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Jefferson Development Corporation

Tuesday, January 19, 1999

Location: Morgan & Myers

146 E. Milwaukee Street - Jefferson

6:50 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Attending: Dempsey, Fischer, Guttenberg, Lewis, Martin, Morgan, Olsen, Pierce, Schornack and Thomsen.

1. Call to Order 6:50 a.m. by President Morgan.

2. Approval of Minutes

Motion (Thomsen/Dempsey) to approve minutes of December 15, 1998 meeting. MOTION CARRIED

3. Update on Ganser

Mayor Brawders met with Estella on Saturday, January 16th. She is willing to sell enough land for Generac to build their warehouse. She also wants more than $10,000 per acre. She asked Arnie why she needs to work through the JDC rather than directly with Generac.

Olsen will talk with Generac to find out their future needs before taking further action.

4. Business After Five

Board was urged to attend. Both the Wisconsin Main Street Program and the Highway 26 reconstruction project will be discussed.

5. Prospects

Discussed the Ben Franklin going out of business. Olsen has been in contact with CESA #2 and the Family Dollar Store chain about this location. It was suggested Olsen contact Twice As Nice and Bill Strobusch also.

Discussed the former Dollar Store being leased but the new tenants not being aware of the Highway 26 reconstruction project.

Discussed the Amoco station. Pakhar Singh, who owned the Phillips 66 station, plans to open by mid-April.

Discussed a north industrial park prospect.

6. Forward Wisconsin Prospecting Trip

Past involvement by the JDC has been positive. Olsen will apply to be part of the prospecting team. The trip will be March 23rd - 25th.

7. Evaluation of Executive Director

Olsen is working on an evaluation form. All board members will have the opportunity to evaluate the executive director.

8. Election of Officers

Motion (Fischer/Lewis) to nominate Morgan to be president for 1999. Motion (Fisher/Guttenberg) to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Morgan. MOTION CARRIED

Motion (Fischer/Dempsey) to nominate Martin to be vice-president for 1999. Motion (Olsen/Guttenberg) to nominate Lewis to be vice-president. A paper ballot was cast with a vote of 4 - 4. Decided to vote on this position at the February meeting.

Motion (Fischer/Guttenberg) to nominate Olsen to be secretary and Schornack to be treasurer for 1999. MOTION CARRIED

9. Open Meetings

Discussed status of this issue. Schornack gave historical background of why this issue has been raised. He stated the JDC needs to be set up so we don't have to have open meetings. General consensus was in agreement.

10. Board Membership

Discussed the status of Jefferson County Bank having a representative on the JDC. We have informed Jefferson County Bank personnel that we are addressing this issue and they are willing to wait on our decision.

11. Cargill Property

Olsen is still working on this project.

12. Adjourn Meeting adjourned at 8:00 a.m.


Tuesday, February 16, 1999 at 6:45 a.m. at Morgan & Myers Building