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Downtown Development Authority Board Minutes
February 13, 2006

Chairman Reaume called the meeting to order at 4:12 p.m.

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Richard Reaume
Joseph Barone
Thomas Booth
Dave Cook
Jim Grutza
Mike Kolb
Ron Kasperski
Si Nahra arrived at 4:55 p.m.

MEMBERS ABSENT: None

ALSO PRESENT:

James Anulewicz, Director of Public Service
Patrick Fellrath, Township Civil Engineer
Alice Geletzke, Recording Secretary

3.  Approval of minutes for January 9, 2006 meeting.

Moved by Mr. Grutza, supported by Mr. Booth, to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of January 9, 2006, as presented.

Ayes all with Mr. Nahra absent.

4.  Old Business

     A.  Landscape Maintenance Services for Streetscape Project
          Patrick Fellrath, Plymouth Township Civil Engineer

Mr. Fellrath indicated that the agreement has been signed by Denny’s Landscaping and when proof of insurance and necessary bonds arrive from them, probably by the end of the week, the agreement signed by the DDA Chairman and Secretary will be forwarded to them. The maintenance season begins April 1, with a meeting in March to discuss plans.

5.  New Business

     A.  Update and Status of Ann Arbor Streetscape Project
          James Anulewicz, Dir. of Public Service

Regarding the electrical problem with the Kmart sign, Mr. Anulewicz indicated it’s the Township’s position that they’ve done all that they can to assist Kmart.

     B.  Status of Haggerty Road Street Sign

Mr. Anulewicz said the Haggerty Road Street sign is repaired and reinstalled, and it will be verified that it’s in working order.

     C.  Status of Inventory

Mr. Fellrath presented copies of the list of contractors, materials and prices involved in the streetscape project. Mr. Anulewicz said this will be reviewed and then it will be decided what to keep on hand for timely repairs and replacements.

     D.  Approval of Invoices

Moved by Mr. Cook, supported by Mrs. Ludtke, to approve payment of the invoices presented, in the amount of $2,057.25. Ayes all with Mr. Nahra absent.

     E.  Township Hall / Haggerty Road Improvements

Mr. Reaume discussed with members the possibility of DDA funds being used for the Township’s share of combined projects such as the drive on Haggerty Road which is in conjunction with the proposed shopping center which fronts Ann Arbor Road. Further information regarding costs and legality will be forthcoming.

Mr. Nahra arrived at 4:55 p.m.

6.  Public Comment

Mr. Reaume updated members on the bids received for the purchase of the Township property at Ann Arbor and Lilley Roads, the proposed shopping complex at Haggerty and Ann Arbor Roads, and other proposed businesses and improvements.

7.  Adjournment

Moved by Mrs. Ludtke, supported by Mr. Grutza, to adjourn the meeting.

Ayes all.

Meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m.


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Richard M. Reaume, Chairman
Downtown Development Authority


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Michelle Ludtke, Secretary
Downtown Development Authority

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