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PostSubject: IDC Minutes from 2/25/09 Meeting   Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:58 am

Minutes of the Industrial Development Commission meeting held on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 at city hall pursuant to notice duly given.

1. Meeting called to order by Chairperson Doeren at 8:00 a.m.
2. Roll call: Dick Doeren, Mike Trepanier, Howard Schaden, Wayne Bostwick, Vern Panske and Ken DePouw. Absent: Joe Stiloski. Also present: Jack Maas advisory member, Mayor Nerenhausen and Linda Belongia, Administrator and as recording secretary.
3. Moved by Trepanier seconded by Schaden to approve of the agenda as presented.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 6 ayes
4. No correspondence or public input.
5. Moved by Panske seconded by Bostwick to approve and place on file as typed the minutes from the 1/28/09 meeting.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 6 ayes
NOTED: 8:03 a.m. Joe Stiloski arrived.
6. Discussion/possible recommendation on:
a. Carl & Angela Liegeois present for an extension on the addendum on the property they purchased from the City of Oconto that required they have a building on this property by 10/31/2009; Ms. Liegeois stated with the economy the way it is, they are asking to extend the requirement for a new bldg on this property to 10/31/2011…. and reduce the size of the bldg that must be built from 40’ x 60’ to 30’ x 40’ with possibility of adding on at a later time; Bostwick stated he has no problem with extension;

Moved by Panske seconded by Bostwick to recommend to Com of the Whole to approve of request from Carl & Angela Liegeois to grant extension on property they purchased from the city that required a bldg of 40’ x 60’ be built by 10/31/2009 to 10/31/2011 and that the size of the new bldg be reduced to 30’ x 40’ with possibility of adding on to that bldg at a later time.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 7 ayes

b. Advertising local property; Mayor, Doeren and Belongia met with Keller Structures to discuss what type of marketing brochure would help with advertising property the city has; Keller Structures has come to the city, offering to help market available property at no fee…offering to draft a brochure to advertise our property…in turn they would ask that they could place a sign on the former Kelly Pickle Property which would also advertise this property; Trepanier stated that type of offer is great, but sign and brochure should have city contacts and phone numbers for any information, not Keller’s numbers, etc; Mayor stated we have no contract with Keller…they’ve come to the city offering to help with marketing what we have; Belongia stated draft of sign and marketing brochure will be brought to the IDC…and as suggested by Tracy from Keller city should consider have a name for this sight….which could be part of the marketing scheme for the property;
c. Mayor stated the Swear property is out for the community sensitive sign that DOT has offered to fund as part of the hwy by-pass project…. we need to have the land available to place the sign on; Mayor stated the Swear property will not work for an ATV park…property owner wants too much money for the property; Mayor stated Doeren is working with property owner for property next to Swear’s and Mayor contacted property owner next to this property; Doeren stated he met with the owners, it didn’t go well…this property may not be a feasible situation; Mayor stated he will keep on this trying to find a site for the sign.

d. Commission members reviewed the draft Restrictive Covenant Document; original wording came from City of Green Bay; Bob Mommaerts and Ron Banach and Mayor have made suggested changes to that original document, which is what the commission had before them; discussion held; how will restrictive covenants be enforced; Mayor stated after the document has been approved by council, can be adopted as an ordinance, which will be enforced as such; Maas stated when property owner comes in for a bldg permit, or questions on a property…will be given the covenant provisions same as any ordinance; IDC members made some additional changes and additions to draft;
Mayor commended on reducing size of draft from original document.

Moved by DePouw seconded by Schaden to recommend to Com of the Whole the draft of the restrictive covenants for the Highway Commercial and General Industrial Zoned Districts for the City of Oconto.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 7 ayes

e. Update on meeting with Keller was covered under agenda item “b”.
f. IDC members provided a copy of letter from Betty Wagner stating she is still interested in the Bond Pickle property co-branding with McDonald’s and Shell; this would be in addition to her existing station, which would not close. Mayor stated Wagner’s proposed development would be same as originally submitted by Jeffrey Metz; discussion on current McDonald’s property…Mayor stated if Council approves of moving forward with Wagner’s request, then discussions will have to be held with McDonald’s on their current lot; Cook Avenue will have to be redone no matter what, underground utilities are old and need to be replaced…with a developer coming in and joining with McDonald’s this will allow for city to negotiate with McDonald’s on their current lot and with redesign slightly of Cook Avenue, this will make the current McDonald lot more appealing as a marketable piece of property; same restrictive language regarding fast-food restaurants as was on original proposal from Metz; Wagner will came back to city will plans etc., approving her request as submitted will allow for Wagner to proceed with an offer to purchase and plans of her development;

Moved by Stiloski seconded by Bostwick to recommend to Com of the Whole to accept request from Betty Wagner and allow her to proceed with an offer to purchase and plans of her development with McDonald’s and a new Shell station.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 7 ayes

g. Discussion on recommendation from BPW on changing Cook Avenue; Mayor stated the estimate to redo utilities and changing Cook Avenue slightly is $300,000; this would be for the area from corner of Cook & Hwy 22 up to Evergreen…. to go to Logtown Rd estimated at $800,000…this project has been submitted for stimulus funding;
Maas asked for a map showing proposed design of Cook Avenue, stating this should go to Com of the Whole, need a visual to show what is being proposed; Mayor stated BPW has discussed the changing of Cook Ave and has been recommended as such; Maas stated he would like to see a plan to concur with what BPW has recommended, need to see a map on this; DePouw questioned how far West Cook Avenue is being proposed to go? Mayor stated 100’ centerline to centerline; discussion on where would also like to see where the existing utilities are servicing the properties in this area and where they are proposed for; Mayor stated the lots will be serviced as they are now…they will retain the same service; Mayor stated the flow of the lines will have to be to the main interceptor;

Moved by Hayes seconded by Schaden to recommend to Com of the Whole the design of changing Cook Avenue as submitted by the BPW with map showing where the services are and will be for the properties in this area.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 7 ayes

7. 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) and (g) for discussion RLF # 08-01.
Moved by Trepanier seconded by Panske to convene into Closed Session at 9:07 a.m.
Motion carried upon verbal roll call vote. 7 ayes

Also included in the closed session were Mayor Nerenhausen and Jack Maas.

Closed Session

8. Moved by Stiloski seconded by Bostwick to reconvene into Open Session at 9:15 a.m.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 7 ayes

9. RLF # 08-01 to be paid in full.

10. Special IDC meeting scheduled for Monday, 3/2/09 at 8:00 a.m.

11. Moved by DePouw seconded by Stiloski to adjourn. M/C
Meeting adjourned at 9:20 a.m.

Minutes submitted by
Linda M. Belongia,
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