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 IDC Minutes 5/27/2010

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PostSubject: IDC Minutes 5/27/2010   Thu May 27, 2010 2:14 pm

Minutes of the Industrial Development Commission meeting held on Thursday, May 27, 2010 pursuant to notice duly given.

1. Meeting called to order at 8 a.m. by Chairperson Doeren.

2. Roll call: Dick Doeren, Mike Trepanier, Howard Schaden, Ken DePouw and advisory members Jack Maas and Rob Lane. Absent: Wayne Bostwick, Vern Panske and Pete Nelson.
Also present: John Wittkopf and Linda Belongia Administrator and as recording secretary.

3. Moved by DePouw seconded by Schaden to approve of agenda as presented.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 4 ayes

4. Moved by Trepanier seconded by Schaden to accept and place on file as typed the minutes from 4/29/2010 meeting.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 4 ayes

5. Correspondence/Public Input: Belongia provided handout from NEW North.

7. Discussion/recommendation/update on:

a. Reader Board Sign: Belongia gave update on meeting last week with Tom
Tilleman and Roy Tilleman from the DOT sign dept; we are pursuing
all options; have made a request to Jones Sign on what costs would be to
move the three signs into the city limits; discussion, concern on loosing
the exposure; possibly look at a separate reader board sign; maybe look
at “renting” space on one of the bill boards that will be going up; possibly
the KCS property located on Charles Street for a bill board sign; look at all
options and costs; keep this on agenda for next meeting.

b. Potential development property: Belongia stated that the contract listing
document with the Davis Agency has been signed; Rob Sherman will have a
sign put up on the property; Belongia gave Sherman contact information on
interested developers thus far on this property for him to pursue; Maas
questioned if Sherman is pursing the information provided by the students on a
movie theatre? Lane stated he has been in contact with Quik Trip, now that
Shopko is coming, they are now interested as well; Doeren asked that Sherman
be on the next agenda for IDC for an update;

c. Survey results provided to IDC members; Maas asked that we keep the
students informed;

d. Doeren brought to meeting the Information he complied back in June
2008 on local industries; big project, needs to be completed; information needs
to be typeset and insert photo’s; Maas stated we need to take this information
and get it all together; Doeren stated first we need to go back to the industries to
make sure the information is all current; Trepanier questioned what are we going
to do with the information…how do we proceed…hire someone to put this
information together? Maas stated we need to look at our budget and see where
the funding would come from; Trepanier questioned who are we
impressing…need to see what NEW North needs; Doeren stated he will do his
business and bring that to a meeting showing his idea on how we should present
the information…need to polish the information up…get pictures…contact the
people…need to convince industries we will do something with this information;
Trepanier stated the industries giving us the information also need to do their
part, looking professional…all work together; Maas stated we need to get Jerry
Murphy from NEW North here, he has the resources and can tell us how to
present the information so he can take it and help us on how we proceed;

e. Doeren stated his notes maybe should go through the city tourism/promotions committee, understands the Mayor is looking at those
committees structure; maybe should wait and not jump to Chamber of
Commerce at this point;

f. Belongia to contact Jerry Murphy, NEW North, on attending an IDC
meeting as soon as possible.

8. Chairperson Doeren stated the Commission may vote to convene into
Closed Session at approximately pursuant to notice duly given and as
allowed by Wis. Stats. 19.85[1] [e] for a. RLF # 2010-01; #RLF # 2010-02;
#2010-03 and # 2010-04; b. Update on other requests for funding
and c. Financial report on existing Revolving Loan Fund Loans.

Moved by DePouw seconded by Schaden to convene into Closed Session at 8:40 a.m.
Motion carried upon verbal roll call vote. 4 ayes

Closed Session
Also included in the Closed Session John Wittkopf.

9. Moved by Trepanier seconded by Schaden to reconvene into Open
Session at approximately at 8:46 a.m. pursuant to notice duly given and
as allowed by Wis. Stats. 19.85[2] for the remainder of the agenda.

10. Next meeting date, Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 8 a.m.

11. Moved by Trepanier seconded by Schaden to adjourn.
Meeting adjourned at 8:46 a.m.
Linda M. Belongia,
Administrator
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