Special City Council - January 18, 2022

City Council 

Special Meeting

January 18, 2022


The City of Titusville City Council met in special session on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Titusville Fire and Emergency Services, second floor, Multipurpose Room, 550 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, Florida 32796. Mayor Diesel called the City Council meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Those present in the Council chamber included Mayor Daniel Diesel, Vice-Mayor Robert Jordan, City Council Members Jo Lynn Nelson, Joe Robinson, and Sarah Stoeckel, City Manager Scott Larese, City Attorney Richard Broome, and Senior Administrative Assistant Emily Campbell, who completed the minutes of the meeting. 


Mayor Diesel requested a moment of silence, followed by leading those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Senior Administrative Assistant Emily Campbell read the procedure for public comment and participation. 



The purpose of the meeting was, as followed: 


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) FY 21 Annual Report and FY 23 Request for Proposals - City Manager Larese outlined the information that was included in the agenda packet.


The purpose of this meeting was to conduct a public hearing on the performance of the City's FY21 CDBG grant program, and to provide an opportunity for agencies and organizations seeking funding through the Request for Proposal process to provide a brief presentation on their request. Although presentations were not mandatory to receive funding, staff encouraged each agency applying for funding to attend this meeting



Neighborhood Services Director Terrie Franklin stated that she would be giving a performance review of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and HOME Investment Partnership programs for FY 2021.  She stated that she would also be reviewing the strategies that identified which programs could be funded and the requests for the FY 2022/2023 grant funds would be heard.

 Neighborhood Services Director Terrie Franklin provided a powerpoint presentation and highlighted as followed:


  • Purpose of this special meeting
  • Who is the Neighborhood Services Department?
  • Organizational Chart
  • Mission
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Revitalization Objectives
  • Preservation Objectives
  • Serve the Needs of Citizens
  • Housing Objectives
  • Methods of Implementation
  • Plan for Change
  • Available Resources and Constraints 
  • CDBG Grant Program
  • CDBG-CV Grant
  • Home Grant Program
  • FY 20/21 Available Revenues
  • Funds Expended
  • FY 20/21 CDBG Public Service Programs Completed
  • FY 20/21 CDBG Projects Completed
  • On-Going Funded Programs/Projects
  • FY 20/21 Accomplishments
  • End of Performance Report 
  • City of Titusville Consolidated Plan Strategies
  • Grant History
  • Breakdown of Proposed FY 2022/2023 CDBG Program
  • Breakdown of Proposed FY 2022/2023 CDBG Home Program 

Neighborhood Services Director Terrie Franklin provided a powerpoint presentation that reviewed the Community Development Block Grant Program FY 2022/2023 as followed:  


  • Community Development Block Grant Program FY 2022/2023
  • South Street Target Area
  • Public Works
  • Sidewalk Improvement Program




Neighborhood Services Director Terrie Franklin advised that the following agencies provided requests for FY 2021/2022 grant funding: 

  • Aging Matters in Brevard – Craig Edmondson-Wood - $12,000
  • Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation - Sean Odle - $5,000
  • Catholic Charities – Rosa Reich - $25,200
  • Brevard Women’s Center – Becky Linstrum - $16,300


Each of the above listed agencies gave a brief presentation on their request and need for funding.




Public Comment –                                                                                                             


Toni Shifalo stated that she was reading the CDBG grant and wanted to point out that 715 Tropic Street had been rehabbed and designated an historic structure. Ms. Shifalo state that she would like to have the area around that address (715 Tropic Street) noted on the map for the historical African American business district. Ms. Shifalo stated that the Historic Preservation Board applied for a grant and would find out on March 1, 2022 if they received the grant for signage to be posted in that historic area.  




With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 6:17 p.m.