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January 5, 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

Posted by Luce County EDC on August 23, 2016 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Luce County Economic Development Corporation

Board of Directors

Regular Board Meeting

Minutes

EDC Conference Room

January 5, 2016

 

 

 

Present: Colleen Duflo, Mike Slaght, Dave Kenny, Jimm Depew, Cliff Fossitt, A.J. Downey,

John Waltman

 

Absent: Joe Villemure

 

Others Present:

 

The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m. by Chairperson Duflo.

 

Communications from Public: None

 

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Board Meeting November 3, 2015 were reviewed and approved as presented. Motion made by Waltman, seconded by Kenny . All Ayes

 

Approval of Financial Report/Bills

The regular financial report and bills paid for November were reviewed and approved as presented. Motion by Depew , seconded by Downey . All Ayes.

 

The regular financial report and bills paid for December were reviewed and approved as presented. Motion by Slaght , seconded by Depew . All Ayes.

 

Correspondence –

None

 

Old Business

None

 

New Business

 

1.2016 Committee Appointments-

Executive Committee: Colleen Duflo-Chairperson, Jimm Depew-Vice Chairperson, Cliff Fossitt-Secrectary, Mike Slaght- Treasurer.

Finance Committee: Mike Slaght, Pete Villemure, Cliff Fossitt and Colleen Duflo.

Nominating Committee: Jimm Depew, Joe Villemure and Cliff Fossitt

Personnel Committee: Colleen Duflo, Dave Kenny and A.J. Downey

 

 

 

2. 2015 Annual Report:

Tammy went over the breakdown of all the current loans with the EDC, payoffs, interest and principal payments. Discussion on the projection of available funds to lend in 2016, as well as possible advertisement in local papers what the EDC offers.

 

3.Board Packets/Financials :

It was brought to the board that they were getting to many financials and after discussion that board agreed to keep it the same.

 

4. CZM Grant:

The EUP Regional Planning and Development Commission is asking the EDC for a letter of support or a letter of commitment for this grant. Motion by Kenny, for a non cash letter of support, seconded by Downey. All Ayes Motion passed.

 

Directors Report:

Went over the 2015 Annual Report: See Attached

 

Information

November 2015 LMI – Hand Out

Loan Portfolio updated –Hand Out

RLF Balance – Hand out

 

 

 

Cliff discussed that the EDC needs to look at possibly putting together an incentive package for new businesses.

 

 

Communications from the Public: None

 

 

 

Adjourned: Motion by Slaght, seconded by Downey . All Ayes. Meeting adjourned at 5:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved by_____________________________________on_________________________2016

Cliff Fossitt, Secretary/Colleen Duflo, Chairperson

 

November 3, 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

Posted by Luce County EDC on February 9, 2016 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Luce County Economic Development Corporation

Board of Directors

Regular Board Meeting

Minutes

EDC Conference Room

November 3, 2015

 

 

 

Present: Colleen Duflo, Mike Slaght, Joe Villemure, Jimm Depew, Cliff Fossitt, A.J. Downey,

John Waltman and Dave Kenny (arrived at 4:05p.m.)

 

Absent:

 

 

Others Present:

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m. by Chairperson Duflo.

 

 

Welcome new Board member A.J. Downey

 

Communications from Public: None

 

 

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Board Meeting September 1, 2015 were reviewed and approved as presented. Motion made by Depew, seconded by Villemure . All Ayes

 

 

Approval of Financial Report/Bills

The regular financial report and bills paid for August, September and October were reviewed and approved as presented. Motion by Fossitt , seconded by Depew . All Ayes.

 

 

Correspondence –

None

 

 

 

Old Business

 

None

 

 

 

 

New Business

 

1. John Waltman Luce County update-was voted Chairperson for the Luce County Board of Commissioners. He will serve on the EDC board representing District #3.

 

2. Annual Meeting-The regular Board meeting and the Annual EDC Board meeting is scheduled for January 5th 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Motion made by Fossitt, seconded by Downey. All Ayes.

 

3. Finance Committee recommendations-The 2016 budget was approved and Tammy will be going to the McMillan Township meeting to present the EDC budget for approval. Discussion about possible investments and scholarships.

 

4. By-Laws update sec. Meetings-The update is from the February and July board meetings when the motion was approved to change the day, time and to have bi-monthly meetings. Motion made by Fossitt, seconded by Depew to make these amendments in the bi-laws. All Ayes.

 

5. (Addition to agenda) Senate Bill #282 Resolution Letter-The purpose of this resolution letter is to support the regulations of siting and construction of certain transmission lines between the Upper and Lower Peninsula electrical grid. Motion made by Depew, seconded by Kenny. Roll call vote:

 

Ayes: Slaght, Villemure, Fossitt, Duflo, Kenny, Downey, Depew and Waltman.

Nays: None

Absent: None

All Ayes.

 

Dave Kenny suggested that Tammy send a copy of the signed resolution letter to Novi energy.

 

Directors report

 

1. Attended the DNR open house.

2. Met with Charles Cleaver to discuss rising tides/master plan.

3. Rising tides meeting was very productive. Michelle Parkkonen is replacing Jen Tucker.

4. Sent 3 grant possibilities to Feeding America, they are also looking at other locations.

5. Worked on rising tide program.

6. Placemaking on 10/27, Spent some time coordinating this meeting and encouraging others to attend.

7. Kathy from Munising will be speaking at the November 18th DDA meeting at 1pm. Welcome to everyone.

8. EUP Regional Planning board meeting on 10/28-Senate bill resolution

9. Attended Scenic byway committee- funding ends 12/31

10. Will be on vacation December 22nd & 23rd, 28-30th. Annette will be on vacation December 28th-30th.

11. Placemaking went well but only 12 people came. I believe that we are ready to start a master plan to get things moving.

 

• A.J. will be getting the Master Plan together for the Village meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information

 

September 2015 LMI – Hand Out

Loan Portfolio updated –Hand Out

RLF Balance – Hand out

Board of Directors List-Hand out

Senate Bill No. 282-Hand out

 

 

Communications from the Public: None

 

 

 

 

 

Adjourned: Motion by Villemure, seconded by Depew . All Ayes. Meeting adjourned at 4:46 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved by_____________________________________on_________________________2015

Cliff Fossitt, Secretary/Colleen Duflo, Chairperson

 

September 1, 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

Posted by Luce County EDC on November 23, 2015 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Luce County Economic Development Corporation

Board of Directors

Regular Board Meeting

Minutes

EDC Conference Room

September 1, 2015

 

 Present: Colleen Duflo, Joe Villemure, Dave Kenny, Jimm Depew, Cliff Fossitt, and Ken Gill

 Absent: Brian LeBoeuf & Ron Ford

 Others Present: None

 

The meeting was called to order at 4:02 p.m. by Chairperson Duflo.

 

 

Moment of silence for Dennis “Pink” Robinson

 

Communications from Public: None

 

 

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Board Meeting July 20, 2015 were reviewed and approved as presented. Motion made by Fossitt, seconded by Villemure. All Ayes

 

 

Approval of Financial Report/Bills

The regular financial report and bills paid for July were reviewed and approved as presented. Motion by Depew, seconded by Villemure. All Ayes.

 

 Correspondence –MEDC Letter

Recently received a letter from the MEDC regarding “continuing activity” within your respective Revolving Loan Funds and they put these funds out for bid and Northern Initiatives was chosen to take over managing these available funds. The MEDC has only given Northern Initiatives until December 31,2015, to use the Revolving Loan Funds, they have just completed the training. Northern Initiatives is asking for a letter of support to send to the MEDC is give them a 12 month extension to do so. Motion made by Fossitt to send MEDC a letter of support, seconded by Kenny. Duflo abstained motion passed.

 

  Old Business

 

1. Bi-monthly meetings-just a reminder that we are now having our Board meetings every other month and the next meeting will be November 3, 2015. Cliff would like to see Tammy send out a Directors report for the non meeting months. Special meetings will be held on the off months if needed.

 

 New Business

 

1. EDC Building Price/Zoom Listing-the Board agreed to list the building at $49,900. Motion made by Fossitt, seconded by Kenny.

 

2. Fill 2 Private sector board seats expiring 9/30/15-Fossitt made motion to reappoint Duflo and support A.J. Downey application, Depew seconded.

 

3. EDC Mission Statement Resolution Letter-motion to accept made by Fossitt, seconded by Gill. Roll call vote Ayes-Slaght, Villemure, Fossitt, Kenny, Depew, Gill and Duflo. Nays-0 Absent- Ford and LeBoeuf. Motion passed.

 

4. TAS Resolution Letter-motion to accept resolution letter for TAS to support the School Bond Proposal 1 made by Fossitt, seconded by Depew. Roll call vote Ayes-Slaght, Fossitt, Depew, Gill, Kenny and Colleen. Nays-Villemure. Absent-Ford and LeBoeuf. Motion passed.

 

5. Mowing at industrial Park-Tammy is going to contact one of the lot owners and let them know that they need to mow, also waiting on a quote from Bill S. to mow and weed ship around the Industrial Park signs.

 

6. Flowers/Plant- Slaght made motion to have Tammy order a plant of $50 for Dennis Robinson from the EDC, seconded by Kenny.

 

 Directors report

 

1. Attended first meeting with Great Waters board.

2. Annette has listed all of our business listing was there and we set up our next meeting for October 27th.

3. Rising Tide and DDA update

4. Received full scholarship from Consumers Energy for the basic skills course in September. Only EDC expenses will be lodging, travel, parking, lunch and dinners.

5. The week of September 14th-18th I will be out all week in training and UPEDA meeting.

6. Finance meeting on November 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

7. Talent was the committee I was on at the MEDA meeting.

8. Attended MEDA annual meeting.

 

 Information

 

June & July 2015 LMI – Hand Out

Loan Portfolio updated –Hand Out

RLF Balance – Hand out

EDC-New fax number 800-311-3619

 

 

Communications from the Public: None

 

 Adjourned: Motion by Depew , seconded by Slaght . All Ayes. Meeting adjourned at 5:10 pm.

Approved by_____________________________________on_________________________2015

Cliff Fossitt, Secretary/Colleen Duflo, Chairperson

 

July 20, 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

Posted by Luce County EDC on September 11, 2015 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Luce County Economic Development Corporation

Board of Directors

Regular Board Meeting

Minutes

EDC Conference Room

July 20, 2015

 

 

 

Present: Colleen Duflo, Joe Villemure, Dave Kenny, Ron Ford, Cliff Fossitt, and Ken Gill

 

Absent: Jimm Depew, Mike Slaght & Brian LeBoeuf

 

 

Others Present: None

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 4:03 p.m. by Chairperson Duflo.

 

 

 

Communications from Public: None

 

 

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Board Meeting June 2, 2015 were reviewed and approved as presented. Motion made by Gill, seconded by Fossitt. All Ayes

 

 

Approval of Financial Report/Bills

The regular financial report and bills paid for June were reviewed and approved as presented. Motion by Ford, seconded by Fossitt. All Ayes.

 

 

Correspondence

None

 

 

Old Business

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Business

 

1. Forestry Bid-Jerry Grossman called and said that they are waiting for bids for the thinning this fall.

2. Sale of Building/Payables update-only payables that we have right now are the July RLF paybacks and all utilities final bills have been paid.

3. August Board Meeting-Discussion on how the regular board meeting will be in 2 weeks, the board feels that we will not have one at this time. Motion made by Ford, and seconded by Kenny that we have bi-monthly meetings. Motion passed all Ayes.

 

 

Directors report

 

1. Attended MEDC training in St. Ignace

2. Met with Banks Hardwoods and Northland Harvesting

3. Annette and I participated in a Zoom Prospector training webinar

4. We now can put properties into Zoom

5. Attended Tahquamenon Scenic Byway Advisory Committee

6. Jen Tucker was at the Downtown business meeting today

7. Like to attend the MEDA annual meeting in Bellaire, MI

8. Like to attend the Economic Development Basic Course in September in Lansing

 

After Discussion on #7 & #8 of the Directors report, the Board feels that Tammy needs to go to the meeting and the course.

 

 

Information

May 2015 LMI – Hand Out

Loan Portfolio updated –Hand Out

RLF Balance – Hand out

 

Dave Kenny-Downtown Newberry Alliance-he mentioned having the EDC put some money into the building that they own downtown on the outside.

 

 

 

Communications from the Public: None

 

 

 

 

Adjourned: Motion by Villemure, seconded by Kenny. All Ayes. Meeting adjourned at 4:36 pm.

 

 

 

 

Approved by_____________________________________on_________________________2015

Cliff Fossitt, Secretary/Colleen Duflo, Chairperson

 

June 2, 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

Posted by Luce County EDC on August 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Luce County Economic Development Corporation

Board of Directors

Regular Board Meeting

Minutes

EDC Conference Room

June 2, 2015

 

 

 

Present: Joe Villemure, Mike Slaght, Colleen Duflo, Ken Gill, Dave Kenny, Cliff Fossitt,

and Ron Ford.

 

 

Absent: Jimm Depew & Brian LeBoeuf

 

 

Others Present: None

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 4:01 p.m. by Chairperson Duflo.

 

 

 

Communications from Public: None

 

 

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Board Meeting May 5, 2015 were reviewed and approved as presented. Motion made by Cliff, seconded by Villemure. All Ayes

 

 

Approval of Financial Report/Bills

The regular financial report and bills paid for May were reviewed and approved as presented. Motion by Villemure, seconded by Kenny. All Ayes.

 

 

Correspondence

None

 

 

Old Business

 

1. Sale of the Building- tentative date of June 30, 2015 for the closing of the building

2. Office Rental-Cindy Smith has leased office #5

 

 

 

 

New Business

 

1. EDC owned building downtown water hookup- water is hooked up without costing the EDC any money, the original cost was around $3500.00, but the contractor rerouted the line so no cost to EDC and the other business owners.

2. 2014 Year End Audit- Booklets from the Auditor are available to review

 

 

Directors report

 

1. Met with Walther Farms and had a tour of the new facility

2. CDC meeting in the Soo- talked about the Zoom prospector

3. Met with Alger and Schoolcraft Counties

4. MRLAP Loan paid in full

5. Uppertunities Meeting in Harris-Pure Michigan Presentation

6. Will be on Vacation July 6th-10th

7. McMillan Township RLF payback-update

8. The 2015 Summer Guides are out with our new ad

 

 

 

Information

April 2015 LMI – Hand Out

Loan Portfolio updated –Hand Out

RLF Balance – Hand out

 

Dave Kenny-Downtown Newberry Alliance-update

They are currently having bi-monthly meetings. They had some new faces from the last meeting including business owners and some Industrial Park owners. The Internet in the Downtown area and in the Industrial Park was one of the things they talked about and need to be looked into more, also maybe have a Welcome Wagon for new businesses from the Downtown Businesses and other topics where also talked about. For 2016 they have items already in the works.

 

 

Communications from the Public: None

 

 

 

REMINDER NEXT EDC BOARD MEETING: July 20th 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

 

 

Adjourned: Motion by Villemure, seconded by Kenny. All Ayes. Meeting adjourned at 4:35 pm.

 

 

Approved by_____________________________________on_________________________2015

Cliff Fossitt, Secretary/Colleen Duflo, Chairperson

 


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