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PostSubject: IDC Meeting 4/29/2010   Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:41 am

Minutes of the Industrial Development Commission meeting held on Thursday, April 29th, 2010 pursuant to notice duly given.

1. Meeting called to order by Mayor Fulton at 8:02 p.m.
2. Nomination for chairperson.
Trepanier nominated Dick Doeren.
Mayor called three times for additional nominations.
Panske seconded by nomination for Doeren and that the nominations be closed.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 5 ayes

Doeren nominated Wayne Bostwick as Vice-Chair.
Bostwick declined the nomination

Trepanier nominated Howard Schaden as Vice-Chair.
Schaden declined the nomination

Trepanier nominated Ken DePouw as Vice-Chair.
Bostwick seconded the nomination and moved that nominations be closed.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 5 ayes

3. Roll call: Dick Doeren, Mike Trepanier, Howard Schaden, Wayne Bostwick, Vern Panske and advisory members: Jack Maas and Rob Lane.
excused: Ken DePouw. Also present: Mayor Fulton, Joe Stiloski and
Linda Belongia Administrator and as recording secretary.

4. Moved by Panske seconded by Trepanier to approve of the agenda as presented.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 5 ayes

5. Moved by Schaden seconded by Bostwick to approve and place on file as typed the minutes from the 3/25/2010 and 4/15/2010 meetings.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 5 ayes

6. No correspondence or public input.

7. Discussion/recommendation/update on:
a. Reader Board Sign. Belongia stated at this time the quote from Jones
Sign is informational only, working with Tom Tilleman from DOT sign
department whether a reader board sign will be allowed on top of the
community sensitive design signs;

b. Belongia read the email from John Bayer with the Pier’s Edge group
asking if the city would have any interest in making a reasonable offer for
the former hospital property at 405 1st Street; Trepanier stated IDC has no
interest; Lane stated we should say we may have interest if…;
Maas agreed with Trepanier; Joe Stiloski stated this should go to council; Doeren stated there is no need, just a request to IDC;

c. Mayor stated based on the meeting the IDC held with the 7th graders on their presentation on the assets of the City of Oconto and development of
the Kelly Pickle property an article was put in the Reporter; a survey was
also sent home with all the students and now we have a survey that the
citizens can complete, survey is available at city hall; the students are
going to be scheduled to give the presentation to the Chamber of
Commerce and will give it to the Council on 5/11; this has generated some
response; Trepanier stated the survey then should be tabulated and bring
the results back to the IDC; Doeren stated we need to follow through on this; Trepanier stated we need to see where it goes from
here….understand we will have some road blocks, but this has been very
beneficial to the students an excellent learning process; Mayor stated he
will report back on the survey results for the next meeting of IDC.

8. Chairperson Doeren stated the commission may vote to convene into Closed Session pursuant to notice duly given and as allowed by Wis.
Stats. 19.85 (1) (e) for the following:
a. RLF # 2010-01; RLF # 2010-02; RLF # 2010-03; and RLF # 2010-04;
b. Update on other requests for funding.
c. Financial report on existing RLF loans.
Moved by Trepanier seconded by Panske to convene into Closed Session
At 8:15 a.m.
Motion carried upon verbal roll call vote. 5 ayes

Closed Session

9. Moved by Trepanier seconded by Schaden to reconvene into Open Session pursuant to notice duly given and as allowed by Wis. Stats.
19.85(2) at 8:28 p.m.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 5 ayes

10 & 11. No action

12. Doeren provided handout of his notes from the NEW North meeting that he, Jack Maas and Linda Belongia attended; Maas suggested in the near
future we have a meeting and gather all the information on what our
industries do and how we can get this information to NEW North; Lane
explained what his business does; Doeren stated he has all the
information on our businesses, stated he didn’t follow through on this;
Trepanier stated after reading handout what is NEW North here for…to
help with industry…handout also points out marketing and room tax…we
need to focus on our industries…marketing is a tourism item; Mayor asked
Doeren to bring the information he has gathered to the next IDC meeting
so everyone can get involved; Maas agreed have this on next agenda;
Trepanier stated we shouldn’t simply turn the information over to Jerry
Murphy at NEW North, give them a target date for a response back, need to pursue this; Mayor stated we have a lot of good ideas, need to bring this back to the commission level so we can focus and move forward as a commission; Lane stated with the survey that was done, have talked to another business that was contacted and feeling is, we do nothing with the
information…we need to get back to the businesses after our meeting
with NEW North; Trepanier suggested that Doeren send a copy of his meeting notes to the Chamber of Commerce and ask them for their
Doeren stated he will bring back a draft of his meeting notes for next meeting for the commission to review before it is sent to the Chamber.

13. Regular monthly meeting date moved back to Wednesday’s. Next meeting, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 8 a.m.

14. Moved by Bostwick seconded by Trepanier to adjourn. M/C
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 a.m.

Minutes submitted by
Linda M. Belongia,
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