Board Meeting Minutes 2/20/18
Gateway Marietta Community Improvement District
Meeting of Board of Directors
1850 Parkway Place, Suite 210
Marietta, Georgia 30067
February 20, 2018
Board Members in Attendance
Board Members Not in Attendance
Joe Knight, SCP
Katherine Moore, Georgia Conservancy
Johanna McCrehan, Georgia Conservancy
Daniel Cummings, City of Marietta
Courtney Verdier, City of Marietta
Laura Keefe, YELLS
Dan Dobry, Croy Engineering
Heidi Dasinger, Marietta Power & Water
Dan Buyers, McWhirter Realty
Nelson Vinson, McWhirter Realty
Call to Order
At 7:34 a.m. Vice Chairman Mark Lawson called the board session to order.
Board Meeting Minutes
Vice Chair Lawson gave the board members time to review the revised draft of the January 19, 2018 Minutes after Mr. Rainey commented that the draft that was distributed to the board did not reflect his changes. Upon the motion of Mr. Morgan, seconded by Mr. Davis, the board unanimously approved the Minutes with Mr. Rainey’s corrections.
Call for Caucus of Electors
Board Counsel Lynn Rainey led the board through the process of calling for a Caucus of Electors to replace the board seat vacated by Jeff Shaw when he sold his buildings in the CID. Upon the motion of Mr. Morgan, seconded by Mr. Davis, the board unanimously called for the Caucus of Electors to be held during the next board meeting on March 20, 2018.
With Mr. Shaw’s resignation, the chairmanship of the board of directors is vacant. Upon the motion of Mr. Lawson, seconded by Mr. Morgan, the board unanimously elected Milton Dortch as Board Chairman. Mr. Dortch directed Mr. Lawson to preside for the remainder of the meeting.
Mr. Morgan presented the Financial Report. He noted the board had invoices to approve in the amounts of $4,700.00 to SCP, $2,400 to Cumberland Landscape Group, and $522.50 to Board Counsel. He also noted that the City of Marietta Tax Manager had erroneously remitted $36,637.03 to the CID and he had to return the money. Upon the motion of Mr. Davis, seconded by Mr. McMullan, the board unanimously approved payment of the invoices.
Daniel Cummings from the City updated the board on Drive Shack’s acquisition of 17 acres on Franklin Gateway. Drive Shack is a golf driven, entertainment venue with restaurants, games and a driving range. He also said that IKEA would close on its property at the end of March. Courtney Verdier then updated the board on the Rottenwood Creek Trail project. The engineering team is now recommending a pedestrian bridge to cross over I-75 just south of Delk Road. The trail would cross Franklin Gateway, turn south along Franklin Gateway, cross Delk Road, head east to I-75, and cross I-75 just south of Delk.
Mr. Knight updated the board on his discussion with the city for the two organizations to bid out our landscape contracts together. We are currently working on the RFP together.
Mr. Morgan spoke to the board on his desire for the board to landscape along Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway between I-75 and Franklin Gateway. Josh Winter then presented the board with his proposal for the landscape design work. Upon the motion of Mr. Morgan, seconded by Mr. Davis, the board unanimously approved contracts with Winter Designs for the work in the amounts NTE $19,900 for Delk Road, and $20,650 for South Marietta Parkway.
Katherine Moore from the Georgia Conservancy presented to the board on the Georgia Conservancy’s history and ability. She then led the board through a group discussion to help us identify the CID’s strengths, weaknesses, and abilities.
The next meeting is scheduled on March 20, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.
There being no further business, Mr. Lawson adjourned the meeting at 9:02 a.m.
Approved by the Gateway Marietta CID Board of Directors this _20_ day of ____March_____, 2018.