Circle-Logo-RGBDDA Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 3 p.m.

 

MINUTES

 

Board Members Present:  Mike Hayes (Vice Chair), Jenny Anderson, Bo Brines, Dan Cline, Jon Lynch, Heidi McIvor, Bo Miller, Zach Prior, Ranny Riecker, Doug Thompson, Claudia Wallin

Board Members Absent: Marty McGuire (Chair), Mark Ruhle

Staff Present:  Selina Tisdale

 

Approval of the DDA Minutes from the meeting of January 11, 2012.  Moved: Cline/ Riecker; approved

DDA Executive Director Selina Tisdale presented the 2011 4th quarter DDA financial statement. 
Moved:  Riecker/McIvor; approved

DDA Executive Director Selina Tisdale presented an update on the DDA Boundary Expansion.  The process will likely begin at the City Council level in March and be completed in July. 

 

Committee Reports

a)         Executive Committee – Hayes reported that the Executive Committee had received an update on the spring planting process, discussed consolidated refuse collection in the downtown and developed its 2012-13 budget requests.

b)         Economic Sustainability Committee – Hayes reported that the Economic Sustainability Committee had developed its 2012-13 budget requests, discussed business inquires made in the downtown and submits for DDA Board approval one incubator request and one façade request:

Cline moved, Riecker supported the following resolution:

WHEREAS the Economic Sustainability Committee of the Downtown Development Authority has reviewed the incubator application submitted by Mary Moore, Serendipity, 181 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 Serendipity incubator request and provide lease subsidy in the following amounts:

·            $900 /mo. for the first six months of the program (March 2012 through August ‘12);

·            $594 /mo. for months seven through 12 of the program (September ‘12 through February ‘13);

·            $306/mo. for months 13 through 18 of the program (March ‘13 through August ‘13).

 

Resolution passed 11:0

 

Riecker moved, Cline supported the following resolution:

WHEREAS the Economic Sustainability Committee of the Downtown Development Authority has reviewed the façade application submitted by Mary Moore, Serendipity, 181 Ashman Street, and found all information acceptable and in order; now therefore

RESOLVED, that the Economic Sustainability committee recommends the Downtown Development Authority grant the Serendipity façade matching grant request in the amount of $750 for a new awning, vinyl signage and power washing the front of the building. 

 

Resolution passed 11:0

c)         Communications Committee – Wallin reported that a joint meeting between the MDBA Board and businesses and DDA Communications Committee is being scheduled to discuss roles and goals of each entity toward the common betterment of the downtown, that the Midland Daily News and Next Media have been invited to make presentation on web-based marketing opportunities available to the DDA and that it had developed its 2012-13 budget requests.

 

d)         MDBA – MDBA President Patty Aspin reported on the success of Holly Jolly Days and Midnight on Main and that the upcoming Deals at the Diamond event featured 33 vendors and Meet Your Merchants was coming up in March.

Public comments regarding items that are not on this agenda
None

New Business

DDA Executive Director Selina Tisdale reported that Friday, February 10 was the deadline for submitting sculpture ideas to the 2012 Summer Sculpture Series, Sno’Time like Summer Time in Downtown Midland.   Sponsorships were also available for those looking to advertise in the downtown district all summer long.   More information about the sculpture series can be found at downtownmidland.com

 

Meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.

 

Next meeting is March 14, 2012 at 3 p.m.