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Minutes

Business Development Commission

 

 

Meeting Date:

November 19, 2009

Meeting Called to Order:

4:00 p.m.

Meeting Adjourned:

5:10 p.m.

Next Meeting Date:

December 17, 2009

 

1.  Call to Order

2.  Roll Call

 

Name

Present

Absent

Greg Bratcher

X

 

Charlie Downs

X

 

Diane Drollinger

X (4:13)

 

Diane Lamboley

X

 

Lee Moss

X

 

Chalegne O’Brien

X

 

Aimee Rich

 

X

Patricia Richards

X

 

Kimberly White

X

 

 

 

Also Present

Present

Absent

Mayor Gerry Welch – Council Liaison

X

 

Steve Wylie – City Manager

X

 

Roger Grow – Staff Liaison

X

 

 

                                                 

3.  Review & Approval of Minutes October 22, 2009

 

A Motion was made by:

White

The Motion Seconded by:

Richards

 

  Motion to approve minutes as presented.

 

Ayes:

6

Noes:

0

Abstain:

1

Absent:

2

 

MOTION APPROVED:

Yes:      x

No:

 

 

 

 

4.  Business & Events Website Update

 

Wylie provided a brief status report regarding the contracted work by Sandbox Creative to develop the business directory and community events web site, noting that the subcommittee remains active in working with the consultant regarding various issues.

 

5.  Gould Evans Development Framework Plan

 

Grow presented information and maps regarding development options for 5 business areas evaluated as part of a major planning effort aimed at the business areas of the City.  Gould Evans is a consultant firm from Kansas City hired to undertake the study in 2006.  Grow presented the redevelopment opportunities identified as part of the process, and explained efforts since 2006 to implement various aspects, including issuing an RFP for redevelopment of the West Pacific area in Old Webster, redevelopment of the area around Roger’s Produce in Old Orchard, and implementation of a Wayfinder signage system.

 

6.  Next Meeting

 

As 4th Thursday of December is the 24th, the next regular meeting will be December 17th.

 

7.  Adjournment: 5:10 p.m.