DDA Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 3 pm




Committee Members Present:  
Marty McGuire (Chair), Jenny Anderson, Bo Brines, Dan Cline, Mike Hayes, Jon Lynch, Ranny Riecker, Mark Ruhle, Doug Thompson, Claudia Wallin

Committee Members Absent:  Susan Rabbage

Staff Present:  Selina Tisdale


The DDA minutes from the June 9, 2010 meeting were approved as submitted.  Riecker/Hayes


DDA Executive Director, Selina Tisdale, presented the financial report from June 2010. Financial reports approved as submitted.  Lynch/Wallin


Selina Tisdale provided an update on the 2010 Totally Turtles Sculpture Series.  Five turtles were visiting the Reece Endeavor Garden Walk June 20-22.  Committee is busy preparing for the September 23 public auction of the sculptures.


Horticulturist, Stephanie Szostak reported that she and her crew are heavy into the garden maintenance phase of the summer.  Irrigation issues that had surfaced earlier in the season have been fixed.  They are not identifying the fungal diseases that they had experienced in past years.  Forestry plans to prune and remove buckthorn growing along the riverbanks during August/September.


Assistant City Manager Jack Duso provided a board informational on Public Act 501 Liquor Licenses and their availability to the downtown district.


Committee Reports


·         Economic Sustainability – Mike Hayes reported that:

·         Communications Committee – Chair, Claudia Wallin, reported that the Communications Committee did not meet in June.  There was an update provided on the August 12 Taste of Downtown event.

·         Budget and Finance – The committee did not meet in June.

·         MDBA Board – newly elected MDBA President, Patty Aspin, provided an update on activities of the MDBA.


No public comments were made.


Meeting adjourned at 3:45 pm.