MEMBERS: Mr. Mark McGiboney, chair, Ms.
Loren Roberts, Vice-Chair, Dr. Melvin Baker, Mr. Brian Barnard, Mr. Jonathan
Eady, Ms. Kendra Mayfield, and Ms. Martha Molyneux.
Bob Schwartz, city manager and DDA secretary/treasurer.
GUESTS: There were no guests.
Mr. McGiboney called the meeting to order at 7:15 PM.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Upon motion of Mr. Eady, seconded
by Dr. Baker, the minutes for the meeting on March 2, 2017 were approved as
presented. The vote was 7 – 0.
ADDITIONAL NOTEBOOK MATERIAL: Mr. Schwartz distributed three
additional items for the DDA members’ notebooks: The Town Center district
zoning ordinance and map, the UGA streetscape study from 2012, and the proposed
town center development from the Future Planning Workshop in 2006.
asked for a map showing the DDA area as an overlay to the zoning map.
TRAINING - Mr. McGiboney reminded the members
of the state mandated training scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd.
BY-LAWS – The members reviewed a draft set
of By-Laws prepared by Mr. Schwartz.
Several changes were made to the draft but final approval will wait
until the new DDA attorney has had a chance to review the proposed By-Laws.
ATTORNEY – The members discussed three
attorneys who had indicated a willingness to serve as the attorney for the
DDA. The discussion included the
advantages and disadvantages of sharing the same attorney with the City. After discussion, upon motion of Mr. Barnard,
seconded by Ms. Molyneux, the Chair was authorized to negotiate and sign a
contract with Mr. Frank Turner to serve as the attorney for the DDA.
OTHER BUSINESS – The members discussed several
items and asked for more data in the areas of demography and the utility bills
in Oxford. They discussed the purpose of the DDA and what sort of development
should be sought for Oxford. This
discussion will continue at the next meeting.
ADJOURNMENT: Mr. McGiboney adjourned the meeting
at 8:10 PM.