Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Crestview, FL — During Monday night’s City of Crestview City Council meeting, the council voted on several items, gave updates on current and future projects, and handed out awards for the Christmas parade.
Ordinances 1909 through 1911 dealt with the annexation, comprehensive plan, and rezoning of a parcel of property on the corner of North Ferdon Blvd & Third Ave. All three ordinances passed 4 to 0 during its second reading.
Ordinances 1912 through 1914 dealt with the annexation, comprehensive plan, and rezoning of 542.53 acres of land on W James Lee Blvd between the City limits of Crestview and the Yellow River. The ordinances passed their first reading, 4 – 0.
Resolution 9.1. Support Initiative for the proposed H.B. 8980 which is to protect the Eastern Gulf Testing & Training Range to reinstate the ban on drilling in the Gulf and resolution 9.2. Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent Disposal Planning to expand treatment fields at a cost of $700,000.00 with matching funds from the state. passed 4 – 0 also.
Construction on Main Street had zero bidders. The Construction will be put out a second time requesting bids. If no bids are submitted, the construction project will be separated and the parking lot behind Desi’s Downtown Restaurant will be submitted first for bid.
City Hall updates:
The current lease of the L&N Railroad property the City now uses for a parking lot at City Hall and the adjacent property between Wilson and Main Street at the railroad tracks is coming up for renewal.
A motion was introduced to negotiate the purchase of 373 W Woodruff Ave for the amount to not exceed $120,000.00 for the future use of a possible new City Hall. 373 W Woodruff Ave is located on the west side of Crestview Fire Department’s Station 1.
Legislation and Appropriations Priorities:
The future Vineyard Village, located on Bowers Alley Way between Bowers and Field is a planned 28-unit affordable housing project. It is expected to cost the City $750,000 and matched by the state.
Foxwood Septic to Sewer project will cost the city $851,00 and matched by the state.
Benjamin Street septic to sewer will cost $300,000 and will also be matched by the state.
A septage receiving station will cost $600,000.00 and be matched by the state.
The Spring Hill Cemetery project, which was first introduced by former Councilman Hayes, will move forward to be incorporated by the city to be maintained.
The police department updated the council on improving the RUOK program, creation of the Peer To Peer program which aids firefighters, police and dispatchers to be able to talk with someone. The Police Department hired a Crime Analysis person and are obtaining more chaplains for the department.
B & T RC Raceway raised nearly $9,500.00 for Project Hope.
The Sweets Treats Christmas parade results:
Cadenhead Pest Control took home the Judges’ Choice Reward.
Under most original, Elks Lodge took 3rd and the Rotary club took home 2nd place.
Under Most festive, the North Okaloosa Medical Center took 3rd place while the American Legion took 2nd place.
Both 1st Baptist Church of Crestview and Property Group 850 tied for 1st place in both categories.
If you would like to see the meeting in its entirety you can view it on the city’s website, City Of Crestview.