Meeting began at 7:00 p.m.


Elmer Platz
Teresa Vihti
Eddie Dunn
Melissa Wiedbrauk
Art Alviene
Natalie Buccieri
Mayor Vic Marotta

Mayor’s Comments

Meeting was called to order and Mayor Marotta sworn in new members. Eddie Dunn is the mayor’s designee and temporary chairman of the committee. Natalie Buccieri is the secretary.

Chairman’s Report

Introductions of members, discussion of top goals for committee. Top three are to grow tax revenues, complete town center and sewers. Two grand openings are scheduled for August, Believer’s Day Care on August 13, 2011 and Dragonflies Salon on August 27, 2011. Review grand opening checklist for business owners. Eddie to meet with Ron Mueller, past chamber of commerce president. Eddie has also been in contact with Tammy Horsfield of the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce office. Camp Sussex is for sale. Eddie to meet with broker and tour the site.

General Discussion

Possible Subcommittee

Ordinance Task Force to see if our ordinances and fees are on target and if we help or hinder business.

Committee Chairman

None selected yet—issue tabled. Eddie will serve as temporary chairman.

Four more members are needed, we are actively recruiting. Meeting dates will be 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m. Discussed roles and responsibilities of members. Discussed main goal, members agreed completion of town center is a priority. Several questions need to be answered regarding town center—do we have funds needed? What can we focus on between now and the end of 2011? What is our first step in achieving this goal?

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. Motion by Natalie Buccieri, second by Teresa Vihti.

Next Meeting: August 15, 2011

Natalie Buccieri, Secretary