Presque Isle Community Men’s Club
March 5, 2009 Meeting Minutes
Call to order by President Jerry Broad at 9:00am for 19 members.
Jay Kettler led the opening song
Bob Haarer led the Pledge of Allegiance and the prayer
The scheduled speaker for the day, Steve Harris, was not able to be present. Bill
Valentine gave an update of the Presque Isle community development corporation
activities and his recent Boyce, Louisiana power plant trip.
Presque Isle Community Development projects:
? Jobs are being built 1 or 2 at a time
? Hentkowski funeral home-4 jobs created when it opens
? Another food processing business is ready to start building soon.
? An aircraft repair business is looking at the airport
? Airport upgrades will be 95% financed by Federal & State governments—a 2nd
runway and fuel farm will be added
? Millersburg trailhead Depot area will be enhanced. Snowmobile, biking, hiking
? Shovel ready proposals were submitted for grants to the state & federal
? 40 Mile Point trail improvements and Ocqueoc Falls improvements will employ
many local construction workers
Louisiana Power Plant visit
? Site in Louisiana has 2 pre-existing generating plants on a 6000 acre site
? All fly ash is not waste, rather it is sold to contractors for road construction
? Security concerns were addressed by Louisiana officials
? Traffic management is an issue that must be addressed; contractors hired local
Law enforcement to handle all the issues
? School impact was minimal, workers tend to rent local housing and then return to
their families on weekends
? 2/3 of the available jobs were locally sourced
? Bill answered many questions for the members
BREAK for COFFEE & DONUTS
Business meeting was held.
Minutes of last meeting were accepted as printed.
Treasurer’s report given by Bill Fay and approved. Kellogg/Castro
Ford Money market accounts have had multiple problems changing the
signatures to the new officers. Hopefully all problems will be solved after our
meeting today by phoning the business offices of the Ford Money market. Set-up for February will be Karl Pupos and Jim Gregus
A thank you card was received from Alpena High School Masquers Club for stage
curtains—a plaque will be placed in the Auditorium with our club’s name on it. A thank
you was also received from the Huron Humane Society for the donation we made to
? Motion to give Parks association $100.00 for a summer evening program at the
lighthouse. Miller/Cameron PASSED
? The proceeds from the directory must be spread over a 3 year period. The
website also makes it much easier for groups to find us. Many requests are
coming in from new groups that should be evaluated carefully. ? Jerry Broad reviewed the mission statement in the Bylaws. It lists our priorities,
but may be in need of revision to include activities we have traditionally
? Health & Family - no report
? Directory – Morley Kellogg reported that the directory is in good shape. The
committee has been through 4 proofs so far. They should be available at the end
? April speaker will be Pat Pokorski, the new township supervisor on his plans for
the township, as well as the PI cemetery—which is designated one of PICMC’s
New business: None
Knights of Columbus fish dinners start this Friday
Alpena Civic Theatre production of ―Inherit the Wind‖ is opening.
Next Meeting is April 2, 2009 at the PIHA clubhouse. Speaker will be our new
township supervisor, Pat Pokorski.
Business meeting adjourned at 10:06am.