Redevelopment Commission Meeting Minutes – July 14, 2021

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A regular meeting of the Martinsville Redevelopment Commission (RDC) met at 7:30 am on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in the Council Chambers at Martinsville City Hall.

Roll Call: 

Commission members: Dair Grant, Al Myers, Rich Griswold, Paul Lauck, Phil Deckard, Sr. were in attendance. Also in attendance were Dakota VanLeeuwen, Mayor Costin, Dale Coffey, Don Lipps, Troy Swan, Lance Gideon of the Reporter-Times.

Meeting called to order by President Dair Grant.

Approval of Minutes:

The minutes of the June meeting were discussed.

Motion to approve June minutes was made by Paul Lauck. Seconded by Rich Griswold.

Motion was approved 5-0.

Approval of Claims

Motion to approve June claims of $6,360.14 Motion made by Al Myers. Seconded by Rich Griswold.    The motion was approved 5-0.

VanLeeuwen Law LLC, Redevelopment Association of Indiana, Peters Municipal Consultants

Banning Engineering.

Financial Report:   

Discussion of financial report:

902 Redevelopment balance       $118,038.21     for the month of June 1- June 30, 2021
T I F balance                                           $570,913.41     for the month of June 1- June 30, 2021

Engineer’s Report:

Purchase of Pike and Jefferson lots for the Downtown Action Plan is now in the hands of the City. The City is possibly going to proceed with Eminent Domain. According to RDC lawyer Dakota VanLeeuwen, RDC may not be allowed to be a part of this process.  RDC Monies that were earmarked for this purchase could now go back to RDC.

Attorney Report:

Motion to approve $5,000 increase in purchase price for Smoothie Shop. From $190,000 to $195,000 because of a miscommunication in negotiations. Motion made by Phil Deckard, Sr. Seconded by Paul Lauck.    The motion was approved 5-0.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 am July 14, 2021