A special (retreat) meeting of the City Council, City of Eden was held on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 8: 30 a m., in the Council Chambers, 308 East Stadium




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CITY OF EDEN, N. C.


A special (retreat) meeting of the City Council, City of Eden was held on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 8:30 a.m., in the Council Chambers, 308 East Stadium Drive. Those present for the meeting were as follows:


Mayor: John E. Grogan

Mayor Pro Tem: Wayne Tuggle, Sr.

Council Members: Gene Hagood

Donna Turner

Darryl Carter

James Burnette

Jerry Epps

Jerry Ellis

City Manager: Brad Corcoran

City Clerk: Sheralene Thompson

City Attorney: Erin Gilley

Department, Division Heads and Staff:

MEETING CONVENED:


Mayor Grogan called the special meeting of the City Council to order and welcomed those in attendance. He then turned the meeting over to the City Manager, Brad Corcoran.


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Review of City Council Priorities for FY2010 - 11 & Budget/Planning Retreat Materials:


The following information: “Review of City Council Priorities for FY 2010-2011 and Budget Planning/Retreat Materials, Submitted by the Mayor & Members of Council; Priorities for the Remainder of FY 2009-2010 as Well as FY 2010-2011, Submitted by Each Department/Division Head; and Review of Departmental/Division Work Priorities for 2009.” Copies of all these priorities are located in the office of the City Clerk or the City Manager’s office and can be obtained for reference.


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Review & Consideration of Economic & Tourism Development Issues


Mr. Corcoran turned the meeting over to the Director of Economic & Business Development, Mr. Mike Dougherty. Mr. Dougherty’s presentation was PowerPoint. Complete copies of all PowerPoint presentations are in the office of the City Clerk.


General Economic Conditions:


  • Slowdown in industrial and commercial activity from June of 2008-November of 2009

  • Uptick in activity since late 2009

    • Actual/Potential Expansions

      • Distribution

      • Logistics

      • Manufacturing

      • Government contract operation (KDH)

    • New prospects

      • Wood related operation

      • Call Center

    • Most county industrial activity has been in Eden for the last year

      • Recent expansions in other areas of county


Rockingham County Partnership Project Report


Year # of Projects Investment Jobs

2004 9 $41 million 861

2005 5 $80 million 283

2006 4 $40 million 280

2007 7 $74 million 463

2008 2 $711 million 40

2009 2 $13 million 72

2010 (thus far) 2 $8 million 60

2010 (pending) 4 $12 million 130


He then presented the Mega-site Project Map, the site’s location to airports, the Virginia Port Authority, the employment and economic radius, existing site information, graded pads and existing water.


Water Source Options


Water Source

Capital Cost

Cost/MGD

Capacity

From Danville

$22,400,000

$3,733,000

6 MGD

From Eden

$22,300,000

$3,717,000

6 MGD

From Danville

Non-potable

$34,430,000

$4,303,000

2 MGD Potable from Danville

6 MGD Non-potable

Combined

$25,280,000

$3,160,000

8 MGD


BENEFITS

  • Lower operational cost

  • System redundancy

  • Larger ultimate capacity

  • Increased funding / grant opportunities

  • Lowest capital cost per 1 MGD


He then presented existing sewer locations.


Sewer Service Options


Sewer Options

Capital Cost

Cost/MGD

Capacity

Danville

$15,081,000

$5,027,000

3 MGD

Eden

$9,612,000

$3,204,000

3 MGD


BENEFITS

  • Larger ultimate capacity

  • Increased funding / grant opportunities

  • Lowest capital cost per 1 MGD


He then presented maps of natural gas locations, power, offsite road improvements, and offsite and onsite rail.


Total Project Cost


Site Certification/Due Diligence

$2,000,000

Property Cost

$13,100,000

Water Cost

$25,280,000

Sewer Cost

$9,612,000

Power Cost

$33,000,000

Gas Cost

$5,400,000

Road Cost

$49,600,000

Rail Cost

$26,000,000

Total Cost

$163,992,000



Phase I, II, III and IV Water


Phase

Description

Additived Capacity

(MGD)

Off-Site Cost

On-Site Cost

Project Cost

Cost/MGD

I

16” WL along Berry Hill Rd from Hwy. 58

1.0

$1,510,000


$1,910,000


$3,420,000


$3,420,000

II

20” WL from Eden, 0.75 MGD Tank and 2.0 MG Tank

4.0

$6,450,000

$6,066,000

$12,516,000


$3,129,000


III

Reinforce Eden system with new 16” and 2 MGD booster station and 0.75 MG tank

1.0

$1,113,000

$2,801,000


$3,914,000

$3,914,000

IV

Reinforce Danville system back to Robertson St. Bridge and Booster Station

2.0

$5,430,000




$5,430,000

$2,715,000

Total

8.0

$14,503,000

$10,777,000

$25,280,000

$3,160,000


Phase I and II Sewer


Phase

Description

Additived Capacity

(MGD)

Project Cost

Cost/MGD

I

1.0 MGD Sewer Pump Station and 16” FM to Eden 16”

1.0

$3,909,000


$3,909,000

II

2.0 MGD Sewer Pump Station and 14” FM to Common 16” FM

2.0

$5,703,000

$2,851,500

Total

3.0

$9,612,000

$3,204,000


On Site Rail


Phase

Description

Length

Project Cost

I

New Rail Access

( +6,300 lf) and Rail Spur +3,600 lf)

+9,900 lf

$4,200,000


II

New Rail Access (+4,000 lf) and Rail Spur (+2,300 lf)

+6,300 lf

$2,800,000

III

New Rail Access (+7,500 lf)

±7,500 lf

$4,000,000

Total




±23,700 lf

$11,000,000


Mega Park


      • Power company is a key to generating water usage

        • Company is considering locating at the park to supply electricity

        • Proposed utility rates will be presented to Dewberry & Davis




  • Dewberry & Davis Engineering Consultants

    • Contracted with City of Eden to:

      • Determine costs of running water and sewer utilities to the Virginia Line

    • Facilitating the coordination of the utility park development with the Virginia and North Carolina partners

    • Facilitating meetings with federal elected officials to seek grant funding in coordination with City of Eden Economic Development office




  • Securing grant funding

    • Met with Billy Ray Hall of The Rural Center-January of 2010

    • Met with elected officials on February 15, 2010

      • Congressmen Tom Perriello (VA) and Brad Miller (NC)

      • Kay Hagan’s Grant Facilitator Chris Sgro

      • Richard Burr’s Grant Facilitator Ryan Combs

    • Earmark applications being submitted for Congressman Miller and Senators Hagan and Burr

    • Meeting with USDA is being scheduled

    • Pursuing meeting with Governor Perdue to seek influence over Golden Leaf Foundation

    • Federal Economic Development Administration grant is being

written by Skip Green, expert in EDA grants


Mr. Dougherty then moved on to the Correctional Facility (Project 2015).


Project 2015-Correctional Facility


  • NC Sentencing Commission Population Report-2010

    • Population will increase by 8,053 from June 2010 to June 2019

    • State prison system will have to add 8,533 beds in 10 years

    • System will have 42,776 inmates by June of 2010 but capacity limited to 39,332

      • System poised to house excessive 3,444 inmates in existing facilities

      • Past experience has shown this not to be a very effective solution

    • Department of Corrections will complete a “10 Year Capacity Plan” to explain how they can accommodate the additional 8,533 beds within the next 10 years and present it to the legislature

  • On-going discussions have taken place with local representatives

  • Committee assignments are being made now

  • Short session convenes in May of 2010

  • Lobbyist has been employed for the balance of this year.

  • Continuous contacts will be made with key legislative representatives when short session begins and prior to that time with lobbyist.

  • Either state will build facilities or contract out to a “build to suit” company and lease

    • Contacts are being maintained within NCDOC to determine the most likely course of action


He moved on to the campaign for large water users in Eden.


Water User Campaign


  • 310 Marketing Campaign

    • Proved to be ineffective-consumed over ½ of 2009

  • Austin Consulting-Frank Spano

    • Specialize in food processing

    • Completing a market analysis of Eden and Rockingham County in February-March of 2010

    • Will supply us with action plan on how to attract a water user

  • NC Department of Commerce

    • Met with Melissa Smith in November of 2009 to encourage her to include food processors in target industry group

  • NC Department of Commerce

    • Presentation to Raleigh office is being scheduled

    • Inform them of county and city water resources

  • Piedmont Triad Partnership

    • President and staff have been lobbied to seek water users

  • Mega Park

    • Excellent opportunity to compensate for lost revenue

    • Most tangible, potentially immediate impact


Existing Industry


  • MillerCoors

    • $150 million in plant investment

    • Two products made exclusively at Eden facility

    • 150 retirees in next year-creating job opportunities

  • Loparex Expansion-53 jobs

    • One of the state’s best projects for the year

  • Karastan Rug Mill

    • Continuous contact with plant manager

    • Incentive plan implemented to bring jobs to Eden

    • Restructuring eliminated 141 jobs, but plant remained open

  • Gildan

    • Monitoring opportunities

    • Attempting to assist them with workforce development

  • Duke Energy

    • Working with Shaw Power Group to find housing for 500-600 workers expected to be in Eden for plant construction

    • Convening meeting with area realtors and property owners to facilitate housing so revenue remains in Eden

  • Mabe Trucking

    • 148 employees in January of 2009

    • 190 employees in January of 2010

      • 42 new jobs in last 12 months

    • Transport and backhaul product from across the Triad

  • Millis Trucking

    • 25-30 new trucking jobs

  • Fleetmaster Trucking

    • Positive plans for future

    • Strong alliance with MillerCoors


Product


  • Former Hanesbrands Facility

    • Will be subdivided into smaller facilities

    • Dept. of Commerce reports 80% of prospects want existing buildings

    • L & M Associates have track record of filling buildings

      • Work with regional developers on such projects

  • Former Karastan Service Center

    • Working with Mohawk on sale/lease of property

    • At least one prospect thus far

  • Ready to Go Site

Increased interest of late


Existing Industry


  • Participated in Partnership for Economic Development

    • Roundtable meetings

    • Existing industry appointments

    • Industry Appreciation Day

    • Special sub-committee meetings

      • Have been dormant since summer of 2009, but will resume shortly


Call Centers


  • MOHR Partners Eden Evaluation

    • Community is favorable to call centers

    • Study circulated to site selection consultants

    • Eden is currently in play for a call center

    • Continuing relationship with MOHR Partners is being cultivated

      • Significant consulting group in call center industry


Commercial Recruitment


  • Since the fall of 2008:

    • Closings of retail establishments at unprecedented levels

    • Many pipeline projects stopped

    • Banking regulations and tight credit have hampered projects

  • Eden projects

    • Sheetz—Opened in summer of 2009 after 4 year process

    • Grocery store will open in central area by spring

      • Two year project

    • Dollar Store

      • Cook Block site approved

      • Financing continues to be a roadblock to project completion

    • New commercial project negotiations have begun




  • Target Business Categories Retail Gap

    • Grocer (west end)* $15,195,094

    • Clothing $ 2,550,937

    • Shoe $ 412,619

    • Building materials $ 4,142,123

    • Furniture $ 2,262,812

    • Book $ 325,072

*Winston-Salem grocer currently reviewing west end Eden market


Main Street Downtown Revitalization


  • Eden Main Street Program Update-2003-2009

    • 34 façade improvements

    • 47 building renovations

    • 99 net new jobs

    • 37 net new businesses

    • 10 business expansions

    • $4,474,826 in public and private investment

    • 4 Main Street State Awards

      • Draper Memory Day

      • Veteran’s Day Parade

      • RiverFest (2006 and 2009)


Main Street Downtown Revitalization


  • Recent Façade Improvements

    • 5 new projects since January of 2010

      • 2 Draper Village

      • 3 Olde Leaksville

  • Building renovation

    • Former Bank of America facility on Washington Street

  • Rural Center Building Re-use Program

    • Researching applicability to downtown buildings

      • Central Hotel

      • Former Bank building in Draper Village


Main Street


  • Twin Rivers Downtown Development Corporation

    • 11 Board members attended Annual Main Street Conference

      • RiverFest received state award

    • Board retreat on February 8th-facilitated by NC Main Street Director Liz Parham

      • Goals for program and sub-committees were determined

      • Subcommittees established:

Economic Restructuring Promotions

Organization Design

    • Promotions Committee

      • Olde Leaksville—Annual special events selected in January


Small Business Development


  • Business Mentoring—Critical to success of new businesses

    • RCC Small Business Center

      • Discussions with new Dean Richard Jarrett about importance of this program, especially How to Succeed in Small Business Class

    • Rockingham Business and Technology Center and SCORE Chapter

      • Work with small businesses on multitude of areas….business loans, inventory control, Quickbooks, etc.

    • The Shallert Group

      • Community Reinvention Program

      • Creating a Destination Downtown One Business at a Time

    • Building identification and acquisition assistance-Provided by City




  • Business Support

    • Marketing-Provided by City and partners

      • Weekly Business column with Eden Chamber of Commerce

      • Bi-monthly column in Eden’s Own Journal

      • Destination Downtown Internet Newsletter

      • Explore Eden Facebook Page….1,400 fans

      • LinkedIn

      • Email collection and alerts

      • Publicity for new businesses in local and regional newspapers

        • Sheetz opening in Eden News

        • Home Savings Bank feature in The Business Journal


Community Alliances


  • Eden Chamber of Commerce

    • Member of Chamber Board of Directors

    • Chamber President Jean Ann Wood is on Twin Rivers Downtown Development Board of Directors

  • Rockingham County Partnership for Economic Development

    • Work cooperatively on existing industry calls/ expansion projects/new prospects

  • NC Department of Commerce

  • Piedmont Triad Partnership

    • Lobbying efforts for water users and to keep Eden ‘Top of Mind”

    • Henry/Pittsylvania County/City of Martinsville/City of Danville

    • Relationship has been established for mega park and creating a regional identity


Mr. Dougherty showed a map of the proposed Farmers Market Facility (former Grogan’s property).


Greenway Farmers Market


  • Entire complex cost: $300,000 +(pre-flood)

    • Considered for Senior Center, other location of non-profits

    • Difficult to obtain grant funding to cover acquisition costs

    • Requires construction of two, handicapped access restrooms

    • Flooding is a serious issue




  • Former Grogan’s Garden Center

    • 3.1 acres

    • Existing building, restroom and outside structure

    • $100,000 + asking price




  • Grant Sources

    • Golden Leaf-Does not fund farmers markets

    • Tobacco Trust Fund-Not enough connection to lost tobacco farmers

    • NC Trails Grant Program-Submitted application on January 29th

    • Clean Water Trust Fund-Researching (20% match)

    • PARTF-Researching (50% match)

    • USDA-Cannot fund due to flood plain issues

    • Farmer’s Market Promotion Program-Researching (Federal Grant)

    • Grant writing assistance provided by federal agencies—USDA and Piedmont Conservation Council




  • Other Investors

    • Reidsville Area Foundation

      • Seeking $10,000 grant

      • Letter of interest submitted

    • Financial Institution

      • Seeking $20,000

      • Recent heavy rainfall

    • Parking area flooded

    • Building and facility did not


Greenway Farmers Market-Questions


  • Does City Council wish to pursue this venue via grant funding?

  • Will City Council allocate funds for a potential match if 100% of the funds cannot be acquired by grant funding?


2010-2011 Action Plan


  • Existing Industry—Creates 80% of new jobs

    • MillerCoors

Work with H. R. to determine if RCC can provide training so jobs can be filled with Rockingham Count residents

    • Trucking Firms
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