The Redevelopment Commission met in an executive meeting Monday, May 9, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., at 123 Washington St. in the Legal Library, chaired by Tom Vujovich. Other commission members present were: Rich Stenner and Matt Souza. Also present were: Ed Curtin, Director and Terry Coriden, Attorney.
Matters discussed during the executive meeting were those matters previously advertised in the public notice. The board hereby certifies that no decisions were made and that only matters as advertised were discussed.
Call to Order
1) Roll Call—Tom Vujovich, Rich Stenner, Matt Souza, George Van Horn
Absent—Jim Lienhoop and John Anderson
Guests—Ed Curtin, Kristi Putnam, Ann DeVore, Roger DeVore, Paul Minnis, Max Lemley, Glenn Petri, Mike Lovelace, Bruce Donaldson, Joel Markland, Terry Coriden
2) Approval of Minutes—Motion to approve the minutes as submitted was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Rich Stenner. Motion was approved unanimously.
a. April 4, 2011
3) Resolution to transfer funds—This is to transfer funds from the Airport TIF to the Central TIF. This will be repaid by the end of the year. Motion to approve the transfer of funds was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Rich Stenner. Motion was approved unanimously.
4) Contract for Project Management – CWC Latitudes LLC—This is for a professional contract for project management. It is an hourly contract through the end of the year which will be paid using TIF funds. This allows for the Redevelopment Commission to become more self-sufficient which City Council wants. Motion to approve the contract was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Rich Stenner. Motion was approved unanimously.
5) Resolution for State Loan, Cummins, and Heritage Fund—This was broken down between Cummins and Heritage Fund resolutions. The Cummins loan is a state revolving loan for $500,000 with 0% interest for 20 years. It will be used toward the remediation of the Wood Treatment plant and the IUCAD. It would be repaid using TIF funds starting at the end of construction. Motion to approve the resolution was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Rich Stenner. Motion was approved unanimously.
The Heritage Fund loan is for $500,000 for the IUCAD project. It is also a 0% interest for 20 year loan in which it will be paid back using TIF funds. Matt Souza abstained from the vote. Motion to approve the resolution was made by Rich Stenner and seconded by George Van Horn. Motion was approved unanimously.
6) Resolution for Commons—This is a resolution between the Redevelopment Commission and ISMF for the IUCAD project. The approval is contingent of the City Council approval. Motion was approve the agreement was made by Rich Stenner and seconded by Matt Souza. Motion was approved unanimously.
7) Agreement for Construction Documents – BCA—To meet State requirements we need construction documents for contractors to bid on the project. This is a loan for remediation that will close at the end of the year. Motion to approve the agreement was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Rich Stenner. Motion was approved unanimously.
8) Notice to Bidders—This is to provide notice to bidders in the paper on Friday, May 13th and 21st. The bids will be opened on May 31st during a special meeting and awarded at the June meeting. There will be pre-bid meetings after the second notice was posted. Motion to approve the notice was made by Rich Stenner and seconded by Matt Souza. Motion was approved unanimously.
a. Lafayette Street
b. Blackwell Park
9) Supplemental Agreement – Janssen and Spaans—There is some additional investigation needed on 4th Street. It was requested by INDOT after a discovery of a concrete slab. This will bring the new total from $144,000 to $146,000 for the contracted services with Janssen and Spaans. The motion to approve the agreement was made by Rich Stenner and seconded by Matt Souza. Motion was approved unanimously.
10) Claims—Motion to approve the claims as submitted was made by Matt Souza and seconded by Rich Stenner. Motion was approved unanimously.
11) 4th Street Concepts—This was a presentation to the Commission on the 4th Street concept. It is a concept that would allow for 4th Street to be shut down for entertainment venues between Jackson Street and Franklin Street.
12) Staff Report—The playground at the Commons will open to the public on May 15th. June 2nd is the start of a weekend long Grand Opening celebration. Food Court won’t open until early fall 2011. There is a person looking into buying the Garage Pub & Grill. We are working with him to get a Riverfront License. We are still working with HUD on The Cole. We are waiting on approvals for the Outdoor Sports Complex. There was an announcement made the Scotty’s Brew House will be a restaurant within the Commons.