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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

Wednesday
Jun212017

06-21-2017 Unapproved JDA Minutes - June 21

JDA Meeting Minutes

June 21, 2017     7:00 AM

Location:  Big Screen

 MEETING OPENING: President Whittney Lipp called the meeting to order at 7:03 AM.

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

Board members absent:               Cody Cooper – Harry Hagel

Others Present:                                Duke Rosendahl

 Minutes:

Motion to approve the May 17, 2017 minutes by Eric Froehling. Seconded by Nathan Wolf. Unanimously approved.

 Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer’s report was reviewed and discussed.

Motion by Nathan Wolf to hire an attorney to get an opinion on a delinquent loan. Second by Ryan Olson. Unanimously approved.

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

 Action and Discussion Items

  • Stores: Discussion was held regarding contact with various stores. Research will continue.

  • Community Foundation was discussed.
  • Web Page was discussed.
  • Veterinarian: Motion by Ryan Olson to accept Dan Schulers offer to invest advertising funds and to use those funds to advertise for a veterinarian. Second by Eric Froehling. Unanimously approved.
  • Discussed potential new business start-up.
  • Housing was discussed.
  • Wind Farm: Reported that the TradeWind windfarm project is on track.

Motion to Adjourn by Ryan Olson. Second by Jocelyn Ruff – Motion carried

Adjourn 7:54 AM

Respectfully submitted

Jocelyn Ruff, Secretary

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