Blog Index
The journal that this archive was targeting has been deleted. Please update your configuration.
Navigation
Wednesday
May172017

05-17--2017 - Unapproved Minutes 

JDA Meeting Minutes

May 17, 2017      6:30 AM

Location:  Big Screen

 MEETING OPENING: President Whittney Lipp called the meeting to order at 6:34 AM.

 Board members Present:             Ryan Olson, Whittney Lipp, Nathan Wolf, Harry Hagel and Eric Froehling, Cody Cooper, Jocelyn Ruff

Board members absent:              

Others Present:                                Duke Rosendahl – Les Otto (mayor)

 Minutes:

Motion to approve the April 19, 2016 minutes by Harry Hagel. Seconded by Eric Froehling. Unanimously approved.

 Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer’s report was reviewed and discussed. Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by Eric Froehling. Second by Harry Hagel. Unanimously approved.

 Action and Discussion Items

  1. Community Foundation Assistance: Motion by Eric Froehling and second by Harry Hagel, to have DePuydt Law Office check the legality of Wishek JDA donating to the Community Foundation pool project. Nathan Wolf moved to amend the motion to add also checking out the legality of the Wishek JDA to be able to fund projects of the park board. Seconded by Eric Froehling. Motion on amendment carried unanimously. Original motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Mayor Les Otto discussed taxable sales. Research will be done.

 

  1. Veterinarian – Prices for advertising for a vet to state vet associations were presented to the board. Discussion was held with some board members wishing to wait on advertising until at least having a chance to talk to Dr. Dan. Motion by Nathan Wolf to not advertise at this time. Second by Harry Hagel.  Unanimously carried.

 

There being no further action items the board:

  1. Miracle Ear -- The board heard a report stating Miracle Ear, a new business in Wishek is now open two weeks per month and 2 days per week. Located at the Fun Fitness Building. Miracle Ear was contacted by the JDA office and assisted in finding a location.
  2. Potential New Business for Wishek was discussed.

Cody Cooper left the meeting at 7:40 AM.

  1. Housing was discussed. There is a prospect for a new home to be built in Wishek’s 15th Addition.
  2. Windfarm seems to be moving along nicely – a good meeting was held on April 26.
  3. Renaissance Zone was discussed pertaining to changes and proposed changes during the legislative session.
  4. Wishek Steel (south building) was sold to an existing business for expansion.

Motion to Adjourn by Eric Froehling. Second by Nathan Wolf – Motion carried

Adjourn 7:50 AM

Respectfully submitted

 

Jocelyn Ruff, Secretary

Wednesday
Apr192017

04-19-2017 - Unapproved Minutes

JDA Meeting Minutes

April 19, 2017     6:30 AM

Location:  Big Screen

 MEETING OPENING: President Whittney Lipp called the meeting to order at 6:33 AM.

 Board members Present:             Ryan Olson, Whittney Lipp, Nathan Wolf, Harry Hagel and Eric Froehling, Cody Cooper

Board members Absent:              Jocelyn Ruff

Others Present:                                Duke Rosendahl

 Minutes:

Motion to approve the March 15, 2016 minutes by Eric Froeling. Second by Ryan Olson. Unanimously approved.

 Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer’s report was reviewed and discussed. Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by Cody Cooper. Second by Eric Froehling. Unanimously approved.

 There being no immediate action items the following projects were discussed.

  1. Sidewalk and Storefront Programs – Reviewed programs from several cities in North Dakota. More information will be forthcoming.
  2. Park board – Discussed the upcoming public meeting concerning the swimming pool. Some of the members will be going to the meeting.
  3. Dept of Commerce – Announced that representatives of the ND Dept of Commerce will be in Wishek to discuss various subject matter including current Wishek projects and state programs.
  4. Grants – Information about a grant from the Lowes Charitable and Educational Foundation was sent to Shawn Kuntz at Wishek high school.
  5. Housing – Discussed incentives for low to moderate income first time home buyers derived from ND Housing and Finance. The incentives will be added to what JDA already uses for incentives and advertise through social media.
  6. Web and Facebook – Updates to the business section and events page continue to be made.
  7. Renaissance Zone -- Renaissance Zone Legislation. Reports received by Duke indicate that this week the conference committee on Senate Bill 2166 reached an agreement. This agreement removed the restrictions on Renaissance Zone and Tax Increment Financing overlap and added an interim study of these issues. SB 2166 also provides clarity to Commerce concerning the definition of “community support” in approving Renaissance Zones in that statute will now specific it includes at least letters of support from the county and school district impacted by the zone. SB 2166
  8. Windfarm – A special meeting with one of the windfarm developers in the area will be held next week. The meeting is extended to invited guests only.
  9. Veterinary – Advertisements have been placed in the ND Veterinary Association newsletters. Other advertisement will go out to South Dakota and later to Minnesota.
  10. Excavating Business – The applicant has decided to wait another year before presenting an application.
  11. Wishek Steel Bldg – Discussed interest from various parties in purchasing the south building and also the rumor of it already being sold.
  12. Potential New Business – Assisted Miracle Ear in finding a location for their storefront in Wishek. They will be opening in May. There is a possibility the company will seek a JDA grant for help with purchasing their signage.

 Motion to adjourn by Eric Froehling. Seconded by Nation Wolf. Motion Carried.

Adjourn 7:50 AM

Respectfully Submitted

Duke Rosendahl / Recorder

Thursday
Mar162017

03-15-2017 - Approved Minutes

JDA Meeting Minutes

March 15, 2017  6:30 AM

Location:  Big Screen

 MEETING OPENING: President Whittney Lipp called the meeting to order at 6:35 AM.

 Board members Present:             Ryan Olson, Whittney Lipp, Jocelyn Ruff, Harry Hagel and Eric Froehling

Board members Absent:              Cody Cooper, Nathan Wolf

Others Present:                                Duke Rosendahl

 Minutes:

Motion to approve the February 15, 2016 minutes by Ryan Olson. Second by Eric Froeling. Unanimously approved.

 Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer’s report was reviewed and discussed. Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by Harry Hagel. Second by Eric Froehling. Unanimously approved.

 Action/Discussion Items

  1. JDA board reviewed a grant application for signage from Julie Wangler, d/b/a The essential Place LLC. Motion by Eric Froehling to approve a grant of $373.93 pending approval of the Wishek zoning committee. Second by Ryan Olson. Motion passed unanimously.

 There being no further action items the following projects were discussed.

  1. Main Street – Discussed the perceived new ND Main Street program and other programs similar.
  2. Housing – Potential sale of lot located on Wishek’s 15th Addition. Discussion on current rental capacity and needs. Will explore ideas to kick start development.
  3. Web and Facebook – Commercial Real Estate section added to accommodate rental property. Updates continue.
  4. Renaissance Zone – Concern expressed about the possible loss of state incentives for the RZ program.
  5. Windfarm – Legislature’s plan to do a study on energy subsidies in ND.
  6. Veterinary – Continuing to work with potential buyer.
  7. Excavating Business – Application for JDA loan pending. Looking to consolidate with local lenders.
  8. Wishek Steel Bldg – Discussed potential interest in purchase of south building to add businesses.
  9. Potential New Business – Assisting in finding a location for Miracle Ear.

 Motion to adjourn by Ryan Olson. Seconded by Harry Hagel. Motion Carried.

 Adjourn 7:45 AM

 Respectfully Submitted

Jocelyn Ruff, Secretary/Treasurer

 

Thursday
Feb162017

02-15-2017 - Unapproved Minutes

JDA Meeting Minutes

February 15, 2017            6:30 AM

Location:  Big Screen

 MEETING OPENING: President Whittney Huber called the meeting to order at 6:34 AM.

 Board members Present:             Ryan Olson, Whittney Lipp, Nathan Wolf, and Eric Froehling

Board members Absent:              Jocelyn Ruff

Others Present:                                Duke Rosendahl, Harry Hagel

 Minutes:

Motion to approve the January 25, 2016 minutes by Nathan Wolf. Second by Ryan Olson. Unanimously approved.

 Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer’s report was reviewed and discussed. A correction was made on the Reimbursement Request total from $124.78 to $124.76. Motion to approve the treasurer’s report as corrected by Eric Froehling. Second by Nathan Wolf. Unanimously approved.

 Action/Discussion Items

  1. JDA board candidate Harry Hagel was introduced to the board. Motion by Cody Cooper to accept Harry Hagel as a three year member of the Wishek JDA board replacing Greg Weber. Second by Eric Froehling. Motion passed unanimously.

 There being no further action items the following projects were discussed.

  1. Grants – Concerns about losing state partnering in the Rennaissance Program
  2. Housing – Discussion on current housing needs.
  3. Web and Facebook – A new format and blog may be introduced. Mentioned was a mobile friendly site.
  4. Renaissance Zone – (see #1)
  5. Windfarm – Discussion on three windfarm companies competing in area and possible loss of county tax revenue.
  6. Veterinary – Several contacts indicate varying forms of interest or non-interest in establishing a practice here.
  7. Excavating Business – looking for funding from local lender.
  8. Wishek Steel Bldg – Potential interest in purchase of south building to add businesses.

 Motion to adjourn by Cody Cooper. Seconded by Eric Froehling. Motion Carried.

 Adjourn 7:40 AM

 Respectfully Submitted

Duke Rosendahl, Recorder.

Thursday
Feb162017

01-25-2017 - Unapproved Minutes

JDA Meeting Minutes

January 25, 2017               7:00 AM

Location:  Big Screen

 MEETING OPENING:  Greg Weber called the meeting to order at 7:05 AM.

 Board members Present:             Ryan Olson, Whittney Lipp, Nathan Wolf, Greg Weber, Jocelyn Ruff and Eric Froehling

Board members Absent:              Cody Cooper

Others Present:                            Duke Rosendahl

 Minutes:

Amendment to 1-11-2017 Minutes: It was noted that Ryan Olson should be added as the person who seconded the motion to cast a unanimous ballot for Whittney Lipp as president.

 Amendment to 1-11-2017 Minutes: Duke’s contract was approved with a motion by Whittney Lipp and seconded by Eric Froehling. Motion unanimously approved.

 Amendment to 1-11-2017 Minutes: Motion to retain Jocelyn Ruff as Secretary by Nathan Wolf. Seconded by Eric Froehling. Motion unanimously approved.

 Motion to approve amendments by Ryan Olson. Seconded by Eric Froehling. Motion unanimously approved.

 Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer’s report was reviewed and discussed. Motion by Nathan Wolf to approve the treasurer’s report. Second by Jocelyn Ruff. Motion unanimously approved.

 Action/Discussion Items:

 Member to replace Greg Weber.

                Greg is still looking. He was given a few names by the board members.

 Names to be added and deleted from signatures at SSB, FFCU and Post office.

Motion made by Ryan Olson to remove the names of Greg Weber and Katie Pinke from all Wishek JDA signature cards at Security State Bank, First Community Credit Union. Seconded by Nathan Wolf. Motion unanimously approved.

 Motion made by Nathan Wolf to add the names of Whittney Lipp and Eric Froehling, and retain the name of Duke Rosendahl, for all Wishek JDA signature cards at Security State Bank, First Community Credit Union and Wishek Post office. Seconded by Ryan Olson. Motion unanimously approved.

 Motion to Adjourn by Ryan Olson. Seconded by Eric Froehling. Unanimously approved.

 Adjourn at 7:45 AM

 Respectfully submitted by Jocelyn Ruff, Secretary.

 Jocelyn Ruff, Secretary