We’re live at the Tupelo Redevelopment Agency meeting. The board is meeting in the conference room at Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association office.
Meeting starts at 4:30.
This board governs the development of Fairpark. The agenda looks like the board just plans to pay regular bills. Nothing too exciting.
Attendees: member Reed Hillen, member Shane Homan, member Jim Collins, Debbie Brangenberg (exec director of Main Street) and Jessica Reed (marketing for Fairpark and Main Street).
Disclaimer: I’m typing as people are talking. There may be typos. People also have a tendency to talk at the same time, so I can’t always hear everything.
And, I’m not typing every word. Think of this more as the highlights of the meeting.
Something doesn’t make sense? Corrections? Have questions? Ask. And, my notes are in parentheses.
Vice Chairman Reed Hillen calls the meeting to order at 4:35 p.m.
Payment of bills:
- Mitchell, McNutt & Sams (family entertainment tax): $104.64
- Mitchell, McNutt (general) $806
- Ten Oaks Consulting (monthly maintenance) $4,603.49
- Tupelo Engraving (new plaques for trees and benches – replacements for current ones) $630
- Swimming Pools of Tupelo (pump for fountain) $426.96
- Tupelo Water & Light (parking lot lights) $173.26
- Tupelo Water & Light (Fairpark) $94.28
- Tupelo Water & Light (Fairpark) $29.85
All bills approved unanimously.
Brangenberg: Our ducks have muddied up one of the banks of the pond. We need to stabilize it. Requisition request is for $1,020 from The Stone Yard.
Collins: Think it would look better to do the entire pond.
Brangenberg: We can talk about that later if you want to.
Hillen: The bank needs stabilizing. Something we need to do.
Hillen: Any restaurant updates? (Mugshots)
Collins: He needs to mow that lot. Has he hit a snag with the plans?
Brangenberg: I don’t know if the plans have been formally submitted to the city for approval. Main Street and TRA already approved.
Collins: Last time I talked with him, he hoped to be out of the ground by Oct. 1.
Hillen: He’s still trying to work out the easement issues. It’s something about a tradeoff with the land. (This is what the executive session was about at TRA’s last meeting)
Collins: It’s going to be an asset once he does it (builds it).
Brangenberg: Can we set a regular meeting time? Third Thursday of the month starting in October? 4 p.m.
Homan: It works good.
Meeting adjourned at 4:43 p.m.