KADC Minutes 6-26-15

KEARNEY AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
June 26 2015

Roll Call: Chip Glennon presiding, Kim Murphy, Larry Pratt, Dave Hinck, Dr. Nicely, Chris Shipley and Jim Eldridge. Guests: David Pavlich, Amanda Lubinski and Shawna Searcy by phone.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Chris Shipley to approve the minutes of the June 12, 2015 meeting as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report: The Bank balance is $75,816.68.

Dave Hinck said he had a bill from KCADG for $7,500.

A motion was made by Chris Shipley and seconded by Dr. Nicely to accept the Treasurer’s report and pay the bill as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS

KDRG ENDORSEMENT Shawna Searcy said the Kearney Downtown Revitalization Group is a concept plan with Lion’s Park as the core piece to the project. She said the plan is to be intentional about where things are held.

Jim Eldridge asked what KADC’s part is in this project. Shawna Searcy said she is head of the Economic Development Committee and they would just like the support of our group in relation to economic development.

A motion was made by Dave Hinck and seconded by Kim Murphy to send a letter of endorsement of the concept of intentional development for the Kearney Downtown Revitalization Group. The motion carried unanimously.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES REPORT

MARKETING Shawna Searcy said she was still waiting on MARC to finish that piece of marketing. She said she hoped to be done in mid to late July.

Shawna Searcy said the Roll Out Purple Carpet campaign is still in the works. She said the cost will be shared by KADC, the School District and Chamber of Commerce. She said it will cost $500 from each organization for 5000 prints.

Dave Hinck said it is an important piece to marketing and is in the budget.

A motion was made by Dave Hinck and seconded by Kim Murphy to authorize Shawna Searcy to spend up to $1,000. The motion carried unanimously.
NEW BUSINESS

RON COWGER – DETENTION FACILITY Ron Cowger said he has evaluated the detention pond plans and has three options.

Mr. Cowger said Option 1 is the plan done in 2010. He said the mitigation cost with the Corp could be as much as $80,000 and $4,000 permitting costs. He said this plan is problematic now. He said when it was done KADC owned Lot 15. He said now that we don’t own that lot, we can’t back up water onto that lot.

Jim Eldridge asked if we could put up a berm to prevent water backing up on that lot. Mr. Cowger said if we put up a berm then it will block off that lot and cause water to pond on that lot.

Chris Shipley asked if we could go deeper with the detention pond to prevent overflow. Ron Cowger said he could look at going over onto Lot 16 and using a small area to enlarge the detention pond.

Ron Cowger presented Option 2 and said this option won’t impact the Corp. He said the downside to this option is it will use land that would have been a sellable lot.

Ron Cowger presented Option 3 which would involve building two berms. One would be upstream and the other one would be at the bottom end. He said this wouldn’t affect Lot 15 and the new owner.

Chip Glennon asked about maintenance of the detention pond. Ron Cowger said it can be let go and use native grass.

Dr. Nicely asked if there would be any mechanism that we could use to collect fees to maintain this detention pond.

Chris Shipley asked who would pay for maintenance of the detention pond. It was decided that the CCR is in place and could start collecting fees but Couchman Park doesn’t have anything in place to collect fees.

Ron Cowger said Option 3 is the most expensive because of extra grading. He said you would also have the loss of a land sale. He said Option 1 just needs some modification to keep water off Lot 15.

Dave Hinck said he would hate to lose the land on Lot 16.

Chris Shipley asked how long it would take to get the Corp permit. Ron Cowger said it is hard to guess but it would probably be at least three months.

Ron Cowger said he would get hold of the Corp and see if they would look at the site with him and then come to the July 10th meeting.
NEXT MEETING: The next meeting will be July 10, 2015 at 7:00 A.M. at Kearney City Hall in the basement.
ADJOURNMENT There being no further business on the agenda, a motion was made by Larry Pratt and seconded by Dave Hinck to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously.
Approved:___________________________ Attest:_____________________________

KADC Minutes 6-12-15

KEARNEY AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
June 12, 2015

Roll Call: Chip Glennon presiding, Kim Murphy, Joe Wilmes, Larry Pratt, Jared Wolters, Dave Hinck and Jim Eldridge. Guests: Shawna Searcy, David Pavlich, Amanda Lubinski

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Jared Wolters to approve the minutes of the May 22, 2015 meeting as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report: The Bank balance is $78,395.66.

Dave Hinck said we had received a check for dividends from Missouri Employers for $12.42. He presented bills from Missouri Employers for work comp for $731, Shawna Searcy for $1,854.76 and a bill from Fair Point for $13.89.

A motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Jared Wolters to accept the Treasurer’s Report and pay the bills as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES REPORT

INCENTIVES UPDATE Shawn Searcy said she would be presenting the Incentive Package with the City of Kearney and the Board of Aldermen on Monday, June 15, 2015. She said Joe Wilmes would be attending the meeting with her.

WEBSITE Shawna Searcy said the website is up and running. She said she hadn’t done an official roll out until it is perfect. She made a presentation of the website and showed all the features.

REMINDERS Shawna Searcy said she wanted to remind everyone that Ron Cowger will be at the next meeting to talk about the detention pond.

Shawna Searcy said her first year anniversary will be July 1st so she will be giving a highlight of her first year.

NEW BUSINESS

KEARNEY DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION GROUP PRESENTATION Shawna Searcy introduced Lee Meyer, Jenny Hayes and Steve McDonald who represent the Kearney Downtown Revitalization.

Lee Meyer said they have a concept plan that they have presented to the City Staff and the Board of Aldermen. They are now meeting with other groups to get everyone’s opinion before they move forward.
KEARNEY DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION GROUP PRESENTATION
Lee Meyer, Jenny Hayes and Steve McDonald each made a small presentation about the different areas of the downtown revitalization.

Joe Wilmes asked how we get people to want to be in downtown.

Chip Glennon said we need some type of business such as Justus Drug Store in Smithville to draw people downtown. He said he believes we need to use Jesse James because that is something no one else has.

Dave Hinck said he likes it but it is a monumental task and you have to develop some type of marketing concept.

Chip Glennon said he is impressed with the thought that has gone into this. He said if this works out it will certainly benefit KADC.

A motion was made by Dave Hinck and seconded by Kim Murphy to give the Downtown Revitalization Group a letter of endorsement for the project. The motion carried unanimously.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

EXECUTIVE SESSION At 8:00 AM, a motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Jared Wolters to meet in closed session and that all records and votes, to the extent permitted by law, pertaining to and/or resulting from this closed meeting be closed under Section 620.021, subsection (2), RSMo, for the purpose of discussing real estate matters. Voting for the motion: Kim Murphy, Joe Wilmes, Larry Pratt, Chip Glennon, Jared Wolters, Dave Hinck and Jim Eldridge. Motion carried by a seven to zero vote.

There was no action taken in Executive Session.

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting will be June 26, 2015 at 7:00 A.M. at Kearney City Hall.

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business on the agenda, a motion was made by Joe Wilmes and seconded by Kim Murphy to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously.
Approved:______________________________ Attest:__________________________

KADC Minutes 5/22/15

KEARNEY AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
May 22, 2015

Roll Call: Chip Glennon presiding, Kim Murphy, Joe Wilmes, Chris Shipley, Bill Nicely, Larry Pratt, and Jim Eldridge. Guests: Shawna Searcy, David Pavlich

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Joe Wilmes to approve the minutes of the May 8, 2015 meeting as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report: The Bank balance is $80,406.90.

Shawna Searcy presented a bill from Shawna Searcy for $2,011.24, including fees for contract services and ICSC Conference reimbursements.

A motion was made by Chris Shipley and seconded by Bill Nicely to accept the Treasurer’s Report and pay the bills as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES REPORT

ICSC CONFERENCE: Shawna Searcy attended the ICSC Conference in Las Vegas and reports that she met with 90 different retailers. She will do follow-up phone calls over the next couple of weeks. Some retailers may be good fits for Kearney. She talked to some area brokers that commented property costs are high in Kearney.

INCENTIVES DISCUSSION: Shawna Searcy thanked the KADC for approving an economic development incentive policy. She will present to the Board of Aldermen for approval at an upcoming meeting, and would like to have at least one Board member attend.

WEBSITE UPDATE: Shawna Searcy reminded the board about the pictures after today’s meeting. The contract with the current internet provider runs out June 1. The new website isn’t quite ready and there may be a need to extend the contract with them by a week. Chip suggested letting the contract expire and use an “under construction” page for that week.

MAIN STREET UPDATE: Shawna Searcy said the Main Street Committee will be make a presentation to the KADC and Foundation at the next meeting on June 12.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

EXECUTIVE SESSION: At 7:22 AM, a motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Chris Shipley to meet in closed session and that all records and votes, to the extent permitted by law, pertaining to and/or resulting from this closed meeting be closed under Section 620.021, subsection (2), RSMo, for the purpose of discussing real estate matters. Voting for the motion: Kim Murphy, Joe Wilmes, Chris Shipley, Bill Nicely, Larry Pratt, and Jim Eldridge. Motion carried by a six to zero vote.

There was no action taken in executive session.

OLD BUSINESS

INNOVATION DETENTION BASIN: Ron Cowger, AGC Engineers, arrived to present a scope of work to design the detention basin. We acquired county contour information, but there are a few weird spots so some survey work will be needed.

Ron presented a revised sketch plan for the phase 3, extending Premier Drive to the east property line and increasing the number of lots in the phase to eight (8). The lots are smaller at approximately 1 acre in size. On the north side of the phase, the existing sewer line is approximately 100 feet south of the creek, which creates somewhat of a . AGC could investigate relocating the creek south, which would allow that area to be included as part of bigger lots to the north in phase 4.

Bill Nicely asked about the logistics of relocating the creek. Cowger said there would be permitting and fees through the Corps of Engineers. Cowger will need to meet with the Corps regarding the detention basin, and could inquire about the cost for relocating the creek.

Jim Eldridge reminded the Board that construction of the detention basin needs to occur prior to development of another phase.

Chip Glennon asked how wide the detention embankment needed to be to access the northeast property. Chris Shipley said about 50 feet. Ron Cowger said it was logical to extend the road on top of the detention structure. Cowger suggested the extreme northwest corner of phase 4 is a dead space and could be integrated into the detention.

Joe Wilmes expressed concern about getting stormwater onto the UHMC property. Ron Cowger agreed that it could be an issue that needs to be worked through. There are other properties that drain through that area, so a pipe and or easement may be needed.

Chip Glennon commented that he would like to see larger 2-3 acre lots on the phase 4 area.

Bill Nicely asked what the course of action would be. Chip Glennon said that the detention is needed, and he would support a preliminary plat with larger 2-3 acre lots on the phase 4 area. Chris Shipley commented that a short sewer extension should be installed when the crossing is constructed. Ron Cowger said short extensions for storm sewer and water, as well.

Ron Cowger asked if the Board wanted to pursue the possibility of relocating the creek at the east end of the property. Chris Shipley recommended against that, as the ground could still be used by the smaller phase 3 lots, just not for a building. In the end, we would be paying to relocate the creek without gaining salable property.

Chris Shipley asked Ron how soon he could be back with numbers. Ron said he could come back to the KADC at the June 26 meeting.

Chris Shipley asked about the timeframe for the TIF funding. Jim Eldridge said that construction needs to be completed by the time the TIF expires in September 2018.

Chris Shipley made a motion, seconded by Kim Murphy, to authorize Chip Glennon to sign the proposed contract with AGC Engineers, dated May 21, 2015, to design the Innovation detention basin. The motion passed unanimously.

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting will be June 12, 2015 at 7:00 A.M. at Kearney City Hall.

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business on the agenda, a motion was made by Joe Wilmes and seconded by Chip Glennon to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously.
Approved:______________________________ Attest:__________________________

KADC Minutes 5/8/15

KEARNEY AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
May 8, 2015

Roll Call: Chip Glennon presiding, Kim Murphy, Joe Wilmes, Dave Hinck, Chris Shipley, Jim Eldridge and Larry Pratt. Guests: Shawna Searcy, Dillon Eckstein

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Dave Hinck to approve the minutes of the April 24, 2015 meeting as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report: The Bank balance is $83,374.04.

Dave Hinck presented a bill for Fair Point for $13.89.

A motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Joe Wilmes to accept the Treasurer’s Report and pay the bill as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS

MoDOT FUNDING UPDATE: Shawna Searcy presented a copy of the letter of support that we submitted to our State legislatures asking them to support funding to MoDOT.

Shawna Searcy said the State Senate did pass a bill for two cent gas tax for one year. She said there is still time to pass something but it doesn’t look real promising.

INNOVATION UPDATE: Shawna Searcy said they had met with Ron Cowger about the detention pond. He will give us two or three proposals at the May 22nd meeting.

Chris Shipley said he will do an analysis for the detention pond and try to guide us in the best direction.

INCENTIVES DISCUSSION: Shawna Searcy presented a new copy of the Incentive Package. She explained the small business tools. She said we need to decide if this is enough for small businesses expanding. She said we can create our own loan program but she said she didn’t think we were ready to be doing that.

Joe Wilmes said Platte Clay Electric has a program like this. Jared Wolters said it doesn’t get used very much. He said there is usually some money there if someone needs it.

Shawna Searcy said Mainstreet Revitalize committee may be looking at sources of funds to improve the downtown area.

Shawna Searcy said she visited with Dr. Nicely and he gave his approval to go ahead with this proposal.

INCENTIVES DISCUSSION-CONT: A motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Dave Hinck to approve the Competitive Business Incentives subject to approval by the City of Kearney and the School District. The motion carried unanimously.

Shawna Searcy asked if it was alright to go ahead and put it on the website. Everyone was in agreement to put it on the website.

GUEST Shawna Searcy introduced Dillon Eckstein. She said he has been doing digital work on the traffic flow into the City and it is available to anyone who can use the information.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES REPORT

WEBSITE UPDATE: Shawna Searcy said she is still working on the website. She said her brother was going to try and do a photo shoot this weekend of the community if the weather permits. She said she needs to get a picture of each board member to put on the website. She said we will try to do pictures in front of City Hall at the first meeting in June.

MARKETING: Shawna Searcy said the hold up with the marketing piece is at MARC. She said she hopes to have the information from them soon so she can get the brochure done.

MAIN STREET UPDATE: Shawna Searcy said the Main Street Committee will be making a presentation to the Mayor and the City at 11:00 A.M. today.

ICSC MAY 16-19TH: Shawna Searcy said she will be leaving for Las Vegas next Saturday. She said she has a lot going on in the next month.

NEW BUSINESS

STATE OF THE COUNTY: Chip Glennon said he wanted to thank the City for inviting him to the State of the County. He said it was remarkable how the talk was always about Kearney.

JAY T BELL AWARD: Chip Glennon said he wanted to announce that Jim Eldridge received the Jay T Bell Award for the top City Administrator in the State of Missouri.

NEW BUSINESS

HOUSING UPDATE: Chip Glennon handed out a Local Market Update for March 2015. He said there is a low supply of housing at the present time in Kearney.

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting will be May 22, 2015 at 7:00 A.M. at Kearney City Hall.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: At 8:00 AM, a motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Larry Pratt to meet in closed session and that all records and votes, to the extent permitted by law, pertaining to and/or resulting from this closed meeting be closed under Section 620.021, subsection (3), RSMo, for the purpose of discussing legal and personnel matters. Voting for the motion: Chip Glennon, Kim Murphy, Joe Wilmes, Dave Hinck, Chris Shipley, Jim Eldridge and Larry Pratt. Motion carried by a seven to zero vote.

There was no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business on the agenda, a motion was made by Joe Wilmes and seconded by Jared Wolters to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously.
Approved:______________________________ Attest:__________________________

KADC Minutes 4/24/15

KEARNEY AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
April 24, 2015

Roll Call: Chip Glennon presiding, Kim Murphy, Joe Wilmes, Dave Hinck, Dr. Nicely, Jim Eldridge and Larry Pratt. Guests: David Pavlich, Shawna Searcy, Amanda Lubinski, Jackie Banks, Jim Hampton, Jerry Nolte, Mike Maher, Tony Rinehart

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Larry Pratt and seconded by Kim Murphy to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2015 meeting as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report: The Bank balance is $85,779.04.

Dave Hinck presented a bill from the City of Kearney for the fictious name renewal for $8.25. He said we would also be making our installment payment for the web site work being done.

A motion was made by Joe Wilmes and seconded by Dr. Nicely to accept the Treasurer’s Report and pay the bills as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS

INCENTIVES DRAFT DOCUMENT:  Shawna Searcy presented a draft for the Competitive Business Incentives. She said this is modeled after Liberty. She asked for input from everyone.

Shawna Searcy asked if anyone thought the amount of investment was too high for existing businesses. Kim Murphy and Dr. Nicely both said they thought it should remain as written.

Chip Glennon asked if this is similar to other Cities our size. Shawna Searcy said it is modeled after Liberty but most Cities won’t share this information with her.

Dr. Nicely asked if they have to hire people to qualify. Shawna Searcy said they have to hire an additional thirty people to qualify.

Dave Hinck said we do want to help existing businesses but he said $3,000,000 is pretty high for an expansion by any local business in Kearney. Dr. Nicely said maybe we do tiers as far as the amount of the abatement.

Shawna Searcy asked everyone to read the document closely and forward any comments to her before she does a final draft.

MoDOT FUNDING FOLLOW UP: Shawna Searcy said Shelli Daniel with MoDOT had contacted her about us doing a letter of support. Shawna said the 2+2+2 bill is pretty much dead in this session but will certainly be brought up again next session.

Dave Hinck said he had sent emails to T. J. Berry and Dan Hegeman in support of the bills for funding MoDOT. He said he heard back from T. J. Berry and he said they would be working on something in the next session.

AGC MEETING: Shawna Searcy said there is a meeting set with Joe Wilmes, Jared Wolters, Chris Shipley, Dave Hinck and David Pavlich to meet with Ron Cowger at 4:00 PM to discuss the detention pond. She said we need to get a scope and cost set for the project.

PROGRAM

NCAPS BUSINESS RETENTION RESULTS: Shawna Searcy introduced Pat Stinnett with the NCAPS program.

Pat Stinnett said the CAPS program includes students from seven high schools and partners with over 200 businesses. They have four departments which are engineer, technology, medical and business/logistics.

Mr. Stinnett said the students are treated as employees in regard to the businesses they work with. He introduced four students who have conducted a demographic study of Kearney. They explained the process and what their findings were.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

HEARTLAND CONFERENCE: Shawna Searcy said she just finished the Heartland Conference. She said the networking was really great. She said she also learned a lot and just needs to sift through all the information. She said the conference focused on work force and expansion of businesses.

NEW BUSINESS

KEARNEY TRUST NOTE: Joe Wilmes said it is time to renew the note at the Kearney Trust Company.

A motion was made by Dave Hinck and seconded by Kim Murphy to renew the loan for Innovation Park at the Kearney Trust Company. The motion carried unanimously.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: At 8:20 AM, a motion was made by Dave Hinck and seconded by Larry Pratt to meet in closed session and that all records and votes, to the extent permitted by law, pertaining to and/or resulting from this closed meeting be closed under Section 620.021, subsection (3), RSMo, for the purpose of discussing real estate matters. Voting for the motion: Chip Glennon, Kim Murphy, Joe Wilmes, Dave Hinck, Dr. Nicely, Jim Eldridge and Larry Pratt. Motion carried by a seven to zero vote.

There was no action taken in executive session.

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting will be May 8, 2015 at 7:00 AM at Kearney City Hall.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting reconvened following executive session. There being no further items on the agenda, a motion was made by Dave Hinck and seconded by Kim Murphy to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously.
Approved:______________________________ Attest:__________________________

KADC Minutes 4/10/15

KEARNEY AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
April 10, 2015

Roll Call: Chip Glennon presiding, Kim Murphy, Joe Wilmes, Jared Wolters, Dave Hinck, Dr. Nicely, Jim Eldridge and Larry Pratt. Guests: David Pavlich, Shawna Searcy, Amanda Lubinski, Shelli Daniel

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Jared Wolter to approve the minutes of the March 27, 2015 meeting as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

GUEST: SHELIE DANIEL Shawna Searcy introduced Shelie Daniel, area engineer for MoDOT as our guest today.

Shelie Daniel said she covers Platte, Clay and Ray counties. She handed out the Missouri 325 System Fact Sheet which explains the challenges facing MoDOT due to insufficient funding for transportation.

Shelie Daniel said MoDOT has taken many actions to tighten their belts by reducing staff, facilities and equipment. She said there will only be funds to cover keeping the primary roads and bridges in their current condition.

Shelie Daniel also handed out information on the 2+2+2 plan. She said there has been a bill introduced that would propose a two cent per gallon fuel tax increase for the next three years. She encouraged everyone to contact your State officials to help get this bill to pass.

Dave Hinck asked why there has been the drop in revenue. Shelie Daniel said it has been caused by flat revenue, more energy efficient vehicles, etc. She said we have a lower fuel tax than all the surrounding states.

RECESS: A motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Jim Eldridge to recess and reconvene as the Kearney Community Foundation. The motion carried unanimously.

RECONVENE: The meeting reconvened.

TREASURER’S REPORT: The Bank balance is $87,962.89.

Dave Hinck presented bills from Shawna Searcy for $1,585, Form Tech for membership decals for $126.30, Fair Point for $13.89 and NPG for RFQ notice for $68.66.

A motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Joe Wilmes to accept the Treasurer’s Report and pay the bills as presented. The motion carried unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS
RFQ SUBMISSION: Shawna Searcy said we only received one response for the RFQ and that was Akin Gordon Cowger engineers. She said we will need to authorize negotiating a contract.

A motion was made by Larry Pratt and seconded by Jared Wolter to approve the submittal from Akin Gordon Cowger Engineers and negotiate a contract. The motion carried unanimously.

Dave Hinck said we need to have a meeting with AGC and decide if we need to design or redesign the detention pond. He said we need to also know if we relay out the lots does it have an impact.

Kim Murphy said there needs to be a discussion about what is the best way to meet our needs.

It was decided to delegate the selection committee of Chris Shipley, Joe Wilmes, David Pavlich and Jared Wolter to meet with AGC and report back to the Board of Directors.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES REPORT

RHODUS CONTRACT: Joe Wilmes said it is time to do the contract with Rhodus Farms to farm the undeveloped portion of Innovation Park.

A motion was made by Dave Hinck and seconded by Jared Wolter to authorize Joe Wilmes to negotiate a contract with Rhodus Farms to rent the farm land for $2,000 and move the rest of the property for us. The motion carried unanimously.

WEBSITE UPDATE: Shawna Searcy said work is progressing on the website. She said if anyone has any ideas they need to contact her immediately. She said there will be a training session on the work process and one more person besides herself should take part in that. There will be a cost if we schedule any more training.

MARKETING UPDATE: Shawna Searcy said she had met with Chip Glennon and Dr. Nicely and the MARC piece should be ready real soon.

ROLL OUT THE PURPLE CARPET: Shawna Searcy said the Roll Out The Purple Carpet is still in planning stages.

MAINSTREET: Shawna Searcy said she is chair of the Economic Development Committee for the Mainstreet Program. She said they have walked the entire district to evaluate the area.

Shawna Searcy said she will be attending the Heartland training next week.

ICSC: Shawna Searcy said she has been setting up meetings for the ICSC. She said the Mayor has asked her to look for nice steak house, Golden Corral or similar type restaurants. She said if anyone has any business they want her to contact let her know.

INCENTIVE RESULTS: Dr. Nicely said he would have the results of the incentive policy from the School District approved next Thursday. He said it had been presented to the Board of Education so he would email it out to all the Board members.

GUEST SPEAKER NEXT MEETING: Shawna Searcy said students from Northland CAPS will be at the next meeting explaining their programs.

EXECUTIVE SESSION At 7:45 AM, a motion was made by Dave Hinck and seconded by Larry Pratt to meet in closed session and that all records and votes, to the extent permitted by law, pertaining to and/or resulting from this closed meeting be closed under Section 620.021, subsection (3), RSMo, for the purpose of discussing real estate matters. Voting for the motion: Chip Glennon, Kim Murphy, Joe Wilmes, Jared Wolters, Dave Hinck, Dr. Nicely, Jim Eldridge and Larry Pratt. Motion carried by an eight to zero vote.

There was no action taken in executive session.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting reconvened following executive session. There being no further items on the agenda, a motion was made by Dave Hinck and seconded by Kim Murphy to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously.
Approved:______________________________ Attest:__________________________