The 2022-2023 Community Redevelopment to Update the CRA Master Plan

Community Visioning.

The overriding commonality that comes from community visioning is the intense desire for places and spaces to generate positive feelings.  Places that are healthy and sustainable for living, working, playing, and retiring also include nature, and a sense of community.  We promote walkability, easy mobility connections within a reasonable 10-to-15-minute walking time or even a 2 mile bike ride.  Be a part of a greater vision to make the community positive, livable, safe, and affordable. When we have an area that that has a negative impact, we want to change it for the better.  We can visually see and feel the difference when blighted areas are improved and made welcoming and family friendly.  You can turn to New Port Richey and feel the transformation.  We plan to continue our efforts as part of our updated CRA Master Plan.

Interactive Map:  Click here to add your comments on the interactive map.

Additional resources and information can be found in the roadmap .

We value your input and are bringing you additional ways to be a part of the visioning process.  This is a great opportunity to tell us what you like about the city, what you want to see changed, and your great ideas for the future.  Make your voice heard and be a part of the plan for the future of New Port Richey.  

   

CRA Plan Update Background

The City of New Port Richey Community Redevelopment Agency has grown the thriving business community in the City of New Port Richey. We are looking toward the future and will host focus groups, public workshops, and public hearings with an updated plan anticipated by March of 2023.

In May of 2022, the City of New Port Richey Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a qualified firm to prepare a Community Redevelopment Plan Update. Several firms submitted proposals, and after evaluation and firm presentations, the CRA and City selected Stantec Consulting, Inc.

Once completed the Plan Update will help guide future CRA initiatives and investments, be used as a tool in promoting economic development, and will work in collaboration with the City to maximize public investment to positively impact New Port Richey.

It is the intent of the CRA to complete the Plan Update in March 2023.

CRA Plan Update

A CRA Plan or Plan Update combines both a community vision plan and implementation plan in one working document.  Those that are most successful are ones developed with meaningful public involvement and reflect the specific needs and diversity of each community, and the neighborhoods within its CRA.

In prior years, the CRA and City have updated the CRA Plan and completed other planning studies that will be used as the basis for the current Plan Update.  These will be expanded through a public involvement process to identify additional areas of redevelopment emphasis, changes to current areas of redevelopment emphasis, and those that may have been completed.

Based on these previous Plans, the redevelopment priorities will continue to include downtown, the US Highway 10 corridor, and various catalyst sites within the City.  It is also the intent of this Plan Update to identify any other unmet needs within the City and expand investment within residential neighborhoods.

In addition to being a tool for the CRA and City, CRA Plans must also comply with specific requirements included in the Community Redevelopment Act of 1969, Chapter 163, Pa rt III, Florida Statutes.

There will be several specific tasks included within this process:

 

·         Document Review / Assessment

·         Public Engagement

·         Evaluation of the CRA Boundary

·         Development or Refinement of the CRA Vision, Goals, Objectives, and Policies

·         Development of a Five-Year Capital Budget & Funding Mechanisms

·         Review and Update Grant Programs

·         Review and Update Economic Development Incentives

·         Finalize the Plan Update

Public Workshops

There are two evening public workshops anticipated during the Plan Update tentatively scheduled for:

·         Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

5:30 PM until 6:30 PM in the River Room at the New Port Richey Public Library,

5939* Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652

·         Wednesday, January 11th

5:30 PM until 6:30 PM in the River Room at the New Port Richey Public Library,

5939* Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652

Public Notice

11.10.2022 Public Notice CRA UPDATE Master Plan Community Meeting

Additional Information

This page will be updated as the Plan Update process continues.

For questions or other input, please feel free to contact:

·         Barbara Carr, Director of Economic Development, City of New Port Richey: CarrB@CityofNewPortRichey.org

·         Jared Beck, Project Manager, Stantec Consulting, Inc.:  Jared.Beck@Stantec.com

 

CRA Plan Focus Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHECK OUT OUR INTERACTIVE BUSINESS DIRECTORY

BUSINESS OWNERS CAN UPDATE INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS INCLUDING SOCIAL MEDIA AND HOURS OF OPERATION.

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT:

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Welcome to the City of New Port Richey’s Interactive Business Directory! Business owners can update their information with hours of operations, specials, and add photos. We welcome the public to utilize the interactive map to find the business that can best serve your needs, right here in New Port Richey. We have made it convenient for you to find just what you are looking for and we love when you shop local.

 

Elections

The 2023 Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. All registered voters of the City of New Port Richey will have the opportunity to elect one person to serve as mayor. The mayor shall preside at meetings of the city council, shall be recognized as the official head of the city government for all execution of legal instruments, all ceremonial purposes, and by the governor for purposes of military laws. The mayor shall have no administrative duties. The mayor shall be elected for a term of three (3) years.  The annual salary is $9,600.

Qualification Requirements:

Candidates for this municipal elective office must be duly registered voters and residents within the corporate limits of the City of New Port Richey for at least six months prior to the election.

Qualifying Period:

Qualifying begins on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at noon and ends on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at noon. No qualifying documents will be accepted after that time.

Qualifying Documents:

The following two forms along with the election assessment fee of $96.00 may be received at any time.  Please note that the election assessment fee cannot be presented in the form of a cashier’s check, official check or money order.  A temporary check provided by the financial institution may be accepted. If the candidate is unable to pay the $96.00 election assessment, they may file an Affidavit of Financial Hardship.

The following forms cannot be accepted until the qualifying period begins:

The following are other documents included in the candidate package but do not need to be returned to the City Clerk:

Persons wishing to receive qualifying documents via hard copy may pick them up at the City Clerk’s Office, Second Floor, City Hall, 5919 Main Street Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Government Calendar

Boards & Committees

Boards and Committees

The City of New Port Richey has numerous volunteer boards and committees in which members serve to make recommendations to the City Council. Members are appointed by the Council upon review of a completed Board Membership Application Form.  To be eligible to serve on a city board or committee, you must be a registered voter and reside within the city limits with the exception of the Library Advisory Board which allows for a member to be a resident of Pasco County and the Cultural Affairs Committee which allows for a member to own a business within the city limits. Are you already a member and just need to renew your appointment? Click here for the re-appointment application. For current board/committee openings, please contact the designated staff liaison listed below.

The following are New Port Richey's boards and committees:

  • Cultural Affairs Committee
  • Environmental Committee
  • Firefighters' Pension Board of Trustees
  • Historic Preservation Board
  • Land Development Review Board
  • Library Advisory Board
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
  • Police Pension Board of Trustees

Documents:

CITY OF NEW PORT RICHEY FIREFIGHTERS' RETIREMENT SYSTEM SECTION 112.664, FLORIDA STATUTES COMPLIANCE

New Port Richey Fire Comparative Performance

Records Request Notice - Firefighters Pension Board

Division of Retirement Actuarial Summary Fact Sheet for the Plan   

Records Request Notice - Police Pension Board

2021 NPR Police Pension Financial Statements

2021 NPR Police Pension 60t SB 534 Disclosure

2021 NPR Police Pension Chapter 112.664 Compliance Report

2021 NPR Police Pension Actuarial Valuation Report

The New Port Richey Police Pension System’s funded ratio as determined in the most recent actuarial valuation: 123.5% on a market Value of assets basis as of October 1, 2021.

Division of Retirement Actuarial Summary Fact Sheet

 


Cultural Affairs Committee

The Cultural Affairs Committee makes recommendations and advises the City Council regarding financial sponsorship and creation of activities promoting City residents’ cultural education and recreation. All members must be registered voters, and will serve for two years. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm at the Recreation and Aquatic Center.

Staff Liaison: Terri Moore and Donna Hallmark  

Current Members:

Richard Melton (Chair)

Kelly Smallwood

Anna Mae McNally (Secretary)

George Romagnoli


Environmental Committee

The Environmental Committee offers advisory opinions and recommendations to the City Council on environmental issues facing the city, serves as the planning committee for the City's major environmental events, and explores new environmental initiatives. There are seven regular and two alternate members, and all are City residents with two year appointments. Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers.

Staff Liaison: Barret Doe

Current Members:

Dell deChant (Chair)

Rose Mohr (Vice-Chair)

Linda Blake

Amber Blais

Tia Rowe

Julia Grassin

Leonard Gravitz

 


Historic Preservation Board

The Historic Preservation Board is chartered with the power, authority and jurisdiction to regulate and administer historical, archaeological and architectural resources in the City and to recommend resources for historic designation to the City Council. The Board shall consist of nine members and two alternate members, all of whom shall be residents of the City. Terms shall be for two or three years. Members of the Board shall preferably have knowledge of architecture, history, and/or the historical or architectural development of the City, or at minimum, have a deep concern for historic preservation, development and enhancement of the City's historical resources. Members shall be from the disciplines of architecture, history, architectural history, planning, art history, archaeology, American studies, American civilization, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, real estate, building construction, or other historic preservation related disciplines. Persons who have demonstrated experience, special interest, or knowledge in history, architecture or related disciplines shall make up the balance of the board when such professionals are not available for appointment to the Board. Meetings are suspended until further notice.

 


Land Development Review Board

The Land Development Review Board offers advisory opinions and recommendations to the City Council on matters involving the development of land within the City limits, and assists in preparation and amendment of the Comprehensive Plan, the Land Development Code, and property variances. Members receive three-year appointments. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 2:00 pm in City Hall Council Chambers.

Staff Liaison: Dale Hall

Current Members:

Donald Ivan Cadle, Jr.

John R. Grey

Daniel Maysilles

Louis I. Parrillo

Robert (Bob) Smallwood

Beverly Barnett

Alan Safranek, III

Marilynn deChant (Alternate)

Chopper Davis (Alternate)


Library Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board advises and assists the Library Director with library long-range planning, preparation of policies and procedures for the library, and submits reports to the Library Director and the City Council upon request. They may accept donations on behalf of the library. They serve three-year terms. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of every month at 9:30 am in the Library Meeting Room.  Email for Information.

Staff Liaison: Andi Figart

Current Members:

Ronald Becker, Chair

Nancy Cote, Secretary

Helen “Jayne” Brewin

Marcia Mihall (County resident)

Ronald Becker

Joan Nelson Hook, Esq.

Bonnie M. Martin


Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

This Board advises the City Council on the use of City parks, and promotes the use of City recreational facilities. Also, the Parks and Recreation Board assists the Director of Parks and Recreation in planning, promoting, and conducting recreational projects for citizens and visitors. Members serve for three years. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 am at the Recreation and Aquatic Center.  Email for Information.

Staff Liaison: Terri Moore and Donna Hallmark

Current Members:

David Schrader

Carolyn Marlowe

Dana Jean Suiters

Rob Oman

 

 


Firefighters' and Police Pension Boards

The Firefighters’ and Police Pension Boards determine the amount of all retirement allowances or other benefits for their respective groups.  The Boards also receive and process all applications for benefits.

Firefighters' Pension Board

Staff Liaison: Karen Lauer

Current Members:

Joe Fiorentino, Chairman

Bob Langford, Secretary

Keith Bauer (Department-elected)

Evan DeVore (Department-elected)

David Dorsey (Board-elected)

 

Police Pension Board

Pension Administrator: T. Scott Baker

Current Members:

Glenwood Pratt, Chairman

Sergeant Timothy Berge, Secretary/Treasurer (Department elected)

Sergeant Gregory Williams (Department elected)

Robert Marin (City-appointed, City resident)