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Mar 29

Code Enforcement Board

Posted to Board/Committee Feature by Rachel Horst

The City of Cocoa has a number of various boards and committees comprised of residents, business owners and others to assist City Council in their decision making processes. It is also a great way for residents to engage with and learn more about their local government.

The Code Enforcement Board is made up of seven members and two alternate members. This board hears and decides alleged violations of certain codes of the City and hears drug related nuisance cases. This board is also responsible for hearing
requests for reductions in code liens and those decision then go to City Council.

This board’s members serve for a term of three years. The board meets the third Thursday of each month at 6pm in City Council Chambers.

There are currently two vacancies on this board, one for a regular member and one for an alternate member. If you are interested in serving on this board, please visit our Boards & Committees page to fill out an online application or contact the City Clerk’s office at (321) 433-8480.
May 12

January - Rev-Cut Mower

Posted to Business Spotlight by Lauri Thompson

Rev-Cut Mower

Established in 1954, Rev-Cut Mower has been operating in the same building in the City of Cocoa for more than 60 years. Originally owned by the Tompkins family, entrepreneurialism did not start with the mower business for Dan, Kate, Dave and Dale Tompkins. The family-run fruit stand adjacent to the Tompkins’ home sparked interest in business ownership, which lead to the founding of Rev-Cut Mower. The business’s most notable sale was that of the Tompkins’ own two-cycle mower for only $59.00, which came with lifetime sharpening. It’s this dedication to customer satisfaction that will guarantee business success for another 60 years.

In 1983, current owners, Bob La Pontny and Jackie Campeau La Pontny acquired Rev-Cut Mower, expanding the stock to include the Stihl and Echo brands. In 1990, the business went through yet another expansion, this time increasing the size of the building. What started out as a mere 1,000 square foot mom and pop facility is now a 10,000 square foot showroom and shop servicing over 15 different brands. Bob and Jackie retired from the business in 2012, leaving the day-to-day operations to Sales & Services Manager Bill Peters.

Bill has been with Rev-Cut for 25 years and plans to continue shaping the business at the customers’ request. Brands currently found at Rev-Cut Mower are Echo, Gravely, Snapper, Stihl and Toro. 

For more information on Rev-Cut Mower go to
www.revcut.com or visit their showroom at 2005 North Cocoa Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32922.

In memory of Jackie Campeau La Pontny
1923-2014
 

Mar 26

FEMA Grant Awarded for Fiske Blvd. Drainage Improvements

Posted to Capital Improvement Projects by Rachel Horst

FEMA has approved a grant of $2,319,585 to help the City of Cocoa improve drainage along Fiske Boulevard and the Broadmoor Acres Subdivision during a storm. Thestorm drain with water flowing down proposal was submitted to FEMA after Hurricane Irma in 2017 as part of their Hazard
Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and will fund the installation of 12,625 linear feet of roadside swales to improve drainage and street runoff. It will add 5,520 cubic feet of water storage and 2,617 linear feet of drainage pipe along Fiske Blvd., which will help
reduce flooding by capturing and conveying stormwater along that corridor including the Broadmoor Acres community. The drainage project runs from Peachtree Street on the north to Highland Drive and then over to Bracco stormwater treatment area
and includes streets in the Broadmoor Acres community.

“The Fiske Blvd. drainage project will help to reduce future vulnerabilities and will provide long-term solutions to help strengthen that entire corridor,” said Deputy Mayor and District 1 Councilman, Alex Goins.

“This grant funding will allow us the opportunity to improve a flooding issue that has been plaguing this area for many years. I am
grateful that staff worked so hard to find solu??ons to make this project a priority,” said District 2 Councilman Lavander Hearn.