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06-09-2021 Minutes a OCOe? fle,iaa Ocoee Youth Council Minutes June 09, 2021 CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order by Member Bellamy at 6:19 pm in the Commission Chambers of City Hall located at 150 North Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee. Member Ashley Clarke led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Recording Clerk Landry performed a roll call and announced that the Board failed to make a quorum. PRESENT: Member Bellamy and Member Ashley Clarke ABSENT: Chairperson Nathan Clarke,Vice-Chairperson Sia, and Member Garber. Also Present:Commissioner Oliver,City Clerk Sibbitt,OYC Coordinator Dillard,and Recording Clerk Landry APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES Due to a lack of quorum, Member Bellamy postponed the approval of the March 10, 2021, minutes. SPEED DETERRENT SIGNS Member Bellamy turned the Board's attention to the Speed Deterrent Sign Program. OYC Coordinator Dillard announced that she received two separate emails from citizens requesting Speed Deterrent signs for their front yards. Member Bellamy agreed to deliver and set up a sign on Johio Shores Road. Member Ashley Clarke agreed to deliver and set up a sign in Butterfly Creek. OYC Coordinator Dillard inquired about the number of signs remaining. City Clerk Sibbitt shared that Commissioner Oliver and Commission Wilsen each picked up five signs. She explained that she provided the required paperwork to each Commissioner; however, she has not received either form back. Recording Clerk Landry confirmed that the Clerk's office currently had 21 signs on hand.OYC Coordinator Dillard requested two additional signs. OYC Coordinator Dillard announced that the sign program had been promoted on the Ocoee Police Department's Social Media website and her page. She then asked for recommendations on how-to distribute the remaining signs. Member Ashley Clarke suggested placing more signs in Arden Park. City Clerk Sibbitt reminded the Council of the rules and regulations for the placement of the signs. OCOEE SKATE PARK Member Bellamy opened the discussion on creating an Ocoee Skate Park. City Clerk Sibbitt shared Parks and Recreation Director Johnsons' email listing several items that would help with the•skatepark discussion. After a brief conversation, OYC Coordinator Dillard stated that she would visit local skate parks for pictures and ideas. She also explained that Barber Park in East Orlando is a park she found to be accommodating for multiple skating purposes. Page 1 of RECRUITMENT Member Bellamy opened the discussion on recruitment. OYC Board Mentor Szrom offered multiple ideas and asked for feedback on what the Council felt was the best direction to start. Member Ashley Clarke recommended targeting 8th-grade middle school students. Member Bellamy agreed and noted that it would be a great way to transition from middle school into high school. OYC Coordinator Dillard suggested setting up a table during Open House. OYC Board Mentor Szrom shared the best way to bring on new members is through word of mouth, and highly encouraged members to invite friends. He also noted that it is very important to share the benefits of being on the Council, and inquired if those benefits were being highlighted. OYC Coordinator Dillard explained that community service hours and senior scholarships are the primary benefits of being on the Council, but worried about using the scholarships as a selling point until they had secured a recurring commitment. OYC Board Mentor Szrom inquired how that could be done. Commissioner Oliver explained that the City's current commitment is provided through discretionary funds, and shared he will request a budgeted line item during the upcoming budget meetings for an ongoing Annual Ocoee Scholarship Program. He then announced he is presently working with Duke Energy to provide matching scholarships for the 2021 Ocoee Scholarship recipients. Member Ashley Clarke expressed the importance of community involvement and the impact it can make on college applications.OYC Board Mentor Szrom agreed,offered to track each student's board activities, and provide personal letters of recommendation outlining those accomplishments when needed. He also suggested the possibility of being able to obtain letters of recommendation from the City's Elected Officials. ANNUAL YOUTH COUNCIL Member Bellamy shared this year's Annual Youth Council Program has been canceled. CO-GENERATE Member Bellamy announced that the Co-Generate,Innovation Summit will be held on Tuesday,June 22"d, from 12:00 pm to 3:15 pm.OYC Coordinator Dillard shared the importance of staying engaged during the Summer, reminded the Council that an email was sent out on May 25th, and inquired if anyone had enrolled. Member Ashley Clarke said she would look into it and follow up with OYC Coordinator Dillard. FAREWELL SENIORS Pleasant words were exchanged and everyone wished the Seniors much success in their new endeavors. OYC Coordinator Dillard shared that the two seniors, Member Bellamy and Member Garber,were invited to the June 15, 2021, City Commission meeting to receive their Senior Scholarships. COUNCIL COMMENTS-None Page 2 of 3 PUBLIC COMMENTS Commissioner Oliver announced that the CareerSource of Central Florida's Summer Jobs program is ramping up and encouraged high school students to apply. Commissioner Oliver noted an upcoming event with Senator Bracy,and encouraged the Council to attend and promote youth involvement. SET NEXT AGENDA Member Bellamy shared the next meeting will be held on July 14, 2021, and set the agenda. • Approval of the March 10,2021, and June 09, 2021 minutes • Update on the Speed Deterrent Signs • Discussion on the Ocoee Skate Park • Discussion on Recruitment • Update on CareerSource Central Florida Summer Job Program Remaining Meeting Dates for 2021 • August 11, 2021 • September 08, 2021 • October 13, 2021 • November 10, 2021 • December 08, 2021 ADJOURNED—7:03 pm ATTEST: APPROVED: al[14, ,QA _C,t-n CU\L.t. Amber Landry, Recording Clerk OYC Board Member Page 3 of 3