In a meeting set for 6:30 pm tonight at City Hall, the Titusville City Council has a packed agenda touching on several critical aspects that could shape the city’s future.
The council will discuss everything from historical preservation projects and water supply safety to walkway construction and zoning amendments. Here are the essential points on tonight’s agenda.
The Community Development Office has recommended the approval of a $50,000 grant for the project “Joynerville & Beyond: Memorializing and Celebrating Titusville’s African American History.” The funds aim to assist in preserving the historic Joynerville area and developing educational resources, including interactive maps and a mobile app for history tours.
The Public Works Department has advised the council to approve a contract with Ace Flow Control for Cross Connection Control services. The proposed contract comes with an estimated annual expenditure cap of $200,000. The project is vital for protecting Titusville’s water supply by installing and maintaining backflow preventers in line with Florida Department of Environmental Protection requirements.
Public Works has also recommended approving Taylor Engineering as the engineer of record for the Spaceview Park Walkway project, at a cost of $95,000. This decision follows the recent awarding of the construction contract to Rush Marine for an estimated $998,656.
The Community Development Office is conducting the second reading and public hearing of Ordinance No. 47-2023, which relates to commercial uses currently designated as conditional uses. The ordinance will reclassify certain commercial uses from conditional to either permitted or limited uses in various zoning districts.
In a bid to address affordable housing, the Community Development Office has recommended the second reading and public hearing of Ordinance No. 48-2023. The ordinance aims to implement the Live Local Act of 2023, which provides funding, tax credits, and land use tools to facilitate affordable housing.
A contentious item on the agenda is the public hearing for a Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment for a multi-family development on State Road 405. The Planning and Zoning Commission has already recommended approval but with conditions, including the conservation of adjacent wetlands.
The City Manager’s report includes a request for council guidance on whether to broadcast meetings of the Titusville Environmental Commission (TEC). The options include maintaining the current status, alternating broadcasts between TEC and BAA meetings, or broadcasting all TEC meetings while discontinuing low-viewership BAA meetings.