HRC minutes of October 24, 2016

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HEBRON REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (HRC) MEETING MINUTES 7:00 PM – Monday – October 24, 2016 – Community Center 1 of 2 Call to Order: HRC President Shawn Ensign called the Redevelopment Commission meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. at which time all attendees recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Attendees: HRC members: Shawn Ensign (SE), Mike Reick (MR), Merle Foresman (MF), Pete Breuckman (PB), Kevin Joseph (KJ) Members absent: None Liaisons/Consultants present: DeSCo (JM), Stephanie Mathews (SM) Liaisons/Consultants absent: Mike Mantai (MM) Attending Guests: Kevin Cunningham (KC), Fred Siminski (FS), Susan Alyea (SA) Administrative Approvals: 1. Approval of Agenda: The agenda was accepted as distributed.  (MR) moved to approve; (MF) seconded; Motion passed (5-0). 2. September 16, 2016 minutes:  (MR) moved to approve; (MF) seconded; Motion passed (5-0). 3. Treasury Expenditures: Six claims were presented for payment:  (MF) motioned to pay all invoices; (MR) seconded; Motion passed (5-0). Guest Presentation – John Felton MD. Dr. Felton shared with the HRC his plans for the property he owns on the NW side of town. Development hurdles and opportunities were shared between the HRC and property owner. A potential partnership arrangement was presented which was favorably received. DeSCo to move forward with negotiations between the parties. Strategic Plan Business: 1) Strategic Plan Update. The HRC reviewed strategic plan assignments. The Sewer Bonds, Homesteading, Community of Murals, Hawk Bucks, and Town Property were discussed. No other projects had advanced in October. Of greatest interest was the Hawk Bucks program. (MR) to request Ted Fitzgerald to file a legal opinion on that program. Old Business: 1) Business Licenses (MR). Responses for 2016 have been robust with an 84% (83/99) return rate accomplished. Three new businesses filed for business licenses raising the number of businesses to 96 in Hebron. 2) Website (MR). Mike Reick gave an update on website improvements which were extensive in October. 3) Zoning and TIF Map Updates (JM). DeSCo gave a report on the zoning and TIF map updates stating that they expected Ted Fitzgerald to confirm that he had resolved the discrepancy between his property descriptions and the county’s. It was hoped that the approval process would be able to be initiated in the morning. 4) Village Walk (JM). The current owners have development expectations that need to be conformed more to the market. In its current format, this project will not move forward. 5) Gateway Lights (JM). DeSCo shared the quote from Maglish that was received today. (PB) moved that in light of budget adjustments needed for the end of the year this proposal was tabled until November. (KJ) seconded; Motion passed (5-0). HEBRON REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (HRC) MEETING MINUTES 7:00 PM – Monday – October 24, 2016 – Community Center 2 of 2 New Business: 1) Walking Track Lighting (JM). No progress on this matter from Ted Fitzgerald had been received in October. The topic was discussed and tabled until further notice. 2) Façade Grant Application (JM). DeSCo shared with the HRC that the town attorney, Ted Fitzgerald, had approved the façade grant application. Copies were sent to all HRC members and the Clerk Treasurers office. 3) 2017 Budget (SA). Susan Alyea reviewed the 2017 budget issues and what was needed to set up the books for next year. (MR) moved to roll over $5,560 of TIF funds and all of the Redevelopment Fund ($8,389) to 2017. The motion was seconded by (PB). Motion passed 5-0. 4) November/December Meetings (JM). Due to the holidays, the November meeting was kept at its planned date of 11/28 but the December meeting was moved to 12/21. Action was taken on a consensus vote of the membership. Public Comments: 1) Town Auction (PB). Pete Breuckman reminded the HRC of the upcoming town auction scheduled for November 19. If they had items to be disposed of, that would be a good time to move them to new owners. 2) Loan Between Town Council and HRC (PB). Due to the timing of fund receipts, the Town Council requested a 15-day loan from the HRC in the amount of $6,500 to cover the first payments on the Community Center improvements. (MR) moved to approve a loan to the Town Council in an amount of up to $6,500 to cover these costs. (PB) seconded the motion; Motion passed (4-1). Adjournment: (MF) motioned to adjourn; (MR) seconded; passed (5-0). Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m. Next Meeting: (NEW DATE) Monday, November 28, 2016. Public Meeting @ 7:00 PM ________________________ ___________________________ Shawn Ensign, HRC President Mike Reick, HRC Vice President