General Membership Business Meeting
Community Development Association held a general membership meeting in
conjunction with CD Appreciation Day at the Post 2 American Legion in
Isaac Wagner, President Washington Hancock Community Agency
Spruce, Vice President
Mike Baran Office of Community Development
Tammy Knight Office of Community Development
Past President City
Board Member City
Board Member City
Don Keiser Town of
Ron Harriman, Treasurer Harriman Associates
Steve Dyer Aquarion Engineering Services
Mike Bush Eastern Maine Development Corporation
Suzie Paradis Town
Ryan Pelletier Town
Darryl Sterling Town
Dan LaPointe Town
Daniel Feeney Town of Lisbon
CALL TO ORDER: Isaac called the meeting to order at approximately
I. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES FROM JUNE 9, 2006 MEETING: Moved by Matt Eddy to approve the meeting minutes; seconded by Steve Dyer. The minutes were approved as presented.
II. NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM MEMBERS: Al Smith of the Town of
III. TREASURER’S REPORT: Ron Harriman reported the following for the
Revenues for the Month: $157.00 Expenditures for the Month: $622.00 Net: -$465.00
Year-To-Date: $9,152.00 Year-To-Date: $6,398.00 Year-To-Date: $2,754.00
Fund Balance: $8,588.00
IV. REPORT ON JUNE 9TH WORKSHOP WITH M.A.P.: Isaac reported that the June 9th workshop with the Maine Association of Planners was well-attended by members of M.A.P., but there was a low turnout of MCDA members. The workshop focused around base closures. The guest speaker at the workshop was Mr. Jim Hicks of RKG Associates. The afternoon session of this workshop included a bus tour of Brunswick Naval Station. Highlights of the tour included the completion of the State’s largest hotel, new hangar facility, and newly completed housing on base.
V. REPRESENTATIVE TO COSCDA CONFERENCE: Moved by Joella McBreairty and seconded
by Jim Gulnac to nominate Mary Walton as the MCDA representative to attend the
COSCDA Conference in
Discussion on COSCDA included the importance of MCDA attendance at these annual conferences because COSCDA is a very important lobbying group for the CDBG program. Also discussed was the expenditure limit for this conference. Although a set limit has been established in the following motion, there was discussion that any conference-related expenditures will be reviewed and reimbursed if necessary. Motion made by Al Smith and seconded by Ron Harriman to authorize an amount not to exceed $2,400 on conference-related expenses. The vote was unanimously in favor.
VI. BECOMING A MEMBER/BENEFITS OF MCDA MEMBERSHIP: MCDA holds training workshops for community and economic development representatives. This year MCDA held a Housing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Workshop in February, a joint MCDA/OCD Workshop in April, and a joint Maine Association of Planners (MAP) Workshop in June. These workshops are highly beneficial for local communities. Since the TIF workshop, two communities have undertaken very successful TIF programs and the OCD joint meeting in April helped to set the budget for the 2007 CDBG Program.
Other workshops planned for the MMA Convention included –
o TABOR (In conjunction with Maine Municipal Association)
o Continued Housing TIF workshop
o Tax Credit
VII. ADJOURN: Isaac Wagner will set up a conference call for our next meeting. In the meantime, he will contact Mike Starn of MMA to discuss a possible session on TABOR and what effects this would have on the local community; and MSHA regarding a follow-up session on the Housing TIF.
The meeting adjourned at .
Joella R. McBreairty