Redevelopment Commission Meeting Minutes – June 8, 2022

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A regular meeting of the Martinsville Redevelopment Commission (RDC) met at 7:30 am on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in the Council Chambers at Martinsville City Hall.

Roll Call:

Commission members: Dair Grant, Al Myers, Rich Griswold, Paul Lauck were in attendance. Phil Deckard was absent. Also in attendance were Dakota VanLeeuwen, Gary Oaks, Mayor Costin, Don Lipps, Reporter-Times.

Meeting called to order by President Dair Grant

Approval of Minutes:

The minutes of the May meeting were discussed.

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

Motion approved 4-0

Approval of Claims

Motion to approve claims of $11771.36   Motion made by Al Myers.  Seconded by Rich Griswold                                                  Approved 4-0

Claims: VanLeeuwen Law LLC, Banning Engineering, Peters Franklin LTD

Financial Report:

Discussion of financial report:

Go Bond balance $ 97612.22         for the month of May 1- May 31, 2022
T I F balance        $ 183112.03       for the month of May 1- May 31, 2022

Engineer’s Report:

Discussion for the purchase of land west of Artesian Ave. for the possible construction of a new satellite fire/police station for the new Hanna Farms housing development in the area.

Motion to purchase two acres of land in Artesian Ave. area at $27500.00 per acre for the possible construction of a satellite fire/police station for the Martinsville Fire/Police Dept. Motion made by Paul Lauck. Seconded by Rich Griswold.

Motion approved 4-0

Old Business:

New Business:

Attorney Report:

Resolution approving RDC’s determination and report of no excess assessed value.

Motion to approve Paul Lauck. Seconded by Rich Griswold  Motion approved 4-0

Discussion of borrowing more money through GO bonds for upcoming city projects.

Jeff Peters, financial advisor, stated the RDC could borrow up to $2.5 million on 2023

Attorney VanLeeuwen stated that the RDC would need to create a list of detailed projects to be included in the GO bond. The commission voted to have Attorney VanLeeuwen begin that list.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 am June 8, 2022