REGULAR MEETING OF THE

MIDLAND CENTER CITY AUTHORITY,

TO TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011, 3:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   ROLL CALL

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

      MEMBERS ABSENT:     Jon Lynch

      STAFF PRESENT:          Cindy Winland, Contract Planner; Debbie Marquardt, Technical Secretary and Jason Geer, Chamber of Commerce

2.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

It was moved by Miles and supported by Rapanos to approve the minutes of the October 27, 2010 meeting.  Motion was unanimously approved.

 

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

      None

4.   OLD BUSINESS

 

a.    CCA Development Plan – Plan Update/City Council Public Hearing

 

Ms. Winland stated that the development plan is moving through the process and will be at City Council on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.  She encouraged all of the board members to attend the meeting if available. 

 

The meeting on Monday is the formal public hearing where people in favor and opposed are asked to speak.  The staff will give a short presentation and anyone else can speak.  There will be a vote that night on the development plan. Staff has not received anything negative to date that we are aware of but there have been positive comments on the plan.

 

5.   NEW BUSINESS

      a.   Physical Improvements subcommittee – membership/1st meeting

 

      There were four board members that were interested in being on the committee.  Only three board members can be on the committee.  Deming, Ginis and Kozuch will be on the committee and Struthers stepped down.  There can be up to seven on the committee with three being board members.  They will need to approve the board members for the committee and try to establish a first meeting for the committee.  Potential meetings dates would be January 24 or February 7.

 

      It was moved by Struthers and supported by Rapanos to appoint Deming, Ginis and Kozuch to the Physical Improvements Subcommittee.  Motion was unanimously approved.

 

6.   COMMUNICATIONS

 

      a.   Organizational Development committee status report

 

Mr. Struthers stated that in the meeting they were looking at web site examples and other CCA types of web sites.  They put an agenda together they felt that needed to be addressed at the next meeting.  The Chamber has a page for Center City and because of their new software it is being redeveloped. They continue to use their software and tools to develop a secondary one.  It appeared that they should have some sort of information type contact on the Chamber site but develop a more user friendly site for the businesses in the corridor. 

 

      b.   Marketing committee status report

 

            Mr. Kozuch stated that they met last Friday and went over their events from last year.  The key idea was taking dinosaur days and making it into a festival event.  They talked about continuing with the sidewalk sales and working on the Santa parade.  They have considered having a food event, possibly the Taste of Center City.  He wanted to thank Jason Geer who is leaving and going to the Michigan Chamber.  He has helped out their committee a lot.

 

      c.   The Economic Sustainability committee did not meet in November or December.

 

7.   REPORT OF THE CHAIRPERSON

 

      Happy’s Pizza is now open.  Lazeez’s has expanded with a banquet center.  The Tobacco Shoppe has moved across the parking lot, purchased the building and has done extensive remodeling.  Pasquale’s is closed and Aaron’s Rental is now opened.

 

      Mr. Ginis would like to thank Jason Geer for his two plus years in working with the Center City corridor.

     

8.   REPORT OF THE STAFF

      None

9.   ADJOURNMENT

      As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Keith Baker, AICP, CFM

Director of Planning & Community Development

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY