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PostSubject: IDC Minutes 2/3/2011   Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:02 pm

Minutes of the Industrial Development Commission meeting held on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 at city hall pursuant to notice duly given.

1. Meeting called to order at 8 a.m. by Chairperson Doeren.
2. Roll call: Dick Doeren, Wayne Bostwick, Vernon Panske, Ken DePouw and advisory members Jack Maas and Rob Lane. Excused: Roger Reed and Mike Trepanier. Also present: Mayor Fulton, Atty. Calvert, Dale Mohr and Linda Belongia Administrator and as recording secretary.
3. Moved by Panske seconded by DePouw to approve of the agenda and addendum as presented.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 4 ayes
4. Moved by Panske seconded by Bostwick to accept and place the minutes on file as typed.
5. Correspondence/public input: Belongia distributed copies of letter dated 2/2/2011 from Howard Schaden; Doeren stated not 100% sure what happened, basic line is Schaden wanted to buy ROW…though Schaden made no attempt in Doeren’s opinion that he (Schaden) came forward and said he wanted to buy the ROW; Maas stated the 25’ was always on the south side; Mayor agreed, referencing the legal description; Rob Lane appears conspiracy on how this was handled, never came to this committee…only select few involved; Atty. Calvert stated in 1997 the DNR deeded the whole 100’ ROW with obligation; discussion; Mayor stated he is very upset with this and is taking personal offense that something underhanded was done here; Lane stated as we have no deed exchanging the ROW property, is invalid, date in document has expired; Belongia stated we have been paid in full, the $3,000 for the ROW…and Mayor was told to let the two property owners Graphics Management work out the details of the continued use of the property by Electrical Service Supply; Atty. Calvert questioned who has gone and visited the Schaden’s property, we’ve accepted the payment…legal obligation money exchanged? Mayor stated he, Bob Mommaerts and Jack Maas…what they are looking for is the length of their building; Mayor stressed, nothing was done under the table…no conspiracy, takes great offense at that comment; Bostwick stated you’d be upset…; Mayor stated he had no inkling Schaden’s had an interest in this property; Maas suggested we let our City Attorney met with the attorneys’ for the other parties; DePouw referenced motion from council on the offer to purchase and option to purchase; Lane questioned Closed…two loans;
DePouw stated in a flyer he seen where Graphics Management had the Kelly Pickle property fore sale; comments from members present no one else seen this;

Moved by DePouw seconded by Bostwick to work Graphics Management on the 8.76 acres to amend option to include what council action stipulated deleting assign ability to sell property.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 4 ayes

Atty. Calvert stated that he, the Mayor and Jack Maas tried to help with working out the ROW issue; Atty. Calvert stated we stepped back, the Mayor was asked to let Graphics Management and Troy Schaden work with through this issue; now per today’s letter from Howard Schaden they are at the end; Atty. Calvert can try setting up another meeting;

Lane questioned not legal….we have no deed…we should talk to them; DePouw assumed he owned; Maas stated Schaden assumed use of the property, which he didn’t own;

Moved by Bostwick seconded by Panske to have our city attorney work with Liebmann Conway regarding the 100’ ROW; Bostwick stated Schaden should also be involved; DePouw stated Schaden didn’t make an offer on the property…all this time he has just been using the property;

Mayor stated that’s the point, all this time, if he did make an offer, there is nothing in writing…city did what we can do;

Vote on motion to refer matter to attorneys. 4 ayes

6. Chairperson Doeren stated the IDC may convene into Closed Session at 8:56 a.m. pursuant to notice duly given and as allowed by Wis. Stats. 19.85(1) (f) for the following: RLF # 05-02, possible new application RLF # 01-2011 and financial report on existing RLF loans.
Motion carried upon verbal roll call vote. 4 ayes 2 absent

Also included in the Closed Session: Mayor Fulton, Atty. Calvert, Jack Maas and Rob Lane

Closed Session

7. Moved by DePouw seconded by Panske to reconvene into Open Session at 9:12 p.m.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 4 ayes

8. Moved by DePouw seconded by Bostwick to recommend to Council interest only payments for RLF # 05-02 Jan-May 2011.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 4 ayes

9. Belongia briefed IDC on NEW NORTH assistance on creating a director for our industries; Doeren, Dale Mohr, Mayor and Lane will work on sample directory and cover letter and have on next agenda.

10. Mohr will work with Doeren on a type of packet we can use when making contact regarding Government Contracts.

11. Maas questioned if we’d heard anything new on the addition to our hospital; Belongia will call Laura Cormier and get update, bring back to next meeting.

Dale Mohr suggested the IDC do something so let Marinette Marine we have industrial property available….a brochure. Mohr & Doeren will work on this; also update our industrial park sign.

Next meeting Thurs., 2/24/2011 at 8 a.m.
12. Moved by DePouw seconded by Bostwick to adjourn. M/C
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.

Minutes submitted by
Linda M. Belongia,

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