CUPPAD REGIONAL COMMISSION
October 28, 2016 U.P. Paper
1:00 P.M. Manistique, MI
G. Corkin, Chair, Marquette County
J. Doucette, Alger County
J. Beaudo, Treasurer, Hannahville Indian Community
B. Carlson, Negaunee Township
J. Malnar, Delta County
D. Rushford, Village of Chatham
A. Ott, Schoolcraft County
G. Johnson, Delta County TA/Bark River TS
B. Herioux, Delta County PC
R. DesJardins, City of Munising
M. Slown, City of Ishpeming
J. Linder, Nadeau Township
L. Ball, Dickinson County TA
D. Wilson, Alger County
E. Mattson, Alger County
S. Aldrich, City of Manistique
T. Edlebeck, City of Kingsford
B. Struck, Marquette Co. PC
A. Feldhauser, Marquette Co.
T. Karlstrom, Marquette Co.
C. Welch, Village of Powers
B. Carlson, Marquette Co. TA
C. Reiter, Schoolcraft Co.
O. Doran, Schoolcraft Co. TA
CALL TO ORDER AND WELCOME
The meeting was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by Chairperson Corkin. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was recited. Roll call was taken and a quorum was present.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
A MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGENDA WAS MADE BY M. SLOWN, SECONDED BY J. MALNAR AND CARRIED UNAMIOULSY.
ACCEPTANCE OF THE MINUTES
A MOTION TO APPROVE THE JULY 26, 2016 MINUTES WAS MADE BY M. SLOWN, SECONDED BY L. BALL AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
A MOTION TO APPROVE THE TREASURER’S REPORT WAS MADE BY D. RIVARD, SECONDED BY J. MALNAR AND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. Treasurer Beaudo noted an increase in operations, the organization is on solid financial footing and has a good fund balance of approximately a year of operations.
G. Corkin presented the Executive Committee report; topics discussed included the Regional Prosperity Initiative, increased staff capacity at CUPPAD with a new project manager, Dotty LaJoye, and new and emerging opportunities to grow the organization.
J. Schultz gave a snap shot of the FY 17 RPI Strategic Priorities CUPPAD will be applying for and how he envisions Dotty LaJoye playing a leadership role with CUPPAD overseeing projects and staff.
The 2017 Budget was approved in the amount of $756,754 based on conservative projections and estimates.
Alan Barr, Schoolcraft County EDC, gave a history of the building/business we were hosted by that merely avoided going bankrupt forever. But instead, public-private partnerships brought together the key stakeholders to make the deal work for all parties involved to keep the paper mill running and operating. Alan Barr also spoke about what he hopes to be a successful millage campaign to continue county-wide Economic Development efforts without which the paper mill story may not have been so positive.
A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING WAS MADE BY C. REITER, SECONDED BY J. MALNAR AT 1:50 p.m. and members convened for the tour of U.P. Paper.