Minutes from the April 26,2001 meeting
of the Jefferson Streetscape Task Force:
Held at the Jefferson Community Center, 7:00 pm.
In attendance: Ben Ahalt, Ronnie Ahalt, Jim Carpenter, Greg Filar (NAI),
Gene Keller, John Leslie (NAI), Mary McCormack, Matt Parlakian (SHA), Dave
Phillips (SHA), Tony Poffenberger, Adrienne Summers, Mike Summers, Richard
Summers, Ken Wagester (LPDG), Bobby Whipp.
Jim Carpenter called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm.
Guests were introduced - Richard Summers, son of Mary Summers,
representatives from Nolan Associates, Inc., State Highway Administration and
Land Planning Design Group.
Agenda was approved.
Minutes from the March 22nd meeting were approved as written.
Treasurer's Report: No report.
Web Committee Report: Nothing new to report.
Database Administrator Report: No report.
Publicity Committee Report: Nothing going on.
SHA Liaison Report: Dave Phillips explained the new funding issues and
rating system. The Concepts phase of the project is funded and the Design phase
is next after the concept is agreed upon. After the Design phase will come the
construction. The funds are getting harder to come by for the Streetscape
projects and thus we need the support of our county officials to help us compete
for the funds. There is an application process now that Dave will share with us.
This process is still new and changes may occur. We can use this "yes/no
answer" application as a checklist for our planning.
SHA is also looking into who "owns" the town well. Under code, if
it is not used, it should be filled in.
Results are still coming in from the owner/resident meetings. Discussed how
we want to handle the skeptics. Main concern is that this project will not cost
the residents any money and it won't significantly increase the property values
and affect the tax base. We as a task force need to keep repeating that there is
no "catch" and no money will be needed from the residents. The SHA
group knows of no time that a Streetscape project alone changed the property
values of a community.
Mr. Ewing (Amoco) is interested in talking to the SHA regarding the entrance
to the Community Center/Fire Station as it relates to his adjoining property
whether or not the Streetscape project come to fruition. Mike Boyer to invite
him to the next meeting.
County Involvement: Mike Marschner and Al Hudak plan to attend the next
New Business: Concept Planning. We looked at an aerial view of the existing
road and improvements on paper. SHA had a list of issues gathered from the
walkthrough and created an overlay of the town with those issues denoted. We
went over the entire list and marked up the overlay with additional comments.
Next meeting: Thursday, May 24, 2001, 7:00 p.m.