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The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania

Economic Development Committee
Meeting Minutes

March 18, 2008

In attendance: Stephen Wagner, Sharon Coleman, Barbara Silzle, Craig Totaro

  • Next meeting is 4/23
  • Discussed candidates for Zoning Hearing Board, and directed Criag Totaro to reach out to existing ZHB members for recommendations
  • Discussed codes fees changes and agreed to recommend approval pending Bob Scott’s input on the $4 state fees being included. Agreed that additional concerns from Mike Jozwiak could be addressed in future revisions
  • Reviewed Problem Property Report
  • Met with LBPA and discussed common goals in the borough, including the roles and responsibilities of several agencies in Lansdowne acting for economic revitalization, discussed LBPAs needs and desires for downtown improvement, etc.
  • Distributed Redevelopment Authority Ordinance for review and briefly discussed what the ordinance is intended to accomplish. Will discuss further at next ED committee meeting.
  • Briefly discussed establishment of Arts Council. Mr. Wagner distributed a document outlining a first draft of what the charge of this council could be, and criteria for member selection. Item will be discussed at future ED committee meetings
  • Mr. Totaro updated the committee on the Multi-Unit Conversion Plan marketing effort and explained that the brochure has been distributed to property owners in the target neighborhood and that the next step is to send out an informational mailing out to area real-estate agents
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