Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 3:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, City Hall Midland, MI




Board Members Present: Marty McGuire (Chair), Mike Hayes (Vice Chair), Dan Cline, Jon Lynch, Heidi McIvor, Bo Miller, Zach Prior, Doug Thompson, Claudia Wallin

Board Members Absent: Ranny Riecker

Staff Present: Stephanie Szostak, Selina Tisdale


Bo Miller noted that it should be included in the July minutes that Marty McGuire and Mike Hayes both acknowledged their affiliation with the Michigan Baseball Foundation prior to the vote on the Boundary Expansion item. The July DDA minutes were approved as amended. Hayes/Cline

DDA Executive Director Selina Tisdale, presented the Financial Report for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Financial report was approved. Lynch/Miller


City Horticulturist Stephanie Szostak, reported that the downtown street tree lighting project was progressing and will hopefully be installed when annuals come out in late fall. She also announced plans for a bulb sale in the spring.


Committee Reports


A proposed 2012 DDA Meeting Schedule was presented and adopted. Cline/Wallin

         Communications Committee Wallin reviewed that the downtown brochure is in its final stages; new downtown banners have been put up and new banner designs being considered and; reported on special events coming up the Montgomery Gentry Concert, Taste of Downtown and Midnight on Main.

         Economic Sustainability Hayes reported that his committee has been working on an issue regarding the need for centralized refuse collection locations downtown; a kayak canoe launch rental business is being researched for the Farmers Market area and; reported on a new business opened downtown, Sheree's Alchemy.

         MDBA Board Mary Shudark reported on - Sidewalk Sales, RiverDays, Music on Main, Rock the Tridge and Artists market, Farmers Market, Bark in the Park, Dog Days of Summer and upcoming Chili and Salsa Taste-Off


Public comments regarding items that are not on this agenda


New Business


Meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.


Next Meeting is September 14 at 3 p.m.