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.
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
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
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.
Action taken under new business
- 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
- 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.