CBDAC Meeting Minutes 06132019

Central Business District Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
June 13, 2019

In attendance: Ramon Hache, Gary Kolesaire, Chief Jaqueline Luthcke, Michael Pickholz, MJ Shinozuka
Absent: Chris Rutishauser, Philip Davis, Bill Gilsenan, Lorraine Reynolds, Kathryn Schmidt, Michael Velicu
Business Improvement Districts: 
• Presentation by Patrice Foresman (Executive Director, Hackensack Main Street Business Alliance)
Patrice provided an overview of how BIDs function. Municipalities set up BIDs to promote investment and stimulus to specific districts, typically central business districts. BIDs are created as an independent board under the leadership of an Executive Director. The ED is a paid position. The BID conducts an assessment based on various factors including the current condition, infrastructure, tenant mix, and zoning of the district. The BID will then make a recommendation to the municipality of the necessary changes and policies to be implemented to drive investment and commercial activity. Most importantly, the BID will actively market the district and, in turn, seek the appropriate commercial tenants and investments. 
CBD Website

• Presentation by Omar Kozarsky (Creative Director, Bower Web Solutions)
After a second round of RFPs, the Village awarded the contract for the development of the CBD website to Bower Web Solutions. Omar briefly walked us through the scope of the project and received input from the Committee.
Respectfully submitted,
Ramon M. Hache, Sr.
August 8, 2019