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March 2004
CITY OF PLYMOUTH DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Regular Board Meeting Minutes
March 11, 2004
7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting

ROLL CALL: 7:00 p.m.

Members present- Chair Gary, Vice-chair Wright, members Marulis, Franka, Piotrowski, Alexandrowski, Mundt, Franka, Doyle, Malcolm and Mayor Greene. Also Present-Director Anderson. Absent- Allen, Howell-Romein.

CITIZEN COMMENTS: none.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as presented.

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA.

--Approval of Minutes, Regular Meeting of 2/12/2004.
--Approval of the revised "Parking-Suggestions for the Future".
--Approval of the revised Six Year Capital Improvement Program.

Motion by Wright second by Marulis, to approve. Passed unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS:

--2004-2005 Preliminary Budget. Charts were presented showing the dramatic increase of DDA contributions to the General Fund over the last two years. Mayor Greene discussed City Commission budget consideration, recommending that the DDA Board be active in the City Commission's budget considerations. The DDA Budget is scheduled to be considered on April 15, and all are invited to attend. Minor revisions were proposed showing extra revenues and a small expense increase for concerts.
--Chamber of Commerce Plymouth After Dark Request. Motion by Franka, Second by Mundt, to decline the Chamber of Concert request for extra entertainment money for Plymouth After Dark due to DDA policy. The Chamber was referred to the DBA for consideration of PSD funds.


NEW BUSINESS:

-- Zoning Revision-Downtown District Sign Overlay. It was decided that a committee would look into changing sign requirements in the Downtown District, especially in regards to pedestrian-oriented signs. Alexandrowski, Franka, Malcolm, Mundt, and Gary volunteered for this committee.


MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS. The sign program, and the effort to "tweek" the DDA logo for sign purposes were discussed, as were tree grates, Parking Study schedule, and construction updates.

ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned, 8:30 pm.