Minutes for Thursday, January 22, 2004
PUBLIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
January 22, 2004
CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Donald Struck called the meeting to order at 5:30pm
Present: Donald Struck, Ray Thayer, Dale Connell, Jason Spadaro, Linda Jones, Joan Frey, Brian Prigel, Jim Riley (5:50pm) Mark Sigfrinius, Wayne Vinyard, Miland Walling
Absent: Russ Rasmussen, Dan Gunkel, Bill Link, Jeff Eiesland
Guests: Daniel Litchenwald, Mike Smith
Staff: Dana Peck, Klickitat County Economic Development Director
Kathy Norton, Secretary
INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Chairman Don Struck introduced and welcomed the new White Salmon City Mayor, Linda Jones, as the newest member of the EDA Board.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Dale Connell made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 20, 2003 meeting, Mark Sigfrinius seconded the motion. Motion passed.
2004 KCPEDA Officers: Dale Connell made a motion to retain the current EDA officers for the 2004 calendar year. Mark Sigfrinius seconded the motion. Motion Passed.
Executive Committee Appointment: Dale Connell made a motion to retain Jason Spadaro and Russ Rasmussen as members of the EDA Executive Committee, Miland Walling seconded the motion. Motion passed. Joan Frey made a motion to appoint Linda Jones to the third Executive Committee position, Wayne Vinyard seconded the motion. Motion passed.
2004 KCPEDA Meeting Dates: By Board consensus the 2004 regular EDA board meeting dates will be changed back to the 4th Thursday of every other month: January 22; March 25; May 27; July 22; September 23; and November 18 (adjusted for Thanksgiving holiday).
WACERT List: Dale Connell made a motion to approve the current WACERT List as reflected in Klickitat County Resolution #01804, dated January 20, 2004, Ray Thayer seconded the motion. Motion passed.
2004 Economic Development Strategy: Dale Connell made a motion the EDA accept the 2004 Economic Development Strategy as presented, Joan Frey seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Community Development Funding: Don Struck responded to questions regarding the decrease in Community Development funding for 2004. The CD funds are budgeted each year based on the amount of interest earnings the County receives. This year the County Commissioners choose to increase the amount of landfill revenue in the road department budget.
Landfill Revenue spent in Bingen/White Salmon area: Don Struck reported on questions regarding landfill revenue spent in the Bingen/White Salmon area. Review of county spending showed that over $6,000,000.00 has been spent in that area over the past 6 years.
Budget Presentation: Dale Connell requested the Economic Development staff arrange for Glen Chipman to give a presentation on the 2004 County budget to the EDA board at their next meeting. The EDA would also like to have an updated spreadsheet showing Community Development and Public Works projects by community.
CERB: Miland Walling reported that the CERB board had reviewed 44 Rev Grant projects. 8 projects had been completed with 2 of those in Klickitat County.
County Economic Development Funding: Dana Peck reported that the revised version of Bill #6236 regarding County Economic Development funding is before the legislature on Friday. Dana will be attending.
Economic Development Department Resignation: Don Struck announced the resignation of Tom Seifert from the Economic Development Department. The EDA expressed appreciation for all of Tom’s efforts on behalf of Klickitat County.
Adjourn to Community Development Project Presentations: 5:55
CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Donald Struck called the meeting to order at 6:05pm.
The EDA members introduced themselves.
Present: Donald Struck; Ray Thayer; Dale Connell; Jason Spadaro; Linda Jones; Joan Frey; Brian Prigel; Jim Riley; Mark Sigfrinius; Wayne Vinyard; Miland Walling.
Absent: Russ Rasmussen; Dan Gunkel; Bill Link; Jeff Eiesland.
Guests: Representatives of Klickitat County communities; Janice Sauter, Klickitat County Monitor; Sam Lowry, Goldendale Sentinel.
Staff: Dana Peck, Economic Development Director; Kathy Norton, Secretary.
Project Presentations: Trout Lake $15,023-Fire Equip; Glenwood $55,000-Fire Hall Construction; Bickleton $26,515-School Roof & $3,500-Fire Equip; Snowden $25,000-Aid Car & $25,000-Pumper Truck; White Salmon $21,485-Youth Center Enhancement & $25,000-Police Vehicle; Bingen $25,000-Downtown revitalization; Appleton $11,305-Tanker Truck construction & $10,000-Substation Construction; Lyle $18,500-Fire Equip/Facility upgrade & $2,950-Park improvement; Dallesport $7,553-Fire Equipment/$2,500 Sewer hookup & $8,720-Community Center upgrade; Wishram $6,130-Park Improvements & $8,571-Fire Equip; Klickitat $$15,000-Fire Hall upgrade; High Prairie $19,650-Fire Equip/Site Development; Alderdale $12,750-Fire Equip & $7,500-Park Improvement; Centerville $10,500-School Safety Equip & $12,862-Fire Hall upgrade; Roosevelt $13,296-Learning Center; Goldendale $20,000-Grange Hall upgrade
The next meeting of the EDA will be Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 5:30 in the Commissioner’s Chambers at the County Courthouse in Goldendale. The purpose of the meeting will be to review the Community Development Projects and make funding recommendations
The next regular meeting of the EDA will be March 25, 2004 at 5:30 in the Commissioner’s Chambers at the County Courthouse in Goldendale.
ADJOURNED at 8:25pm.
Date Approved: ________________________
Presiding Officer: _______________________
Prepared By: ___________________________