Downtown Development Authority Meeting July 25, 2018

MEMBERS: Mr. Mark McGiboney, Chair; Ms. Loren Roberts, Vice-Chair; Mr. Jonathan Eady, Mr. Mike Ready, Ms. Danielle Miller, and Mr. Brian Barnard. Ms. Martha Molyneux was absent.

STAFF: Matthew Pepper, city manager and DDA secretary/treasurer.

GUESTS: There were no guests in attendance.

OPENING: At 7:02 PM, Mr. McGiboney called the meeting to order.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Upon motion of Mr. Eady, seconded by Mr. Ready, the minutes for the meeting on June 27, 2018 were approved. The vote was 6 – 0.

REVIEW OF FINAL DRAFT REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: The DDA members reviewed and edited the final draft of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the E. Clark Street Development.

REVIEW OF POTENTIAL DEVELOPER LIST: The DDA members reviewed the current list of potential developers to approach for the E. Clark Street Development. Once the RFP is complete, with the attachments, Mr. Pepper will contact the developers listed on the attachment. In addition, Mr. Pepper will confirm whether or not the DDA is allowed to list the RFP on the Georgia Municipal Association’s website.

Upon motion or Mr. Barnard, seconded by Mr. Ready, the DDA will formally issue the RFP to the list of developers, and post it on any other public forums as appropriate, conditional upon it being revised as discussed at tonight’s meeting, and collectively approved via email by the DDA, along with the necessary attachments. The vote was 6 – 0.

OTHER BUSINESS: The DDA members reviewed the “Housing” section from the 2018 Update of the Newton County Comprehensive Plan.

ADJOURNMENT: Mr. McGiboney adjourned the meeting at 7:38 PM.

Approved by:

Matthew Pepper, Secretary/Treasurer