City of Ocean Springs

    Minutes - January 29, 2020 Special Call Meeting

    SPECIAL CALL MEETING JANUARY 29, 2020

     

     

    Be it remembered that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Ocean Springs met in a Special Call meeting at City Hall in the City of Ocean Springs at 5:00 p.m. on January 29, 2020.  The Mayor presiding, Aldermen Authement, Bellman, Cox, Papania and Impey were present. Aldermen Gill and Blackman were absent. Also present were Deputy City Clerk Vicky Hupe, City Attorney Nicole Sullivan and Planning & Grants Administrator Carolyn Martin.

     

    Let the minutes reflect that proper notice of the meeting was provided to all Aldermen via email and that the notice was posted at City Hall and online within one hour of the meeting being called.

     

    The Mayor called the meeting to order.

     

    The Special Call Meeting is for the purpose of any and all matters pertaining to authorization to execute Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) related to the GCRL Public Access Improvement Project (Exhibit a); authorization to submit amended application to DMR to transfer award to GCRL to support Public Access (Exhibit a); and authorization to execute Engagement Agreement with Urban Development Toolbox, Inc. for preparation of a Redevelopment Plan (Exhibit b).

     

    Motion was made by Alderman Impey, seconded by Alderman Authement and unanimously carried to accept the agenda.

     

    Laurence Leyens, Urban Development Toolbox, addressed the Board regarding a Redevelopment Plan and it being a prerequisite for the City to offer a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program. Motion was made by Alderman Authement, seconded by Alderman Cox and unanimously carried to authorize to execute Engagement Agreement with Urban Development Toolbox, Inc. for preparation of a Redevelopment Plan (Exhibit b).

     

    Motion was made by Alderman Impey, seconded by Alderman Bellman and unanimously carried to authorize to execute Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) related to the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) Public Access Improvement Project to include the attached illustrations (Exhibit a).

     

    Motion was made by Alderman Impey, seconded by Alderman Cox and unanimously carried to authorize to submit amended application to DMR to transfer award to GCRL to support public access (Exhibit a).

     

    Motion was made by Alderman Impey, seconded by Alderman Authement and unanimously carried to adjourn the Special Call meeting.

    The meeting ended at 5:30 p.m.

     

     

     /s/Patty Gaston      02/04/2020            /s/Shea Dobson    02/04/2020 

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