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PostSubject: IDC Minutes   Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:41 am

Minutes of the Industrial Development Commission meeting held on Monday, April 20th, 2009 at city hall pursuant to notice duly given.

1. Meeting called to order at 8:00 a.m. pursuant to notice duly given by Chairperson Doeren.
2. Roll call: Dick Doeren, Mike Trepanier, Howard Schaden, Ken DePouw and Vern Panske. Absent: Wayne Bostwick, Joe Stiloski and advisory member Jack Maas. Also present: Mayor Nerenhausen and Linda Belongia, Administrator and as recording secretary.
3. Moved by DePouw seconded by Trepanier to approve of the agenda as presented.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 6 ayes
4. Correspondence/Public Input: Newsletter on Downtown Economics.
5. Discussion with Steve Payant regarding the city owned property, formerly known as the Kelly Pickle property; Payant stated he is a contractor developer for 12 years across the Midwest…is an Oconto resident; has read and heard about the problems the other developers had with the Council; Payant stated Betty Wagner is looking at property closer to Hwy 22 with McDonalds…now we’ve lost two businesses; Payant stated Walgreen’s & CVS are very much looking at opening stores in this area;

NOTED: 8:05 a.m. Jack Maas arrived;

Payant questioned if the council would look at selling the entire parcel to a developer and have the local zoning help the development…developers don’t want to make commitment…on what has happened thus far…competition is good;

NOTED: 8:10 a.m. Joe Stiloski arrived;

Payant stated Walgreen’s, Auto Zone’s;

Schaden stated he’s been told if another gas station goes on this property that Wagner will sue;

DePouw stated if the city sells the property a developer can do;

Stiloski stated he received a call from Mark Thompson because he wasn’t happy the way Stiloski voted;

Payant stated the property should be open to anyone to put an offer on, not just Payant;

DePouw questioned what is the situation with the corner lot where McDonald’s is…what is Walgreen’s option…someone is going to build near the off ramp;

Payant stated an offer from his group would include an offer to purchase the current McDonald’s property;

DePouw questioned if an offer from Payant’s group would include realigning Cook Avenue?

Payant stated yes, they would need…how large is the site?

Mayor stated the Kelly Pickle site is 10 acres…across the street along the river is area city is looking at for park;

Trepanier stated Payant should take his offer to the power’s that be…let them be part of the negotiating;

Panske stated developer should come with options;

Payant stated we owe it to the taxpayers of which he is one to develop this property;

Stiloski agreed with comment by Trepanier…going to council with offer…then could come back to IDC;

Trepanier stated no, have offer go to council, they ultimately will make decision;

Maas agreed…and that developer should have options;

Payant stated he was upset with council vote on Betty’s offer…don’t like being a developer with city’s…

Maas commented…how much business are we going to loose once the by-pass is open;

Payant stated when he comes for a presentation before council he will bring city residents with him showing how we need this to help tax base;

Payant asked for city costs on the demo…all costs associated with Kelly Pickle property; Belongia will provide this info; Payant also asked for report on soil, any outstanding costs, engineering;

6. 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 discussion on recommendation from the Industrial Development Loan Commission on an application for the Revolving Loan Program.
Moved by Stiloski seconded by Panske to convene into Closed Session at 8:45 a.m.
Motion carried upon verbal roll call vote. 6 ayes 1 absent: Bostwick
Mayor Nerenhausen and Jack Maas also included in the Closed Session.

Closed Session

7. Moved Stiloski seconded by DePouw to reconvene into Open Session at 8:53 a.m. as allowed by 19.85(2) for the remainder of the agenda and no action RLF application #09-01.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 6 ayes

8. Next meeting Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 at 8:00 a.m.

9. Moved by Stiloski seconded by Panske to adjourn. M/C
Meeting adjourned at 8:53 a.m.

Minutes submitted by
Linda M. Belongia,
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