Councilmembers Present: Mayor David O Neal, and Councilmembers Alicia Dasch, Gus Matchunis, Heather Overman and Ryan Richard. Councilmembers Absent:
None. Staff Present: Charlie Funderburk, City Manager; Justin Bice, Chief Municipal Judge; Susan Britt, Planning Development Manager; Tim Gillette, Operations Director; Joseph Shook, Communications Manager; and Katie Poulsen, Municipal Clerk. The Press was duly notified of the meeting.
ITEM 4 APPROVAL OF MINUTES There were no changes to the Regular Council Meeting minutes of December 16, 2019, and they were approved.
ITEM 5 COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. Tega Cay Forever Foundation Councilmember Overman noted the Foundation met on January 13th. Members of the Sponsorship sub- committee will be
meeting with Comporium, Charlotte Independence and Founders. She noted they have submitted an application to Atrium for funding in the amount of 750,000 for the trails portion of the park. The group is also working to garner Parks Rec sponsorships for our programs. She announced upcoming events including the February 8th Sweetheart Dance, March 28th Bark for Catawba Park and April 24th Taste of York County.
B. Economic Development Commission Mayor Pro Tempore Matchunis noted the Commission met January 20th. The group discussed retail consultants and the
amount of data that needs to be collected and examined in order to market available areas. Their goal is to find retailers and market directly to them. Once they have more information, they will be sending out an RFP. Chairman Jim Stalford asked if members of the Economic Development Commission would get more involved in other volunteer boards in neighboring communities. He announced they set their regular meetings for the 4th meeting of every month.
Mayor Pro Tem Matchunis congratulated Councilmember Richard, noted he is humbled and honored to be voted onto Council and does not take the position
lightly. He shared his excitement for the All Play Together Inclusive park opening. He thanked the Home Depot Foundation for their generous donation. He noted the Taste of York County proceeds will go towards Catawba Park. He thanked everyone again.