MARCH 2007

MINUTES MARCH 27, 2007

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

The Downtown Development Authority Board met in a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 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, Howard Haas, Nanette Miller, Jane Olney, Gary Smith

MEMBERS ABSENT: DiAnne Warfield

OTHERS PRESENT: Al McFadyen-DDA Director; Helen Harrison-Recording Secretary APPROVAL OF MINUTES Goodrich moved, Olney supported, to approve the February 27, 2007 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. ROBERT FORD AND MIKE BRISTOR, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS – NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION STUDY

Mr. McFadyen reviewed the history of the preparation of the study. Mr. Ford gave an overview of the report as it is close to its final version. Mike Bristor presented a large map which gave the various directional routes for trails through Delhi Township. Different considerations included: neighborhoods, existing sidewalks, roadways, schools, possible easements and right-of-ways. There is some state and federal funding available. There was discussion about where it would link up with the Lansing and Mason trail systems. Construction could begin in 2008. Mrs. Miller left at 7:25 p.m.

2. AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR UNDERGROUND CONDUIT ON HOLLOWAY DRIVE TO CHURCHILL COMMUNICATIONS

Olney moved, Goodrich supported, that the Delhi Charter Township Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors award the bid for the installation of conduit along Holloway Drive to Churchill Communications of Muskegon, Michigan at their low bid of $39,664 and that the DDA’s Executive Director be authorized to enter into a contract with Churchill Communications for this work. The cost of this project is to be charged to the DDA’s 2007 Infrastructure budget.

2 DELHI CHARTER TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY MARCH 27, 2007

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

3. DISCUSS UPDATE ON CEDAR LAKE

Mr. McFadyen reviewed his memorandum to the Board regarding the drains, and the meeting held at the MDEQ. Supervisor Goodrich said the MDEQ was very adamant that remedial action will occur. This will be an ongoing matter in the future.

REPORTS

Executive Director Mr. McFadyen reported that an informational meeting was held with residents of the Cedar Heights neighborhood and several options were reviewed with them for comment. The property at 2350 Cedar (formerly Pool & Patio/Medawar) has been sold for a Tim Horton’s restaurant development. Marketing Committee Mrs. Olney reported that the banner ideas developed by Holt students have been reviewed. Booth designs have been finalized. Copy is being developed for the spring 2007 Our Town edition. Planning Commission Mr. Smith reported on different site plans coming before the Planning Commission. Supervisor Supervisor Goodrich had nothing additional to report. Treasurer Mrs. Cosgrove reported that the fund balance as of 2/28/07 was $5,255,000. Members - There were no additional comments. ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

April 24, 2007 Ted Darbor, Board Secretary TD/hh: 3-27-07ddameetingminutes

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