Forest Park/Fort Gillem Implementation Local Redevelopment Authority

Board of Directors Meeting

November 18, 2009




A regular meeting of the Forest Park/Fort Gillem Local Redevelopment Authority was held on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 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; and Sonna Singleton.


Staff, Legal Counsel and Others: Fred Bryant, Executive Director; Herb Wolverton . Base Transition Coordinator; Robert Mack, City Attorney; David Welch, LNR.


John Parker, Vice Chairman, called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. It was determined that a quorum was present. The following matters were addressed:


Approval of Minutes: ††Linda Lord made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 28, 2009 meeting, seconded by Corine Deyton. The Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes, Gail Hambrick abstaining.


Chairmanís Announcements and Comments:

John Parker welcomed everyone to the meeting.


Executive Directorís Update:

Fred and Cynthia Easley attended the OEA Community Conference in Orlando form 2-5 November. The meeting was very informative and productive.

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Old Business:


Fred provided each Board member a copy of the October 30th OEA letter recognizing the ILRA.


Fred met with the EDAW team on November 13th and provided copies of various planning documents. A tour of Fort Gillem has been scheduled for 11 am on December

8th, followed by a Workshop in City Council Chambers at 1 pm.


Mike Comodeca and Fred are preparing a 2-3 page non-EDC parcel letter for submission to the Army along with our EDC Application. A draft will be provided each Board member after Thanksgiving. The letter will be placed on the agenda for the December ILRA meeting.


Matrix has submitted a rebuttal to our letter declining to reimburse them $16,500 for two additional meetings. Fred has requested more information concerning the hours actually worked by Matrix employees. Upon receipt, Fred and Joe Harris will review and make a recommendation at the December meeting.

New Business:

Fred met with Forrest Robinson and members of MACTEC to discuss additional environmental documents needed from the Army and to begin developing a strategy for characterizing properties not already covered by the Army Site Work Plan. The work would not take place until after the Army approves transfer of the property to the ILRA.


The Forest Park Development Partners have provided the ILRA staff a draft term sheet for the Disposition and Development Agreement. That document will be provided to the Board for consideration at the December meeting. The actual agreement would not be signed until the Army approves property transfer to the ILRA.


Linda Lord made a motion to enter Executive Session to discuss the EDC Application and Property Negotiating Strategy, second by Sparkle Adams. The Board unanimously approved the motion and entered Executive Session at 6:20 pm. After discussions, Maudie McCord made a motion to return to Open Session, seconded by Linda Lord. The Board unanimously approved the motion and returned to Open Session at 6:26 pm.


Linda Lord made a motion to approve the EDC Application with attachments and to submit it to the Army in January 2010, seconded by Sparkle Adams. The Board voted unanimously to approve the motion.


The next regular meeting will be December 16, 2009, at 6:00 p.m.


Open Discussion:




A motion was made by Don Judson to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Corine Deyton. The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.


Recorded By:


Fred Bryant, Forest Park/Fort Gillem LRA

Executive Director





December 16, 2009


Fred E. Bryant

Executive Director