Public Hearing Notice 08-08-16 Combined Brownfield/Work Plan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Monday, August 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Village Council Chambers – 200 Hyde Street

CONSIDERATION OF COMBINED BROWNFIELD/WORK PLAN

For Cornell Building Redevelopment

In accordance with Public Act 381 of 1996, as amended, the Kalkaska Village Council will conduct a public hearing to consider approval of a Combined Brownfield/Work Plan for the redevelopment of the Cornell Building. The hearing will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Council Chambers, Kalkaska Village Office, 200 Hyde Street, Kalkaska, Michigan 49646.

The Combined Brownfield/Work Plan contains the requirements by which a property may be eligible to receive economic incentives to assist in the redevelopment of the property. The Eligible Property included in the Brownfield Plan is located at 302 S Cedar Street in the Village of Kalkaska.  At the public hearing, all citizens, taxpayers and representatives or officials from any taxing jurisdiction shall be afforded the opportunity to be heard regarding the Brownfield Plan.

Copies of maps, plats (if applicable) and the Brownfield Plan are available for public inspection during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Kalkaska Village Office, 200 Hyde Street, Kalkaska, Michigan 49646.  Questions regarding the plan may be directed to Scott Yost, Village Manager at 231.258.9191 or mgr@kalkaskavillage.com   or Mac McClelland, Consultant to the Kalkaska Brownfield Redevelopment Authority at 231.946.5200 or at mac@otwellmawby.com.

This notice is given in accordance with the notice and approval requirements set forth in Michigan’s Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, Public Act 381 of 1996, as amended.

Public Hearing Amendment to Zoning Code 08-04-16

The Kalkaska Village Planning Commission will be holding a Public Hearing on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 200 Hyde Street, Kalkaska, Michigan to hear comments on a proposed amendment to Chapter 152 (Zoning Code) of Village Code of Ordinances. The proposed amendment consists of a general re-write of the Kalkaska Zoning Code.   A draft of the proposed ordinance amendment will be available for review at the Village Offices.  Public may appear at the public hearing in person or by counsel.  Written comments may also be submitted, and must be received by 4:00 p.m. in the Village Office on August 4, 2016.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to stop in the Village Office or call 258-9191.

Planning Commission Minutes 7-7-16

VILLAGE OF KALKASKA

PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING

JULY 7, 2016

COUNCIL CHAMBERS – 200 HYDE STREET

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Chair Larsen called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

PRESENT: Chair Larsen, Jordan, Burgin, Baxter, Dupuie, Yost (left early) and White.

ABSENT: Sieting

PUBLIC PRESENT: Becky Garrock, Joe Perry, Susan Hunt, Dennis Hunt, Michael Ascione, Mickey Miller, Denny Corrado and Paul Furtaw.

Chair Larsen led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF REGULAR AGENDA

Motion by Burgin, second by Baxter, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

June 2, 2016 Regular Meeting and June 23, 2016 Special Meeting – Motion by White, second by Burgin, to approve both sets of minutes as presented.  Motion carried on a voice vote.

PUBLIC HEARING: To hear comments on a site plan review application from Walmart.

Motion by Burgin, second by White, to open the Public Hearing. Motion carried on a voice vote.  The Public Hearing was opened at 6:02 p.m.

Michael Ascione asked what exactly Walmart is requesting with their site plan application. Chair Larsen replied that Walmart is requesting a one-year extension of the original site plan, as it will be expiring this month.  Larsen stated that there are no proposed building dates at this time.

Motion by White, second by Jordan, to close the Public Hearing. Motion carried on a voice vote.  The Public Hearing was closed at 6:03 p.m.

SITE PLAN REVIEWS

  • Walmart (Request for Site Plan Extension) – Yost read a statement of the Manager’s Office regarding the administrative site plan review, which was conducted last year.       Yost explained that the extension requirement is addressed in the Village Ordinance. Yost stated that the original site plan approval was contingent upon certain conditions being met, and reviewed the remaining conditions. Yost stated that there have been no changes from the original plans, and recommended that the site plan extension be approved with conditions described above remaining.

 

Motion by Burgin, second by Baxter, to grant the site plan extension to Walmart for one year. Motion carried on a voice vote.

Paul Furtaw of Bergmann Associates (Engineering firm for Walmart) arrived later and apologized for his tardiness. Furtaw reported that the biggest hurdle has been working with MDOT on traffic studies, and stated they anticipate approval of their request for a traffic light at US131 and Beebe Road.  Furtaw stated there is no firm timeline at this point, but it is Walmart’s intent to move forward with construction of the store.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • Historical District Study Committee: Baxter stated that the committee has not met recently, and would like to extend the boundaries of the proposed historical district.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Burgin asked whether the Village has a private road Ordinance for creating land divisions. Burgin expressed concerns over the division of a specific parcel, and stated he believes there are issues that arise which should come before the Planning Commission.

CURRENT BUSINESS

  • Expenditure Report: Motion by Baxter, second by White, to accept as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

 

  • Property Beautification Awards: Motion by Dupuie, second by Burgin, to present the Residential Award to the Carlisle home on W. Dresden Street. Motion carried on a voice vote.

 

Discussion took place on how engage owners in keeping up with their properties after they have been presented with a Property Beautification Award.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Village Compliance Officer Denny Corrado stated that he will look into Burgin’s inquiry on the private road Ordinance.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Jordan, second by Burgin, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried on a voice vote. The meeting was adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

Recorded by: Angie Koon, Village Clerk

Public Hearing 7-25-16 Close-Out of MEDC CDBG

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Village Council Chambers – 200 Hyde Street

The Kalkaska Village Council will be holding a Public Hearing on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 200 Hyde Street, Kalkaska, Michigan for the close-out of the MEDC Community Development Block Grant, which funded the downtown Kalkaska Streetscape. Public may appear at the public hearing in person or by counsel.  Written comments may also be submitted, and must be received by 4:00 p.m. in the Village Office on July 25, 2016.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to stop in the Village Office or call 258-9191.

Part-Time Police Officer Wanted

Part-Time Police Officer

The Kalkaska Department of Public Safety is seeking a part-time (24-hours/weekly) MCOLES certified of certifiable Police Officer. Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, an associate’s degree or greater in Criminal Justice and/or completion of a State of Michigan accredited Police Academy training program. Applicant must be a Michigan resident, no felony convictions, have a good driving record and be at least 20 years old. Please send letter of interest with an attached resume to: Kalkaska Department of Public Safety, 200 Hyde St., Kalkaska, MI 49646 by the August 1st deadline. Equal Opportunity Employer & Provider.

Kalkaska Reserve Officers Wanted

RESERVE OFFICERS: The Kalkaska Department of Public Safety is accepting applications for Reserve Officers.  Must be a minimum of 18 years old, and must possess a high school diploma and valid Michigan Driver’s License.  No convictions of a misdemeanor or a felony, and other requirements as outlined on application.  Applicant must pass a background check and drug screen.  Applications are available at the Village Office during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or on-line at www.kalkaskavillage.com.

Village Council Minutes 6-27-16

VILLAGE OF KALKASKA

MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016 IN THE VILLAGE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 200 HYDE STREET, KALKASKA, MICHIGAN, 49646.

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

President Sieting called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

PRESENT: President Sieting and Trustees Banko, Ellis, North, Sanborn and White.

ABSENT: Trustee Needham

STAFF PRESENT:     Scott Yost, Village Manager; Angie Koon, Village Clerk; Glenn Artress, Lieutenant; Helen Artress, Department of Public Safety Administrative Assistant; Denny Corrado, Compliance Officer.

PUBLIC PRESENT: Mickey Miller, Darren Graham, Dan Johnson, Megan Nothelfer, Brad Heikkila, Robyn Pillinger-Daniels and Jim Ringwald.

Dan Johnson started with a prayer and President Sieting led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF REGULAR AGENDA

Motion by Sanborn, second by White, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by Banko, second by North, to approve as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Brad Heikkila introduced himself as a candidate running for Kalkaska County Register of Deeds. Heikkila reviewed his background and qualifications, stating he formerly served as the Kalkaska County Equalization Director.  Heikkila stated he feels that the community needs and deserves professional and transparent leadership; and he believes he will make a positive difference in County government.

Megan Nothelfer introduced herself as a candidate running for Kalkaska County Clerk. Nothelfer also stated she feels that there is a lack of transparency in the County government administration.  Nothelfer further stated she believes the County currently suffers from a lack of leadership, and feels the community deserves better.

Robyn Pillinger Daniels introduced herself as a candidate running for 103rd District State Representative for five counties.  Daniels reviewed her professional and personal background and qualifications.  She identified the issues she supports, and reviewed her campaign strategy.  Daniels stated two Kalkaska residents serve on her campaign staff:  Shelby Kuuttila acts as Kalkaska County Coordinator; and Peggy Nichols acts as Treasurer.

PRESENTATIONS – None

REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Personnel Committee – President Sieting stated he recommends waiting until the Personnel Committee Chair, Trustee Needham, is present to proceed with the POLC Union Contract presentation. The issue will be tabled to the next Council meeting.

REPORTS FROM VILLAGE OFFICERS

MANAGER’S REPORT

Manager Yost advised that the Department of Public Works is currently flushing water hydrants, and an advertisement was placed in the newspaper. Yost also reported that Saturday’s Airport Fly-In was successful, and thanked those involved for revitalizing the event.

Yost advised that new tree grates were placed downtown to enhance the landscape.

Yost stated that he would provide Council with the most recent draft of the POLC Union contract showing proposed changes.

Yost reported that the Village infrastructure relocation project with KMHC is proceeding. Yost announced that a pre-construction meeting will be taking place this week.

Yost stated that, later in the meeting, Council will be considering a Resolution regarding a DNR reverter clause currently in effect for the Village water tower and wells 4 and 5. This resolution will remove the clause stating that, if this land is no longer being used as an airport, the land reverts back to the state.

Yost stated that Rural Development is seeking authorization from the Village Council to let the water and sewer projects for bid. Yost reviewed the work involved for these projects, and stated construction is not likely to begin this year due to the lateness in the season.  A goal for this year, however, is to install remote water meters throughout the Village.

Yost stated that Mike Engels of Michigan Rural Water will likely be present at the last Council meeting in July to discuss results of the water and sewer rate study.

Yost advised that he will be proposing alterations to the current zoning ordinance, including changes to the site plan review process. These proposed amendments will be reviewed by the Planning Commission before they are brought to Village Council.

Yost announced that the Planning Commission will be considering a site plan extension request from Walmart at their July 7, 2016 regular meeting. Yost reiterated that the reason for the delay involves MDOT, and the Village has taken every measure to allow the project to proceed.

Yost stated that the legal matters facing the Village are ongoing, and Council may see him for any updates.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

President Sieting announced that several new businesses have come into the Village, and encouraged Council to stop and welcome the business owners to town.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None

NEW BUSINESS

Consider Adoption of Resolution 2016-022 Requesting Release of Restriction and Reverter on Water Tower Property – Motion by White, second by North, to adopt Resolution 2016-022.  Motion carried on a voice vote.

Authorize Bid Letting for Rural Development Water and Sewer Projects – Motion by Banko, second by Ellis, to authorize the Village Manager to utilize Village Engineer Gosling-Czubak and immediately let for bid work related to the 2016 Water and Sewer projects, funded by Rural Development Loan funds, in accordance with Rural Development requirements and standards.  A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Banko, Ellis, North, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Trustee Needham.  Motion carried.

Consider Recommendation from Public Works Committee Chair Regarding Utility Bill Adjustments – Motion by White, second by Banko, to allow the Manager to make adjustments to utility bills on both the Village and resident side with all to be reviewed by Council; the Manager also reserves the right to call a Public Works Committee meeting if he deems it necessary.  A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Banko, Ellis, North, Sanborn and White;

Nays – None; Absent – Trustee Needham. Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT – None

ADJOURNMENT

With no further business coming before this Council, President Sieting adjourned the meeting at 6:45 p.m.

 

Angie Koon, Village Clerk

Planning Commission Minutes Special Meeting 6-23-16

VILLAGE OF KALKASKA

PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING

JUNE 23, 2016

COUNCIL CHAMBERS – 200 HYDE STREET

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Chair Larsen called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

PRESENT: Chair Larsen, Jordan, Sieting, Burgin, Baxter, Dupuie, White and Yost.

ABSENT: None

PUBLIC PRESENT: Rick Skendzel, Kim Babcock, Kevin Rogols and Doreen Birgy.

Chair Larsen led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF SPECIAL AGENDA

Motion by White, second by Jordan, to approve as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

PUBLIC HEARING

  • To hear comments on a site plan review application submitted by the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center (KMHC).

 

Motion by Sieting, second by Burgin, to open the Public Hearing. Motion carried on a voice vote.  The Public Hearing was opened at 6:01 p.m.

KMHC Administrator Kevin Rogols gave an overview of the proposed addition, which was driven by a need for additional physician office space. Rogols further stated that the hospital’s long-term goal is to construct a new medical office to permanently house family physicians; at that time, the addition they are proposing at tonight’s meeting will be used as rental space to specialty physicians.

Motion by Burgin, second by Baxter, to close the Public Hearing. Motion carried on a voice vote.  The Public Hearing was closed at 6:10 p.m.

SITE PLAN REVIEWS

  • KMHC Addition: Burgin asked for the total square footage of the hospital property block, including the proposed addition. Burgin also expressed concern over the size and amount of space utilized by the hospital properties, as well as fire trucks’ capability to service properties. Kevin Rogols illustrated on site plan drawings the exact location of the proposed addition. Burgin asked whether KMHC will have off-site physicians in the future.       Rogols stated this is unlikely as the family medical physicians are always on-call to provide additional support to the Emergency Room, and practicing on-site enables them to see patients regularly.

 

Jordan inquired about the location of the future medical office mentioned earlier. Rogols stated that the plans for this facility are conceptual only at this time, but will be brought before the appropriate Village boards when they prepared to do so.

Yost stated that the Manager’s Office conducted its official site plan review, found that the proposed addition stays within the footprint of the existing building and sees no issues with its approval.

Motion by White, second by Burgin, to accept the site plan from Kalkaska Memorial Health Center as presented. A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – Baxter, Burgin, Dupuie, Jordan, Sieting, White, Yost and Larsen; Nays – None; Absent – None.  Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Sieting, second by Baxter, to adjourn. Motion carried on a voice vote.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

Recorded by: Angie Koon, Village Clerk

Village Council Minutes 6-13-16

VILLAGE OF KALKASKA

MINUTES OF A REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016 IN THE VILLAGE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 200 HYDE STREET, KALKASKA, MICHIGAN, 49646.

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

President Sieting called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

PRESENT: President Sieting and Trustees Banko (arrived at 6:10 p.m.), Ellis (arrived at 6:02 p.m.), Needham, North, Sanborn and White.

ABSENT: None

STAFF PRESENT:     Scott Yost, Village Manager; Angie Koon, Village Clerk; Glenn Artress, Lieutenant; Helen Artress, Department of Public Safety Administrative Assistant; Mike Perreault, Police Officer; Mark Baars Clean Water Plant Supervisor; Denny Corrado, Compliance Officer.

PUBLIC PRESENT: Amy Sieting, Mickey Miller, Dan Johnson, Denise Kelly, Kevin Rogols and Dennis Mansfield.

Dan Johnson started with a prayer and President Sieting led with the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF REGULAR AGENDA

Motion by White, second by Sanborn, to approve as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

CONSENT AGENDA

Motion by North, second by Ellis, to approve as presented. Motion carried on a voice vote.

PUBLIC COMMENT – None

 

PRESENTATIONS – None

 

BILLS

Motion by North, second by Needham, to pay the bills as presented in the amount of $86,063.12. A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Ellis, Needham North, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – Banko (arrived late).  Motion carried.

REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Personnel Committee – Trustee Needham reported that the committee met on May 23, 2016.  Police Officer Labor Council union negotiations took place, and the committee will meet again on June 15, 2016 in hopes of resolving this contract.

Needham stated that Terry Roote of Great Northern Benefits presented information on transitioning to the Hard Cap option for health insurance compliance with Public Act 152 of 2011. The committee recommends approving this option effective October 1, 2016.  This will be considered under New Business.

Needham stated that Terry Roote also discussed a proposed cafeteria plan for employee healthcare benefits, which would allow employees to choose their own insurance plans. The Village would allocate so much money to each employee to aid in the purchase of insurance benefits.  The committee recommends this option, and it will be part of the Hard Cap.

Needham advised that the committee also considered a recommendation to increase front office clerk Faith Ramsey’s hourly wage effective March 1, 2016. Needham stated this increase is well-earned as Ramsey is doing an exceptional job, and the position has gone above and beyond solely receipting in payments.  Discussion took place regarding making the increase retroactive to March 1, 2016.  Trustee North advised that the Financial Management Guide followed by the Village states approved wage increases should be effective at the beginning of the fiscal year.

Motion by Needham, second by Ellis, to increase Faith Ramsey’s hourly wage from $9.25 to $10.50 per her supervisor and the Village Manager’s recommendation effective March 1, 2016. A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Banko, Needham, North, Sanborn and White; Nays – Trustee Ellis; Nays – None.  Motion carried.

 

Finance Committee – Trustee North stated that the committee reviewed payroll reconciliations, current invoices, monthly payroll registers, bank reconciliations and journal entries.  Everything was found to be in order.

REPORTS FROM VILLAGE OFFICERS

 

POLICE REPORT

 

The May 2016 report was presented by Lieutenant Artress. Artress stated that new part-time police officer Mike Perreault was sworn in, and is scheduled for training later this month.  Artress stated that Perreault will be a great fit for the department.  Perreault introduced himself, and reviewed his involvement with law enforcement agencies and background in firearms instruction.

 

CLEAN WATER REPORT

The May 2016 report was provided by Cleanwater Plant Supervisor Mark Baars. Baars stated he is hoping to hire a new employee for the plant soon.

MANAGER’S REPORT

Manager Yost stated he has been meeting weekly with Kalkaska Memorial Health Center representatives regarding the infrastructure relocation project. Yost announced that bids are due on June 14, 2016.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None

NEW BUSINESS

Consider Recommendation from Kalkaska Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to Appoint Donald Kessel to Vacancy on Board – Motion by Needham, second by Banko, to appoint Kessel to the vacancy on the Kalkaska Brownfield Redevelopment Authority for term ending 2018.  Motion carried on a voice vote.

Consider Adoption of Resolution 2016-019 Hard Cap Option for Compliance with Public Act 152 of 2011 – Motion by Needham, second by Sanborn, to adopt Resolution 2016-019.  A roll call vote was then taken:  Ayes – President Sieting and Trustees Banko, Ellis, Needham, North, Sanborn and White; Nays – None; Absent – None.  Motion carried.

Consider Adoption of Resolution 2016-020 Authorizing Closure of Fourth Street for Annual Commission on Aging Picnic – Motion by White, second by Needham, to adopt Resolution 2016-020.  Motion carried on a voice vote.

Consider Adoption of Resolution 2016-021 Authorizing Display of Rotary Chicken Barbecue Banner – Motion by Needham, second by White, to adopt Resolution 2016-021.  Motion carried on a voice vote.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Trustee Needham asked about the deadline for filing Trustee petitions for the November election. The Village Clerk will provide this information.

Trustee Banko apologized for being late for the meeting. Banko, as a Village resident, inquired about a neighbor with excessive junk in his yard.  Compliance Officer Denny Corrado stated he has been working with the suspect to get the yard cleaned up.

ADJOURNMENT

With no further business coming before this Council, President Sieting adjourned the meeting at 6:25 p.m.

Recorded By: Angie Koon, Village Clerk

DDA Minutes 6-7-16

Village of Kalkaska

Downtown Development Authority

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016 IN THE VILLAGE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 200 HYDE STREET, KALKASKA, MICHIGAN, 49646

  1. CALL TO ORDER: The Village of Kalkaska Downtown Development Authority regular meeting was called to order by Chairman Bruce Zenner at 5:03 P.M.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Ascione, Burgin, Sieting, Zenner, Sanborn, Coffey, Johnson, Yost (L) and Paryani (L)

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:  None

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

Caleb Paryani and Natalie Rhoades

  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Motion by Sieting, second by Burgin, to approve agenda as presented. All Ayes, motion carried.

 

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

Motion by Sanborn, second by Burgin, to approve May 3, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes as presented. All Ayes, motion carried.

  1. PUBLIC COMMENTS: [Please stand and state your name for the record]

 

  1. PRESENTATION:
      1. Laser Tag Event – Michael Dunn (No Show)

 

  1. CORRESPONDENCE: None.

 

  1. COMMITTEE REPORTS
  • DDA Director Update
    1. We got a $5,000 grant to advertise Farm to Table for our Farmers’ Market. The emphasis is on a healthy lifestyle. We’re purchasing 16 weeks of air time on WTCM-FM, WTCM-AM and WCCW. Also, a summer-long advertisement in the Voice. Several community calendars in print and on air have also worked.
    2. The first 2 Farmers’ Market have gone well.
    3. We met with Representative Rendon on traffic, dark store and DDA legislation.
    4. We’re continuing the pursuit of a Memorandum of Understanding for trail expansion to connect the proposed green trails to the Village.
    5. We met with Networks Northwest and are formulating a plan to update the Village Master Plan, Village Rec Plan and DDA Master Plan.
    6. The 131 Corridor group is nearing finalization of their documents, as is the Boardman Watershed group.
    7. We toured the Village with InSite Capital and another developer.
    8. The DDA Planning Grant group is forging ahead.
    9. We forwarded to all the latest news on TIF legislation.

 

 

  • Main Street Program Developer Update
    1. Airport Fly-In continues to be on track to be successful. KPTA has agreed to have stops for our events (Fly-In and Street Festival) at the COA, Level Acres, Senior Haven, the Village Club House (parking area) and all apartment complexes in the Village. I have requested a list of stops from Janet Cox and am waiting for her response. The Sports Boosters will be unable to do the lunch concessions, but we are hoping the Food Truck Guy will be able to move from RR² to the Airport. We (Cash, Karl Klimek and I) did an interview yesterday with Beverly Fields from The Voice and the Airport Fly-In will be on the front page of their next issue.
    2. I attended the National Main Street Conference in Milwaukee. It was a great experience and I was able to attend many of their sessions, including the New Main Street Director training on Sunday. My favorite session was the Placemaking Boot Camp that brought us outdoors and we helped build Adirondack chairs, painted a table/bar structure, mailbox for Letters to Milwaukee and a wooden memorial for the Letter Carriers. My least favorite part of the conference was getting stuck in Milwaukee for an extra 2 days due to flight cancellations and having to drive home because I didn’t want to stay another night.
    3. I have been asked by the Library to be on the Grant Committee in addition to the Communications Committee. We had our first meeting as a team and also met with the Interlochen Library Grant Committee Member to discuss their process.
    4. I have been asked to be on the 131-Corridor Marketing Strategy Committee. Our first meeting will be on the 22nd of the month. This group will be charged with creating a marketing strategy and branding campaign for the 131-Corridor.
    5. The Speeder Rail Car Stop in Kalkaska was quite successful. The Tour Participants really enjoyed having local folks interact with them, and the locals had nothing but positive things to say about the event. I posted the event on Facebook before the event. 4.025 viewed the post with 77 shares. After the event, I posted a video of the rail cars leaving Kalkaska. 7,500 viewed the post, and over 3,900 watched the video. I also added this event to every radio community calendar I could find online, and sent a press release to the TV stations and newspapers. Cash saw it on 9&10 News Community Calendar and several people heard it on the radio. We will continue with this form of Free Marketing with our other events.

 

 

  • Projects & Promotions
    1. Speeder Car Update
    2. Discussed Street Festival Follow-Ups and Plans
      1. Friday – Picnic (Kiwanis) and Concert
      2. Saturday
        1. Some entertainment is yet to be booked
        2. Cheer Team will be back
        3. Face painting
        4. Music – not yet booked
      3. Discussed set-up/tear down
      4. Tables & Chairs – Bob will lead and include set-up in pricing
      5. Port-a-Jons are booked (4) – suggestion to put a canopy over each to help with heat
      6. Food Vendor needs to be approached
    3. Community Concerts
      1. Ordered port-a-jon (1)
      2. Concessions still up in the air
      3. Tent – Patty to looking into the purchase, rental or lease of a tent for the season
    4. Other Business
      1. Streetscape Flowers need to be ordered, only received one bid. Bid accepted. Motion by Sieting, second by Coffey, to pay up to $900 for flowers. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes – Burgin, Coffey, Paryani, Sanborn, Johnson, Sieting, Yost, Zenner and Ascione. Nays – none. Absent – none. Motion Carried.
      2. Asked for volunteers to help plant flowers in planters on Thursday @ 4:00 PM. Sieting, Zenner, Paryani, Cook and Gentelia volunteered.
      3. Discussed the moving and placement of planters throughout the downtown area. 40 planters. Motion by Sieting, second by Coffey, to pay up to $200 to have planters moved. Discussion: dollar amount may not be enough, should we raise it. Amended motion by Sieting, second by Coffey to pay up to $400 to have planters moved. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes – Coffey, Paryani, Sanborn, Johnson, Sieting, Yost, Zenner, Ascione and Burgin. Nays – none. Absent – none. Motion Carried.
      4. Book Marks – a hit across town, we need to order more. Agreed to order 2000 more book marks.
      5. KPTA Shuttle – will provide senior shuttle for $30/hour. We will book for Airport Fly-In and Street Festival. Pick-Up/Drop-Off @ Commission on Aging, Level Acres, Senior Haven and all Apartment Complexes in the Village.
    1. Farmer’s Market Committee – Update during Director’s Update, New location and day is working great.

 

  • CURRENT BUSINESS:

 

  1. Bills: Motion by Sanborn, second by Coffey, to approve payment of the bills as presented. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes – Paryani, Sanborn, Johnson, Sieting, Yost, Zenner, Ascione, Burgin and Coffey. Nays – None. Absent – none. Motion carried.
  2. Cash Balance Report: Motion by Coffey, second by Sanborn, to accept as presented. All Ayes, motion carried.
  3. Revenue Expenditure Report: Motion by Coffey, second by Sanborn, to accept as presented. All Ayes, motion carried.
  4. Main Street In Practice Session Sign-Up June 21 – Wayne, July 21 – Three Rivers, August 16 – Manistee: Requesting for Board Members to attend at least one of the Main Street in Practice Session to learn more about the Main Street Program. Coffey will attend the August 16 – Manistee session.
  5. Main Street Webinar Sign-Ups: Requesting Board Members attend at least one webinar. Webinars are 1 hour long from 12:00 – 1:00 and can be done from anywhere as long as you have internet and a computer. Board members will email Gayenell with which dates they would like to participate.
  6. Planning Grant Consensus Meeting Set for July 20th @ KHS Library: Decision makers from the Community will be invited to participate. We are requesting all DDA Board Members be available to attend.
  7. Consider Creating a Design Committee to Initially Focus on the Design of the Information Tower (CiVIC): Chair Zenner asked for volunteers. Committee created per Chair Zenner as follows: Zenner – Chair, Burgin, Sanborn, and Ascione. Meeting date needs to be scheduled with DDA Director attending.   On that note, we now have a full board. We need to review the current committees and re-organize. Some have more work on their plate than others. Chair Zenner will look at current committees, revise titles and sent to Gentelia. Gentelia to send updated committee lists to all Board Members requesting their preference. If all committees are not filled, Zenner will appoint.

 

  1. OLD BUSINESS:
    1. Recurring Agenda Items:
      1. Clock Tower / Rotary
  • FOR YOUR INFORMATION: None
  • ADJOURN: Motion by Sieting, second by Sanborn, to adjourn the meeting. All Ayes, meeting adjourned at 6:07 pm.

Next Meeting – July 12, 2016 @ 5:00 p.m.

Recording Secretary: Gayenell Gentelia