Forest Park/Fort Gillem Implementation Local Redevelopment Authority

Board of Directors Meeting

March 24, 2010




A regular meeting of the Forest Park/Fort Gillem Implementation Local Redevelopment Authority was held on Wednesday, March 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; Dwight Ginn for 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; Joe Harris, City Attorney; Bob Tritt, MLA;Frank Barton, OEA; Joe Plunkett, HNA; Mike Comodeca, Spencer Fane.


John Westervelt called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.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 February 24, 2010 meeting, seconded by Sparkle Adams. The Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes.


Chairmanís Announcements and Comments:

John Westervelt welcomed everyone to the meeting.


Executive Directorís Update:

Staff and Forest Park Development Partners have again met with EDAW.The Zoning project is on track. We will provide an update at the next meeting.


Old Business:



New Business:

Sparkle Adams made a motion to enter Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the Army response to our EDC Application, property acquisition and negotiation strategy, seconded by Corine Deyton and approved by unanimous Board vote. The Board entered Executive Session at 6:06 pm. At 6:28 pm, Sparkle Adams made a motion to return to open session, seconded by Linda Lord and approved by unanimous board vote.


Linda Lord made a motion to authorize the ILRA staff to contact Army BRAC and DASA to initiate the discussion and negotiation process, seconded by John Parker. The Board voted unanimously to approve the motion.



The next regular meeting will be April 28, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.


Open Discussion:




A motion was made by John Parker to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Linda Lord. The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.


Recorded By:


Fred Bryant, Forest Park/Fort Gillem LRA

Executive Director





April 28, 2010


Fred E. Bryant

Executive Director