Forest Park/Fort Gillem Implementation Local Redevelopment Authority

Board of Directors Meeting

February 24, 2010




A regular meeting of the Forest Park/Fort Gillem Implementation Local Redevelopment Authority was held on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 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; Willie Oswalt; John Parker; Ron Shipman;  John Westervelt; and Karen-Brandee Williams. 


Staff, Legal Counsel and Others: Fred Bryant, Executive Director; Herb Wolverton . Base Transition Coordinator; Robert Mack and Joe Harris, City Attorneys; Larry Gissentanna, BRAC Environmental Coordinator.  


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:   Corine Deyton made a motion to approve the minutes of the  December 16, 2009 meeting, seconded by John Parker. The Board voted to approve the minutes, Willie Oswalt, Ron Shipman and Karen-Brandee Williams abstaining. 


Chairman’s Announcements and Comments:

John Westervelt welcomed everyone to the meeting and recognized the three new members of the ILRA Board.  


Executive Director’s Update:



Old Business:

Matrix provided a detailed breakdown of the expenses and hourly rates for the two out-of-scope meetings. Fred Bryant and Joe Harris have reviewed and recommend offering Matrix $9, 137 rather than the claimed $16,500. Matrix billed for 39.5 hours of time not spent rendering actual services. John Parker made a motion to approve sending to Matrix the letter prepared by Joe Harris explaining our final offer, seconded by Sparkle Adams.  The Board voted unanimously to approve the motion.


The ILRA Staff and attorneys have met with the Forest Park Development Partners on two occasions. There is still some work to accomplish, but we are very close to having an acceptable Disposition and Development Agreement Term Sheet.


New Business:

On two occasions, Staff has met with EDAW to discuss the Fort Gillem Zoning project. At the last meeting, EDAW provided suggested changes and/or additions to existing zoning and land use ordinances and regulations. Fred Bryant, John Parker and Forrest Robinson will meet with EDAW on March 4th to provide their perspectives and insights.


The Army has not yet provided feedback on our EDC Application and non-EDC letter. We anticipate hearing something in the next few weeks.


The next regular meeting will be March 24, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.


Open Discussion:




A motion was made by John Parker to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Corine Deyton.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:24 p.m.


Recorded By:


Fred Bryant, Forest Park/Fort Gillem LRA

Executive Director





March 24, 2010



Fred E. Bryant

Executive Director