Board Meeting Minutes 10/16/18

Gateway Marietta Community Improvement District

Meeting of Board of Directors

Parkway Center

1850 Parkway Place, Suite 520

Marietta, Georgia 30067

October 16, 2018 


Board Members in Attendance

Mark Lawson - Chairman

Bob Morgan - Treasurer


Other Officer

Caroline Whaley, SCP - Secretary


Other Attendees

Lynn Rainey, Board Counsel

Jon Harris

Joseph Goldstein, City of Marietta

Cheryl Richardson, City of Marietta

Michael Leithead, Leithead Consulting

Courtney Verdier, City of Marietta

Heidi Dasinger, Marietta Power & Water

Dan Dobry, Croy Engineering

Brad Turner, Cumberland

Daniel Foster, Georgia Commute Options

Jake King, Marietta City Police

Baily Quintrell, FLOCK

Billy Wilkes, FLOCK

Kathy Radler, KW Atlanta

Heath Garrett, GMHC360/SCP


Call to Order

At 7:31 a.m. Chairman Mark Lawson called the board meeting to order.


Board Meeting Minutes

No quorum, minutes were not reviewed.


Treasurer’s Report

Mr. Morgan presented the Financial Report. He noted the board had invoices in the total amount of $18,502 in addition to $3,500 for Leithead Consulting.  GMCID has received its first 2018 tax revenue in the amount of $64,000.



Mr. Lawson welcomed Jon Harris.  Mr. Harris introduced himself to the GMCID board and meeting attendees.


City Update

Courtney Verdier from the City updated the board that Drive Shack is proceeding with the closing pushed to January due to Entitlement.  Ikea has fenced off Franklin Plaza and demolition should begin by the end of October.  After demolition is complete the City will complete road work in the area.  The Flea Market has one remaining tenant.  The City is working with the tenant on a new location.  At this time, the Flea Market property is being marketed with additional property, totaling 19.5 acres.  City Council passed a resolution at the last meeting to include 550 Franklin Gateway (Flea Market) in the CID. 


Ms. Verdier also updated that the hospital bridge spanning Church Street will begin in January and may impact traffic.  No additional updates on the trails currently.


Landscape Updates

Ms. Whaley updated the board on landscape maintenance and that pole replacement work along Delk Road has begun.  In addition, Ms. Whaley explained the next steps in the Landscape Design contract and will have more to report in November.  In regard to Blanche Underpass, lights are on and working.  City Public Works had a crew of 6-8 cleaning up trash and debris last Friday.  Ms. Whaley recognized the efforts of the City and stated that she will continue to speak with GDOT about potential arts project with the underpass. 


Marietta City Police Update

Major King updated the board on the FLOCK Security Camera.  Followed up on Major Marshall’s report and recommends bookending Franklin Gateway with cameras to total 4.  He spoke about the success with the Flock System at the largest apartment complex in the City off Bells Ferry.  Major King stated that he has received permission from Ron Mull with Marietta Power & Water to utilize and attach cameras to any Marietta City Pole.  The cost for each camera was stated at $1,500/year.  Major Marshall stated that if the CID board elects to move forward with this endeavor he will provide quarterly updates and at the end of the year will provide a review of its benefits and recommendations on renewal.


Bailey Quintrell and Billy Wilkes, representatives of Flock, provided a brief history and background to the company.  Questions were asked by GMCID Board Counsel, Lynn Rainey, regarding the structure of the agreement.  Mr. Quintrell offered to send a proposed agreement for review.  Major King stated that the City is looking at rolling out cameras to cover all major entry and exit points into the City, a total of 25 additional cameras.  In closing, Mr. Garrett provided feedback and recommended that GMCID reach out to Home Depot to see their interest in covering the entry and exit points to Franklin Gateway located near their facilities.

Franklin Gateway Road Extension Update

Ms. Whaley updated the board that the project is moving along.  Ms. Whaley is collecting information for economic impact analysis and is setting up meetings with Mr. Goldstein and Ms. Richardson.

Expansion Contract

Mr. Leithead updated the board on the status of his work.  He provided board members with the excel database of 119 properties within the expansion boundaries, as well as maps and a hot list.  He stated that upon completion of the database he noted an increased assessed value of up to $355,000.  The properties on the hot list, he asked the board members to review and aid if they know the owners or listed contact. After reviewing the hotlist and the full database, if board members have a connection they can either go through Ms. Whaley or directly to Mr. Leithead to offer assistance.  Mr. Leithead is making contact via phone and the first meeting is set for next week.  Mr. Rainey asked questions regarding 550 Franklin Gateway that the City has included in the CID.  Ms. Verdier will provide the resolution and Mr. Rainey will draft a resolution for the board to include this property in an expansion of our CID.  Questions were asked regarding the 3 residential parcels being marketed with the Flea Market.  Ms. Whaley and Mr. Leithead are to follow up on these parcels and determine if they can be included in the boundaries at this time.  


Other Business

Ms. Whaley reminded the board of Marietta YELLS upcoming event on October 18th.  In addition, Ms. Whaley noted that the next meeting, November 13th, will be on the 1st floor.

Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled on November 13, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.

There being no further business, Mr. Lawson adjourned the meeting at 8:08 a.m.

Approved by the Gateway Marietta CID Board of Directors this ___ day of _________________, 2018.



Caroline Whaley