Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Economic Development Committee - June 20, 2013

Village of Gurnee
Economic Development Committee Minutes
June 20, 2013

The meeting was held in Conference Room A, Gurnee Village Hall, 325 N. O’Plaine Road and called to order at 6:00 P.M.

Members Present: Trustee Stephen Park, Rob Elbrecht, Tom Henderson, Karen Thorstenson, Dick Welton

Members Absent: Randy Ebertowski, Bill Finn, Brad Jenks, Roneida Martin

Other Officials Present: David Ziegler, Community Development Director

1. Approval of the May 16, 2013 Meeting Minutes
Mr. Welton made a motion, seconded by Mr. Elbrecht, to approve the May 16, 2013 meeting minutes, as presented.

All voted ‘aye’. Motion carried.

2. Education Items:
None Scheduled – Mr. Welton requested an update on the progress of Gurnee Mills toward the scheduled Grand Opening of Macy’s and the remodeled wing. Mr. Ziegler stated that the Macy’s project was ahead of schedule. The other stores in the renovated wing are all under construction and slated to open by July 24th as well. Based upon individual tenant progress, this will be a challenge.

3. Unfinished Business
a. Review and Recommendation of the proposed work stream / financial analysis of action items for Economic Development Policy #1, titled Create a Business Attraction / Business Retention Policy.
A brief discussion was held concerning updating the proposed workstream that was presented as part of the April agenda packet. No formal action was taken.

4. New Business
a. Review and Recommendation of proposed Work stream for economic development Policy #3, titled assess Redevelopment, New Development Sources and a Modified Land Use Plan for a Balanced Community
Tabled for future meeting discussion.

5. Agenda Items for Next Meeting Date: July 18, 2013
Requested Patrick Muetz, Village Administrator, be present to discuss future staffing needs for Economic Development Committee and tasks created by the group.

6. Chairman Comments
No comments discussed formally.

7. Adjournment
Trustee Park asked for motion to adjourn.

Rob Elbrecht made a motion, seconded by Karen Thorstenson, to adjourn.

All voted ‘aye’. Motion carried.

The Meeting was adjourned at 6:43 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted:


David Ziegler
Economic Development Committee Secretary