Frostproof Takes First Step Toward CRA
Before establishing a community redevelopment agency, city leaders need to know what part of the city can go into it.
So the Frostproof City Council took the first step Monday by accepting a $15,000 grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to do a “finding of necessity” study.
Council members took the second step immediately after that by contracting the Central Florida Regional Planning Council to do the study. The city already contracts with the CFRPC for planning services.
Council members’ only confusion was whether the money for the study was coming out of this fiscal year or the coming 2013-14 fiscal year.
Helen Sears, program director for CFRPC, said the state had budgeted the funds for the fiscal year that starts on July 1 — like other state agencies — not the one due to start Oct. 1, as is used by county and municipal governments.