Board Meeting Minutes 5/15/18

Gateway Marietta Community Improvement District

Meeting of Board of Directors

Parkway Center

1850 Parkway Place, Suite 520

Marietta, Georgia 30067

May 15, 2018


 Board Members in Attendance

Mark Lawson

Milton Dortch

Bob Morgan

Roger Davis

Kim Gresh


Board Members Not in Attendance

Rube McMullan

Tom Flanigan

Other Attendees

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.


Treasurer’s Report

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.


City Update

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.


Georgia Conservancy

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.


Project Update

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. 

Next Meeting

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.                                                



Caroline Whaley