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.
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
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Annual Financial Report (PDF)
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 Plan
Community Workshops Announced
The City of Chipley established a steering committee comprised of residents, building owners, and business owners within Chipley’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) area to serve as the working group for the development of an updated Community Redevelopment Plan. Having completed four steering committee planning sessions, the West Florida Regional Planning Council will now facilitate a series of community workshops to gather citizen input in the development of the updated plan, which will be completed in June 2017.
The community workshops are open to the public and will be presented in an open house, drop-in format. Community input is vital to the development of a plan that meets the needs and expectations of those who live and work in Chipley.
Community Workshops (Drop In/Open House Format)
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 9 a.m. - noon - Northwest Florida Community Hospital, located at 1360 Brickyard Rd, Chipley
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 3 - 6 p.m. - Northwest Florida Community Hospital, located at 1360 Brickyard Rd, Chipley
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 2 - 5 p.m. - Chipley City Hall, located at 1442 Jackson Ave, Chipley
Questions should be directed to West Florida Regional Planning Council Economic Development Planner, Caitlin Cerame or 800-226-8914, Ext. 203.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, for information or translation assistance.
The West Florida Regional Planning Council is a regional entity providing professional technical assistance, 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.