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CITY OF NEW RICHMOND: 1/13/18 Special Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:25pm

JANUARY 13, 2018 8:30 A.M.
The meeting was opened by announcing that this was an open meeting of the Common Council. Notice of this meeting was given to the public at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting by forwarding the complete agenda to the official City newspaper, the New Richmond News, and to all news media who have requested the same as well as posting. Copies of the complete agenda were available for inspection at the City Clerk's office. Anyone desiring information as to forthcoming meetings should contact the City Clerk's office.
Roll call was taken.
Members Present: Mayor Horne, Alderman Ard, Kittel, Montello, and Zajkowski
Members Absent: Alderman Jackson and Volkert
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Alderman Zajkowski moved to adopt the agenda as presented, seconded by Alderman Kittel and carried.
Comprehensive Plan Update
Jeff McMenimen, from Hoisington Koegler Group, helped facilitate the presentation made the analogy of how all the committee work will get incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan document. McKenzie Campbell read the vision statement formed by the entire CAP group. Jeremy Poole discussed the guiding principles for growth. Blair Williams discussed Creating Community, which dealt with land use and housing. Todd Loehr discussed Economic Development. Michelle Scanlan discussed Downtown Revitalization. Katie Wendt discussed Quality of Life, which included parks, trails and recreation. Ben Kurth discussed Community Connectivity, which included transportation and mobility. Kevin Morris discussed Community Pride, which includes public facilities, safety and services. Mayor Horne, along with the Council, was extremely impressed by all the work the entire committee did on this project. Council members would like to see this presentation given to other groups in the community. Everyone was impressed with the ideas and the energy from this group.
Economic Development Presentation
Seth Hudson, from Cedar Corporation, gave a presentation on Economic Development and the items site selectors are looking for in a location. Seth will come back to a work session to present this to a larger group.
Communications & Miscellaneous
Alderman Ard moved to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Alderman Montello and carried.
Meeting Adjourned at 11:10 a.m.
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