Forest Park/Fort Gillem Implementation Local Redevelopment Authority

Board of Directors Meeting

April 28, 2010




A regular meeting of the Forest Park/Fort Gillem Implementation Local Redevelopment Authority was held on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at the Forest Park City Hall, 745 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA 30297.


Board Members: Sparkle Adams; Corine Deyton; Gail Hambrick; Donald Judson; Linda Lord; Maudie McCord;  John Parker; Sonna Singleton;  John Westervelt; and Karen-Brandee Williams. 


Staff, Legal Counsel and Others: Fred Bryant, Executive Director; Herb Wolverton . Base Transition Coordinator; Joe Harris, City Attorney; Frank Barton, OEA; Joe Plunkett, HNA; Mike Comodeca, Spencer Fane.  


John Westervelt called the meeting to order at 6:05p.m. It was determined that a quorum was present. The following matters were addressed:


Approval of Minutes:   John Parker made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 4, 2010 meeting, seconded by Corine Deyton.  The Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes. 


Chairman’s Announcements and Comments:

John Westervelt welcomed everyone to the meeting.  


Executive Director’s Update:

Staff and Forest Park Development Partners continue to meet with the AECOM/EDAW team.  The Zoning project is on track, and the Board should receive an update from the team at the regular May meeting.


Old Business:



New Business:


John Westervelt briefly discussed a Veterans Medical Center concept paper received from John C. “Sonny” Royal. The Board authorized the Executive Director to work with Mr. Royal to develop more information about the proposal, specifically acreage, square footage, possible job, developer, etc. Fred Bryant will report back to the Board in May.


Corine Deyton made a motion to enter Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the meeting with the Army BRAC Disposal Team on April 27th, the ILRA proposed property acquisition and negotiation strategy and the Army response thereto, seconded by Linda Lord and approved by unanimous Board vote. The Board entered Executive Session at 6:12 pm. Fred Bryant, John Westervelt, John Parker, Karen-Brandee Williams, Joe Harris, and Herb Wolverton made comments. At 6:40 pm, John Parker made a motion to return to open session, seconded by Linda Lord and approved by unanimous board vote.


 The next regular meeting will be May 26, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.


Open Discussion:




A motion was made by John Parker to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Sparkle Adams.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:42 p.m.


Recorded By:


Fred Bryant, Forest Park/Fort Gillem LRA

Executive Director





May 26, 2010



Fred E. Bryant

Executive Director