KEARNEY AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
May 22, 2015
Roll Call: Chip Glennon presiding, Kim Murphy, Joe Wilmes, Chris Shipley, Bill Nicely, Larry Pratt, and Jim Eldridge. Guests: Shawna Searcy, David Pavlich
Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Joe Wilmes to approve the minutes of the May 8, 2015 meeting as presented. The motion carried unanimously.
Treasurer’s Report: The Bank balance is $80,406.90.
Shawna Searcy presented a bill from Shawna Searcy for $2,011.24, including fees for contract services and ICSC Conference reimbursements.
A motion was made by Chris Shipley and seconded by Bill Nicely to accept the Treasurer’s Report and pay the bills as presented. The motion carried unanimously.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES REPORT
ICSC CONFERENCE: Shawna Searcy attended the ICSC Conference in Las Vegas and reports that she met with 90 different retailers. She will do follow-up phone calls over the next couple of weeks. Some retailers may be good fits for Kearney. She talked to some area brokers that commented property costs are high in Kearney.
INCENTIVES DISCUSSION: Shawna Searcy thanked the KADC for approving an economic development incentive policy. She will present to the Board of Aldermen for approval at an upcoming meeting, and would like to have at least one Board member attend.
WEBSITE UPDATE: Shawna Searcy reminded the board about the pictures after today’s meeting. The contract with the current internet provider runs out June 1. The new website isn’t quite ready and there may be a need to extend the contract with them by a week. Chip suggested letting the contract expire and use an “under construction” page for that week.
MAIN STREET UPDATE: Shawna Searcy said the Main Street Committee will be make a presentation to the KADC and Foundation at the next meeting on June 12.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: At 7:22 AM, a motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Chris Shipley to meet in closed session and that all records and votes, to the extent permitted by law, pertaining to and/or resulting from this closed meeting be closed under Section 620.021, subsection (2), RSMo, for the purpose of discussing real estate matters. Voting for the motion: Kim Murphy, Joe Wilmes, Chris Shipley, Bill Nicely, Larry Pratt, and Jim Eldridge. Motion carried by a six to zero vote.
There was no action taken in executive session.
INNOVATION DETENTION BASIN: Ron Cowger, AGC Engineers, arrived to present a scope of work to design the detention basin. We acquired county contour information, but there are a few weird spots so some survey work will be needed.
Ron presented a revised sketch plan for the phase 3, extending Premier Drive to the east property line and increasing the number of lots in the phase to eight (8). The lots are smaller at approximately 1 acre in size. On the north side of the phase, the existing sewer line is approximately 100 feet south of the creek, which creates somewhat of a . AGC could investigate relocating the creek south, which would allow that area to be included as part of bigger lots to the north in phase 4.
Bill Nicely asked about the logistics of relocating the creek. Cowger said there would be permitting and fees through the Corps of Engineers. Cowger will need to meet with the Corps regarding the detention basin, and could inquire about the cost for relocating the creek.
Jim Eldridge reminded the Board that construction of the detention basin needs to occur prior to development of another phase.
Chip Glennon asked how wide the detention embankment needed to be to access the northeast property. Chris Shipley said about 50 feet. Ron Cowger said it was logical to extend the road on top of the detention structure. Cowger suggested the extreme northwest corner of phase 4 is a dead space and could be integrated into the detention.
Joe Wilmes expressed concern about getting stormwater onto the UHMC property. Ron Cowger agreed that it could be an issue that needs to be worked through. There are other properties that drain through that area, so a pipe and or easement may be needed.
Chip Glennon commented that he would like to see larger 2-3 acre lots on the phase 4 area.
Bill Nicely asked what the course of action would be. Chip Glennon said that the detention is needed, and he would support a preliminary plat with larger 2-3 acre lots on the phase 4 area. Chris Shipley commented that a short sewer extension should be installed when the crossing is constructed. Ron Cowger said short extensions for storm sewer and water, as well.
Ron Cowger asked if the Board wanted to pursue the possibility of relocating the creek at the east end of the property. Chris Shipley recommended against that, as the ground could still be used by the smaller phase 3 lots, just not for a building. In the end, we would be paying to relocate the creek without gaining salable property.
Chris Shipley asked Ron how soon he could be back with numbers. Ron said he could come back to the KADC at the June 26 meeting.
Chris Shipley asked about the timeframe for the TIF funding. Jim Eldridge said that construction needs to be completed by the time the TIF expires in September 2018.
Chris Shipley made a motion, seconded by Kim Murphy, to authorize Chip Glennon to sign the proposed contract with AGC Engineers, dated May 21, 2015, to design the Innovation detention basin. The motion passed unanimously.
NEXT MEETING: The next meeting will be June 12, 2015 at 7:00 A.M. at Kearney City Hall.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business on the agenda, a motion was made by Joe Wilmes and seconded by Chip Glennon to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously.