MEMBERS: Mr. Mark McGiboney, Chair; Ms.
Loren Roberts, Vice-Chair; Mr. Brian Barnard, Mr. Jonathan Eady, Ms. Martha
Molyneux, Dr. Melvin Baker, and Ms. Kendra Mayfield.
STAFF: Robert Jordan, city engineer; Matthew
Pepper, assistant city manager and DDA secretary/treasurer.
GUESTS: There were no guests.
OPENING: Mr. McGiboney called the meeting to
order at 7:02 PM.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Upon motion of Ms. Molyneux, seconded
by Mr. Eady, the minutes for the meeting on September 27, 2017 were approved as
presented. The vote was 7 – 0.
STREET EXTENSION PROJECT: Mr. Jordan led a discussion on the E. Clark
Extension Project. The DDA members would propose that the City defer the
extension project until a formal development plan is in place, or truncate the
street in order to maximize flexibility for future development.
PLANNER DISCUSSION: The DDA members had a discussion on whether or not to
hire a facilitator to assist with creating a strategic plan. It was decided
that the DDA would not hire a strategic planner as the action plan written by
Mr. Eady captured the DDA’s mission and vision.
BUSINESS: Mr. Pepper stated the city’s interest in moving forward with
development along E. Clark Street in anticipation of the 2020 Census.
ASSIGNMENTS: Before the next meeting, the DDA will complete the following
Mr. Barnard will invite Historical Concepts to make a presentation at
the DDA’s next meeting in November.
Mr. McGiboney will speak with Josephine Kelly, Main Street Director for
the City of Porterdale, regarding potential master planners for the project.
McGiboney adjourned the meeting at 7:55 PM.