Department of Redevelopment Meeting Minutes – October 10, 2018

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A regular meeting of the Martinsville Redevelopment Commission (RDC) met at 7:30 am on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 in the Council Chambers at Martinsville City Hall.

Roll Call

Commission members Greg McKelfresh (President), Dair Grant (Vice President), Chip Keller, Tana Lobb, Alan Myers, Michelle Baugh were in attendance.

Also in attendance: Rod Bray (RDC Attorney,) Josh Messmer (Martinsville Engineer,) Mike Dillenger (Morgan County Economic Development Director,) Ben Rawlins (OMS,) Lance Gideon (Reporter-Times).

Meeting called to order by President Greg McKelfresh

Approval of Minutes

The minutes for the Sept 12, 2018 regular meeting was discussed.

Motion to approve minutes was made by Chip Keller. Seconded by Tana Lobb. Motion approved. 

Approval of Claims

$5,692.50     Banning Engineering (for mapping)

Motion to approve claim made by Tana Lobb. Second by Dair Grant. Motion approved

Financial Report

Discussion of financial report 

TIF balance for month of Sept, 2018                            $1,044,794.36
Go Bond balance for month of Sept 2018                   $86,171.07     

Attorney Report


Engineer’s Report

Ben Rawlins of OMS presented signage examples. RDC gave recommendations for some minor tweaks. Further discussion will be at upcoming RDC meetings.

Martinsville Downtown Action Plan:

Josh Messmer informed RDC that he sent out proposals to four firms for the Action Plan. Only two responded: Kimley-Horn and Rundell Ernstberger Associates (REA). Messmer, Greg McKelfresh, Mayor Kohl met to evaluate both proposals. It was noted that two Martinsville residents are employed with Kimley-Horn and with a higher rating score the RDC approved Kimley-Horn’s proposal. Motion to approve Kimley-Horn’s proposal made by Dair Grant seconded by Chip Keller. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business

Action taken under new business

  1. Preliminary Bond Resolution
    After some discussion Dair Grant made a motion to approve the Preliminary Bond  of
    $2,100,00.00 Seconded by Chip Keller. Motion approved 5-0
  2. Motion to approve lift Station proceedings with HWC engineering made by Chip Keller  seconded by Dair Grant. Motion approved.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 am.