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PostSubject: IDC Minutes 2/25/2010   Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:54 am

Minutes of the IDC meeting held on Thursday, February 25th, 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 Jack Maas and Tom Fulton. Absent: Joe Stiloski. Also present: Mayor Nerenhausen and Linda Belongia Administrator and as recording secretary.

3. Moved by DePouw seconded by Panske to approve of the agenda as presented.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 6 ayes

4. Moved y Panske seconded by Bostwick to approve and place on file the minutes from the 1/11 and 2/2/2010 meetings.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 6 ayes

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

5. No correspondence/public input.

6. Chairperson Doeren stated that 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 the following:
a. Request for funding through the Revolving Loan Fund.
b. Update on other requests for funding.
c. Financial report on existing Revolving Loan Fund Loans.
Moved by DePouw seconded by Trepanier to convene into Closed Session at 8:03 a.m.
Motion carried upon verbal roll call vote. 6 ayes

Closed Session

7. Moved by Stiloski seconded by Schaden to reconvene into Open Session at 8:48 a.m.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 6 ayes

8. Moved by Trepanier seconded by DePouw to recommend to Com of the Whole that a loan be granted to RLF #2010-02 for $150,000 at 4% interest, amortized
\ between 15-17 years with a monthly payment of $1,072.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 6 ayes

9. Discussion/possible recommendation/action on:

a. Response on letters sent to realtors regarding the former Kelly Pickle Property.
Belongia sent out 33 letters to realtors; three responded they are interested; Discussion; zoning will control what is developed on this property; enough going back and forth; council needs to move forward getting the property sold and developed, generate tax base, key is zoning that is in place, will control what is developed on this property; verbal consensus the IDC feels need to invite realtors to a meeting, asking each to draft a listing contract for this property; what is the price per acre they feel the property can be listed for; how will they market the property and what fee will the realtor charge; special meeting will be held 3/8/2010 at 5 p.m. for the presentation by the realtors;

b. Discussion request from OCEDC for participation with the 2010 Economic Development Co-operative marketing participation in the amt of $2,000; Bostwick stated he met with Bruce Mommaerts; feels some personalities are involved with the city not participating with other communities such as Oconto Falls, Gillett and Suring that use OCEDC; Bostwick stated he was shown the results of what OCEDC has done for these communities; feels we should bring Mommaerts to a meeting and let him make a presentation; Bostwick also questioned New North….do they really care about Oconto; Maas stated we pay towards the OCEDC budget when we pay our share of the county taxes; Bostwick stated we come to IDC meetings and then when we leave we forget about issues until the next meeting…referenced the January meeting, we said we should go visit our businesses, find out what they’re doing, any needs they have, etc; nothings happened; Maas agreed, is a good idea, some members volunteered to do this, but we should have appointed a chairperson to make sure this was carried through;
Trepanier stated he was on the OCEDC board as the treasurer, found issues he brought before the board, was told to let the issues go, don’t upset things…Trepanier stated at those meetings they heard the same thing over and over…why he no longer is on the board; Discussion…what is the $2,000 for? Doeren stated Mommaerts told him it’s a one-time fee that will allow us to be on the county website… invoice states it is for 2010 Marketing Co-operative Participation; Belongia authorized to find out what the fee is for and put this on the 3/8 special IDC meeting for action.
Belongia to find out who will be contact for information, verbal consensus is that all inquiries come to the city, not OCEDC; also what will sample ad for the City of Oconto be, we want to control the information that is on the website;

c. Discussion on NEW North request for $3,000; Fulton stated sometimes we get more notice by our absence than… Maas encouraged members to attend NEW North meetings; Trepanier questioned what is the budget we have to work with; Doeren stated he will bring that to the next meeting;
Moved by DePouw seconded by Schaden to approve of invoice for $3,000 to NEW North.
Motion carried upon verbal voice vote. 7 ayes

10. Special IDC meeting, 3/8/2010 at 5 p.m. Regular meeting, Thurs., 3/25/2010 at 8 a.m.

Future agenda items: Doeren asked that an item be on the 3/25 agenda for sign presentations, he will get info to Belongia.

11. Moved by Stiloski seconded by Trepanier to adjourn. M/C
Meeting adjourned at 9:25 a.m.

Minutes submitted by
Linda M. Belongia
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