The Redevelopment Commission met in an executive meeting Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., at 123 Washington St. in the Legal Library, chaired by Rich Stenner. Other commission members present were: Jim Lienhoop, Matt Souza, Al Degner, and George Van Horn. Also present was Ed Curtin, Director, Terry Coriden, Attorney, and Bruce Donaldson.
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, Al Degner, Matt Souza, Jim Lienhoop, George Van Horn
Guests—Ed Curtin, Kristi Putnam, Terry Coriden, Bruce Donaldson, Fred Baroski, David Doup, Jim Kreutzjans, Jim Clouse, Paul Minnis, Frank Miller, and Glen Petri
2) Approval of Minutes—Motion to approve the minutes as submitted was made by Matt Souza and seconded by George Van Horn. Motion was approved unanimously.
a. September 12, 2011
3) Tax Abatement – Sunright America, INC—Jim Clouse presented. This is there 10th tax abatement. It is for real property improvement that will double in size. It will generate 100 new jobs bringing the total to about 200 employees. The motion to approve a favorable recommendation to city council was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Al Degner.
4) Contract revision—Jim Lienhoop has worked with Ed and they have identified a cap. The motion to approve the revised contract with CWC Latitudes, LLC was made by Jim Lienhoop and seconded by Matt Souza. Motion was approved unanimously.
5) Bistro 310 License renewal—This is an annual requirement and Bistro 310’s second renewal. They provided an update to the commission. It stated that their annual food sales were $628,000. They have about 2,425 in traffic per month and about 30 total employees. This meeting the requirements stated by the commission. The motion to approve a favorable recommendation to the Mayor was made by Matt Souza and seconded by George Van Horn. Motion was approved unanimously.
6) Selection of surveyor for replat of 2nd Street vacation and Pumphouse property—There were 3 bids for the project. Crowder & Darnall, Inc. for $1,700, Independent Land Surveying for $950, and E.R. Gray & Associates for $850. The motion to accept E.R. Gray & Associates as the awarding bid was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Jim Lienhoop. Motion was approved unanimously.
7) Indoor Sports Complex
a. Remediation funds—This is a resolution in order for the commission to pursue a loan from the State’s Brownsfield program for the remediation of the site. The loan would be up to $1.2 million and is a zero interest for 20 years. The previous owners have been notified. Glen Petri asked question in which the commission answered. The motion to approve the resolution was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Jim Lienhoop. Motion was approve unanimously.
b. Comfort Letter—This is an agreement with August Mack to help us obtain a comfort letter for the Indoor Sports Complex. The agreement amount would be $4,550. Motion to approve the agreement was made by George Van Horn and seconded by Jim Lienhoop. Motion was approve unanimously.
8) Resolution expanding the Central Area TIF—The resolution is to expand the TIF area to include the St. Bartholomew site on the corner of Sycamore and 8th Street. A developer wants to redevelop that site. It would allow for additional housing. This allows the commission to be included in the development. The expansion fit the limitations of the TIF areas. The motion to approve the resolution was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Al Degner. Motion was approved unanimously.
9) Claims—Motion to approve the claims as submitted was made by George Van Horn and seconded by Matt Souza. Motion was approved unanimously.
10) None at this time
11) Staff Report—The groundbreaking for The Cole will be tomorrow Thursday, October 13th.The signage for both Puccini’s and Scotty’s was approved at the BZA meeting. They are looking at an opening date at the end of next week. Blackwell Soccer Complex is looking good. There are some concerns and we are meeting with the contractors.