REGULAR MEETING OF THE
MIDLAND CENTER CITY AUTHORITY,
TO TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012, 3:00 P.M.
COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN
1. ROLL CALL
MEMBERS PRESENT: Jerry Deming, David Ginis, Joe Kozuch, Cliff Miles, and Clinton Struthers
MEMBERS ABSENT: Jon Lynch and Christine Rapanos
STAFF PRESENT: Cindy Winland, Consulting Planner, Debbie Marquardt, Technical Secretary.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
It was moved by Struthers and seconded by Miles to approve the minutes of the September 19, 2012 meeting. Motion was unanimously approved.
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS (unrelated to items on the agenda)
4. OLD BUSINESS
a. Tax Increment Financing Plan Status
Ms. Winland stated that at the November 12th City Council meeting the TIF Plan was adopted. The first collection will be with the winter taxes in 2013.
Mr. Ginis stated that the City Council voted unanimously to approve the TIF. The Center City Authority is making a difference. The Midland Daily News also supported the plan.
5. NEW BUSINESS
a. Governance and Sustainability Committee Report
The next steps, now that the TIF is adopted, are to meet with the city assessor to develop a picture on calculating future revenues. There was also some discussion regarding combining the administration of the CCA with the DDA and eliminating collaboration with the Chamber.
The budget process will be starting soon and each committee will be asked to make budget requests by January, 2013. As it stands right now, the budget will be presented to City Council in April.
b. Marketing Committee Report
The committee met the first of November and talked about the preparations for the Santa parade. They are around the 35% mark in fund raising for the signage project and they are still working to keep that process moving. December 6th is their next meeting.
Mr. Kozuch stated that they had seven tents at the parade. Mr. Ginis visited three tents and the people do appreciate that they are there. It is a good thing to give the public a view of the Center City area and it is a good outreach.
c. Physical Improvements Committee Report
The group discussed the dollars collected for the sign project. They are trying to get a list of the contributors. They would like to get information from the city about engineering projects they are working on for next year. They also talked about budgeting and the façade improvement program and other projects that can be done with TIF funds.
7. REPORT OF THE CHAIRPERSON
Enjoy your Thanksgiving.
8. REPORT OF THE STAFF
As there was no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.
Cynthia E. Winland, AICP, PCP
MINUTES ARE NOT FINAL UNTIL APPROVED BY THE CENTER CITY AUTHORITY.