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PRDA MINUTES 2006-01-19 MINUTES OF THE 176th REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLYMOUTH ROAD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF LIVONIA The 176th Regular Meeting of the Plymouth Road Development Authority of the City of Livonia, Michigan was called to order at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 19, 2006, in the 4th floor conference room of City Hall. Members Present: Jack Engebretson, Mayor John Walsh, Chairman Wes Graff, Vice Chairman Stan Anderson Scott Grace John Hiltz Dennis Kujawa Lowell Peterson Toni Mette Greg Meyer Jerry Wordhouse Members Absent: Lowell Peterson Marvin Walkon Others Present: John J. Nagy, PRDA Director Jeff Bryant, Economic Development Director Steve Levesque, Commercial Mowing Services Robert Auth, Resident Ralph Williams, Resident Marge Watson, Secretary 1. Roll was called. A quorum was present. 2. Adoption of the 175th Regular Meeting Minutes. On a motion made by Graff, supported by Anderson, and unanimously adopted, it was #2006-01 RESOLVED, that the Minutes of the 175th Regular Meeting, held on Tuesday, December 8, 2005, by the Plymouth Road Development Authority are hereby approved. Mr. Walsh, Chairman, declared the motion is carried and the foregoing resolution adopted. 3. Comments from Chairman. Mr. Walsh stated that Board Member Lowell Peterson is in St. Joseph's Hospital in Ypsilanti recovering from bypass surgery. Flowers will be sent as soon as he out of ICU. 1 4. Beckett & Raeder: Mr. Nagy acknowledged receipt of a letter dated January 18, 2006, from Benjamin Baker, representative from Beckett & Raeder, addressing the following two items: (1) Phase 6 has been completed with the installation of the fence, and final payment application has been submitted to the PRDA (2) Mr. Baker has again contacted Ms. Holland with the Wayne County Road Commission regarding the lighted signs that are not working along the corridor and was informed that the corridor has been added to a list of work to be completed. Jeff Bryant offered to call his contacts at DTE to help expedite the repair. Ms. Mette asked that the sign at Deering and Plymouth be repaired at the same time. Mr. Hiltz inquired if there would be an inspection of the street light poles before the one year warranty was up, and he was assured that would take place. He also wanted to make sure that replacement poles would also be free from defect, and Mr. Nagy replied in the affirmative. Mr. Nagy also stated that another street identification sign was hit by a car at Cardwell and that will be added to the order for additional poles. 5. Committee Reports. Inspection Committee: (1) Toni Mette reported that the awning at Best Transmission has gaping holes in it and would like to see it removed. Mr. Nagy will advise the Inspection Department of the problem. (2) Mayor Engebretson gave a brief update on the redevelopment of Wonderland Mall and said he would have more information about the project after he spoke with the developer, which he hoped would be soon. (3) Mr. Hiltz suggested that the Board review the Master Plan for Plymouth Road to determine if future development is able to continue despite current financial conditions. Mr. Walsh concurred and suggested that this issue be slated for the February agenda. Public Relations Committee: (1) Stan Anderson stated that two of the three requested bids have been received for a new web site provider, and as soon as the last one is received a recommendation will be forthcoming from the committee. Banner Committee: Mr. Walsh stated that the Banner Committee will meet within the next two months to provide some recommended procedures regard a policy to cover banner requests on Plymouth Road. The Mayor requested that this matter be given high priority. 6. Directors Report: (1) Mr. Nagy stated that it is a continuing policy of the PRDA to ask new businesses to voluntarily implement the PRDA streetscape at their cost, with the PRDA performing maintenance at its cost if easements can be obtained. He cited U.S. Tire as another business on Plymouth Road that has recently agreed to implement the PRDA streetscape at their cost for the redevelopment of the building at 33850 Plymouth Road. (2) Mr. Nagy also stated that the Quality Inn did take down the illegal signs in front of their hotel as requested by the Board. 7. Polling of Members: (1) Toni Mette requested that the installation of covered bus stops be considered when financing is available. Wes Graff stated that the City is actively working on the implementation of a new bus system to replace the SMART 2 system. The Mayor added that a study to track riders and survey the needs of businesses is Livonia is being implemented now. (2) Jeff Bryant expressed concern that there was not a GM or Ford representative sitting on the PRDA Board. John Walsh said that the ordinance should be reviewed to see if that would be possible. (3) John Hiltz advised the Board about the schedule and the dates for the reconstruction of Hubbard Road. There will be meetings scheduled to advise the businesses fronting on Hubbard Road of the schedule of these improvements. Mr. Hiltz stated he would advise Mr. Nagy of the schedule as well so he can inform others of this meeting. The meeting is scheduled to take place in their office unless a location such as Bill Brown Ford is better suited. After some discussion, it was determined that the best location is the Orchard, Hiltz &McCliment office. Adjournment: On a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously adopted, the 176th Regular Meeting held by the Plymouth Road Development Authority on January 19, 2006, was adjourned at 3:50 p.m. The next meeting of the Plymouth Road Development Authority will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2006. Marge Wagon, Secretary c 3