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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

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 - Unapproved 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