Economic Development Corporation

October 21, 2008


Members Present:


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

Members Absent:



Staff Present:


Joe Meyers

Others Present:




1. Call to Order:


The meeting was called to order at 8:35 a.m. by Bob Peterson.


2. Review of the July 15, 2008 Minutes:


Motion by Laura Stanek, supported by Jerome Simowski, to approve the July 15, 2008 minutes as presented. Motion carried unanimous.


3. Public Comment:



4.         Mancelona Renewable Resources (Bio-Energy Company) Discussion:


Pete Garwood spoke on the Mancelona Renewable Resources company and potential locations for the facility.


The Committee discussed the positives and negatives of the plant. Further discussion ensued over the different renaissance zones.


5. Agreement with Mancelona Township, Antrim County, and CRD:


The Committee discussed the agreement for the proprieties.


Motion by Jerry Simowski, supported by Pete Garwood, to recommend the Board of Commissioners approves the agreement with Mancelona Township and CRD for the use of the Industrial Park Property. Motion carried unanimous.


5. Various matters:


Discussion ensued over Echo Quality Grinding.


Joe Meyers handed out Grand Vision Ballots and asked the Committee to fill them out.


Bob Peterson spoke on Burnett Foods in Elk Rapids.


6. Communications:



Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.