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>> I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12. THIS IS THE CONFERENCE AGENDA AND NOBLES WILL BE TAKEN. I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO STAND

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

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. >> CALL THE ROLE-PLAYS.

THE ROLE, PLEASE.

[a. Quarterly update of the Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) list]

SESSOMS AND COMMISSIONER JOHNSON TEXT US TO LET US KNOW

THEY WON'T BE HERE TODAY. >> MS. HUDSON: ANY NEW

BUSINESS? >> OR HAVE A QUARTERLY UPDATE ON THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS LIST.

>> WE DO HAVE OUR CITY ENGINEER WHO WAS GOING TO GIVE US OUR QUARTERLY UPDATE. AS YOU KNOW, THE CITY COMMISSION HAS REQUESTED A ROUTINE UPDATE OF THE CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES THAT ARE GOING ON WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.UR CITY ENGINEER HAS COMPILED A LIST OF UPDATED PROJECTS ALONG WITH SOME OTHER DATA THAT I BELIEVE YOU WILL BE INTERESTED IN HEARING. SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MR. JACK ANDREWS.

>> MS. HUDSON: MR. ANDREWS. >> GOOD MORNING.

HOW ARE YOU? >> MS. HUDSON: GOOD.

>> LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU'RE READY, JACK, AND I WILL PUSH IT

OVER. >> MR. ANDREWS: I HAVE SOME VISUALS FOR YOU HERE. THERE WE GO.

MADAME MAYOR, THIS IS OUR QUARTERLY UPDATE.ND COMMISSIONERS, IT'S A QUARTERLY UPDATE OF OUR CIP LIST.

FIRST OFF, I WOULD LIKE TO GO THROUGH OUR RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS. WE RECENTLY DID THE BOAT RAMPS AT MOORE'S CREEK. FINISH THAT.

WE WERE KIND OF ON A TIGHT DEADLINE TO GET IT IN BEFORE THE GRANT EXPIRED. WE WERE SUCCESSFUL IN THAT.

THE TOTAL COST, $221,000. ANYTHING I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT IS THAT WE HAD 68 PERCENT GRANT FUNDED.

A LOT OF THESE PROJECTS WENT AND FOUND MONIES IN DIFFERENT

PLACES. >> MS. HUDSON: IS IT OPEN?

>> MR. ANDREWS: IT IS. BUT GETTING READY TO CLOSE NEXT

WEEK. >> MS. HUDSON: MANAGING SEASON.

>> MR. ANDREWS: MANATEE SEASON. CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION, WE HAVE A GOOD NUMBER OF PROJECTS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THE LONG-AWAITED OHIO AVENUE REALIGNMENT. THERE AGAIN, WE HAVE A SMALL PARTNERSHIP WITH DOT FOR 25 PERCENT.THAT GOES TOWARDS U.S. 1. THERE WILL BE NEW MAST ARMS THE REALIGNMENT OF OHIO AVENUE DRAINAGE IN THAT AREA.

IT'S A PRETTY EXTENSIVE PROJECT.

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION IS JUST OVER $1 MILLION.

WE ANTICIPATE IT WILL BE FINISHED BY APRIL 2020.

WE ARE WORKING CLOSE WITH ALDIS FOR ACCESS.

THERE'S LOTS OF MAINTENANCE TRAFFIC IN THE AREA.

THE NEXT PROJECT IS THE SEVENTH STREET.

THE COMMISSION IS WELL AWARE THIS CONDITION OF THE ROAD IS BAD FOR YEARS. $620,000 PROJECT, 49 PERCENT OF THE SUSPENDED BY THE SURTAX. WE ARE ABLE TO UTILIZE THAT.

I ANTICIPATE COMPLETION BY MARCH.

THIS INCLUDES DRAINAGE, PAVING, SIDEWALK, UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC.

SO IT'S AN EXTENSIVE PROJECT, AND IT WILL CHANGE THE LOOKS OF THAT NEIGHBORHOOD. ALSO, WE HAVE AVENUE A AND AVENUE B, THE WALK BETWEEN SEVENTH AND EIGHTH STREET.

IT STARTED OFF TO BE A UTILITIES PROJECT WHERE THEY

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NEEDED TO REPLACE THE WATER MAIN IN THAT AREA.

WE WENT TOGETHER WITH THEM AND SAID IF YOU GIVE US YOUR CONTRIBUTION, YOU PUT TOWARDS THE REPLACEMENT OF THE ROAD WHEN YOU DO YOUR WORK, WE WILL GO IN AND DO A COMPLETE PROJECT. SO WE HAVE SIDEWALK GOING AND ON ONE SIDE. WE HAVE LIMITED RIGHT-OF-WAY IN THAT AREA, SO WE ARE DOING SIDEWALK ON ONE SIDE, NEW PAVING, CURBING GUTTER, AND WE ARE MOVING ALONG PRETTY WELL.

WE HAVE RUN INTO A LITTLE PROBLEM THAT THE RAIN KIND OF GOT OUR ROAD BASE WET AGAIN, SO WE ARE KIND OF WORKING TO GET IT DRIED OUT. BUT WE ARE ANTICIPATING DECEMBER COMPLETION OF THAT PROJECT.

WE HAVE THE MELODY LANE SEWALD UNDER CONSTRUCTION RIGHT NOW.

IT'S A ONE MILLION-DOLLAR PROJECT.

50 PERCENT, 50 TO 50 PERCENT COMPLETED.NTICIPATE CONSTRUCTION FINISHED BY FEBRUARY.

THAT WOULD INVOLVE THE SEAWALL REPLACEMENT OF THE SIDEWALK, AND WHAT WE WILL DO IS COME IN AND I BELIEVE WE ARE ONLY RESURFACING HALF OF THE STREET WHERE WE HAVE THE CONSTRUCTION AND THE CRANE AND EVERYTHING NOW.

SO INSTEAD OF DOING ãTRYING TO KEEP THE COST DOWN, THE PAVEMENT ON THE SOUTHBOUND LANE WAS IN DECENT SHAPE, SO WE WILL MILL AND RESURFACE HALF OF THAT.

THE BUILDING PROJECTS WE HAVE ARE OUR SUPPORT BUILDING UNDER THE GROUND, UNDER ROOF AND I TALKED TO DEAN THE OTHER DAY AND HE SAYS HE ANTICIPATES COMPLETION BY JANUARY.

SO THAT'S MOVING RIGHT ALONG. BEFORE THAT OPENS, THOUGH, WE ALSO NEED TO PUT IN THE NEW FUEL LINES, AND THAT'S IN COORDINATION WITH THE CRAPPIES RESTAURANT AND EVERYTHING.

SO ANTICIPATE WHERE THAT FALLS INTO CONSTRUCTION WILL BE INTO FEBRUARY IN THE AREA SO WE CAN BE OPEN BY MARCH.

STORMWATER PROJECTS, WE HAVE THE SURFSIDE PROJECT THAT'S WRAPPING UP. THIS IS THE BAYSHORE AND RIO VISTA ON THE BEACH. PRETTY EXTENSIVE PROJECT.

$1.1 MILLION I WOULD LIKE TO SHOW THE COMMISSION WHAT WE HAVE ACTUALLY DONE. I'M GOING TO ZOOM INTO THIS AREA. AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURE, THIS AREA RIGHT HERE WAS THE EXISTING CULVERT BOX UNDER A LOT OF THE DRIVEWAYS OVER THERE.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THE SWELL WAS COMPLETELY FILLED IN WHEN IT RAINED, THE WATER RAN OUT TO THE ROAD AND SAT IN THE ROAD.

THAT WAS THE DRAINAGE. IT SAT IN THE ROAD.

SO THE IDEA OF THIS PROJECT WE ARE PUTTING THE VALLEY CUTTER ALONG THE EDGE OF THE ROAD, ACTUALLY WIDENED THE PAVEMENT IN SOME AREAS, PUT THE VALLEY CUTTER, COME BACK AND ELIMINATED THE CULVERT AND UNDER THE DRIVEWAYS, FILLED THIS AREA IN. SO THIS WILL BE A STEADY SLOPE DOWN TO THE EDGE WHERE THE WATER WILL CARRY ALONG THE EDGE OF THE ROAD TO THE EXISTING DRAINAGE.

SO THIS WILL DRAIN THE PAVEMENT OUT.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE, WHEN WE MOVED OVER HERE ãON THIS PROJECT, THE DRIVEWAYS WERE ONE OF OUR HARDEST THINGS BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE DIFFERENT DRIVING MATERIALS.

WE HAD PAPERS, WE HAD STAMPED CONCRETE, WE HAD PAINTED CONCRETE. AND INSTEAD OF GOING IN AND JUST TEARING UP THE PEOPLE'S DRIVEWAYS AND LEAVING THEM CONCRETE, WE WENT THROUGH THE PROCESS OF MATCHING WHAT THEY HAD. AND OUR CONTRACTOR DID A FABULOUS JOB MATCHING. IT'S REALLY BEEN A PROCESS.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THE FINISHED PROJECT LOOKS NICE.

WE ARE NEARING COMPLETION ON THAT.

WE HAVE THE ONE FINAL SECTION WHERE WE HAD SOME DRAINAGE THAT WE INSTALLED, AND WE ANTICIPATE THAT DECEMBER WILL BE COMPLETED

WITH THAT PROJECT. >> MS. HUDSON: THAT'S A SIMILAR

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PROJECT WHAT YOU DID ON SUNSET I'LL AND FERNANDINA WHICH

TURNED OUT BEAUTIFUL. >> MR. PERONA: I RAN DOWN THERE THIS MORNING AND I KIND OF LIKED SEVEN DIFFERENT DRIVEWAYS AND YOU MATCH THEM ALL AND YOU COULDN'T TELL AND FOLKS LOOK LIKE THEY WERE HAPPY UP THERE. WE EITHER HAVE REAL GOOD ROADS ON THE BEACH OR REALLY BAD ROADS ON THE BEACH.

SO NEIGHBORS ARE DRIVING AROUND, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT LIVE ON PLOVER ARE VERY INTERESTED WHERE THEY ARE ON

THE LIST. >> MR. ANDREWS: UNFORTUNATELY, THAT'S THE THING THERE. THERE HAS TO BE A LIST.

GLOCK CAN GO OUT AND DO THEM ALL.

>> MR. PERONA: I UNDERSTAND. >> MR. ANDREWS: THIS WAS A START ON THEM ANYWAY. UPCOMING PROJECTS.

LONG-AWAITED IS 17TH ST. WE HAVE RECEIVED BIDS FOR THIS PROJECT. I HAVE PUT TOGETHER OUR FUNDING, I MET WITH THE CITY MANAGER LAST WEEK AND KIND OF EXPLAINED WHERE ALL THE FUNDING WILL BE COMING FROM, AND I WILL BE BRINGING THIS TO THE COMMISSION.

I BELIEVE IT'S THE FIRST MEETING IN DECEMBER IS WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO SHOOT FOR. THERE AGAIN, THIS WILL BE A COMPLETE RECONSTRUCTION, DRAINAGE, PAVING, SIDEWALK, UNDERGROUND ENOUGH ELECTRIC, STREET LIGHTING.

THIS IS A COMPLETE PROJECT. AND AS YOU CAN SEE, WE HAD 69 PERCENT GRANT FUNDING UTILIZING A PERCENT FROM THE SURTAX FUNDING, AND WE ARE GATHERING MONIES FROM ALL OVER TO DO THIS PROJECT. THIS WILL BE ã

>> MS. HUDSON: THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT, GATHERING MONEY FROM DIFFERENT PLACES. COBBLE IT TOGETHER.

>> MR. ANDREWS: ANOTHER PROJECT WE ARE HOPEFULLY GETTING UNDERWAY SOON AS THE CITRUS AVENUE BRIDGE REHABILITATION.

AS YOU CAN SEE I PUT ONE OF OUR NICE PICTURES OF THE CONDITION.

I KIND OF WANTED TO SHOW THE COMMISSION WHAT WE ARE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT DOING. THERE'S A BRIDGE FROM THE TOP AND IT DOESN'T LOOK SO BAD. BUT WHEN YOU GET UNDER, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE STEEL INFRASTRUCTURES RUSTED.

WE HAVE THE JOINTS WHERE WE CONNECT, WE HAVE THE CORROSION.

SO WE WILL BE GOING IN THERE, REPAIRING ALL OF THIS, SANDBLASTING UNDER THE BRIDGE, REPAINTING IT, RECOATING IT, AND QUITE FRANKLY, IT'S A COSTLY PROJECT.

>> MS. HUDSON: IS GOING TO BE COSTLY AND NOT VERY VISIBLE.

>> MR. ANDREWS: RIGHT. RIGHT.

SO WE ARE ESTIMATING THAT WE ARE AT ABOUT $1 MILLION.

WE HAVE NOT PUT THIS OUT TO BID YET.

WE ARE WAITING FOR OUR FINAL APPROVAL FROM FEC RAILROAD.

THEY HAVE TO APPROVE IT SINCE WE ARE WORKING OVER THE TRAIN, THEY HAVE ALL OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, THE PROTECTION OF THE TRAINS. WE HAVE ALL OF THE SETBACKS AND EVERYTHING. IT'S BEEN SOME PROCESS.

THE PERMIT FOR THEM TO REVIEW THE PERMIT FOR THIS IS A

$15,000 FLAT FEE. >> MS. HUDSON: WHERE IS THAT MONEY GO? TO WHOM?

>> MR. ANDREWS: FDC FOR THEM TO REVIEW IT.

>> MS. HUDSON: SO YOU HAD AN OVERDOSE OF FDC, RIGHT?

>> MR. ANDREWS: THAT'S A PROJECT WE ARE ANTICIPATING.

THE APPROVAL WOULD BE COMING IN THE NEXT 30 DAYS, HOPEFULLY.

WE WILL PUT THIS RIGHT UP TO BED, AND WE WILL UTILIZE HALF THE MONEY FOR SURTAX. WE SET ASIDE SOME MONEY OUT OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT BUDGET. THIS IS WHERE ANTICIPATE THIS

MONEY TO COME FROM. >> MR. PERONA: IN SPEAKING WITH ONE OF THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RECENTLY, IT'S BEEN MENTIONED THE FACT THAT SINCE THERE IS A LOT OF DEVELOPMENT GOING ON IN FLORIDA, A LOT OF RECONSTRUCTION, THINGS WHEN WE DIDN'T HAVE THE MONEY, WHEN WE DIDN'T HAVE THE ASSETS READY TO GO, BUT NOW THERE'S A BIG COMPETITION TO GET THE RIGHT CONTRACTORS AND THERE TO TRY TO DO THE WORK ON A TIMELY BASIS, AND THEY ARE FINDING THAT'S NOT HAPPENING MUCH LIKE THEY ARE

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EXPERIENCING WITH MIDWAY ROAD RIGHT NOW.

AND IT'S COMPETING WITH DIFFERENT LARGER CONTRACTS AND LOSING MORE CONTRACTORS ARE MOVING OFTEN DOING A LOT OF SIMILAR PROJECTS AT THE SAME TIME.

SO IT'S NOT THE SAME THING. WE ARE EXPERIENCING MAC? AND DO YOU FIND THAT THE PRICES ARE SOMEWHAT GOING UP BECAUSE

OF THE COMPETITION? >> MR. ANDREWS: YES.

WE FIND THAT THE PRICES ARE STARTING TO ESCALATE, SIMILAR TO YEARS PAST. WE WENT THROUGH THAT.

WHERE THE CONTRACTS WERE MORE COSTLY.

THAT'S A GOOD POINT ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY OF CONTRACTORS.

WE HAVE FOUND THAT AND UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE FACING THIS ON 17TH ST. WE ARE LOOKING AT OUR LOW BIDDER WHO IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON SEVENTH STREET, WHO IS CURRENTLY WORKING AS A SUBCONTRACTOR ON BEACH OVER THERE ON SURFSIDE.

WHO'S CURRENTLY WORKING ON A SUBCONTRACT FOR MIDWAY ROAD, AND I'M GETTING CONCERNED THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE THE MANPOWER TO DEDICATE TO 17TH ST. THIS IS WHY I AM LOOKING BETWEEN THE LOW BIDDER AND THE SECOND BIDDER AND KIND OF COMPARING THAT AND REALLY HAVEN'T DECIDED ON A RECOMMENDATION TO BRING TO YOU. THAT'S THIS WEEK'S PROJECT TO SEE HOW I RECOMMEND WE PROCEED WITH THAT.

>> BUILDING PROJECTS, IT'S PART OF THE CIP.

WE HAVE A WATERPROOFING OF OUR PARKING GARAGE.

THIS HAS BEEN KIND OF A GO, STOP PROJECT, BUT I THINK WE HAVE THE PROPER CONTRACTOR NOW. BIDS HAVE COME BACK IN, WE HAVE HAD OUR PRECONSTRUCTION MEETING, AND HE'S LOOKING TO START IN THE NEXT 30, 60 DAYS. WE ARE WORKING ACCURACY HOW ARE OUR DOWNTOWN ACTIVITIES AND HE ALSO NEEDS TO REQUIRE THE BUILDING PERMIT TO DO THIS WORK.

WHAT WE ARE PROPOSING, IS A CONTRACTOR DOES THIS WORK AT NIGHT. TO INTERRUPT THE LEAST WITH THE ACTIVITIES OF THE PARKING GARAGE AND HE WOULD PROPOSE WORKING SEVEN DAYS A WEEK THROUGH THE NIGHT.

AND I THINK THIS IS A GOOD ALTERNATIVE.

FOR COMMISSION MEETINGS, HE WILL NOT WORK WHEN WE HAVE A COMMISSION MEETING, HE WILL WORK AROUND ALL NIGHT ACTIVITIES. IF WE HAVE A SHOW AT THE SUNRISE, HE WILL PROVIDE PARKING THAT EVENING AND HAVE LIMITED WORK THAT NIGHT. SO CONTRACTORS REALLY WORKING

WITH US TO GET THIS DONE. >> IT'S A SHAME IT COULD NOT

HAVE HAPPENED IN THE SUMMER. >> I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A CONDITION WHERE WE NEED TO DO THIS.

PERMITTING HUB ON THE OTHER BUILDING, WE ARE ANTICIPATING CONSTRUCTION THE END OF JANUARY.

SO I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT MOVING ALONG.

I JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A REVIEW OF THE SURTAX, WE WILL HAVE OUR SURTAX OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND WE MEET ONCE A MONTH AND I KEEP THEM UP-TO-DATE ON THE PROJECTS.

THEY SEEM HAPPY WITH EVERYTHING.

>> WE HAVE MET AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER.

WE'VE HAD THREE MEETINGS SO FAR. NONE OF THEM SCHEDULED FOR THE 12TH OF THIS MONTH. THURSDAY ãTHURSDAY THIS WEEK.

AND SO YES. WE ARE VERY INTERESTED, VERY GOOD GROUP. SO FAR WE HAVE RECEIVED $1.1 MILLION FROM THE STATE AND SURTAX FUNDS.

WE HAVE ENCUMBERED 431,000, AND THAT WAS THE TWO PROJECTS AT SEVENTH STREET AND AVENUE A AND B. YOU CONSIDER WHAT WE HAVE UTILIZED FOR THOSE.THESE ARE SOME UNENCUMBERED BALANCES, 726,000. WE ANTICIPATE THE UPCOMING PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE ALREADY LOOKED AT OF 550,000 FOR THE CITRUS OVERPASS. AND THEN 104004 17TH ST. AND TAKING ALL THAT INTO CONSIDERATION LEADS US 72,000.

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IT'S UNENCUMBERED AT THIS TIME. WE LOOK LIKE WE HAVE BEEN COLLECTING A LITTLE OVER 100,000 A MONTH COMING IN.

SO THAT KEEPS US ACCUMULATING FUND, AND WE ARE UTILIZING AS THEY COME IN. WE HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD AND APPRECIATE THE TAXPAYERS FOR DOING THAT.

AS YOU CAN SEE IN OUR PROJECT, EVERY PROJECT WE USE THE SURTAX, WE HAVE A SIZE UP IDENTIFYING THAT.

>> MS. HUDSON: I NOTICED THAT. DO WE HAVE IT ON THE WEBSITE, WHAT WE ARE DOING WITH THE SURTAX?

>> SPEAKER: I BELIEVE THE CIP IS.

I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S UPDATED, BUT WE CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

>> MS. HUDSON: IT WOULD BE NICE TO MAKE SURE THE TAXPAYER ALWAYS KNOWS FROM WHOEVER VISITS OUR WEBSITE WHAT WE ARE DOING WITH THE SURTAX, BECAUSE THAT'S PART OF ãWE HAD THIS FOR 10 YEARS BUT IN 10 YEARS I WOULD ASSUME, THAT COMMISSION WILL WANT THIS TO BE RENEWED. SO THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW.

>> MR. ANDREWS: UNFORTUNATELY, OUR STREET RESURFACING, WE ARE ANTICIPATING THAT AFTER WE COLLECT A LITTLE BIT MORE FUNDS, AND WE HAD ALWAYS ANTICIPATED THAT OUR STREET RESURFACING WOULD BE IN THE SPRING OF 2020.

WE HAVE SOME STREETS THAT ã UNFORTUNATELY, OUR STREETS AREN'T IN THE COMMISSION WHERE I CAN'T JUST GO OUT AND RESURFACE THE STREET. WE HAVE FEW STREETS IN THAT CONDITION. WE HAVE TO GO IN AND EITHER DO BASE WORK, CURB AND GUTTER WORK OR OTHER WORK ASSOCIATED TO JUST GO OUT AND DO MILLING AND RESURFACING, I AM KIND OF LIMITED ON THE STREETS WHERE I CAN DO THAT REAL QUICKLY.

SO WE GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF WHERE WE WORK WITH THE UTILITIES AUTHORITY AND MAKE SURE THE UTILITIES ARE IN GOOD SHAPE, COME IN AND DO THE CURB AND GUTTER AND WE PULL ALL OF THE FUNDS TOGETHER THAT WE CAN. BUT WE ARE LOOKING AT THIS LIST, WE ARE LOOKING AT PORTIONS OF EIGHTH STREET.

RIGHT NOW, THE UTILITIES AUTHORITY HAS A WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT THEY ARE PLANNING ON DOING FROM ORANGE UP TO AVENUE E. ON THAT SECTION, WE WILL LOOK AT PROBABLY DOING A COMPLETE RECONSTRUCTION FROM AVENUE D TO AVENUE E ON THAT SECTION, BECAUSE THE ROAD IS IN SUCH POOR SHAPE. COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER, I'M SURE YOU KNOW WHAT THAT STREET LOOKS LIKE.

IT RUNS RIGHT NEXT TO YOUR BUSINESS THERE.

IT'S JUST IN TERRIBLE CONDITION.

SO WE WILL LOOK AT THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THAT SECTION.

AND OTHER SECTIONS THAT WE ARE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING DOING IS THE FIFTH AND 6TH STREET OVER BY THE COURTHOUSE.

THOSE ROADS ARE IN HORRIBLE SHAPE OVER THERE, AS WE ALL KNOW. SO ã

>> MS. HUDSON: YES, SIR? >> MR. ALEXANDER: MIC] IS THAT NOT PULLING BACK

GOING TO ADDRESS THAT? >> MR. ANDREWS: WE HAVE PROCEEDED WITH CONSTRUCTION BECAUSE OF THE CONDITION OF THE SEAWALL. WE HAD TO DO IT LAST YEAR.

FEMA IS STILL REVIEWING IT. THEY HAVE SENT THE LETTER SAYING THEY WERE GOING TO REJECT IT.

WE HAVE WENT BACK AGAIN WITH ANOTHER REQUEST FOR HIM TO RECONSIDER. I AM HOPING THAT WE CAN GET SOME OF THE MONEY. I AM NOT EXPECTING ALL OF IT.

THEY'VE MADE THE ONE DECISION, BUT I AM REALLY HOPING THEY CAN CONTRIBUTE SOME OF IT. SO THAT'S WHERE ã

>> MR. ALEXANDER: WHERE DO THESE FUNDS COME IN?

>> MR. ANDREWS: THESE FUNDS COME ã

>> I BELIEVE KAREN CAN JUMP IN IF NECESSARY.

WE DID RECEIVE SOME REIMBURSEMENT FROM FEMA FOR A

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HURRICANE BACK IN 04, 05. I DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE.

BUT WE HAVE A RESTRICTED REVENUE ACCOUNT FOR THOSE FUNDS AND THAT'S WHERE FUNDING IS COMING THE SEAWALL REPAIRED.

>> MR. ALEXANDER:

>> SPEAKER: VETERANS PARK HAS A NATURAL AREA.HERE'S A ROCK

MELODY LANE. >> MR. ALEXANDER: YOU DON'T NEED TO BE GOING AND PUTTING BAND-AIDS OVER THERE.

WE HAVE CHILDREN OVER THERE. >> MRTHIS IS NOT A BAND-AID.

>> MR. ANDREWS: THE ORIGINAL WALL WAS A SHEET PILE AND YOU CAN SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT. WE ARE REPLACING IT WITH CONCRETE PANELS AND ITS A SUBSTANTIAL ãIT WILL BE A

GREAT SEAWALL. >> MR. ANDREWS: IT MAKES SENSE.

I JUST THOUGHT I'M LOOKING AT THESE DEMARCATIONS AND WE CAN'T

GO EAST, THAT'S FOR SURE. >> MR. ANDREWS: I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE. THAT WAS THE END OF MY PRESENTATION. THIS IS MY MAP THAT I ALWAYS KEEP OF OUR POOR STREETS IN THE CITY.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THE RED IS PRETTY PREVALENT THROUGHOUT.

WE KEEP WHITTLING AWAY AT IT. >> SPEAKER: I KNOW YOU HAVE A LIST OF PRIORITY STREETS, JACK. DO YOU GO OUT THERE AND LOOK AT THEM ALL OF THE TIME? IT SEEMS LIKE AFTER EVERY MAJOR STORM OR LARGE RAIN, THESE CONDITIONS CHANGE BECAUSE THEY ALL RELATE TO ONE ANOTHER. NOW THAT ROADS HAVE BEEN LEFT FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME YOU TALK ABOUT DOING BASE WORK AND THINGS LIKE THAT THAT NORMALLY WOULDN'T HAVE TO BE DONE.

IF THE ROADS WERE RESURFACED ON MAYBE SOONER THAN LATER BECAUSE ONCE THE TOP LAYERS GET BREACHED AND YOU HAVE BASE WORK AND FOUNDATION ISSUES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

>> MR. ANDREWS: THAT'S CORRECT. WE CONTINUALLY UPDATE OUR LIST.

WE DO KEEP VERY CURRENT ON OUR SURVEY OF THE STREETS AND WE KNOW WHAT'S OUT THERE. SO THAT'S A REAL ACTIVE WORKING

LIST THAT WE KEEP UP. >> SPEAKER: PLUS THE FACT WHEN THE UTILITY AUTHORITY HAS AN ISSUE THAT THEY HAVE TO GO IN AND REMEDY, THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO BE ABLE TO SHARE SOME OF THAT COST. AND EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE CAPPED AT A LITTLE OVER $1 MILLION IN THE SPECIAL SURTAX FUNDING, I LIKE THE IDEA THAT YOU TURN THAT INTO ABOUT $5 MILLION FOR THE PROJECTS. GOOD JOB ON THAT.

>> MS. HUDSON: YEP. >> MR. ANDREWS: I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WE HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND.

WE HAVE A LIST, AND THERE'S NO ãI KEEP THEM IN POOR CONDITION, FAIR CONDITION, AND GOOD CONDITION.

I HAVE THREE CONDITIONS OF THE STREETS.

POOR CONDITIONS, I DO NOT HAVE A PRIORITY OF THE ROADS FOR THE SIMPLE FACT THAT IT HAS TO BE ABLE TO MOVE BASED ON UTILITIES. IF I HAVE THE UTILITIES AUTHORITY THAT SAYS THEY NEED TO GO OUT AND DO THIS SECTION OF ROADWAY, I NEED TO BE ABLE TO GO AND DO THE DRAINAGE AND PAVING OF THAT SECTION AND BRING IT UP TO DATE.

SO IT'S A MOVING ãPOOR CONDITION OF ROADWAYS.

>> MR. PERONA: AND THE UTILITY AUTHORITY KNOWS YOUR PRIORITY LIST ALSO, BECAUSE WE ARE JUST WAITING THEM TO IDENTIFY PROBLEMS, THEY SEE THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT A CERTAIN AREA TO REPLACE ROADS AND THEY CAN LOOK AT THEIR PROJECT AND SAY, HEY, THIS IS SOMETHING WE WILL BE LOOKING AT IN A COUPLE OF YEARS ANYWAY. LET'S JOIN THE CITY INTO THIS.

>> MR. ANDREWS: YES. AND WE HAVE A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP AND WE SHARE OUR LIST, AND WE MEET WITH EACH OTHER AND WE ARE CONSTANTLY COMMUNICATING ON PROJECTS LIKE

THIS. >> MR. PERONA: IF WE ARE DOING $5 MILLION WERE THE ROAD PROJECTS A YEAR, I MEAN, IT SEEMS LIKE WE ARE NEVER, EVER GOING TO GET CAUGHT UP WITH THE WHOLE THING. AT LEAST WE ARE OUT THERE DOING

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WHAT WE HAVE TO DO TO TRY TO KEEP IT TO A CERTAIN STANDARD,

RIGHT? >> MR. ANDREWS: THAT'S CORRECT.

>> MS. HUDSON: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. ANDREWS.

[b. Update on engineering design and review of Observation Deck for the SR A1A North Bridge Replacement]

GOOD JOB. NEXT WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE ENGINEERING DESIGN REVIEW OF THE OBSERVATION DECK FOR THE

SRA WILL A1A >> CITY ENGINEER IS GOING TO ALSO BRIEF US ON THE LONG AND MUCH ANTICIPATED BRIDGE REPLACEMENT STATE ROAD A1A THE NORTHBRIDGE AND HOW IT WILL

IMPACT THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE. >> MS. HUDSON: MR. ANDREWS?

>> MR. ANDREWS: MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS, I'VE BEEN WORKING AT AN ARMS LENGTH WITH DOT.

IT TAKES A LITTLE BIT FOR THEM TO SHARE INFORMATION ON THIS PROJECT SO FAR. I HAVEN'T GOTTEN TO SEE THE TABLE YET TO REVIEW THESE BUT I AM WORKING ON IT.

>> MS. HUDSON: IS THE FEC INVOLVED?

>> MR. ANDREWS: THEY ARE. OF COURSE THEY ARE.

>> MS. HUDSON: OF COURSE THEY ARE.

>> MR. ANDREWS: SO FAR, THE ENGINEERING DESIGN IS WELL UNDERWAY. THEY ANTICIPATE THAT THEY WILL HAVE PLANS COMPLETED BY JANUARY 2021.

WITH A LEADING SCHEDULE OF THE END OF SEPTEMBER 2021.

THEY DO HAVE FUNDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION.

THEIR FIVE YEAR WORK PROGRAM SHOWS ALL THE RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION AND THE FUNDING ACCOUNTED FOR, SO THIS BRIDGE IS MOVING ALONG. ONE THING I AM MOST INTERESTED IN, I KNOW THIS COMMISSION IS, WE HAVE PETITIONED THEM TO INCLUDE AN OBSERVATION DECK UNDER THE BRIDGE.

WE HAVE TO CALL IT THE OBSERVATION DECK.

>> MS. HUDSON: EXACTLY. AS FOR OBSERVATION.

>> MR. ANDREWS: THE OBSERVATION DECK.

BUT CURRENTLY, THIS DECK COMES OUT ON THE WEST SIDE.

IT WAS ORIGINALLY TALKED ABOUT THAT THEY WOULD BE FROM THE EAST SIDE OF THE BRIDGE. IT HAS BEEN RELOCATED TO THE WEST, SO IT WILL COME OFF THERE AND IT EXTENDS APPROXIMATELY 300 FEET OUT INTO THE WATER FROM THE SHORELINE.

IT IS ABOUT 11 FEET ABOVE THE WATER.

IT WILL BE ALL NEW CONSTRUCTION.

RIGHT BENEATH THE BRIDGE. >> MS. HUDSON: THE NEW BRIDGE? AND THE NEW BRIDGE GOES NORTH OR SOUTH OF THE CURRENT BRIDGE?

>> MR. ANDREWS: IT WOULD BE NORTH OF THE EXISTING BRIDGE.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE, I WANT TO SHOW THE CONFIGURATION THAT THEY ARE PROPOSING FOR IT RIGHT NOW.

YOU WILL HAVE A BRIDGE THAT'S ABOUT 60 FEET ABOVE YOUR HEAD WHEN YOU ARE STANDING ON THE OBSERVATION DECK.

IT'S QUITE HIGH THERE. KIND OF GIVING YOU A LITTLE IDEA OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE INTO AN AERIAL VIEW OF IT.

THIS IS THE EXTENSION, THE 300 FOOT EXTENSION WILL EXTEND OUT HERE. THIS IS ABOUT THE LOCATION THAT IT WILL BE. A NEW BRIDGE WILL BE CONSTRUCTED FAIRLY CLOSE TO THE EXISTING BRIDGE.

THEY ARE PROPOSING ãAS YOU CAN SEE HERE, THIS WILL BE THE OBSERVATION DECK, A WALKWAY WILL COME OFF A BIT.

THIS IS A PROPOSED RETENTION AREA THEY ARE PROPOSING FOR THE BRIDGE. THEY GIVE YOU KIND OF AN IDEA OF WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT. HIS IS THE EXISTING BRIDGE PRIGHT HERE, IF YOU CAN SEE MY POINTER THERE.

THAT'S THE EXISTING BRIDGE. THIS WILL BE THE NEW RETENTION AREA THAT WILL BE CONSTRUCTED THERE.

THIS WAS THE SEAWALL AS IT RUNS ALONG THE BOX AND EVERYTHING CURRENTLY THERE RIGHT NOW. IT WILL BE RIGHT AGAINST ã BETWEEN THE ROADWAY AND THE WATER.

THIS IS THE PROPOSED PARKING AREA THAT THEY HAVE FOR THE OBSERVATION DECK. I AM KIND OF PETITIONING THEM.

WE INCREASE THE PARKING A LITTLE BIT TO PROVIDE MORE.

WE HAVE THIS AREA HERE THAT I FEEL THEY COULD UTILIZE ALSO AND THEY COULD FIT A FEW MORE CARS IN THERE.

>> MS. HUDSON: WHOSE PROPERTY IS THAT?

>> MR. ANDREWS: THIS WILL BE IN THE RIGHT AWAY.

IF YOU REMEMBER, A FEW WEEKS AGO, THEY DONATED A SMALL

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SECTION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY TO DOT. IN FACT, THAT WAS THE AREA ãIT WAS RIGHT AND HERE. IT WAS THIS KIND OF LITTLE CHUNK IN HERE. IT WAS DONATED TO DOT.

THIS WILL BE ALL RIGHT-OF-WAY. ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS WHY I WANTED TOBRING THIS TO YOU, DOT HAS APPROACHED THE CITY FOR THE CITY TO MAINTAIN THIS ACCESS ROAD.

IT'S ACTUALLY THE OLD ROAD NOW, THE EXISTING ROAD, THEY WILL RECONSTRUCT IT ALL. IT WILL BE A 2 LANE RD. WITH BIKE LANES AND SIDEWALKS. BUT THEY ARE LOOKING TO MAINTAIN THIS ROADWAY AFTER IT'S CONSTRUCTED.

I FELT LIKE IT WAS PROBABLY A GOOD IDEA SINCE THE OBSERVATION DECK WILL BE KIND OF FOR THE CITIZENS OF FORT PIERCE AND THE DOT WAS KIND ENOUGH TO INCLUDE THAT IN, BUT I WANTED TO BRING THIS TO THE COMMISSION. THE ONLY ãI HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH ACCEPTING THE ROAD FOR MAINTENANCE.

I THINK IT WILL BE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE AGREEMENT EXCLUDES THE CROSSING AT THE RAILROAD. I DON'T WANT THE CITY TO HAVE TO PAY FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF THIS CROSSING EVERY THREE YEARS ON THE SCHEDULE THAT THE FEC COMES UP WITH.

THIS SHOULD STILL STAY AS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF DOT.

AND SO IF I HAVE YOUR CONSENSUS, I WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH THE DOT IN THE DIRECTION AND EVENTUALLY BRING BACK SOME FORMAL AGREEMENT TO YOU FOR THAT CONSIDERATION.

>> MS. HUDSON: WILL THAT STILL BE THE PART THAT WE WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR? WILL THAT STILL BE A1A?

>> MR. ANDREWS: NO. IT WILL JUST BE CALLED AN

ACCESS ROAD. >> MS. HUDSON: OKAY.

>> MR. ANDREWS: THAT WILL SERVE AS THE HARBOR TOWN MARINA, WHICH THEIR ENTRANCE IS RIGHT HERE.

AND THEN THE SMALL ENTRANCES TO THE MARINA AND DIFFERENT BUSINESSES RIGHT THERE. AND THIS ROAD WILL GO FROM HERE DOWN TO ãYEAH. THAT'S A BETTER VIEW OF IT.

SO THIS WILL BE THE LIMITS OF WHAT WE WOULD TAKE OVER FROM DOT. AND IT WOULD JUST BE THE ACCESS

ROAD INTO THAT. >> MS. HUDSON: COMMISSIONER

PERONA? >> MR. PERONA: SO THIS IS JUST RESTRICTED TO ROADWAY? NOTHING TO DO WITH LIGHTING, LANDSCAPING, ANYTHING THAT WE WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR? THAT'S A YES OR NO, JACK? I MEAN, I'M THINKING IT MAY BE BIGGER THA JUST ROADWORK. WHAT MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LANDSCAPING, IF WE WANT TO PUT PARKING, UNTHINKING LIGHTING, ALL THE THINGS THAT GO WITH THAT.

>> MR. ANDREWS: YOU ARE CORRECT.

IT WOULD PROBABLY INVOLVE THAT. >> MR. ALEXANDER:

MIC] >> MS. HUDSON: ABSOLUTELY.

I THINK THAT IT'S GOOD TO KNOW, BUT NOT THE RAILROAD CROSSING.

GOOD THINKING ON THAT. >> MR. ANDREWS: SO IF I HAVE A

CONSENSUS ã >> MS. HUDSON: ARE WE OKAY WITH THAT? YES.

>> MR. ANDREWS: I'LL GO HEAD AND START THE PROCESS WITH THEM AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THE NEW ROADWAY ãIT'S STILL KIND OF HARD TO SEE ãWILL BE A TWO LANE ROAD WITH BIKE LANES ON BOTH SIDE AND THE SIDEWALK ON BOTH SIDES.

I'M NOT SURE HOW THE CONNECTION OF THE TRAIL, THE BIKE TRAIL, WILL GET DOWN TO HERE. IN FACT, IT'S NOT DECIDED YET HOW THAT'S GOING TO ACTUALLY WORK.

SO THE GREENWAY TRAILS MAY COME THROUGH THIS AREA OR IT MAY NOT. SO THAT'S TO BE DETERMINED YET.

>> MS. HUDSON: THE BRIDGE WOULD BE GOING VERY HIGH, 86 FEET HIGH, AND NORTH OF HERE, RIGHT? AND SO THIS WOULD BE UNDERNEATH

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THAT BRIDGE. >> MR. ANDREWS: IT WOULD BE

BASICALLY UNDERNEATH. >> MS. HUDSON: AND YOU WOULD HAVE ACCESS TO THE NORTH AND TO THE SOUTH UNDERNEATH IT TO THE

BUSINESSES? >> MR. ANDREWS: YOU WILL STILL

HAVE ã >> MS. HUDSON: HARBOR TOWN MARINA AND ALL? OKAY.

>> SPEAKER: MY CONSENSUS IS YES, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM PUBLIC WORKS EVENTUALLY TO SEE WHAT THEY ESTIMATE AS FAR AS COST OF MAINTENANCE. I JUST DON'T LIKE DOING THIS WITHOUT A FEELING OF ãIT'S A NEW ROAD.

IT WILL BE A NEW ROAD IN 2022. BUT IT WON'T BE ANY ROAD IN 2042. AND YOU KNOW, ALTHOUGH WE MAY NOT WORRY ABOUT IT, BUT I WOULD LIKE AT LEAST A COMMENT FROM PUBLIC WORKS AS FAR AS WHAT THEY ENVISION.

ARE WE RESPONSIBLE FOR GARBAGE THEN? I MEAN, WAS INVOLVED WITH ALL OF THAT? BUT STILL, I THINK IN MY MIND IT BECOMES MORE OF A PARK.

YOU KNOW, IT'S A PARK, IT'S AN ENTRYWAY TO A NEW ASSET OF THE FORT PIERCE AREA. I'M SURE IT'S GOING TO BE UTILIZED IN A JUST DON'T WANT TO THROW THIS AT PUBLIC WORKS WITHOUT THEM AT LEAST MAKING A COMMENT.

>> MR. ANDREWS: YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT.

IT WILL INVOLVE GARBAGE, THE OBSERVATION DECK WILL INVOLVE GARBAGE REMOVAL AND EVERYTHING. SO YES.

THIS WILL BE TREATED LIKE A PARK.

>> MS. HUDSON: IT WILL BE LIKE A PARK BECAUSE WE WANT PEOPLE

TO USE IT. >> MR. ALEXANDER:

MIC] >> MR. PERONA: IT'S A TERMINUS BECAUSE THAT'S THE END OF THE CITY LIMITS RIGHT IN THAT AREA.

IT'S NOT LIKELY GO BY THERE ALL THE TIME WITH THE GARBAGE TRUCK. WE HAVE TO MAKE A CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO PUT IT ON A ROUTINE SCHEDULE TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THAT. I WOULD JUST LIKE PUBLIC WORKS TO WEIGH IN ON THAT AND GIVE US THEIR THOUGHTS.

>> MR. ALEXANDER:

>> MR. PERONA: IT IS OVER THERE.

I MEAN, CITY VEHICLES AREN'T GOING BY THERE ON A REGULAR BASIS. I'M TELLING YOU.

>> MR. ALEXANDER:

>> MS. HUDSON: IT WILL BE A NEW AMENITY AND A WAY.

>> MR. PERONA: YES, AS WELL. >> MR. ANDREWS: I THINK THE DOT WAS LOOKING FOR A LITTLE COMMITMENT, I GUESS, FROM THE CITY THAT WE ARE WILLING TO LOOK AT THIS.

THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR.

AND WE CAN CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THEM.

>> MS. HUDSON: DON'T WE HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE

SOUTHBRIDGE, FOR AREA? >> MR. ANDREWS: YES, WE DO.

AND THAT'S ANOTHER DISCUSSION THAT I WILL BE BRING IT BACK.

ARE WALKING WORKING ãTHE NEW CONSTRUCTION OF THE OBSERVATION DECKS THERE ARE NEARING COMPLETION.

WE ARE WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COUNTY, JIM OFTOFFENBO CAN GET THE DESIGNATED AS A FISHING PIER AND THAT WILL BE A COMMITMENT FROM THE CITY TO MAINTAIN THE GARBAGE ALSO, AND

THE PERMITS, DPERMITS WILL INCL. >> MS. HUDSON: OKAY.

>> MR. ANDREWS: WE ARE LOOKING AT THIS TO PRESERVE THE FISHING

[c. Update on the activities of the Sunrise Theatre Advisory Board by current board members.]

IN THE WATERWAYS. >> MS. HUDSON: RIGHT.

THAT'S IMPORTANT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE.

>> MR. ANDREWS: THAT'S ALL HAVE. >> MS. HUDSON: ANYTHING ELSE FOR JACK? THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> MR. ANDREWS: ARE WELCOME. >> MS.

>> MS. HUDSON: MR. MADDENS, DO YOU HAVE A LEAD-IN?

>> MS. MIMMS: I DON'T. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING

FROM THE OFFICIALS. >> MS. HUDSON: IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE SOME HERE. I APPRECIATE IT.

>> GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU FOR HAVING US TODAY.

I DO WANT TO INTRODUCE SOME OF OUR ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS WHO

ARE GOING TO >> MS. HUDSON: TODAY.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THE OTHER ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS THAT WERE HERE IN SUPPORT OF THEIR CO-MEMBERS.

TODAY WE HAVE LUKE CROGEN WHO IS PART OF OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING PROGRAM AND ERIC GILL WHO IS PART OF THE OVERSIGHT

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COMMITTEE. >> MS. HUDSON: YOU TWO ARE

GOING TO BE SPEAKING. >> I AM MORE OF A DESK PERSON.

>> MS. HUDSON: WE WANT YOU TO BE RELAXED.

WELCOME MR. LUCAS, CROGEN FOR THE RECORD.

>> AS SHARON MENTIONED, I AM THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR THE SUNRISE ADVISORY BOARD.

I'VE BEEN A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY BOARD FOR A LITTLE OVER THREE YEARS NOW. AND IN THAT TIME PERIOD, THERE HAVE BEEN ãIT'S BEEN QUITE AN EVOLUTION.

AND I WOULD SAY THAT LAST YEAR WAS KIND OF A CRITICAL STARTING WITH THE BEGINNING OF 2018 OR 2019 WAS A CRITICAL JUNCTURE, A LOT OF CHANGE WAS TAKING PLACE BUT GETTING THROUGH THAT AND GETTING TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT WE WERE ABLE TO I BELIEVE CREATE SOME CRITICAL MASS WITH ACTIVITIES AND FUNCTIONING OF THE ADVISORY BOARD ITSELF. SO MOVING INTO OUR SEASON LAST YEAR, AFTER ALL THE DUST HAS SETTLED, WE DECIDED FROM A STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE WE REALLY NEEDED TO GET OUR HANDS ON UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMICS OF HOW THE BUSINESS BUILDS, HOW IT TRENDS, WHAT WE CAN DO TO ADDRESS NEEDS WHERE WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE SOME SOFTNESS AND SOME OF THE PROGRAMMING AND HOW DO WE REALLY DELIVER ON OUR FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY TO THE CITY AND TO THE TAXPAYERS TO MAKE THE THEATER A GROWING CONCERN FOR EVERYBODY. THAT BEING SAID, WE BEGAN ANALYZING THE TICKET SALES ON A MONTHLY BASIS.

WE BEGAN BUILDING OUT SOME FOUNDATIONAL THINGS THAT HELP US TO TRENDING ANALYSIS. AND ALL THAT WORKED OUT ãTHAT WAS A DATA-GATHERING YEAR FOR US.

AND AS WE MOVE INTO 2019, 2020 SEASON, WE WERE ABLE TO TAKE THAT INFORMATION AND WORKING WITH SHARON AND HER TEAM TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL INPUT TO WHERE WE ARE WHERE WE ARE GOING. SO THAT HAS TRANSPIRED IN THIS YEAR BY HAVING SHARON REALLY EMBRACE THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE VARIOUS COMMITTEES. WHICH I BELIEVE IS MOVING US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AS FAR AS ACHIEVING THE RESULTS WE NEED TO ACHIEVE. TO GIVE YOU SOME REALLY TOP-LEVEL INFORMATION ABOUT KIND OF WHERE WE SEEK THE THEATER RIGHT NOW, IN PREPARING OUR TICKET SALES TO LAST YOU SEASON, SO THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER, FROM JUST A TICKET SOLD PERSPECTIVE, WE ARE UP 16 1/2 PERCENT YEAR-OVER-YEAR THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER. SO FROM ãTHAT'S JUST RAW SEEDS SOLD. SO FROM A DOLLAR'S PERSPECTIVE, FOR THE SAME TIME. YEAR TO DATE, WE ARE UP 5.1 PERCENT. SO TICKET SALES UP 16 1/2 PERCENT, DOLLAR UP 5.1 PERCENT. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? THAT MEANS OUR AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IS ACTUALLY DOWN A LITTLE BIT. WHICH IS NOT A BAD THING BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE HEARD DURING THIS TIME PERIOD OF CHANGE WAS THE ACCESSIBILITY OF MORE PEOPLE AND A BROADER DEMOGRAPHIC BEING ABLE TO ENJOY THE PROGRAMMING AND THE SHOWS AT THE SUNRISE. SO THE REDCTION IN THE TICKET PRICE WAS SOMETHING THAT WE HAD DISCUSSED AND SHARON HAS NOT PUT INTO PLACE. AND WE ARE SEEING SOME OF THE BENEFITS FROM THAT. SO PUTTING PEOPLE IN THE THEATER, GETTING MORE TICKETS SOLD AND OPENING UP TO A BROADER GROUP. I WILL SAY THAT THE EFFORTS ALSO THAT SHARON AND HER TEAM HAVE GOING ON REGARDING THE CONSTANT FINE-TUNING OF THE PROGRAM IS SOMETHING THAT ALSO HAS IMPROVED OVER THE LAST YEAR AND 1/2.

THE ADDITION OF THE CHRIS CHRISTOPHERSON SHOW AT THE BEGINNING OF LAST MONTH, BACK ã IN THE FIRST MONTH OF THOSE

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TICKET SALES, WE SOLD ALMOST 600 TICKETS.

SO THEY ARE LISTENING, WE ARE TRYING TO BE MORE DYNAMIC AND MORE NIMBLE IN WHAT WE ARE DOING AND WE REALLY FEEL LIKE THAT IS NOW GAINED ITS CRITICAL MASS AND WE REALLY FEEL LIKE WE ARE TURNING A CORNER HERE. SO I JUST WANT EVERYBODY TO REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A LONG-TERM EFFORT.

IT'S LIKE ãIT'S NOT LIKE ã IT'S LIKE TURNING AND AIRCRAFT CARRIER. IT TAKES A VERY LONG TIME FOR THAT TO MAKE THE TURN. BUT THAT BEING SAID, WE ARE

MAKING A TURN. >> MS. HUDSON: MR. GILL?

>> I'N ATTEST TO THAT. CHANGES IN PROGRAM JUST ME PERSONALLY I SAW A LOT YOUNGER FOLKS.

IT WAS A ROCK 'N' ROLL STAFF. THE COMMITTEE IS LISTENING TO THE CONCERNS OF RESIDENTS FROM THAT MOVIE MEETING WE HAD.

FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT SIDE WE DON'T HAVE HEART MEMBERSHIP. WE ARE WORKING WITH SHARON BUT THERE ARE SOME SIGNIFICANT CAPITAL INVESTMENTS THAT NEED TO BE MADE. THAT'S A HISTORIC BUILDING COMING UP ON ALMOST 90 YEARS OLD IF MY MATH IS RIGHT.UT EVEN THOUGH THE RENOVATIONS WERE DONE 20 YEARS AGO, 20 YEARS ON THINGS LIKE GROUPS THAT ãIN FLORIDA ABOUT THE LIFE EXPECTANCY SO WE ARE WORKING ON PUTTING TOGETHER HARD NUMBERS AND SOME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS THAT NEED TO BE MADE TO THE FACILITY ITSELF. WE WILL BE COMING BACK AT A LATER DATE ONCE WE HAVE FIRM NUMBERS.

THERE ARE SOME CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS THAT NEED TO BE MADE INTO THE FACILITY JUST FOR SAFETY CONCERNS AS WELL AS JUST ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE ARTISTS IN THE AUDIENCE AS WELL.

>> MS. HUDSON: SO WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU ARE NUMBER ONE GOAL IS OR THREE TOP GOALS FOR THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE?

WHAT DO YOU THINK? >> FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE, ONLY GOT TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT THE THINGS WE WANTED TO DO FROM A STRATEGIC PLANNING PERSPECTIVE ãI WILL REDO WHAT WE HAVE.

SO IT'S IDENTIFY, DEVELOP, PLAN AND EXECUTE PROGRAMS AND STRATEGIES DESIGNED TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH AND PROFITABILITY OF THE SUNRISE THEATER IN CONCERT WITH THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ENSURING THE STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT MOVES WITH THE CHARTER. THAT KIND OF ENCAPSULATES WHAT WE FEEL LIKE WE ãWHAT OUR CHARGE IS.

I THINK THE IMPORTANT THING IS NOT TO JUST TALK ABOUT THEM BUT IT'S THE EXECUTION. I THINK WE HAVE TO EXECUTE OTHERWISE WE ARE MEETING EVERY OTHER MONTH FOR WHAT?

>> MS. HUDSON: CHATTING. RIGHT.

SO I ATTENDED A RECENT MEETING, IT'S THE FIRST ONE I WAS ABLE TO.'M NOT BY ANY MEANS AN EXPERT WITH ONE MEETING.BUT I SAW A REAL WILLINGNESS OF THAT COMMITTEE TO WANT TO PROMOTE THE THEATER AND TO BE THE EYES AND EARS AND TO BE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY SPEAKING ABOUT IT. THEY ASKED FOR TALKING POINTS AND SAID THEY WOULD TALK TO HOMEOWNERS GROUPS AND ANY KIND OF GROUPS AND SAY THIS IS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AT THE SUNRISE. YOU NEED TO BE HERE.

YOU CAN BE A CHEERLEADER FOR THE THEATER BECAUSE I WASN'T MAYOR WHEN THE THEATER WAS TURNED OVER TO THE CITY, BUT I KNOW THAT IT HAD A GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO WERE REALLY ENTHUSIASTICALLY SUPPORTING THE THEATER.

AND FINANCIALLY SUPPORTING THE THEATER.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAD A RECESSION AND THAT KIND OF SET EVERYBODY BACK. AND I THINK THAT THAT KIND OF ENTHUSIASTIC GROUP NEEDS TO BE BUILT AGAIN AND I THINK THIS COMMISSION NEEDS TO BE PART OF THAT ENTHUSIASTIC GROUP.

AND YOU NEED OUR SUPPORT AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY'S SUPPORT. BECAUSE OF THE THEATER IS GOING TO REMAIN A SUCCESS AND WE HAD THE PUBLIC MEETING, EVERYBODY SAID WE WANT THIS THEATER TO STAY.

AND THEY WERE AFRAID THAT IT WAS NOT GOING TO STAY AND WE COMMITTED FOR IT TO STAY OPERATIVE AND IN THE COMMITMENT THAT MEANS WE ALL HAVE TO DO OUR PART, I THINK.

AND I THINK YOU HAVE A GOOD GROUP, REALLY ENTHUSIASTIC PEOPLE WHO WANT TO WORK ON THE THEATER.

I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THEIR LEVEL OF INTEREST.

AND SO ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? COMMISSIONER PERONA.

>> MR. PERONA: WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS OVER THE LAST

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SEVERAL YEARS, AND I SOMETIMES GET CONFUSED BY THE DIRECTION THAT WE GIVE THE ADVISORY BOARD AND THE SUNRISE THEATER FROM A COMMISSION LEVEL BECAUSE I KNOW WE HAVE HAD HEAVY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAMMING, THE MINORITY ãWE WENT TO SEE MORE STUFF THAT REPRESENTS OUR COMMUNITY.

I WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THIS AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED.

I USED TO BE A PART OF THE ADVISORY BOARD.

YOUR TOP PRIORITY TO ME IS TO MAKE MONEY.

I MEAN, IT IS. IT'S NOT JUST TO MAKE MONEY, BUT THAT SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE. I WANT THAT CLEAR FROM MY PERSPECTIVE. I CAN'T SPEAK FOR THE WHOLE COMMISSION. THAT IS KEY.

AND THEN A QUICK SECOND IS TO MAKE SURE YOU PICK UP THE PROGRAMMING THAT REPRESENTS THE COMMUNITY, THE MINORITY PROGRAMMING AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

IF IT ISN'T GOING TO MAKE MONEY, THE PROBABILITY OF IT ISN'T GOING TO MAKE MONEY, PASS AND MOVE ON TO SOMETHING ELSE.

WHEN IT ALL GETS TO THE FINAL LINE, WHEN WE ARE ALL SITTING HERE AT BUDGET TIME WE DON'T CARE ABOUT PROGRAMMING.

WE WANT TO LOOK AT THE NUMBERS. THAT'S WHERE WE GO.

FROM MY PERSPECTIVE IT'S ABOUT MAKING MONEY AND MAKING IT SUSTAINABLE, AT LEAST ON SOME LEVEL.

WE KNOW IT'S NEVER GOING TO PAY FOR ITSELF, BUT THAT MAKES IT ã THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THAT SUNRISE THEATER TO BECOME AN ECONOMIC AND TO STATE AND ECONOMIC INTEREST FOR THE ENTIRE CITY AND CULTURAL CENTER FOR THE CITY, THE DRAMA BRINGS PEOPLE TO THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, IT'S ABOUT THE MONEY.

WE'VE GOT TO MAKE SURE IT STAYS THERE.

SO I WANT IT CLEAR, AT LEAST FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, THAT'S WHAT I'M LOOKING AT. WHEN YOU'RE SITTING THERE MAKING THOSE DECISIONS LEFT AND RIGHT, IT'S ABOUT THE ROOF, IT'S ABOUT THE SAFETY, IT'S ABOUT THE AIR-CONDITIONING, THE SOUND SYSTEM AND ALL OF THESE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO BE THE NEXT THING TO COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH AND I KNOW IT.

THAT'S WHY IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE DO NOT.

THE CITIZENS WANT TO SEE SHOWS AND THEY WILL TELL YOU I WANT THIS GENRE, I WANT THIS PROGRAM, I WANT TO SEE BALLET.

BUT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT, AND I KNOW I HAVE HAD MANY CONVERSATIONS WITH SHARON, THAT'S THE BALANCE.

FIRST OF ALL, DOES IT PAST THE CANDIDATE MONEY STAGE? SO THAT'S IMPORTANT FOR MY PERSPECTIVE.

WE START WITH THAT. AND THEN WE GO ON TO EVERYTHING ELSE. AND I'M HAPPY THAT YOU HAVE ENVISIONED THESE THINGS. YOU KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIX IT, YOU KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE IT WORK.

AIT ISN'T GOING TO ALWAYS STAY THE SAME THEATER WE BUILT YEARS AGO. IT'S GOING TO BE AN OLD BUILDING QUICKLY. I THINK THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE ALL DONE IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. THE DIRECTION THAT THE SUNRISE THEATER IS GOING AND IS KEY. I DO AGREE THAT IT'S TURNING A BIG SHIP AND IT SEEMS LIKE THE SHIP IS TURNING AND WE ARE SEEING IT FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE AND THAT IS EXCITING FOR US.

BECAUSE IT'S NOT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT YEAR.

IT'S ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS 10 YEARS FROM NOW.

AND ANOTHER PART OF THAT AND TO HELP AND PARTICIPATE FOR MY PERSPECTIVE, I WOULD LIKE THE COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY THE BUSINESS AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT TO START PARTICIPATING IN MAKING SURE THAT THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE SUNRISE IS STILL THERE. WE HAVE FOLKS SAYING ãWE HAVE RESTAURATEURS HAMMERING ON OUR DOORS SAYING YOU CAN'T SHUT THAT DOWN. THAT'S IMPORTANT FOR OUR LIVELIHOOD. IF IT'S THAT IMPORTANT FOR YOU, YOU NEED TO BELLY UP AND START TALKING ABOUT HOW WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS. MAYBE THAT'S OUR RESPONSE ABILITY, AND TO KEEP BRINGING THAT FORWARD.

IF YOU ARE SPENDING ãYOU TAKE YOUR WIFE OUT TO DINNER SOMEWHERE IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA IF YOU ARE SPENDING HALF A PERCENT MORE IS GOING TO THE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT WHY NOT? IT'S REALLY ãWHY DO ALL TAXPAYERS HAVE TO PAY FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THAT AND WHY ARE YOU RESPONSIBLE TO GO OUT AND RAISE THESE FUNDING THAT'S REALLY IMPOSSIBLE IN THIS ENVIRONMENT WITH THESE DEMOGRAPHIC RIGHT NOW.

WE HAVE TO COME UP WITH SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS.

I APPLAUD YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

AND I KNOW THE BOARD IS BIGGER THAN JUST THE THREE OF FOUR OF YOU RIGHT HERE. I KNOW THAT EFFORT DOES TRANSLATE TO THE POSITIVE THINGS FOR THE SUNRISE AND I DO

APPRECIATE IT. >> MS. HUDSON: AND I WANT TO SAY IT A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT WAY TO SEE WHAT WE WANT IS WE WANT TO LIMIT THE SUBSIDY. I AM NOT READY TO SAY THE SUNRISE THEATER HAS TO MAKE MONEY A THE END OF THE YEAR.

WHAT I AM SAYING IS WE HAVE TO LIMIT THE SUBSIDY THE TAXPAYER IS WILLING TO PAY. AND THAT'S THE REAL MAGIC OF IT, I THINK, IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH ãTHE PROGRAMMING AND HOW MUCH BECAUSE I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF COMMUNITY PROGRAMS ON THERE. THERE'S A LOT.

AND I KNOW THAT COST MONEY EVERY TIME YOU OPEN THE THEATER. AND EVERY TIME YOU USE IT.

AND SOME OF THE PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND SOME OF THEM ãSO THAT'S A HUGE BALANCING ACT. AND ALL I'M SAYING IS ãI'M

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WITH YOU AND HIM SAYING IT A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY.

WE WANT TO LIMIT THE SUBSIDY FROM THE TAXPAYER AS BEST WE

CAN. >> YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

WE ALSO HAVE TO COME UP WITH WAYS TO DO THAT.

AND ONE OF THE WAYS TO DO THAT IS TO GET SOME PARTICIPATION FROM THE BUSINESS IT WILL LIMIT THAT PROGRAMMING, THIS IS JUST ME OR GIVE YOU A CHARGE AND WE ARE GOING TO LIMIT YOU AND YOU WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT. WE WILL HAVE TO COME UP WITH CREATIVE WAYS TO DO THIS. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.

WE REALLY ARE. >> MR. ALEXANDER?

>> MR. ALEXANDER: I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR MANY YEARS THROUGH IT ALL AND HEARD IT ALL.

>> MS. HUDSON: ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO ADD? ANYTHING THE COMMISSION CAN DO FOR YOUR COMMIT

>> OTHER THAN MONEY. COMMUNITY SUPPORT.

IT IS A CHALLENGE. I THINK YOU RECOGNIZE IT AND YOU KNOW I WEAR A DIFFERENT HAT AND WE SEE SOME AMAZING CHALLENGES WITH THE CENTER. WE WENT TO BERKELEY CENTER OF THE FAIRGROUNDS AND WANTED TO BE PROFITABLE BUT YOU HAVE NONPROFITS AND COMMUNITY WANT TO GET THE FEE IS WAIVED.

AS A BALANCE OF HOW TO MANAGE THAT EXPECTATION AND STOMACH REVENUE. AND STILL BE A COMMUNITY

CENTER. >> MR. ALEXANDER: I LOOK AT IT ONE WAY.

SUBSIDIZED PLACE IN THE CITIZENS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY ALL THE TIME. BUT THE TAXES, THEY ARE PAYING THE TAXES AND THE TAXES GO UP HERE AND THERE AND EVERYWHERE.

SOMETIMES OUGHT TO HAVE A LITTLE TOY TO PLAY WITH SOMEWHERE. SO I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT GIVING AWAY EVERYTHING, BUT AT LEAST LET OUR CHILDREN ãTHAT'S WHY WE WORK SO HARD. SO OUR CHILDREN CAN HAVE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO. WE GO HOME AND SIT IN OUR RECLINERS EVERY NIGHT AT THE END OF THE DAY.

AND THAT'S LIKE SENDING THEM TO BED AT 6:00.

IT'S NOT FAIR FOR THEM. THEY NEED TO HAVE SOMEONE TO ENJOY. I'M NOT SAYING GIVE AWAY EVERYTHING. SOME THINGS DO NEED TO BE FROM MIC] I CAN REMEMBER WHEN IT WAS A MILLION PLUS SUBSIDIES OVER THERE. YOU ALL WERE BARELY MAKING WHAT YOU ARE GETTING.

HERE EVERY YEAR SINCE THE INCEPTION, AND I'VE BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF IT. BUT YOU KNOW, AGAIN, I'M SUPPORTIVE OF IT NOW, BUT AGAIN, LIKE I SAID,

MIC] >> MS. HUDSON: I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. AND I AM WONDERING IF YOU OR SHARON WANT TO INTRODUCE THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE.

. COME TO THE MICROPHONE FOR ME, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T GET RECORDED.

>> THE REST OF THE AUDIENCE FROM OUR ADVISORY BOARD WE HAVE ANTHONY, TONY IS ALSO ONE OF OUR VOLUNTEER USHERS SO HE DOES DOUBLE DUTY. AND BOB BLUESTONE USED TO SIT REVIEW SET WOULD YOU LIKE THEM TO STAND UP?

>> ANTHONY AND THEN BEHIND HIM IS ROBERT BLUESTONE AND THEN IN THE BACK, WE HAVE CARLOS DIAZ AND ON THE ADVISORY BOARD, I THINK THAT'S IT BESIDES LUKE AND ERIC, THE OTHERS I AM SURE WERE NOT ABLE TO GET OUT OF WORK ON A 9:00 A.M. TUESDAY MORNING AFTER HOLIDAY. AND I ALSO WANT TO ãIF I CAN, ACKNOWLEDGE SOME OF OUR SUNRISE STAFF.

OUR DIRECTORS OF OPERATIONS TED GEIGER.

INTERIM BOX OFFICE MANAGER MARINA MARKETING DIRECTOR, AND SADLY. AND I COULD NOT DO WHAT I DO WITHOUT ANY OF THESE PEOPLE. THEY ARE SO HELPFUL AND ARE

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GREAT WITH ME AND WHAT I ASKED THEM TO DO AND MY NEW ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT IS KAREN SKIDMORE AND KAREN HAS BEEN AMAZING. AND SHE VOLUNTEERED FOR A YEAR SO SHE VOLUNTEERED HER TIME 30 HOURS A WEEK FOR ONE YEAR, AND THEN SHE IS SO AMAZING THAT SHE IS NOW A NEW STAFF MEMBER AS OF

OCTOBER. >> MS. HUDSON: WONDERFUL.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> MS. HUDSON: ANYTHING YOU WANT TO ADD TO WHAT'S BEEN PRESENTED?

>> I'M GOING TO GIVE MY OWN PRESENTATION NOW ON PROGRAMMING BUT I DO WANT TO SAY THE BOARD HAS COME SO FAR IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO AS A BOARD AND AS COMMITTEES, BUT THEY HAVE BEEN AMAZING, THEY BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE, THEY GIVE ALL KINDS OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND IDEAS WE ARE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD AND SOME OF THEM WE ARE NOT. I APPRECIATE THEIR TIME WE HAVE MEETINGS EVERY OTHER MONTH AND THEY ARE OUR LONG MEETINGS BUT THE COMMITTEE MEETS IN BETWEEN THOSE TIMES, SO I APPRECIATE YOUR DEDICATION. I WORKED WITH SOME OF THESE INDIVIDUALS FOR MANY YEARS ON AN ASSISTANT LEVEL.

NOW ASK THE LEADER AND DIRECTOR OF THE SUNRISE THEATER I AM SO GRATEFUL TO STILL HAVE MANY OF THEM ABOARD AND THE ADDITION OF NEW MEMBERS THAT ARE JUST WILLING TO GO THROUGH THE TRENCHES AND GET THE SUNRISE THEATER TURNED AROUND AND IN A

POSITIVE DIRECTION. >> I GOT THE IMPRESSION WHEN I WENT TO THAT MEETING THAT THEY WANT TO HELP YOU DO THAT.

SO THERE'S ENTHUSIASM THERE >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, GENTLEMEN, VERY MUCH.

[d. Presentation of programming efforts and 2019-20 Season Update.]

>> NEXT WE HAVE THE PRESENTATION OF PROGRAMMING EFFORTS IN THE 2019 20 SEASON UPDATE.

MR. MIMMS DO YOU HAVE ANY LESIONS?

>> WE HAVE SHARON ENGLE WHO IS GOING TO GIVE A PRESENTATION AND UPDATE AS TO HOW WE HAVE PROGRESSED SINCE SHE HAS TAKEN THE LEAD AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE SUNRISE THEATER AND FOLLOWING OUR VERY SUCCESSFUL AND LARGELY ATTENDED COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING THAT WE HELD AT THE SUNRISE THEATER AND AGAIN I DO WANT TO COMMENT THAT THE ENTIRE SUNRISE THEATER STAFF IS IN THIS ROOM. THAT IS A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR OPERATION AND THE ENTIRE STAFF WAS IN THIS ROOM.

>> THANK YOU. , MR. MIMMS, AND THANK YOU FOR MY SOFTWARE SUPPORTING ME HERE TODAY.

AS WELL AS MY ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS.

AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING JUNE OF LAST YEAR AND IT WAS VERY WELL ATTENDED BY A LOT OF THE CROSS-SECTION AND A LOT OF THE USERS OF THE FACILITY WERE THERE AND IT WAS ãA LOT OF THINGS WERE SAID THAT I REALLY TOOK TO HEART, A LOT OF THINGS WERE SAID THAT WERE HARD TO HEAR BUT THEY WERE IMPORTANT. AND I THINK THAT AS USERS OF THE FACILITY, PARTICULARLY, THEY ARE GETTING A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT AND MONEY INTO USING THE SUNRISE THEATER AND A LOT OF WHAT I HEARD WAS ABOUT POOR COMMUNICATION, ABOUT NOT A LOT OF EFFORTS BEING BROUGHT FORTH ON OUR PART.

SO WE HAVE CHANGED A LOT OF THAT WITHIN THE LAST YEAR AND WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS ãI INTRODUCED KAREN SKIDMORE AND FOR A WHOLE YEAR SHE WORKED WITH ME IN TURNING AROUND THAT COMMUNITY WITH OUR EFFORT AND WE PUT PROCESSES INTO PLACE WE REACHED OUT TO THEM NOW ON A CONTINUING BASIS MAKING SURE THAT ALL OF OUR NEEDS ARE TAKING CARE OF MAKING SURE THEY ARE GETTING RESPONSES FROM INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS THAT THEY HAVE TO INTERACT WITH ON A TIMELY BASIS, MAKING SURE ALL OF THEIR NEEDS ARE MET AND I AM REALLY PLEASED WITH THE OUTCOME OF THAT BECAUSE THE USERS OF THE FACILITY, THAT'S A BIG CHUNK OF OUR PROGRAMMING AND A BIG PART OF OUR BUDGET AT THE END OF THE DAY AND I WANT THEM TO BE HAPPY AND SATISFIED AND I WANT THEM TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE WE ARE PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AND WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON THAT, SO WE

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WANT TO OFFER ALL OF THAT TO OUR USERS AS WELL.

AND I THINK WE HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB IN TURNING THAT PART OF IT AROUND. THOSE USERS ARE COMING BACK AND THEY ARE ADDING PERFORMANCES. SOME OF THEM ARE COMING BACK TO HER THREE TIMES OF YEAR. IT'S I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THAT. I WANT TO ADDRESS ALSO THE PROGRAMMING. THE PROGRAMMING OF THE SUNRISE THEATER IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. WHILE WE HAVE MADE STRIDES I AM ALSO MINDFUL OF THE FINANCIAL RISK THAT COMES WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERING AND PROGRAMMING THE COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING THAT WE DO AND THAT WE PARTNER WITH IS AS WELL-RECEIVED OR AS WELL ATTENDED AS WE WOULD HOPE AND WHAT WE START THINKING IT WILL BE. A LOT OF TIMES WE DO COMMUNITY PARTNERING WE END UP FINANCIALLY AT A LOSS WHILE IT'S GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY SOMETIMES IT'S NOT WELL ATTENDED. SO I ãYOU SHOULD HAVE IN A PACKET, YOU SHOULD HAVE A LIST OF SHOWS AS WELL AS ONE OF OUR NEW EFFORTS WHICH IS WHAT I HEARD FROM THE COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING WAS NOT ENOUGH FAMILY SHOWS.

THIS YEAR WE HAVE OUR FAMILY ADVENTURE SERIES AND YOU SHOULD HAVE IT WHERE IT SHOWS SIX DIFFERENT SHOWS THAT HER FAMILY ORIENTED SHOWS AND THEY ARE ALSO NOT AS EXPENSIVE AS MAYBE ONE OF OUR LEGENDARY PERFORMERS THAT WE HAVE COME IN MIGHT BE.

THE TICKETING IS ãTHE COST IS MORE POSITIVE FOR A FAMILY.

WE HAVE CHILDREN'S PRICES AND SO WE ARE TRYING TO ACCOMMODATE THAT AND LISTEN TO WHAT THE COMMUNITY SAID.

I BELIEVE IF YOU LOOK AT OUR TOUCH OF SHOWS AS WELL YOU SEE A CROSS-SECTION OF OUR DEMOGRAPHICS.

WHILE WE TRY, WE ARE NOT GOING TO MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY.

THIS IS NO ONE'S EVER WE DO KEEP IN MIND WHAT THE COMMUNITY WANTS AND ALSO WHAT IS AVAILABLE TO US AND WHAT IS FINANCIALLY FEASIBLE. SOMETIMES BOARD WORK WELL AT THE THEATER AND WHILE WE MAY PUT IN AN OFFER FOR THE ARTIST IT NEEDS TO BE UNDERSTOOD THAT THE ARTIST IS ALWAYS GOING TO TAKE OUR OFFER. THERE ARE SEVERAL AROUND US THAT ARE ABLE TO GET MORE AND IT GIVES THEATERS A THOUSAND SEATS LESS OF AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAG ONTO THOSE SHOWS.HILE WE MAY OFFER YOU NICE DECENT OFFER ANOTHER SMALL THEATER LIKE US THEY MAY CHOOSE TO. I KNOW AND I UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S A CHALLENGE. I WANT YOU ALL TO UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A CHALLENGE AND IT'S NOT SOMETHING I TAKE LIGHTLY.

I THINK WE ARE DOING A GREAT JOB OF OFFERING MORE DIVERSE PROGRAMMING. IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN CHARGE OF THE SUNRISE THEATER IS TO OFFER DIVERSE PROGRAMMING AND TO WORK WITH LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS.

I AM EXCITED TO SAY WE ARE CONTINUING TO WORK WITH THE CHILDREN SERVICES COUNCIL. WE WORK WITH IMPACT EVERY YEAR.

WE HAVE THE SOUTHEAST HONOR FLIGHT THAT WE WORK WITH NOW.

CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE TREASURE COAST HISTORY FESTIVAL. WE HAD ANOTHER MEETING WITH THE LINCOLN PARK YOUNG PROFESSIONALS.

MOVING FORWARD IT LOOKS LIKE WE WILL MOVE ON AND WORK ON EVENTS TOGETHER WE HAVE OUR OWN MILLENNIAL GROUP WITHIN THE SUNRISE THEATER WE ARE TRYING TO CREATE SO WE HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WE ARE WORKING ON TO RESPOND TO OUR COMMUNITY AND I THINK WE ARE MAKING GREAT STRIDES IN THOSE AREAS. HOWEVER LIKE HE SAID IT'S A BIG SHIP TO TURN. AND I THINK THAT WE ARE GETTING

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THERE. IT WILL TAKE SEVERAL YEARS.

I THINK WE ARE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND I I THINK MY STAFF AND ADVISORY BOARD FOR HELPING ME GET THERE.

>> ARE YOU INCLUDING THE BLACK BOX YOU USED? IT'S ONE THAT USES IT REGULARLY? ONCE WE HAVE THE FORT PIERCE JAZZ AND BLUES SOCIETY THE BLUEBIRD EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION USES IT ALSO QUITE A BIT.

I AM HOPING TO FINALIZE THIS WEEK A AGREEMENT WITH A PROMOTER THAT WILL TAKE NINE WEEKS, JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH, AND WE WILL BRING BRINGING IN THREE DIFFERENT SHOWS AT THREE WEEKS AT A TIME THAT WILL UTILIZE THE BLACK BOX DURING THE SNOWBIRD TIME. SO A LOT MORE ACTIVITY WILL BE IN THE BLACK BOX WE ARE ALSO PROMOTING THE BLACK BOX IN OUR UPSTAIRS WHICH WE HAD TURNED INTO A VIP LOUNGE WE HAVE STARTED PUTTING OUT ON THE MARQUEE THAT THERE ARE SPACES AVAILABLE FOR RENT FOR PARTIES. SO WE ARE GETTING THEM OUT THERE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT THEY WERE NOT FOR PERFORMANCES BUT FOR RECEPTIONS FOR LECTURERS FOR DINNERS, WE CAN ALSO ACCOMMODATE CONFERENCES AND DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO WE ARE TRYING TO EXPAND THE USE OF ALL THE DIFFERENT SPACES

WITHIN THE FACILITY. >> MS. HUDSON: IS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PARTIES IS WHAT YOU ARE SAYING?

THE UPSTAIRS? >> THE UPSTAIRS, THE BLACK BOX, EVEN ãWE ARE NOT ãWE CAN EVEN DO PRIVATE PARTIES IN THE MAIN LOBBY. SO WE ARE WORKING ON UTILIZING EVERY INCH OF THE SPACE TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY TO CREATE NOT JUST ACTIVITIES BUT PEOPLE IN THE THEATER COMING IN TO THE

BUILDING. >> HOW ABOUT WHAT THE ãDO YOU ãHAVE YOU SET UP ANYTHING WITH THEM, THE PERFORMING ARTS, THE

SCHOOL THAT'S NOW CALLED CAST? >> NO.

WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY KIND OF CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM

UTILIZING THE SPACE. >> MS. HUDSON: THEY HAVE THEIR OWN LITTLE AUDITORIUM. THEY HAVE A BEAUTIFUL

AUDITORIUM. >> 650 SEAT THEATER OVER THERE WHICH IS FULLY FUNCTIONING. BUT WE DO ALSO OFFER OUR ON-TIME PERFORMANCE IS WHERE THEY ARE NOT CREATING ãTHEY ARE THREE DOLLARS A TICKET BUT WE DO PROVIDE BUS TRANSPORTATION. AND THREE DOLLARS A TICKET IS STILL A LOT LESS THAN THE OTHER THEATERS AROUND THE DO IT FOR SIX AND SEVEN DOLLARS A TICKET. SO WE DO OFFER FOR OUR STUDENTS WITHIN ST. LUCIE RIVER COUNTY THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME AND SEE SHOWS THAT THEY MAY NOT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY AND QUITE FRANKLY FOR THE PAST 10 OR 11 YEARS THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE DONE.

TO GIVE THEM THAT EXPERIENCE. >> AND ALONG WITH WHAT COMMISSIONER PERONA ãWHAT KIND OF ESTABLISHED COMMUNICATION DO YOU HAVE WITH THE BUSINESSES DOWNTOWN AND THE BUSINESS

COMMUNITY? >> WE ATTEND ALL OF THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS MEETINGS. WE ALSO DO COORDINATE A CONVERSATION AND A PARTNERSHIP WITH ALL OF THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES WHETHER THEY ARE OPEN TO THAT IS ON THEM.

WE ARE WORKING WITH RHONDA LINER WHO ARE GREAT SUPPORTERS FROM THE THEATER AND THEY ARE OFFERING GIVEAWAYS, DINNER AND TICKETS TO A SHOW, SO WE TRY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO INCORPORATE THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES INTO WHATEVER IT IS THAT WE DO.

THEY ARE VERY OPEN WHEN WE HAVE EVENTS, AND WE PROVIDE ãTHEY PROVIDE FOOD FOR US AND WE ADVERTISE THEIR BUSINESS ON NIGHTS. BUT A LOT OF TIMES IT'S NOT AS RECIPROCAL OR AS ãI GUESS I WISH THERE WAS MORE COOPERATION

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THAT WE COULD PARTNER WITH >> THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN A CHALLENGE BECAUSE THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES ARE OFTEN ãTHE BUSINESS OWNERS ARE THE ONES WORKING AND NEED TO BE AT THE STORE AND PROMOTING IN THE KIND OF GET LOST IN THEIR OWN OPERATIONS AND THEIR OWN PRIORITIES.

>> THEY DO.ND THEY ARE DOING A GREAT JOB OF DOING EVENTS DOWNTOWN. AND WE ARE ALWAYS INVOLVED IN ALL OF THE DOWNTOWN EVENTS THAT ARE GOING ON.

>> MS. HUDSON: I KNOW YOU WILL HAVE A HISTORY FAIR IN JANUARY.

YOU WILL BE WITH GREG I THINK IT'S SATURDAY, JANUARY 11.

ANY OTHER DISCUSSION OR QUESTIONS?

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK. >> THANK YOU FOR THE

OPPORTUNITY >> AND THINK THE ADVISORY

BOARD. >> I HAVE PLAYBILLS FOR YOU.

INTO THE WILD WITH JACK HANNA. LIVE INSTEAD OF SATURDAY MORNING ON TV. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[e. Annual review of Board and Committee assignments for the Mayor and Commissioners. ]

>> THE NEXT ITEM IS THE ANNUAL REVIEW OF BOARDS AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS.

>> MS. HUDSON: TAKE ONE AND PASS IT.

IF YOU WANT TO TAKE ONE AND LEAVE IT FOR COMMISSIONER SESSIONS. YOU CAN PUT IT IN HIS ENVELOPE.

YOU TAKE A LOOK AT YOURS, COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER.

ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOURS?

>> MS. HUDSON: I SEE YOU ARE AN ALTERNATE AND I THINK THAT I HAVE PROBABLY ATTENDED ALL OF THOSE.

THERE HAVE NOT BEEN ANY MEETINGS FREE TO CALL

>> MS. HUDSON: YOU NEVER KNOW. RIGHT.

>> MR. ALEXANDER: IS THERE MATERIAL,

>> I WILL MAKE SURE PATRICIA KNOWS TO SEND YOU THE MATERIALS FOR THE TREASURE COAST. I'M NOT SURE SHE KNOWS THAT.

WILL MAKE SURE SHE KNOWS THAT. >> I DON'T KNOW THAT WE GET AN AGENDA IN ADVANCE. WE CAN ONLY TELL YOU THAT YOU'RE AN ALTERNATE.

>> MR. ALEXANDER:

>> MS. HUDSON: AND THAT IS UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL COMMISSIONERS TO LET STAFF KNOW TOO. THAT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY AND IF WE DON'T LET THEM KNOW THEY CAN'T LET YOU KNOW.

>> MR. ALEXANDER:

>> MS. HUDSON: YOU KNOW AHEAD OF TIME.

IT'S COURTESY.>> MR. ALEXANDER: WE ARE MISSING

COMMISSIONERS SO ã >> MS. HUDSON: WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SITUATION IS. RIGHT.

>> MR. ALEXANDER:

>> I WOULD LIKE TO FORMALLY VOLUNTEER FOR THE PARKING COMMITTEE. I KNOW WE MADE IT BUT NOBODY REALLY SANCTIONED THAT I AM THE REPRESENTATIVE

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>> NOBODY REALLY SAID THAT? UT RIGHT NOW IF YOU WANT ME TO SAY THAT, WHAT TO SAY THAT. THAT'S WHAT I WANT.

IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT, COMMISSIONER? SO WE ARE NOT VOTING, BUT WE ARE IT BECAUSE THE TWO PEOPLE MISSING OUT ON THE OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN.> MR

>> MR. PERONA: THE FM PA FM EA LIAISON, I DO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING, AND IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE DO THAT AND HAVE THAT REPRESENTATION. THERE USED TO BE A MEMBER FROM THE FORT PIERCE UTILITY AUTHORITY ALSO ON THAT, AND THAT HASN'T HAPPENED YET. SO I AM THE REPRESENTATIVE OF FORT PIERCE BOTH THE CITY COMMISSION AND EVEN THOUGH IT CONFLICTS SOMETIMES WITH MY FIRE BOARD AND I AM CHAIRMAN THIS YEAR, I DO STAY IN CONTACT WITH THEM AND I DO LIKE THOSE THINGS AND WHEN I GET A CHANCE I DO GO TO ORLANDO AND ATTEND MEETINGS SO THAT I HAVE TO SAY THERE'S BEEN A NEW ALLIANCE AND IT'S NOT BEEN VERY ACTIVE. I KNOW IT'S ON THERE.

QUARTERLY BUT WE ãTHERE'S NOT A LOT OF ORGANIZATION ON THAT, BUT I'M READY TO GO WHEN THEY CALL.

THE RETIREMENT BOARD THERE'S A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT WITH CERTIFICATION END, I AM CERTIFIED.

IT'S TAKEN TWO YEARS TO GET THERE AND YOU WILL BE FINDING OUT HERE SHORTLY ãI'M GOING TO GO IN MY SPARE TIME

>> I WOULD EVEN RECOMMEND I LOVE THAT YOU ARE ON NOT, BUT THAT SEEMS TO BE A LOT ãMAYBE WE CAN TRADE SOME THINGS TO COMMISSIONER JOHNSON WHO MAY BE A GOOD REPRESENTATION, A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THAT.I DON'T MEAN TO GET INTO YOUR SCHEDULING BUT I HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT.

I'M LOOKING AT YOUR LIST AND I KNOW YOU ARE ALL THINGS TO EVERYONE AND ITS REFLECTIVE IN THIS LIST OF OBLIGATIONS AND MEETINGS AND YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB OF ATTENDING AND I DO APPLAUD YOU FOR THAT BUT IF THERE'S SOMETHING WE CAN DO TO RELIEVE YOU OF THAT I WOULD EVEN PICK UP SOMETHING IF YOU WANTED ME TO. I'M SURE COMMISSIONER JOHNSON, I WOULD ãALL FAIR. THAT'S FAIR.

>> I WOULD SAY WHEN WE GET TO YOU IF THERE'S ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP YOU OUT, I AM ALL FOR THAT

>> I WANTED TO SAY I APPRECIATE YOU DOING ãI THINK THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT AND I DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO DO THAT.

>> IT'S QUARTERLY FOR THE ADVISORY.

YOU HAVE TO KIND OF STAND ãYOU HAVE TO STAY UP TO WHAT THE BOARD IS ACTUALLY DOING BECAUSE IT RELATES TO THE ADVISORY BOARD. THERE'S A COMMUNICATION THAT GOES ON QUITE FREQUENTLY AND THE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT FOR THE FM PA IS SUE UTLEY AND SHE IS AMAZING AS FAR AS KEEPING US UPDATED, TELLING US THIS IS SOMETHING YOU NEED TO DO AND YOU NEED TO DO IT NOW AND BUT I KNOW THE FOLKS UP THERE HAVE BEEN A PART OF IT NOT ONLY IN THE 10 YEARS I'VE BEEN WITH THE CITY BUT SEVEN YEARS PRIOR TO THAT SO I HAVE 17 OR 18 YEARS WITH THE FM PA IT MAKES IT A LITTLE EASIER TO DO THEY CAN PICK UPTHE PHONE AND CALL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES IN FORT PIERCE. IT'S A LONG-TERM NETWORK THAT REALLY WORKS SO I DO APPRECIATE BEING ON THERE.

>> MS. HUDSON: IT HELPS. AND SO THE TPO THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION, I'M ON THAT AND I'VE BEEN ON THAT SINCE I BEEN THERE, BUT THAT MEETS EVERY TWO MONTHS, EVERY OTHER MONTH, AND ON I THINK A WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE FIRST WEDNESDAY AND I COULD ãCOMMISSIONER JOHNSON IS ON THE HE REALLY WANTED THAT.

LIKES THAT COMMITTEE. SO I COULD GET THAT UP OR I COULD GIVE THE PORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE UP, THAT HASN'T MET VERY MUCH AT ALL. WE DON'T HAVE MUCH TO DO SO FAR

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EXCEPT IT'S ABOUT READY TO DO ITS LONG-RANGE PLANNING, A BIG HUGE PLAN WHICH IS REALLY GOING TO BE DONE BY A CONSULTANT.

BUT THAT WOULD BE ãTHOSE WOULD BE TWO POSSIBILITIES FOR ME.

THE ROUNDTABLE THE CITIES ON MONDAY CHAMBER AT ST. LUCIE AND THAT REQUIRES BASICALLY GOING TO THE BOARD MEETING ONCE A MONTH AND I ENJOY THAT. SO NOT THAT I DON'T ENJOY THE OTHERS. IT'S JUST THAT IF YOU ARE WILLING TO TAKE OVER EITHER TPO OR THE BOARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL.

>> AND LOOKING AT THE WEDNESDAYS AND THAT'S ALWAYS A CONFLICT FOR ME. I WOULD DO THE PORT AUTHORITY.

I DO HAVE AN INTEREST IN TPO. T JUST SEEMS LIKE THERE'S ALWAYS SOME CONFLICT, MAYBE NEXT YEAR WE COULD SHUFFLE THE DECK A LITTLE BIT MORE. , GET INTO THAT.

BUT I'D BE HAPPY TO TAKE THE PORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

>> BILL IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THAT AND ãIT'S A GOOD GROUP.

AND THEY ROLES ARE CHANGING A BIT.

ONE OF THE BELL GIRLS IS ALWAYS IN THE ATTENDANT SOME OF THE POOR PEOPLE WHO OWN PROPERTY USUALLY ATTEND > AM HAPPY TO

DO THAT.>> ALL RIGHT. >> MS. HUDSON: I THINK THAT'S IT. I THINK I WILL FOLLOW UP TO MAKE SURE YOU GET MATERIALS FOR.

>> THE ONLY THING I WOULD LIKE ãHOW DOES ACCOUNTING IN PORT ST. LUCIE, I THINK THEY DO IT IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

>> THE MAYOR APPOINTS EVERYTHING AND IS A PROCESS TO DO SO. REALLY, I AM A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SCHOOL BOARD WHEN ã COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER I CONSTANTLY HEAR FROM THE TOURIST DEVELOPMENT.

I KIND OF GOT THEM INTO THAT >> MR. AN

>> MR. ALEXANDER:

>> MR. SESSIONS: I WOULDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM AT ALL IF THE MAYOR WENT ãHAD THE APPOINTMENTS AND KIND OF QUARTERBACKED WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE CITY.

I MEAN, IT MAKES SOME SENSE. I WOULD LIKE TO MAYBE HAVE A DISCUSSION ON THAT AT A FUTURE CONFERENCE AGENDA TO FIND OUT WHAT THE OTHERS SAY ABOUT THAT AND COME UP WITH A PROGRAM.

>> MS. HUDSON: THAT'S FINE WITH ME.

>> MR. PERONA: I DON'T MIND GIVING YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE

POWER, MAYOR. >> MS. HUDSON: I'M NOT ASKING FOR ANY MORE MONEY, I'LL TELL YOU THAT.

OKAY. ARE YOU ALL RIGHT WITH THAT? OKAY. I JUST HAVE ONE MORE THING I WANT TO SAY. THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

I JUST THOUGHT OF IT. WITH THE SUNRISE THEATER, I THINK THAT WE AS A COMMISSION NEED TO STAY MORE ON TOP OF THAT. I'M JUST EXPRESSING THAT TO MY FELLOW COMMISSIONERS IN TERMS OF BECAUSE WE ARE ãWE HAVE DECIDED THAT AS A PRIORITY FOR THIS YEAR, TO TURN THE UPDATER AROUND AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE DOES WELL AND MAKE SURE THE SUBSIDY IS DOWN AND THAT REQUIRES OUR COMMITMENT, TO. AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE SAY THAT. COMMISSIONER SESSIONS IS ON THE ADVISORY BOARD, AND I THINK HE'S THE CHAIR.

>> MR >> MR. ALEXANDER: OKAY.

>> MS. HUDSON: I WILL GO TO ANY MEETING I CAN BECAUSE I WANT

[5. City Commission Boards and Committees Updates]

THEM TO KNOW THAT I SUPPORT THEM.

ALL RIGHT. I'M DONE.

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OKAY NEXT IS THE CITY COMMISSION BOARDS AND

COMMITTEES UPDATES. >> MS. HUDSON: SO COMMISSIONER PERONA, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING FROM THE FIRE BOARD OR FROM ANY

OF YOUR COMMITTEES? >> MR. PERONA: OUR BOARD IS ã WE HAVE A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON BUT I WILL SAVE THAT UNTIL WE HAVE SOME FINALITY TO THEM. WE ARE LOOKING FOR A CLERK TREASURER STILL. WE ARE TAKING OUR TIME WITH PAT. WE HAVE IN-HOUSE INTERIM CLERK TREASURER THAT'S DOING A FINE JOB AND A LOT OF ADVANCEMENT GOING ON WITH THAT. CHIEF SPARROW IS DOING A REALLY GREAT JOB OF REALIGNING THE TROOPS AND GOING OUT AFTER MAKING SURE THAT ALL THE STANDARDS OF PRIOR PROTECTION AND SAFETY IS AT THE HIGHEST. IT SEEMS LIKE THE FIRE DISTRICT IS DOING A BETTER JOB AT PROFITABILITY, SO WE ARE MOVING WITHIN OUR BUDGETS. SO IT APPEARS THAT THINGS ARE IN GREAT SHAPE, WITH THE FIRE DISTRICT.

THE RETIREMENT BOARD IS ãMR. KEITH STEVENS HAS BEEN REELECTED AS THE CHAIRMAN AGAIN, AND AGAIN, WE ARE ALL MOVING IN A VERY GOOD ãIT'S HUMMING ALONG AND WE KEEP GETTING ACCOLADES FROM OUR ADVISORS SAYING THAT WE ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST AND WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING TO MAKE US THE BEST BUT IT JUST SEEMS LIKE FORT PIERCE HAS DUG IN AND WE ARE STUBBORN WITH THE WAY WE DO THINGS.

THE BOARD IS DYNAMIC TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE INVESTING WHAT WE SAY WE ARE GOING TO DO. WE STAY WITHIN THE PERCENTAGES IN OUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIOS, AND WE ALWAYS FLUCTUATE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 90 AND 95 PERCENT FUNDING.

WE ARE MANAGING A LITTLE OVER $200 MILLION RIGHT NOW OUR FUNDING AND THINGS ARE LOOKING VERY GOOD.

AND THIS CREATES SOMEWHAT OF A SAVINGS AND TAKES AWAY A FINANCIAL OBLIGATION FROM THE CITY AND IN WAYS FROM THE TAXPAYER. THIS IS LARGE AND IT'S VERY DYNAMIC. SO VERY HAPPY TO BE A PART OF IT. PARKING COMMITTEE, WE HAVE NOT MET IN A WELL BUT WE ARE READY. AND ã

>> MS. HUDSON: YOU ARE OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED.

>> MR. PERONA: I AM NOW SANCTIONED.

WE ARE NOT THIS ROGUE COMMITTEE THAT MEETS IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT. WE CAN ACTUALLY COME OUT INTO THE SUNSHINE AND HAVE MINUTES AND BE OFFICIAL.

I LIKE IT. >> MS. HUDSON: AND DO GOOD WORK. COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER?

>> MR. ALEXANDER: I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SAY IT, BUT AS FAR AS MY SOME UNSEEN REASON, WAY TO THE PHARAOH BEACH LINE BUT THEY HAVE SERVICE ALL THE WAY TO THE COUNTY LINES, FREE SERVICE.

AND THE PUBLIC IS ABLE TO GET JOBS

GET BACK AND FORTH >> MS. HUDSON: TO WORK.

>> MR. ALEXANDER: I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS. DON'T KNOW WHY IT IS, BUT I DON'T THINK NO ONE ELSE COULD BE THERE OTHER THAN

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THE LIKES OF ME I DON'T UNDERSTAND BACK.

AND IT'S A BLESSING TO THIS COMMUNITY.

TRYING TO DO FOR YOUR CITY. AND PLAN. I'M NOT IN THE BUSINESS TO TRY TO RUN.

THE ROAD, BUT I LOVE WHAT I DO. AND I TRY TO REMIND MYSELF DECIDE THAT BECAUSE IT'S AUGUST.

I DON'T THINK WE DECIDE THAT UNTIL JUNE.

AT THE LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ALL WE DO IS JUST LEARN AND

LISTEN. >> MR. ALEXANDER: OKAY.

BUT THEN I'M LOOKING AT

>> MS. HUDSON: MAYBE THAT WAS JUST FOR ATTENDANCE SAKE

>> IT WAS PART OF THE YEAR. >> MR. ALEXANDER: MIC] OTHER THAN THAT I'M HEADING OUT AND I WILL HAVE A

REPORT WHEN I GET BACK. >> MS. HUDSON: IS THAT IT? OKAY. SO JUST QUICKLY FOR THE UTILITIES AUTHORITY THEY ARE NOW AT -10, $10.

SO ãAND I WILL BE GOING ON MONDAY TO ST. CLOUD WITH THE ã TO DO THE GROUNDBREAKING AND THE OPENING OF THE SOLAR FACILITY BECAUSE WE HAVE SOLAR NOW.

WE HAVE THREE PERCENT SOLAR AND WE ARE HOPING TO INCREASE OUR SOLAR FOOTPRINT HERE IN FORT PIERCE WHICH WILL BE A GOOD THING. AND SO THE ROUNDTABLE ãWE ASKED THE JESSICA CLINTON THIS WEEKEND AND THE FIRE DISTRICT WAS THERE. I WAS REALLY PLEASED AS WELL AS THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WAS THERE FINGERPRINTING CHILDREN AND THEY TAKE OVER THE WHOLE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THEY HAVE A PROCESS WHERE THE CHILDREN ALL HAVE AN EKG, THE EKG IS REVIEWED BY A PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGIST, A SPECIALIST COMES UP FROM MIAMI AND THEN IF THEY SEE A PROBLEM I HAVE AN ECHOCARDIOGRAM AND THEY HAD 650 CHILDREN REGISTERED AND I WENT OUT THERE BECAUSE I HAVE NEVER SEEN IT.

I WENT UP THERE ON SATURDAY AND IT REALLY IS AN INCREDIBLE ORGANIZATION AND A WONDERFUL THING FOR THE COMMUNITY.

SO THE ROUNDTABLE WAS PART SPONSOR: AND THE TREASURE COAST REGIONAL CITIES, I WILL BE AT THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES LIKE COMMISSIONER ALEXANDER, AND WE HAVE A MEETING NEXT WEEK NOVEMBER 20. AND I THINK THAT'S ALL.

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THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR MY REPORTS.

[6. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC Any person who wishes to comment on any subject may be heard at this time. Please limit your comments to three (3) minutes or less, as directed by the Mayor, as this section of the Agenda is limited to thirty minutes. The City Commission will not be able to take any official actions under Comments from the Public. Speakers will address the Mayor, Commissioners, and the Public with respect. Inappropriate language will not be tolerated.]

AND WE HAVE COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.

>> SPEAKER: TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WISH TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSIONERS, SEEING NO ONE I WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

>> THE NEXT ITEM IS THE ADJOURNMENT BUT I WANT TO REMIND EVERYBODY THAT WE HAVE A MEETING THIS AFTERNOON, TODAY, HERE AT

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