Board Meeting Minutes 1/16/18

Gateway Marietta Community Improvement District

Meeting of Board of Directors

Parkway Center

1850 Parkway Place, Suite 520

Marietta, Georgia 30067

January 16, 2018



Board Members in Attendance

Mark Lawson

Roger Davis

Milton Dortch

Bob Morgan

Board Members Not in Attendance

Tom Flannigan

Rube McMullan

Other Attendees

Joe Knight, SCP

Caroline Whaley, SCP

Heath Garrett, SCP

Joseph Goldstein, City Councilman Ward 7

Cheryl Richardson, City Councilwoman Ward 1

Claire Bartlett, Office of Congressman Barry Loudermilk

Daniel Cummings, City of Marietta

Courtney Verdier, City of Marietta

Joe Duvall, Marietta Police

Jake King, Marietta Police

Jesus Sanchez, City of Marietta

Joe Vitally, City of Marietta

Chris Salley, YELLS

Dan Dobry, Croy Engineering

Heidi Dasinger, Marietta Power & Water

Jon Gargis, Marietta Daily Journal

Call to Order

At 7:37 a.m. Vice Chairman Mark Lawson called the board session to order. 

Board Meeting Minutes

After Vice Chair Lawson gave the board members time to review the drafts of the November 21, 2017 and December 12, 2017 board meeting Minutes, upon the motion of Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. Morgan, they were approved unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report

Mr. Morgan presented the Financial Report including December 31 Balance Sheet, November and December Profit and Loss Report, and invoices for payment. Upon the motion of Mr. Morgan, seconded by Mr. Dortch, the board unanimously approved the Treasurer’s Report and payment of invoices. 

City Update

Daniel Cummings, Economic Development Manager with the City of Marietta, gave an update on the progress being made on Franklin Gateway.  Mr. Cummings introduced City Councilman Joseph Goldstein and City Councilwoman Cheryl Richardson.  Both represent Franklin Gateway.  On December 20th Ikea announced its intentions to open a facility at 1019 Franklin Gateway as well as Franklin Plaza.  Mid-February is projected close, and the City is currently working on rezoning the Plaza and working on a light at the intersection.  

He confirmed that Parkway Center sold end of 2017.  The Marietta Flea Market has 3 tenants remaining, and once cleared, the City will raze.  Hardee’s is closed and currently for sale. Hampton Inn is projected for a first quarter completion and Wyndam Gardens is undergoing improvements.  Mr. Cummings mentioned the amendment made to the City’s alcohol ordinance to allow for the sale of on-site consumption on Sundays.  

Mr. Cummings introduced Joe Vitally and Jesus Sanchez from the City of Marietta to address the streetscape projects along Franklin Gateway.  Due to weather, the construction time has been extended to February 8, 2018.  All of Franklin Gateway is on the list for resurfacing so they are working to coordinate as many projects as possible. 

Mr. Cummings introduced Jake King of the Marietta City Police who will be taking the place of Joe Duvall.  Mr. Cummings thanked Joe Duvall for his service to the City of Marietta.

Board Seat Discussion

Mr. Knight brought to the board that due to the sale of Parkway Center, Mr. Shaw has resigned and is no longer a member of the board.  There is expected to be a call of a caucus of electors to fill Post 3 at the February Board meeting.  The board will also need to elect a new chair.

SCP Contract

At the December 12, 2017 board meeting, the board approved SCP moving from hourly billing to a monthly retainer.  Mr. Knight presented the revised contract to the board for signature.  Any additional work that is to be done by SCP will be worked out at an hourly rate.  Mr. Knight also presented the December invoice based upon the new agreement.  Upon the motion of Mr. Morgan, seconded by Mr. Davis, the December invoice was unanimously approved for payment.

Landscape Update

Mr. Knight informed the board that the RFP has been reworked and will be sent out to 4-5 companies.  Bids are due the week before the February board meeting and will be discussed at that meeting.  Mr. Lawson indicated that he will send of list of landscapers to Mr. Knight to be included.

Georgia Conservancy Update

Mr. Knight updated the board on the project underway with the Georgia Conservancy.  It entails reviewing existing plans of Franklin Gateway and meeting with major stakeholders to form a master list of projects recommended for the area.  Catherine Moore will attend the February meeting.  At the December meeting, the board approved up to $5,000 for the study.  Mr. Knight will send the final scope of work.

Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled on February 20, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.

There being no further business, Mr. Lawson adjourned the meeting at 8:07 a.m. 

Approved by the Gateway Marietta CID Board of Directors this _20_ day of ____February_______, 2018.

____________Joe Knight___________________Secretary

Jordan Woo