May 29, 2012 Meeting Minutes

The Union County Redevelopment Commission met at 8:30 am in the Union County Commissioners’ meeting room of the Union County Courthouse. Commission members Bill Frazer, Melanie Caldwell, Dennis Estridge, Dan Hubbard, Kris Lacy, Carolyn Portwood and Chris Rosenberger were in attendance. Members of the press who were in attendance included: Bev Woodruff of the The Liberty Herald.

The meeting minutes of May 9, 2012 were read and approved unanimously by a motion made by Chris Rosenberger and seconded by Dan Hubbard.

On May 15th at 9am the commission met at the industrial park with our newest members in attendance to take a tour and review the work that has been done including the railroad spur. Bill Frazer discussed that Milestone would be returning to the park to re-grade the area around the pond and the berm and to pick up any trash, metal, or wood stumps that had been left behind. The commission will be following up with IERR after harvest to insure that the land along the railroad spur and maintenance roadway will be shaped to provide for proper drainage. In addition, it will be determined if a field tile on the far western property line requires repair. IERR will be responsible for repairing the field tile.

The commission discussed several different names for the industrial park and settled on Whitewater Industrial Park. Pending a search of the Indiana Secretary of State website a motion made by Carolyn Portwood and seconded by Chris Rosenberger was unanimously approved.

Melanie Caldwell presented two Requests for Proposal drafts for landscaping and or lawn mowing and Web site design. Upon review and discussion of the documents the commission edited the documents and set a schedule for advertising the RFPs and meeting with potential vendors.

The following schedule was determined:

  1. Requests for Proposals sent out June 1, 2012
  2. Inspection Tour (at site) June 15, 2012 at 8:30 am
  3. Questions/Answers Meeting at UCDC office 5 West High Street 10:00 am
  4. Deadline for Proposals (UC Courthouse) June 25, 2012 8:30 am
  5. Awarding of Contract (UC Courthouse) July 6, 2012 8:30am

Bill Frazer reported that Mac Keasling, PRS Insurance is researching liability insurance for the industrial park in addition to bond coverage for each commission member. In addition the development committee reported that there is some possible very early interest in the industrial park.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Melanie Caldwell