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Economic Development Authority Meeting Minutes for January 17, 2007

January 17, 2007

President Tony Zupancich called the Economic Development Authority meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. with the following members present: Alan Stanaway, Allen Nelson, Andrea Wilson, Bob Voss, Barb Fivecoate and Mary Jacobsen. Also present was Executive Director, Craig J. Wainio.

A motion was made by Allen Nelson and supported by Barb Fivecoate to approve the minutes of the December 6, 2006 meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

Tony Zupancich opened the Public Forum and asked the audience if anyone would like to address the authority. With no one wishing to speak, the forum was closed.

Craig Wainio presented a letter from accountants, Walker, Giroux and Hahne, which would designate Craig Wainio as the person who would accept responsibility for “non-audit services”. A motion was made by Allen Nelson and supported by Barb Fivecoate to approve signing the letter indicating Craig Wainio as our responsible person. Motion passed unanimously.

Craig Wainio informed the board of an arrangement they had with the Elsner family allowing them to maintain a small wooded area on the proposed Park Ridge site for an informal memorial for their daughter. Now that the site is being sold it will no longer be possible for the city to grant permission for this continued use. 

A motion was made by Barb Fivecoate and supported by Mary Jacobsen that Craig Wainio send a letter to the Elsners explaining that the site is being sold and that the wooded area will most likely be eliminated by the new owners. Motion passed unanimously.

Tony Zupancich opened the meeting to election of officers. A motion was made by Mary Jacobsen and supported by Barb Fivecoate to nominate Tony Zupancich as president. No other nominations were received. The motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Allen Nelson and supported by Mary Jacobsen to nominate Bob Voss for the position of Vice President/Treasurer. 

A motion was made by Tony Zupancich and supported by Andrea Wilson to nominate Barb Fivecoate for the position of Vice President/Treasurer.

A vote was taken by ballot with Bob Voss receiving the majority of votes.

A motion was made by Barb Fivecoate and supported by Andrea Wilson to nominate Mary Jacobsen as Secretary. No other nominations were received. Motion passed unanimously.

Tony Zupancich and the Authority thanked Allen Nelson for his years of service and welcomed Alan Stanaway.

An open discussion was held regarding updates with P and H Minepro and the Park Ridge development. No new information has been received on either project.

The bills were presented for payment. A motion was made by Allen Nelson and supported by Bob Voss to pay the outstanding bills in the amount of $123,518.99 as presented. Motion passed unanimously by roll call vote.

A motion was made by Barb Fivecoate and supported by Allen Nelson to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

President, Tony Zupancich, adjourned the meeting at 5:45 p.m.

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