East Mims Progressive Civic League - Mims Florida


The East Mims Neighborhood Action Plan 2003
Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)-Draft



Mr. Dwight Ziegler

East Mims Civic League

Mims, Florida

321-267-9784

321-452-1113 (FAX)

ziegler1@prodigy.net

Alan Woolwich, Senior Planner

Brevard County Planning and Zoning Office

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way

Viera, FL 32940

321-633-2069

321-633-2074 Fax

alan.woolwich@brevardcounty.us

Sam Dettra

Brevard County Department of

Housing and Human Services

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way

Viera, FL 32940

321-633-2076

321-633-2036Fax

sam.dettra@brevardcounty.us

 

 

 

 

 

East Mims CIP Project Summary in Priority Order

Per 2002-2003 Citizen Based Input

12 Neighborhood Projects of 38 Potential Projects

  1. *Development of a vocational skills center and small business incubator for youth and adults. Secure and improve a temporary location for the program in the neighborhood;
  2. *Acquire and create a permanent neighborhood vocational skills center and small business incubator location in or near the neighborhood for youth and adults;
  3. *Establishment of Facilities for More Localized Neighborhood Health and Mental Health Care;
  4. *Address Speeding & Install Traffic Calming Needs on Neighborhood Streets;
  5. *Improve Street Lighting, Sidewalks & Streetscape Plantings; Install lighting that promotes neighborhood character and is pedestrian oriented. Determine lighting type designs and priority locations. Create a project list and map.
  6. *Street Repairs;

*Harry T. Moore Avenue;

*East Main Street;

*Myrtle Avenue;

*Wiley Avenue;

*Repair all potholes in all other neighborhood streets;

  1. *Install and Maintain Litter Receptacles in Strategic Areas, Sign Areas;
  2. *Along reconstructed H.T. Moore Avenue plant new shade and specimen trees along with ground level landscaping to create a pedestrian friendly environment and provide for traffic calming. Choose strategic priority locations for plantings. Design should include low maintenance and drought tolerant vegetation. Routine maintenance schedule to be established;
  3. *Renovate or Build New Neighborhood Pocket Parks;
  4. *Construct New Park Facilities with a Swimming Pool;
  5. *Renovate and Clean Up Existing County Parks;
  6. *Construct sidewalks and bike paths throughout the neighborhood. Create a project location map. Prioritize projects on list;

 

 

1. BUSINESS & VOCATIONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

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2. SENIORS

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3. YOUTH PROGRAMS

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  • *Create a permanent neighborhood vocational skills center and business incubator location in or near the neighborhood;

 

 

 

4. TRANSPORTATION

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  • *Improve Sidewalks & Streetscape Landscaping;

TRANSPORTATION-STREET REPAIR PROJECTS

  • *East Main St.
  • *Myrtle
  • *Wiley

 

 

 

 

 

  1. BEAUTIFICATION

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  1. H.T. MOORE AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS

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  • *Plant new shade and specimen trees along with ground level landscaping to create a pedestrian friendly environment and provide for traffic calming. Choose strategic priority locations for plantings. Design should include low maintenance and drought tolerant vegetation. Routine maintenance schedule to be established.

  1. PARKS & RECREATION

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  • *Construct New Park Facilities with a Swimming Pool;

8. UTILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE

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  • *Repair all potholes regularly;

 

  1. HOUSING

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  1. NUISANCE & SAFETY ISSUES

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EAST MIMS

NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING SURVEY RESULTS

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Neighborhood projects related to capital improvements are highlighted in bold and underlined

in the results of the neighborhood survey conducted in the Spring of 2002 to gather opinions regarding planning priorities in the neighborhood. Of the 200 surveys circulated 52 were completed and returned. The first number indicates the number of individual responses to an issue or need. The second number is the percentage of those 52 who responded to a specific issue or need.

  1. What problems or issues, if any, do you feel need the most attention from the County to
  2. improve the neighborhood as a desirable place to live and work?

    Crime/Drugs/Violence/Safety 41 79%

    Roads/Streets/Potholes 34 65%

    Downtown/Village Center Development 20 38%

    Parks and Recreation 19 37%

    Growth & Development 17 33%

  3. What specific park or recreation issues or needs, if any, are there in your neighborhood?
  4. More Recreational Programs 35 67%

    Clean up the Parks 16 31%

    Make Parks Safer 13 25%

    Fix Park Equipment 13 25%

    New Park 13 25%

  5. What specific traffic or transportation issues or needs, if any, are there in your neighborhood?

Street Lighting/Better Lighting 36 69%

Sidewalks and Landscaping 29 56%

Wider Streets/Fix Potholes 26 50%

Speeding/Traffic Calming Methods 15 29%

Bus/Public Transport/Mass Transit 14 27%

  1. In your opinion, what neighborhood streets or local roads, if any, need the most work or attention? Please list.
  2. Pineapple 19 37%

    Orange 16 31%

    None/No needs 12 23%

    H.T. Moore Ave. 10 19%

    East Main Street 6 12%

    Myrtle 3 6%

     

     

     

  3. What specific crime issues or problems, if any, are there in your neighborhood?
  4. Drugs/Drug Trade 36 69%

    Juvenile Crime 15 29%

    Need More Police or More Patrols 14 27%

    Theft/Burglary 12 23%

    None/No Needs 9 17%

  5. What specific nuisances or possible code violations, if any, are there in your neighborhood?
  6. Animal Control/Barking Dogs 27 52%

    Abandoned houses or lots 24 46%

    Littering 22 42%

    Yards Need Cleaning/Landscaping 19 37%

    Speeding 13 25%

  7. What specific drainage issues or problems, if any, are there in your neighborhood?
  8. Fill or fix potholes 23 44%

    Blocked Drains/Clean the Drains 11 21%

    None/No Needs 10 19%

    Need New Drains or Ditches 9 17%

    No Opinion 9 17%

  9. What specific recycling or solid waste issues or needs, if any, are there in your neighborhood?
  10. Garbage on the streets 27 52%

    Need garbage cans or throw cans 16 31%

    Need new or more recycling bins 15 29%

    Need garbage pick up more often 13 25%

    Garbage pick up not on time 12 23%

  11. What specific human or social service needs, if any, are there in your neighborhood?
  12. Youth programs or facilities 35 67%

    After school programs or facilities 31 60%

    Elder care programs or facilities 19 37%

    Daycare programs or facilities 18 35%

    Transportation 17 33%

    Healthcare programs or facilities 15 29%

     

     

     

     

  13. What specific environmental issues or needs, if any, are there in your neighborhood?

Litter/Trash/Clean Up 32 62%

Bugs/Mosquitoes 27 52%

Toxic Waste/EPA 11 21%

Car pollution/Emissions 9 17%

None/No needs 8 15%

11. What county-owned facilities throughout Brevard County, if any, need to be renovated or

replaced?

No Opinion 21 40%

Playing fields/Courts 17 33%

Parks/Boat Ramps/Bike Lanes 14 27%

Libraries 13 25%

Schools 7 13%

  1. If the County addressed three issues in your neighborhood, what would you want them to
  2. be?

    Streets or Lighting 25 48%

    Crime/Drugs/Safety 24 46%

    Keeping Area Clean or Maintained 23 44%

    Youth Activities/Daycare 15 29%

    Sidewalks and Landscaping 14 27%

    Parks & Recreation 12 23%

     

     

     

     

     

     

  3. What three things do you feel the County government does the best in your neighborhood?

Parks & Recreation 17 33%

Schools 12 23%

Crime/Drugs/Safety 12 23%

No Opinion 15 29%

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What is your level of agreement with the following statement:

"As a County, Brevard is headed in the right direction in dealing with issues in my neighborhood."

Strongly Disagree 9 17%

Disagree 11 21%

Neither 5 10%

Agree 15 29%

Strongly Agree 5 10%

No Opinion 7 13%

Disagree 20 38%

Neither 5 10%

Agree 20 38%

No Opinion 7 13%

Results of Demographic Questions.

D1. Gender? Male 12 23%

Female 28 54%

No Response 12 23%

D2. How many years have you lived in your neighborhood?

Six Years and Under 1 2%

Six to Ten Years 9 17%

Ten Years or More 29 56%

0 — 10 1

11 — 20 10

21 — 30 5

31 — 40 4

41 — 50 1

51 — 60 3

61 — 70 1

Average Years Living In Neighborhood by Responder = 30 Years

Total Years of Living In Neighborhood From Responses = 835 Years

D3. What is your age group?

Under 35 12 23%

35 — 44 9 17%

45 — 54 6 12%

55 — 64 8 15%

65+ 7 13%

D4. What street or block do you live on?

Responded (From 15 Streets) 38 73%

No Response 14 27%

H.T. Moore 12, Orange 6, Hickory Circle 4, Myrtle 4, Pineapple 3, Wiley, Jefferson, Cypress, Bethune, Carver, Mortimer, Militia, Kennedy, The Hot Block

Written Comments:

29 Comments from 22 Survey Forms Having Written Comments

East Mims Civic League Event Survey Results

Easter Weekend 2002

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Responses to 57 Surveys Conducted During Easter Parade.

Location: Intersection of Harry T. Moore & East Main Street

East Mims, Florida

Reasons for attending East Mims Easter Weekend Events?:

Easter Parade 41 72% Of Those Surveyed

Family/Relative Visit 18 32%

Church Services 13 23%

Visit Friends 13 23%

Family Dinner/Picnic 10 18%

Friends Dinner/Picnic 9 16%

Family/Friend Breakfast 4 7%

Volunteer Work 3 5%

Sports Events 3 5%

Local Foods/Fruits 2 3%

Local Restaurants 2 3%

Other 2 3%

Visit Cemetery 1 1%

Local Shops 1 1%

Local Fishing 1 1%

Neighborhood Events or Services You Would Like To See During Easter Break Week, Or at Other Times?:

Fish Fry 29 51% Of Those Surveyed

Live Music (Blues/Jazz) 20 35%

Rides/Games 18 32%

More Church Events 17 30%

Crafts Show/Sale 17 30%

Barbecue Contest 15 26%

Music (Club/Dance) 13 23%

Speakers on History 12 21%

Art Show/Sale 12 21%

Flower Show/Sale 9 16%

Dance Contest 9 16%

Local Shops 5 9%

Author/Poetry Readings 5 9%

Petting Zoo 5 9%

Plant/Tree Sale 4 7%

Local Restaurant 3 5%

East Mims Civic League Event Survey Results

Easter Weekend 2002 Continued

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Farmers Market 3 5%

Film Festival 2 4%

Other 2 4%

Coffee Shop 1 1%

Bed & Breakfast 0 0%

Pet Show & Contest 0 0%

Neighborhood Sporting Events You Would Like To See In The Future?:

Basketball Tournament 32 56% Of Those Surveyed

Softball Tournament 23 40%

Volley Ball Tournament 16 28%

Fishing Tournament 14 25%

5K Run/Walk 6 11%

Greenway Bike Race 6 11%

Tennis Tournament 3 5%

Golf Tournament 3 5%

River Tour, Boat/Kayak 2 3%

Other 2 3%

Kayak/Canoe Race 0 0%

Where Are You or Your Family Staying During This Event?:

Own Home or Apartment 34 60% Of Those Surveyed

Relative’s Home 9 16%

Friend’s Home 3 5%

Other 1 1%

Hotel/Motel 0 0%

Camping/RV Park 0 0%

General Survey Responses

East Mims Resident 15 26% Of Those Surveyed

East Mims Visitor 42 74%

Brevard Residents 46 80%

Resident Counties 7 -

Current Hometowns 13 -

States 1 Florida

 

Males 15 26%

Females 33 58%

Male/Female DNA 9 16%

Responses by Age

10—20 3 5%

21-30 7 12%

31-40 11 19%

41-50 6 11%

51-60 2 3%

61-70 2 3%

71-90 1 1%

DNA 26 46%

Current Hometowns

Titusville 20 35% Of Those Surveyed

East Mims 13 23%

Cocoa 5 9%

Orlando 3 5%

Tampa/St. Pete 3 5%

Merritt Island 2 4%

Rockledge 2 4%

Jacksonville 1 2%

Sanford 1 2%

Daytona 1 2%

Palm Bay 1 2%

Port St. John 1 2%

Dade/Broward/Palm Beach 0 0%

Florida Panhandle 0 0%

South Georgia 0 0%

DNA Survey 3 5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brevard County Neighborhood Planning Program

THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING PROCESS

The process provides an organized and focused way to help neighborhood resident’s plan for the future. By identifying and prioritizing current and long-range needs, challenges and strengths, the neighborhood planning process will help neighborhood associations create a neighborhood action plan to reach their goals.

The County Planning and Zoning Office, in cooperation with the Housing and Human Services Department, staff will facilitate the neighborhood planning process, allowing the opportunity to create specific neighborhood plans that reflect the Vision Statement of Brevard County. The following provides a more detailed description of the Neighborhood Planning Process.

WHAT IS NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING?

The County will facilitate Neighborhood Planning by working with neighborhoods to form a Planning Team consisting of county staff and the neighborhood’s planning committee. This team will coordinate the development of a neighborhood plan that will identify and prioritize immediate and long-range projects based on the neighborhood’s strengths and challenges. The Planning Team and appropriate County Agencies will be responsible for annually translating these priorities into ongoing departmental operating and capital budget planning. The Planning Team will work with the neighborhood to identify funds for priority projects and coordinate with non-county agencies and resources that may, or can be undertaking projects in each neighborhood. The Planning Team will also work on-site in participating neighborhoods, facilitate neighborhood planning workshops, conduct training workshops and help residents create specific, prioritized neighborhood action plans.

HOW NEIGHBORHOODS BENEFIT FROM PARTICIPATION

Many benefits will accrue to neighborhoods that participate in this process. Some benefits may consist of infrastructure and physical improvements, while other benefits may be less tangible, but equally important. The Neighborhood Planning process intends to:

 

 

THE NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING PROCESS

Brevard County Neighborhood Planning Program

Step 1. Application

Step 2. Citizen Planner Training

Step 3. Pre-Workshop Research

Step 4. Focus Group Meetings

Step 5. Community Planning Workshop

Step 6. Production

Step 7. Delivery of Neighborhood Plan

Step 8. Implementation

 

 

The Neighborhood Planning Program Can Achieve Some or All Of The Following:

Brevard County Neighborhood Planning Program

 



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