NEWTOWN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

LUNCHEON MEETING AT GOODNOE FARM DAIRY BAR

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2002


APPROVAL OF THE MARCH MINUTES:  Mr. Roberts moved to approve the minutes of March 7, 2002 as presented.  Ms. Fredericks seconded; the motion carried.


Present:   Belinda Buras, Dick Weaver, Hal Roberts, Tom Harwood, Miguel Sison, Marge Fredericks, Steve Sanderlin, Evan Lambrose, Glenn Hains, Don Harris, Thomas Profy, Paul Salvatore.

CALL TO ORDERChairman Weaver called the meeting to order.  New attendees were introduced.

CODES DEPARTMENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REPORT

Mr. Harwood distributed and reviewed the report for February 2002.  He reviewed the Administrative items, which the zoning officer has the authority to approve if requests are in compliance.  He corrected the BOS meeting date to consider Law School Admissions to 3/13/02 in his handout.  He noted that the Newtown Office Commons expansion is a large project, with many traffic issues; over 2000 parking spaces are involved.

APPROVAL OF THE MARCH MINUTES:  Ms. Frederick moved to approve the minutes of March 7, 2002 as presented.  Ms. Buras seconded; the motion carried.

LOWER BUCKS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

There was no report, as Ms. Kruse was not present.                 

JOINT DOWNTOWN NEWTOWN CORPORATION

Ms. Dunleavy, recording secretary for JDNC, reported that the organization’s committees continue to work on their projects, and that the focus of the JDNC now is assisting with fundraising for the Chancellor Street project.  They are also preparing a grant application for the Main Street Manager that should be submitted at the end of the month.

SYCAMORE STREET

No report. 

SUBCOMMITTEE

There was no report, as Mr. Terry was not present.

MISSION STATEMENT

Mr. Weaver reported that the board felt that the BDC should be able to make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.  At a recent BOS work session, Supervisor Jirele had asked for a chance to think about the submitted mission statement; no vote was taken at the meeting.  Mr. Weaver will go back to the BOS.

NEXT MEETING

The next luncheon meeting is scheduled for April 4, 2002 at the Goodnoe Farm Dairy Bar at 12:00 PM.  The cost is $10; please RSVP to the recording secretary (contact information is included on the attached agenda).

ADJOURNMENT:  On a motion by Mr. Sanderlin and without objection, the meeting adjourned at 12:45 pm. 

 

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:  _________________________________
                                                 
    Leslie P. Dunleavy, Recording Secretary