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Mike Miller

COMMISSIONER'S CORNER:

MIKE MILLER

I am tipping my hat in appreciation to the Cocoa Beach Women’s Club.  A large contingent of their membership attended the May 7th Cocoa Beach City Commission Meeting.  They came not to complain to the Commission, but to contribute in a meaningful way to the city.  The Women’s Club is proposing to donate beachside restrooms for the downtown area.  Donating restrooms to the city, while commendable, is not a remarkable endeavor.  What is remarkable is the way they have gone about it. 
 
The problem has been identifying an appropriate location for the restrooms.  Acquiring land and/or leasing a building proved to be time consuming and prohibitively expensive.  The solution proposed by the Women’s Club is as obvious as the Emperor’s missing clothes.  They are proposing to construct restrooms at the end of N 1st Street, adjacent to the beach access and crossover.  This location lies within the street right of way, already owned by the city.  
 
Equally notable is the way the Women’s Club engaged city staff in partnership to accomplish their vision.  The Women’s Club will manage financing and construction of the restrooms, transferring ownership to the city upon completion.  City staff will review plans for conformance with codes and ordinances, constructability, and maintenance of the facility.  Additionally, the Community Redevelopment Agency has appropriated funds to extend underground utilities.      
 
If Cocoa Beach aspires to be a family friendly community, it needs to provide amenities that are friendly to families.  It is unreasonable to expect children to cross Route A1A to use the restroom.  Cocoa Beach citizens landed a man on the moon, yet have been unable to provide restroom access at the beach.  The Women’s Club made this new mission possible.
 
The Cocoa Beach City Commission unanimously endorsed the plan.  We encourage the citizens of Cocoa Beach to generously support the Women’s Club with financial donations for the project. 
 

Mayor and Jerry Sansom

GRANT REIMBURSEMENT RECEIVED

Mayor Dave Netterstrom and FIND Commissioner Jerry Sansom  pictured above presenting grant reimbursement from the Florida  Navigation District (FIND) in the amount of $168,500.00 for the Public Spoil site Development Phase II.
The ultimate goal of this project is the dredging of the 200 Channel.  The project has been broken into three phases. Phase I of the project (Permitting & Engineering) has been completed. A $100,000 grant reimbursement from the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) has been received by the City.
 
Phase II of the project has also been completed. This phase of the project was the construction of a dredge spoil site on a designated North Thousand Island upland site.
 
Phase III will be the actual dredging of the 200 Channel.  Grant monies for the amount of $355,000 are currently being requested from FIND for Phase III.
 
Wayne Carragino, GIS Director is responsible for securing the grant. 

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DAVE NETTERSTROM– MAYOR, SEAT 1
TIM TUMULTY– VICE MAYOR, SEAT 2
BEN MALIK-  COMMISSIONER, SEAT 3
SKIP WILLIAMS-  COMMISSIONER, SEAT  4
MIKE MILLER-  COMMISSIONER, SEAT 5
RON MCLEMORE-  CITY MANAGER

 


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