Board Minutes

Harvey Job Development Authority

November 21st, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson, Chad Friese and Rick Eckart.

Absent:  Terry Hinrichs

Other:  Karen Nordby & Karissa Dockter

Visitor:  Dr. Kitto-Sheridan Animal Hospital

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve the minutes from the October meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Baltrusch, MS by Eckart to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

VISITOR:  Dr. Kitto explained that Sheridan Animal Hospital is at the point where they need to expand their facility to accommodate to the increased need of veterinary medical services.  It has been over 5 years since they started the clinic in Harvey and it has proven to be a valuable necessity in the community.  They would like to build a new facility that would allow them to see more animals in a day, provide better care for their patients, and potentially add additional jobs to the community.  Along with the construction of the new veterinary clinic, they would like to start a boarding facility.  They believe a good location for this project would be in the Industrial Park owned by the City of Harvey. They are requesting a land cost grant from the Harvey JDA.  M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve the land purchase for the lot located in the Industrial Park to the east of Lot 1 Block 1 in the amount of $10,000.00 plus surveying cost.  Upon VV, MC.

OLD BUSINESS:  Nordby updated the committee on the Child Care Project.  Construction has started, the poles are in the ground and the plumbing is in.  The contractor does have a couple other buildings ahead of this one.  The next step will be to put the shell on and then pour the concrete.

NEW BUSINESS:  The Harvey Wildlife Club is requesting funds from the Harvey JDA that would be used towards their current project of replacing the handicap dock below Susag Sand & Gravel that was destroyed by snow load in 2017.  The consensus of the council was to table this topic until the next meeting and invite a Harvey Wildlife Club member to the meeting to answer some questions they may have. 

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

October 17th, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson, Chad Friese and Rick Eckart.

Absent:  Terry Hinrichs

Other:  Karen Nordby

Visitor:  Tracie Ritz and Brittany Smith

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Anderson to approve the minutes from the September meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Friese, MS by Anderson to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

VISITOR: Tracie Ritz and Brittany Smith shared their business plan for a new restaurant in the Lincoln and Nine location.  They have requested a $2500 loan for start-up of their new business.  M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve a $2500 loan to Lincoln & Nine Café & Coffee, LLP with a 6 month grace period and a 12 month repayment period at 0%. Upon VV, MC.

OLD BUSINESS:  Nordby updated the committee on the Child Care Project.  They have been denied the federal grant they had applied for.  They have also been informed they do not qualify for the state program they were hoping to use.  Nordby has been in contact with the contractor.  He has started preparing the lot for the project.  He has ordered the materials and will get started on the construction shortly.  The JDA has paid for the trusses and some material.  Nordby has submitted an application to the Wells County JDA for $25,000 grant and a $25,000 loan.  She has also submitted a pre-grant application to Verendrye Electric Coop for $100,000 for their revolving loan fund.  She will keep the committee informed on process.  The committee would like to have a ground breaking for the Childcare.

NEW BUSINESS:  Nordby informed the committee about the Lead Local training that will be held at Harvey City Hall on November 16 at 9:00 to 4:00 presented by NDSU Extension Service.  The JDA will pay the registration fee for any members that want to attend.

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

September 19th, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Melissa Anderson, Chad Friese and Terry Hinrichs.

Absent:  Rick Eckart

Other:  Karen Nordby

Visitor:  Seth Flemmer

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve the minutes from the August meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Adams, MS by Anderson to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

VISITOR:  Seth Flemmer shared his vision for operating the childcare.  He would take care of all the daily business activities.  He would hire a director and all the staff.  The consensus of the committee is to have a background check on Seth and whoever will be the owner/ operator.

OLD BUSINESS:  Nordby reported on the Industrial Park sign.  Public Works Director Erickson had the trees removed from the site.  Midwest Graphics has the sign installed.

The committee discussed the Concession Stand Project for the Ballpark.  The consensus of the committee is that they need to save money for the childcare project.

Nordby updated the committee on the Child Care Project.  They are waiting to see if they have been approved for the grants SCDRC has applied for.  Nordby has been in contact with the contractor.  He is ready to start the project.  The price of materials is increasing each week with all of the hurricanes and fires.  The consensus of the committee is to get the materials ordered ASAP.  They want construction to start this fall not next spring.

NEW BUSINESS:  The committee discussed Brett Sitz Repayment.  He is delinquent by 5 payments.  The committee would like to keep sending him notices.

Nordby stated that she has been in contact with the Vet Clinic.  They may be looking for a larger place.  She will keep the committee informed.

 

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

August 21, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Rick Eckart, and Melissa Anderson.

Absent:  Chad Friese and Terry Hinrichs.

Other:  Karen Nordby and Karissa Dockter

Visitors:  Jim & Donna English

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

VISITOR:  Donna English with Double E Design discussed her idea with the committee of putting her retail portion of their business back on Main Street.  They are looking into renting space from the Lincoln and Nine building.  She is asking the JDA for some help getting started, such as the first 4 months’ rent, a credit card station, racks and fixtures.  M by Baltrusch, MS by Adams to approve her request of $2500.00.  Upon VV, MC.

MINUTES:  M by Baltrusch, MS by Eckart to approve the minutes from the July meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Adams, MS by Eckart to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

The 2018 Budget was presented to the committee by Nordby.  M by Eckart, MS by Baltrusch to approve the proposed budget.  Upon VV, MC. 

OLD BUSINESS:  The childcare options were discussed.  Nordby informed the committee that South Central Dakota Regional Council wrote a grant for us in the amount of $250,000 and it will be about a month until we know if it has been approved.  M by Eckart, MS by Anderson to agree to pay a fee of $5000/or 5% of grants awarded to SCDRC for childcare.  Upon VV, MC.  Nordby has submitted a grant application to ND Community Foundation.  She is also looking into grants from the Wells County JDA and other funding sources.   Nordby discussed some locations with the committee on where they could build a group 30 childcare facility.  M by Baltrusch, MS by Anderson to approve the location at Lot 7, Block 9 of the Lonetree Estates.  Upon VV, MC.   Karen will be discussing details of the new building with the builder.  There is a perspective party interested in the owner/operator position.

NEW BUSINESS:  Advertising rates for the North Dakota Legendary Travel Guide were included in the packet.  M by Eckart, MS by Adams to purchase an ad in the amount of $2000.00  Upon VV, MC.

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

July 18, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Rick Eckart, Chad Friese and Terry Hinrichs.

Other:  Karen Nordby and Karissa Dockter

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Adams, MS by Baltrusch to approve the minutes from the June meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Adams, MS by Hinrichs to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

OLD BUSINESS: – Nordby informed the committee that they marked an area in Industrial Park where they think the sign should be placed and welcome any suggestions before Midwest Graphics & Signs is here to put the new sign in.

Chad Friese entered the meeting.

The childcare options were discussed.   A conditional use permit was granted by the Harvey City Council to house a group 30 childcare at Lot 4, Block 4 of the Hornbachers 2nd Addition.  This proposed property that the JDA was prepared to purchase was not supported by a number of neighbors in the surrounding area.  M by Baltrusch, MS by Friese to decline the purchase of the property located at Lot 4, Block 4 of the Hornbachers 2nd Addition.  Baltrusch, Eckart, Friese, and Hinrichs with an aye vote and Adams with a nay vote.  MC.   JDA will continue to look into properties to house a group 30 childcare.  M by Friese, MS by Baltrusch to look into a proposed site to build a childcare center.  Upon RCV, MC.  M by Adams, MS by Hinrichs to interview for the Childcare Director Position in early August.  Upon VV, MC.

NEW BUSINESS:   The consensus of the committee was to accept the resignation of Kevin Tuenge from the Harvey JDA Committee.  Adams stated that she is in the process of interviewing individuals that would be a good fit for this position.

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

June 20, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

 

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Rick Eckart, Chad Friese and Terry Hinrichs.

Absent:  Kevin Tuenge

Other:  Karen Nordby and Karissa Dockter

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Baltrusch, MS by Adams to approve the minutes from the May meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Friese, MS by Eckart to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

OLD BUSINESS: – Nordby contacted Midwest Graphics & Signs for a quote on a new sign at Industrial Park.  The sign example was included in the packet.  M by Friese, MS by Eckart for the purchase and installation of the sign from Midwest Graphics & Signs.   Upon VV, MC.

The childcare options were discussed.   JDA had advertised for the public’s input to see if there was a need for childcare. The response received was that there is a need for childcare in our area.  The committee also reviewed the applicants that had applied for the Childcare Director Position.  They will schedule a time to start interviews.  Karen, Ann, and Cherie have been looking at several possible locations to house a childcare.  Information was included in the packet on a few of those locations.  M by Hinrichs, MS by Adams to make an offer up to $130,000 to purchase a home located at Lot 4, Block 4 of the Hornbachers 2nd Addition and up to $45,000 to make improvements and fence the property for the childcare project.  Upon RCV, MC.  M by Friese, MS by Baltrusch to transfer money into their existing 501C3 account at First State Bank to pay the childcare expense out of.  Upon VV, MC.

NEW BUSINESS:   The Harvey Park Board is requesting support from the area to raise money for the concession stand and restroom project.  M by Hinrichs, MS by Friese to donate $5000.00 towards their project.  Upon RCV, MC.

 

 

Harvey Job Development Authority

May 16, 2017

Veterans Room – 5:30 pm

Note:  All motions unanimously passed unless otherwise stated.

Key:  M-Motion, MS-Motion Second, VV-Voice Vote, RCV- Roll Call Vote, MC-Motion Carried

Present:  Chairperson Linda Knudtson, Ann Adams, Milo Baltrusch, Rick Eckart, Chad Friese and Terry Hinrichs.

Absent:  Kevin Tuenge

Other:  Karen Nordby and Karissa Dockter

Chairman Knudtson called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  M by Baltrusch, MS by Adams to approve the minutes from the April meeting.  Upon VV, MC.

FINANCIALS:   M by Eckart, MS by Hinrichs to approve the financials.  Upon VV, MC. 

Chad Friese entered the meeting.

 

OLD BUSINESS: – The childcare options were discussed. The Harvey JDA is developing operating plans for a new construction Group 30 childcare facility in Harvey.  M by Friese, MS by Adams to advertise for an owner/operator or director to be licensed to run the center.  Upon VV, MC.

Nordby is still working on the Industrial Park signs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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