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Jefferson Development Corporation Minutes
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Jefferson Development Corporation
Tuesday, August 17, 1999
Location: Morgan & Myers
146 E. Milwaukee Street - Jefferson
6:45 a.m. - 7:40 a.m.
Attending: Dempsey, Guttenberg, Hamann, Lewis, Morgan, Olsen, Pierce, Schornack, Thomsen and van Lieshout.. Interested Party: Dale Oppermann.
1. Call to Order 6:45 a.m. by President Morgan.
2. Dale Oppermann
Oppermann shared his opinion regarding open meetings for the JDC. He feels the JDC does a wonderful job and it is necessary for the city but that the meetings should be open. He requested more frequent updates be given to the common council. Schornack stated that the council has been well informed of what the JDC has been doing.
It was suggested that a quarterly report should be given to the common council. It was noted that the procedures are the same as when Oppermann was on the JDC board.
3. Open Meetings Update
Olsen is working on the JDC response to the district attorney. A chronology of the JDC was given - the JDC was formed in 1984, the deed restrictions were established in 1988 and the attorney general made his "quasi-governmental" powers ruling in 1991.
Motion (Thomsen/Lewis) to change the North Industrial Park deed restrictions to remove the wording which may be perceived to give "quasi-governmental" powers to the JDC. MOTION CARRIED
4. Approval of Minutes
Motion (Thomsen/Dempsey) to approve the minutes from the July 20, 1999 meeting. MOTION CARRIED
5. Downtown Revitalization Strategic Planning Session
August 10th meeting was postponed until September. The date will be either September 15th or 16th and September 29th. Olsen was directed to write a letter of appreciation to Steve Ulik for the work he has done on the Ben Franklin Building.
Discussed Jade Transportation's situation. Discussed a discharge problem from their building.
Olsen is working on a 5 - 10 acre prospect with the Mooney LeSage Group and with the Department of Commerce on a prospect.
Discussed the status of the Puerner Block Building and the foreclosure of the Big A Auto Parts property. Schornack explained that the developer's agreement has not been completed yet.
The owner of the Amoco and Phillips 66 stations plans to open as soon as the construction is done.
Generac has closed on the property which the city bought from Estella Ganser. Olsen recently met with Generac's CEO to discuss their intentions for the property.
7. Adjourn Meeting adjourned at 7:40 a.m.
Tuesday, September 21, 1999 at 6:45 a.m. at City Hall Meeting Rooms