VILLAGE OF KALKASKA
BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 IN THE VILLAGE OF KALKASKA COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 200 HYDE STREET, KALKASKA, MICHIGAN, 49646.
- CALL TO ORDER: The Village of Kalkaska Brownfield Redevelopment Authority regular meeting was called to order by Chair Neuhardt at 9:02 a.m.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Chair Neuhardt, Mark Avery, Kevin Rogols and Valerie Thornburg
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: None
PUBLIC PRESENT: Cash Cook, Dawn Uranis and Mac McClelland
- APPROVAL OF SPECIAL AGENDA: Motion by Rogols, second by Avery, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.
- APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
- July 13, 2017 Special Meeting – Motion by Avery, second by Rogols, to approve the minutes as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.
- PUBLIC COMMENT: Dawn Uranis introduced herself and stated that, while she purchased a home in Kalkaska County some time ago, she just recently moved to the area full-time. Uranis reviewed her background in government and corporate relations, and advised that she has experience in submitting successful Brownfield grant applications in three states. Uranis stated she met with Vice-Chair Avery several years ago, and offered her assistance to the Kalkaska Brownfield Redevelopment Authority at that time. Uranis expressed interest in the board vacancy as she would like to help her community.
- CORRESPONDENCE: Chair Neuhardt stated that Mac McClelland of Otwell Mawby submitted the required Brownfield report to MDEQ.
- UNFINISHED BUSINESS: None
- CURRENT BUSINESS
- Revenue/Expenditure Report:
- Approval of Bills (Otwell Mawby Invoice# 16846): Motion by Thornburg, second by Rogols, to pay as presented in the amount of $480.00. A roll call vote was then taken: Ayes – Avery, Neuhardt, Rogols and Thornburg; Nays – None; Absent – None. Motion carried.
DDA Director Cash Cook reported that the Planning Commission recently approved a request to re-zone the Templeton property on US-131 North from Commercial to Industrial. The Planning Commission will also consider the same re-zoning classification for an adjacent piece of property owned by the Estate of Angelo Ascione. Cook explained that there are no longer any available properties in the Kalkaska Industrial Park.
Cook advised that the former Eagle-Pitcher site was purchased last week.
- PUBLIC COMMENT: Cook announced that he recently met with individuals from the MEDC, where he learned that the Village of Kalkaska has been dropped from the Low to Moderate Income list. Cook explained there are now several grant opportunities for which the Village is no longer qualified. Cook stated the DDA will request the Village be surveyed again for an income redetermination.
- BOARD COMMENTS: Avery confirmed that Kessel’s resignation has been accepted, and discussed Dawn Uranis submitting a membership application for review at the next meeting. Discussion also took place on the next grant cycle, to begin in October.
Thornburg asked whether it would worthwhile to author a letter to the current owner of the Cornell building, asking him to reconsider proceeding with the Brownfield Plan on the property. Cook explained that the owner has already done on his own everything the Plan would have covered.
- ADJOURNMENT – With no other business coming before the Board, motion by Thornburg, second by Avery, to adjourn. Motion carried on a voice vote. The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 a.m.
Recorded By: Angie Koon, Village Clerk