FEBRUARY 2007

DELHI CHARTER TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FEBRUARY 27, 2007

The Downtown Development Authority Board met in a regular meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 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, Ted Darbor, Stuart Goodrich, Nanette Miller, Jane Olney, Gary Smith, DiAnne Warfield

MEMBERS ABSENT: Howard Haas

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES Miller moved, Darbor supported, to approve the January 23, 2007 regular meeting minutes. A Voice Poll Vote was recorded as All Ayes

MOTION CARRIED

PUBLIC COMMENT There was no public comment.

SET/ADJUST AGENDA There were no adjustments to the agenda.

PRESENTATION

1. JOHN ELSINGA, TOWNSHIP MANAGER – CMU CEDAR LAKE STUDY RESULTS

Mr. Elsinga reviewed the report prepared by Central Michigan University on the Water Quality of Cedar Lake and its adjacent lakes. There is degradation of the lake. It is possible that the realignment of the Cook & Thorburn drain was a factor in the changes to the lake according to the report. Mr. Elsinga stated that his office will be discussing possible corrective action with the Ingham County Drain Commissioner over the next few weeks. Mr. Elsinga will report back to the DDA Board with potential options at a future date.

2. CAPITAL CONSULTANTS ENGINEERING PROPOSAL FOR DELHI NE/DEPOT STREET IMPROVEMENTS

Mr. McFadyen stated that when this infrastructure project is undertaken, it will be bonded. Scott De Vries, of Capital Consultants, answered various questions from the Board members. Darbor moved, Goodrich supported, that the Delhi Charter Township Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors approve the proposal from Capital Consultants dated February 8, 2007 for the provision of Engineering Services for the Delhi NE and Depot Street Infrastructure Improvements at a total fee not to exceed $70,400. It is further moved that Capital Consultants be authorized to proceed with the preliminary design phase at a lump sum fee of $23,200 in accordance with their proposal of February 2, 2007. The cost of all engineering services in connection with this project will be charged to the DDA’s Fiscal Year 2007 budget as an Infrastructure expense.

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

MOTION APPROVED

3. PURCHASE OF 2185 NORTH CEDAR STREET, HOLT, MICHIGAN

Mr. McFadyen reviewed his memorandum to the Board regarding this purchase. Miller moved, Goodrich supported, that the Board of Directors of the Delhi Charter Township Downtown Development Authority authorize the acquisition by the DDA of the property located at 2185 Cedar Street, Holt, Michigan from Mrs. Mary Boegner of 3953 Sierra Heights, Holt, Michigan for a cash purchase price of $108,000. It is further moved that the DDA’s Executive Director be authorized to enter into a purchase agreement with Mrs. Boegner providing for the sale of this parcel to the DDA and to close this transaction following completion of necessary legal and environmental work. This purchase will be charged to the DDA’s Fiscal Year 2007 Capital Outlay budget. A Roll Call Vote was recorded as follows: Ayes: Darbor, Goodrich, Miller, Olney, Smith, Warfield, Brighton Absent: Cosgrove, Haas

MOTION APPROVED

Mrs. Cosgrove arrived at 7:48 p.m.

4. BLOHM CREATIVE PARTNERS PROPOSAL FOR “OUR TOWN” PUBLICATION

Warfield moved, Miller supported, that the Delhi Charter Township Downtown Development Authority Board approve the proposal of Blohm Creative Partners for the production of four editions of the “Our Town” newsletter at a cost of $46,500. This amount will be charged to the DDA’s Fiscal Year 2007 Marketing and Promotion budget. A Roll Call Vote was recorded as follows: Ayes: Goodrich, Miller, Olney, Smith, Warfield, Brighton, Cosgrove, Darbor Absent: Haas MOTION APPROVED

5. APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FOR DDA INVESTMENTS

Cosgrove moved, Brighton supported, that the Delhi Charter Township Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors approve Flagstar Bank and Fifth Third Bank as financial institutions for the investment of surplus DDA funds in accordance with the September 3, 2002 agreement between Delhi Charter Township and the Delhi Charter Township Downtown Development Authority.

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

MOTION CARRIED

REPORTS

Executive Director

Mr. McFadyen reported that 2006 Cedar has been purchased and Beaners and Bell’s Greek Pizza will be the tenants. Sammy’s Paddock is being renovated for reopening this spring. Orchid Stealth will be expanding its operation and leasing the former American Homecraftors location. There will be a meeting March 5 for the Cedar Street property owners to review the street lighting project between Aurelius and Holt. Mrs. Cosgrove noted that the project will allow for fiber optic installation to the Alternative Education site.

Marketing Committee

Mrs. Olney reported that the winter 2007 Our Town is out and extra copies are available for DDA Board members. The next Marketing committee meeting will be March 5, 2007. Mrs. Cosgrove commented that the Holt Public Schools had contracted with Blohm Creative Partners to redevelop their website and were extremely pleased with it. Blohm has also been retained to develop the quarterly Holt Schools newsletter.

Planning Commission

Mr. Smith reported that the Planning Commission was reviewing minor Ordinance wording changes.

Supervisor

Supervisor Goodrich reported that the Board of Trustees would have a joint meeting with the Holt Public Schools Board on March 6, 2007. He invited DDA Board members to a seminar March 19 on the art of dialoguing. There is a meeting scheduled of all Delhi Township neighborhood watch coordinators on February 28, 2007.

Treasurer
Mrs. Cosgrove reported that the fund balance as of 12/31/06 was $4,200,000 and as of 1/31/07 it was $5 million.

Members - There were no additional comments.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:12 p.m.

March 27, 2007 Ted Darbor, Board Secretary TD/hh: 2-27-07ddameetingminutes

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