May 17, 2010

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[ Town Centre Committee - Meeting Minutes ]
May 17, 2010

Brevard County, Florida 32903
May 17, 2010 6:00 p.m.

Members Present
Helen Yarbrough, Co-Chair
Mike McCabe, Co-Chair
Nancee Hay
Jill Hoffman
Jenifer Marx
Garrett Oates
Lois Schiessl
Rhoda Waxman

Members Absent
Djon Pepaj

I. Call to order at 6:00 p.m.
Co-Chairperson Yarbrough called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

II. Approval of Minutes
Minutes 10-15, May 3, 2010

Ms. Hay moved to approve the minutes 10-15. Ms. Hoffman seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

III. Identified Tasks
2.1 Ordinance changes for signage (Rhoda and Garat)
2.2 Recommend Zoning changes (Roger)
2.3 Lower speed limit on Fifth Avenue (Mike)
2.4 Develop Action Plan for providing Parking on 4th, 5th, & 6th Ave (Lois, Jill, Djon)
2.5 Landscape Improvements (address inconsistencies in maintenance of median (Jenifer and Garat)
2.6 Palm Ave – Crossing critical for lower speed or stop light (Mike)
2.7 Bike Lane (Mike)
2.8 News Articles (Nancee)
The above tasks have been reassigned to reflect new members of the committee.

IV. Report from Chairperson Yarbrough
Co-Chairperson Yarbrough discussed the feedback received from the Council from the workshop presentation. Co-Chairperson Yarbrough noted the size of the presentation was too large to e-mail and would try to find a way to reduce the size and cd’s would be copied for each committee member.

V. Miscellaneous Items
Ms. Hoffman noted she had spoken to Laura Kennedy, Director of CRA in Cocoa Beach and Jerry Straufield, Grant Writer for Cocoa Beach about grants. Ms. Hoffman also noted the Community Foundation Grant is almost complete.

The committee discussed the different types of kiosk’s with and without the possibility of attached bike racks.

Ms. Waxman and Mr. Oates discussed presenting ordinance changes pertaining to awnings and hanging signs to the committee at the next meeting and bringing it forth to the Zoning and Planning Board at the June 22, 2010 meeting.

The committee discussed landscape improvements and where the committee feels which crossing areas are unsafe for crossing. There was discussion in reference to the re-routing of traffic for the summer as a test run. The issues of parking and the bike lane were also discussed.

Ms. Waxman discussed the possibility of buying pavers and selling them to the public to raise money.

VI. Items for next meeting – Monday, May 17, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.

VII. Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

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Helen Yarbrough, Chairperson Jennifer Fortin, Secretary