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PRDA MINUTES 2006-08-17 MINUTES OF THE 181st REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLYMOUTH ROAD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF LIVONIA The 181St Regular Meeting of the Plymouth Road Development Authority of the City of Livonia, Michigan, was called to order at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, August 17, 2006, in the 4th floor conference room of City Hall. Members Present: Toni Mette, Vice Chairman Stan Anderson Scott Grace John Hiltz Greg Meyer Lowell Peterson Members Absent: Jack Engebretson, Mayor Wes Graff, Chairman Dennis Kujawa Marvin Walkon Others Present: John J. Nagy, PRDA Director Steve Levesque, Commercial Mowing Services (iv Ralph Williams, Resident Marge Watson, Secretary 1. Roll was called. A quorum was present. 2. Adoption of the 180th Regular Meeting Minutes. On a motion made by Anderson, supported by Meyer, and unanimously adopted, it was #2006-16 RESOLVED, that the Minutes of the 180th Regular Meeting, held on May 18, 2006, by the Plymouth Road Development Authority are hereby approved. Ms. Mette, Acting Chairman, declared the motion is carried and the foregoing resolution adopted. 3. Comments from Chairman. The review and adoption of the Financial Statements will be postponed until Mr. Michael Slater, Director of Finance, is present to answer any questions that may arise. 4. Fiscal Year 2007 Budget: In a letter dated August 7, 2006, Michael Slater, Director of Finance, submitted a proposed budget for the PRDA for the 2007 fiscal Co, year and requested the Board to review prior to its submission to City Council. Mr. Greg Meyer requested clarification of the year-end dates as shown in the Fund Balance Projection for Fiscal Year ending November 30, 2007, attached to the 1 above referenced letter. Ms. Mette requested a "punch list" be provided by Beckett & Raeder to help identify future projects. Mr. Nagy will contact Beckett & Raeder. On a motion made by Peterson, seconded by Grace, and unanimously adopted, it was #2006-17 RESOLVED, that the Plymouth Road Development Authority does hereby accept and approve the Fiscal Year 2007 Budget as submitted by the Director of Finance in his letter dated August 7, 2006. Ms. Mette, Acting Chairman, declared the motion is carried and the foregoing resolution adopted. 5. Committee Reports: Public Relations Committee Report: (1) Stan Anderson stated that the agreement with the new web provider, Enable Point, has been finalized. To update the web site, each Board member is requested to submit a brief biographical paragraph to be put on the web site, as well as any suggested improvements for the site. (2) Mr. Anderson advised the Board that FCS is no longer in business but that Sue Lang, a previous employee of FCS, did a great job assisting him on the last newsletter and intends to continue her services for future issues. The Fall newsletter is scheduled to be mailed by October 23. It is estimated that the cost will be $1,200. Ms. Lang (100 will also continue working on the wrap-up of the Plymouth Road Taste Fest promotion. Mr. Grace stated that, as a business owner who participated in the Taste Fest, he would be willing to pay to participate in the program. Mr. Anderson noted that businesses were eager to participate when there was no fee involved, but it was agreed that expanded coverage of the program in the future would be helpful. In response to Mr. Hiltz, Mr. Anderson explained that the goal of the newsletter is to keep Plymouth Road businesses advised on the PRDA's activities and individual business endeavors to upgrade their buildings. Banner Committee: Mr. Nagy reported that he had received a report from the Department of Law regarding the creation of a Plymouth Road banner policy. Mr. Grace suggested that a set fee should be established for all businesses who want to install banners on Plymouth Road. Impact Graphics, now doing business as Above and Beyond Installations, Inc., will format a banner template. Mr. Nagy also suggested that cost savings would be realized if their services were also used to replace light bulbs on street lights at the same time they are replacing the seasonal banners. Construction Committee: Toni Mette reported that (1) CMS is doing a great job but some weeding at the Wonderland location and in miscellaneous flowers beds needs to be done. (2) There have been numerous garage sales signs along Plymouth Road and in the flower beds that need to be removed. (3) The newly repainted street benches and trash cans look good. (4) The Hubbard Road repaving project is half done and Mr. Hiltz will advise when the construction will be complete. (5) The Honey Tree Restaurant at Farmington Road will be opening soon. (6) Mr. 2 Anderson advised that there will be another building phase next to the TCF Bank, and that there are street lights out near the Transmission Plant west of Wayne Road on the north side. 7. Directors Report: (1) Mr. Nagy stated that scope of work for the repainting of park benches and trash containers had been expanded but that the unit cost remained the same and a two-year warranty had been obtained from the supplier, Seaway Painting. (2) The Executive Committee met to review two new developments, the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant relocation and the demolition and redevelopment of the Speedway gas station. (3) The Hertz Corporation is expected to relocate along Plymouth Road and to include PRDA streetscape improvements. (4) U.S. Tire has closed it business, and the associated coffee shop, which was to be located in the same building, will not open as originally planned. (5) In regard to the Wonderland redevelopment, it was necessary for the PRDA to hire a service to locate cables and irrigation. (6) A replacement for John Walsh from Schoolcraft College should be joining the Board in the near future. 8. Polling of Members: Scott Grace inquired if the new web provider, EnablePoint, would be available to assist Daly's Restaurant with their web site. 9. Polling of Residents. Ralph Williams asked for more enforcement regarding signage on Plymouth Road and suggested that a fee should be assessed violators of the city's sign ordinance. Adjournment: On a motion duly made, seconded and unanimously adopted, the 181st Regular Meeting held by the Plymouth Road Development Authority on August 17, 2006, was adjourned at 4:40 p.m. The next meeting of the Plymouth Road Development Authority will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2006. Marge Watson, Secretary 3