NOVEMBER 2006

DELHI CHARTER TOWNSHIP DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY MINUTES NOVEMBER 28, 2006

DELHI CHARTER TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY NOVEMBER 28, 2006

The Downtown Development Authority Board met in a regular meeting on Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 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, DiAnne Warfield

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Smith moved, Olney supported, to approve the regular meeting minutes of October 24, 2006 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
Mr. McFadyen stated that the presentation by Richard Cooley of a preliminary review of the potential uses of the Goff property report will be reviewed at the January 2007 meeting. Mr. Cooley had a family emergency.

1. DISCUSS AND AWARD DEMOLITION CONTRACT FOR 1600 CEDAR, HOLT,
Olney moved, Goodrich supported, that the Board of Directors of the Delhi Charter Township Downtown Development Authority award the contract for the demolition of the building at 1600 Cedar Street to MCS Excavating LLC of Holt, Michigan at their bid of $12,900 and that the Executive Director be authorized to enter into an agreement with MCS Excavating LLC for these services. The cost of this project will be charged to the Fiscal Year 2006 Capital Outlay account for this property.

A Roll Call Vote was recorded as follows:

Ayes: Brighton, Cosgrove, Darbor, Goodrich, Haas, Miller, Olney, Smith, Warfield

MOTION APPROVED
Mr. McFadyen said the asbestos removal is under a separate contract previously approved by the Board.

2. DISCUSS AND APPROVE RECOMMENDATION TO PURCHASE 4471 DECAMP, HOLT, MI
Smith moved, Brighton supported, that the Board of Directors of the Delhi Township Downtown Development Authority authorize the purchase of the property located at 4471 Decamp, Holt, MI from Mr. Steve Herod for the price of $67,500 in accordance with the purchase agreement between the DDA and Mr. Herod. It is further recommended that the Executive Director be authorized to expend up to $7,000 to demolish any structures located on this parcel subsequent to the DDA’s acquisition. The purchase cost and demolition will be charged to the DDA’s Capital Outlay budget for the budget year during which the acquisition or demolition occurs.

A Roll Call Vote was recorded as follows:

Ayes: Cosgrove, Darbor, Goodrich, Haas, Miller, Olney, Smith, Warfield, Brighton

MOTION APPROVED

DELHI CHARTER TOWNSHIP REGULAR MEETING DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY NOVEMBER 28, 2006

Mr. McFadyen stated this house was located to the south of the CSC; and is currently not at code. It is priced at far below taxable value.

3. APPROVE 2007 DDA BOARD MEETING DATE SCHEDULE
Miller moved, Cosgrove supported, to approve the schedule of the Delhi Charter Township Downtown Development Authority meeting dates for 2007. The dates will be posted as required.

A Voice Poll Vote was recorded as All Ayes

MOTION CARRIED

REPORTS

Executive Director
Mr. McFadyen noted an attached memo regarding a grease interceptor loan program that will be discussed at the January 2007 board meeting. Mr. Smith questioned why the College Road Pump Station extension preliminary design work had been stopped when it is near completion. Mr. McFadyen replied it was due to the uncertainty of the parcel rezoning at the northwest corner of Holt & College. Supervisor Goodrich stated the Township Board is discussing this rezoning at its December 5, 2006 meeting. Mr. McFadyen had an update on the environmental issues on the old Clark station site located to the south of the former Sammy’s location.

Marketing Committee
Mrs. Olney reported that the first focus pro-active breakfast was held on November 13 and proved to be very beneficial. Some ideas included marketing to developers and a fixed set of talking points about Delhi. The graphics design classes at Holt High School as a class assignment will be designing potential future banners for the streetlights. 38 co-operative advertising spots were sold for the holidays; 33 businesses participated and 5 of those purchasing 2 slots of advertising. The trade show display board formats are under review.

Planning Commission
Mr. Smith reported on a rezoning request at the corner of Sycamore and Aurelius. The Planning Commission may discuss adding a planned development category to the residential zoning category.

Supervisor
Supervisor Goodrich reported that the tree lighting is December 6, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. and Delhi Township’s Night at the Zoo is December 15, 2006. The township board asked the township manager to obtain consultant proposals for the completion of an analysis of options for a local police force. The township census review is in its second stage which is contacting those people who did not return response forms. The non-motorized transportation committee report is finished and will be available shortly.

Treasurer
Mrs. Cosgrove reported that the fund balance as of 10/31/06 was $4,459,000.

Members - There were no additional comments.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 p.m.

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