Forest Park/Fort Gillem Local Redevelopment Authority
Board of Directors Meeting
September 23, 2009
A regular meeting of the Forest Park/Fort Gillem Local
Redevelopment Authority was held on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at the
Board Members: Sparkle Adams; Cynthia Easley for Mike Beatty; Corine Deyton; Gail Hambrick; Donald Judson; Linda Lord; Maudie McCord; John Parker; 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; Lisa Keeling, Army BRAC Office; 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
Chairmanís Announcements and Comments:
John Westervelt welcomed everyone to the meeting. †
Executive Directorís Update:
Herb Smetheram has provided a good draft of the EDC Application to the LRA staff and attorney and the Forest Park Development Partners, LLC. The intent is to complete edits and have a product for LRA Board review, comment, and approval one week prior to the regular meeting in October.
Fred completed his review of
the Matrix Design request for a change order to the original contract to cover
$16,500 in additional travel expenses, meeting prep, and production of
documents and reports. The original contract called for five meetings,
including a kick-off, workshop, and three with the LRA staff and Board. Those
meetings occurred on January 1, 2009, April 16, 2009, April 22, 2009, May 27,
2009, and June 30, 2009, respectively. The Matrix Team requested a tour of
and Joe Harris provided a copy of the proposed Forest Park/Fort Gillem
Implementation Local Redevelopment Authority (ILRA) Ordinance to the Board for
review and consideration. The ordinance details the redevelopment powers and
authority that have been granted to the Governing Body of the City of
voted unanimously to approve the motion.
will conduct a 2009 Defense Community Conference in
John Parker made a motion to enter Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the oral interviews and additional information presented by the Pond, EDAW and Benham teams (land acquisition and contracts), seconded by Corine Deyton and approved unanimously. The Board entered Executive Session at 6:24 PM.
The Board held deliberations, and at 7:05 PM, Linda Lord made a motion to enter Open Session, seconded by Maudie McCord and approve unanimously. John Parker made a motion to authorize the LRA staff (John Parker, Fred Bryant and Joe Harris) to negotiate with the EDAW team to refine the scope of work, deliverables and contract price for the Fort Gillem Overlay Zoning District project, seconded by Gail Hambrick. The LRA staff will return to the LRA Board at or before the next regular meeting to make its recommendation. The Board voted unanimously to approve the motion.
The next regular meeting will be October 28, 2009, at 6:00 PM.
A motion was made by Linda Lord to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Gail Hambrick. †The meeting was adjourned at 7:08 p.m.
October 28, 2009
Fred E. Bryant