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Jefferson Development Corporation
January 18, 2000
Location: City Hall Meeting Rooms
317 S. Main Street - Jefferson
6:50 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Attending: Dempsey, Guttenberg, Lewis, Morgan, Olsen, Pierce, Schornack, Thomsen and van Lieshout.
1. Call to Order 6:50 a.m. by President Morgan.
2. Approval of Minutes
Motion (Thomsen/Dempsey) to a approve the December 21, 1999 minutes. MOTION CARRIED
3. Approval of Financials
Motion (van Lieshout/Lewis) to approve the financial report. MOTION CARRIED
4. Appointment of Directors
Motion (Thomsen/Guttenberg) to appoint Shirley Dempsey, Jeff Hamann, David Olsen and David Schornack to the JDC Board of Directors for three year terms. MOTION CARRIED
5. Election of Officers
Motion (Guttenberg/van Lieshout) to elect Lewis as president for 2000. MOTION CARRIED
Motion (Olsen/Lewis) to elect van Lieshout as vice-president for 2000. MOTION CARRIED
Motion (Morgan/Thomsen) to elect Olsen as secretary and treasurer for 2000. MOTION CARRIED
6. Bylaws Amendment
No negative feedback has been expressed from the either the JDC board or the common council. Reviewed the proposed amendment and made a change in Article II, Section 2. Motion (Dempsey/Morgan) to accept the new bylaws. MOTION CARRIED
7. Puerner Block Building Update
Schornack gave an update. The appraisal of the Big A Auto Parts property should be done by the end of the month.
8. Highway 26 Bypass
Olsen gave an update. The chamber of commerce will be appointing a bypass committee which will sponsor a community forum to discuss the proposed routes. It was suggested that Shirley Dempsey serve on that committee.
Lewis asked Olsen to try to get a speaker at a future meeting to report on the Fort Atkinson bypass.
9. Downtown Revitalization Committee
Discussed the status of Miss Kitty's Jefferson House.
Lewis suggested the JDC research the Revolving Loan Fund and other programs which may assist businesses that are renovating downtown buildings.
10. February Meeting Location Change
The JDC will be unable to meet in city hall on February 15th because of the primary election. Lewis suggested we hold the meeting at the Workforce Development Center.
Discussed possible expansions of two of the North Industrial Park tenants.
The prospect who was looking for 10 - 15 acres of rail access in the North Industrial Park is no longer looking at Jefferson.
Olsen is still working with a prospect interested in 5 - 10 acres in the North Industrial Park.
12. Morgan Thank You
Morgan was thanked for his 15 years of service as JDC president.
13. Adjourn Meeting adjourned at 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 6:45 a.m. at Workforce Development Center