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Commerce and Industry Association

Tuesday, November 18, 1997

Location: Carnegie Building

305 S. Main Street - Jefferson

5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Attending: Bare, Beyer, Brawders, Martin, Morgan, Schornack and Thompson. Staff: Olsen.

1. Call to Order Called to order at 5:45 p.m. by President Thompson.

2. Approval of Minutes

Motion (Brawders/Morgan) to approve minutes of January 15, 1997 and notes of April 15, 1997. MOTION CARRIED

3. Approval of Financial Report

Motion (Morgan/Beyer) to approve financial report. MOTION CARRIED

4. Chamber Update

Report was given on the first board annual retreat/planning workshop, new chamber board members, officers for 1998 and the first Jefferson County Chamber Executives luncheon which is scheduled for November 22, 1997.

Discussed the Racine Street bridge and Highway 26 construction projects. The chamber, in conjunction with the city, will be responsible for signage and promotions. Reported that the chamber's survey of businesses supported the DOT's detour proposal.

Janet Werner is the new office manager.

5. Jefferson Development Corporation Update

Reported on one new board member and the plans for the North Industrial Park which includes a revised land price formula, revised covenants, a tentative site plan and a marketing strategy in 1998.

6. Common Council Update

Reported on a new alderperson, an upcoming appointment, the approval of the 1998 budget and the status of the Puerner Building.

7. 1998 Budget Proposal

Budget has been submitted to the common council and it should be passed.

8. Performance Evaluation of Executive Director

Thompson and Martin will be conducting the evaluation. There was discussion about the rate of pay and how it was established.

9. Meeting Dates

Thompson apologized for missing two meetings this past year. Olsen recommended that we set quarterly meetings for the third Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Olsen will send out the agendas and minutes prior to each meeting and will also call to remind everyone.

10. St. Coletta Meeting

Olsen, Schornack and Thompson met with representatives of St. Coletta to discuss issues of mutual interest. Bud Meece would like these to be ongoing meetings to keep us informed. Olsen reported that St. Coletta was very complimentary of Jefferson County Bank.

11. Performance Evaluation Procedure

Discussed the process for the executive director's performance evaluation. Thompson explained how the process was determined and apologized for how it was done. Olsen expressed his concern that the process should have included the opportunity for input from all board members from all CIA member organizations; the chamber, the JDC and the city. It was further recommended that all board members of the CIA also have the opportunity to have input into the performance review.

Thompson scheduled a meeting for the three CIA board members (Beyer, Brawders and Schornack) who previously were not included in the process to give their input. Martin and Thompson will meet with Olsen right after that meeting to give his evaluation.

12. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.



Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at the Carnegie Building at 5:00 p.m.

1998 Meeting Schedule

January 20 5:00 p.m. Carnegie Building

April 21 5:00 p.m. Carnegie Building

July 21 5:00 p.m. Carnegie Building

October 20 5:00 p.m. Carnegie Building