Board Meeting Minutes 5/15/18
Gateway Marietta Community Improvement District
Meeting of Board of Directors
1850 Parkway Place, Suite 520
Marietta, Georgia 30067
May 15, 2018
Board Members in Attendance
Board Members Not in Attendance
Mayor Steve Tumlin, City of Marietta
Lynn Rainey, Board Counsel
Joe Knight, SCP
Caroline Whaley, SCP
Lt. Stephenson, City of Marietta
Joseph Goldstein, City of Marietta, City Council
Daniel Cummings, City of Marietta
Courtney Verdier, City of Marietta
Laura Keefe, YELLS
Dan Dobry, Croy Engineering
Heidi Dasinger, Marietta Power & Water
James Hudgins, ARCADIS
Heath Garrett, GMHC360/SCP
Katherine Moore, Georgia Conservancy
Johanna McCrehan, Georgia Conservancy
Lance Currey, Radisson
Call to Order
At 7:32 a.m. Chairman Milton Dortch called the board session to order. Chairman Dortch recognized City Councilman Joseph Goldstein and Mayor Tumlin. The Mayor addressed the CID and recognized the success of the CID in its 4 years.
Board Meeting Minutes
Chairman Dortch gave the board members time to review the draft of the April 17, 2018 board meeting Minutes. Upon the motion of Ms. Gresh, seconded by Mr. Lawson, they were approved unanimously.
Mr. Morgan presented the Financial Report. He noted the board had invoices to approve in the total amount of $20,733. Upon the motion of Mr. Davis, seconded by Ms. Gresh, the board unanimously approved the Treasurer’s Report including payment of the invoices.
Daniel Cummings from the City provided updates regarding online permitting and regularly scheduled Development Plan review meetings. In addition, he updated the board that Ikea has closed on Marquis Place and looking to demo Franklin Plaza around September. Drive Shack is still in due diligence but moving forward aggressively. The Flea Market has 2 remaining tenants, one that is building out its new location. The sport complex is slated for a lot of activity over June and July. Finally, Ardent Companies purchased 9 of the 12 building in Franklin Forrest. The City is in the process up updating Envision LCI with a completion of July 2019.
Proposed Millage Rate
Mr. Rainey addressed the Board regarding the proposed millage rate for the CID that will be voted on in July. The consensus from the Board is to advertise a proposed 5 mills. Mr. Rainey will take the necessary steps to advertise this before the Board meets and votes in July.
Katherine Moore from the Georgia Conservancy presented to the board the final findings from the study done of the CID. She reported three areas of focus; people, place and perception. All final documents and research will be given to Ms. Whaley for Board use. Questions were taken from Board members and guests.
Mr. Lawson and Mr. Morgan reported on financial forecasting being conducted to help in project planning for the CID in consideration of a proposed extension of Franklin Gateway. Ms. Whaley updated Board members that the landscape maintenance contract has been executed and thanked Mr. Knight for his work with the CID and wished him all the best in his future endeavors.
The next meeting is scheduled on July 17, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.
There being no further business, Mr. Dortch adjourned the meeting at 8:35 a.m.
Approved by the Gateway Marietta CID Board of Directors this 17 day of ____July _, 2018.