MINUTES

OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE MIDLAND CENTER CITY AUTHORITY,

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 3:00 P.M.,

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, MIDLAND, MICHIGAN

 

Members Present: Jennifer Chappel, Jerry Deming, David Ginis, Joe Kozuch, Jon Lynch, Cliff Miles, Gary Shaffner,

Members Absent: None

Staff Present: Selina Tisdale, Lacey Todd

 

The minutes from the July 17, 2013 CCA board meeting were presented for approval. Ginis moved, seconded by Kozuch.  The minutes were unanimously approved.

 

CCA Board Chair David Ginis introduced new CCA board members Jennifer Chappel and Gary Shaffner and welcomed them to the board.CCA Executive Director Selina Tisdale presented an update on the CCA’s effort to divide the district into sections and engage section leaders to help interact with businesses to increase involvement in the CCA.

Ginis reviewed the plan and schedule for the CCA’s 2014 Strategic Planning session.

 

Reviewed the proposed 2014 meeting schedule for the CCA board.  Kozuch moved that the calendar be adopted, Chappel seconded.  The 2014 meeting calendar was unanimously adopted.

 

Ginis invited comments from the public.  None were made.

 

The following committee reports were provided:  

Governance and Sustainability Committee – interim committee chair Ginis reported that there are vacancies on this committee; that the committee reviewed the section leader’s strategy for generating business participation in the district and took a cursory look at the Shopping Area Redevelopment Act as an additional source of funding sometime in the future.

Marketing Committee – Tisdale reported on the status of fundraising efforts for the wayfinding signs project, provided an update on efforts to expand the district mailing database, provided a review of the Sidewalk Sales effort with the downtown district; and spoke on the Passport event scheduled for October 5.

Physical Improvements Committee – committee chair Kozuch reported that the physical improvements committee has been continuing to work on the signs project in preparation for sign installation by spring and researching new projects for the district and potential funding sources.

 

Ginis provided the report of the chair and reviewed new businesses coming into the district.

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:50 p.m.

Next CCA Board Meeting, Wednesday, October 16, 2013 – 3:00 PM