Economic Development Corporation

July 15, 2008


Members Present:


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

Members Absent:


Tom Lane

Staff Present:


Joe Meyers

Others Present:




1.         Call to Order


The meeting was called to order at 8:33 a.m. by Rick Diebold.


2.         Review of the January 15, 2008 Minutes


Motion by Pete Garwood, supported by Jerome Simowski, to approve the January 15, 2008 minutes as presented.  Motion carried – unanimous.  


3.          Public Comment




4.         Business Park


Joe Meyers spoke on the business park and the three different plans for the acreage.


Discussion ensued over the plans and the sections they liked and disliked in all three sets of plans.

Jerry Simowski indicated that he felt that the residential and the senior living should be clustered and that there was not a strong need for athletic fields.  He also felt that there is a strong need for trails throughout the property.


The committee indicated that they would definitely like to see senior living in the project as well as future expansion of the industrial/business park.


The committee indicated that they were appreciative of all the efforts that have occurred and are excited about the future of the Business Park.


5.         Various matters


Pete Garwood spoke on wind generators and the Planning Commission’s efforts.


Mr. Garwood also spoke on the Russian USAID project being worked on by the Planning Commission members.


6.         Communications



Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.