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HomeMy Public PortalAboutRHDC Minutes 03-20-1995 -• CITY OF RICHLAND HILLS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES March 20, 1995 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order by Chairman Orr at 7:35 p.m. Members present included Bob Ince, Mike Marcum, Jeane Grisham, Douglas On, Martha Strain, JoDon Hicks, and Joy Yeatts. Cindy Avery, Bettie Conklin, and Bob Skrobarcek were absent. Staff members present included Assistant to the City Manager Jim Quin and Administrative Secretary Jeanne Coons. 2. INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBER Chairman Orr introduced new member Joy Yeatts. 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE JANUARY 16, 1995, REGULAR MEETING A motion was made by Martha Strain, seconded by JoDon Hicks, to approve the minutes of the January 16, 1995 regular meeting. The motion unanimously carried. 4. DISCUSS PLANS FOR QUARTERLY LUNCHEON Plans for the April 25, 1995 luncheon were reviewed and finalized. Mr. Quin reported that advertising sales for the business directory have not been very successful and the directory will fall short of advertising revenue space. The City does not have money in the budget to make up the difference. Approximately $1,000 in advertising is needed in order to publish the directory. A brief discussion was held regarding ways to encourage businesses to advertise. Suggestions included that the business directory be published every other year instead of every year, second year renewal discount, offer discounts to those businesses who advertise each year, offer smaller, business card size advertisement spaces and/or reduced advertisements. It was recommended that staff contact Viki Nichols regarding the different suggestions for reduced advertising. It was recommended that the business directory not be presented at the luncheon, but to use the luncheon to promote the need for advertising in the directory, and then have the directory published at a later date. Plans for the lunch menu were discussed and it was decided to serve Lasagna with salad. BISD will provide all the necessary plastic ware, drinks, ice., etc. Invitations will be mailed the last part of March. The program will include the following: • Lunch served at 11:30 • Welcome & Introduction (Chairman/Vice Chairperson) • Slide presentation by staff & Board (Martha Strain) r ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES - MARCH 20, 1995 PAGE 2 • TxDOT presentation • Recognition of new businesses (Mayor) • Closing (Chairman/Vice Chairperson) Staff will call all the businesses a few days before the luncheon and remind them of the luncheon. The decal (logo) should also be ordered. These will be handed out at the luncheon for businesses to use. Chairman On will talk to Jerrie Wright concerning table centerpieces. Regarding the slide presentation, staff will contact Martha Strain to go over the presentation a few days before the luncheon. 5. DISCUSSION AND APPROVAL OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WELCOME LETTER, CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY LIST, AND OTHER WELCOME ACTIVITIES Mr. Quin pointed out that the welcome letter has been revised according to the changes discussed at the last meeting. Letters to new businesses have been prepared and are ready to be mailed. Businesses which received a Certificate of Occupancy for the month of March include: Product Recovery Center and Benson Pump. Chairman On will contact Product Recovery Center and Mr. Hicks will contact Benson Pump by telephone to welcome them to the City. 6. STAFF UPDATE ON DEVELOPMENT Mr. Quin provided an update on development. Mr. Quin reported on the progress of the Baker Boulevard medians and traffic lights on Baker Boulevard. 7. ADJOURN There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. Douglas On, Ch. ,erson /jc