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[1. CALL TO ORDER]

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>> MAYOR HUDSON: THIS IS THE FORT PIERCE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY.

AS OF MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2019. PLEASE STAND FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

>> SPEAKER: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE NITED STATES OF AMERICA.

AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVIDUAL WITH LIBERTY

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. >> MAYOR HUDSON: CALLED THE ROLL, PLEASE.

[4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

MEETINGS HELD JUNE 13, 2019 WHICH WAS THE CLOSED SESSION. JUNE 13, 2019 WHICH WAS A PUBLIC SESSION, A MEETING ON JULY 15, 2000 18 AND SEPTEMBER 9 AT 2019.

>> SPEAKER: MOVED TO APPROVE ALL OF THOSE MINUTES. >> SPEAKER: SECOND.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: 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. ]

>> WE HAVE ONE PERSON SIGN APPEARED YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES, AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN A WARNING AND I THINK IT IS FIVE SECONDS, IS THAT RIGHT? IF YOU COULD SIGN IN FIRST,

PLEASE. >> MAYOR HUDSON: STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD

AND PLEASE TREAT THE BOARD WITH RESPECT. >> SPEAKER: GOOD AFTERNOON, MAYOR HUDSON AND COMMISSIONERS. TOM. AGENDA ITEM 6 A IS LOOKING FOR DIRECTION FROM THE BOARD ON THE FINAL TAX CERTIFICATE RELATED TO THE KING PLANT CLEANUP.

THIS ITEM HAS A LONG HISTORY, WHICH I CANNOT COVER IN THREE MINUTES.

BUT IN THE PAST, THE FPR BOARD HAS RIGHTFULLY INSTRUCTED STAFF TO GENERATE A RESOLUTION TO SELL THE TAX CERTIFICATES AND USE THE FUNDS TO PAY OFF LOANS FOR THE CLEANUP WITH ANY BALANCE LEFT OVER RETURNED TO FPA TO DEFRAY OUR COST FOR CLEANUP.

THAT SHOULD NOT CHANGE. I AMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAT THE BOAR CONTINUE THIS DIRECTION FOR THE LAST CERTIFICATE, POA MET ALL THE OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT OF OCTOBER 7, 2009, AND REMEDIATED THE SITE TO RESIDENTIAL STANDARDS WHICH PAVED THE WAY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE SITE. THE COST OF REMEDIATION WAS IN EXCESS OF $3.3 MILLION.

TO DATE WE HAVE RECOUPED LESS THAN $100,000 OF THAT COST. WITHOUT THE CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT, ONLY $850,000 IN TAX CERTIFICATES WOULD HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE AS OPPOSED TO THE 2.69 CERTIFICATES WE HAD RECEIVED. IT'S ONLY FAIR THAT THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE ARE RETURNED TO FPUA AND WAIT CONSIDER THOSE PROCEEDS TO BE A FINANCIAL OBLIGATION FROM THE FPRA TO THE CUSTOMERS. WE DON'T BELIEVE THE FUNDS SHOULD BE USED FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATIONS AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS DURING THE DISCUSSION I WILL BE HERE.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: THANK YOU, SIR. WE HAD JUST ONE PERSON SIGN UP.

[a. Direction as how to proceed with the future sale of final bonus Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credit Certificate E101044 in the amount of $500,000 from Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the remediation of the former H.D. King Plant site.]

>> SPEAKER: NEXT, WE HAVE THE DIRECTION AS TO HOW TO PROCEED WITH THE FUTURE SALE OF FINAL BONUS VOLUNTARY CLEANUP TAX CREDIT CERTIFICATE E101044 IN THE AMOUNT OF $500,000 FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR THE REMEDIATION OF THE FORMER

H.D. KING PLANT SITE. >> MAYOR HUDSON: MR. MEN'S. >> SPEAKER: I AM THRILLED TODAY TO BRING YOU THE NEWS THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE AND THE FPRA AND FPUA HAVE CONCLUDED WITH THE KING PLANT SITE THROUGH THE DILIGENT EFFORTS OF THESE THREE ENTITIES, WE HAVE IDENTIFIED A BONUS VOLUNTARY CLEANUP THAT WAS ISSUED TO US BY DEP IN THE AMOUNT OF $500,000.

AND WITH THAT $500,000, TYPICALLY WHAT WE WOULD DO IS WE WOULD ASK FOR SUPPORT AND DIRECTION FROM THE FPRA BOARD TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE SALE ON THE OPEN MARKET.

WE HAVE BEEN USING FALLBROOK CREDIT TO THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT, BUT IN THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCE, WE LIKE TO IDENTIFY A USES FOR THIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INFUSION FOR THE FPRA. WE HAVE SOME IDEAS WE WOULD LIKE TO BRING.

WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH THE PRESENTATION THAT I BELIEVE IS IN FRONT OF YOU AT THIS TIME.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: ALL RIGHT. >> SPEAKER: THE FPR A HAS FIVE DISTRICTS.

DESPITE DISTRICTS ARE DOWNTOWN, SOUTH BEACH, FORT PIERCE. WE PREVIOUSLY HAD THE

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NEIGHBORHOODS. THE NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE NOW BEEN RENAMED INTO WHAT WE CALL LINCOLN PARK, WICKHAM PARK DISTRICT AND THE ARTS DISTRICT. WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IN EACH OF THOSE DISTRICTS IS CREATE ITS OWN DISTINCT AND DISTINGUISHED CHARACTERISTICS WHEREBY WE CAN SPUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT IN THESE AREAS AND ALSO ELIMINATE SLUMS AND LIGHTS. HOW DO WE DO THAT? WE DO THAT BY REINVESTING, AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE CRA AND THE FPRA IS SUPPOSED TO DO. WE INVEST IN THESE AREAS.

WE INVEST IN THESE DISTRICTS. BY WAY OF PROGRAMS, PROGRAMS DROPPED THE MONEY BACK INTO THE HANDS OF THE COMMUNITY, THROUGH INFRASTRUCTURE, THROUGH PROGRAMS, AND THROUGH OTHER MEANS AND THAT WAY WE CAN CONTINUE TO BUILD OUR TAX BASE AND MAKE OUR COMMUNITY STRONGER AND WE CAN EXPERIENCE A VIBRANT AND A FUNCTIONAL CITY AND CRA MOVING FORWARD.

SO WHAT WE HAVE IDENTIFIED IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT SOME PROGRAMS. AND BASED ON OUR $500,000 TAX CERTIFICATE, WE SHOULD EXPERIENCE A SALE WITH A RETURN OF ABOUT 85 TO 90 PERCENT ON THE DOLLAR. THAT'S GOING TO BRING US ABOUT $125,000. $425,000 CAN BE SPLIT INTO CERTAIN PROGRAMS AND CERTAIN GRANT OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE CAN PUT MONEY BACK INTO THE FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES WITHIN THE FPRA. WE ARE LOOKING AT A COMMERCIAL BOARD OR FAC'ADE GRANT PROGRAM.

$150,000. ONE TIME INFUSION TO GET THESE BUSINESSES ROLLING AND GET THEM REINVIGORATED, GET THEIR LOOK TOGETHER. HAVE THE MORE AESTHETICALLY PLEASING FROM THE CURB, FROM THE STREET. LOOKING AT BUILDING FAC'ADES, LOOKING AT THE REVITALIZATION OF NEGLECTED COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS OR RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS. AND BASICALLY, WE CAN DO THAT WITH LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS, SIGNAGE IMPROVEMENTS, EXTERIO PAINTING, ON AWNINGS AND WINDOWS.

WE CAN IDENTIFY $150,000 FOR THAT NEED. THEN THE COMMERCIAL INTERIOR IMPROVEMENT GRANTS. WE CAN ASSESS PROPERTY OWNERS AND TENANTS WITH THE INTERIOR BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS AND BUSINESS START UP COSTS.E CAN ENCOURAGE ADAPTIVE REUSE, RENOVATION AND REHABILITATION OF EXISTING VACANT STOREFRONTS. THERE ARE SEVERAL VACANT STOREFRONTS WITHIN THE FIVE DISTRICTS THAT WE CAN NOW SPUR THIS WITH $150,000.

THE LAST TWO GRANTS WERE ONE-TO-ONE MATCHES. WE WANT THESE BUSINESSES TO HAVE SKIN IN THE GAME. WE WANT THEM TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE IMPROVEMENT WITHIN THE FPRA. IN THE PAST WHEN WE HAVE DONE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AND FAC'AD GRANTS, WE HAVE SEEN A STRONG ABILITY TO LEVERAGE PRIVATE CAPITAL BY US.

WE HAD A PROGRAM THAT ROUGHLY HAD ABOUT $50,000, AND WE LEVERAGED OVER $400,000 IN PRIVATE INVESTMENT JUST WITH OUR PROGRAMS THROUGH THE FUND. THIS BEING A FPRA FUNDED PROGRAM WE CAN FORESEE THAT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, FOR-PROFIT BUSINESS COMMUNITY CAN THRIVE AND BENEFIT FROM THIS AS WELL. AND SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS. WE CAN BUILD CAPACITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO GROW, EXPAND AND BE SUCCESSFUL BY EDUCATION AND NETWORKING.

WE CAN IDENTIFY TARGETED NEEDS WITH THEIR APPLICATION. THESE SMALL BUSINESSES ARE BASICALLY THE FOUNDATION OF FORT PIERCE. WE ARE MADE OF SMALL USINESSES. IN THESE SMALL BUSINESSES MAKE UP THE BULK OF OUR CORRIDORS.

IF WE CAN GET THEM TO OPERATE FUNCTIONALLY. IF THEY CAN BE VITAL, IF THEY CAN BE PRODUCTIVE, AGAIN, THEY ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF OUR REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOUNDARIES. THEN WE LOOK AT EVENT SPONSORSHIP GRANTS. AS YOU KNOW, ACTIVITY GENERATION SPAWNS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. IN OTHER COMMUNITIES, WHETHER IT'S JAZZ IN THE GARDENS OR THE MIRAMAR MUSIC FEST OR WHAT HAVE YOU, WE CAN HAVE EVENTS THAT BRING ABOUT THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO OUR COMMUNITY LIKE THE NATIONAL FIREFIGHTER COMBAT CHALLENGE WHICH IS SATURDAY NATIONAL 17 FISH ASSOCIATION FISHING TOURNAMENT IS COMING TO FORT PIERCE. WE WANT TO SEE THE ECONOMIC INCENTIVES GO TO THESE EVENT ORGANIZERS TO BRING THESE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW VISITORS, BRINGING THEIR INFLUX OF DISPOSABLE INCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL. WE WON NATIONAL REGIONAL AND LOCAL NOTORIETY FOR WHAT WE HAVE. WE KNOW WHAT WE HAVE.

WE WANT TO INVITE PEOPLE TO OUR COMMUNITY TO EXPERIENCE IT AS WELL.

AND THEN THE RESIDENTIAL WEATHERIZATION. HOW DO WE HELP OUR COMMUNITY AND RESIDENTS? WE HAVE SO MANY OF OUR RESIDENTS THAT ARE EXPERIENCING WHAT THEY CALL HIGH UTILITY BILLS. THEY MAY NOT EVEN KNOW WHY.

WE PREVIOUSLY PARTNERED WITH FPUA AND THEY HAVE A FANTASTIC PROGRAM FOR WEATHERIZATION.

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WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH THEM IN THE PAST. UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVEN'T HAD THE CAPITAL FUNDS TO GET US TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE TOO MATCH THE GRANT DOLLARS FOR TO MATCH THEIR AVAILABLE FUNDING CAPACITY. BUT NOW WITH THIS ONE TIME INFUSION, WE CAN DO THAT. WE CAN PUT THE MONEY BACK INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS.

WE CAN CREATE THE OLD HOME, CREATE A BETTER ENVELOPE FOR THE HOME.

THAT WAY THE BILLS WON'T SEARCH PAST WHERE THE ELDERLY HAVE TO SUFFER WITH RIGHT NOW.

WE WANT TO PUT THE MONEY BACK IN THE HANDS OF THE COMMUNITY AND THROUGH THIS RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM, IF WE CAN MATCH HOPEFULLY EVEN CONTINUE TO EXCEED OUR CONTRIBUTION FOR THE WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM AND WORK WITH FPUA TO GET THE RESIDENTS AND HOMEOWNERS WHEN THEY NEED TO BE AND SAVE THEM SOME MONEY AS WELL. THAT IS THE EXTENT OF THE IDEA AND THE CONCEPT OF THIS ONE TIME INFUSION. THESE FUNDS GOING TO GO QUICK.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PROBABLY THE NEIGHBOR OF $425,000. THAT FOR 25 IS GOING TO BE INITIALLY VETTED THREE NOTICE OF AVAILABLE FUNDING, AND THEN IT GOES TO THE APPLICATION PROCESS. AND THEN WE MOVED INTO THE REVIEW, AND WE CAN GET OUR CRA ADVISORY COMMITTEE THAT JUST WENT TO THE REDEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE AND RECEIVED THEIR CRASH COURSE IN REDEVELOPMENT TO REVIEW AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE FPRA BOARD. WE BELIEVE THAT DOING THIS WILL SPUR BUSINESS OR SPUR ACTIVITY AND WILL HOPEFULLY HELP CONTINUE TO BUILD THE RESOURCES AND THE TAX BASE THEY FPRA BOUNDARIES AND THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO BRING WITH YOU TODAY AND AM EXCITED ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY AND I BELIEVE WE CAN WORK WITH THE BUSINESSES, RESIDENTS TO CREATE A BETTER

AREA. SPEAK TO ANY DISCUSSION? >> COMMISSIONER PERONA: A QUESTION. THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION. BUT NONE OF THIS $425,000 IS GOING TO TAKE THE PLACE OF ANYTHING THAT ALREADY EXISTS OR IS THIS IN ADDITION TO STATEMENT THIS IS BRAND-NEW. CURRENTLY, THE FPRA HAS NO INCENTIVES.

ALL WE HAVE IS TAX ABATEMENT AND NOT THROUGH THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE CITY COMMISSION.

>> COMMISSIONER PERONA: SO THE CONTRIBUTION FROM THE CITY HAS A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FPUA

WOULD STAND AS IT IS? >> ABSOLUTELY. >> COMMISSIONER PERONA: SAME

THING WITH THE CDEPG? >> SPEAKER: YES. >> SPEAKER: I'M SEEING OUR OWN ALLEGHENY IS LIKE FAMILY NOW. AND THEY ARE SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY IN THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE. I KNOW WE LIKE THEM, BUT WHY IS IT THAT WE CAN'T - I DIDN'T HEAR THEIR NAME BEING CALLED AS FAR AS MATCHING FUNDS TO ANYTHING.

>> SPEAKER: AS FAR AS ALLEGHENY MATCHING FUNDS? STATEMENT OR AS FAR AS US MATCHING THEIR FUNDS. STEPHEN SHE HAS A REQUEST LATER, TRUST ME.

>> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER: I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHY IS IT THESE FUNDS CAN BE USED?

>> THEY CAN. THIS IS JUST A CONCEPT. I STRONGLY BELIEVE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES THIS WILL KICKSTART FPRA. THEY ARE FINALLY AT A POINT WHERE THEY ARE SOLVENT. WE ARRECEIVING ALL REVENUES THA ARE SUFFICIENT.

THIS IS A JUMPSTART FOR US. AND I BELIEVE THAT THIS WILL CONTINUE TO SPUR US ON AN

ANNUAL BASIS. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER: I UNDERSTAND THAT.

>> SPEAKER: WE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER: I UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT I AM LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD.

I DON'T SEE ANYTHING GOING ON IN DISTRICT 1 TO UNDERSTAND ME? SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE MONIES THAT HAVE BEEN SPENT IN DOWNTOWN AND ON THE BEACHES, AND I DON'T THINK EITHER ONE OF THOSE WILL BE THERE LONG AND THAT'S GOING TO BE MY FINAL WORD.

YOU SAY YOU ALL JUST CAME BACK FROM THE FPRA MEETING. THEY EXPLAINED TO WHAT BLACK ISLAM IS. OKAY. I GOT THAT MESSAGE A LONG TIME AGO. I JUST DON'T SEE IT HAPPENING IN MY CITY.

SPEAK TO MR. MIMS PUBLIC COMMENT WE HAD SOMEONE TALK ABOUT THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE FPUA. AND THE RESOLUTION DID SAY THAT ANY MONIES THAT WERE LEFT OVER

THAT WE GOT AS A RESULT OF THAT WOULD BE RETURNED TO THEM. >> SPEAKER: EACH TIME YOU MOVE FORWARD WITH A SALE THERE'S A RESOLUTION THAT ACCOMPANIES THE SALE.

WE HAVE NOT PREPARED THE RESOLUTION AS OF YET BECAUSE I WANTED TO GET DIRECTION FROM

THIS FPRA BOARD. >> MAYOR HUDSON: AND SO THERE WAS A RESOLUTION THAT SAID

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-THAT I THOUGHT WAS TIMELESS. IT WASN'T TIMELESS? THAT SAID, BASICALLY, ANY FUNDS WERE TO BE RETURNED TO FPRA OF COST. I THINK THAT WAS THE RESOLUTION

THAT I REMEMBERED. >> MR. MIMMS: MADAM CHAIR, I DON'T REMEMBER IF THERE'S A TIMELESS OVERALL CONFERENCE OF RESOLUTION. ANOTHER'S RESOLUTION FOR EACH SALE THAT WE RECEIVED YOUR GO-AHEAD TO MOVE FORWARD WITH RECEIVING THOSE PROCEEDS.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: SO WHAT I AM INTERESTED IN IS WHAT IS FAIR AND WHAT IS RIGHT.

AND SO - AND I KNOW THERE'S A PERCEPTION THAT THE FPRA HAS MORE MONEY THAN THE CITY, AND I GUESS IF YOU LOOK AT THE TWO CAFR'S, YOU MIGHT COME UP WITH THAT PROOF.

AND BUT I'D LIKE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CONSIDER THIS CAREFULLY, SO TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING AND THE FAIR THING, EVEN THOUGH I LOVE THE IDEA, AND ESPECIALLY THE WEATHERIZATION. I THINK THAT DOVETAILS RIGHT IN WITH FPUA USES AND THE FPUA HAS WANTED US TO CONTRIBUTE MORE TO THAT EFFORT, AND SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING, AND I AM KIND OF ASKING MY FELLOW COMMISSIONERS HOW YOU FEEL

ABOUT IT. COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER? >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER: MY QUESTION WOULD BE HOW MUCH IS IT THAT THE FPRA IS INDEBTED TO THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE.

PROBABLY THE NEXT 10 YEARS. >> MAYOR HUDSON: YES. MS. MORRIS IS KEEPING TRACK FOR

US. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER: I'M ASKING HOW COULD THIS BE A SURPLUS IF THEY ALREADY HAVE AND COMMENTS ON THEIR MONEY? THE FPRA?

>> MR. MIMMS: IT'S AN ANNUAL SURPLUS BUT IF WE ARE GOING TO PAY BACK THE CITY WITH ALL OF

THE ANNUAL SERVICES >> MAYOR HUDSON: YOU NEED MORE THAN HIS.

>> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER: THIS IS A START BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BE FUSION TO THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, THESE MONIES HERE, AND FPUA, I THINK, I DON'T TAKE ANYTHING FROM THEM,

BUT THIS IS THE CITIZENS NOW THAT WE SPEAK ABOUT. >> MAYOR HUDSON: AND SO I THINK THE FPRA ADVANCED SOMETHING LIKE $4 MILLION TO PAY FOR THE CLEANUP.

SO THAT'S GREAT PAYER MONEY. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER: WHO MADE THE MESS?

>> MAYOR HUDSON: WELL, BEFORE, IT WAS 1972 IT WAS A POWER PLANT SINCE 1905 OR WHATEVER.

>> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER: THAT'S THE RESULT OF 1905. YOU WANT TO SAY OVER 100 YEARS

PLUS? >> MAYOR HUDSON: YES. THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE PLUS

FPUA. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER: WE ALREADY DID OUR SHARE.

I THINK WE HAVE. AND IF THEY JUST COME UP WITH THREE OR $4 MILLION, I THINK

THAT'S GOOD. >> MAYOR HUDSON: COMMISSIONER JOHNSON.

>> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON: YOU MAKE A GOOD POINT. I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN A RESOLUTION JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DID NOT AGREE TO SOMETHING AND WE ARE CHANGING THE PATH MIDSTREAM. DEFINITELY INTERESTED IN THAT. IF IT'S A PER TAX CREDIT SALE, THEN THAT'S FINE. WE HAVEN'T CREATED ONE FOR THIS ONE YET THAT I KNOW OF.

AND I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT, COMMISSIONER. I THINK THE POWER PLANT OPENED THANKSGIVING DAY OF 1912 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. IT'S ON THE WEBSITE.

THERE'S A STORY. THAT'S RIGHT. SO, YOU KNOW, AT THE SAME TIME, I'M THINKING, ALL RIGHT. FROM 1912 TO 1972, THE RESIDENCE OWNED THE PROPERTY AND THE FPRA BY CHARTER DID NOT, SO YOU KNOW, WHERE'S THE BALANCE THERE, AND AT THE SAME TIME, THE INFUSION OF MONEY IS NOT ONLY INFUSING IT BACK INTO THE RESIDENCE, BUT IS INFUSING

BACK INTO FPRA CUSTOMERS. >> MAYOR HUDSON: ABSOLUTELY. >> SPEAKER: WHOEVER IS THERE.

THEY MIGHT USE MORE WATER IF THEY ARE DEVELOPING A BUSINESS MODEL, THEY MIGHT HAVE FIVE OR SIX EMPLOYEES AND NOW THEY ARE USING MORE ELECTRICITY AND WALMART.SO IT'S A BALANCE.

AND I UNDERSTAND THE ASK BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE DONE A FEW TIMES.

BUT IN THIS CASE, I FEEL LIKE IT'S JUST ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DO IT A DIFFERENT WAY. SAME INFUSION. JUST IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: YES SIR. >> SPEAKER: I REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE FACED WITH CONTAMINATION

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OF THE KING PLANT SITE. WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO REACH OUT TO THE TREASURE COAST REGIONAL PLANNING AND GET LOANS. AT THAT TIME, I DO REMEMBER DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO WITH THE MONEY. WE HAVE ALL HAD TO BE SOMEWHAT OF A CENTURY OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS WITH THESE TAX CREDITS COMING IN AND MONEY FLOWING THROUGH OUR FINGERS TO MAKE SURE THAT IT WENT TO WHERE WE ARE GREAT ORIGINALLY FOR IT TO GO. IF THERE'S AN EXISTING DOCUMENT THAT TELLS US WHAT TO DO WITH IT, THEN I WOULD RESPECT THAT. IF THERE ISN'T ONE, I MEAN, I HAVE A GREAT IDEA.

WE CAN PAY BACK $500,000 OF OUR LOAN TO THE CITY AS LONG AS THE CITY USES IT FOR THIS $125,000 GRANT AND WEATHERIZATION. AND THEN WE GET TWO CHECKS ON IT.

WE REDUCED OUR LOAN AMOUNT BY $500,000, AND WE ALSO GET THE BENEFIT.

I SAY THAT IN JUST, BUT WE WEAR MANY HATS HERE. IN FACT, I HAVE WORN ALL THREE OF THE HATS AND CAN UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT I THINK IF THERE'S A PRE-EXISTING AGREEMENT, THAT'S NOT JUST WITH UTILITY AUTHORITY, THAT'S WITH THE RATEPAYERS OF OUR AUTHORITY. WE HAVE TO BE HONORABLE WITH THAT AND I THINK WE SPOKE TO THAT ISSUE. IF THERE ISN'T, THEN IT'S A FREE-FOR-ALL.

SORRY, JOHN. AND I'M HAPPY TO SEE STAFF TEAM UP WITH SPECIFICS RATHER THAN THROW IT INTO A GENERAL FUND WHERE I'M SURE IT'S BEING USED FOR GREAT THINGS BUT COULDN'T TELL YOU WHAT THEY ARE BEING USED FOR. THIS IS THE LIST I WOULD EXPECT OUT OF STAFF AND I'M HAPPY TO HAVE THAT AS A PLAN B. I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT THE CERTAINTY

OF AN AGREEMENT. >> MAYOR HUDSON: COMMISSIONER SESSIONS?

>> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS: IT APPEARS THAT WE ARE UNCERTAIN ABOUT SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO BE DETERMINED AS TO WHAT WE DO. AND WHEN I LOOK AT BOTH THE UA AND DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY AS WELL AS THE CITY MANAGER, THAT'S SOMETHING EASILY TO BE DETERMINED, WHETHER OR NOT THE LANGUAGE SAYS PURE TAX CREDIT SALES AND THERE'S A RESOLUTION. IF THAT IS, IN FACT, THE CASE, THEN WE NEED TO GO EITHER TO THE RIGHT OR TO THE LEFT. WHERE MY INTEREST LIES IS TO THE RIGHT, SO TO SPEAK, SO WE CAN ADDRESS WHAT THIS WHOLE THING IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT AND THAT'S ADDRESSING SLUM. WE HAVE AN ORGANIZATION LIKE FORT PIERCE UTILITIES AUTHORITY OR ALLEGHENY MINISTRIES THAT I FEEL ARE ANGELS TO HELP US ADDRESS THAT, BUT NOW WE HAVE SOME MONEY TO MATCH THEIR MONEY AND MOVE FORWARD, AND DOUBLE MONEY IS MORE MONEY AND WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE. SO THAT'S A LOT OF MONEY THAT CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN TERMS OF BLIGHT AND SLUM AND WE'VE BEEN BLESSED ENOUGH TO HAVE THIS MONEY AS A RESULT OF THE HARD WORK AND EFFORTS OF BONDHOLDERS AND LET'S SPEND THE MONEY. WE SIT BACK HERE ALL THE TIME AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHERE WE WILL GET THE MONEY FROM. WE HAVE SOMEBODY AVAILABLE. LET'S NOT BE SHY ABOUT PUTTING THE MONEY INTO SOMETHING THAT'S TANGIBLE SO WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THOSE BLIGHT AND

SLUM AREA. >> MAYOR HUDSON: SO DO YOU WANT A MOTION, OR DO YOU WANT JUST

SIMPLE DIRECTION? >> MR. MIMMS: I THINK BASED UPON WHAT I HEARD, I THINK THERE IS INFORMATION THAT YOU ALL ARE SEEKING PREVIOUS TO MAKING THAT DETERMINATION.

OUR NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING, WE HAVE A SPECIAL MEETING ON NOVEMBER 12.

I'M GOING TO TELL YOU ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT LATER BUT WE CAN GET THE INFORMATION TO YOU HOPEFULLY WITHIN THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF AN OVERRIDING RESOLUTION BETWEEN THE FPRA AND THE FPUA IN THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE. I WILL GET THAT TO YOU, AND IF THAT'S THE CASE, THAT WE HAVE AN OVERRIDING RESOLUTION, WE WILL COME BACK TO YOU WITH THAT DIRECTION. IF THAT'S NOT THE CASE, THEN IT WILL STILL BE AT YOUR CHOICE WHAT YOU LIKE TO DO. BUT I WILL GET THAT INFORMATION TO YOU AND THAT WAY WE WILL PUT IT ON AS THE INITIAL ITEM ON NOVEMBER 12 AND THEN ON NOVEMBER 12 WE WILL MOVE

FORWARD WITH THE BIG BUSINESS OF THE DAY. >> SPEAKER: JUST ONE COMMENT ON THAT. IF THERE'S NO OVERRIDING RESOLUTION, I'M GOOD WITH THE DIRECTION THAT'S PROVIDED. I MEAN, WE'RE JUST GOING TO TALK ABOUT IT AGAIN AND SAY THE

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SAME THINGS, I BELIEVE. I DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING THAT CONTRADICTED THAT.

>> SPEAKER: I'M READY TO MOVE FORWARD BUT I WANT TO DO WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU ALL.

>> SPEAKER: IT'S JUST ME. I DON'T NEED TO SEE IT AGAIN TO SEE THE LIST.

THAT WAS A GOOD LIST. IF THERE'S NO OVERRIDING RESOLUTION,

>> MAYOR HUDSON: YOU MEAN IF THERE'S NO OVERRIDING YOU ARE READY TO MOVE FORWARD?

>> SPEAKER: I THINK THE DIRECTION IS THAT WE ESTABLISH A RETAKE THE TAX CREDITS AND PUT THEM TOWARDS THE PROGRAMS THAT WERE PRESENTED BY STAFF TODAY.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE RESOLUTION. RIGHT?

>> SPEAKER: RIGHT. IF IT'S NOT THERE AND IT WAS PER TAX CREDIT, THEN WE DON'T

HAVE THAT HERE IN THIS CASE. >> MAYOR HUDSON: I DON'T THINK IT WAS, BUT MAYBE I'M WRONG.

WE JUST HAD IT IN FRONT OF US NOT TOO LONG AGO. >> SPEAKER: I DON'T REMEMBER.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: I DON'T REMEMBER. REMEMBER.

[b. Approval of the lease agreement between the Fort Pierce Redevelopment Agency and The Lindsay School of the Arts, Inc. to lease and improve the Old St. Anastasia Catholic School.]

>> SPEAKER: >> MR. MIMMS: ONCE AGAIN FOR CHAIR AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AM EXCITED AGAIN ABOUT ANOTHER VENTURE WITHIN ONE OF OUR DISTRICTS.

THIS IS THE ARTS DISTRICT OF THE IPRA AND WE HAVE REACHED A TENTATIVE AND SUBSTANTIAL POINT WHERE WE ARE AT AGREEMENT. AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HAVING A LEASE WITH THE THE LINDSAY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS. WE DO HAVE REPRESENTATIVES HERE VERY EXCITED REPRESENTATIVES AND THEY ARE ANXIOUS TO GET IN THE BUILDING AND WE ARE ANXIOUS TO WORK WITH THEM ON THIS PUBLIC-PRIVATE VENTURE TO ACQUIRE THE NECESSARY FUNDING AND BUILD OUT THE INTERIOR OF THAT BEAUTIFUL STRUCTURE THAT WAS BUILT IN 1914 AND IS CURRENTLY LISTED ON THE U.S.

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES AND THE ENTIRE SITE IS ABOUT 3.52 ACRES SITTING AT THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH 10TH ST. AND ORANGE AVENUE AT THE GATEWAY OF BOTH LINCOLN PARK DISTRICT AND THE ARTS DISTRICT. WE HAVE ARRIVED AT AN AGREEMENT FOR A 20 YEAR LEASE WITH AN ADDITIONAL 10 YEARS OF MUTUALLY AGREED BY BOTH PARTIES WE ALSO HAVE A DISTINCT FLOORS WITHIN THE FACILITIES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A FIRST FLOOR FOR THE LINDSAY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS TO OFFER DANCE, BALLET, JAZZ, HIP-HOP, DRAMA, THEATER, ART, SPOKEN WORD, AND MUSIC PRODUCTION. AND THEN THE SECOND FLOOR WILL BE A CHILDREN'S LIBRARY, ART GALLERY, ART AND HISTORICAL EXHIBITS. AND HE THEREFORE WILL BE RENOVATED TO UTILIZE AS AN AUDITORIUM FOR PERFORMANCES, SHOWS, AND EVENTS.

SITE IMPROVEMENTS SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO PARKING, LANDSCAPING, AND THE EVENT VENUE, OF COURSE, A PEACOCK FEEDING AND PRESERVATION AREA EXTERIOR ART DISPLAYS, MICRO MOBILITY STAGING AND ALSO A MULTIMODAL CENTER. SO WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT WE ARE ABOUT TO ENTER INTO AND MAYOR, WE BRING YOU THIS LEASE AT THIS TIME ãMANAGER, WE BRING YOU THIS LEASE AT THIS TIME AND I HOPE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OUR PERSPECTIVE NEW TENANT IS HERE TO ANSWER THEM AND WE ARE POISED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS AGREEMENT.

>> SPEAKER: MR. MEN'S YOU SPOKE ABOUT FINANCES, DID I HEAR IT'S GOING TO BE A COLLABORATIVE

EFFORT ON THAT? >> MR. MIMMS: YES, SIR. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER: WHO

WOULD BE THE PARTIES ON THAT? >> MR. MIMMS: IT WILL BE THE LINDSAY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS IN

THE FORT PIERCE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY. >> MAYOR HUDSON: WE ARE

SNATCHING MONEY FROM WHERE WE DON'T HAV IT? >> MR. MIMMS: WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO DO IS WORK TOGETHER AND IDENTIFY AND FINDING FUNDING SOURCES REACHING OUT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR OR THE FLORIDA HUMANITIES COUNCIL OR THE STATE ãTHROUGH STATE APPROPRIATIONS. WE WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH IDENTIFYING TOGETHER AND FINDING FUNDING RESOURCES TO GET THIS DONE. IN ADDITION TO THEIR OWN

FUNDRAISING EFFORTS. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER: I WANT IT TO BE SUCCESSFUL, YOU KNOW. AND THE THING THAT I WANT TO KNOW IS DO WE HAVE A TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE ON THIS? IT'S GOING TO BE BUILT OUT IN PHASES?

IS THERE SOME KIND OF DIRECTION THAT WE CAN MAKE SENSE OF? >> MR. MIMMS: WE DO HAVE A CERTAIN TIME PERIOD. WE HAVE THE INITIAL YEAR THAT WE WILL EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE AND THE ACTUAL, I GUESS, PROGRESS OF THE DESIGN, PERMITTING AND ALSO WITHIN TWO YEARS IF WE HAVE NOT HAD SUFFICIENT BUILDING AND RENOVATION PROGRESS, FOR THE BUILDING ITSELF, THEN WE ALWAYS HAVE A WAY OUT. AS A DEFAULT PROVISION AND THERE ARE CERTAIN MILESTONES WITHIN A LEASE AGREEMENT THAT IF EITHER PARTY SPECIFICALLY

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THE LINDSAY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, ISN'T REACHING THE RESPECTIVE MILESTONES, WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO TERMINATE AND FIND ANOTHER SOURCE TO ASSIST US WITH THE REHABILITATION OF THIS

BEAUTIFUL FACILITY. >> COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER: THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: SIMILAR TO WHAT WE DID WITH THE BACCHUS, ISN'T IT?

BUT THE RENT IS $10 A YEAR? >> MR. MIMMS: YES, MA'AM. >> MAYOR HUDSON: AND I THINK THE BACCHUS IS EITHER NO RENT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. SO WE ONLY LAND AND I AM MUCH

WORK TO BE ON THE BUILDING TOO? >> MR. MIMMS: YES, THE FPRA. WE WANT TO HOLD ONTO THAT

ASSET. >> MAYOR HUDSON: RIGHT. WHAT WE ARE DOING WITH THE LINDSAY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS IS SIMILAR TO WHAT WE DID WITH BACCHUS, I THINK.

AND SO I WAS ALSO VERY INTERESTED IN WHO PAYS THE UTILITIES.

THE TENANT PAYS THE UTILITIES. >> MR. MIMMS: YES. >> MAYOR HUDSON: AND THE TENANT

MAKES ALL THE IMPROVEMENTS? >> MR. MIMMS: THE TENANT WITH THEIR CONTRACT, YES.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: GUESS. RIGHT. SO IT'S VERY MUCH LIKE WHAT WE HAD WHEN WE HAD THE HUMANE SOCIETY. VERY SIMILAR TO THAT.

>> MR. MIMMS: YES. >> MAYOR HUDSON: BECAUSE WE OWN THE BUILDING.

>> MR. MIMMS: HOPEFULLY WE HAVE -áSPEAKER2á I DON'T MEAN TO COMPARE IT IN ANY OTHER WAY

EXCEPT THAT. SO THERE'S PRECEDENTS FOR THIS. >> MR. MIMMS: YES.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: AND SO - AND SO THE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS HAS GOT TO HAVE A PLAN IN MIND WITH HER FUNDRAISING AND BEING ABLE TO LIVE UP TO THEIR PART OF THE BARGAIN BECAUSE THEY CAN'T TOTALLY LOOK TO US TO PROVIDE ALL OF THE GRANT WRITING OR ALL OF THE DIRECT FUNDRAISING EFFORTS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. SO - AND I'VE ALWAYS WONDERED WHAT REALLY COULD BE DONE WITH THE BUILDING BECAUSE IT IS SO OLD. SO IT HAS TO BE -I'M SURE IT

HAS TO BE AT SOME POINT ADA COMPLIANT. >> MR. MIMMS: YES.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: I AM TOLD THE THIRD FLOOR HAS BEEN DADE COUNTY PINE ON THE FLOOR.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT. I HAVEN'T SEEN IT. AND THAT'S VERY VALUABLE.

VERY VALUABLE LUMBER. >> MR. MIMMS: THE ARCHITECT THAT THE PERSPECTIVE TENANTS HAVE CHOSEN IS THE SAME ARCHITECT THAT HAS WORKED WITH THE CITY OF THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE WITH OUR REBUILD OF THE SUNRISE CENTER. I BELIEVE THAT INDIVIDUAL IS VERY KEENLY AWARE OF ALL THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE PROVISIONS AND REQUIRED, I GUESS, INFRASTRUCTURE AND MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING NEEDS TO BRING THE

BUILDING UP TO A HABITABLE STANDARD. >> MAYOR HUDSON: YES, SIR.

>> SPEAKER: I THINK IN THIS SITUATION, THOUGH, THE TENANT HAS DISPLAYED BY WAY OF ACTION IN TERMS OF WHAT THEY HAVE DONE SO FAR IN THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO THE FUNDRAISING ASPECT OF THIS. I WAS JUST SITTING HERE ALSO REMINISCING ABOUT THE LENGTH AND THE ATER AND WHY THAT'S NOT A BUILDING LYONS.

WE SAID THAT WE WOULD REACH OUT COUPLED WITH THEM AND A LOT OF THOSE SAME ORGANIZATIONS THAT YOU MENTIONED EARLIER, WE WERE SUPPOSED TO TRY TO OBTAIN GRANT DOLLARS.

BUT AT ANY RATE WITH THE ENTHUSIASM OF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE AND WHAT THEY DONE SO FAR, LIKE I SAID THE LAST MEETING I COMMEND THEM AND I DO BELIEVE THAT AS SURE AS WE ARE SITTING HERE, WE MAY NOT LIVE TO SEE IT, BUT THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE WILL SEE THE BUILDING FULLY UTILIZED IN TERMS OF WHAT WAS BACK IN THE DAY. BUT FOR BETTER PURPOSE.

I THINK WE NEED TO DO ALL WE CAN TO HELP THEM AND IF WE DON'T DO SOMETHING WITH THE BUILDING IS JUST GOING TO SIT THERE AND ROT ANYWAY. WHY WE SHOULD BE GETTING BACK AND FORTH WITH THIS IF WE HAVE SOME INDIVIDUALS HERE THAT WANT TO COME FORWARD PUT SOME WORK AND EFFORT INTO MAKING THIS A REALITY, WE SHOULD BE IN SUPPORT OF THEM OTHERWISE IS GOING TO SIT THERE AND ROT. WE HAVE TOO MUCH MONEY INVESTED IN IT NOW.

A COUPLE OF HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THE ROOF. AND THE ROOF IS FALLING IN.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: HAVE OVER $1 MILLION IN THE BUILDING INCLUDING THE ROOF.

YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT. SOON LET'S GET THIS THING GOING.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: COMMISSIONER PERONA AND THEN COMMISSIONER JOHNSON.

>> COMMISSIONER PERONA: A LOT OF EXCITEMENT. IT'S EXCITING FOR ME.

AS I READ DOWN THROUGH THE CONTRACT AND CITY MANAGER ALLUDED TO IT TOO, THERE ARE GUARANTEES. ONE IS THAT THE TENANT WILL MAKE SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS IN THE RESTORATION OF THE BUILDING, AND IT'S LEFT UP TO THE LANDLORD, AND I JUST HOPE THAT WE AS LANDLORDS AT LEAST GIVE THEM A MINIMUM SET OF DELIVERABLES THAT WE EXPECT SO THAT THIS IS NOT JUST, YOU KNOW, YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHAT WE KNOW AND WE THINK WE KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO, AND IT MAY BE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS, AND I JUST - IT WOULD BE REALLY

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EASY TO SIT DOWN AS WE THINK THE LEASE TO BE ABLE TO SAY HERE ARE SOME OF THE MINIMUM STANDARDS WE EXPECT IN THAT FIRST YEAR. AND THAT WAY WE HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP OF NO MISUNDERSTANDINGS AND THAT WE PARTICIPATE IN THE EXCITEMENT AND SUPPORT WITHOUT ANY, YOU KNOW, GREAT MOMENTS HANGING OVER US.

I WOULD RECOMMEND BACK TO STAFF TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT. >> MAYOR HUDSON: COMMISSIONER

JOHNSON? >> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON: THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.

A FEW THINGS, NOT TO REPEAT HISTORY, YOU MENTIONED IT EARLIER.

HAVING ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY AS A LANDLORD, HAVING NOT WRITTEN IN.

I LOOKED THROUGH AND IT'S IN THERE. I JUST WANTED TO SAY IT PUBLICLY BECAUSE IN ABOUT 20 YEARS OR IN 2020 ATER 2039, NOT REPEATING HISTORY LIKE THIS OTHER ONE WERE DEALING WITH. THE OTHER IS THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS AND GIVING NOTICE.

THERE'S A TIMEFRAME ASSOCIATED WITH THAT. GIVING NOTICE IF THERE'S A REPAIR THAT NEEDS TO BE MADE OR THERE'S SOMETHING GOING ON WITH THE ROOF SYSTEM.

>> MR. MIMMS: I THINK IT'S ABOUT COMMUNICATION. WE HAVE EXISTING LEASES WITH OTHER FACILITIES AND WE HAVE AN EVENT AND THE ROOF CAVES IN IS A SIMPLE CALL.

IT'S AN UNDERSTANDING AND GOOD VERBAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION WILL GET US TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE. AND WITH THIS TYPE OF, I GUESS, MAINTENANCE SITUATION WHEREBY THE TENANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INTERIOR MAINTENANCE AND THE SITE MAINTENANCE AND THE ALL JANITORIL, THE BUILDING UPKEEP THE OPERATION OF THE EFFICIENCY OF THE BUILDING IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY. BUT WE SHALL ALWAYS KEEP THE BUILDING IN PERPETUITY.

IT'S A JEWEL FOR US AND WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SURE THE EXTERIOR ENVELOPE AND THE ROOF AND THE

EXTERIOR DOORS ARE ALWAYS IN AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL. >> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON: THE OTHER QUESTION I HAVE IS THIS PARCEL, IS THERE ARE THREE PARCELS TOTAL ON THE FLOCK?

>> MR. MIMMS: YES. >> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON: WHAT'S THE MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP OF

THIS LEASE WITH THE ENTIRE PARCEL? >> MR. MIMMS: THE LINDSAY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS WILL BE THE RESPONSIBLE ENTITY FOR THE SITE MAINTENANCE.

>> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON: THAT'S ALL THREE? >> MR. MIMMS: YES.

IT'S 3.5 ACRES. DORIAN IS OUT THERE HE HAS A RIDING LAWNMOWER AND IS GOING

TO JUMP ON IT. HE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT. >> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON: AND WE HAVE COMMUNITY EVENTS AND ANOTHER WENT TO PARTNER WITH THOSE COMMUNITY EVENTS.

I HAVE HEARD THEM TALK ABOUT THAT. THAT'S IN THE LANGUAGE SAYING, YOU KNOW, IF THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY HOW DOES THAT WORK? THEY'RE IN CONTROL OF IT?

>> MR. MIMMS: WE ARE LOOKING TO UTILIZE THE BUILDING WITHIN A CERTAIN NUMBER OF TIMES.I THINK WE TALK ABOUT 24. I DOUBT THAT WE WILL USE THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING, BUT I THINK WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS PARTNERING AND I BELIEVE THEY HAVE ALREADY TAKEN OVER ONE OF THEM FOR US AND THEY ARE GOING TO DUTY PEACOCK MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL.

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT AND HANDLING THAT. BUT CHAIR, I WOULD SAY THAT THIS IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY WITH SOME FOLKS TO LOVE OUR CITY, AND I THINK THAT THIS BOARD, THE COMPOSITION OF THE SPORT AND THE COMPOSITION OF THE LINDSAY SCHOOLYARDS IS GOING TO READ. PRODUCTIVE BENEFITS FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

WHAT THEY ARE OFFERING IS ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND GIVING OUR COMMUNITY ANOTHER ACTIVITY GENERATORS GOING TO HELP THE DISTRICTS.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: MAY HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR AN ANCHOR IN THE BUILDING, AND IT IS THE PEACOCK ARTS DISTRICT. SO I DON'T THINK ANYBODY ON THIS DAIS WHO HAS RESERVATIONS.

WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE SAY CERTAIN THINGS SO EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT TO EXPECT.

THAT'S KIND OF THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT IT, RIGHT? COMMISSIONER JOHNSON AND THEN

COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER. >> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON: I WAS GOING TO MAKE A MOTION.

>> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS: I JUST WANT TO ASK ONE QUESTION. THAT PARKING AREA THAT IS BEING SHARED FOR YEARS BY THE CHURCH ACROSS THE STREET AND WE DON'T WANT TO COME AND THERE WAS NO LANDLORDS THAT DON'T ALLOW PUBLIC PARKING ON THERE, ARE WE?

>> MR. MIMMS: WE TALKED ABOUT IMPROVING THE PARKING SITUATION.

I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING THE FPRA, THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE AND THE TENANT WILL WORK ON.

IF THERE ARE PARKING ENHANCE THE DISTRICT, AND TOO - THAT'S TO HELP THE EXISTING

BUSINESSES AND THE NEW ENTITY IS MOVING IN AS WELL. >> COMMISSIONER SESSIONS: I

JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE. >> MAYOR HUDSON: THERE IS A CHURCH ACROSS THE STREET THAT

USES THAT PARKING. >> MR. MIMMS: AND WE ALSO HAVE THE THANKSGIVING MUSTARD SEED

IS VERY ERIK NAGLEE DORIAN IS SAYING THEY ARE ALL FOR THAT. >> MAYOR HUDSON: RIGHT.

SO YOU WANT TO MAKE A MOTION COMMISSIONER JOHNSON? >> COMMISSIONER JOHNSON: MOTION

TO APPROVE THE LEASH FOR LEASE AS PRESENTED. >> SPEAKER: I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT DELIVERABLES, I JUST HOPE THAT IN DOING SO, THEY ARE REALISTIC DELIVERABLES AND NOT

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IMPOSSIBLE DELIVERABLES.E DON'T WANT TO SET THESE PEOPLE UP TO FAIL IN LIGHT OF WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH HERE. SO PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND.

>> MR. MIMMS: YES SIR. >> MAYOR HUDSON: THEY SAID MINIMAL.

I THINK HIS THINKING THE SAME THING YOU ARE. CALL THE ROLL, PLEASE.

[c. Request for the utilization of property located at 1134-1138 Avenue D on behalf of Lincoln Park Young Professionals, Allegany Franciscan Ministries' B.O.O.M. Grant Recipient]

THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1134 -1138 AVENUE D ON BEHALF OF THE LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ALLEGANY FRANCISCAN MINISTRIES BOOM GRANT RECIPIENT.

I WOULD LIKE TO CALL TO MIND THE TIME. WE DO HAVE TO RETURN PROMPTLY

AT 6:30 SO WE CAN START OUR NEXT MEETING. >> MAYOR HUDSON: DO YOU HAVE A

LEADING? >> MR. MIMMS: THE AMAZING IS HERE AND SHE'S GOING TO GIVE

YOU AN OVERVIEW OF THIS CONCEPT. >> MAYOR HUDSON: WE RECOGNIZE THE TIME SO WE WILL BE VERY TIMELY ON THIS. STEPHEN GOOD EVENING.

AGAIN MY NAME IS ON THE STAFF LEAD FOR THE INITIATIVE. MANY OF YOU ARE AWARE WHAT THE COMMON GOOD INITIATIVE IS BUT FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT, WE ARE A PLACE BASED EFFORT FACILITATED BY ALLEGANY FRANCISCAN MINISTRIES WHICH IS A GRANT MAKER THAT'S BEEN AROUND SINCE 1998 AND 2014, WE MADE THE BOLD DECISION AND IDENTIFIED LINKIN PARK AS OUR PALM BEACH REGION FOR THE COMMON GOOD INITIATIVE. OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS, THE COUNCIL HAD TO HAVE COUNCILMEMBERS WITH ME. I HAVE HOWARD TIPTON AND MS. HALL.

THEY REPRESENT COUNSEL HERE LOCALLY. BUT OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS, WE HAVE INVESTED A LITTLE OVER $3.7 MILLION IN THE LINKIN PARK COMMUNITY TODAY.

IN JANUARY 2018 THE COUNSEL FOR THE COMMON GOOD LEASE A $500,000 FUNDING OPPORTUNITY CALLED THE CONSEQUENCE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY TO IDENTIFY A CREATIVE OUT-OF-THE-BOX DIFFERENT INNOVATIVE IDEA THAT WOULD ADDRESS ONE OR MORE OF THE THREE COMMON GOOD INITIATIVE PRIORITIES AND STRATEGIES. WE RECEIVED OVER 20 APPLICATIONS OF WHICH FIVE OF THEM MOVED FORWARD FOR FULL PROPOSAL.

OUT OF THOSE FIVE, THREE ACTUALLY CAME TO OUR JUNE 2018 COUNCIL MEETING AND PRESENTED.

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THE OPPORTUNITY PROVED TO BE BIG FOR LINKIN PARK.

THE COUNCIL AWARDED THE $500,000 BOOM TO THE LINKIN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS FOR THEIR ROOT CONCEPT. THE COUNCIL WILL USE THIS TYPE OF OPPORTUNITY CAN BE TRANSFORMATIVE FOR THE LINKIN PARK COMMUNITY. OVER THE PAST YEAR WE HAVE AFFORDED THE LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WITH TWO CONSULTANTS, TO HELP SHAPE THEIR IDEA AND FORMALIZE THEIR ORGANIZATIONS AND TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE TO YOU THE LINKIN PARK PROFESSIONALS ROOT CONCEPT BY WAY OF MISS BART AND LB LIMITED LLC.'M GOING TO

TURN IT OVER TO THEM. >> SPEAKER: I AM CHERYL AND I'M HERE AS A REPRESENTATIVE FOR SMALL DESIGN FIRM AND WE WORKED A LOT WITH CREATIVE PLACE MAKING.

SO WHEN WE CAME INTO PLAY, WE MET WITH THE LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND WE WANTED TO SEE WHAT IS THIS ROOT CONCEPT AND BRING IT TO YOU WITH A MORE ROBUST DESIGN.

WE SEE THAT THEIR FOCUS IS STRENGTHENING THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY FOR LINKIN PARK.

AND FOR US WHAT MATTERS AND WHAT WE WILL BE GOING THROUGH IS WHO THEY ARE WHAT THE ROOT IS WHAT THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED SO FAR WHAT THEY ARE DOING THIS AND SOME CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS.

AND THIS HAS BEEN A DREAM THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TURNING SINCE 2017, SO WE ARE HERE TO TRY TO MAKE THIS A REALITY. THEY CAME TOGETHER. THERE ARE SEVEN FOUNDING MEMBERS, AND PART OF THEIR COMMON INTEREST THAT BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER IS TO CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE IN THEIR COMMUNITY. MAY I REMIND YOU THESE ARE ALL YOUNG PEOPLE THAT ARE COMING BACK TO LINKIN PARK, SO THEY ARE HOMEGROWN AND IT'S ALMOST LIKE A GRASSROOTS EFFORT WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT THIS NEW KIND OF INVESTMENT FOR THE PLACE.

AND I WILL JUST GO QUICKLY THROUGH WHO IS PART OF THIS TEAM.

IN TERMS OF KEY WORDS WHICH MAKES IT INTERESTING AND WHY THEY WORK TOGETHER.

SO AS WE WERE WORKING ON THE BUSINESS PLAN, THEY HAD TO KIND OF SAY WHO THEY WERE IN A WORD AND WHY THEY ARE THERE. SO WE HAVE MR. GILBERT THE MULTITASKER.

LASHANDA CALITA CHASITY GROWTH AND HARD-WORKING JUNE RAYMOND AS HOMEGROWN AND COMMITTED

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JESSICA SMITH AS DETERMINING CARING AND FAYE AS PASSIONATE. WHEN HE PUT ALL THESE PEOPLE TOGETHER IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S COMING FROM THE HEART. THIS TYPE OF INVESTMENT IS SOMETHING THAT'S LONG-LASTING AND ACTUALLY MAKES SENSE FOR THIS TYPE OF COMMUNITY.

THEY HAD THEIR LAUNCH PARTY AT THE BLACK PANTHER PREMIER IN FEBRUARY.

AND SINCE THEN THEY HAVE BEEN REALLY WORKING HARD WITH THIS MODE OF CAPE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AS MS. SHABAZZ HAS EXPLAINED THE WINNERS OF THE BOOM GRANT RECEIVED THIS AWARD AND NOW IS HOW DO WE APPLY IT INTO REALITY. SO HERE'S THE SITE LOCATED ON AVENUE D NEXT TO THE LINCOLN THEATER. HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK.

IT'S ABOUT 10,400 SQUARE FEET. AND THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL SPACE PLAN THEY CAME UP WITH 40 ROOT.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THE ROOT IS ABOUT RECOGNIZING OURSELVES TOGETHER. ALL THE ACRONYMS ARE IMPORTANT FOR THE PLACE.ND PART OF THIS INSPIRATION I LOOKED AT NEW ORLEANS AND NOW NEW ORLEANS IS DOING PUBLIC SPACES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND ARTISTS AS WELL AS HOW YOU CAN HAVE A FOOD INCUBATOR IN SPACE.

SO IT WAS INTERESTING THAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR A WAY FOR INSPIRATION WHEN THERE'S SOME INSPIRATION NEARBY IN THE CITIES OF WEST PALM BEACH, MIAMI, FORT LAUDERDALE.

SO SO FAR THEY HOSTED AND COHOSTED VARIOUS COMMUNITY EVENTS.

TO REGISTER PEOPLE TO VOTE. THEY WORKED ON A BUSINESS PLAN, THEY PUT THEIR NAME IN FOR A NONPROFIT AND THAT'S PENDING. I HAVE HAD VISIONING, SESSIONS, TOWARD THE LIBRARY NORTHWEST, WEST PALM BEACH. THEY INTERVIEWED THE DEALERS IN WEST PALM AND TOWARD THE URBAN AND OVER TOWN MIAMI WHICH ARE ALL PROJECT SIMILAR TO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND THAT ARE APPLICABLE TO PLACE. SO STARTING WITH THE BUSINESS PLAN, IT TOOK TWO DAYS TO GET THERE AND VARIOUS WEEKENDS. AND MAINLY WHAT CAME OUT OF IT WAS THE VISION AND MISSION.

IN WORKING TOGETHER THEY ALSO PUT DOWN TO WHAT YOU SHOULD SEE HOW OTHERS ARE USING PUBLIC SPACE, SO THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF A PRIVATE OWNER. IT'S A COFFEE SHOP THAT LEASES AN ALLEYWAY FROM THE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH TO OPERATE AN OUTDOORS COMMUNITY SPACE VENUE SPACE. IT'S ALSO PART OF THE BUSINESS, BUT IT TRANSFORMS INTO DIFFERENT PROGRAMS. WE WENT TO SEE THE LIBRARY AS WELL IN THE NORTHWEST NEIGHBORHOOD AND HOW THIS IS A CATALYTIC WILL PROGRESS: PROGRAM FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOUNG PEOPLE LIKE THE INNER-CITY INNOVATORS OR THE HOPE DEALERS HAVING REGULAR SESSIONS THERE WITH THE AND PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY HAVING ACTIVITIES THERE AT NIGHT WHICH WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS UNHEARD OF A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE, THEY LEARNED A LOT ABOUT HOW THESE PEOPLE COLLABORATE, WHAT IT MEANS TO STICK TO VISION AND BE PERSISTENT AND HOW TO BE AUTHENTIC WITH THESE PRODUCTS.

WE WENT BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD WITH THE VISIONING SESSION AND WE TRIED TO TAKE HOW THESE LESSONS LEARNED COULD BE APPLIED TO THE PLACE WITH THINGS THAT ARE OF LINKIN PARK.

SO TO GIVE YOU A QUICK EXAMPLE, IF WE ARE DOING STORYTELLING AS AN ACTIVITY, IT SHOULD BE ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF LINKIN PARK. IT SHOULDN'T BE ABOUT HEROES THAT ARE UNIVERSAL TO THE WHOLE U.S. SO THEY IDENTIFIED THAT AND TALK ABOUT FUNDRAISING EVENTS AND HOW THEY CAN MAKE THIS PLACE IS SUSTAINABLE. AS WE RETHOUGHT THE ROOT TOGETHER IT CAME OUT THAT WE SHOULD BE CREATING LOCAL JOBS TO THE OPERATIONS OF THIS PLACE, CREATE UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY EVENT SPACE FOR LINKIN PARK THAT WE ARE ALL PROUD OF, HAVE AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP HUB FOR THE COMMUNITY AND INCUBATOR FOR NEW BUSINESSES THAT GOES FROM POP-UP TO ACTUALLY PUTTING THEM IN BRICK-AND-MORTAR SPACES. ND HAVE A MARKET WHERE YOU CAN GO AND BUY GREENS AND ALL SORTS OF THINGS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE FROM THE AREA.

SO ON OUR LAST VISIT WE WENT TO MIAMI. WE VISITED VERY SIMILAR PROJECT IN SIZE CALLED THE URBAN. THIS ONE IS BIGGER BUT SAME TYPE OF VENUE.

WE WERE LOOKING HOW THEY HAD TAKEN SHIPPING CONTAINERS AND MADE THEM VERY BEAUTIFUL.

AND HOW THEY STARTED WITH JUST A COUPLE OF FOOD TRUCKS AND HOW THESE POP-UP VENDORS SOMETIMES START IN A TENT AND GO INTO A FOOD TRUCK AND THEN GO INTO A SPACE WHERE THEY WORK.

SO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THIS ACTION. AT THE END IN THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN WE HAVE THREE PHASES WE WOULD LIKE TO SHOW YOU. WE HAVE POTENTIAL AGREEMENT WITH TAYLOR MOXEY LIBRARY WHICH IS A NATIONALLY KNOWN BRAND OR FRANCHISE.

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THIS 12 YEAR OLD YOUNG BLACK WOMAN IS AMAZING. SHE STARTED AT EIGHT YEARS OLD TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR HERSELF. SHE STARTED BAKING CUPCAKES AND NOW IS DOING GREAT LIBRARIES THROUGHOUT THE U.S. AND THE CARIBBEAN. SHE IS AVAILABLE FOR US TO HAVE ONE OF THESE HERE AS A STARTUP OR A POP-UP TO GET THIS ROLLING.

IN PHASE 2 WE WOULD BE ADDING OTHER PLACES TO UPGRADE POP-UP BUSINESSES AND ALSO HAVE COMMUNAL SPACE PLATFORM AND MORE AMENITIES. THESE ARE JUST VISUALS OF HOW THIS SPACE COULD BE AND HOW IT CAN OPERATE -IT HAS OPERATED IN DIFFERENT SPACES BUT COULD BE BROUGHT HERE. AND I WILL HAND IT OVER TO BRUCE.

>> SPEAKER: THANK YOU, CHERYL. GOOD EVENING. MADAM CHAIR AND DISTINGUISHED BOARD MEMBERS. I AM BRUCE LEWIS AND I AM A BUSINESSMAN, 30 YEARS IN THE MAKING. AND A BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PERSON SPECIALIZING IN LARGE-SCALE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION DOWN AT WEST PALM BEACH. I AM HERE REPRESENTING THE LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IS A WONDERFUL GROUP THAT HAS COME A LONG WAY. I CONDUCTED THEIR STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT OVER SEVERAL WEEKS, AND THEY HAVE COME TOGETHER VERY NICELY, VERY ARDUOUS PROGRESS TO GO THROUGH IF YOU'VE EVER BEEN TO ONE. AND THEY HAVE FORMULATED THEMSELVES AS A CORPORATION, THE LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS, LLC.

AND ALSO AS CHERYL MENTIONED, THEY ARE ROOTED IN CHANGE IS A NONPROFIT THAT HAS A PENDING STATUS WITH THE IRS. I WON'T BELABOR THIS ANY LONGER BECAUSE I THINK YOU KNOW WHAT

I'M GOING TO ASK YOU. >> MAYOR HUDSON: WE WANT THE ASKED.

>> SPEAKER: OKAY. WE ARE VERY MUCH AWARE OF YOUR DEPOSITION PROCESS FOR CONVEYING PROPERTIES OVER TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. AND AS CHERYL POINTED OUT THIS PARTICULAR PRESENTATION TO YOU, WE ARE ASKING YOU HUMBLY AND RESPECTFULLY TO CONSIDER THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND ROOTED IN CHANGE AS BEING CONVEYED THE PROPERTY SO THEY CAN PUT A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND SENSE OF PLACE AND BRING IT TO REALITY FOR ALL.

I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A WONDERFUL SITUATION FOR THIS COMMUNITY A GREAT ADDED AMENITY AND JUST LISTENING TO ALL OF THE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE EMBARKED UPON THE CEILING, YOU ARE CONSIDERING THIS GOES HAND IN HAND. SO WITH THAT, THAT IS OUR

REQUEST THIS EVENING. >> MAYOR HUDSON: ANY QUESTIONS? MR. MIMS, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD TO THIS? ARE THEY ASKING FOR THE PROPERTY PERMANENTLY OR FOR USE

OF THE PROPERTY? >> MR. MIMMS: I BELIEVE IT'S FOR UTILIZATION OF THE PROPERTY. THIS PROPERTY HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN DESIGNATED AS SURPLUS.

IT'S BEEN DECLARED AS SURPLUS. BUT WE STILL HAVE TO FOLLOW ALL FLORIDA STATE PROVISIONS WITH REGARD TO DISPOSITION OF A STATE PROPERTY BECAUSE IT'S OWNED BY THE FORT PIERCE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY. SO WE HAVE TO FOLLOW THOSE STATE STATUTE GUIDELINES.

BUT IF WE ARE GOING TO PROCEED, WE WOULD NEED DIRECTION FROM THE SPORT TO SAY DIRECTOR OF FPRA MOVE FORWARD WITH THE DISPOSITION SO WE CAN OPEN IT UP TO ANY AND ALL OUT THERE THAT WANT TO PUT FORTH A PROPOSAL OR A BIT TO INCLUDE WHAT WE HEARD TODAY.

BUT THIS WOULD BE THE IMPETUS TO GET THEM MOVING. OTHER EFFORTS, BUT WE HAVE NOT

SEEN THAT BEFORE, SIR. >> SPEAKER: JUST MAKE SURE THEY ARE INCLUDED IN THIS DISCUSSION. IF THEY HAVE A BIGGER AN APPLICATION MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THIS IS GOING ON BECAUSE THAT'S ALSO ANOTHER PROJECT THAT WAS VERY DEAR TO THIS COMMISSION ALSO FOR THIS BOARD. I JUST DON'T WANT TO DO ONE AND NOT ANOTHER.

>> SPEAKER: THE LINCOLN THEATER HAS COME TO THE COUNCIL WITH REGARDS TO SUPPORT, AND WE ARE CURRENTLY HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM. SO WE RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE

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OF THE THEATER, AND WE HOPE THAT THIS OPPORTUNITY WILL PUT SOME FIRE UNDERNEATH THEM.

>> MAYOR HUDSON: WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND. IS THERE ANY OTHER DISCUSSION?

>> SPEAKER: ONE MORE THING WHILE WE ARE HERE. WE DON'T GET THIS OPPORTUNITY.

I WANT TO THANK THE ALLEGHENY MINISTRIES. THEY HAVE BEEN A BLESSING TO MY DISTRICT, MY CITY AT LARGE IN TERMS

>> SPEAKER: NO COMMENT. >> OR COMMENTS? >> SPEAKER: NO BOARD

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