Board Meeting Minutes 11/13/18

Gateway Marietta Community Improvement District

Meeting of Board of Directors

Parkway Center

1850 Parkway Place, Suite 520

Marietta, Georgia 30067

November 13, 2018




Board Members in Attendance

Mark Lawson – Chairman

Kim Gresh – Vice Chairman

Bob Morgan – Treasurer

Milton Dortch

Jon Harris

Rube McMullan


Other Officer

Caroline Whaley, SCP - Secretary


Other Attendees

Lynn Rainey, Board Counsel

Joseph Goldstein, City of Marietta

Michael Leithead, Leithead Consulting

Heidi Dasinger, Marietta Power & Water

Dan Dobry, Croy Engineering

Jake King, Marietta City Police

Billy Wilkes, FLOCK

James Hudgins, Cobb DOT

Daniel Cummings, City of Marietta

Holly Quinlan, CT&T


Call to Order

At 7:31 a.m. Vice Chairman Kim Gresh called the board meeting to order in the temporary absence of Chairman Lawson.


Oath of Office

Board Counsel Lynn Rainey administered the oath of office to new board member Jon Harris.


Board Meeting Minutes

Ms. Gresh gave the board members time to review the draft of the September 18, 2018 and October 16, 2018 board meeting Minutes.  Upon the motion of Mr. Morgan, seconded by Mr. Dortch, the Minutes were approved unanimously.


Treasurer’s Report

Mr. Morgan presented the Financial Report. He noted the board had invoices to approve in the amount of $9,510.  Upon the motion of Mr. Morgan, seconded by Mr. Dortch, the board unanimously approved the Treasurer’s Report including payment of the invoices.


Expansion Update

Mr. Leithead updated the board on the status of expansion, which he state is moving along well.  He announced that the Economy Hotel, owned by Ali Jamal, signed a consent form last week. 


{Mr. Lawson arrived and chaired the remainder of the meeting.}


Expansion Resolution

Mr. Rainey recommended passing a Resolution consenting to the expansion of the boundaries of the CID to include 550 Franklin Gateway, given the City of Marietta has already approved a similar resolution.  Upon the motion of Mr. Dortch and second by Ms. Gresh the Resolution was unanimously adopted.


City Update

Daniel Cummings of the City updated the board that Franklin Plaza structures are down, and final clean-up is occurring.  Once demolition work is complete, the City will complete infrastructure work that will include turn lanes.  Drive Shack is working toward a closing in December or early January at the latest.  The Flea Market has one remaining tenant.  The City is working with the tenant on a new location.  In the Franklin area, MP&W is beginning a sewer update project.  Finally, the City was the recipient of the Regional Development Award for its focused efforts on improvement along the Franklin Gateway Corridor. 


Mr. Cummings also updated that with the passing of the Brunch Bill, City Council will be taking up an ordinance change.  Marietta Square Market is set to open in January/February time frame, and the hospital bridge spanning Church Street will begin in January and may impact traffic. 


Marietta City Police Update

Major King updated the board that he is working on data that will look at crime since 2009 in the area.  In addition, he updated and answered questions about the FLOCK Security Camera.  He requested from the board support for 4 cameras with the total cost of $6,000/year for 2 years.  Upon the motion of Mr. Morgan to approve 4 cameras contingent upon contract approval by Mr. Rainey and a second by Ms. Gresh the motion passed unanimously.


Other Business

Mr. Dortch updated the board on his visit to Austin, Texas with the Cobb Edge Trip.  Ms. Whaley reminded the board of the Board Planning Meeting on December 18th at 7:30. In addition, she showed the board the GMCID ad in ­Georgia Trend, and provided a brief update on the Road Extension. 


Mr. McMullan spoke to the board regarding Blanche Underpass and requested the board support in having Ms. Whaley continue to investigate options for this area.  Overall, the board agreed and will plan to discuss further at the December meeting. 


Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled on December 18, 2018 at 7:30 am.


There being no further business, Mr. Lawson adjourned the meeting at 8:17 a.m.


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




Caroline Whaley