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Jefferson Development Corporation

Tuesday, May 19, 1998

Location: Morgan & Myers

146 E. Milwaukee Street - Jefferson

6:50 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.

Attending: Fischer, Guttenberg, Hamann, Keiser, 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/Fischer) to approve minutes of April 21, 1998. MOTION CARRIED

3. Mayor's Appointee - Bob Coffman

Coffman was appointed by Mayor Brawders on April 21, 1998 to replace Oppermann. Coffman was unable to be at today's meeting.

4. Update on Ganser Property

Olsen reported on his letter to Estella offering to pay reasonable legal fees.

5. Wisconsin Furniture

Discussed positive feedback from our efforts. Olsen thanked those who participated in the effort to bring Wisconsin Furniture to Jefferson.

6. Viking Voyageur Project

Olsen reported that the support for the project has been withdrawn.

7. Joint meeting with Common Council

Tentatively set for May 26, 1998 at 6:00 p.m. at Miss Kitty's. Schornack will confirm this date with the council and Olsen will contact board members.

8. Update on South Industrial Park - John Wendorf

Schornack reported on this prospect. Discussed a number of issues, including the amount of land available for sale, Jefferson Transport Service's option to purchase additional land to the south of their current location, the need for detention ponds, the possibility of extending the road to join with Highway 26 and the price of the land. Schornack will get the council to adopt the price formula for the South Industrial Park.

9. Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation Dues

Motion (Fischer/Lewis) to pay annual dues of $4,992 to the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC). MOTION CARRIED

It was suggested that Marilyn Haroldson be invited to a future meeting to give an update.

10. Update on (Redacted)

Olsen reported on his last conversation with (redacted). Discussed the legal battles concerning (redacted) and how that may affect (redacted).

11. Generac

Discussed the sale to the Beacon Group. Olsen, Brawders and Schornack will be meeting with representatives of Generac tomorrow.

12. Jefferson County Tourism Council

This committee, formed with the assistance of Marilyn Haroldson through the JCEDC, has adopted a mission statement and is currently working on their first tourist publication.

13. Lake Koshkonong Dam

Fischer discussed this topic.

14. Selling TIF District Land

Schornack reported on his discussion regarding the sale of TIF property as opposed to making a special assessment against the property. Schornack will keep on top of this.

15. Marketing Plan

Olsen met with Jim Barry, of The Barry Company, yesterday to discuss listing our industrial park with their company. Olsen will continue working on this.

15. Adjourn Meeting adjourned at 7:50 a.m.


Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at 6:45 a.m. at Morgan & Myers Building