Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Economic Development Committee - August 15, 2013

Village of Gurnee
Economic Development Committee Minutes
August 15, 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, Randy Ebertowski, Rob Elbrecht, Roneida Martin, Karen Thorstenson, Dick Welton

Members Absent: Bill Finn, Brad Jenks, Tom Henderson

Other Officials Present: Patrick Muetz, Village Administrator; David Ziegler, Community Development Director

1. Approval of the June 20, 2013 Meeting Minutes
Ms. Martin made a motion, seconded by Ms. Thorstenson, to approve the June 20, 2012 meeting minutes, as presented.

All voted ‘aye’. Motion carried.

2. Education Item: None

3. Unfinished Business: None

4. New Business:  Review and Discussion of Request for Qualifications for Consultant Staffing Resource for Support of the Economic Development Committee

Mr. Muetz presented a draft RFQ document to the committee for discussion. The members discussed the content focusing on the scope and Schedule of Events for consultant selection. No major changes were suggested and staff was directed to continue with the process as laid out in the document.

5. Chairman Comments:
Based upon the extended length of the original 2-year commitment by members of the EDC, the chair asked staff to reach out to the individual members to determine their level of interest in remaining on the committee until the plan is completed in approximately the next 10 months. A survey of the members should also include a discussion of the start times for the EDC meetings.  

6. Adjournment
Trustee Park asked for motion to adjourn.

Ms. Thorstenson made a motion, seconded by Mr. Ebertowski to adjourn.

All voted ‘aye’. Motion carried.

The Meeting was adjourned at 6:53 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted:


David L. Ziegler
Director of Community Development/Assistant Village Administrator