The Redevelopment Commission met in an executive meeting Monday, June 6, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., at 123 Washington St. in the Legal Library, chaired by Tom Vujovich. Other commission members present were: Rich Stenner, George Van Horn, Jim Lienhoop, and Matt Souza. Also present were: Ed Curtin, Director and Terry Coriden, Attorney.
Matters discussed during the executive meeting were those matters previously advertised in the public notice. The board hereby certifies that no decisions were made and that only matters as advertised were discussed.
Call to Order
1) Roll Call—Tom Vujovich, Rich Stenner, George Van Horn, Jim Lienhoop, Matt Souza
Guests—Ed Curtin, Kristi Putnam, Terry Coriden, Sharon Renfro, Ann DeVore, Mayor Armstrong, Teresa Henderson, Brenda Sullivan, Mark James, Ian Colgan, Glenn Gareis, Jeff Mader, Scott Wise, Jeff McKean, Mert Shipman, Max Lemley, Alan Goltra, Kristen Brown, Greg Ehlinger, Dan Martin, Kirk Johansen, and bid contractors.
Mayor Armstrong made the announcement that the Redevelopment Commission’s President, Tom Vujovich, was stepping down. He was presented with the Key to the City for his services with the City of Columbus.
2) Approval of Minutes
a. May 9, 2011—The motion to accept the minutes as submitted was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Rich Stenner. Motion was approved unanimously.
b. May 31, 2011—The motion to accept the minutes as submitted was made by Rich Stenner and seconded by George Van Horn. Motion was approved unanimously.
3) Riverfront License Application Request – Scotty’s—Scott Wise and Jeff McKean presented. This is for the 6th Riverfront License available. This is the 8th restaurant that Scott Wise owns. He owns Scotty’s Brewhouse and The Lakehouse restaurants in Indiana. The restaurants have about 70% of their sales coming from food. The restaurant will have a family dining experience that replicates ?The Lakehouse? restaurant in which it will seat 160 individuals. The restaurant will bring 75 jobs to Columbus. They have a signed lease within the Commons. The motion for a favorable recommendation to the Mayor was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Rich Stenner. Motion was approved unanimously.
4) Additional Services – Christopher Burke - Haw Creek Study—This is for Christopher Burke to look at the impact the Outdoor Sports Complex potential impacts during a 100 year, 500 year, and the 2008 flood levels. This will be an additional $8,000 and will take 2-3 weeks to complete. The motion to approve the amended agreement was made by Matt Souza and seconded by George Van Horn. Motion was approved unanimously.
5) Public Hearing on issuance of bonds for the purpose of providing funds to be applied to pay for an environmental remediation project and incidental expenses in connection therewith and on account of the issuance of the bonds—This was open for the public to comment. It is for the State Revolving loan that was passed during the last commission meeting. No one spoke during the public hearing.
6) Resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds for the purpose of providing funds to be applied to pay for an environmental remediation project and incidental expenses in connection therewith and on account of the issuance of the bonds.—The motion to authorize the issuance of bonds was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Rich Stenner. Motion was approved unanimously.
7) Grant Agreement with Columbus Downtown Inc. for the white box buildout of tenant space in the Commons—This is to provide $633,000 to CDI for buildout of both the restaurant and food court space. This space totals about 10,000 square feet. The buildout includes water, electricity, and sewer along with framing, dry walling, and painting the walls white. The space lessee’s pay for their own fixtures and decorations.
8) Indoor Sports and Event Complex Feasibility Study—This is a study to see the liability for the Indoor Sports Complex. The study was reviewed by the clients that included Ceraland and Parks and Recreation. The results showed a sufficient demand. It was recommended the commission accept the report as submitted. The motion to accept the report as submitted was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Jim Lienhoop. Motion was approved unanimously.
9) Strategic Development Plan Update—This is to replace the plan adopted in 2005 with updated information. They broke it down into three incentives; live, work, and play. There was 2 public meeting in late May for the public to ask questions and comment on. This was brought under advisement and to be brought back to the July commission meeting.
10) Bid Award for:
a. Lafayette Street Remediation—Mark James, from BCA, presented. The lowest bidder, Denney Excavating, Inc., was the selected contractor in the amount of $442,061.80. They will be awarded the contract once the documents are in place. Motion to select the contractor for the project was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Rich Stenner. Motion was approved unanimously.
b. Blackwell Park—It was recommended the project be awarded to Milestone in the amount of $319,870. This includes the base bid and alternatives one and two. The motion to award the contractor for the project was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Jim Lienhoop. Motion was approved unanimously.
11) Claims—The motion to accept the claims as submitted was made by George Van Horn and seconded by Jim Lienhoop. Motion was approved unanimously.
12) None at this time
13) Staff Report