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April 2022 The Future Starts Here Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida opens a new center in Historic Titusville Home. P g. 11

CONTENTS... Hundreds of bicycle enthusiast like this group gathered at the Titusville Welcome Center for the “Ride it Down” event on February 26, 2022. Be sure to check out the City of Follow us on Social Media: Titusville website Watch city meetings and other programming In the January 2022 issue of Talking Points, we featured a photo of family of Sandhill on TitusvilleCityTV Crains at the Blue Heron facility taken by Joel Reynolds. Spectrum Channel 498 | AT&T U-verse Channel 99 Talking Points Staff Jim Thomas Managing Editor Kurtis Korwan Shane Daily Wil Petty Layout/Design/Photojournalism

Here are the Newest Updates for What’s Going On in Town NEW &CONTINUED PROJECTS........................................1 FEATURE STORIES............................................................6 Air Superiority Pg 6 Titusville Water Tower Pg. 13 Space Coast Airshow to fill the skies Long-standing city icon comes down over Titusville. after 60 years. Space Coast Office of Tourism Pg 7 Mapping the Future Pg. 15 A look at the tourism advancements Online tool gives developers and citizens made last year. a look at development in town. From Tower to Table Top Pg 9 Local restaurant introducing farming techniques of the future. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB......................................................11 The Future Starts Here for many at The Boys and Girls Club. CITY GOV NEWS...............................................................17 COMPLETED & OPEN.......................................................23

Dark Storm Space Perspective NEW & CONTINUED PROJECTS A site plan is under review for a 26,326-square-foot manufacturing A site plan is under review for a 49,000-square-foot manufacturing building located at 1800 Armstrong Drive. building located on Bristow Way, at the Space Coast Regional Airport. Swan’s Storage Caliber Car Wash A site plan is under review for 7,350 square feet of mini-storage within A site plan is under review for a 3,764-square-foot car wash located on two buildings, as well as outdoor RV storage located at 3575 South Garden Street as an outparcel on the St. Johns Plaza. Street. OB 2 Coffee Wawa A site plan is under review for a 6,119-square-foot restaurant with gas A site plan has been approved for a 651-square-foot coffee shop located pumps located at 1245 Grumman Place. at 405 Garden Street. 1 Talking Points / April 2022

GenH2 Enterprise Rent A Car A site plan is under review for site improvements to the existing property A site permit has been issued for site related changes to the property NEW & CONTINUED PROJECTS formerly known as Eckler’s and a new manufacturing/warehouse located at 1026 S. Hopkins Avenue for a car rental business. As of building. Building permits are under review for internal improvements publication, the old canopy structure has been removed from the site. to two existing buildings and one existing building has been demolished. The complete project will include 94,610 square feet of manufacturing/ Brooks Landing warehouse and 35,000 square feet of office space. AOTC Office Building Site and building construction continues for a 9,600-square-foot office Site construction has begun on a 143-lot single-family home subdivision and storage building located at 1540 Armstrong Drive. located north of Jay Jay Road. Titusville Medical Office - Advent Health Canopy Living ALF Site and building construction continues for a 49,913-square-foot assisted living facility located at 2805 Cheney Highway. Construction is nearly complete on a new 5,285-square-foot Advent Health medical office located across from Titus Landing along US 1. April 2022 \\ Talking Points 2

Launch Federal Credit Union SNJ Townhomes NEW & CONTINUED PROJECTS Site and building construction continues on a 3,796-square-foot credit union located along South Singleton Avenue, near Walgreen’s off of Garden Street. A preliminary plat/site plan has been approved for 28 two-story townhome units located south of E. Whispering Hills Road and east of Comfort Suites Elizabeth Avenue NuVision Professional Office Site construction has begun for a 68,922-square-foot, 122 room hotel Construction continues on a new 3,965-square-foot office building located at 4830 Helen Hauser Boulevard. located at the corner of Pinedo Drive and US 1. Riverwalk Apartments Mutter Office Building Site construction continues for a 210-unit apartment complex located east of South Washington Avenue and west of Riveredge Drive. Site and building construction continues for a 2,316-square-foot office building located at 346 South Washington Avenue 3 Talking Points / April 2022

Tranquility Bay Hopkins Square Gets New Lease on Life NEW & CONTINUED PROJECTS Site construction continues for a subdivision consisting of 99 single- Remodelling efforts provide opportunity family homes located at the northeast corner of US 1 and SR 405. for new businesses. Fox Lake Hammock Hopkins Square, located at 2400 South Hopkins Avenue, adjacent to Titus Landings, recently remodeled its building to provide great places for local businesses to set up shop. The white- and yellow-painted units start at 800 square feet and can accommodate most retail, office, or small restaurant spaces. Current Occupants Include: Woods 2 Water moved into unit L in August of 2021. Owners Thomas Hovis and James Box built out their space as a clothing retailer, featuring southern lifestyle brands. The store includes popular apparel from Kimes Ranch, Hey Dude, Nine Line, Old South, Swamp Cracker, HUK, and Guy Harvey. Site construction is complete, and home construction has begun, for the 61-lot, single-family home subdivision located along SR 405 just north of Fox Lake Road. Marina Dog Park The Titusville CRA approved the purchase of two 20x30 shade structures Managed by Tiffany Box, she and her staff offer clothing for men, for the Marina Park Dog Park. women, and children, including a full line of hats, handmade jewelry, and dye-sublimation services for custom printing. Along with the retail shop, the team of Hovis and Box also owns the restaurant, Mims Southern BBQ. PieZano Brothers, located in Unit A, is currently in the build-out phase of their restaurant space which will feature a full-service pizzeria, take- out, and delivery. Owner Keyur Patel says the restaurant should open in April of 2022. Pristine Professional Cleaning, located in Unit J-A and owned by Walter Thomas Jr., offers residential, commercial, move-in/out, after- the- event, and pressure washing services. WSW Healthcare Staffing, located in Unite J-B, was started by Isabella Armstrong and is an ACHA-accredited healthcare staffing organization providing temporary and temp-to-perm staff for a variety of healthcare organizations. April 2022 \\ Talking Points 4

CRA Updates NEW & CONTINUED PROJECTS The Titusville CRA approved the purchase of twelve six-foot-long Work to replace the existing street lights on the south side of Julia Street aluminum park benches with seat backs to be placed at Sand Point Park. with two new pedestrian street lights similar to those on S. Hopkins Avenue has begun. The project should be completed by this summer. The CRA has approved the purchase of three intersection camera Incremental architectural design plans have been completed for the detection systems to be placed at the intersections of the downtown proposed observation/walkway pier connecting Spaceview Gemini to connector trail on Main Street and the trail’s intersection with S. Spaceview Mercury Parks has been completed and submitted to the Washington Avenue and S. Hopkins Avenue. The detection system will Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Department of Environmental shorten the time that bicyclists and pedestrians have to wait to cross Regulation for permitting. Hopkins & Washington Avenues. City Council awarded the annual street repaving contract to VA Paving. Due to available funds from last fall’s American Rescue Plan Farmers The following streets in the CRA are scheduled to be resurfaced: Grace Market Token Program, City Council approved four additional farmers Street between US-1 and S. Hopkins Avenue; Brevard Street between market events for this spring. The markets will start up again on Friday, Riverside Drive and US-1; Broad Street between Indian River Avenue March 25, and are scheduled for April 8 and 22, and May 13. The times and Palm Avenue; S. Hopkins Avenue between US-1 and Grace Street; are 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Registration is at the parking lot at Stephen and Indian River Avenue between Palmetto Avenue and South Street. House Way and S. Washington Avenue. Concrete street repairs are also proposed for Wilson Avenue. 5 Talking Points / April 2022

The 2022 Space Coast International Air Show will around the world. Industry and the U.S. Navy continue FEATURE STORIES soar over Space Coast Regional Airport, May 21-22, to invest in advanced Growler capabilities to ensure it featuring the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team, continues to protect all strike aircraft during high-threat Navy E/A-18 Growler, and an all-star performer lineup. missions for decades to come. Attendees will be able to see over 30 past and present- The P-51 Mustang is one of the most famous fighters day military aircraft on ground display including the of World War II. Pilot Scott “Scooter” Yoak will fly the legendary Navy F-14 Tomcat. P-51 “Quick Silver” in a high-performance aerobatic demonstration of its remarkable maneuvering and speed Other scheduled show performers include a P-51 Mustang that allowed the Mustang to achieve such fame. The Demo, an Air Force Heritage flight, the SOCOM Para- aerobatic routine is set to music and includes low-level Commandos, a Douglas C-47 Tico Bell, as well as aerobatic maneuvers including vertical rolls, barrel rolls, inverted pilots Buck Roetman and Kent Pietsch. passes, Cuban eights, loops, and point rolls. The F-22 Raptor is the fastest and most maneuverable Known as the Para-Commandos, the United States Special fighter jet in the world today. Its twin engines produce Operations Command Parachute Team is comprised of more thrust than any other fighter. Combined with its volunteers from the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, sleek aerodynamic design, this allows the F-22 to “super Marines and U.S. government civilians who are assigned cruise” at 1.5 times the speed of sound without using fuel to the Special Operations Command. Formed in 1991, the consuming afterburner. Its unique thrust vectoring and Para-Commandos represent the elite Special Operations advanced flight controls allow it to outmaneuver any other Forces of the United States armed services. aircraft. The Douglas C-47 was a direct militarized variant of the During its demonstration, the F-22 Raptor puts thrust Douglas DC-3 airliner. It first flew a mere 16 days after the vectoring on full display defying imagination as it climbs Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. “Tico Belle” is a flying straight up, stops in mid-air, then reverses towards the memorial to the men who flew her into combat. On June ground before flipping the nose around in a somersault 5, 1944, she was one of the hundreds of C-47s that flew at near zero forward speed. It makes sharp, sudden turns across the English Channel on D-Day, dropping members displacing and compressing air into vapor, which often of the 82nd Airborne behind enemy lines. produces its own weather system with massive clouds that engulf the jet. The Space Coast International Air Show is one of six air shows that are part of the 2022 AirDotShow Live Tour, The EA-18G Growler is the most advanced airborne which also includes the Fort Lauderdale Air Show (April electronic attack (AEA) platform and is the only one in 30-May 1), Ocean City (Maryland) Air Show (June 11-12), production today. A variant of the combat-proven F/A- New York Air Show (September 10-11), Orlando Air and 18F Super Hornet, the Growler provides tactical jamming Space Show (October 29-30), and Atlanta Air Show and electronic protection to U.S. military forces and allies (November 5-6). For more information about the Space Coast International Air Show please visit April 2022 \\ Talking Points 6

Office of Tourism 2021 Year in Review FEATURE STORIES The Space Coast Office of Tourism’s recovery year has surpassed minutes. The songs chosen evoke a Space Coast getaway with favorite record numbers, with total Tourist Development Tax (TDT) for the fiscal “songs of summer” from groups like The Beach Boys, but with some year (October 2020 – September 2021) reaching $16,939,307. This is in space- themed songs added in like Elton John’s Rocket Man and David comparison to $13.065 million in 2020 and exceeding the $16.023 million Bowie’s Space Oddity. high in 2019. Since the recovery began starting in March and through to September, TDT was at $12.06 million, beating the $10.1 million in Launches have always had a major impact on Space Coast tourism, and the same period in 2019. Hotels represented 64% of TDT for the year, in the past fiscal year, 34 launches including Crew-2 and Inspiration4 followed by vacation rentals at 34%. In terms of hotel/motel revenue (the first all civilian mission) brought hundreds of thousands of visitors by city, Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral (32%) were slightly ahead of to the area. In fact, 2020 as a calendar year was recognized as the Melbourne and the Beaches (30%) as a percentage of the total. number one launch site in the world with a total of 31 launches and 2021 is shaping up to tie with 24 successful launches and another 7 “Clearly the return to sailing at the Port gave us some added boost, but potentially set for the rest of the year. also people were ready to travel and that is reflected in the numbers,” says Peter Cranis, Executive Director. Cruising, which returned July 31, Looking ahead to 2021/2022, the Space Coast Office of Tourism has makes up 20% of Space Coast tourism, and Port Canaveral continues to a lot to be excited about. Fall is for Foodies kicked off in November earn its title of second busiest cruising port in the world, only behind to celebrate the culinary offerings the Space Coast has to offer and Port Miami. Cruises have begun operating at 74-84% capacity on recent included inviting influencers in-market to share with their audiences. sailings, and 66 cruises were scheduled in the first two months of the Starting in March, top UK airline and tourism company TUI will begin return alone. flying direct from London to the Melbourne Orlando Airport, bringing 150,000 Brits a year. Port Canaveral will be home-porting a record 11 “Both the Spring and Summer marketing campaigns with a $2.85 million ships in the coming year, including those from Disney, Royal Caribbean, budget can be credited with some of this improvement,” adds Cranis. Carnival, Norwegian, and MSC. Disney’s newest ship Wish will embark in “The campaigns have been able to show our outdoor experiences such Summer 2022. Port Canaveral expects an average of 55 cruise sailings a as beaches and nature juxtaposed with rocket launches which truly month in the current budget year. 2022 kicks off the start of the Artemis differentiate us.” program with the uncrewed Artemis 1 test launch. The primary goal of the Artemis program is to return humans, including the first woman, The split-screen Spring TV Ad, created by agency-of-record &Barr, won to the moon by 2025 to establish a sustainable human presence and Gold in the 2022 Graphis Design Competition under the categories of continue towards Mars. video animation. It emphasized the “Only Here” aspect of the campaign, showing icons for different cities “+ Space.” A version of this split- The Office of Tourism looks forward to continuing their momentum screen idea was continued through the Summer. The Summer campaign through 2022. If you have any questions, call (321) 433-4470 or visit their was also supplemented by a Pandora station, Space Coast Grooves, website at with songs chosen by staff, partners, and fans that attracted 15K total listeners and 109K total spins, with an average time spent listening of 24 Campaigns ROI 33:1 Direct User Spend $92 Million / Budget $2.85 Million Web Social Emails 1,575,864 Users 5,779 Pieces of Original 5,899 New Subscribers + 53.6% vs 2019 Content Developed 50,699 Subscribers 10.3 Million 331,731 Followers 20.7% Open Rate 8.8 Million Impressions Search Impressions 488,184 Engagements (Industry Average 16.6%) +48% vs 2020 48 Emails Sent Public Relations FAM Tours 2.7 Billion 15 Media Impressions Publicity Value $3.8 Million Influencers & Journalists Hosted 7 Talking Points / April 2022

31 10,670 Launches Hotel Rooms Kennedy Space Center +16% from 2019 + 2.32 Million Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Hotel Rooms Sold Port Canaveral 26 2nd busiest cruise port in the world Named Best Homeport in the US Film Permits Issued by Cruise Hive 10 Major Productions Filmed Major Event Support $225,500 Awarded Great Florida Air Show ● Cocoa Beach Air Show ● Thunder on Cocoa Beach Over $45 Million Estimated Economic Impact Tourism Sports Cultural Capital + Lagoon Facilities 13 Grants Awarded 21 Events Awarded 17 Grants Awarded 1 Grant Awarded $841,668 $174,850 $140,000 $1,000,000 put towards shoreline funded with an est. for Lori Wilson Park restoration, enhancing economic impact of invested in arts & culture Restoration Project parks, and education in Brevard County with $28 Million an economic impact over $7.3 Million Travel Trade Professionals 3,153 connections made + Virgin Holidays, Travelweek Canada and Youth Travel Planner Pandora 2021 Gold 15k Total Listeners 109k of Total Spins Average Listen Time: 24 Minutes April 2022 \\ Talking Points 8

me to Plant, FEATUREASTORIESThy eap. A Time to R Joyce Chamberlain with one of her many Tower Garden aeroponic stations. Local family restaurant is introducing an innovative technique to create good and healthy meals. For the past eight years, Chamberlain’s Good Thymes Family patrons, especially their elderly customers who need added nutrition Restaurant has been a local staple for good food and a friendly as they age. The method is called aeroponics, a concept originally atmosphere, comfortably nestled in their quaint location along conceived by Dutch biologist Frits Warmolt Went in 1957, and refined Garden Street. Operating in the spot of the former Heavenly BBQ since over several decades. 2014, the owners, Joyce and Jeffrey Chamberlain, have been cooking up home-cooked meals for their guests for even longer — originally starting Aero-what? out in 2011 at the Sherwood Golf Course clubhouse off Carpenter Road in North Titusville. Aeroponics is the process of growing plants without soil using only water and nutrients, and is an evolutionary offshoot of hydroponics. Today, the Chamberlains are preparing for the next big step in their Whereas hydroponics irrigates plant roots with the nutrient solution, restaurant’s evolution, incorporating an innovative technique for aeroponics showers the roots with the special solution. In fact, growing their herbs, greens, and vegetables in a healthier, cleaner, and aeroponics has become so widely used that restaurants and individuals better way; all in an effort to provide a better-quality product for their in large cities employ it for their growing needs, and even NASA has incorporated it into their spaceflight repertoire — even featuring it in the Orbit Café at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. While both methods are very similar, what the Chamberlain’s are using for their restaurant is a specific system known as the Tower Garden by Juice Plus, which employs a vertical growing system to provide for better nutrient delivery, higher vitamin content, and a reduction in the likelihood of bacterial spread. The Tower Garden was conceived by Tim Blank, a globally recognized authority on hydroponics and urban farming, who cut his teeth in the world of hydroponics by working in Disney’s state-of-the-art EPCOT 9 Talking Points / April 2022

hydroponic greenhouses for 12 years. After leaving the house of revamp the dining area to give it more of a farmhouse motif. They also mouse, Blank founded his own company where he developed this new plan to add new dishes to their menu to include specialty salads and technique which is rapidly becoming the most widely used aeroponic vegetarian dishes using their Tower Garden produce, an opportunity growing system in the U.S. that Head Chef Justin Medina is looking forward to. FEATURE STORIES Lettuce Eat Healthier Chef Justin Medina is coming up with new dishes to add to the Good Thymes menu. The Chamberlains saw this technique as a great opportunity to “We’re coming up with many different and new meal options,” said do something new and better, so in November 2021, they started Median, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef whose previous ventures include opening the Brix Project for Playalinda Brewery and developing their purchasing their first towers. With considerable investment, the family menu. “I want to branch out and do more than just the classic food.” has now established their own aeroponic farms, with 2 towers at the Serving more than just a meal restaurant, 18 towers at Serving has been in the Chamberlain’s hearts for many years, having their home in Titusville, once operated a women’s and children’s ministry with a local church. Today, the Chamberlains and 12 more towers at their continue their service to people and the community daughter’s home in Mims. every morning — Monday through Saturday — when they While individual towers start open their doors and feed the homeless from 6 to 8 a.m. at approximately $660 each Chamberlain’s Good — with a price reduction for Thymes Family Restaurant’s hours of operation can be multiple towers (Juice Plus found at their website www. or by offers one-year financing) going to their Facebook page: @GoodThymesRestaurant. For — owner Joyce Chamberlain anyone interested in learning more about aeroponics, and says she expects to recoup growing their own home gardens, Joyce is a local the investment within the representative for Tower Garden and can be contacted first year of use. by going to joycechamberlain. “We’re calling it ‘Living One of the over 30 Garden Tower aeroponic Lettuce Salads’,” explained stations operated by Good Thymes. Joyce from the corner of her April 2022 \\ Talking Points 10 restaurant where her towers currently stand. “People need nutritional food, and having a good source for produce is important.” Their goal is to begin is to provide fresh produce, The Chamberlains’ granddaughter, Hailey, holds a “from tower to table, right sample of Tower Garden-grown produce. off the root.” No more store-bought, processed vegetables, and greens; only locally-sourced, homegrown produce. In fact, Joyce expects that once everything is fully operational they will be able to sell tower-grown produce directly to their customers. Room to grow The incorporation of the Tower Gardens is part of a modest renovation plan the family has for their restaurant. In the near future, they plan to

FEATURE STORIES Enduring Legacy Boys and Girls Club opens new center in historic house. The Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA), founded in 1860, has grown to more than 4,000 locations in the US, including Puerto General Carter moved his wife, Patricia, and their nine children into Rico and the Virgin Islands. An institution that helps mentor and the little house in 1946, and it quickly became a gathering place for children in the neighborhood. Mrs. Carter, hired a dance instructor educate lower-income and disadvantaged youth, the club has been and opened her home to children who wanted to learn to dance, she given credit for turning kids around and giving them a strong foundation championed natural childbirth and wrote a book on the subject, she to build a life on. was instrumental in starting the first free public library, even opening Recently, the organization opened a new location right here in the front of her home as a library. Titusville at one of the community’s landmark homes: The Historic Carter House, located at 126 Grannis Ave. In the Beginning Retired Brigadier General Ellerbe W. Carter, Patricia Cloyd Carter, and children, circa 1957. The little house on the corner of Grannis Ave. and Blanton St has withstood the test of time. Built in 1915, the Florida-style home with an Over time, General Carter became more involved in local politics, inviting wrap-around porch has battled against the force of hurricanes, serving as a city council member and eventually Mayor. The General and the ever-changing landscape of our town. Through it all, the house was also friends with General George S. Patton, As the children has become an local icon which has meant so much to so many over grew older and the passing of the General and his wife, the home fell the years. into disrepair. Through a collaborated effort of the North Brevard Heritage Foundation, the City of Titusville, and Carter family members, In 1946, the house was purchased by Brigadier General Ellerbe Carter ownership of the house and property was transferred to the North just before he retired from the Kentucky Army National Guard after a Brevard Charities and Sharing Center. long and illustrious career — a career which took him from the A New Beginning battles against Poncho Villa in the Council Member Jolynn Nelson, a former prosecutor in the juvenile southwestern U.S., to the European division of the State Attorney’s Office, wanted to make a difference Theater of World War I, and other in the lives of children in Titusville. While serving as a prosecutor, she postings stateside. Along the way, would recommend children to the Boys & Girls Club, and she found that Carter met and interacted with many interesting people. One instance, while he was a Captain, he met a young Army second lieutenant by the name of George S. Patton, who shared a love of polo. They both liked to compete, and once during a match, Patton wanted to wager Carter’s horse on the game. Carter, however, General George S. Patton, Jr., circa 1944. wanted to wager his shirt instead, to which Patton agreed. Carter lost and before he could leave the field, Patton insisted he hand over his shirt, which Carter promptly did while they were still on their horses. 11 Talking Points / April 2022

it made a positive difference in their lives. The club was also a way to of various culture through food and activities, as well as S.T.E.A.M circumvent kids from encountering crime on the streets while exploring programs, utilizing a 3D printer. their interests. Members also have access to tutoring during the “Power Hour”, an Nelson wanted to find a home in a lower-income neighborhood so allotted time for homework and study. that it would be easily accessible to those children in need. North Brevard Charities, CEO Joe Robinson, and current city council member stepped in and offered the old house on 126 Grannis Ave. Titusville City Council Members Jo Lynn Nelson and Joe Robinson FEATURE STORIES With the aid of local charities, Nelson was able to fundraise Prominent Alumni approximately $300,000 for operating, and an additional $200,000 for The Boys and Girls Club is a great way to give children a start in the restoration and operating expenses. life, many have gone on to notable achievements and worldwide fame. Some former members include Ashanti, General Westley Clark, Cuba The house needed a complete restoration. The roof and floors needed Gooding Jr, Hulk Hogan, Evander Holyfield, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, replacing and interior walls were demolished and rebuilt. Over 3 years, Jennifer Lopez, Sugar Ray Leonard, Adam Sandler, Martin Sheen, Usher, Nelson and her team pitched in and brought the house up to code, the Denzel Washington, Shaun White, and Katy Perry to name a few. hard-working councilwoman even appeared at a council meeting with paint on her cheek. The Titusville Boys and Girls Club survives on grants and donations. They have partnered with the United Way as well as receives grants from The team soon turned a once deteriorating dwelling into a city the Department of Education and donations from private individuals landmark. Now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, a little and companies. If you would like to contribute to the Boys and Girls house is once again a place for children to learn and grow. Club. Contact Erin Harvey at 407-841-6855. Today, Titusville’s Boys and Girls Club are open every day after school. Children between the ages of 6-18 who would like to become a The members have access to various programs that teach them health member of the Titusville Boys and Girls Club, their parents or guardian and life skills, leadership and career development, sports and fitness as can contact Coach Jones, at 321-567-3082. well as helping to instill the importance of being responsible and giving them the confidence to take on life’s challenges. April 2022 \\ Talking Points 12 The Titusville’s Boys and Girls Club currently has 40 members between the ages of 6 to 18 and is overseen by Jeremy “Coach” Jones and two part-time staff members as well as a number of volunteers. Erin Harvey is the Brevard County Development Officer of The Boys and Girls Club. After many years of working for the American Cancer Society, she found a new calling after her daughter became a member. “Each child is different, we tailor the program to the child’s needs. Some just need a place to feel like they belong.”, says Harvey. The Boys and Girls Club’s overall approach is known as Triple Play, “The program feeds the mind, body, and soul.” says Harvey. Since opening their doors in December of 2021, the Titusville Boys and Girls Club has grown steadily and continues to offer new and enriching opportunities, some include, gardening, music, art and crafts, the study

FEATURE STORIESEND OF AN ICON Classic Titusville landmark is demolished after nearly 60 years. After decades of faithful service, the iconic Titusville Water Tower has finally been taken down. Located along State Road 405, this sleeping giant has stood vigilant over our town for over 60 years. After retiring from service in 2019, the tower stood dormant for over two years before finally being dismantled in March. According to Water Resources Director Sean Stauffer, the tower is no longer a necessary part of our local infrastructure. “Because of the improvements we have made at the Armstrong Pumping Station, our consultant has confirmed that the tower is no longer needed to provide pressure to our distribution system,” says Stauffer. As the structure continued to age, costs to repair the tower became greater than demolition and were considered an unnecessary expense. So, over the course of two weeks, the structure was dismantled and the metal from the tower was recycled by the demolition contractor. 13 Talking Points / April 2022

When it was still in operation, the tower A Witness to processed as much as 200,000 gallons per History day, seven days a week. That means that in its 60 years of operation, approximately 1963 1969 4,368,000,000 gallons of water were processed through the tower! Martin Luther King The first man walks delivers “I Have a on the surface of Now that it’s gone, many who grew up in Dream” the moon. Titusville are recalling fond memories of the tower on social media. 1975 1972 “Great memories playing in the shadows of Vietnam Conflict Astronaut High this tower as a student at Whispering Hills. officially ends. School is built Farewell awesome tower!” says Lori S. on a Facebook post. 1982 1989 “There goes a lot of memories for the Tville The Windover The Berlin Wall comes boys of the 60’s,” says Barbara E. also on a Archaeological Site down, reuniting East Facebook post about the tower. and West Germany. is discovered The Titusville water tower has truly stood the 1991 test of time. To put it into perspective, here’s a 1995 look at some of the historical events that have The first public taken place since the tower’s construction, Shuttle Atlantis docks website goes both here in Titusville and around the globe. with Russian Space online Know?Did You In 2012, popular Station for first time. 2002 2001 The new Parrish comedian Daniel Tosh offered to Medical Center pay $7,000 to have his name printed A terrorist attack opens on the tower to replace the word destroys the Twin 2017 Towers on 9/11 Titusville officially 2011 becomes a “Trail Town” Construction finishes on the A. Max Brewer Bridge “Titusville” as part of a birthday promotion. However, it was decided that the tower should not be used for the purpose of advertising, and the offer was declined. April 2022 \\ Talking Points 14

FEATURE STORIES Mapping Progress Online tool gives City staff and citizens access to a plethora of information. Since 2016, the City of Titusville has been using solve complex problems around the world. The system is an innovative online tool known as a geographic used in everything from education, health, manufacturing, information system, or GIS, to create, manage, analyze petroleum production, real estate, telecommunications, and map important information pertaining to public and transportation, electric and gas utilities, government, and private development projects throughout the city. Known more. as ArcGIS, the tool was developed and is managed by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) in “...maps you can ask complex coordination with the National Geographic Society. questions from and get detailed Just What is GIS? answers back.” A Geographic Information System is a digital system GIS and Titusville for spatially displaying data. This allows users to visually For several years, the tool has been a valuable asset analyze the spatial relationships between topography, vegetation and land uses. GIS connects data to a map, for not only City Staff, but also private developers and integrating location data (where things are) with all types citizens, aiding in the ongoing progress of their projects. of descriptive information (what things are like there). The tool is constantly used by Titusville’s Water Resources This provides a foundation for mapping and analysis that Department to maintain and track water utility data is used in science and almost every industry. GIS helps including location of water lines, hydrants, water mains, users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic sewer structures, and more. Employees such as Sandra context. The benefits include improved communication Reller of the Public Works Department, which maintains and efficiency as well as better management and decision- the City’s stormwater system, uses the GIS for locating making. its pipes and structures throughout town. Public Works Today, hundreds of thousands of organizations in virtually every field are using GIS to make maps that communicate, perform analysis, share information, and 15 Talking Points / April 2022

also maintains maps and information pertaining to street visual storytelling, called Story Maps. Using customizable paving and maintenance, which citizens can access at any maps, city GIS information, photographs, and other pieces time through the City’s website, of information, colorful and informative narratives have been created to provide citizens with important details on The system is also able to provide information developing projects. pertaining to Titusville’s Code of Ordinances regarding height restrictions in certain areas of town, water walls, Such story maps run the gambit from information on regulations, variances, utility hookups, and more. It is construction projects and upcoming public hearings regularly used by Code Enforcement to ensure compliance regarding developments to the aforementioned road from subject properties in need of remediation. paving as well as walking tours, landmarks, parks and trails, and efforts to help improve the Indian River Lagoon. Developers and real estate companies find the tool useful Maintained by two city employees, David Jordan and for researching properties, enabling them to track permits Mariana Hristova, many of the maps are updated weekly. and variances for approval through staff and regulatory boards and commissions. The implementation of GIS in the “I’ve always described GIS as smart maps,” says David Community Development Department has dramatically Jordan, GIS Analyst for the City of Titusville, “[they’re] decreased the volume of calls from citizens trying to get maps you can ask complex questions from and get detailed information about projects and developments. answers back.” To access the City’s ArcGIS system maps, visit Titusville. com and click on the button marked GIS Maps, or go to The GIS home screen accessible from Telling a Story The ArcGIS tool also provides City departments and staff the ability to inform the public about various issues using Above: A GIS map listing applications for development which are under review by the City, showing the projects’ information and geographic location. Talking Points 16 April 2022 \\

2022 STREET RESURFACING ||| Planned Start Date: Spring 2022 CITY GOV NEWS Broad St. Alamanda Ct., Citrus Ct., Court St., Flamingo Ct., Royal Palm Ct. Broad St. Alhambra St., Beverly St., Lado Ln., Ojibway Ave., Seville Way. Brevard St. Palmetto St. Julia St. Avalon St., Barcelona St., Catalina St., Chapel Ln., Deauville St., Essex St., Lakeview Ave., Sky Ln. 17 Talking Points / April 2022

S. Hopkins Ave., Grace St. CITY GOV NEWS Ravenswood Neighborhood. Beechwood Ct., Crubo Ave., Dolphin Rd., Fruitwood Ct., Hazelwood Ct., Redwood Ave., Southwest Cir. Indian River Ave. Luna Terr., Mars Ct. (North & South), Mars Dr., Mercury Ln., Nova Terr., Saturn Dr., Starlight Dr. Riverview Pl. Garden St. Did You Know? 18 The Public Works Department recently purchased a vegetation harvesting boat. The boat will give the City the ability to mechanically remove vegetation within City owned ponds and larger ditches instead of spraying them with chemicals. This will reduce the amount of herbicides the City uses within these water bodies which could have eventually ended up in the Indian River Lagoon. April 2022 \\ Talking Points

&RED,WHITE BOOM July 4th OVER NORTH BREVARD 7 – 10 PM CHAIN OF LAKES PARK FREE ADMISSION Titusville Updates the CRA North Redevelopment Plan Brevard Economic We want to hear from YOU! The City of Titusville is updating its Report Community Redevelopment Plan and would like your input and perspective. There are a several ways you can provide your input. Troy Post, North Brevard Economic Development Zone The consultant S&ME, Inc. from Orlando, Florida, has been contracted to update the City of Titusville’s Downtown CRA Local Real Estate Market Redevelopment Plan. The Redevelopment Plan guides the City and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), a governmental According to the Space Coast Board of REALTORS, “Closed Home entity that oversees the Redevelopment District, in the improvement Sales” (single family homes) for Jan 2022 were up 6.4%, with 770 units of the Redevelopment District with a set of goals and programs. A closed, compared to 724 units in Jan 2021. “New Pending Sales” were number of public meetings are proposed by S&ME to obtain input down by -7.7% over the previous year, with “New Listings,” which on what objectives and programs need to be developed to improve indicates available stock, also down by -4.5%. The Median Sales Price for the Downtown CRA District. single family homes in Brevard climbed by 21.9% to $239,000. “Months’ For more information, visit to learn Supply of Inventory” of homes for sale was down by -33.3% to under one about the Community Redevelopment Area, upcoming workshops months, a decrease from 1.2 months in Jan 2021. and take a survey! You can also leave your comments and view comments on an interactive Map of downtown Titusville. Also be Employment numbers for Titusville show marked sure to join us at our next upcoming plan presentation! improvement over past year of COVID-19. CRA Redevelopment Plan Presentation The table below shows the latest economic statistics for the northern When: Thursday, May 12, 2022 part of Brevard County, Florida (principally the communities of Mims, Port 5:30 PM St. John, Scottsmoor, and Titusville), according to seasonally unadjusted Where: City Hall Council Chamber figures from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. 555 S. Washington Ave Current Year Previous Year % Change Upcoming Public Meetings (Feb 2022) (Feb 2021) • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 – CRA presentation with an approval Titusville Unemployment Rate 3.3% 5.5% of a Resolution Titusville Labor Force Size 21,752 21,285 2.2% • Wednesday, June 22, 2022 – Local Planning Agency (Planning & Zoning Board) County Unemployment Rate 2.9% 4.4% • Tuesday, July 12, 2022 – First City Council Meeting with a County Labor Force Size 292,268 285,958 2.21% reading of an Ordinance State Unemployment Rate 3.1% 5.5% • Tuesday, July 26, 2022 – Second City Council Meeting with approval of an Ordinance State Labor Force Size 10,535,000 10,153,000 3.76% 19 Talking Points / April 2022

e-PlanSoft New cloud-based system will enhance efficiency of development plan review process. The City of Titusville has partnered with e-PlanSoft™, reviews. Currently, plans are submitted as paper or scans, and CITY GOV NEWS developer and provider of the leading cloud-based staff digitizes them and enters them into the BS & A system. The electronic plan review and document management addition of e-PlanREVIEW allows applicants to submit digital solutions. plan sets, which is a growing trend, and easier for applicants. e-PlanSoft’s PDF Scout Inspector Tool will alleviate much of The company’s flagship product, e-PlanREVIEW, will be the manual tasks associated with intake. Scout vets incoming integrated with the City’s BS&A permitting platform to create plans to ensure files are suitable for review. Currently City staff a full end-to-end permitting and plan review solution. The manually vets and adjusts files. When Scout detects issues, such combined solutions will allow for full automation of the as legibility, orientation, or others, it rejects the submittal and processes, enhanced efficiency, and a shift to paperless provides the applicant with the information needed to adjust processes. Adopting the BS&A solution for permitting allowed the file and resubmit. For agencies that receive paper files, it’s not the City to make great strides in improving its processes for uncommon for turnaround time on plan reviews to be impacted permitting. The addition of e-PlanREVIEW will complement the by several days, as there may be issues that aren’t detected until functionality, resulting in a comprehensive integrated solution the first reviewer begins the review process. that will optimize its permitting and plan review practices. “It’s gratifying to bring a solution to an agency that will benefit “We’re looking forward to the full automation that we’ll so well from its deployment,” states Harrison Longhurst, Regional achieve by adding e-PlanREVIEW,” states Steve Adams, Chief Sales Manager at e-PlanSoft. “The flexibility of e-PlanREVIEW Building Official at the City of Titusville. “The advanced and its seamless integration with the City’s BS & A permitting commenting functionality will keep plan review comments with platform, address the City’s needs optimally, and perfectly the project and accessible in our BS & A system, saving our staff complement the functionality of the permitting platform to from redundant entry tasks. Additionally, the Scout Inspection create a full end-to-end solution that will optimize the City’s Tool will also reduce the time needed, by relieving our staff processes.” from manually adjusting files to fall within required parameters.” The City will realize significantly improved efficiency and e-PlanREVIEW will be acquired through a contract with time savings throughout the full plan review process. Among Carahsoft for the purchase of the cloud-based plan review the tools and benefits that will positively affect its processes, solution. Carahsoft serves as e-PlanSoft’s Master Government e-PlanREVIEW’s comments capabilities will be among the most Aggregator®, making the company’s solutions available through impactful. Time required for the full process is reduced by Carahsoft’s reseller partners and contracts, including NASA eliminating the need to manually enter plan review comments SEWP V, NASPO ValuePoint, NCPA, NJSBA and OMNIA Partners. into the permitting solution. The City will also enjoy the full benefit of flexible viewing options and version control, as well “We are thrilled to connect e-PlanSoft and the City of Titusville as the PDF Scout Inspector Tool, which vets incoming files to to help streamline the City’s plan review processes,” said Lacey ensure they are suitable for review. Wean, Director who leads Carahsoft’s e-PlanSoft division. “With e-PlanREVIEW, Titusville can securely modernize its permitting “We are excited that our integration with e-PlanREVIEW will and plan review procedures through automated electronic serve the City of Titusville,” states Tim Giesen, Vice President software, eliminating manual data entry and allowing staff to at BS & A Software. “The interface between our applications focus on further key initiatives.” delivers efficiency and seamless continuity in all planning and construction processes.” The City processes over 5,000 permit applications per year on average, with approximately 75% of those requiring plan review. The number represents an increase that occurred through the course of the pandemic. With such a large workload, the City understood that to stay abreast of both trends in plan review and permitting practices and the growing number of projects, technology would need to be introduced to its processes that have historically been substantially manual. e-PlanREVIEW brings a full complement of advanced tools that will enhance efficiency and reduce the time required for plan April 2022 \\ Talking Points 20

Police target reducing traffic crashes in major safety initiative. CITY GOV NEWS Titusville Police Department and the City of Titusville has adopted the VISION ZERO and TARGET ZERO traffic safety initiatives in an effort to curtail the number of deadly automobile crashes in the city. This plan comes on the heels of a 2016 through 2020 analysis by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) of data from 103 cities, with a resident population of 15,000 to 75,000 people. The study looks at nine specific factors contributing to traffic crashes which resulted in serious injury and/or fatalities, of which the City of Titusville ranked in the top 25 percent in occurrences in six of the nine categories: Aging Road Users #16/103 Impaired Driving #21/103 A rollover traffic crash at Hopkins Ave. and Garden St. from 2019. (TPD) Motorcyclists #14/103 Motorists buckle up, slow down, put down wireless communication devices and focus on driving. Look twice Occupant Protection #14/103 for motorcycles. Move over for emergency vehicles and reduce speed in work zones. Pedestrians and cyclists Speed/Aggressive Driving #9/103 sharing the roadway, be alert and deactivate your distracting devices, so that you are aware of important Teen Drivers #17/103 audio cues and motor vehicle traffic. In fact, in the city of Titusville, police have responded “FDOT has provided our agency with critical information to 416 traffic crashes in just the last 90 days (January 1 - pinpointing specific traffic safety issues within the city of March 31). That is nearly 5 traffic crashes per day! Titusville”, said Traffic Lieutenant TJ Wright. “This data allows officers to create targeted proactive strategies and focused traffic enforcement, ultimately reducing serious and deadly traffic crashes and achieving our goal of Target Zero”, added Wright. Vision Zero is a traffic safety initiative that takes an ethical approach toward achieving safety for all road users by setting a goal of zero traffic fatalities or serious injuries. Target Zero is a parallel effort that plans programs and projects, both infrastructure and behavior-related, to help achieve zero fatalities and serious injuries. The Titusville Police Department Traffic Unit and Patrol Officers will be highly visible citywide enforcing traffic laws, specifically speeding and aggressive driving, distracted and impaired driving and enforcing the “MOVE OVER” law. 21 Talking Points / April 2022

TITUSVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT 550 S. Washington Ave. | Titusville, FL 32796 | 321.567.3800 Titusville Fire Receives Grants for Life-Saving Equipment The first quarter of 2022 saw two grant awards for care reports. emergency medical services (EMS) technology. The first Technology advancements have increased the standard award received was for King Vision Video Laryngoscopes provided by Jess Parrish Medical Foundation. This unique of care and these two awards have helped Titusville Fire tool will allow paramedics to perform life-saving airway do so as well. skills on scene with improved accuracy. When a patient is unable to control their airway or breath, the paramedic will use the video to watch a tube being passed through the vocal cords and allow for adequate assisted respirations. The second award received was from Brevard County Fire Rescue EMS Trust Grant for funding assistance with a new records management system. The new system, ESO, has the capability of fire incident reporting, fire prevention pre-planning, and recording patient information all in real time. The paramedic crews will bring a computer into the home, ask questions, and enter the information directly at the time of interaction resulting in improved patient Public Education Van wins 2022 Law Enforcement Vehicle Graphics Award accept the award. Votes were cast on social media for the vehicles entered in the contest, with a panel of judges having the final say. This award-winning graphic was made possible by our talented in-house Media Specialist, Wil Petty. We are extremely proud to have this statewide recognition right here in Titusville. This past January our department was the recipient of the 2022 Vehicle Graphics award sponsored by the Florida Sheriffs Association and the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association. Our very own Life Safety Specialist Kerri Lubeski (Ember the Fire Clown) was on location at the Fire-Rescue East conference and trade show to April 2022 \\ Talking Points 22

Vystar Credit Union Courtyard by Marriott A new credit union is now open at the site of the former Eckerd’s A new 152-room, five-story hotel with a rocket launch observation deck located at 1809 Cheney Highway. is now open on Vectorspace Blvd near the Police Hall of Fame. Shepard Drive Warehouse Expansion Massage Envy COMPLETED & OPEN Construction is complete on the 9,800-square-foot warehouse A new massage parlor and skin care boutique is now open at Titus expansion to an existing 10,150-square-foot building located at 1500 Landing. Shepard Drive. Playa Linda Frappé Country Club Estates Construction is complete on Country Club Estates, formerly known as A new restaurant featuring the flavors of Puerto Rico has opened in La Hacienda. Baldwin Plaza on US 1 in Downtown Titusville. 23 Talking Points / April 2022

Burger Rob’s Important City Numbers A new restaurant is open at the corner of Country Club Blvd. and Building Department 321.567.3760 Hopkins Ave. Business Tax Receipts (Occupational Licenses) 321.567.3758 Historic Preservation Board City Clerk 321.567.3686 The Historic Preservation Board will be hosting an annual Historic Preservation Workshop on May City Hall Main Number 321.567.3775 19, 2022. The workshop is being held in National Historic Preservation Month. City Hall FAX Number 321.383.5704 The City has been awarded a Fiscal Year 2023 Small City Manager’s Office 321.567.3702 Matching Grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Florida Department of Historical Resources to create Code Enforcement 321.567.3770 Architectural Design Guidelines in both booklet and electronic formats. The project timeline is from Community Advocate 321.567.3689 July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. The guidelines will help members of the Historic Preservation Board Customer Service (Utility Billing) 321.383.5791 with design review guidelines for when requests for renovations to historic structures come before Economic Development 321.567.3774 them, and for owners of designated historic and potentially historic buildings who want to make Fire Department (Non-Emergency) 321.567.3800 improvements to their buildings. Fire Public Education 321.567.3804 Human Resources 321.567.3728 Jobline 321.567.3731 Neighborhood Services 321.567.3987 Municipal Marina 321.383.5600 Permits 321.567.3759 Planning Department 321.567.3782 Police (Non-Emergency) 321.264.7800 Police / Fire Rescue (Emergency) 911 Solid Waste 321.383.5755 Stormwater 321.567.3832 Stormwater (After Hours Emergency) 888.399.1327 Streets Maintenance 321.567.3832 Water Field Operations (Water Main Break) 321.567.3883 Water Main Break (After Hours Emergency) 321.383.5657 Water Resources Conservation Program 321.567.3865 LED Sign Information 321.567.3689 TITUSVILLE COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS SUBMIT A NOMINATION TODAY! The Titusville Community Service Award Select Committee is seeking nominations for its annual award. This award was established in honor of Reverend Harry R. Lee for his extraordinary, long-term contributions. Reverend Lee served the community in many different capacities. He was the City Chaplain, City Employee Assistance Advisor, Chaplain of Sertoma Club, and Chaplain of the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce. By his spirit, words, and actions he personified the concept of unity and the spirit of service in the community. This year’s award will be presented on June 14th at the Flag Day/Community Service Award Celebration. Like Mr. Lee, nominees should be those who have made great contributions to the Titusville area. We invite you to help us honor these exceptional individuals by submitting a nomination today! For more information and to receive a nomination form, contact Emily in the City Clerk’s Office at 567- 3686. The form is also available at the information desk at City Hall. April 2022 \\ Talking Points 24

Some of the garden plants growing at the Historic Carter House, site of a new Boys and Girls Club. City of Titusville 555 South Washington Ave Titusville, FL 32796

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