JANUARY 2007

DELHI CHARTER TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY JANUARY 23, 2007

The Downtown Development Authority Board met in a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2007, in the Multipurpose Room at the Community Services Center, 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, Michigan. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Kim Cosgrove, Ted Darbor, Howard Haas, Nanette Miller, Jane Olney, DiAnne Warfield

MEMBERS ABSENT: Howard, Brighton, Stuart Goodrich, Gary Smith

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Olney moved, Warfield supported, to approve the November 28, 2006 regular meeting minutes as printed.

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. RICHARD COOLEY - FINDINGS OF POTENTIAL GOFF PROPERTY LAND USES

Mr. Cooley reviewed the report he prepared on the Goff property. He recommended that sub-surface soil testing be completed in the southeast corner. His report included retail at the entry areas of the potential bypass road, office and warehouse in the middle of the site, and senior housing and a park area near the lake. He gave an estimated cost of tax revenues out to year 2022 if the property was developed.

2. ELECTION OF 2007 DDA OFFICERS Warfield moved, Miller supported, to nominate the following as DDA officers for year 2007: Howard Haas-Chairman, Jane Olney-Vice-Chairperson, Secretary–Ted Darbor, and Treasurer–Kim Cosgrove.

A Voice Poll Vote was recorded as All Ayes

MOTION APPROVED

3. ADOPT FISCAL YEAR 2007 DDA BUDGET

Mr. McFadyen explained that Public Act 197 governing DDA’s requires that the budget be adopted after it is approved by the Township Board. It was approved by the Township Board on December 5, 2006. Miller moved, Cosgrove supported, to adopt the Fiscal Year 2007 Delhi Charter Township Downtown Development Authority Budget.

A Roll Call Vote was recorded as follows:

AYES: Cosgrove, Darbor, Haas, Miller, Olney, Warfield

Absent: Brighton, Goodrich, Smith

MOTION APPROVED

DELHI CHARTER TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY JANUARY 23, 2007

4. APPROVE GREASE INTERCEPTOR LOAN PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Mr. McFadyen reviewed his memorandum and guidelines for the Grease Interceptor Loan Program. Mr. Haas suggested that legal opinion be obtained regarding a tenant default and notification to a property owner.

Cosgrove moved, Warfield supported, that the Delhi Charter Township Downtown Development Authority Board approve the Grease Interceptor Loan Program Guidelines dated January 2007. A Voice Poll Vote was recorded as All Ayes

MOTION APPROVED

5. APPROVE ADDITIONAL LOAN REQUEST FROM DELHI FOUR SEASONS

Mr. McFadyen explained the factors for the request of additional loan funding from Delhi Four Seasons. Olney moved, Miller supported, that the Delhi Charter Township Downtown Development Authority Board amend its resolution of August 23, 2006 to increase the amount of the loan to Delhi Four Seasons Limited Dividend Housing Association from $400,000 to $540,545 for the construction of utilities.

A Roll Call Vote was recorded as follows:

Ayes: Darbor, Haas, Miller, Olney, Warfield, Cosgrove

Absent: Brighton, Goodrich, Smith

MOTION CARRIED

6. Review Status Report and Current Cost Estimates of Cedar Street Lighting Project

Mike Bristor of Landscape Architects & Planners, Inc. presented an overview of the project. The first phase is to install streetlights on Cedar Street from Veterans Drive north to Aurelius Road. The second phase will be to underground as many of the utilities as possible with a single trench for all utilities to share under the sidewalks. A public meeting will be scheduled for February to share the project with the businesses and residents along Cedar Street that will be affected.

REPORTS

Executive Director
Mr. McFadyen stated DTN may still be interested in purchasing the former Amoco site from the DDA. The Farmers Market Committee previously appointed will be polled as to a satisfactory meeting date to discuss the Farmers Market idea. Any board members interested in attending the annual Chamber of Commerce dinner on February 21 should notify the DDA office before February 2. Mrs. Miller suggested a link between the DDA’s website and the Township for the viewing of the monthly DDA board minutes. The board was reminded to attend the Wetlands Regulations meeting on January 29 if possible.

Marketing Committee
Mrs. Olney reported that the display booth concept is in its final stage of planning. The winter 2007 Our Town will be out within the next two weeks. Additional banner concepts are being drawn by students in the Holt High School media classes. The holiday advertising campaign was utilized by 35 local businesses. The web site is still be updated to provide more information for national inquiries about Delhi Township.

Planning Commission 3

There was no report.

DELHI CHARTER TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY JANUARY 23, 2007

Supervisor
There was no report.

Treasurer
Mrs. Cosgrove reported that the fund balance as of 11/30/06 was $4,127,000.

Members - There were no additional comments.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

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