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PostSubject: IDC Minutes 1/7/2010   Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:40 am

Minutes of the Industrial Development Commission meeting held on Thursday, January 7th, 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, Wayne Bostwick, Vern Panske, Ken DePouw and advisory member Tom Fulton. Absent: Joe Stiloski and advisory member Jack Maas. Mayor Nerenhausen and Linda Belongia Administrator and as recording secretary also present.
3. Moved by DePouw seconded by Schaden to approve of the agenda as presented.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 6 ayes
4. Moved by DePouw seconded by Panske to accept as typed and place on file the minutes from the 11/19/09 meeting.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 6 ayes

Noted: 8:02 a.m. Joe Stiloski arrived.

5. Correspondence/public input: Doeren questioned if John Panetti had ever responded to us…stated he’s heard he’s looking at expanding in Shawano; DePouw stated Shawano has some empty buildings; Doeren questioned the $2,000 to participate with OCEDC and be part of the county website…discussion…Trepanier, Schaden and Stiloski agreed not to spend the $2,000 to participate with OCEDC to be included on the county website;

6. Discussion/possible recommendation/action on:

a. Belongia stated the council approved at the December meeting of the drafting of a listing contract for the former Kelly Pickle property by the Industrial Development Commission. Discussion on how we proceed; Trepanier suggested getting a sample contract off the internet and having a special meeting to work on draft; DePouw stated maybe we’re putting the cart before the horse; Fulton stated council was quite clear on wanting involvement on what happens to this property;

Noted: 8:12 a.m. Jack Maas arrived.

Discussion on council action on this property, developers who have tried
to purchase the property to date…verbal consensus of the IDC do the
draft, send it to council; if council turns this down again Schaden
suggested taking it to the people…as a referendum…residents need to give input; Maas agreed…council has to remember we represent all the people;

Special IDC meeting scheduled for 1/11/2010 at 5 p.m.

b. Doeren stated he compiled some ideas for advertising; Fulton suggested we look for info on getting our advertising out for nominal costs; DePouw suggested all the costs and information is brought back to IDC…for next meeting…have to remember running this city is like running a business….it take’s money to make money; Trepanier questioned the magazines, etc Doeren is referencing…what audience are they targeting…and what do we want? DePouw agreed, do the research…haven’t done much for last 5-10 years…take a couple more months and get all the info and bring back to IDC; Trepanier agreed with DePouw; DePouw questioned if there is anything we can get from Dept of Commerce? Maas suggested we deal with the Kelly Pickle property first and wait till that’s done before we tackle this; Doeren encouraged all members of IDC to go out on the internet and bring back information; DePouw agreed with Maas, take projects in sequence; Doeren stated with everyone participating makes it easier; Trepanier suggested Belongia check with Dept of Commerce…see what or who we can contact…where do they suggest we look to advertise;

c. Doeren stated he and Trepanier talked about reader boards…fell apart during the holidays; Trepanier referenced sign at Lena…red lettering…maybe that should go to the Chamber of Commerce; DePouw called for getting back to the agenda items; Trepanier stated we have to think who will be maintaining the sign before and after it’s put up; Doeren stated we should bring some sign company representatives to the next meeting; Stiloski questioned if this shouldn’t go through the Chamber? Trepanier agreed with Stiloski; DePouw stated a large billboard that flips…have Jones Sign put something like that up at the split; Doeren stated not enough traffic to warrant such a sign; Doeren stated should invite representatives from Jones and Creative to next meeting to come up with ideas, etc; Trepanier stated this will take some time; DePouw stated they should be invited to the February 25th, meeting;

d. Doeren and Maas attended the NEW North summit on 12/8/09; Doeren stated the message the summit gave was 2010 will be a tread water year…will see nothing till 2011; Maas stated he felt the first summit we attended was better than this one;

Dale Mohr joined the meeting.

Maas stated the more we offer NEW North, the more they have to work with; Trepanier stated we deal with NEW North…but maybe we should also look at other avenues…helping what we have…visit our businesses and industries; Doeren stated he did that in 2008…it’s all on paper; Maas agreed with Trepanier, take the time to go and visit, see how they’re doing, what can we do to assist; Trepanier, Maas & Stiloski volunteered to do the visits; Mohr handed out article on the Future of Downtown Retail; Mohr will attend special IDC meeting on 1/11 to help put together language on draft listing contract.

7. Chairperson Doeren stated the IDC may vote to convene into Closed Session pursuant to notice duly and as allowed by Wis. Stats. 19.85[1][e] for the following:
a. RLF # 05-02
b. Request for RLF # 2010-01
Moved by DePouw seconded by Trepanier to convene into closed session at 9:02
Motion carried upon verbal roll call vote. 7 ayes

Closed Session

8. Moved by Stiloski seconded by Panske to reconvene into Open Session at 9:25
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 7 ayes

9. Moved by DePouw seconded by Bostwick to recommend to Council to grant a six-month interest only payment from December 2009 through May 2010 for RLF #05-02.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 7 ayes

10. No action on RLF # 2010-01, more information being requested.
11. Next meeting 1/11/2010 at 5 p.m. to work on draft of listing contract.
February regular meeting, 2/25/2010 at 8 a.m.

12. Moved by Stiloski seconded by Trepanier to adjourn. M/C
Meeting adjourned at 9:26 a.m.

Minutes submitted by
Linda M. Belongia,
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