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solson@casselberry.org <br /> <br />City of Casselberry <br /> <br />NEWS RELEASE <br /> <br /> <br />95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry, Florida 32707 <br /> <br />Steve Olson • Community Relations • (407) 262-7700 ext 1128 • Fax (407) 262-7745 <br /> <br />solson@casselberry.org <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Casselberry City Commission News <br /> <br />Casselberry, Fl., January 28, 2008 – Development of the City of Casselberry’s City Center took a <br />major step forward Monday. Century Retail was selected as the developer of first choice during a joint <br />meeting between the City Commission and the City’s Redevelopment Agency (CRA). <br /> <br />A steering committee evaluated potential developers for the City Center and submitted its findings at <br />the joint meeting. In three separate procedural votes, the matter received unanimous approval to move <br />forward. The next step calls for negotiations to formalize a development agreement between the City <br />and Century Retail. Negotiations could also commence with the number two selection, the Rey Group, <br />if a satisfactory agreement with Century Retail cannot be reached. <br /> <br />In other economic development news, the Commission announced two public hearings to be held next <br />month regarding the Seminole Economic Enhancement District (SEED) along U.S. Highway 17-92. <br />The program will target areas that are in need of redevelopment. The public hearings are set for <br />February 11 and February 25, 2008 before the Casselberry City Commission. <br /> <br />And, Commissioner Colleen Hufford was recognized by the Casselberry City Commission for her <br />participation in an intensive, two day training program for elected officials. The course, the Advanced <br />Institute for Elected Officials, was held last October. It was sponsored by the Florida League of Cities <br />and the John Scott Dailey Institute of Government. <br /> <br />The 16-hour course trains elected officials in decision making, advanced revenues and finances, <br />understanding growth management in Florida’s cities, personnel and labor issues, as well as media <br />relations. Commissioner Hufford also serves as vice mayor for the City of Casselberry. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> ### <br />www.casselberry.org <br />