REGULAR MEETING OF THE

MIDLAND CENTER CITY AUTHORITY,

TO TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010, 3:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1. ROLL CALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Jerry Deming, David Ginis, Joe Kozuch, Jon Lynch, Clifford Miles, Christine Rapanos and Clinton Struthers

MEMBERS ABSENT: None

STAFF PRESENT: Keith Baker, Director of Planning & Community Development, Cheri King, Community Development Specialist, Jason Geer, Chamber of Commerce and Nick Wolak, Midland Daily News.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

It was moved by Miles and supported by Kozuch to approve the minutes of the April 28, 2010 meeting. Motion was unanimously approved.

 

3. PUBLIC COMMENTS (unrelated to items on the agenda)

None

4. OLD BUSINESS

 

a. CCA Development Plan Public input session update.

 

Mr. Baker presented the Development Plan Public Input Process Update. Two public input sessions have been scheduled, one specifically for the public and one for business owners/operators. Identical information will be presented at both meetings. Different discussion is anticipated. The format for both includes:

         Staff available for general overview/slide presentation

o   What is the CCA?

o   What are we doing?

o   How are we funded?

         There will be 10 display boards. There will be an opportunity to browse, ask questions, fill out ranking

         Available ranking and comment sheet for those who want to leave input

         Short take home handout with FAQ style information and how to stay involved.

 

For business owners/operators, the meeting will be at the Law Enforcement Center on Monday, May 24, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For the general public, the meeting will be in City Council Chambers on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Mr. Struthers asked if any attempt had been made to notify the residents who live around this area. Mr. Baker stated that no special notification has gone out to residential occupants in the area.


 

 

5. NEW BUSINESS (unrelated to items on the agenda)

a. Election of a Board Vice Chair

 

When Mr. Atkins left the Board, this left a vacancy for the Vice Chair position. Mr. Struthers volunteered to act in that capacity. Motion by Lynch, seconded by Kozuch, to elect Clinton Struthers as the Vice Chairman. Motion passed unanimously.

 

6. COMMUNICATIONS

 

a.    Economic Sustainability committee status report Ginis

 

There was no meeting in preparation for the board meeting today.

b. Organizational Development committee status report Struthers

 

There was no meeting in preparation for the board meeting today. There will be some effort at their next meeting to develop some benchmarks to determine where they are at this point in time.

 

c. Marketing committee status report Kozuch

 

Mr. Kozuch distributed a brochure on Dinosaur Days on Saturday, June 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot between Wolverine Bank and Ponderosa, on South Saginaw Road. This is the first big event the Center City has put together.

 

7. REPORT OF THE CHAIRPERSON

 

The A&W has broken ground. The last word Mr. Ginis heard was that the project was supposed to move along fairly quickly. Two agencies have joined the Center City Authority, one being the Disability Network and the other being the Habitat Restore. Two businesses are looking for space in the Center City so if anyone hears of space available, please let him know.

8. REPORT OF THE STAFF

None

 

9. ADJOURNMENT

As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:17 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Keith Baker, AICP

Director of Planning & Community Development

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED

BY THE CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY