Circle-Logo-RGBDDA Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 3 p.m.

 

MINUTES

 

Board Members Present:  Dan Cline, Mike Hayes, Jon Lynch, Lynne Luongo, Heidi McIvor, Zach Prior, Ranny Riecker, Mark Ruhle, Doug Thompson

Board Members Absent:  Jenny Anderson, Bo Brines, Marty McGuire, Claudia Wallin

Staff Present:  Selina Tisdale Absent: 

 

The DDA Board minutes from the September 8, 2010, meeting were approved as submitted.  Cline/Riecker

Fiscal Services Director, David Keenan, presented the preliminary – prior to final audit adjustment, DDA Financial Statement for month ending June 30, 2010. Approved – Riecker/Ruhle

2011 Sculpture Committee Chair, Cheryl Smith, reported on the outcome of the sculpture auction.  $12,025 was raised at the auction, which was well attended.  The selected sculpture for 2011 is the Troll in celebration of the sculpture series’ 10th year and to correspond with the 30th anniversary celebration of the Tridge.

Horticulturist, Stephanie Szostak, reported on the process of fall cleanup of the downtown. She reported that the smoking receptacles for placement downtown have arrived and will be installed by the end of the month.  Stephanie shared plans for a newly terraced garden area that will be built at the approach to the Tridge on the Farmer’s Market side.

DDA Executive Director, Selina Tisdale, and City Assessor, Reid Duford, presented information on the Shopping Area Redevelopment Act as the October Board Informational.

 

Committee Reports

 

No public comments were given.

The meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m.

WHEREAS, the Midland Downtown Development Authority annually sets their meeting dates for the upcoming calendar year; and

 

WHEREAS, the DDA has traditionally met the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Midland City Council Chambers; now therefore

 

RESOLVED, that the Midland DDA will continue to meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Midland City Council Chambers on the following dates during 2011:

January 12, 2011

February 9, 2011

 March 9, 2011

April 13, 2011

May 11, 2011

 June 8, 2011

 July 13, 2011

 August 10, 2011

 September 14, 2011

 October 12, 2011

 November 9, 2011

 December 14, 2011

 

 

Presented to the Downtown Development Authority Board on October 13, 2010

 

Motion made by:               Riecker

Motion supported by:     Cline

 

Yeas:           Cline, Hayes, Luongo, Lynch, McIvor, Prior, Riecker, Ruhle, Thompson

Nays:           None

Absent:      Anderson, Brines, McGuire, Wallin

 

Outcome:        Motion passed 9:0


 

 

WHEREAS the Economic Sustainability Committee of the Downtown Development Authority has reviewed the Incubator application submitted by Joann and Jeff Currier, Ways to Wellness, 134 Ashman Street, and found all information acceptable and in order; now therefore

 

RESOLVED, that the Economic Sustainability Committee recommends that the Downtown Development Authority grant the Currier’s Incubator request in the amount of $825/month for the first six months of the program (November 2010 through April 2011); $545/month for months 7 through 12 of the program (May 2011 through October 2011); and the maximum of $275/month for months 13 through 18 of the program (November 2011 through April 2012); and

 

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the amounts should be reviewed and adjusted, if necessary, to reflect any lease amount changes when said lease is renewed upon its expiration on July 1, 2011.

 

 

Presented to the Downtown Development Authority Board on October 13, 2010

 

Motion made by:               Riecker

Motion supported by:     Lynch

 

Yeas:       Cline, Hayes, Luongo, Lynch, McIvor, Prior, Riecker, Ruhle, Thompson 

Nays:       None

Absent:  Anderson, Brines, McGuire, Wallin

 

Outcome:  Motion passed 9:0