Thursday, March 12, 2015

12 March 2015 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

12 March 2015 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

Present: Jim Helms, John Rahe, Jim Deaton, Randy Lyness.

ABSENT:Dave Deddens, Dusty Burress (non- voting school board member) and Gayle Pennington, Auditor and DCRC treasurer.

Also present: Terri Randall, county administrator and economic development director, Andrea Ewan, attorney, Sue Hayden, minute taker.

Jim Deaton took over as Chairman in Deddens absence.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES- February 12 minutes were approved.

Property on Randall Avenue- Randall said she had been sharing emails with Denmure’s office with the board. There is still some paperwork to have the estate settled before they can pursue this. The widow lives in KY and may sell the property eventually. They may also allow the DCRC to move it off the property possibly or buy or lease it or the ROW.

$583.34 to Oren Turner- approved from fund 9139.
Accounts payable- includes salaries, bond renewal, web hosting- approved. 

IVY Tech Campus President- Mark Graver- Advanced Mfg Expansion Project Presentation- postponed- moved to April meeting per Randall.

Bond Signatures- $100 bonds for Deaton and Deddens were to be signed. Lyness filled out his paperwork for his bond.

March 16 reporting deadline- Randall said that London WItte used to do this and it will be finished by March 16. it is not done yet and she will be emailing it to the board then. [NOTE: Don’t they have to approve it first in a public meeting?]

Randall gave an update on the Genessee Wyoming Railroad- and the Brookville section. The RR company is filing for a $300,000 grant and working with OKI and Lynch and Portune on this. They are looking for match dollars from each community. It costs $6 million for 36 miles- Dearborn County has 7 miles of that total. She said that the proportions of community dollars need to be determined and what is the economic impact of that. She suggested that the next step would be that they have  meeting with OKI’s Portune and Lynch and the economic development people in each affected county. She said she understands the project a little better and this project is a long way from happening. She wants to be supportive of Whitewater Mill but also to have facts.

April 17- Whitewater Mill Opening is being handled by the Mills and Randall said she will respect that they want to run it themselves. They have selected people to invite. The tours will be around 1 PM that day and opening is 4 PM. The Mill wanted to do a cake cutting instead of a ribbon cutting. And all the items served will be made with their flour. 



ADJOURNMENT - 9:17 AM- next meeting is April 9th.
Christine Brauer Mueller
Lawrenceburg Township

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