NOW IN TRYING TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SERVICES TO EXISTING BUSINESSES.

DO HAVE YOU HIGH-SPEED INTERNET CAPABILITY TODAY? >> WE DO HAVE SOME HIGH-SPEED INTERNET CAPABILITY TODAY WE ARE WORKING ON A PROJECT WHERE WE CAN PROVIDE INTERNET SERVICE TO ABOUT 4,000 OR 5,000 CUSTOMERS.

SO THAT'S THAT IS ANOTHER PROJECT WE'RE WORKINGS ON RIGHT NOW.

>> HOW DOES THAT PARALLEL TIMINGWISE WITH THIS KIND OF A PROJECT?

>> IT WILL I'M GUESSING THAT THIS PROJECT IS PROBABLY THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2021. SO MAYBE IN THE MARCH TIME FRAME.

THE OTHER PROJECT IS A MUCH BIGGER SCALE. THE PROJECT THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT PROVIDING SERVICE TO THE DOWNTOWN AREA OR SURROUNDING AREAS BECAUSE THIS IS ACTUALLY PART OF OUR LINCOLN PARK START NEIGHBORHOOD INITIATIVE.

YOU CAN THINK OF BUILDING THAT, THAT'S LIKE AN ELECTRIC SUBSTATION SO WE'RE

BUILDING PRETTY SIGNIFICANT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT TO -- >> I'M GLAD YOU MENTIONED HE MENTIONED THE WITH ALLEGHENY. THAT INFRASTRUCTURE TIES IN TO THE WEST WHAT YOU JUST SAID, RIGHT. IT'S GOING TO HELP THE

SYSTEM THAT'S ALREADY BEING BUILT OR DESIGNED. >> WILL IS A TRANSITION PERIOD BETWEEN THE WAY THE SYSTEM IS CONFIGURED NOW THE ARCHITECTURE SO WE CAN

PROVIDE SERVICE TO A MUCH LARGER GROUP OF CUSTOMERS. >> WE HAVE A LOT OF MOVING PIECES HERE. WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF REEVALUATING HOW WE WANT TO MOVE FORWARD. WE HAVELY'EARMARKED A GOOD PORTION FOR THAT -- WE HAVE ALREADY EARMARKED A GOOD PORTION OF THAT. WE HAVEN'T DISCUSSED THIS YET. BUT WE REALIZE THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO PUT A LOT OF MONEY INTO THIS THIS IS REALLY JUST A PROJECT THAT FITS IN NICELY.

>> BE USED FOR EXPANSION IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA. >> COMMISSIONER PERONA.

I WAS GOING TO ASK THAT QUESTIONS YOU SAY YOU ARE GOING TO SPEND $70,000.

I KNOW THAT'S NOT A LOT OF MONEY WHEN IT COMES TO FIBER BUT IF YOU HAVE IT IN THE GROUND ALREADY AND MAKE TRIBT THOSE FOLKS THAT MAY BE IN THE VICINITY NOW THESE

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ADS THAT ARE GOING TO BE ON THAT JUST NATIONAL ADS OR LOCAL ADS?

>> SO THEY ABOUT 80% WILL BE NATIONAL ADS. WE'LL HAVE ABOUT 20% OF IT WILL BE LOCAL ADS. SO WE'LL HAVE THE ABILITY TO CONTROL, YEAH ABOUT 12 MINUTES OUT OF THE 60 MINUTES OUT OF AN HOUR, APPROXIMATELY.

>> I WOULD LIKE, I MEAN, SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONTROL AT LEAST THE CONTENT OF THE ADS. I WOULD HATE US TO HAVE ON OUR BEAUTIFUL KIOSK SOMETHING THAT ISN'T IN CONCERT WITH, YOU KNOW, THE VERY CHARMING CULTURE OF THIS COASTAL COMMUNITY THERE'S ADVERTISING OUT THERE THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT I WOULD LIKE ON ANYTHING THAT I OWN OR LIVE IN.

SO I MEAN JUST HOPEFULLY HAVE YOU SOME DISCRETION ON THAT -- YOU HAVE SOME DISCRETION ON. THAT HOW LONG IS THIS CONTRACT FOR?

>> I BELIEVE THE CONTRACT IS FOR THREE YEARS. SO THE LIFESPAN OF MOST KIOSK IS EIGHT TO 10 YEARS. SO WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO THROUGH TWO OR THREE LIFE CYCLES. ONCE WE GET PAST THE FIRST YEAR OF CAPITAL INVESTMENT THE OTHER YEARS ARE REVENUE. THAT KNOWS RECURRING CAPITAL COSTS.

SOME O.E.M. COSTS ASSOCIATED BUT THERE'S ADDITIONAL POTENTIAL REVENUE IN THE OUT

YEARS. >> THEY BUILD THESE KIOSKS IN THE LIGHT POLES FOR ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES WE'RE NOT ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES YOU KNOW AN AIR CONDITIONER THAT'S MADE TO LAST 20 YEARS LASTS SEVEN YEARS IN FORT PIERCE SO THEY CAN START OFF LOOKING REALLY NICE THEN THEY CAN END UP LOOKING VERY BAD ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE ALL THE SCREENS AND EVERYTHING ON THEM AND THEY'RE EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS AND THE LIGHT AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

I'M JUST TRYING TO LOOK AT THE OTHER SIDE OF IT. I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA.

I HAVE BEEN IN LARGE COMMUNITIES BEFORE WHERE YOU JUST STAND THERE AND GO WOW WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE. WITH THIS AND THE INTERACTION WITH YOUR CELL PHONE YOU KNOW I MEAN THIS IS GET TO BE THE THING ANYMORE.

WE GOT CARS THAT DRIVE THEMSELVES YOU CAN WALK UP TO A KIOSK IT WILL TELL YOU YOU'RE LOST BUDDY GO TWO BLOCKS OVER AND GET THERE QUICK.

SO I REALLY BELIEVE THIS IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK AND ADDS A CERTAIN DIMENSION TO THE CITY. WE REALLY NEVER THOUGHT MUCH ABOUT BEFORE.

BUT IF IT FITS IN WELL WITH YOUR STRATEGIC PLAN I CAN REALLY SEE IT BEING A

BENEFIT. >> WHAT WAS THE IDEA BETWEEN HAVING THE THREE POLES IN

MARINA SQUARE? >> THERE'S FOUR. >> I MEAN, IT'S KIND OF A CLUSTER OF POLES THERE. DID YOU THINK ABOUT SPREADING THEM OUT?

>> WE DID. THERE ARE SOME EQUIPMENT THAT WE NEED TO INSTALL ON ONE OF THE POLES TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE OTHERS.

SO -- >> THEY HAVE TO BE CLOSE TOGETHER.

>> IT'S BY DESIGN. >> GOT IT. KIND OF LIKE THAT BLUE TOOTH STUFF, RIGHT? IF YOU ARE GOING TO GET MAD AT ME FOR ASKING THIS BUT IS THERE ANY CAMERAS ON THESE

POLES? >> THE SMART POLES DO HAVE CAMERAS.

I DON'T BELIEVE SO THERE'S CAMERAS ON THE KIOSK BUT THE SMART POLES THAT WE HAVE HERE DO NOT INCLUDE CAMERAS. BUT WE DID HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH OUR VENDOR TO INCLUDE CAMERAS THERE'S A LITTLE BIT CONTINGENCY IN THERE THAT WE CAN WORK WITH TO INCORPORATE CAMERAS. THEY'RE NOT HIGH RESOLUTION CAMERAS THEY'RE NOT INTENDED FOR THAT BUT YOU CAN DEFINITELY SHOWCASE DOWNTOWN DURING AN EVENT AND IT COULD

HELP PROMOTE THE CITY OF PORT PIERCE. >> I UNDERSTAND.

>> FISHING TOURNAMENTS, FRIDAY FEST, FOLKS BEING OUT AND ABOUT.

>> ABSOLUTELY. >> FARMERS MARKET. >> FARMERS MARKET.

>> SOUNDS GOOD TO ME. >> YES. >> EXCITING.

I LIKE THE TO SOUND OF SMART CITY. >> HAVE YOU VISITED ANY

PLACE WHERE THEY HAVE THESE? >> NO, WE HAVE NOT YET. THE CLOSEST CITY IS MIAMI.

THE NEXT CLOSEST CITY THAT WE KNOW OF IS NEW YORK CITY, DALLAS, AND I THINK ATLANTA.

SO IF YOU THINK BY THE FORT PIERCE IS MIXED IN WITH THOSE.

IT'S JUST FUN. IT'S FUN. >> IT GIVES A MORE MODERN UPDATED LOOK TO A DOWNTOWN. THAT'S PART OF WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT.

>> YEAH. YEAH. WON'T PARK YOUR CAR FOR YOU

THOUGH RIGHT, FIND A PARKING PLACE? >> YES, SIR.

>> AT THIS POINT AND I APPRECIATE MR. TOMPECK I KNOW IT'S VERY HARD TO DO

FOR UTILITIES ENGINEERS TO THINK OF SOMETHING CREATIVE. >> I'VE HEARD THAT RUMOR.

>> THIS WAS A STRUGGLE. TALKING TO JOHN ABOUT THIS WAS LIKE HITTING MY HEAD UP

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AGAINST THE WALL. BUT THIS -- I THINK IT'S A FANTASTIC CONCEPT.

BUT I BELIEVE AT THIS POINT WE DID PREVIOUSLY HAVE AN ARRANGEMENT.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE REDUCED IT TO WRITING. BUT I KNOW WITH HAD AN ARRANGEMENT FOR A CONTRIBUTION TOWARD THE LINCOLN PARK INITIATIVE FOR THE BROADBAND. BUT I DO ALSO -- YEAH WE DID.

HE'S SHAKING HIS HEAD. BUT I THINK WE OUGHT TO NOW LOOK AT EITHER AN AMENDMENT OR A NEW INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH FPUA FOR THIS PARTICULAR INITIATIVE IF SO DESIRED BY THIS BOARD. WHICH EXPANDS OUR FIRST ONE. SO PERHAPS YOU WANT TO DO A

SEPARATE ONE BECAUSE THAT ONE ALSO INCLUDED ALLEGHENY. >> THE STAND ALONE FIRST OF ALL THE LIFE CYCLE IS EXPECTED TO BE MORE THAN THREE YEARS BUT IT MIGHT ONLY BE THREE YEARS BASED ON WHAT JAVI JUST TOLD US. ALTHOUGH ANOTHER AGREEMENT IS MUCH LONGER I BELIEVE. WE CAN DEFINITELY WORK WITH THE VENDOR TO DEVELOP A

CONTRACT. >> TO IF YOU'RE A CITIZEN IN DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE WHY IS THIS SOMETHING KIND OF NEAT FOR YOU WHAT WOULD YOU USE IT FOR.

YOU SAY IT HAS INTERNET SERVICE. YOU HAVE A SMARTPHONE SO YOU

CAN SIT AT A BENCH AND YOUR LAPTOP. >> SO YOU DO HAVE SOME LIMITATIONS ON YOUR PHONES. YOU COULD SIT AT A BENCH DOWNTOWN AND GET WI-FI FROM ONE OF THE SMART POLES OR ONE OF THE KIOSKS AND WATCH A VIDEO DOWNTOWN.

ALSO GIVES YOU THE ABILITY TO INTERACT. THE ADS ARE A BIG PART OF THE KIOSK. THE AD ENGAGEMENT IS WHAT AN IMPORTANT SO IF YOU'RE DOWNTOWN YOU WANT TO FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO IN FORT PIERCE THAT WE HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE IT WILL HELP YOU FIND SOME OF THOSE. TRY TO FIGURE YOU OUT -- YOU

WANT TO GO THROW AN AXE. >> YOU MAY HAVE DRIVEN BY IT.

YOU SEE THAT THE REVIEWS ARE GREAT. THE ABILITY TO ENGAGE WITH

THE PUBLIC. >> WE'RE GOING FROM 3,000 ADS PER DAY WE WILL INCREASE THAT BY LIKE WHAT 10% OR WHATEVER JUST WALKING DOWN THE STREET THAT'S AWESOME.

GOOD BRAIN ACTIVITY.

I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA. WE SEE A LOT OF ADS EVERY DAY SO NOW WE WILL SEE SOME

MORE. >> YEAH. THAT'S GOOD STUFF.

I'M IN FAVOR. MADAM MAYOR I THINK I DON'T KNOW WE NEED A MOTION OR ANYTHING. IF IT'S DIRECTING STAFF TO GET AN AGREEMENT TOGETHER

THEN THAT'S WHERE I AM. >> WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE THAT MOTION?

>> ALSO MR. TOMPECK BROUGHT UP IT WAS UTILIZED IN THE PROCEEDS.

>> RIGHT. RIGHT. >> IN PARTNERSHIP.

>> SO MOVED. BASED ON WHAT I SAID. >> CALL THE ROLL PLEASE.

>>> NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS THE PRESENTATION OF THE LINCOLN PARK VISION.

[j. Presentation of Lincoln Park vision]

>> MR. MIMPS. MADAM CHAIR AT THIS TIME WE HAVE OUR SPECIAL PROJECTS WHO WILL PRESENT US WITH THE FINDINGS OUT OF FEEDBACK FROM OUR COMMUNITY INPUT EFFORTS AND ALSO OUR GRANTS ADMINISTRATION MANAGER IS IN THE THE AUDIENCE AS WELL SHE CAN LEND A LITTLE BIT TO THIS DISCUSSION. BUT AUDREY WILL TAKE IT AWAY. IT IS A VOLUMINOUS PRESENTATION. -- I KNOW I LOOKED THROUGH

-- >> HE TOLD ME TO GET THROUGH IT.

>> WHAT 50 SLIDES. DOYLE MY BEST. >> NO.

HE MADE ME CUT IT. >> I JUST WANTED TO SAY I JUST TYPED IN GOOGLE WE ARE EXPOSED TO 5,000 ADS PER DAY NOT 3,000. I GOT THAT WRONG.

MY BAD. >> SO NOW IT'S EVEN MORE. NOW THAT WE'LL BE A SMART

CITY. >> PROBLEM. >> NO 5,000 ADS ARE ALL

POLITICAL RIGHT NOW. >> YEAH. >> RELIEF IS IN SIGHT.

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YES. >> NEXT. >> MISS MOREWELL.

LET'S GET TO MAIN COURT PLAIDSA. >> ARE YOU GUYS READY.

-- PLAZA. >> THIS PRESENTATION IS VERY TIMELY AS WE CONTINUE TO LOOK AT REVITALLIZING THE LINCOLN PARK COMMUNITY. THE PLAZA IS INTEGRAL PART OF THE VISION OF OUR COMMUNITY. ACTUALLY YESTERDAY YOU ALL BECAME THE OWNER OF THE MEANS COURT CENTER. WE CLOSED ON IT YESTERDAY

AND I MEAN IT'S JUST. >> THAT'S EXCITING. >> IT IS.

IT'S VERY EXCITING AS WE MOVE FORWARD. TONIGHT I WILL TALK ABOUT OUR SURVEY RESULTS AS WELL AS THE REGENERATION OF THE MEANS COURT PLAZA AND REVITALIZATION OF AVENUE D AS WELL AS SOME OF THE PARTNERS THAT WE'RE GOING TO

PARTNER WITH TO MAKE THIS THING HAPPEN. >> WE HAD A COMMUNITY INPUT SESSION AND IT WAS THERE WAS ONE THAT WAS IN AND THEN WE ALSO CREATED TWO ON-LINE SURVEYS ONE WAS FOR ADULTS AND THE AUTOGRAPHS FOR YOUTH. AT THE IN-PERSON EVENT WE HAD MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATE IN THAT EVENT AND IT WAS VERY WELL RECEIVED AND A LOT OF INFORMATION WAS SHARED. ONCE THE ON-LINE SURVEY WAS ACTIVATED AND WE HAVE A TOTAL OF 150 PEOPLE THE MAJORITY DARP ADULTS AND 157 PEOPLE COMPLETE THE PAPER SURVEY AND ABOUT 29 YOUTH COMPLETE THE YOUTH SURVEY.

SO SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED WE'VE ASKED BEFORE.

AND WITH MANY OF THE RESPONSES IT JUST, IT SOLIDIFIED AND IT GAVE CREDENCE TO THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN VOICED BEFORE US TO WHAT THE COMMUNITY WANTS TO SEE. SOME OF THE FEATURES IS LANDS ESCAPING AND STREET SCAPE. MURALS AND PUBLIC ART SCULPTURES AND MARKERS FOR SOME OF THE HISTORIC LANDMARKS THAT ARE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.

THEN WE LOOKED WHAT THE THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN LINCOLN PARK.

FOR THE MOST PART THEY WANT TO SEE RESIDENTIAL HOUSING. THEY WANT TO SEE ART MUSEUMS AND CULTURE ANDLE SOME BUSINESSES. -- AND SMALL BUSINESSES AND RETAIL SHOPS. THEN WE MOVED TO WHAT TYPE OF EVENTS WOULD YOU MOST LIKELY ATTEND IN LINCOLN PARK. BASED ON A LOT OF THE RESPONSES FROM SOME OF THE OTHER QUESTIONS WE'LL BE LOOKING AT OUR RESIDENTS WANT TO PARTICIPATE. THEY WANT TO ENGAGE IN THEIR COMMUNITY.

AND ONE OF THE MAJOR THINGS WITH THE MOST POPULAR THINGS THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO IS PARTICIPATE IN A HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL TRADITIONS EVENTS THAT CENTER AROUND THAT CONCERTS AND OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL EVENTS.

THEY KIND OF TIED AT SECOND AND THEN FESTIVALS WAS THIRD. >> WHAT TYPES OF RESIDENCES

DO VISIT. >> THE MAJORITY SAID THEY LIKE THE FOOD THEY LIKE THE RESTAURANTS THE CORNER STORE AND THE OTHER TYPES OF FOOD RELATED BUSINESSES THAT ARE LOCATED. THEN WE LOOKED AT WHAT THREE TYPES OF BUSINESS THAT'S THEY WOULD SEE THAT ARE NOT THERE. UPSCALE RESTAURANTS RANKED REALLY HIGH. THEY ALSO WANTED TO SEE A GROCERY STORE, AND I LEFT ALL THE OTHER LITTLE THINGS ON WITHIN THIS CLOUD WITHIN THIS GRAPH BECAUSE OUR CITIZENS WANT TO SEE A VERY VIBRANT NIGHT LIFE AND ENTERTAINMENT ATMOSPHERE PROVIDED ALONG AVENUE D. WHERE DO THEY SHOP OR GO FOR NIGHT LIFE OR ENTERTAINMENT? WELL, THEY OVERWHELMINGLY REMAIN HERE IN THEIR COMMUNITY AND THAT'S WHAT

THEY WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE DOING. >> WOULD YOU SHOP OR ENGAGE IN NIGHT LIFE AND ENTERTAINMENT ON AVENUE D? ABSOLUTELY YES.

THEY WOULD. LIKE I SAID BEFORE AS LONG AS WE PROVIDE THE ACTIVITY, ACTIVITIES THAT WILL ENGAGE -- WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN THE REVITALIZATION OF AVENUE D AGAIN LANDSCAPE AND STREET SCAIPG WAS VERY POPULAR MURALS AND PUBLIC ARTS AND SCULPTURES WHAT FOOUTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE INCORPORATED IN MEANS COURT CENTER. ALL OF THE RESPONSES BECAUSE I WANTED YOU TO THE GET A

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GOOD IDEA IN THIS MOST RECENT ACQUISITION. AT THE TOP THE OF THE LIST IS YOUTH THE ACTIVITIES. FALLING BEHIND THAT IS EVENTS THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE A MULTIPURPOSE MEETING SPACE AS WELL AS A SMALL TRAINING CONFERENCE CENTER.

THEN JUST A LITTLE BIT NEXT TO THAT ARE THE FIFTH IS THE COMMUNITY GARDEN IS NEXT NONPROFIT HUB. SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR, FOOD RESOURCES EXECUTIVE BUSINESS CENTER THEN SHARED OFFICE SPACE ARE AMONG THE THINGS THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE AT MEANS COURT. THIS WAS A QUESTION THAT WE DECIDED TO POSE BECAUSE OF THE IDEA OF THE PLAZA AND WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THERE.

FEATURING, FEATURING SOMETHING THAT HIGHLIGHTS WE KNOW THERE'S A HOME ON NORTH NINTH STREET THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A MUSEUM BUT WE WANTED TO KNOW THAT THE COMMUNITY IS INTERESTED IN HAVING SOMETHING ON AVENUE D AND THE MAJORITY OF THE INDIVIDUALS WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING WHETHER IT'S AN EXHIBIT OF MUSEUM SOMETHING TO HONOR HER CONTRIBUTION TO OUR AREA. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE A BLACK LIVES MATTER PAINTED ON AVENUE D BETWEEN NORTH NINTH AND 13ING STREET MEANS COURT. THIS IS A QUESTION THAT WAS POSED WE WANTED TO PUT IT OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND SEE WHAT THEIR INPUT WOULD BE AND YES THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE BLACK LIVES MATTER ON AVENUE D. LOOKING AT THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE SURVEY RESPONDENTS AS YOU CAN SEE 42% OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHO RESPONDED LIVE IN THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE. THEN WHEN WE LOOKED AT THE AGE RANGE THERE WAS REALLY NOT ANYTHING THAT STOOD OUT. SO THERE'S AN EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE AGES BETWEEN EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE RESPONDENTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 25 AND 64. SO WE GOT A REALLY GOOD CROSS RANGE OF INDIVIDUALS THAT WORKED IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT WORK AND LIVE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

THE YOUTH WERE ASKED WHAT MODERN RENOVATIONS THAT THEY WOULD WANT TO SEE IN THE COMMUNITY. OVERWHELMINGLY THEY SAID BETTER HOMES, THEY WOULD LIKE TO ERESTAURANTS AND THEY WANT THE RETURN OF A SKATING RINK ALSO.

MEANS COURT PLAZA REGENERATION WE'RE LOOKING AT CREATING A CENTER FOR ARTS AND CULTURE FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND BY DOING THAT THE NORTHERN ANCHOR FOR THAT CENTER OR THAT AREA WILL BE OUR MEANS COURT CENTER. THE CENTER IS MORE THAN 25,000 SQUARE FEET. IT HAS TWO LEVELS. THE FIRST LAYOUT THAT YOU SEE IS THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE MEANS COURT CENTER. AND THE BLUE IS WHERE THE TV STATION IS LOCATED AND THEN THE OTHER THE IT IS SEVERAL CLASSROOMS THEN AN ADMINISTRATIVE AREA ON THE FIRST FLOOR. ON THE SECOND FLOOR, THIS PRIMARILY CLASSROOMS AND A LIBRARY AREA. AND THESE ARE THE PLANS FROM ACTUALLY 1963 AND AFTER VISITING THERE IT'S REALLY BASICALLY STILL THE SAME.

IN ORDER TO BEGIN ACTIVATING THIS PIECE OF PARCEL WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO IS TO RELOCATE THEM LINCOLN PARK MAIN STREET. AND HAVE THEM ASSIST US IN -- WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES OF THE FACILITY. THEN IN ORDER TO DETERMINE WHAT WILL WHO WILL OCCUPY THE BUILDING WE THOUGHT WE MIGHT PUT TOGETHER AN R.F.P.

TO IDENTIFY SOME OF OUR COMMUNITY PART NEARS CAN PROVIDE ACTIVITIES AND DIFFERENT EVENTS AND THINGS THAT WILL BENEFIT OUR COMMUNITY.

THEN WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TOING A RATE IS THE GREEN SPACE AND INCORPORATE SOME OF THE LOCAL FOODS LOCAL PLACES THE INITIATIVE IN HELPING US TO YOU KNOW CLOSE THE GAP ON OUR FOOD DESERT. THE MEANS COURT CENTER EXTERNAL MAKEOVER.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT HERE IS REMOVING THE CHAIN LINK FENCE, IMPROVING ON THE EXISTING LANDSCAPING, MAYBE ADDING A FEW OUTDOOR WORK SPACES AND THEN CREATING A HOPEFULLY HOPEFULLY EXPANDING OUR COMMUNITY GARDEN PROGRAM HERE AT THIS LOCATION IN THE GREEN SPACE. THEN ONE OTHER THING THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO IS TO INSTALL AN INFORMATIONAL MARQUEE FOR THE COMMUNITY SO THAT WE CAN PROMOTE THE THINGS GOING ON WITHIN THE COMMUNITY AND WITHIN OUR CITY TO GIVE OUR RESIDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE AND PARTICIPATE IF THEY WOULD LIKE THINGS THAT ARE GOING

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ON. THE ARTISTS ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS CONCEPT THEY ARE READY TO PARTICIPATE ANY TYPE OF PROGRAMMING THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AT THE BUILDING. THEY WANT TO BE APART OF THIS MOVE THEY WANT TO BE APART OF BRINGING PEOPLE TO OUR COMMUNITY TO SEE WHERE THE ART BEGAN.

>> EXCUSE ME, IS THAT THE LINCOLN PARK MAIN STREET -- >> YES, MA'AM.

>> AND THEN RIGHT NEXT TO ABOUT THE -- WE ARE THINKING ABOUT INCORPORATING THAT SOME WAY EITHER WORKING WITH THE CURRENT ESTATE AND UTILIZING THE BUILDING AS MAYBE A WELCOME CENTER OR MUSEUM OR EITHER ACQUIRING THE PROPERTY IF THAT'S

POSSIBLE. >> IS IT OCCUPIED NOW? THERE'S NO BUSINESS IN THERE

NOW? OKAY. >> WILL IS A HAIR SALON

LOCATED HERE -- THERE IS A HAIR SALON LOCATED HERE. >> AND IMMEDIATELY TO THE NORTH OF THE PROPERTY ARE TWO VACANT PROPERTIES THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO ACQUIRE TO CREATE TO EXPAND THE FOOTPRINT OF THE PLAZA THAT IS BEING PROPOSED AND TO ADD A SEAMLESS CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH AREAS OF THIS PLAZA TO, YOU KNOW, AID IN THE EASY MANEUVERING FROM ONE PLACE TO THE OTHER.

THOSE TWO PROPERTIES ARE VALUED TBT $4,000. -- AT ABOUT $4,000.

THEN AS APART OF THE -- WE WOULD LIKE TO PARTNER WITH THIS OWNER TO EXPAND UPON THAT OUR LOCAL PLACES INITIATIVE. IF WE ARE UNABLE TO DO THAT MAYBE EVEN CONSIDER ACQUIRING THE PROPERTY TO HELP US MOVE FORWARD IN THAT

GOAL. >> EXCUSE ME. >> YES, SIR.

>> WHEN YOU SAY EXPAND WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? EXPAND?

>> OUR LOCAL FOODS LOCAL PLACES INITIATIVE WHICH MEANS IT COULD EITHER BE A FARMERS MARKET. THAT'S A HELP TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE FRESH FOODS OR

FRESH FOOD TO OUR LOCAL CITIZENS. >> SO YOU KNOW IT'S A STORE

RIGHT NOW. >> YES, SIR I DO KNOW IT'S A STORE.

>> WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT BUYING IT AND USING IT FOR THAT OR TRYING TO GET THE OWNER OF THE BUSINESS TO BUY INTO WHAT YOU WANTED TO DO OR WHAT EXACTLY?

>> WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY DISCUSSIONS BUT YES. THIS IS JUST CONCEPTUAL AND THINGS THAT IDEAS WE THOUGHT WE COULD UTILIZE THE SPACE FOR.

IF IT'S POSSIBLE TO ACQUIRE THE BUILDING THAT WOULD BE NICE.

BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO FIRST APPROACH IT AS A PARTNERSHIP IN SEEING HOW WE COULD IN SEEING HOW WHICH COULD BRING THEM ALONG AND HELP US TO CREATE

AND REGENERATE THIS AREA. >> I CAN SAY THIS MUCH IT'S GOING TO BE ALMOST ESSENTIAL FOR YOU TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE ACTIVITY AT THE STORE.

NOW WHETHER OR NOT IT'S GOING TO BE A PARTNERSHIP NOW WHETHER OR NOT IT'S GOING TO BE A BUYOUT OR WHATEVER. BUT IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO BETWEEN THE TWO BUILDINGS THIS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM.

YOU CAN ASK ANY ONE OF THOSE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS BACK THERE, I'M SURE THEY CAN VOUCH FOR IT. THIS WILL HAVE TO BE DEALT WITH ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

>> MR. MIMS. >> JUST TO ADD TO WHAT YOU WERE SAYING OR YOU COMMISSIONER SESSIONS THIS PARCEL AND THIS BUILDING AND THIS OPERATION IS IN THE MIDST OF THE MEANS COURT PLAZA. IF WE WILL HAVE ANY TYPE OF SUCCESS THEY WILL HAVE TO, YOU KNOW, GO ALONG EXACTLY WITH OUR VISION, WITH THE VISION AND PROVIDE THE LOCAL FOOD AND LOCAL DISTRIBUTION OF A FRESH FRUIT, MEATS AND VEGTABLE TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE JUST CANNOT HAVE THE SAME OLD SAME OLD AND EXPECT DIFFERENT RESULTS. WE HAVE TO CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK AND WE HAVE TO CHANGE THIS ENTIRE PLAZA AND CREATE THE VISION AND CREATE THE ENTITIES THAT WE NEED TO

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BRING ABOUT ACTIVITY GENERATION AND ACTIVATE THIS AREA.

>> YEAH. WITH WILL BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.

>> WE NEED TO START WORKING ON IT. >> ABSOLUTELY.

YES, SIR. >> THE REVITALIZATION OF AVENUE D AND THE FPRA IN THE UPDATED PLAN WE HAVE BEEN PRESENTED WITH A MODEL BLOCK FOR THE AVENUE D CORRIDOR.

WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO IS EXPAND UPON THAT AND USE THAT AS MOVING FORWARD TO RE-CREATE THE CHARACTER OF AVENUE D. FIRST WE WOULD LIKE TO ACTUALLY FROM U.S. 1 TO NORTH 29TH STREET WE WOULD LIKE TO RESURFACE THE PAVEMENT. IN DOING THAT WHAT WE WOULD DO IS REMOVE THE BRICK PAVER CROSSING BANS AND REPLACE THEM WITH STAMPED CONCRETE. BUT ALONG THE THE SIDE STREETS WE WOULD LET THAT REMAIN. ANYONE ALSO WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO IS TO DRESS UP SOME OF OUR MAJOR INTERSECTIONS BY REMOVING SOME THE OF THE SABLE PALMS AND INSTALLING SOME ROYAL PALMS OR -- ALSO WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO FOR THE AREA IS TO PUT IN PLACE SOME STANDARDS.

WITH VERY DEVELOPED A LINCOLN PARK PALATE THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE INCORPORATED IN SOME OF THE PAINTINGS OF THE BUSINESSES AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE AND THE REVITALIZATION OF THE AREA. IN ADDITION TO THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SET STANDARDS FOR A UNIFORM SIGNAGE FOR BUSINESSES AS WELL AS ADDRESSES. THEN ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE WERE THINKING ABOUT AS WE BEGIN TO ACTIVATE DIFFERENT CENTERS LIKE THE ROUTE OR EVEN OUR PLAZA WE WOULD LIKE TO INCORPORATE LIVE WEB CAMERAS LIKE THAT ARE USED IN EBORE CITY TO PROVIDE SOME SENSE OF SAFETY FOR INDIVIDUALS VISITING OUR AREA IN ADDITION TO THAT UTILIZING SOME HISTORICAL MARKERS. WE WOULD LIKE TO INCORPORATE THAT INTO THE AVENUE D REVITALIZATION. WOULD BE CONNECTED TO AN AUDIBLE HISTORY OF THAT PARTICULAR LOCATION. INDIVIDUALS CAN ACCESS A LINK AND HEAR ABOUT THE BUILDING OR HEAR ABOUT THE PARK OR WHATEVER LOCATION THE HISTORICAL MARKER IS AT. THEN WE WOULD LIKE TO INCORPORATE AROUND THE REGENERATION OF MEANS COURT. SO THAT OUR VISITORS TO THE AREA WILL BE ABLE TO GET FROM ONE PLACE TO THE NEXT. ALSO, TO HELP BUILD THE CHARACTER OF THE COMMUNITY.

WE LOOKED AT INSTALLING DIFFERENT STREETS SNORED TO ADD SOME CHARACTER TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO INCREASE YOU KNOW, USABILITY OF DIFFERENT SPACES.

THEN PAINTING THE STREETS IS SOMETHING THAT COMMUNITIES ARE USING TO ENGAGE THEIR RESIDENTS AND ALSO TO BRING EXCITEMENT AND TO DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES AND EVENTS.

SO WE WERE LOOKING AT SOME OF THOSE THINGS. THESE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE BEING UTILIZED IN DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES AND WITH SOME OF THE INTERSECTIONS. THEY ARE WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS THAT THE TRAFFIC HAS SLOWED DOWN AS PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH THE INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN OF THIS THE ART THAT'S BEING UTILIZED THAT WILL GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTNER WITH OUR COMMUNITY TO USE THEM AS VOLUNTEER PAINTERS TO HELP US CREATE A DIFFERENT SCENE FOR YOU KNOW WE CAN DO IT FOR AN EVENT. WE CAN DO IT FOR ANYTHING JUST HELP TO LISTEN UP THE AREA CONTINUE LOOKING AT THE REVITALIZATION LINCOLN THEATER IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. AS YOU JUST APPROVE THE ACTIVATION OF THE LOCATION WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT.

ACTUALLY SPILLING OVER INTO THE EVENTUAL RENOVATIONS OF THE LINCOLN THEATER WHERE WE WILL SEE AN ACTIVITY RESURGENCE AND MORE INTEREST BEING IN COME BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY. NOW THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW. THE WAY TO GRO LINCOLN PARK THIS IS A GRANT PROGRAM.

IT ACTUALLY IS A PARTNERSHIP WITH ALLEGHENY FRANCISCAN MINISTRIES.

AS OF TO DATE WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ASSIST EIGHT BUSINESSES ALONG THE AVENUE

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D CORRIDOR WITH EITHER FACADE GRANTS OR RELOCATING TO THE AVENUE D AREA.

RIGHT NOW CURRENTLY THERE ARE TWO ADDITIONAL BUSINESSES PENDING APPROVAL AND WITH WE USE FUNDS TO ACTUALLY ASSIST WITH THIS PROGRAM AND ALLEGHENY FRANCISCAN MINISTRIES IS GOING TO CONTINUE THE PARTNERSHIP IN HELPING US TO REVITALIZE OUR AVENUE D AREA. QUESTIONS.

>> DID YOU THAT VERY NICELY BUT VERY, VERY CONCISE. QUESTIONS.

IT'S A WOW IS WHAT I SAY. IT'S A WOW. YEAH.

>> I GOT A QUESTION. >> YES, SIR. >> I KNOW IT'S IN THE FUTURE NOTHING IN THE URGENT FUTURE BUT OUT OF CURIOSITY, YOU SAID BLACK LIVES MATTER

PAINTED ON AVENUE D. WHO CHOSE AVENUE D? >> WELL, IT WAS ACTUALLY COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER, EXCUSE ME, COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER HAD MADE THE REQUEST AND SO BECAUSE WE WERE DOING THE SURVEY WE JUST SAID OH LET'S FIND OUT WHAT THE COMMUNITY THINKS. YES, THEY OVERWHELMINGLY AGREED.

>> THE REASON WHY I ASK I REMEMBER YEARS AGO I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT STREET WE WANTED TO NAME M.L.K. MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE AND MOST CITIES THE FELT THAT THEY WANTED TO NAME IT AFTER THE WORST OF THE WORST CITIES IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY NOT TO SAY THERE WEREN'T PLANS AND VISIONS TO CHANGE IT.

BUT MOST OF THE STREETS NOW NAMED M.L.K. OR MARTIN LUTHER KING WHEN YOU GO INTO THE CITIES THEY'RE IN THE WORST AREAS OF THE STREETS LIKE AVENUE D.

AND THE YOUNG MAN IN THE BACK OF YOU FOUGHT REAL HARD TO GET AND MAKE SURE THAT THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN TO FORT PIERCE AND AS A RESULT OF THAT WE HAVE 25TH STREET NAMED MLK AS OPPOSED TO AVENUE D WHICH IS WHAT A LOT OF THE INDIVIDUALS WANTED.

WITH A LOT OF HARD WORK AND EFFORT ON HIS PART IT WAS NAMED AFTER A MORE UNIVERSAL STREET IN THE AREA WHICH IS 25TH STREET. BUT I SAID ALL THAT TO SAY THIS I JUST THOUGHT ABOUT THAT AND WHEN YOU ALL MENTIONED AVENUE D HAVE BLACK LIVES MATTER PAINTED ON IT MAYBE IT COULD BE A STREET OTHER THAN AVENUE D.

BUT THAT'S SOMETHING WE CAN DISCUSS LATER. MAYBE 17TH STREET, IT'S A BRAND NEW STREET. THAT'S WHAT COMES TO MY MIND WITH THE RECONSTRUCTION THAT'S GOING ON THERE IN AND ALL THAT SOMETHING REAL, REAL NICE.

THAT'S JUST FOOD FOR THOUGHT. IF COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER WANT AVENUE D WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER PAINTED DOWN THE MIDDLE SO BE IT OR MAYBE WE CAN POINT BOTH OF THEM. I JUST LIKE TO I GOT BIG BIG PLANS FOR 17TH STREET ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW WHEN WE'RE SPENDING MONEY ON IT. THAT'S MY TWO CENTS BUT THANK YOU OTHERWISE I LIKE VISION. I LIKE THE TIME AND EFFORT THAT WAS PUT INTO IT. YOU'RE NOT TRAVELING A ROAD WE HAVEN'T TRAVELLED BEFORE BUT I JUST HOPE THIS TIME WE CAN GET THE LAND OWNERS AND THE OCCUPANTS OF THE BUSINESSES MORE INVOLVED IN THIS PROCESS IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE THE ITS SUCCESS.

SO JUST FOOD FOR THOUGHT. THANK YOU. >> SO I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT THE MEANS COURT CENTER IT IS GOING TO NEED SOME KIND OF ADMINISTRATION. IT'S NOT JUST GOING TO OPERATE ON ITS OWN.

BUT IT IS A REALLY IMPORTANT PIECE OF PROPERTY BECAUSE IT'S VERY HISTORIC.

I'M SO GLAD THAT THE RESPONDENTS WANTED HISTORIC MARKERS.

WHAT I GET FROM THAT IS THEY WANT TO REMEMBER THEIR HISTORY AND THEY WANT THREATS AN ESTABLISHED NEIGHBORHOOD THERE THEY DON'T WANT THE PASSAGE TO BE FORGOTTEN. I THINK THAT MEANS COURT IS KIND OF THE CENTER OF THAT.

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NOT THE BUILDING ITSELF BUT THE PROPERTY IS HISTORIC. >> A COUPLE COMMENTS.

THIS IS AWESOME. IT'S UNBELIEVABLE THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE IN BUILDING A PLAZA LIKE THIS. EARLIER TONIGHT WE TALKED ABOUT THE ROOT AND THE OPPORTUNITIES THERE. SO WE'RE ONE BLOCK AWAY FROM THE CANYON WHERE WE HAVE PARKING WE WALK OVER A BLOCK NOW WE'RE AT THE ROOT.

BUT ALSO, IF YOU LOOK AT THE OVERALL SITE PLAN OF THE PLAZA A LOT OF GREEN SPACE THERE THERE ARE PARK AREAS FOR THE CHILDREN TO PLAY. WITH THIS WHOLE OTHER IDEA AND OTHER VISION YOU KNOW IF WE COULD HAVE GOT THAT $12,000 EARLIER I WILL POKE AT YOU GUYS A LITTLE BIT WE COULD HAVE BOUGHT THOSE OTHER TWO PIECES OF PROPERTY. BECAUSE THEY WERE ONLY $4,000.

I'M JUST SAYING WE CAN ALREADY OWN TWO, I'M JUST SAYING.

NO, I SAY THAT WITH A SMILE. THERE'S A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY IT REALLY IT'S UNIQUE IT'S INTERESTING. I LOVE THE VISION OF AVENUE D FROM U.S. 1 TO 29TH.

JUST CHANGING AROUND THOSE OPPORTUNITIES THERE. SOMETIMES BEST LAID PLANS WITH BRICK PAVER ACROSS THE WALKS AND EVERYTHING ELSE WE GOT TO CHANGE IT, RIGHT.

THAT'S ALL RIGHT. WE THOUGHT IT WAS THE RIGHT THING AT THAT TIME SO.

>> IT'S STILL BEAUTIFUL. >> 20 YEARS AGO. TIME FOR A CHANGE.

I LIKE IT. >> I THINK IT'S AWESOME. I DID WANT TO ASK ABOUT THE L.E.D. SIGNS. SOMETIMES THOSE ARE TOUGH FOR ME BECAUSE THEY'RE TOO BRIGHT, THEY'RE TOO SOFT THEY'RE TOO BIG. FPUA JUST HAD SOME PRETTY MODERN TECHNOLOGY COMING INTO PLAY MAYBE IT'S THOSE. BECAUSE I THINK THE ONES YOU SHOWED HAD THE BIG BRICK FOOTERS AND THREE FEET TALL THE BIG L.E.D. SIGN THAT'S COOL IF IT WAS LIKE A CIVIC CENTER I THINK. I'M NOT KNOCKING IT BECAUSE IT HAS ITS PLACE. I'M NOT SURE IT FITS HERE MAYBE THERE'S OTHER

OPPORTUNITIES WITH WHAT THE U.A. JUST BROUGHT US, TOO. >> I'M THINKING THAT, TOO.

IT GOES RIGHT IN HAND WITH THAT. >> THE THING ABOUT IT IS WHAT I FOUND WHEN WE'VE DONE SOME OF OUR PROMOTION FOR THE TESTING OR THE FOOD DRIVES WHEN WE PUT OUT THE SIGN MESSAGING BOARD, I'M SORRY WHEN WE PUT THAT OUT WE HAVE, REACH MORE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY THAN WE WOULD JUST BY USING FACEBOOK OR SOME OTHER TYPE OF MEDIUM BECAUSE OUR COMMUNITY THERE'S NOT A LARGE POPULATION THAT USES THE INTERNET. THEY'RE STILL MORE SO PHONE CALL PAPER. THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE FROM THE PAPER SURVEY WAS JUST LIKE OH, MY GOODNESS. THAT'S WHERE WE ARE AND IN ORDER FOR US TO REACH WE GOT TO FIGURE OUT WAYS TO REACH OUR COMMUNITY THE WAY THEY WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE OUR

INFORMATION. >> SO IT'S VISUAL AND ALSO WITH THESE LITTLE DEVICES.

MY KIDS THEY LAUGH AT ME WHEN I SAY WE'RE NOT GOING TO USE THE PHONE TODAY.

YEAH, RIGHT. DON'T INVITE ME THEN. SO WE HAVE TO KEEP IN

CONTACT. >> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS. >> I SAID EARLIER A LOT OF YOUR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IS NOT AS BAD AS IT ONCE WAS ON AVENUE D IT'S IN THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS. WITH THAT BEING SAID IN ORDER FOR THIS TO BE SUCCESSFUL AS I POINTED OUT TO THE GENTLEMAN EARLIER WITH THE PROGRAM THAT THEY'RE ABOUT TO OPEN UP AND PUT BESIDE THE LINCOLN THEATER THEY HAVE TO DO A CLEAN UP. WHEN I SAY CLEAN UP THE MENTALITY AND THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. AND THAT IS GOING TO WARRANT MAJOR WORK BY CODE ENFORCEMENT AND OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT WORKING HAND IN HAND TOGETHER IN ORDER TO MAKE WHAT YOU JUST GAVE US HERE A REALITY OR ELSE WE ARE JUST GOING TO BE WASTING TIME, MONEY AND EFFORT BECAUSE IF WE DON'T CLEAN UP THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT WE'RE NOT GOING TO ATTRACT PEOPLE WIDESPREAD LIKE WE WANT AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THE INVESTMENTS IN THE PROPERTY. IT'S ALL ABOUT THE INVESTMENTS ANYWAY.

THE MONEY. MONEY WILL DICTATE THIS SITUATION.

BUT WE AS THE CITY HAVE TO CLEAN THE AREA UP. I CAN JUST GO THROUGH FROM

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U.S. 1 TO 25TH STREET OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD AND I CAN GIVE YOU ABOUT A LIST OF 12 HOT SPOTS IN BETWEEN U.S. 1 AND 25TH STREET THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE CLEANED UP ACTIVITY, DRUGS, GAMBLING ALL SORTS OF THINGS. FROM THAT BEHAVIOR STEMS OTHER CRIMINAL THE ACTIVITY. SO WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME MAJOR WORK ON OUR PART. A LOT OF IT CAN BE DONE WITH CODE ENFORCEMENT.

IF CODE ENFORCEMENT WERE TO WORK TOGETHER WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WE COULD CURE A LOT OF OUR PROBLEMS AND WE COULD MAKE IT A LOT EASIER.

BUT I DON'T KNOW THE WORKING RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE I HAVEN'T BEEN THAT INVOLVED IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS ACTIVITIES LIKE I USED TO BE BUT AT ANY RATE IT'S IMPERATIVE THAT WE WORK TOGETHER TO CLEAN UP THESE HOT SPOTS OR ELSE WE'RE JUST SPINNING OUR WHEELS HERE AND WASTING MONEY. BECAUSE NOBODY IS GOING TO INVEST IF IT'S NOT APPROPRIATE AND CLEANED UP. IT'S NOWHERE WHERE IT USED TO BE BUT IT STILL GOT A LONG WAYS TO GO IN ORDER TO HAVE A LOT OF THAT ACTIVITY OR EVEN ENTERTAIN A LOT OF THIS FROM WHAT I SAW HERE TODAY.

THANK YOU. >> SO MR. MIMS ARE WE GOING TO GIVE YOU DIRECTION AS A RESULT OF THIS REPORT OR IS THIS REPORT JUST KIND OF SHARING WITH US WHAT YOU'RE

THINKING ABOUT. >> THIS REPORT IS JUST A COMPILATION OF THE PEOPLE'S FEEDBACK AND ALSO WHAT STAFF AND YOUR C.R.A. DIRECTOR HAS BROUGHT TO YOU AS THE VISION. IF THERE IS A BUY-IN IF THERE'S A CONSENSUS SAYING HEY, LET'S MOVE FORWARD WE LIKE WHAT WE SEE THEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEVELOP ACTIONABLE ITEMS WITH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS VISION AND THEN WEING A UPON IT. ONE THING WE COULD IMMEDIATELY WE JUST PURCHASED A BEAUTIFUL 25,000 SQUARE FOOT FACILITY.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FILL THAT FACILITY. WE TALKED ABOUT HAVING LINCOLN PARK MAIN STREET BE PART OF THAT SOLUTION. BUT IF WE'RE GOING TO FIND MORE COMMUNITY PARTNERS WE NEED TO ADVERTISE. THERE'S A LOT OF SPACE IN THAT FACILITY. I DO BELIEVE THAT WE COULD HAVE CO-WORKING AREAS, COMMUNITY MEETINGS. WE COULD HAVE CIVIC GROUPS THAT OCCUPY SPACE, BUSINESS INCUBATORS. THERE'S A MYRIAD OF DIFFERENT ENTITIES AND ORGANIZATION THAT'S CAN COME AND ASSIST THIS CITY AS WE TRY TO REVITALIZE THIS AREA.

WE TALKED ABOUT TAKING DOWN THE CHAIN LINK FENCE. WE DON'T LIKE THAT APPEARANCE WE WANT TO HAVE A BEAUTIFUL OPEN APPEARANCE THAT IS WELCOMING.

SO AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED IF YOU ALL SAY WE LIKE IT THEN WE'LL COME BACK TO YOU

WITH SOME PROJECTS WE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN. >> AND NOW THEY'RE NOT RIGHT THEY'RE JUST SITTING AROUND, RIGHT?

BUT THERE WAS AN R.F.P.. >> YES THAT WAS FOR MEANS COURT.

>> THAT COULD BE PART OF ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT YOU DO RIGHT? BECAUSE IN ORDER TO FILL THAT BUILDING YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE SOME KIND OF, WE HAVE TO HAVE AN IDEA OF WHO WILL OPERATE IT AND HOW IT'S GOING TO OPERATE AND ON WHAT

KIND OF MISSION IT'S GOING TO BE. >> WE ALSO HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE OF HIGHWAYMEN FOUNDATION. SO SHE'S HERE I BELIEVE SHE'S HAD SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS WITH HER. I THINK SHE'S SMILING I SEE HER SMILE BEHIND THE MASK. THAT'S ANOTHER THING THAT WE CAN IMMEDIATELY WORK ON AS WE MOVE LINCOLN PARK MAIN STREET LET'S DOGGONE START OUR OWN FORT PIERCE HIGHWAYMEN MUSEUM.

>> IT'S ABOUT TIME. EXACTLY. I LIKE THAT IDEA A LOT.

>> QUESTION HERE WERE SINCE WE'VE TAKEN THE KEY TO MEANS COURT I GOT A COUPLE CALLS

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CAN WE CLEAN THAT UP PLACE NOW IT'S IN A TERRIBLE STATE.

>> YES, SIR. >> THE CITY'S NAME IS ON IT WE NEED TO CLEAN IT UP.

>> I KNOW. YES, SIR. THE SCHOOL BOARD ONCE THEY UNPACK. WE HAVE THE KEYS NOW AND WE HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED CONTRACTUAL QUOTES FOR MAINTENANCE. WE WILL FOCUS ON MAKING SURE THAT IS THE JEWEL OF THE AREA. YES, SIR.

>> ALL RIGHTY. WELL, I THINK WE'RE ALL EXCITED.

I KAY WE FORGE -- I SAY WE FORGE AHEAD. THIS IS REALLY, REALLY

SPECIAL. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. >> I MOVE TO APPROVE.

>> DO WE NEED A SECOND. YOU HAVE DIRECTION. >> I HAVE THE CONSENSUS WE'RE GOING TO COME BACK TO YOU WITH LIKE I SAID ACTIONABLE ITEMS.

>> WE HAVE TO HAVE MONEY. >> WHAT DID WE SAY COMMISSIONER COMMISSIONER

ALEXANDER? >> IS IT GOING TO BE THIS YEAR?

>> THAT'S TOUGH BUT WE'LL DO SOMETHING THIS YEAR. >> OKAY.

>> THAT'S ALL I WANT TO HEAR. THIS IS EXCITING.

THERE'S SO MANY HERE. THIS IS ON-LINE I KNOW I HAVE LOOKED AT IT GO BACK AND LOOK AT SUBMIT MORE. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

GOOD JOB. >> THE NEXT ITEM IS THE PRESENTATION OF ACTIVITIES

[k. Presentation of activities of school resource officers of the Fort Pierce Police Department]

OF SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS OF THE FORT PIERCE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

>> MR. SNOOIMS WE HAVE OUR DEPUTY CHIEF AND I BELIEVE WE HAVE OUR LIEUTENANT CALEB HERE THEY WILL GIVE US AN UPDATE AS TO OUR ACTIVITIES AT OUR TWO SCHOOLS THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY STATIONED THAT IS THE CHEST ARE A. MOORE ELEMENTARY AND DAN MCCARDI

MIDDLE. >> WELCOME, GENTLEMEN. >> MAYOR, COMMISSIONERS.

MR. MIMS THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME DOWN HERE AND TALK ABOUT THE AWESOME THINGS THAT OUR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS ARE DOING.

I CAN TELL YOU THEY ARE BUILDING BRIDGES WHILE ALSO HELPING CONTRIBUTE TO THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS. I WAS SPEAKING WITH THE CHIEF THIS MORNING SHE EXPRESSED HER GRATITUDE TO THIS BOARD FOR THEIR FORESIGHT AND VISION FOR

MAKING THIS HAPPEN. SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. >> MADAM MAYOR, BOARD, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRAG A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME OF THE FINE WORK OUR S.R.O.S ARE DOING THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT AND FUNDING.

THE MISSION OF THE FORT PIERCE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS TO REDUCE CRIME AND IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE THROUGH A COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH ALL OF OUR CITIZENS.

IN FURTHERANCE OF THAT MISSION THE FORT PIERCE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS IMPLEMENTED A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM WHICH IS PRIMARY RESPONSIBLE IS TO PROVIDE A SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS.

AS THE CITY MANAGER ALREADIET STATED OUR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS ARE ASSIGNED AT CHESTER A. MOORE ELEMENTARY AND DAN MCCARDI MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCATED IN 1200 BLOCK OF MISSISSIPPI. THESE SCHOOLS WERE ELECTED -- SELECTED IN PART BECAUSE OF THEIR RELATION WITH THE BOUNDARIES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY BUT ALSO ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN REPRESENT AN IMPORTANT, YOU KNOW, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INFLUENCES WITH FACTOR IN HEAVILY. IT'S IMPORTANT TO BUILD QUALITY RELATIONSHIPS AND HELP IN THEIR MATURATION PROCESS.

SO LET'S MEET YOUR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS. DAN MCCARDI MIDDLE WE HAVE OFFICER EDDIE DOVE AT MOORE WE HAVE GEORGE GUYS WHO IS ALSO PRESENT THIS EVENING.

WE ALSO HAVE A SCHOOL RESOURCE ALTERNATE IN OFFICER SMITH.

SHE SERVES PRIMARY ROLE AS A RECRUITER WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

BUT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ALWAYS HAVE A FORT PIERCE POLICE OFFICER IN OUR SCHOOLS IF WE NEED HAVE A FILL IN FOR AN ABSENCE OR COURT SHE STEPS IN.

ALL OF OUR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS ARE VETERANS IN THE FORT PIERCE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THEY HAVE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION EXPERIENCE, JUVENILE CRIMES INVESTIGATION EXPERIENCE, CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINED OFFICERS. THEY WERE SELECTED FOR THIS PRESTIGIOUS ROLE BECAUSE OF THEIR MATURITY IN DECISION MAKING AND BEING EXCELLENT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FORT PIERCE POLICE DEPARTMENT. SO THANKS TO THE FUNDING

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FROM WE REDUCED THE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM.

WE JUST CELEBRATED A YEAR AND IT'S BEEN A CHAOTIC YEAR AS YOU CAN IMAGINE BUT WE'VE HAD A GOOD TIME WORKING WITH THE KIDS IN OUR COMMUNITY. THIS BEGAN AS A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ST. LUCIE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD AND ST. LUCIE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

OR SCHOOL WITH INVESTIGATIONS ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

WE CONDUCT HOMELESS MONTHLY TRAINING PROGRAMS WITH THEM. A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE S.R.O.S. THEY WORK CLOSELY WITH THE PRINCIPALS AT THE SCHOOL AND ADMINISTRATION THEY GO OVER SAFETY PLANS TO MAKE SURE OUR STUDENTS ARE SAFE.

ONE OF THEIR FAVORITE ROLES IS BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE STUDENTS.

THEY REALLY ENJOY THAT WE'LL GO INTO A LITTLE ABOUT THAT LATER ON.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT OUR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AREN'T THERE AS DISCIPLINARIANS THEY'RE NOT INVOLVED IN ADMINISTRATIVE OR DISCIPLINING ACTIONS ON CAMPUS. SOME OF THE DAILY THE DUTIES INVOLVE FOOT PATROLS ON CAMPUS LOOKING FOR ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS, GREETING VISITORS, GREETING STAFF.

THEY'RE THE FIRST PEOPLE THAT FAMILIES AND STUDENTS SEE AND LAST ONES TO SEND THEM ON THEIR WAY HOME. THEY CONDUCT ONGOING FIRE AND SAFETY DRILLS.

THEY WORK CLOSELY WITH GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS AND SOCIAL WORKERS FOR ANY REFERRALS AS THEY MEET THESE YOUG THEY GET TO KNOW THEM AND LEARN ABOUT THEIR -- YOUTH THEY GET TO KNOW THEM AND LEARN ABOUT THEIR LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES TO HELP THESE FAMILIES IN NEED. AS PART OF THEIR LAW ENFORCEMENT ROLES THESE ARE SOME OF THE INCIDENTS THAT THEY'VE INVESTIGATED IN THIS PAST YEAR.

IT'S IMPORTANT ALSO TO NOTE HERE THAT OUR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS THEY WORK CLOSELY WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE WITH THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND WITH THE SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES TO BASICALLY FIND ANY WAY POSSIBLE TO KEEP THE YOUTH OUT OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. FIRST STEP IS FAMILY INTERVENTION AND SCHOOL INTERVENTION THEN THERE'S SEVERAL DIVERSION PROCESS THAT'S GET IMPLEMENTED JUST TO KEEP THESE KIDS OUT OF A PIPELINE TO PRISON IF THEY

KEEP GOING DOWN FOLLOWING NEGATIVE INFLUENCES. >> EXCUSE ME THAT SLIDE

BEFORE IS THAT ALL ON CAMPUS THOSE THINGS ARE ALL THINGS. >> THESE ARE ALL ON CAMPUS.

>> THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED ON CAMPUS. >> UH-HUH.

SO BESIDES THEIR LAW ENFORCEMENT ROLES REMEMBER THAT THEY'RE THERE TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS AND IMPROVE TRUST BETWEEN YOUTH AND THE POLICE.

TO DO THAT THEY ACT AS BRIDGES BETWEEN THE YOUTH IN SCHOOL AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AS A WHOLE. SO IT'S JUST NOT IT'S OUR WHOLE DEPARTMENT FROM OUR SUPPORT STAFF SO EVERY S.R.O.S KEEP US UP TO DATE ON ANY THAT WE CAN PARTICIPATE IN. SO OUR PATROL AND OUR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION AND OUR SUPPORT STAFF WE LOOK FORWARD TO ATTENDING THESE EVENTS SUCH AS THE TUNNEL OF HOPE. RETURNING TO SCHOOL GREETING THE KIDS.

LITERACY DAY WE GO AND READ WITH SOME OF THE YOUTH. SOME OF THE OTHER EVENTS SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING AND THE S.R.O.S ALSO ATTEND THE COURAGEOUS KIDS FIRST STEP WHICH IS AN OFF CAMPUS EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY. THAT'S DONE AND INVOLVES FROM THE CHIEF ALL THE WAY DOWN TO OUR COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS OUT THERE INTERACKING WITH THEIR YOUTH -- INTERACTING WITH THEIR YOUTH.

BUT THEY'RE NOT JUST, YOU KNOW, FACILITATING SCHOOL EVENTS YOU KNOW THEY'RE ALSO TAKING THE INITIATIVE TO LEAD PROGRAMS ON CAMPUS. OFFICER GUYS HAS IMPLEMENTED A SAFETY PATROL. AT MOORE YOU CAN SEE THEM IN THE THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER. WE JUST HAD ANOTHER CLASS SWORN IN.

WE'RE HOPING ONE DAY MAYBE SOME OF THESE WILL BE FUTURE FORT PIERCE POLICE OFFICERS

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THEY'RE WELL ON THEIR WAY. ALONG WITH THE SAFETY PATROL THEY LEAD THE SANDY PROMISE SAY SOMETHING WEEK WHICH IS ABOUT RECOGNIZING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY AND FINDING A TRUSTED ADULT TO SHARE THE INFORMATION WITH. PARTNERING WITH THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP TO RESTORING THE SCHOOL GARDEN. THEY'RE AT C.A. MOORE ELEMENTARY. YOU CAN SEE THEM IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT.

AND THEN PARTICIPATING IN THE BUDDY BENCH PROGRAM. WHICH PROMOTES ANTI-BULLYING IN THE SCHOOL. JUST AS THESE PROGRAMS WERE GETTING IMPLEMENTED AND MAKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE YOUTH SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19.

WHILE THE SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED AS WE KNOW THE SCHOOL BOARD IMPLEMENTED VIRTUAL LEARNING. OUR S.R.O.S HELPED FACILITATE THAT BY HANDING OUT LAPTOPS, GOING TO VISIT SOME OF THEIR STUDENTS AT THEIR HOMES IF THEY WERE HAVING ISSUES LOGGING IN. OR PROVIDING OR CONDUCTING WELFARE CHECKS ON PEOPLE WHO WEREN'T PARTICIPATING VIRTUAL LEARNING TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE OKAY AT HOME THEY HAD THE WAY OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT THEY NEEDED. THEY ALSO HELPED THE ST. LUCIE BOARD OTHER THAN CAMPUS SITES. THEY BUSY DOING CAMPUS CHECKS TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE WASN'T ANY VANDALISM OR TRESPASSING JUST WHILE THE KIDS ARE OUT FOR THE SCHOOLS. THEY WORKED WITH THE SCHOOL SECURITY TO DO COMPREHENSIVE SITE SAFETY ASSESSMENTS. HARDENING THE TARGET LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY ASK SECURITY OF OUR SCHOOLS.

BUT THEY'RE VERY EXCITED TO BE BACK ON CAMPUS NOW REUNITED WITH THEIR STUDENTS AND MEETING NEW STUDENTS. THEY'RE MOVING A LITTLE BIT MORE EFFICIENTLY THIS YEAR THANKS TO YOUR BORD APPROVING FUNDING FOR THE SEGWAYS.

IT'S REDUCED THEIR RESPONSE TIME AND ENCREASED THEIR EFFICIENCY ON CAMPUS -- INCREASED THEIR EFFICIENCY ON CAMPUS PATROL. WITH ALL THAT BEING SAID, THE FORT PIERCE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE S.R.O.S WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED ONGOING SUPPORT. IT'S REALLY MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN BOTH THE STUDENTS LIVES AND THE OFFICERS ARE PARTICULARLY ENJOYING THEIR ASSIGNMENT AND INTERACTING WITH THE KIDS IN THE COMMUNITY.

>> TERRIFIC. TERRIFIC. >> ANY QUESTIONS.

ANY DISCUSSION. >> MADAM MAYOR JUST A COUPLE THINGS.

I HAVE HEARD A LOT OF GOOD THINGS COMING OUT OF THIS I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO EACH OF YOU AND APPRECIATE THE EXTRA EFFORT IN COMING WITH OUTSIDE OF THE BOX THINKING AND JUST TRYING TO INTERACT. THE TEACHERS AND THEIR FAMILIES THEY'RE -- IT'S NEW OPPORTUNITIES IT'S NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO ENGAGE I'M WITH YOU AND SAYING THANK YOU BECAUSE I THINK BOARD YOU KNOW THIS BOARD AND COMMISSIONER WHEN WE PUT OUR HATS ON THERE IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY IT GOES SUCH A LONG WAY THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. SO THANK YOU.

>> COMMISSIONER PERONA. >> THANK YOU FOR LONGEST TIME KIDS NEVER GET SEEN, NEVER GET HEARD JUST REALLY NOT APART OF ANYTHING FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME UNTIL THEY GET IN TROUBLE OR THEY NEED MONEY. BUT THIS MAKES IT DIFFERENT.

KIDS HAVE A LOT TO SAY THAT. YOUNG MAN COULD COME UP AND TELL US EVERYTHING HE HAS LEARNED. HE'S PROBABLY LEARNED MORE ABOUT THE YOUTH OF OUR COMMUNITY THAN ANY OF THEM HAVE LEARNED FROM HIM. THAT'S SO YOU HAVE A VOICE EVEN IF YOU'RE 13 YEARS OLD OR 12 YEARS OLD YOU HAVE A VOICE IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN YOU NEED TO TALK TO US ABOUT IT. I GOT TO SEE THAT WORK WITH THE ADMINISTRATION IT'S A GIVING AND A TAKING. AT FIRST YOU SAY THE S.R.O.

OFFICERS ARE JUST GOING TO PROVIDE A SERVICE GUESS WHAT THERE'S A BIGGER PART OF THAT. THAT'S WHY IT WORKS SO WELL. THAT'S WHAT I'M REALLY

EXCITED ABOUT. >> TO YOUR POINT COMMISSIONER, THEY ALSO WORK CLOSELY WITH OUR CRIME ANALYSIS UNIT WHICH IDENTIFIES AND DEVELOPS

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RESPONSES FOR TRENDS OR PATTERNS AND KIND OF FUTURE FORECASTING CRIME IN THE AREA. THE S.R.O.S ARE A GREAT CONDUIT OF INFORMATION COMING FROM THE YOUTH. YOU CAN'T FIND OUT YOU CAN'T GET A LEAD ANYWHERE.

MY WIFE WHO WAS THE DEAN SAYS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TALK TO SOME OF THE KIDS HERE THEY'LL TELL YOU EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON IN THE COMMUNITY.

SOME OF IT MIGHT BE ELBELLISHED BUT YOU CAN GET THROUGH THAT STUFF.

I'M SURE -- EMBELLISHED BUT YOU CAN GET THROUGH THAT STUFF.

I'M SURE THAT'S WHAT S.R.O. OFFICERS DO THEY LISTEN THEY TAKE THE INFORMATION IN AND IF IT KIND OF MAKES SENSE THEY MAY PURSUE A LEAD THERE.

IT ALSO HELPS WITH OUR SOLVING CRIMES AND CRIME PREVENTION.

SO THIS IS A GREAT, GREAT TOOLS. I LOVE IT.

>> I GOT A QUESTION. >> OF ALL THE SCHOOLS IN THIS CITY WE SERVICE WHEN I SAY WE, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT NOT THE SHERIFF DEPARTMENT, WE SERVICE HOW

MANY? >> TWO. C.A. MOORE ELEMENTARY AND

DAN MCCARTY MIDDLE SCHOOL. >> PICKING THOSE TWO WHAT WAS THE CRITERIA WHY DID WE

CHOOSE THOSE TWO? DO YOU KNOW WHY? >> WE DID.

I THOUGHT. BECAUSE THEY'RE WITHIN THE C.R.A. I REMEMBER THE DISCUSSION. IN FACT I THINK COMMISSIONER SESSIONS WE WERE GOING TO DO ONE SCHOOL AND I THINK YOU SPOKE UP AND WE ADDED ANOTHER ONE.

I CAN REMEMBER THAT BECAUSE I THOUGHT THAT WAS A REAL STRONG --

>> I LIKE THAT I SEE WHERE AREA GOING WITH THIS. -- YOU'RE GOING WITH THIS.

NOW DALE CASSINS IF YOU WANT TO CATCH -- YOU DON'T GO TO THE OCEAN YOU GO TO THE LAKE. IS THERE ANY REASON WHY WE DON'T HAVE, WE DIDN'T HAVE DALE CASSINS IN THAT LIST? BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE WELL, HE JUST DESCRIBED IT HE TOOK ABOUT 10, 15 MINUTES TELLING YOU ABOUT DALE CASSINS I THOUGHT WELL, MAYBE HE'S WORKING WITH YOU ALL IN TRYING TO ESTABLISH SOMETHING.

I DON'T KNOW. BUT IN THE BACK OF MY MIND AND ACCORDINGLY THAT MUST BE A REAL HOTSPOT AND I KNOWET IT IS BECAUSE I KNOW THE KIDS THAT ARE THERE THEY TENDS TO BRAG AND TALK ABOUT THEIR BEHAVIOR AND THAT'S WHAT GIVES THEM AWAY.

HAVE WE EVER CONSIDERED? >> I WASN'T INVOLVED IN THE DISCUSSION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION WITH THIS PROGRAM. I CAME ON BOARD EARLIER THIS YEAR. BUT I CAN SAY THAT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE OUR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS WHERE THEY ARE NOW CURRENTLY AS KIND OF GATEKEEPERS BEFORE THEY END UP YOU KNOW FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD AS FAR AS TROUBLED END UP AT DALE

CASSINS. >> WELL, I LIKE THAT. THAT'S THE LONG-TERM VISION.

BUT IN THE INTERIM I GOT GUNSHOTS GOING OFF NOW. AND I UNDERSTAND THE LONG TERM PREVENTIVE MEASURE TO CUT CHILDREN OFF FROM GOING DOWN THAT PATH.

YOUNG MAN KEEP THAT VISION RIGHT NOW I'M DEALING WITH A CRISIS NOW WHERE THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE DOING IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND IT'S REPETITIVELY HAPPENING AND I KNOW A LOT OF THOSE KIDS ARE AT DALE CASSINS AND THAT'S WHY I'M ASKING YOU IS THERE A REASON WHY OR HAVE WE EVER TAKEN THAT INTO CONSIDERATION? OR MAYBE I'M ASKING THE WRONG PERSON. BUT AT ANY RATE FOOD FOR THOUGHT MAYBE WE CAN LOOK INTO THAT. BUT I WILL FIND A LOT OF THOSE TROUBLEMAKERS OUT AND I CAN IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO AS A POLICE DEPARTMENT TO

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ENGAGE IN THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY IN A SCHOOL SUCH AS THAT.

WHERE A LOT OF OR CHILDREN THAT ARE THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE BREAKING IN HOMES THAT ARE THE SHOOTING A LEFT AND RIGHT BACK AND FORTH. IF WE PLACE I BELIEVE OUR OFFICERS RIGHT THERE WITH THE CONCENTRATION OF THE CORE I DO BELIEVE THAT WE CAN RECTIFY AND ERADICATE A LOT OF THE PROBLEMS. JUST MY LOOK WHEN HE BROUGHT

UP DALE CASSIN I COULDN'T HELP BUT BRING THAT UP. >> WHEN WE FIRST STARTED TALKING ABOUT THIS TIE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH THE MAJOR AT THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT THEY ARE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE S.R.O., S.R.D. IN THEIR CASE PROGRAM.

AS WE WERE TRYING TO EXPAND OURS, TOO. I REMEMBER THE FUNDING IT'S C.R.A. ENDS AT DAN MCCARDI. IT LITERALLY ENDS AT DAN MCCARDI.

>> AND NOT DALE CASSINS. >> IT DOESN'T CONTINUE SOUTH IT DOESN'T GO INTO VIRGINIA AVENUE. I DID REMEMBER HAVING THAT CONVERSATION.

BECAUSE I THINK THAT THEY WERE ENCOURAGING US TO LOOK INTO DALE CASSINS AS AN OPPORTUNITY BUT THEN WITH THE CHANGES AND WITH US TRYING TO GET OUR FUNDING SITUATED AND OUR, OUR ASSIGNMENTS AS FAR AS US GIVING THE MONEY TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HOWEVER WE WERE DOING THAT, WE WOULD HAVE TO GO BACK, KRONG WE HAD TO GO BACK TO THE -- KRONG KRONG

>> I KNOW THE TWO S.R.O.S AT DALE CASSINS. IT'S LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

THOSE TWO GENTLEMEN THAT I KNOW YOU HAVE TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE TRAINING BECAUSE IT'S NOT ONLY THOSE THAT ARE TROUBLED KIDS BUT YOU HAVE YOU KNOW KIDS WITH DISABILITIES AND ALL THE OTHER ISSUES. ANGER MANAGEMENT ALL THIS KIND OF STUFF. IT'S VERY ACTIVE OVER THERE IF YOU WANT TO SPEND A DAY I HAVE IF YOU WANT TO GO OVER THERE AND SPEND A DAY. IT'S A DIFFERENT WORLD.

IT'S NOT -- NOT THAT WE'RE NOT CHALLENGED EVERYWHERE ELSE BUT THIS ONE IS A SUPER CHALLENGE. MY HATS OFF TO YOU GUYS I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

>> MADAM CHAIR. >> JUST SO I CAN RESPOND TO FIRST COMMISSIONER SESSIONS STATEMENT ABOUT HAVE WE EVER CONSIDERED OTHER SCHOOLS, PARTICULARLY DALE CASSINS AS YOU RECALL THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS A CONTRACT WITH THE SHERIFF, OKAY.

I REMEMBER COMMITTINGER JOHNSON I DON'T KNOW ABOUT A YEAR OR SO AGO HE BROUGHT UP THIS ITEM ABOUT UTILIZING MONEY BECAUSE WE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF SURPLUS AT THAT TIME. WEIFIED THE FUNDING TO BE USED TO FACILITATE ANYWHERE FROM TWO TO THREE INDIVIDUALS AND EQUIP THEM WITH ALL OF THE NECESSARY TOOLS THAT THEY NEED TO BE SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS. OUR CHIEF WORKED WITH THE SHERIFF AND IDENTIFIED THE AREAS WHERE I HATE TO SAY IT WHERE THE SHERIFF ALLOWED US TO BE. SO CHESTER A. MOORE WHICH I THINK IS A TREMENDOUS LOCATION, AS IS DAN MCCARDI. THAT'S HOW WE ARRIVED AT WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

I HOPE I DON'T GET THIS FELLA IN TROUBLE BUT OFFICER GUYS DEPUTY CHIEF DO YOU

MIND IF THE OFFICER COMES UP AND SPEAKS. >> ABSOLUTELY.

>> MADAM THE MAYOR VERY QUICKLY HIS BACKGROUND IN LIGHT OF THE MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL TRAGEDY THAT'S WHAT REALLY SPURRED A LOT OF THIS.

AGAIN, LIEUTENANT MAY BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO THIS. ALL OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA WERE REQUIRED TO PROCURE THAT. IT'S A BUDGETARY RESOURCE.

SO THAT'S WHY I QUITE HONESTLY WE'RE SUBSIDIZING THE SHERIFF'S CONTRACT TO SOME DEGREE WITH THE THE SCHOOL BOARD BY PROVIDING OUR OFFICERS WHICH I THINK

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IS AN ABSOLUTE INVALUABLE RESOURCE BUT THE REALITY IS WHEN I WAS IN PALM BAY THEY DIRECTLY CONTRACTED FOR PALM BAY POLICE OFFICERS BUT PAID US FOR THE THREE OR FOUR OR FIVE SCHOOLS THAT WE PROVIDED IT FOR. NOW PART OF THAT IS BREVARD COUNTY IS ONE OF THE LONGEST COUNTIES IN FLORIDA. SO BECAUSE PALM BAY PALM BAY SO FAR SOUTH IT WAS EASIER FOR THEM. AGAIN IT ALL GOES BACK TO CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS. TO SHED SOME LIGHT THAT LEGALLY WHY THAT HAPPENED.

>> SO OFFICER YOU HAVE SOMETHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH US.

>> YEAH. MADAM MAYOR THANK YOU, COMMISSIONERS, BOARD.

APPRECIATE YOU ALLOWING US TO THE S.R.O.S AT THE SCHOOL COMMISSIONER SESSIONS LIKE COMMISSIOER JOHNSON SAID BECAUSE I HAPPENED I WAS PART OF FROM THE BEGINNING WHEN S.R.O.S STARTED BECAUSE I TOOK AN INTEREST IN IT. SO I DID GET TO BE IN THE MEETING HERE AT THE COMMISSIONER CHAMBERS WHEN THEY DISCUSSED THE BUDGETS AND IT DID HAVE TO DO WITH THE C.R.A. WHERE THE LIMITS WERE.

THAT'S WHY WE DID TALK ABOUT AT THAT TIME YOU BROUGHT DALE CASSINS AND BROUGHT UP WESTWOOD AS WELL AT THAT TIME. DUE TO THE FACT THAT WE'RE NOT PART IN THE BOARD LINES OF C.R.A. AND THE LINCOLN PARK WE WESTERN ABLE TO DO THOSE SCHOOLS. LIKE YOU SAID IT IS A DIFFERENT ANIMAL TO BE DALE CASSINS BUT IT'S NOTHING THAT WE CAN'T TAKE CARE OF IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

BECAUSE WE STILL WORK WITH THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT VERY CLOSELY WE GO TO MEETING AND TALK TO STUDENTS THAT COME FROM C.A. MOORE THAT COME FROM DAN MCCARDI.

SO THE SCHOOL BOARD AS SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW BECAUSE YOU MAY HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS THAT WORK DALE CASSINS IS KIND OF LIKE THE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL. YOU GIVE THEM SO MANY CHANCES THEN THEY GO TO DALE CASSINS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY DON'T END UP IN JAIL.

>> CAN YOU IMAGINE IF YOUR AGENCY WERE ABLE TO SET UP IN WHAT THAT CAN DO FOR THIS COMMUNITY AND TAKE A BITE OUT OF MIND. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY IT WOULD BE GREET HAVE DALE CASSINS IT'S FUNDING. LET'S PROVIDE THE FUNDING.

SO THAT'S WHERE I SEE THAT. AS AN S.R.O. I FEEL LIKE WE DO A GREAT SERVICE TO OUR STUDENTS. I WORK WITH C.A. MOOR OR YOU MAYEN KNOW IS MORE OF A SCHOOL WHERE EVERYTHING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD GOES. THEY GET SENT FROM PORT ST. LUCIE. THEY GO TO DIFFERENT SCHOOLS BUT OUR SCHOOL C.A. MOORE AND DAN MCCARDI ARE SCHOOLS THE KIDS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD ACTUALLY GO THERE. SO WE DO GET INFORMATION. ONE OF THE POINTS I HEARD YOU SAY STUDENTS TALK, RIGHT. THEY TALK ABOUT THE STUFF THAT HAPPENS WE HAD TO BUILD THE RELATIONSHIPS. THERE'S A MENTALITY THAT IT'S NOT GOOD TO TALK TO POLICE OFFICERS, RIGHT. THERE IS A MENTALITY IT IS THAT GOOD TO SPEAK TO POLICE OFFICERS VICE VERSA. SO WHEREVER YOU FALL ON THE

SPECTRUM THAT'S WHERE WE'RE AT. >> THAT'S WHAT COMMUNITY POLICING IS ALL ABOUT. WHEN THE CITIZENS FEEL COMFORTABLE ENOUGH WITH YOU THEY CAN TALK WITH YOU THEY WILL GIVE YOU INFORMATION. CHILDREN ARE A LITTLE BIT

EASIER TO GET INFORMATION OUT OF. >> I WANT TO ASK YOU A

QUESTION HOW OFTEN DO YOU INTERACT WITH THE PARENTS? >> EVERY DAY.

WE HAVE PARENTS ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW WITH COVID-19 WE HAVE A LOT OF OUR STUDENTS THAT ARE VIRTUAL. WE HAVE A LOT OF PARENTS THAT ARE TRYING TO ENROLL THEIR STUDENTS. WE MAKE CONTACT WITH THE PARENTS AND ADULTS OR GUARDIAN FIGURES THERE. WE MAKE I MAKE LOTS OF CONNECTIONS AND BUILD THOSE

BRIDGES. >> I STALK TO PARENTS THAT KNOW YOU.

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I GET -- I TALK TO PARENTS THAT KNOW YOU. TO YOUR QUESTION YES WE MAKE

A LOT OF CONTACT WITH THE PARENTS. >> I WAS THINKING THAT NOT ONLY JUST A SERVICE TO THE SCHOOL AND A SERVICE FOR CRIME PREVENTION BUT IT'S ALSO NOT ONLY WITH THE STUDENTS I HAVE A LOT OF SCHOOL STAFF.

WE HAVE PRINCE PALS THAT GO FROM OTHER PLACES. WE HAVE A SOCIAL WORKERS WE MAKE CONTACT WITH. THIS POSITION BECAUSE I GET TO DO INTERACT WITH STUDENTS AND STAFF. IT'S MORE OF A BONDING SITUATION.

AGAIN AS AN S.R.O. WE THANK FPRA FOR GIVING US THE MONEY.

>> CAN YOU TELL ME IS THERE A WAY OF MEASURE THE EFFECT OF HAVING AN S.R.O. OR NOT

HAVING ONE. >> I WOULD SAY EVERYTHING IS MEASURABLE.

YOU CAN MEASURE EVERYTHING. ME PERSONALLY I WOULDN'T BE THAT GREAT WITH A GRAPH.

IF THEY SPEAK GOOD WE ARE DOING GOOD. I WAS JUST SAYING YOU CAN'T MEASURE WHAT YOU PREVENT. CAN ADDRESS AND KEEP SOMETHING FROM HAPPENING.

>> THINGS HAPPEN LIKE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS THOSE THINGS COULD BE PREVENTABLE.

WE CAN SEE THOSE. THERE'S OTHER STUFF. I LEFT THIS LEGACY FOR YOU

TO MAKE SURE I AM SAFE. >> I JUST WANTED TO THE KIDS THAT YOU SEE IN THE FUTURE THAT HE -- I HAVE SAY ALL KIDS ARE NOT CRIMINALS. ALL OUR KIDS ARE NOT BAD BUT YOU KNOW THEY HAVE THIS PEER PRESSURE AND EVERYTHING THAT GOES ALONG WITH IT.

ONCE THEY GET BEYOND THAT OFFICER OFFICERS SEE THEM IN THE STREET OR SOMEWHERE THERE'S GOING TO BE MUTUAL RESPECT BECAUSE. THEY ARE MENTORS AND LIKE

BIG BROTHERS. >> I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASM FOR THE KIDS

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AND FOR THE DEDICATION AND FOR COMING TONIGHT AND SITTING THROUGH EVERYTHING

TO GET TO THIS PRESENTATION. >> ONE MORE QUESTION. HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU MEET

AS A GROUP LIKE S.R.O.S AND S.R.D.S ALTOGETHER? >> SO WE MIGHT LIKE OFTEN.

AT LEAST I WOULD SAY I'M GOING TO LOW BALL IT MAYBE ONCE OR TWICE EVERY TWO MONTHS THREE MONTHS. WE DO COMMUNICATE THROUGH E-MAILS.

WE COMMUNICATE WITH THE S.R.O.S. I COMMUNICATE WITH WES WHICH IS ONE OF THE SERGEANTS I COMMUNICATE WITH LIEUTENANT WILLS.

WE ARE THERE NOT ONLY TO BUILD THE BRIDGES BUT TO MAKE SURE THE CAMPUSES ARE SAFE DUE TO STONEMAN DOUGLAS ACT. WHERE OFFICERS NEED TO BE IN SCHOOL. SO YOU'RE A PHONE CALL AWAY FROM ANY OTHER OFFICERS AND DEPUTY THAT'S ARE ON CAMPUSES IN COUNTY EVEN NEXT TO WHERE YOU'RE WORKING.

>> I GOT ONE QUICK QUESTION AS FAR AS THE CHILDREN ARE CONCERNED NOW SOME AT HOME AND COME ARE COMING TO SCHOOL VIRTUAL. ARE THEY STILL FEEDING THEM?

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA

[a. FPRA Programs and Activities Summary - FY2020 4th Quarter]

IS STAFF COMMENTS. >> MR. SNOOIMS MADAM CHAIR AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

-- INCLUDING KINGS LANDING OUR RETAIL BUSINESS ARE YOU CRUITMENT AND RETAIL CONSULT APT THEY'RE DOING THEY'RE STILL WORKING. SURPLUS PROPERTY I WILL GET BACK TO THAT. WE'RE IN NEGOTIATION PHASE WITH IT ESCAPES ME THE FIRM

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AFTER THE R.F.P. STEWART AND SHELBY. HOPEFULLY JANUARY 2021.

IT IS THE INTENT I'M NOT GOING TO SAY IT'S GOING TO HAVE A FULL HOUSE.

WE HAVE EVERY INTENTION TO BRING TOP QUALITY PERFORMANCES TO OUR DOWNTOWN TO CONTINUE TO BE THAT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GENERATOR FOR OUR DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES AND ALSO VISITORS. IN IT'S VACANT AND THIS IS GOING TO AGAIN BE OUR GUIDE AS WE AGGRESSIVELY ATTACK OUR RESIDENTIAL INFELL REDEVELOPMENT. WE HAVE EVERY INTENTION OF FILLING THE GAPS AND VACANCIES IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND CODE ENFORCEMENT THEY WILL COME BEFORE YOU PROBABLY AT THE NEXT FPRA MEETING THEY WILL TALK ABOUT JUST HOW AGGRESSIVE WE'RE BEING.

>> SUPER. GREAT. ANYTHING ELSE.

THAT'S IT. OKAY. SO MR. SWEENEY.

>> NOTHING TO ADD. >> HOW ABOUT MISS COX. >> NO MA'AM.

NEXT BOARD COMMENTS. ANY BOARD COMMENTS BEFORE WE ADJOURN.

SHALL WE ADJOURN.

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