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Jefferson Development Corporation Minutes

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Jefferson Development Corporation

Tuesday, June 15, 1999

Location: Morgan & Myers

146 E. Milwaukee Street - Jefferson

6:50 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.

Attending: Coffman, Dempsey, Guttenberg, Hamann, Martin, 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 approve the minutes from the May 18, 1999 meeting. MOTION CARRIED


3. Generac Warehouse

Warehouse is on hold until the stock IPO. Generac is obligated, by contract, to purchase the property the city bought from Ganser.


4. Downtown Revitalization

Discussed progress of the downtown business association and Chuck Law's presentation scheduled for June 23rd. Morgan and Olsen met with Gary Myers, Steve Ulik and Craig Ellsworth on May 17th to discuss downtown development. The downtown business association will be working in coordination with the chamber of commerce and the JDC.


6. Open Meetings - Joint JDC/Common Council/Water & Electric Commission Meeting

Morgan and Olsen met with Jefferson County District Attorney David Wambach regarding the open meeting requirements. Discussed how the deed restrictions may need to be changed so we will not have to conduct our business in public meetings.


The board discussed a memo regarding the June 22nd joint meeting and comments made during the June 1st common council meeting. The general consensus of the board is that this joint meeting has always been very beneficial and the meeting should be held as planned.


7. Milwaukee Delivery Service

Discussed the letter of credit and the drainage ditch problem. It was suggested that they be asked to mow between the ditch and truck parking area or the city will mow it and charge them.


It was suggested we discuss Milwaukee Delivery Service and the appearance of their property at the June meeting.


8. Retention Ponds

It has been suggested that the north industrial park may be in need of either multiple retention ponds or one large retention pond.


Discussed flooding problems at Schweiger's and in the vicinity of the south industrial park. Schornack will get some quotes for a needs assessment study and report back to the board. It was suggested to put this item on the agenda and invite the city engineer to a future meeting.


9. Prospects

Still working on Meske Trucking and Jade Transportation. Worked with two Jefferson County businesses interested in the north industrial park. Followed up on a lead on Brunsell Lumber and Mill Work but they have already purchased a building in Mount Horeb. Working with Bob Gintoft for a 5 to 10 acre parcel in the north industrial park.


10. Executive Updates

Olsen is providing updates to the water & electric commission regarding projects he's working on. So far he has given reports in May and June and board members will receive copies of these.


11. Milwaukee Street Bridge

Update was given on the fund raising. It was suggested that people be urged to make their donations now rather than later.


12. Adjourn Meeting adjourned at 7:55 a.m.





Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 6:45 a.m. at Morgan & Myers Building