MIDLAND CENTER CITY AUTHORITY MINTUES
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 3:00 P.M.,
Present: Jennifer Chappel, Jerry Deming, Dave Ginis and Joe Kozuch
Not in attendance: Gary
Shaffner, Jon Lynch and Cliff Miles
Staff in attendance: Selina Tisdale, Lacey Todd
Ginis presented for approval the minutes of the regular meetings of the CCA Board occurring September 18, 2013 and October 16, 2013. Deming moved the minutes, supported by Chappel. The minutes were unanimously approved.
Tisdale presented the 2014 CCA Board Strategic Planning for review and adoption. Kozuch moved the strategic planning proposal be adopted for 2014, supported by Deming. The 2014 CCA strategic planning was unanimously adopted.
Governance and Sustainability Committee report – Chappel reported that the
G&S committee met in November to review the details of the October
strategic planning meeting and prioritize their course of work for 2014.
Marketing Committee report – Deming
reported that the marketing committee worked with the Circle Business
Association and Center City district to participate in the Chamber’s Passport
to the Community. He reported that the
event was a success. Deming reported on
a holiday lighting campaign that has been initiated. He reported that the Santa Parade is coming
up on Saturday and nine “adopt tents” have been reserved so businesses can
provide warm drinks and refreshments along the parade route. Deming reported on a Snow Buck campaign that
would provide a coupon to participating center city businesses.
Physical Improvements Committee report – Kozuch
reported that the signs project has reached its matching grant goal of $8,000
from in-district businesses and $4,000 from out-of-district businesses. Flags have been placed along the corridor
where the signs are targeted for placement.
The committee is working with the signs fabricator to prep the sites and
be ready to install by spring 2014.
Kozuch also reported that the PI committee met with the city engineer to
talk about future engineering projects in the district and conducted a property
survey to assess various property conditions throughout the district with 19
Ginis presented the report of the chairperson – he noted that the Karate School has left Center City and that there is a new smokeless tobacco shop called Vape Shop. The new Subway has razed the site of the former Chemical Bank on S. Saginaw Road near Patrick and has begun construction on their new location; Yogurt Yeti is open for business. Ginis also noted, the unifying lighting scheme for the holidays is a good opportunity for the Center City district to come together.
Adjournment 3:32 PM