Economic Development Corporation

April 17, 2007


Members Present:


Pete Garwood, Sherry Comben, Robert Peterson, Rick Diebold, and Jerome Simowski

Members Absent:


Allyn Wright, Laura Stanek, Tom Lane

Staff Present:


Joe Meyers

Others Present:




1. Call to Order


The meeting was called to order at 8:45 a.m. by Rick Diebold.

2. Review of the March 13, 2007 Minutes


Motion by Pete Garwood, supported by Sherry Comben, to approve the March 13, 2007 minutes as presented. Motion carried unanimous.

3. Public Comment



4. Business/Commercial Park


Pete Garwood spoke on the discussion that ensued at the last meeting.


Sherry spoke on how we should refer to the park as a business or commercial park.


Discussion ensued over the Mancelona sewer system.


Larry Fox, C2AE, spoke on the volunteer work they do with the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance and how they would be willing to help us with the preliminary work on our park.


Larry handed out materials to help us understand our options with the park. Larry also spoke on the necessary infrastructure needed to attract businesses. Larry also asked the Committee to think about the layout of the park and whether or not to plat the park or to use the land division act.


Larry indicated that C2AE would help us with preliminary sketches but would have to charge us for additional work.


The Committee asked Pete to contact Mancelona Township and CRD to see if they wanted to partner with us on this.

5. Old Business



6. Communications



7. Public/Member Comment



Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.