Colon Downtown Development Authority Meeting Minutes

Meeting convened at 5:30 P.M. and adjourned at 6:10 P.M.

Board Members Present: Tery Kidwell, Mary Beth Bower, Ron Cerny, Pat Kocher, Kelly Pucci, Joe Pucci

Board Members Absent: Rick Fisher, Kevin Edson

A packet of information was distributed by Tery Kidwell that included names and contact information fo the 8 DDA members; the February meeting agenda; all 2017 meeting dates (February 23, March 23, April 27, June 22, August 24, and October 26); Colon Village Reduced Speed Limit Requests; Colon Village Signage; response from MDOT; and DDA Bylaws.

Village President, Diane Downs will fill out MDOT Form 1501 requesting signs.

Tery will contact Diane Downs regarding blight.

Village President Diane Downs has been given the contact information for Emily Petz, Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Any grants will be applied for by the Village Council.

Tery reported on the meeting with Keith Baker of Coldwater regarding DDA’s.

Tery reported on the meeting with Brandan Maurer of MDOT.

Both above referenced meetings were conducted prior to February 23rd.

Mary Beth Bower reminded the members to keep in mind that the DDA covers an area much larger than what is thought of as downtown.

Tery asked each member of the DDA to bring to the next meeting suggestions for improving the appearance of the area covered by the DDA.