Friday, January 22, 2016

22 January 2016 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

22 January 2016 Dearborn County Redevelopment Meeting Notes

Present: Dave Deddens, Chairman, Jim Helms, John Rahe, Jim Deaton, Alan Goodman.

 ABSENT- as usual- Dusty Burress (non- voting school board member)

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

Randy Maxwell was present at the executive session.

Meeting started late at 9:50 AM due to executive session. 

Verification of information discussed in executive session- the board stated that they only discussed matters as allowed by the IC code  for their executive session. 

Action of executive session-The board decided to modify the incentives for Skally’s to $800,000 instead of $700,000 for the bond proposal and to proceed forward with discussion on incentives for other potential projects.

Election of officers- Jim Deaton was elected President. Dave Deddens is now VP. Jim Helms is Secretary. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES- December 10th meeting minutes approved


CLAIMS AND FINANCIALS: Aurora Riverfront Planning voucher is being paid for out of the Regional Visioning grant from Lawrenceburg. This was allowed by the $35,000 or whatever they get for each city for planning per Randall.

$10,000 dues for REDI Cincinnati is due now also. 

West Harrison TIF pays for bill to Land Consultants for design for dirt that had to be moved. There will also be a bill for site survey work that Land Consultants did. 
They are holding the bond bill for Branden Burress until they decide if he’s going to be replaced. Goodman will talk to him. He hasn’t attended any meetings since the first one he came to later. The bond has to have  specific name on it. She said they can get another board member. Randall said that John Maxwell is on the school board so he could serve… [NOTE: That might be a conflict of interest as they do business in these TIFs.]

DCRC will meet in a couple weeks due to Skally’s so hope to have board member by then.  

NEW BUSINESS:Rahe said that he had talked to owners ( Patel) across from the Aurora Industrial Park. Randall said that we haven’t really exhausted the options on the same side of US 50 as the Industrial Park. Randall said she thinks Andrea Ewan and Rahe can meet with the owner again. They will go thru Brett Fehrman the realtor for the owner. Doug Denmure was the owner. He was handling the Chuck Taylor estate. 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER’S REPORT:Janelle from REDI is coming Monday and Terri can’t be available as she is working on the Annex design that day with DLZ. Janelle will be here for lunch in Lawrenceburg. deacon and Rahe will meet with Janelle.
Two new mayors and Oren Turner’s grant will be running out- so she is not sure what will happen there. It runs thru June. Randall wants to continue to see the municipalities work together. She says Greendale still has Al Abdon and Lawrenceburg has Messmore is there and Mollaun wants to have a hands on approach to redevelopment. She expects more conversation. Helms wanted to know if it would help to invite Mollaun to one of the county meetings. There will be a lot of discussion about how Al Abdon and she have worked together a lot. 

Scheduled a regular meeting for February 4 at 8:30 AM- public hearing for bonds is at 9 AM. 

Closing date on Skally’s bonds and acreage in set for mid March. They are still looking at early April groundbreaking. 

Tax impact statements on TIFs has to go out to the governing entities out by the 25th. They also have to do one to every parcel in the amended TIF district. 

The economic development board Jody Blasdel, Mike Lawrence, and Bryan Messmore are on that board.These members may be changed when Commissioners meet and decide who will serve.  




Christine Brauer Mueller

Lawrenceburg Township

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