Industrial and Commercial Committee Meeting Minutes










DATE: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
TIME: 2:12 p.m.
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
David McManus Present
Charles Barfield Present
Don Canada Present
Mike Hall Present

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 2-8-17 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Barfield Yea
Canada Yea
Hall Yea

Tommy Reed came before the Committee sharing part of his plan for the old Farley’s building. There will be three apartment units upstairs and two commercial unit’s downstairs. He asked to make the alley one-way to facilitate a drive-thru window. We will need to relocate utilities and provide a water meter. He stated he was grateful for the grants available making it possible to do this business venture. The incentives will be both commercial and residential development proposed by Reed. These incentives with a redevelopment project through a combination of low interest loans, façade and structural grants, energy efficiency grants, and other economic benefits will add growth to our uptown business district. These businesses will bring jobs to our area, increase both property tax and sales tax base of the City.


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to recommend to the full Council to take action on the old Farley’s building in a Memorandum of Understanding/Private Development Agreement with Thomas and April Reed;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Barfield Yea
Canada Yea
Hall Yea

Corporate Counsel explained the motion needed for the Redevelopment Agreement between Darren Tockstein and Corey Bowman for Fat Edd’s. We will write up the exact same TIF benefits/Enterprise Zone Benefits as Fat Edd’s. A sales tax rebate of 1% from Fat Edd’s for 3 years and a 1% taxable sales from Cordovino’s for 5 years given back to blighted/vacant properties. A CDAP loan is available at 3% fixed, participating with City National Bank. This will be an Italian restaurant with in-house casual dining.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to recommend to the full Council to take action on the old “The Grill” building in a Redevelopment Agreement by and Between City of Metropolis and D.C. Management, LLC and Darren Tockstein and Corey Bowman;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Barfield Yea
Canada Yea
Hall Yea





Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Don Canada to adjourn; TIME 1:39
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Barfield Yea
Canada Yea
Hall Yea



















TIME: 1:00 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
David McManus Present
Charles Barfield Present
Mike Hall Present
Don Canada Present

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 4-6-16 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

Luke Grace came to the Committee to answer any questions before the Council approves the permit he is requesting and to seek information on CDAP loans. The CDAP fund has approximately $35,000 to offer small businesses. Luke felt he will need the complete amount available in the fund and has chosen to wave his application in order to help the other 3 small businesses requesting loans. He has other avenues to seek funding; private investors and local banks adding he does not want to stop commerce. Chad Murray commented on March 31, 2016, the Zoning Board of Appeals held a special hearing to approve a Special Use Permit for 1201 Metropolis Street for Luke Grace. The Council Tabled the motion 4-25-1016. The building was previously a nursing home but the terms of the sale would not allow for the building to be operated as such again. The new permit allows Mr. Grace to rehabilitate the property and use it for indoor storage, outdoor recreational vehicle storage, and limited professional or personal services, such as a beauty shop. The storage unit will be climate controlled. He commented the temps range from 45-80 degrees. The repairs will consist of a new roof and better installation thus helping on electric bills. Some of the wings are in better shape than others allowing him to open a partial part of the building. Consensus of the Committee after hearing Luke was to approve the Special Use Permit at the next Council meeting.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to recommend to the full Council to take action to approve an Ordinance for a Special Use Permit on 2101 Metropolis Street;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

The Mayor addressed the Committee about the city owned farmland saying the lease was up and we need to decide if we are going to renew the contract with Gary Bryant. All felt a motion of approval was in order for another year.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to recommend to the full Council to take action on leasing farm land for one year to Gary Bryant;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

*NOTES:

The Grafton Illinois Heartland Fish Company has been put on hold to come to Metropolis after having to meet an agreement with the state first.

A letter regarding an application was given to the Committee inquiring about our Revolving Loan Fund from Corporate Counsel. This will be brought back for discussion after their application is completed.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Don Canada to adjourn; TIME 1:30
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea


TIME: 1:00 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
David McManus Present
Charles Barfield Present
Mike Hall Present
Don Canada Present

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 4-6-16 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

Luke Grace came to the Committee to answer any questions before the Council approves the permit he is requesting and to seek information on CDAP loans. The CDAP fund has approximately $35,000 to offer small businesses. Luke felt he will need the complete amount available in the fund and has chosen to wave his application in order to help the other 3 small businesses requesting loans. He has other avenues to seek funding; private investors and local banks adding he does not want to stop commerce. Chad Murray commented on March 31, 2016, the Zoning Board of Appeals held a special hearing to approve a Special Use Permit for 1201 Metropolis Street for Luke Grace. The Council Tabled the motion 4-25-1016. The building was previously a nursing home but the terms of the sale would not allow for the building to be operated as such again. The new permit allows Mr. Grace to rehabilitate the property and use it for indoor storage, outdoor recreational vehicle storage, and limited professional or personal services, such as a beauty shop. The storage unit will be climate controlled. He commented the temps range from 45-80 degrees. The repairs will consist of a new roof and better installation thus helping on electric bills. Some of the wings are in better shape than others allowing him to open a partial part of the building. Consensus of the Committee after hearing Luke was to approve the Special Use Permit at the next Council meeting.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to recommend to the full Council to take action to approve an Ordinance for a Special Use Permit on 2101 Metropolis Street;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

The Mayor addressed the Committee about the city owned farmland saying the lease was up and we need to decide if we are going to renew the contract with Gary Bryant. All felt a motion of approval was in order for another year.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to recommend to the full Council to take action on leasing farm land for one year to Gary Bryant;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

*NOTES:

The Grafton Illinois Heartland Fish Company has been put on hold to come to Metropolis after having to meet an agreement with the state first.

A letter regarding an application was given to the Committee inquiring about our Revolving Loan Fund from Corporate Counsel. This will be brought back for discussion after their application is completed.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Don Canada to adjourn; TIME 1:30
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea


TIME: 1:00 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
David McManus Present
Charles Barfield Present
Mike Hall Present
Don Canada Present

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 4-6-16 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

Luke Grace came to the Committee to answer any questions before the Council approves the permit he is requesting and to seek information on CDAP loans. The CDAP fund has approximately $35,000 to offer small businesses. Luke felt he will need the complete amount available in the fund and has chosen to wave his application in order to help the other 3 small businesses requesting loans. He has other avenues to seek funding; private investors and local banks adding he does not want to stop commerce. Chad Murray commented on March 31, 2016, the Zoning Board of Appeals held a special hearing to approve a Special Use Permit for 1201 Metropolis Street for Luke Grace. The Council Tabled the motion 4-25-1016. The building was previously a nursing home but the terms of the sale would not allow for the building to be operated as such again. The new permit allows Mr. Grace to rehabilitate the property and use it for indoor storage, outdoor recreational vehicle storage, and limited professional or personal services, such as a beauty shop. The storage unit will be climate controlled. He commented the temps range from 45-80 degrees. The repairs will consist of a new roof and better installation thus helping on electric bills. Some of the wings are in better shape than others allowing him to open a partial part of the building. Consensus of the Committee after hearing Luke was to approve the Special Use Permit at the next Council meeting.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to recommend to the full Council to take action to approve an Ordinance for a Special Use Permit on 2101 Metropolis Street;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

The Mayor addressed the Committee about the city owned farmland saying the lease was up and we need to decide if we are going to renew the contract with Gary Bryant. All felt a motion of approval was in order for another year.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to recommend to the full Council to take action on leasing farm land for one year to Gary Bryant;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

*NOTES:

The Grafton Illinois Heartland Fish Company has been put on hold to come to Metropolis after having to meet an agreement with the state first.

A letter regarding an application was given to the Committee inquiring about our Revolving Loan Fund from Corporate Counsel. This will be brought back for discussion after their application is completed.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Don Canada to adjourn; TIME 1:30
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea


TIME: 1:00 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
David McManus Present
Charles Barfield Present
Mike Hall Present
Don Canada Present

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 4-6-16 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

Luke Grace came to the Committee to answer any questions before the Council approves the permit he is requesting and to seek information on CDAP loans. The CDAP fund has approximately $35,000 to offer small businesses. Luke felt he will need the complete amount available in the fund and has chosen to wave his application in order to help the other 3 small businesses requesting loans. He has other avenues to seek funding; private investors and local banks adding he does not want to stop commerce. Chad Murray commented on March 31, 2016, the Zoning Board of Appeals held a special hearing to approve a Special Use Permit for 1201 Metropolis Street for Luke Grace. The Council Tabled the motion 4-25-1016. The building was previously a nursing home but the terms of the sale would not allow for the building to be operated as such again. The new permit allows Mr. Grace to rehabilitate the property and use it for indoor storage, outdoor recreational vehicle storage, and limited professional or personal services, such as a beauty shop. The storage unit will be climate controlled. He commented the temps range from 45-80 degrees. The repairs will consist of a new roof and better installation thus helping on electric bills. Some of the wings are in better shape than others allowing him to open a partial part of the building. Consensus of the Committee after hearing Luke was to approve the Special Use Permit at the next Council meeting.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to recommend to the full Council to take action to approve an Ordinance for a Special Use Permit on 2101 Metropolis Street;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

The Mayor addressed the Committee about the city owned farmland saying the lease was up and we need to decide if we are going to renew the contract with Gary Bryant. All felt a motion of approval was in order for another year.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to recommend to the full Council to take action on leasing farm land for one year to Gary Bryant;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

*NOTES:

The Grafton Illinois Heartland Fish Company has been put on hold to come to Metropolis after having to meet an agreement with the state first.

A letter regarding an application was given to the Committee inquiring about our Revolving Loan Fund from Corporate Counsel. This will be brought back for discussion after their application is completed.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Don Canada to adjourn; TIME 1:30
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea


TIME: 1:00 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
David McManus Present
Charles Barfield Present
Mike Hall Present
Don Canada Present

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 4-6-16 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

Luke Grace came to the Committee to answer any questions before the Council approves the permit he is requesting and to seek information on CDAP loans. The CDAP fund has approximately $35,000 to offer small businesses. Luke felt he will need the complete amount available in the fund and has chosen to wave his application in order to help the other 3 small businesses requesting loans. He has other avenues to seek funding; private investors and local banks adding he does not want to stop commerce. Chad Murray commented on March 31, 2016, the Zoning Board of Appeals held a special hearing to approve a Special Use Permit for 1201 Metropolis Street for Luke Grace. The Council Tabled the motion 4-25-1016. The building was previously a nursing home but the terms of the sale would not allow for the building to be operated as such again. The new permit allows Mr. Grace to rehabilitate the property and use it for indoor storage, outdoor recreational vehicle storage, and limited professional or personal services, such as a beauty shop. The storage unit will be climate controlled. He commented the temps range from 45-80 degrees. The repairs will consist of a new roof and better installation thus helping on electric bills. Some of the wings are in better shape than others allowing him to open a partial part of the building. Consensus of the Committee after hearing Luke was to approve the Special Use Permit at the next Council meeting.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to recommend to the full Council to take action to approve an Ordinance for a Special Use Permit on 2101 Metropolis Street;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

The Mayor addressed the Committee about the city owned farmland saying the lease was up and we need to decide if we are going to renew the contract with Gary Bryant. All felt a motion of approval was in order for another year.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Charles Barfield to recommend to the full Council to take action on leasing farm land for one year to Gary Bryant;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

*NOTES:

The Grafton Illinois Heartland Fish Company has been put on hold to come to Metropolis after having to meet an agreement with the state first.

A letter regarding an application was given to the Committee inquiring about our Revolving Loan Fund from Corporate Counsel. This will be brought back for discussion after their application is completed.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Don Canada to adjourn; TIME 1:30
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Charles Barfield Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea















TIME: 2:40 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
David McManus Present
Jerry Mizell Absent
Mike Hall Present
Don Canada Present

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 3-14-16 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Jerry Mizell Absent
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea


Special Use Permit, 1201 Metropolis Street
Chad Murray advised the Committee that on March 31, 2016, the Zoning Board of Appeals approved a Special Use Permit for 1201 Metropolis Street for Lucas Grace. The building was previously a nursing home but the terms of the sale would not allow for the building to be operated as such again. The new permit allows Mr. Grace to rehabilitate the property and use it for indoor storage, outdoor recreational vehicle storage, and limited professional or personal services, such as a beauty shop. Corporate Counsel will prepare an Ordinance to this effect.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda; TIME 2:42
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Hall Yea
Canada Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Hall Yea
Canada Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to recommend to the full Council to take action to recommend to the City Council that the City participate with the Port District in Ingram project as discussed in closed session;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Hall Yea
Canada Yea


718 Brew Café, Glen & Terri Smith
The City Council had previously approved a $25,000 loan from our CDAP Revolving Loan Fund for their 718 Brew Café. The Smiths are obtaining permanent financing from the SIU Credit Union in the amount of $75,000. The original thought was that our loan would be secondary to the Credit Union’s, but the Credit Union wants to structure their loan in two separate loans wherein $50,000 would be secured by a first mortgage and $25,000 a second mortgage, which would make our $25,000 third. Instead of our mortgage being third to the SIU Credit Union, Corporate Counsel recommended that we provide a $25,000 line of credit secured by the Smith’s residence in Cambria, Illinois. That property is currently up for sale and has no debt, mortgages, or other liens. The City would take a mortgage on the residence in Cambria and a lien against the equipment, inventory, and accounts receivable. This line of credit would have a maturity date of the earlier of four months or when the residence sells, which at time we can determine how much needs to be converted to permanent financing.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Don Canada to adjourn; TIME 3:15
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Jerry Mizell Absent
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea












TIME: 6:15 p.m.
DATE: Monday, February 8th, 2016
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
David McManus Present
Jerry Mizell Absent
Mike Hall Present
Don Canada Present

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 11-10-15 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED
David McManus Yea
Jerry Mizell Absent
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

DISCUSSION:
The loan agreement between Curt Jones and Kevin Ulrich and the City was discussed since it’s been two weeks since they have given it to their attorneys and we have not heard back. The Committee instructed Corporate Counsel to give 30 days to respond or call the loan. They also offered a payoff of $1,000,000.00 for a $1,000.000.00; a debt trade for equity. Curt doesn’t have any assets to go after but Kevin has both assets and income. They still have a current life insurance policy as requested.

The Mayor updated the Committee on American Heartland Fish Products saying we are in continual contact with them and they are inquiring what incentives we can offer. There is another company interested in coming to Metropolis and meeting with them Thursday at the Industrial Park. The two companies will benefit/compliment from each other at the Industrial Park. They do the same type business but produce different products. One produces a food based consumer product and the other agricultural. The new business will consume more water than American Heartland allowing us to use grants for infrastructure and increases volume for water and sewer. These grants can also be used for the new lift station. Metropolis will see 25-30 jobs if both companies come to the Industrial Park.

Notes*
The Shawnee Mass Transit District (SMTD) is still in compliant of the agreement made with the City 3-23-15 and Ordinance # 2015-04. They have 24 months from the signed agreement. Their grant is secured but with the state having budget issues it could cause them to be delayed.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Mike Hall to adjourn; TIME 6:47
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Jerry Mizell Absent
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea
















TIME: 1:30 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday, November 19th, 2015
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
David McManus Present
Jerry Mizell Present
Mike Hall Present
Don Canada Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10-21-15 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED
David McManus Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea

No motions came from the meeting but the Committee was informed of a new business ready to come to Metropolis’ uptown and given a handout with explaining their plans. 718 BrewCafe, LLP is a family owned and operated BrewCafe/art craft gallery offering on-site brewed artisan craft beer, and locally produced beer and wines. Sandwiches, custard ice cream, gourmet coffee and a monthly rotating local art craft show will be the items offered. They want to utilize the local resources and give back to the economy by creating jobs, buying locally grown organic foods and artwork. Brew Master, Glen Smith, PhD along with a Bachelor of Science and a Doctorate of Chemistry is ready to begin unique on-site beer to Metropolis. His wife Terri will make sandwiches and introduce visual arts having a degree from the School of Art Institute of Chicago and Texas A&M Galveston alum. Future plans include classes for quilting, art classes and an opportunity to create a personal beer for their holiday or special event. A six-packs or growler for a gift or personal enjoyment can be sold on the premises. An Ordinance will need to be changed to accept a Brew license in an Ordinance Committee to meet the needs for this new business. They will take up residence in the upper part of the building and purchase the parking lot next to 718 Market.


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to adjourn; TIME 1:50
MOTION CARRIED:
David McManus Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
Mike Hall Yea
Don Canada Yea






















TIME: 1:00 p.m.
DATE: October 21, 2015
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
David McManus Present
Jerry Mizell Absent
Mike Hall Present
Don Canada Present


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Don Canada to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 8-20-15 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Hall Yea
Canada Yea




Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda; TIME 1:05
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Hall Yea
Canada Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Hall Yea
Canada Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Mike Hall to make a motion to take to full Council adopt a motion directing the Mayor and Corporate Counsel to proceed with the proposed Business District Redevelopment Project;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Hall Yea
Canada Yea

*As discussed in Executive Session a motion for Council giving the Massac Metropolis Port District exclusive authority for a period of 180 days to negotiate a lease of wharfage rights on behalf of the City of Metropolis.

Updates:
The old Gas Company building add did not run three consecutive weeks so before we can sell it we need to rerun the add; it only ran once.

There has been inquiries for a retail building uptown suitable for retail shop and living quarters above. They asked for the incentives offered from the City, TIF and the Enterprise Zone. We will come back with more information as it develops. Several properties were mentioned and will be passed on to who was inquiring.
The property we acquired from the defaulted loan of Frank Farmer is used by Hillebrand Auto Services and will be approached to see if a purchase agreement can be made.

A group of citizens and business operators are meeting to discuss uptown development. As we move forward with the project we will continue to give updates.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded Don Canada by Alderman to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Hall Yea
Canada Yea

























TIME: 2:00 p.m.
DATE: April 23rd, 2015
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Absent

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 4-13-15 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea

Alderman Robert Midnight updated the Committee on Max Russell stating that he has met with Corporate Counsel. He needs approximate an acre of land and a building 100x60. He is going to pour the foundation in the summer and build shortly thereafter. We have 2 acres that we could re-platt into single acres and put into a redevelopment agreement. We will bring the utilities to the new business. We may need to make a variance to allow him to have a display store front and sell generators but should be no problem. He employees 4 full time would like to see that doubled in the future.


Note: The billboard project is complete and they are seeking to change Illinois laws concerning billboards.

American Heartland Fish Company will need a letter of understanding to see their financial sources. The Ohio River is the interest that keeps them looking to us to relocate here even though they meet with other cities.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda;
MOTION CARRIED: Time 2:17
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to adjourn; TIME 3:16
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea


TIME: 6:30 p.m.
DATE: April 13th, 2015
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Absent
David Daugherty Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 3-5-15 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Absent
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Alderman Robert Midnight stated we are ready to approve CDAP Revolving Loan with Brittney Freeman she has all the paper work in order and our Corporate Counsel has approved her financials. Brittney gave a brief summary of her new business opening up at 718 East 5th Street Suite C. We will be a catering business and have gifts as well. We have already booked weekend events for the next several months. She also commented we will carry box lunches in the fall offering something different that is offered from the local restaurants around.




Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daughtery to recommend to the full Council to take action on CDAP Revolving Loan to Brittany Freeman in accordance with term sheet;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Absent
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to adjourn; TIME 6:36
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Absent
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea




















TIME: 1:55 p.m.
DATE: Thursday, March 5th, 2015
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Absent

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 2-19-15 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea



Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea



Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea

Alderman Midnight stated we will bring back information regarding the CDAP loan in the amount of $10,000 at the next meeting. The financials have not been turned in to review.

American Heartland Fish Products out of Grafton, Illinois has called inquiring about our incentive programs and what offers we have for their business. The Industrial Park is a TIF District with 20 years left which could provide reimbursements. The City’s main goal is to provide jobs and growth for the City of Metropolis and we base the amount of incentives by jobs created. We can provide land and or run utility services to the property line. Ben Allen questioned relocation costs and financing but indicating they would probably go to the Governor’s Office and DCEO for most of the financing. They would commit to 6 jobs complete with training during the first year with wages at $16.00 to $17.00 per hour. They felt it would take a few months before they began processing the fish but the goal is a second shift within two years. Kentucky has favorable conditions for this type of business but has not asked about their incentives. They would like to come see locations and discuss options. The Committee will be kept informed as information is available.

Corporate Counsel passed out an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City and SMTS (Shawnee Mass Transits District) to look over.

Update on the medical marijuana; there may be another permit available in the state. We still have that land as an option if we are sought out.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to adjourn; TIME 2:50
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea Mizell Yea






TIME: 1:51 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Absent

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10-8-14 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea

Discussion of the bid received for 1015 and 1009 North Avenue for the old Fire Station/Cope building. T. Reed Properties Inc. gave a bid of $30,050 and a motion was given to take to full Council.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to make a motion for full Council to accept T. Reed Properties Inc. bid for 1009 and 1015 North Avenue (old Fire Department and Cope Building) in the amount of $30,050;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea
The Committee was informed there was a cash bid left unread from Walquist Farms in the amount of $14,880 and will be noted on the agenda as such. The bids for Airport Farm Land proposal were discussed and awarded to Walquist Farms after discussion to choose cash over a crop share bid.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to make a motion for full Council to accept Walquist Farm cash bid of $14,880 for the 5 year lease with the City on the farm land at Airport Road;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea

The tenants occupying the old Gas Company building lease is up and discussion to renew the contract for 6 months is the following motion. They noted several renovations have been made to the building at the tenant’s expense.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to make a motion for full Council to take action on extension of lease at the old Gas Company building for 6 months at a rate of $500 per month;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea




Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to adjourn; TIME 2:17
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea Mizell Yea







TIME: 2:39 a.m.
DATE: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
PLACE Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Absent


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 7-23-14 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda; Time 2:40
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea




Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to recommend to the full Council approval of MOU with Patient Care Solutions;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council approval on Intergovernmental Agreement with Shawnee Community College;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea



Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to adjourn; TIME 3:29
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea




TIME: 10:00 a.m.
DATE: Wednesday, July 23th, 2014
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 7-9-14 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda; Time 10:05
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Recessed for lunch at 11:35


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to go back into Executive Session for items listed on agenda;
Time 12:27
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to recommend to the full Council to proceed with a Resolution of support;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea



Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to adjourn; TIME 1:34
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea












TIME: 2:10 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, June 4TH, 2014
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Absent
David Daugherty Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daugherty to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 5-21-14 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Absent
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daugherty to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda; Time 2:11
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Absent
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman David Daughtery and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Absent
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to recommend for the City to give their full support to the MMPD
(Metropolis Massac Port District) with their potential projects;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Absent
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Sam Stratemeyer has purchased 805 Broadway one of the homes on our condemned list.
Small discussion of the properties needing to be condemned; 811 Broadway, 107 East 7th Street and 921 Pearl Street and will be brought back to a future Committee meeting.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daugherty to adjourn; TIME 3:14
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Absent
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


TIME: 1 2:30 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, May 21TH, 2014
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Absent

Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 5-14-14 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea

Discussion of the old Gas Company building from the meeting 5-14-2014 the consensus was to proceed; we have a new motion to present at Council offering a leasing of 3 months with a renewal option. A survey is still needed when the building sells. The Mayor did a walk through with the person of interest and likes the building. The selling price needs to be settled on and paperwork drawn up with Corporate Counsel. He will lease the building for $500.00 a month giving him time to get his loan application approved. The city didn’t want to put any more money into the building. The old garage doors are only framed in and should not be hard to make a back entrance.


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman Robert Midnight to recommend to the full Council to take action to proceed on the lease old Gas Company building for 3 months with the option for renewal;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea

We have found an appraiser out of Herrin, Illinois for the old Fire Station building. Cope will still exist in the same location. Discussion was would the buyer tear down the building leaving the part Cope occupies and build new. The City will not sell unless the clause 80% of appraised value is written in the bid. We will still have access to the gas tanks since that is an alleyway and will not need any new easements after the property is sold.

A Public Hearing was held at the Girl Scout House Monday, May 19th, 2014 to discuss the retailer’s occupation and service occupation tax. There were more businesses opposed to the tax than in favor. The following motion is to reject both taxes.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to take action to reject the retailer’s occupation tax and service occupation tax within Metropolis Business District;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea


A meeting will be scheduled soon to hear updates and upcoming projects from The Massac Metropolis Port District.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to adjourn; TIME 1:05
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea


TIME: 2:16:00 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, May14TH, 2014
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present


Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 4-23-14 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea


Chad Murray with Mapping and Zoning stated the 42 Enterprise Zone permits that will expire 2016 are not available to apply for until your permit expiration date has come due. We first thought we could apply for these when they come available. There is no need to spend money if our permits do not expire until 2018. A motion was not needed for that reason.

After discussion of the old Gas Company building the consensus was to proceed with giving a lease or sell the building depending on the inquirer. A survey is still needed.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to take action to proceed on the old Gas Company building;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

The old Fire Station building still has Cope residing in the back and will either need to stay and sell the front or find them new occupancy. Discussion was would the buyer would tear down the building leaving the part Cope occupies and build new. The City will not sell unless the clause 80% of appraised value is written in the bid.

Moved by Alderman David Daugherty and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to take action on getting an appraisal on the old Fire Station building;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Ken Kovac representing DJK Links stated to the Committee Dip n Dots has contacted them and stated he thought they were trying to open again.

Smart Bus Company still wants to come into our Industrial Park working and is the Grant is still being processed.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to adjourn; TIME 2:53
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


TIME: 3:00 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Absent
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present


Moved by Alderman David Daughtery and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 3-5-14 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Absent
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

Corporate Counsel stated we created the Business District in 2005 and that time we didn’t impost a tax after Harrah’s asked us not to. The Committee was given an Ordinance to look over for Monday night Council declaring a Public Hearing on the proposal to impose and collect a tax in the Business District. We can impose a 1% retailers’ occupation tax and 1% service occupation tax within the boundaries of the Metropolis Business District. Harrah’s has now requested help with project costs since they are investing in a huge renovation. They will support the business tax. Jim Hambrick a Metropolis business man stated having a TIF has both pros and cons. The notice will be published twice in the Metropolis Planet. Corporate Counsel stated it is a lot of time and money involved in preparing for this and for the Committee to make sure we are going forward and not repeating 9 years ago. TIF money can cover soft costs such as surveying, demolition, engineering costs, foundation studies and marketing studies to name a few.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman David Daugherty to recommend to the full Council to take action to make recommendation for amending Metropolis Business District Redevelopment Project Area
A) Ordinance setting a public hearing on proposal to impose retailers’ occupation taxes and service occupation taxes in Business District
B) Ordinance authorizing collection of a Sales Tax within the Business District
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

There were concerned citizens present confused on which TIF or Business District was on the agenda. They came voicing their opinions on the Highway 45 TIF District; not being on the agenda we needed to stick with the discussion at hand.
Moved by Alderman David Daugherty and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to take action for the purchase of drain pipe for Misty Meadows to be paid from Industrial Park TIF;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman David Daugherty and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to take action on Global Maintenance incentive package;
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to adjourn; TIME 4:28
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea





TIME: 1:25 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 2-5-14 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea



Alderman Midnight explained the absent of Meaghan Chambers from the meetings having not heard back from the state but announced approval came through today. The following motion will give approval for Mrs. Chambers to receive the CDAP loan offered by the City. Alderman Midnight also commented this money does not belong to the City it is state funded money. She has heard back from both the state and Shawnee Development and is ready to launch her new business.


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman David Daugherty to recommend to the full Council to take action on Meaghan Chambers CDAP Loan as requested in the amount of $15,000;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

The Committee was given a copy of the contract with EDR to look over and make the motion to full Council. Alderman Midnight impressed upon the Committee how important and powerful our Enterprise Zone is as a tool to entice new growth. The state has eliminated extensions on the deadline of the Enterprise Zone contracts and will have to reapply when expiration date is at hand. Several contract deadlines will be expiring in 2016; we are applying now to better our odds. The state law will only allow so many Enterprise Zones so we need to ensure the City acquires one. If we are denied the first time there is no limit how many times you can apply.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to recommend to the full Council to take action on the EDR contract;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


There was another inquiry on the old Gas Company building Alderman Midnight informed the Committee. How to proceed to sell the building without losing money we have already invested in repairs was the next issue. The consensus was to proceed with an appraisal and bring back to Committee for discussion.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to recommend to the full Council to take action on the EDR contract;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda; Time 1:55
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea



Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to adjourn; TIME 2:31
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea







TIME: 1:34 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present

Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Second by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 1-15-14 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

Attorney Richard Kruger, Kristy Stephenson and Jim Lindsey all representing the Metropolis-Massac Port District came before the Committee to give an update of the projects they are working on and to ask for a resolution to be drawn up to transfer funds from the Fort Massac Economic Development Commission accounts. The committee was formed in the 1970’s to help create and promote jobs in Massac County. This committee ran for 25 years with several long standing members until it dissolved or ceased to function. Richard said there are certain funds in bank accounts within Massac County that are titled to the Fort Massac Economic Development Commission. The city has no claim to the money and the funds should be continued to be used for the purpose of creating jobs and employment opportunities in Massac County. The Port District has similar intentions and would like the 3 bodies to agree to the transfer the funds seeing no need to bring to court.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to take action on adopting resolution consenting to transfer of funds from the Fort Massac Economic Development Commission Accounts to the Metropolis-Massac Port District;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda; Time 1:43
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman David Daughtery and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to adjourn; TIME 3:05
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea














TIME: 1:16 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 12-30-13 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda; Time 1:17
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea



Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to adjourn; TIME 3:10
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea







TIME: 1:48 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday, December 30th, 2013
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Absent

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 12-17-13 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea

Discussion of the new business on 911 East 5th Street whether they are in compliant of the new Zoning Ordinance with the onsite building. Chad Murray with Mapping and Zoning will look into the new laws to see if the portable storage buildings are compliant.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda; Time 1:52
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to adjourn; TIME 2:15
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea









TIME: 11:00 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 12-10-13 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda; Time 11:05
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea




Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to adjourn; TIME 12:59
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea








TIME: 2:46 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 11-12-13 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

Updates on a few projects were given, Curt Jones being one. There has been no word but we know he has received the letter from the City. All felt a meeting should be scheduled in early December with them.

Smart Bus Transportation has not gotten back with the City and would have to wait till after the first of year. They will need 3-5 acres in the Industrial Park.

Meetings are still going on with the Port District and the railways working out details and trying to meet needs of both parties.

The Orthopedic Institute Center will be starting soon and will be an asset to our community. Who will supply the water City versus County was discussed.

Brookport expressed their gratefulness to City of Metropolis for their aid to them from the tornado. The Mayor said we will do what we can to help and what is asked of us. There is a fund set up through Shawnee Development at Banterra Bank to aid the citizens of Brookport.

Shane Parker AKA Bear needs to make his loan current or at least pay the past due interest. We have a list of equipment he purchased to launch the business. All agreed to default the loan making a motion to take to full Council.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to make recommendation to proceed with forced collections to the loan to Shane “Bear” Parker;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman David Daughtery and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to adjourn; TIME 3:37
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea
















TIME: 6:00 p.m.
DATE: Monday, November 12th, 2013
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10-30-13 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

Megon Chambers came before the Committee to give an update on her loan request. The project requires a loan for $58,000 and will go through Shawnee Development; the City didn’t have the full amount needed in CDAP. We will need to see her personal loan deposit then the City will give the loan on the contingency after the other paperwork is completed. The interest rate will match the rate Shawnee gives. We will give a letter stating she will have the City loan within 10 days after Shawnee approves theirs. She stated the storefront will be located on 10th street next to All Around Storage and will carry a variety of products including gluten free. In the future her plans are to have demos and ice cream. Big Johns and some Paducah stores will carry her sauce and comes in two sizes ranging in cost of $5.00-$7.50. She was asked how long she had been making her product and stated 7 years.


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to make a motion to take action on Meagon Chambers CDAP loan on the contingency all the other requirements have been met;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman David Daughtery and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda; Time 6:16
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea
A motion was not given to make a Resolution of Support for transfer of riverfront wharfage rights to Metropolis-Massac Port District


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to recommend to the full Council to make a Resolution of Support for a loan guarantee to aid in the acquisition of the Ingram Barge Property subject to approval of final loan documents and projects terms by the City Council;
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea



Moved by Alderman David Daughtery and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to adjourn; TIME 7:00
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea










TIME: 1:24 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10-1-13 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

Corporate Counsel went over the Zoning Ordinance changes the Alderman have requested and will bring the language changes to Counsel with the Ordinance for a first reading. Several items have been brought up and discussed such as storm shelters, mobile homes, school bus/ RV’s/ boat parking and empty lots to name a few; not all needed language changes after being clarified.

The issue of golf carts was the next order of business and the need to stop lawn mowers used on our city streets for transportation means.
Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Robert Midnight to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda; Time 2:51
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to adjourn; TIME 3:45
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea









TIME: 3:42 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 9-24-13 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda; Time 3:43
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman David Daughtery and Seconded by Alderman Robert Midnight to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to adjourn; TIME 4:55
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Absent (left due to other obligations)
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea







TIME: 1:00 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Absent
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present

Moved by Alderman David Daugherty and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 8-13-13 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Absent
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

A new business application interested in a CDAP loan was discussed she has completed her business proposal and is asking Committee members consider the loan. The amount needed is more than what is in that fund but we can still direct her to Shawnee Development loan assistance Corporate Counsel stated; at the present time Shawnee has approximately $120,000 to $130,000 thousand in their fund.

Misty Meadows is looking forward to opening in mid-October and has been taking applications for employment.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to adjourn; TIME 1:45
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Absent
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea



















TIME: 2:18 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 4-23-13 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to go into Executive Session for the reasons listed on the agenda: TIME 2:20
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Alderman Mizell and Daughtery were called into work the meeting had to stop because with no quorum and will continue in the next scheduled meeting. Time 3:58
























Reconvene 12:00 July 16, 2013
ROLL CALL:
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 5-7-13 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Jerry Mizell to go into Executive Session for the reasons listed on the agenda: Time 1:21
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to adjourn; TIME 2:20
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea















TIME: 1:30 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday March 19th, 2013
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 3-6-13 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea



Friends of Fort Massac came before the Committee to ask for an extension with the contract between them and the City due March 31st, 2013. The Mayor told the Committee has been in contact with Travis Emery and the paperwork is finished at the state level and forwarded to the Federal Level. Travis has said there are numerous signatures to capture and felt it was 30-60 days still out. He also informed the Mayor the group will need to have their matching funds when the check is in hand before releasing it. Guidelines will apply such as paperwork, title and demolition plans. We can’t know the specific details until closing.
The Friends of Fort Massac are so close after having so many setbacks and accomplishing all of them per request of the state. They feel their plans to improve the area and help promote tourism is worth holding on and seeing this project through. Moving forward and not backward is the attitude of the group and the Committee feels the same. All feel it is near a close and it is the consensus to extend the contract for 6 months. It is also the consensus of the Committee to let the group decide on how they will demolish the building in fear of affecting the language in the grant.


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman David Daugherty to recommend to the Full Council to take action on the Friends of Fort Massac/ old Laidlaw property contract for approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 3-6-13 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea


Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Seconded by Alderman David Daugherty to go into Executive Session for the reasons listed on the agenda: TIME 1:53
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea

Moved by Alderman David Daughtery and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea




Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second David McManus by to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED: TIME 2:18
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

















TIME: 3:18 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday March 6th, 2013
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Robert Midnight to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 2-5-13 as presented;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea


Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to go into Executive Session for the reasons listed on the agenda: TIME 3:20
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea




Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea




Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second David McManus by to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED: TIME 4:43
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea






















TIME: 2:00 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday February 5th, 2013
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Absent


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 1-17-13 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to go into Executive Session for the reasons listed on the agenda: TIME 2:10
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea




Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea


Alderman McManus asked about the Biggerstaff building and how much repair is needed since there has been inquires. The Mayor stated Woodwalkers was asking about the building awhile back but have not heard anything lately. Alderman Midnight asked if we could contact the manufacture to see what is needed to make the repairs and have a new building to offer someone.


Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Second David McManus by to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED: TIME 2:40
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea


















TIME: 2:00 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday February 5th, 2013
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Absent


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 1-17-13 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to go into Executive Session for the reasons listed on the agenda: TIME 2:10
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Absent
Midnight Yea




Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea


Alderman McManus asked about the Biggerstaff building and how much repair is needed since there has been inquires. The Mayor stated Woodwalkers was asking about the building awhile back but have not heard anything lately. Alderman Midnight asked if we could contact the manufacture to see what is needed to make the repairs and have a new building to offer someone.


Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Second David McManus by to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED: TIME 2:40
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea







TIME: 1:00 p.m.
DATE: Thursday, January 17th, 2013
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Absent


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 11-27-12 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David McManus to go into Executive Session for the reasons listed on the agenda: TIME 1:10
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Yea
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea




Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea


Corporate Counsel had given an update on the Assisted Living complex that Tom Brewer is building to the Committee. Fire Chief Jason Morris went to do a fire code inspection of the building and noticed there was not a sprinkler system and stated they would have to be installed before they would be in code with the City of Metropolis and the ICC Building Code. Brewer thought this would be an added expense in the approximate amount of $80,000 to $100,000 but was not too late to install. The consensus of the Committee was to extend TIF benefits 3-5 years longer to cover costs and provide incentive.


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second David McManus by to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED: TIME 3:00
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea





















TIME: 2:56p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David Daugherty Present
David McManus Present


Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 5-25-2012 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea


Corporate Council told the Committee in May he and DC Ventures (Darren Tockstein and Corey Bowman) had completed the CDAP loan application. He went over the Term Sheet provided to the Committee between the City of Metropolis and DC Ventures. They have provided an outline of their business proposal, project information costs and the last 4 months of profit and loss. They were very conservative with a solid cash flow. They have a great marketing scheme and great operational capital. They plan to purchase the former WillyJak’s facility and install new equipment. Darren stated after the bank closing he hopes to be open in 8-10 weeks; late September early October. The area where the pool tables were located will be more tables with a newly revamped menu. He hopes more families come by and tourists will eat then go to the boat. We will be open on Sundays, Darren commented hoping to bring in families. The Mayor wished them much success and it’s a compliment to the City of Metropolis to have the restaurant here. All the Committee present agreed and wished them well.


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daughtery to recommend to the full Council to take action on a CDAP Loan to DC Ventures;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

The next discussion was the Dip n Dots building and giving an update. Their plans are to continue to sell the ice cream product along with pizzas, waiting to purchase more ovens. They had a good crowd on the Superman Celebration and hope to continue to make a good lunch crowd for the residents and local businesses.

Alderman Mizell asked about the Black Beauty project and was told it would be at least 5 years away this is a long term project.

Alderman Daughtery asked if anyone had heard any more on the coal plant trying to come to the area and was told we are just waiting to see what the Governor does with the pollution problem it would cause. Ingram Barge has made their transition and is operating.

The Port Authority has applied for their grant and is waiting on funding. They have a good chance in the mean time Jim Lindsey is working with the Railroad’s.


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by David Daughtery to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea


























Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Time: 1:05 P.M.
Place City Council Chambers


Roll Call
McManus Absent
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on October 16, 2012as presented MOTION CARRIED
McManus Absent
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to go into Executive Session for the reasons listed on the agenda: TIME 1:12
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Absent
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed:
MOTION CARRIED
McManus Absent
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea




Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Seconded by David
Daughtery to adjourn: MOTION CARRIED TIME 2:50
MOTION CARRIED:
McManus Absent
Mizell Yea
Daughtery Yea
Midnight Yea




















TIME: 1:00 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David Daugherty Present
David McManus Present

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 9-10-2012 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea


An update was given on Eric Small and his business at our Industrial Park; he has not completed what the contract states. He decided not to continue with the opening of a gym with the state the economy is in. He will need another new development agreement with the City when he does anything new. Eric has also made it known he would sell the building if anyone was interested in locating out there, or sell back to the City at cost making no profit. He is still interested in bringing his propane take business to Metropolis but is held up from the manufactures of the product. The Committee was told since the project and contract was default he will not receive benefits of the TIF. Eric is current on his payments.




Moved by Alderman David Daugherty and Second by Alderman David McManus to recommend going into Executive Session for items listed on the agenda; TIME 1:26
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

After coming out of Executive Session with the Port Authority the following motion was made.
Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second Jerry Mizell by Alderman to recommend to the full Council to take action on a Resolution for Riverfront projects;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Second by David McManus to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED: TIME 2:10
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea





















TIME: 6:00 p.m.
DATE: Monday, September 10th, 2012
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Present

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 7-11-2012 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea

There was discussion of the CDAP Loan to Kim and J.L Wilkins, some of the Aldermen wanting more financial information but was assured the loan was small and they would be able to pay this back. When and if they ask for a larger loan we would in turn request these and have collateral for the loan Corporate Counsel assured them.
Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to take action on a CDAP Loan to Kim/J.L. Wilkins;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea
Corporate Counsel told the Committee in May he and DC Ventures (Darren Tockstein and Corey Bowman) had completed the appraisal and the bank finalized the documents and everything is still a go, and once the bank is ready to close we will be notified we will complete our documents.

The Committee was also informed about the meeting with Chad Murray and Corporate Counsel in St Louis and was told we have part of our TIF District area that needs taken out because of Jeff May and Mike Saylor’s property having commercial agricultural farming. The County has no authority in the TIF District and must be in the City limits.

Corporate Counsel went over The Property Access Approval Form with the Committee.

An update on the Billboard contract we have out at the Industrial Park; Corporate Counsel and the Mayor met with Dave Stukenberg to work out an agreement on the existing sign out at the Industrial Park. He has proposed a 10 year option to build another sign in the general area for another $40,000.00 with a $5,000.00 nonrefundable payment that to be deducted once the option is acted on. They also agreed to take back possession of the sign on the ground.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Jerry Mizell to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED: TIME 6:57
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea





















TIME: 2:56p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David Daugherty Present
David McManus Present


Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 5-25-2012 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea


Corporate Council told the Committee in May he and DC Ventures (Darren Tockstein and Corey Bowman) had completed the CDAP loan application. He went over the Term Sheet provided to the Committee between the City of Metropolis and DC Ventures. They have provided an outline of their business proposal, project information costs and the last 4 months of profit and loss. They were very conservative with a solid cash flow. They have a great marketing scheme and great operational capital. They plan to purchase the former WillyJak’s facility and install new equipment. Darren stated after the bank closing he hopes to be open in 8-10 weeks; late September early October. The area where the pool tables were located will be more tables with a newly revamped menu. He hopes more families come by and tourists will eat then go to the boat. We will be open on Sundays, Darren commented hoping to bring in families. The Mayor wished them much success and it’s a compliment to the City of Metropolis to have the restaurant here. All the Committee present agreed and wished them well.


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daughtery to recommend to the full Council to take action on a CDAP Loan to DC Ventures;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

The next discussion was the Dip n Dots building and giving an update. Their plans are to continue to sell the ice cream product along with pizzas, waiting to purchase more ovens. They had a good crowd on the Superman Celebration and hope to continue to make a good lunch crowd for the residents and local businesses.

Alderman Mizell asked about the Black Beauty project and was told it would be at least 5 years away this is a long term project.

Alderman Daughtery asked if anyone had heard any more on the coal plant trying to come to the area and was told we are just waiting to see what the Governor does with the pollution problem it would cause. Ingram Barge has made their transition and is operating.

The Port Authority has applied for their grant and is waiting on funding. They have a good chance in the mean time Jim Lindsey is working with the Railroad’s.


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by David Daughtery to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea











TIME: 1:03p.m.
DATE: Friday, May 25th, 2012
PLACE: Council Chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Present


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 4-24-2012 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea



Attorney Richard Kruger and Jim Lindsey came before the Committee representing the Port Authority to ask the City for a lease agreement of the following two properties; the 2 acres at the old Button Factory and the old railroad yard located east of the railroad track. The MMPD’s goal is to develop economic growth and jobs in Southern Illinois and increase the region’s international trace capabilities. They want to develop property for industrial and commercial use as well as recreational and agricultural. We have great things to offer having rail roads, truck route and the river all in our area. Mr. Lindsey has found a prospect for jobs and through Delta Regional Authority a grant application to make this possible. The money is based on a lease not land ownership. This federal organization provides funding, education and training to the eight surrounding states. Their goal is to bring industry and create jobs. The SEDAP application closes Tuesday so this was the reason for the Special Called Council Meeting. Attorney Kruger stated we need three things; land, an operator for the facility and job creation. Mr. Lindsey has found the jobs and the operator we just need the land to be leased for this to be complete. We are working on a Three Phase project. The first is an open forum yard allowing the unloading of containers on the railroad property. Phase Two is the riverfront area to accommodate land freight to barge and barge to land freight. Phase Three will be a full service warehouse which could lead us to be a full trade-free zone. Mr. Lindsey has been in direct contact with the Canada National railroad. Lindsey said we need activity here for them to take us seriously. Burlington Railroad has also been contacted and asking us where is our land. By passing the lease agreement today this will open doors for Metropolis and the Port Authority.

Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda: TIME 1:29
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed:
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea




Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to take action to adopt a motion recommending International Agreement with Port Authority District
MOTION CARRIED;
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea



Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by David McManus to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED: TIME 2:45
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea





















TIME: 1:38p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Absent


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 2-27-2012 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea


The Billboard out at the Industrial Park was discussed. We are limited on where we can put it because of the state law titled Lady Bird Johnson Act. The Federal Government owns parts of the land from Marion, IL to Metropolis which stops us putting up in the areas of the Beautification Act. We could construct it on City property but it would not be seen from the road because it has to be back 660 feet. The City would not have many restrictions if we moved the sign that far back. The Billboard has to have activity right there if we have an on premises billboard. Corporate Counsel informed the Committee he had a proposed offer on the existing sign and 1 acre surrounding it from Dave Stugenburg. He is offering $40 thousand up front or do we want to continue the $500.00 per month to month basis to keep the sign there. There is another area he offered $30 thousand. The Committee discussed all aspects and concerns of this and wanted to have a clause for future Councils if problems arise. Options were discussed to have a clause to keep certain advertizing off the Billboard, a lapse clause if the sign is removed, bankruptcy on their end, the company ceases to exist or is repurchased, automatic renewal up to 99 years and the money to stay in the Industrial Park. There is advantage for the money to be given up front verses the monthly lease.

He also told the Committee he is meeting with Eric Small and that Curt Jones is working out a deal and trying to finalize the details. Black Beauty is still on the table and Metropolis is being considered but will be a long process.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by David McManus to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED: TIME 1:38
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea
























TIME: 5:30 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, February 27th, 2012
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present


Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 2-8-2012 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea



Gene Norber and Julian Jacquin representing EDR came before the Committee with an update and provided information from these findings. They explored 187 acres of land know as the Metropolis Interstate North, some of the areas have development and have found the acreage is both available for TIF and BD redevelopment. The City can choose to accept these studies and move forward for the planning of redevelopment. There are 2 studies open for public viewing one is Interstate North Business District and the other study is Metropolis Interstate North Redevelopment Project Area Tax Increment Financing (TIF). The difference in TIF verses BD is, BD law was amended and now includes giving construction for a new privately owned building where TIF law does not allow a new privately owned building. We qualify for both types of development so we can choose which is best for the City. Bad conditions make it more eligible for TIF and BD, the law identifies what they are looking for, we go out, find them and report the findings back to you.



Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to make a motion to accepting Interstate North BD eligibility studies placing on file for public inspection;
MOTION CARRIED:
Corzine Yea Daughtery Yea
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Brown Yea Midnight Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea



Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and second by Alderman David McManus to make a motion to accepting Interstate North TIF eligibility studies placing on file for public inspection;
MOTION CARRIED:
Corzine Yea Daughtery Yea
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Brown Yea Midnight Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea





Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to make a motion to authorize EDR, Inc., to move forward preparing TIF Redevelopment Plan for the Interstate North area;
MOTION CARRIED:
Corzine Yea Daughtery Yea
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Brown Yea Midnight Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea


Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to make a motion to authorize EDR, Inc., to move forward preparing BD Redevelopment Plan for the Interstate North area;
MOTION CARRIED:
Corzine Yea Daughtery Yea
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Brown Yea Midnight Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea


Project Black Beauty; is a company looking at sites in Southern Illinois for constructing a new steel plant. They would employ 300-400 employees. The key factors for Metropolis being considered are a 345 KV transmission line adjacent to the site, Railway access and a minimum of 800 acres. Mt. Vernon is the other choice filling these qualifications. The City will be in conjunction with the Port Authority District for the land purposes. The Port Authority is county wide active involvement. Water way was not one of the requirements but only a plus we live on the river. Waterway is less expensive than railway and trucking. We meet the criteria for this new business and will keep the Committee updated. Metropolis is prime location and covers the whole county.


Corporate Counsel told the Committee he had met with Mr. Walker’s attorney and have agreed we do owe the $19,559 balance from the original contract. A motion will be made for Council to pay this.


Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to make a motion to approving Walker and Associates invoice for $19,559.00 for GRCDT (bike path) ;
MOTION CARRIED:
Corzine Yea Daughtery Yea
Barfield Yea McManus Yea
Brown Yea Midnight Yea
Carrell Yea Mizell Yea

The Committee was also informed we still have not heard from Big Johns lawyer about the bike path issue.

Moved by Alderman David Daughtery and Second Jerry Mizell by to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED: TIME 6:34
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea










TIME: 2:00 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Present


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 12-14-2011 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea


An update on Marcal Rope and Rigging was given by Alderman Robert Midnight; lots of activity is going on they have completely moved and are conducting business. Corporate Counsel stated they need a clean title and will work on the release by drawing up an Ordinance or Resolution. They want to have a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony after this is done.

Friends of Fort Massac came before the Committee and gave short presentation and progress update. Sue Barfield came before the Committee thanking them for continued support and asked for an extension on the contract the City has with Friends of Fort Massac. The timeline went as follows; we needed a safety plan then the Section 106 which is an archeological study and finally Travis Emery with IDOT will certify the project and proceed with the grant to allow FOFM to take position of the property. She told the Committee IDOT awarded the Land Acquisition and Demolition Letter.




Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daughtery to recommend to the full Council to extend Friends of Fort Massac contract one year from March 31st, 2012 to March 31st, 2013;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea




Moved by Alderman David McManus and Second by Alderman David Daughtery to go into Executive Session for items listed on agenda;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea









Moved by Alderman David Daughtery and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea



Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second David Daughtery by to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED: TIME 3:22
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea






TIME: 1:31 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Absent
David Daugherty Present


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 11-22-2011 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Absent


Ken Kovac representing DJL Links informed the Committee he received an order to get the fiber and external lines at the Industrial Park for Marcal Rope and Rigging. The lines will be connected December 28th.

Eric Small has been contacted about the meeting this afternoon to give us an update but we have not heard back.

An update on Marcal Rope and Rigging was given by Alderman Robert Midnight. They are getting the electric finished, gas hooked up, drywall is going up and the plumbing will be complete after the drywall is finished. They are moving in office equipment and will be in by the end of the year. The transformer is the holdup right now and will ship Friday and be here by midweek. Max Russell
Is aware of this and will complete it when it arrives. The water lines need to be finished and are working with JK Thomas on this issue.

Curt Jones representing Dip n Dots and MOR Tec came to the Committee to give another update. We have asked for the financials and have not yet received them. Curt has paid some of the principal the matured on October 31st deadline. The Committee discussed how to set up the loan; the amount of the interest charge and whether to make it a balloon note. 4.5% amortization for 15 years was the consensus; it will not make his payment much higher than what his interest payment is now. Corporate Counsel had told Curt he had to start making an actual principle payment explaining it was close to his interest payment. Curt told the Committee he still had people showing interest in his company and is not giving up. The person who was looking at putting in the pizzeria is still showing interest; there was a family issue and has not gotten back to him yet but he is not giving up on that. Curt said he has many avenues still open and hopes to see one work out. He will be in town next week and would like to meet with Rick next Tuesday.


Evergreen is still interested in buying Mor Tec and will keep us updated.

Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and Second by Jerry Mizell to adjourn;
MOTION CARRIED: TIME 2:17
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Absent





















TIME: 1:00 p.m.
DATE: Tuesday, November 22th, 2011
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David McManus Present
David Daugherty Absent


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 10-12-2011 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea




The issue of the 45 TIFF near McDonalds was discussed and was said that was not going to happen right now. Gene Norber is being paid for working on the maps in Zoning with Chad Murray, there is still about $76,000.00 left in the money allotted for him.

The Riverfront Development is bringing in a select group of local residents for a board to discuss and give thoughts on how to improve and build up the location which will cost nothing, and Mr. Norber will only be brought in as needed. Alderman Mizell added he didn’t want to see this project dropped. Gene Norber will only be brought back case by case to give advice or if something feasible comes up we will ask for a budget quote.

The old Gas Co building could be sold 2 ways by appraisal or bids; Appraisal bids could be advertized in the paper by the City Clerk running 3 times, choosing the best bid for the City, not less than 80% of the value of the property. We can either do a Resolution passing by ľ votes or an Ordinance 2/3 Council. A Resolution is available in the Clerk’s office giving a deadline for proposal and run once in the paper with no time limit on opening; we allow 15 days to open. An Ordinance is opened at the Council meeting and we can even bring back to Committee to discuss further.
We held the building for a tax break. We can have restrictions put in the advertisement on how long the building sits before construction begins. We also can have our guys see what it needs to fix up the building. One group, Eastland Baptist, showed interest and wanted to get started. A commercial appraisal needs to be done. The building was worth around $100,000.00 when donated to us.


MOTION TO BE PUT ON DECEMBER 12TH, 2011 City Council Meeting

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daughtery to recommend to the full Council to take action on the sale of the old Gas Co. building;
MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea


Recessed at 1:25

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daughtery to recess; Motion Carried:
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea



In session at 1:35

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

Curt Jones representing Dip n Dots and MOR Tec came to the Committee to give an update. He started out by saying one year ago there was talk of foreclosure and we worked it out and paid our principal until then. We had a hearing in April and agreed on an extension of 3 months and they could bring in a receiver anytime with only a 48 hour notice. Another extension was given until October 31st deadline without any resolution. We have let our employees and customers know we are trying to work out solutions. We have interest out there in our company and have been contacted. January 6th we will have a broker in place to market the company, and by March 1st we will go to the next level. He informed the Committee he will keep us updated. Corporate Counsel added he is current on all payments and has given us any information the City has requested. Corporate Counsel added it’s up to the Committee / Council how we proceed, but he hopes Jones will come to the Council with options soon.

Curt told the Committee his cake program with the Dip n Dots Company is on the East Coast, and has had a contract with Schwan’s for 125,000,00 cakes we made in our own plants. Save a Lot and other companies will have private labels for the cakes in their stores. Hopefully in the future we will have our own labels.

We have a company, Evergreen, interested in buying MOR Tec and will keep us update.

We will have a meeting with Curt Jones for another update in 3 weeks, December 14th, 2011.


The Committee talked about his payments due and what interest to charge. We thought to amortize the loan for 15 years.




Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by David Daughtery to
adjourn; MOTION CARRIED: TIME 2:01
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea
















TIME: 1:33p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 9-26-2011 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea

Chairman Alderman Robert Midnight introduced Dick Miller president of Marcal Rope and Rigging. He came before the Committee to give an update of the progress at the new Metropolis location. Mr. Miller told the Committee everything was coming together even after all the offsets. The utilities and the interior office need to be finished and we will be on the sheetrock and lighting next. He thanked the Committee for the extra extensions and look forward to moving the office. They will have a total of 4 shops once this is completed. The main headquarters are in Alton, St. Louis, Springfield and this one. Moving to Metropolis is a better business move and will allow for expansion. Alderman Carrell asked if he had received the information for the gas lines and was told yes. Alderman Jerry Mizell asked if this location was the smallest of the offices and was told it was approximately the same as Springfield. We would like to be open December 1st with a full service shop. The many delays we have had to overcome due to circumstances beyond our control is the only reason we are asking for another extension. The Committee agreed to make the new contract date January 1st, 2012 in case any other issues arise. Mr. Miller thanked everyone for their time and looks forward to doing business in Metropolis.

Alderman Mizell asked if the Laundry at the Industrial Park is doing better and was told by Corporate Counsel, yes he had checked on them about 30 days ago and they were even trying to double up. Their numbers are looking better in October and November. They are running two shifts out there and are fighting hard to get Lourdes laundry service back.


Alderman Mizell also asked about Dip and Dots and if they are cooperating and were informed they are working on a separate deal on the building here. They say they need to have $400-$500 a day in sales to break even and it’s a struggle but their payments are current. Corporate Counsel said you can’t ask someone to operate if they can’t make enough money to even survive. They have given us any information that we have asked for and will keep the Committee posted he told them. Alderman William Carrell had said there was debris in the alley and we need to check into that.

Alderman Robert Midnight questioned the Committee on what Gene Norber told them to do. He asked if we are going to go forward with this we need to make decisions on a board, do we want a redevelopment board, a group of citizens, us or a combination of both? We should know this before Mr. Norber comes back to talk to us Alderman Midnight said. The Committee agreed they could make the decisions along with a couple of citizens making up the board to determine things that were feasible and needed first to make the Riverfront Development happen. They all felt a RV Park would be a good idea after raising the level of the area to flood level requirements. Another idea that was mentioned was housing; an apartment complex overlooking the river. . JM Walters had once tried that even having drawn up the plans but dissolved the project.
Corporate Counsel had an update from Gene Norber about the annexations in the Tiff and Business properties. Some of the areas are split and we may not want to move forward or maybe even leave out properties but will talk next week or call a meeting to discuss the issue. If development does eventually happen in those areas it will come our way. If Bullock to Faughn does not decide to annex into the City we might lose potential business in that area and will not be considered for a TIF. We will have to decide if Pullen road will be our next annexation.

Mayor McDaniel gave information on the 2 lights reported out saying Woodwalkers is aware and will fix before they leave town. He also stated Anna is in need of some fiberglass poles we have and we need to see what the salvage value is and get back to them.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council to take action on Marcal Rope and Rigging to extend the contract to January 1st, 2012; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by David McManus to adjourn; MOTION CARRIED: TIME 2:22
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Yea






















TIME: 5:00 p.m.
DATE: Monday, September 26th, 2011
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David Daugherty Present
David McManus Present

The rest of the Council was present for the meeting. Alderman’s William Carrell, Richard Corzine, Charles Barfield and Kim Brown
Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Robert Midnight to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 7-18-2011 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

Gene Norber had a follow-up meeting after looking over the 2002 Tourism ideas and 2003 Charrette for the City. He had informed the Committee, Julian his business partner, was with Chad in Mapping and Zoning and would join us later.
He gave information to the Committee to discuss the Redevelopment Plan for Metropolis. He handed out a larger development map of the area titled Figure 4-3 Uptown, Ferry Street Promenade, & Town Center and Figure 4-2 Preliminary Master Plan. Gene stated we need revitalization for the City; we need to know where we are and evaluate the effort process. The Committee needs to know the City budget for the Riverfront area and what we feel is most important now for development. The City needs to identify the area for a future plan, evaluate the previous plan, how far we have got and where we are today. We need to ask questions, look at our concepts and activities, locations and use of Metropolis Street, being the main street in the plan. Do we still want to use Ferry Street as a pedestrian mall? We now have a Hotel on our Riverfront so we will look at that and see the concept development and redevelopment for the area; we need to look at that before we implement the plan. We as a City need to define what Downtown Riverfront really is. Data is important, do a market study to help educate everyone about the plan. The elevation level might need to change above the 338 mark for redevelopment since we have realized after the flood this year the area will be affected.
Harrahs license is up for renewal in 2013 and they are a vital importance of this River Development. Harrahs is a major player on the riverfront.
We need to decide on types of activity now we want to accomplish and to get back into the process. Activity the City needs or wishes to see accomplished is what needs to be decided. Then ask who are responsible, concepts & activities the City still wants to pursue and the area that is chosen for them; and do we still want to do them. Decide, we as the Council will make the decisions, a redevelopment corporation, or a group of citizens that make up a board; after that decide what level of power are they given to go forward.
Confirm/Create new or existing ideas things and work towards that.
1) Prioritize our Concepts/Activities
2) Identify City involvement
3) Financing
4) Talk to developers
We need to find responsible parties, identify and cost them out and ask ourselves what role the City has in each one of these. Consider an agency to negotiate our concept/activities, consider the private side or maybe even a partner. The critical key is to Prioritize then get a plan to implement, market the ideas and reconvene after. This is the important process of planning. We need boards, council, and the community to reengage, create an entity to implement what we want to achieve. The ideas we have are interesting to date and it’s an exercise right now and Gene sees it as a process to continue. Change what we do not want or need to do then prioritize and implement. Alderman David Daughtery asked about the Port Authority, and was informed that was mostly industrial but every Port Authority is different; they have the ability to do a partnership to operate like a business.
We need to synthesize the old with the thinking of today, maybe even a special purpose corporation for the City or Port Authority depending on which concept we are referring to at the time.

This Riverfront Development can have different groups with different powers. Let’s revise, analyze, prioritize, decide what role the City has in this, implement, and or make partnerships; this process takes time but it is the way to go Gene emphasized to the Committee. Gene feels this is a good document from which we can move forward. When you go to the private side make for sure it’s what the City wants to do by way of the process and activities. While going over the documents with the Committee Gene stated the main road should be Metropolis Street. If you want a marina, test that concept before coming up with a document, do the cost and then prioritize. The City needs their own plan before someone walks in to talk about the Riverfront development. We need to reengage ourselves; you have to know what we want to do. Build relationships with the builders, market it, implement it, and engage it. Have talks with the private side to know their level of commitment, but know what we want to engage first, and when you are ready, and then get reaction. We need to make sure the plan is what the City wants not the developer. Gene said to the Committee we just didn’t get there from this last Charrette. We need to review what is on paper now and can it be done in current market.
After answering all the concerns of the Committee, Gene says it’s a great document, get the City involved, and prioritize.

Gordon McIntosh came before the Committee to emphasize how great the Riverfront Development would be. We should have a scenic overlook, something for all to enjoy. He stated there are people who come into our state park and can’t even find the road leading to the bank of the river. He hopes our plan to develop the Riverfront will take shape.
Alderman Robert Midnight will let the Committee know when another meeting about the Riverfront Development will be scheduled. He thanked Gene and Julian for coming and sharing with the Committee and would like to set up another Committee meeting after we have implemented some of the ideas he discussed.


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by David Daughtery to adjourn; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
David Daugherty Yea
David McManus Yea

































TIME: 6:30 p.m.
DATE: Monday, July 18th, 2011
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
David Daugherty Absent
David McManus Present

Charlie Eichorn was present and was asked if he would like to come before the Council to express his thoughts. He said he was here to listen to Mr. Norber and his ideas and to share a few of his own.
Gene Norber came before the Committee to discuss the Redevelopment Plan for Metropolis. He handed out an outline titled Process to Create the Downtown Riverfront Redevelopment Plan for Metropolis and the map showing the area. Mr. Norber stated he passed out a process to create not a plan. His company considered it to be an evolution of process development and redevelopment. We need to make sure the plan is what the City wants not the developer. Gene expressed several times this was not a plan he was presenting but a process of creating the riverfront development. We as a City need to define what Downtown Riverfront really is. He informed the Council they could make all the decisions on the redevelopment project or create a board for this. The board would be made up of responsible citizens who could get this plan done should you move forward with this. In this board we need to elect someone to have the power to make decisions.
One of the first things we need to decide is where and how things will get started. Mr. Norber said he knows it will not be the consensus of everyone, but to agree on most things for the good of Metropolis.
Marketing the plan to the community after a plan has been constructed by the City and the Board, again saying build what the City wants in this project; not the developer.
The City needs to determine if this will be a public only project, private only or a partnership of both. We need to set goals and objectives in this plan. The City is actively seeking opportunities. Data is important, do a market study to help educate everyone about the plan. He told the Committee to be an active role in this development and make it your plan.
Alderman Robert Midnight asked Gene if he had seen or remembered the plan the City had before. He did recall this saying he felt it was about 10 years ago and it was a basis for the process, a reasonable place to start. The idea was workable the Mayor said but adding we just had the wrong people. Good things did come out of that plan.
Alderman Jerry Mizell said he had been to Gulf Shores and would like to see some of these things happen here adding Metropolis has potential .Charlie Eichorn addressed the Committee and Mr. Norber saying he was in favor of the things talked about here and that we need to make things happen in this town. We need to create jobs and have things to offer so people want to come see us. He has always been a risk taker since he came here in 1954. Upscale what we have; start small but start. Superman draws tourists and families. We only have a few things to offer and then they go elsewhere. Charlie would like to see Harrahs be more family oriented. He has been to casinos where kids could enter the premises; this would help keep families here. He stated they can’t even eat on the boat with their children. Charlie acknowledged he would like to see an Event Coordinator or Promoter. He would like to see tournaments come here like softball or soccer.
Alderman Corzine said he would like to see a water park in our town. Holiday World was brought up as an example which brings in so many tourists.
Gene added no risk … no reward. Some of the projects take longer and need to get the Community involved. All agreed Metropolis needs to make it happen for growth. Gene will come back in a month after looking over the previous plan the City had. Charlie thanked the Committee for listening to him.


Gene declared the Zoning Ordinance was almost ready for a public hearing. He has met with the staff and answered all questions or issues they had and felt only a few changes to left to be made before the hearing. The manufactured home district needed to be resolved. The Committee had to decide if we were going to do the homes as an overlay or a district. The acreage they decided should be at least 1.78 acres or 70,000.00 feet of property, this will stop spot zoning. There is no way to have a particular shape of this land the homes sit on but the size of the land is the main objective here. The decision of a right away was also discussed. The City needs to map out an area they feel would suit this district. If an existing home is already in a residential area it will be grandfathered in until it is moved or accidently burns in either case the zoning board will not allow another manufactured home in its place. These districts were mapped out according to wards.



Alderman Robert Midnight had given an update on Eric Small saying they are ready to begin August 1st. Mr. Small has the money and is ready to close the deal. Corporate Counsel said they just need to get title, deed and mortgage and will be set to close next week.





Alderman Midnight told the Committee that roofing was on the way for the Marcal building and it looks great. They had overestimated the cost of the roof and were only out about $12,000.00 instead of the previous figures.



Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman David McManus to recommend to the full Council that Gene Norber and EDR. Inc be provided with the tourism charette report from 2003 and that they be requested to provide the City with an evaluation of that plan;
MOTION CARRIED:
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
McManus Yea


The Committee could not adjourn due to lack of quorum. Alderman David McManus had to leave.

Not on agenda but discussed to take to full council possible land acquisitions.





















TIME: 1:30
DATE: Wednesday, April 21st, 2011
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
Daugherty Absent
Nathan Anderson Present


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on April 13th, 2011 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Nathan Anderson Yea




Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to recommend to the full Council to approve the action to have Corporate Counsel Rick Abell draw up a contract to allow Riverway Ag. to lease the Old Laidlaw Building and bring back for discussion.; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Nathan Anderson Yea

Howard Crittenden came before the Committee with a proposal for buying the Old Laidlaw building. The proposal was a rough draft, showing terms and conditions. Dr. Sharon Burris came before the Committee representing The Friends of Fort Massac who has the contract until March 31st, 2011 on the building. Waterway Ag. stated they would like to see both parties work out something until the Friends of Fort Massac gets their money to purchase the building. Corporate Counsel Rick Abell will draw up a lease proposal and return to the Committee and both parties involved for approval.



Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to adjourn; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Nathan Anderson Yea


















TIME: 2:12p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
Daugherty Present
Nathan Anderson Present

Moved by Alderman Nathan Anderson and second by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on April 6th, 2011 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Nathan Anderson Yea

Corporate Counsel Rick Abell gave an update to the Committee on the Tiff laws that will be going into effect. Information from Judy Baar Topinka’s office
and a memo to Illinois Tax Increment Association from Miller Canfield was included in a hand out to the Committee.

Corporate Counsel Rick Abell stated that Gene Norber is plans to go over several things while he is down here and would like to go over some of these with the Committee. Zoning and annexing on Faughn and Bullock Lane will be some of the items to be worked on. Gene will also be working on Tiff issues for the City. Attorney Abell had asked the Committee on some of the things we would agree to in order for the citizens to annex to the City. All the Committee was in agreement of tap on fees waved, but do not want to go onto their properties. A Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 1:00 p.m. to review and discuss what needs to be done.

Chairman Committee Robert Midnight told the council that he had a perspective tenant for the Spec building and will keep the committee informed as more things come available.


Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and second by David Daughtery to go into Executive session TIME 2:13; MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea


Moved by Jerry Mizell and second by David Daughtery to approve the minutes of Executive Session and that they remain closed; MOTION CARIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman David Daugherty to adjourn; MOTION CARRIED:
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea











TIME: 1:45
DATE: Wednesday, April 9th, 2011
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
Daugherty Present
Nathan Anderson Absent


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on February 23rd, 2011 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Nathan Anderson Absent


Mayor Billy McDaniel informed the Committee he had spoke to the General Contractor Jim Beatman about the building and the shape it was in. Marcal had noted the building has beams missing and a few of the roofing bundles had been damaged by the City when they had moved the building. Legally the City is not responsible for any damages at this point since Marcal has already made the purchase. Mayor McDaniel has asked the Committee to consider giving half of the cost of the roof since the City damaged the bundles at the time of the move. Alderman Robert Midnight and Alderman William Carrell expressed they felt we should be responsible as well. Alderman David Daughtery had stated he felt that Marcal should have taken a better assessment before the purchase of the building. Alderman Mizell noted he was against making the motion to help, but being good stewards for the City made the first motion.



Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Robert Midnight to recommend to the full Council to approve the action to Marcal Rope and Rigging to give the sum of $8,000.00; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Nathan Anderson Absent



Alderman Robert Midnight had given an update on Eric Small saying they are just waiting on the paperwork and they would like to see October 1st, 2011 as the opening date.



Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to adjourn; MOTION CARRIED: TIME 2:10
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Nathan Anderson Absent











TIME: 1:45
DATE: Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
Daugherty Present
Nathan Anderson Absent


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on February 23rd, 2011 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Nathan Anderson Absent


Mayor Billy McDaniel informed the Committee he had spoke to the General Contractor Jim Beatman about the building and the shape it was in. Marcal had noted the building has beams missing and a few of the roofing bundles had been damaged by the City when they had moved the building. Legally the City is not responsible for any damages at this point since Marcal has already made the purchase. Mayor McDaniel has asked the Committee to consider giving half of the cost of the roof since the City damaged the bundles at the time of the move. Alderman Robert Midnight and Alderman William Carrell expressed they felt we should be responsible as well. Alderman David Daughtery had stated he felt that Marcal should have taken a better assessment before the purchase of the building. Alderman Mizell noted he was against making the motion to help, but being good stewards for the City made the first motion.



Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Robert Midnight to recommend to the full Council to approve the action to Marcal Rope and Rigging to give the sum of $8,000.00; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Nathan Anderson Absent



Alderman Robert Midnight had given an update on Eric Small saying they are just waiting on the paperwork and they would like to see October 1st, 2011 as the opening date.



Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to adjourn; MOTION CARRIED: TIME 2:10
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Nathan Anderson Absent











TIME: 2:35
DATE: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall


ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
Daugherty Present
Nathan Anderson Present


Moved by Alderman David Daughtery and Seconded by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on January 19, 2011 as presented MOTION CARRIED

Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Nathan Anderson Yea



The Committee tabled the recommendation for the amendment of Private Development Agreement (Inner G/Curt Jones)







Moved by Alderman David McManus and Seconded by Alderman Kim Brown to recommend to the full council for modification of the City’s loan servicing agreement with City National Bank; MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to recommend to the full council for the extension of Loan for Shane Parker to May 1st 2011; MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea



Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman Nathan Anderson to recommend to the full council for the clarifications concerning a Contract Proposal to acquire the Spec Building in the Industrial Park; MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea



Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Seconded by Alderman David Daughtery to recommend to the full council for the extension private development agreement with Marcal Rope Rigging until April 31st, 2011; MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea




Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and second by Nathan Anderson to go into Executive session; MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea




Moved by David Daughtery and second by Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of Executive Session and that they remain closed; MOTION CARIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea




Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to adjourn; MOTION CARRIED:
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea





TIME:
DATE: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

PRESENT:
Alderman William Carrell, Charles Barfield, David McManus, Robert Midnight, Nathan Anderson. Also present were Mayor Billy McDaniel, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell, City Clerk Jan Adams
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Absent
Daugherty Absent
Nathan Anderson Present

The Industrial meeting was not held due to lack of a quorum.
It was discussed to be put on the agenda for February 14th, 2011 to pay off the loan with PAC roll. Corporate Counsel Rick Abell handed out an Ordinance to the Committee and was going to have it placed on its reading in the next City Council meeting.

TIME: 1:15p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, Jan 19th, 2011
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

PRESENT:
Alderman William Carrell, Kim Brown, Charles Barfield, David McManus, Robert Midnight, Nathan Anderson, David Daugherty, Also present were Mayor Billy McDaniel, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell, City Clerk Jan Adams, Joe Matesevac with Engineering Inc ,Michele Longworth and Dr Jake Glass.
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Absent
Daugherty Present
Nathan Anderson Present

Moved by Alderman Nathan Anderson and second by Alderman David Daughtery to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on January 5th, 2011 as presented; MOTION CARRIED:
Robert Midnight Yea
Jerry Mizell Absent
Daugherty Yea
Nathan Anderson Yea

Committee Chairman Robert Midnight had opened the meeting letting Dr. Jake Glass address the Committee. He told the Committee he will be moving his business to the old Bio-Kinetics building on 12th street. He stated that he wanted to expand by bringing in a PT and a Massage Therapist. Dr. Glass said he will be taking his clients with him which insured income to make his payments from the loan. His goal is to be open the first part of February. Dr Glass is still asking the Committee to approve the loan for his new equipment.

Attorney Rick Abell told the Committee that he does not have a financial report on Purchase Area Laundry at the present time but hopes to have it soon and will let the Committee know.

Chairman Committee Robert Midnight told the council that he had a perspective tenant for the Spec building and will keep the committee informed as more things come available.


Moved by Alderman Robert Midnight and second by Nathan Anderson to go into Executive session; MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea


Moved by Robert Midnight and second by David McManus to approve the minutes of Executive Session and that they remain closed; MOTION CARIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to adjourn; MOTION CARRIED:
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea







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Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea







TIME: 1:37 p.m.
DATE: Wednesday, Jan 5th, 2011
PLACE: Council chamber in City Hall

PRESENT:
Alderman William Carrell, Kim Brown, Charles Barfield, David McManus, Robert Midnight, Jerry Mizell, Nathan Anderson arrived at 1:14. Also present were Mayor Billy McDaniel, Corporate Council Rick Abell, CFO Trisha Suttles, City Clerk Jan Adams, Frank Walsh, Verbal Blakey, and JK Thomas, Joe Matesevac with Engineering Inc.
ROLL CALL:
Robert Midnight Present
Jerry Mizell Present
Daugherty Absent
Nathan Anderson Present

Committee Chairman Robert Midnight stated to the Council the Marcel project was still progressing and had only slowed down through the holidays.
Rural Development had asked for an extension, options we discussed.
He had also stated that Brett Whitnel is still working on his business plan.
Alderman Jerry Mizell had asked about the Friends of Fort Massac and was told that they have a letter saying it’s still in the process.


Moved by Alderman David McManus and second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to adjourn. MOTION CARRIED:
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea



DATE: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
TIME: 1:30 p.m. (1:50 p.m.)
PLACE: City Hall Council Chambers

PRESENT:
Alderpersons; Robert Midnight, Jerry Mizell, David Daugherty, Nathan Anderson, William Carrell, Charles Barfield, and David McManus with Alderwoman Kim Brown absent. Also present were Mayor Billy McDaniel, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell, City Clerk Brenda Westbrooks, Joe Matesevac, Mr. & Mrs. Don Snodgrass, Chanel 6 News Media and Tera Temple from the Planet.

ROLL CALL
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Present
Anderson Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on October 21, 2010 as presented: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea





MOR TEC LOAN (Curt Jones)
Mr. Jones came before the City Council a short while back and asked to have an extension on his MOR Technology Loan with the City. He explained the financial difficulties he was having and demonstrated new projects he is introducing in the market. The committee was to discuss his loan today.
Mayor McDaniel did say that he did have a recent conversation with Mr. Jones and he was excited about a pending contract for a large order with a name brand company.
Mayor McDaniel said he told Mr. Jones that if he did get the contract for the large order he needs to utilize his facility in Metropolis and create jobs for people from here and not from Paducah. He also told him that if the Council did agree to extend his loan, they might want to increase the interest rate.
Mr. Jones was told he needs to get his documentation all together and bring it back to the Committee before a decision could be made one way or the other.



Eric Small Projects
Mayor McDaniel said that it does seem that both of Mr. Small’s proposed projects are moving forward. Rick is working on the paper work and Mr. Small may be coming to talk with the Committee soon.





Marcall Rope & Rigging
Alderman Midnight said that if they haven’t, they should all drive out and see Marcall’s development that it is moving along.

Moved by Alderman Nathan Anderson and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to adjourn: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 2:12 P.M.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea
















DATE: Thursday, October 21, 2010
TIME: 1:30 p.m. (2:00 p.m.)
PLACE: City Hall Council Chambers

PRESENT:
Alderpersons William Carrell, Charles Barfield, David McManus, Robert Midnight, Jerry Mizell and Nathan Anderson with Alderpersons David Daugherty and Kimberly Brown both absent. Also present were Mayor Billy McDaniel, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell, City Clerk Brenda Westbrooks and CFO Patricia Suttles.

ROLL CALL
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on September 29, 2010 as presented: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea




MOR Technologies Loan
This was not on today’s agenda but Mr. Curt Jones came to the meeting and asked to speak to them regarding his loan with the City.
Mr. Jones and his partner Kevin Ulrich did a loan with the City for their new MOR Technologies Company which didn’t pan out as they hoped it would. With the economy the way it is and the fact that he lost 10 million dollars due to the loss of a Patent lawsuit he has had the bank to call his loan and is facing financial difficulties but has been working on new no blinder products using Dippin Dots. He has been working and talking with companies such as COSCO; Starbucks; McDonald’s; and others.
He is presently selling to COSCO a snack packet he calls CHILLZ. It is a 35 calorie snack pack that is healthier for you and it comes 18 to a package. He said COSCO sold more than they thought they would and had to order more.
Mr. Jones said they have come up with no blinder products that are going out to the retail market. They gave samples to the committee so they would know what he was talking about. Some of his products are: mocha; soy yogurt; 40 below Joe; peach smoothie; coffee frappes with flavors of mocha, caramel and vanilla as well as margarita and daiquiri mixes that you can use with soda or alcohol. They have ice cream cakes too, but only two flavors at present- Oreo & Rainbow. The cakes are presently being made in Baltimore, Maryland and sold on the east coast. Mr. Jones said he would like to bring that back to Paducah, Kentucky and possibly even enlarge the Metropolis Store to be able to do the icing of the cakes.
Mr. Jones said he has a meeting with Taco Bell next week to give them a presentation.
To make a long story short, Mr. Jones is asking the Council to extend their loan with the City. It is due right away but he is asking for a year’s extension in hopes to be able to make deals with some companies.
Mr. Jones assured the Committee that he will pay everyone everything he owes them but he does need some time to do it.
The majority of the Councilmen present were in favor of extending the loan but said they need to meet with their attorney further and discuss the details before committing to anything.
Mayor McDaniel stressed to Mr. Jones that he would like to see people from Metropolis put to work in any new jobs he creates instead of bringing in someone already working for them.
Mr. Jones said he appreciates that and that he thinks that is the least they can do for the City since they did give them the loan.
Mr. Jones thanked the Councilmen and then left the meeting at this time.

CDAP Loan – Glass/Lang
Mr. Rick Abell gave everyone a copy of the term sheet and other information regarding a possible CDAP loan to Dr. Jacob Glass and Dr. Jeffery Lang to help buy some equipment for their Lipo-Laser Center.
After some discussion the following motion was made.






Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to recommend to the full Council to approve the CDAP loan to Dr. Jacob Glass and Dr. Jeffery Lang in the amount of $35,000: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea


McCall Roper & Rigging
Alderman Robert Midnight said they have put a shovel in the ground and are finally moving forward.
Mr. Abell said we should hopefully be doing the closing any day now.



Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to adjourn: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea

















DATE: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
TIME: 1:30 p.m. (1:46 p.m.)
PLACE: City Hall Council Chambers

PRESENT:
Alderpersons Robert Midnight, Jerry Mizell, David Daugherty, Nathan Anderson, William Carrell, Charles Barfield, Kimberly Brown, David McManus along with Mayor Billy McDaniel, Attorney Rick Abell, CFO Patricia Suttles and City Clerk Brenda Westbrooks.

ROLL CALL
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Present
Anderson Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on September 8, 2010 as presented: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea


Application for CDAP Loan/R & W Siding & Windows
This item was taken care of at the last Council Meeting so no further action needed at this time.

Not on Agenda but discussed:

(Southern Illinois Lipolaser Center)
Dr. Jacob Glass and Dr. Jeffery Lange are looking to expand their practice to include laser assisted weight loss and requesting $35,000 in CDAP funds to help with the purchase of the equipment needed which will cost them $68,500.
Mr. Rick Abell said he would have more on this by the next Council meeting.

(Movies and More)
Mayor McDaniel said that the business that is in the building where Movie Gallery was may be coming to ask for around $7,000 to have a tanning business. There is nothing definite at this time.

(McCall Rope & Rigging)
Mr. Rick Abell gave the Councilpersons a memo regarding the original agreement with Marcal Rope and Rigging in which he suggest they consider extending the deadline date of the agreement to March 31, 2011 for reasons listed in the memo.
The Committee consensus was to have it put on the next Council Agenda for approval.

(City National Bank Loan Monitoring Fees)
Rick Abell told the Committee that City National Bank is asking for a fee increase for monitoring City loans, maybe in the form of a Loan Application Fee or etc. Mr. Abell said he would be talking further with them and bringing it back to the Council.

(Riverfront Projects with Louisville Group)
The agreement with that group has expired and they were sent a letter. The City is basically just taking a cooling off period for now. They will talk further on this possibly after the first of the year 2011.
The consensus was that the Council probably needs to revisit the Charrette and the Comprehensive Plan before moving forward on the Riverfront.

Mr. Abell said that just for the Committee’s information, Angie Shelton and Jason Morris who are neighbors and live in the 300 block of East 5th Street have both filed petitions with the Zoning Board to rezone their properties to RC-1. Mr. Abell said Angie wants to put an art gallery in her living room but not sure if Mr. Morris has a specific reason or just doing for the future.
Mr. Abell said their request actually will go along with the new Zoning Ordinance which the Council is working on passing.
He said that will be coming back to the Council in the near future.



Mayor McDaniel said that it seems there are rumors out about designating an area of the City for adult entertainment to be allowed in. People are calling him and probably the Alderpersons. He is getting calls from the Industrial Park area saying they don’t want it in their area.
This is something the Council will have to decide eventually but no action for now.

Moved by Alderman David Daugherty and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to adjourn: MOTION CARRIED –TIME: 2:25 p.m.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea









DATE: Wednesday, September 8, 2010
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
PLACE: City Hall Council Chambers

PRESENT:
Alderpersons Robert Midnight, Jerry Mizell, Nathan Anderson, Charles Barfield, Kimberly Brown, William Carrell, and David McManus with Alderman David Daugherty absent. Also present were City Clerk Brenda Westbrooks, CFO Patricia Suttles, Andy Clarke and Joe Matesevac.

ROLL CALL
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on August 23, 2010 as presented: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to go into Executive Session for items listed on the agenda: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 1:04 p.m.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea

Around 1:26 p.m. the meeting was back to order in open session.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to adjourn: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 1:27 p.m.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea





DATE: Wednesday, August 11, 2010
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
PLACE: City Hall Council Chambers

PRESENT:
Alderpersons; Robert Midnight, Nathan Anderson, Jerry Mizell, William Carrell, and Charles Barfield with David Daugherty, David McManus and Kimberly Brown all absent. Also present were Mayor Billy McDaniel, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell, City Clerk Brenda Westbrooks, CFO Patricia Suttles, Joe Matesevac, Andy Clarke and Police Chief Mike Worthen.

ROLL CALL
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve minutes of the previous meeting held on August 4, 2010 as presented: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea


3rd Street TIF
Mr. Rick Abell said he talked with Attorney Richard Kruger and he does want to finish the TIF. Mr. Abell told him he would provide him with a sample schedule and ordinances for him to go by. Mr. Kruger said he would get right on it when he received those.
Rick said he would get all the information together and to Mr. Kruger right away and get him start.
It was thought that the area is a small one so it shouldn’t take very long to do the TIF.

Update on G Squared
Mr. Abell said that they did receive their letter Monday and Mr. Taylor called asking what it was about because he was out of town and just informed the letter was there but not opened. Mr. Abell said he basically told him what was in the letter and Mr. Taylor said he was planning to be here next week anyway.

Rural Development Intermediary Relending Program
Mr. Abell provided the Council members with a copy of the preliminary bond ordinance with Rural Development for its Intermediary Relending Program.
Mr. Abell said he would have it on the next Council Agenda for consideration.


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to go into Executive Session for items listed on the Agenda: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 1:25 p.m.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea


Around 1:50 p.m. the meeting was back to order in open session.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they are to remain closed: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to adjourn: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 1:51 p.m.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea







DATE: Wednesday, August 4, 2010
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
PLACE: City Hall Council Chambers

PRESENT:
Alderpersons; Robert Midnight, Jerry Mizell, Nathan Anderson, William Carrell, Charles Barfield, Kimberly Brown and David McManus with Alderman David Daugherty absent. Also present were Mayor Billy McDaniel, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell, City Clerk Brenda Westbrooks, Treasurer Kristy Stephenson, Tera Temple with the Planet and Andy Clarke

ROLL CALL
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on July 28, 2010 as presented: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Present




Update on Marcal
Andy Clarke said they are just waiting to hear back on a bid from a Company in the Alton area then they will make their decision on a contractor and could possibly be hearing something by Thursday or Friday.


Update on Shane Parker’s business/incentive
The Mayor reported that Mr. Parker has bought a lot of his equipment and he told him he needed to be operating out of the building (The Old Dairy Building) by this month (August).
Everyone seemed to be in agreement that Mr. Parker said he would be operating his catering business out of the new building site by August.
As for the incentive, everyone was in agreement that it should be due and paid when Mr. Parker is actually operating out of the Old Diary Building.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to go into Executive Session for items listed on the agenda: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 1:18 p.m.
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Present


Around 2:40 p.m. the meeting was back to order in open session.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they are to remain closed: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Present

Moved by Alderman Nathan Anderson and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to recommend to the full Council to authorize Attorney Rick Abell to sent the letter as discussed in closed session to Mr. Richard Taylor with the G Squared Group: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Present



Budget Billing
Alderman Jerry Mizell asked about the Budget Billing Possibility and he was told that the Clerk’s Office is working with Incode on it and that it is a possibility.






1901 Simmons Street Property
Alderman Jerry Mizell asked if the trailer that has been placed on the lot at 1901 Simmons was legal. He didn’t feel it was new enough and that it looks pretty bad.
Mr. Abell told him that the Council never passed an ordinance prohibiting or limiting trailers in the City so the old zoning stands and the trailer could be legal depending on if the proper permit has been obtained by the owner.
The City Clerk said that Mr. Obermark came into the office today and he asked about utilities to this lot and she told him he needed to talk with Mr. Penny Emery first and that he would need to get a trailer permit for the lot from Mr. Emery.
Mr. Obermark said that was fine and left the office and said he would go to see Mr. Emery.


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to adjourn: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 3:07 P.M.
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Present












DATE: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
TIME: 1:30 p.m.
PLACE: City Hall Council Chambers

PRESENT:
Alderpersons; Robert Midnight, Jerry Mizell, Nathan Anderson, William Carrell, Charles Barfield and David McManus with David Daugherty and Kim Brown both absent. Also present were Mayor Billy McDaniel, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell, CFO Patricia Suttles, City Clerk Brenda Westbrooks, Brian Giltner, Lana Alderdice and a manager from CWI, Port District Board Members: Sue Sandusty, Richard Kruger, Kristy Stephenson, Scott Garrett, Larry Douglas, and Jason Nyberg. Board Member Randy Rushing was absent.

ROLL CALL
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on June 9, 2010 as presented: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea

Alderman Robert Midnight reported that we are now finished pouring concrete at the Old Laidlaw site and it has turned out to be a very large piece of concrete. It goes all the way to the river. If anyone should get on it, which they should not, they would be in the river.
Mr. Midnight added that Terracon is pleased and wants us to send them a drawing which we will be doing.

Mr. Midnight said we need a motion to go into Executive Session for a discussion with the Port District.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to go into Executive Session for reasons listed on the agenda: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 1:32 p.m.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea

The meeting was back to order in open session around 2:49 p.m.

Moved by Alderman Nathan Anderson and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they are to remain closed: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea
Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to adjourn: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 2:51 P.M.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea












DATE: Wednesday, June 9, 2010
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
PLACE: City Hall Council Chambers

PRESENT:
Alderpersons; Robert Midnight, Jerry Mizell, David Daugherty, Nathan Anderson, William Carrell, Charles Barfield, Kimberly Brown and David McManus, along with Mayor Billy McDaniel, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell, Corporate Finance Officer Patricia Suttles, Andy Clarke, Treasurer Kristy Stephenson, Joe Matesevac & Brian Giltner with Engineering, Inc. and City Clerk Brenda Westbrooks.

ROLL CALL
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Present
Anderson Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on May 20, 2010 as presented: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea




Establishing one or more TIF Districts
Alderman Robert Midnight reported that Gene Norber met last week with himself, Rick Abell, Andy Clarke and Mayor McDaniel to discuss possible TIF Districts. Mr. Abell has provided everyone with a copy of the letter he received back from Mr. Norber, this week. In the letter he identifies 3 areas as possible TIFs and provides his firms cost to do one or more of the possible TIFs.
TIF AREAS:
1. North side of Hwy 45 from Lindell Eickholz property going east to Devers Road
2. Triangle from McDonalds to KFC going back and up 12th Street to include Rick Bonds Truck lot and the vacant lot next to it.
3. The Industrial Park
COSTS:
1. $25,000 for Industrial Park only
2. $100,000 for both TIFS on described in areas # 1 & #2 above
3. $125,000 for all three TIFS and Business District
The general consensus was that they should go ahead and do all three TIFs at the same time.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daugherty to recommend to the full Council to do all 3 TIFs and Business District at the same time (cost of $125,000): MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea


IRP Loan Agreement(s)
Sometime back the City was presented with the opportunity to have an agreement with Rural Development to borrow up to $750,000 to be able to loan out. The City can make loans of this money for 50% of project with max of $150,000 and at 4% or 5% interest.
The City would be paying 1% interest only to Rural Development on what money is drawn out for the first 3 years (payable once a year) then interest plus principle on the whole thing starting 4th year.
The City’s initial cost to do this program with Rural Development was put in this year’s budget; however the City never went any further with the program.
Rural Development is asking once again if the City is interested in doing the program.
Mr. Abell reported on other areas that have been in the program for awhile and none of them have ever had to use their own money to pay on the loan. The money they receive back from loans they make, pay their payments.
The general consensus of the Committee and Council persons present was to do the program.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daugherty to recommend to the full Council to do Loan Program with Rural Development for full amount of $750,000: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to go into Executive Session for items listed on the agenda: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 1:58 P.M.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea


Around 2:30 p.m. the meeting was back to order in open session.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they are to remain closed: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to adjourn: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 2:32 P.M.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea








DATE: Thursday, May 20, 2010
TIME: 12:00 (12:20 p.m.)
PLACE: City Hall Council Chambers

PRESENT:
Alderpersons Robert Midnight, Jerry Mizell, Nathan Anderson, Kimberly Brown, David McManus, William Carrell and Charles Barfield with Alderman David Daugherty absent. Also present were Mayor Billy McDaniel, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell, CFO Patricia Suttles, Andy Clarke, Treasurer Kristy Stephenson and City Clerk Brenda Westbrooks.

ROLL CALL
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on February 16, 2010 as presented: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to go into Executive Session for items listed on the agenda: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 12:21 P.M.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea


Around 1:19 p.m. the meeting was back to order in open session.


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they are to remain closed: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to recommend to the full Council to approve CDAP Loan requests as discussed in closed session: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea




Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to adjourn: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 1:21 p.m.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea











DATE: Tuesday, February 16, 2010
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
PLACE: City Hall Council Chambers

PRESENT:
Aldermen Robert Midnight, Jerry Mizell, David Daugherty, Nathan Anderson, David McManus, William Carrell, and Charles Barfield with Alderwoman Kim Brown absent. Also present were Mayor Billy McDaniel, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell, Corporate Finance Officer Patricia Suttles, City Clerk Brenda Westbrooks, Andy Clarke, Joe Matesevac, Frank Walsh, and Treasurer Kristy Stephenson.

ROLL CALL
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Present
Anderson Present

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daugherty to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on February 2, 2010 as presented: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea


Marcal Rope & Rigging Agreement
Mr. Abell announced that the agreement was signed by the owner this morning. He provided everyone with a copy of the agreement with underlined changes. After going over the agreement with the Committee a motion was made to recommend approval by the full council.

Moved by Alderman David Daugherty and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to recommend to the full Council to approve private development agreement with Marcal Rope & Rigging (locate in Industrial Park): MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea

Contract with Carol Brown Hodge
Mrs. Hodge is a consultant that has been working on several projects for the City such as:
Our billboard issues in Industrial Park. Unfortunately the state is not going to allow our billboard were we want it and they are even going to make another City remove one they have which is not a good thing; Friends of Fort Massac reimbursement grant; Two economic projects for incentives for businesses; as well as helping with the appointments of the Port Authority Board.
Mrs. Hodge is no longer working in the Governor’s Office but still has close connections. She is still able to pick up the phone and call the office and can also contact Ryan Croke, who works in the Governor’s Office.

Mayor McDaniel said that we would like to see a meeting set for the Port Authority Board as soon as possible. The Governor still has one appointment to make.
Mayor McDaniel said that he feels we still need Mrs. Hodge’s help so he would like to approve another contract with her for either 3 months or 1 month, whichever one the Councilmen are comfortable doing.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Robert Midnight to recommend to the full Council to approve contract with Carol Brown Hodge for the month of March: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Nay

Update on Economic Development
This was discussed in closed session

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to go into closed session for items listed on agenda: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 1:30 p.m.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea



Around 1:49 p.m. the meeting was back to order in open session.


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daugherty to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea


Andy Clarke’s Incentive Pay
Mr. Clarke presented a bill for his incentive pay on the Port District Project in the amount of $5,000.
This is certainly a bill that will need to be paid but the consensus of the Committee was that we should probably wait until the Port District Committee is actually a functioning committee which all indication is that the Committee appointment should be complete and a meeting of the committee set soon thereafter.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman David Daugherty to adjourn: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 1:58 P.M.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea








DATE: Tuesday, February 2, 2010
TIME: 2:30 p.m. (2:56 p.m.)
PLACE: City Hall Council Chambers

PRESENT:
Aldermen Robert Midnight, Jerry Mizell, Nathan Anderson, William Carrell, Charles Barfield, and David McManus, with Alderman David Daugherty and Alderwoman Kim Brown both absent. Also present were Mayor Billy McDaniel, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell, City Clerk Brenda Westbrooks, Andy Clarke, Steve Vantreese and members of the G Squared Group: Richard Taylor, Rick Elhert, Rob Getz and Becky Marlow.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Robert Midnight to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on December 17, 2009 as presented: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea

There was a brief introduction of the G Squared Group representative present for today’s meeting then a motion made to go into closed session.




Moved by Alderman Nathan Anderson and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to go into Executive Session for discussion of items listed on the agenda: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 3:10 P.M.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea


Around 4:07 p.m. the meeting was brought back to order in open session.

Moved by Alderman Nathan Anderson and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to adjourn: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 4:08 p.m.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Absent
Anderson Yea








DATE: Thursday, December 17, 2009
TIME: 1:00 p.m.
PLACE: City Hall Council Chambers

PRESENT:
Aldermen Robert Midnight, Jerry Mizell, David Daugherty, Nathan Anderson, William Carrell, David McManus and Kim Brown with Alderman Charles Barfield out of town. Also present were Mayor Billy McDaniel, Corporate Counsel Rick Abell, Andy Clarke, Brenda Westbrooks and Tera Temple.

ROLL CALL
Midnight Present
Mizell Present
Daugherty Present
Anderson Present


Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on October 27, 2009 as presented: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea






Riverfront Development Update

Andy Clarke and Rick Abell met with members of the Square D Development Group out of Louisville, KY last evening and early this morning. They had to return to Louisville so were unable to attend this meeting.
Their Engineering people from GEOTECK will be coming in after the first of the year to do core drillings. They will want Joe and Brian with Engineering, Inc. to be there when they do the drilling.
The property east of the railroad has not been surveyed so the City needs to go ahead and have that done as soon as possible.
The question about the excess dirt from Harrah’s sludge pounds was brought up and it was decided that is an issue that will have to be address in the very near future with both the development group and Harrah’s.
The consensus of the committee and Councilmen was to move forward with the survey and to give Harrah’s a courtesy call just to let them know what we are doing. A proposal for the needed survey will be obtained and brought back for approval.
Andy Clarke said that there will be a couple of other development teams come in after the first of the year to start doing evaluations. There will be retail development people, residential development people and so on.






Road behind Pizza Hut

This road is owned by Jeff May and Mike Saylor and the City Council have discussed obtaining ownership of this road for several years now. The owners are ready to work out an agreement and the consensus of the Committee and Councilmen present is it is time to move forward and work out an agreement with the Owners to obtain the road.


Port District Update

The Governor was here yesterday and signed the bill and the next step is to appoint a board and the Governor has said that his appointments will be confirmed in the next 2 to 3 weeks.


Moved by Alderman David Daugherty and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to go into Executive Session for Sale, Lease or Exchange of Real Estate and Threaten Litigation: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 1:50 P.M.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea


Around 2:36 p.m. the meeting was brought back to order in open session.

Moved by Alderman Jerry Mizell and Second by Alderman Nathan Anderson to approve the minutes of the Executive Session and that they remain closed: MOTION CARRIED
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea


Moved by Alderman David Daugherty and Second by Alderman Jerry Mizell to adjourn: MOTION CARRIED – TIME: 2:37 P.M.
Midnight Yea
Mizell Yea
Daugherty Yea
Anderson Yea