Forest Park/Fort Gillem Implementation Local Redevelopment Authority

Board of Directors Meeting

October 28, 2009

Minutes

 

 

A regular meeting of the Forest Park/Fort Gillem Local Redevelopment Authority was held on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at the Forest Park City Hall, 745 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA 30297.

 

Board Members: Sparkle Adams; Cynthia Easley for Mike Beatty; Corine Deyton; Donald Judson; Linda Lord; Maudie McCord; John Parker; Sonna Singleton and John Westervelt.

 

Staff, Legal Counsel and Others: Fred Bryant, Executive Director; Herb Wolverton . Base Transition Coordinator; Joe Harris, City Attorney; Steve Labovitz, McKenna Long; Frank Barton, OEA; Forrest Robinson, Weeks Robinson; Joe Plunkett, Hurt Norton.

 

John Westervelt called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. It was determined that a quorum was present. The following matters were addressed:

 

Approval of Minutes: ††Sparkle Adams made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 23, 2009 meetings, seconded by Linda Lord. The Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes.

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Chairmanís Announcements and Comments:

John Westervelt welcomed everyone to the meeting.

 

Executive Directorís Update:

None.

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Old Business:

Fred provided a copy of the draft EDC Application to each Board member and requested comments and questions by November 11th. A copy of the draft non-EDC letter will be provided to the Board on or before November 13th. Both documents will be discussed at the regular LRA meeting on November 18th. The plan is to submit them to the Army in December 2009.

 

New Business:

The LRA has submitted to OEA a letter requesting recognition of the Forest Park/Fort Gillem Implementation Local Redevelopment Authority (ILRA). Frank Barton advised the letter is being staffed in Washington and that we should receive formal recognition in the next two weeks.

 

Sparkle Adams made a motion to authorize the Chairman to sign the Assignment of Exclusive Negotiation Agreement between the LRA and Forest Park Development Partners, LLC, seconded by Linda Lord. The board voted unanimously to approve the motion.John Westervelt signed on behalf of the LRA and ILRA, Corine Deyton signed on behalf of the City of Forest Park, and Forrest Robinson signed on behalf of the Forest Park Development Partners.Sparkle Adams also made a motion for the ILRA to ratify all personnel (John Westervelt as Chair, John Parker as Vice Chair, Fred Bryant as Executive Director, Joe Harris and Mike Comodeca as LRA Attorneys)

and other actions previously taken by the LRA, seconded by Linda Lord. The Board voted unanimously to approve the motion.

 

The ILRA officially assumed planning and implementation duties and responsibilities.

 

John Parker made a motion to enter Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the negotiations with the EDAW team (land acquisition and contracts), seconded by Corine Deyton and approved unanimously. The Board entered Executive Session at 6:12 p.m.

 

The Board held deliberations, and at 6:20 p.m. Linda Lord made a motion to enter Open Session, seconded by Maudie McCord and approved unanimously. John Parker made a motion to hire the EDAW team for the Fort Gillem zoning project at a not to exceed price of $65,000 and to add more detailed graphics to support the zoning text and additional public education training to the scope of work, seconded by Corine Deyton. The Board voted unanimously to approve the motion.

The next regular meeting will be November 18, 2009, at 6:00 p.m.

 

Open Discussion:

None.

 

Adjournment:

A motion was made by Linda Lord to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Maudie McCord. The meeting was adjourned at 6:22 p.m.

 

Recorded By:

 

Fred Bryant, Forest Park/Fort Gillem LRA

Executive Director

 

 

Approved:

 

November 18, 2009

 

Fred E. Bryant

Executive Director