FIND April 19, 2024 Closed Meeting Notice

Notice of Meeting

Florida Inland Navigation District

The Florida Inland Navigation District Board of Commissioners Notice of Attorney-Client Session. Pursuant to Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: Friday, April 19, 2024, 11:30 a.m.

PLACE: Hilton Garden Inn Palm Coast Town Center, 55 Town Center Blvd, Palm Coast, Flagler County, Florida 32164.

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Pursuant to Section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes, the Board of Commissioners of the Florida Inland Navigation District will hold a closed attorney-client session at its regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners meeting on Friday, April 19, 2024, beginning at 11:30 a.m. or shortly thereafter.  The closed attorney-client session is expected to last for 2 hours.  The subject matter of the meeting will be to discuss settlement negotiations and/or strategy sessions related to litigation expenditures related to the litigation styled: Merritt Island Development, LLC v. JTD Properties, LLC, Nelson Engineering Company, Case No.: 05-2019-CA-043919, consolidated with Merritt Island Development, LLC v. Florida Inland Navigation District, Case No.: 05-2019-CA-043999, both pending in the Circuit Court of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Brevard County, Florida. Following commencement of an open meeting, the Board of Commissioners will move into a closed attorney-client session. Only the following individuals may attend the closed attorney-client session, some of whom may participate via Zoom or speakerphone: Board of Commissioners members, J. Carl Blow, Frank Gernert, T. Spencer Crowley, Donald J. Cuozzo, Stephen W. Boehning, Charles C. Isiminger, James Davenport, Randall Stapleford and Lynn Williams; Executive Director Janet Zimmerman; District General Counsel Peter L. Breton; Jack A. Kirschenbaum, William T. Dove, and Victor Nicholas Dancaescu, Esq. of GrayRobinson, P.A., Legal Counsel to the District; and the court reporter  Following the conclusion of the closed attorney-client session, the Board of Commissioners will return to the open public meeting. Based on the discussion during the attorney-client session, the Board of Commissioners may take official action upon the conclusion of the attorney-client session.  Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide public comment prior to official action of the Board of Commissioners relating to the attorney-client session.

Pursuant to Florida law, the entire attorney-client session shall be recorded by a certified court reporter.  No portion of the attorney-client session shall be off the record.  A copy of the transcript will be made part of the District’s public records after the litigation has concluded.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting Florida Inland Navigation District at (561) 627-3386 or by emailing

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 

hours before the workshop/meeting by contacting Christopher Kelley, Deputy Director, at

If any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board of Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to issued.

For more information, you may contact Janet Zimmerman, Executive Director, at