WATCH REPLAY: Brevard Commission Denies Resolution For Brevard Children’s Services Council Tax Referendum
By Space Coast Daily // July 24, 2018
JULY 24, 2018 BREVARD COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
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BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Commission during its regular meeting on Thursday denied a resolution for a tax referendum brought forth on behalf of Brevard Children’s Services Council.
Jim Barfield was the only commissioner who showed support for the resolution which would have placed a referendum to raise property taxes on the General Election ballot in November. Commissioner Barfield made a motion to pass the resolution but it did not receive a second from the other four commissioners.
Put Brevard Kids First Political Committee’s Jeff Kiel and Kathryn Rudloff volunteered to lead a coalition of community supporters and child-welfare activists to advocate for funding the Children’s Services Council of Brevard.
They ran a campaign to speak directly with the voting public about important issues affecting children in Brevard and how dedicated funding can improve the health and well-being of our most vulnerable children.
The Council was seeking a local referendum to assess an ad valorem tax up to one-third mill ($0.33 per $1,000) of non-exempt property valuation. This would generate up to $11 million per year to help thousands of Space Coast children and would cost the average homeowner less than $5.50 per month.
“Brevard County’s permanent political class had been plotting this day for years: the day they’d try to convert a tiny slush fund — the Children’s Services Council – into a $130 million bureaucracy of plunder that will never go away,” said Nick Tomboulides, Vice Chairman of the Brevard Republican Executive Committee.
“Commissioners Rita Pritchett, Curt Smith, John Tobia and Kristine Isnardi deserve thanks for opposing the tax.”
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ITEM A., CALL TO ORDER
ITEM B., MOMENT OF SILENCE
ITEM C., PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ITEM E.1., RESOLUTION, RE: PRETRIAL, PROBATION, AND PAROLE SUPERVISION WEEK
ITEM F.1., ACCEPTANCE, RE: BINDING DEVELOPMENT PLAN – CRISAFULLI ENTERPRISE, INC. (18PZ00018)
ITEM F.2., ACCEPTANCE, RE: BINDING DEVELOPMENT PLAN – INDIAN RIVER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, LLC (18PZ00025)
ITEM F.3., FINAL PLAT AND CONTRACT APPROVAL, RE: STONECREST AT ADDISON VILLAGE, PHASE 2
ITEM F.4., WAIVER OF SUBDIVISION PERIMETER BUFFER RE: ABOCOS TOWNHOMES – 18SP00015/18WV00014
ITEM F.5., APPROVAL, RE: DISBURSEMENT OF REMAINING INTEREST EARNED ON EDUCATIONAL IMPACT FEES
ITEM F.6., APPROVAL, RE: PERMISSION TO ENTER PROPERTY-NON-SOURCE FORM NEEDED BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (FDEP) FOR TEMPORARY PLACEMENT OF A MONITORING WELL
ITEM F.7., APPROVAL, RE: INTERSECTION SIGNALIZATION CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT BETWEEN BREVARD COUNTY, THE VIERA COMPANY, AND DEAN MEAD FOR VIERA BOULEVARD AND HOLIDAY SPRINGS INTERSECTION
ITEM F.8., APPROVAL, RE: RIGHT-OF-WAY USE AGREEMENT WITH ASHLEY MANOR ASSOCIATION OF OWNERS, INC.
ITEM F.9., APPROVAL, RE: RESOLUTION AND FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT, COMPANY (FPL) UNDERGROUND EASEMENT (BUSINESS) FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL WASTE WATER TREATMENT FACILITY
ITEM F.10., APPOINTMENT, RE: COMMUNITY ACTION ADVISORY BOARD
ITEM F.11., APPROVAL OF CONTINUANCE, RE: URBAN COUNTY AGREEMENTS AND RE-QUALIFICATIONS FOR FISCAL YEARS 2019, 2020, AND 2021
ITEM F.12., ACCEPTANCE APPROVAL, RE: DONATION FROM ESTATE OF MR. OWEN CHARLES GALLAGHER – SOUTH MAINLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
ITEM F.13., AUTHORIZATION, RE: REJECT ALL PROPOSALS UNDER (RFP) P3181402018 AND RENEW VISION CARE PLAN WITH DAVIS VISION
ITEM F.14., AUTHORIZATION TO RENEW, RE: LIFE, SHORT-TERM, AND LONG-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019
ITEM F.15., IMPLEMENTATION, RE: 2018 CROUP HEALTH PLAN CHANGES
ITEM F.16., APPOINTMENTS/REAPPOINTMENTS, RE: CITIZEN ADVISORY BOARDS
ITEM G., PUBLIC COMMENTS
ITEM H.1., APPROVAL, RE: FINAL PUBLIC HEARING OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019 HOME CONSOTIUM ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
ITEM H.2., ORDINANCE, RE: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAX EXEMPTION – PROJECT RAINBOW
ITEM H.3., PUBLIC HEARING AND APPROVAL, RE: SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE 2016-2020 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
ITEM H.4., APPROVAL, RE: PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019 AD VALOREM MILLAGES
ITEM I.1., RESOLUTION, RE: QUALIFIED TARGETED INDUSTRY WAGE WAIVER – PROJECT RAINBOW
ITEM I.2., RESOLUTION, RE: QUALIFIED TARTED INDUSTRY – PROJECT RAINBOW
ITEM J.1., LEGISLATIVE INTENT AND PERMISSION TO ADVERTISE, RE: CHANGES TO TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX BUDGET PLAN
ITEM J.2., DISCUSSION AND BOARD DIRECTION, RE: RESOLUTION VALKARIA AIRPORT PENDING REVISION TO BOARD POLICY BCC-79; SUBLEASING ACTIVITY; AIRCRAFT OWNERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
ITEM J.3., RESOLUTION, RE: ALLOW A REFERENDUM SEEKING APPROVAL OF THE ELECTORATE TO APPROVE AUTHORITY FOR THE CHILDREN’S SERVICES COUNCIL TO ANNUALLY LEVY UP TO A .33 MILL OF ASSESSED VALUATION OF PROPERTIES
ITEM J.4., CITIZEN REQUEST BY KEVIN PANIK, RE: COUNTY MOWING OVER ROADSIDE LITTER
ITEM J.5., FINAL PLAT APPROVAL, RE: TRACT O VIERA NORTH PUD FINAL PLAT (17SDM00001)
ITEM K., PUBLIC COMMENTS
ITEM L.1., FRANK ABBATE, COUNTY MANAGER, RE: REPORT
ITEM L.2., EDEN BENTLEY, COUNTY ATTORNEY, RE: REPORT
ITEM L.3., RITA PRITCHETT, COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1, CHAIR, RE: REPORT
ITEM L.4., JIM BARFIELD, COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2, RE: REPORT
ITEM L.5., JOHN TOBIA, COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3, RE: REPORT
ITEM L.6., CURT SMITH, COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 4, RE: REPORT
ITEM L.7., KRISTINE ISNARDI, COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 5 AND VICE CHAIR, RE: REPORT
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