KEARNEY AREA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
June 12, 2015
Roll Call: Chip Glennon presiding, Kim Murphy, Joe Wilmes, Larry Pratt, Jared Wolters, Dave Hinck and Jim Eldridge. Guests: Shawna Searcy, David Pavlich, Amanda Lubinski
Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Jared Wolters to approve the minutes of the May 22, 2015 meeting as presented. The motion carried unanimously.
Treasurer’s Report: The Bank balance is $78,395.66.
Dave Hinck said we had received a check for dividends from Missouri Employers for $12.42. He presented bills from Missouri Employers for work comp for $731, Shawna Searcy for $1,854.76 and a bill from Fair Point for $13.89.
A motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Jared Wolters to accept the Treasurer’s Report and pay the bills as presented. The motion carried unanimously.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES REPORT
INCENTIVES UPDATE Shawn Searcy said she would be presenting the Incentive Package with the City of Kearney and the Board of Aldermen on Monday, June 15, 2015. She said Joe Wilmes would be attending the meeting with her.
WEBSITE Shawna Searcy said the website is up and running. She said she hadn’t done an official roll out until it is perfect. She made a presentation of the website and showed all the features.
REMINDERS Shawna Searcy said she wanted to remind everyone that Ron Cowger will be at the next meeting to talk about the detention pond.
Shawna Searcy said her first year anniversary will be July 1st so she will be giving a highlight of her first year.
KEARNEY DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION GROUP PRESENTATION Shawna Searcy introduced Lee Meyer, Jenny Hayes and Steve McDonald who represent the Kearney Downtown Revitalization.
Lee Meyer said they have a concept plan that they have presented to the City Staff and the Board of Aldermen. They are now meeting with other groups to get everyone’s opinion before they move forward.
KEARNEY DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION GROUP PRESENTATION
Lee Meyer, Jenny Hayes and Steve McDonald each made a small presentation about the different areas of the downtown revitalization.
Joe Wilmes asked how we get people to want to be in downtown.
Chip Glennon said we need some type of business such as Justus Drug Store in Smithville to draw people downtown. He said he believes we need to use Jesse James because that is something no one else has.
Dave Hinck said he likes it but it is a monumental task and you have to develop some type of marketing concept.
Chip Glennon said he is impressed with the thought that has gone into this. He said if this works out it will certainly benefit KADC.
A motion was made by Dave Hinck and seconded by Kim Murphy to give the Downtown Revitalization Group a letter of endorsement for the project. The motion carried unanimously.
EXECUTIVE SESSION At 8:00 AM, a motion was made by Kim Murphy and seconded by Jared Wolters 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, Larry Pratt, Chip Glennon, Jared Wolters, Dave Hinck and Jim Eldridge. Motion carried by a seven to zero vote.
There was no action taken in Executive Session.
NEXT MEETING: The next meeting will be June 26, 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 Kim Murphy to adjourn. The motion carried unanimously.