Chipley Redevelopment Agency

On December 31, 1985, the City Council made the determination that a portion of downtown Chipley was an area suitable for redevelopment due to slum or blighted areas and that there was a need for rehabilitation, conservation, or redevelopment of this blighted area. At this time, the City Council defined the community redevelopment area and developed the community redevelopment agency board to carry out the community redevelopment purposes.

Appointment of Members, Terms and Vacancies

The redevelopment agency shall consist of seven (7) commissioners appointed by the city council pursuant to F.S. section 163.356, each of which shall serve for a term of four (4) years, except that three (3) of the members first appointed shall be designated to serve terms of one (1), two (2), and three (3) years, respectively, from the date of their appointments, and all other members shall be designated to serve for terms of four (4) years from the date of their appointments. A vacancy occurring during a term shall be filled for the unexpired term. Each commissioner shall hold office until his successor has been appointed and has qualified.

Annual Revenue

The Community Redevelopment Agency is funded by tax increment financing. Pursuant to F.S. 163.387, a redevelopment trust fund may be established for a community redevelopment area to finance or refinance community redevelopment. Annual funding of the redevelopment trust fund for the community redevelopment area is 95% of the difference between the amount of property taxes levied in the community redevelopment area each year and the amount of property taxes that would have been produced in the community redevelopment area prior to establishment of the trust fund. For Fiscal Year 2015-2016, the property tax rate levied by the City of Chipley is 7.000 mils.

Annual Financial Report

Audited annual financial data for the CRA can be found in the City of Chipley Annual Financial Report for the most recent completed fiscal year at the following link.

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Annual Financial Report (PDF) 

Annual Budget

Annual budgets for the CRA can be found in the City’s annual approved budget and you may view the CRA detailed budget at the following link: 

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Proposed Budget (PDF)

Chipley Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Redevelopment Plan Update Super Committee Meeting

Facilitated by the West Florida Regional Planning Council, this event will be the culmination of the Chipley CRA Steering Committee’s effort to update the CRA Redevelopment Plan. The Super Committee is comprised of the Chipley CRA Board, Chipley City Council, and the Washington County Board of County Commissioners and tasked with prioritizing the list of CRA redevelopment strategies developed by the CRA Steering Committee.

Results from the Super Committee meeting will be incorporated into the Final Plan for the CRA. This meeting is open to the public.
Chipley CRA Redevelopment Plan Super Committee Meeting:
Tuesday May 2, 2017 - 9:00 am until noon
Panhandle Educational Consortium
753 West Boulevard in Chipley

Questions should be directed via email to West Florida Regional Planning Council Economic Development Planner, Caitlin Cerame.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, or family status. Contact Brittany Ellers, 850-332-7976, Ext. 220 or, for information or translation assistance. 

The West Florida Regional Planning Council is a regional entity providing technical assistance, professional planning, coordinating, and advisory services to local governments, state and federal agencies and the public to preserve and enhance quality of life in northwest Florida.