REGULAR MEETING OF THE

MIDLAND CENTER CITY AUTHORITY,

TO TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012, 3:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

1.   ROLL CALL

      MEMBERS PRESENT:   Jerry Deming, David Ginis, Joe Kozuch and Clinton Struthers

      MEMBERS ABSENT:     Jon Lynch, Clifford Miles and Christine Rapanos

      STAFF PRESENT:          Brad Kaye, Planning Director, Cheri King, Community Development Specialist, Joe Valent, Chamber of Commerce, and no others.

 

2.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

It was moved by Deming and seconded by Struthers to approve the minutes of the February 15, 2012 meeting.  Motion was unanimously approved.

 

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

 

      None

 

4.   OLD BUSINESS

 

      None

 

5.   NEW BUSINESS

     

      None

           

6.   COMMUNICATIONS

 

a.    Governance and Sustainability Committee Report

 

i.    Goals and Actions update

 

                  Mr. Struthers reported that this committee met Monday, April 16th.  Their primary topic was the establishment of the TIF Program.  They are putting together a time line for establishing this program.  They are also working on an educational piece and a process for the various stake holders in the area regarding how TIF programs work.  They will be making a recommendation to City Council to adopt the TIF Program at their May 15th meeting.  This will allow them to place the item on their agenda for the June 11th meeting, at which time they will consider public hearing dates.  They will have a more complete report at the next CCA meeting.

 

      b.   Marketing Committee Report

 

i.      Goals and Action update

 

Mr. Deming reported their last official meeting was in February.  There was a meeting in March.  They are working on a Chamber staff position.  They are in the process of putting together a job description for that position.  They discussed the newsletter.  There is discussion whether this will be quarterly or monthly.  At this time it will be quarterly.  The website process is continuing.  They are in the last stages of finishing up the “business” section of the website and should be ready to go live within the next few weeks.  Their next meeting is scheduled for May 11th.  Mr. Ginis stated the next meeting date may be changed as several people have conflicts with Friday meetings.

 

      c.   Physical Improvements Committee Report

 

            i.    Goals and Actions update

 

                  Mr. Kozuch reported they met last Wednesday.  Mr. Valent came to their meeting, along with Mr. Foote from the City Engineering Department.  There will be some asphalt work being done in the corridor this summer.  They received $15,000 from the Midland Area Community Foundation for the identity signs down on Patrick Road.  They have also submitted a request for $24,000 to the Gerstacker Foundation but they have to provide a $12,000 match for that grant.  The Marketing Committee will be consulted as to how to raise these funds.  This can be done in phases as the money comes along.  However, in order to get the matching grant, the CCA has to come up with their funds.  The two signs they have will be installed this summer. 

 

                  Mr. Deming asked if the CCA Committee needed to be involved with obtaining the signs.  Mr. Kozuch stated the signs have already been identified and the funding obtained from the Midland Area Community Foundation.  All the details need to be worked out yet.

 

                  If they want to think about things for next year, they need to get their proposals to Mr. Foote, in the city’s Engineering Department.   Perhaps TIF funds would be available next year. 

                       

7.   REPORT OF THE CHAIRPERSON

 

      Mr. Ginis welcomed Mr. Kaye, the new Planning Director, and Mr. Valent,

      from the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce.  He has just started with the

      Chamber in Midland.

 

8.   REPORT OF THE STAFF

       None

 

9.   ADJOURNMENT

      As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:33 p.m.


 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

C. Bradley Kaye, AICP

Director of Planning and Community Development

 

 

MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE CENTER CITY AUTHORITY.