APRIL 2007

DELHI CHARTER TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY APRIL 24, 2007

The Downtown Development Authority Board met in a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, in the Multipurpose Room at the Community Services Center, 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, Michigan. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Howard Brighton, Kim Cosgrove, Stuart Goodrich, Howard Haas, Nanette Miller, Gary Smith

MEMBERS ABSENT: Ted Darbor, Jane Olney, DiAnne Warfield

OTHERS PRESENT: Al McFadyen-DDA Director; Helen Harrison-Recording Secretary

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Goodrich moved, Smith supported, to approve the March 27, 2007 meeting minutes. A Voice Poll Vote was recorded as All Ayes

MOTION CARRIED

PUBLIC COMMENT Jim Oudsema addressed the board regarding financial assistance for the Lions Kids Day scheduled for June 9th. It was the consensus of the Board that this request be handled through the DDA’s Marketing Committee and discussed with the Delhi Township Parks Department. Mr. McFadyen distributed a letter from Delhi citizen Wes Butch stating his concern about the Cedar Lake environmental issue and future funding drain improvements designed to address this issue.

SET/ADJUST AGENDA Mr. Smith asked that Valhalla Park restrooms be added as a discussion item.

PRESENTATION

1. DEPUTY DENNIS HULL, INGHAM COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE-BUSINESS COMMUNITY POLICING UPDATE

Deputy Hull reported on his activities in the community for the past several months.

BUSINESS

2. HUBBELL, ROTH & CLARK PROPOSAL FOR CEDAR LAKE/COOK & THORBURN/ HANCOCK DRAIN ANALYSIS

Goodrich moved, Miller supported, that the Delhi Charter Township Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors authorize the expenditure of $18,500 as the DDA’s 50% share of the cost for professional services included in the April 18, 2007 proposal of Hubbell, Roth, and Clark. The cost will be charged to the DDA’s Fiscal Year 2007 Infrastructure budget. The Board discussed the reasons why this analysis is necessary.

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A Roll Call Vote was recorded as follows: Ayes: Cosgrove, Goodrich, Haas, Miller, Smith Abstain: Brighton Absent: Darbor, Olney, Warfield MOTION CARRIED

3. PROPOSAL FROM LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS FOR FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS OF NON-MOTORIZED PATHWAYS CONNECTORS

Bob Ford and Mike Bristor of Landscape Architects & Planners reviewed the final copy of the nonmotorized pathways and the connectors to the north and south. The design and permitting process for the middle phase of the project will commence as soon as possible. A $400,000 grant for construction of this portion of the pathway system has been committed. Cosgrove moved, Goodrich supported, that Landscape Architects and Planners be retained by the Delhi Charter Township Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors to prepare the feasibility analysis of the North and South Connectors of the proposed pathway system within DDA district in accordance with LAP’s proposal of April 18, 2007. The cost of the North Connector is not to exceed $15,000 and the cost of the South Connector is not to exceed $10,000 with the cost of both studies to be charged to the DDA Fiscal Year 2007 Infrastructure budget line item 248-7310.00-974.010-Non Motorized Pathways. A Roll Call Vote was recorded as follows: Ayes: Goodrich, Haas, Miller, Smith, Brighton, Cosgrove Absent: Darbor, Olney, Warfield MOTION CARRIED

4. HOLT FARMERS MARKET Smith moved, Goodrich supported, that the Delhi Charter Township Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors approve the addition of a line item in the DDA’s fiscal year 2007 Marketing and Promotion budget entitled “Farmers Market Operation and Promotion”. I further move that $30,000 be transferred from the DDA’s 2007 fiscal year Infrastructure budget line item Sam Corey Park Improvements (248-731.00-950.12) to the Farmers Market Operation and Promotion line item after the budget has been amended. A Roll Call Vote was recorded as follows: Ayes: Goodrich, Haas, Miller, Smith, Brighton Nays: Cosgrove Absent: Darbor, Olney, Warfield

MOTION CARRIED

REPORTS

Executive Director

Mr. McFadyen reviewed his memo attached to the Executive Director report concerning funding for the Pinetree Road resurfacing which will be an agenda item at the May DDA meeting. Sammy’s is scheduled to open before mid-May.

Marketing Committee

Mr. McFadyen reported that the next edition of Our Town will be out by the beginning of May.

Planning Commission

Mr. Smith reported on different site plans coming before the Planning Commission: two Tim Horton’s restaurants, Delphi Glass expansion. The Planning Commission heard a report from John Elsinga and Sandra Diorka regarding grease interceptors.

Supervisor

Supervisor Goodrich reported a meeting has been scheduled for May 17, 2007 with the Cedar Heights neighborhood to discuss improvements to their roads, sidewalks, and infrastructure. There will be a meeting of the Friends of Valhalla Park on April 25; application will be made for a grant for new playground structures. In reference to Gary Smith’s request to discuss the restroom fix-up, it was the consensus of the board that Mr. McFadyen would address this with Mark Jenks, Parks Director. The Fire Department purchased a dual duty fire truck/pumper. Mutual aid within the various localities for fire service is working extremely well. There is a meeting on June 6, 2007 to with Lynn Harvey to discuss Township Goals and Objectives for department heads and officials.

Treasurer

Mrs. Cosgrove reported that the fund balance as of 3/31/07 was $6,410,295. She stated Township Treasurer Ammon is doing a great job investing DDA funds. Members There were no additional comments.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

May 22, 2007 Ted Darbor, Board Secretary TD/hh: 4-24-07ddameetingminutes

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