Downtown Development Authority Minutes 12-14-2021

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                                      CITY OF MUSKEGON

                DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DDA) /
               BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (BRA)

                             REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

                                       December 14, 2021

The meeting was held in the City Commission Chambers. Chairperson M. Bottomley called the
meeting to order at 10:30 AM and roll was taken.

MEMBERS PRESENT:            M. Bottomley, J. Riegler, M. Johnson Sr., M. Kleaveland, J. Moore,
                            H. Systema, F. Peterson, S. Black, D. Kalisz.

MEMBERS ABSENT:             (Members excused) J. Wallace Jr., D. Pollock, B. Hastings,

STAFF PRESENT:              P. Wills, Director of Strategic Initiatives; D. Alexander,
                            Downtown Manager, J. Eckholm, Director of Economic
                            Development/Development Services Division, and Mike Franzak,
                            Director of Planning.

OTHERS PRESENT:             None

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion by F. Peterson, second by M. Kleaveland, to approve the regular meeting minutes for
November 30, 2021. Voice vote, all approved.

BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BUSINESS
None.

DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BUSINESS

Agenda Item A: Staff is asking the DDA board to review and accept the financial statement for
Nov. 30, 2021.

       Staff recommendation: To accept the Nov. 30, 2021 financial statement.

       Motion: Made by D. Kalisz, seconded by F. Peterson, to accept the Nov. 30, 2021
       financial statement.

       All in favor, motion passes.

Agenda Item B: Information was presented by Ann Meisch about the Recognition of Lakeshore
Art Festival Award.
Agenda Item C: Staff was approached last week by Carla Flanders of CMF Marketing &
Events and the Lakeshore Art Festival to have the city and the DDA back a new late-winter
event to generate downtown activity, support LAF vendors and delight customers.

       Staff recommendation: Staff recommends the DDA be the fiduciary for the new
       Michigan Makers Market on March 12, 2022 in the same way the DDA has financially
       backed the Lakeshore Art Festival and Taste of Muskegon through the city clerk’s event
       staff.

       Motion: Made by H. Systema, seconded by M. Kleaveland, for the DDA to support the
       creation of a new March 12, 2022 one-day art and crafts event in the VanDyk Mortgage
       Convention Center in Downtown Muskegon as fiduciary of the event.

       All in favor, motion passes.

Agenda Item D: Staff is for authorization to renew a management contract with CMF
Marketing & Events to produce a new 2022 Michigan Market Makers event in downtown
Muskegon.

       Staff recommendation: To approve a new event management agreement with CMF
       Marketing & Events for the Michigan Market Makers on March 12, 2022.

       Motion: Made by J. Riegler, seconded by J. Moore, to approve a new event management
       agreement with CMF Marketing & Events for the Michigan Market Makers and direct
       City Clerk Ann Meisch to execute it.

       All in favor, motion passes

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
None.

OTHER
None.

AJOURNMENT
11:15 am

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