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Nov152017

11-15-2017 -- Unapproved JDA Minutes

JDA Meeting Minutes

November 15, 2017         6:30 AM

Location:  Big Screen

 MEETING OPENING: President Whittney Lipp called the meeting to order at 6:30 AM.

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

Board members absent:               Cody Cooper

Others Present:                                Duke Rosendahl

 Minutes:

Motion by Nathan Wolf to approve the October 18, 2017 minutes.. Seconded  by Eric Froehling. Motion Carried.

 Treasurer’s Report:

The treasurer’s report was discussed.

Motion made by Nathan Wolf to retain the DePuydt Law firm for collections on select delinquent accounts. Seconded by Harry Hagel. Motion carried.

 Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by Eric Froehling. Second by Ryan Olson. Motion carried.

 Action and Discussion Items

  1. Local Petitions:
    1. Two petitions to Wishek JDA and local sales tax were discussed.
  2. Communication Plan
    1. Goals and objectives were discussed
  3. JDA Board Terms.
    1. Discussed replacements for Whitney Lipp, Jocelyn Ruff, and Cody Cooper. Their terms end on December 31, 2017.

Od Business:

  1. Renaissance Zone – Reported a potential business purchase.
  2. Potential new business was discussed.
  3. Main Street was discussed.
  4. Swimming Pool project was discussed.
  5. Executive Report – Duke will be working from home the week of Thanksgiving.
  6. Association of Commerce – Annual meeting will be held tonight at 5:30 PM.

 Motion made to adjourn by Ryan Olson. Seconded by Eric Froehling.

 Adjourned at 7:47 AM

Respectfully submitted

 Jocelyn Ruff, Secretary

Wednesday
Oct182017

10-18-2017 Unapproved JDA Minutes  

JDA Meeting Minutes

October 18, 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, Eric Froehling, Harry Hagel, Nathan Wolf

Board members absent:               Jocelyn Ruff – Cody Cooper

Others Present:                                Duke Rosendahl

Minutes:

Moved to amend the last line in the September 20, 2017 minutes by changing the last name “Huber” to “Lipp” by Whittney Lipp. Seconded by Harry Hagel. Motion Carried.

Motion by Harry Hagel to approve the September 20,2017 minutes as amended. Second by Ryan Olson. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report:

The treasurer’s report was discussed. Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by Ryan Olson. Second by Nathan Wolf. Motion carried.

 

Action and Discussion Items

  1. Renaissance Zone:
    1. Motion by Nathan Wolf to approve expenditures for a pizza meal for the RZ committee as a thank you for the work that was done in expanding the Expanding Renaissance Zone. Second by Ryan Olson. Motion Carried.

In other business the JDA board:

 

  1. Heard a report on the local wind energy project. The project reportedly is on track including sign ups. Construction is still being planned for the year 2020.
  2. Discussed the website and facebook and various ideas and options concerning each.
  3. Heard a report of 2 potential RZ projects and 2 potential interest buydown projects.
  4. Discussed the Governor’s Main Street Initiative and how Wishek can participate.
  5. Discussed the Swimming Pool meeting that was held earlier this month.
  6. Discussed matters concerning advertising for a new development coordinator.

 Motion to adjourn by Eric Froehling. Second by Nathan Wolf.

 Adjourned at 8:51 AM

 President Whittney Huber adjourned the meeting at 7:49 AM.

 Respectfully submitted

Duke Rosendahl, Recorder

Wednesday
Sep202017

09-20-2017 Unapproved JDA Minutes

JDA Meeting Minutes

September 20, 2017        7:00 AM

Location:  Big Screen

 MEETING OPENING: President Whittney Lipp called the meeting to order at 6:30 AM.

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

Board members absent:               Jocelyn Ruff

Others Present:                                Duke Rosendahl

 Minutes:

Amended a motion from Cody Cooper on the August 16, 2017 minutes as follows:

Original Motion: Motion by Cody Cooper to approve the August 16, 2017 minutes as amended.

Corrected to read as, ”Motion by Cody Cooper to approve the July 19, 2017 minutes as amended.”

Motion to approve the minutes of the August 16, 2017 minutes as amended by Eric Froehling. Seconded by Harry Hagel. Motion carried.

 Treasurer’s Report:

The treasurer’s report was discussed. Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by Cody Cooper. Second by Eric Froehling. Motion carried.

 Action and Discussion Items

  1. Renaissance Zone:
    1. The proposed expansion and deletion of blocks in the Wishek Renaissance Zone was approved by the Wishek City Council at the council’s September 5, 2017 meeting.
    2. Waiting to hear from the state for approval.
  2. Budget:
    1. Reviewed the preliminary budget.
    2. MOTION by Cody Cooper to approve the budget as presented. Seonded by Eric Froehling. Motion carried unanimously.
  3. Tourism Brochures -- As a result from an inquiry the tourism brochures were discussed. Several cases of the 15,000 brochures which were printed in 2012 still remain. No action was taken.
  4. Grants – Discussion was held on the possible development of grants to reimburse costs derived for designated people going to seminars and conferences.
  5. Housing – One possible Renaissance Zone housing project was discussed.
  6. Potential New Business – No report

 President Whittney Huber adjourned the meeting at 7:49 AM.

 Respectfully submitted

 Duke Rosendahl, Recorder

Wednesday
Sep202017

08-16-2017 Unapproved JDA Minutes

JDA Meeting Minutes

August 16, 2017                7:00 AM

Location:  Big Screen

 MEETING OPENING: President Whittney Lipp called the meeting to order at 6:30 AM.

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

Board members absent:               Nathan Wolf

Others Present:                                Duke Rosendahl

 Minutes:

Motion by Ryan Olson to add an addendum to the July 19 2017 minutes stating approval by the board of  a 6 month contract for Duke Rosendahl. Seconded by Eric Froehling. Motion approved.

 Motion by Cody Cooper to approve the August 16 (amended: July 19), 2017 minutes as amended. Seconded by Jocelyn Ruff. Motion carried.

 Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer’s report was reviewed and discussed. A collection letter was sent to a delinquent account. Emails were sent to two other accounts.

 Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by Cody Cooper. Second by Eric Froehling. Motion carried.

 Action and Discussion Items

  1. New Business  - A potential new business was discussed. Waiting for JDA loan application.
  2. Renaissance Zone – A public meeting will be held on August 30. The RZ authority board will be represented. Duke will be available to answer questions. Following the Public meeting the RZ board will present a proposal to the city council on September 5, 2017.
  3. Seminar – A written report was provided to the board by Duke Rosendahl who attended the event.
  4. Housing -- Housing was discussed in terms of use of the Renaissance Zone and JDA incentives for purchaser of lots in the Wishek 15th Addition.
  5. GRANTS – A request for a signage grant from Wishek Dental Office was reviewed. Motion By Eric Froehling to approve a $500.00 signage grant for Wishek Dental conditional on the approval of the Wishek Zoning Committee. Seonded by Ryan Olson.
  6. Housing was discussed.
  7. Web and Facebook – New additions to events and pictures.
  8. Tradewind Wind Power Project – Report will be sent when information is received.

9      Handouts from Whitney Huber were discussed.

 Motion to Adjourn by Cody Cooper. Second by Eric Froehling – Motion carried

 Adjourn 7:32 AM

 Respectfully submitted

 Jocelyn Ruff, Secretary

Wednesday
Jul192017

07-19-2017 Unapproved JDA Minutes 

JDA Meeting Minutes

July 19, 2017       7:00 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, Eric Froehling, Harry Hagel, Cody Cooper

Board members absent:               Jocelyn Ruff

Others Present:                                Duke Rosendahl

Minutes:

Motion to approve the June 21, 2016 minutes by Harry Hagel. Seconded by Nathan Wolf. Unanimously approved.

Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer’s report was reviewed and discussed. Motion by Nathan Wolf to have attorney Mary DePuydt send a collection letter to a specified delinquent account. Second by Ryan Olson. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion to approve the treasurer’s report by Ryan Olson. Second by Eric Froehling. Unanimously approved.

Action and Discussion Items

  1. Stores – Report on information received from various stores concerning whether or not Wishek was on their radar. Indications were that Wishek is not on their radar.
  1. Housing -- Housing was discussed in terms of use of the Renaissance Zone and JDA incentives for purchaser of lots in the Wishek 15th Addition.
  1. Updates continue to be made on the website including new pictures.
  1. Veterinarian: -- Advertisement for a new veterinarian will be left up to the current vet.
  1. Discussed potential new business start-up. A draft JDA application has been completed but may not be brought before the board until later this summer or fall as the applicant is very busy.

 Renaissance Zone: A news article and possible advertisement will be put in the Wishek Star on August 2 and August 16.

  Contract Proposal:           The board reviewed a contract proposal from Duke Rosendahl.

                                                The board went into executive session at 7:29 AM

                                                The board came out of executive session at 7:50

Approved was a six month contract for professional services.

 Motion to Adjourn by Cody Cooper. Second by Harry Hagel – Motion carried

 Adjourn 7:55 AM

 Respectfully submitted

 Duke Rosendahl and Whittney Lipp, Recorders