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Jun 18

Cocoa Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)

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 Cocoa Community Redevelopment Agency was established in 1985 for the purposes of carrying out redevelopment projects and activities for the historic Cocoa Village community. The board consists of seven members, five of which are filled by the current
Cocoa City Council members and the other two positions are residents or business owners in the redevelopment area that are appointed by members of the Cocoa City Council.
There is one vacancy on this board, that will be filled by an appointee at a June or July Council meeting. For more information on this board, its members and activities, please visit our Cocoa CRA website
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
 

Jun 18

Michigan Avenue Complete Streets Project

Posted to Capital Improvement Projects by Rachel Horst

michigan avenue mapIn an effort to continue to reduce speeding along a one mile stretch of Michigan Avenue, staff was able to add bike lanes along the roadway and make it a Complete Street. Stop Signs had also been installed in this area in an effort to reduce
speeding. Complete streets is a transportation policy and design approach that requires streets to be planned, designed, operated and maintained to enable safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities
regardless of their mode of transportation. The City has two other Complete Streets along Florida Avenue in Cocoa Village and Peachtree Street.
The bike lane runs from the City-owned portion of Michigan Avenue just past the Brevard Museum. The bike lane was created by narrowing an overly wide roadway and should help reduce speeding in this area. The addition of this bike lane also adds pedestrian safety since the north side of the roadway does not have sidewalks in this area.
The addition of this bike lane is also a future connection that will be part of the Space Coast Transportation and Planning Organization’s East Coast Greenway Route.