Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Economic Development Committee - September 19, 2013

Village of Gurnee

Economic Development Committee Minutes

September 19, 2013


The meeting was held in Conference Room A, Gurnee Village Hall, 325 N. O’Plaine Road and called to order at 5:30 P.M. 

Members Present:             Trustee Stephen Park, Randy Ebertowski, Rob Elbrecht, Roneida Martin, Karen Thorstenson, Dick Welton, Tom Henderson

Members Absent:              Bill Finn, Brad Jenks

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

1. Approval of the August 15, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Ms. Martin made a motion, seconded by Mr. Elbrecht, to approve the August 15, 2013 meeting minutes, as presented.

All voted ‘aye’. Motion carried.

2. Education Item: None

3. Unfinished Business: None

4. New Business: 

a. Review and Discussion of Request for Qualifications Submittals – Staff revealed that the village received 5 qualified candidate submittals for the role of ED Consultant pursuant to the village’s request.

b. Discussion of Results of Interviews from selected RFQ Applicants – Based upon review by staff and EDC members Steve Park and Rob Elbrecht, the two top consultants were invited to interview before the selection committee. The interviews were held on September 17th and 18th. The committee directed staff to follow up the interviews with reference checks.

c. Proposal Scoping and Consultant Selection Timing – The selection committee will review the results of the reference checks and invite the top selected consultant to submit a proposal. After review of the scope and the pricing components, the proposal would be submitted for acceptance by the Gurnee Village Board on an October or November Village Board meeting 

5. Chairman Comments:

The Chairman discussed the Mayor’s recent discussion of her thoughts on the creation of a new position of Economic Development Coordinator at her recent State of the Village Address. The role of the new staff member would coordinate with this committee and take the lead on ED issues within the village of Gurnee. 

6. Adjournment

Trustee Park asked for motion to adjourn.

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

All voted ‘aye’. Motion carried.

The Meeting was adjourned at 6:44 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted:

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