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Jefferson Development Corporation

October 19, 1999

Location: City Hall Meeting Rooms

317 S. Main Street - Jefferson

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

Attending: Coffman, Dempsey, Guttenberg, Lewis, Martin, Morgan, Olsen, Pierce, Schornack, Thomsen and van Lieshout. Intereste parties: Dick Pickard and Randy Bergman.

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

2. Approval of Minutes

Corrected minutes to change item 7 from TIF #3 to TIF #2. Motion (Guttenberg/Thomsen) to a approve the minutes from the September 21, 1999 meeting as corrected. MOTION CARRIED

3. Approval of Financials

Motion (Thomsen/Lewis) to approve the third quarter financial statement. MOTION CARRIED

4. Open Records Update

Reviewed correspondence regarding open records requests. Board directed Olsen to redact sensitive information from requested information. Olsen was directed to charge 10 cents per page for copies and also charge for floppy disks. Olsen should notify the requester of the charges and confirm payment prior to commencing with any redactions.

5. Board Membership

Olsen will report on this issue next month.

6. Downtown Revitalization Strategic Planning Session

The last strategic planning session was held October 12th. The committee will operate as a subcommittee of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. The committee elected the following officers: chairman - Craig Ellsworth, vice-chairman - Collin Stevens, secretary - John Foust. The next meeting will be held October 26th.

7. Prospects

It was decided not to adjourn to closed session to discuss prospects.

Dick Pickard and Randy Bergman were introduced and discussed obtaining property in the south industrial park. They are interested in purchasing a 5 acre parcel, building a building, providing parking, and employing 20 - 30 people. Olsen will follow up with a tour of the industrial park and meetings with appropriate city staff.

Discussed a prospect interested in building a warehouse in the vicinity of the north industrial park. Olsen will continue working on this property.

Olsen is working with a prospect interested in rail access in the north industrial park.

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


Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at 6:45 a.m. at city hall meeting rooms