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Redevelopment Commission Meeting Minutes 2015

Meeting Minutes

01-29-2015 Redevelopment Commission

January 29, 2015 Redevelopment Commission Meeting Minutes

Mark Barenie, President Gregory Volk Attorney David Austgen
Michael Forbes, Vice-President Ken Gembala Steve Kil, Town Manager
Larry Bustamante, Secretary    

CALL TO ORDER:

Mr. Forbes chaired the Redevelopment Commission special meeting in Mr. Barenie’s absence. He called to order the meeting for January 29, 2015, at 7:21 p.m.

ROLL CALL:

Susan E. Wright, Recording Secretary, took roll call with the following members present: Michael Forbes, Larry Bustamante, Ken Gembala and Gregory Volk. Mark Barenie was absent. Attorney David Austgen was present. Staff: Steve Kil.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: JANUARY 9, 2014, SPECIAL MEETING; MAY 22, 2014 SPECIAL JOINT MEETING; JUNE 12, 2014, SPECIAL MEETING AND JUNE 26, 2014, SPECIAL MEETING.

Mr. Forbes noted the first item before the Board was consideration of the minutes from the January 9, 2014, special meeting, May 22, 2014, special joint meeting, June 12, 2014, special meeting and the June 26, 2014, special meeting. He asked if there were any questions or comments on the aforementioned meeting minutes. There were no questions.

Mr. Forbes stated he would entertain a motion on the minutes. Mr. Gembala noted Mr. Bustamante’s absence was reflected in the minutes of June 12, 2014.

Mr. Forbes stated he would entertain a motion for the Redevelopment Commission meeting minutes for the January 9, 2014, May 22, 2014, and June 26, 2014. “So moved,” by Mr. Bustamante. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (4/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

Mr. Forbes stated he would entertain a motion to approve the Redevelopment Commission meeting minutes of June 12, 2014. “So moved,” by Mr. Gembala. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (3/0/1). Ayes --- three. Nays --- one. Mr. Bustamante abstained.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS:

Mr. Forbes noted the next item for the Board’s consideration and action was the election of officers. He asked for a nomination for the position of president. Mr. Bustamante made a motion to nominate Mark Barenie for the position of president for 2015. Mr. Gembala seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (4/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

Mr. Forbes stated he would entertain a motion for the position of vice-president for 2015. Mr. Bustamante made a motion to nominate Mike Forbes for the position of vice-president for 2015. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (4/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

Mr. Forbes stated he would entertain a motion for the position of secretary. Mr. Forbes nominated Mr. Bustamante to serve as secretary for the year of 2015. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (4/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

NEW BUSINESS:

A. CONSIDER ACCEPTANCE AND APPROVAL OF THE ANNUAL REPORT TO THE EXECUTIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE REPORT FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2014.
Mr. Forbes noted the first item under New Business was to consider acceptance and approval of the Annual Report to the Executive and the Comprehensive Report for Calendar Year 2014.

Mr. Kil submitted the reports to the Board. He stated that the annual and comprehensive reports are almost the same, but due to statute, two reports are prepared.

Mr. Kil summarized the reports as follows: Redevelopment Commission (allocation areas and TIF Districts) spring disbursement received June, 2014, $367,231.51; fall disbursement received on December 30, 2014, $400,144.81 for a total of $767,476.32.

Mr. Kil noted the ending balance in Fund 481 in the amount $935,192.05. He stated there is plenty of money to do the road project.

Mr. Kil noted the road project is currently out for bid. He stated these funds will be used to pay for the Lake Central Drive improvement project.

Mr. Kil recommended that the Board make a motion to accept the Annual Report to the Executive and the Comprehensive Report for Calendar Year 2014.

Mr. Forbes stated he would entertain a motion on the reports. Mr. Volk made a motion to accept the Annual Report to the Executive and the Comprehensive Report for Calendar Year 2014. Mr. Bustamante seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (4/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

B. CONSIDER ANNUAL NOTICE TO THE LAKE COUNTY AUDITOR FOR THE CAPTURE OF ASSESSMENT FOR THE MARCH 1, 2015, ASSESSMENT DATE.
Mr. Forbes noted the next item before the Board for their consideration was Notice to the Lake County Auditor for the Capture of Assessment for the March 1, 2015, Assessment Date. He noted this is a yearly action taken by the Board to capture the TIF District funds.

Mr. Kil explained provided the Board approves, he will send a letter to the Lake County Auditor informing them that the Redevelopment Commission intends to capture the tax increment in the TIF District. He stated this action is taken in order to fund the Town’s projects.

Mr. Kil stated that the only time the Town captures the assessment is when they have a project. He informed the Board that this assessment is for Allocation Areas One and Two, north and south TIF Districts, which have been linked.

Mr. Forbes asked if there were any questions related to the assessment capture. There were no questions. He stated he would entertain a motion to authorize a notice to the Lake County Auditor for the Capture of Assessment for the March 1, 2015, assessment date. “So moved,” by Mr. Bustamante. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (4/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:

Mr. Forbes moved on to Reports and Correspondence.

There were no further reports or correspondence.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Mr. Forbes opened the floor to public comment. He asked if there was any public comment related to the St. John Redevelopment Commission. There was no public comment. Mr. Forbes closed the floor to public comment.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Forbes stated he would entertain a motion adjourn. “So moved,” by Mr. Gembala. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (4/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

(The meeting was adjourned at 7:29 p.m.)

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Susan E. Wright, Recording Secretary
St. John Redevelopment Commission

06-25-2015 Redevelopment Commission

June 25, 2015 Redevelopment Commission Meeting Minutes

Mark Barenie, President Gregory Volk Attorney David Austgen
Michael Forbes, Vice-President Ken Gembala Steve Kil, Town Manager
Larry Bustamante, Secretary    

CALL TO ORDER:

Mr. Barenie called to order the June 25, 2015, Redevelopment Commission meeting at 7:52 p.m.

ROLL CALL:

Clerk Treasurer, Sherry Sury, took roll call with the following members present: Mark Barenie, Michael Forbes, Larry Bustamante, Ken Gembala and Gregory Volk. Attorney David Austgen was present. Staff: Steve Kil. Citizen members: James Sakelaris and Dr. John DeVries were absent. Redevelopment Commission Recording Secretary, Susan E. Wright, was also present.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: JANUARY 29, 2015, SPECIAL MEETING.

Mr. Barenie noted the first item before the Board was consideration of the minutes from the January 29, 2015, special meeting.

Mr. Forbes made a motion to approve the January 29, 2015, special meeting minutes, if There were no questions. “So moved,” by Mr. Bustamante. The motion was Unanimously carried by voice vote (5/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

NEW BUSINESS:

A. MEYERS DEVELOPMENT --- QUIT CLAIM DEED TO THE TOWN PROJECT PARCEL.

Mr. Barenie stated that the first item under New Business was a quit claim deed for the Town’s project parcel. He asked Mr. Kil to elaborate.

Mr. Kil stated this business is being conducted at the request of Attorney Austgen.

Attorney Austgen explained to the Board that this was a matter of house-cleaning related to the project’s financing development agreement by the Redevelopment Commission with Meyers Development for the Lake Central Plaza improvement project.

He stated within the agreement there was an understanding and specific terms that there would be a conveyance of property once acquired by the Town through eminent domain to Meyers Development; in turn, Meyers Development contributed a monetary amount.

Attorney Austgen stated that the document states this should be a warranty deed. He stated he has prepared a quit claim deed. He stated this process will clean up the title. Meyers Development is conveying back to the Town what was conveyed by quit claim, and the Town will, if approved, convey by warranty deed in accordance with the exact terms of the agreement, the parcel.

Mr. Barenie asked if there was any further discussion by the Board. There was no further discussion.

Mr. Barenie stated he would entertain a motion.

(General discussion ensued.)

Attorney Austgen stated the record should reflect that the title has been searched, there is a title commitment and the strict terms of the agreement require a warranty deed. He stated the record should further reflect that for good and valuable consideration, Mr. Meyers, through his entity, tendered $500,000.00 to the Town.

Mr. Forbes made a motion to accept the quit claim deed. Mr. Volk seconded the motion. The motion was carried unanimously by voice vote (5/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

B. CONVEYANCE OF THE PROJECT PARCEL TO MEYERS DEVELOPMENT BY WARRANTY DEED PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Mr. Barenie stated the next item under New Business was conveyance of the project parcel to Meyers Development pursuant to the terms of the economic development. He asked if there was any additional information.

Attorney Austgen stated he had explained the totality agenda items.

Mr. Barenie stated he would entertain a motion to approve conveyance of the parcel by warranty deed. “I’ll make that motion,” by Mr. Volk. Mr. Forbes seconded the motion. The motion was unanimously carried by voice vote (5/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE:

Mr. Forbes moved on to Reports and Correspondence.

There were no further reports or correspondence.

Attorney Austgen recommended that Mr. Kil give the Board an update on the Lake Central Plaza Improvement project.

Mr. Kil informed the Board that the Plan Commission has granted final plat approval to the commercial portion as well as the first phase of the residential portion of the improvement project. He stated Lake Central Drive is ready to go, but for the weather. He stated as soon as the weather improves, the road will be constructed along with a reconfiguration of the traffic signal to accommodate left turn lanes.

Attorney Austgen added that this a tremendous project by way of an agreement between the public/private sector. He stated he anticipates a successful conclusion.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Mr. Barenie opened the floor to public comment. He asked if there was any public comment related to the St. John Redevelopment Commission. There was no public comment. Mr. Barenie closed the floor to public comment.

ADJOURNMENT:

Mr. Barenie stated he would entertain a motion adjourn. “So moved,” by Mr. Bustamante. Mr. Forbes seconded the motion. The motion was carried by voice vote (5/0). Ayes --- all. Nays --- none.

(The meeting was adjourned at 7:57 p.m.)

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Susan E. Wright, Recording Secretary
St. John Redevelopment Commission

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