DDA Minutes 10-3-17

Village of Kalkaska

Downtown Development Authority

 

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017 IN THE VILLAGE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 200 HYDE STREET, KALKASKA, MICHIGAN, 49646

 

CALL TO ORDER: The Village of Kalkaska Downtown Development Authority regular meeting was called to order by Chair Zenner at 5:05 P.M.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Burgin, Zenner, Coffey, Paryani, Ascione and Johnson.

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:  Yost, Sieting and Sanborn

PUBLIC PRESENT:  Cash Cook (DDA Director) and Gayenell Gentelia (Recording Secretary)

  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Motion by Coffey, second by Burgin, to approve agenda as presented. All Ayes, motion carried.
  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Motion by Coffey, second by Johnson, to approve the September 12, 2017 Regular Meeting minutes after adding Harrington to section 7A.1. of the September 12 Minutes (Pat Harrington). All Ayes, motion carried.
  3. PUBLIC COMMENTS: [Please stand and state your name for the record]
  4. PRESENTATION: None
  5. CORRESPONDENCE: None
  6. COMMITTEE REPORTS
  7.  
    1. DDA Director Update
      1. Mail out flyer for Tree Planting to Board
      2. Steam Railroad Institute website, there may be a few tickets left according to Chair Zenner
        1. Train coming from the South
        2. Parking – South Museum Parking lot will be designated Handicap
        3. Train pull up approx. 9:50 AM for loading
        4. Loading on West side of train
      3. Chair Zenner appreciative of collaboration between all agencies and Networks Northwest. Discussion on Master Planning process
      4. Speeder Car Tour, we still have 2016 date on website
      5. Group of Investors information is not readily available per Burgin
    1. Associate Director Update
      1. Chronic Disease Summit Presentation discussion
    1. Farmers Market Committee Update
      1. Tim Ellis is Chair of the Food Sovereignty committee (Village Council) and they will meet on October 12. Once we can confirm time, it will be sent to the Farmers’ Market Committee members.
    1. Projects & Promotions Update
      1. Event Banner – looking into generic banners
      2. Concerts
        1. Book acts early
        2. Consolidate to 1 concert for the Friday Street Festival
      3. Downtown Businesses uniform signage
        1. Welcome signs or flags at all businesses
      4. Kiwanis Steak & Corn on Saturday (possibly)
      5. Survey at Street Festival of Attendees and Vendors
      6. Webcam – goes back to Scott (Village Manager) regarding ownership and access to Village network and internet access
      7. Dead Tree – has to go through Village, DPW will take care of it
  1. CURRENT BUSINESS:
  2. Bills: Motion by Coffey, second by Burgin, to approve payment of bills as presented. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes – Coffey, Paryani, Johnson, Zenner, Ascione and Burgin. Nays – None. Absent – Sieting, Sanborn and Yost. Motion carried.
  3. Cash Balance Report: Motion by Coffey, second by Johnson, to accept as presented. All Ayes, motion carried.
  4. Revenue Expenditure Report: Motion by Coffey, second by Johnson, to accept Revenue Expenditure Report as presented. All Ayes, motion carried.
  5.  
  6. Streetscape Christmas Décor Discussion: There was a discussion previously about having the decorations perpendicular and offset. Contractor thinks it may look awkward, but they can do it. Suggestion is to have the decorations hang as the same as last year. Discussion on additional decorations, such as garland, but the garland would be wrecked and not feasible. Motion by Coffey, second by Ascione, to approve the same number and types of decorations as last year. All Ayes. Motion carried.
  7. Low to Moderate Income Survey Discussion: Have not received any additional information from MEDC. We have also asked Networks Northwest if they have any information or guidance on how to proceed.
  8. OLD BUSINESS:
    1. Master Plan Update – Addressed earlier in meeting.
  1. FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
      1. Schedule a Design Committee Meeting next month.
  2. ADJOURN: Meeting adjourned at 5:59 PM by Chair Zenner.

Next Meeting – November 7, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m.

 

Recording Secretary: Gayenell Gentelia