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MINUTES

 

Commerce and Industry Association

Tuesday, July 21, 1998

Location: Carnegie Building

305 S. Main Street - Jefferson

4:35 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.

Attending: Bare, Brawders, Martin and Morgan. Staff: Olsen.

1. Call to Order Called to order at 4:35 p.m. by President Martin.

2. Approval of Minutes and Financials

Motion (Brawders/Martin) to approve minutes of April 21, 1998 meeting and financials. MOTION CARRIED

3. Chamber Update

Maxwell Street Days is August 7th. Things are going well.

The first meeting of the sign committee will be meeting July 29th. Olsen has received a number of ordinances from other cities and how they've addressed this issue. Steve Grabow will facilitate the meetings.

The 1999 Highway 26 detour committee will be meeting soon. There will be a presentation by representatives from Beloit explaining how they addressed their construction project last year.

Discussed the status of Christmas decorations. Probably won't be doing anything this year. Bare, Folbrecht and Schornack will be meeting to discuss the lighting and sound system downtown.

4. Jefferson Development Corporation Update

JDC approved making an offer of $10,000 per acre to purchase Estella Ganser's property.

The sale of Generac took place last week. Discussed their desire to build a warehouse. The Estella Ganser property would be a perfect fit for their needs. Generac has also expressed an interest in renovating their lobby/entrance area. From all indications, the sale is a positive thing.

Discussed the price structure for further development. Olsen thinks the JDC will support a price of $13,000 per acre.

Discussed the joint meeting of the JDC and Common Council. Morgan was recognized and thanked for the wonderful historical perspective he gave.

5. Common Council Update

Brawders reported the police station site has been narrowed to three sites. Committee members did a great deal of work.

The senior citizen committee is moving along more slowly than the police site committee. Two subcommittees have been formed.

Collin Stevens is the newest council member. It was suggested that Olsen give an overview to all new council members on the CIA, JDC and chamber.

6. Bypass Committee

It was suggested that the bypass committee be resurrected. Mayor Brawders suggested we start from scratch. It was suggested that lots of citizen involvement and input gives more credibility and the DOT is then forced to work harder to enumerate the project.

7. Adjourn Meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m.

NEXT MEETING:

Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at the Carnegie Building at 4:30 p.m.