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Commerce and Industry Association

Tuesday, January 20, 1998

Location: Carnegie Building

305 S. Main Street - Jefferson

5:05 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Attending: Beyer, Brawders, Martin, Schornack and van Lieshout. Staff: Olsen.

1. Call to Order Called to order at 5:05 p.m. by Vice-President Martin.

2. Election of 1998 Officers

Historically the presidency and vice-presidency alternates between the JDC and Chamber of Commerce. Motion (Brawders/Beyer) to elect Bob Martin as CIA President and Jim van Lieshout as CIA Vice President. MOTION CARRIED

3. Approval of Minutes and Financials

Motion (Brawders/Beyer) to approve minutes of November 18, 1997 meeting and financials. MOTION CARRIED

4. Chamber Update

Board was invited to Annual Dinner. Report was given on the first board annual retreat/planning workshop. The 1998 Program of Work was distributed. Discussed promotions/signage for the Racine Street Bridge and Highway 26 construction projects.

5. Jefferson Development Corporation Update

Reported on common council approval of North Industrial Park land price formula and revised covenants. Discussed Generac's need for additional parking.

6. Common Council Update

Reported on the upcoming election. Gave an update on the status of the Puerner Building. Discussed possibility of establishing a TIF District downtown.

7. Performance Evaluation of Executive Director

Distributed a copy of Olsen's review.

8. Sale of Schweiger Office Building

It was reported that the old Schweiger Office Building has been sold. Current plans call for the building to be leased out to a few businesses for storage.

9. Highway 26 Reconstruction

Discussed the impact of the Highway 26 reconstruction on local businesses. Talked about the need for businesses to work together on signage and promotions.

10. Payroll Signatures

Olsen explained the difficulty in getting a second signature on his payroll check. The board felt it was important to keep this policy in effect. The people authorized to co-sign checks are the Executive Director and Mayor or the President of the Commerce and Industry Association Board of Directors.

11. Adjourn Meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m.



Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at the Carnegie Building at 5:00 p.m.


1998 Meeting Schedule

April 21 5:00 p.m. Carnegie Building

July 21 5:00 p.m. Carnegie Building

October 20 5:00 p.m. Carnegie Building