Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 3:00 P.M.,

Council Chambers, Midland City Hall, Midland, Michigan

Attending – Chappel, Ginis, Kozuch, Lynch, Miles, Schloemann, Shaffner


The minutes of the regular CCA Board Meeting of January 15, 2014 were presented by Ginis.  Shaffner moved for approval seconded by Miles.  Minutes were unanimously approved.


Tisdale presented an update on the signs project.  The signs project has successfully met its goal for funding with 42 Center City businesses donating to the project and three out-of-district businesses donating to the project.  Three foundations also helped support the project.  Two different sign types will be utilized:  two gateway signs placed at either end of the corridor and ten identity signs placed strategically throughout the corridor.   Waiting for the foundations to release the funding and the funding to be accepted by the city so that a 50% down payment can be made to Huron Signs to begin fabrication.


Tisdale presented results of the Center City District, Focus Groups held in January.  Two sessions were held represented by 15-20 business and property owners.   An e-mailable survey to test focus group findings and obtain broader input will be conducted in late February-early March. 


Tisdale reviewed the proposed 2015-16 Center City Authority budget.  The budget will be presented for adoption at the March meeting.


Committee Reports

1.    Governance and Sustainability Committee report presented by Chappel.  The committee has worked on the focus groups, budget and strategic planning goals.


2.    Marketing Committee report presented by Jodoin. – The committee has been working on its 2014 events calendar and reported on social media statistics.

3.    Physical Improvements Committee report presented by Kozuch – The PI committee has changed its meeting date and will be meeting on Feb. 20

4.    Report of the Chairperson – Ginis

Dave recognized Jon Lynch for receiving the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman’s Award and thanked him for his many contributions.


Meeting adjourned at 3:35 pm


Next Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, March 19, 3 p.m. Midland City Hall