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PRDA MINUTES 2006-02-16 MINUTES OF THE 177th REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLYMOUTH ROAD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF LIVONIA The 177th Regular Meeting of the Plymouth Road Development Authority of the City of Livonia, Michigan was called to order at 3:06 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 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 Toni Mette Greg Meyer Members Absent: Lowell Peterson Marvin Walkon Jerry Wordhouse (iirr Others Present: John J.Nagy, PRDA Director John Iacoangeli, Beckett& Raeder Steve Levesque, Commercial Mowing Services Marge Watson, Secretary 1. Roll was called. A quorum was present. 2. Adoption of the 176th Regular Meeting Minutes. On a motion made by Anderson, supported by Kujawa, and unanimously adopted, it was #2006-02 RESOLVED, that the Minutes of the 176th Regular Meeting, held on Thursday, January 19, 2006, 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 regretfully announced his resignation from the Board due to a conflict with his position on the Planning Commission. Mayor Engebretson and Mr. Walsh explained that, through the Law Department and their communications with the Attorney General's office in Lansing, it had been determined that holding a seat on a downtown development authority is considered to be a municipal office, and thereby would prevent a Planning Commissioner from simultaneously serving as a member of the downtown development authority. Mr. 1 Walsh stated that he has enjoyed serving on the Board. All the Board members acknowledged his contribution and were glad to know that he would continue as the Chairman of the Planning Commission. 4. Beckett & Raeder: In response to requests from the Board to review the Master Plan for Plymouth Road to determine if future development is able to continue despite current financial conditions, Mr. John Iacoangeli from Beckett & Raeder presented the Implementation Matrix from 1996. He summarized the projects and the original objectives from 1996 and the progress that has been made to date. He also identified which projects had been completed, those partially completed and the scope of work yet to be done when financing permits. 5. Committee Reports. Public Relations Committee: (1) Stan Anderson stated that two of the three requested bids have been received for a new web site provider, and the third provider declined to bid. He is waiting for one more bid to be submitted so the Committee can make a recommendation to the Board. (2) The Spring Taste Fest promotion will run again this summer and the announcement will be made in the next newsletter. There was discussion on expanding the distribution city-wide and including a notice in the City newsletter. Mayor Engebretson suggested that since the Chamber of Commerce had included a small article, that it may be possible for the PRDA to do the same thing and to include their website link. (6•1 Banner Committee: Toni Mette reported that the Banner Committee did meet and had begun discussions regarding a policy to cover the installation of banners on Plymouth Road for special occasions by businesses and organizations. To date, discussions have included events such as grand openings and anniversaries at 5 year intervals, the need for standardized banners with restricted logos, verbiage and no political messages, the use of poles closest to the requesting business, and that the cost for installation would be borne by the requesting entity. Further discussions will take place to help formulate a policy. 6. Directors Report: (1) Mr. Nagy presented a quotation from Holophane for the stock replacement of street sign and street poles and street light poles and related items dated January 26, 2006. Following discussion of the need for the items and alternative sources, the low bid from Madison Electric in the amount of$31,910.00 was approved by the Board. On a motion made by Hiltz, supported by Mette, and unanimously adopted, it was #2006-03 RESOLVED, that the Plymouth Road Development Authority does hereby accept the proposal from Madison Electric Company, 31855 Van Dyke Avenue, Warren, Michigan 48093 (submitted by Holophane), as detailed in their quotation dated January 26, 2006, to provide a stock replacement of street sign and street poles and light poles and related items, including the cost of freight, in a total amount not to exceed $31,910.00. 2 Cie Mr. Walsh, Chairman, declared the motion is carried and the foregoing resolution adopted. (2) Mr. Nagy advised the Board of the invitation from Mayor Engebretson to attend the State of the City Address on March 14, 2006, at Burton Manor. 7. Polling of Members: (1) Wes Graff stated that he is looking forward to his new position as Chairman of the Board and thanked John Walsh for his service. (2) John Hiltz brought up the issue of the Ford tax appeal, and Mayor Engebretson stated that it may take years to resolve the issue but that the Wonderland redevelopment project will favorably impact the PRDA. (3) John Walsh announced that he will be traveling to China as a delegate from Schoolcraft College's Culinary Arts Program. Adjournment: On a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously adopted, the 177th Regular Meeting held by the Plymouth Road Development Authority on February 16, 2006, was adjourned at 4:20 p.m. The next meeting of the Plymouth Road Development Authority will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2006. L-71 � Marge Watt�s4h, Secretary tie 3