2011-11-07

MINUTES

The Redevelopment Commission met in an executive meeting Monday, November 7, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., at 123 Washington St. in the Legal Library, chaired by Rich Stenner. Other commission members present were: Matt Souza, Al Degner, George Van Horn, and John Anderson. Also present was Ed Curtin, Director, 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—Rich Stenner, George Van Horn, Matt Souza, Al Degner, John Anderson
        Absent—Jim Lienhoop
        Guests—Ed Curtin, Kristi Putnam, Terry Coriden, Hershel Frierson, Bruce Donaldson, Paul Minnis, Glen Petri, and Mike Lovelace
Action Items
   2) Approval of Minutes—Motion to approve the minutes as submitted was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Al Degner. Motion was approved unanimously.
        a. October 12, 2011
   3) Public Hearing—Opened up a public hearing on the bond resolution to provide funds for remediation. Mike Lovelace spoke to oppose the resolution. 
   4) Bond Resolution—This is a resolution to provide funds for remediation at 1st & Lafayette Street. This is a Brownfields loan. Motion to approve the resolution was made by Matt Souza and seconded by George Van Horn. Motion was approved unanimously.
   5) Tech Park Bond—This is for funds generated out of the Certified Tech Park to flow to the Redevelopment Commission in order to use the funds to sell bonds to facilitate the construction of a parking garage at 6th and Jackson St. The City Council has aleady approved.  Motion to approve the resolution was made by George Van Horn and seconded by Al Degner. Motion was approved unanimously.
   6) TIF Bond—Funds generated from the new Cummins expansion and the parking garage would be used to contribute to the funds necessary for the construction of the garage. City Council has already approved. Motion to approve the resolution was made by Matt Souza and seconded by George Van Horn. Motion was approved unanimously.
   7) Phase 1—This is to update Phase 1 for the property at 1st and Lafayette St. to comply with State regulations to prevent the City from being a responsible party. BCA has sent in a proposal and it is not to exceed $2,500. Motion to award BCA in updating Phase 1 was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Al Degner. Motion was approved unanimously.
   8) Notice To Bidders
        a. Access and Revenue Control – Jackson Street Garage—This is to install the access and revenue control equipment in the Jackson Street Parking Garage. This equipment is identical to what is in the 2nd Street Parking Garage. It will allow for the public to park for more than 3 hours at a time. Motion to approve the notice to bidders was made by Matt Souza and seconded by George Van Horn. Motion was approved unanimously. 
        b. Remediation of property at 1st and Lafayette—This is to rebid the remediation project on the property at 1st and Lafayette. This would be completing the remediation to be consistent with the state requirements. Motion to approve the notice to bidders was made by Matt Souza and seconded by George Van Horn. Motion was approved unanimously.
   9) Contracts with Crowe Horwath
        a. Columbus TIF Neutralization—This is for Crowe Horwath to provide reports. The amount is not to exceed $8,500. Motion to approve the contract was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Al Degner. Motion was approved unanimously.
        b. Columbus Parking Garage—This is to help with work necessary for the parking garage. The amount is not to exceed $45,000. Motion to approve the contract was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Al Degner. Motion was approved unanimously.
        c. Columbus Brownfield Loan—This is help and assist in obtaining the loan from Brownfields. The amount is not to exceed $25,000. Motion to approve the contract was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Al Degner. Motion was approved unanimously.
   10) Claims—Motion to approve claims as submitted was made by George Van Horn and seconded by Matt Souza. Motion was approved unanimously.
Discussion Items
   11) None at this time
Information Items

   12) Staff Report—The Cole has started construction. The Cummins office building and parking garage have also started construction. Blackwell has some barriers that we will be keeping an eye on. The Outdoor Sports Complex is in the hands of the courts in which they are looking for a judge. The Indoor Sports Complex is moving forward.
Board Comments
Adjourn

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