Economic Development Corporation

October 17, 2006


Members Present:


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

Members Absent:


Rae Ann Thompson, Bob Peterson, Allyn Wright, Laura Stanek and Thomas Lane

Staff Present:


Joe Meyers

Others Present:


Sheri Rhoads, Terry Crandall-Kimble, and Sam Tracey

1.         Call to Order


The meeting was called to order at 8:40 a.m. by Rick Diebold.  Due to the lack of a quorum, no official action was taken.

2.         Review of the July 18, 2006 Minutes


The Committee reviewed the minutes and saw no changes that needed to be made.

3.          Public Comment



4.         Industrial Park


Sam Tracey spoke on his companies and future expansion that is expected.  Due to this expansion, Mr. Tracey would like to acquire a three to five acre parcel in the industrial park.  The Committee spoke on infrastructure at the park and the façade of the building. 


Terry Crandall-Kimble spoke on putting parameters on development so the County can somewhat control the look of the park. 

5.          EPA Grant


Sheri Rhoads informed the Committee of the setbacks that NLEA is having with the EPA grant from lack of response from property owners.  Sheri noted that they are going to take a different approach to contacting people so they can hopefully get more participation. 


Sheri spoke on the national Brownfield conference and what the NLEA is doing to help retain business in Antrim County. 

6.         Old Business



7.         Communications



8.          Public/Member Comment


Terry informed the Committee of the Parks and Recreation Commissions goal of a chain of lakes paddle tour.

Sherry would like to see a process for the industrial park development. 

Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.